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Archive for April, 2017

Component districts approve 2017-18 HFM BOCES budget

April 28, 2017 | Filed in Archive

The HFM BOCES component school districts April 26 voted to approve the 2017-18 HFM BOCES administrative budget of 2,828,614. In addition, incumbent BOCES Board of Education member Jean LaPorta, of Gloversville, was reelected to another term and John DeValve, of Canajoharie, was elected to the BOCES board as well. Their terms will be three-year beginning July 1. The […]

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Ag PTECH hosts visit from Board of Regents member

April 27, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Ag PTECH hosts visit from Board of Regents member

New York State Board of Regents member Beverly Ouderkirk visited the HFM Ag PTECH campus Wednesday, April 26 observing the school’s new model for education first-hand. Regent Ouderkirk started her visit by eating lunch with several Ag PTECH students, who described the project based learning approach the new school has embraced. The regent also visited an […]

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PTECH students meet disabled athletes ahead of adaptive sports project

April 27, 2017 | Filed in Archive
PTECH students meet disabled athletes ahead of adaptive sports project

PTECH students have been tasked with adapting a sport or piece of sporting equipment for disabled athletes, and Monday they had the opportunity to interact with their would-be clients. To help the students better understand the challenges, athletes from the Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) visited PTECH, sharing their stories with students. […]

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Project Based Learning Spotlight: Special Diets

April 20, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Project Based Learning Spotlight: Special Diets

Each month, Project Spotlight will focus on a certain aspect of Project Based Learning (PBL). This month we focus on the Special Diets Project and highlight peer critiquing. Does algebra have real world applications? You bet! Students in Heather Leo’s Algebra class designed meal plans that consider the Students in Heather Leo’s Algebra class designed meal […]

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Business Partners offer real world insight for agriculture career pathways

April 20, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Business Partners offer real world insight for agriculture career pathways

While only in our first year, Ag PTECH continues to expand its business partnerships within the surrounding communities. Pathway Panel Discussions, featuring area business partners, help expose students to Ag PTECH’s nine career pathways as early as their first year. Panelists offer insight into what a typical day on the job looks like in each […]

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HFM Ag PTECH teacher earns statewide recognition as 2017 Outstanding Teacher

April 14, 2017 | Filed in Archive
HFM Ag PTECH teacher earns statewide recognition as 2017 Outstanding Teacher

HFM Ag PTECH teacher Julia Hudyncia has been named the 2017 Outstanding Teacher by the New York Association of Agricultural Educators. To be considered for the award, candidates are nominated by fellow agriculture teachers and must complete an application process. The statewide award puts Hudyncia in the running for the National Agriscience Teacher of the […]

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2017-18 state budget includes $1.1 billion education funding increase, preserves Foundation Aid formula

April 12, 2017 | Filed in Archive

On Sunday, April 9, New York lawmakers approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an overall increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4 percent. Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days after the April 1 state budget deadline, providing school district leaders with critical state aid information as they finalize school budget proposals […]

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Students practice skills with Easter crafts

April 10, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Students practice skills with Easter crafts

With Spring Break approaching, HFM and other students at the Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville practiced a variety of skills by dying and decorating Easter eggs.

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Thirty six participate in blood drive

April 10, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Thirty six participate in blood drive

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Red Cross Blood Drive held at HFM BOCES Monday, April 10. Thirty six individuals, mostly students and staff, participated in the drive providing 25 productive units of blood. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. That means that more than 41,000 blood donations are needed […]

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BOCES looked to for change and innovation in education

April 6, 2017 | Filed in Archive
BOCES looked to for change and innovation in education

HFM BOCES Annual Meeting held Wednesday, April 5 Noting that this year is the golden anniversary of its founding, the HFM BOCES Board of Education held its Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 5, welcoming board members and administrators from its 15 component school districts. HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel highlighted the great changes that […]

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