Archive for June, 2017

Video slideshow celebrates eighth grade students

| June 28, 2017

Draper Middle School parents created a video slideshow at the end of the 2016-17 school year to celebrate the growth, achievements and memories of Draper eighth graders as they prepare to enter their high school years in the fall. Congratulations to Mohonasen’s Class of 2021! Embedded video slideshow celebrating eighth grade students

Host families still sought for three students for July exchange program

| June 26, 2017

STEP (Student Travel and Exchange Program) is still seeking host families from the Mohonasen Central School District Community to welcome an exchange student from Spain this summer between July 3 and July 28. Three female students are still in need of host families at this point in time. Students arrive with: Their own health insurance […]

MHS releases reminders for graduating seniors

| June 21, 2017

With the excitement of graduation just days away, the district would like to share some important reminders for our graduates in their families about the days ahead. Friday, June 23 PTSO-Sponsored Senior Breakfast: 10:45 a.m. – noon, MHS gym. Tickets are required. Three tickets are complimentary, and any number of tickets above three can be purchased […]

8th graders mark end of year with Moving Up Ceremony

| June 20, 2017

Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of Draper Middle School 8th graders during a Moving Up Ceremony, held June 16 at Mohonasen High School. Student Elisha Rogers kicked off the ceremony by leading attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. School counselor Angie Santabarbara called the day “bittersweet.” “I have watched so […]

Three nominated as ‘outstanding performer’ by SLOC

| June 16, 2017

Mohon Masque received three “Outstanding Performer” nominations from Schenectady Light Opera Company (SLOC) for the spring production of “Grease.”  Each year SLOC attends and evaluates local high school productions throughout the area. Congratulations to the following students who were nominated for Outstanding Performer: Maria Andrew for her role as Marty Sophia Sacchetti for her role as Patty […]

Angel wings land at Draper Middle School

| June 15, 2017

Draper Middle School teacher Steve Blais and his art students created their own pair of angel wings to share with the rest of the school, aiming to send an uplifting message to students. The Global Angel Wings Project started in 2012, when Los Angeles-based artist Colette Miller painted a pair of angel wings as a […]

Bradt cuts ribbon on ‘best playground ever’

| June 15, 2017

Squeals of delight filled the air as the ribbon was cut to officially open Bradt’s newest playground structure – quickly dubbed “the best playground ever” by an excited first grader. Bradt students gathered on the lawn next to the playground area for the June 9 ribbon cutting ceremony, which Principal Leslie Smith said was years […]

Pinewood orchestra students debut original piece, meet composer

| June 14, 2017

Last week, students in the Pinewood Orchestra had the opportunity to meet and have a question-and-answer session with Lorie Gruneisen, the composer of their original song, “Accents on the Classics.” She fielded insightful questions from students about where she gets her inspiration for songs, what her favorite instrument is to play and more — and also […]

Kevin Warren appointed Mohonasen High School principal

| June 14, 2017

Kevin Warren has been named principal at Mohonasen High School. Warren was appointed by the Board of Education June 12 and will replace Lisa Patierne, who will leave the district at the end of June. “Mr. Warren has demonstrated commitment, loyalty and a great passion for our students and our district, and we know that […]

Good nutrition is basis of tasty lesson

| June 12, 2017

Students in Mrs. Stott’s 7th grade home and careers class have been studying the elements of good nutrition in order to plan appropriate diets for themselves and others. As part of this unit, students prepared a healthful breakfast that included a serving from each of the five foods groups. Students made eggs in a basket […]