Archive for January, 2019

8th Grade Information Night Parent Letter

| January 24, 2019

Dear Parent of an 8th Grade Student: Each year we offer an 8th Grade Information Night for parents and prospective high school freshmen.  We are very excited about welcoming the Class of 2023 to Mohonasen High School and look forward to seeing both parents and students at the High School Information Night this year. The […]

2019-20 Elective Choices for Freshmen

| January 24, 2019

All students will be asked to rank their top three choices to fulfill the art/music elective requirement. Every attempt is made to give students their top choice, but unfortunately, that is not always possible. The elective options are listed below: Introduction to Technology and Trades – ITT/DDP This introductory course is designed to give students […]

Mohon junior welder has a bright future

| January 23, 2019

Aspiring welder Gino Serafini practices his skills during a recent Capital Region BOCES welding program class at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. Serafini, a junior from Mohonasen, chose the welding program because of the double-digit job growth forecast and the desire to work with his hands. “It’s a good career and it’s something that you can really […]

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

| January 22, 2019

Do you have an incoming kindergarten student?  Please be sure to complete a census form. Registration packets will be mailed out the first full week of March. If you have any questions, please call 518-356-8401.

Governor unveils 2019-20 Executive Budget; Mohonasen Foundation Aid increase proposed at 0.59 percent

| January 18, 2019

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal on Jan. 15 that includes a $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid would be $27.7 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.6 percent. For Mohonasen, the governor has proposed a 0.59 percent or $80,458 increase […]

2019 Draper Geography Bee winners

| January 18, 2019

On which of the Great Lakes will you find Saginaw Bay? If you answered Lake Michigan, sorry. You’re wrong. It’s actually Lake Huron and that answer helped determine the top finishers in this year’s 2019 Draper Geography Bee on Thursday, Jan. 17. The overall winner was eighth-grader Michael Gage. Finishing second was Tyler Benintende (grade […]

Draper students visit RPI Labs

| January 18, 2019

Students from Draper Middle School recently visited Rensselaer to gain firsthand insights into cell biology and bioengineering research. Approximately 40 students were hosted by researchers Alexis Ziemba and Anthony D’Amato, observing demonstrations such as fabrication of bio-compatible fibers for spinal cord injury repair and confocal microscopy. They also engaged in a design challenge to apply […]

MHS students to be inducted into Math/Science Honor Societies

| January 15, 2019

The following students were recently accepted to the Mohonasen chapter of the NYS Mathematics Honor Society and/or the NYS Science Honor Society. The induction ceremony will be Thursday, February 7th at 3:30 p.m. in the LGI. Math Honor Society Inductees Natalie Blackstone Mary Kathryn Conway Lauren Dantz Michael French Emily Gandrow Zachary Gestring Tianna Harris […]

Draper Spelling Bee champ off to regional contest

| January 11, 2019

Nearly two dozen Draper Middle School students competed today for a spot at next month’s Capital Region Spelling Bee, but it was eighth-grader Connor Candee who emerged the winner with the correct spelling of the word transcendental after several rounds of tough competition. Connor’s closest challenger was sixth-grader Rachel Miller who went toe-to-toe with Connor during […]

Lockout lifted at Mohonasen

| January 11, 2019

Update (11 a.m.): The lockout has been lifted. Working with district officials, local police have determined there is no threat to Mohonasen’s schools. Mohonasen High School, Draper Middle School and the Center for Advanced Technology were placed on lockout this morning, Friday, Jan. 11, after a robbery was reported at Pioneer Bank in Schenectady. A […]