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2014-15 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

Teachers offered two-part Danielson training

NOV. 20, 2014 - HFM BOCES Instructional Services is offering a two-part training for area teachers on Component 3C of Danielson's Framework for Teaching on Dec. 5, 2014 and Jan. 12, 2015.

Engaging Students in Learning 101 and 102 will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on both dates in the HFM BOCES Conference Center. Participants are expected to attend both sessions. To learn more and for registration information, download the flier (pdf) here.

PTECH designated a Microsoft IT Academy

NOV. 14, 2014 - Microsoft has designated the new HFM Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) a Microsoft IT Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Through the ConnectED initiative from the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides digital curriculum for fundamental technology skills aimed at helping students be successful in college and careers. [more]

Lending a helping hand

NOV. 14, 2014 - HFM BOCES students at Jansen Ave. School in Johnstown teamed with PTECH students this week to spruce up the neighborhood, raking leaves from the yards of homes on the street.

Adirondack Academy Toys for Tots drive extended to Nov. 25

NOV. 14, 2014 - Students in HFM BOCES' Adirondack Academy are joining forces with the United States Marine Corps Reserve to conduct its annual "Toys for Tots" drive. Donations are being accepted in the Academy's main office through Friday, Nov. 25. [more]

CTE students go to the fair

NOV. 14, 2014 - Career & Tech students visited with representatives from more than 30 colleges, universities and technical schools at the HFM BOCES College Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HFM BOCES consortium wins $1.16 million educational leadership grant

We transform lives sloganOCT. 29, 2014 - HFM BOCES and 13 of its component school districts have won a $1,164,948 grant from the New York State Education Department to enhance and expand the expertise of area principals and teacher leaders.

The “Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership” (STLE-D) will fund support for up to 100 principals and 200 teacher leaders from the partnering districts, including advanced training and mentoring, as well as an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Teacher Leadership. [more]

HFM BOCES region prepared to respond to health concerns

State Department of Health requests that districts disseminate information on Ebola

OCT. 29, 2014, - Fall and winter months often mean more colds, flu and fevers. This season is no different, but media reports about communicable diseases in New York City and Dallas, Texas, have prompted HFM BOCES component schools to review procedures for preventing the spread of illness. Also, in response to a request from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Education Department (SED), HFM BOCES is distributing information about Ebola. [more]

HazCom training for substitute services scheduled in November

HazCom graphicOCT. 28, 2014 - Live, in person "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training will be held 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at HFM BOCES (Room C112A) for any substitutes needing the training for 2014-15. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.


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