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Archive for December, 2017

College credit opportunities expanding for area high school students

December 21, 2017 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
College credit opportunities expanding for area high school students

The need for college-level programs for high school students, including those in the HFM BOCES region, was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion at the New York State School Boards Association. On Friday, Dec. 8, New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, Senior Deputy Commissioner Jhone Ebert and HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. […]

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Gloversville to reopen search for superintendent

December 20, 2017 | Filed in Archive

Unable to reach a consensus regarding a finalist, the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will reopen its search for a new superintendent of schools in March. Current Interim Superintendent Robert DeLilli will remain with the district until the end of the school year. The GESD Board of Education met Tuesday to discuss the […]

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Gloversville Literacy Zone students speak with elected state leaders

December 13, 2017 | Filed in Archive, HFM Adult Literacy & Corrections Education
Gloversville Literacy Zone students speak with elected state leaders

Students at the Gloversville Literacy Zone recently had two opportunities to meet with state legislators, who represent the local area, discussing civic engagement and adult education. Literacy Zones provide instruction for adults to study for their high school equivalency exam, as well as adults who have a diploma yet need to improve their basic skills […]

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Math melds with creativity for quilt barn squares

December 11, 2017 | Filed in Archive

Ag PTECH sophomores put their Geometry skills and creativity on display Dec. 4 when they presented their concepts for “quilt barn squares,” each group hoping their design would be one of four selected to be displayed on the exterior of the school. Before starting their project, Liz Argotsinger, the founder of Fulton Montgomery Quilt Barn […]

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BOCES solar farm featured in national trade publication

December 11, 2017 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
BOCES solar farm featured in national trade publication

The new HFM BOCES solar farm in front of the Route 67 campus is featured in a recent story in Solar Industry Magazine, a leading news and information publication for solar professionals. Dynamic Energy, a turnkey solar energy provider, built the solar project on approximately three acres in front of the HFM BOCES main campus this […]

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Ag PTECH students look to build high tunnel to grow produce

December 8, 2017 | Filed in Archive
Ag PTECH students look to build high tunnel to grow produce

Agriculture PTECH students on Wednesday, Dec. 6, presented their preliminary plans for a 20-foot-by-48-foot, Gothic-style high tunnel greenhouse to the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District Board of Education. The students hope to use funds from the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Montgomery and Fulton counties to build the structure next spring on the school’s grounds. […]

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Gloversville BOE announces superintendent finalists

December 1, 2017 | Filed in Archive

The Gloversville School District Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent of schools. The district is seeking a new district leader to replace Michael Vanyo, who left at the end of the 2016-17 school year to take the superintendent’s post in the Ichabod Crane Central School District. Gloversville […]

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