From the Superintendent
Dear Mahopac Community,
Thanksgiving brings us a season of gratitude and joy for all that we have been given.
I take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am for the continuous support you give to your child, and our faculty and staff.
Despite the busyness that comes with this time of year, I thank you for keeping your child deeply rooted in a love for learning.
On behalf of the MCSD, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for a holiday season full of happiness, relaxation, family and friends.
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Mahopac Board of Education Recognized for Dedication to Students and Community
The New York State School Boards Association recognized October 21 - 25 as School Board Recognition Week. A time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members, Mahopac Central School District (MCSD) joined all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Mahopac and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these women and men devote countless hours to making sure Mahopac schools are helping every child learn at a higher level and are ready for the future” Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent of Mahopac Schools said. “They make the tough decisions and spend considerable time studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
DiCarlo said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
- Creating a shared vision for the future of education
- Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
- Providing accountability for student achievement results
- Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
- Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
“School board members give the Mahopac community a voice in education decision making. Their contribution is a year-round commitment,” DiCarlo said.
The members serving MCSD are as follows:
Leslie Mancuso, President
Michael Mongon, Vice-President
David Furfaro, Trustee
Lawrence Keane, Trustee
Lucy Massafra, Trustee
Ray McDonough, Trustee
Mark O’Connor, Trustee
Adam Savino, Trustee
Michael Simone, Trustee
Mahopac Board of Education members were recognized at their monthly meeting on October 24 and honored with a reception after the meeting.District News & Headlines
Meet Sandra Clohessy, new Assistant Superintendent for Business
The Mahopac Central School district is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra Clohessy as the new Assistant Superintendent for Business, commencing November 12, 2019.
Ms. Clohessy earned her BA in Public Accounting from Pace University. She continued her studies at Pace University where she earned a MS in School District Business Leadership. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Clohessy holds a professional New York State Certification as a School District Business Leader.
Before entering public education, Ms. Clohessy enjoyed a successful career as an auditor for school districts, colleges and local governments. She first entered the education arena through Rockland County BOCES where she served for eight years as their Assistant School Business Official and Treasurer. She later served five years as Treasurer for the Monroe-Woodbury School District before joining the New Rochelle City Schools as their School Business Official in 2016. Ms. Clohessy is also an Adjunct Professor with Long Island University where she teaches Public School Finance.
Currently, Ms. Clohessy is serving as the School Business Official for Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District where she is responsible for the development and oversight of the district’s $103 million annual operating budget, as well as the Operations and Maintenance Department, Food Services and Technology.
The Mahopac Central School District’s Board of Education, along with Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo, is excited to welcome and introduce Ms. Sandra Clohessy as their new Assistant Superintendent for Business at its October 24th meeting.District News & Headlines
New Year, New You: MHS Health & Wellness Fair
As much as Mahopac is committed to fostering scholar students, it’s equally important to us that students’ social, emotional, and overall wellbeing are supported. This is why the MHS Health Education team, led by Valarie Nierman, hosted a health and wellness fair for the high school students on Friday, September 27.
The theme “New Year, New You” offered an engaging way to share information that promotes personal growth with students, such as special-interest clubs, healthy eating, making smart choices, mental wellness services, financial health, and other school and local wellness resources.
Thank you to all participants, including:
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- Green Chimneys
- The Prevention Council of Putnam
- Community Cares
- American Lung Association
- Putnam County Youth Bureau
- AON PT and Wellness
- Drug Crisis in our Backyard
- MHS Clinical Team
- Prevention Council of Putnam
- Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center
- Putnam County Department of Health
- Putnam Hospital Center
- Mental Health Association in Putnam
- Peers Influence Peers Partnership
- Town of Carmel Police Dept.
- Freshman Class MOST
- Sophomore Class MOST
- Cove Care Center
- GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
- Create the Change Club
- Child Advocacy Center
- STRIVE Club
- Fashion Club
- Apple Bank
Can't Make a MHS Game? Watch it Live!
Mahopac High School is pleased to announce our LocalLive web channel for live and on-demand video that keeps us connected with our athletic team games.
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DISTRICT CLERK ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Board of Education meets monthly in the Mahopac Falls auditorium at 7:30pm as follows:
Sept 19 Mar 19
Oct 24 Apr 23
Nov 21 May 19 (Voting Day)
Dec 19 May 21
Jan 23 Jun 18