Archive for September, 2016
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 […]
Shortly after noon on Wednesday, 51 students cut the ceremonial ribbon to open their new school. With giant scissors in hand, bright sun on their faces and a crowd of invited guests looking on, the HFM Agriculture PTECH students officially opened the doors to new agriculture-themed career pathways. School officials, business partners, government representatives and […]
We like to hear from past students. When they complete their HFM program, and are out making a future for themselves in the workplace or college, their news is always an encouraging testimony to why we do what we do at HFM BOCES. A message appeared on our Facebook page recently that we want to […]
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 […]
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.
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.
HFM BOCES will offer a required Dignity for All Students Act six-hour certification workshop on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Designed for administrators, teachers, coaches and teaching assistants, the training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming […]
Visiting hfmboces.org lately will reveal exciting new changes to HFM BOCES’ website. A completely new look and feel replaces the previous 10-year-old site, offering easy access to a wealth of information for parents, students, community members and HFM staff. “When we talk all the time about innovation and technology infusing the classroom, we had better […]
Members of HFM PTECH’s inaugural class started their junior year Thursday with classes at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The nearly 50 high school students will take college classes along with required high school classes. The high school courses will be taught by their PTECH teachers on the college campus. The incoming freshmen and the sophomores […]
HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel welcomed the teachers and staff to the 2016-17 school year at Opening Day activities Thursday, Sept. 1. More than 350 people representing HFM’s Career and Technical Education, Special Education, Adult Educational Services, District Services divisions, along with PTECH, Ag-PTECH and Adirondack Academy was reacquainted over coffee and muffins […]