New Visions Engineering Class Coming This Fall

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Beginning this fall, area high school seniors in Tompkins, Seneca and Tioga counties will have the opportunity to apply to be a part of the new TST BOCES New Visions Engineering program. Housed in the engineering school on Cornell University’s campus, New Visions Engineering will enable TST BOCES students to participate in Cornell research labs […]

The First “Learning at Lunch” Held At TST BOCES

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Students from the RAS and TASC preparation programs took advantage of a great opportunity during their lunch break. The first “Learning at Lunch” gave a group of juniors and seniors a chance to learn more about job prospects for after they graduate, while also enjoying a few slices of pizza. Heather Buck visited from the […]

TST BOCES Visited by Alumni for Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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TST BOCES was recently visited by alumni for their annual spaghetti dinner, held at the Smith School. For more than 25 years, the annual spaghetti dinner has offered an opportunity for BOCES alumni to gather together, reminisce and eat delicious food. Special Education Teacher Tina Sevola oversaw the planning of the event. Smith School students […]

Grant to Help TST BOCES Students Gain Confidence, Soft Skills

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Exceptional Education students at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services will climb to success, thanks to a grant from Cornell University. The $6,090 award will fund a seven month-long project that seeks to build confidence, self-esteem and other soft skills of students with developmental disabilities through their participation in the Cornell Outdoor Education climbing […]

Paul Slack Retires from TST BOCES

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On November 30, 2016, after more than 23 years with TST BOCES, Paul Slack retired from the Facilities Services Department as Head Mechanic. Paul started with BOCES in 1993 as one of the first few truck drivers for the Solid Waste & Recycling Program when it was brand new. He was instrumental in developing and […]

TST Hosts Transportation Extravaganza, Promotes Safety

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TST BOCES hosted a Special Needs School Bus Safety Extravaganza where school bus drivers and attendants from across the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga region had the opportunity to test their abilities handling emergency situations. The extravaganza consisted of drills and activities designed to simulate events that could occur on a bus, such as traffic accidents, rowdy students or […]

Smith School Hosts Successful First-Ever Navigating Post-Secondary Possibilities Day

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The gymnasium at TST BOCES’ Darwin C. Smith School was buzzing with activity recently, as a large turnout of students participated in the first annual Navigating Post-Secondary Possibilities Day. The event, which was held to help high school juniors and seniors with disabilities build relationships and connections with several local agencies, generated great opportunities for […]

Grant Promotes Technology Integration Effort Between TST BOCES, Groton school

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With a focus on technology-infused education, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES is collaborating with Groton Junior-Senior High School for a pilot program that integrates innovative tools and teaching methods. The new initiative, launched this year as a result of a nearly $50,000 New York State Learning Technology Grant, is a multifaceted approach to education. Its initial objective is […]

TST Students Broaden Horizons at FFA convention

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Six students from TST BOCES were among some 60,000 students donning blue jackets in Indianapolis recently for the 2016 FFA Convention. Students Tessa Hilker, Lauren Mailler, Selena Stuttle, Hanna Haulik, Lily Parker and Katlyn Payne traveled to Indiana’s capitol with their Animal Science Teacher Mattea LeFever for the convention, which gave the student the opportunity […]

TST BOCES Teacher Appointed Regional Coordinator of NCBNY

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TST BOCES special education teacher Laura Havill has been appointed the Regional Coordinator of the Southern Tier Region for the National Board Council of New York (NBCNY). NBCNY is a network with seven regions; each region has two national board certified teachers who act as bridge builders, collaborating with stakeholders to support the mission of […]