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Ulster BOCES Board Elects New Officers

The Ulster BOCES Board of Education elected a new president and vice president during its annual organization meeting on July 12. Four members were also sworn in to their newly elected three-year terms

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Pathways Academy Students Reflect on Past Year

Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy students presented their final projects for the year to an audience of educators, industry leaders, and family members on June 7 at SUNY Ulster's satellite campus in Kingston.

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Ulster BOCES Electrical Instructor Retires

After more than 50 years in the electrical field, including nearly a quarter of a century lighting the spark of learning for his students at Ulster BOCES, teacher Gary Goodstal is going to give retirement a try...for the second time.

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Educators Create Clawbots During Robot Make and Take

Students in five area school districts now have a cool new "friend" to interact with in their classroom project-based STEM activities. Educators from across the region recently participated in a Robot Make and Take activity hosted by Ulster BOCES Model Schools.

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Technology to Go Puts Cutting-Edge Devices in the Classroom
Ulster BOCES has introduced a unique new program to help put cutting-edge tech tools in the hands of students. Technology to Go allows participating districts to borrow a variety of devices to support STEAM activities, project-based learning, flipped classrooms, blended learning, and Makerspaces.
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Workshop Gives School Administrators Insight into Life in Poverty

Sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Leadership Institute at Ulster BOCES Instructional Services, "Poverty: Breaking the Silence" brought together more than 50 school administrators from three counties for an interactive and immersive experience in the challenges of living at or below the poverty line.

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Staff Spotlight on Sally Lord

Time and time again, Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center Graphic & Visual Arts instructor Sally Lord has proven that she is a dedicated professional who is willing to go above and beyond for her students.

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Fire Safety Reviewed at Center for Special Education

Members of the Port Ewen Fire Department recently held a Fire Safety Day at the Center for Special Education at Ulster BOCES. They reminded students to plan an escape route, to never play with matches, and to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.

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NASA Representative Visits Ulster BOCES

William Joiner, a program specialist from NASA's International Space Station (ISS) Program, recently paid a visit to Ulster BOCES to speak with Culinary, Aviation, and New Visions: Advanced Robotics & Engineering students about how they can get involved in cooking, designing, and manufacturing items for the astronauts residing on the space station.

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Wiacek Brings Passion for Welding to the Classroom

Ulster BOCES provided Glenn Wiacek with the spark that led to a rewarding career in welding and machining, and now he has brought his skills and passion back to the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center to inspire a new generation of students.

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Ulster BOCES CTE Students Help Young Students Explore Career Options

Students from Ellenville Middle School and the Kingston City School District's John F. Kennedy Elementary School visited the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center to learn about the different career paths currently offered to high school students interested in getting a head start on their future professions.

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Ulster BOCES Student Shows Mom Ultimate Support

Ulster BOCES Transitional Occupation Program (TOP) student Christina McKane made a profound statement in support of her mother's fight against cancer when she had her head shaved by a high school classmate at the Career & Technical Center's weekly Cosmetology clinic.

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Ulster BOCES Electrical Students Learn from the Pros

Students in the Ulster BOCES Electrical Construction & Maintenance program heard about actual work experiences as an outdoor lineman during a visit from Northeastern Apprenticeship and Training (NEAT) Program Apprentice Coordinator Tyler Forshier of the IBEW Local Union 1249 in Syracuse.

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