Announcements

  • September 20, 2017 - A day

    Senior College Application Workshops continue today periods 1-4. During their scheduled PE class, seniors should go to their assigned computer lab by house.

     The five hour pre-licensing class will be on Monday, September 25th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.  If you previously registered for Sept. 18th you are now registered for Sept. 25th.

     All students who have Night School on your schedule should note that the Night School schedule is posted on MHS website under important notices.

     The GSA will meet today in room 130. The meeting will be brief but productive.  We will work on LGBTG History Month.

     Anyone interested in going out for the wrestling team, please see Mr. DiSanto in Gold House.

     Spanish Club and Honor Society will have its weekly meeting and information session on Monday, Sept. 25th at 2pm in room 204.

     Cap and gown and ring orders will be taken during lunch periods on October 5 and 6.

     Auditions for Jazz Band will be held October 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Audition times are posted outside of the band room. Stop by the band room for audition music and more information.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25. A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     Please join us in room 212 on Monday, Sept. 25th at 2:10 after school to be a part of the new Human Rights Club. This is a general interest meeting.  All are welcome.

     Freshmen – Please join us for the first MOST Freshman Class meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26th in room 211. It is a great opportunity to get involved. Please see Ms. Lividini or Ms. Cummins for more information.

     Glamour Gals meeting today at 1:55 pm in room 230. Brief meeting regarding senior home visit.  The visit will be on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:00.  If you are planning on going, please attend the meeting immediately after school.

     Fashion Club meeting today at 2:00 in room 110.

     Life Touch will be here on Friday, Sept. 29th for absentee photos and retakes in the auditorium from 8am to 2pm.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Do you need community service? Come to the library and work the circulation desk.  We are looking for volunteers for periods 3, 4 and 5.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th.. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     Edible Arrangements in Carmel is looking for after school and week-end fruit production workers. They will train.  Come in and fill out an application at 1916 Route 6, Putnam Plaza, Carmel.

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  • September 19, 2017 - B day

    The first college mini fair will be held today in the Library Classroom from 10:00 am to 12:45 pm. The mini-fair is open to all students in grades 9-12 and their parents.  All students can attend the mini-fair during a free period or with prior permission of your teacher.  The following colleges are scheduled to visit with us today:

                                        University of Connecticut

                                        US Marines

                                        Bryant University

                                        Keene State College

                                        Utica College

                                        FIDM

                                        Penn State University

                                        Nyack College 

    The five hour pre-licensing class has been postponed to Monday, September 25th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.  If you previously registered for Sept. 18th you are now registered for Sept. 25th.

    All students who have Night School on your schedule should note that the Night School schedule is posted on the MHS website under Important notices.

     The GSA will meet Wednesday, this week only, in room 130. The meeting will be brief but productive.  We will work on LGBTG History Month.

     Cap and gown and ring orders will be taken during lunch periods on October 5 and 6.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school today in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Please join us in room 212 on Monday, Sept. 25th at 2:10 after school to be a part of the new Human Rights Club. This is a general interest meeting.  All are welcome.

     Interested in the outdoors? Need community service hours?  Bio Club’s first meeting will be today.

     Freshmen – Please join us for the first MOST Freshman Class meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26th in room 211. It is a great opportunity to get involved. Please see Ms. Lividini or Ms. Cummins for more information.

     Glamour Gals meeting on Sept. 20th at 1:55 pm in room 230.  Brief meeting regarding senior home visit.  The visit will be on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2:00.  If you are planning on going, please attend the meeting immediately after school.

     Life Touch will be here on Friday, Sept. 29th for absentee photos and retakes in the auditorium from 8am to 2pm.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Do you need community service? Come to the library and work the circulation desk.  We are looking for volunteers for periods 3, 4 and 5.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     Edible Arrangements in Carmel is looking for after school and week-end fruit production workers. They will train.  Come in and fill out an application at 1916 Route 6, Putnam Plaza, Carmel.

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  • September 18, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class has been postponed to Monday, September 25th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.  If you previously registered for Sept. 18th you are now registered for Sept. 25th.

     All students who have Night School on your schedule should note that the Night School schedule is posted on MHS website under Important notices.

     Create the Change Club will meet today at 2:05 at the rear of the auditorium.  Please use a side entrance.

     The GSA will meet Wednesday, this week only, in room 130. The meeting will be brief but productive.  We will work on LGBTG History Month.

     Cap and gown and ring orders will be taken during lunch periods on October 5 and 6.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.  A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Drumbeat – Mahopac Arts and Writing Club – will have its first meeting today at 2:00 in room 128. All writers and artists are welcome.

     Interested in the outdoors? Need community service hours?  Bio Club’s first meeting will be Tuesday.

     Drama Club auditions for the fall production of "A Christmas Carol" will take place today at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Prepare and memorize a monologue of your choice. See Ms. Velez or Mr. Purr if you have any questions.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     Edible Arrangements in Carmel is looking for after school and week-end fruit production workers. They will train.  Come in and fill out an application at 1916 Route 6, Putnam Plaza, Carmel.

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  • September 15, 2017 - B day

    There are collection boxes in the Blue and Gold houses for any hurricane relief donation items. The collection ends today.

     The five hour pre-licensing class has been postponed to Monday, September 25th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.If you previously registered for Sept. 18th you are now registered for Sept. 25th.

     During PE classes today Senior workshops continue periods 1-4. See signs posted in and around the GYM for details on senior workshops that continue next week.

     Cap and gown and ring orders will be taken during lunch periods on October 5 and 6.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     For anyone who still needs to buy a PE uniform and lock, they will be sold after school today from 2:00 to 2:15 in the gym.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Drumbeat – Mahopac Arts and Writing Club – will have its first meeting on Monday at 2:00 in room 128. All writers and artists are welcome.

     Drama Club auditions for the fall production of A Christmas Carol will take place on Monday, Sept. 18th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Prepare and memorize a monologue of your choice.  See Ms. Velez or Mr. Purr if you have any questions.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     Edible Arrangements in Carmel is looking for after school and week-end fruit production workers. They will train.  Come in and fill out an application at 1916 Route 6, Putnam Plaza, Carmel.

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  • September 14, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, September 18th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.

     During PE classes starting period 5 today seniors are to go to their assigned computer labs for college workshops. Senior workshops continue periods 1-4 on Friday.  See signs posted in and around the GYM for details on senior workshops that continue next week.

    Color war shirts for all grades will be on sale in room 113 after school for $10.

     There will be a Drivers Education meeting today at 2:00 in the new gym for all students signing up for the fall session.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     This week is Spirit Week here at MHS. Show your school spirit from today till Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming.

     For anyone who is interested in joining Student Athletic Council, there will be a meeting in room 231 today at 2:00 pm.

     For anyone who still needs to buy a PE uniform and lock, they will be sold this week after school from 2:00 to 2:15 in the gym.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Drumbeat – Mahopac Arts and Writing Club – will have its first meeting on Monday at 2:00 in room 128.

     Drama Club auditions for the fall production of A Christmas Carol will take place on Monday, Sept. 18th at 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Prepare and memorize a monologue of your choice.  See Ms. Velez or Mr. Purr if you have any questions.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     

     

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  • September 13, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, September 18th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.

     Color war shirts for all grades will be on sale through Thursday at 1:53 in room 113.

     Are you interested in writing, proofreading or computer editing? There will be an informational meeting in room 224 today at 2:00 for Chieftain, the school newspaper.  All are welcome to attend.

     There will be a Drivers Education meeting on Thursday at 2:00 in the new gym for all students signing up for the fall session.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     This week is Spirit Week here at MHS. Show your school spirit from today till Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming.

          Wednesday: Jersey Day

          Thursday:     Patriotic Day

          Friday:           Color Wars

     Any students interested in joining the Yearbook Club please come to our first meeting today in room 225 at 2pm.

     AFS meeting at 2:00 today in room 245.

     If you are interested in fashion, come to the first Fashion Club meeting in room 110 today

     Today and every Wednesday is Dollar Day in the cafeteria. All lunches are only $1.

     For anyone who is interested in joining Student Athletic Council, there will be a meeting in room 231 on Thursday at 2:00 pm.

     For anyone who still needs to buy a PE uniform and lock, they will be sold this week after school from 2:00 to 2:15 in the gym.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Need community service? Tech Assistants are needed periods 1-8 to help check computer labs.  Please see Mrs. D in room 219 if interested.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     

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  • September 12, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, April 18th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.

     Are you interested in writing, proofreading or computer editing? There will be an informational meeting in room 224 on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2:00 for Chieftain, the school newspaper.  All are welcome to attend.

     There will be a Drivers Education meeting on Thursday at 2:00 in the new gym for all students signing up for the fall session.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages. The collection box will be in room 106 starting on September 25.A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     This week is Spirit Week here at MHS. Show your school spirit from today till Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming.

          Tuesday:       Tourist Day

         Wednesday: Wacky/Neon Day

         Thursday:     Patriotic Day

         Friday:           Color Wars

     Any students interested in joining the Yearbook Club please come to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 13th in room 225 at 2pm.

     Glamour Gals meeting tomorrow at 2:00 PM in room 230. The Glamour Gals mission is to provide companionship and beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. If you are interested please join us at our first meeting.

     AFS meeting at 2:00 on Wednesday in room 245.

     If you are interested in fashion, come to the first Fashion Club meeting in room 110 on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

     This Wednesday and every Wednesday is Dollar Day in the cafeteria. All lunches are only $1.

     For anyone who is interested in joining Student Athletic Council, there will be a meeting in room 231 on Thursday at 2:00 pm.

     For anyone who still needs to buy a PE uniform and lock, they will be sold this week after school from 2:00 to 2:15 in the gym.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     

     

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  • September 11, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class will be held on Monday, April 18th from 5 to 10 pm.  You can register for the class in room 109 with $40 cash.

     Are you interested in writing, proofreading or computer editing? There will be an informational meeting in room 224 on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2:00 for Chieftain, the school newspaper.  All are welcome to attend.

     There will be a Drivers Education meeting on Thursday at 2:00 in the new gym for all students signing up for the fall session.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages.  A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     This week is Spirit Week here at MHS. Show your school spirit from today till Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming:

         Monday:       Mahopac Apparel

         Tuesday:       Tourist Day

         Wednesday: Wacky/Neon Day

         Thursday:     Patriotic Day

         Friday:           Color Wars

     Color Wars Shirts will be sold after school. Listen to announcements for information.

     Come join us for our first Italian club meeting today at 2:00 p.m. in the Mini-theater.

     Any students interested in joining the Yearbook Club please come to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 13th in room 225 at 2pm. 

    Glamour Gals meeting tomorrow at 2:00 PM in room 230. The Glamour Gals mission is to provide companionship and beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. If you are interested please join us at our first meeting.

     Dance try-outs will be held today and tomorrow at 3:00 pm in the cafeteria. You must attend both days.

     AFS meeting at 2:00 on Wednesday in room 245.

     Robotics Club informational meeting will be after school on Tuesday, Sept. 19th in room 24 for students interested in joining.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     

     

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  • September 8, 2017 - A Day

     

     

    There will be a Dance Company informational meeting on today at 2:00 pm.in room 218. Tryouts will follow next week.

     

    Are you interested in writing, proofreading or computer editing? There will be an informational meeting in room 224 on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2:00 for Chieftain, the school newspaper.  All are welcome to attend.

     

    There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages.

    A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     

    Black Maniac shirts will be sold today for $10 from 2:00 to 2:45 in room 115 for the football game against Arlington.

     

    Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department will have an Open House on September 10th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Mahopac Falls Main Station at 17 Lucaro Lane off of

    Route 6N. Free refreshments, For further information go to www.mahopacfallsvfd.com.

     

    Next week is Spirit Week here at MHS. Show your school spirit from Monday, Sept. 11th to Friday, Sept. 15 for Homecoming.

     

    Monday:       Mahopac Apparel

    Tuesday:      Tourist Day

    Wednesday: Wacky/Neon Day

    Thursday:     Patriotic Day

    Friday:           Color Wars

     

    Color Wars Shirts will be sold after school next week. Listen to announcements for information.

     

    PACapellas who can make a quick unscheduled rehearsal, due to a request, please do your best to come to a brief rehearsal immediately after period 8 in the Chorus Room. This does not count toward rehearsal attendance.

     

    Come join us for our first Italian club meeting today, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mini-theater.

     

    Any students interested in joining the Yearbook Club please come to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 13th in room 225.

     

    Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     

    Community Service: Volunteers needed Saturday, September 9th, 6AM to 10 AM or 11:30 AM for TyAthlon Sprint Triathlon and 5K.  Meet at Four Brothers Restaurant on Route 6.  Contact Erica Feller at 845-406-8712..

     

     

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  • September 7, 2017 - B day

    There will be a Dance Company informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 8th at 2:00 pm.in room 218. Tryouts will follow next week.

     Are you interested in writing, proofreading or computer editing? There will be an informational meeting in room 224 on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2:00 for Chieftain, the school newspaper.  All are welcome to attend.

     There will be a clothing drive from Monday, Sept. 25th through Friday, Oct. 6th for the benefit of Veterans, and we ask for clothing for men, women and children of all ages.  A tax receipt will be provided if you email Althea Daley at daleya@mahopac.k12.ny.us.

     Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department will have an Open House on September 10th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Mahopac Falls Main Station at 17 Lucaro Lane off of Route 6N. Free refreshments, For further information go to www.mahopacfallsvfd.com.

     Community Service opportunity: Lake Mahopac Garden Club needs 7 or more students for their annual fundraiser on October 14th. Interested students should email lakemahopacgarclub@gmail.com.

     Community Service: Volunteers needed Saturday, September 9th, 6AM to 10 AM or 11:30 AM for TyAthlon Sprint Triathlon and 5K.  Meet at Four Brothers Restaurant on Route 6.  Contact Erica Feller at 845-406-8712..

     

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MHS News & Headlines

  • Mahopac High School Expands to the Great Outdoors

    Students can now spend some time during the waning days until graduation in the new outdoor seating area installed recently at Mahopac High School.

    Thanks to generous donations from the Yearbook Club and the Parent Teacher Organization, the beautiful all-weather area was installed right outside the cafeteria and includes several benches, a picnic table, attractive recycling and trash receptacles as well as matching planters sporting tall flowering plants. The furniture sits on a newly installed stone patio.

    The Site-Based Committee, which includes faculty, administrators, parents and students, came up with the idea to provide the outdoor space last year.

    The space marks the first time high school students will have access to a space outside of the school building. “Students generally rise to the occasion when they are given the freedom to use something like this,” said MHS guidance counselor and Site-Based Committee member Julie Cummins, who added that students have been very respectful of the book nooks installed in the high school last year. “We let the students drive the ideas for the project,” she said, “because it is their school.” Cummins said that she and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Dr. Adam Pease designed the space. It will be open select periods of the day for seniors this year and may be expanded to include juniors in the future.

    “Our buildings and grounds staff did a great job with preparing the space and putting in the planters as well,” said MHS Interim Principal John Augusta.

    Senior Jessica Mastropietro, who is on the Site-Based Committee, said she will enjoy using the outdoor seating area, if only for a short time. “I’m excited to roll it out and be able to use it for the rest of the year,” she said.

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  • Tech Center Graduates Are Ready for a Bright Future

    Graduates of the Tech Center at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES are not only ready for college and careers, they are ready for life. That was the consensus of the student speakers at the recent graduation on the BOCES’ Yorktown campus. The graduates represented the 40 programs Tech has to offer. More than 40 Mahopac students attended The Tech Center this year, with many of them earning high honors and awards, including induction into the honor society.

    North Salem student and valedictorian Leah Feniger said she not only feels better prepared for a career in Computer Graphics because of The Tech Center, but she feels better prepared for the practical side of life as well. “We learned about business and finance and even how to do our taxes,” said Feniger.

    Salutatorian Jesse Fleming, also from North Salem, said being a Sports Medicine student enabled him to find himself and discover his desire to become a doctor one day. “The hands-on techniques we learned were inspiring and exciting,” he said, “and I learned more in this class than I have in all four years of high school.”

    Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES District Superintendent James Ryan spoke at the ceremony as did Tech Center Director Cathy Balestrieri and principals Steve Lowery and Jim Bellucci. BOCES board members and area district superintendents were also on hand for the celebration.

    More than 400 students graduated from the Tech Center with training and expertise in such fields as culinary arts, fashion design, computer technology, environmental science, healthcare, computer graphics, digital film, law enforcement, urban forestry, auto mechanics and education.  The program for the graduation ceremony listed pages of scholarships, honors and awards received by the graduating class including top honors in statewide competitions and scholarships from community and professional organizations.

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  • In MHS Science Class, ‘Virtually’ Anything Is Possible

    Living environment students in Jen Cauthers’ class colored in their plant and animal cell diagrams, hovered their phones over them and watched them come to augmented 3D life in class recently. Using the Quiver augmented-reality app, the Mahopac High School students were able to look into their creations in depth in a way previously impossible.

    “It’s fascinating,” said student Makenly Crisman. “It makes the diagram three dimensional, so you can really see everything that is there.”

    Cauthers has been using both virtual reality devices, in which students see a digital re-creation of a real-life setting, and augmented reality devices, which deliver virtual elements overlaid onto a real-world setting, in her science classes this year and has seen her students’ interest pique.

    “It makes lessons more engaging and interactive for them,” she says.

    For virtual reality, students use cardboard goggles called Google Cardboard. Students put the goggles on and view videos on their phones while wearing the goggles. Students then use Cardboard-compatible applications on their phones to watch class-appropriate videos, placing the phones into the back of the viewer.

    There are also hundreds of virtual “field trips” that teachers can guide students through using Google cardboard.

    “We did a tour of the Galapagos Islands using Google Cardboard, and the students were really engaged in it,” Cauthers said. “You felt like you were immersed in the islands. You could see all the different types of coral and fish species close up.”

    Because not all students have smart phones, the district purchased a trial Google Expedition set, which will arrive this summer and be beta tested. It will include about 30 devices. Cauthers said teachers hope to use it on a widespread group of students next year and potentially purchase more as needed.

    Students using the Quiver augmented-reality app can not only see their diagrams popping right off the page, but they can make recordings and videos as well. “They can record a tutorial on the app, and it also has a quiz on the diagram that students can take,” Cauthers said, which helps them memorize the material.

    The technology is evolving all the time, according to Cauthers. “It really is the beginning of an exciting new way of learning.”

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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)

    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.

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  • 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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