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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 […]

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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 […]

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Career Skills Students Volunteer at Cornell Botanic Gardens

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This summer, students in the Career Skills program at TST BOCES were given an opportunity to do volunteer work for Cornell Botanic Gardens. The students worked in a number of different areas of the botanic gardens, helping with potting, organizing, cleaning, labeling cuttings, weeding, mulching, cutting back plants and other work integral to the organization’s […]

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Re-Imagining Education with Will Richardson

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Author and speaker Will Richardson visited SUNY Cortland to speak to more than 120 education administrators about how to radically improve schools. Initiated by an invitation from the SUNY Cortland Education Leadership program, TST BOCES partnered with neighboring OCM BOCES to host Richardson for the 2017 Francis J. Cheney Educational Leadership Summer Institute. Richardson is […]

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Cornell University and TST BOCES Team Up with CSforAll Consortium

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TST BOCES will be joining Cornell University to work with the CSforAll Consortium, an initiative designed to help bring computer science education to all K-12 students. Representatives of TST BOCES gathered with faculty and administrators from eight region districts in Gates Hall on the Campus of Cornell University for a two-day planning workshop led by […]

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TST BOCES Offers “Techapalooza” Summer Camps

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This summer, the Career and Technical Education Center at TST BOCES is hosting Techapalooza, a series of summer camp programs available for area students between grades 6 and 8. Featuring seven different camps, participants get hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of fields. Techapalooza Summer Camps are a chance for younger students to develop new […]