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2014-15 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Straight talk to students about behavior

HFM 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 district'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

Lots of new face

District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel (l) introduces new Associate Supoerintendent for Business Kwame Boayke-Yiadom.Opening Day at HFM BOCES welcomes new staff in every program

SEPT. 2, 2014 - The parking lots were full, the halls crowded with people for the first time in two months as HFM BOCES teachers and staff convened for opening day activities Tuesday, Sept. 2. District Superintendent Patrick Michel welcomed everyone back for the start of the 2014-15 school year, but for at least 50 people, this was the start of a whole new experience. [more]

Two administrators appointed

SEPT. 2, 2014 - HFM BOCES’ Board of Education appointed Nicole Panton as Coordinator of Instructional Services during its regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. They also named John Etter as Administrative Coordinator of Adirondack Academy. Panton’ appointment took effect Sept. 1, while Etter will join HFM BOCES on Sept. 29.

Nicole Panton, HFM BOCES Data Analyst and Training Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction since 2010, will assume the role left by Tracy Kent, who accepted a principal position in a school district near her hometown. [more]

BOCES-led consortium wins $393,966 to review assessments

AUGUST 22, 2014 - A consortium of 14 school districts led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES has won $393,966 to review and improve student assessment practices.

The grant was one of 31 awarded statewide.

"We are very excited that our districts have this opportunity to review assessments," said HFM BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst. "The process is intended to help improve the instructional programs in our schools and ensure that student learning is supported to the highest degree." [more]

Annual notifications to parents

AUGUST 21, 2014 - 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]

HazCom training set for subs

HazCom iconAUGUST 18, 2014 - A Hazardous Communications and Right-To-Know Law training class will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 at HFM BOCES (Room C112A) for any substitutes needing the training for 2014-15. HazCom training is required annually for all substitutes. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.

Members of the first PTECH class celebrate during Friday’s Commitment Ceremony.

PTECH students commit to program in special ceremony

AUGUST 7, 2014 - Students in the inaugural class of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School gathered on Friday, Aug. 8, for the school's first-ever Commitment Ceremony, something school leaders hope will become an annual tradition.

The ceremony at Jansen Avenue School included each student submitting their commitment to their education and graduation, as well as a red string being tied around students’ wrists as a symbol of good fortune as they move forward in their academic journey. [more]

HFM BOCES offers screening for adult learners preparing for high school equivalency exams

Literacy Zone logoAUGUST 7, 2014 - HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will screen adult learners to determine if they have the reading, writing and math skills necessary to enroll in classes to prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Orientation and screening will be held at both the Amsterdam and Gloversville Literacy Zones. [more]

 

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