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BOCES looked to for change and innovation in education

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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PTECH students to receive free meals

November 29, 2016 | Filed in PTECH

Thanks to federal funding, all students in the HFM PTECH program will receive free breakfast and lunch throughout this school year. U.S. Department of Agriculture funding – made available through New York State – will make free meals available to all students in the program regardless of family income. No paperwork will be required from […]

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Students educate public with Cancer Awareness Fair

November 29, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

PTECH freshmen and sophomores researched different kinds of cancer and showcased their findings at booths in the Jansen Avenue School gymnasium during the school’s Cancer Awareness Fair on Nov. 18. Representatives from St. Mary’s Cancer Screening Services were on hand to provide information and signups for screenings they provide for those without health insurance. The […]

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Students present plans to redevelop Sherman’s Park

November 8, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

PTECH freshmen and sophomores prepared proposals for redeveloping the now defunct Sherman’s Park on Caroga Lake and presented their proposals to the Sherman’s Advisory Committee on Nov. 1 and 2. The students recently visited the former family attraction, which has not been operational for many years, to assess the facilities and environment. They then developed business plans for […]

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PTECH’s FBLA chapter attends regional meeting

November 3, 2016 | Filed in PTECH
PTECH’s FBLA chapter attends regional meeting

Students from PTECH’s new Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the fall district meeting in Albany on Oct. 28. Students had the opportunity meet with FBLA members from other schools and network while learning more about the organization and skills necessary for success in business and careers.

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PTECH business mentors discuss resume building with students

November 3, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

The Third Thursday Professional Series for sophomores is continuing this year as part of the mentorship program at PTECH. The series kicked off with four business mentors coming in to discuss “Writing and Developing a Resume” with groups of students on Oct. 27. Upcoming dates and topics for the program are as follows: Nov. 17: […]

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PTECH sophomores pitch new ice cream flavors

September 27, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

PTECH sophomores recently were tasked with creating a new ice cream flavor for Penny Lick Ice Cream that would have a New York theme and cost-effective ingredients that could be easily obtained locally. On Sept. 20, the groups of students presented their inventive flavors to a panel that included Kathleen Clark of the local Washburn […]

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Johnstown teachers named to PTECH teacher residency positions

September 9, 2016 | Filed in Archive, PTECH
Johnstown teachers named to PTECH teacher residency positions

Two Knox Middle School teachers have been selected to participate in a yearlong teacher residency program at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH). Jennifer VonderHeide, a history teacher, and Amy LaMena, a science teacher, are co-teaching with PTECH teachers and be fully integrated with the staff at the school for […]

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PTECH sophomores meet with mentors

September 9, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

Sophomores in the PTECH program had the opportunity to meet with their business mentors today at the Jansen Avenue School. This is the first of several opportunities this year that the students will interact in person, and they will communicate virtually more frequently.

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PTECH freshmen, sophomores begin 16-17 school year

September 8, 2016 | Filed in PTECH, Top Stories

HFM PTECH freshmen and sophomores marked their first day of the 2016-17 school year today at the Jansen Avenue School in Johnstown. This is the third year the regional school has welcomed 50 new students into the program.

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