Announcements

  • April 25, 2017 - A day

    Students who have Study Hall period 2 in the café should report to the auditorium.

     The Weight Room is closed after school until further notice.

     Earth Day was last Saturday, so all of this week we will be having an electronic recycling drive. Do your part in reducing pollution and drop off any old electronics you have in the office with Mrs. Smith.

     Any student who wishes to run for a position next year in MOST should attend the next meeting after school on Wednesday, April 26th in the auditorium.

     Create the Change Club will meet in room 130 on Wednesday.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     The Mahopac Golf and Beach Club needs volunteers to help with their Junior Camp Pr5ogram this summer. If you are interested, the CIT enrollment form is available in room 120. This cannot be used for community service.

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  • April 24, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class scheduled for today has been postponed. There will be a class in May and another in June.  Dates will be announced later this week.

    .Attention all Juniors: Today is the last day to hand in your permission slips for the BOCES College and Career Fair tomorrow, April 25th.  Permission slips must be returned to the Gold House by 2:00 today.

     The Weight Room is closed after school until further notice.

     Earth Day was last Saturday, so all of this week we will be having an electronic recycling drive. Do your part in reducing pollution and drop off any old electronics you have in the office with Mrs. Smith.

     Any student who wishes to run for a position next year in MOST should attend the next meeting after school on Wednesday, April 26th in the auditorium.

     Create the Change Club will meet in room 130 on Wednesday, not today.

     

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  • April 21, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

    .Junior Prom is today. Students should arrive at the new HS Gym beginning at 4:30 but no later than 5:45, to take their Prom Photo.  First bus will leave MHS around 5:50 to go to Villa Barone.  First bus will leave Villa Barone at 9:30 PM to arrive at MHS.  Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.  Students who attend will have a chance to win a mini-Ipad 4!

     The Weight Room is closed after school until further notice.

     Earth Day is this Saturday, so all of next week we will be having an electronic recycling drive. Do your part in reducing pollution and drop off any old electronics you have in the office with Mrs. Smith.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

    Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 2122, 23.  Information is available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 19, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

    .Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Table signups will be in room 231 after school until 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.  Students who attend will have a chance to win a mini-Ipad 4!

     National Honor Society meeting at 2pm today in the auditorium for all new inductees as well as all officers and current members.

     Mandatory meeting for Spanish National Honor Society inductees today at 2:00 in the auditorium.

     The Weight Room is closed after school until further notice.

     There is a Freshman MOST meeting today after school in room 214.

     There is a mandatory meeting for all Chieftain editors today in room 224 at 2:00.

     Biology Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, after school in room 250.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

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  • April 18, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

    .Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Table signups will be in room 231 after school until 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Italian Club will meet today in the mini theater.  All flower money is due.

     National Honor Society meeting at 2pm tomorrow in the auditorium for new inductees as well as all members.

     Mandatory meeting for Spanish National Honor Society inductees tomorrow at 2:00 in the auditorium.

     Attention Seniors: The local scholarship package is due today to Mrs. Smith.

     Yearbook meeting today at 2:00.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23.  Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 7, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Amy senior who purchased chocolate for the prom fundraiser can pick it up at 2:00 in room 225.

     Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods for $85/single and $170/couple.  Tickets will be sold until April 7. Table signups will be in room 231 after school from 4/3 to 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Pick up the latest edition if the school newspaper. Chieftain! You can find it in the library, your classrooms and the book nooks.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 6, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     The GSA will meet today in room 130.

     Fashion Club will meet today at 2:00 in Mrs. Usack’s room.

     Amy senior who purchased chocolate for the prom fundraiser can pick it up at 2:00 in room 225.

     Math STEP is cancelled for today.

     Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods for $85/single and $170/couple.  Tickets will be sold until April 7. Table signups will be in room 231 after school until 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Attention students: if you received strive cards during the month of March, please place them in the boxes today.  Strive card raffle will take place this week.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 5, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     There will be a brief mandatory meeting today for all 9th grade athletes interested in playing JV football next year.  Meet in room 46 at 2:00 pm sharp.

     Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods for $85/single and $170/couple.  Tickets will be sold until April 7. Table signups will be in room 231 after school from 4/3 to 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Attention students: if you received strive cards during the month of March, please place them in the boxes today.  Strive card raffle will take place this week.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 4, 2017 - B day

    The five hour pre-licensing class is scheduled for Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     Yearbook meeting today at 2:00 in the Library Classroom.

     The GSA will meet on Thursday in room 130.

     Earth Science STEP is cancelled for today only.

     There will be a brief mandatory meeting on Wednesday, April 5th for all 9th grade athletes interested in playing JV football next year.  Meet in room 46 at 2:00 pm sharp.

     

    Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods for $85/single and $170/couple.  Tickets will be sold until April 7. Table signups will be in room 231 after school from 4/3 to 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Attention students: if you received strive cards during the month of March, please place them in the boxes today.  Strive card raffle will take place this week.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • April 3, 2017 - A day

    The five hour pre-licensing class scheduled for today has been postponed until Monday, April 24th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm.  You can register in room 120 with $35.00 cash.

     There is a mandatory meeting today at 2:00 in room 204 for Spanish Honor Society inductees.

     There will be an Arts and Writing Club meeting today at 2:00 pm in 128. All are welcome/

     Drivers Education meeting today in the mini theater at 2:00 pm. If you have not handed in a check and have one, please attend the meeting.  There are still spots available.

     Today’s Italian Club meeting is cancelled.

     The Create the Change Club will meet today in room 130 at 2:10.

     There will be a brief mandatory meeting on Wednesday, April 5th for all 9th grade athletes interested in playing JV football next year.  Meet in room 46 at 2:00 pm sharp.

     Attention Juniors: Junior Prom will be on Friday, April 21 at Villa Barone from 6-10.  Tickets will be sold in the café during lunch periods for $85/single and $170/couple.  Tickets will be sold until April 7. Table signups will be in room 231 after school from 4/3 to 4/20.  One person from your table may hand in all completed sobriety forms to attend.  Tables are 12 people each. Any questions see Mr. Dusenbury or Mr. Fetzer.

     Attention all Juniors: The BOCES College and Career Fair will be held on April 25th.  Permission slips are available in each house and must be returned to the Gold House as soon as possible.

     Attention students: if you received strive cards during the month of March, please place them in the boxes today.  Strive card raffle will take place this week.

     Community Service: Volunteers are needed for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 23 at the Mahopac Fire House on Route 6. Information available in room 120.

     Community Service: Fundraiser for Putnam Humane Society will take place at the Lake Casse Club House, 193 Shear Hill Road, Mahopac on April 21, 22, 23. Help is also needed for setup after school on April 18th through 20th.  Information available in room 120.

     

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MHS News & Headlines

  • 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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  • 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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