Archive for May, 2018

Polls open till 9 p.m. for school budget vote, bus proposition, board elections

| May 15, 2018

The annual School District Budget Vote takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 15, at the Mohonasen High School gym. Mohonasen residents will vote on a $53.1 million budget proposed for the 2018-19 year. Under the proposal, spending for next school year would increase by 4.17 percent while keeping the tax levy […]

Works of three selected for juried art show

| May 15, 2018

Mohonasen High School students Abby Sicilia, Bailey DeCocco and Savannah Swierzewski recently had work selected for the 2018 High School Regional Art Exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery. A total of 100 pieces of art from 24 area school districts were selected from more than 500 entries. A reception for the artists and their families […]

On the ballot: Bus purchase proposition

| May 15, 2018

On May 15, Mohonasen residents will be asked to vote on a proposition to purchase three full-size, 72-passenger buses and three 33-passenger buses at a total cost of $470,000. Of this amount, 69.7 percent, or $327,590, would be reimbursed through state aid, leaving the district responsible to pay $142,410, or $28,482 per year for five […]

Parents asked to complete Technology & Learning questionnaire

| May 14, 2018

Parents and guardians of students in grades K-12 are being asked to take part in a Technology and Learning questionnaire to help the district understand students’ school and home technology use for education. The district will use the information to guide instructional technology use in the classroom as well as for professional development for faculty […]

Letter for 5th grade parents from Draper Principal Arket

| May 11, 2018

Dear Grade 5 Parents / Guardians, The 2017-2018 school year is quickly coming to a close. While I know it must be bittersweet that your child’s tenure at Pinewood is nearing its end, I hope both you and your son or daughter are excited for the next chapter at Draper Middle School. I am very […]

Draper names ‘Students of the Month’ for March & April

| May 10, 2018

Congratulations to the most recent Draper Middle School “Students of the Month.” They are: Grade 6 Madison Posson Juliana Hamblet Grace MacTurk Bryan Knizek Grade 7 Payton Burke Alexis Brown Connor Candee  Gianna Frisone Grade 8 Matthew Small Tyler Barnes Sophia Di Gesare Lorelei Frederick These students demonstrated positive character traits and served as role models for […]

District outlines proposed budget, hears from board candidates at budget hearing-May 7

| May 10, 2018

District officials outlined the proposed 2018-19 school budget during a public hearing on Monday, May 7. Residents also heard from four candidates who are vying for three seats on the Board of Education, during the Meet the Candidates Night event. The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, May 15, […]

Orientation for incoming 3rd grade parents is Monday, May 14

| May 10, 2018

Third grade orientation for current Grade 2 parents will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 14 in the Pinewood cafeteria. The goal of the evening is to provide parents with information about Pinewood programs and supports, as well as to familiarize those new to the school with the building and some of Pinewood’s […]

Students gain insight on Civil Rights movement during ‘Selma’

| May 9, 2018

U.S. History students learned about the hard-fought battles African-Americans faced during the Civil Rights movement during “Selma,” an in-school field trip hosted April 30 by Peers for Peace. The annual event is designed to provide students with an understanding of the Civil Rights movement through an interactive musical experience, first person narratives and a college-level […]

Warrior Awards recognize students’ influence and impact

| May 8, 2018

Congratulations to 11 high school students who were recognized for their positive influence and impact on the school community during the biannual Student Warrior Award Ceremony May 2 at Mohonasen High School. Each student was nominated by high school faculty and staff for accomplishments in personal growth, school service, community service to others, attitude improvement, […]