The latest issue of The Chieftain is here!
The latest edition of The Chieftain has hit the stands! Check out Editor-in-Chief Vincent D. Russo give a sneak peak about you'll find in this month's issue.
Dear Students and Families,
We are now in the final stretch of the school year. The months of May and June are typically extremely busy months. Please be in tune with the District Calendar to stay abreast of all the upcoming High School Events - some of our highlight events are:
May 2-4: HS Spring Musical - 7:00 PM
May 9: NHS Induction - 7:00 PM
May 17: HS Fashion Show - 7:00 PM
May 21: District Budget Vote , 6AM -9PM, HS New Gym
May 22: Evening of Jazz - 7 PM
May 23, 28: Snow give back days - NO SCHOOL
May 29: Small Ensembles Concert - 7 PM
May 30: Senior Athletic Awards - 7 PM
June 6: Senior Day
June 7: Senior Prom
June 12: Senior Awards - 7 PM
June 18: Graduation Rehearsal - 10:00 AM
June 18 – 25: Regents & Finals
June 19: GRADUATION - 7:00 PM
Although the school year is coming to a rapid end, I encourage parents and students to stay vigilant with prompt attendance to school. Student attendance to school is obviously a major contributor to academic success.
Matthew Lawrence, Ed.D.
Principal - Mahopac High School
(845) 628-3256 Ext. 11510
Follow me on Twitter: Dr. Matt Lawrence@PacHS_Principal
May is Mental Health Month! This year’s theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body, meaning that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and we must take care of our minds just as much as we take care of our bodies.
Finding the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, physical health and mental health can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, as well as chronic physical conditions.
Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. #4Mind4Body has some daily tips to try this May.
Inspire others to raise awareness and #CureStigma.
Be sure to visit MHS' Art Show while you vote!
Bowling season maybe over but we're still over the moon about our junior student-athlete Jess Kasper and coach James Carroll.
Kasper finished 10th at the Section 1 tournament (1,145 series) and qualified for states through her average.
Coach Carroll was named Lohud Sports coach of the year. He led the team as the top Westchester/Putnam finisher at the Section 1 tournament, placing sixth overall. Mahopac had three bowlers average at least 156 this season, and all three placed in the top 30 at sectional.
We are pleased to announce MHS seniors who rank in the top ten percent of their senior class.
The following is a letter to the Mahopac community from Superintendent of Schools Anthony DiCarlo, 02/08/2019:
Dear Mahopac Community,
I would like to take a moment to talk about a prevalent drug trend affecting our nation’s schools, as well as the response our District implements to keep our schools safe and drug-free.
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. middle and high school students. In response to the growing use of e-cigarette vaping devices among high school students, Mahopac Central School District has policies in place to prevent the use of such devices on school grounds. E-cigarette use increased seventy-eight percent among high school students in 2018. In an effort to protect the student body and curb this epidemic in Mahopac schools, the District includes the following provision in the Code of Conduct:
“Smoking, using, possessing, or selling a cigarette, cigar, pipe, chewing tobacco, lighters, matches, e-cigarettes, vaporizers or other devices used to inhale a non-prescribed substance.”
Any student found with any of these devices will be in violation of these provisions and may be subjected to discipline, referred to the Superintendent, and assigned sessions with the Student Assistance Counselor.
Students found in possession of devices with liquids or oils that contain THC or CBD concentrates or other controlled substances will subject themselves to an out-of-school suspension, and referred to a superintendent’s hearing. The District is committed to curbing the use or possession of illegal substances in the schools. If found guilty at a hearing of possession of a vaping device containing THC or CBD substances, the violating student may be subjected to an extended period of out-of-school suspension.
These measures reflect the gravity we ascribe to the objective of stopping the trend of use or possession of these devices among school-aged children.
Superintendent of Schools