Monday - September 18 -- A day
Tuesday - September 19 - B day
Wednesday - September 20 - C day
Thursday - September 21 - SCHOOL CLOSED ROSH HASHANNAH
Friday - September 22 - SCHOOL CLOSED ROSH HASHANNA
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.
Please refer to the memo and schedule regarding our June 2017 Finals Schedule.
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!
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.”
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.
The Mahopac Middle School Student Government recently sponsored a "Pink Out" throughout the school. Students and staff dressed in pink for the day to help raise breast cancer awareness. Thank you to everyone that participated in the event and helped to make the day a success.
Welcome back to Mahopac Middle School! Have a great school year!
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