Exceptional Education News

Below is a list of the most recent news and events for the Exceptional Education programs located at TST BOCES.


TST Tribune November 2018

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Cornell Educational Psychology Class Partners with Career Skills Program

The TST BOCES Career Skills Program continues a collaboration with the Cornell University Educational Psychology class that provides a unique educational opportunity for students in both programs. Students from Career Skills are paired up with “college buddies” in the Educational Psychology class, a course taught by senior lecturer Dr. Bryan Duff. Each week the Career […]

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TST Tribune October 2018

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Smith School Students Help on Stewart Park Construction Project

A group of Smith School students volunteered at Stewart Park September 14 to participate in the construction of a new playground. The project is being led by the Friends of Stewart Park, a public nonprofit organization formed in 2011, and aims to enhance the park as a welcoming space for families and children of all […]

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TST Tribune September 2018

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National Board Certification Info Workshop

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 necessary skills to thrive in school, in the workplace and in the 21st century global economy! Let us […]

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Dr. Larry Brendtro Speaks to TST BOCES Staff

Influential educator and author Larry Brendtro, Ph.D. was the keynote speaker at the TST BOCES superintendent’s conference day kicking off the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Brendtro was instrumental in the development and circulation of the Circle of Courage model, which is used as a guiding principle at TST BOCES in Smith School. The Circle of […]

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“Taste of the Nations” Returns to Smith School

Students and staff in Smith School summer school participated in a “Taste of the Nations” event, making and sampling a variety of international food. Each class chose a country and then picked a traditional food item from that culture to prepare and share with other classes. Twelve classes contributed to the event, representing Mexico, Nepal, […]

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Local High School Graduates Work as Teacher Aides

High school graduates from a number of regional districts are working at the TST BOCES exceptional education regional summer school as teacher aides while attending college. The regional extended school year (ESY) program is available to eligible students from all TST BOCES component districts in need of educational services for the summer. The program provides […]

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Graduation Edition TST Tribune

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“Buddy Bench” Dedicated at Smith School

The Smith School Dignity Committee celebrated Circle of Courage Day May 11 with the dedication of a “Buddy Bench” by the playground. The buddy bench will help foster friendship among students. If a child would like to play but doesn’t have anyone to play with, they can sit on the buddy bench. Other students are […]

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Karl O’Leary Begins as Principal in Smith School

Karl O’Leary has joined the staff at TST BOCES to serve as principal of exceptional education in Smith School. Originally from Long Island, Karl studied secondary education and English at SUNY Oneonta, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He went on to receive his doctorate from Stony Brook University, studying liberal arts and English. Before […]

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2018 TST BOCES Greenhouse Plant Sale

The TST BOCES Greenhouse Plant Sale will begin Saturday May 5, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will continue May 7, 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 maintained […]

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Career Skills Program Featured at WECA Conference

TST BOCES was represented at the New York State Chapter Work Experience Coordinator Association (WECA) Annual Conference in Saratoga on March 22-23, 2018. Brandy Nielsen, Career Skills Teacher and Work-Based Learning Coordinator, and Debbie Demers, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, were selected by WECA to deliver a presentation focused on the TST BOCES Career Skills Program at […]

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TST Tribune April 2018

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