Archive for March, 2017

Varsity Winter Color Guard takes flight at Pennsylvania competition

| March 31, 2017

The Mohonasen High School Varsity Winter Color Guard competed recently at the WGI (Winter Guard International) East Power Regional held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 16-members range in age from 11-18, grades 6-12. Both the daily schedule and the competition were fierce. The group left for Pennsylvania on Friday, March 17, and upon […]

Mohonasen, Schalmont communities band together to fight childhood cancer

| March 30, 2017

Members of the local community came together over the past few weeks to support childhood cancer research and to cheer on Ayven Trestick, a kindergartener from the Schalmont Central School District and the daughter of Pinewood Intermediate School teacher Kimberly Trestick, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 15 months of age. Students and teachers from […]

New transportation facility opens door to improved efficiency

| March 28, 2017

  Walk around Mohonasen’s new transportation facility and chances are you’ll see a lot of smiling faces. “It’s a more upbeat feeling coming into this building instead of a dark, dreary old bus garage,” said Randy Jerreld, Mohonasen Transportation Supervisor for the past nine years. “Overall, being here has increased driver morale quite a bit. […]

8th graders glimpse future opportunities during annual Career Day

| March 24, 2017

Students were “dressed for success” during Draper Middle School’s annual 8th Grade Career Day, held at Schenectady County Community College March 17. Keynote speaker was  Schenectady City Mission Executive Director Mike Saccocio. Students heard from 19 different presenters from a range of careers, including an executive chef, an art gallery owner, a journalist, a crime […]

Draper students work together to create school slogan

| March 22, 2017

What does it mean to be a Warrior? Draper Middle School’s Student Council was asked that very question to help craft a slogan for the school. Using the word as a reference point, the students were tasked with expressing the mission and values of the school. Congratulations to Cristina Shaul, Zy Epperson, Matthew Sheremeta, and […]

Thompson named principal at Pinewood

| March 21, 2017

Jason Thompson has joined Mohonasen’s administrative team as principal at Pinewood Intermediate School. Thompson comes to Mohonasen from Schalmont Central School District, where he was most recently assistant principal at Jefferson Elementary School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English from SUNY Albany and a master of science in secondary education from The […]

Middle, high school students plan for their future careers at ‘Get Up and GO’

| March 16, 2017

At “Get Up and GO” last week, students from Mohonasen High School and Draper Middle School and their families had the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and mentors about career readiness. The event, hosted at the Center for Advanced Technology, featured a rotating program that introduced students to a number of career-related topics. They […]

HS students hear from music industry professionals at Tri-M Workshop Day

| March 9, 2017

Mohonasen music students had the opportunity to meet with professionals and mentors from the music industry at the annual Tri-M Workshop Day on Wednesday, March 8. With a focus on careers in the field of music, students attended to gain insights from professionals with experience in conducting, music education, musical theater, composition for the gaming […]

Kindergarten Celebration schedule set for June

| March 9, 2017

The Kindergarten Celebration schedule for classrooms at Bradt Primary School has been set for June. Families are invited to attend the celebration on the specified date below for their child’s classroom. Monday, June 19: Newman, Pace, Filarecki, Baumann Tuesday, June 20: Pigliavento, Brousseau, Groth, Antonini Wednesday, June 21: Evans, Griesemer, Weinlein, Zajesky

Former BOCES employee charged with misdemeanor

| March 8, 2017

The following statement was released by Capital Region BOCES regarding a former employee who was assigned to a self-contained classroom at Draper Middle School before retiring in 2015: We have been informed that a former Capital Region BOCES employee has been under investigation by the Rotterdam Police for an incident that occurred while he was […]