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Deadliest Catch’s Nick “Sunshine” Tokman Speaks to Students

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Nick Tokman, best known as “Sunshine” on the Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch,” visited TST BOCES to speak to Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. During his presentation, Tokman told the story of how he went from having no direction to setting goals, overcoming adversity and achieving his dream. At a time in his life […]

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National Board Awareness Workshop

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National Board Certification…Invest in Yourself! October 17th, 3:30 – 5:30pm, TST BOCES Admin. Bldg., 555 Warren Rd. Ithaca Created by teachers, for teachers, National Board Certification is the profession’s mark of accomplished teaching. As a National Board Certified Teacher, you will join the ranks of the nation’s most accomplished teachers who help students develop the […]

RAS Collaborative Poem

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Regional Alternative School (RAS) seniors worked collectively to write a poem based on the prompt “where I’m from.” The project was inspired by a crowd-sourced poem by Kwame Alexander and developed for the class by English teacher Suzanne Massa. Students in the 8th period English class first wrote independently, exploring what the prompt meant to […]

Darnell Epps Visits RAS

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Regional Alternative School (RAS) students heard Cornell University student Darnell Epps tell his story of overcoming adversity and how he went from prison to an Ivy League university. Epps was raised in a housing project in Brooklyn and, after being involved in a crime, was incarcerated for nearly 17 years. A large portion of this […]