Archive for May, 2015

Teaching is the Core Grant work continues

| May 29, 2015

Mohonasen Central School District has been working to implement the action plan developed through the Teaching is the Core (TiTC) grant, a $399,946 grant from the New York State Education Department that aims to support improvement of assessment practices in regional schools. Through the grant, a consortium of 12 districts, led by Capital Region BOCES, […]

WGNA’s Richie Phillips records a song with students

| May 29, 2015

As part of his “Reading, Writing and Rhyming” tour, Country 107.7 WGNA FM host Richie Phillips recently joined Brenda Stahl’s science class at Draper. Together, they wrote and recorded a parody song about the many benefits of sports participation. The video aired on WGNA on Monday, June 1. You can also watch a video clip here.  

Developmental Skills class holds Habitat Extravaganza

| May 29, 2015

Kerry Vumbaco’s Developmental Skills classroom became a showplace at Pinewood on May 28 for visiting parents, staff and students. The class held a Habitat Extravaganza celebrating and highlighting their studies this year through displays of student artwork, pictures, papers and so much more. Among the topics of study – fresh water sources, Antarctica, Rainforests, mountains and […]

Engineers share expertise with young scientists

| May 29, 2015

Young scientists are benefiting from the expertise of local engineers. Recently, guests from General Electric visited Carolyn Lundy’s seventh grade Challenge Science class to answer questions and brainstorm ideas as students worked in small groups on an alternative energy research project. Among the topics of study are solar electric, solar thermal, wind turbine and geothermal energy. […]

Sixth-graders celebrate Medieval Day

| May 29, 2015

Sixth graders and their teachers enjoyed Medieval Day in May. Students learned about fencing techniques and medieval-era weapons, participated in a blacksmith demonstration and much more. After a medieval lunch, student costumes were judged.

High School holds Mock DWI crash

| May 27, 2015

On Thursday, May 28, Mohonasen High School held a mock DWI crash. The goal of the approximately 30 minute presentation was to raise student awareness about drunk and distracted driving prior to prom, ball and graduation season. To help the event feel like a reality it featured Mohonasen student actors in makeup and members of the Carmen Fire […]

Trip to Mabee Farm offers important lessons for students

| May 22, 2015

Students in Mr. VanWie’s alternative education class at Draper Middle School recently performed a service learning project at Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction. The annual event provides hands-on learning for students and the completion of a meaningful project for the farm. “Prior to starting, we talked about volunteerism and leaving a legacy through hard work. […]

Student work featured in District Art Show

| May 22, 2015

Students, parents, teachers and community members came together on May 19 to view the work of Mohonasen’s talented artists during the District Art Show reception. The two-hour event included refreshments and a performance by Patrick Sharrow Music in the high school lobby. Senior work will be featured in June.

Box Tops for Education – Latest Winners (March)

| May 22, 2015

Congratulations to our latest Box Tops for Education treats winners! The following Bradt and Pinewood students were selected from a drawing to receive a selection of Box Tops goodies. Bradt School: Ryder Savignano, Grade K, Mrs. Filarecki’s class James Thompson, Grade 1, Mrs. Taylor’s class Arianna Quinlivan, Grade 1, Mrs. Yates’ class Stella Cox, Grade […]

Unified Basketball team recognizes seniors

| May 20, 2015

Congratulations to members of Mohonasen’s Unified Basketball team, who played their final home game on Monday. The team’s seniors were recognized as fans cheered them on. The Unified Sports program is a collaboration between NYSPHAA and the Special Olympics. Now in its second year at Mohonasen, the goals of the program are to encourage interaction […]