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Tara Caraco named administrative coordinator of instructional services

September 28, 2018 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
Tara Caraco named administrative coordinator of instructional services

After more than 30 years as a classroom teacher, Tara Caraco is starting a new chapter in her career and will use her experience and expertise to support teachers and school administrators throughout the region. Caraco, who worked for 31 years as a teacher at the Mayfield Elementary School, has been appointed the new administrative […]

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HFM BOCES deputy superintendent earns state leadership award

June 13, 2018 | Filed in HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES deputy superintendent earns state leadership award

HFM BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst has received a statewide service and leadership award from the Staff/Curriculum Development Network of New York State. Recognizing her career-long leadership in the field of education, the organization has named Dr. Hohenforst the recipient of the 2018 Jane Bullowa Service and Leadership Award. The Staff/Curriculum Development Network serves […]

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Fort Plain educators honored at BOCES School Library System Awards

May 21, 2018 | Filed in HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
Fort Plain educators honored at BOCES School Library System Awards

A team of Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School teachers, which works together to teach an immersive, co-curricular unit on immigration, was honored during the 26th Annual HFM BOCES School Library System Awards Luncheon Thursday, May 17. This year’s Collaborative Teacher of the Year Award was presented to reading teacher Kevin Bogus, special education teacher Adam […]

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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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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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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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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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HFM students and employees raise money for wounded veterans

HFM students and employees raise money for wounded veterans

The recent HFM BOCES Jeans Day fundraiser raised approximately $600 to benefit wounded veterans and their families. On Nov. 9 staff and students donated $5 or $1 and wore jeans to school to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project. Anyone who has not turned in their money, so far, is encouraged to do so […]

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HFM employees clean up local highway

October 30, 2017 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
HFM employees clean up local highway

Thank you to the HFM BOCES employees who helped with the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup Wednesday, Oct. 25. After school the employees picked up litter along a two-mile stretch of State Route 29 between Nine Nile Tree Road and the traffic circle in Vail Mills. HFM employees have adopted this stretch of Route 29 for more than […]

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