Author Archive: ashley.benjamin

rss feed

Musician and Activist Gaelyn Lea Shares Inspiring Message and Performance with Mohonasen High School Music Students

| November 16, 2017

Mohonasen High School welcomed Gaelyn Lea, a classically trained violinist and songwriter who gave a moving presentation to students in the school’s music department on Thursday, November 16. Gaelyn Lea is the previous winner of the NPR Tiny Desk Series and a well-known activist for people with disabilities. She spent the afternoon sharing her talents […]

Read More ▸

District addresses school fight video

| November 16, 2017

We are aware that there is a video circulating of an altercation that occurred on school grounds earlier this week. While we cannot comment on any specific student discipline situation, Mohonasen High School and district officials were aware of the incident at the time that it occurred and acted immediately in accordance to the district’s […]

Read More ▸

Mohonasen middle school students mark National Make a Difference Day by helping local senior citizens

| November 1, 2017

Students from Draper Middle School rolled up their sleeves to help seniors citizens living in Rotterdam to mark “Make a Difference Day,” one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide on Saturday, October 28, 2017. About 35 eighth grade students volunteered to rake leaves, wash windows and help out area senior citizens in need […]

Read More ▸

Kind Coins for Hurricane Relief

| November 1, 2017

Students at Draper Middle School spent Wednesday afternoon creating coin collection jars for Kind Coins for Hurricane Relief through the Kids for Peace organization.  The program is running from November 1st through November 17th.  All donations will go directly towards rebuilding playgrounds and school supplies at hurricane affected schools in Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Texas.  […]

Read More ▸

Health Office screenings for third graders begin Nov. 1

| November 1, 2017

Health Office screenings for third graders will begin November 1, 2017.  All students who have not been seen by their physician recently will be screened for height, weight, vision and hearing.    Unless parents receive a referral home from the Health Office, please be aware your child met or exceeded minimum New York State requirements.  […]

Read More ▸

Celebrating Halloween with a Monster Dash

| October 31, 2017

  Mohonasen CSD held its first Monster Dash at Pinewood Intermediate School Halloween morning, and the event was considered a huge success by organizers. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 ran the course set up around the school while classmates and staff members cheered them on Wednesday. Once they crossed the finish line, the […]

Read More ▸

Mohonasen among area schools, CRB recognized for improving regional student transportation

| October 26, 2017

Four area school districts have been recognized by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) for creating a unique and successful approach to inter-district bus sharing. At the Commission’s annual dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 18, representatives from the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Mohonasen, Niskayuna and Scotia-Glenville school districts, as well as Capital Region BOCES’ leadership, were […]

Read More ▸