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Agriculture opportunities branch into every career field

September 30, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Agriculture opportunities branch into every career field

Agriculture Education Summit draws 200+ people, and a goat. SEPT 30, 2015 – There is evidently much more to agriculture than the stereotype of the family farmer, judging from several FFA student leaders and representatives from the New York State Farm Bureau. Multiple and diverse career pathways are available in agriculture and agribusiness, opportunities often […]

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Be a hero; donate blood

September 29, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Be a hero; donate blood

You don’t need a special reason to give blood, just your own reason SEPT 29, 2015 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the HFM BOCES cafeteria. Donating helps HFM BOCES Career & Technical Education programs qualify for the Red Cross High […]

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It’s time to grow a new generation of agriculturalists

September 23, 2015 | Filed in Archive
It’s time to grow a new generation of agriculturalists

Agriculture Education Summit unites education, agribusiness and economic development leaders in common initiative SEPT 23, 2015 – Leaders from education, agriculture and economic development will come together 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 at HFM BOCES to discuss opportunities in agribusiness locally and the need to improve and expand agricultural education across upstate New York. The […]

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Poverty is a circumstance, not an excuse

September 22, 2015 | Filed in HFM Superintendent Blog

For today’s education “leaders,” the use of poverty as an excuse for school failure is simply absurd. We disproved that assertion for generations of students throughout most of the 20th century. Suddenly today, schools can’t succeed because of poverty. I reject that argument.

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HFM students rock out at grand prize Flame concert

September 18, 2015 | Filed in Archive
HFM students rock out at grand prize Flame concert

SEPT 18, 2015 – HFM BOCES students at Boulevard Elementary School enjoyed a free in-school concert recently by the local band Flame, the grand prize of Lexington Center’s 2014015 poster contest in conjunction with the “Rock for Abilities” concert held last March as part of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Jamie Sedal-Ammann’s art students created […]

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Country gala supports PTECH programs

September 18, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

SEPT. 18, 2015 – The future looks bright for HFM PTECH students. But if they come to school hungry, don’t have shoes that fit or a coat for the winter, they likely won’t be able to focus on the path to success that PTECH offers. To remedy that, PTECH is hosting a fund-raising gala to […]

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HFM BOCES yearbook sales help plant trees

September 17, 2015 | Filed in HFM Career & Technical Education, HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES yearbook sales help plant trees

SEPT 17, 2015 – The sale of the annual Career and Tech yearbook created by HFM BOCES Digital Multimedia program has resulted in 27 trees being planted in HFM BOCES’ name. “Congratulations to HFM BOCES on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School!” Ray Mina, Vice President of TreeRing said when notifying Career and Technical Education […]

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Regent Beverly Ouderkirk visits HFM BOCES and PTECH

September 16, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Regent Beverly Ouderkirk visits HFM BOCES and PTECH

New Regent observes special education programs at Boulevard Elementary and Jansen Ave, meets with school leaders SEPT 16, 2015 – Board of Regents member Beverly Ouderkirk got a first-hand look at how HFM BOCES partners with component school districts to provide educational services to students with disabilities. Ouderkirk, along with Acting Deputy Commissioner for K-12 […]

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New Education Commissioner visits HFM BOCES and PTECH

September 10, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
New Education Commissioner visits HFM BOCES and PTECH

SEPT 10, 2015 – New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia received the full tour of HFM BOCES and PTECH by students and administrators during her visit Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The newly appointed head of the State Education Department was interested in seeing and hearing about the innovative programs taking place locally. “I’ve […]

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Canajoharie teachers begin PTECH teacher residency

September 8, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Canajoharie teachers begin PTECH teacher residency

SEPT. 8, 2015 – Two Canajoharie Middle School teachers today began a yearlong teacher residency at HFM BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH). Jennifer Drake, a special education teacher, and John Sunderland, a science teacher, were selected to co-teach with PTECH teachers and be fully integrated with the staff at the school […]

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