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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

New York State Education Department Regent Harry Phillips congratulates HFM BOCES teacher Zac Carrico on being named Regional Teacher of the Year.

Zac Carrico named Regional Tech Teacher of the Year

APR. 17, 2015 - HFM BOCES Engineering Technology teacher Zachary Carrico was named a Regional Teacher of the Year by the New York State Technology Education and Engineering Association (NYSTEEA). Nominated by his peers, Carrico joined a group or three technology education teachers from around the state honored at NYSTEEA's 52nd Annual Conference in Binghamton in March. [more]

HazCom training for subs set for May

APR. 17, 2015 - "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, May 14 in the HFM BOCES conference center (room C112A). The training is required annually by New York State Department of Labor. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org

Mexican Consulate to visit Amsterdam

Flag of MexicoAPR. 15, 2015 - The Mexican “Consulate on Wheels” will visit Amsterdam in April. The Consulate provides services to Mexican citizens residing in upstate New York. They will be hosted from April 22-24 by the Amsterdam Literacy Zone at the United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church Street in Amsterdam.

Consular services help people in need of a passport or consular ID card for identification, travel purposes, or to prove their Mexican nationality. [more]

Sonya Griswold and Chiann Richards, students in HFM BOCES Foundations of Food program, serve delicious appetizers during the HFM BOCES Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Annual meeting sets tone of collaboration and service

APR. 2, 2015 - HFM BOCES Board of Education hosted board members from its component school districts at its Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2015. District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel shared highlights from the past year, thanked school leaders for their support of BOCES programs and services, and presented the proposed spending plan for 2015-16. [more]

BOCES student Larry Bell III lets the Easter bunny know how he feels during a visit to HFM BOCES classrooms at Mayfield Elementary School.Easter egg, Easter egg, don't you hide from me

APR. 1, 2015 - Four HFM BOCES students from Jansen Ave. School in Johnstown visited BOCES classrooms at Mayfield Elementary School this morning to hide Easter eggs for students there. Levi Cabral, Miranda Grassel, Ernie Guyette and the Easter Bunny (Tyler Lumia) thoroughly enjoyed helping students find the eggs they hid. [more]

School funding increase tied to teacher evaluations in new state budget

MAR. 31, 2015 - According to an article in Capital New York, a $1.4 billion increase in school aid will be linked to teacher evaluations after all. A state education department official said late Monday that the announced increase is contingent on state approval of locally negotiated evaluation plans for teachers and principals by a mid-November deadline. [more]

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Click on t-shirt to see a larger imageWalk or run, but buy a T-shirt to show your support  

MAR. 31, 2015 - A Walk to Support Autism will take place on Saturday, April 25 at Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown. Registration for the run/walk event is 9 a.m., with a start time of 10:30 a.m.

The walk is sponsored by the Kelberman Center at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, a regional center for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related learning challenges. It is one of several taking place in April to help raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder and the need for more services for those struggling with the disorder. [more]


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