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HFM welcomes public comment on safety plan

August 23, 2019 | Filed in HFM Top Stories

HFM BOCES welcomes public comment on its newly updated district-wide School Safety Plan. First adopted in 2001, the plan is designed to prevent or minimize the effects of serious incidents and emergencies and to facilitate coordination with outside emergency resources. All school districts and BOCES in New York are required by the state to have […]

HFM Career and Technical Center photographic resources to aid local police

HFM Career and Technical Center photographic resources to aid local police

The Criminal Justice program at the HFM Career and Technical Center is offering resources to local law enforcement to enhance forensic photography at crime scenes and other locations. Last year, the Career and Technical Center purchased a spherical camera and software package for student training purposes. Produced by the Victor, New York-based L-TRON Corp., the […]

WATCH: What is project based learning?

August 9, 2019 | Filed in HFM District Services, HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories

The HFM BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School programs (PTECH) use project based learning as way of teaching curriculum material. Watch the video to find out how students take the lead in their learning through this practice.

“Best Buds” pilot program a success

July 30, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM Special Education, HFM Top Stories
“Best Buds” pilot program a success

A pilot program at the Mayfield Elementary School this year saw sixth graders give up some recess time but that didn’t mean there was less fun being had. Beginning in January, Mayfield sixth graders partnered with the HFM BOCES Special Education classes at the school to pilot the “Best Buds” program. Once a month, during […]

Student’s Eagle Scout project creates outdoor classroom at PTECH

July 15, 2019 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Student’s Eagle Scout project creates outdoor classroom at PTECH

From his freshman year, Shain Krutz, who will be a fourth-year HFM PTECH student this fall, envisioned his school’s courtyard as a place for students to work independently, collaborate on projects and to simply get outside during the school day. So, he set out to create just that, making it his Eagle Scout project. The […]

HFM PTECH celebrates 24 program graduates

July 12, 2019 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
HFM PTECH celebrates 24 program graduates

Twenty-four students from eight school districts have completed the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School program during the 2018-19 school year, earning their high school diplomas and associate degrees. Students finishing the program this year earned all of their high school credits and met New York State requirements for a Regents […]

Video: What sets Adirondack Academy apart from traditional schools?

Adirondack Academy is specifically designed to help students who have encountered obstacles in the regular school setting. ADK’s alternative education emphasizes small class sizes and close relationships with teachers, staff and administrators in order to help students graduate high school.  This spring, Julian Martes, a Johnstown student enrolled in the Digitial Multimedia and Communications program […]

Employees recognized during Closing Day activities

June 26, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM District Services, HFM Top Stories
Employees recognized during Closing Day activities

HFM BOCES held its annual Closing Day activities Wednesday, June 26 recognizing several employees for years of service milestones, retirements and to share highlights from the past year. Interim District Superintendent Anita Murphy opened the event thanking all the employees for their dedication. “I want to applaud you all for the work that you do […]

Students recognized at Special Education Graduation & Celebration

June 20, 2019 | Filed in Archive, HFM Special Education, HFM Top Stories
Students recognized at Special Education Graduation & Celebration

The HFM BOCES Special Education Division held the 2019 End of the Year Graduation & Celebration Thursday, June 20 awarding three students their Skills Achievement Commencement Credentials. Students earning their credentials were Connor Nicollela from the Mayfield Central School District and Amber Rhodes and Karis Young, both from the Gloversville Enlarged School District. Also during […]

HFM Career & Technical Center honors 2019 graduates

HFM Career & Technical Center honors 2019 graduates

The HFM Career and Technical Center honored 268 high school seniors at its annual Student Recognition Program Tuesday, June 18 awarding certificates of completion and special awards to CTC students in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College gymnasium. HFM Career and Technical Director Jay A. DeTraglia opened the ceremony remarking that the supportive crowd of family, friends, […]

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