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2015-16 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

Skills development classes offered in Feb. for adult learners

HFM Adult Services offers classes to strengthen reading, writing and math skills, preparation for high school equivalency exam

Literacy Zone logoFEB. 11, 2016 - HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will provide orientation and screening sessions in January for adult learners who wish to strengthen reading, writing and math skills, and are preparing to take high school equivalency exams.

Daytime and evening classes are scheduled at both Amsterdam and Gloversville Literacy Zones to allow learners to participate at convenient hours for them. [more]

Adult Services offers ELA and civics education program

February dates announced for orientation and screening opportunities

Literacy Zone logoFEB. 11, 2016 - HFM BOCES Adult Services will host an orientation and screening session to enroll English language learners into English Language/Civics classes on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Amsterdam Literacy Zone. [more]

HFM 1st and 2nd quarter Character All Stars: Front row, left to right: James Leon-Swank, Sierra Berry, Lorenzo Garcia, Ryan Reutzel, and William Przybylowicz. Back row, left to right: Joshua Corbett, Nicholas Frye, Cory Laux, Janessa Lewis, and Nate Katchuk

All Star team announced

Students recognized for positive character traits

FEB. 5, 2016 - The HFM BOCES programs at Gloversville Middle School recently recognized their first and second quarter All-Stars with a special pizza luncheon shared with the staff.

These students have been selected because of their demonstration of outstanding character - taking responsibility for their own actions, showing kindness and compassion, being helpful, generous, and for being conscientious students. [more]

Buy a shirt to support autism awareness and HFM programs

FEB. 2, 2016 - According to the Centers for Disease Control statistics, “approximately 1 in 68 American children can be identified as on the autism spectrum, a ten-fold increase over the last 40 years,” making autism spectrum disorders the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

Each year, HFM BOCES Special Education staff offers imprinted shirts for sale to help raise awareness of the autism spectrum and to help support HFM BOCES programs for students. [more]

HFM students at Gloversville's Boulevard Elementary School learned how to "paint with ice"

Painting with ice

JAN. 26, 2016 - HFM students at Gloversville's Boulevard Elementary School learned how to "paint with ice" as part of their Unique Learning Curriculum in Physical Science. [more]

Instructional support specialist Heather Buskirk explains PTECH's grading model to NYSED's Christina Coughlin, coordinator for Education Management Services.

PTECH hosts education leaders from around the state

JAN. 22, 2016 - PTECH has begun the new year with a number of visiting educators wanting a first-hand look at the different approach HFM PTECH takes to teaching and learning.

During the visits, the visitors met with HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel, PTECH principal Michael Dardaris and PTECH instructional support specialist Heather Buskirk to learn about the school's innovative program, then toured the school to meet some of the students. [more]

New Visions Health Careers student Carly Sheffer works with Nathan Littauer Hospital microbiology medical technician Jim VanValkenburg. She plans to pursue a pre-med major in college.

New Visions Health Careers provides clear vision of potential futures in health care

JAN. 15, 2016 - “I plan to become a physical therapist… a registered nurse… a dentist… a doctor.” Multiple voices, all confident about their future, are all students in the HFM New Visions Health Careers program.

The concentrated one-year program for high school seniors immerses students interested in the world of medical and health related professions, not just in classroom theory, but in real-life participation at Gloversville’s Nathan Littauer Hospital. [more]


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