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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 […]

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BOCES Students Rise Against Hunger

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Career & Technical Education (CTE) students volunteered to pack over 10,000 meals for the international relief organization Rise Against Hunger. The opportunity was organized by two students in the New Visions Life Sciences program, housed at Cornell University. Holly Kalousdian and Ryleigh Scales came up with the idea to organize a food packing activity and, […]

Career Skills Students Climbing Higher

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Nine students from Smith School’s Career Skills program were given the opportunity to learn rock climbing at the Cornell University Lindseth Climbing Center. Over the course of five visits, including one training session, the students were able to practice climbing and push themselves with a challenge they may not have a chance to take on […]

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CTE Practice Interviews

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) students will be more prepared to successfully enter the workforce after taking part in practice interviews. This year approximately 50 students from a variety of CTE classes were interviewed by real employers relevant to their fields of study. The programs involved were Automotive Technology, Computer Technology/Cybersecurity, Digital Media Technology, Early […]

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New P-TECH Principal

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The TST P-TECH Academy is excited to welcome Keith Williams as the program’s new principal. An experienced educator, Mr. Williams has a tradition of embracing technology in the classroom. Over his 25 years teaching social studies at Newark Valley Central School District, Mr. Williams often piloted new technology and approaches for the district. Throughout his […]

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Turning Point students delve into design with 3D printing

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Turning Point elementary and middle school students are learning how to design objects and use 3D printers to make them. In the Smith School library, students use a program called BlocksCAD to render three-dimensional objects. The program is named for a coding interface that represents instructions as blocks. Students design 3D models by coding the […]

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Digital Media Students Complete Projects for Clients

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Students in the Career and Technical Education Digital Media program have been getting hands-on experience by taking on a number of projects for real-world clients. The projects involve a variety of disciplines taught in the program, including graphic design, web design, video production or 3D modeling. The clients include local businesses or organizations as well […]

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TST BOCES Library of Things

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The new “Library of Things” provides access to cutting-edge technology for TST BOCES component districts. Featuring a wide variety of instructional technology, kits and equipment, the Library of Things can facilitate exciting educational opportunities for students of all grade levels throughout the region. This shared service provides access to all component districts interested in trying […]

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RAS Students Visit Cornell Hip Hop Collection

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Regional Alternative School (RAS) seniors recently took a trip to the Hip Hop Collection at Cornell University. The Hip Hop Collection is an archive that documents the early development of hip hop culture and is housed in the Cornell Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection at the Carl A. Kroch Library. Students were greeted by Ben […]