Archive for June, 2016

Pinewood teacher Liesha Sherman receives Educator of the Year Award

| June 30, 2016

Pinewood science teacher Liesha Sherman was presented with the K-12 Educator of the Year Award by the Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) at their sixth-annual Micro Nano Technology (MNT) Conference in June. The Educator of the Year Award recognizes a K-12 or community college educator for his or her outstanding contributions to advanced technology […]

Students bring the year to a close in a “New York State of Mind”

| June 29, 2016

To celebrate the end of the year, Lori Giattino’s students created a large-scale presentation themed on the “New York State of Mind.” The presentation was based around their classroom theme for the year and their in-depth studies about New York State. During the celebration, students presented their class portfolios, viewed a slideshow and enjoyed other […]

Mohonasen employees, retirees commended for their dedication to students

| June 29, 2016

As the school year drew to a close in June, Mohonasen employees receiving tenure and those who were slated to retire from the district or transition out of their current positions at the end of the academic year were celebrated at a reception by district officials, school board members, coworkers and families. The Mohonasen community expressed their gratitude to […]

Fifth graders wrap up year at Moving Up Ceremony

| June 23, 2016

This morning, fifth-grade students took part in their Moving Up Ceremony, marking their last day of school and the end of their final year at Pinewood Intermediate School. In the fall, they will head to Draper Middle School to begin the sixth grade. Congratulations, fifth graders, on your accomplishments!

Free books a popular hit among Draper students

| June 23, 2016

The Mohonasen Teachers’ Association joined forces with NYSUT and the First Book Company to bring more than one thousand free books to students throughout this academic year. Last week at Draper Middle School, eighth grade students were able to select a book at no cost for their summer reading projects. Throughout the course of the […]

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

| June 22, 2016

Certain students with disabilities will be allowed to graduate without passing all required Regents exams During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students […]

Draper eighth graders celebrated at Moving Up Ceremony

| June 22, 2016

Last Friday, June 17, Draper Middle School eighth-grade students celebrated the end of the year with an annual tradition: the Moving Up Ceremony. As these students prepare to enter high school in the fall as Mohonasen’s Class of 2020, families, friends, faculty and staff were on hand to celebrate their hard work in their final […]

Mohonasen CTE students awarded for year full of achievement

| June 22, 2016

Several Mohonasen High School students were celebrated for excellence in their trades of study alongside their BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) classmates in June at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. Awards were presented to studies for demonstrated growth and achievement during the past school year, excellence as a student and knowledge of the integrated subjects of […]

Career and Development Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS) extended to all students

| June 21, 2016

At its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a regulation that will allow all students statewide the opportunity to graduate with a Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential added to their high school diplomas. In the past, the CDOS Commencement Credential was available only to students with disabilities. The […]

‘Remarkable Readers’ enjoy sweet reward

| June 20, 2016

Students in Mrs. Degnan’s 7th grade ELA class learned just how sweet reading can be. On Thursday, June 9, 47 students in Mrs. Degnan’s class were treated to a Make-Your-Own-Sundae Party supplied by Stewart’s.  These students received this award for being the top “Remarkable Readers” this year on their class reading charts. Awarded students read […]