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Archive for April, 2018

Component districts approve 2018-19 HFM BOCES budget

April 26, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM Top Stories

The HFM BOCES component school districts April 25 voted to approve the 2018-19 HFM BOCES administrative budget of $3,234,583. In addition, incumbent BOCES Board of Education members James Beirlein (Northville), Carmen Caraco (Mayfield) and Allan Turnbull (Fonda-Fultonville) were all reelected. Their new, three-year terms will begin July 1. The budget was approved by the component boards […]

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PTECH programs set to receive extended state funding

PTECH programs across New York that receive state grant funding – including three programs in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery region – will receive additional state funds to continue operation for up to 11 more years, and possibly permanently. In 2013, New York State launched the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or PTECH, program, awarding 16 […]

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PTECH students win at FBLA state leadership conference

April 16, 2018 | Filed in Archive
PTECH students win at FBLA state leadership conference

Students from the HFM PTECH Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) won three statewide awards at the Spring State Leadership Conference, which took place April 11-13 in Binghamton. Four PTECH students — Cierra Mason, Rane Dutcher, Brianna Rymarz and Aislynn Ward — represented the 2-year-old chapter in its first-ever trip to states. During […]

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Cosmetology students assist with charity event

April 13, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM Career & Technical Education
Cosmetology students assist with charity event

Cosmetology students from the HFM Career & Technical Center helped more than 25 people Tuesday, April 10 donate hair to people experiencing medical hair loss. The event was a partnership between BOCES and Fulton-Montgomery Community College to assist the non-profit HairWeShare organization.

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Foothills PTECH set to open next year

April 13, 2018 | Filed in Archive

The Gloversville and Johnstown school districts have been awarded a $3 million grant to offer a new Pathways in Technology Early College High School. Beginning in the fall of 2018, freshmen in the two districts will have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and a college degree simultaneously at no cost to their […]

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Ernie Clapper receives HFM BOCES Distinguished School Board Member Service Award

April 12, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
Ernie Clapper receives HFM BOCES Distinguished School Board Member Service Award

The HFM BOCES Board of Education presented Ernie Clapper, of Mayfield, with the inaugural David C. Edwards Distinguished School Board Member Service Award during a special presentation at the HFM BOCES Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 11. The HFM Board of Education established the new School Board Member Service Award this year in honor of former […]

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HFM BOCES Annual Meeting: Working together key to sustainability

April 12, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES Annual Meeting: Working together key to sustainability

The HFM BOCES Board of Education hosted board members and administrators from its component school districts at its Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 11. HFM Board of Education President Joanne Freeman opened the meeting sharing some of the highlights from throughout the year noting student success in the two PTECH programs, Career and Technical Education, the […]

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HFM Career and Technical Center director earns statewide award

HFM Career and Technical Center director earns statewide award

HFM Career and Technical Center Director Jay A. DeTraglia has earned statewide recognition from the New York State Association of Career and Technical Educators. Noting his hard work and dedication, the association has named DeTraglia the 2018 Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year. “Mr. DeTraglia’s leadership has been outstanding. He has worked diligently […]

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PTECH junior accepted into competitive FMCC radiology program

April 4, 2018 | Filed in Archive
PTECH junior accepted into competitive FMCC radiology program

Third-year HFM PTECH student Abigail Douglas is among 20 students accepted into the Radiologic Technology Program at Fulton Montgomery Community College beginning in the fall of 2018. Douglas, a 17-year-old Fonda resident, was selected for the two-year program after a lengthy application process that required strong academics and an interview with FMCC staff. According to […]

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HFM CTE students place in career skills competition, advance to state level

HFM CTE students place in career skills competition, advance to state level

Eight seniors from the HFM Career and Technical Center recently earned honors at the regional SkillsUSA competition, including two students who clinched first place awards. The regional SkillsUSA competition was held March 14 at the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia and Schenectady Community College. Those earning awards were: First Place Anna King, of Mayfield, […]

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