• Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Board of Education meeting at the Falls School Auditorium on Thursday, February 15th at 7:30 p.m. A reception for Dr. Dennis Creedon will be held shortly after the meeting. 

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  • PNW BOCES Tech Center Summer Camp Registration Open

    Please click on the attached flyer for more information about PNW BOCES' Summer Camp at the Tech Center for students ages 12-15. 

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  • Board of Education Work Session

    There will be a Board of Education Work Session at the District Office on Monday, February 12th at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Finance Committee Meeting

    There will be a Finance Committee Meeting on Friday, February 9th at the District Office at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Human Resource Committee Meeting

    There will be a Human Resource Committee Meeting on Thursday, February 8th, at the District Office at 4:00 p.m.

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  • Transportation Committee Meeting February 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

    There will be a Transportation Committee Meeting at the Falls Building, in the Professional Development Room on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Technology Committee Meeting

    There will be a Technology Committee Meeting on February 1, 2018 at Lakeview Elementary School, Room 225, at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Policy Committee Meeting

    There will be a Policy Committee Meeting at the District Office on February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Board of Education Meeting

    There will be a Board of Education meeting held at the District Office on Wednesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m.  It is anticipated that the Board will move to Executive Session shortly thereafter to discuss a personnel matter.

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  • Curriculum Committee Meeting January 29, 2018

    There will be a Curriculum Committee Meeting held at the Falls Building, PD Room on January 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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From the Superintendent

Dear Mahopac Parents and Guardians,

We are very fortunate to have high achieving schools that are staffed with exceptional professionals. At every level of our District, we have dedicated staffs who strive to meet the individual needs of your children. Everyone works to ensure that each student achieves his or her fullest potential.

This year we will expand our goal of integrating instructional technology at all levels. We will begin to have Chrome Books available in our schools so that students can explore the internet under the guidance of their teachers.

As we integrate educational technology into our core academic programs, care will be taken to ensure that our students understand their digital citizenship responsibilities. Thus, we will educate our students on the many benefits and dangers found on the internet.

Thank you for your support of our schools and for your active partnership in the education of your children. Together we build the future of Mahopac and our nation.

Sincerely yours,

Dennis W. Creedon, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools



News & Headlines

  • Lakeview Elementary Takes Kindness Seriously

    Lakeview Elementary School students and staff embraced the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge recently, when they joined thousands of schools across the country working to create a culture of kindness.


    The week-long challenge was sponsored by Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit organization. The idea was introduced in 2011 in California and has since spread to schools across the nation and to more than 90 countries.


    Whether it was a kind word, a kind act, or a helpful gesture, the acts of kindness and generosity were apparent to students and staff alike at Lakeview.


    Lakeview’s Positive Behavioral Incentive (PBIS) committee worked together in the weeks leading up to the challenge to create unique events that would take place each day. Assistant Principal Elizabeth Blessing spearheaded the event at the school with an explanatory video on the first day of the challenge, January 22.


    “Students were challenged to perform as many acts of kindness as they could throughout the week,” said Blessing. The challenge was in keeping with the school’s PBIS initiative “Lakeview ROCKS,” an acronym for Respectful, Organized, Cooperative, Kind and Safe.


    Part of the week’s highlights included Wear Red Day, Crazy for Kindness Day and a Dream of Kindness Day, where the entire school wore their pajamas.


    “Students embraced every aspect of this challenge and were eager to participate in the school-wide events and lessons throughout the week,” according to Blessing. At the end of the week Principal Jennifer Pontillo created a video thanking the students for their participation in what she said will be a yearly event for the school.


    “Even though the Great Kindness Challenge week is over,” Pontillo said, “I know that you will continue to be kind every day because Lakeview ROCKS!”

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  • Fulmar Students Embrace Waste Not, Want Not Strategy

    “If something is considered trash, or unwanted, does that mean we can’t use it?” That was the question Catherine Leist, program assistant for the Center for Environmental Education at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, asked Fulmar Road Elementary School students when she visited their classrooms recently.

     The students’ response: “No, we can recycle it!”

     Leist visited the students to talk about reducing or eliminating trash in their lunches, in their classrooms—and in their lives. “The great thing about human beings is that they are really smart,” Leist told students. “So, although people created the problem of trash in our environment, people are also coming up with the solutions!”

     Among the solutions Leist discussed with students — reusing and recycling.

     “Each person creates about four pounds of trash every day,” Leist said. “And each classroom creates about 100 pounds a day.”

     Though the figures are daunting, “If you just make some simple changes, you can make a whole world of difference,” Leist said.

     “Instead of buying individual-sized snacks packs, like potato chips, you can by them in a big bag and put them into reusable individual containers,” Leist told students. She added that using a reusable water bottle instead of bottled water can have an incredible impact, as can using reusable lunch containers and bags instead of plastic or paper products.

     “If you are excited to recycle and reuse, you will get other people excited,” Leist told students. “And a change in attitude can make a change in habits — and that can change the whole world!”

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  • Mahopac Board of Education Appoints Anthony DiCarlo as Next Superintendent of Schools

    The Mahopac Board of Education appointed Anthony DiCarlo as the next Superintendent of Schools during its recent board meeting.

    DiCarlo, a Mahopac resident, will begin his superintendency on February 26, 2018. He has signed a five-year contract. He currently serves as principal of Trinity Elementary School in the New Rochelle School District and has a wealth of experience in the field of education.

    “We are confident that Mr. DiCarlo’s leadership, career experience and his love of the community will take us to the next levels of education,” said Mahopac Board of Education President Leslie Mancuso.

    DiCarlo was present at the meeting and took a moment to say a few words to the audience.

    “This is a dream come true,” said DiCarlo. “I’m so honored to be here in front of you tonight, and I want to thank the Board of Education and the interview committee for giving me this honor to serve the community, which I love.”

    DiCarlo and his wife moved to Mahopac 18 years ago, and his four children all went through the Mahopac school system.


    “I’m very much looking forward to working with building administrators and central office administrators, parents, teachers and faculty,” he said. “During my first couple of months, I’m going to be listening, listening and doing some more listening. I’ll be in the schools, with kids, in the community and at events. Some of you know me, and you know I bleed blue and gold.”

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  • Fulmar Students Learn What Animals Do in Winter

    How do animals survive in the winter? That’s what Fulmar Road students learned when Colin Remick, a naturalist from the Center for Environmental Education at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES visited their classrooms recently. Remick not only explained the different ways animals deal with cold temperatures—he also brought along some live examples.

    “There are four ways animals deal with cold weather,” Remick told students. They can hibernate, or sleep for three months in the winter; they can migrate and go to a warmer location, as many bird species and butterflies do.  Or, like humans, they can stay active in the winter, meaning they go on with their lives as normal, Remick explained. Wolves and deer are also examples of active animals.

    Animals that belong to the fourth category, called torpor, “stay awake sometimes and sleep sometimes,” according to Remick. Racoons and skunks, for example, sleep for two weeks and are awake for two weeks when the temperatures drop.

    The most interesting moment for students came when Remick displayed furs, a giant snakeskin and—best of all—some live animals. While the hissing cockroach made some students cringe, the tortoise and the hedgehog more than made up for it.

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  • Senior Citizens Dance to a Happy Tune at Prom

    About 200 seniors citizens were dressed to the nines and ready to party at the 16th annual Senior Citizen Prom, held at Mahopac High School on November 19. Hosted by the Student Athletic Council, the event bridged any gap between teens and local seniors in the community.

    “The prom went really well,” said Adam Fetzer, Student Athletic Council co-advisor. “The students of the athletic council had a great time getting an opportunity to interact with the seniors.”

    The students set up, cleaned up, danced and deejayed for the event, according to Fetzer.

    “We had a great response from all who attended. It’s very nice to be able to give back to the community, especially during the holiday season.”

    “This event is so important because it provides our high school students with the opportunity to demonstrate to our community their wonderful nature and leadership,” said Mahopac High School Principal Matthew Lawrence. “I am very proud of our students for their participation in this event!”

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  • Mahopac School District Awarded for Cutting-Edge Professional Development in Technology

    District Administration magazine has named Mahopac a 2017 district of TechXcellence for its Choose Your Own Adventure professional development program, in which educators create their own collaborative teaching projects using the latest technology. Eleven schools and districts from eight states were honored with the award.

    “Empowering our teachers and administrators to have more voice and choice with regard to their professional growth has been exciting and motivating for everyone,” said Mahopac Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Staff Development Adam Pease. “We’ve embraced this model and use it to collaborate with each other and stretch our professional practice as we develop innovative learning experiences for our students. We could not be more satisfied with how this unique way of delivering professional development has propelled us forward as a district.”

    TechXcellence was created by District Administration magazine in conjunction with Hewlett Packard and Intel to recognize schools that have implemented innovative, effective and replicable technology programs that contribute meaningfully to student or operational success. The Mahopac Central School District initiative underscores the importance of embracing technology as part of the education process moving forward in the 21st century.  

    “Over the past two years, Mahopac Schools have made more progress in educational technology than they have in the previous 10 years,” according to Mahopac Schools Superintendent Dr. Dennis Creedon. “With this growth in using educational technology, we shifted to our teachers as leaders in facilitating the professional development for each other so that our schools are professional learning communities.”

    Mahopac is a pioneer in teacher-led conferences. “We don’t know of any district doing this,” according to Pease. “We have broken the mold of the traditional conference day to better model what we expect teachers to do with students. We have allowed them time, space and support to collaborate on innovative projects of their choosing.”

    Mahopac teachers have implemented more than 150 innovative and collaborative lessons as a result of these conference days, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) art-bots in high school art class and ozobots (toy robots that blend the digital and physical world) for geography classes at the elementary level. 

    “These achievements are in great part due to the leadership of Dr. Adam Pease and Dr. Gregory Stowell,” said Creedon. “Under their leadership, we will now see Chromebooks in the hands of all of our grade 4 to 12 students this coming winter. Mahopac Schools are on the cutting edge when it comes to innovation and usage of educational technology for our students and staff.” 

    JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine, which bestowed the award, said, “We hope our readers are inspired by the creativity demonstrated by these honorees to launch similar initiatives in their own schools.”

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