Archive for April, 2017

Students, faculty provide computer skills workshops for senior citizens

| April 28, 2017

Members of the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Association teamed up with Mohonasen High School students and faculty members at the Center for Advanced Technology on Wednesday, April 26, to learn all about computer skills. Alongside a keynote speech by Mohonasen Director of School Safety and Security Jim McCrum about online safety and cybersecurity, event participants were […]

Art students districtwide submit work to Capital Region BOCES Art Show

| April 26, 2017

Mohonasen art students participated in the 29th Capital Region BOCES Art Show held at the Capital Region BOCES headquarters in Albany on Tuesday, April 25. Students from 12 schools around the Capital Region submitted their work to the show, which showcases their skills in drawing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, printmaking collage and more. Mohonasen students […]

Mohonasen 2017-18 School Year Calendar

| April 26, 2017

Mohonasen 2017-18 School Year Calendar Download printable one-page calendar July 4: Independence Day Observed August  16-17: Regents Testing September 4: Labor Day September 5: Staff Orientation/Staff Development Day September 6: First Day of Classes September 21: Rosh Hashanah: Staff Development Day October 6: Emergency Early Release Day October 9: Columbus Day October 25: Early Release […]

Additional staff positions address projected enrollment increases, students’ needs

| April 25, 2017

Since 2015, Mohonasen Central School District has been able to add positions back into the budget that meet the needs of students. The proposed 2017-18 budget includes the addition of 13.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including: 2.0 FTE K-6 Teachers: Two teacher positions are included to address projected enrollment increases at the K-6 levels. Enrollment […]

Mohonasen residents to decide on $50.9 million budget on May 16

| April 25, 2017

Mohonasen residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 16, to vote on a proposed $50,940,000 budget for the 2017-18 school year. The proposed budget carries a tax levy increase of 2.83 percent, which is below the district’s limit of 6.07 percent as initially calculated by the state formula. As a result, a simple […]

Students invited to participate in May 16 Draper Science Showcase

| April 21, 2017

Calling all Draper scientists! The Draper Middle School Science Showcase is open to all Draper students and will be held at Mohonasen High School on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sign-up information is available in the Draper main office. Entry forms must be submitted by May 1 to the Draper main office […]

Gaglioti, MacTurk, running for two Board of Education seats

| April 20, 2017

Two of the seven seats on Mohonasen’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16. Candidates run at-large and are elected to unpaid, three-year terms beginning July 1. This year, there are two candidates running for Board of Education: Lisa Gaglioti and Stacy MacTurk. The candidates are listed below in the order they […]

Student speakers selected for Class of 2017 graduation ceremony

| April 20, 2017

Last week, Jonathan Adamec, Daniel Cole, Matthew Janke and Michael Snow took part in the 27th annual Mohonasen Graduation Speaker Contest to represent the Class of 2017. Congratulations to the contest winner, Matthew Janke, who will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s commencement ceremonies at Proctors Theatre on Saturday, June 24. Jonathan Adamec was […]

Storytelling students create myths and fables in ELA class

| April 20, 2017

Draper students in Rachel Geracitano’s ELA class recently wrapped up a unit on myths, legends and tales by creating a myth, legend, fable or tall tale of their own to convert into a children’s book format. The students spent hours hard at work as they wrote, edited and revised their stories while working with illustrations […]

2017-18 state budget includes $1.1 billion education funding increase

| April 13, 2017

On Sunday, April 9, New York lawmakers approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an overall increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4 percent. Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days after the April 1 state budget deadline, providing school district leaders with critical state aid information as they finalize school budget proposals […]