Important day in Welding! NYS dept of Transportation welding certification testing! Tim Wolf, our regional coordinator for NY, was running the tests. Students need this Cert. in order to work on any transportation related jobs.
Herkimer BOCES will be on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Herkimer BOCES will be closed today, Monday, Jan. 10, for a snow day for all students and staff. "Snow day rules" are in effect for 12-month staff.
READiTEC. Small engine unit
Guess who greeted students this morning!
VP-TECH special education resource teacher Nathan Purinton recently joined VP-TECH social studies teacher Rachel Kent to co-teach a lesson on the Civil War. VP-TECH U.S. History 111 students are creating a virtual exhibit on the U.S. Civil War and needed an expert to come in to inspire the class and explain how to think like a historian, Kent said. Providing context to material culture is crucial, she said. Purinton brought in items belonging to his distant family member, George Washington Flagg, a Union Calvary soldier. Items included: musket balls and a powder horn for a pistol, a mini ball sharps carbine, uniform items and metals, gunpowder, a war bond and a “Lincoln assassination bill.” Students investigated the historical artifacts and attempted to identify and provide context to them (based on previous knowledge and classroom discussion). Purinton assisted students in their assessments and was able to provide meaning and the stories behind them. The experience generated numerous excited lines of inquiry and on the spot research and learning. This experience gave students an opportunity to learn the importance of annotating material items but also to practice the skills needed to apply in their own Civil War exhibits, Kent said.
Guess who visited Tech Ed today!
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Criminal Justice rotations
Criminal Justice rotations
As part of National Career Development Month, Spectrum News recently visited our Heavy Equipment program. View the video online here: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2021/11/20/boces-students-in-herkimer-work-toward-careers
Child and Family Services preschoolers presented their banner to Jason Riesel from the Herkimer BOCES IT Department for his service in the United States Army. Toddlers also played in colored rice in honor of Veterans Day. Today, we say thank you to all veterans!
Students from six of our programs learned about DOT careers today in an event organized by school counselor Meghan Dineen and the DOT. View WKTV's coverage here: https://www.wktv.com/content/news/Herkimer-BOCES-Students-exposed-to-career-opportunities--575714611.html
READiTEC algebra class
Clinton Tractor shared a great story about the ongoing partnership between Clinton Tractor and the Herkimer BOCES Heavy Equipment program! Read the story here: https://www.clintontractor.net/blog/clinton-tractor-partners-with-herkimer-fulton-hamilton-otsego-boces
Little Falls City School District conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning at Benton Hall Academy for Connected Conmunity Schools, a new CoSer offered by Herkimer BOCES!
Trick or Treating
The Child and Family Services program's preschool class celebrated Halloween with costumes and all!
VP-TECH Advanced Manufacturing