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April 16, 2014
Previous BOCES Insiders

Below are links to previous editions of BOCES Insider, the electronic staff newsletter


arrow bulletApril 3, 2014 contents: 

bullet Videos showcasing TVHS classrooms are released globally

bullet NERIC Central Function & BOCES' Business Office form collaborative team

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Dustin Verga

bulletCTE students, educators speak out against gas pipeline on Schoharie campus

bulletFundraising is RAD!

bulletStudents pack career and college fair at Schoharie CTE campus

bulletReminder: Microsoft-BOCES partnership benefits you Approval required for bank accounts  

bulletAttention teachers: Kids Speak Week is coming up!

 bulletInsider takes a break

bulletRetirement party date announced


arrow bulletMarch 20, 2014 contents: 

bullet900 on the move

bulletMini-grant applications available

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Jackie Townsend

bulletSchoharie culinary teams sweep state ProStart Invitational; will compete in nationals

bulletTVHS students come from various backgrounds and abilities

bulletTime for a Microsoft upgrade

bulletApproval required for bank accounts  

bulletAttention teachers: Kids Speak Week is coming up!

 bulletReporting allegations of fraud


arrow bulletMarch 6, 2014 contents: 

bulletIngenuity abounds at 2014 Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind competition  

bulletState Legislators get a 'Reality Check' from teen leaders

bulletStudents cook up local SkillsUSA awards at Feb. 28 ceremony

bulletGlobal assistance inquiries continue to come for TVHS 

bulletBOCES and Beyond: meet Laura Ryan

bulletStudents, staff participate in lobby day

bulletNERIC Forward budget issue crunches the numbers 

bulletTai Chi for free!

bullet2014-15 mini-grant program  



arrow bulletFebruary 20, 2014 contents: 

bulletMountain Road student wins Capital Region Spelling Bee 

bulletSign up now to participate in final HazCom trainings for 2013-14

bulletTraining supports adaptation of Common Core for special education

bulletTech Valley High School included in California School's professional development

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Don Rogers

bulletTai Chi for free!


arrow bulletFebruary 6, 2014 contents: 

bulletMay Wars production takes learning to a galaxy far, far away 

bulletCTE floral design students gearing up for Valentine's Day

bulletTVHS to be replicated in central NY

bulletGrants & Development Service workshop rescheduled

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Peter Riley

bulletSchoharie CTE campus hosts first Alumni Day

bulletGovernor's reform panel report supports TVHS mission

bulletTVHS students return from science, service mission in Haiti



arrow bulletJanuary 23, 2014 contents: 

bulletBOCES Board adopts 2014 goals 

bulletWinter happenings at CTE

bulletCapital Region BOCES looks to continue culture of goodwill

bulletGrants & Development Service invites staff to free grant-writing workshops

bulletI Am BOCES: meet TVHS senior Isaac Prentice

bulletBOCES administrator resigns

bulletGovernor's reform panel report supports TVHS mission

bulletTVHS students return from science, service mission in Haiti


arrow bulletJanuary 9, 2014 contents: 

bulletSpirit of giving alive and well at NERIC  

bulletAndreas Duerr honored with Evan M. Schwarz Memorial Helping Hand Scholarship

bulletSkillsUSA officers learn leadership skills

bulletThere is always interest in what Tech Valley High School is doing

bulletI Am BOCES: meet NERIC's Assistant Director in the North Country Dale Breault

bulletKnow someone interested in TVHS?


arrow bulletDecember 20, 2013 contents: 

bulletA holiday message from Dr. Dedrick

bulletNERIC employees show some holiday spirit!

bulletBOCES superintendent joins local officials in launching Literacy Zone

bulletCoat drive is an opportunity for service, learning

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Time Williams

bulletCoat drive is an opportunity for service, learning

bulletVolunteer 'Odyssey' judges are sought

bulletTVHS students give presents to less fortunate locally and globally

bulletImportant flexible spending info



arrow bulletDecember 12, 2013 contents: 

bulletUpcoming holiday schedule

bulletTech Awareness Day a success!

bulletSkillsUSA students help Schenectady Inner City Mission

bulletTVHS move gets $1.5 million boost

bulletI Am BOCES: meet Ken Ackley

bulletAnnual Thanksgiving celebration a feast for the senses

bulletCoat drive brings warm feeling to Capital Region BOCES

bulletSchoharie CTE welcomes Chinese educator


arrow bulletNovember 27, 2013 contents: 

bulletSpecial Education staff share knowledge, options with Friday Knights

bulletRed snapper earns silver medal

bulletReality Check goes international

bulletOpen house showcases new facility

bulletMaywood Career Fair supports Career Development and Occupational Studies learning

bulletI Am BOCES — meet Stephen King

bulletEducators think small to tackle big issue

bulletCoping with grief and loss during the Holidays

bulletNovember is time for open enrollment


arrow bulletNovember 14, 2013 contents: 

bulletThank you school-related professionals!

bulletCIA visits CTE

bulletBlues in the Schools brings live performance, music history to Maywood

bulletMark your calendar: 2013 Tech Awareness Day set for Dec. 6

bulletNew outcomes, improved results

bulletI Am BOCES — meet TVHS senior Libby Cass.

bulletCTE thanks business partners

bulletFlex spending account paperwork due Dec. 13

bulletNovember is time for open enrollment.

bulletNanotechnology day for youth is Nov. 16

bulletFlex spending account paperwork due Dec. 13

bulletCRB Faculty Association annual children's holiday party is Dec. 7



arrow bulletOctober 31, 2013 contents: 

bulletUpgrade brings state-of-the-art distance learning technologies, expands learning

bulletCutting' class at CTE

bulletBOCES awarded $1 million Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness grant

bulletCR BOCES BOE member elected president of NYSSBA

bulletNew outcomes, improved results

bulletI Am BOCES — meet Scott Hamel, an educational assistant in Career & Tech's (CTE) Automotive Trades Technology program.

bulletNanotechnology day is Nov. 16

bulletReady for the move? Here's more information you may need


arrow bulletOctober 17, 2013 contents: 

bulletTVHS students to deploy to Haiti to provide aid and learn

bulletCTE taps Skills USA officers

bulletBOCES wins big in communication competition

bulletStudents find a lesson in the river

bulletGot prescription drugs? Turn them in

bulletI Am BOCES — meet TVHS junior Ben Johnson.

bulletZumba is coming

bulletNanotechnology day for kids!

bulletReady for the move? Here's more information you may need

bulletNovember is time for open enrollment


arrow bulletOctober 03, 2013 contents: 

bulletRibbon cutting and reception to welcome NERIC staff to 900
Watervliet-Shaker Road location

bullet'Car guy' puts learning in the fast lane

bulletA STEM education = career success

bulletNERIC staff, services now at 900

bulletBOCES Actuary Robinson named to prestigious professional board

bulletA frightful lesson in cosmetology

bulletI Am BOCES — meet Reality Check Program Coordinator Erica Olmstead.

bulletOnline training available

bulletZumba is coming

bulletReady for the move? Here's more information you may need


arrow bulletSeptember 19, 2013 contents: 

bulletCTE students strut their stuff at Back to School Fashion Show

bulletTech Valley High welcomes Class of 2017

bulletPicture that: A look at CTE's Opening Day

bulletDedrick elected to AASA Executive Committee

bulletSpecial Education Division opens the year with a focus on the bright spots

bulletNew Visions Law and Government students reflect on 9/11

bulletI Am BOCES — meet BOCES Career & Technical Machining and Manufacturing program graduate Kody Skeal


arrow bulletSeptember 5, 2013 contents: 

bulletWelcome to 2013-2014!

bulletBusiness, university leaders and others enrich the TVHS experience

bulletMiss Summer Opening Day? Check out this video

bulletFormer cosmetology student makes it big on Today Show

bulletChanges at BOCES starting 2013-14

bulletOpening Day picture parade

bullet403b universal availability notification

bulletI Am BOCES — meet NERIC's Coordinator for Testing & Evaluation Services Gail Newcomb


arrow bulletAugust 22, 2013 contents: 

bulletNERIC's new data center 'in the house' at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

bulletStaff celebrate Summer Opening Day.

bulletBack to School Expo Sept. 7 to feature hands-on STEM exploration for students

bulletFrom classroom to catwalk CTE class to present show at Colonie Center on Sept. 7.

bulletMaywood School bustles with summer fun and learning.

bullet'Tourists' flock to TVHS to learn.

bulletI Am BOCES — meet Ricky, NERIC's educational robot


arrow bulletAugust 8, 2013 contents: 

bulletSEMI High Tech U Camp: Where learning meets fun!

bulletAdult Education & Health Careers for Adults returning to Albany CTE

bulletBack to School Expo Sept. 7 to feature hands-on STEM exploration for students

bulletTVHS' Haiti reforestation project is "Best in the Nation."

bulletCongratulations Drs. Bak and Ficarra of BOCES/PBIS-TAC!

bulletCapital Region BOCES has joined Instagram.

bulletI Am BOCES meet Grant Writer Laura Whalen


arrow bulletJuly 25, 2013 contents: 

bulletArea students start 'camp' in China

bulletDedrick promotes Back To School Expo on WNYT

bulletCharitable work is a key part of TVHS education

bulletTeen explore emerging technologies at Tech Valley Summer Camp

bulletRight to Know, Bloodborne Pathogen training online

bulletInsider deadline reminder

bulletI Am BOCES meet Teacher of the Visually Impaired Doreen Seymour


arrow bulletJuly 11, 2013 contents: 

bulletNERIC data services will be down August 16-18 for move

bulletCTE nursing grads answer call for more healthcare professionals

bulletBOCES, Questar leaders to share about creating, running TVHS

bulletTVHS delegation departs for 'summer camp' in China

bulletBOCES staff 'Potpourri' letter now available

bulletI Am BOCES meet TVHS student Richard McKoy


arrow bulletJune 27, 2013 contents: 

bulletNew Visions students moderate video conference with SED Commissioner King

bulletTVHS graduates third class June 15

bulletAdult HVAC grads land cool jobs in hot career field

bulletBOCES on the Move! Employees meet to discuss upcoming BOCES' renovations

bulletCareer & Tech students build cabins, a pavilion and good will

bulletTVHS graduate credits J-Terms with opening eyes to world of architecture

bulletNERIC Connect™ featured at webinar

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Finance Clerk trainee Nick Harris


arrow bulletJune 13, 2013 contents: 

bulletCareer & Tech School honors outstanding students

bulletTVHS set to graduate 29 on June 15

bulletSummer 2013 Great Expectations newsletter featuring Social/Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL)

bullet2013 Creative Collective literary anthology

bulletBOCES Science and Technology for Children (STC) Ecosystems kits move science beyond the classroom

bulletNERIC unveils state-of-the-art computer training facility

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Occupational Therapist Barbara Hasselbach and Winn, the service/therapy dog


arrow bulletMay 30, 2013 contents: 

bullet3-D printer takes students' knowledge to another dimension 

bullet2013 Teaching Assistant Showcase highlights success

bulletVideo conferencing connects Capital Region DJ with Adirondack second graders

bulletCenter for Economic Growth, GLOBALFOUNDRIES event draws 100 to TVHS

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet TVHS student Alysha Gagnon


arrow bulletMay 16, 2013 contents: 

bulletLiteracy specialist finds reading dogs are a 'doggone' success  

bulletTVHS students display ingenuity/Design Expo draws education, business leaders

bulletCampers to explore the nanosphere/Sign up now for SEMI High Tech U

bulletBOCES/NERIC officially on the move

bulletThank you teachers! May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Prevention Coordinator Sheryl Kaplan

arrow bulletMay 2, 2013 contents: 

bulletCareer & Tech School students bring home six SkillsUSA state titles

bulletInternship leads to career for TVHS senior 

bulletWith BOCES as a backdrop, U.S. senator fights drug abuse

bulletBOCES school library system director, librarian, teacher testify to Regents 

bulletMiddle school violist learns to ‘play’ well with others

bulletStudents testify at county hearing

bulletStudent art show brightens BOCES

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Business Partnership Coordinator Denise Zieske


arrow bulletApril 18, 2013 contents: 

bulletStudents rally for "Mental Health Matters"

bullet"Reality Check" seeks commenters for hearing on tobacco law

bulletBOCES Annual Meeting features budget, students and more

bulletStudents learn, discover in China

bulletCampers to explore the nanosphere

bulletLearn how video games can make learning lively at "Games In Education"

bulletStudent art show brightens BOCES

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet student Ceaira Meyer


arrow bulletApril 4, 2013 contents: 

bulletWith help of BOCES, Warren County focuses on school safety

bulletTVHS students outpace national average in choosing four-year colleges

bulletStudents can see how their careers could take flight

bulletSchoharie CTE students cook up championship win at ProStart Invitational

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Special Education teacher John Fitzpatrick


arrow bulletMarch 21, 2013 contents: 

bulletNew robot to help NERIC integrate technology into classrooms

bulletProfessional development via distance learning draws crowd

bulletTVHS students "can"struct penguin to fight hunger

bulletBOCES leader Dedrick honored by the NYSAWA

bulletSafe schools seminar draws more than 70 to BOCES

bulletCheck out the 2013-14 Capital Region BOCES Mini Grant Program

bulletBOCES Spring Prom seeks support

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Sharon Hornbach 


arrow bulletMarch 7, 2013 contents: 

bulletCelebrating School Social Workers

bulletData details TVHS's academic success

bulletCareer & Tech Ed events highlight aviation, performing arts courses

bulletGrant to fund OSHA safety training for Schoharie students

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Tech Valley High School® student Ashley Moon


arrow bulletFebruary 21, 2013 contents: 

bulletStudents, staff participate in BOCES lobby day

bulletTVHS to move to College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

bulletCareer & Tech Ed gearing up to meet a need

bulletStakeholders learn to advocate for schools at Feb. 11 workshop

bulletTVHS/BOCES partner on new professional development

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Program Coordinator II Sara Gavens


arrow bulletFebruary 7, 2013 contents: 

bulletThousand-plus turn out for regional advocacy event at Columbia High

bulletStaff encouraged to attend APPR informational sessions

bulletChinese delegation bids farewell to Tech Valley Region

bulletFloral students offer Valentine's Day designs

bulletConduct large teleconferences with "Meet Me"

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet high school junior Thomas Gamsjager


arrow bulletJanuary 24, 2013 contents: 

bulletBOCES Insider newsletter to be published biweekly

bulletCapital Region BOCES APPR plan approved by SED/staff encouraged to attend informational sessions

bulletGrants & Development Service captures $19.9 million Race to the Top award

bulletBlog for teens touched by cancer launched by TVHS senior

bulletCTE teams with Questar III BOCES to offer courses across counties

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Public Information Specialist Michele Kelley


arrow bulletJanuary 10, 2013 contents: 

bulletSocial media improves outreach for CR BOCES leader, Dr. Chuck Dedrick

bulletCapital Region BOCES APPR plan approved for submission to SED

bulletBusiness partnership yields industry training for auto body students

bulletSpecial Education holiday food drive nourishes those in need

bulletSpecial Education/Great Expectations Winter 2013 newsletter 

bulletFrom pastries to purses and even ultrasounds, TVHS seniors learn by doing

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet NERIC Service Desk Technician Stephen McBath


arrow bulletDecember 20, 2012 contents: 

bulletA holiday wish from the BOCES administrative team

bulletCapital Region BOCES' holiday schedule

bulletNERIC Technology Awareness Day draws record crowd

bulletStudent coat drive warms the season for those in need

bulletVolunteering is "eye-opening" for students

bulletStudents at TVHS aid youth around the world...and close to home

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet student Savanah Beers


arrow bulletDecember 13, 2012 contents: 

bulletSpecial Education/Regional Food Bank holiday food drive

bulletOdyssey of the Mind 2013 seeks volunteers

bulletInnovation luncheon honors TVHS business partners, supporters

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet teacher Joanne Cogswell


arrow bulletDecember 6, 2012 contents: 

bulletNERIC Service Desk launches new ServiceNow system

bulletBOCES-led consortium wins $1.2 million grant to offer virtual courses

bulletHundreds of partners can't be wrong: CTE is great preparation

bulletMileage reimbursement rate increases

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Susan Kusalonis


arrow bulletNovember 29, 2012 contents: 

bulletSED review highlights special education best practices

bulletNERIC Tech Awareness showcase is Dec. 14

bulletSenior project strengthens TVHS-CNSE partnership

bulletCaring blooms as CTE floral teacher helps hurricane victims

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Guidance Secretary Diane Ogren


arrow bulletNovember 15, 2012 contents: 

bulletTVHS submits testimony on education reform in New York state

bulletStudents create a cornucopia of caring

bulletThank you school-related professionals! Nov. 20 is School-Related Professionals Day

bulletTake-home pay may decrease

bulletFirst New York offers 'Coffee and Learn' sessions

bulletI Am BOCES: Meet Teacher Brent Pierce


arrow bulletNovember 8, 2012 contents:

bulletStudents cast "vote" for president

bulletSchool supply drive aids storm ravaged downstate learning centers

bulletSPlans for NERIC move are on track

bulletReminder: Health insurance open enrollment during November

bulletI Am BOCES/iNsider Cast: Meet Kim Duran


arrow bulletNovember 1, 2012 contents:

bulletTeachers create SLOs for APPR

bulletNERIC staffer earns top scouting volunteer award

bulletTVHS prepares students well for college

bulletFlex spending/403b information is available for employees


arrow bulletOctober 25, 2012 contents:

bulletGrant will help BOCES, districts save on prescription drug benefits

bulletBOCES employees hold coat and sweater drive for New Choices Recovery Center

bulletNanosciences and STEM are the subject of professional development

bulletOpen letter from Energy Efficiency Specialist Doug Harple

bulletMeet BOCES attorney Michelle Handzel


arrow bulletOctober 18, 2012 contents:

bulletMayor praises park restoration by Career & Tech students

bulletLocal teacher creates national AP curriculum project

bullet2012-13 Administrators Directory

bulletWho is BOCES? You are!

arrow bulletOctober 11 2012 contents:

bulletHealth/Safety/Risk Management helps county prepare for the worst

bulletBusiness, industry & higher ed partners boost Career & Tech

bulletMeet Isaac Prentice


arrow bulletSeptember 26, 2012 contents:

bulletBOCES Insider: Nutrition Edition!

bulletHealthy school lunch infographic: Super school foods fueling students

bulletCooking up healthy meals for youngsters, brighter futures for adults

bulletStudents dig into a lesson and gorge on food knowledge


arrow bulletSeptember 19, 2012 contents:

bulletCommunications Service wins big in national contest

bulletRight To Know/Bloodborne Pathogen training scheduled

bulletArea's largest back-to-school fashion show is a Career & Tech production

bulletBOCES iNsiderCast: Meet Darlene Lane


arrow bulletSeptember 12, 2012 contents:

bulletStaff attend Fall Opening Day

bulletBack To School Expo a success

bulletApple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak visits, praises TVHS

bulletDuilio Viscusi joins Career & Tech staff as Albany campus principal

bulletBOCES on the move


arrow bulletSeptember 5, 2012 contents:

bulletWelcome to 2012-13!

bulletWelcome Back message from Commissioner King

bulletBookmark these helpful links

bulletDidn't make it to Opening Day?

bulletREMINDER: 2012-13 dates for FICA and federal income tax withholding for group life insurance

bulletDid you receive a strange email from Microsoft?

bulletWhat are 'iNsiderCasts?'



arrow bulletAugust 29, 2012 contents:

bulletDid you receive the last Insider?

bulletBack To School Expo is Sept. 8

bulletStaff celebrate summer opening day

bulletGrants service wins top $4.7 million

bulletBusinesses make the TVHS experience

bulletNERIC Connect to be patented, copyrighted

bulletBOCES on the move: NERIC staff to tour 900 building Aug. 30


arrow bulletAugust 15, 2012 contents:

bulletEverything you ever wanted to know about BOCES' new email system...

bullet'Build A Better Robot' campers piece together STEM skills

bulletBOCES  Mini Grant project: Sensory Classroom

bulletBOCES employees to present at international conference

bulletNot seeing this entire e-newsletter?

bulletSummer Opening Day is 9 a.m. Aug. 23

bulletOutlook Exchange quick tip of the week


arrow bulletAugust 1, 2012 contents:

bulletSwitch to new email system delayed until Aug. 10

bulletNERIC upgrade a sign of evolving tech needs in schools

bulletBOCES accepts 2012 Energy STAR leader award

bulletA whole lot of learning at SEMI High Tech U Camp

bulletDedrick appears in Back To School Expo commercial

bulletHundreds turn to TVHS for professional development

bullet2012-13 dates for FICA and federal income tax withholding for group life insurance

bulletSummer Opening Day is 9 a.m. Aug. 23


arrow bulletJuly 17, 2012 contents:

bulletSwitch to Exchange email system set for Aug. 1

bulletFacilities update: BOCES officially on the move

bulletCentral administration reorganization

bulletTemporary changes in HR department

bulletModels sought by global fashion class

bulletMeet Troy O'Neill


arrow bulletJune 29, 2012 contents:

bulletBOCES announces 2012-13 Mini Grant winners

bulletNew graduate students answer demand for healthcare pros

bulletVehicle donations sought

bulletNERIC is now on Twitter!

bulletReminder: Insider to begin summer schedule

bulletWhat days do staff have off for the July 4 holiday?

bulletOnly a few openings remain for Career & Tech summer camps


arrow bulletJune 22, 2012 contents:

bulletBOCES targets heart of ed reform with "Principals Series"

bulletThese Career & Tech students are outstanding

bulletTech Valley High graduates 28

bulletAdditional coverage for age 26 dependents

bulletInsider to begin summer schedule

bulletDental/orthodontic insurance open enrollment information

bulletSummer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23

bulletMeet Nick Conlon


arrow bulletJune 15, 2012 contents:

bulletHigh-tech, high-fun camps on tap for teens this summer

bulletEmail system change part of BOCES-wide technology initiative

bulletBOCES committed to promoting respect and dignity

bulletHarple: Remember to 'turn it off!'

bulletTVHS teacher re-writes AP biology curriculum...for the nation

bullet2012-13 Potpourri now available online

bulletInsider to begin summer schedule

bulletSummer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23

bulletMeet Gigi Greagan


arrow bulletJune 8, 2012 contents:

bulletStaff email system to change this summer

bulletFond memories and well wishes

bulletVIDEO: Student learns life lessons through Legacy Project

bulletRecommended summer reading: Keep an eye on your email

bulletNew school year, new Insider schedule

bulletBOCES students host Chinese principal

bulletHuman Resources: What day(s) do staff have off for the July 4 holiday?

bulletMeet Karen Brayton


arrow bulletJune 1, 2012 contents:

bulletCentral administration restructured as of July 2012

bulletBOCES shrinks the world: China-Capital Region connection strengthens

bulletStudents do doubly well to qualify for National Technical Honor Society

bulletBOCES prescription drug benefit manager to change July 1

bulletLive and on stage for 2012-13: Theatre Institute at Sage internship program

bulletCapital Region BOCES changes banks effective July 1

bulletMeet Ed Coolidge


arrow bulletMay 24, 2012 contents:

bulletBOCES board approves retirement incentive

bulletGoing the distance

bulletCreative learning is main exhibit at BOCES Arts Showcase

bulletStudents tell tales from the sea

bulletBOCES named 2012 Energy STAR leader for improved efficiency

bulletTVHS to see record high enrollment next school year

bulletView photos from this year's Very Special Prom

bulletSummer Opening Day is 9 a.m. August 23

bulletMeet Paul Paquin


arrow bulletMay 18, 2012 contents:

bulletPresentations spark knowledge among firefighters, bus drivers

bulletBOCES communications manager receives national recognition

bulletStudents get fueled with facts about clean energy, power-full careers

bulletA very special prom indeed

bulletBOCES: Don't text and drive

bulletSummer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23

bulletMeet Jessica Scheckton

arrow bulletMay 11, 2012 contents:

bulletCTE students win state SkillsUSA competitions, delegate posts

bulletObama speech a boost to region

bulletThank you, teachers!

bulletStudent expo draws praise for TVHSs

bulletAward winners to present to BOCES

bulletMeet Tessa Czajkowski


arrow bulletMay 4, 2012 contents:

bulletNERIC’s new 'Service Desk' is more than just a name change

bulletStaff show learning, teaching at Teaching Assistant Showcase

bulletThis project is all the buzzzzzzz

bulletBest Buddies 'walk the walk' for friendship, fun and funds

bulletSiver honored by First New York

bulletMeet Mike Olson


arrow bulletApril 27, 2012; contents:

bulletDistricts approve 2012-2013 BOCES administrative budget

bulletComptroller releases BOCES audit

bulletCapital Region BOCES earns 'platinum' safety award

bulletTech Valley STEMSmart Alliance launched

bulletBOCES launches 'one-stop shop' for staff professional development

bulletTVHS-Sage program benefits both institutions

bulletMeet Ms. Ma "Brigette" Yanchao


arrow bulletApril 20, 2012; contents:

bulletStudent art show brightens BOCES

bulletBOCES & Mohonasen partner to offer manufacturing & machining class

bulletLowe's/SkillsUSA funds flood repairs

bulletFirst New York offers free workshops to BOCES employees

bulletBOCES Mini-Grant Program: Making Bright Ideas Come to Life

bulletMeet Shelly Peck


arrow bulletApril 5, 2012; contents:

bulletAnnual Meeting features budget and students

bulletVery Special Prom seeks support

bulletCongressman praises TVHS during meeting with Dedrick, other TVHS leaders

bulletMeet Jim Haas


arrow bulletMarch 30, 2012; contents:

bulletBOCES hosts Regents forum on credit recovery program

bulletGreat Expectations now available

bulletMiddle States praises Career & Tech

bulletTVHS picks new class of 33 students

bulletMeet Laura Lehtonen

arrow bulletMarch 23, 2012; contents:

bulletCareer & Tech Students will big at SkillsUSA competition

bulletCapital Region BOCES to host town hall meeting on credit recovery

bulletProject G.I.V.E. students 'give back'

bulletBOCES, TVHS integrate nanotechnology with biotechnology

bulletMeet Rose Gigliello and Alison Hatfield


arrow bulletMarch 16, 2012; contents:

bulletStaff sessions explain state budget proposals for education aid, BOCES

bulletHeavy Equipment & Construction students really dig this grant

bulletSchoharie wins Samsung contest!

bulletDancing all the way to good health

bulletMeet Micki Jones



arrow bulletMarch 9, 2012; contents:

bulletStudents, staff participate in BOCES Lobby Day

bulletStudents cook up creative writing

bulletHealth/Safety/Risk raises the bar with forklift training for school employees

bulletCareer & Tech to be evaluated by Middle States team this month

bulletREMINDER: Staff information sessions set on state budget

bulletMeet Linda Garbellano


arrow bulletMarch 2, 2012; contents:

bulletTail-wagging tutors

bulletRemember to vote for Schoharie HS

bulletTeaching in 3D

bulletDedrick appointed to LEAF, Inc. board

bulletHealth/Safety/Risk Management staffer published in statewide publication

bulletNew Chinese exchange teacher arrives in region

bullet2012-13 mini grant program application now available

bulletMeet Rachel Brandenberg


arrow bulletFebruary 17, 2012; contents:

bulletAndy Lockwood named 'Top Teacher' by WNYT

bulletSpringtime is advocacy time

bulletStaff information sessions set on state budget

bulletVote for Schoharie in Samsung contest

bulletThanks to grant, Career & Tech students repair Schoharie parks

bulletNo Insider Feb. 25

bulletNew NYSHIP rate deductions began last week

bulletMeet Jean Churchill


arrow bulletFebruary 10, 2012; contents:

bulletRegent James O. Jackson tours Career & Tech, NERIC

bulletSkillsUSA/Red Cross blood drive could save nearly 200 lives

bullet'Ask and you shall receive:' Kiln arrives at Tech Valley High

bulletNew NYSHIP rate deductions begin today

bulletStudents learn 'what's cooking' at Career & Tech

bulletDo you have a cutting-edge, skill-expanding idea — but no funding to make it happen?

bulletMeet Elizabeth Joven


arrow bulletFebruary 3, 2012; contents:

bulletiPad helps students say 'iCan!'

bulletFacilities update

bulletHarple: Remember to 'turn it off!'

bulletMileage rate to remain unchanged

bulletAsk The Insider: How do I replace a lost flexible spending account card?

bulletDeadline today to register for free grant-writing workshops

bulletSpecial education and training workshops

bulletMeet Gerene Lynn


arrow bulletJanuary 27, 2012; contents:

bulletWhy China?

bulletWant the latest Microsoft Office suite on your home computer?

bulletYoga sessions for staff run until March 23

bulletDo you have questions about retirement?

bulletGrants and Development service offers free grant-writing workshops

bulletMeet John Mattox


arrow bulletJanuary 20, 2012; contents:

bulletSchool districts partner with BOCES, NWEA for local evaluations

bulletCareer & Tech, SCCC team to train skilled manufacturing workers

bulletGrants & Development service invites staff to free grant-writing workshops

bulletLongtime educator to explain value of Chinese partnerships

bulletNERIC Connect arrives

bulletDid you miss Gov. Cuomo's 2012-13 Executive Budget proposal?

bulletMeet Michael Bastian


arrow bulletJanuary 13, 2012; contents:

bulletInspiring achievement at heart of new special education mission

bulletWhy China?

bulletWant a fun, rewarding weekend? Odyssey of the Mind seeks judges

bulletDo you know someone interested in Career & Tech?

bulletNew Visions to hold open houses

bulletItinerary set for Chinese delegation visit

bulletFrom Education Speaks: Did you miss Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address?

bulletMeet Matt Millard


arrow bulletJanuary 6, 2012; contents:

bulletWelding is a family thing for new Helping Hands scholarship recipient

bullet'Journey Project' celebrates American dreams

bulletA horse is a horse and a teacher of course!

bullet'Angels' make the holidays healthy and happy for D/HH families

bulletChinese delegation to visit TVHS

bulletPension and Retirement Education Program (PREP)

bullet403b/457 account contribution limit raised

bulletMeet Nate Moseley


arrow bulletDecember 22, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES and Beyond: Jan Komorowski's Christmas wish

bulletA message from the BOCES administrative team

bulletThe holidays are here

bulletCareer & Tech students fill Santa's sleigh for City Mission kids

bulletStudent volunteers to help elderly with computers at nursing home

bulletYoga class offered to staff after the holidays

bulletNo Insider Dec. 30

bulletW-2s coming soon

bulletMeet Dennis Lee Edney


arrow bulletDecember 16, 2011; contents:

bullet'Tis the season to be generous

bulletInnovative projects, services showcased at Tech Awareness Day

bulletDonors heat up TVHS art, science lessons

bulletRegional calendar pending

bulletMileage rate to remain unchanged

bulletCareer & Tech releases new course guide for 2012-13

bulletAsk the Insider: What days do we get off for the holidays here at BOCES?

bulletYoga class offered to staff after the holidays

bulletMeet Samantha Curran


arrow bulletDecember 9, 2011; contents:

bulletHealth/Safety/Risk Management offers tabletop exercises for schools

bulletHappening Now: NERIC Technology Awareness Day

bulletThe halls are alive with the sound of music

bulletTVHS to lend expertise to national STEM education panel

bulletCivil Service staffing and recruiting manual developed

bulletDo you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15

bulletYoga class offered to staff after the holidays

bulletMeet Joe Coehlo


arrow bulletDecember 2, 2011; contents:

bulletInnovation will abound at Technology Awareness Day

bulletCareer & Tech Culinary alumna cooks up Colorado championship

bulletImproved decision-making, communication among changes in Special Ed

bulletSocial security tax rate to increase

bulletWant the latest Microsoft Office Suite on your home computer?

bulletDo you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15

bulletReminder: Children's Holiday party is Dec. 3

bulletReminder: Flex spending account paperwork is due Dec. 6

bulletMeet Erica Dow


arrow bulletNovember 18, 2011; contents:

bulletThank you, school-related professionals!

bulletNERIC telepresence room builds worldwide bridges to learning

bulletHair-raising for Locks of Love

bulletBOCES, Questar III, Catskill CSD form partnerships with Chinese schools

bulletMichelle Rosenberger awarded "Self Advocate of the Year"

bulletBenefits open enrollment through Nov. 30, 2011

bulletAre you saving enough for retirement?

bulletDo you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15

bulletReminder on Tech Awareness Day location change

bulletNo Insider Nov. 25

bulletMore Zumba on Mondays

bulletMeet Brendan McCarthy


arrow bulletNovember 10, 2011; contents:

bulletHappy Veteran's Day 11.11.11

bulletNew location for Tech Awareness Day

bulletAnnual health insurance benefits fair draws crowd

bulletGreat Expectations Fall 2011

bulletMichelle Rosenberger awarded "Self Advocate of the Year"

bulletMSSC Certified production course addresses demand for skilled workers

bulletAsk the Insider: Holiday days off

bulletDo you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15

bulletMeet Anne Kennison


arrow bulletNovember 4, 2011; contents:

bulletThe adventure begins: Local educators leave for China

bulletSpecial education teacher helped student live with dignity, dream big

bulletCareer & Tech participates in American Graduate project

bulletReminder: Open Enrollment Benefits Fair takes place Nov. 7

bulletDo you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15

bulletMeet Renata Gittler


arrow bulletOctober 28, 2011; contents:

bulletSpecial education staff highlights student learning success

bulletMicrosoft software/license installations begin

bulletHundreds visit Career & Tech open houses

bulletKnolls employees participate in BOCES asbestos training

bulletGot unused or expired medication?

bulletMeet Dallas Mesick


arrow bulletOctober 21, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES leader announces retirement

bulletA must-read: "Understanding New York's propert tax levy cap"

bulletCosmetology students raise funds, awareness for breast cancer research

bulletEducators from local school districts, BOCES traveling to China next month

bulletSave the Date! Open Enrollment Benefits Fair

bulletReminder: Defensive driving course offered Nov. 1 and 3

bulletHoliday workshop: Make your own Boxwood tree

bulletMeet Mary Ruby


arrow bulletOctober 14, 2011; contents:

bulletHurricane relief effort tops $7,000

bulletNERIC and Middleburgh work to restore flood-ravaged distance learning room

bulletAll aboard the 'telepresence truck'

bulletBOCES sweeps state public relations awards

bulletSTVHS students organize community event for Bangladesh immigrants

bulletSpecial education workshops and Valuable Instructional Seminars and Training Activities (VISTA) offered

bulletTreasurer Arpy Ernest has retired: Hotaling is acting treasurer

bulletReminder: Weight Watchers group

bulletZumba Fitness has started!

bulletHoliday workshop: Make your own Boxwood tree

bulletMeet Adam Hotaling


arrow bulletOctober 7, 2011; contents:

bulletJoin the conversation: Education Speaks blog launches

bulletDedrick's testimony to regional economic council touts CTE program and TVHS

bulletBOCES Asst. DS participates in Education Nation forum

bulletBOCES teacher organizes auction/sale to benefit worthy causes

bulletStudents discover local businesses and innovators at TVHS Exposium

bulletBranding reminder

bulletReminder: Weight Watchers group meets this month

bulletHave you tried Zumba?

bulletHoliday workshop: Make your own boxwood tree

bulletMeet Kevin Rheden


arrow bulletSeptember 23, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES plays prominent role in NYS Dept. of Health webinar

bulletAfter 32 years, NERIC's operations supervisor retires

bulletTVHS senior wins MTV writing award

bulletLeading the pack

bulletStyling away the storm

bulletCareer & Tech auto classes seek vehicle donations

bulletDefensive driving course Nov. 1 and 3

bulletMeet Jason Stern


arrow bulletSeptember 16, 2011; contents:

bulletStudents show off skills at STEM Expo

bulletStudents return to classes after flooding

bulletExtended fashion show struts summer-long student effort

bulletBOCES wins $1.4 million grant to run resource center

bulletChinese English teacher begins work at TVHS

bulletReminder: Weight Watchers info meeting Sept. 20

bulletHave you tried Zumba?

bulletMeet Mary McGeoch


arrow bulletSeptember 9, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES services work to help schools, communities after Irene

bulletStaff celebrate fall Opening Day

bulletTVHS freshmen hear from businesses at school orientation

bulletReminder: Major paycheck change took effect July 1

bulletWeight Watchers group meets in October

bulletBOCES & Beyond: Mike McCagg


arrow bulletSeptember 2, 2011; contents:

bulletReminder: Fall Opening Day is Sept. 6 at Union College

bulletHelp needed: Hurricane Irene relief collection at Opening Day

bulletWhat are you doing Sept. 10?

bulletLet EAP help you make this fall a season of health for you!

bulletAdditional Hazcom workshop added Sept. 6

bulletDo you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?

bulletHealth insurance rate changes

bulletAre you having problems paying for health insurance?


arrow bulletAugust 26, 2011; contents:

bulletStaff celebrate summer Opening Day

bulletNew York enacts tax cap

bulletReminder: Fall Opening Day is Sept. 6 at Union College

bulletCrego helps students show of sizzling culinary skills

bulletMandarin Chinese — straight from the source

bulletWhat are you doing Sept. 10?

bulletBOCES Energy Management Service helps school districts save $500K

bulletAdditional Hazcom workshop added Sept. 6

bulletDo you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?

bulletHealth insurance rate changes

bulletAre you having problems paying for health insurance?

bulletMeet Marion Jaqueway


arrow bulletAugust 19, 2011; contents:

bulletReminder: Summer Opening Day is Aug. 24

bulletSummer school is cool in special education

bulletMedco coupon helps BOCES employees save

bulletPayroll information, 'potpourri' mailed to employee groups

bulletNERIC, Microsoft forge unprecedented licensing agreement

bulletBOCES staffer helps co-workers de-stress

bulletDo you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?

bulletHealth insurance rate changes

bulletAre you having problems paying for health insurance?

bulletMeet Gina Capece


arrow bulletJuly 29, 2011; contents:

bulletCommunications service wins national awards

bulletCTE students star in video series

bulletTVHS, BOCES build connections at conference

bulletGlobal Fashion Studies students seek models

bulletDo you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?

bulletHealth insurance rate changes

bulletAre you having problems paying for health insurance?

bulletMeet Drew Cullen


arrow bulletJuly 15, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES partners with NWEA

bulletCareer & Tech grad lands job at Global Foundries

bulletSummer edition of Great Expectations

bulletAsk The Insider: How are staff members chosen for the "I Am BOCES" column?

bulletMeet April Prestipino


arrow bulletJuly 1, 2011; contents:

bulletOffices close early today

bulletMileage reimbursement rate increases

bullet118 graduate from Career & Tech's Practical Nursing program

bulletNew position to improve BOCES employee safety

bulletGlobal fashion studies students seek models

bulletCongratulations, Class of 2011: A tribute to our special education program graduates

bulletInsider begins summer schedule

bulletJuggling two e-mail accounts? Set up an automatic forward!

bulletMeet Tim Murphy


arrow bulletJune 24, 2011; contents:

bulletFrom District Superintendent Charles Dedrick: Staff changes, looking ahead

bulletThe first to bend educational norms

bulletHave you RSVP'd for the summer opening day? It's not too late!

bulletDo you or someone you know have a gambling problem?

bulletMeet Pat Gogol


arrow bulletJune 17, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES announces 2011-12 Mini grant winners

bulletCareer & Tech doles out awards to outstanding students

bulletTVHS bids farewell to first graduating class June 18

bulletSpecial education mini grant: "Why bully when we can be friends?"

bulletHelping to save lives, one drop at a time: BOCES & Beyond profiles Deanna Marx-Montague

bulletDon't forget: RSVP for Aug. 24 opening day

bulletWeight Watchers offered

bulletMeet Dwayne Wolfe


arrow bulletJune 10, 2011; contents:

bulletMajor paycheck change effective July 1 for many staff

bulletRecommended summer reading: Keep an eye on your e-mail

bulletCome sail away!

bulletBOCES and Beyond: Teacher organizes auction to benefit disaster survivors

bulletFamily medial leave process streamlined

bulletBOCES offers free 'service learning course' for teachers

bulletDon't forget: RSVP for Aug. 24 summer opening day

bulletStaff asked to take assessments survey

bulletPayroll info, memos posted

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Cody Bagley


arrow bulletJune 3, 2011; contents:

bulletTop 10 reasons not to miss: Summer Opening Day 2011

bulletMajor paycheck change effective July 1 for many staff

bulletThank you, NERIC

bulletTwo join Labor Relations & Negotiations Service

bulletBOCES staff give back

bullet'Now You're Cooking' inspires new crop of teen chefs

bulletExcellence Times Two

bulletMaywood students 'walk the walk' for autism awareness

bulletDedrick elected to AASA governing board

bulletMeet Dan Orlando


arrow bulletMay 26, 2011; contents:

bulletStaff asked to answer Center for Economic Growth survey

bulletCelebrating 30 years: Very Special Prom 2011

bulletWe still want to hear about your volunteer activities

bulletSchool districts realize significant savings with cooperative bidding

bulletTeachers look to incorporate nanotechnology into lessons

bulletNationally known airbrush artist and teacher inspires CTE students

bulletCreativity enhances curriculum at Arts Showcase

bulletWorld No Tobacco Day

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Anne McCoy


arrow bulletMay 20, 2011; contents:

bulletSpecial Education division plans to evolve

bulletGet learning on the bus, Gus

bulletMini grant projects mean more students, more efficient training

bulletREMINDER: Tell us about your volunteer activities by May 23

bulletIt's 2011-12 calendar prep time

bulletBOCES in the news

bulletMeet Mary Lou Hamel


arrow bulletMay 13, 2011; contents:

bulletHow do you help your community?

bulletFrom high school senior to motivational speaker

bulletYMCA rec center takes shape thanks to Career & Tech students

bulletBusiness leaders focus on school curriculum

bulletDistricts send students to college with $199,999 grant win

bulletDon't forget to vote

bulletSpecial education team presents at board meeting

bulletMeet Chuck Dedrick's Blackberry


arrow bulletMay 6, 2011; contents:

bulletSpecial education programs shift to meet changing student needs

bulletUniversity at Albany recognizes district superintendent

bulletStaff recognition event canceled; staff thanked in other ways

bulletCapital District/North Country ECDC discusses opportunities for inclusion

bulletKeeping campus trim

bulletStaff show learning, teaching at Teaching Assistant Showcase

bulletSummer Opening Day is 9 a.m. August 24

bulletMeet TVHS Student Zach Wellstood


arrow bulletApril 29, 2011; contents:

bulletDistricts approve 2011-12 BOCES budget

bulletNERIC forms customer service team

bulletBOCES extends NERIC lease as facilities review continues

bulletThe Arts in Education show goes on thanks to the Theater Institute at Sage

bulletThank you, administrative professionals!

bulletJoin us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge!

bulletMeet Sharon Swain


arrow bulletApril 22, 2011; contents:

bulletStudent art show begins April 26

bulletBuddy programs build bridges for students

bulletRead the Spring 2011 edition of 'Great Expectations'

bulletCareer & Tech students win state SkillsUSA championships

bulletNot your average spring break: TVHS students return from China trip

bulletFINAL REMINDER: BOCES mini grants due

bulletJoin us for the CDPHP workforce team challenge

bulletMeet Steve Janover


arrow bulletApril 15, 2011; contents:

bulletAnnual meeting featured budget, students

bulletNERIC laserfiche service cuts the clutter

bulletTech Valley High transformed as students film for 'Project Voicescapes'

bulletReminder: Very Special Prom needs sponsorships

bulletReminder: BOCES Mini grants due

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletA sure sign of spring: The CTE Wellness Park is open

bulletMeet Nolan Kehn


arrow bulletApril 8, 2011; contents:

bulletCTE work-based learning coordinator honored

bulletNERIC to offer automatic YouTube filtering service

bulletRobots, semiconductors and energy

bulletMini grant makes pilot program possible

bullet'Clean, Green' open house a hit

bulletAsk HR: Do staff get Good Friday off?

bulletLast Hazcom training for this school year is April 13

bulletJoin us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge

bulletMeet Jennifer Bennett


arrow bulletApril 1, 2011; contents:

bulletNew online calendar makes BOCES event listings interactive

bulletSpecial education division takes next steps toward change

bulletSpecial education classroom, office to move

bulletState budget maintains BOCES aid, cuts funding to schools

bulletBOCES budget includes frozen admin charges

bulletSummit draws education reformers from across the state

bulletAsk HR: Switching to BOCES dental insurance

bulletJuggling two e-mail accounts? Set up an automatic forward!

bulletReminder: BOCES mini grants due

bulletSave the date: BOCES Opening Days

bulletBOCES in the news

bulletMeet Catherine Aini-Jakway


arrow bulletMarch 25, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES leaders announce pay freeze

bulletA message from District Superintendent Charles Dedrick

bulletEven with slight restoration of aid, fiscal outlook for districts is still bleak

bulletSpecial education groups make recommendations for change

bulletAn educator's guide through state certification

bulletThink green!

bulletVery special prom seeks support

bulletJoin us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge May 19

bulletDedrick's interim post at Questar to end soon

bulletLast Hazcom training for this school year is April 13

bulletMeet Jason Irwin


arrow bulletMarch 18, 2011; contents:

bulletInfo sessions explain state budget proposal for education aid, BOCES

bulletBOCES advocacy efforts paying off

bulletSnow days impact BOCES programs March 25

bulletBOCES, TVHS students recognized for anti-tobacco efforts

bulletPBIS event gathers staff to share successes, strategies

bulletREMINDER: Mini grant training session March 25

bulletCareer & Tech students enjoy a winning week

bulletBOCES Board, groups to discuss progress on special education study

bulletSave the date: Clean, Green Open House

bulletCongratulations, Gary DiLallo!

bulletMeet Will Armstrong



arrow bulletMarch 11, 2011; contents:

bullet47 districts release legislative position paper

bulletStaff information sessions set on state budget

bulletReminder: Mini-grants training session is March 25

bulletHonoring a model student

bulletStudent creativity rules the day at annual 'Odyssey'

bulletBaker appointed data director for State Education Department

bulletPreserving school library programs in tough economic times (photo)

bulletBOCES weight watchers group begins meeting March 29

bulletTech Valley High is now on Twitter

bulletMeet James Hazzard


arrow bulletMarch 4, 2011; contents:

bulletBOCES energy savings tops $390,000

bulletEncouraging and modeling cooperation

bulletTeacher 'externship' gives educators business world insight

bulletSpecial education students make great progress in key subjects

bulletStudents cook up local SkillsUSA awards at Feb. 18 ceremony

bulletOdyssey on March 5

bulletFlexible spending claim change

bulletMeet Skye Heritage


arrow bulletFebruary 18, 2011; contents:

bulletStudents, staff meet with lawmakers during BOCES Lobby Day

bulletChina/BOCES partnership finalized, draws praise from Education Commissioner

bulletRuss Tapler Book Club honors teacher, helps students

bulletNew NERIC service helps districts meet Regents scanning requirements

bulletCareer & Tech students beat heavy (equipment) competition

bulletWinter Great Expectations released

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Lucy Brady



arrow bulletFebruary 11, 2011; contents:

bulletSave the date! New Visions Open Houses begin Feb. 14

bulletChina delegation visiting area schools as model for reform

bulletGuilderland 6th grader wins Capital Region Spelling Bee

bulletSpreading the love! (photo)

bulletGot too much e-mail? Change meant to cut down on e-mail

bulletMini-grants available for 2011-12

bulletProduction technician course for adult students still has openings

bulletHealth plan premium goes up for NYSHIP owners

bulletCaptain Kilowatt energy-saving tip

bulletMeet Frank Ando



arrow bulletFebruary 4, 2011; contents:

bulletMessage from the District Superintendent

bulletGovernor's budget proposes education cuts, BOCES aid changes

bulletNERIC 'cloud' provides the calm during the storm

bulletSpecial education co-teaching a best practice for all

bulletTech Valley High students present J-term findings

bulletCTE blood drive TODAY, Feb. 4

bulletDeadline to register for FREE Grants 101 workshop is TODAY

bulletMeet John Puglisi



arrow bulletJanuary 28, 2011; contents:

bulletRegents host forum on graduation changes

bulletLeaders turn out for Supervising 101

bulletTech Valley High School to host Chinese students, educators

bulletHave you visited lately?

bulletDivorce/separation support group formed for BOCES employees

bulletMeet Stephanie Warlik



arrow bulletJanuary 21, 2011; contents:

bulletW-2 forms available for pick-up

bulletCareer & Tech offers haircuts to military personnel

bulletAudit outlines best practices for marketing BOCES services

bulletTech Valley High School students visit area businesses

bulletAre you a parent of a 10th grader? If yes, then save this date!

bulletBreakfast, lunch, T-shirts and YOU!

bulletMeet Colin Strainge


arrow bulletJanuary 14, 2011; contents:

bulletAdvocate hired to ensure BOCES aid remains in tact

bulletSave the date for New Visions Open Houses

bulletYour first peek at the 2011-12 BOCES Services Guide

bulletNote: Expired federal tax credit means less in paychecks

bulletHealthy employees = healthy productivity

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Shelley Viola


arrow bulletJanuary 7, 2011; contents:

bulletProposed 2010-11 BOCES budget would increase district charges 1.38 percent

bulletMedia is what?!

bulletLooking for a day of fun? Odyssey of the Mind seeks judges

bulletDedrick begins search for Questar III BOCES leader

bulletStaff invited to free Grants 101 workshop

bulletInterested in Tech Valley High? Now is the time to learn more

bulletMore money in your paycheck: Social security taxes go down

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Peter Taormina


arrow bulletDecember 23, 2010; contents:

bulletFrom District Superintendent Charles Dedrick

bulletStaff, students celebrate holidays by giving generously to others

bulletRecycling rocks!

bulletThinking of retiring? Note January deadline to give notice

bulletHave you spent all of your 2010 flex spending account?

bulletHelp conserve energy over the long weekend

bullet2011-2012 regional calendar

bulletDistrict superintendents wins UAlbany award

bulletMeet Ben Moloney


arrow bulletDecember 17, 2010; contents:

bullet500+ attend Tech Awareness Day

bulletCareer & Tech releases new course guides for 2011-2012

bulletCapital Region Network Team kicks off unprecedented collaboration

bulletDo you make purchases for BOCES? Note recent policy changes

bulletNote new mileage rate, effective January 2011

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Kevin Kenyon


arrow bulletDecember 10, 2010; contents:

bulletCapital Region and London schools launch video partnership

bulletSpecial education forum spotlights successful teaching

bulletNote: holiday time off for PAOs, Service Unit change due to students

bulletWelding teachers spark honors

bulletStaff welcome to join Weight Watchers, yoga

bulletUAlbany joins new teaching master's

bulletMeet Abby Fischer


arrow bulletDecember 3, 2010; contents:

bulletCareer & Tech offers adult students nationally recognized credentials

bulletAnnual technology day approaches

bulletCounselors tour Tech Valley High as recruiting season is launched

bulletLetterhead with blank second page; all posted on website

bulletMeet Dee Mucci


arrow bulletNovember 24, 2010; contents:

bulletFrom family and friends to our jobs: what staff are thankful for this holiday

bulletOpening Day staff survey positive overall, some minor changes in store for 2011

bulletLast chance before drill: does BOCES have your up-to-date contact info?

bulletAre you on Facebook?

bulletHelp conserve energy over the long weekend

bulletMeet Michael Langevin and Nate Scott


arrow bulletNovember 19, 2010; contents:

bulletRetirement incentives result in $1.5 million in savings

bulletWhat are you thankful for? Answer our staff survey.

bulletStudent support tobacco ad awareness-building

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletMeet Carina Cook


arrow bulletNovember 12, 2010; contents:

bulletRace to the Top update: 21 districts join Network Team

bulletReading, writing... and rush-hour retail!

bulletThank you, School-Related Professionals

bulletEveryone's a medalist at Culinary Cornucopia benefit

bulletStudents compete in contest of 'beautiful writing'

bulletDon't forget! Flexible spending plan signup deadline: December 7

bulletHappy Veterans Day; thank a veteran

bulletCaptain Kilowatt

bulletInterested in yoga?

bulletMeet Rose Hayes


arrow bulletNovember 5, 2010; contents:

bulletNew video suite enhances already growing service

bulletEAP workshop covers how to subtract holiday stress, add joy

bulletInternal auditor hired with long-term cost-savings in mind

bulletKnow someone looking for a recession-proof career?

bulletPumpkin contest coverage in Times Union spotlights many students

bulletNeed changes to your health insurance or vision insurance?

bulletInterested in Weight Watchers at work?

bulletHR Question: Since Christmas and New Year's land on Saturdays, what days off do staff get?

bulletMeet Melinda Deering


arrow bulletOctober 29, 2010; contents:

bulletThank you BOCES board members

bulletNew policy for use of student photos, information

bulletSpecial Education deputy director hired, to start November 15

bulletBOCES had strong presence at statewide school boards conference

bulletSpecial education groups begin work toward change

bulletStaff invited to free workshop on avoiding holiday stress

bulletHR Question: Can BOCES employees have 403(b) accounts? How do I set one up?

bulletMeet Ken Ziegler


arrow bulletOctober 15, 2010; contents:

bulletSave $$ — sign up for a flexible spending account for 2011

bulletWorkshop draws 120 educators focused on asking questions

bulletNew student survey shows satisfaction, post-graduation success

bulletTech Valley High freshmen find river to be an 'open book' of knowledge

bulletUp-to-date special education staff resources now online

bulletCareer & Tech Open Houses October 27, 28

bulletMeet Celeste Fonda


arrow bulletOctober 8, 2010; contents:

bulletCareer & Tech opens its doors for Fall Open Houses

bulletNanotechnology leader captivates Tech Valley High students

bulletMake sure you can be reached in an emergency

bulletStaff invited to free wellness workshop

bulletMeet John Noetzel


arrow bulletOctober 1, 2010; contents:

bulletDedrick named interim Questar III BOCES leader

bulletNew NERIC data center online

bulletBOCES-led consortium wins $2 million grant

bulletCareer & Tech students, alumna take on Washington

bulletBOCES service provides free help for children, families

bulletBOCES receives clean audit

bulletMake sure you can be reached in an emergency

bulletThank you for donations

bulletStaff invited to free wellness workshop

bulletMeet George Lorang


arrow bulletSeptember 24, 2010; contents:

bulletBOCES recognized for saving 13,859 trees and nearly $300,000

bulletFrom student to son: staff member finds family at work

bulletComplete Special Education Division study released

bulletStudents look beyond the walls of Tech Valley High School

bulletNY State Education Department officials note many changes coming

bulletNERIC plans Internet shutdown this Saturday, September 25

bullet2010-2011 administrators directory complete

bulletNondiscrimination notice

bulletMeet Cody Bellair


arrow bulletSeptember 17, 2010; contents:

bulletPrincipal testifies: Career & Tech benefits all students

bulletBOCES sweeps state public relations awards

bulletStudents get back to learning Chinese

bulletStudents pen essays about impact of September 11

bulletDon't be closed out -- register today for Continuing Ed!

bulletBOCES to receive energy savings award

bulletWhat did you think of Opening Day?

bulletFinal Special Education Division study report posted Monday

bulletMeet Jeane Waldron


arrow bulletSeptember 10, 2010; contents:

bulletWelcome to the 2010-2011 school year

bulletStaff celebrate Opening Day

bulletWhat did you think of Opening Day?

bulletCareer & Tech leadership changes

bulletFrom cycling to cooking: creative staff ideas receive mini grants

bulletGet back to fashion at student show: September 11 at Colonie Center

bulletDS reminds staff: check your e-mail daily

bulletBOCES all over latest NY State School Board Association publication

bulletMeet Scott Cooper


arrow bulletSeptember 3, 2010; contents:

bulletBOCES offices on the move?

bulletLearn more, earn more: new Adult Education catalog available

bulletGot stress? New way to get help

bulletSee you at Opening Day!

bulletCentral Admin/Business Office staff changes

bulletNondiscrimination policy

bulletGet your updated potpourri here

bulletMeet Gary DiLallo


arrow bulletAugust 13, 2010; contents:

bullet44 staff take retirement incentive

bulletStaff to inform change at Special Ed; leadership changes also announced

bulletStaff celebrate Opening Day in July

bulletCareer & Tech program only one in state to receive national recognition

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletOpening Day schedule

bulletGet your updated potpourri here

bulletStaff member named to international council

bulletMeet Kelly Thornton


arrow bulletJuly 23, 2010; contents:

bulletThank you, John Yagielski

bulletSpecial Education work groups formed

bulletBusy summer of training for the fall

bulletWhat you said about BOCES Insider

bulletSharp students build smart home

bulletDo you need confidential help?

bulletBoard meeting moved to July 26; retirement incentive on agenda

bulletRetirement incentive info sessions set

bulletOpening Day next week

bulletHelp others by donating blood

bulletMeet Angela Strong



arrow bulletJune 25, 2010; contents:

bulletSpecial Education study points to quality instruction, recommendations

bulletConsidering retiring? How to keep up-to-date, get info

bulletCareer & Tech strengthens leadership

bullet119 nursing students graduate from Career & Tech adult ed program

bulletTeachers map path to better learning

bulletInsider goes monthly for summer

bulletAre you planning on attending either summer Opening Day?

bulletBOCES leaders on Talk 1300 AM Sunday

bulletMeet BOCES' new hybrid car


arrow bulletJune 18, 2010; contents:

bulletSpecial Education Division study release at Monday's board meeting

bulletRetirement incentive study continues with late release of info

bulletCongratulations Career & Tech Schoharie campus graduates!

bulletHave you voiced your opinion?

bulletWhat days do employees have off for the July 4 holiday?

bulletCommunications Service wins national awards

bulletMeet Xena Pulliam


arrow bulletJune 11, 2010; contents:

bulletWhat do you think of BOCES Insider?

bulletPartnership with Chinese high school begins

bulletCongratulations Career & Tech Albany campus graduates!

bulletI can't find the mileage form or payroll schedule on the new website; where are they?

bulletJuggling two work email accounts? Set up an automatic forward!

bulletMeet Rose Surman


arrow bulletJune 4, 2010; contents:

bulletExtended retirement incentive studied

bulletDid you know: new website has time-saving icons

bulletAdult welder course offered in July

bulletLatest Great Expectations released

bulletHow can employees save time and money?

bulletSpecial education student honored with shaved heads

bulletMeet Tim Roberts


arrow bulletMay 28, 2010; contents:

bulletFrom the District Superintendent: Staffing for the fall primarily stable

bulletVery Special Prom gives students a chance to shine

bulletRobots, semiconductors and energy: Career & Tech offers summer camp

bulletTech Valley High students create dissection alternative

bulletHazCom training offered

bulletCooking supplies needed

bulletSummer Opening Day signup by June 18

bulletMeet Michelle Rosenberger


arrow bulletMay 21, 2010; contents:

bulletDedrick shares graduation data, insights with Board of Regents

bulletNew BOCES Web site launched

bulletWhat's behind the curtain? Career & Tech partners w/Proctors on summer theatre camp

bulletStaff recognized at showcase, social

bulletWhat do employees have off for July 4?

bulletMeet Gail Galusha


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