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HFM area classes will remain canceled until April 15

On Friday, March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will extend his executive order directing the closure of schools across New York State to April 15. On March 18, the governor mandated all schools to close for two weeks. Friday’s announcement continues the school closures another two weeks. As the situation regarding the spread […]

COVID-19/coronavirus information (updated 3/27)

March 27, 2020 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

Current updates regarding coronavirus (3/27) Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced all schools in the state will remain closed until at least April 15. (Read more about the extended closure.) Help is available those with anxiety and other issues related to COVID-19. The Family Counseling Center is offering a free of charge call-in service to any individual […]

Help offered for those with anxiety and other issues related to COVID-19

The Family Counseling Center has implemented a Warm Line for those with anxiety, isolation, and other issues related to COVID-19. The phone number is 518-725-4310, ext. 333. The Warm Line will be operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The line will be staffed by […]

At-home learning resources available

HFM BOCES programs have developed a variety of resources for parent-guided and self-guided learning for our students while classes are canceled. Click here to access the At-Home Resources These resources are available to parents and students in shared Google folders. Instructors may continue to upload additional resources moving forward. Check back regularly for more additions.  […]

Campus limited to essential personnel

To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, access to the HFM BOCES main campus is limited to essential personnel at this time. Employees: Do NOT enter the building unless you have prior approval from your supervisor. Visitors: If you require assistance, you should refer to the Contact Us section of this website.  

John Bishop appointed Fort Plain superintendent

March 20, 2020 | Filed in HFM Top Stories
John Bishop appointed Fort Plain superintendent

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education has announced its selection for the district’s next superintendent of schools. John Bishop, the current principal of the Poestenkill Elementary School in the Averill Park Central School District, was appointed as the new Fort Plain superintendent during a special Board of Education meeting Friday, March 20. […]

Classes canceled for students March 16-March 31

After consultation with local public health officials concerning the developing COVID-19 situation, school superintendents in the HFM BOCES area have announced the cancellation of classes in all districts in the region effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. All classes in the following districts will be closed to all students during this time: Amsterdam, […]

Indoor garden, horticulture knowledge growing quickly for Ag PTECH students

March 13, 2020 | Filed in HFM AgPTECH, HFM Top Stories
Indoor garden, horticulture knowledge growing quickly for Ag PTECH students

It’s been just over a week, and an entire section of the agriculture classroom at Ag PTECH already is starting to look a lot like an active greenhouse. Using grant funds, the school recently purchased the 2445 Organics SuperGrow System, which consists of vertical stainless-steel racks with grow lights and trays that allow for water […]

Area employer and local graduate discuss importance of on-the-job learning

February 25, 2020 | Filed in HFM Career & Technical Education, HFM Top Stories
Area employer and local graduate discuss importance of on-the-job learning

A leading supplier of paving materials and construction services recently told students at the HFM Career and Technical Center that an employee’s willingness and ability to learn while on the job can be the key to a successful career. Callanan Industries – which has 15 distribution locations in New York, including the quarry on Route […]

Kingsboro Lumber connecting HFM Construction students with industry professionals

Kingsboro Lumber connecting HFM Construction students with industry professionals

The Kingsboro Lumber Co. and the HFM Career and Technical Center have formed a new partnership inviting building material manufacturers and wholesalers to share their insights into the construction industry directly with students. Recently, HFM Construction Technology Instructor Steve Derwin approached Donald Wicksell, the president and CEO of Kingsboro Lumber in Gloversville, for help arranging […]

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