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Three Regional Educators Achieve National Board Certification

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A celebration held at TST BOCES Wednesday, January 31 recognized three regional educators for achieving National Board Certification, a prestigious accomplishment that will greatly benefit the students they work with. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards was established in 1987 to advance the quality of teaching by defining rigorous standards for what teachers should […]

TST BOCES Receives Grant from Park Foundation

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TST BOCES Energy Management has recently received a $70,000 grant from the Park Foundation to support the hiring of a new HVAC Specialist. This HVAC specialist will expand the benefits of TST BOCES’ Energy Management service at no additional cost to the districts, thanks largely to support from the Park Foundation’s grant. Component districts will […]

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Racker Centers’ Staff at TST BOCES Soon to Transition

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After more than 40 years working with Franziska Racker Centers at TST BOCES, Mary Hutchens will be retiring from her position as Director of Counseling for School Success. Racker Centers collaborates with TST BOCES to partner teachers in Smith School with clinical social workers and psychiatrists. By working closely with teachers, they are able to […]

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RAS Middle School Students Get a Taste of Career and Tech Classes

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Six RAS students in eighth grade are participating in the Junior Career and Tech (JCAT) program to experience some CTE classes firsthand. Every other week, on Wednesday morning, the RAS students work with the second-year CTE students to learn some of the skills taught in those classes. This year, students visit the welding, outdoor power […]

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CSforALL Consortium and TST BOCES Work To Advance Computer Science Education

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Component districts in the TST BOCES region are continuing to develop computer science curricula with the collaboration of the CSforALL Consortium and a substantial grant from Dell. The grant, totaling $140,000, includes cutting edge equipment including a 3D printer, microcomputers, 360-degree cameras, virtual reality systems and Parrot Bebop Drones. The equipment can be used by […]

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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 […]