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Learn by Doing: 2018 STEM/Robotics Camp Provides Hands-on Education Learn by Doing: 2018 STEM/Robotics Camp Provides Hands-on Education: Throughout the week of July 30, students from the nine Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES component districts converged on the Regional Education Center to participate in the third annual Robotics/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp. Each day of the camp is organized into four distinct areas of study: robotics, makerspace, 3D printing, and drone operation. Every day begins with an ice-breaking, brain-teasing team event to get the ball rolling (sometimes literally). The camp will see upwards of 70 students between fourth and eighth grade visit the BOCES to get some genuine, hands-on education on STEM activities. While the specific activities for each category might be different each day, they'll generally share consistent elements throughout the week: Drone Operation: ...
Extended School Year kicks off in July Extended School Year kicks off in July: On July 9, the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Special Education program kicked off its six-week Extended School Year (ESY) program. Throughout the ESY, students work on individualized goals, participate in fun activities (including use of the playground), visit local sites, and engage in community-based instruction. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are also provided for students who require these services.   Already hard at work during the first week of ESY! Occupational therapy targets fine motor skills   One featured event of the ESY will be a visit from the Auburn Police Department, whose officers will discuss how they work with police dogs as part of their duties. Another high point will be ...
PBIS Rocks! PBIS Rocks!: Throughout this school year, Ms. House's team and students practiced Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS). They recently celebrated this year-long dedication with a rock painting party, proving that PBIS ROCKS! in Ms. House's class.  Students and staff painted and "planted" rocks of kindness and good wishes around the grounds at Port Byron's A.A. Gates Elementary School, in the hopes that others will see and enjoy the happiness these ornaments bring.    PBIS is based on principles of applied behavior analysis and the prevention approach and values of positive behavior support. PBIS is a framework for assisting school personnel with adopting evidence-based behavioral ...
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Hosts 2018 HERO Rodeo Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Hosts 2018 HERO Rodeo: In May, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES played host to the Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation (HERO) Rodeo. The HERO Rodeo invited nearly 200 students from six different regional BOCES programs to Auburn, where they competed in a variety of contests using heavy equipment. This was the fifth consecutive year that BOCES hosted the event, which welcomed upwards of 500 onlookers to the 2018 competition.   A captivated audience (of all ages) watched the HERO students compete in rodeo competition The competition itself tests HERO students with a variety of dexterity exercises. Think it’s tough to sink a bucket when playing basketball competitively? Try doing it with thousands of pounds of heavy equipment instead of hands! Students used ...
Health Related Occupations Program Celebrate Juniors During Year-end Ceremony Health Related Occupations Program Celebrate Juniors During Year-end Ceremony: Last week, juniors from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Health Related Occupations (HRO) program were celebrated during a year-end award ceremony, which saw 21 students receive certificates of completion at the end of this, their first year. The curriculum required the students to complete 110 clinical hours, and also tasked them with mastering 40 different lab skills. Beyond these clinical requirements, the HRO experience dove much more deeply into the nuts and bolts of the profession than many might realize. “One of the greatest assets that students get out of our program is the learning how to be a professional health care worker,” said HRO Instructor Robin McKay. “They learn the language, dress and conduct of someone in this profession. They learn how to speak to residents ...
Students of the Month: April 2018 Students of the Month: April 2018: Congratulations to our April 2018 Students of the Month: Dallas Rothenberg and Kole Sovocool!  (For an ADA-compliant version of this feature, please click here ).  
Compass Program Holds Annual Award Ceremony Compass Program Holds Annual Award Ceremony: On Thursday, May 31, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES held its annual Compass Awards Ceremony. Parents, administrators, and friends showed up to congratulate Compass Program students for all their hard work and perseverance throughout the year. Compass teachers were on hand to reward students who earned stellar marks in content area classes such as poetry, drama, or excelled during STEM projects and social studies research. Awards were also presented to those who made improvements and earned special achievements as the year wore on. “The teachers look forward to this event every year,” said Compass Instructor Crystal Ponto. “It gives us an opportunity to thank not only the students who worked so diligently, but also their parents and family who show up ...
Students of the Month: March 2018 Students of the Month: March 2018: Meet our Students of the Month for March 2018. Congratulations, Brittany and Kody!  (For an ADA-compliant version of this feature, please click here ).  
PALS Students Embrace Competition, Career Perspective at FFA Convention PALS Students Embrace Competition, Career Perspective at FFA Convention: The Future Farmers of America (FFA) recently held its 93rd State Convention, from May 17-19 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Per the convention’s website , over 1,500 FFA members, advisors, and honored guests from throughout New York gather at this annual event. The convention features presentations from peers and agricultural professionals, knowledge workshops, tours, and networking opportunities. The convention also serves as the state finals for 31 different Career and/or Leadership Development Events (CDE and LDE, respectively), promoting competition among student groups as they test their knowledge and ability against that of their peers. Students were given the opportunity to participate in or observe these events, many of which served as qualifiers for the ...
Innovation, Participation Take Center Stage During IDC Expo Innovation, Participation Take Center Stage During IDC Expo: This past weekend, students, families, and members of the public visited Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES for the IDC Expo and Maker Faire & Robotics Competition.   The event was a huge success, giving students a chance to demonstrate their innovation, ingenuity, and problem-solving skills . Student teams from the BOCES nine component districts presented solutions to a defined problem in the competition portion of the event, while others in attendance tried their hand at Maker Faire and robotics activities, playing different interactive games and experiencing the 3D-printing process.   This marked the inaugural year of the event, and hopefully, represents the first of many to come.   ...
National Technical Honor Society Welcomes 72 New Students National Technical Honor Society Welcomes 72 New Students: “Excellence in America’s workforce begins with excellence in workforce education.” Such is the motto for the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), which saw 72 new inductees from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES on May 16.   NTHS welcomed 72 new members into its ranks     Inductees were recognized in part based on their achievement, by maintaining at least an 85 grade point average at the Regional Education Center. Additionally, these juniors were recommended by their instructors based on their qualities of strong character, leadership, loyalty, and responsibility.   The colors of the National Technical Honor Society are silver, white and purple; silver represents value and worth, white represents ...
Compass Program Academic Fair Celebrates Student Work Compass Program Academic Fair Celebrates Student Work: On Star Wars Day (May 4), the Compass Program hosted its annual Academic Fair, at the Regional Education Center. Considered the culmination of a (school) year’s worth of work, the Academic Fair invited administrators, school counselors, teachers, parents, and students to come see some of the projects that had been completed by Compass Program students over the course of the 2017-18 school year.   Over the past eight months, students had worked on various writing and research projects, science experiments, and more; much of which was vividly on display for those in attendance. It was the students themselves who gave tours of these exhibits, discussing the methodology behind their work and reflecting back on everything they’ve accomplished ...
SkillsUSA Students Compete at Leadership and Skills Championship SkillsUSA Students Compete at Leadership and Skills Championship:   In late April, students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs competed in the annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championships, held over three days at the New York State Fairgrounds. SkillsUSA is a national membership association that serves high school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry professionals working together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.   During the Leadership and Skills Championship, BOCES students tackled challenges that reflect what they might find in the real-world workforce, calling upon the training and instruction they’ve received over the course ...
Members of Criminal Justice Program Attends Bar Association Luncheon Members of Criminal Justice Program Attends Bar Association Luncheon:   Pictured: Al Pola (left) with Brian Bauersfeld from the Cayuga County Law Day Committee Recently, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Criminal Justice Instructor Al Pola was invited to be the guest speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Cayuga County Bar Association.   Held as part of the Bar Association’s Law Day, the topic of the luncheon was “The Separation of Powers.” Pola brought four seniors from the criminal justice program to the event, as well: Abigail Ekross (Jordan-Elbridge) Emily Weller (Weedsport) Kole Sovocool (Moravia) Nathaniel Williams (Moravia)   These students were invited on the merit of their strong academic showing throughout the year's Criminal Justice classes. ...
IDC Expo and Maker-Faire - May 19, 2018 IDC Expo and Maker-Faire - May 19, 2018: On May 19, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is hosting the inaugural Innovation Design Challenge (IDC) Expo, as well as the Maker-Faire and Robotics Challenge. The event will be held at the BOCES campus. Co-sponsored by the Technology Teachers Collaborative Community and BOCES, the IDC Expo is a regional competition that tasks students (grades five through 12, from the BOCES nine component districts) with using the design process to solve real-world problems. The competition will take place in the conference rooms, and each team will be provided with a table there to use as a “home base.” This will be where teams can display their IDC creation for visitors to the expo, but districts are also encouraged to bring along any other student work that they’re particularly proud of ...
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Holds Annual Lindy Business Competition Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Holds Annual Lindy Business Competition: Written by Chris Kulle, Public Information Specialist (CNYRIC) On May 8, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES held its annual Lindy Business Plan Competition. This, the ninth year of the competition, saw nine students from seven prospective businesses make their pitch to the judges. Named after the late Lindy Eiben – whose family has long been a tremendous supporter of BOCES – the Lindy Business Plan Competition tasks students with taking the initial steps of creating and owning a small business, from conceptualizing the services offered (and company name/branding), to outlining a business plan to pitch to prospective lenders. For the purposes of the competition, the judges panel filled the "lender" role, asking the budding entrepreneurs questions regarding loan amounts, ...
Student Success Stories: Paige Beaulieu and Lucas Snyder Student Success Stories: Paige Beaulieu and Lucas Snyder: Two former Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students recently earned coveted positions within the food industry! Paige Beaulieu (Port Byron Central School District) and Lucas Snyder (Weedsport Central School District) – both former Culinary Arts students at BOCES – went on to continue their education at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). There, the students excelled, with each earning an associate degree from CIA and making the most of their invaluable networking opportunities to fast-track themselves into full-time positions within their industry. Beaulieu was offered a full-time position at a private country club outside of New York City, and will hold the title of executive pastry chef. She apprenticed at the country club during her tenure at CIA, and clearly made a positive ...
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Hosts 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Hosts 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting: On Thursday, Apr. 5, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES hosted its Annual Dinner Meeting, held at the Regional Education Center.  Students and administrators from the nine component districts were invited to the event, where they discussed the proposed budget and reviewed some of the  projects that students have undertaken throughout the various BOCES educational programs. Following introductory remarks by BOCES Board of Education President Melinda Quanbeck, recently-appointed District Superintendent Brian K. Hartwell was introduced to the audience. Dr. Hartwell – who will begin his official duties with the BOCES on May 21 - spoke briefly about his personal and professional history in education, and expressed both his excitement and eagerness to begin working with BOCES staff ...
Odyssey of the Mind Teams Compete in State Finals Odyssey of the Mind Teams Compete in State Finals: On Apr. 7, Binghamton University hosted the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament. Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently, by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges, and devise creative solutions for those problems. Region 11’s delegation made the trip to Binghamton, and had a strong showing at the tournament, with most of the 15 teams finishing in the top 10 in their respective problem/division. Cato-Meridian Central School District’s middle school team (coached by Deb Harrigan and Sarah Mavretish) finished third place in division II for "Animal House," and were awarded a trophy and team medals for the accomplishment. The Animal House problem tasked students with ...
Auburn Students Take Virtual Field Trip to Semana Santa Auburn Students Take Virtual Field Trip to Semana Santa: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Instructional Support Services (ISS) provides both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities to its nine component districts. ISS’ Distance Learning service is one example of synchronous, “real-time” learning, whereby instructors can provide lessons to multiple remote sites using videoconferencing. One example of this technology can be seen in the Virtual Field Trip, which allows students to interact with educators who serve as equal parts instructor and interactive tour guide, but from a remote location. Such was the case for some Auburn High School Spanish students, who recently took a virtual field trip to Antigua, Guatemala for Semana Santa (Holy Week). This year, Semana Santa ran from Mar. 25-31. This virtual field trip ...



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