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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

Multiply Disabled Program celebrates achievements

"Today we recognize not only the students' achievement but also how much they teach us"

JUNE 24, 2015 - 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 2015 End of the Year Celebration for students in the HFM BOCES Special Education Multiply Disabled program was held June 24 in Mayfield Central School’s auditorium. [more]

HFM BOCES Career and Technical Education Director Jay DeTraglai awards Jordan Holik one of the Outstanding Professional Student Awards at the CTC Recognition night Ceremony.

HFM BOCES Career and Tech honors 2015 graduates

Student Recognition Ceremony celebrates achievements and service

JUNE 23, 2015 - A full house of family and friends greeted nearly 240 students graduating from HFM BOCES Career & Technical Center on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The crowd had gathered to help celebrate the accomplishment on a hot and muggy evening at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. [more]

CTC honors Martin Luey

Martin Luey sketchWork place coordinator retiring after 30 years with HFM BOCES

JUNE 24, 2015 - Before presenting certificates to more than 240 graduates at HFM BOCES’ Career and Technical Education Recognition Night on June 23, Director Jay DeTraglia invited Martin Luey to join him at the podium. Luey, the CTC Work-Based Learning Coordinator, will retire at the end of the school year.

“The first graduate we will honor this evening took close to 30 years to earn his diploma from HFM BOCES,” Mr. DeTraglia said. [more]

Teaching is the Core Grant

HFM BOCES and 14 component districts work together to improve student learning through effective assessment

JUNE 22, 2015 - Since Sept. 2014, HFM BOCES and 14 component school districts have worked together to review and improve regional student assessment practices under a $394,000 New York State “Teaching is the Core” grant.

The video above explains the purpose and focus of the grant and displays the work that teachers and administrators from the HFM BOCES consortium have accomplished this school year. [more]

Graduate nurse Sharon James-Bilger receives her pin at the HFM BOCES LPN graduation ceremony June 18. Mrs. James-Bilger returned to the classroom as a student after retiring as a teacher in Dolgeville after 31 years.

‘Dream big, act small’

HFM BOCES graduates urged to make an impact by attention to the little things

JUNE 22, 2015 - On Thursday evening, June 18, 25 enthusiastic men and women received their diplomas and pins, marking their entrance into the community of healthcare professionals as licensed practical nurses. [more]

Late registration dates for  Summer School

HFM BOCES Regional Summer School logo2015 Regional Summer School starts July 6

JUNE 18, 2015 - Students who did not register for HFM BOCES Regional Summer School in their home districts have one more window of opportunity at the late registration held 8 a.m. - noon at Amsterdam High school Monday-Wednesday, June 30 -July 3. [more]

fingerprintHFM BOCES drops fingerprinting service

JUNE 18, 2015 - Effective July 1, 2015, HFM BOCES Health/Safety/Risk Management will no longer provide fingerprinting services due to a change of vendor by the New York State Education Department. [more]

Testing what really counts

By Dr. Patrick Michel
HFM BOCES District Superintendent

JUNE 2, 2015 - For months, “opting out” has been the torch and pitchfork tirade echoing around schools in my region. In their quest to show Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature their displeasure about standardized testing and teacher evaluations, lots of parents and the teachers’ union have dredged up something deeper and more relevant to student success in schools. Testing, particularly standardized testing, is a broken model. [more]


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2755 St. Highway 67 Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 736-4681

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