Archive for December, 2016

Box Tops winners announced – Dec 2016

| December 23, 2016

The outside temperatures may be getting much colder, but the Box Tops for Education program continues to heat up Bradt and Pinewood Schools. Here are the latest winners in our Box Tops for Education drawings: Bradt School Madison Evans, Grade K, Mrs. Antonini Ava Kurick, Grade K, Ms. Brousseau Abbygail Santiago, Grade 1, Ms. Palmer […]

Bradt raises money to help animals in need

| December 22, 2016

At Bradt Primary School’s morning assembly on Thursday, Dec. 22, students took a moment to learn about the importance of two character themes – kindness and generosity – right before they had the opportunity to put their understanding to good use. The school presented a total of $395 to Help Orphan Puppies, a local rescue organization […]

Students from around the region taking classes at CAT share their experiences

| December 21, 2016

Since the beginning of the fall semester this year, students from Mohonasen and across the Capital Region have been attending classes at the new Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. Devoted to helping students build on their skills and knowledge in innovative areas of study, CAT offers programs in a variety of fields including: electrical technology; […]

Pinewood magazine drive fundraiser to kick off in January

| December 21, 2016

Pinewood will kick off the annual Magazine Drive Fundraiser on Monday, Jan. 23. This program funds activities and programs sponsored by the Student Council, which benefit all of our students. Students will be bringing home packets on Jan. 23, 2017. There will be a selection of more than 600 magazines – discounted up to 85 […]

Students’ baking creations take the cake in holiday-themed competition

| December 16, 2016

On Friday, Dec. 16, Mohonasen High School students in Amy Stott’s family and consumer sciences course participated in an annual tradition — holiday-themed cupcake wars, an event that challenges students to combine innovating thinking with their kitchen expertise. Students were required to prepare cupcakes and frosting from scratch while incorporating one of three holiday-themed ingredients […]

District receives water testing results for Draper, Mohonasen High School

| December 15, 2016

As you may be aware, on Sept. 6, 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that requires public schools in New York to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. This letter is to inform you about the results of our water testing at Draper […]

Draper students spread messages of positivity, mindfulness for the holiday season

| December 14, 2016

For the month of December, Draper students in Josh Sawicki’s alternative education program put their knowledge and creativity to work as they designed “Holiday Cheer Chains.” The participating students chose messages to convey meanings of “paying it forward” and personal mindfulness to write down on slips of colored paper, which were transformed into a full […]

Orchestra students enhance their musical education with visit to UAlbany

| December 14, 2016

In November, students from the Mohonasen High School Orchestra, Theory and Production course took a trip to the University at Albany to attend a performance by Ethel, a world-renowned string quartet. The students enjoyed the group’s piece titled “DocuMerica,” which features modern compositions set against images and photos taken across America during the 1970s. Following […]

Select Orchestra fundraising for Orlando, Fla., performance

| December 13, 2016

More than 30 members of the Select Orchestra auditioned and were accepted to perform on Universal Studio’s City Walk Stage on Friday, April 14, 2017. Mohonasen Performing Arts Facilitator and Tri-M advisor Kimberly Kondenar said student musicians are currently fundraising for the trip, which will cost $700 per student. A group of students performed at […]

Students visit AIDS Memorial Quilt

| December 10, 2016

A group of Draper Middle School and Mohonasen High School students had the opportunity to view The AIDS Memorial Quilt, on display at Empire State Plaza in honor of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Students attended the field trip as part of health class or through Peers for Peace, a Mohonasen student group […]