Board of Education Meeting, 3/31 at 7 p.m. - details to follow
Please be advised that the Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.
Details to follow.
Dear Lakeview families,
It seems like such a short time ago we were welcoming our students on the first day of school. It has been a wonderful school year and our students have made tremendous growth!
The month of June brings us fun activities and events but it is important that our students continue to work hard on academics through the end of the school year.
We look forward to the last weeks of school with all of you. Please continue to keep solid routines at home as we come down the home stretch. I want to thank you for a great school year and all of the work you do to support your children and help them to succeed and grow.
For the second year in a row, Greg Tang, Jr., math guru, and international mathematics-thought leader, facilitated Family Math Night at Mahopac High School earlier this month.
Students in all elementary schools have been exposed to “Tangy” activities and challenges throughout the course of the school year, which promote an excitement for math while encouraging students to think critically and creatively.
Throughout the day (Tuesday, Feb. 11), students at Lakeview Elementary took part in activities led by Tang and their teachers (last year this event was held at Austin Road and next year it is scheduled to happen at Fulmar Road), before all the elementary school students headed off to the main event at the high school.
The evenings’ activities were coordinated by 70 Mahopac teachers, led by Sharon Foreman and 40 members of the MHS Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta) and helped provide parents with a peek inside the Mahopac math program and a chance to see exactly what happens in the classrooms.
During the lead up to the event, Tang posted a comment on Twitter regarding Math Night saying, “I have never seen a district so excited about math. Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and siblings! The world needs more of this excitement, encouragement, teamwork, community. It’s just terrific!”
There was even a special edition of Spotlight on Mahopac Schools taped all bout the evening. It can be viewed online at https://youtu.be/e52PD3gL1UQ.
Does you child turn five years old on or before 12/01/2020? Then it's time to register!
Registration is by appointment only on January 17 and 22; February 3, 11 and 27
Please contact the Office of Central Registration at 845-621-0656, ext. 13506 or 13905 to schedule an appointment and request a registration packet. Registration packets are also available on the District website under Departments/Registration/Registration Packets/Grades K-12.
The Office of Central Registration at The Falls District Office is located at 100 Myrtle Avenue Mahopac, NY.
The New York State School Boards Association recognized October 21 - 25 as School Board Recognition Week. A time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members, Mahopac Central School District (MCSD) joined all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Mahopac and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these women and men devote countless hours to making sure Mahopac schools are helping every child learn at a higher level and are ready for the future” Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent of Mahopac Schools said. “They make the tough decisions and spend considerable time studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
DiCarlo said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
“School board members give the Mahopac community a voice in education decision making. Their contribution is a year-round commitment,” DiCarlo said.
The members serving MCSD are as follows:
Leslie Mancuso, President
Michael Mongon, Vice-President
David Furfaro, Trustee
Lawrence Keane, Trustee
Lucy Massafra, Trustee
Ray McDonough, Trustee
Mark O’Connor, Trustee
Adam Savino, Trustee
Michael Simone, Trustee
Mahopac Board of Education members were recognized at their monthly meeting on October 24 and honored with a reception after the meeting.
Educators from the Dobbs Ferry, Newburgh and Pine Bush school districts visited the Lakeview Elementary breakthrough classrooms today. From the way teachers use space, to the way they use technology, to the integration of makerspace, the visiting teachers and principals saw firsthand how Lakeview is fostering innovation, creativity, collaboration and the ability to solve complex problems into the education experience.
Mahopac Central School District has four Breakthrough Classrooms in each elementary school, six at the middle school, and five at the high school. Breakthrough classrooms help students learn the way information is presented to them today. The traditional system of education emphasized content because content was hard to get. Now content is easily accessible. Students who can use this content to solve problems, innovate, invent, and the like, will be college and career-ready.