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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 offers free biometric screenings to staff

Graphic of biometricsAUGUST 23, 2014 - Gentlemen, we can rebuild them. We have the technology. We have the capability to create the world's first biometrically-screened BOCES staff. Better than they were before. Better, stronger, faster. Cue “Six Million Dollar Man” theme song!

HFM BOCES and CDPHP will offer FREE biometric screenings for every employee on Opening Day (8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2). [more]

BOCES-led consortium wins $393,966 to review assessments

AUGUST 22, 2014 - A consortium of 14 school districts led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES has won $393,966 to review and improve student assessment practices.

The grant was one of 31 awarded statewide.

"We are very excited that our districts have this opportunity to review assessments," said HFM BOCES Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Hohenforst. "The process is intended to help improve the instructional programs in our schools and ensure that student learning is supported to the highest degree." [more]

Annual notifications to parents

AUGUST 21, 2014 - Federal and state law requires school districts and BOCES to provide certain notifications to students and their parents or guardians each year. A summary of these notifications can be found here. [more]

HazCom training set for subs

HazCom iconAUGUST 18, 2014 - A Hazardous Communications and Right-To-Know Law training class will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4 at HFM BOCES (Room C112A) for any substitutes needing the training for 2014-15. HazCom training is required annually for all substitutes. Please register by calling 736-4390 or emailing subsvc@hfmboces.org.

Members of the first PTECH class celebrate during Friday’s Commitment Ceremony.

PTECH students commit to program in special ceremony

AUGUST 7, 2014 - Students in the inaugural class of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School gathered on Friday, Aug. 8, for the school's first-ever Commitment Ceremony, something school leaders hope will become an annual tradition.

The ceremony at Jansen Avenue School included each student submitting their commitment to their education and graduation, as well as a red string being tied around students’ wrists as a symbol of good fortune as they move forward in their academic journey. [more]

Students meet business partners during PTECH morning mixer

Dave Agee of Air Jet Technologies talks with Taylor Nellis of Gloversville and Ryan Kamanu, Theresa Clark and Jada Degroat all of Johnstown during the PTECH morning mixer at Jansen Avenue School on Thursday, Aug. 7.AUGUST 7, 2014 - Students in the inaugural class of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School had the opportunity to mingle and engage with representatives from the school’s business partners during a morning mixer Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Jansen Avenue School in Johnstown.

The event brought the PTECH students and members of the business community together for the first time.

During the next six years of the PTECH program, the students will establish relationships with employees of the partner businesses, who will mentor them in career readiness in their various fields. [more]

HFM BOCES offers screening for adult learners preparing for high school equivalency exams

Literacy Zone logoAUGUST 7, 2014 - HFM BOCES Office of Adult Literacy & Corrections Education will screen adult learners to determine if they have the reading, writing and math skills necessary to enroll in classes to prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Orientation and screening will be held at both the Amsterdam and Gloversville Literacy Zones. [more]

Two-hour refresher course set for bus drivers and attendants

Photo of school busAUGUST 7, 2014 - The required annual refresher course for school bus drivers and bus attendants in the HFM BOCES region will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug, 21, and again on Tuesday, Aug, 26, at the HFM BOCES campus, State Hwy. 67, Johnstown. Preregistration is not required, but any questions may be directed to the HFM BOCES Transportation Department at 775-5788.

 

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