Archive for May, 2017

Reminder: May 25 and 26 are full school days

| May 22, 2017

Because the district used more than two snow days this winter, Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 will be full school days for all students to make up for the loss in instructional time.

Draper students work together to take a stand against bullying

| May 17, 2017

Seventh graders in Marissa Petta’s class dedicated their classwork to a good cause – spreading awareness about bullying. The students created public service announcements, commercials and presentations about school bullying statistics and demonstrated the devastating effects bullying can have on students. This unit goes hand-in-hand with the students’ lesson on “Freak the Mighty,” a young adult […]

District voters approve budget, bus proposition

| May 16, 2017

Gaglioti, MacTurk elected to Board of Education Mohonasen residents approved the district’s 2017-18 school budget with 835 yes votes and 310 no votes, a margin of 73 percent. “We truly appreciate everyone who came out today to vote on the school budget, bus proposition and board of education candidates,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen A. Spring. […]

Annual Strawberry Festival is Sunday, May 21

| May 15, 2017

Attend the Annual Strawberry Festival presented by the Mohonasen Music Parents on Sunday, May 21 at Draper Middle School. The event begins this year with a Color-a-Thon 5k at 8 a.m. and features a Kids’ Fun Run at 1 p.m., student performances (including the Pinewood Choir, Orchestra and Elementary Band; Draper Band Program; High School […]

Draper Science Club travels to Camp Chingachgook

| May 15, 2017

Last week, 45 students from the Draper Middle School Science Club traveled to Camp Chingachgook, a YMCA camp located on Lake George in the Adirondacks. The students participated in a variety of science and team building-related activities. The young scientists enjoyed exploring life in the lake through the aquatic learning lab, identifying species on a […]

Pinewood’s ‘CANstruction’ is featured on CBS 6 News

| May 12, 2017

Pinewood’s “CANstruction” took more than 500 cans and the work of dozens of students to build. The CANstruction project was conceived as part of the school’s Earth Day events. It also tied in with a plant unit students in Ms. Vumbaco’s Pinewood class recently completed, as well as their reading of “The Giving Tree” by […]

District outlines proposed budget, hears from board candidates at budget hearing-May 8

| May 11, 2017

Embedded Budget video 2017-18 District officials outlined the proposed 2017-18 school budget during a public hearing on Monday, May 8. Residents also heard from Stacy MacTurk, one of two candidates vying for two at-large seats on the Board of Education, during the Meet the Candidates Night event. (See Mrs. MacTurk’s answers to questions.) Due to […]

Draper student-sleuths participate in Mystery Google Hangout with Ohio school

| May 11, 2017

Earlier in May, Draper Middle School students from the computer skills class taught by Ms. Manno and Ms. Baker took part in a project that crossed state lines – with the help of Google Hangouts! Participating in a “Mystery Google Hangout,” the Draper class chatted with students from Avon Middle School in Avon, Ohio – […]

Mohonasen student leaders recognized by NYSAHPERD

| May 10, 2017

On Monday, May 8, the Capital Zone Elementary Student Leadership Awards were held at Hudson Valley Community College. To be nominated for this award, a student must demonstrate excellence in the areas of fitness, citizenship and leadership in Physical Education. All schools in the Capital Zone of the New York State Association of Health, Physical […]

Mohonasen to deliver donations to women and children in need for Mother’s Day

| May 10, 2017

Each year, Mohonasen staff members collect personal care products to be delivered to the YWCA Women’s Shelter in Schenectady for Mother’s Day. These boxes, containing items from many generous donors throughout the district, will be delivered to the shelter on May 10. This year, Mrs. McGuire’s second grade class planted individual flowers to give to all […]