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Board resolution asks state to lift indoor mask requirement

| June 14, 2021

The Mohonasen Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution asking the state Department of Health to lift the indoor mask requirement for students in the district. At a rare special meeting on Saturday, June 12, the board sent a statement to state officials that student education is negatively impacted by the constant use of masks, […]

Draper May Students of the Month

| June 11, 2021

Humor was the category for the month of May, and Draper Middle School have plenty students with a sense of humor. Meet the May 2021 Draper Students of the Month.

MHS June Students of the Month

| June 11, 2021

Mohonasen High School has announced its Students of the Month for June, 2021. The students are being recognized for achievement in several academic categories, including Art, English, FACS/Business, Mathematics, Computer Science, Music, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Work-Based Learning and World Languages. You can view the Students of the Month here.    

Board of Ed will appeal to state DOH to lift indoor mask requirement

| June 11, 2021

On Saturday, June 12, the Mohonasen Board of Education will hold a special meeting to pass a resolution appealing to the state Department of Health for immediate relief from the indoor mask mandate for Mohonasen students. The meeting, to be held virtually and in person from the Large Group Instruction room (LGI) in the high […]

Grade 6 orientation for grade 5 parents is tonight, June 10

| June 10, 2021

Parents of 5th Grade students entering 6th Grade at Draper Middle School in September can view an orientation via  Google Meet at 6 p.m. today, June 10. Follow this link to join at that time.

Drive-up high school yearbook distribution planned

| June 10, 2021

Mohonasen High School is organizing a “drive-up” yearbook distribution process in front of the high school Auditorium. Families are asked to adhere to the schedule below to help ensure an orderly pick-up process. For students of all grades who pre-ordered a yearbook, the pick-up times are: – Wednesday, June 23, noon to 5 p.m. – […]

Virtual visit: Pinewood welcomes incoming class of 3rd graders

| June 10, 2021

The following presentation welcomes incoming third-graders to their first year at Pinewood. It includes a message from Mr. Thompson, Pinewood principal, an introduction to the teachers and other staff, lists of all of the things they will learn; a Q&A with current Pinewood third-graders; and much more: 2021 2nd Grade Pinewood Visit Presentation    

New board members introduced, welcomed Monday night

| June 8, 2021

Two members of the community who won election to the Mohonasen Board of Education were publicly introduced at the board’s Monday evening meeting. Julie Power, top left, is a math teacher, a Mohonasen graduate and a mother of three in the district. She received the third highest number of votes.       Ericka Montagino, […]

Summer food resources and backpack program update

| June 8, 2021

The last week of the Mohonasen Backpack Program begins on Monday, June 14. Students will continue to take supplemental bags of food home from school on Thursday, June 17, and pick-up will be available from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, June 18, for families who typically pick up backpacks in front of the High School […]

New protocol: masks not required outdoors

| June 8, 2021

A June 7 message from Superintendent Shine Dear Parents, Faculty and Staff, Earlier today (Monday, June 7), Governor Cuomo held a press conference and laid out his requirements related to mask wearing for students and adults while in school or on school grounds. He also talked about face coverings for all New Yorkers and when […]