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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. 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

HFM BOCES welcomes new school business official

HFM BOCES Associate Superintendent of Business Kwame Boakye-YiadomJULY 18, 2014 - Kwame Boakye-Yiadom was appointed Associate Superintendent of Business for HFM BOCES at the regular Board of Education meeting June 25, 2014. He will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer Karen Fagan, who is leaving BOCES after more than 16 years of service.

Boakye-Yiadom joined the staff on July 7, and will oversee the business office, as well as transportation, operations and maintenance, and central food service.  [more]

PTECH partners with YMCA for physical education classes

Image of PTECH logoJULY 15, 2014 - For the 50 students in the new HFM PTECH school, even gym class will become an “Amazing Adventure,” as the school partners with the Fulton County YMCA for its physical education program.

Through the partnership, students will be bused the short ride from the school on Jansen Avenue to the Y’s Harrison Street location three days a week for an hour each. Part of the curriculum will include team challenges, which PTECH Principal and Chief Learning Officer Mike Dardaris said have been dubbed the “Amazing Adventure.” [more]

Jay DeTraglia recipient of HFM BOCES 2014 Service Award

CTC Director Jay DeTraglia is awarded the 2014 HFM BOCES Service Award by District Superintendent Patrick Michel.Annual honor recognizes the person who best exemplifies the mission and vision of HFM BOCES

JULY 9, 2014 - Each year since 1996, the HFM Board of Education has selected one name from a list of nominees to receive the HFM BOCES Service Award, created to recognize dedication and commitment to advancing the mission of BOCES.

Career & Technical Education Director Jay DeTraglia was named as the 2014 recipient of the award at HFM BOCES' closing day activities on Thursday, June 28. [more]

Photo of special education teacher Pat Muselbeck and HFM BOCES District Superintendent Pat Michel.HFM BOCES celebrates service milestones

JULY 9, 2014 - Several members of HFM BOCES staff were honored for their service to the organization at closing day activities on June 28. [more]

Photo of HFM BOCES 6:1:2 Program staff

HFM Special Ed program staff named 'Employee' of the Year

JULY 9, 2014 - Each year the HFM BOCES Special Education division presents its Employee of the Year award. This year all 21 members of the 6:1:2 Program were recipients of the award, given at the annual closing day activities on June 28. [more]

Adirondack Academy salutes six on fourth quarter honor rolls

JULY 2, 2014 - At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year, four students at the HFM BOCES Adirondack Academy were named to the Honor Roll for maintaining an average between 85 and 90 in all their course work. Two students were named to the Principal's List for an average above 90.  [more]

Let's celebrate with the friends and family of Criminal Justice student Isaiah Rodriguez and the rest of the 2014 Career & Tech graduates!

CTC honors 2014 graduates

JUNE 24, 2014 - A large crowd gathered on a muggy evening to cheer for the accomplishments of nearly 240 students graduating from HFM BOCES Career & Technical Center. The program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Tuesday, June 24, filled the gymnasium there.  [more]

Multiply Disabled Program celebrates student achievements

JUNE 23, 2014 - The trappings of graduation were all there; caps and gowns, excited and proud parents, photo arrays of the students’ school years, speeches and special presentations of awards and diplomas. The 2014 End of the Year Celebration for students in the HFM BOCES Special Education Multiply Disabled program was held June 23 in Mayfield Central School’s auditorium.  [more]


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