Animal Science Students Observe FFA Week by Celebrating Agriculture

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In observation of National FFA Week, students enrolled in the Animal Science program at TST BOCES recently hosted fellow Career and Technical Education classes for an agriculture appreciation event to help educate and celebrate the importance of agriculture in New York. The event featured donated agricultural products for visitors to enjoy, including apples, milk, cheese, […]

Mercedes Gets a Makeover Thanks to Auto Body Program

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Students in the Auto Body program at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES are breathing new life into a 2007 Mercedes sedan. Over the course of several weeks, Matt Lott’s students have completely restored a local resident’s vehicle to “showroom new” conditions. The luxury car sustained hail damage to its roof and hood, and the exterior had some scuffs […]

Diploma Options Available Through TST BOCES

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Adults and out-of-school youth in the community who are seeking a High School Equivalency diploma have some flexible options available through TST BOCES. “There are two pathways to get your diploma — the TASC (formerly GED) and the NEDP (National External Diploma Program), which we started here last year,” said Michelle Candela-Jordan, High School Equivalency […]

Transportation Safety Efforts a ‘Driving’ Force at TST BOCES

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With a focus on transportation safety, the TST BOCES Facilities Services department is working with Career and Technical Education students to create a safety bus. The extensive project is expected to take nearly two years to complete and will be a collaborative effort among TST BOCES students and staff members. Welding students will work alongside […]

TST BOCES Offers Trainings that Address NYSAA Changes

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TST BOCES has been offering trainings that address changes for the administration of the ELA and Math New York State Alternative Assessment (NYSAA). According to www.p12.nysed.gov, the NYSAA is a “datafolio-style assessment in which students with severe cognitive disabilities demonstrate their performance toward achieving the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards in English […]

CTE students earn recognition

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The Career and Tech Center staff and administration will recognize nominated first-year and second- year students each month, based on several factors. The outstanding students of the month are chosen based on qualities such as character, leadership, citizenship, work ethic and attendance. The student should be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, responsible and a positive role model. Each teacher may nominate one student for their morning and afternoon class each month. The nominees receive […]

TST BOCES Exceptional Education Students Visit SPCA

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Several TST BOCES Exceptional Education students visited the SPCA of Tompkins County to learn about the humane treatment and protection of animals recently. The classes took the field trip in honor of “Responsible Pet Owners Month,” “Love Your Pet Day” and also to fulfill a TST BOCES Board expectation (Policy #7150), which reads that all […]

TST BOCES Smith School Students Pass State Exams

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Several exceptional education students from TST BOCES Smith School took and passed state exams recently.   Since September of this school year, two students passed the TASC exam (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), three students passed the Global Regents, four students passed the ELA Regents, one student passed the Algebra Regents, three students passed the U.S. […]