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Archive for October, 2016

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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Career and Tech Open House welcomes visitors

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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Career & Tech Open House set for Oct. 6

October 4, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Career & Tech Open House set for Oct. 6

HFM BOCES offers parents and community a glimpse of programs and student work HFM BOCES students and their parents, as well as prospective students and their families are invited to the annual Career & Technical Education Open House from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6. Visitors get a taste – sometimes literally – of […]

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Be a hero; donate blood

October 4, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Be a hero; donate blood

You don’t need a special reason to give blood, just your own reason The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the HFM BOCES gymnasium. Donating helps HFM BOCES Career & Technical Education programs qualify for the Red Cross High School Scholarship Award. The […]

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