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Archive for October, 2016

Pumpkin painting with Ms. Jordan

October 28, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Pumpkin painting with Ms. Jordan

The pumpkin is a compelling and healthy vegetable, a member of the squash family known for its bright orange skin. It is useful for making delicious pies and soup, as well as for carving and creative painting. Ms. Jordan’s PACE class at Boulevard Elementary School took advantage of the creative aspects of pumpkins this week. […]

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Fire station visit

October 14, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Fire station visit

Students from HFM BOCES’ Autism program visited Gloversville Fire Department this week. October is Fire Prevention Month.

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HFM students at Boulevard meet a firefighter

October 13, 2016 | Filed in Archive
HFM students at Boulevard meet a firefighter

Draft Characteristics of Highly Effective Schools

October 12, 2016 | Filed in Archive

On June 14, 2016, the New York State Education Department held an introductory webinar for the ESSA Think Tank. To date, more than 80 organizations have accepted the invitation to participate in the Think Tank. The New York State Education Department posits that the goal of New York’s ESSA plan is to support the creation […]

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What is ESSA, and why should I care?

October 12, 2016 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
What is ESSA, and why should I care?

Feds loosen their grip on education policy, opening the door to local innovation After President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law in December 2015, Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman of the International Center for Leadership in Education, told a group of HFM BOCES leaders that the second most frequently used […]

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NYSED seeks public feedback on draft learning standards

October 12, 2016 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
NYSED seeks public feedback on draft learning standards

UPDATE: The New York State Education Department  has extended the timeline for public comment an additional 10 days, to Nov. 14, due to high public interest. Now through Nov. 14, the public is invited to offer feedback on New York’s newest draft of learning standards for public school students. Two committees made up of more […]

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‘Autism Touches Us All’ decal helps support HFM programs

October 11, 2016 | Filed in Archive
‘Autism Touches Us All’ decal helps support HFM programs

Help support the HFM BOCES Autism program and spread Autism awareness with the purchase of a window decal to display on your car, household window, fridge, laptop, or wherever you may want to show your support. ‘Autism Touches Us All’ stickers are $5 each, and may be ordered by sending cash (preferred) or check (made payable […]

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Career and Tech Open House welcomes visitors

Students and their families toured HFM BOCES’ classrooms at the annual Career and Tech Open House Thursday, Oct. 6. Parents and friends had a chance to see what students do each day in one of 15 CTE programs. Along with displays and demonstrations of student projects in existing programs, a new two-year program in Veterinary […]

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HFM bus driver suspended after verbal altercation with student

October 7, 2016 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

An incident Tuesday involving a student and bus driver on an HFM BOCES Regional Transportation bus has prompted school officials to place the driver on administrative leave until a full investigation can be completed. A disruption occurred on an October 4 morning bus run to Schenectady, creating a significant safety concern for passengers on the […]

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HFM volunteers adopt a highway

HFM volunteers adopt a highway

HFM BOCES Adopt-a-Highway clean-up day is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. Volunteers should meet between 3:15 & 3:30 p.m. at Jackie’s Diner on Rt. 29. Clean-up materials will be provided. Please dress appropriately (ex. older clothes, cold weather, etc.) The make-up rain date will be Wednesday Oct. 19, if necessary.  Anyone with questions may contact […]

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