Archive for March, 2018

Draper Student Recognition Breakfast-March 2018

| March 29, 2018

Congratulations to the 15 middle school students honored Thursday, March 29 as part of Draper Middle School’s Spring Student Recognition Breakfast. They are: Grade 6 – Kira Hood, Daniel Rexford, Juan Geigel, Sara Smith, Aubrie Tighe Grade 7 – Alexis Hunt, Jesse Mathis, Anthony Lieu, Alexander Wiltsie, Alexis Haley Grade 8 – Tristin Bennett, Alyssa […]

Sweet rewards for acts of kindness at Draper

| March 29, 2018

It was the kindness of middle schoolers and the generosity of one of the community’s most recognizable businesses that brought plenty of smiles to students at Draper Middle School. As part of the Great Kindness Challenge — a week of special events for Draper students and staff held last month — students were challenged to […]

Pinewood Odyssey team headed to NYS competition

| March 29, 2018

After winning the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition, a team of third graders from Pinewood Intermediate School will head to Binghamton University on April 7 to compete against other top teams for the chance to represent New York state at the Odyssey World Finals in May. The team includes Katelyn LeClerc, Mason Varga, Brenna […]

Preliminary proposed 2018-19 spending plan may eliminate up to 12 positions, keeps tax levy at limit

| March 28, 2018

The Board of Education reviewed a draft of the proposed Mohonasen Central School District 2018-19 spending plan at its March 19 meeting. The proposal totals $53,851,210, which reflects an increase of $2,911,210 over the current year. It also proposes a tax levy increase 3.21 percent or $850,146, which is at the district’s allowable tax levy […]

8th graders glimpse options for future at annual Career Day

| March 27, 2018

Draper Middle School eighth graders were urged to ask questions and take chances in exploring career options. “Don’t be afraid of failure, because you can always turn failure into an opportunity to learn,” said Michael Saccocio, executive director of City Mission of Schenectady. Saccocio was the keynote speaker for “Passport to Your Future,” a daylong […]

Empire State Plaza Art Show features work of K-8 artists

| March 22, 2018

When strolling through the Empire State Plaza in Albany, it’s hard to miss the impressive and unique artwork on display inside and out. It is that art collection, in the style of Abstract Expressionism, that inspired Mohonasen student artwork on display earlier this month as part of the Ninth Annual Student Art Show at the […]

Vascular health begins with V-Healthy Day

| March 22, 2018

On March 13, eighth-grade students at Draper Middle School got a hands-on lesson on the long-term impact of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and genetics on vascular and heart health. The custom curriculum was part of V-Healthy Day, an effort by area health providers to help students recognize and manage vascular risks and encourage the daily […]

Music students gain insight on performance, industry during Tri-M Workshop Day

| March 22, 2018

Mohonasen Music Honor Society students had some hands-on experiences during the annual Tri-M Workshop Day on March 6. Students attended four separate workshops during the day-long event, which included yoga and movement, music technology and software, ukulele playing and musical theater. Following the workshops, the students were treated to a performance in the black box […]

Sixth Grade Orchestra performs at Empire State Plaza

| March 22, 2018

On Friday, March 16, the Draper Sixth Grade Orchestra had the opportunity to perform as part of Music in Our Schools Month at the Empire State Plaza. Music in Our Schools Month is sponsored annually by the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) to highlight the benefits of high-quality music education programs in schools. The […]

Vote for Mohon Winter Color Guard’s Flag Feature

| March 21, 2018

Support the Mohonasen Winter Color Guard by voting for the team’s Flag Feature from the 2018 WGI East Power Regional. Mohon is currently leading the poll — keep them on top by casting your vote! Check out the link here: https://www.flomarching.com/video/6145830