Clubs and Activities: Pinewood Intermediate

How to Join

Extracurricular activities are a great way for kids to meet new friends, learn new things or give something back to their community. Best of all, studies show that students who are involved in after-school activities earn higher grades and are more successful – both academically and socially.

Details about meeting dates and times are generally provided over the morning announcements and via notices posted around the school. Parents and students should also feel free to contact their guidance counselor or club advisor for more information.

Schoolwide Programs and Activities

Character Education Program

Recognizes students monthly for displaying specific character traits and facilitates school-wide activities to promote character.

Classroom Guidance

Classroom-based lessons focused on character trait development and personal-social, academic, and career readiness skills.

Study Buddy Program

Pairs PW students with middle schoolers to assist with HW, Org. & Studying. Held after school once a weekly during a certain time of the year. time of the year.

Service Learning Program

Students are encouraged to perform acts of community service and to track their hours of service.

Chess Club

Students learn about and play the game of chess. The club is held weekly after school during certain times of the year.

Art Club

Students have the opportunity to paint, draw, and expand on their creativity.  The club is offered in sessions after school during certain times of the year.


Physical games/activities offered by the PE dept before school to students grade 3-5.  Two sessions are held, one in the Fall and the other in the Spring.

Schoolwide Programs and Activities: Fourth and/or Fifth Graders Only


An ensemble of singers comprised of 4th & 5th graders.  Rehearsals are held after school.

Student Council

Share the concerns and interests of students, facilitate school-wide activities, and raise funds for programs.  Comprised of 4th & 5th graders. Meetings are held after school once a month during a certain time of the year.

Math Olympiad

A team of fourth and fifth graders  (35 maximum) who are typically recommended for the challenge. Students participate in 5 contests during the year and attend practice and learning sessions. Contests include answering as many challenging questions as they are able.


Musicians rehearse after school weekly and perform in the Fall and Spring concerts. Comprised of 4th & 5th-grade students.

Color Guard

Perform choreographed dances and routines with various equipment. Held after school weekly.  Comprised of 5th graders only.

STEM Program

The Mohonasen STEM Program offers after-school and evening enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-8. Courses and programs are engaging and hands-on, focusing on preparing students at a young age for possible careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Contact the district’s curriculum office at (518) 356-8205.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Imagine being faced with a problem that requires an original solution. It can be frightening. Now imagine not being afraid to solve that problem – that is what OM members learn. This skill and self-confidence will carry over to all areas of their lives. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. This international program is designed to help students at all learning levels grow as individual learners, grow as team members, and to reach their full potential.

Click here to read more about Odyssey of the Mind at Mohonasen Central School District.

Serving students in grades 3-5
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Parent pick-up: 2:35 p.m.


Pinewood Intermediate
901 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone: 518.356.8430
Fax: 518.356.8434
Jason Thompson, Principal