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P-TECH Academy Moves to Tompkins Cortland Community College

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The TST BOCES P-TECH Academy has relocated and is now housed at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Entering its second year, P-TECH Academy held Bridge Week at its new home on the Tompkins Cortland Community College campus. Bridge Week is an introductory period that focuses on developing connections between students and staff. P-TECH students come from […]

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Belinda Adams Begins as Principal in Smith School

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Belinda Adams has been appointed to serve as the principal of the Turning Point, Springboard and Lighthouse programs in Smith School. Mrs. Adams began teaching at TST BOCES in 2011 as a music teacher and in 2017 took a position as an elementary school teacher in Turning Point. She has been in education for over […]

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Techapalooza Summer Camps

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Techapalooza summer camps hosted by Career and Technical Education (CTE) gave middle school students a taste of the programs offered at TST BOCES. Each Techapalooza summer camp offered hands-on activities to students entering grades six through eight. The camps are led by CTE instructors and activities are inspired by the programs available to high school […]

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TST BOCES Adult Education New Location

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The Adult Education program has a new home in the heart of downtown Ithaca at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Ithaca Extension Center in Tioga Place. The Tioga Place building, located directly above the Commons at 118 North Tioga Street, now houses TST BOCES Adult Education administrative offices and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. […]

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Teknologia Project

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Educators in the TST BOCES region have access to a new form of professional development through the Teknologia Project. Centered around the core concepts of creation, learning and joy, the Teknologia Project provides learning opportunities for teachers to explore new ways to engage with technology in the classroom. Participants join groups with different areas of […]

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Auto Body Program Receives Equipment from Maguire

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The Maguire Family of Dealerships has donated a complete paint mixing station to the TST BOCES Auto Body program. The AkzoNobel paint system allows students in the Career and Tech Auto Body class to measure and mix paints to produce exact colors for the projects they work on in the shop. This top of the […]

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Cooking International Food in RAS

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Spirit week in the TST BOCES Regional Alternative School (RAS) culminated in a meal featuring international dishes prepared by students and staff in their home bases. Each home base group picked what food they wanted to bring to share with the rest of RAS, including Mexican empanadas, Swedish meatballs, Caribbean mango salsa and sweet potato […]

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Smith School Community Read

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Students from every program and grade level in Smith School came together to participate in a community read event centered around Peter H. Reynolds’ book “The Dot.” On May 21, 22 and 23, students gathered in groups to read and discuss the book together. The groups were designed to provide comfortable situations accounting for the […]

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TST BOCES Homestead Garden

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A number of programs across TST BOCES are working together to revitalize an area behind Smith School by creating a Homestead Garden. The garden was established several years ago but has been largely left untended and become overgrown. Smith School classroom aide Lisa Eccleston helped organize a homestead garden committee open to all of TST […]

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26th Annual TST BOCES Car Show

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The 26th Annual TST BOCES Car Show will take place Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per car load, parking is available on campus. Judging will start at 12 p.m. on the 20 classes of cars. Food and beverages will be prepared and served by […]

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Social Emotional Learning Lab

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TST BOCES hosted a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Lab over four sessions throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Facilitated by Beth Dryer, Regional Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development, and Sunny Miller, Cooperative Enrichment Services Coordinator, this professional development opportunity was available to all educational professionals including teachers, administrators, counselors and paraprofessionals in the region. The […]

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P-TECH “Humans and the Earth” Project

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TST P-TECH Academy students presented their “Humans and the Earth” projects at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. The interdisciplinary assignment involved math, science and history. Students combined research and design to develop and present their projects. In small groups, students picked a subject to explore the relationship between humanity and our environment. They then gathered […]

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TST BOCES Greenhouse Sale Begins May 4

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The 2019 TST BOCES Greenhouse Plant Sale will begin Saturday May 4, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will continue May 6, 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 […]