MHS Regents Examination Schedule 2018

Please follow the link below to find the locations and times for all Regents examinations. 

 

MHS Regents Examination Schedule and Bus Schedule 2018

Summer 2018 Reading for Grades 9-12 in 2018-2019

June 2018

Dear Parents,

Students enrolled in all English courses are required to read additional works of literature beyond the books they choose for leisure time reading this summer. These books will serve as the focus of English instruction during the opening days of the 2018-19 school year.  Students will be asked to demonstrate their understanding of these books during the first weeks of school via reading and writing assessments.

Please encourage your child to complete the reading in a timely and meaningful manner.  We ask that you monitor their reading, making sure they do not opt for shortcuts such as Cliffs Notes, Spark Notes and movie versions of the works.  Students who have successfully completed summer reading throughout high school typically demonstrate greater college and career readiness as well as higher SAT scores.

Mahopac Public Library has been notified of this reading requirement. In addition, the Mahopac High School library offers some digital resources to assist students in the completion of the summer reading requirement.  

Thank you for your support.  We anticipate a successful and rewarding academic year.

Sincerely,

 The Mahopac High School English Department

 

Summer Reading 2018-2019.pdf 


MHS News & Headlines

  • MMS and MHS to See Updated School Day Schedules in 2018-2019 School Year

    Please click on the attached letter from Superintendent DiCarlo regarding important changes to the middle and high school schedules for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    MHS News & Headlines
  • "I Can't Stop": Schools Struggle with Vaping Explosion

    New York Times

    By Kate Zernike

    April 2, 2018

     The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious.

    “I can’t stop,” he told the vice principal, Nate Carpenter.

    So Mr. Carpenter asked the school nurse about getting the teenager nicotine gum or a patch, to help him get through the school day without violating the rules prohibiting vaping.

    E-cigarettes have been touted by their makers and some public health experts as devices to help adult smokers kick the habit. But school officials, struggling to control an explosion of vaping among high school and middle school students across the country, fear that the devices are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.

    In his four years at Cape Elizabeth, Mr. Carpenter says he can’t recall seeing a single student smoke a cigarette. But vaping is suddenly everywhere.

     

    MHS News & Headlines
  • San Francisco Votes Upheld Ban on Flavored Vaping Products

    The measure is considered the strictest in the nation. Voters backed it despite an expensive advertising campaign funded by a major tobacco company.

     By Jan Hoffman

    June 6, 2018

    • Despite a $12 million ad blizzard by a giant tobacco company, voters in San Francisco resoundingly supported a new ban on the selling of flavored tobacco products, including vaping liquids packaged as candies and juice boxes, and menthol cigarettes.
    • The measure, known as Proposition E, is said to be the most restrictive in the country, and health groups predicted it could serve as a model for other communities.
    • The vote had been expected to be close, but the final tally was 68 percent to 32 percentin support of the ban. Those results reflected a big miscalculation by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which had saturated the city with multimedia ads in four languages, likening the ban to Prohibition and invoking a black market crime wave.
    • “They had a strategic chance there to show that they are actually walking the walk and talking the talk about moving smokers to nonsmoker tobacco products,” said Eric Lindblom, a Georgetown Law professor and former Food and Drug Administration tobacco official. “Instead they took this scorched earth approach, trying to eliminate the entire flavor ban. They failed and now other jurisdictions can say, ‘Why should we compromise?’”
    MHS News & Headlines
  • Eleven Mahopac Students Receive Academic Excellence Scholarships

    Mahopac High School seniors Megan Fenster, Morgan Kirby, Callie Anderson, Ryan Bloomer, Alyssa White, Joe Cox, Sydney Hughes, Hannah Teligades, Tyler Marques, Rachel Keller and Anthony Sochan each received a New York State Education Department Scholarship for Academic Excellence. The scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,500 dollars per year and must be used for colleges in the state of New York.

     

    Mahopac High School Principal Matthew Lawrence is proud of—but not surprised by—his students’ achievements. “This is a rock-solid group of exceptional students who have won multiple awards in many different areas,” he said.

    MHS News & Headlines
  • S.T.A.G.E. Club to Hold Mother's Day Themed Open Mic at Freight House Cafe on 5/4

    Come celebrate the inspirational women in your life in honor of Mother's Day! The Mahopac High School S.T.A.G.E. CLUB will host the event Friday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Freight House Cafe. 

     

    A percentage of the profits from this event will be donated to the Mahopac High School S.T.A.G.E. CLUB (Student Teacher Association for Gender Equality) & The Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.

     

    *Free Admission & Family Friendly*

     

    Please contact Val Nierman, MHS S.T.A.G.E. Club Advisor at niermanv@mahoapc.k12.ny.us or see the attached flyer for additional information.

    MHS News & Headlines
  • Changing Attitudes: It’s not a “rite of passage”

    April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Each year, we recognize April as Alcohol Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage’”, encourages parents to be empowered to take an active role in learning about alcohol and drugs and helping their kids do the same.

    In talking with children about drinking and drug use, parents can play a key role in prevention. In fact, research has shown that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn a lot about the dangers of youth alcohol and drug use are 50 percent less likely to to use these substances than those who don’t have such conversations.  Here’s the opportunity when parents can reinforce that using alcohol is not a "rite of passage”.

    MHS News & Headlines

Spotlight & Events

Mailings

WISE Information

Graduation 2018

You can order graduation portraits here

 Imp Graduation Info for Seniors June 2018.pdf