Announcements

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    DAY ROTATION

    Monday - December 18- B Day

    Tuesday - December 19 - C Day

    Wednesday - December 20 - D Day

    Thursday - December 21 - A Day

    Friday - December 22 - B Day 

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!  

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  • TOWN OF CARMEL PARKS AND RECREATION WINTER OFFERINGS

    Attached please find flyers regarding Ski and Snowboarding and drawing class offered by the Town of Carmel Parks and Recreation.

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  • Art Contest

    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.

     

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  • YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION

    The first offer deadline is ending on October 20th.  Please see the  attached please  flyers regarding the ordering of the Mahopac Middle School Yearbooks.

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  • Sports Physicals for Winter Athletes

    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.

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  • Poster Contest

    Attached please find flyer with information about the poster contest, the guidelines and submission deadline

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  • 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

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  • PUTNAM COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU PEGASUS PROGRAM

    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.

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  • STUDENT SCHEDULES

    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

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  • 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.

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  • Google Parent tutorial

    Attached please find a tutorial for Google  parent use.  

     

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RyUJqG4GL6v5sg3UfByU0_CG7l9DWXjNqc2X_YFeZzk/edit

     

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Digital Resources

The Middle School library subscribes to a number of electronic databases.   They can be accessed from home as well as in school.  However, to use these from your home you need to come to the library to obtain your User ID and Password. 

The Complete List of all digital resources - includes encyclopedias, subject-specific resources, e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more.

Below are the most frequently used digital resources.

American History Online - This has great resources on topics in American history.  There are also images and  videos available.  

Britannica School - Gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language.  You can set it for the elementary, middle, or high school level.  This is available through .

FactCite - Biographies for Beginners, the Lincoln Library of Mythology and more.  

Kids InfoBits - contains information from over 100 age-appropriate magazines for elementary aged students.  Also includes a dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.  This is available through .

Maps 101 - This great site contains over 4,000 maps as well as weather reports, news of events affecting our planet, and even map games. 

Opposing Viewpoints - Presents an overview of controversial topics and then gives views/arguments on both sides of the debate about the topic.  This is made available through

Science Flix - Science articles and videos about: Earth Science - Space Science - Life Science - Health and Human Body -Physical Science - Technology and Engineering.

TrueFlix - a science and social studies multi-media resource.  It contains digital content for the award-winning True Book titles with introductory videos, a read-aloud function, highlighted and defined words, quizzes, activities, and project ideas.

E-books - Non-fiction e-books provided by P/NW BOCES School Library System

Teaching Books - Engaging author programs and K-12 book resources made available to us by the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System.  From home, you just need to enter the password.