Announcements

  • February 21, 2017 - B day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst is accepting spring sports permission slips.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9.  You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     The Animal Club is collecting supplies for the Dutchess County SPCA. Flyers are located around the hallways and collection boxes are located in the main office.  Thank you in advance.

     Senior awards applications have been emailed and are posted on the webpage.

     The GSA will meet on Wednesday this week in room 130. See you there.

     Junior and Senior members only of Stage Crew are to report to Falls School from 3-5 today.

     

     

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  • February 16, 2017 A Day

    February 16, 2017

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    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     

    Mrs. Karst is accepting spring sports permission slips.

     

    Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9.

    You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     

    The Animal Club is collecting supplies for the Dutchess County SPCA. Flyers are located around the hallways and collection boxes are located in the main office.  Thank you in advance.

     

    AFS Club will meet in room, 245 today at 2:00.

     

    The GSA will meet today in room 130.

     

    The Anime and Gaming Club smash tournament is cancelled for today.

     

    Come join the Mahopac Drama Company this Friday at the Mohegan Lake IHOP. Pick up a flyer from the Chorus Room.  Show it to your server and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to the Mahopac Drama Company.

     

    Congratulations to Carleigh Ashnault who qualified for states in skiing yesterday at Hunter Mtn. Good luck to her at Bristol Feb. 27th.

     

    Senior awards applications have been emailed and are posted on the webpage.

     

    Mahopac High School
  • February 15, 2017 - B day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst is accepting spring sports permission slips.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9. You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     The Animal Club is collecting supplies for the Dutchess County SPCA. Flyers are located around the hallways and collection boxes are located in the main office.  Thank you in advance.

     AFS Club will meet m room, 245 on Thursday at 2:00.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     English Night School will begin at 4:30 tonight in room 228.

     There will be a Pokemon meeting after school from 2-3 pm in room 48/

     Interact meeting today in room 239 at 2:00.Paper recycling to follow.

    Come join the Anime and Gaming Club this Thursday for a smash tournament. See Mr. Faitakes in room 48 to sign up.

    Come join the Mahopac Drama Company this Friday at the Mohegan Lake IHOP. Pick up a flyer from the Chorus Room.  Show it to your server and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to the Mahopac Drama Company. 

    A service learning opportunity or paid employment opportunity is available for a reliable student with solid computer skills. You will be helping a senior citizen working for Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community action organization dedicated to assisting individuals struggling with addiction and their families. Meeting location can be at the Mahopac Public Library.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Felder, school counselor at the Middle School.

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • February 14, 2017 - A day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9. You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     Mandatory Fashion Club meeting today from 2:00 to 3:00 in room 114. You must have your posters and list of models.  Please check your email for more information.

     Tomorrow, Feb. 15th, in memory of Mrs. Giamanco, the Fashion Club asks that everyone wears her favorite color purple to honor her.  Mrs. Giamanco had an immense love for animals.  We request that anyone who wishes may denote a dollar to a donation fund for a local animal shelter.  Money may be brought to the house secretaries at any point during the day.  The Fashion Club thanks you for keeping Mrs. Giamanco and her family in your thoughts.

     The Animal Club is collecting supplies for the Dutchess County SPCA.  Flyers are located around the hallways and collection boxes are located in the main office.  Thank you in advance.

     AFS Club will meet m room, 245 on Thursday.

     Come join the Anime and Gaming Club on Thursday for a smash tournament from 3 to 6 pm/

     A service learning opportunity or paid employment opportunity is available for a reliable student with solid computer skills. You will be helping a senior citizen working for Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community action organization dedicated to assisting individuals struggling with addiction and their families. Meeting location can be at the Mahopac Public Library.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Felder, school counselor at the Middle School.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • February 13, 2017 - B day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9. You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     Valentine carnations are for sale today at the main entrance after school and 5th period lunch.  A single carnation is $2.00.  You must provide your valentine’s name and first period room number for delivery on Tuesday, Feb. 14th. All members of the Create the Change Club are needed today in room 130 to wrap the carnations.

     Congratulations to Alana Green who has been selected to paint a mural at the Mahopac Public Library. We are looking forward to seeing the finished work.

     A service learning opportunity or paid employment opportunity is available for a reliable student with solid computer skills. You will be helping a senior citizen working for Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community action organization dedicated to assisting individuals struggling with addiction and their families. Meeting location can be at the Mahopac Public Library.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Felder, school counselor at the Middle School.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • High School Principal Search

    As we move to the next phase of our search for a new High School Principal, it is important to gather community input on what you believe are the most important qualifications and leadership qualities that our new Principal should possess.  Please read the Superintendent's letter regarding the search process.

    Mahopac High School
  • February 10, 2017 - A day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9.  You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

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

     Valentine carnations are for sale today at the main entrance before and after school and 5th period lunch.  A single carnation is $2.00.  You must provide your valentine’s name and first period room number for delivery on Tuesday, Feb. 14th.

     Congratulations to Alana Green who has been selected to paint a mural at the Mahopac Public Library. We are looking forward to seeing the finished work.

     Congratulations to Emily Park, Samantha Pelliccio, Julia Ruttenni, Sarah Valdes and Caitlin Zelley. Their artwork will be on display at the Katonah Museum of Art.  You are invited to the opening reception  Sunday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 pm.

     This is an exciting weekend for the varsity cheerleaders. In December they earned a bid to compete at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Competition in Florida.  Wish them good luck when you see them.  They leave Thursday and compete on Saturday.  Good luck varsity cheerleaders.  Bring home a trophy!

     AFs Club will meet at 2pm in room 245.

     A service learning opportunity or paid employment opportunity is available for a reliable student with solid computer skills. You will be helping a senior citizen working for Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, a community action organization dedicated to assisting individuals struggling with addiction and their families. Meeting location can be at the Mahopac Public Library.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Felder, school counselor at the Middle School.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • February 7, 2017 - A day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash. 

    Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips as of 2/10/2017.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9. You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     STEP classes in Semester 2 will begin today and will end on June 8th.

    There will be a general MOST meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8th, after school in the mini theater.  Please make every effort to attend and come with ideas.

    The Pokemon Club meeting scheduled for today is cancelled.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     There will be a SADD meeting on Wednesday at 2pm in room 218. All are welcome to attend.

     Valentine carnations are for sale from Wednesday through Friday at the main entrance before and after school and 5th period lunch.  A single carnation is $2.00.  You must provide your valentine’s name and first period room number for delivery on Tuesday,Feb. 14th.

     Yearbook club will meet today at 2:00 in the Library Classroom.

     Congratulations to Alana Green who has been selected to paint a mural at the Mahopac Public Library. We are looking forward to seeing the finished work.

     Congratulations to Emily Park, Samantha Pelliccio, Julia Ruttenni, Sarah Valdes and Caitlin Zelley. Their artwork will be on display at the Katonah Museum of Art.  You are invited to the opening reception  Sunday, Feb. 12 from 3-5 pm.

     

     

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • February 6, 2017 - B day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips as of 2/10/2017.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9.  You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     STEP classes in Semester 2 will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7th and will end on June 8th.

     There will be a general MOST meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8th, after school in the mini theater.  Please make every effort to attend and come with ideas.

     There will be a Pokemon Club meeting in room 48 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm tomorrow.

     The Create the Change Club will meet today in room 130.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130. 

    There will be an Italian Club meeting today at 2 pm in the mini theater.

     There will be an Arts and Writing Club meeting today in room 128 at 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

     There will be a SADD meeting on Wednesday at 2pm in room 218. All are welcome to attend.

     

     

     

     

    Mahopac High School
  • February 3, 2017 - A day

    The Five Hour Pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, March 6 from 5pm to 10pm. You can register in room 120 with $35 cash.

     Mrs. Karst will be accepting spring sports permission slips as of 2/10/2017.

     Dr. Pallant is scheduled for spring sports physicals on 2/28, 3/2 3/7 and 3/9.  You must make an appointment with Mrs. Karst in the nurse’s office.

     STEP classes in Semester 2 will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 7th and will end on June 8th.

     Early dismissal I.D. cards are available for pickup in your house.

     Community service: Lakeview School is having a sweetheart dinner today. Volunteers are needed from 5 to 9 pm.  Email Joann at jvs074@aol.com.

     

     

    Mahopac High School

January 2017 Regents/Midterm Testing Schedule has been posted.

Please click here to access the testing website.

MHS News & Headlines

  • 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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  • Mahopac Students Explore the Hudson

    Why contain science learning to a classroom when students can experience it firsthand outdoors? That’s what Mahopac High School students did this week during A Day in the Life of the Hudson River, where Chemistry and Living Environment classes explored the Hudson at the Steamboat Dock in Verplanck.

    MHS science teacher Bob Connick, who has been teaching for 40 years and will retire at the end of this year, said this trip has been a highlight for him and his students since the program was in its infancy.

    “You just can’t get this experience in a classroom,” Connick said. “The students are so involved!”

    The Mahopac students were among 4,500 studying the Hudson this week, from New York City to Albany. Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, A Day in the Life of the Hudson boasts students from 98 schools.

    Activities include testing samples of the river’s pH, salinity, conductivity and water temperature as well as identifying fish and aquatic wildlife species. Students also studied the physical shoreline of the river. Participants from all 98 schools will enter and pool their information on the DEC’s website. 

    “It is wonderful to have this age group active in learning about and appreciating the Hudson,” said the DEC’s Heather Gierloff, who accompanied the Mahopac students.

    MHS science teachers Scott Rizzo and Tricia Johnson also accompanied students on the trip. “It’s a great experience, because students can apply what they studied in class in a hands-on way,” Johnson said.

    Sophomore Kiley Hoyt said she enjoyed the real-world approach to learning as well. “We were really able to look at fish up close and personal, and not just in a book,” she said.

    Connick said he knows his fellow MHS science teachers will carry on this tradition long after he retires. “The students are in great hands,” he said.

    Still, Rizzo said Connick will be sorely missed. “He is a teacher of teachers,” he said. “His infectious energy is amazing!”

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  • Mahopac Senior Named Commended Student

    The National Merit Scholarship Program has named Mahopac High School senior Angelina Higgins a 2017 Commended student. Commended students place in the top 5 percent of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 PSAT.

     

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  • Mahopac Student Receives Award of Excellence in Science

    Mahopac High School senior Courtney Spaeth received an Award of Excellence for her participation in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston. Spaeth, who attended the conference last summer, said it was a life-changing event.

    “It was amazing. We learned about advancements in technology in artificial intelligence, heard speeches from scientists from all over the world, and learned about forensic science from a leader in the FBI.”

    Spaeth, who spends her free time teaching tae kwon do to elementary school students, plans to major in mechanical engineering in college.

    The conference presenters included Nobel Prize- and National Medal of Science-winning scientists, leaders in the IT field, and pioneers in medicine.

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  • Mahopac High School Student Named Heart of a Giant Finalist

    Commitment. Teamwork. Will. Character. Dedication. These are the character traits needed for the Heart of a Giant award—qualities Mahopac High School senior Charlie Burt has in spades. Burt was nominated for the award, sponsored by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants, because of his hard work, dedication and teamwork both on the field and off.

    “Charlie inspires me as a coach,” said MHS Head Football Coach Mark Langella. “He has overcome so many obstacles in his life, but he never let it interfere with his success.”

    Burt, who was born without his left hand, said that he never let this get in his way. “My father had a football in my hand since I was four,” he said, “and I’ve always worked hard and loved the game.”

    In addition to his hard work on the field and in the classroom, Burt, who plans to study chemical engineering and business in college, also finds time to do volunteer work. Aside from volunteering for Relay for Life, he organizes a baseball game each year, along with his mother, for special-needs children. “We always end with a barbecue afterward. It’s a great experience, and it feels good to give back,” he said.

    As one of six finalists for the Heart of the Giant award, Burt has already earned a $1,500 equipment grant for his team. The grand-prize winner will receive an additional $3,500 equipment grant for his school and a trophy presented during the New York Giants home game on December 18.

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  • Mahopac Student Named National Merit Semifinalist

    Mahopac High School senior Thomas Scanlon was named a 2017 National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently.

    Scanlon scored in the top one percent of the approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools who entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

    Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

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