Archive for October, 2015

Marching Band and Color Guard compete in New Jersey, Kingston

| October 30, 2015

The Mohonasen High School Marching Band and Color Guard traveled to New Jersey for a US Bands competition Oct. 24, followed by a competition in Kingston, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct. 25. The marching band performed Saturday night at Toms River East High School in New Jersey, scoring a 91.325 in Division V Open in the […]

Back to School Box Tops contest winners announced

| October 27, 2015

Box Tops for Education continues to be a strong program for our elementary-age students at Pinewood and Bradt Schools.  Many students turned in sheets full of box tops that were collected all summer long.  Our total for the summer collection was over $600! A drawing was held recently at Pinewood and Bradt schools to select […]

Jacob Ryan has winning design in Bradt t-shirt contest

| October 27, 2015

Congratulations to second grader Jacob Ryan, winner of Bradt’s annual Character Counts T-Shirt Contest. Jacob’s design will be printed on t-shirts that will be given to students who are nominated for displaying good character throughout the year. Nice work, Jacob!  

Crux creates winning t-shirt design

| October 26, 2015

Congratulations to Pinewood’s Andrew Crux, who created the winning design in the school’s annual Character Counts T-shirt Contest. Crux’s design will be printed on t-shirts, which will be given to students who were nominated for exemplifying this month’s character word.

Robotics team prints 3D hand for child in need

| October 26, 2015

Members of the Mohonasen High School robotics team, MohonBots, are working on a project that will potentially change the life of a child they’ll never meet. Through a program called e-NABLE, the team is printing parts for a prosthetic hand that will go to a 3-to-6-year-old child in Haiti. Once completed and inspected, the parts will […]

Draper students give back on Make a Difference Day

| October 26, 2015

More than 50 8th grade students from Draper Middle School participated in Make A Difference Day on October 17. They visited about a dozen locations around Rotterdam and performed jobs such as leaf raking, window washing, and moving patio furniture. Students then returned to Draper and planted a sunset maple tree in front of school, in […]

Two choir students to perform at national conference

| October 26, 2015

Two Mohonasen high school choir members will perform on October 28 in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Choir in Nashville, Tennessee. Michael Reaulo and Rachel Santana, both seniors, were selected for this honor based on their high NYSSMA scores and participation in the New York All-State Choir last year. Both students received 100s […]

Capital Project update

| October 26, 2015

The foundation has been poured and the steel beams are up as work continues on the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. “It is exciting to see a project we have talked about and envisioned for several years start to come to fruition,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring. The Center is just one of […]

Tech students tour nanotechnology facility

| October 22, 2015

More than 20 Mohonasen High School students toured the nanotechnology facility at the  College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany on October 21. The students, who are all currently taking at least one tech class, attended presentations and various demonstrations of the technology used to produce computer chips, medical products, and consumer products. “This was […]

Students give back through hands-on learning experience

| October 19, 2015

Students in Draper’s Alternative Education Program stepped up to help harvest a bountiful apple crop at DeVoe’s Rainbow Orchards in Clifton Park – and in the process had a fun learning experience. During the service learning field trip, students learned how to properly pick and sort the apples for various uses: cider, bushels, donations, baking, […]