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Meet the February 2018 Students of the Month Meet the February 2018 Students of the Month: We'd like to congratulate our Students of the Month for February 2018. Great job, Amani and Zachary! (For an ADA-compliant version of this feature, please click here ).    
SkillsUSA Students Re-purpose Float Materials to Create Game SkillsUSA Students Re-purpose Float Materials to Create Game: Recently, students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ SkillsUSA program created a game by repurposing the cardboard heads created for its LEGO holiday float . The game was created as part of the “Cardboard for College” event, held at Genesee Elementary School on Mar. 24.   LuAnn Phillips (Auburn) and Samantha Hodge (Jordan-Elbridge) helmed BOCES' efforts   Cardboard for College challenges students and families to create arcade-style games, using cardboard (or other recycled materials) and imagination. Proceeds earned from the event will be used for scholarships for the alumni of the elementary school.  
TEC Students Contribute to United Way's Mini-golf Tournament TEC Students Contribute to United Way's Mini-golf Tournament: On Mar. 28, Trades Exploration Class (TEC) students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES combined their automotive knowledge and woodworking skills to create a mini-golf course!   Built for the 25 th Annual Tim Morrison Miniature Golf Tournament , the creation exemplified the ingenuity and hard work that exists in perpetuity in TEC classes. TEC aims to teach students valuable life skills that will help them be self-sufficient well beyond high school.     BOCES’ contribution to the event was part of a full 18-hole miniature golf course, which saw around 300 avid mini-golfers test their skills throughout the competition. Hosted by the United Way of Cayuga County , the tournament offered ...
Compass Program Hosts Fairy Tale Festival for UPK Students Compass Program Hosts Fairy Tale Festival for UPK Students: In March, students and staff from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' Compass Program organized a Fairy Tale Festival for the organization's universal prekindergarten (UPK) students.  No Fairy Tale Festival would be complete without a "theme," however. In this - the Festival's third year - the theme was "Commotion in the Ocean."   UPK students were treated to a wealth of books and activities related to all things "under the sea." Math and literacy activities were included at work stations, giving students the chance to challenge their brains and develop their fine motor skills.    When not engaged in all manner of educational activities pertaining ...
Students Learn About Baby Sign Language Students Learn About Baby Sign Language: Recently, Ms. Stephens invited a special guest to speak with her Early Childhood Education students.   Ms. Karin Moskov visited the class, and spoke with the juniors about her diverse work experience, which has included time as an early intervention therapist, family support advocate, and baby sign language instructor; with the focus of this particular discussion centering on that third vocation. Ms. Moskov introduced the students to common signs that they can use during their work-based learning opportunities at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Daycare Center.     Sign language can help infants and toddlers to communicate before they can actually express themselves with words. Ms. Moskov taught students the signs for “more,” ...
Criminal Justice Students Raise Awareness on Day of National Walkout Criminal Justice Students Raise Awareness on Day of National Walkout: On Mar. 14, students across the country walked out of their schools, in a unified protest of the gun violence that has plagued our country over the last couple of decades. The idea was to stand in solidarity for 17 minutes; one minute for each person who perished during the Parkland, FL tragedy in February of this year.   During a discussion about civil protest and gun violence, students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Criminal Justice program identified a particular area of concern that hasn’t been extensively discussed amid the fervor surrounding these issues: how would these situations affect autistic kids? In a harrowing situation such as this, could this population be at an even greater risk for injury? “During this discussion, our Criminal Justice students ...
Three Lakes Sampler Exhibit Goes Live at Schweinfurth Three Lakes Sampler Exhibit Goes Live at Schweinfurth: The Schweinfurth Art Center is hosting the Three Lakes Sampler, a collection of art created by students who reside in the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ nine component districts. The exhibit will run from Mar. 11–Apr. 15. The Three Lakes Sampler is a yearly publication of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Talented and Gifted Committee. The purpose of the Sampler is to showcase exemplary literary and artistic work completed throughout the year by students.             ...
TEC Students Learn about Pascal's Law TEC Students Learn about Pascal's Law: Recently, students in the Trades Exploration Course (TEC) learned about the concepts behind Pascal’s Law, which focuses on the principles of hydraulics. Rather than simply learning the textbook definition of Pascal’s principle, the students instead learned how it worked in objects seen every day. Pascal’s Law states that the “pressure in an enclosed system is equal and undiminished in all directions.” As it pertains to the laws of hydraulics, the simplest explanation of Pascal’s equation is that “force = pressure x area.” To give students a real-world illustration of Pascal’s law, the TEC instructors turned to arguably the most common source of hydraulics we see: the brake mechanisms of automobiles. Or more specifically, how the ...
Safety Announcement Safety Announcement: BOCES Administration was notified of an allegation of a student making threatening statements to other students on the bus this afternoon. The sheriff’s office was contacted and they are continuing their investigation, however at this time they have determined that there is no risk to students or staff at BOCES.
The Region 11 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament will be held on Mar. 10 The Region 11 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament will be held on Mar. 10: The 2018 Regional OotM pin was created by Kennedy Taylor, a fourth-grader from Cato-Meridian Elementary School. Kennedy's design makes Region 11 one of only a few to feature representation that was created by a student. The Region 11 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament will be held on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018, at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Regional Educational Center. Competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with the Awards Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. The first place teams at the regional tournament will then advance to the New York State tournament, to be held on Apr. 7 at Binghamton University. Any team who places first or second at the State Tournament then earns the right to advance to the World Finals competition.    The ...
Meet the January 2018 Students of the Month Meet the January 2018 Students of the Month: Meet our Students of the Month for January 2018. Congratulations to Noah Wojnar (Auburn High School) and Josiah Jensen (Skaneateles High School). (For an ADA-compliant version of this feature, please click here )    
CTE students compete in regional SkillsUSA competition CTE students compete in regional SkillsUSA competition: Recently, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students from the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program took part in a regional SkillsUSA competition, held at Morrisville State College. 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, through the development of personal, workplace, and technical skills that are grounded in academics. This year, BOCES brought 35 CTE students to the regional competition on Feb. 2. The following students placed at the event, and will be moving on to the state competition held from Apr. 25-27 at the New York State ...
Compass Program holds photo contest Compass Program holds photo contest: In January, students from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Compass Program visited the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, in Syracuse. Throughout the month, the zoo held its 13 th Annual Photo Contest, which invited amateur photographers ages five and older to visit the park and take photographs of the animals. Compass Students visited the zoo in order to see the animals and take part in the competition, which will announce its winners in mid-to-late February. Following the submission deadline for the zoo’s competition, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES hosted its own photo contest, consisting of the submissions made by the middle school students who partook in the zoo’s photo contest. Over 20 students from the Compass Program were part of the zoo trip, with most taking upwards of 100 pictures of the ...
Board of Education appoints new district superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Board of Education appoints new district superintendent for Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES: The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D. as the new BOCES district superintendent. Following a comprehensive four-month search, the Board chose Dr. Hartwell in part for his past successes in a similar role, combined with his demonstrated leadership and unique vision for the BOCES moving forward.     “We are so excited that Dr. Hartwell will be joining us in May,” said Board of Education President Melinda Quanbeck. “We think his experience and dynamic leadership will help take our already great BOCES to the next level.”   “I am honored and excited to begin my role as District Superintendent,” said Dr. Hartwell. “The opportunity to serve as a strong voice for ...
Compass Program organizing two events in support of Project: Cameron's Story Compass Program organizing two events in support of Project: Cameron's Story: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Compass Program is currently organizing two concurrent events, both to benefit Project: Cameron’s Story (PCS). A book drive has been underway since Jan. 3, and will continue through Feb. 16. Now in its sixth year of participating in PCS, The Compass Program is aiming to acquire over 100 books to donate to the program. In lieu of a new book, interested parties can donate money instead, which will then be used to acquire copies of popular children’s novels. Additionally, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES will host a Valentine’s Day Flower Sale on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Carnations will cost $2 apiece, or three can be purchased for $5, with the proceeds to be donated to PCS. Please contact Crystal Ponto for more ...
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students participate in panel discussion Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES students participate in panel discussion:   Recently, juniors from Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' Criminal Justice program were part of a panel discussion about the dangers of drug addiction. The talk focused on the topic of addiction at large, but also honed in on the current opioid crisis in Cayuga County. The presentation served to educate parents and kids (middle-school-to-college-aged) about the dangers of drug addiction, while also providing tips on how to avoid becoming victims themselves. As part of this endeavor, the documentary “ Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict ” was shown. The panel discussion followed the viewing of the documentary, and included representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, an addiction specialist, local community ...
New Visions: Medical Professions - Junior Information Day New Visions: Medical Professions - Junior Information Day: New Visions: Medical Professions is organizing a Junior Information Day, to be held at the Auburn Community Hospital. There are currently two sessions available: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact your school counselor for more information. Click here to download event information. 
Meet the December 2017 Students of the Month Meet the December 2017 Students of the Month: Congratulations to our December 2017 Students of the Month! Great job, Kiara Ford (Auburn High School) and Michael Finton (Moravia High School).  (For an ADA-compliant version of this feature, please click here )     
2018 STEAM University offered students a wide range of experiences 2018 STEAM University offered students a wide range of experiences: In January, Cayuga Community College played host to the 2018 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) University event. Sponsored by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee, the two-day event offered a wide variety of hands-on activities to the more than 300 students who signed up to participate. The STEAM University event served as what is known as a "makerspace." While a nuts-and-bolts explanation might traditionally follow the introduction of such a term, defining exactly what that term means has proven tricky. However, most definitions of word (no matter how complex or verbose) seem to be, at their core, permeated by three common elements: makerspaces are where people , in places , create something.  With this more ...
First Annual IDC Expo and Maker Faire to be held May 19 First Annual IDC Expo and Maker Faire to be held May 19: May 19, 2018 marks the first annual IDC Expo and Maker Faire, to be held at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus. The 2018 Innovation Design Challenge will be: "create a product that will make your school life easier." The  registration deadline  is Feb. 16. Please see event information below, or download the announcement . If you have any questions, contact Megan Rohlin . 



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