At the Harrold Campus, students from the Conservation, Law Enforcement and Visual Communications secured a grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation to develop a Macroinvertebrate ID Card Set, a tool that can be used for water conservation projects. (photo on the right)
Law Enforcement Program Field Trip II
Law Enforcement Program Field Trip I
On May 22, students
from the DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus Security and Law Enforcement program
attended a field trip to New York State Police Troop C Headquarters in
Sidney. The purpose of the field trip was for students to tour the
facility, experience firsthand the operation of the areas 911 center and
observe a canine demonstration. In the 911 center, dispatchers explained
their job duties and demonstrated the operation of the 911 computers.
Dispatchers also shared the training requirements to become and remain a
dispatcher. Additionally, dispatchers reviewed the protocols used
to handle 911 emergencies if the computers go down. Next the students
toured the portion of the facility that houses the NYSP Sidney
Substation. They saw the processing rooms and equipment, interview rooms
and investigator offices. The trip concluded with a canine demonstration
by Trooper Skiff, a four-year old German Shepard. Trooper Skiff is an
explosives detection dog that is also cross-trained in officer protection,
crowd and riot control, and search for a person. For a demonstration,
Trooper Skiff expertly performed an area search and quickly discovered a very
small mock explosive devise planted by his handler.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: K-9 Trooper May, Trooper Skiff, Trey Garrow (Franklin), Amber Robertson (Afton), Blake Hitt (Walton), Allison Wylubski (Afton), Brittany Palmetier (Afton), Michaela Tompkins Gilmore (Walton), Trooper Riegal (Troop C Public Information Officer) and Kevin Malia (Walton).
Raymond Corporation Mentors Students at DCMO BOCES
John Sassani, Manager Business Partner Operations and HR Representative at The Raymond Corporation visited both the Chenango and Harrold Campuses to mentor students on workforce skills requirements. He also shared the history of The Raymond Corporation. Sassani urged students to consider teamwork and good communication skills as a priority learning to enter today's tough job market. He explained the hiring process and shared common mistakes young people make when applying to jobs. Students had an opportunity to learn about job opportunities locally at The Raymond Corporation.
Harrold Campus - Math Teacher
Receives "Service to Mankind Award"
Eileen Tallmadge, was honored with this year's Sertoma's Service to Mankind Award. The award is given to a community member demonstrate a commitment and dedication to the spirit of volunteerism for the betterment of the region. The award sponsored by the Afton Sertoma Club, recognized Tallmadge's multiple volunteer efforts especially her involvement during the 2011 floods. Eileen and her family helped those stranded during the flood emergency. They paddled canoes through the flood waters to the Afton Edge Apartments to retrieve needed items, medicine and even pets. Other endeavors recognized were her leadership with Girl Scouts and keeping Camp Amahami in good conditions for all visitors. She was also recognized for playing the guitar at St. Agnes Catholic Church and her role as Board Member of the Afton Community Theater.
Harrold Campus “Making a Difference” team makes a big difference.
The Harrold Campus team participated in the Relay For Life event held on April 25th at the Delaware Academy in Delhi. The team raised, through numerous fundraising events, $3557.40!
Team's spokesperson, Beth O’Brien commented; “We are sure that all of you have at some point been touched by Cancer whether it be personally or through a loved one. By joining a team, you could show your support in fighting the battle against cancer. Our team here at the Harrold Campus have already begun our plans for next year’s Relay For Life in helping in the Fight to find a cure!!”
Kim Bodo (pictured on the third photo above) put the challenge out in the Locks For Love, to break last years record of 10 people that had donated their hair. Once they had their tenth person, she said that she would be the 11th and so she did. That was a great moment ,kudos to Kim!
Members of the Making A Difference Team include; Beth O'Brien- Captain, Kim Bodo - Co Captain, Joan DeBoer, Christine Monahan, Patty Wagner, Jane Ward, Susan Zandt, Barb Mackey, Robin Little, Rich Houck, Matt Hoffmeister, Lorelle VanHouten, and other family members of the team.
Girls Rate The Event AWESOME...
Our Future Leaders In Action...
SkillsUSA New York 49th Leadership & Skills Championships
On Thursday, April 24 Nineteen students from DCMO BOCES competed in the SkillsUSA New York 49th Leadership & Skills Championships. Competition was challenging as this event brought together nearly 3,000 students from across the state. The motto of this Career and Technical Student Organization is “Champions at Work: Educated and Skilled to Lead America”. Our students participated in competition in Culinary Arts, Welding and Nurse Assisting just to name a few. We are so proud of these students and their willingness to give it their all!
On Saturday, April 25 walkers, runners and volunteers gathered at the Chenango Campus in Norwich for the 2nd Annual Mountain Mover 5K. The participants braved the muddy, rocky terrain of our course to raise money for this great cause. The money raised supports students at the Chenango Campus. "For example we provided money this year for a CDL physical, appropriate footwear for programs (both in CTE and Gym class), TB testing for work experience, money toward tuition in a New Vision program, CNA retesting and an end of the year scholarship," said event planner Gretchen Hoag who also encouraged people to save the date and consider joining this great effort.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND PLAN TO ATTEND:
The 3rd Annual Mountain Movers 5K is scheduled for October 15, 2016.
Families, faculty, and friends joined the DCMO BOCES team to participate in the 2015 National Technical Honor Society Inductions Ceremony. The National Technical Honor Society strives to bring well deserved recognition, scholarship opportunities, and career opportunities to students who excel in one of the 108 career and technical educational fields as their profession. Not only do NTHS students embody all the attributes and talent which is in demand today, these students also embrace a clear vision for tomorrow’s workforce and their role in it. NTHS understands changes in industry within local communities and on a global scale. Chenango Campus Building Principal Judith McCann congratulated the students for their exceptional performance and recognized their families for their support.
On Wednesday, February 11 2015, a group of Culinary Arts students from DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Sidney Center, NY, visited the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The students, taught by Chef Amanda Gargano, traveled to the renowned school to participate in an informational tour and presentation by the Admissions Department. A three-course fine dining lunch at one of the school's on-site student-run restaurants, Caterina de Medici, followed.
The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than six decades. Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs. So far, one of this year's graduating Culinary Arts students has accepted admission into the Culinary Arts bachelor's degree program at the CIA.
Harrold Campus Culinary Arts students will be joining the 2015 Bassett Research Institute’s Junior Iron Chef Competition to take place Saturday, April 11, at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in Oneonta.
This is a competition for teams of various middle and high school students to develop and prepare healthy, tasty dishes that could be prepared in a school cafeteria. This year’s competition is open to school teams in Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie Counties.
The competition is organized into two divisions, middle school and high school. Middle school teams compete in the morning and high school teams in the afternoon, with each division including up to 12 teams. Competing teams consist of three to five youth members and one to two supervising adult coaches.
Unatego Central School
(Culinary Arts Vice
President, Student of the Quarter)
For fun - play xbox, hangs out with friends
Inspirations- his grandma, who made amazing food
Post-graduation - go to culinary school, continue on in the field
Unatego Central School
(Culinary Arts Treasurer
for 1st Year Class, Student of the Quarter)
For fun - plays sports (Football, wrestling, basketball)
Inspirations - watching mom and grandma cook
Post-graduation - go to a renowned culinary school and own a food truck
Unatego Central School
(Student of the
Quarter, Safety Award Recipient)
For fun - spend time with family, movies, photography
Inspirations - her family, especially her parents who are both
hardworking and supportive
Post-graduation - attend the Culinary Institute of
America in Hyde Park, become a restauranteur
Bainbridge Guilford Central School
(Student of the Quarter,
Outstanding Student of the Year, Safety Award Recipient, Culinary Arts
Treasurer for the 2nd Year Class, Skills USA Culinary Arts Competitor)
For fun - plays video games, extracurriculars Inspirations - her grandmother, who bakes and cooks from scratch; Chef Gargano, who taught her culinary techniques
Post-graduation - attending Delhi in the fall as a Baking and Pastry major
Students from the Culinary Arts Program had the opportunity this month to have a real work experience at one of our annual events. Chef and Instructor Judy Bleyle praised students for using the event to apply learned skills and for delivering exceptional customer service.