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2015-16 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, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the BOCES’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia (jdetraglia@hfmboces.org), Director of Career & Technical Education, (518) 736-4330, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst (Lhohenforst@hfmboces.org), Deputy Superintendent, (518) 736-4305, HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, 646-428-3800, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

HFM news & happenings

HFM 1st and 2nd quarter Character All Stars: Front row, left to right: James Leon-Swank, Sierra Berry, Lorenzo Garcia, Ryan Reutzel, and William Przybylowicz. Back row, left to right: Joshua Corbett, Nicholas Frye, Cory Laux, Janessa Lewis, and Nate Katchuk

All Star team announced

Students recognized for positive character traits

FEB. 5, 2016 - The HFM BOCES programs at Gloversville Middle School recently recognized their first and second quarter All-Stars with a special pizza luncheon shared with the staff.

These students have been selected because of their demonstration of outstanding character - taking responsibility for their own actions, showing kindness and compassion, being helpful, generous, and for being conscientious students. [more]

Buy a shirt to support autism awareness and HFM programs

FEB. 2, 2016 - According to the Centers for Disease Control statistics, “approximately 1 in 68 American children can be identified as on the autism spectrum, a ten-fold increase over the last 40 years,” making autism spectrum disorders the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

Each year, HFM BOCES Special Education staff offers imprinted shirts for sale to help raise awareness of the autism spectrum and to help support HFM BOCES programs for students. [more]

HFM students at Gloversville's Boulevard Elementary School learned how to "paint with ice"

Painting with ice

JAN. 26, 2016 - HFM students at Gloversville's Boulevard Elementary School learned how to "paint with ice" as part of their Unique Learning Curriculum in Physical Science. [more]

Instructional support specialist Heather Buskirk explains PTECH's grading model to NYSED's Christina Coughlin, coordinator for Education Management Services.

PTECH hosts education leaders from around the state

JAN. 22, 2016 - PTECH has begun the new year with a number of visiting educators wanting a first-hand look at the different approach HFM PTECH takes to teaching and learning.

During the visits, the visitors met with HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel, PTECH principal Michael Dardaris and PTECH instructional support specialist Heather Buskirk to learn about the school's innovative program, then toured the school to meet some of the students. [more]

Hardware, not hacking, takes down school websites, NERIC services

graphic of repairmanJAN. 20, 2016 - HFM BOCES' website went offline Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19, due to a system-wide outage within the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) data center. The outage affected multiple servers that support school district websites and other NERIC services such as School News Notifier (SNN), Finance Manager/nVision, Wincap, SchoolTool and eSchoolData.

According to a statement from NERIC Director Dale Breault, the outage was a hardware and associated redundancy failure, and was not the result of hacking or any sort of data breach. [more]

New Visions Health Careers student Carly Sheffer works with Nathan Littauer Hospital microbiology medical technician Jim VanValkenburg. She plans to pursue a pre-med major in college.

New Visions Health Careers provides clear vision of potential futures in health care

JAN. 15, 2016 - “I plan to become a physical therapist… a registered nurse… a dentist… a doctor.” Multiple voices, all confident about their future, are all students in the HFM New Visions Health Careers program.

The concentrated one-year program for high school seniors immerses students interested in the world of medical and health related professions, not just in classroom theory, but in real-life participation at Gloversville’s Nathan Littauer Hospital. [more]

Holocaust Survivor Hedi McKinley (sixth from right) stands with HFM BOCES students at Gloversville High School.

History comes to life for HFM students at Gloversville HS

Holocaust survivor tells of life and escape from Nazi-controlled Austria

JAN. 8, 2016 - After completing a unit of study on the autobiographical novel “Night,” Elie Wiesel's account of his experiences with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, HFM BOCES students at Gloversville High School had the opportunity to meet and listen to a living survivor of the Holocaust.

Hedi McKinley spoke to Jennifer Coleman's 11th grade ELA class along with HFM students from Gloversville Middle School at a presentation on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. [more]


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2755 St. Highway 67 Johnstown, NY 12095
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