Athletics Committee, 2/20, 7pm
Please be advised there is an Athletics Committee Meeting on February 20 at 7pm in the Mahopac Falls PD room.
Dear MHS Community,
The first quarter and a half have been amazingly successful here at MHS. Here are some brief highlights:
*1,444 College Applications Processed for 10/15 (or) 11/1 deadline (Early Action/Decision).
*Two MHS Teachers recognized by the Governor and NYS as Master Teachers (Ms. Stephens and Mr. Mahoney).
* MHS Counseling Team awarded 2018 NYS Outstanding Program, Practice, or Project Award (College Programming)
* Our students participated in multiple charitable events such as Thanksgiving Baskets, Toys for Tots, and the Snowflake Drive
* MHS Faculty kicked off #MHSREADS to model the importance of ongoing literacy
* 8 of our 9 Fall Varsity Teams were awarded Scholar Athlete Team Designations (75% of the team with a GPA of 90 or more)
* Coach DiSanto notched his 400th Section I win (Varsity wrestling)
*Approximately 800 students reached either honor roll or high honor roll
In a few short days we will take our Holiday Recess, and when we return in January our students and teachers will be in full force midterm and finals review. The speed of the school year always amazes me, even after all these years. During these few days, I cannot emphasize enough the importance for our students to take some time to relax and recharge to get ready for the challenges ahead, and to enjoy some time with their families and loved ones.
On behalf of the MHS Administration, Faculty and Staff, I wish you Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year.
Matthew Lawrence, Ed.D.
Principal - Mahopac High School
(845) 628-3256 Ext. 11510
Follow me on Twitter: Dr. Matt Lawrence@PacHS_Principal
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
Reahl Allen, Mahopac High School senior, signed his letter of intent today to play football for Pace University as a student athlete for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Some of Allen’s athletic achievements include,
“I’m most proud of Reahl’s development as a student athlete and as a young man over the last year in particular. He has really shown that he’s ready for the next step in his college career,” said Dominick DeMatteo, Mahopac Football Coach.
Allen’s parents, friends, teachers, counselors and team mates were in attendance of his letter signing, as well as Coach and Superintendent of Schools Anthony DiCarlo.
“On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire District, we congratulate Reahl and his parents. He really embraces what it means to be a student-athlete and he’s nothing but class on the field and in the classroom. He really exemplifies what it means to be the “Mahopac Way.” said DiCarlo.
Mahopac Wrestling Coach Dennis DiSanto made Section 1 history by earning his 422nd career victory in a dual meet over Brewster on January 7th. Until then, the record of 421 victories was held by former Arlington coach Fred Perry, followed by Fox Lane’s now retired Joe Amuso, with 406 (per lohud Sports).
Along with this team and Mahopac families, DiSanto was supported by many of his former students from Somers where he also coached for 27 years.
DiSanto is in his 35th year of coaching and is set to retire at the end of this school year.
Mahopac matches up with Carmel at home Thursday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m., where there will be a ceremony honoring DiSanto prior to the meet.
Mahopac High School senior, TJ McKee, broke the varsity boy’s hockey team school record for points with 158. He surpassed the old record of 151 held by Tyler Perrelle during the 2008-2009 season.
At the beginning of the season, Tim Donaghy, Mahopac Varsity Boy’s Hockey Coach, shared with his team the school’s hockey program record book.
“I made it a goal for myself to beat the record at the start of the season,” said McKee. McKee, who plays center, has played hockey since he was five years old.
“I am so proud of TJ. It’s been great to see him to continue to grow as a student athlete and accomplish his goal of setting a new school record,” said Donaghy.
The record was set along with Mahopac Varsity Hockey team’s victory at the Mohawk Holiday Tournament finishing 2-0 on December 29, 2018. Not only did McKee take the record but also fellow senior team mate, Logan MacDougall, goalie, won Most Valuable Player.
Fifty-three Mahopac High School seniors were inducted into the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) on November 27. In addition to have proven academic excellence in their science classes, these students are driven through the society’s mission to encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought; to advance students’ knowledge of classical and modern science; and to encourage students to participate in community service.
Under the direction of high school science teacher, Elizabeth Stephens, the seniors were officially inducted into the SNHS based on achieving the challenging criteria of:
The student-members who have earned probationary status will be eligible for induction this spring upon fulfilling:
The group is presently planning the 2019 STEAM Fair Project, on February 9, which engages middle school students with the hopes of generating interest in the sciences. This initiative also serves as a new mentoring program where high school students can guide middle school students through a STEAM project.
“We are proud to have such an impressive roster of Science National Honor Society inductees who are committed to advancing their knowledge of classical and modern science and participate in community service that encourages the pursuit of scientific knowledge,” said Dr. Matthew Lawrence, high school principal.
The motto inscribed in Latin on the SNHS shield translates: “Fortunate is one who understands the causes of things.” It is indeed fortunate to have these Mahopac students sharing their understanding of “the causes of things” with other students and the community.
President: Kathryn-Alexa Kennedy
Vice President: Natalie Scanlon
Secretary: Zina McInerney
Treasurer: Raquel Nelson
Public Relations: Morgan Gianetta
Motivator: Max Haklay
The Mahopac Central School District is proud to announce the selection of Anthony Corrado, high school senior and varsity football quarterback, to the Westchester County Chapter of The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame 2019 "Golden Dozen" Scholar-Athlete Program.
Corrado’s award is in recognition of academic excellence, achievements on the football field, and accomplishments in extracurricular and community service activities. He will be honored on January 31st at the 47th Annual Banquet at the Westchester Country Club in Rye.
Since 1973 the Westchester Chapter has honored over 500 Golden Dozen honorees and awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarship grants.
“In the classroom and on the field, Anthony is a stellar example of the Mahopac High School’s core values of compassion, resilience, problem-solving and risk-taking,” says John Augusta, Mahopac High School Athletic Director.