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  • 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.

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  • 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 or see the attached flyer for additional information.

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  • 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”.

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  • Quarter 3 Honor Roll

    Congratulations to our Quarter 3 honor roll students:  554 HS students achieved High Honor Roll with an average of 89.5 or higher and 307 students achieved Honor Roll with an average of 84.5 or higher.  

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  • Mahopac Student Awarded Trip to Germany

    Study hard, and it could lead to… a free trip abroad! At least that is what happened for Mahopac High School senior Garrett Zeiss, who was awarded an all‐expenses‐paid month-long summer-study trip to Germany. Zeiss was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 95th percentile on the Level 3 2018 National German Exam for High School Students, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).


    Zeiss is one of only 44 outstanding German students selected from across the US to receive the award. The study trip includes round‐trip airfare to Germany from New York, a homestay with a host family, and excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. The study trip, now in its 58th year, is made possible through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.


    “This year’s prize winners are some of the finest students in the US,” said Keith Cothrun, executive director of the AATG, in a press release. “The prize is a great reward for excellence in learning German—and the best way to better get to know a fascinating language and culture through firsthand experiences living with a German family and attending school.”


    Zeiss, a student of Mahopac High School teacher Katrina Bauerlein’s, is excited about going abroad this summer.


    “I have never been abroad, and I am really looking forward to it,” Zeiss said. “Language is my thing—this is a great opportunity!”

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  • Mahopac Jazz Band Awarded at Local Festival

    Mahopac High School’s jazz band and jazz combo demonstrated their superior music IQ during the Sleepy Hollow Jazz Festival held on March 9 in Sleepy Hollow.  MHS’s jazz band was awarded best Latin selection, and senior Ben Haight was awarded best soloist for his performance on the alto saxophone.


    The concert showcased some of the most talented high school jazz musicians, including bands and ensembles from Mamaroneck, Lakeland, Croton, Ardsley, Woodlands, and Port Chester high schools. A celebration of jazz education in schools, the festival also featured guest artists Dave Pietro on sax, Chris Smith on drums and Scott Wendholt on trumpet. Students were treated to a hands-on music clinic as well.


    “Throughout the day many high school jazz big bands and combos from Westchester and Putnam counties performed for a panel of professional jazz musicians and educators,” said MHS jazz band director Rich Williams. “Several schools were selected to perform at an evening concert open to the public. Mahopac High School jazz band closed the evening concert featuring NYC drummer Chris Smith as a special guest.”


    The jazz band students include Paul Barthelmes, Dhiannie Brito, Ryan Butler, Richard Contreras, Peter Dorovitsine, Mark Dusovic, Grace Goodman, Benjamin Haight, David Kaprielian, Jacob Kayler, Mia Kilker, Aidan Madden, Willow Marshall, Matthew Martirano, Cole McCracken, Kelli Murphy, Alexa O’Leary, Christopher Perrone, Benjamin Pinello, Christopher Polloni, Sophia Romero, Jillian Sedran, Joseph Siclari, and Melanie Winuk.

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