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November 28, 2014
Previous BOCES Insiders

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

  • November 14, 2014 contents: BOCES Insider 2014
    • Administrator wins national award
    • TVHS Students design their own microscopes and teach young
      children how to use them
    • Business leaders meet with CTE faculty, provide input
    • We are BOCES: Matt Coleman and Tracy Falvo
    • Symposium addresses poverty and its effect on students’ ability to learn
    • Poe haunts Maywood School
    • Elementary, CTE students team up to make cookies for soldiers
    • District users 'dive deep' into the schooltool pool at annual meeting
  • October 31, 2014 contents:
    • BOE welcomes new member
    • Distance Learning Days at TVHS exercise students’ self-direction
    • Board of Regents endorse CTE option for graduation
    • I am BOCES: Stacia Snow
    • BOCES Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
      speaks at North Colonie Wellness event
    • Second annual soap sale teaches skills, benefits Maywood School
  • October 17, 2014 contents:
    • Education leaders talk manufacturing and skill development for future jobs
    • Student information systems on display at NERIC conference
    • BOCES staff unload truck for charity
    • I am BOCES: Jen Wells
    • Coat drive brings warm feeling to Capital Region BOCES
    • BOCES and Beyond: CTE students raise funds for breast cancer


  • October 3, 2014 contents:
    • CTE culinary student lands internship with celebrity chef
    • Manufacturing Week events highlight the changing face of industry
    • Distance learning expands district borders, creates new opportunities
    • I am BOCES: Christopher Lanese
    • Press conference recognizes substance abuse prevention month
    • Professional development promoting effective change in classrooms




  • September 19, 2014 contents:
    • BOCES CTE, Mohonasen, Schenectady to partner for Manufacturing Week
    • Special Education's Taormina receives doctoral program honor
    • Fashion students, teacher to appear on WNYT this Sunday
    • I am BOCES: Judi Hicks
    • TVHS student laptops form integral part of project-based learning
    • CTE instructor receives WMHT ‘Champion of Education' honor
    • Hashtag campaign shows variety in daily experiences at BOCES

 

  • September 5, 2014 contents:
    • BOCES community celebrates the start of a new school year at opening day
    • I am BOCES: John Wyld III
    • CTE junior accomplishes rare feat putting him in top 10 percentile in his field
    • NERIC "unconference" showcases innovative education
      technologies, applications
    • CTE Principal changes in Schoharie, Albany
    • TVHS students show off new school

 

  •  August 21, 2014 contents: 
    • Tech Valley High ushers in new era at SUNY CNSE
    • I am BOCES: Colette Mack
    • CTE representatives meet National Grid Chairman
    • Students prepare for a new year of virtual learning
    • Commercial to illuminate tie between STEM and CTE
    • BOCES-led consortium wins $399,946 to review assessments
    • Commuciations Service wins 43 national awards

 

  • July 24, 2014 contents: 
    • Survey: STEM jobs hard to fill
    • I am BOCES: Sean O'Brien
    • NERIC's new leadership team chosen
    • Students find learning fun at SEMI High Tech U
    • Trial run in effect for self service tool

 

  • June 26, 2014 contents: 
    • Bethlehem student honored as Capital Region CTE Student of the Year
    • I am BOCES: Lisa Grant
    • Tech Valley High School graduates its fourth class
    • Students on the cutting edge of giving
    • 'Are You My Father?' premieres at Rotterdam Academy II
    • Moving up and moving on 
    • Check out the final edition of Maywood School Matters for the school year

 

  • June 12, 2014 contents:
    • Students honored at Schoharie CTE Awards and Recognition Ceremony
    • I am BOCES: meet special education teacher Alison Mesick and special education student Shyheem Chambers.
    • Andreas Duerr honored with Evan M. Schwarz Memorial Helping Hand Scholarship
    • Tech Valley High School® will graduate its fourth class
    • Health, Safety, Risk Management Service helps schools make a mark on the environment

 

  • June 6, 2014 contents: 
    • Board approves new BOCES administrative structure
    • Administrative reorganization will save more than a half million dollars annually
    • Straight ahead: Selecting a director for NERIC

 

  • May 29, 2014 contents: 
    • NERIC employees keep on giving
    • Teaching Assistant Showcase highlights creative learning
    • BOCES and Beyond: Bill DeVoe
    • New York State Motor Truck Association tours Albany CTE
    • Creating students who are employable
    • Maywood School Matters grows with May edition  
    • Mark your calendars: Opening Day 2014 is in the offing

 

  • May 15, 2014 contents: 
    • 2014 BOCES spring prom is a hit
    • A Teacher Appreciation Week message from Dr. Dedrick
    • I Am BOCES: meet Joe Otter
    • Tech Valley High students join #BringBackOurGirls campaign
    • Sylvi Joseph is named new service desk manager
    • CTE accredited by American Culinary Foundation
    • TVHS students showcase ingenuity at Design Expo  
    • Reminder: Tuesday is vote day
    • TA/EA showcase is next week

 

  • May 1, 2014 contents: 
    • CTE students compete in SkillsUSA state competition
    • I Am BOCES: meet Jacob Searles
    • Annual meeting features budget, students and more
    • College Based Transition Program celebrates graduation!
    • BOCES teachers author Resilience Reimagined
    • Childcare information sought  
    • Maywood School launches blog
    • Student artwork showcased in 26th annual Capital Region BOCES show
    • Photos galore: Maywood Drama presents interactive skit

 

  • April 3, 2014 contents: 
    • Videos showcasing TVHS classrooms are released globally
    • NERIC Central Function & BOCES' Business Office form collaborative team
    • I Am BOCES: meet Dustin Verga
    • CTE students, educators speak out against gas pipeline on Schoharie campus
    • Fundraising is RAD!
    • Students pack career and college fair at Schoharie CTE campus
    • Reminder: Microsoft-BOCES partnership benefits you Approval required for bank accounts  
    • Attention teachers: Kids Speak Week is coming up!
    • Insider takes a break
    • Retirement party date announced

 

  • March 20, 2014 contents: 
    • 900 on the move
    • Mini-grant applications available
    • I Am BOCES: meet Jackie Townsend
    • Schoharie culinary teams sweep state ProStart Invitational; will compete in nationals
    • TVHS students come from various backgrounds and abilities
    • Time for a Microsoft upgrade
    • Approval required for bank accounts  
    • Attention teachers: Kids Speak Week is coming up!
    • Reporting allegations of fraud

 

  • March 6, 2014 contents: 
    • Ingenuity abounds at 2014 Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind competition  
    • State Legislators get a 'Reality Check' from teen leaders
    • Students cook up local SkillsUSA awards at Feb. 28 ceremony
    • Global assistance inquiries continue to come for TVHS 
    • BOCES and Beyond: meet Laura Ryan
    • Students, staff participate in lobby day
    • NERIC Forward budget issue crunches the numbers 
    • Tai Chi for free!
    • 2014-15 mini-grant program  

 

  • Feb. 20, 2014 contents: 
    • Mountain Road student wins Capital Region Spelling Bee 
    • Sign up now to participate in final HazCom trainings for 2013-14
    • Training supports adaptation of Common Core for special education
    • Tech Valley High School included in California School's professional development
    • I Am BOCES: meet Don Rogers
    • Tai Chi for free!

 

  • Feb. 6, 2014 contents: 
    • May Wars production takes learning to a galaxy far, far away 
    • CTE floral design students gearing up for Valentine's Day
    • TVHS to be replicated in central NY
    • Grants & Development Service workshop rescheduled
    • I Am BOCES: meet Peter Riley
    • Schoharie CTE campus hosts first Alumni Day
    • Governor's reform panel report supports TVHS mission
    • TVHS students return from science, service mission in Haiti

 

  • Jan. 23, 2014 contents: 
    • BOCES Board adopts 2014 goals 
    • Winter happenings at CTE
    • Capital Region BOCES looks to continue culture of goodwill
    • Grants & Development Service invites staff to free grant-writing workshops
    • I Am BOCES: meet TVHS senior Isaac Prentice
    • BOCES administrator resigns
    • Governor's reform panel report supports TVHS mission
    • TVHS students return from science, service mission in Haiti

 

  • Jan. 9, 2014 contents: 
    • Spirit of giving alive and well at NERIC
    • Andreas Duerr honored with Evan M. Schwarz Memorial Helping Hand Scholarship
    • SkillsUSA officers learn leadership skills
    • There is always interest in what Tech Valley High School is doing
    • I Am BOCES: meet NERIC's Assistant Director in the North Country Dale Breault
    • Know someone interested in TVHS?

 

  • Dec. 20, 2013 contents: 
    • A holiday message from Dr. Dedrick
    • NERIC employees show some holiday spirit!
    • BOCES superintendent joins local officials in launching Literacy Zone
    • Coat drive is an opportunity for service, learning
    • I Am BOCES: meet Tim Williams
    • Coat drive is an opportunity for service, learning
    • Volunteer 'Odyssey' judges are sought
    • TVHS students give presents to less fortunate locally and globally
    • Important flexible spending info

 

  • Dec. 12, 2013 contents: 
    • Upcoming holiday schedule
    • Tech Awareness Day a success!
    • SkillsUSA students help Schenectady Inner City Mission
    • TVHS move gets $1.5 million boost
    • I Am BOCES: meet Ken Ackley
    • Annual Thanksgiving celebration a feast for the senses
    • Coat drive brings warm feeling to Capital Region BOCES
    • Schoharie CTE welcomes Chinese educator

 

  • Nov. 27, 2013 contents: 
    • Special Education staff share knowledge, options with Friday Knights
    • Red snapper earns silver medal
    • Reality Check goes international
    • Open house showcases new facility
    • Maywood Career Fair supports Career Development and Occupational Studies learning
    • I Am BOCES — meet Stephen King
    • Educators think small to tackle big issue
    • Coping with grief and loss during the Holidays
    • November is time for open enrollment

 

  • Nov. 14, 2013 contents:
    • Thank you school-related professionals!
    • CIA visits CTE
    • Blues in the Schools brings live performance, music history to Maywood
    • Mark your calendar: 2013 Tech Awareness Day set for Dec. 6
    • New outcomes, improved results
    • I Am BOCES — meet TVHS senior Libby Cass.
    • CTE thanks business partners
    • Flex spending account paperwork due Dec. 13
    • November is time for open enrollment.
    • Nanotechnology day for youth is Nov. 16
    • Flex spending account paperwork due Dec. 13
    • CRB Faculty Association annual children's holiday party is Dec. 7

 

  • Oct. 31, 2013 contents: 
    • Upgrade brings state-of-the-art distance learning technologies, expands learning opportunities
    • Cutting' class at CTE
    • BOCES awarded $1 million Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness grant
    • CR BOCES BOE member elected president of NYSSBA
    • New outcomes, improved results
    • I Am BOCES — meet Scott Hamel, an educational assistant in Career & Tech's (CTE) Automotive Trades Technology program.
    • Nanotechnology day is Nov. 16
    • Ready for the move? Here's more information you may need

 

  • Oct. 17, 2013 contents: 
    • TVHS students to deploy to Haiti to provide aid and learn
    • CTE taps Skills USA officers
    • BOCES wins big in communication competition
    • Students find a lesson in the river
    • Got prescription drugs? Turn them in
    • I Am BOCES — meet TVHS junior Ben Johnson.
    • Zumba is coming
    • Nanotechnology day for kids!
    • Ready for the move? Here's more information you may need
    • November is time for open enrollment

 

  • Oct. 03, 2013 contents: 
    • Ribbon cutting and reception to welcome NERIC staff to 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road location
    • 'Car guy' puts learning in the fast lane
    • A STEM education = career success
    • NERIC staff, services now at 900
    • BOCES Actuary Robinson named to prestigious professional board
    • A frightful lesson in cosmetology
    • I Am BOCES — meet Reality Check Program Coordinator Erica Olmstead.
    • Online training available
    • Zumba is coming
    • Ready for the move? Here's more information you may need

 

  • September 19, 2013 contents: 
    • CTE students strut their stuff at Back to School Fashion Show
    • Tech Valley High welcomes Class of 2017
    • Picture that: A look at CTE's Opening Day
    • Dedrick elected to AASA Executive Committee
    • Special Education Division opens the year with a focus on the bright spots
    • New Visions Law and Government students reflect on 9/11
    • I Am BOCES — meet BOCES Career & Technical Machining and Manufacturing program graduate Kody Skeal

 

  • Sept. 5, 2013 contents: 
    • Welcome to 2013-2014!
    • Business, university leaders and others enrich the TVHS experience
    • Miss Summer Opening Day? Check out this video
    • Former cosmetology student makes it big on Today Show
    • Changes at BOCES starting 2013-14
    • Opening Day picture parade
    • 403b universal availability notification
    • I Am BOCES — meet NERIC's Coordinator for Testing & Evaluation Services Gail Newcomb

 

  • August 22, 2013 contents: 
    • NERIC's new data center 'in the house' at 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.
    • Staff celebrate Summer Opening Day.
    • Back to School Expo Sept. 7 to feature hands-on STEM exploration for students
    • From classroom to catwalk CTE class to present show at Colonie Center on Sept. 7.
    • Maywood School bustles with summer fun and learning.
    • 'Tourists' flock to TVHS to learn.
    • I Am BOCES — meet Ricky, NERIC's educational robot

 

  • August 8, 2013 contents: 
    • SEMI High Tech U Camp: Where learning meets fun!
    • Adult Education & Health Careers for Adults returning to Albany CTE
    • Back to School Expo Sept. 7 to feature hands-on STEM exploration for students
    • TVHS' Haiti reforestation project is "Best in the Nation."
    • Congratulations Drs. Bak and Ficarra of BOCES/PBIS-TAC!
    • Capital Region BOCES has joined Instagram.
    • I Am BOCESmeet Grant Writer Laura Whalen

 

  • July 25, 2013 contents: 
    • Area students start 'camp' in China
    • Dedrick promotes Back To School Expo on WNYT
    • Charitable work is a key part of TVHS education
    • Teen explore emerging technologies at Tech Valley Summer Camp
    • Right to Know, Bloodborne Pathogen training online
    • Insider deadline reminder
    • I Am BOCESmeet Teacher of the Visually Impaired Doreen Seymour

 

  • July 11, 2013 contents: 
    • NERIC data services will be down August 16-18 for move
    • CTE nursing grads answer call for more healthcare professionals
    • BOCES, Questar leaders to share about creating, running TVHS
    • TVHS delegation departs for 'summer camp' in China
    • BOCES staff 'Potpourri' letter now available
    • I Am BOCESmeet TVHS student Richard McKoy

 

  • June 27, 2013 contents: 
    • New Visions students moderate video conference with SED Commissioner King
    • TVHS graduates third class June 15
    • Adult HVAC grads land cool jobs in hot career field
    • BOCES on the Move! Employees meet to discuss upcoming BOCES' renovations
    • Career & Tech students build cabins, a pavilion and good will
    • TVHS graduate credits J-Terms with opening eyes to world of architecture
    • NERIC Connect™ featured at webinar
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Finance Clerk trainee Nick Harris

 

  • June 13, 2013 contents: 
    • Career & Tech School honors outstanding students
    • TVHS set to graduate 29 on June 15
    • Summer 2013 Great Expectations newsletter featuring Social/Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL)
    • 2013 Creative Collective literary anthology
    • BOCES Science and Technology for Children (STC) Ecosystems kits move science beyond the classroom
    • NERIC unveils state-of-the-art computer training facility
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Occupational Therapist Barbara Hasselbach and Winn, the service/therapy dog

 

  • May 30, 2013 contents: 
    • 3-D printer takes students' knowledge to another dimension 
    • 2013 Teaching Assistant Showcase highlights success
    • Video conferencing connects Capital Region DJ with Adirondack second graders
    • Center for Economic Growth, GLOBALFOUNDRIES event draws 100 to TVHS
    • I Am BOCES: Meet TVHS student Alysha Gagnon

 

  • May 16, 2013 contents: 
    • Literacy specialist finds reading dogs are a 'doggone' success  
    • TVHS students display ingenuity/Design Expo draws education, business leaders
    • Campers to explore the nanosphere/Sign up now for SEMI High Tech U
    • BOCES/NERIC officially on the move
    • Thank you teachers! May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Prevention Coordinator Sheryl Kaplan

 

  • May 2, 2013 contents: 
    • Career & Tech School students bring home six SkillsUSA state titles
    • Internship leads to career for TVHS senior 
    • With BOCES as a backdrop, U.S. senator fights drug abuse
    • BOCES school library system director, librarian, teacher testify to Regents 
    • Middle school violist learns to ‘play’ well with others
    • Students testify at county hearing
    • Student art show brightens BOCES
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Business Partnership Coordinator Denise Zieske

 

  • April 18, 2013 contents: 
    • Students rally for "Mental Health Matters"
    • "Reality Check" seeks commenters for hearing on tobacco law
    • BOCES Annual Meeting features budget, students and more
    • Students learn, discover in China
    • Campers to explore the nanosphere
    • Learn how video games can make learning lively at "Games In Education"
    • Student art show brightens BOCES
    • I Am BOCES: Meet student Ceaira Meyer

 

  • April 4, 2013 contents: 
    • With help of BOCES, Warren County focuses on school safety
    • TVHS students outpace national average in choosing four-year colleges
    • Students can see how their careers could take flight
    • Schoharie CTE students cook up championship win at ProStart Invitational
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Special Education teacher John Fitzpatrick

 

  • March 21, 2013 contents: 
    • New robot to help NERIC integrate technology into classrooms
    • Professional development via distance learning draws crowd
    • TVHS students "can"struct penguin to fight hunger
    • BOCES leader Dedrick honored by the NYSAWA
    • Safe schools seminar draws more than 70 to BOCES
    • Check out the 2013-14 Capital Region BOCES Mini Grant Program
    • BOCES Spring Prom seeks support
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Sharon Hornbach 

 

  • March 7, 2013 contents: 
    • Celebrating School Social Workers
    • Data details TVHS's academic success
    • Career & Tech Ed events highlight aviation, performing arts courses
    • Grant to fund OSHA safety training for Schoharie students
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Tech Valley High School

 

  • February 21, 2013 contents:
    • Students, staff participate in BOCES lobby day
    • TVHS to move to College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
    • Career & Tech Ed gearing up to meet a need
    • Stakeholders learn to advocate for schools at Feb. 11 workshop
    • TVHS/BOCES partner on new professional development
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Program Coordinator II Sara Gavens

 

  • February 7, 2013 contents: 
    • Thousand-plus turn out for regional advocacy event at Columbia High
    • Staff encouraged to attend APPR informational sessions
    • Chinese delegation bids farewell to Tech Valley Region
    • Floral students offer Valentine's Day designs
    • Conduct large teleconferences with "Meet Me"
    • I Am BOCES: Meet high school junior Thomas Gamsjager

 

  • January 24, 2013 contents: 
    • BOCES Insider newsletter to be published biweekly
    • Capital Region BOCES APPR plan approved by SED/staff encouraged to attend informational sessions
    • Grants & Development Service captures $19.9 million Race to the Top award
    • Blog for teens touched by cancer launched by TVHS senior
    • CTE teams with Questar III BOCES to offer courses across counties
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Public Information Specialist Michele Kelley

 

  • January 10, 2013 contents: 
    • Social media improves outreach for CR BOCES leader, Dr. Chuck Dedrick
    • Capital Region BOCES APPR plan approved for submission to SED
    • Business partnership yields industry training for auto body students
    • Special Education holiday food drive nourishes those in need
    • Special Education/Great Expectations Winter 2013 newsletter 
    • From pastries to purses and even ultrasounds, TVHS seniors learn by doing
    • I Am BOCES: Meet NERIC Service Desk Technician Stephen McBath

 

  • December 20, 2012 contents: 
    • A holiday wish from the BOCES administrative team
    • Capital Region BOCES' holiday schedule
    • NERIC Technology Awareness Day draws record crowd
    • Student coat drive warms the season for those in need
    • Volunteering is "eye-opening" for students
    • Students at TVHS aid youth around the world...and close to home
    • I Am BOCES: Meet student Savanah Beers

 

  • December 13, 2012 contents:
    • Special Education/Regional Food Bank holiday food drive
    • Odyssey of the Mind 2013 seeks volunteers
    • Innovation luncheon honors TVHS business partners, supporters
    • I Am BOCES: Meet teacher Joanne Cogswell

 

  • December 6, 2012 contents: 
    • NERIC Service Desk launches new ServiceNow system
    • BOCES-led consortium wins $1.2 million grant to offer virtual courses
    • Hundreds of partners can't be wrong: CTE is great preparation
    • Mileage reimbursement rate increases
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Susan Kusalonis

 

  • November 29, 2012 contents: 
    • SED review highlights special education best practices
    • NERIC Tech Awareness showcase is Dec. 14
    • Senior project strengthens TVHS-CNSE partnership
    • Caring blooms as CTE floral teacher helps hurricane victims
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Guidance Secretary Diane Ogren

 

  • November 15, 2012 contents: 
    • TVHS submits testimony on education reform in New York state
    • Students create a cornucopia of caring
    • Thank you school-related professionals! Nov. 20 is School-Related Professionals Day
    • Take-home pay may decrease
    • First New York offers 'Coffee and Learn' sessions
    • I Am BOCES: Meet Teacher Brent Pierce

 

 

  • November 1, 2012 contents:
    • Teachers create SLOs for APPR
    • NERIC staffer earns top scouting volunteer award
    • TVHS prepares students well for college
    • Flex spending/403b information is available for employees

 

  • October 25, 2012 contents:
    • Grant will help BOCES, districts save on prescription drug benefits
    • BOCES employees hold coat and sweater drive for New Choices Recovery Center
    • Nanosciences and STEM are the subject of professional development
    • Open letter from Energy Efficiency Specialist Doug Harple
    • Meet BOCES attorney Michelle Handzel

 

  • October 18, 2012 contents:
    • Mayor praises park restoration by Career & Tech students
    • Local teacher creates national AP curriculum project
    • 2012-13 Administrators Directory
    • Who is BOCES? You are!

 

  • October 11, 2012 contents:
    • Health/Safety/Risk Management helps county prepare for the worst
    • Business, industry & higher ed partners boost Career & Tech
    • Meet Isaac Prentice

 

  • September 26, 2012 contents:
    • BOCES Insider: Nutrition Edition!
    • Healthy school lunch infographic: Super school foods fueling students
    • Cooking up healthy meals for youngsters, brighter futures for adults
    • Students dig into a lesson and gorge on food knowledge

 

 

  • September 12, 2012 contents:
    • Staff attend Fall Opening Day
    • Back To School Expo a success
    • Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak visits, praises TVHS
    • Duilio Viscusi joins Career & Tech staff as Albany campus principal
    • BOCES on the move

 

  • September 5, 2012 contents:
    • Welcome to 2012-13!
    • Welcome Back message from Commissioner King
    • Bookmark these helpful links
    • Didn't make it to Opening Day?
    • REMINDER: 2012-13 dates for FICA and federal income tax withholding for group life insurance
    • Did you receive a strange email from Microsoft?
    • What are 'iNsiderCasts?'

 

  • August 29, 2012 contents:
    • Did you receive the last Insider?
    • Back To School Expo is Sept. 8
    • Staff celebrate summer opening day
    • Grants service wins top $4.7 million
    • Businesses make the TVHS experience
    • NERIC Connect to be patented, copyrighted
    • BOCES on the move: NERIC staff to tour 900 building Aug. 30

 

  • August 15, 2012 contents:
    • Everything you ever wanted to know about BOCES' new email system...
    • 'Build A Better Robot' campers piece together STEM skills
    • BOCES  Mini Grant project: Sensory Classroom
    • BOCES employees to present at international conference
    • Not seeing this entire e-newsletter?
    • Summer Opening Day is 9 a.m. Aug. 23
    • Outlook Exchange quick tip of the week

 

  • August 1, 2012 contents:
    • Switch to new email system delayed until Aug. 10
    • NERIC upgrade a sign of evolving tech needs in schools
    • BOCES accepts 2012 Energy STAR leader award
    • A whole lot of learning at SEMI High Tech U Camp
    • Dedrick appears in Back To School Expo commercial
    • Hundreds turn to TVHS for professional development
    • 2012-13 dates for FICA and federal income tax withholding for group life insurance
    • Summer Opening Day is 9 a.m. Aug. 23

 

  • July 17, 2012 contents:
    • Switch to Exchange email system set for Aug. 1
    • Facilities update: BOCES officially on the move
    • Central administration reorganization
    • Temporary changes in HR department
    • Models sought by global fashion class
    • Meet Troy O'Neill

 

  • June 29, 2012 contents:
    • BOCES announces 2012-13 Mini Grant winners
    • New graduate students answer demand for healthcare pros
    • Vehicle donations sought
    • NERIC is now on Twitter!
    • Reminder: Insider to begin summer schedule
    • What days do staff have off for the July 4 holiday?
    • Only a few openings remain for Career & Tech summer camps

 

  • June 22, 2012 contents:
    • BOCES targets heart of ed reform with "Principals Series"
    • These Career & Tech students are outstanding
    • Tech Valley High graduates 28
    • Additional coverage for age 26 dependents
    • Insider to begin summer schedule
    • Dental/orthodontic insurance open enrollment information
    • Summer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23
    • Meet Nick Conlon

 

  • June 15, 2012 contents:
    • High-tech, high-fun camps on tap for teens this summer
    • Email system change part of BOCES-wide technology initiative
    • BOCES committed to promoting respect and dignity
    • Harple: Remember to 'turn it off!'
    • TVHS teacher re-writes AP biology curriculum...for the nation
    • 2012-13 Potpourri now available online
    • Insider to begin summer schedule
    • Summer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23
    • Meet Gigi Greagan

 

  • June 8, 2012 contents:
    • Staff email system to change this summer
    • Fond memories and well wishes
    • VIDEO: Student learns life lessons through Legacy Project
    • Recommended summer reading: Keep an eye on your email
    • New school year, new Insider schedule
    • BOCES students host Chinese principal
    • Human Resources: What day(s) do staff have off for the July 4 holiday?
    • Meet Karen Brayton

 

  • June 1, 2012 contents:
    • Central administration restructured as of July 2012
    • BOCES shrinks the world: China-Capital Region connection strengthens
    • Students do doubly well to qualify for National Technical Honor Society
    • BOCES prescription drug benefit manager to change July 1
    • Live and on stage for 2012-13: Theatre Institute at Sage internship program
    • Capital Region BOCES changes banks effective July 1
    • Meet Ed Coolidge

 

  • May 24, 2012 contents:
    • BOCES board approves retirement incentive
    • Going the distance
    • Creative learning is main exhibit at BOCES Arts Showcase
    • Students tell tales from the sea
    • BOCES named 2012 Energy STAR leader for improved efficiency
    • TVHS to see record high enrollment next school year
    • View photos from this year's Very Special Prom
    • Summer Opening Day is 9 a.m. August 23
    • Meet Paul Paquin

 

  • May 18, 2012 contents:
    • Presentations spark knowledge among firefighters, bus drivers
    • BOCES communications manager receives national recognition
    • Students get fueled with facts about clean energy, power-full careers
    • A very special prom indeed
    • BOCES: Don't text and drive
    • Summer opening day is 9 a.m. August 23
    • Meet Jessica Scheckton

 

  • May 11, 2012 contents:
    • CTE students win state SkillsUSA competitions, delegate posts
    • Obama speech a boost to region
    • Thank you, teachers!
    • Student expo draws praise for TVHSs
    • Award winners to present to BOCES
    • Meet Tessa Czajkowski

 

  • May 4, 2012 contents:
    • NERIC’s new 'Service Desk' is more than just a name change
    • Staff show learning, teaching at Teaching Assistant Showcase
    • This project is all the buzzzzzzz
    • Best Buddies 'walk the walk' for friendship, fun and funds
    • Siver honored by First New York
    • Meet Mike Olson

 

  • April 27, 2012 contents:
    • Districts approve 2012-2013 BOCES administrative budget
    • Comptroller releases BOCES audit
    • Capital Region BOCES earns 'platinum' safety award
    • Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance launched
    • BOCES launches 'one-stop shop' for staff professional development
    • TVHS-Sage program benefits both institutions
    • Meet Ms. Ma "Brigette" Yanchao

 

  • April 20, 2012 contents:
    • Student art show brightens BOCES
    • BOCES & Mohonasen partner to offer manufacturing & machining class
    • Lowe's/SkillsUSA funds flood repairs
    • First New York offers free workshops to BOCES employees
    • BOCES Mini-Grant Program: Making Bright Ideas Come to Life
    • Meet Shelly Peck

 

  • April 5, 2012 contents:
    • Annual Meeting features budget and students
    • Very Special Prom seeks support
    • Congressman praises TVHS during meeting with Dedrick, other TVHS leaders
    • Meet Jim Haas

 

  • March 30, 2012 contents:
    • BOCES hosts Regents forum on credit recovery program
    • Great Expectations now available
    • Middle States praises Career & Tech
    • TVHS picks new class of 33 students
    • Meet Laura Lehtonen

 

  • March 23, 2012 contents:
    • Career & Tech Students will big at SkillsUSA competition
    • Capital Region BOCES to host town hall meeting on credit recovery
    • Project G.I.V.E. students 'give back'
    • BOCES, TVHS integrate nanotechnology with biotechnology
    • Meet Rose Gigliello and Alison Hatfield

 

  • March 16, 2012 contents:
    • Staff sessions explain state budget proposals for education aid, BOCES
    • Heavy Equipment & Construction students really dig this grant
    • Schoharie wins Samsung contest!
    • Dancing all the way to good health
    • Meet Micki Jones

 

  • March 9, 2012 contents:
    • Students, staff participate in BOCES Lobby Day
    • Students cook up creative writing
    • Health/Safety/Risk raises the bar with forklift training for school employees
    • Career & Tech to be evaluated by Middle States team this month
    • REMINDER: Staff information sessions set on state budget
    • Meet Linda Garbellano

 

  • March 2, 2012 contents:
    • Tail-wagging tutors
    • Remember to vote for Schoharie HS
    • Teaching in 3D
    • Dedrick appointed to LEAF, Inc. board
    • Health/Safety/Risk Management staffer published in statewide publication
    • New Chinese exchange teacher arrives in region
    • 2012-13 mini grant program application now available
    • Meet Rachel Brandenberg

 

  • February 17, 2012 contents:
    • Andy Lockwood named 'Top Teacher' by WNYT
    • Springtime is advocacy time
    • Staff information sessions set on state budget
    • Vote for Schoharie in Samsung contest
    • Thanks to grant, Career & Tech students repair Schoharie parks
    • No Insider Feb. 25
    • New NYSHIP rate deductions began last week
    • Meet Jean Churchill

 

  • February 10, 2012 contents:
    • Regent James O. Jackson tours Career & Tech, NERIC
    • SkillsUSA/Red Cross blood drive could save nearly 200 lives
    • 'Ask and you shall receive:' Kiln arrives at Tech Valley High
    • New NYSHIP rate deductions begin today
    • Students learn 'what's cooking' at Career & Tech
    • Do you have a cutting-edge, skill-expanding idea — but no funding to make it happen?
    • Meet Elizabeth Joven

 

  • February 3, 2012 contents:
    • iPad helps students say 'iCan!'
    • Facilities update
    • Harple: Remember to 'turn it off!'
    • Mileage rate to remain unchanged
    • Ask The Insider: How do I replace a lost flexible spending account card?
    • Deadline today to register for free grant-writing workshops
    • Special education and training workshops
    • Meet Gerene Lynn

 

  • January 27, 2012 contents:
    • Why China?
    • Want the latest Microsoft Office suite on your home computer?
    • Yoga sessions for staff run until March 23
    • Do you have questions about retirement?
    • Grants and Development service offers free grant-writing workshops
    • Meet John Mattox

 

  • January 20, 2012 contents:
    • School districts partner with BOCES, NWEA for local evaluations
    • Career & Tech, SCCC team to train skilled manufacturing workers
    • Grants & Development service invites staff to free grant-writing workshops
    • Longtime educator to explain value of Chinese partnerships
    • NERIC Connect arrives
    • Did you miss Gov. Cuomo's 2012-13 Executive Budget proposal?
    • Meet Michael Bastian

 

  • January 13, 2012 contents:
    • Inspiring achievement at heart of new special education mission
    • Why China?
    • Want a fun, rewarding weekend? Odyssey of the Mind seeks judges
    • Do you know someone interested in Career & Tech?
    • New Visions to hold open houses
    • Itinerary set for Chinese delegation visit
    • From Education Speaks: Did you miss Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address?
    • Meet Matt Millard

 

  • January 6, 2012 contents:
    • Welding is a family thing for new Helping Hands scholarship recipient
    • 'Journey Project' celebrates American dreams
    • A horse is a horse and a teacher of course!
    • 'Angels' make the holidays healthy and happy for D/HH families
    • Chinese delegation to visit TVHS
    • Pension and Retirement Education Program (PREP)
    • 403b/457 account contribution limit raised
    • Meet Nate Moseley

 

  • December 22, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES and Beyond: Jan Komorowski's Christmas wish
    • A message from the BOCES administrative team
    • The holidays are here
    • Career & Tech students fill Santa's sleigh for City Mission kids
    • Student volunteers to help elderly with computers at nursing home
    • Yoga class offered to staff after the holidays
    • No Insider Dec. 30
    • W-2s coming soon
    • Meet Dennis Lee Edney

 

  • December 16, 2011 contents:
    • 'Tis the season to be generous
    • Innovative projects, services showcased at Tech Awareness Day
    • Donors heat up TVHS art, science lessons
    • Regional calendar pending
    • Mileage rate to remain unchanged
    • Career & Tech releases new course guide for 2012-13
    • Ask the Insider: What days do we get off for the holidays here at BOCES?
    • Yoga class offered to staff after the holidays
    • Meet Samantha Curran

 

  • December 9, 2011 contents:
    • Health/Safety/Risk Management offers tabletop exercises for schools
    • Happening Now: NERIC Technology Awareness Day
    • The halls are alive with the sound of music
    • TVHS to lend expertise to national STEM education panel
    • Civil Service staffing and recruiting manual developed
    • Do you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15
    • Yoga class offered to staff after the holidays
    • Meet Joe Coehlo

 

  • December 2, 2011 contents:
    • Innovation will abound at Technology Awareness Day
    • Career & Tech Culinary alumna cooks up Colorado championship
    • Improved decision-making, communication among changes in Special Ed
    • Social security tax rate to increase
    • Want the latest Microsoft Office Suite on your home computer?
    • Do you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15
    • Reminder: Children's Holiday party is Dec. 3
    • Reminder: Flex spending account paperwork is due Dec. 6
    • Meet Erica Dow

 

  • November 18, 2011 contents:
    • Thank you, school-related professionals!
    • NERIC telepresence room builds worldwide bridges to learning
    • Hair-raising for Locks of Love
    • BOCES, Questar III, Catskill CSD form partnerships with Chinese schools
    • Michelle Rosenberger awarded "Self Advocate of the Year"
    • Benefits open enrollment through Nov. 30, 2011
    • Are you saving enough for retirement?
    • Do you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15
    • Reminder on Tech Awareness Day location change
    • No Insider Nov. 25
    • More Zumba on Mondays
    • Meet Brendan McCarthy

 

  • November 10, 2011 contents:
    • Happy Veteran's Day 11.11.11
    • New location for Tech Awareness Day
    • Annual health insurance benefits fair draws crowd
    • Great Expectations Fall 2011
    • Michelle Rosenberger awarded "Self Advocate of the Year"
    • MSSC Certified production course addresses demand for skilled workers
    • Ask the Insider: Holiday days off
    • Do you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15
    • Meet Anne Kennison

 

  • November 4, 2011 contents:
    • The adventure begins: Local educators leave for China
    • Special education teacher helped student live with dignity, dream big
    • Career & Tech participates in American Graduate project
    • Reminder: Open Enrollment Benefits Fair takes place Nov. 7
    • Do you plan to retire in 2012-13? Let HR know by Jan. 15
    • Meet Renata Gittler

 

  • October 28, 2011 contents:
    • Special education staff highlights student learning success
    • Microsoft software/license installations begin
    • Hundreds visit Career & Tech open houses
    • Knolls employees participate in BOCES asbestos training
    • Got unused or expired medication?
    • Meet Dallas Mesick

 

  • October 21, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES leader announces retirement
    • A must-read: "Understanding New York's propert tax levy cap"
    • Cosmetology students raise funds, awareness for breast cancer research
    • Educators from local school districts, BOCES traveling to China next month
    • Save the Date! Open Enrollment Benefits Fair
    • Reminder: Defensive driving course offered Nov. 1 and 3
    • Holiday workshop: Make your own Boxwood tree
    • Meet Mary Ruby

 

  • October 14, 2011 contents:
    • Hurricane relief effort tops $7,000
    • NERIC and Middleburgh work to restore flood-ravaged distance learning room
    • All aboard the 'telepresence truck'
    • BOCES sweeps state public relations awards
    • STVHS students organize community event for Bangladesh immigrants
    • Special education workshops and Valuable Instructional Seminars and Training Activities (VISTA) offered
    • Treasurer Arpy Ernest has retired: Hotaling is acting treasurer
    • Reminder: Weight Watchers group
    • Zumba Fitness has started!
    • Holiday workshop: Make your own Boxwood tree
    • Meet Adam Hotaling

 

  • October 7, 2011 contents:
    • Join the conversation: Education Speaks blog launches
    • Dedrick's testimony to regional economic council touts CTE program and TVHS
    • BOCES Asst. DS participates in Education Nation forum
    • BOCES teacher organizes auction/sale to benefit worthy causes
    • Students discover local businesses and innovators at TVHS Exposium
    • Branding reminder
    • Reminder: Weight Watchers group meets this month
    • Have you tried Zumba?
    • Holiday workshop: Make your own boxwood tree
    • Meet Kevin Rheden

 

  • September 23, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES plays prominent role in NYS Dept. of Health webinar
    • After 32 years, NERIC's operations supervisor retires
    • TVHS senior wins MTV writing award
    • Leading the pack
    • Styling away the storm
    • Career & Tech auto classes seek vehicle donations
    • Defensive driving course Nov. 1 and 3
    • Meet Jason Stern

 

  • September 16, 2011 contents:
    • Students show off skills at STEM Expo
    • Students return to classes after flooding
    • Extended fashion show struts summer-long student effort
    • BOCES wins $1.4 million grant to run resource center
    • Chinese English teacher begins work at TVHS
    • Reminder: Weight Watchers info meeting Sept. 20
    • Have you tried Zumba?
    • Meet Mary McGeoch

 

  • September 9, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES services work to help schools, communities after Irene
    • Staff celebrate fall Opening Day
    • TVHS freshmen hear from businesses at school orientation
    • Reminder: Major paycheck change took effect July 1
    • Weight Watchers group meets in October
    • BOCES & Beyond: Mike McCagg

 

  • September 2, 2011 contents:
    • Reminder: Fall Opening Day is Sept. 6 at Union College
    • Help needed: Hurricane Irene relief collection at Opening Day
    • What are you doing Sept. 10?
    • Let EAP help you make this fall a season of health for you!
    • Additional Hazcom workshop added Sept. 6
    • Do you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?
    • Health insurance rate changes
    • Are you having problems paying for health insurance?

 

  • August 26, 2011 contents:
    • Staff celebrate summer Opening Day
    • New York enacts tax cap
    • Reminder: Fall Opening Day is Sept. 6 at Union College
    • Crego helps students show of sizzling culinary skills
    • Mandarin Chinese — straight from the source
    • What are you doing Sept. 10?
    • BOCES Energy Management Service helps school districts save $500K
    • Additional Hazcom workshop added Sept. 6
    • Do you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?
    • Health insurance rate changes
    • Are you having problems paying for health insurance?
    • Meet Marion Jaqueway

 

  • August 19, 2011 contents:
    • Reminder: Summer Opening Day is Aug. 24
    • Summer school is cool in special education
    • Medco coupon helps BOCES employees save
    • Payroll information, 'potpourri' mailed to employee groups
    • NERIC, Microsoft forge unprecedented licensing agreement
    • BOCES staffer helps co-workers de-stress
    • Do you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?
    • Health insurance rate changes
    • Are you having problems paying for health insurance?
    • Meet Gina Capece

 

  • July 29, 2011 contents:
    • Communications service wins national awards
    • CTE students star in video series
    • TVHS, BOCES build connections at conference
    • Global Fashion Studies students seek models
    • Do you want to enroll in dental/orthodontic insurance?
    • Health insurance rate changes
    • Are you having problems paying for health insurance?
    • Meet Drew Cullen

 

  • July 15, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES partners with NWEA
    • Career & Tech grad lands job at Global Foundries
    • Summer edition of Great Expectations
    • Ask The Insider: How are staff members chosen for the "I Am BOCES" column?
    • Meet April Prestipino

 

  • July 1, 2011 contents:
    • Offices close early today
    • Mileage reimbursement rate increases
    • 118 graduate from Career & Tech's Practical Nursing program
    • New position to improve BOCES employee safety
    • Global fashion studies students seek models
    • Congratulations, Class of 2011: A tribute to our special education program graduates
    • Insider begins summer schedule
    • Juggling two e-mail accounts? Set up an automatic forward!
    • Meet Tim Murphy

 

  • June 24, 2011 contents:
    • From District Superintendent Charles Dedrick: Staff changes, looking ahead
    • The first to bend educational norms
    • Have you RSVP'd for the summer opening day? It's not too late!
    • Do you or someone you know have a gambling problem?
    • Meet Pat Gogol

 

  • June 17, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES announces 2011-12 Mini grant winners
    • Career & Tech doles out awards to outstanding students
    • TVHS bids farewell to first graduating class June 18
    • Special education mini grant: "Why bully when we can be friends?"
    • Helping to save lives, one drop at a time: BOCES & Beyond profiles Deanna Marx-Montague
    • Don't forget: RSVP for Aug. 24 opening day
    • Weight Watchers offered
    • Meet Dwayne Wolfe

 

  • June 10, 2011 contents:
    • Major paycheck change effective July 1 for many staff
    • Recommended summer reading: Keep an eye on your e-mail
    • Come sail away!
    • BOCES and Beyond: Teacher organizes auction to benefit disaster survivors
    • Family medial leave process streamlined
    • BOCES offers free 'service learning course' for teachers
    • Don't forget: RSVP for Aug. 24 summer opening day
    • Staff asked to take assessments survey
    • Payroll info, memos posted
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • Meet Cody Bagley

 

  • June 3, 2011 contents:
    • Top 10 reasons not to miss: Summer Opening Day 2011
    • Major paycheck change effective July 1 for many staff
    • Thank you, NERIC
    • Two join Labor Relations & Negotiations Service
    • BOCES staff give back
    • 'Now You're Cooking' inspires new crop of teen chefs
    • Excellence Times Two
    • Maywood students 'walk the walk' for autism awareness
    • Dedrick elected to AASA governing board
    • Meet Dan Orlando

 

  • May 26, 2011 contents:
    • Staff asked to answer Center for Economic Growth survey
    • Celebrating 30 years: Very Special Prom 2011
    • We still want to hear about your volunteer activities
    • School districts realize significant savings with cooperative bidding
    • Teachers look to incorporate nanotechnology into lessons
    • Nationally known airbrush artist and teacher inspires CTE students
    • Creativity enhances curriculum at Arts Showcase
    • World No Tobacco Day
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • Meet Anne McCoy

 

  • May 20, 2011 contents:
    • Special Education division plans to evolve
    • Get learning on the bus, Gus
    • Mini grant projects mean more students, more efficient training
    • REMINDER: Tell us about your volunteer activities by May 23
    • It's 2011-12 calendar prep time
    • BOCES in the news
    • Meet Mary Lou Hamel

 

  • May 13, 2011 contents:
    • How do you help your community?
    • From high school senior to motivational speaker
    • YMCA rec center takes shape thanks to Career & Tech students
    • Business leaders focus on school curriculum
    • Districts send students to college with $199,999 grant win
    • Don't forget to vote
    • Special education team presents at board meeting
    • Meet Chuck Dedrick's Blackberry

 

  • May 6, 2011 contents:
    • Special education programs shift to meet changing student needs
    • University at Albany recognizes district superintendent
    • Staff recognition event canceled; staff thanked in other ways
    • Capital District/North Country ECDC discusses opportunities for inclusion
    • Keeping campus trim
    • Staff show learning, teaching at Teaching Assistant Showcase
    • Summer Opening Day is 9 a.m. August 24
    • Meet TVHS Student Zach Wellstood

 

  • April 29, 2011 contents:
    • Districts approve 2011-12 BOCES budget
    • NERIC forms customer service team
    • BOCES extends NERIC lease as facilities review continues
    • The Arts in Education show goes on thanks to the Theater Institute at Sage
    • Thank you, administrative professionals!
    • Join us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge!
    • Meet Sharon Swain

 

  • April 22, 2011 contents:
    • Student art show begins April 26
    • Buddy programs build bridges for students
    • Read the Spring 2011 edition of 'Great Expectations'
    • Career & Tech students win state SkillsUSA championships
    • Not your average spring break: TVHS students return from China trip
    • FINAL REMINDER: BOCES mini grants due
    • Join us for the CDPHP workforce team challenge
    • Meet Steve Janover

 

  • April 15, 2011 contents:
    • Annual meeting featured budget, students
    • NERIC laserfiche service cuts the clutter
    • Tech Valley High transformed as students film for 'Project Voicescapes'
    • Reminder: Very Special Prom needs sponsorships
    • Reminder: BOCES Mini grants due
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • A sure sign of spring: The CTE Wellness Park is open
    • Meet Nolan Kehn

 

  • April 8, 2011 contents:
    • CTE work-based learning coordinator honored
    • NERIC to offer automatic YouTube filtering service
    • Robots, semiconductors and energy
    • Mini grant makes pilot program possible
    • 'Clean, Green' open house a hit
    • Ask HR: Do staff get Good Friday off?
    • Last Hazcom training for this school year is April 13
    • Join us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge
    • Meet Jennifer Bennett

 

  • April 1, 2011 contents:
    • New online calendar makes BOCES event listings interactive
    • Special education division takes next steps toward change
    • Special education classroom, office to move
    • State budget maintains BOCES aid, cuts funding to schools
    • BOCES budget includes frozen admin charges
    • Summit draws education reformers from across the state
    • Ask HR: Switching to BOCES dental insurance
    • Juggling two e-mail accounts? Set up an automatic forward!
    • Reminder: BOCES mini grants due
    • Save the date: BOCES Opening Days
    • BOCES in the news
    • Meet Catherine Aini-Jakway

 

  • March 25, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES leaders announce pay freeze
    • A message from District Superintendent Charles Dedrick
    • Even with slight restoration of aid, fiscal outlook for districts is still bleak
    • Special education groups make recommendations for change
    • An educator's guide through state certification
    • Think green!
    • Very special prom seeks support
    • Join us for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge May 19
    • Dedrick's interim post at Questar to end soon
    • Last Hazcom training for this school year is April 13
    • Meet Jason Irwin

 

  • March 18, 2011 contents:
    • Info sessions explain state budget proposal for education aid, BOCES
    • BOCES advocacy efforts paying off
    • Snow days impact BOCES programs March 25
    • BOCES, TVHS students recognized for anti-tobacco efforts
    • PBIS event gathers staff to share successes, strategies
    • REMINDER: Mini grant training session March 25
    • Career & Tech students enjoy a winning week
    • BOCES Board, groups to discuss progress on special education study
    • Save the date: Clean, Green Open House
    • Congratulations, Gary DiLallo!
    • Meet Will Armstrong

 

  • March 11, 2011 contents:
    • 47 districts release legislative position paper
    • Staff information sessions set on state budget
    • Reminder: Mini-grants training session is March 25
    • Honoring a model student
    • Student creativity rules the day at annual 'Odyssey'
    • Baker appointed data director for State Education Department
    • Preserving school library programs in tough economic times (photo)
    • BOCES weight watchers group begins meeting March 29
    • Tech Valley High is now on Twitter
    • Meet James Hazzard

 

  • March 4, 2011 contents:
    • BOCES energy savings tops $390,000
    • Encouraging and modeling cooperation
    • Teacher 'externship' gives educators business world insight
    • Special education students make great progress in key subjects
    • Students cook up local SkillsUSA awards at Feb. 18 ceremony
    • Odyssey on March 5
    • Flexible spending claim change
    • Meet Skye Heritage

 

  • February 18, 2011 contents:
    • Students, staff meet with lawmakers during BOCES Lobby Day
    • China/BOCES partnership finalized, draws praise from Education Commissioner
    • Russ Tapler Book Club honors teacher, helps students
    • New NERIC service helps districts meet Regents scanning requirements
    • Career & Tech students beat heavy (equipment) competition
    • Winter Great Expectations released
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • Meet Lucy Brady

 

  • February 11, 2011 contents:
    • Save the date! New Visions Open Houses begin Feb. 14
    • China delegation visiting area schools as model for reform
    • Guilderland 6th grader wins Capital Region Spelling Bee
    • Spreading the love! (photo)
    • Got too much e-mail? Change meant to cut down on e-mail
    • Mini-grants available for 2011-12
    • Production technician course for adult students still has openings
    • Health plan premium goes up for NYSHIP owners
    • Captain Kilowatt energy-saving tip
    • Meet Frank Ando

 

  • February 4, 2011 contents:
    • Message from the District Superintendent
    • Governor's budget proposes education cuts, BOCES aid changes
    • NERIC 'cloud' provides the calm during the storm
    • Special education co-teaching a best practice for all
    • Tech Valley High students present J-term findings
    • CTE blood drive TODAY, Feb. 4
    • Deadline to register for FREE Grants 101 workshop is TODAY
    • Meet John Puglisi

 

  • January 28, 2011 contents:
    • Regents host forum on graduation changes
    • Leaders turn out for Supervising 101
    • Tech Valley High School to host Chinese students, educators
    • Have you visited www.capitalregionboces.org lately?
    • Divorce/separation support group formed for BOCES employees
    • Meet Stephanie Warlik

 

  • January 21, 2011 contents:
    • W-2 forms available for pick-up
    • Career & Tech offers haircuts to military personnel
    • Audit outlines best practices for marketing BOCES services
    • Tech Valley High School students visit area businesses
    • Are you a parent of a 10th grader? If yes, then save this date!
    • Breakfast, lunch, T-shirts and YOU!
    • Meet Colin Strainge

 

  • January 14, 2011 contents:
    • Advocate hired to ensure BOCES aid remains in tact
    • Save the date for New Visions Open Houses
    • Your first peek at the 2011-12 BOCES Services Guide
    • Note: Expired federal tax credit means less in paychecks
    • Healthy employees = healthy productivity
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • Meet Shelley Viola

 

  • January 7, 2011 contents:
    • Proposed 2010-11 BOCES budget would increase district charges 1.38 percent
    • Media is calling...now what?!
    • Looking for a day of fun? Odyssey of the Mind seeks judges
    • Dedrick begins search for Questar III BOCES leader
    • Staff invited to free Grants 101 workshop
    • Interested in Tech Valley High? Now is the time to learn more
    • More money in your paycheck: Social security taxes go down
    • Do you need confidential help?
    • Meet Peter Taormina

 

 

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