Education

December 8, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - While most Austin Road Elementary students get a bit restless and distracted on a grey, cold Monday just before Thanksgiving recess, Mary Jean Cerbini’s fifth-grade class was attentive, inquisitive and focused.  All eyes and ears were on Don Wildman, Travel Channel’s host of the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y, - Mahopac High School teachers Michael Mahoney and Elizabeth Stephans, along with 273 other educators from across the state, have been invited to join the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with the State University of New York and Math for America. In ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High's Drama Club presented its fall play, "A Christmas Story," earlier this month. The show was a big hit and featured all the iconic moments from the perennial holiday classic, including the infamous leg lamp, the pink bunny pajamas, and the official Red Ryder, carbine ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Javier Colon, the winner in the inaugural season of the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011, came to Mahopac High School last month to conduct a master class for 10 MHS students from each of the school’s vocal ensembles. After the workshops, Colon performed a private concert for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Buddy Bench, a dedicated place at school playgrounds where a student can sit if feeling lonely or bullied, has generated national attention in recent years and has even been given a TED Talk. Lakeview Elementary debuted a buddy bench last year and was successful in spreading ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District is back on TV. After years of lying dormant, the district has revitalized its public-access cable channels on both Fios/Verizon (channel 46) and Comcast (channel 22). The channels were brought back to life last month. “After being dormant for ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With winter approaching, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said the school bus glitches that plagued the district over the first few weeks of school have essentially been resolved and he is asking parents to be patient whenever alleged school issues present themselves on social ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The month of October brought a smile to the faces of the many firefighters of the Mahopac Falls Fire Department (MFFD) because that is when they got to interact with the children of the school district. Rolling out on a well-tuned schedule prepared by firefighter Bill Lindsey, MFFD ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Instead of their usual Friday morning classes, Mahopac Middle School (MMS) students began their day with a lesson on the scientific theory of the Butterfly Effect, the notion that a single flap of a butterfly’s wings can play a significant part in generating a tornado a great ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The school district is on course with plans to undertake several tax-neutral capital-improvement projects next year; however, the scope and cost of those projects is still undetermined, according to school officials who addressed the matter at the Oct. 18 Board of Education ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Mahopac School District marked School Board Recognition Week (Oct. 22-26) at its Oct. 18 meeting by honoring board trustees with a reception and presenting each of them with a certificate of recognition. The New York State School Boards Association said the week is used to ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac School Board Trustee Penny Swift shocked her colleagues and district administrators last week when she announced that she was stepping down from her post. Swift, who was just elected to the board in May, said her resignation is effective immediately. School Board ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The second annual Color-a-Thon, hosted by MSA Cheerleading, was held last month at Austin Road Elementary School. Students paid an entry fee to enter the race, in which coaches and parents dusted them with colored powder at various intervals throughout the course. The runners also ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Mahopac High School held its annual pep rally Sept. 28, coinciding with its Homecoming football game, in which the Indians defeated Ramapo, 42-6. Members of the fall sports teams, the marching band, and the cheerleaders got together and ignited the school spirit of the student ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Along with thousands of schools and youth organizations across the country, the Mahopac Central School District schools resolved to “Start with Hello” last week.  As an outcome the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, “Start with Hello” Week, Sept. 24-28, was conceived by the ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - If you’ve driven past the Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue near Croton Falls Road recently, you may have noticed that the grounds surrounding the building look a little cheerier and a bit cleaner. You can thank the 67 eighth graders from Mahopac Middle School who, along with some ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. Of that total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving. Studies show that drivers under age 20 are not only texters, they are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In what was often a heated and emotional meeting, Mahopac school officials and members of the Board of Education got an earful from irate parents, angry over chaotic bus schedules that have resulted in late pickups and drop-offs with some young students getting home as much as two ...

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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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