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Archive for December, 2016

Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me…

December 23, 2016 | Filed in Archive

On Tuesday, students in Ms. Schultz’s HFM Life Skills class at Gloversville Middle School decorated gingerbread man cookies after reading “A New Tradition” (Unique Learning – Middle School Grade Band). Meanwhile, across town at Boulevard Elementary School, students in HFM’s Autism program built gingerbread houses.

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It’s that giving time of the year

December 23, 2016 | Filed in Archive

The holiday season is a time for giving. For many years, the HFM BOCES Teachers Association has been providing holiday baskets containing a meal and extra food for needy families in the tri-county area. This year, the TA provided 51 holiday baskets. Cheryl Ostrowski and her HFM class at Gloversville Middle School shopped for the needed food […]

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Decentralizing Public Education

December 22, 2016 | Filed in HFM Superintendent Blog

Over the last 10 years, those of us in public education have largely ignored an inevitable trend toward the decentralization of public education. The opportunity to participate in software focus groups recently reaffirmed my growing realization that we are witnessing a significant shift created by market forces and the Internet. Along with technology, there are […]

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Exploring the undersea world

December 19, 2016 | Filed in Archive

Students in HFM BOCES Autism program took a trip to the new Via Aquarium at the Rotterdam Mall on Thursday, Dec. 8. The kids loved the chance to pet live rays in Stingray Bay and feed the brightly colored koi as they learned about local and global ecosystems and the amazing creatures living under the […]

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Statement regarding lead testing results at HFM BOCES

December 19, 2016 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

To our parents/guardians, students and staff: As you may be aware, on Sept. 6, 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that requires public schools in New York to test all water outlets currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. New York is the first state to require this […]

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How we communicate about weather-related delays and closings

December 5, 2016 | Filed in Archive
How we communicate about weather-related delays and closings

Find notifications about closings and delays on HFM BOCES Twitter and Facebook pages Just a reminder that all notifications about school closings and delays are posted to our social media channels first. The decision to delay or cancel classes at HFM BOCES due to weather conditions is determined by our component schools decisions. We communicate […]

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