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“Buddy Bench” Dedicated at Smith School

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The Smith School Dignity Committee celebrated Circle of Courage Day May 11 with the dedication of a “Buddy Bench” by the playground. The buddy bench will help foster friendship among students. If a child would like to play but doesn’t have anyone to play with, they can sit on the buddy bench. Other students are […]

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World of Work Students Complete Project for Esty Street Garden

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Students in the TST BOCES Career and Technical Education program World of Work recently built two wheelchair-accessible planters for the Esty Street Garden. Holly Payne, coordinator of community programs at GreenStar, reached out to the World of Work program’s Outdoor Recreation Services class instructor Mike Iannello to see if his class would be interested in […]

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Heavy Equipment Rodeo

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The TST BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Heavy Equipment program traveled to Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Friday, May 4 to participate in the tenth annual Heavy Equipment Rodeo. The event is made up of a variety of challenges designed to test the students’ ability with the machinery that they practice operating in class. TST BOCES students […]

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TST BOCES 25th Annual Car Show

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Career and Tech students and staff are hosting the 25th annual TST BOCES Car Show this weekend! Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Career and Tech Campus, 555 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850 Admission: $2 donation per person OR $5 donation per car load Judging will begin at 12 p.m. with trophies […]

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Adult Education Welding Student Opens Shop

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Ithaca-area resident Monica Burke recently opened a metalworking business after taking welding training offered by the adult education program at TST BOCES. Initially interested in learning welding for an art project, Burke discovered a passion for the craft and was eager to open her own shop after participating in the classes. “I researched different welding […]

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Karl O’Leary Begins as Principal in Smith School

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Karl O’Leary has joined the staff at TST BOCES to serve as principal of exceptional education in Smith School. Originally from Long Island, Karl studied secondary education and English at SUNY Oneonta, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He went on to receive his doctorate from Stony Brook University, studying liberal arts and English. Before […]

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State Education Officials Seek Public Input on Student Data Privacy Law Public Forum Set for May 8 at OCM BOCES in Liverpool

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Because the protection and privacy of student data is paramount, members of the public will have the opportunity to offer input to state education officials on New York’s student data privacy law, Education Law 2-D. Specifically, the state is seeking input on student data privacy and any suggestions for possible additions to the law’s “Parents’ […]

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TST P-TECH Academy Informational Session

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A TST P-TECH Academy informational session will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. The TST P-TECH Academy is a brand new program in the region that will provide an innovative, career-focused approach to education, beginning in ninth grade. This event is open to any interested students and their families or guardians. It is […]

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2018 TST BOCES Greenhouse Plant Sale

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The TST BOCES Greenhouse Plant Sale will begin Saturday May 5, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will continue May 7, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. until everything has been sold. The sale takes place right in the greenhouse on TST BOCES campus at 555 Warren Road. The greenhouse is maintained […]

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TST BOCES Introduces P-TECH Academy

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TST BOCES, in partnership with participating component districts, will be providing an exciting new educational opportunity to students when the TST P-TECH Academy opens its doors for the 2018-2019 school year. P-TECH, which stands for “Pathways in Technology Early College High School,” is a six-year program centered on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education […]

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Career Skills Program Featured at WECA Conference

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TST BOCES was represented at the New York State Chapter Work Experience Coordinator Association (WECA) Annual Conference in Saratoga on March 22-23, 2018. Brandy Nielsen, Career Skills Teacher and Work-Based Learning Coordinator, and Debbie Demers, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, were selected by WECA to deliver a presentation focused on the TST BOCES Career Skills Program at […]

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RAS Community Read

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This year’s RAS high school community read event kicked off Friday, April 6 with a visit from local writer Shawn Goodman. Students are reading the book “This Way Home” which was written by Goodman, who also works as a school psychologist at Ithaca High School, and Wes Moore. The book was selected by students through […]

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ESL Student Receives U.S. Citizenship

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Lwin Aye Ngwe, both an English as a Second Language (ESL) student and substitute cleaner for TST BOCES, received her U.S. Citizenship at the Cortland County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The ceremony was presided over by Judge Phillip Rumsey of Cortland and Richard Bessette of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Amy Dickinson […]

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Students Visit QCountry 103.7 to Promote Goat Yoga

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Two TST BOCES students visited local radio station QCountry 103.7 to promote an upcoming goat yoga event, to be hosted by TST BOCES New Visions and CTE FFA chapters. Molly Arnold (CTE Animal Science) and Kelsey Murdock (New Visions, Life Sciences) brought a couple goats along to the studio with them. There will be two […]