Archive for April, 2015

Eighth graders dissect sheep brain

| April 30, 2015

Eighth grade Living Environment students are pictured dissecting sheep brains in Katie Donnan’s class in April.

Mohonasen runner, diver sign National Letters of Intent

| April 24, 2015

Two Mohonasen High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, April 28, to play Division I athletics next fall. Seniors Cara Sherman and Elyse Piseczny officially declared their intentions in front of family, friends, faculty and staff during the special signing event held at the high school. Cara Sherman Senior Cara Sherman earned a partial scholarship […]

Graduation speakers selected

| April 23, 2015

Following Mohonasen’s 25th Annual Graduation Speaker Contest today, senior Mia DeMarco was selected to deliver the keynote speech at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Contestants Cara Sherman and Eamon Daley were selected to deliver the greeting and closing, respectively. Judges for the competition included University at Albany’s Rich Becker, CBS 6’s Steve LaPointe, Susan Whitaker of the Schenectady County Museum […]

First and second grade spring spelling bee events

| April 23, 2015

There is exciting news “buzzing” around Bradt School! First and second-graders will have an opportunity this spring to participate in grade-level spelling bee events designed to show them how important and fun spelling is! First Grade Informal Spelling Event First-graders will participate in an informal spelling event in their classrooms on the morning of Friday, May 1. Each child will […]

2015 Board of Education Candidates

| April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, three candidates were elected to the Mohonasen Board of Education; newcomers Patrick Ryan (866); Pamela Young (800); and Chad McFarland (776). Incumbents Gary Spadaro (738), Stacey MacTurk (565) and Tom Andriola (561) were defeated as well as newcomer Dan Garrow (461). Candidates ran at-large and were elected to unpaid, three-year terms beginning July […]

Residents to decide on $48 million budget proposal

| April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, Mohonasen residents will go to the polls to vote on a proposed $48 million budget for the 2015-16 school year. Under the proposal, spending for next school year would increase by 3.44 percent while keeping the tax levy increase at the district’s state-set limit or “cap” of 2.13 percent. Residents to […]

Mo-Tech Media Arts students tour St. Rose, printing plant

| April 17, 2015

Mohonasen Mo-Tech Media Arts students had a great time earlier this week at both the College of St. Rose and Fort Orange Press. Students toured the music and photography/graphic art departments at St. Rose, and were impressed with the amazing facilities and opportunities in the arts that St. Rose had to offer. After visiting the college, Mohonasen […]

2015-16 State budget adoption: Schools to see more aid in approved state budget; increases tied to another reboot of teacher evaluation system 

| April 8, 2015

After an unusual state budget process that included a mid-session change in Assembly leadership and preliminary school aid data that was withheld from school districts by the Governor, Mohonasen expects an estimated 7.16 percent increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. To […]

Mohon student joins regional group competing at statewide competition

| April 8, 2015

More than four dozen area high school students — including one from Mohonasen High School — will compete later this month in a statewide competition designed to test their technical skills and knowledge. The Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students earned the right to compete at the championships in Syracuse after placing […]

Middle skills jobs and the skills gap 

| April 6, 2015

Much has been made in recent years about the skills gap, but many questions still remain in the public and education about exactly what the skills gap is. Stated simply, it’s the mismatch between the needs of employers for skilled talent and the skills possessed by the available workforce. For example, the U.S. Bureau of […]