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HFM BOCES offers High School 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]

SED turns to BOCES to track student data

APRIL 4, 2014 - State education officials have started urgent talks with BOCES about storing and crunching student data now that lawmakers have forced the state to drop plans for using a privately run data-cloud.

The New York State Education Department needs to move quickly since it is obligated to make data accessible to teachers and parents before its federal Race to the Top contract expires in about 15 months, department spokesman Dennis Tompkins said.  [more]

PTECH applications due Wednesday, 4/9

Students should turn in applications to school guidance office

MAR. 31, 2014 - Students in the HFM BOCES region who will enter ninth grade in Sept. 2014 may be eligible to be part of the inaugural class at PTECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School). Applications are now being accepted for the program that offers students the opportunity to complete high school and earn a free associates degree in one of four career clusters - Business Management and Administration, Advanced Manufacturing (Clean Technology), Information Technology and Health Sciences. [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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