Archive for December, 2018

Draper yearbook on sale now

| December 27, 2018

The Draper Middle School Yearbook is on sale now at the special price of $25. You can purchase your yearbook online at The deadline is April 19, 2019. After that, the cost will be $30. If you have any questions, call 518-356-8380.

MHS students seek to erase stereotypes, promote unity

| December 20, 2018

More than a dozen Mohonasen High School students have made it their mission to share in difficult conversations with their peers on issues of stereotyping, race and culture. They are part of a three-district “study circle” with other student leaders from neighboring school districts.  Joining students from Niskayuna High School and Schenectady High School, the […]

Draper Spelling Bee is coming in January

| December 20, 2018

Coming soon: the annual Draper Spelling Bee! In-class spelling bees will take place Friday, Jan. 4 and Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. The schoolwide spelling bee will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Draper Multipurpose Room (LGI). The snow date for the schoolwide event is January 11. The […]

Getting Children into the Spirit of Giving

| December 18, 2018

The following is a piece published in Parent Today, a resource produced by Capital Region BOCES designed to give you the information and tools you need to encourage your children’s school success. With the holidays fast approaching, your child might be perfecting their gift lists, and giving might not be a thought in their head. Perhaps […]

Mohonasen introduces School Messenger notification system

| December 18, 2018

In an effort to strengthen emergency communications for families, the Mohonasen Central School District is introducing text messaging and automated phone calls through School Messenger. The School Messenger system will fully replace School News Notifier (SNN) for district and school communications in the coming months.   In addition to the text messaging and phone calls, […]

Business leaders praise students following ‘Shark Tank’ presentations

| December 17, 2018

Team work. Collaboration. Time management. Communication. These are all skills employers are searching for when hiring the next generation of workers. They are also skills that employers time and again report as being in short supply in today’s labor market. However, those sought-after skills were on full display recently for area business leaders as students […]

Lasagna Cook-off winner named, meals to benefit Mohon community

| December 12, 2018

Dec. 12, 2018 Mohonasen High School held a Lasagna Cook-off this week, as participants worked to help feed families in need for the holidays. This is part of an overall effort to maintain the school’s food pantry and have a continuous supply of food for those who need it. Six lasagna recipes were submitted and […]

MHS holds lasagna cook off to help feed families in need

| December 11, 2018

Mohonasen High School held a lasagna cook off after school today with the end goal of helping feed families in need for the holidays. Six lasagna recipes were submitted and cooked by faculty and a taste testing was held among students and staff. The winning recipe will be duplicated and lasagna pans will be prepared […]

Transportation Department earns Boys & Girls Club award

| December 11, 2018

Congratulations to the Mohonasen Transportation Department for being honored by the Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club with a 2018 annual Partners in Programs Award for its outstanding safety record transporting students to and from the facility on a daily basis. Also on hand to honor transportation officials was New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara.

Pinewood Hosts Iroquois Native American Harvest Festival

| December 11, 2018

Fourth graders in Mrs. Altomer’s and Mrs. MacMaster’s classes at Pinewood School held a Native American Iroquois Harvest Festival to showcase their work for parents and families. Some of the activities included: Playing Native American games once played by the Iroquois of the Eastern Woodlands Viewing informative PowerPoint presentations in the computer lab Perusing detailed […]