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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 […]

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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 […]