Archive for November, 2022
Johnstown/HFM BOCES – When the COVID-19 pandemic set in, Brady Houser says so did the boredom for him, but he saw it as the perfect time to try something new in his life. As a lifelong fan of motorsports and NASCAR, he says he came up with an idea and took a chance. “I always […]
9th graders enrolled in Mandarin and Studio Art recently presented Chinese children’s books that they authored and illustrated themselves to students at Boulevard Elementary School in Gloversville. Using their knowledge of story elements, the Chinese language, and artistic techniques, the PTECH students were broken down into smaller groups to create a collection of books to […]
Our PTECH family celebrated the upcoming holiday by participating in the annual Thanksgiving Feast! Students, instructors, and administrators gathered at each of our locations to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and lots of laughter just ahead of the holiday.
Our 10th grade Global Studies students recently participated in a Civilizations Expo. Students were tasked with developing a hypothetical plan to build a functioning civilization that is economically and politically functional, equitable, and meets the needs of all its inhabitants. They were challenged to apply their understanding of global history, basic economics and government, and […]
Students in Ms. Neri and Ms. Cacciari’s class at the HFM BOCES program at McNab Academy celebrated Veterans Day last week by trying on the uniform of a military veteran.
Congratulations to Jacob M. who was recently selected as one of the winners of the ‘Decorate a Pumpkin Like a Book Cover’ contest conducted by the Gloversville Middle School library. Participants were asked to submit a sketch designed after a book then decorate their pumpkins. Jacob is an 8th grade student in Barbara Hatcher’s class […]
Michael Palmerino, a 2007 graduate of Amsterdam High School, says it was at the HFM BOCES Career and Technical Center where he got started on the path of becoming a police officer. Palmerino said that he was able to better grasp the idea of police work after completing the Criminal Justice program. “Without a doubt, […]
PTECH students enrolled in our Animal Science and Environmental Science programs recently toured Hilltop Acres Farm, a small family operated farm run by Clark and Gretchen Subik. This 100 acre farm located in Fonda, NY has been in operation since 1985 and is known for their breeding stock of Black Angus cattle and Texel sheep. Students […]