Archive for February, 2019

A message from the Superintendent about online safety

| February 28, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian: The District has recently become aware of a social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” which has created concern due to its disturbing nature. The “Momo Challenge” has reportedly appeared on WhatsApp, (a free smartphone messaging application), Facebook and YouTube. Some have reported that it has surfaced in […]

February 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

| February 28, 2019

Farnsworth Technology Center | Mohonasen High School Call to Order The Board meeting was called to order by the Vice President, Ms. Young, at 6:00 PM.  Mrs. Gaglioti requested those present to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Roll Call Board Members Present: Wade Abbott, Deborah Escobar, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk,, […]

Pinewood Book Fair begins March 1

| February 28, 2019

The Pinewood Book Fair is scheduled to begin at Pinewood tomorrow, Friday, March 1, and will run through Friday, March 8. The Book Fair will be open during the day and also at night during our Pinewood “Read-In” and author visit on Tuesday, March 5. We look forward to seeing everyone as we focus on […]

Mohonasen summer teacher institute to help connect students with local history through the Library of Congress

| February 26, 2019

Mohonasen Schools will be hosting a three-day institute this summer to help social studies teachers design and implement inquiry-based lessons for students using primary sources from the Library of Congress. At the free institute, some two dozen grade 4-12 social studies teachers from Schenectady County will engage in an extensive exploration of the primary sources […]

2019-2020 Budget Planning: Tax Levy Limit Calculation, Debt Service & Bus Proposition

| February 26, 2019

Board of Education Meeting Presentation, February 25, 2019 Working Budget Topics: Tax Levy Limit Calculation, Debt Service & Bus Proposition Tax Levy Limit 4.46 % is the maximum allowable limit for 2019-20 as determined by the New York State Formula To exceed this limit would require a 60% or greater supermajority taxpayer vote* * Exceeding […]

Mohonasen Color Guard teams capture honors at Colors in Motion

| February 26, 2019

Congratulations to the Mohonasen Color Guard groups for capturing awards at the 21st annual Colors in Motion Color Guard Competition. Mohonasen hosted the competition on Feb. 23. Capturing first place were both the Mohonasen Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. The Pinewood School Color Guard finished second in its competition. The Mohonasen Varsity Color Guard has […]

Tutoring available for Draper students

| February 25, 2019

Tutoring is available for any Draper student who needs extra help. Draper teachers are available for small group tutoring both before school (7:15 to 7:45 a.m.) on Monday and Thursdays, as well as after school (2:50 to 4 p.m.) on Wednesday and Thursdays. Please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor with questions, or to […]

Spring sports physicals scheduled

| February 25, 2019

Free of charge, sports physicals will be offered to all athletes in grades 7 to 12 who need an update for the spring season. The school physician will be available at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the High School Nurse’s Office. Any athlete in grades 7 and 8 should sign up in Draper’s […]

March Reading Madness continues at Pinewood

| February 21, 2019

As we near the month of March, Pinewood Intermediate School students are continuing to read and are gearing up for some exciting events to close out their March Madness reading activities. More than 600 students voted in the second round of the bracket-style competition, in which students vote on their most beloved books from the school’s […]

Mohonasen sophomore performs in NYC concert

| February 21, 2019

While students enjoy winter recess, Mohon sophomore Noel Lyman was rehearsing “The Scarlett Pimpernel” at the Lincoln Center in NYC. Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the seventh annual presentation of its Broadway Series with the critically acclaimed musical. The concert performance featured a chorus of more than 200 singers from across the country, a stunning […]