Mary Meeker Announces Retirement

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After a long and productive career with TST BOCES, Mary Meeker has announced that she will be retiring from her position as Principal of Exceptional Education at the end of this year. Starting as a Special Education teacher in 1982, Meeker has worked at TST BOCES for 35 years, including her diligent work as the […]

RAS Students Visit IC3 for Art Project

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Regional Alternative School (RAS) students went to the Ithaca Community Childcare Center to help lead an art project with a pre-K class. Inspired by the work of legendary abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky, the RAS middle-schoolers worked with the youngsters to create their own works of art. The students and kids listened to a medley of […]

World of Work Starts Pizza Delivery Service

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The World of Work Food Service program now makes fresh, whole pizzas to order, and delivers anywhere on the TST campus between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., or between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The students in the food service class make all of the ingredients for every pizza. You can choose from a wide […]

CTE Implements ‘Tech Tuesdays’

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The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center will be offering prospective high school students a chance to see first-hand the kinds of exciting opportunities BOCES has to offer. Each Tuesday from Jan. 31 to April 11, there will be a“Tech Tuesday,” an opportunity for students to visit any CTE program for the full two-hour period. […]

Cooperative Enrichment Hosts “2BHUMAN” Creative Writing Contest

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In conjunction with Tompkins County Public Library and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, TST BOCES Cooperative Enrichment is holding a creative writing contest open to all students in grades four through 12 called “In Our Own Words.” Using the theme “what does it mean to be human?” as a starting point, students are invited […]

TST BOCES Staff Participate in Alternative Commuting Challenge

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In order to encourage alternate methods of commuting to and from work, TST BOCES held an Alternative Transportation Challenge recently. Any staff member could participate simply through trying new ways to come in to work other than driving by themselves. The target was 15 days commuting to work using public transit, carpooling, biking or any […]

Smith School Works on STEM

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Middle school students at Smith School have begun participating in monthly STEM activities that are designed to encourage cooperation and help develop relationships. A variety of critical thinking puzzles will build in difficulty throughout the year, helping to develop problem-solving skills and to provide a sense of accomplishment when successfully completed. Students get the chance […]

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 […]