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2014-15 HFM BOCES
Services Guide

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HFM 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 district's non-discrimination policies should be directed to Jay DeTraglia, Director of Career & Technical Education (518) 736-4330 or Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst, Deputy Superintendent (518) 736-4305.

HFM news & happenings

Gloversville teacher named 2015 NYS Teacher of Year

2015 New York State Teacher of the Year Charles Giglio of Gloversville Enlarged School DistrictSEPT. 16, 2014 - Gloversville Enlarged School District teacher Charles Giglio has been named 2015 NYS Teacher of the Year. He was recognized by the New York State Board of Regents Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Giglio, who has been teaching at Gloversville Middle School and Gloversville High School for the past nine years, is the 45th teacher honored by the state as Teacher of the Year. [more]

New York State must formally embrace career pathways for students

A new blog from Educational Excellence in Upstate New York

By Dan White,
District Superintendent, Monroe #1 BOCES

Blog iconSEPT. 17, 2014 - It has been more than three and one half years since Harvard released its groundbreaking report titled “Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenges of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century.” The report highlights the growing skills gap for young adults entering the workforce, and the disconnect between our educational system and the realities of the world we are sending students into.

In recognition of those dynamics, New York State undertook a number of initiatives, including a series of grants modeled after Brooklyn’s P-Tech Academy and a greater recognition of the successes in Career and Technical Education (CTE), in an effort to increase the profile and availability of career pathways programs for students.

The fact is, despite those initiatives, New York State remains woefully behind many states, and much of the world, in this area. [more]

A new kind of note sent home from school

SEPT. 12, 2014 - Research repeatedly confirms that strong home-school communication helps improve student success in the classroom. That's why Adirondack Academy Principal Kathy Dougherty is launching a "Note-to-Home" program this year.

"We will be using this “note” as a way of keeping parents informed and involved with their child’s progress at Adirondack Academy throughout the school year," Dougherty said.

Kids traditionally cringe at the thought of a note sent home from school to their parents, but this program takes a different approach. [more]

PTECH students cut the ribbon to open their new school

SEPT. 9, 2014 - With scissors in hand and the morning sun on their faces, the 50 HFM PTECH students together cut the ribbon to officially open their school.

A large crowd of school officials, dignitaries and members of the media from across the region gathered Tuesday, Sept. 9, in front of the Jansen Avenue School to help the students, parents and teachers celebrate the grand opening of the new Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School. [more]

HFM saves $9 million on bond refinancing

SEPT. 8, 2014 - HFM BOCES will save $9.8 million by refinancing bonds taken out in 2004 to fund the construction of its new facility on Route 67 in Johnstown. The savings are the result of the dramatic swing in interest rates between the time the bonds were issued and today. [more]

Welcome back, students

First day of classes for HFM BOCES students>

SEPT. 4, 2014 - Career and Technical Education Director Jay DeTraglia welcomes new students to their first day of class at HFM BOCES. More than 290 eleventh grade students from 15 component school districts will attend the morning session in one of 15 CTE programs. More than 240 seniors will attend the afternoon session.

HFM Adult Services lists Sept. classes

Screenings/orientation for skills development, high school equivalency and ESL classes set

Literacy Zone logoSEPT. 3, 2014 - HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will offer several opportunities in September for adult learners to be screened for admission into skills development classes.

The workshops help build essential academic skills leading to success on high school equivalency tests and assist learners for whom English is a second language improve their reading, writing and speaking skills. Download a flier here [more]


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