From the Superintendent

Anthony DiCarloDear Mahopac Families, 

I am honored to be serving in a community in which I live and love. I am proud to be working with a dedicated faculty, staff and administration that are committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences for all of our students. The MCSD provides rich educational programs, extensive athletic and club programs while understanding the importance of social, emotional growth.  We believe by allowing students to be innovative, creative and problem solvers they will be able to reach their full potential and ready for the challenges of the 21st century. 


Our commitment to fostering growth of each student can only be accomplished by building strong community and home partnerships. Through these partnerships we can strengthen academic, social, emotional and physical health for all our students K-12.


Over the coming months, I will be working through my entry plan and gaining insights into the strengths, opportunities and needs of our school district. I invite you to share your thoughts by attending community and school forums over the next couple of months. Your input will be important as we develop a Strategic Road Map for the district that will guide our work into the future. I look forward to meeting you at school and community events as we create the “Mahopac Way”.



Anthony DiCarlo

Superintendent of Schools

News & Headlines

  • Mahopac Gender Equality Club Honors Outstanding Women in Education

    In honor of Women’s History Month, Mahopac High School’s Gender Equality Club recognized 14 district personnel as Outstanding Women in Education at an event held in the school recently.


    Student club leaders Stephany Solis, Olivia Meyer, Kassie McGough, and Veronica Polifemo presented the awards. “Our high school PTO also helped to sponsor this event through a grant,” said club coordinator and health teacher Val Nierman, who also serves as the district’s health coordinator.  


    “These women have had a profound impact on the lives of our members as well as our own and have given us all memorable and positive experiences,” said Solis. “Within their careers they've taken exemplary initiative to extend their impact further than what the role of being an educator allots for them. All the honorees share qualities of strength, big personalities, and empathy and have all made a great effort to connect with us at a personal level. This is why members of our club have chosen to nominate these women.”


    The district staff who were honored are: Lynn Gilchrist, Karen Haitoff, Kerry Price, Elizabeth McKeon, Carla Mallen, Tricia Fuller-Johnson, Margaret Fox, Stacey Woodrow, Courtney Aponte, Carol Eberly, Anne Tuite, Beth Dore, Beth Ferrigno, and Kathy Uszak.

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  • Catch the Madness on March 24

    March Madness, hosted by the Mahopac Student Athletic Council, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Mahopac High School’s New Gym. This festive yearly event includes exciting games between students, teachers, and members of the police department.  All fees collected at the door will go toward funding the elementary school physical education departments. All proceeds collected from candy and drink sales will go toward funding the Student Athletic Council and their Senior Citizen Prom event.

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  • Mahopac Schools Roll Out Technology Initiative

    The Mahopac Central School District rolled out its initiative to provide students in grades five through twelve with their own Chromebook laptops this week. The initiative is in keeping with Mahopac’s commitment to provide students with cutting-edge technology to make them 21st century leaders. Students in the lower grades will share one Chromebook for every two students.


    Training sessions were held recently for students, who were excited about using the laptops. John Resanovich, senior facilitator for instructional technology at Southern Westchester BOCES, was one of the experts on hand to help students in the middle school. His demonstration of how they could move apps and use Google Drive for sharing documents was met by cries of  “wow” and “awesome” by students, who were fascinated with the technology.


    The Chromebooks allow students to easily check homework assignments, film videos for projects, and share information with each other.


    The district also hosted an informational evening for parents, to familiarize them with the technology.


    “This initiative will really enable our students to be college and career ready,” said Mahopac Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo. “There has been a lot of time and energy put into professional development and technology training, and we are very fortunate to have the community’s support.”

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  • Mahopac Middle School Holds Annual STEAM Fair

    Mahoapc Middle School recently held their Annual School STEAM Fair. The event showcased experiments, machines and displays focused around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Hover boards, 3-D printers and chemical reactions were just a few of the things students explored at the fair, where creative innovation was in abundance.

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  • Lakeview Students Donate Breakfast to Food Pantry

    At Lakeview Elementary School we want all of our children to receive a solid education, but we also want them to grow up to be kind and caring citizens,” said first grade teacher Lisa Ettlinger, referring to the students’ recent field trip to St. John’s Food Pantry. Teachers and students collected upwards of 160 boxes of healthy breakfast foods to donate. “We wanted to show our first graders that it can be as rewarding to give as it is to receive.” The children also decorated hearts, which they attached to each cereal box. “Their theme was ‘A Smart Start Warms the Heart,’ said Ettlinger.

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  • Lakeview Elementary Takes Kindness Seriously

    Lakeview Elementary School students and staff embraced the 2018 Great Kindness Challenge recently, when they joined thousands of schools across the country working to create a culture of kindness.


    The week-long challenge was sponsored by Kids for Peace, a global nonprofit organization. The idea was introduced in 2011 in California and has since spread to schools across the nation and to more than 90 countries.


    Whether it was a kind word, a kind act, or a helpful gesture, the acts of kindness and generosity were apparent to students and staff alike at Lakeview.


    Lakeview’s Positive Behavioral Incentive (PBIS) committee worked together in the weeks leading up to the challenge to create unique events that would take place each day. Assistant Principal Elizabeth Blessing spearheaded the event at the school with an explanatory video on the first day of the challenge, January 22.


    “Students were challenged to perform as many acts of kindness as they could throughout the week,” said Blessing. The challenge was in keeping with the school’s PBIS initiative “Lakeview ROCKS,” an acronym for Respectful, Organized, Cooperative, Kind and Safe.


    Part of the week’s highlights included Wear Red Day, Crazy for Kindness Day and a Dream of Kindness Day, where the entire school wore their pajamas.


    “Students embraced every aspect of this challenge and were eager to participate in the school-wide events and lessons throughout the week,” according to Blessing. At the end of the week Principal Jennifer Pontillo created a video thanking the students for their participation in what she said will be a yearly event for the school.


    “Even though the Great Kindness Challenge week is over,” Pontillo said, “I know that you will continue to be kind every day because Lakeview ROCKS!”

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