Summer Reading 2019 Grades 9-12
Parking Application for Seniors 2019-2020
Seniors: Please click on this link to fill out the parking application for the 2019-2020 school year.
Important Message from the Principal re Graduation
Good MHS Families !
I want to wish all of you a successful 2019-2020 school year.
I have a few reminders :
- Please be sure to check the Parent Portal - in the event that there were any schedule updates made.
- Students - please be sure to know your bus route - and where your bus will be lined up for the dismissal. This information was sent in a prior email.
- Parents - in an effort to make our surroundings safe for all, we made some changes to our student drop off and pick up procedures. Please be sure to review the student drop off and pick up procedures also sent in a prior email.
Remember, the best learning occurs when our students and teachers are in the classroom together - so please do your absolute best to come to school each day !
Once again, I hope you all have a wonderful school year.
Matthew Lawrence, Ed.D.
Principal - Mahopac High School
(845) 628-3256 Ext. 11510
Follow me on Twitter: Dr. Matt Lawrence@PacHS_Principal
MHS News & Headlines
Mahopac Parent Night: Youth, Gaming, and Problem Gambling
Mahopac is offering to parents an informational night regarding youth, gaming and problem gambling. This will be held at the Falls School auditorium on Tuesday, October 29, from 7-8:30 pm. The Mahopac Central School District is partnering with the Prevention Council of Putnam and the Mid-Hudson Problem Gambling Resource Center to share important information that you can use to help encourage healthy limits with gaming, identify warning signs of "problem" gaming and video game "addiction," as well as resources for getting help in our community for children, teens, and families. We look forward to seeing you!MHS News & Headlines
The Consequences for Vaping in Mahopac Schools
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 SchoolsMHS News & Headlines
Quarter 2 Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Students
We are proud to announce that 310 students earned honor roll by having a GPA of between 84.5 and 89.4 and 532 students earned high honor roll for having a GPA of 89.5 and higher for Quarter 2.MHS News & Headlines
What is Risky Driving?
Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families and friends gather, parties are scheduled, and travel spikes. December 2018 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.There are several things to consider and discuss regarding impaired driving to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.MHS News & Headlines
Red Ribbon Week
Did you know?
Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.
Red Ribbon Week begins October 28, an opportunity for communities, schools and families to focus on prevention and to educate youth around substance use. There will be multiple awareness activities at MHS and throughout the district, including “Hidden Mischief”, a presentation for MS and HS parents on 11/1 at 7pm at MHS.
Below are some links to information that may help facilitate conversations in your family.MHS News & Headlines