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HFM BOCES plans for growth and sustainability of PTECH programs

January 15, 2020 | Filed in HFM AgPTECH, HFM Foothills PTECH, HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

HFM BOCES will implement adjustments to its Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (PTECHs) for the 2020-21 school year. The changes, developed in collaboration with the superintendents of HFM BOCES component school districts, are designed to strengthen all of the programs and support every student’s path to high school and college completion.  In order […]

Video: Check out the CTE programs available at HFM for 2020-21

Watch the video below and check out the many programs available at the HFM Career and Technical Center for the 2020-21 school year. The center offers 16 programs available to high school juniors and seniors in the HFM area.  This video was produced by the HFM Digital Multimedia and Communications program. Embedded Youtube video about […]

HFM PTECH adds 2 new degree options for students

January 7, 2020 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School (HFM PTECH) has added two new degree options for students to earn from Fulton Montgomery Community College. Beginning this academic year, students in the HFM PTECH program’s Information Technology pathway can begin working toward an associate degree in Cybersecurity. This is in addition to the […]

Amsterdam superintendent search underway

January 6, 2020 | Filed in Archive, HFM Job Openings, HFM Top Stories

The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education has officially launched the search for a new superintendent of schools. The posting can be found at: www.hfmboces.org/AmsterdamSearch. The deadline to apply for the position is Feb. 20, 2020. The position is also posted on several education job boards with professional organizations including the School Administrators Association of […]

HFM BOCES mourns passing of Board of Education President Joanne Freeman

December 18, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM Top Stories
HFM BOCES mourns passing of Board of Education President Joanne Freeman

Joanne Freeman, who served on the HFM BOCES Board of Education for nearly a decade, and was the board president for the past three years, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17 after a short illness. She was 65. “Joanne was passionate about education and cared deeply about students,” HFM BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin said. “She […]

Search launched for Fort Plain superintendent

December 16, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM Job Openings, HFM Top Stories

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education has officially launched the search for a new superintendent of schools. The position is now posted on several education job boards with professional organizations including the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS), the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the New York […]

Students turn areas of interest into hands-on experiments

November 25, 2019 | Filed in HFM AgPTECH, HFM Top Stories
Students turn areas of interest into hands-on experiments

  Bradley Jasewicz lugged several rocks up the hill from the creek that runs behind the school and brought them into his teacher’s classroom. One by one, he added them to two tubs of water, each with several goldfish swimming around inside. “They had nowhere to hide before,” Jasewicz said, submersing the rocks in the […]

Local employer gives CTE students insight on career success

Local employer gives CTE students insight on career success

It takes more than technical skills to be successful in the workforce, a local employer recently told students at the HFM Career and Technical Center. That’s the message representatives from Alpin Haus reinforced when they visited local high school juniors and seniors at the CTC Wednesday, Oct. 16. “Energy, attitude, motivation, teamwork. No matter where […]

HFM adult graduates receive statewide honors

HFM adult graduates receive statewide honors

Three recent adult graduates of the Gloversville Literacy Zone, a program of HFM BOCES, have been honored for their accomplishments by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education. Gloversville resident Adam VanAvery and Johnstown resident Jaramie Allen, who both earned their High School Equivalency diplomas through BOCES and are now in college, have […]

New standards, digital audio resources focus of BOCES school library training

October 8, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
New standards, digital audio resources focus of BOCES school library training

The HFM BOCES School Library System recently welcomed library media specialists and library staff for a day-long workshop focusing on student learning and engagement and the resources available through a new digital audio platform. On Sept. 25, more than 20 school library professionals attended the training and collaborated with colleagues on ways to implement the […]

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