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2015-16 HFM BOCES
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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

Sept. dates set for skills development prep for high school equivalency tests

Literacy Zone logoHFM Adult Services offers classes in Amsterdam and Gloversville

AUG. 19, 2015 - HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will provide orientation and screening sessions in September for adult learners preparing to take the high school equivalency exams.

Daytime and evening classes are scheduled to allow learners to participate at convenient hours for them.

Download the flier here for dates and times. (pdf) [more]

Teacher Cayla Gaworecki ties a red string around the wrist of incoming student Damieon Johnson of Gloversville as part of PTECH’s Commitment Ceremony on Aug. 7.

Second class of PTECH students commits to program

AUG. 17, 2015 - The students in the second class of the HFM BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) gathered Friday, Aug. 7, for a Commitment Ceremony to their new academic journey and look ahead to the start of the school year.

This is the second annual event at Jansen Avenue School for ninth graders beginning the PTECH program. Part of the ceremony is each incoming student submitting a slip of paper stating their personal goals for their time at PTECH, as well as a red string being tied around their wrist as a symbol of good fortune as they move forward in their new academic adventure. [more]

PTECH freshman Damieon Johnson of Gloversville talks with Michael Miller of GlobalFoundries of Malta.

PTECH students meet with business mentors

AUG. 7, 2015 - PTECH students had the opportunity to mingle and engage with their business mentors Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Jansen Avenue School.

The event brought ninth- and 10th-graders of the HFM BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School and members of the business community together, allowing them to get to know each other a little better. Throughout students’ four to six years in the PTECH program, they will work with business mentors in various career fields. [more]

Annual notifications to parents

AUG. 6, 2015 - Federal and state law requires school districts and BOCES to provide certain notifications to students and their parents or guardians each year. A summary of these notifications can be found here. [more]

Basic Course and two-hour refreshers offered for school bus drivers in August

UPDATE: JULY 28, 2015 - Two summer refreshers for drivers and attendants have been added to the slate of summer trainings offered by HFM BOCES Regional Transportation Service.

The two-hour refresher will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 27. The refresher course is required annually by the State Education Department.

The 30-hour, New Driver Basic Course provides comprehensive safety and operational training and meets the requirements of NYSED.

The  Basic Course training will be held from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily for six days: Aug. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 15. The cost of the training is $150 per person.

Chris Olson, HFM BOCES Regional Transportation dispatcher/trainer/examiner will conduct the course.

To register, contact Chris or Terry Kersting at HFM BOCES Regional Transportation, (518) 775-7588. [more]

August HAZCOM trainings for substitutes scheduled

UPDATE: JULY 27, 2015 - An second training for "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19 in the HFM BOCES conference center (room C112). This is in addition to the originally scheduled training at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27.  These workshops are offered for those who intend to be substitutes during the 2015-16 school year. The training is required annually by New York State Department of Labor. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.


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