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2014-15 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the BOCES’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia, Director of Career & Technical Education (518) 736-4330 or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent (518) 736-4305.

HFM news & happenings

Prospective students and community welcomed

CTC Open House scheduled for Thursday, April 24

CTC VisitationApril 22, 2014 Anyone interested in learning how high school juniors and seniors can be transformed into job-ready and college-prepared graduates will have that opportunity at the Career and Technical Education Open House. The annual event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

HFM BOCES opens its doors each year to prospective students, their parents and the community to showcase its programs and student work. Visitors are free to wander the campus to see exhibits and demonstrations of the 15 courses of study offered by the Career and Technical Center. [more]

'Bring a Parent to School Day' is May 2

It's the parents' turn to participate - Enjoy a typical day in a HFM BOCES Career and Tech program

Parent at CTCApril 22, 2014 Parents have the opportunity to spend the day in their child’s HFM BOCES' Career and Tech program on Friday, May 2, during “Bring a Parent to School Day.”

This is a great chance to see what your child is learning at the CTC. If your child attends the morning session, visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The afternoon session will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. For more information, ask your CTC student or call 736-4330 between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. RSVP is required.

Take Charge of Your Health with a CDPHP Health Promotion Specialist

CDPHP LogoLearn to make better health care decisions for you and your family members

APRIL 23, 2014 - Take Charge of Your Health will be offered at HFM BOCES on May 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Participants in this class will receive a self-care guide that covers wise health consumer issues along with many common health problems. [more]

PTECH – a different approach to academic scope and sequence

Early emphasis on ELA and math open doors to earlier college-level coursework

April 22, 2014 When the educators behind the planning of the new HFM PTECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) said they wanted to turn high school on its head, they meant it.

In addition to scrapping traditional classrooms with rows of desks and trading them for collaborative learning spaces, PTECH students’ academic schedules will deviate from the typical high school timeline.

One of the most significant differences in the approach: no social studies or science courses for ninth-graders. Instead, students focus on English Language arts (ELA) and algebra for their first year at PTECH. [more]

HFM BOCES offers HS Equivalency Exam

Literacy Zone logoApril 16, 2014 HFM BOCES will host a two-day testing session for a New York State High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma on Friday-Saturday, April 25-26. The sessions will be held in the HFM BOCES Conference Center, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown. Arrival time is 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 25, and 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26. [more]

HFM BOCES District Superintendent Patrick Michel addresses board members during the 2014 Annual Meeting.'We are your BOCES’

Annual meeting sets tone of collaboration and service

APRIL 11, 2014 - HFM BOCES Board of Education hosted board members from its component school districts at the Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 10, 2014. District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel thanked the school officials for their support of BOCES programs, and presented the proposed spending plan for 2014-15.

We made a promise to, as much as it is possible, keep annual administrative cost increases to two percent or less,” Michel said. “This proposal does that.” [more]

HFM BOCES design students helping to brand PTECH

APRIL 11, 2014 - As the steering committee plans and refines details for its new HFM PTECH Early College High School, students in HFM BOCES Digital Multimedia and Communications classes are getting involved too.

PTECH principal Michael Dardaris invited the Digital Multimedia students to design and create a logo for the new high school, which is set to open in September with its inaugural class of 50 students.  [more]

April is National Autism Awareness Month

APRIL 11, 2014 - Since the 1970s, the United States has recognized April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Support HFM BOCES programs that serve children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by purchasing a t-shirt. [more]

CISCO instructor Sean Mahon receives certificate of recognition for impressive accomplishments

CISCO teacher Sean MahonAPRIL 1, 2014 - Congratulations to Sean Mahon, HFM BOCES Career and Tech Center’s CISCO Certified Network Associate teacher, for receiving the Advanced Level Instructor Excellence Award.

CISCO Network Academy awarded this honor to Mahon for being in the top 25 percent of instructors globally in the areas of: Participation in professional development opportunities; attention to student needs; student performance; and use of resources.[more]

 

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