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Archive for November, 2016

Career exploration days set at Literacy Zones

November 29, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Career exploration days set at Literacy Zones

Entry level health care jobs the focus of events HFM BOCES’ Amsterdam and Gloversville Literacy Zones will host career exploration events in December to call attention to entry-level health care job opportunities available in the region. The events are free and open to the public. Amsterdam Literacy Zone will host its events from 11 a.m. […]

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PTECH students to receive free meals

November 29, 2016 | Filed in HFM 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 HFM PTECH, HFM 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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Collection underway for Teachers Association’s holiday food basket tradition

November 21, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Collection underway for Teachers Association’s holiday food basket tradition

HFM BOCES’ Teacher Association’s PR Committee has provided holiday food baskets to families in need in the HFM family for more than 10 years. The helpful tradition continues this December and your generosity can help provide comfort to families in our communities. Donations of money or food can be made before Friday, Dec. 16, to […]

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Chili Cook-Off – Yum!

November 10, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Chili Cook-Off – Yum!

Do you love chili? Our Foundations of Food program is hosting a Chili Cook-Off from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 as a program fundraiser. Tickets are available before the event only for $5 (children 5 and under are free) from students in the Foundations of Food program. No tickets will be sold at the […]

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Students present plans to redevelop Sherman’s Park

November 8, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM 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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Science Fair for HFM students at Mayfield

November 8, 2016 | Filed in Archive
Science Fair for HFM students at Mayfield

Students from HFM BOCES classrooms at Mayfield Elementary School took part in a Science Fair on Friday, Nov. 4. The fair is a culminating science experiments event in the Unique Learning System. This curriculum incorporates reading, writing, math and life skills across a monthly theme focusing on science or social studies. The students are from […]

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PTECH’s FBLA chapter attends regional meeting

November 3, 2016 | Filed in HFM 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 HFM PTECH, HFM 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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HFM BOCES region offers input for New York’s ESSA Plan

November 1, 2016 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES region offers input for New York’s ESSA Plan

Community members convened Tuesday, Oct. 25, at HFM BOCES for a regional meeting to provide input for New York’s plan to implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the federal oversight legislation for education since 2001. The HFM meeting was one of many being held this month by […]

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