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.
WWNY Channel 7 News recently visited Huevelton Central School to learn about the Hovercraft Project. (Video above)
Through the SLL BOCES Exploratory Enrichment shared service, several districts have had the opportunity to participate in the Hovercraft Project. According to the project's website, "The Hovercraft Project equips students with the applied skills they need to succeed in any area of their lives. This project integrates classroom learning with the construction of a low friction vehicle called a hovercraft....and yes, they ride it."
Developed by Chase Educational Consulting (CEC), a 501c3 nonprofit, The Hovercraft Project travels from city to city to work with schools, education organizations, after-school programs, religious institutions and community centers to divide up to 128 students at a time into teams of 6-8 for a day unlike any other they have ever experienced.
Each student team is composed of a hand-selected team leader who—under the supervision of the project leader—is responsible for managing his or her team members, each of whom have been assigned their own unique roles for the building process. Working together to implement instructions developed by The Hovercraft Projects' Executive Director, Matt Chase, these teams compete to build up to 16 rideable hovercrafts, in just a matter of hours!
Cognizant of today's educational environment, The Hovercraft Project meets CORE curriculum requirements and promotes interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). The Hovercraft Project can be tailored to incorporate educational, curricular, or motivational concepts requested prior to project launch. The Hovercraft Project takes just one school day to complete.
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and the St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties School District Employee Medical Plan will again be hosting flu shot clinics at all three Tech Centers and the Educational Services Center.
The flu shot clinics are only for active employees that are participating members of the St. Lawrence-Lewis Counties School District Employee Medical Plan. At this time, we are not able to accommodate dependents, retirees, or the public.
As a participating member of the Medical Plan, the cost of the flu shot will be billed directly to the Medical Plan so there will be no cost to you to attend one of these clinics.
There will be sign-up sheets in the main office at each Tech Center and in the mail room at the ESC. Please be sure to sign up if you’d like to receive a flu shot.
Below is the schedule for the flu shot clinics:
Educational Services Center
Wednesday, October 4th
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Southwest Tech Center
Friday, October 6th
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Northwest Tech Center
Monday, October 2nd
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Seaway Tech Center
Wednesday, October 4th
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The new Adult Education Course Catalog is now available! Click the image below to view the entire catalog.
Students had the opportunity to climb Azure Mountain this week as part of the outdoor educational curriculum at our Extended School Year summer program at Potsdam. Students got to experience new challenges together and had a great time!
During the 2016-2017 school year Canton Community Connections students worked with St. Lawrence Co. Soil and Conservation to build 16 Nuisance Invasive Species Disposal stations. The disposal stations are to be installed at various boat launches throughout St. Lawrence County (6 will go to Jefferson County) to aid in combatting the transfer of invasive species from body of water to another.
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.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM DASA Training: Canton, NY
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Ag Studies Fall Fest
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Southwest Tech Fall Open House (Family Night)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM BOE Meeting