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  • Nineteen Mahopac High School Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

    Nineteen Mahopac High School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society last week, having demonstrated scholarship, character, leadership, service and skill at an exemplary level.

    The honorees and their fields of study were:

    Daniella Bastone (Medical Assistant)

    Tara Burt (Cosmetology)

    Lindsey Civita (Child Development and Education)

    Kristen Corona (New Visions Health)

    Athena Durnin (Medical Assistant)

    Cristina Fierro (Fashion Design and Merchandising)

    Stephanie Grossi (Child Development and Education)

    Ryan Isherwood (Auto Body)

    Amanda Kelleher (Child Development and Education)

    Ariana Lopez (Cosmetology)

    James Ormsby (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

    Michael Parducci (Architectural Design and 3D Modeling)

    Kacey Riordan (Television Production and Digital Film)

    Danielle Rizzo (Veterinary Science)

    Gina Roche (Child Care Aide)

    Ashley Sherman (Baking and Pastry Arts)

    Julianna Tozzi (Veterinary Science)

    Niki Ward (Animation & Motion Graphics)

    Alessandra Zonetti (Fashion Design and Merchandising)

    Samantha Squillante (Cosmetology)

    The event, held at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES’ Yorktown campus on May 18, was attended by BOCES administration, Tech Center faculty, students, friends and family members. In addition to those students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, more than 80 students received scholarships and awards.

    “Whether they are framing a house in Carpentry, saving a tree in Urban Forestry or comforting a child in Early Childhood Education, Tech Center students gain skills few others do,” Vilma Ramos of Walter Panas High School told the audience of 400, including fellow honorees, Tech Center faculty and staff, students, friends and family.

    The Honor Society looks for students who “demonstrate a spirit of personal excellence, honesty, leadership, teamwork and responsibility,” said Chelsea Horsfield of Walter Panas High School. The honorees, from high schools throughout the region, all attend technical and career classes at BOCES.

    In addition to scholarship, inductees had to exhibit  character, skill, leadership and service.

    Lighting a candle to represent “service,” Nicholas Mills of Walter Panas High School listed the organizations that Tech students aid with volunteer work, including volunteer ambulance companies and fire departments, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the Special Olympics, ROTC programs, Guiding Eyes for the Blind and more.

    BOCES Superintendent Dr. James Ryan told the students that he and the faculty were proud of them.

    “I have seldom seen students who have such tremendous composure, maturity and focus on their areas of interest,” he said. “I really am so taken by the dedication that you have for your areas of interest, and I know that you are going to do great things as you go from Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES.”

    In all, 104 students from Westchester and Putnam were inducted into the honor society.

    Mahopac High School
  • May 23, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on June 12th from 5:00 to 10:00.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.  This will be the last class until the fall.

     STEP Spanish will go back to being on Tuesday. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available, Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Wise presentations run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting today at 7pm if they did not attend the previous meeting.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130 at 2:00.

     Congratulations to Aidan McElroy who won Wuzzle Week #15. Please visit the library media center for your prize.  Wuzzle Week #16 is your next opportunity to win a Dunkin Donuts gift card.  Submit your answers by Friday at 3pm for your chance to win.

     Student tutor is needed to help an eighth grader with Living Environment review. Service learning or paid position.  Please contact Mrs. Felder, 8th grade counselor, at the middle school for additional information.

     There is a job opening at Mahopac Family Vision Care. If interested, please see Mrs. Schwartz in room 120.

     Job opportunity in Carmel for two strong people to move office furniture from one side of a building to the other. The job will pay $100 for each.  Information available in room 120.

     

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  • May 22, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held today from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.  Late registration will start at 4:30.  The class will be held in room 115.

     Senior Prom tickets will be on sale through today. Tickets will be sold during the following times:          

                                                    Café period 1 from 7:40 to 8:30 am

                                                    Room 211 – period 8 from 1:11 pm to 1:53 pm.

                                                    Room 231 from 2-3 pm

    Price is $120 per ticket. We accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to Mahopac High School. Those who participated in the candy fundraiser and returned their $30 will be charged $90 per ticker.

     The Create the Change Club will meet today in room 130 at 2:00. If you would like to create a project that is important to you, earn community service hours and improve your college applications, this is the club for you.  All positions for club officers are open for next year.  Come learn how you can make a difference.

     STEP Spanish will go back to being on Tuesdays. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Wise presentations run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting May 23 at 7pm if they did not attend the previous meeting.

     Student tutor is needed to help an eighth grader with Living Environment review. Service learning or paid position.  Please contact Mrs. Felder, 8th grade counselor, at the middle school for additional information.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • May 19, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Senior Prom tickets will be on sale through next Monday, May 22nd.  Tickets will be sold during the following times:           

                                                    Café period 1 from 7:40 to 8:30 am

                                                    Room 211 – period 8 from 1:11 pm to 1:53 pm.

                                                    Room 231 from 2-3 pm

    Price is $120 per ticket. We accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to Mahopac High School. Those who participated in the candy fundraiser and returned their $30 will be charged $90 per ticker.

     Come on down this Saturday at 4pm to the Music Fest at the Mahopac Chamber Park.

     STEP Spanish will go back to being on Tuesdays. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available, Please see your School Counselor if you are interested. Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Come to the Mahopac Fashion Show today at 7pm. Tickets are only $7.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                WISE presentations run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting May 23 at 7pm if they did not attend the previous meeting.

     Student tutor is needed to help an eighth grader with Living Environment review. Service learning or paid position.  Please contact Mrs. Felder, 8th grade counselor, at the middle school for additional information.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

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  • May 17, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Senior Prom tickets will be on sale through next Monday, May 22nd.  Tickets will be sold during the following times:           

                                                    Café period 1 from 7:40 to 8:30 am

                                                    Room 211 – period 8 from 1:11 pm to 1:53 pm.

                                                    Room 231 from 2-3 pm

    Price is $120 per ticket. We accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to Mahopac High School. Those who participated in the candy fundraiser and returned their $30 will be charged $90 per ticker.

     There will be a summer drivers education meeting on Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00 in the new gym.

     STEP Spanish has been rescheduled to Thursday for this week only. Next week it will go back to being on Tuesday.  A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Come to the Mahopac Fashion Show Friday, May 19th at 7pm.  Tickets  are only $7.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Wise presentations run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting May 23 at 7pm if they did not attend the previous meeting.

     There will be a meeting for any girl interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall after school today in room 115.

     There will be an Interact meeting today in room 239 at 2pm with recycling to follow.

     Any girl interested in JV or varsity field hockey should come to a meeting at 2:10 on Thursday in room 207.

    Freshman MOST – All candy money must be dropped off today in room 214.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130 at 2:10.

     Student tutor is needed to help an eighth grader with Living Environment review. Service learning or paid position.  Please contact Mrs. Felder, 8th grade counselor, at the middle school for additional information.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

     

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  • May 16, 2016 - B day

    The budget vote is today. On this date, we will dismiss to the bus garage.  Announcements will be made to organize the dismissal. Students who are staying after school, senior drivers and their passengers will report to the gym during dismissal so students taking the bus can safely exit the back of the building. Students who are being picked up by their parents will be allowed to leave by the front entrance of the building.  All students who take the bus home will exit the back of the building and walk toward the bus garage.  A map of the bus garage has been provided to each of your teachers and has been posted around the building.  You will arrive home at your regular time. Thank you for your cooperation.

     The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Senior Prom tickets will be on sale through next Monday, May 22nd.  Tickets will be sold during the following times:           

                                                    Café period 1 from 7:40 to 8:30 am

                                                    Room 211 – period 8 from 1:11 pm to 1:53 pm.

                                                    Room 231 from 2-3 pm

    Price is $120 per ticket. We accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to Mahopac High School. Those who participated in the candy fundraiser and returned their $30 will be charged $90 per ticker.

     There will be a summer drivers education meeting on Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00 in the new gym.

     STEP Spanish has been rescheduled to Thursday for this week only. Next week it will go back to being on Tuesday. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Come to the Mahopac Fashion Show Friday, May 19th at 7pm.  Tickets only $7.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Wise presentations begin today and run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting May 23 at 7pm if they did not attend the previous meeting.

     There will be a meeting for any girl interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall after school on Wednesday, May 17th in room 115.

     Any girl interested in JV or varsity field hockey should come to a meeting at 2:10 on Thursday in room 207.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

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  • May 15, 2017 - A day

    The Spring Blood Drive is today from 10 AM to 4 PM in the new gym, sponsored by the Interact Club. 16 year olds need a permission slip, available in room 239.  17 year olds and older to not need a permission slip.  Photo ID is needed if you are 17 and older.  Staff and community members are welcome as well.

     The budget vote is on Tuesday, May 16. On this date, we will dismiss to the bus garage.  Announcements will be made to organize the dismissal.

     The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Senior Prom tickets will be on sale beginning today and ending next Monday, May 22nd.  Tickets will be sold during the following times:   

           Café period 1 from 7:40 to 8:30 am

           Room 211 – period 8 from 1:11 pm to 1:53 pm.

           Room 231 from 2-3 pm

    Price is $120 per ticket. We accept cash or checks.  Checks should be made payable to Mahopac High School. Those who participated in the candy fundraiser and returned their $30 will be charged $90 per ticker. 

    There will be a summer drivers education meeting on Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00 in the new gym.

     STEP Spanish has been rescheduled to Thursday for this week only. Next week it will go back to being on Tuesday.  A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     Mandatory Italian Honor Society and club meeting today at 2pm in room 129.

     Come to the Mahopac Fashion Show Friday, May 19th at 7pm.  Tickets only $7.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Reminder – Part 3 of the WISE application is due today.

                Wise presentations begin on Tuesday, May 16th and run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting either May 11 or May 23 at 7pm. 

    There will be a meeting for any girl interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall after school on Wednesday, May 17th in room 115.

     Any girl interested in JV or varsity field hockey should come to a meeting at 2:10 on Thursday in room 207.

     Employment opportunity: There is a job opportunity for a student interested in working in a local doctor’s office a few days a week.  Please see Mrs. Schwartz in room 120 if you are interested.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

     

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  • May 12, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Lake Mahopac Garden Club is giving scholarships this year, $400 for any student who is entering college studying Environmental Science, Botany, Farming, horticulture, landscaping engineer, nature conservation. See Mrs. Smith for application, due by May 14.

     There will be a summer drivers education meeting on Thursday, May 18th, at 2:00 in the new gym.

     STEP Spanish is now being offered on Tuesdays. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     There will be a Blood Drive on Monday, May 15th, from 10am to 4pm in the new gym, sponsored by the MHS Interact Club.  Stop by room 239 or the café periods 4-7 to sign up.  16 year olds need a permission slip which can be picked up in the café during periods 4 to 7 or in room 239.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Reminder – Part 3 of the WISE application is due on May 15th.

                Wise presentations begin on Tuesday, May 16th and run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting either May 23 at 7pm if they did not attend the meeting on May 11th.

     There will be a meeting for any girl interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall after school on Wednesday, May 17th in room 115.

     Any girl interested in JV or varsity field hockey should come to a meeting at 2:10 on Thursday in room 207.

     Employment opportunity: There is a job opportunity for a student interested in working in a local doctor’s office a few days a week.  Please see Mrs. Schwartz in room 120 if you are interested.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • May 11, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Lake Mahopac Garden Club is giving scholarships this year, $400 for any student who is entering college studying Environmental Science, Botany, Farming, horticulture, landscaping engineer, nature conservation. See Mrs. Smith for application, due by May 14.

     STEP Spanish is now being offered on Tuesdays. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     The GSA will meet today in room 130.

     There will be a mandatory Glamour Gals meeting today at 2pm in room 140. Please try to attend.

     There will be a Blood Drive on Monday, May 15th, from 10am to 4pm in the new gym, sponsored by the MHS Interact Club.  Stop by room 239 or the café periods 4-7 to sign up.  16 year olds need a permission slip which can be picked up in the café during periods 4 to 7 or in room 239.

     Attention sophomores and juniors: If you are interested in being a Freshman Orientation Leader this August, please see Mrs. Boyle in the Gold House.

     Attention all Juniors enrolled in WISE for next year:

                Reminder – Part 3 of the WISE application is due on May 15th.

                Wise presentations begin on Tuesday, May 16th and run through June 5.  The schedule will be posted in your English classrooms and in the Gold House.

                A parent/guardian must attend the parent s meeting either May 11 or May 23 at 7pm.

     There will be a meeting for any girl interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall after school on Wednesday, May 17th in room 115.

     Employment Opportunity: Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • May 10, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 to 10:00. You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Lake Mahopac Garden Club is giving scholarships this year, $400 for any student who is entering college studying Environmental Science, Botany, Farming, horticulture, landscaping engineer, nature conservation. See Mrs. Smith for application, due by May 14.

     STEP Spanish is now being offered on Tuesdays. A special emphasis on preparing for Spanish final exams and the Spanish LOTE B exam will be available,  Please see your School Counselor if you are interested.

     Dr. Pallant will be at the high school for fall sport physicals on May 22, May 24 and May 31. You can make an appointment in the nurse’s office.

     The Create the Change Club will meet today in room 130 at 2:10. Bring a friend. Time to plan a party.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     There will be a mandatory Glamour Gals meeting on Thursday, May 11th at 2pm in room 140.  Please try to attend.

     There will be a SADD meeting today in room 218 at 2pm.

     Employment Opportunity:  Park Ford in Mahopac is looking for two part time employees for cashier/receptionist positions.  More details are available in room 120.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club is recruiting C.I.T.s for their summer Junior Camp Program. It is only a three day commitment and will be a great experience to put on your resume.  If interested, more information is available in room 120.

     

     

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MHS News & Headlines

  • National Merit Scholarship Awarded to Mahopac High School Student

    Mahopac High School senior Thomas Scanlon has been named a National Merit Scholarship recipient and will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

    “Thomas is very modest, but I will tell you that he is loved by all of his teachers for his hard work and community service,” said Scanlon’s guidance counselor Julie Cummins.

    In addition to being academically gifted, Scanlon is an accomplished musician, playing piano and percussion. He is also an Eagle Scout. 

    “I really enjoy all subjects equally,” Scanlon answered after being asked what his favorite academic subject is. “They are all interesting in different ways.”

    Says Cummins, “He is an all-around great student with a real desire to learn.”

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  • Mahopac Student Awarded ROTC Scholarship

    Mahopac High School senior Kristen Maxwell was recently awarded an ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) scholarship. Maxwell, who will attend the University of Delaware in the fall, plans to study communications and will also play lacrosse in college.

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  • Mahopac High School Student Wins Film Competitions

    Mahopac High School senior Emily Park won first place in the SkillsUSA film competition held recently in Syracuse. SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The competition helps students hone their skills by enabling them to compete with their peers at the highest level.

    Park, who is a TV Production and Video Film student at The Tech Center at PNW BOCES, plans to study film at SUNY Purchase in the fall. Park also won best in cinematography in the Westchester County Future Filmmaker’s Film Festival 2017.

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  • Mahopac Students ‘Create the Change’ for Clean Drinking Water

    Because there are many people around the world who do not have access to clean drinking water, members of Mahopac High School’s Create the Change Club decided to do something about it. 

    “We discovered a charity called Charity: Water, which is a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries by building water wells,” said Create the Change Club President Tiko Kapanadze.

    During the holidays, the group sold crystal necklaces, lanyards, and fuzzy socks at the high school to help raise money for the charity. “And we sold carnations for Valentine's Day gifts,” to raise money as well, Kapanadze said.

    When members went to Stop and Shop in Somers to purchase flowers to sell to students and staff for Valentine’s Day, “the manager learned about our cause and very generously donated the flowers to the club,” said Kapanadze. All profits raised from the sales will be donated to Charity: Water.

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  • Senator Honors Mahopac High School Gymnastics Team

    New York State Senator Terrence Murphy and Carmel Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt  honored Mahopac High School’s gymnastics team and Coach Vin Collins for winning the Section 1 team title recently. The pair presented award certificates and spoke of the hard work the girls had put in to become champions.

    “The commitment and hard work you put into your sport is something that will be important to you all your life,” said Murphy.

    Coach Collins praised the girls not only for their athletic skill but for their academic prowess. “The girls are in the running to be named scholar athletes,” Collins said, which means the team has a 90 or above average in academics.

    “This is a very hard-working group of girls,” Collins said. “And this was truly a team effort.”

    The gymnastics team includes Cassie Traina, Sarah Citarella, Annalee Hammel, Sydney Hughes, Callie Johanson, Kayley Mattos, Alexandra Porcelli, Julie Santoiemma, Natalie Austin, Raquel Nelson, Hailey Woods, Julia Israel, Fabiola Laska, Chloe Lee, and Jamison Castrataro. Johanson won the section 1 title, and she and Lee, Castrataro, Hughes and Traina earned spots on the state championship team, which will compete on March 4 in Cold Spring.

    Ron Montalto, Mahopac’s interim athletic director, praised both the team and Collins for their superior effort. “They did an outstanding job, especially considering the competition,” Montalto said. “And Coach Collins is a legend in gymnastics.”

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  • Mahopac Schools Celebrate Thanksgiving by Giving

    Thanksgiving is about tradition, and nowhere is the tradition of giving more apparent than in the Mahopac School District. Its years-old custom of giving back via fundraisers and gift baskets celebrates community, as students, parents, teachers and staff go all out to help families in need.

    Mahopac Middle School provided Thanksgiving dinner to 33 area families in need, including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, pie, and “You name it,” said Lynne Mongon, who coordinated the giving at MMS. They also set up a “pantry” full of staples that recipients could shop from, including flour, sugar, oil, cereal, fruit, baby food, desserts, veggies, and crackers, among other things. The fire departments and local businesses donated turkeys, a local businessman donated 100 pounds of potatoes, and area stores donated gift cards. “It was a true team effort from the community,” said MMS Principal Vince DiGrandi.

    Fulmar Road’s annual food drive supports families in need in the school. Students and staff collected things like cranberry sauce, stuffing and other ingredients for Thanksgiving meals, in addition to staples such as paper towels and pasta.

    Austin Road collected donations and bought gift cards for families in need in its community, with each family receiving a grocery-store gift card for $125.

    And at Mahopac High School, boxes and bags of food poured in to help create an abundance of giving to share with those in need. More than 40 baskets were distributed to help families have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This annual event was organized by high school social workers Kristel Halton, Jenn Stytzer, Davia Bugge and Valerie Trefny and included help from Mahopac’s school counselors, custodians, teachers, students, parents, clubs, and administrators.

    Said Kristel Halton, “Mahopac High School is committed to making community service a priority and promoting empathy and resiliency through acts of kindness. I feel very grateful to be part of a wonderful community.”

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