Archive for November, 2019

16 Draper students recognized for character, citizenship

| November 27, 2019

Congratulations to the following Draper students who were recognized during the Student Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Students are recognized for character and citizenship. Hannah Ceccucci Isabella DiPietro Cole Secor Mariah Prusecki Abby Marriner Noah Madden Sophia Parker Giovanni Renda Leo Segovia Kaitlyn Jones Alexandria VanderVoort Nadine Markle Laurel Karp Danika Sanders Madeline Bleau […]

36 Mohon drivers lauded for 416 total years of safe driving

| November 26, 2019

Thirty-six of Mohonasen’s bus drivers were recognized for a combined 416 years of operating vehicles without experiencing preventable accidents. Bus Driver Raymond Slingerland is solely responsible for driving safely for four decades and was awarded the Golden Steering Wheel by the Mohonasen Transportation Department. Utica National, the company which insures the district’s vehicles, annually recognizes […]

A dozen students named Shining Stars

| November 26, 2019

Each month, the music department chooses a group of Shining Stars to recognize for positive behavior and constant good effort. These students come prepared, work hard and have a good attitude. They are role models to their peers, and not only talented in their musical skills, but exhibit respect for the classroom, peers and teacher. […]

Annual Winter Clothing Drive begins in Mohonasen

| November 21, 2019

We are collecting gently used coats, hats and gloves of all sizes, genders and ages to benefit the City Mission of Schenectady. Collection boxes will be at Draper Middle School and Mohonasen High School. The drive runs throughout the winter season. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Pierce at

Mohonasen Foundation grant supports literacy intervention

| November 19, 2019

Recognizing that reading and writing are fundamental to academic success across all courses, Draper Middle School has implemented literacy labs to support student learning. This year the literacy lab work is assisted by a donation by the Mohonasen Foundation for Excellence. Literacy labs allow for small group instruction so teachers can provide students with one-on-one […]

Sara Lewis named Director of Special and Alternative Education

| November 19, 2019

At its Nov. 18 meeting, the Mohonasen Board of Education appointed Sara Lewis as the district’s Director of Special and Alternative Education following a comprehensive search and selection process. Lewis was formerly the Director of Pupil Services and Special Education Programs for the Greater Johnstown School District. She will begin with the district on Jan […]

2-hr delay Tuesday, Nov. 19

| November 19, 2019

The Mohonasen Central School District is operating under a two-hour delay today, Tuesday, Nov. 19.

13 musicians head to Area All-State Music Festival

| November 18, 2019

Congratulations to our top student performers representing our high school music program at the Area All-State Festival this weekend. In order to qualify for this event, students need to have received a very high score on a level 6 All-State solo from last year’s NYSSMA solo festival. Students selected will perform a concert this weekend […]

Pinewood Spelling Bee coming in December

| November 13, 2019

Pinewood students will have the opportunity to see how important and fun spelling is. Each classroom will hold a classroom Spelling Bee on Friday, Dec. 13.  A practice word list will be sent home with students on Monday, Dec. 2.  The winners from each classroom will then participate in a school-wide Spelling Bee on Wednesday, […]

MohonCARES thank you!

| November 13, 2019

The following message is from Superintendent of Schools Shannon Shine: “Thank you to everyone who has supported MohonCARES this year.  Your contributions have made a big difference in meeting the basic food, clothing and supply needs of our students.  “Whatever It Takes” immediately comes to my mind in this regard. Consider me #MohonProud of your […]