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PTECH students inducted into college’s honor society

March 14, 2019 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
PTECH students inducted into college’s honor society

        Five HFM PTECH students were selected this semester for membership in Fulton Montgomery Community College’s academic fraternity, the Alpha Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. To be eligible, the students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework toward their associate degree and have a grade […]

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Applications being accepted for PTECH programs

March 6, 2019 | Filed in HFM AgPTECH, HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

Applications are now being accepted for the incoming freshmen classes at the HFM PTECH, Foothills PTECH and Agriculture PTECH programs. PTECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High School, gives students the opportunity to simultaneously attend high school and earn a two-year degree from a local college at no cost to their families. The three […]

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Dardaris resigns as principal of HFM PTECH

February 8, 2019 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Dardaris resigns as principal of HFM PTECH

After five years as the HFM PTECH principal, Mike Dardaris, has resigned his position to take a job in the Washington, D.C., area. He was hired in the winter of 2014 to launch the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School that September. Under his leadership, the program garnered national attention, earning […]

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Business and Education Partnership gives annual awards

July 20, 2018 | Filed in HFM AgPTECH, HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Business and Education Partnership gives annual awards

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership on Thursday gave its annual business partner and business professional of the year awards to Hu-Hill Farm and Sean Piasecki. Sean Piasecki, president of Eastern Medical Support, was recognized as the Business Professional of the Year, while Hu-Hill Farm, operated by Ryan, Rob and Shirley Hudyncia, […]

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Students educate public with Cancer Awareness Fair

November 29, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

PTECH freshmen and sophomores researched different kinds of cancer and showcased their findings at booths in the Jansen Avenue School gymnasium during the school’s Cancer Awareness Fair on Nov. 18. Representatives from St. Mary’s Cancer Screening Services were on hand to provide information and signups for screenings they provide for those without health insurance. The […]

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Students present plans to redevelop Sherman’s Park

November 8, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

PTECH freshmen and sophomores prepared proposals for redeveloping the now defunct Sherman’s Park on Caroga Lake and presented their proposals to the Sherman’s Advisory Committee on Nov. 1 and 2. The students recently visited the former family attraction, which has not been operational for many years, to assess the facilities and environment. They then developed business plans for […]

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PTECH’s FBLA chapter attends regional meeting

November 3, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH
PTECH’s FBLA chapter attends regional meeting

Students from PTECH’s new Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the fall district meeting in Albany on Oct. 28. Students had the opportunity meet with FBLA members from other schools and network while learning more about the organization and skills necessary for success in business and careers.

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PTECH business mentors discuss resume building with students

November 3, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

The Third Thursday Professional Series for sophomores is continuing this year as part of the mentorship program at PTECH. The series kicked off with four business mentors coming in to discuss “Writing and Developing a Resume” with groups of students on Oct. 27. Upcoming dates and topics for the program are as follows: Nov. 17: […]

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PTECH sophomores pitch new ice cream flavors

September 27, 2016 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

PTECH sophomores recently were tasked with creating a new ice cream flavor for Penny Lick Ice Cream that would have a New York theme and cost-effective ingredients that could be easily obtained locally. On Sept. 20, the groups of students presented their inventive flavors to a panel that included Kathleen Clark of the local Washburn […]

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Johnstown teachers named to PTECH teacher residency positions

September 9, 2016 | Filed in Archive, HFM PTECH
Johnstown teachers named to PTECH teacher residency positions

Two Knox Middle School teachers have been selected to participate in a yearlong teacher residency program at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH). Jennifer VonderHeide, a history teacher, and Amy LaMena, a science teacher, are co-teaching with PTECH teachers and be fully integrated with the staff at the school for […]

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