Board of Education Meeting, 1/17, 7:30PM
Please be advised there is a Board of Education Meeting on January 17, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Mahopac Falls Building auditorium.
Dear Mahopac Community,
Reflecting on the spirit of the season, I would like to take a moment to thank all the families, staff, Board of Education and local organizations that make Mahopac such a special place to live and raise our children.
We are grateful to the many volunteer groups; especially the PTO’s who help make this a learning-rich community. In addition, special thanks to all the school-based and community programs that have collected toys, clothing, food and other gifts for those in need. This is an invaluable example for our children.
As we begin 2019, we look forward to continuing our core focus to provide world-class learning experiences for each child in a safe and nurturing environment that embraces the “Mahopac Way.”
Wishing you a happy and healthy winter recess, and a Happy New Year!
Superintendent of Schools
Mahopac Wrestling Coach Dennis DiSanto made Section 1 history by earning his 422nd career victory in a dual meet over Brewster on January 7th. Until then, the record of 421 victories was held by former Arlington coach Fred Perry, followed by Fox Lane’s now retired Joe Amuso, with 406 (per lohud Sports).
Along with this team and Mahopac families, DiSanto was supported by many of his former students from Somers where he also coached for 27 years.
DiSanto is in his 35th year of coaching and is set to retire at the end of this school year.
Mahopac matches up with Carmel at home Thursday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m., where there will be a ceremony honoring DiSanto prior to the meet.
Mahopac High School senior, TJ McKee, broke the varsity boy’s hockey team school record for points with 158. He surpassed the old record of 151 held by Tyler Perrelle during the 2008-2009 season.
At the beginning of the season, Tim Donaghy, Mahopac Varsity Boy’s Hockey Coach, shared with his team the school’s hockey program record book.
“I made it a goal for myself to beat the record at the start of the season,” said McKee. McKee, who plays center, has played hockey since he was five years old.
“I am so proud of TJ. It’s been great to see him to continue to grow as a student athlete and accomplish his goal of setting a new school record,” said Donaghy.
The record was set along with Mahopac Varsity Hockey team’s victory at the Mohawk Holiday Tournament finishing 2-0 on December 29, 2018. Not only did McKee take the record but also fellow senior team mate, Logan MacDougall, goalie, won Most Valuable Player.
Fifty-three Mahopac High School seniors were inducted into the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) on November 27. In addition to have proven academic excellence in their science classes, these students are driven through the society’s mission to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought; to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science; and to encourage students to participate in community service.
Under the direction of high school science teacher, Elizabeth Stephens, the seniors were officially inducted into the SNHS based on achieving the challenging criteria of:
The student-members who have earned probationary status will be eligible for induction this spring upon fulfilling:
The group is presently planning the 2019 STEAM Fair Project, on February 9, which engages middle school students with the hopes of generating interest in the sciences. This initiative also serves as a new mentoring program where high school students can guide middle school students through a STEAM project.
“We are proud to have such an impressive roster of Science National Honor Society inductees who are committed to advancing their knowledge of classical and modern science and participate in community service that encourages the pursuit of scientific knowledge,” said Dr. Matthew Lawrence, high school principal.
The motto inscribed in Latin on the SNHS shield translates: “Fortunate is one who understands the causes of things.” It is indeed fortunate to have these Mahopac students sharing their understanding of “the causes of things” with other students and the community.
President: Kathryn-Alexa Kennedy
Vice President: Natalie Scanlon
Secretary: Zina McInerney
Treasurer: Raquel Nelson
Public Relations: Morgan Gianetta
Motivator: Max Haklay
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
Just as Charles Dickens dipped his fountain pen into his inkwell to write a “A Christmas Carol” over 200 years ago, so too did the Mahopac Middle School sixth graders of Ann Lyons art class experiment with this forgone writing form to create their own holiday-inspired calligraphy masterpiece. Read more and see photos - https://mms.mahopac.k12.ny.us/calligraphy_lesson
The Mahopac Central School District is proud to announce the selection of Anthony Corrado, high school senior and varsity football quarterback, to the Westchester County Chapter of The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame 2019 "Golden Dozen" Scholar-Athlete Program.
Corrado’s award is in recognition of academic excellence, achievements on the football field, and accomplishments in extracurricular and community service activities. He will be honored on January 31st at the 47th Annual Banquet at the Westchester Country Club in Rye.
Since 1973 the Westchester Chapter has honored over 500 Golden Dozen honorees and awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarship grants.
“In the classroom and on the field, Anthony is a stellar example of the Mahopac High School’s core values of compassion, resilience, problem-solving and risk-taking,” says John Augusta, Mahopac High School Athletic Director.
Please be advised there is a Board of Education Meeting, January 17, 7:30pm, in the Mahopac Falls Building auditorium.