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    DAY ROTATION

    Monday - November 20 - D day

    Tuesday - November 21 - A day

    Wednesday - November 22 - B day - HALF DAY - EMERGENCY DISMISSAL DRILL -

    DISMISSAL APPOX.  10:06 A.M. NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED

    Thursday - November 23 - SCHOOL CLOSED - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 

    Friday - November 24 - SCHOOL CLOSED  - THANKSGIVING RECESS

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  • 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.

     

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  • TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN - THROUGH DECEMBER 8TH

    Attached please see a flyer regarding the Toys for Tots campaign.  You can drop off a NEW UNWRAPPED toy in any district building through December 8th.

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  • YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION

    The first offer deadline is ending on October 20th.  Please see the  attached please  flyers regarding the ordering of the Mahopac Middle School Yearbooks.

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  • FOOD DRIVE

    Attached please find information for the Mahopac Middle School Food Drive which will begin  October 12th and run through Friday, November 17th.  

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  • Sports Physicals for Winter Athletes

    Any 8th grade athlete interested in playing a HS winter sport, please check with the nurse that your physical is up to date for the required APP testing paper work. Also, the school doctor will be at the MS on 10/24 & 10/26 for sports physicals. The APP testing dates are: 10/30, 10/31 & 11/2.

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  • Poster Contest

    Attached please find flyer with information about the poster contest, the guidelines and submission deadline

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  • Washington D.C. 8th Grade Trip - Community Service and Contract

    Please see attachments regarding the forms needed for the 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip.  Each child planning on attending the trip must complete five hours of Community Service.  If your child is going to be completing his/her community service at an organization listed on the Community Service Opportunities page, they need not get pre-approval.  The 8th grade students will be required to have the form completed and signed by the supervising agent for the organization.  After this has been done, the form should be handed in to the Guidance Office so the hours can be recorded.  If you have any questions, please call 845-621-1330 ext. 12600

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  • 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.

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  • STUDENT SCHEDULES

    Student Schedules have been released to Parent Portal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Guidance Office at 845-621-1330 ext. 12600

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News & Headlines

  • 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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  • Engineering and Eggs: All in a Day’s Work at Mahopac School

    What better way to learn science and engineering principles than through hands-on experimentation? That’s what Mahopac Middle School (MMS) students did this week when they answered the question, How can an egg be dropped off a tall building without breaking?

    Sixth grade students prepared for the annual Egg Drop event by designing containers for their eggs using scientific and engineering principles as part of the school’s commitment to STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

    MMS teacher Victoria Lew guided students from sixth grade classes through the challenge, based on the Mars Rover landing. Students worked on making the best “rover” for their “eggstronauts.”

    “The students are really learning the engineering and design process as well as Newton’s laws,” said Lew. Former MMS STEM instructor Joseph Corace came out of retirement to launch the egg rovers off of the school building. Corace had led the experiment in previous years. “He is the most comfortable up there launching the eggs,” said Lew, “so we encouraged him to come back and do it again.”

    Though some of the eggs made it through the experiment and some of them didn’t, all of the students benefited from learning what worked and what didn’t—key steps to the scientific method.

    The long-range goal of STEM education is to prepare students for a full range of college and career choices in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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