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Draper End of Year Updates

| June 12, 2020

The following is a message for Draper Principal Mr. Arket: “Hello, Draper Families, Well, we have almost made it.  If your family is anything like mine, summer cannot arrive soon enough.  My boys’ motivation to participate in online learning seems to have lessened with each passing day.  Even though their teachers have put a near […]

Congrats to Class of 2020’s academic Top 10 students

| June 12, 2020

Mohonasen High School has named its academic top 10 graduates from the Class of 2020! Veronica Audette: Endicott College. Major: Interior Design. Emily Brazee: Binghamton University. Major: Integrative Neuroscience/Pre-Med. Mary Conway: Stony Brook University. Major: Biology/Pre-Med. Zachary Esposito: George Washington University. Major: Engineering. Zachary Gestring: RPI. Major: Computer Science. Julianna Huba: Lafayette College (Marquis Scholarship recipient). Major: Environmental […]

Superintendent Update: June 12, 2020

| June 12, 2020

Dear Parents, Faculty and Staff, The governor approved five regions of the state to begin “Phase Three” reopening today and no region of the state has had COVID setbacks or resurgences preventing them from reopening to a larger and larger extent.  We have only been moving forward across all of New York State.  The growing […]

Watch now: 2020 Annual Academic Awards

| June 10, 2020

Tonight we will be celebrating students in the annual Academic Awards ceremony. Students will be recognized for a variety of things, including membership in an Honor Society, having an 85+ average, and/or by being the recipient of an award given by an outside organization.  

Grade 8 Moving Up pictures needed

| June 8, 2020

Attention Grade 8 Parents and Guardians, If you have not already sent in pictures of your child for the Grade 8 Moving Up Video Ceremony to the PTSO, please do so by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Pictures should be emailed to Draper Assistant Principal Kristy Goergen at If you do not send […]

Update: Details about June 16 extended ballot deadline

| June 8, 2020

On Sunday, June 7, Gov. Cuomo extended the deadline for school districts to receive school budget ballots. To be counted, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5 p.m. on June 9 and received by mail through June 16 by the school district. Extended deadline: The details The following is a message […]

Graduation plans

| June 2, 2020

Dear Seniors and Parents and Guardians of Seniors, I write today to share the Mohonasen High School plan for graduation. There are many factors that influenced this plan. Those include the governor’s executive orders and the guidelines for the phased re-opening of New York state. Additionally, our plan was influenced by responses to our survey, […]

Watch: Mohonasen Awards for Media Arts

| June 2, 2020

Update: Watch the MAMAs here! Mohonasen High School is excited to announce that the Mohonasen Awards for Media Arts will be aired on the Mohonasen High School YouTube Channel at 8 p.m. on June 11. This event will recognize the outstanding work being done by students in the field of video production by the school’s […]

Pinewood’s spring concert celebrated with Google Meet talent show

| June 1, 2020

To celebrate Pinewood’s scheduled spring concert, the school had a full orchestra talent show on Google Meet! “Everyone came and watched, and some dressed up, and students who wanted to performed for everyone,” said Nancy Felberbaum. “The performers were fantastic, and everyone was very happy to see each other and hear some music together!”

Stream tonight’s Budget Hearing (June 1)

| June 1, 2020

Absentees ballots for the 2020-2021 school budget vote and Board of Education election are expected to be mailed to residents Monday, June 1. Read more about the budget here. Learn more about how to fill out an absentee ballot here. Ballots must be returned by using the enclosed pre-paid envelope or to the dropbox at […]