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TST BOCES Faculty Participate in Whole Life Challenge

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Starting January 20, 2018 participating TST BOCES staff members will compete in the Whole Life Challenge to encourage a healthier lifestyle. The Whole Life Challenge is broken down into seven categories, called “habits,” such as nutrition, exercise, sleep and well-being. Participants set goals according to their lifestyles and earn points daily for each habit they […]

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College Initiative Upstate Celebrates Fall Session Graduation

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TST BOCES helped celebrate as the College Initiative Upstate (CIU) program’s College Prep Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) class held a graduation celebration November 17 to recognize students completing the Fall 2017 Session. The CIU College Prep ATI program is a collaboration between Opportunities, Alternatives, And Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County, the Ithaca City Court, Tompkins […]

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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 […]