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Saturday Oklahoma show moved to 3 p.m.

| January 18, 2019

We are moving the Saturday show of Oklahoma to 3 p.m. The cast party will still take place in the high school cafeteria immediately following the show. This change will allow everyone to get home before the heavy evening snow begins. The Friday show, tonight, will be at 7 p.m. as planned. Both performances are in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Congrats to Draper’s December Students of the Month

| January 9, 2019

Congratulations to Draper’s December Students of the Month! Back row: Ali Palleschi, Nick Tedisco, Dylan Alesio, Isabella Dolar Front row: Kaitlyn Jones, Sarah Bienick, Emma Thompson, Tessa McFarland, Jesse Mathis, Justin Brunson Absent: Nevaeh Brown, Donald Carpenter, and Elaina Garmer

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Changes to Enhanced STAR take effect in 2019

| January 7, 2019

Because of changes New York state made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption earlier this year, all residents age 65+ enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. In Mohonasen, the deadline to enroll in IVP is March 1, […]

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Is your contact information up to date?

| January 7, 2019

Last month, we introduced a new communication system, School Messenger, in an effort to strengthen emergency communications for families through automated phone calls and text messaging. By now, you should have received a text asking you to opt-in, and if not, you should have contacted us to make sure your contact information is up to […]

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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 www.balfour.com. The deadline is April 19, 2019. After that, the cost will be $30. If you have any questions, call 518-356-8380.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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