Archive for April, 2018

Board adopts $53.1 million spending plan

| April 20, 2018

The Board of Education adopted a proposed $53,065,000 spending plan for the 2018-19 school year at its April 16 meeting. Under the proposal, spending would increase $2,125,000, or 4.17 percent, over the current year. The proposed budget carries a tax levy increase of $850,146, or 3.21 percent, which is at the district’s limit – or […]

P-TECH Early College program comes to Mohonasen

| April 19, 2018

Students in the Capital Region will soon have a new way to earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in a high-tech field at no cost. And Mohonasen students will not have to leave campus to take advantage of the innovative partnership between area school districts, higher education and local businesses designed to give […]

Lockdown drills held today at high school, Draper

| April 19, 2018

This letter is to let you know that Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Mohonasen High School and Draper Middle School today, Thursday, April 19. The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department, our school resource officers and our director of safety and security. The events lasted approximately 30 minutes each, during which time […]

District letter to parents regarding April 20

| April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians: National advocacy groups concerned about school safety are promoting a second Student Walkout Day on Friday, April 20 beginning at about 10 a.m. It has come to our attention that Mohonasen students at the secondary level may be planning to participate to varying degrees in activities being promoted […]

Students display work at the Reimagining the 4 Freedoms exhibit.

| April 17, 2018

Students from our High School Studio Art classes had their work on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum as part of the Reimagining the 4 Freedoms exhibit. This event was one of a kind for Capital Region students enrolled in the foundational course, Studio Art. The exhibition commemorated former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State […]

Regarding technical issues with New York State ELA tests

| April 11, 2018

As you are aware, students at Draper Middle School and Pinewood Intermediate School were scheduled to take the New York State English language arts (ELA) test on their Chromebooks this morning. While attempting to start the ELA test, some students in districts across the state experienced difficulties accessing the test on the testing site. Approximately […]

Community Conversation on School Safety set for April 17

| April 10, 2018

Mohonasen will host a Community Conversation on School Safety at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Mohonasen High School. The evening will include a review of Mohonasen’s school safety measures. In addition, Scott Stark, Master Instructor for the New York State Division of Homeland Security Preparedness Training Center and former Washington County Deputy Sheriff, […]

Don’t miss April 19 Family Fun Fair

| April 10, 2018

Mark your calendar for Mohonasen Family Fun Fair! This annual event will be an exciting showcase of the talents and programs from Mohonasen faculty and students – inside the classroom and beyond. The Family Fun Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Draper Middle School, and all students in […]

Get Up and Go! event is Thursday, April 12

| April 9, 2018

Get Up and Go!, a career readiness event for students in grades 9 through 12 and their parents, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen, 400 Warrior Way, Schenectady. Sponsored by the Mohonasen Business Advisory Board and the Schenectady Foundation, Get Up and Go! […]

Winter Guard in farewell performance before trip to WGI championships

| April 9, 2018

Members of the Mohonasen High School Varsity Winter Color Guard will perform a farewell performance at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in the high school gym. The team’s performance comes just a day before they head to Dayton, Ohio, to compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. The team has been working […]