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 January 2019

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TST BOCES Hosts Visitors From Hong Kong Education Bureau

Two representatives of the Hong Kong Education Bureau recently toured TST BOCES to learn about different ways TST BOCES provides education and career preparation for students with intellectual disabilities. Bell Ng and Theresa Wong visited TST BOCES’ campus to talk to administrators and teachers from a variety of exceptional education and career and technical education […]

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NYSAA Training for Regional Educators

Training for the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) was held at TST BOCES in Smith School on December 13. NYSAA is part of the New York State testing program that measures the attainment of the State’s alternate learning standards in the areas of English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for all students with […]

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TST Tribune December 2018

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Hour of Code in Smith School

Smith School students participated in the “Hour of Code,” a grassroots campaign designed to encourage wider participation in computer science. Jennifer Merkle’s Turning Point high school class hosted students from other classes who visited to partake in a variety of coding-based activities. Students were able to play with programmable Ozobots, engage with activities from the […]

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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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