Announcements

  • MODIFIED GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS

    There will be an informational meeting for girls interested in playing Modified Soccer on  September 6th. Please listen to announcements on September 6th for the location.

    Tryouts will begin on September 7th and run through September 12th (excluding Saturday and Sunday).  You are required to attend all try out sessions.  Any gear or equipment is required on ALL tryout days.

    PERMISSION FORMS AND PHYSICAL FORMS MUST BE ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE BY SEPTEMBER 7TH.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Release of Student Schedules - Tuesday, 8/22

    Student schedules will be available on Parent Portal on Tuesday, August 22nd at 9:00 a.m. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's schedule, please call 845-621-1330 ext. 12600.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • 6th Grade Orientation

    Attached please see a letter regarding 6th Grade Orientation.  Please note a Parent/Guardian must accompany students to this orientation. 

    Mahopac Middle School
  • General Supply List and Assignment pads

    Assignment pads are in and available for sale.  the cost is $8 per assignment pad.  

    The general supply list by grade is attached.  Please note that the team specific supply lists will be available when schedules are released in late August

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Modified Sports Forms Accepted AFTER August 5

    The Nurse will start accepting Modified Sports forms on August 5. Please drop off these forms in the Main Office.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Summer Reading List and Outline

    The Summer Reading List and outline are attached below.  

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Vaping and E-Cig information

    In conjunction with National Kick Butts Day, March 15th, Mr. Augusta, the high school principal, and I are taking the opportunity to raise awareness regarding the health effects of tobacco and nicotine product usage, and the growing vaping market among our community’s youth. Recent research indicates that the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including personal refillable vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and vape pens has dramatically increased nationally among middle school and high school students.

    The long term health effects of using ENDS are relatively unknown.  The health effects of ENDS may not be limited to users and ENDS aerosol is not “water vapor.” It contains nicotine and can contain additional toxins, and thus, is not safe.  As with conventional tobacco products, nicotine itself is not without risk. Nicotine is addictive and nicotine exposure during certain periods of development can impair the development of brain circuits and neurons, changing the way the brain works. Also an increasingly popular method of ENDS use is to self-mix the e-liquid—both the nicotine content and the flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, or chocolate)—prior to use which makes its safety more questionable. (Center for Disease Control, April 2015).  

    As always, student safety is our priority and we have attached several informational documents for parents with regard to ENDS. Please remember that school policy states that possession of tobacco products and/or products containing nicotine are prohibited on school grounds.  This includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, vapors, and vaping liquids.

    Mahopac Middle School
  • Google Parent tutorial

    Attached please find a tutorial for Google  parent use.  

     

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RyUJqG4GL6v5sg3UfByU0_CG7l9DWXjNqc2X_YFeZzk/edit

     

    Mahopac Middle School

News & Headlines

  • MMS Welcomes Mrs. Starla Ciarelli

    Dear Mahopac Middle School families,
     
    I wanted to introduce our newest administrator, Starla Ciarelli, who took over for Mrs. O’Connor who is currently enjoying retirement in Michigan. Mrs. Ciarelli was chosen from an Assistant Principal pool of well over 150 applicants and connected with our interview committee immediately. She has a great personality, is student-centered in all of her decisions, and has a great wealth of educational experience that will make her successful at MMS.
     
    She worked at Pine Bush High School for 10 years where she taught a variety of math courses and then moved to the Wappingers Central School District where she was the Assistant Principal for the past three years at Wappingers Junior High School.  She and her husband Mike have four boys ages 10, 7, 6, and 10 months.
     
    Regards,
    Mr. DiGrandi
    MMS News & Headlines
  • 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.

    MMS News & Headlines
  • Final Exam Schedule - June 2017

    Please refer to the memo and schedule regarding our June 2017 Finals Schedule.

    MMS News & Headlines
  • MMS Incoming 6th Grade Curriculum Night

    Please refer to the attached presentation given on Thursday, May 11th for our new MMS families.  We look forward to welcoming our 6th graders for the 2017-18 school year!

    MMS News & Headlines
  • Mahopac Schools Celebrate Thanksgiving by Giving

    Thanksgiving is about tradition, and nowhere is the tradition of giving more apparent than in the Mahopac School District. Its years-old custom of giving back via fundraisers and gift baskets celebrates community, as students, parents, teachers and staff go all out to help families in need.

    Mahopac Middle School provided Thanksgiving dinner to 33 area families in need, including turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, pie, and “You name it,” said Lynne Mongon, who coordinated the giving at MMS. They also set up a “pantry” full of staples that recipients could shop from, including flour, sugar, oil, cereal, fruit, baby food, desserts, veggies, and crackers, among other things. The fire departments and local businesses donated turkeys, a local businessman donated 100 pounds of potatoes, and area stores donated gift cards. “It was a true team effort from the community,” said MMS Principal Vince DiGrandi.

    Fulmar Road’s annual food drive supports families in need in the school. Students and staff collected things like cranberry sauce, stuffing and other ingredients for Thanksgiving meals, in addition to staples such as paper towels and pasta.

    Austin Road collected donations and bought gift cards for families in need in its community, with each family receiving a grocery-store gift card for $125.

    And at Mahopac High School, boxes and bags of food poured in to help create an abundance of giving to share with those in need. More than 40 baskets were distributed to help families have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This annual event was organized by high school social workers Kristel Halton, Jenn Stytzer, Davia Bugge and Valerie Trefny and included help from Mahopac’s school counselors, custodians, teachers, students, parents, clubs, and administrators.

    Said Kristel Halton, “Mahopac High School is committed to making community service a priority and promoting empathy and resiliency through acts of kindness. I feel very grateful to be part of a wonderful community.”

    MMS News & Headlines
  • MMS Students Visit Freedom Tower

    On October 21 a group of students from Mahopac Middle School traveled to New York City to visit Freedom Tower. While at the memorial site, students were able to hear stories of tragedy and heroism and gain a deeper understanding of the events of 9/11.

    MMS News & Headlines

Spotlight & Events