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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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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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