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“Buddy Bench” Dedicated at Smith School

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The Smith School Dignity Committee celebrated Circle of Courage Day May 11 with the dedication of a “Buddy Bench” by the playground. The buddy bench will help foster friendship among students. If a child would like to play but doesn’t have anyone to play with, they can sit on the buddy bench. Other students are […]

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World of Work Students Complete Project for Esty Street Garden

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Students in the TST BOCES Career and Technical Education program World of Work recently built two wheelchair-accessible planters for the Esty Street Garden. Holly Payne, coordinator of community programs at GreenStar, reached out to the World of Work program’s Outdoor Recreation Services class instructor Mike Iannello to see if his class would be interested in […]

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Heavy Equipment Rodeo

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The TST BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Heavy Equipment program traveled to Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Friday, May 4 to participate in the tenth annual Heavy Equipment Rodeo. The event is made up of a variety of challenges designed to test the students’ ability with the machinery that they practice operating in class. TST BOCES students […]

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TST BOCES 25th Annual Car Show

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Career and Tech students and staff are hosting the 25th annual TST BOCES Car Show this weekend! Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Career and Tech Campus, 555 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 Admission: $2 donation per person OR $5 donation per car load Judging will begin at 12 p.m. with trophies […]

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Adult Education Welding Student Opens Shop

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Ithaca-area resident Monica Burke recently opened a metalworking business after taking welding training offered by the adult education program at TST BOCES. Initially interested in learning welding for an art project, Burke discovered a passion for the craft and was eager to open her own shop after participating in the classes. “I researched different welding […]

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Karl O’Leary Begins as Principal in Smith School

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Karl O’Leary has joined the staff at TST BOCES to serve as principal of exceptional education in Smith School. Originally from Long Island, Karl studied secondary education and English at SUNY Oneonta, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He went on to receive his doctorate from Stony Brook University, studying liberal arts and English. Before […]

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State Education Officials Seek Public Input on Student Data Privacy Law Public Forum Set for May 8 at OCM BOCES in Liverpool

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Because the protection and privacy of student data is paramount, members of the public will have the opportunity to offer input to state education officials on New York’s student data privacy law, Education Law 2-D. Specifically, the state is seeking input on student data privacy and any suggestions for possible additions to the law’s “Parents’ […]

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TST P-TECH Academy Informational Session

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A TST P-TECH Academy informational session will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. The TST P-TECH Academy is a brand new program in the region that will provide an innovative, career-focused approach to education, beginning in ninth grade. This event is open to any interested students and their families or guardians. It is […]