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2016-17 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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Straight talk to students about behavior

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, religious practice, national origin, ethnic group, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, weight or any other basis prohibited by New York state and/or federal non-discrimination laws in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the BOCES’s non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia (jdetraglia@hfmboces.org), Director of Career & Technical Education, (518) 736-4330, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095, or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst (Lhohenforst@hfmboces.org), Deputy Superintendent, (518) 736-4305, HFM BOCES, 2755 State Highway 67, Johnstown, NY 12095. Inquiries may also be addressed to the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, 646-428-3800, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

HFM news & happenings

HFM BOCES Workforce Team Challenge participants ready for the race.

HFM walkers meet the Challenge

BOCES team joins in CDPHP Workforce Challenge

MAY 25, 2016 - More than 30 HFM BOCES employees and friends came together Thursday, May 19, to participate in the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5-mile road race to promote health and fitness in the workplace.

HFM team members joined nearly 10,000 people in Albany in the goodwill event designed for businesses, institutions, corporations and agencies.  [more]

From left: Nominating media specialist Mary VanPatten, Fort Plain Jr/Sr HS Principal Deborah Larrabee, Gloversville HS social studies teacher David Rogers, HFM BOCES SLS Media Specialist Edie Willcox and nominating media specialist Carla Bengle-Mackey.

Educators honored at 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon

MAY 18, 2016 - For the first time in the history of the HFM BOCES School Library System (SLS), all three special recognitions offered by the service have been awarded in the same year.

Two area educators and a school media specialist were honored at HFM BOCES 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  [more]

HFM BOCES districts help pilot computer-based testing for ELA and math

MAY 18, 2016 - School districts across New York State will voluntarily administer some tests this spring using digital devices as part of the New York State Education Department’s invitation to pilot computer-based testing. Many of HFM BOCES component school districts will take part in the trial, using the tests in select grade levels. [more]

CTC Director Jay DeTraglia congratulates Digital Multimedia graduate Elizabeth Peak at the 2015 recognition night.CTC Recognition Night set for Tuesday, June 21

Photos of students receiving their certificate to be available through online gallery

MAY 17, 2016 - The annual celebration of hundreds of high school seniors completing their HFM BOCES career and technical programs will take place once again at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Each student receiving his or her certificate is professionally photographed. Photos will be available 24 hours after the event from an online gallery. [more]

Team Davis ready for another Relay for Life

HFM BOCES team's seventh year in 12-hour, cancer-fighting event

Team Davis Relay-For-Life logoMAY 13, 2016 - Since 2010, dozens of HFM BOCES staff and friends have participated in the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Team Davis, walking in memory of former HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Geoffrey H. Davis, has been a top-ten fundraising team for the past six years. This year, they want you to walk alongside them.

The 2016 American Cancer Society Relay for Life 12-hour event is Friday, June 3, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown. [more]

PTECH students Aislynn Ward (left) and Jasmine Tate meet 2014 Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakumura at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility in Malta.

PTECH students attend lecture by Nobel Prize winning physicist

MAY 4, 2016 - PTECH students Aislynn Ward and Jasmine Tate earlier this month represented the school at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 facility in Malta for a presentation by 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physics Shuji Nakumura. [more]

HFM Summer School logo2016 Regional Summer School ready to kick off July 11

MAY 4, 2016 - Open registration in the ten component school districts that will participate in HFM BOCES regional summer school begins Monday, June 1. Students will have the chance to register in their home school district until Wednesday, June 29. A late registration from 8 a.m. - noon will be held at Amsterdam High School Thursday-Friday June 30 -July 1, and Tuesday, July 5.

Students from non-component districts may pay tuition individually and register for classes through a participating district. [more]

HFM BOCES summer building

2015-16 Closing day activities announced

MAY 4, 2016 - Wow! Is it that time already? Closing day activities for the 2015-16 school year at HFM BOCES take place Thursday, June 23, 2016.

All employees are required to attend the staff meeting convening at 10 am in the conference center. Bring all attendance sheets and business office paperwork to turn in at that time.

And in the never-to-early-to-plan-ahead dept., Opening Day of the 2016-17 school year is Thursday, Sept. 1.

Bargstedt honored by NYACCE

HFM Adult Education Coordinator wins Lawrence S. Levin Professional Award

Laurie Bargstedt, HFM BOCES Coordinator of Adult Literacy & Corrections EducationAPR. 20, 2016 - The New York Association for Continuing/Community Education on Wednesday, April 20, honored Laurie Bargstedt, HFM BOCES Coordinator of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education, with the Lawrence S. Levin Professional Award at its 65th Annual NYACCE Conference in Albany. The award recognizes significant contributions to both adult continuing/community education and the association. [more]


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