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Archive for February, 2018

PTECH students getting job experience at BOCES front desk

February 23, 2018 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
PTECH students getting job experience at BOCES front desk

If you visit or call HFM BOCES any weekday between 3 and 5 p.m., you’ll likely be greeted by one of two HFM PTECH students who man the front desk and phone on alternating afternoons. Jasmine Tate, a 17-year-old senior from Gloversville, and Conner Hutchinson, a 17-year-old junior from Amsterdam, were selected for the after-school […]

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National organizations complete case study on HFM PTECH

February 23, 2018 | Filed in Archive

With a case study on HFM PTECH now completed through the national Innovative Successful Practices Project, the details of the school’s successful approach to teaching and learning, can be shared with educators everywhere. HFM PTECH was designated this past fall as one of 25 national models of Innovative Successful Practices by the American Association of […]

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Green Schools Grant moves recycling, reuse initiatives forward

February 22, 2018 | Filed in Archive

Using funds the school received from a $500 Green Schools Grant, HFM Agriculture PTECH is implementing plans for three new initiatives that will encourage reuse and recycling in the school. Earth science teacher and business partner Patrick Clear applied for the grant, and Ag PTECH this winter received the maximum award from the New York […]

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SUNY scholarship open to 2018 PTECH grads

February 20, 2018 | Filed in Archive

The SUNY Impact Foundation has recently launched the Stanley S. Litow P-TECH Scholarship Fund, funded by the IBM Corporation. The Stanley S. Litow P-TECH Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to New York State P-TECH graduates who are on track to graduate from their P-TECH school with an Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Science degree, plan […]

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‘Meal plan’ available to PTECH students at FMCC

February 20, 2018 | Filed in Archive

PTECH students who attend FMCC are now able to add monetary credit to their FMCC ID cards to purchase food items at the Student Union and Books & Bytes. At any time, PTECH students can add any amount to the card. For every $100 deposited, the student will receive a free meal at the Student […]

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Nominations sought for new BOCES award honoring school board service

February 16, 2018 | Filed in Archive
Nominations sought for new BOCES award honoring school board service

In honor of the late David Edwards, HFM BOCES has established a new award to recognize local board of education members who exhibit innovative and ethical leadership. The David C. Edwards Distinguished School Board Member Service Award will be presented at the HFM BOCES Annual Meeting in April of each year. This year’s Annual Meeting […]

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HFM digital multimedia students create cover designs for state publication

HFM digital multimedia students create cover designs for state publication

When the New York State Department of Labor wanted an updated and professional look for a new instructional guide they were developing, they turned to students at the HFM Career and Technical Center to find what they were looking for. At the request of the Labor Department, Digital Multimedia and Communications seniors Christopher Finley, of […]

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K-9 officers visit Criminal Justice and Veterinary Science students

February 15, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM Career & Technical Education
K-9 officers visit Criminal Justice and Veterinary Science students

The Amsterdam Police Department visited the HFM Career and Technical Center Tuesday, Feb. 13 to speak with students in the Criminal Justice and Veterinary & Animal Science programs. They provided a demonstration and spoke with the students law enforcement techniques and dog training. Thank you to Sgt. Carl Rust and officers AJ Fiorillo, Keelan Zyzes and K-9s […]

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HFM construction students build bookcases for charity

February 13, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM Career & Technical Education
HFM construction students build bookcases for charity

Students in the HFM Career and Technical Center’s Construction Technology program recently used their skills to help a charity that benefits veterans and troops overseas. The construction students built four large bookcases for donation to the Clifton Park-based Books for Troop, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that send books to troops stationed overseas and to veterans […]

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EnCon students stock classroom tanks with native fish

February 12, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM Career & Technical Education
EnCon students stock classroom tanks with native fish

Students in the HFM Career and Technical Center’s Environmental Conservation program recently finished stocking their classroom fish tanks with native species including bass, perch and fathead minnows. On Jan. 25, Environmental Conservation students took a field trip to Hickling’s Fish Farm in Edmeston, N.Y. to collect the fish and tour the facility to learn about […]

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