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2015-16 HFM BOCES
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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

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HFM BOCES closed for holiday

NOV. 24, 2015 - HFM BOCES is closed Wednesday- Friday, Nov. 25-27 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

PTECH students enjoy the special Thanksgiving dinner at Jansen Avenue School on Nov. 24.

Thankful for more than turkey and pie

Jansen Avenue School Thanksgiving dinner serves up good food and great community

NOV. 24, 2015 - A hall full of students, teachers, parents and friends enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal at Jansen Ave. School on Tuesday, Nov. 24. It was a time to give thanks for opportunities, a word often heard when speaking about the educational programs at the school. [more]

HFM BOCES Foundations of Food Service students show off the bounty during their annual cornucopia project.

Foundations of Food Service students offer a cornucopia of treats in time for the holidays

NOV. 23, 2015 - The week before Thanksgiving, students in Becky Skretkowicz's Foundations of Food services program are just about the most popular people in HFM BOCES. That's when the cornucopia of treats raffle takes place throughout the region. [more]

Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia offer strong support for PTECH programs

NOV. 23, 2015 - After visiting HFM PTECH in July, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia voiced her strong support for the "Pathways in Technology: Early College High School" initiative. In this video, the Commissioner speaks with students and educators at the HFM PTECH campus in Johnstown, one of 26
P-TECH programs in New York.

View the video at: http://www.nysed.gov/video/commissioner-elia-supports-nys-p-tech

AIMHighNY survey seeks public review and feedback of NY Learning Standards

Link to survey opens in a new windowNOV. 19, 2015 - The New York State Education Department and Commissioner MaryEllen Elia are conducting a survey to provide the opportunity for public input on New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards.

The comprehensive, easy-to-navigate survey allows every New Yorker to go online, review each standard and comment on what is liked, not liked, and to offer suggestions for change. [more]

HFM BOCES Life Skills class displays their 'Thankful for a Veteran' pillowcase projects

HFM BOCES students create 'Thankful for our Veterans' projects

NOV. 19, 2015 - This November, HFM BOCES students in teacher Patti Muselbeck's Life Skills class at Gloversville Middle School combined lessons about Veterans Day and Thanksgiving into a “Thankful For Our Veterans” project. [more]

PTECH students send (mock) homicide evidence to grand jury

NOV. 19, 2015 - HFM PTECH students wrapped up a project today that had them in the past few weeks photographing a bloody crime scene (fake, of course), lifting fingerprints to send to the forensics lab, analyzing DNA test and autopsy results, interviewing school personnel they deemed as “suspects” in the homicide and finally presenting their evidence to a grand jury. [more]

Wounded Warrior Project flag flies at HFM BOCESWear Jeans Day raises $1,114 for Wounded Warrior Project

HFM BOCES staff and students dress down for a good cause

NOV. 16, 2015 - HFM BOCES’ Wear Jeans Day on Nov. 12 raised $1,114 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event, planned to follow Veterans Day, asked staff and students to donate $5 or $1 for the privilege of wearing jeans to school. [more]

Basic Course offered for new bus monitors and attendants

school busNOV. 12, 2015 - HFM BOCES Regional Transportation will offer the state-required 10-hour basic course for school bus monitors and attendants on five consecutive days, from Monday, Nov. 30 - Friday, Dec. 4. The class, conducted at the bus facility, runs from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. daily. The cost is $85 per person, and schools may register by submitting the workshop request form (pdf) or by contacting trainer/examiner Chris Olson at (518) 775-5788.


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