Falls Academy Students ‘Move Up’ to High School



June 19, 2018

Ten students from Falls Academy “moved up” to high school at a ceremony held Tuesday at the Myrtle Avenue school in Mahopac that houses the collaborative program.
 
“Middle school is not easy,” Principal Meghan Febbie told the eighth graders, “but you were committed to learning and bettering yourselves…Each one of you should be proud of yourself!”
 
The students received their certificates to applause from their families, the student body, Falls Academy faculty, and administrators and trustees from PNW BOCES and the Mahopac Central Schools.
 
Both Febbie and Alfred Santoli, coordinator of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for PNW BOCES, praised the teaching, support and administrative staff behind the Falls Academy program – known as “middle school done differently.” The program is a collaboration between Mahopac and Putnam |Northern Westchester BOCES.  
 
Febbie advised the students not to follow “the crowd” in high school – and to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
 
“Remember, that you are investing in yourself,” she said. 
 
Photo: Falls Academy eight graders pose with teaching and support staff at a Moving Up Ceremony.