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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 […]

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International Dot Day

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Smith School held “Dot Day,” an activity inspired by the award-winning book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot tells the story of a girl as she is encouraged to begin her creative journey and learns to have confidence in expressing herself artistically. Every September, International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, […]

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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 […]