The district-wide plan was adopted by the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services at regular meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017.
BOCES Efficiency Study: Identifying Options for the Future
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES recently commissioned a study to identify options for the future of our technology, school improvement and special education services. This study provides recommendations which BOCES leadership is in the process of evaluating, and the implementation of these recommendations will be aimed at maximizing the value of our services. The foundation of the study is 10 cultural attributes that guide BOCES operations.
The full report can be accessed here. Please use the Let's Talk! portal titled "BOCES Efficiency Study" for any communications about the study, including questions, comments, or concerns. If you would like a response, don't forget to include your contact information in the Let's Talk form.
North Country K-2 teachers are working with Lauren Kolbeck, a former staff developer at Teacher's College in NYC, on teaching reading in small groups. Students from Colton-Pierrepont Central School were bused in to provide teachers with authentic practice with this skill. Thank you Lauren and Colton-Pierrepont for providing our teachers with a wonderful learning experience!
Twenty-four rice bags were made to donate to the Cancer Treatment Center in Ogdensburg by students in the Crossroads program. The bags can be heated to provide comfort for cold hands or sore muscles while patients are receiving treatment. The Cancer Treatment Center expressed their thanks for the thoughtful gift.
A birch chair and flowers were donated by Aaron Buckley's greenhouse students at Northwest Tech for the Transition Services Program to take to the APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment) at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid. The items went to a Silent Auction and raised money towards a scholarship to support a consumer to attend the conference next year. The Transition Program would like to Thank Mr. Buckley and his students, and staff for their generous contribution.
Congratulations to Hannah, a Lisbon Central School student in the ABA program at Potsdam. Hannah was crowned prom queen today at the prom at OFA.
Our Potsdam area Special Education staff were recently recognized staff for both perfect attendance and "rock star attendance" (missing 2 days or less of school) from December through March. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to our students!
The third annual Regional Art Show opened on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the ESC, showcasing the work of students in kindergarten through the 8th grade from 16 of our component districts. The show is co-sponsored by the North Country Art Teachers Association and BOCES, and artwork will be displayed through April 13, 2017.
Click the image below to view a story about the show from WWNY 7 News/Fox 28.