Education

September 18, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  Mahopac School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced this morning, Tuesday, Sept. 18, that district transportation supervisor Pamela Romeo has resigned from her position. The move comes in the wake of ongoing transportation issues that have plagued the district since the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It was back to school for the children of the Mahopac School District on Sept. 6. We asked parents to send in photos of their kids getting ready for their new adventures and, as usual, the response was overwhelming. The pictures were sometimes poignant, often funny, and always ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After the first day of the new school year last week, many Mahopac School District parents said they’re angry after buses were sometimes hours late bringing their kids to and from school, with some not getting picked up at all In an email to parents on Sept. 5, School ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s back to school for Mahopac kids on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and when the doors open, students will discover both physical changes to their buildings as well as new hours, curriculum modifications and more security officers. The first thing students at the middle school and high ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Earlier this summer, incoming kindergarteners at Fulmar and Lakeview Elementary schools were treated to the annual ice cream social at their respective schools. The event is not only an opportunity for the kids to enjoy a summertime treat, but also to mingle and get to know each ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With $2.8 million in debt service coming off the books this year and more to come in the next few years, Mahopac school officials are looking for capital improvement projects that would replace that debt so they can maintain the same tax levy and keep taxes from going up. While ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The 7th annual English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) Multicultural Dinner was held earlier this summer at the Mahopac Middle School. The event was created by Susan Cotten, an MMS E.S.O.L. teacher, to celebrate the diversity of Mahopac students, and to honor and ...

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CARMEL, N.Y. - The 47th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair was held at the Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel last weekend, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Thousands of folks came out over the three-day event to check out the exhibits, farm animals, live music, ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. There were smiles all around last month when special needs kids were paired up with general education students to play baseball and eat hotdogs together for what is known as the Smiles Program. The idea for the event came from Mahopac parent Nicole Burt about eight years ago when ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. -  Fifth graders at Austin Road, Fulmar Road and Lakeview elementary schools took part in Moving Up Day ceremonies Thursday, June 21, while friends and family looked on proudly as the students received their promotion certificates. The students were declared officially ready to enter ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac Middle School’s eighth-grade students took the next step in their academic journey last week when they received their certificates on Moving Up Day as parents and family cheered them on. This fall, they will enter high school as freshmen. 

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High's Class of 2018 graduated last Wednesday, June 20, with commencement exercises held outdoors on the school's athletic fields. Check out all our photos...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Applying to college in the 21st century can be an intimidating task for high school students and their parents. But thanks to GuidED Consulting LLC, there is now someone to help navigate through the morass of paperwork and complex application process and end those sleepless ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y.. - School is no longer just about the three R’s—reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. With an eye toward tomorrow’s jobs, today’s Mahopac elementary students are embracing STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math. The idea behind STEAM is to teach students that skills ...

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DANBURY, CONN. - Glitz and glamour filled the air as Mahopac High School held its annual Senior Prom at the Amber Room in Danbury on Friday, June 8. The boys looked extra-sharp in their tuxedos and the girls looked amazing, as if they were on the red carpet at a Hollywood premier, as the happy ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After a long search, the Mahopac Board of Education, along with Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo, named Harvey Sotland the district’s new assistant superintendent for business at last month’s board meeting. He will be introduced to the public at the board’s June 14 meeting and ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Board of Education has named Michael Tromblee as the new assistant superintendent of curriculum instruction and professional development. Tromblee will begin his role as a Mahopac school administrator on July 1. Tromblee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The young students of Pine Grove Country Day School got into the spirit of the royal wedding last week when they celebrated with a “royal tea party.” The event featured cake and a non-caffeinated tea beverage, and the kids ate off of dinnerware while they were dressed in their ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick kept his promise to sleep on the school roof if all of his students participated in the One School, One Book challenge and read the book “Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker. The students complied—and Chadwick spent a somewhat rainy May evening last ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School District voters went to the polls Tuesday and overwhelmingly passed the budget by a 912 to 394 margin. Additionally, the Board of Education will get an infusion of new blood as three new trustees were voted in. The $123.3 million budget actually called for a ...

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Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick really wants his students to read. So much so that he told them if they all participated in the One School, One Book challenge, he would spend a night on the school roof. The One School, One Book program is sponsored by Read to Them, a nonprofit organization ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school officials have offered a mea culpa after parents of the high school varsity softball team were angered over the cancellation of its Senior Night game last Friday.  Senior members of the squad were to have been honored before a game against non-league opponent Fox ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With new assessed values at 100 percent now available to the Mahopac School District, school officials say that the last-minute impact to its budget means the tax rate will be reduced and not go up 0.89 percent, as originally reported. The figures were made available by the town ...

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NOTE: There will be a Meet the Candidates Forum, Tuesday, May 8, at 8 p.m., after the budget hearing at the Falls School at 100 Myrtle Ave. Residents will have an opportunity to get to know the five candidates in this year's school board race and ask them questions. MAHOPAC, N.Y. - When Mahopac ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Austin Road Elementary PTO and SEPTO held its annual “Color Run” fundraiser at the school on Saturday, April 28, to raise money for SEPTO (Special Education PTO) and for numerous activities and programs for the students. In one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable, the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac Middle School Theater Company performed “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, much to the delight of enthusiastic audiences. The production was directed by Heather L. Palkewick. The assistant director was Victoria A. Velders.

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KENT, N.Y. - Two first-grade classes from Fulmar Road Elementary School were on a trip to the Madden Outdoor Education Center in Kent this morning (April 27) when a portion of the ceiling in a teaching station collapsed causing minor injuries to six students. According to Superintendent Anthony ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac property owners will see only a slight bump in their tax rates when their school tax bills come later this year. At the school board meeting Thursday night (April 19), district officials presented the 2018-19 proposed budget—a $123,321,009 spending package—and revealed ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Romance was in the air as Mahopac High School held its annual Junior Prom at Villa Barone on Friday (April 13). The boys looked splendiferous in their tuxedos and the girls looked like Hollywood starlets on the red carpet as they danced the night away. 

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac school’s annual community benefit basketball festivities—Mahopac March Madness—was held Saturday, March 24, and as usual, the high school gym was packed. This year’s event featured basketball games between the three elementary schools—Austin Road, Fulmar Road and ...

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