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2016-17 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

SchoolDude logoMyschoolbuilding needs a new password

JULY 25, 2016 - HFM BOCES staff trying to schedule events or maintenance will encounter a roadblock at myschoolbuilding.com. New security enhancements by SchoolDude requires every user to reset their password.

"I never had a password," you may say. When myschoolbuilding was established for HFM BOCES, passwords were put in the system, but individuals never needed them to gain access. Now you do. [more]

PTECH students at the 2016 Model Schools conference in Orlando, FL. From left, Vorachot Lowsuwansiri, Ryan Kamanu, Theresa Clark and  Nadia Payan and Aislynn Ward.

PTECH students present at national conference

JULY 14, 2016 - Five PTECH students recently returned from presenting at the annual Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Fla., where they shared with educators from across the country the story of the innovative regional school that is entering its third year of operation.

Theresa Clark, Ryan Kamanu and Vorachot Lowsuwansiri, all juniors, and Nadia Payan and Aislynn Ward, both sophomores, were selected through a points-based system and interviews during the winter and worked over the past several months to prepare for the student-centered 75-minute presentation. [more]

10-hour Basic Course for Bus Attendants scheduled

JULY 12, 2016 - HFM Transportation Safety Officer & Dispatcher Chris Olson will offer the 10 Hr. Basic Course for Bus Attendants in August. The course, required by New York State Education Department, will be held at the Regional Transportation facility (1578 State Hwy 29A, Gloversville, NY).

Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Attendance all three days is required. The cost of the course is $85.00 per person. Questions regarding the course should be directed to Chris Olson (518) 775-5788.

HFM PTECH lists 4th quarter academic honorees

JULY 12, 2016 - The Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School (HFM PTECH) has named its fourth-quarter Principal’s List and Honor Roll students.

To be named to the Principal’s List, students must have an average of 91 percent or higher. To be listed on the Honor Roll, students must achieve an average between 85 and 90 percent. [more]

Johnstown student Victoria Marie Baker (New Visions Health Careers) is awarded the Dr. Geoffrey Davis Award at the HFM Career and Technical Education Recognition Night, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. CTC Director Jay DeTraglia presents the award in honor of the late Dr. Davis in recognition of scholarship, community service, integrity and the transforming influence of music.

Career and Tech program honors 2016 graduates

Student Recognition Ceremony celebrates achievements and service

HFM students await their turn to mount the stage for their Career and Technical Education certificate of completion.JUNE 21, 2016 - A full house of family and friends greeted more than 250 students – the second largest class of all time–graduating from HFM BOCES Career & Technical Center on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. The crowd had gathered to help celebrate the accomplishment on a warm, summer evening at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [more]

Graduate LPN Georgette Brown smiles as she receives her nursing pin from instructor Jolyn Bloom at the HFM LPN graduation ceremony June 16, 2016.

HFM honors 2016 LPN graduates

JUNE 22, 2016 - HFM BOCES Licensed Practical Nursing Program celebrated the graduation of 36 new nurses in a ceremony Thursday, June 16, at BOCES. Program Coordinator Michael DiMezza and LPN Advisor Julie McLeod were joined by the program's teaching staff to formally present diplomas and nursing pins to the graduates. [more]

2016 HazCom training is online

JUNE 24, 2016 - Beginning July 1, HFM BOCES staff and substitutes may take required online training for Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law through www.gcntraining.com. New visitors will be required to create a user profile including HFM BOCES' Organization ID (129438h).

At the completion of training, staff members may print a certificate indicating the date and title of the completed training. A record of training is provided to the HFM Operations office.

Live, in person "Hazardous Communications and the Right to Know Law" training is scheduled periodically for substitutes. Watch the website and Facebook for announcements.

Year-end reminders for HFM staff

Submit 2015-16 claims on time; take care of annual enrollments

UPDATE: JUNE 20, 2016 - As we enter the final weeks of the school year, HFM BOCES business office reminds employees to submit claims for mileage, payroll and expenses appropriately and by the deadlines to ensure items are processed efficiently.

Also, take note of annually required enrollment and election forms below. Be sure you have your paperwork in order. [more]

HFM Special Education Assistant Director Scott Dellis presents Will Kenyon with a $500 check as winner of the Tony Camarra Memorial Award Scholarship.

HFM student wins Tony Camarra Memorial Award Scholarship

JUNE 13, 2016 - HFM student Will Kenyon was awarded the Tony Camarra Memorial Award Scholarship for 2016. The $500 scholarship honors the admired HFM BOCES teacher, who taught BOCES classes from September, 1986, until his death in March, 2011. It is given by Tony's sisters, Dianne Friedel and Terese Woodward.  [more]

thank you noteBig 'Thanks!' to our work-based learning program partners

JUNE 13, 2016 - HFM BOCES Special Education division work-based learning program partners with local businesses to provide real world job experiences to HFM students.

Student earn hours of work experience that can lead to graduation with a New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. [more]

From left to right: Charles Carpenter(Fonda-Fultonville), Charles LeRoy (Canajoharie), Joseph Davila (Amsterdam), Kenneth Hastings (Gloversville), William Kenyon (Fonda), Sonya Griswold (Dolgeville), Tyler Ebert (Fonda) *Missing from the photo, Elise Foster (Mayfield)

HFM students at GHS celebrate graduation

JUNE 9, 2016 - We are happy to celebrate with eight seniors graduating/exiting from the HFM BOCES program at the Gloversville High School this month. We proudly congratulate them for all that they have accomplished and wish them all the best in their future endeavors. They will all be truly missed! [more]

Jordan Fazio (Mayfield) and Madison MacFarland (BP) explain the symptoms od Chikungunya during the New Visions Fair: Epidemics around the World on June 8 at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

HFM New Visions students host informative fair to explain epidemics around the world

How do you know you haven’t contracted Chikungunya?

JUNE 9, 2016 - Seniors in HFM’s New Vision Health Careers program completed their capstone project by hosting a health fair at Nathan Littauer Hospital on June 8. Their focus was Epidemics around the World, and groups of students presented information on a selection of infectious diseases that have plagued different countries on the globe. [more]

2016 Careers and Education seniors and juniors celebrate the end of the school year together.

Senior Careers in Education students celebrate

JUNE 8, 2016 - Graduating seniors invited their junior classmates to join in the senior photo in Mr. Goodale's Careers in Education class. The academically challenging Career and Technical Education program provides students with an beneficial transition from high school to college level coursework, allowing them to earn up to 12 college credits and participate in internships in the field of education.

HFM student Dan Wolfe performs a rendition of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door."

Let’s travel around the world

HFM academics, arts and music show touches on many shores

JUNE 2, 2016 - What could be better than a warm spring evening listening to music from around the world and perusing the work of local artists? It sounds like a street festival in lower Manhattan or on Beacon Hill, but it was instead the annual Academic, Arts and Music Festival put on Wednesday, May 25, by HFM BOCES Special Education students. [more]

Regional Summer School registration now open in home districts

2016 summer school classes start Monday, July 11

HFM Summer School logoUPDATE: MAY 31, 2016 - Open registration in the ten component school districts that will participate in HFM BOCES regional summer school began Wednesday, June 1. Students will have the chance to register in their home school district until Wednesday, June 29. A late registration from 8 a.m. - noon will be held at Amsterdam High School Thursday-Friday June 30 -July 1, and Tuesday, July 5.

Students from non-component districts may pay tuition individually and register for classes through a participating district. [more]

From left: Nominating media specialist Mary VanPatten, Fort Plain Jr/Sr HS Principal Deborah Larrabee, Gloversville HS social studies teacher David Rogers, HFM BOCES SLS Media Specialist Edie Willcox and nominating media specialist Carla Bengle-Mackey.

Educators honored at 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon

MAY 18, 2016 - For the first time in the history of the HFM BOCES School Library System (SLS), all three special recognitions offered by the service have been awarded in the same year.

Two area educators and a school media specialist were honored at HFM BOCES 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  [more]


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