Archive for December, 2015

Draper kicks off the new year with a spelling bee

| December 30, 2015

Students will begin the new year sharpening their spelling skills in preparation for January’s Draper Middle School Spelling Bee. Classroom spelling bees will be held during the week of Jan. 4, and the school-wide bee will take place on Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Draper multi-purpose room. In the event of […]

Holiday recess Dec. 24-Jan. 1

| December 23, 2015

School is out for Mohonasen’s holiday recess  beginning Thursday, Dec. 24 and running  through Friday, Jan. 1. Classes resume on Monday, Jan. 4. Please note the district office is closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. We hope you have a fun and relaxing holiday break.

Santabarbara announces $337,000 grant for new Center for Advanced Technology

| December 22, 2015

Mohonasen Central School District will receive an approximately $337,000 grant for the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. The announcement was made during a Dec. 21 press conference at Mohonasen High School that included comments from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, Mohonasen Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Spring, Board of Education Vice President Lisa Gaglioti, Schenectady […]

MHS students learn about the history of slavery from Union College professor

| December 22, 2015

Mohonasen High School welcomed Union College Professor of Political Science, Clifford Brown, Ph.D. into the classroom on Friday, Dec. 18 as students learned about the history of slavery in the United States. Students viewed the critically acclaimed film, “12 Years a Slave,” before Brown presented on the realities of slavery and the life of Solomon […]

Schenectady County schools announce joint protocols for closings and delays

| December 22, 2015

In an effort to enhance student and community safety and communication with families, schools in Schenectady County have established joint protocols for weather-related closings and delays. The involved districts are Mohonasen, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Duanesburg, Niskayuna, Schalmont, Schenectady and Scotia-Glenville, each of which is located entirely within the county or serves a portion of it. […]

High school students lend helping hands around the community

| December 20, 2015

A group of high school students shared some holiday spirit by performing several community service projects Dec. 11. One group of students lent a hand at City Mission in Schenectady. A second group visited Bradt Primary School, where they read to classes and helped young friends select holiday gifts for family members at the Lil […]

Draper faculty help out at City Mission

| December 18, 2015

Members of Draper Middle School faculty shared some holiday spirit by lending a hand at Schenectady City Mission. Two teams of volunteers helped serve dinner at the mission Dec. 16 and 17.  

President signs new federal education law

| December 16, 2015

Every Student Succeeds Act replaces No Child Left Behind For the first time since 2001, the United States has new federal legislation governing education. On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bipartisan bill passed both houses of Congress by wide […]

Three students recognized for work at YMCA

| December 16, 2015

Three Mohonasen students were recently recognized for their work at Downtown YMCA in Schenectady. Drew Enlow, Rachael Machia and Phoebe Hester were recently awarded the YMCA Cause-Drive Leader Award. The award is given in recognition of their sincere efforts to fulfill the YMCA mission and provide consistently high quality member service at the Schenectady branch of […]

District receives $300,000 state grant for Center for Advanced Technology

| December 11, 2015

Mohonasen will also benefit from shared transportation services grant The district has been awarded $300,000 in state funding for the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. The Department of State Local Government Efficiency grant was announced by Governor Cuomo on Thursday, Dec. 10, as part of Regional Economic Development Council funding. “We are thrilled to […]