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Thank you staff for joining the Chenango Relay For Life's event. We painted BOCES Purple and supported the American Cancer Society meet their goal of finding the cure.
Two Senior students from the DCMO BOCES Conservation and Heavy Equipment Technology program recently were accepted into a prestigious forest products program at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. Alex Morgan of Walton Central School and Jarred Pinner of Downsville Central School are two of about twenty graduating BOCES students from around New York State who will be participating July 10 through August 5, 2017 at the four week event the College has termed the “Paul Smith’s School of Logging.”
Paul Smith’s recently received a grant via the New York State Department of Labor to increase skilled laborers in the forest products industry around New York state. To support the initiative Paul Smith’s developed the School of Logging, targeting graduating seniors from BOCES forestry programs around New York. The students will spend six days each week for four weeks learning both in the classroom and in the field. The students will receive Logger Rescue, Forest Ecology and Silviculture, Game of Logging 2, hardwood defects, mechanized harvest safety and best management practices training in the classroom. In the field the students will work in 20 and 30 acre harvest sites using equipment such as feller bunchers, slashers, delimbers, grapple skidder and log loaders. Upon completion of the course, 9 of the top students will receive a paid internship up to $7,200 at a forest products company in their area. Alex and Jarred both received a $1,000 scholarship toward the program from Paul Smith’s college forbeing among the first students accepted.
DCMO BOCES and the Conservation and Heavy Equipment Technology program are extremely proud of the skill, work ethic and initiative these students have built over their careers in the program. Their hard work and dedication to the conservation field will surely pay off as they continue to lay the foundation for future students in the Conservation program.
On Monday, November 14, 2016 ten Visual Communications students had the opportunity to visit Snyder Communications, in Norwich. The trip provided opportunities for students from the Visual Communications program to understand what careers may be available for graduates. The presentation by Mike McCormack, explained the many different print companies located in Norwich. Francesca Baio, Marketing Specialist spoke to the group about the work that New Media Retailer provides to their customers. The class toured the PennySaver and Circulars Unlimited offices and New Media Retailer, before moving onto Sun Printing. At Sun Printing, manager Marty Conklin shared more with the students about how the inserts are bundled and then showed them the larger printing press in action. We value partners like Snyder Communications, for this opportunity.
Students in the Chenango Campus Auto Tech Program completed a winter car care guide. Please click below to access the full publication filled with great tips and tricks to get your vehicle going through the worst of the cold season...
DCMO BOCES Team Presents at National Conference
District Superintendent Speaks at SUNY Morrisville
At the Morrisville State College Advisory Council meeting this month, Perry Dewey was invited to join community leaders, including Morrisville's President David Rogers, to speak about the multiple roles DCMO BOCES play in our community. In his message, he shared the importance of partnering with colleges, businesses, and community to develop educational pathways that lead to successful careers choices for our students. Dewey invited everyone to explore opportunities to introduce students to careers using mentoring, job fairs, shadowing, and work based learning as tools.
Twenty four students were inducted at the Harrold Campus and recognized at a ceremony held on November 17, 2016.
Sidney BOCES Special Education Class is Tracking Butterflies
Special Education Aid, Cheryl Porter, shared very cool photos. She is working with at the new Sidney BOCES Special Education classrooms. Recently students grew butterflies from the caterpillar stage. When they became Monarch butterflies, a special guest, Richard Bunting from Bainbridge, came and helped tag the butterflies. The hope is to track the beautiful butterflies on their journey around the region.
Harrold Campus Students Visit Culinary Institute of America
RWH Security & Law Enforcement Program - Success Story
Two of Our Consulting Committee Members Receive Community Recognition
FOR PROFIT BUSINESS RECOGNITION BY
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
OTSEGO COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Another of our Consultant Committee members, Anthony Wahl, from WAHL to WAHL Auto, received the Small Business of the Year award from the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. Anthony is also a mentor for our It's a Guy Thing program that links mentors to boys to encourage college and career exploration.
(Learn more about WAHL to WAHL)
Thank You Mentors!
Ruben Sitts from The Raymond Corporation has volunteered to participate in many of our career and technical education programs. This month, he also mentored students at the "It's a Guy Thing" career event.
Perry Dewey, III
I enjoyed the opportunity to meet you briefly during this week’s welcome events. As I mentioned, I am looking forward to learning about what you do and the role you play to support our mission. With the students as our number one priority, there is nothing we can’t achieve together. I hope you will continue to open new doors to communications and to engage in activities that allow us to grow and move forward.
As you know, the next few months are going to be very busy while I spend time getting to know the school teams we serve. Your patience during this period of time is appreciated. Because this is meant to be a long journey together, I know we will find time to connect.
CTE Students Join Raymond Corporation's Manufacturing Day
Our CTE students joined the national Manufacturing Day event hosted by The Raymond Corporation on October 6, 0216. Over 200 students from school districts in the region participated in career exploration activities focused on modern manufacturing work opportunities. We thank our staff who joined the students for their commitment to inspiring new paths.
DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus joined the worldwide Peace Day celebration on September 21, 2016. The United Nations’ General Assembly adopted this date as an annual day of a global non-violence and cease-fire in 2001 and the ‘Peace One Day’ movement promotes activities of peace around the world every year. Students throughout BOCES participated in various on-campus activities that included lining the hallways with ‘Peace’ art work , creating a large human ‘Peace Sign’ on the BOCES’ lawn. The welding class created metal’ Peace sign’ necklaces and Career Academy Student Government held a fundraiser selling ‘Peace sign’ buttons and stickers. The Career Academy seniors looked up historical quotes about world peace and attached imprinted notes to candy treats shared with all BOCES’ students as they entered the building. The personal involvement and leadership of our Social Worker, Anne Walters, was key to the development of this event. According to Walters, Peace Day activities generate positive energy that promotes tolerance, acceptance, and honoring diversity in our schools, families and communities. School Principal Judith McCann expressed her appreciation of the staff’s efforts and desire to engage our students with activities that promote peace, “Our hope is that our students will take home the wholesome themes we explore at BOCES and inspire families to adopt small initiatives that promote a peaceful community.”
In the Spring of 2016 all of our CTE students at The DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus had the opportunity to visit SUNY Delhi. The trip was coordinated by the Career Counselor, Stacey Sinstack, to help expose as many students as possible to a college campus. The day included a campus wide tour, lunch in the dining hall and meetings with the academic departments that individual students were most interested in. Derek Mead, a Walton High School Senior in Tom Wheeler’s Automotive Technologies program took part in the college visit even though he was not interested in going to college at that time. Upon returning to BOCES Derek expressed interest in attending SUNY Delhi. Currently, he is a full time student enrolled in the Electrical and Plumbing Associates program at SUNY Delhi. Derek stated that his decision to attend college was a direct result of the field trip that he took to visit the college with BOCES. Stacey has plans to continue providing students with the opportunity that will expose them to colleges and careers in the hope that many more will benefit from the experience like Derek Mead did and find a path to follow that they are passionate about after graduation.
MOUNTAIN MOVERS 5 K TRAIL RUN/WALK
Call Gretchen! Ext 1384
Help Save Lives!
DONATE BLOOD Harrold Campus
Wed Oct 5, 2016
Call Ext 2522
Bring your insurance ID card!
GET FLU SHOTS
AT BOCES CLINIC
Support Services Center Tue Oct 4
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Chenango Campus Tue Oct 4
2:15-: 3:30 pm
One of our favorite times of the year! Nothing like the Service Awards to inspire us to stay with this organization we value so much.
40 Years of Service
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25 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
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10 Years of Service
As you will notice when you drive up to the Chenango Campus - there is some excavation taking place....the Chenango Campus Septic replacement project is now underway and the following are some of the details:
· Excavation at the Chenango Campus OCC Ed Building will begin on September 2nd.
· The site has been expanded to meet new DEC regulations. As a result, some of the trees will be removed to comply with their instructions. We anticipate planting trees once the project is complete.
· Silt and safety fences will be installed in the perimeter to prevent access to the site.
· Traffic flow for school buses and staff is not expected to be disturbed. Small interruptions may occur while equipment moves to the excavation site.
· We are not anticipating that the drinking water supply will be disturbed. This will be closely monitored, and we will take preventive measures to protect our water quality.
· For fire drills and emergencies, please make sure you review your emergency exit pathways. If adjustments are needed to be made, please discuss them with your building supervisors.
These mandates and processes are imperative to preserve a safe school environment for our students and our staff. We appreciate your patience and encourage everyone to communicate to students the relevance of this project and the importance to stay away from the construction area. You are welcome to call Doreen Rowe for comments or questions at 607-335-1227.
The James Madison Chapter of the National Society of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presents a monetary award and certificate to a deserving student on a semi-regular basis. This year’s award was presented to Sebastian Safavezidah, a second year visual communications student at Norwich High School.
A quick learner, Safavezidah shows promise in design, especially in photo restoration. He entered the DAR design contest earlier this year where he designed a cover and inside pages for a book for the Chenango County Historical Museum. After winning the contest, Safavezidah took on the task of inputting Revolutionary War Veteran data into the book. Once complete, the book was printed and put on display at the museum. Pictured above are Ellen Coughling, treasurer of the James Madison Chapter of DAR, student Sebastian Safavezidah, and DCMO BOCES Visual Communications Instructor Sandra Sheldon.
At the DCMO BOCES Opening Day event, Greene Central School Interim Superintendent Gordon Daniels received the 2016 Marshman-Hall Commitment to Education Award. The DCMO Board of Education commemorates this special recognition the work of past board members, Dan Marshman and Bob Hall, who devoted their volunteer efforts to advancing educational opportunities for students in the region. Chief Operations Officer Gray Stevens presented the award and shared comments from one of the nominators, Delaware Academy Superintendent Jason Thomson, “This individual was raised in a family of educators and chose to dedicate his life to education. Simply put he is the best of the best…Nobody loves his students and staff more than Gordie. ”