Archive for November, 2015

Hallberg receives PE Teacher of the Year award

| November 23, 2015

Draper physical education teacher Douglas Hallberg was presented with an award Friday night after being named Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the New York State Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD). Hallberg called it “incredibly overwhelming and humbling” to be recognized by his peers with this award. “There […]

Draper Middle School yearbooks can be ordered online

| November 23, 2015

Draper Middle School Yearbooks are now on sale. Visit to purchase a yearbook. Pre-sale price is $25. If you wait until yearbooks come in, the price is $30.  Please note: A limited number of extra yearbooks will be ordered, so the best way to guarantee you get a yearbook is to order now. Remember, […]

In-house field trip brings lessons to life for technology students

| November 23, 2015

Lessons came to life for high school technology students when they got a first-hand look at construction of the new Center for Advanced Technology @ Mohonasen. On Friday, Nov. 13, students visited the job site and learned about the construction process from Mark Rivers, senior project manager, and Tom Robert, construction manager, both from U.W. […]

Draper students recreate “Peace for Paris” artwork

| November 20, 2015

Inspired by a logo that was shared by millions following the recent attacks in Paris, Draper students this week created their own show of support. Teachers Steven Blais and Lori Giattino helped their students recreate a design by Jean Julien, which combines the peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower. The design went viral last week and […]

Support Draper through Price Chopper ‘Tools for Schools’

| November 20, 2015

Please help Draper Middle School earn FREE educational equipment and supplies from Price Chopper.  All you have to do is enroll your AdvantEdge card to our school code and shop at Price Chopper.  Card enrollments take less than a minute and your support will help make a difference for our students and their education. Visit […]

McWilliams participates in World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

| November 20, 2015

Mohonasen junior Ruben McWilliams was among the select students nominated to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute Oct. 15-17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa, during the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, which drew 1,300 people from more than 60 countries to discuss the world’s hunger and food security issues. The World Food Prize was founded […]

22 students to perform at Area All-State Festival

| November 20, 2015

Mohonasen will be represented by 22 music students at the Area All-State Festival, held at Saratoga Springs High School Nov. 20-21. These students were selected from among the top students in the Capital Region. The students rehearse Friday and Saturday with guest conductors, and perform a concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at […]

New K-5 report card introduced at parent-teacher conferences

| November 19, 2015

Parents will get a first-hand look at Mohonasen Central School District’s new K-5 report card with the start of parent-teacher conferences this week. “The new report card will help us better communicate with parents how their children are doing in the classroom,” said Lisa Cutting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Parents will see the […]

High School picture makeup day is Dec. 1

| November 18, 2015

The High School picture makeup day will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Anyone interested in makeup pictures should stop by the main office to set up an appointment.  

Lockdown drills held at Draper, Pinewood today-November 2015

| November 17, 2015

Please be aware that Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Draper Middle School and Pinewood Intermediate School today. The drill was conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department, our School Resource Officer, and our Director of Safety and Security. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes at each school, during which time each building went into complete […]