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2014-15 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Straight talk to students about behavior

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 students at Gloversville Middle School answer the question: Will a cardboard boat float?

HFM BOCES student in the cardboard boat he designed and builtNOV. 25, 2014 - HFM BOCES students at Gloversville Middle School were put to the test by a seemingly obvious question: Will a cardboard boat float? The students started in the lab, challenged to design a boat entirely from cardboard, duct tape and tin foil that would keep a student afloat and allow him/her to paddle the width of the swimming pool at the school and back again without sinking. [more]

Adirondack Academy students pitch in to prepare feast

Adirondack Academy students help prepare Thanksgiving meal for the Amen Soup kitchen. Clockwise from front left: Teresa Atkins (Johnstown), Amy Ippoliti (Gloversville), Tara Worden (Dolgeville), Brandy Hayes (Fonda) and Meagan Fleszar (Gloversville)NOV. 25, 2014 - Adirondack Academy students pitched in this week to help prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Amen Soup Kitchen in Amsterdam.

This is the fourth year that students have helped as part of the Volunteer All School Year program at Adirondack Academy, an opportunity for students to participate in community service projects. [more]

Student All Stars recognized for positive character traits

The first quarter All Stars are, from left: Owen Daly, Michael Waldvogel, Richard Port, Bethany Boop, Nate Katchuk and Andrea Medina.NOV. 25, 2014 - The HFM BOCES programs at Gloversville Middle School recently recognized their 1st Quarter All-Stars with a luncheon shared with staff and parents.

The students are recognized for their positive impact on the school environment and for showcasing specific skills: kindness, compassion, leadership, helping, letting go.  [more]

HFM BOCES Adirondack Academy students Josh Clemons (Johnstown), Korrin DiMartino (Johnstown), Teresa Atkins (Johnstown), Amy Ippoliti (Gloversville), and Tara Worden (Dolgeville)

May I read you a story?

NOV. 24, 2014 - Five members of Adirondack Academy's student council visited Johnstown's Pleasant Avenue Elementary School recently to read to kindergarteners and first graders as part of a reading partnership begun last year.  [more]

Teacher Association provides holiday baskets to area families

Donations sought to help provide for the needs of community families

Assembled food baskets waiting to be distributedNOV. 24, 2014 - HFM BOCES Teacher Association's PR Committee has provided holiday food baskets to families in need throughout the region for more than 10 years. The tradition continues this December and your generosity can help. [more]

HazCom training for substitute services scheduled in December

NOV. 24, 2014 - Live, in person "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training will be held 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at HFM BOCES (Room C112A) for any substitutes needing the training for 2014-15. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.

Teachers offered two-part Danielson training

NOV. 20, 2014 - HFM BOCES Instructional Services is offering a two-part training for area teachers on Component 3C of Danielson's Framework for Teaching on Dec. 5, 2014 and Jan. 12, 2015.

Engaging Students in Learning 101 and 102 will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on both dates in the HFM BOCES Conference Center. Participants are expected to attend both sessions. To learn more and for registration information, download the flier (pdf) here.

PTECH designated a Microsoft IT Academy

NOV. 14, 2014 - Microsoft has designated the new HFM Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) a Microsoft IT Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Through the ConnectED initiative from the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides digital curriculum for fundamental technology skills aimed at helping students be successful in college and careers. [more]

Lending a helping hand

NOV. 14, 2014 - HFM BOCES students at Jansen Ave. School in Johnstown teamed with PTECH students this week to spruce up the neighborhood, raking leaves from the yards of homes on the street.

Adirondack Academy Toys for Tots drive extended to Nov. 25

NOV. 14, 2014 - Students in HFM BOCES' Adirondack Academy are joining forces with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to conduct its annual "Toys for Tots" drive. Donations are being accepted in the Academy's main office through Friday, Nov. 25. [more]


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