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Archive for November, 2015

Thankful for more than turkey and pie

November 24, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Thankful for more than turkey and pie

Jansen Avenue School Thanksgiving dinner serves up good food and great community NOV. 24, 2015 – A hall full of students, teachers, parents and friends enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal at Jansen Ave. School on Tuesday, Nov. 24. It was a time to give thanks for opportunities, a word often heard when speaking about the […]

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How many people are coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Did you say 100?

November 23, 2015 | Filed in Archive
How many people are coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Did you say 100?

NOV. 23, 2015 – Students in the Career & Technical Culinary Arts program roasted several turkeys with all the fixins’ today to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 100 students, their families and guests in the HFM BOCES Adult Literacy program. Adult Literacy Program Coordinator Laurie Bargstedt enlisted the class’ help when the preparations […]

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Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia offer strong support for PTECH programs

November 23, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia offer strong support for PTECH programs

NOV 23, 2015 – After visiting HFM PTECH in July, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia voiced her strong support for the “Pathways in Technology: Early College High School” initiative. In this video, the Commissioner speaks with students and educators at the HFM PTECH campus in Johnstown, one of 26 PTECH programs in New York.

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Foundations of Food Service students offer a cornucopia of treats in time for the holidays

November 23, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Foundations of Food Service students offer a cornucopia of treats in time for the holidays

NOV. 23, 2015 – The week before Thanksgiving, students in Becky Skretkowicz’s Foundations of Food services program are just about the most popular people in HFM BOCES. That’s when the cornucopia of treats raffle takes place throughout the region. When those blue uniforms appear offering chances, it means the program’s kitchen/classroom is filled with cookies, […]

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HFM BOCES students create ‘Thankful for our Veterans’ projects

November 20, 2015 | Filed in Archive
HFM BOCES students create ‘Thankful for our Veterans’ projects

NOV. 20, 2015 – This November, HFM BOCES students in teacher Patti Muselbeck’s Life Skills class at Gloversville Middle School combined lessons about Veterans Day and Thanksgiving into a “Thankful For Our Veterans” project. The students decorated pillowcases, wrote letters, and made patriotic crafts that will be sent to troops in various combat hospitals via […]

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PTECH students send (mock) evidence to grand jury

November 19, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
PTECH students send (mock) evidence to grand jury

NOV. 19, 2015 – HFM PTECH students wrapped up a project today that had them in the past few weeks photographing a bloody crime scene (fake, of course), lifting fingerprints to send to the forensics lab, analyzing DNA test and autopsy results, interviewing school personnel they deemed as “suspects” in the homicide and finally presenting […]

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HFM BOCES staff and students dress down for a good cause

November 16, 2015 | Filed in Archive
HFM BOCES staff and students dress down for a good cause

NOV 16, 2015 – HFM BOCES’ Wear Jeans Day on Nov. 12 raised $1,114 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event, planned to follow Veterans Day, asked staff and students to donate $5 or $1 for the privilege of wearing jeans to school. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national organization that raises awareness […]

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Cisco switches donated to IT and Networking class

November 15, 2015 | Filed in HFM Career & Technical Education, HFM Top Stories
Cisco switches donated to IT and Networking class

pre-owned switches expands capacity for hands-on learning NOV 9, 2015 – Students in HFM BOCES Computer Information Technology and Networking program will benefit from the generosity of a BOCES vendor. Brent Jones, Senior Account Manager for Annese & Associates, Inc. donated seven used CISCO network switches to the program for in-class project work. “The switches […]

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HFM PTECH named Model School by International Center for Leadership in Education

November 9, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

Students and staff will present at national conference in Florida NOV. 9, 2015 – The creators of HFM BOCES’ Pathways in Technology Early College High School (HFM PTECH) wanted to redefine secondary education, and their out-of-the-box approach has earned the program a model school designation for 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. […]

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How schools can help poor children succeed

November 6, 2015 | Filed in HFM Superintendent Blog

There is no silver bullet for reinventing public education. Our program at HFM BOCES is one example of how a region can work together given the flexibility and funding through a P-Tech grant to create an environment and culture where impoverished rural and small city children can succeed.

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