Archive for January, 2016

Spring Continuing Education and Swim Program guide

| January 29, 2016

The Spring 2016 Continuing Education and Swimming Program Guide is now available. Residents should receive the guide in the mail in the next week, but you can peruse a copy online now. (View Guide PDF)  

Governor’s aid proposal could leave district facing considerable cuts

| January 29, 2016

Mohonasen Central School District administrators estimate Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2016-17 executive budget proposal, if approved, would provide a 1.2 percent year-over-year increase in total state aid above the current year’s budget, excluding changes in building aid. Based on the district’s analysis of the governor’s budget, state aid allocated to Mohonasen in the next school year, […]

Schools call for fair funding, end GEA

| January 28, 2016

Schenectady County school officials are banding together to send a unified message to the government: We can’t wait for fair and meaningful funding for our public schools. Joining in the rally cry is Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, who joined Mohonasen Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring, Schalmont Superintendent Dr. Carol Pallas and Duanesburg Superintendent Christine Crowley for a […]

Pinewood Student Council sponsors annual magazine drive

| January 27, 2016

The Pinewood Student Council is sponsoring its annual magazine drive through Wednesday, Feb. 10. Funds collected through the drive will support programming at Pinewood Intermediate School. Students may turn in their collection envelopes during lunch at the magazine drive table located in front of Pinewood’s main office. Students who turn in their collections are eligible […]

Pinewood students perform holiday music

| January 27, 2016

Fifth-grade students in the Pinewood orchestra and band performed holiday carols at a school assembly in December.

Fifth grader takes top spot in Pinewood spelling bee

| January 22, 2016

Pinewood students were challenged with words including Bandersnatch, burrito and foist during the annual spelling bee Jan. 8.In the end, it was fifth grader Stella Bradshaw who was named top speller, with runner-up third grader Elizabeth (Lizzy) Lewis. The winning word? Praline. Congratulations to all participants who represented their respective classrooms (listed in parentheses): Madeline […]

Hope House residents share substance abuse risks with 9th graders

| January 22, 2016

Residents of Hope House, an adolescent drug and alcohol treatment programs, recently spoke with 9th graders about the risks associated with substance abuse. The presentation is part of the evidenced-based substance abuse prevention education program facilitated by social worker Diane Blinn during physical education classes in January. Topics included facts and risks associated with tobacco […]

Senior Kunika Chahal wins Student Courage Award

| January 22, 2016

Congratulations to Senior Kunika Chahal, who was awarded the prestigious Student Courage Award by the Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change Advisory Board. The award was presented during a Jan. 15 ceremony at Siena College. The Courage Awards recognize students in the Capital Region who […]

Special education classes take a look into the world of technology

| January 21, 2016

On Jan. 11, Mohonasen High School students from Mrs. Restifo’s grades 9-12 special education classes participated in an in-school field trip to visit the technology department and meet with the high school robotics team. Members of the robotics team spend the entire school year building a robot that can complete a number of different tasks […]

Mohonasen students participate in NYSSMA All-State Choirs

| January 20, 2016

Congratulations to Mohonasen High School seniors Arianna Rivera and Shane Seccombe, who were selected to participate in New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Choirs Dec. 4 and 5. The two Mohonasen choir members participated at the All-State division based on their high level 6 scores from the previous year. Arianna participated in the All-State […]