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.
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.
Mahopac Middle School
Attached please find flyer with information about the poster contest, the guidelines and submission deadline
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
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.
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
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.