Smith School Head Cook Pam Kelly

Smith School Head Cook Retiring

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After working for over 17 years as the head cook in the Smith School cafeteria at TST BOCES, Pam Kelly will be retiring on December 22, 2017. Pam had previously worked at the Cayuga Medical Center as Food Production Manager for 23 years, but sought new work when the schedule was no longer conducive for […]

TST BOCES Recognized at Town-Gown Award Ceremony

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TST BOCES was recognized for its partnerships with Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) at the seventh annual Town-Gown (TOGO) Awards ceremony December 2, 2017. The TOGO Awards are hosted by Cornell to highlight the important relationships between the community of Ithaca and the institutions of higher learning found in the […]

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Regional Alternative School Continues Thanksgiving Yearly Tradition

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Students and staff from the TST BOCES Regional Alternative School (RAS) gathered together Tuesday, November 21, for a community Thanksgiving celebration. The Thanksgiving celebration has been a tradition every year since RAS was known as the “TST Community School” and was located in downtown Ithaca instead of on campus on Warren Road. It helps those […]

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CiTi BOCES “EAR-V” visits TST BOCES region

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The TST BOCES region is currently the temporary home of the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) BOCES’ Educational Audiology Mobile Unit, affectionately named the “EAR-V.” In an effort to reach more families – especially those in secluded, rural areas – the CiTi BOCES EAR-V provides easier access to hearing evaluations, central auditory process […]

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RAS Seniors Mentor Middle School Students

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In the TST BOCES Regional Alternative School, older students bond with middle school students as part of Senior Mentor Program. The program allows RAS seniors and middle school students to interact in a group setting in order to develop meaningful, personal relationships. This year meetings have mostly consisted of “getting to know you” activities to […]

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Candor Solar Project Construction Begins

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Construction is underway on a solar project for the Candor Central School District. TST BOCES is working together with Renovus Solar to facilitate the construction of 3,300 solar modules on seven acres of land located on the property of the district’s new bus garage. Upon completion, this solar system is expected to offset approximately 90-100 […]

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ESL Student Receives Honor From NYACCE

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Fodé Mara, a student in the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) program at TST BOCES was recently honored with a Student of the Year award by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education (NYACCE). A banquet and award ceremony was held to recognize Mara and 19 other recipients on October 17, […]

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Turning Point Class Raising Trout in the Classroom

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An exciting new project is giving middle school students in the TST BOCES Turning Point program a hands-on learning opportunity as they help raise trout over the course of the school year. The Trout in the Classroom project is a community-supported program facilitated by The Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. Turning Point middle school teachers April […]

Announcement Regarding Bridges Program Annual Spaghetti Dinner

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Dear Families and Friends, It is with a heavy heart that after more than 30 years, the Bridges program will no longer be hosting our annual spaghetti dinner. Unfortunately, due to changing times, the attendance for the past two years was down. We certainly understand that evening activities are difficult for busy families to attend, […]

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CTE’s Heavy Equipment Class Visits Town of Groton Gravel Yard

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The CTE program’s Heavy Equipment class had an exciting chance for some hands-on learning at the gravel yard owned and operated by Groton Town Highway Department. After taking the bus from the TST BOCES campus to the gravel yard in Groton, students were greeted by Groton Highway Superintendent Rick Case and equipment manager Luke Kniskern. […]

Navigating Post-Secondary Possibilities Day

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  Navigating the transition to life after high school is an exciting yet daunting task, especially for students with disabilities, so TST BOCES will be hosting a “Navigating Post-Secondary Possibilites Day” Event to make that transition a little easier. Our goal is to help our students begin the process of networking with service providers who […]

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TST BOCES and Regional Educators “Explore Asia” at the Johnson Museum of Art

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TST BOCES Cooperative Enrichment organized a teacher workshop at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art September 22, 2017 to help show regional educators some of the learning opportunities available through the museum. The workshop, titled “Explore Asia,” was structured around the Johnson Museum’s Asian collection, which features pieces from across the continent, ranging […]

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RAS Students Find Employment With the Help of Ithaca Youth Bureau

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Youth Employment Service (YES), a program of the Ithaca Youth Bureau successfully worked with several (RAS) students to help empower them to find summer employment. YES has worked for more than 40 years to help youth in the area find employment. The program’s outreach effort connected them with RAS students at TST BOCES who were […]

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Safety Summit by NaviGate Prepared at TST BOCES

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  NaviGate Prepared will be holding a Safety Summit workshop in partnership with TST BOCES Thursday, September 28. The event will be focused on school safety and will provide expert insight to develop safe and effective school emergency operations. Michael Dorn, Executive Director with Safe Havens International will be presenting workshops about different aspects of […]