Announcements

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    DAY ROTATION

    Monday - February 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Tuesday - February 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Wednesday - February 21 - C Day

    Thursday - February 22 - D Day

    Friday - February 23 - A Day

     

     

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  • CHROME BOOK ROLL OUT/SCHOOL INFORMATION

    Attached please find a letter from Mr. Cozzocrea, Principal with information regarding the school and the upcoming Chrome Book Roll out for our students.  There is a parent meeting on FEBRUARY 27th at 7:00 p.m. to provide parents more information regarding the chrome books.

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  • Washington Community Service Form

    Attached please find the Community Service form for the 8th Grade Washington DC trip.  5 hours of Community service must be completed by March 1st.  The completed forms should be handed in to the Guidance Office.

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  • PTO Spring After School Workshops

    The Mahopac Middle Schools PTO will be offering 8 weeks of after-school mini workshops this spring, all taking place at the school from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).  Each workshop is grade level appropriate and you may register your child for as many workshops that are offered for his/her grade level. Workshops begin in March and run through May. Please click on the attached document for more information on how to register. 

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  • Septo presents "Wind and Fire".

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  • 2018 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night

    Attached please find the Power Point that was presented during the 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night.  

    Mahopac Middle School
  • CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

    The Torch and Student Government will be running the 4th annual Creative Writing contest for all students in grades 6 through 8.  Stories should be limited to 1,000 words and any topic is acceptable.  Deadline for submission is February 23rd and stories should be turned into Mrs. Bronschidle in the library.  There will be gift cards for first, second and third place stories.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Mahopac Sports Association Boys Lacrosse Registration

    Attached please see a flyer with information regarding Mahopac Sports Association Boys Lacrosse Registration

    Mahopac Middle School
  • TOWN OF CARMEL PARKS AND RECREATION WINTER OFFERINGS

    Attached please find flyers regarding Ski and Snowboarding and drawing class offered by the Town of Carmel Parks and Recreation.

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  • Art Contest

    Attached please find a flyer with information regarding  an art competition for Middle School Students, sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union .  The theme is "Fight Hate, Protect Democracy, Stand for Justice".  Please open the attached flyer for more information on this contest.

     

    Mahopac Middle School
  • PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU PEGASUS PROGRAM

    Putnam County Youth Bureau is hosting their Pegasus program beginning on October 12.  This is a free confidential program for children ages 6-12 who have a parent or family member suffering from alcoholism or other drug dependencies.  See attached flyer for more information.

    Mahopac Middle School

Announcements

  • featured post

    DAY ROTATION

    Monday - February 19 - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Tuesday - February 20 - SCHOOL CLOSED

    Wednesday - February 21 - C Day

    Thursday - February 22 - D Day

    Friday - February 23 - A Day

     

     

    Mahopac Middle School
  • CHROME BOOK ROLL OUT/SCHOOL INFORMATION

    Attached please find a letter from Mr. Cozzocrea, Principal with information regarding the school and the upcoming Chrome Book Roll out for our students.  There is a parent meeting on FEBRUARY 27th at 7:00 p.m. to provide parents more information regarding the chrome books.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Washington Community Service Form

    Attached please find the Community Service form for the 8th Grade Washington DC trip.  5 hours of Community service must be completed by March 1st.  The completed forms should be handed in to the Guidance Office.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • PTO Spring After School Workshops

    The Mahopac Middle Schools PTO will be offering 8 weeks of after-school mini workshops this spring, all taking place at the school from 3:00-4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).  Each workshop is grade level appropriate and you may register your child for as many workshops that are offered for his/her grade level. Workshops begin in March and run through May. Please click on the attached document for more information on how to register. 

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Septo presents "Wind and Fire".

    Mahopac Middle School
  • 2018 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night

    Attached please find the Power Point that was presented during the 7th/8th Grade Curriculum Night.  

    Mahopac Middle School
  • CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

    The Torch and Student Government will be running the 4th annual Creative Writing contest for all students in grades 6 through 8.  Stories should be limited to 1,000 words and any topic is acceptable.  Deadline for submission is February 23rd and stories should be turned into Mrs. Bronschidle in the library.  There will be gift cards for first, second and third place stories.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Mahopac Sports Association Boys Lacrosse Registration

    Attached please see a flyer with information regarding Mahopac Sports Association Boys Lacrosse Registration

    Mahopac Middle School
  • TOWN OF CARMEL PARKS AND RECREATION WINTER OFFERINGS

    Attached please find flyers regarding Ski and Snowboarding and drawing class offered by the Town of Carmel Parks and Recreation.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Art Contest

    Attached please find a flyer with information regarding  an art competition for Middle School Students, sponsored by the New York Civil Liberties Union .  The theme is "Fight Hate, Protect Democracy, Stand for Justice".  Please open the attached flyer for more information on this contest.

     

    Mahopac Middle School
  • PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU PEGASUS PROGRAM

    Putnam County Youth Bureau is hosting their Pegasus program beginning on October 12.  This is a free confidential program for children ages 6-12 who have a parent or family member suffering from alcoholism or other drug dependencies.  See attached flyer for more information.

    Mahopac Middle School

News & Headlines

  • Mahopac Middle School Holds Annual STEAM Fair

    Mahoapc Middle School recently held their Annual School STEAM Fair. The event showcased experiments, machines and displays focused around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Hover boards, 3-D printers and chemical reactions were just a few of the things students explored at the fair, where creative innovation was in abundance.

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  • Falcons Fly as Learning Soars at Mahopac Middle School

    Falcons hunt high up in the open sky, but Mahopac Middle School sixth graders didn’t have to take anyone’s word for that. They saw it for themselves when Brian Bradley released a falcon on the field outside the school and watched as it soared up high beyond view in search of food.

    “Unlike owls, who fly low, silently and hunt in the dark, falcons need a wide open space and fly high above other birds, which are their prey,” Bradley, of Skyhunters in Flight in Ulster Park, NY, told students.

    Earlier Bradley explained the differences between hawks, which have excellent vision, and owls, which rely on their hearing more than their vision for hunting. Bradley brought a barn owl, spectacled owl, red-tailed hawk and a Harris’s hawk, among other birds, to show the sixth graders.

    But it was the falcon, with its fierce velocity, that got to demonstrate the breadth of its flight outdoors. “Falcons continuously flap their wings in order to fly and don’t ever coast the way other birds do,” Bradley said. “This field may seem huge, but to a falcon, with its incredible speed, it is tiny.”

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  • Mahopac Middle School Spreads ‘Wings’ of Inclusion

    To promote inclusion, kindness, empathy and teamwork, Mahopac Middle School kicked off its Wingman program for the second year this week, with guest speaker and program creator Ian Hockley. Hockley, who lost his son, Dylan, in the Sandy Hook shootings, created the program in his son’s memory to train teachers and student leaders on ways to provide a more inclusive school environment. He brought with him co-speaker Eddie Slowikowski, who motivated students through stories and activities.

    Hockley spoke of six-year-old Dylan, who was autistic and who benefited greatly when friends were empathetic to his differences. “Dylan was shy,” he said, “and couldn’t get involved in things easily at school. But when people took the time to explain things to him, he would get it, and he would get involved. Those types of people who step in and help—they are wingmen.”

    Currently the program is in the tristate area with plans to expand throughout the country. While Hockley trains teachers in the program, he says it is the students who really are the leaders.

    “The program really belongs to the them,” said Hockley. “The student leaders are the ones that set the direction for the program and decide on activities and topics.”

    Five MMS teachers trained in the Wingman philosophy. Christine McNeill, Melissa Nyikos, Jenifer Maloney, Ginny Gertling and Carol Polimino are working with a number of student leaders to get the program firmly established in the school.

    Slowikowski’s presentation, which motivated students with dance moves, sound effects and music, had a profound message: “Each one of you has something that makes you uniquely who you are,” he said. “And you have the opportunity each day to use those talents to do something good for someone else.”

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  • Mahopac Welcomes Middle School Principal Tom Cozzocrea

    Though Tom Cozzocrea has spent the past 12 years as a teacher and administrator in New York City public schools, being named the new principal of Mahopac Middle School is a homecoming of sorts.

    “I grew up in Carmel,” said Cozzocrea, “and though I received great training in the city, I am really excited to be in Mahopac, where I already feel at home in the school community. Everyone has been so welcoming.”

    Cozzocrea has worked as an elementary school teacher at PS 97 in the Bronx; as a principal mentee at PS 25 bilingual school; and as principal of PS/MS 5, a pre-K- grade 8 school also in the Bronx.

    “I thought I would be a career New York City educator, but the opportunity to come to a tight-knit community like Mahopac, where technology, music and sports are all in the forefront, was too good to pass up,” Cozzocrea said.

    He said he is impressed with the level of teacher involvement with students as well as the collaboration among teachers.

    Cozzocrea, who lives in Pawling with his wife and two children, said he plans to continue and expand that level of teamwork. “When all of us work together, it really helps make the best experience for students. I am really looking forward to working with the community, our students and our staff.”

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