Archive for May, 2017

Draper students showcase science smarts

| May 31, 2017

Earlier in May, students at Draper Middle School showed off their science skills at the Draper Science Showcase. The event, organized and hosted by the Draper Science Club, featured creations from several student participants that focused on a hobby, skill, interest or classroom project related to the field of science. From moving robots to overflowing volcanoes, […]

Pinewood Chamber Choir part of massive concert in Albany

| May 30, 2017

Pinewood Chamber Choir is about to be a part of making choral history. The Pinewood Chamber Choir, under the direction of vocal teacher Ms. Rosselli, will be participating in the largest chorus concert the Times Union Center and the Capital Region have ever seen. Approximately 4,000 students from area schools will join their voices on […]

Pinewood’s Box Top collection jumps into spring

| May 30, 2017

Pinewood students are on their way to raising another $1,000 for their school. To date, students have raised more than $800, and the collection slips continue to pour in. With Box Tops money, the school has ordered some equipment that may help students with sensory needs. Five students’ names were chosen from all the Box […]

‘Save a Life’ program raises awareness in advance of prom, graduation season

| May 30, 2017

Mohonasen High School students heard personal stories about the deadly consequences that resulted from poor choices and decisions made by drivers. Students watched a thought-provoking video about one man’s decision to text and drive that resulted in the deaths of two men during a May 26 presentation by the National Save a Life Tour. Presenter […]

Eleven Draper students participate in prestigious music festival

| May 25, 2017

  Eleven talented music students from Draper Middle School recently participated in the annual Suburban Council Music Festival. The participating students had to audition back in January for a highly coveted spot in the ensemble, competing against peers from all the suburban schools. The 11 selected participants headed to the festival at Schenectady High School […]

National Save a Life Tour to present to juniors and seniors, May 26

| May 25, 2017

The National Save a Life Tour, a comprehensive safe driving awareness program used by schools and government organizations across the country, will be making a stop at Mohonasen High School tomorrow, May 26. Juniors and seniors will have a chance to work with an impaired driving simulator and a texting and driving simulator that demonstrates […]

Three MHS students represent Mohon Masque at Proctors High School Musical Theatre Awards

| May 24, 2017

On May 20, Mohonasen High School students Maria Andrew, Nina Cerniglia and Nate Finke represented Mohon Masque at the High School Musical Theatre Awards at Proctors in Schenectady. Maria Andrew was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Marty in Mohon Masque’s 2017 production of “Grease,” and all three students performed […]

Students share their scientific knowledge with guests at Pinewood Garden Party

| May 24, 2017

On May 24, Pinewood students in Kerry Vumbaco’s class held an exciting afternoon Garden Party for families and staff visitors. The participating students studied a number of scientific concepts to become “experts” in specific topic areas they would later present at the party – and were eager to explain what they had been learning to each visitor […]

District shares scenes from 2017 Art Show

| May 24, 2017

The district has released a video slideshow of scenes from this year’s Mohonasen Art Show, featuring artwork in a variety of media from talented Mohonasen student-artists. Thank you to art teacher Steve Blais for creating and sharing this slideshow. Embedded video of 2017 Student Art Show

Historic figures come to life in high school ‘Renaissance Wax Museum’

| May 22, 2017

Astronomer Tycho Brahe wore a fake nose after he lost his own in a math-fueled duel. Leonardo da Vinci was a vegetarian. And, explorer Giovanni Caboto – also known as John Cabot – helped put America on the map. He’s just never gotten the credit he deserved. These facts and many more about historic figures […]