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Draper students put writing skills to the test

| November 5, 2018

  At Draper, Mrs. Degnan’s ELA 7 students have been learning all about the writing elements authors use to craft engaging stories as part of their unit on Short Stories. The seventh graders wrote creative spooky stories incorporating what they learned, helped edit one another’s work and celebrated with a Halloween Publishing Party. They also […]

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Draper announces October Students of the Month

| November 5, 2018

The following students have been named Draper Middle School’s Students of the Month for October 2018: Team Giattino Michelle Lawyer  Team 6-1 Abbigale Regan Justus Davis  Team 6-2 Noah Madden Dorothy Grimmer Team 7-1 Abdul Sameer Dean Carlino Team 7-2 Hannah Bachorik Chris Helenek Team 8-1 Trinity Gulbrandsen Lucas Braccini Team 8-2 Alexander Wiltsie Anna […]

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Election Day dinner fundraiser to support Draper Field Trip Fund

| November 1, 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Election Day — consider having dinner at the Recovery Room in support of the Draper Middle School Field Trip Fund. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Recovery Room on Curry Road, use one of the coupons below and 15 percent of your check will be used to support the […]

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Support our music scholarships by becoming a sponsor

| November 1, 2018

A message from Kimberly Kodenar, Facilitator for Performing Arts K-12 Dear Parents/Community Members and our Local Business Supporters, My name is Kimberly Kondenar. I am the music facilitator for the Mohonasen Central School District. Every year our Music Parents Organization helps raise money for the hard-working students of our community. In the past years, Music […]

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Mohon is hiring: Bus Driver Open House is Nov. 2

| October 28, 2018

Mohonasen is looking for drivers. You do not need a commercial license to apply. Not sure about driving a bus? Try it for yourself. You can TEST DRIVE a school bus at our Open House on Friday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Applicants must be 21 years of age with a clean driving record and enjoy working with children. Drivers work […]

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Two MHS students in Skills USA leadership roles

| October 25, 2018

Congratulations to Mohonasen High School students Samantha Dollar and Amber Lupi, who were sworn in this week as officers in SkillsUSA, the national organization for career and technical education (CTE). Samantha, who will serve as a co-president and Amber, who is parliamentarian, are members of the culinary program at Capital Region BOCES. SkillsUSA is known […]

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Winner announced in Bradt Character T-Shirt Contest

| October 18, 2018

  Congratulations to second-grader Grace Smith, this year’s winner of Bradt’s annual Character T-Shirt Contest. Grace’s design will be printed on t-shirts that will be given to students who are nominated for displaying good character and meeting PBIS STARR expectations throughout the year. Other finalists in the 2018-19 contest were second graders Mark Lombardi and Tavon Cook. […]

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Important calendar update: No school on Feb. 5

| October 18, 2018

There will be NO SCHOOL for students K-12 on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. This is a change from the original calendar, which had been a half-day for students. Faculty and staff will be taking part in a full day of professional development on that day. No classes will be held.

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Peaceful Bus Program at Pinewood

| October 11, 2018

At Mohonasen, it is very important that students feel safe and comfortable riding to and from school on the bus. The bus can be a place where behavior problems sometimes occur. The Peaceful School Bus Program is a whole-school preventive-based program, designed to teach students how to build and maintain a “peaceful school bus.” On Thursday, […]

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Welcome back, students!

| September 6, 2018

Students returned to Mohonasen schools and classrooms on Thursday, September 6 as the 2018-19 school year officially got underway. There were many smiling faces, new backpacks, special outfits, and lots of books and supplies stored in desks, lockers and cubbies. Teachers, administrators and staff welcomed students in grades 1 through 12, helping provide a smooth transition […]

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