Archive for November, 2016

Pinewood student’s creative t-shirt design wins contest

| November 30, 2016

Pinewood student Grace MacTurk was selected as the winner of Pinewood’s Character Counts T-shirt Design Contest for the 2016-17 school year. Her design has been placed on shirts that will be distributed to all Pinewood students nominated for monthly character qualities through the school’s Character Counts program.

Mohon basketball student-athlete Saeeda Abdul-Aziz signs letter of intent for Davidson

| November 30, 2016

In front of a room full of enthusiastic supporters last Tuesday, Nov. 22, Mohonasen High School senior and basketball star Saeeda Abdul-Aziz officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I womens’ basketball at Davidson College, where she has received a full scholarship for her excellence in athletics and her abilities as a student. […]

Bradt students and staff honor veterans throughout November

| November 30, 2016

While Veterans Day may have passed earlier in the month, all through November, Bradt Primary School students, faculty and staff worked together to create a meaningful display to honor veterans. They chose to showcase photos of family, friends and loved ones who have served the country on a Wall of Honor, and as the month […]

Draper students craft beds for local cats

| November 30, 2016

During November, eighth-grade students from Draper Middle School Home and Careers classes teamed up to make 35 beds for cats. Their comfortable creations will be donated to the Animal Protective Foundation, a local, full-service humane society that provides services to Schenectady County and the greater Capital Region.

High School Academic Awards Ceremony is Dec. 7

| November 29, 2016

The High School Academic Award Letter Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the high school auditorium. Letters have been sent to students who will be recognized at the ceremony.  

20 accepted to prestigious Area All State Musical Festival

| November 29, 2016

An impressive 20 Mohonasen students were accepted to participate in the Zone 7 Area All-State Music Festival Nov. 18 and 19 at Saratoga Springs High School. “This is a great honor for our school,” said Mohonasen Performing Arts Facilitator Kimberly Kondenar. More than 50 high schools from the greater Capital Region were represented as students […]

October Character Counts nominees announced

| November 29, 2016

Congratulations to Pinewood’s Character Counts Students of the Month. Students were nominated for October’s character word: Respect. Nominated students include: Dresdon Foster, Paige Warlik, Brianna Cummings, Shelby Miller, Giovanni Renda, Nevina Allen , Claire Dombrowski and Brayden Cooper.

Sixth graders take a voyage through history to bring the Titanic to life

| November 22, 2016

Partaking in a Draper tradition in its sixth year, sixth-grade students celebrated the culmination of their studies on the tragedy of the Titanic during Titanic Day in November. Throughout the unit, the sixth graders developed their understanding of primary and secondary sources, alongside written facts and opinions, as they delved into nonfiction articles about the […]

Hallberg named Eastern District Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America

| November 22, 2016

SHAPE America has named Draper Middle School physical education teacher Doug Hallberg the 2017 Eastern District Teacher of the Year for middle school physical education. The mission of SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators – is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives. As the […]

Draper yearbooks on sale now

| November 21, 2016

Attention Draper students and parents: ‘Tis the season to … buy yearbooks! The Draper Middle School Yearbook will be available online for a special holiday price of $25 through Feb. 17, 2017. After that, the price of the yearbook will be $30. Order your yearbook online at www.balfour.com Questions? Contact the yearbook staff at 356-8380.