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BOE meeting virtually available to public

| March 22, 2020

The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. will be virtually available to the public.  Please follow the link to stream the Board of Education meeting by clicking here.  To access the live stream of the meeting please use the credentials below: Username: hsguest@mohonasen.org Password: Mohon2020 Please note that the […]

Principal letter to Bradt parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, As Mr. Shine shared in his earlier communication, I hope this letter finds you and your family is doing well.  It has really been difficult for me personally and professionally to not have the daily interactions with our students, staff and families.  I have enjoyed reading with the students nightly on Facebook […]

Principal letter to MHS parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, I hope this letter finds you well, and secure in all your needs. We are attempting to blaze a trail through a very dense and ever-changing forest of precautions taken to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. At this point we are looking forward to providing continuity of instruction. Enclosed you […]

Principal letter to Draper parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Draper Families, I hope you and your family are well and in good health. The purpose of this letter is to outline a Distance Learning Plan for Draper students, set to begin on Monday March 23rd. Draper Distance Learning Goals We at Draper have two primary goals for distance learning: Provide engaging online lessons […]

Principal letter to Pinewood parents

| March 20, 2020

Dear Mohonasen Parents, As Mr. Shine shared in his earlier communication, I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well. The sense of a typical day has changed for me much like it has for you, but even though it doesn’t look the same, I want to make sure that we remain connected […]

Childcare available through YMCA for healthcare workers, first responders

| March 20, 2020

As part of the COVID-19 response effort, the superintendents and school districts of the Capital Region BOCES are working with the Capital District YMCA to bring childcare resources to the families of emergency personnel in local communities. Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, YMCA branch locations throughout the Capital Region will be offering school-age childcare for […]

Mohon students create sustainable tote bags

| March 12, 2020

Mohonasen’s Environmental Science student-crafted sustainable tote bags, made from t-shirts and talent, are going places. Through a partnership with Plato’s Closet, The Sustainable Tote Project (STP) could be used to engage and support the Mohonasen community of schools and families. Donated t-shirts would be turned into totes by students, groups, or individuals then sold to […]

Practice lockdown drills at MHS, Bradt today

| March 11, 2020

Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Mohonasen High School and Bradt Primary School. The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department and our school resource officer. The events lasted approximately 20 minutes each, during which time the buildings went into complete lockdowns as they would if actual intruders were in the buildings. All school […]

Practice lockdown drills at Pinewood, Draper today

| March 9, 2020

This morning, Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Draper Middle School and Pinewood Intermediate School. The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department and our school resource officer. The events lasted approximately 20 minutes each, during which time the buildings went into complete lockdowns as they would if actual intruders were in the buildings. […]

Annual “Passport to Your Future” 8th grade career day

| March 4, 2020

The annual “Passport to Your Future” 8th grade career day will again be hosted by the University at Albany on Thursday, March 19. This all-day event will include a keynote speaker and four different career sessions where Draper students will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers discuss their careers. The keynote speaker will […]