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Call for 8th grader student photos

| May 22, 2020

The PTSO needs your help to create the virtual ceremony slideshow. These pictures will be presented on each individual student slide during the virtual ceremony slideshow.  Please include at least one current photo. When submitting your student’s photos, please include the following: Student Name Student Slideshow Pics (max. 3) Additionally, the PTSO will be putting together […]

Rotterdam bicentennial tree project adoption deadline extended

| May 14, 2020

To celebrate Rotterdam’s bicentennial, families have the opportunity to adopt a tree. Please find the form here to complete and submit to participate in the celebration. Send your completed form to Jim Schaefer via email at by June 15, 2020.

2020 music senior scholarships

| May 13, 2020

The Music Department has helped so many students over the years. Consider helping to brighten someone else’s future. It is the time to leave no music student behind! Please support the Mohonasen Music Parents Senior Scholarship fund by visiting this link.

Academic students of the month for May

| May 4, 2020

Congratulations to the following students for earning academic student of the month for May! Kellissa DaSilva (Science) Kellissa has been working incredibly hard throughout distance learning and checks in with me regularly. She has shifted seamlessly and is always a positive influence in class. She often starts her emails with “sorry I’m emailing too much”, […]

Earth Day poster contest at Pinewood

| April 22, 2020

Pinewood’s Character Counts Team sponsored the NYS Senate Earth Day Contest for the activity for April’s Character word, Citizenship. Students who participated: Vienna Dolan, 3rd Grade Tyler Garhartt, 3rd Grade Alexis Schanz, 3rd Grade Faith Engel, 3rd Grade Giavanna Smith, 3rd Grade Skylar Stiffler, 3rd Grade Connor Laczo, 4th Grade Isabella Concepcion, 4th Grade  

Congratulations to Draper’s Q3 Honor Roll students

| April 16, 2020

Congratulations to Draper’s students who made honor roll and high honor roll during quarter 3. You can see the list of students by following this link. High Honor Roll is awarded to students who achieve a grade point average of 94.5 or above. Honor Roll is awarded to students who achieve a grade point average […]

Donations needed for Mohonasen families

| April 8, 2020

Food donations can be dropped off at the high school. These donations will help our Mohonasen families as we continue through this difficult time. Please find a list of the items below that are the most needed at this time: Spaghetti Sauce Pasta Macaroni and Cheese Ramen Noodle Soup Chicken Noodle Soup Peanut Butter Jelly […]

The College Board to administer online Advanced Placement exams

| March 24, 2020

The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year. The exam content will only cover material taught through early March.  This will ensure that students currently enrolled in an AP course and who pass the course will still receive college credit.  […]

YMCA to provide childcare to essential workers

| March 24, 2020

The Capital District YMCA recently announced that they will provide extended childcare to “essential” workers. For more details, please visit the link below to read their full release. YMCA to Provide Childcare to Essential Workers

NYS assessments for Grades 3-8 suspended for remainder of 2019-20 school year

| March 23, 2020

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary and intermediate level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This suspension applies to the following New York state testing programs: New York State Grades 3-8 English Language […]