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Empire State Development reps, assemblyman visit PTECH

December 23, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Empire State Development reps, assemblyman visit PTECH

PTECH leaders presented details of the program Monday, Dec. 21, to representatives from Empire State Development and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, explaining the integral role business partners and mentors play in the students’ education. “We actually developed this program using a business model,” HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel said. “Students here learn professional […]

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Skills development classes offered for adult learners

December 22, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Skills development classes offered for adult learners

HFM Adult Services offers classes to strengthen reading, writing and math skills, preparation for high school equivalency exam HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will provide orientation and screening sessions in January for adult learners who wish to strengthen reading, writing and math skills, and are preparing to take high school equivalency […]

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Students join make-a-wreath contest because they care

December 14, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Students join make-a-wreath contest because they care

Circles of Care project provides wreaths to area hospitals, nursing homes and shelters UPDATE: DEC. 14, 2015 – Students from HFM BOCES’ Adirondack Academy and PTECH won all three top prizes for their wreath designs in the Times Union’s Circles of Caring Project. Teacher Wendy Sacco’s Life Skills class at Jansen Avenue won 3rd place […]

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Bright Spot Tree returns to add spirit to school community

December 9, 2015 | Filed in Archive
Bright Spot Tree returns to add spirit to school community

DEC. 9, 2015 – Adirondack Academy students are offering everyone a chance to add an ornament to the giant “Bright Spot Tree” in the corridor between their classrooms. The project returns for a second year to unite HFM BOCES students and staff with its three-fold purpose: To recognize and honor those people, pets and organizations […]

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State leaders visit PTECH

December 9, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
State leaders visit PTECH

Senators and NYSCOSS leaders get a peek behind the scenes at PTECH’s non-traditional learning DEC. 9, 2015 – Eighteen months after opening its doors, lots of attention from educators and state leaders is focusing on HFM PTECH to see how a school that rejects traditional styles of learning has been named a Model School by […]

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Help fill a holiday basket for a local family

December 2, 2015 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

HFM teachers seek donations to provide meals for families in need HFM BOCES’ Teacher Association’s PR Committee has provided holiday food baskets to families in need in the HFM family for more than 10 years. The helpful tradition continues this December and your generosity can help provide comfort to families in our communities. Donations of […]

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Is there school today?

December 1, 2015 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
Is there school today?

Follow HFM BOCES on Facebook and Twitter for closing/delay info DEC. 1, 2015 – When wintery weather finally arrives, it sometimes requires HFM BOCES to delay or cancel classes and programs for the day. It’s important to keep students, parents and staff informed of these changes. In the event of a “snow day,” we will […]

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