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Archive for June, 2017

End of the year activity marks BOCES Golden Anniversary, employee service

June 24, 2017 | Filed in Archive
End of the year activity marks BOCES Golden Anniversary, employee service

Marking the end of the school year and the 50th year since the cooperative’s founding, HFM BOCES held its annual Closing Day activities Friday, June 23. District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel noted the number of guests that have toured BOCES in the past year eager to see the programs in action. “That is all because […]

Special Education students celebrate graduation

June 22, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Special Education students celebrate graduation

Congratulations to the HFM BOCES Special Education graduates in Cheryl Kelly (Life Skills) and Patti Muselbeck’s (Multiply Disabled) classes. The graduates are Joshua Perez (Fonda-Fultonville), Greggory Forrest (Dolgeville), Kathy Paredes (Amsterdam) and Cody Collins (Gloversville). They’ve all earned their Skills Achievement Commencement Credential.

2017 graduates honored at CTE Recognition Night

2017 graduates honored at CTE Recognition Night

More than 270 students – one of the largest classes in the history of the HFM Career & Technical Center – received their certificates and awards during the 2017 Recognition Night Tuesday, June 20. Career and Technical Center Director Jay DeTraglia opened the ceremony by recognizing the BOCES Board of Education, administrators and teachers in […]

Career and Technical Awards 2017

Career and Technical Awards 2017

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY Highest Average: Branson Logan Most Professional: Austin Cotton Car Quest Award (Amsterdam Auto Parts): Andrew Horton AUTOBODY REPAIR Highest Average:  Megan Lee Alikonis Most Professional: Megan Lee Alikonis John Evans Memorial Award: Zachari M. Bates Keith’s Auto Body & Repair Award: Zachari M. Bates Achievement Award: Jason A. Aycock CAREERS IN EDUCATION Highest […]

Retiring educators recognized at CTE ceremony

June 20, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Retiring educators recognized at CTE ceremony

At the 2017 CTE Recognition Night, Director Jay DeTraglia presented two retiring educators with certificates of appreciation. Glenn Marcucio is retiring after 25 years as a vehicle repair and maintenance instructor, and John Pecora is retiring after 14 years as a criminal justice instructor. Glenn Marcucio For the last 25 years Glenn Marcucio has been […]

HFM BOCES Special Education students see exceptional academic growth

June 16, 2017 | Filed in Archive
HFM BOCES Special Education students see exceptional academic growth

With the introduction of a new web-based curriculum and a 1:1 technology initiative now fully implemented, educators with the HFM BOCES Special Education Division are seeing dramatic improvements in student performance. Last year, BOCES Special Education staff began using a web-based curriculum, i-Ready, and rolled out the beginning of 1:1 technology across the division. Now, […]

LPNs graduate HFM BOCES program

June 16, 2017 | Filed in Archive
LPNs graduate HFM BOCES program

Twenty-three graduates of the HFM BOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program were formally presented with their diplomas and nursing pins during a ceremony Thursday, June 15. BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel praised the students for their dedication and discussed the great change their accomplishment will make in their lives. “Your courage cannot be underestimated,” Dr. […]

Project Based Learning Spotlight: Kindness Project

June 8, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Project Based Learning Spotlight: Kindness Project

Each month, Project Spotlight will focus on a certain aspect of Project Based Learning (PBL). This month we focus on the Kindness Project, and highlight a challenging problem. “How can we create more kindness in the world?” That’s the challenge Alaina Campolieta gave students in her English Language Arts class as a part of the […]

FMCC, HFM BOCES honors 2017 graduates of distinction

June 7, 2017 | Filed in Archive, HFM Top Stories
FMCC, HFM BOCES honors 2017 graduates of distinction

Friends, family, teachers and school administrators gathered at the HFM BOCES Conference Center June 6 to honor 52 graduating seniors for their academic and personal achievements during high school. Having been continually impressed by the academic and extracurricular excellence seen in the region’s students, FMCC and HFM BOCES worked in partnership last year to establish […]

PTECH moving ahead with prototyping lab plans

June 7, 2017 | Filed in Archive
PTECH moving ahead with prototyping lab plans

This summer, classroom space at HFM PTECH’s Jansen Avenue location will be transformed into a prototyping lab that will include equipment for students, business partners and entrepreneurs in the community to design and make their own creations. As part of their Principles of Business class, sophomores researched equipment and drew up plans for the prototyping […]

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