On June 2nd, 2015, the 4th annual E.S.O.L. Multicultural Dinner was held at the Mahopac Middle School. This event was created to celebrate the great diversity of our students, and to honor and acknowledge the contributions of the immigrant families and their cultures in our community.
The festivities included a “Potluck” style menu where families brought a special home-cooked meal to share with the group, a PowerPoint presentation created by Mrs. Cotten’s E.S.O.L. students (English for Speakers of Other Languages). A museum corner displayed a group of artifacts from a variety of countries around the world. One highlight of the evening was a K-Pop, or Korean Pop dance performance by some of our Mahopac High School students, who volunteered their time and effort to entertain their peers and show their support and devotion to our multiethnic district.
The event was well attended by over one hundred members of the community and school district including students from Austin and Fulmar Road Elementary Schools, and Mahopac Middle and High Schools, as well as teachers, administrators, and board members. The celebration created an open and informal setting where people of various cultures could interact and share food, pleasant conversation, and learn about our differences while developing an understanding of our commonalities.
May 12th was a special day for these students
The students pictured above received the most CARES card this year in the middle school. They were treated to a pizza party and then were acknowledged at the Board of Education Meeting on May 12th. Great job CARING everyone!!
Below is a list of the highest earning CARES card earners:
: Eric Cunningham(6), Abigail Edwards(6), Mia Klammer(6), Joanna Leonard(10), Nicholas Mastropole(8), Ian McGrath(12), Emily Rosado(8), Erin Sheedy(6)
: Nicole Campbell(15), Samantha Chipman(6), Thomas Fusca(7), Gabrielle Lama(6), Brendan McCrosson(10), Emel Pejcinovic(6), John Ryan(7), Harris Sahinovic(6), Christina Schleicher(8), Michelle Tenempaguay(7)
: Anthony Ferro(10), Anthony Mancuso(26), Nicholas Margiotta(7), Michael Rivera(6), Lucas Soto(6), Christopher Volpe(9), Kailey Zecca(7)
For a wonderful video telling you a little more about what CARES means to the middle school, click here.