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8th graders mark end of year with Moving Up Ceremony

| June 20, 2017

Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of Draper Middle School 8th graders during a Moving Up Ceremony, held June 16 at Mohonasen High School. Student Elisha Rogers kicked off the ceremony by leading attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. School counselor Angie Santabarbara called the day “bittersweet.” “I have watched so […]

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Three nominated as ‘outstanding performer’ by SLOC

| June 16, 2017

Mohon Masque received three “Outstanding Performer” nominations from Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) for the spring production of “Grease.”  Each year SLOC attends and evaluates local high school productions throughout the area. Congratulations to the following students who were nominated for Outstanding Performer: Maria Andrew for her role as Marty Sophia Sacchetti for her role as Patty […]

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Bradt cuts ribbon on ‘best playground ever’

| June 15, 2017

Squeals of delight filled the air as the ribbon was cut to officially open Bradt’s newest playground structure – quickly dubbed “the best playground ever” by an excited first grader. Bradt students gathered on the lawn next to the playground area for the June 9 ribbon cutting ceremony, which Principal Leslie Smith said was years […]

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Kevin Warren appointed Mohonasen High School principal

| June 14, 2017

Kevin Warren has been named principal at Mohonasen High School. Warren was appointed by the Board of Education June 12 and will replace Lisa Patierne, who will leave the district at the end of June. “Mr. Warren has demonstrated commitment, loyalty and a great passion for our students and our district, and we know that […]

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Good nutrition is basis of tasty lesson

| June 12, 2017

Students in Mrs. Stott’s 7th grade home and careers class have been studying the elements of good nutrition in order to plan appropriate diets for themselves and others. As part of this unit, students prepared a healthful breakfast that included a serving from each of the five foods groups. Students made eggs in a basket […]

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Pesticide application notice

| June 12, 2017

The following information was sent home with students on Friday, June 9, in a letter from Joseph A. Mayo, Director of Facilities, via backpack mail: New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, […]

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End-of-year schedule for Draper

| June 6, 2017

The last full school day for students at Draper Middle School is Friday, June 16.  This is also the date of the 8th Grade Graduation, which will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Mohonasen High School Auditorium. Students who need to make up work in order to achieve a passing grade may come in from […]

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Pinewood Chamber Choir part of massive concert in Albany

| May 30, 2017

Pinewood Chamber Choir is about to be a part of making choral history. The Pinewood Chamber Choir, under the direction of vocal teacher Ms. Rosselli, will be participating in the largest chorus concert the Times Union Center and the Capital Region have ever seen. Approximately 4,000 students from area schools will join their voices on […]

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Pinewood’s Box Top collection jumps into spring

| May 30, 2017

Pinewood students are on their way to raising another $1,000 for their school. To date, students have raised more than $800, and the collection slips continue to pour in. With Box Tops money, the school has ordered some equipment that may help students with sensory needs. Five students’ names were chosen from all the Box […]

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‘Save a Life’ program raises awareness in advance of prom, graduation season

| May 30, 2017

Mohonasen High School students heard personal stories about the deadly consequences that resulted from poor choices and decisions made by drivers. Students watched a thought-provoking video about one man’s decision to text and drive that resulted in the deaths of two men during a May 26 presentation by the National Save a Life Tour. Presenter […]

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