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     Surplus Bid Packet

    Click here to access the bid packet. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, December 5th at 1:30 pm at the ESC.


    Canton Central School District Superintendent Search
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    Click here to apply online.

     2017-2018 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
    Click here to download the handbook.

    2017-18 School Year Calendar
    Click here to download (PDF)

     2017-18 Services Guide
     Click here to download the BOCES Services Guide.

     District-wide Safety Plan

    The district-wide plan was adopted by the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services at regular meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017.


    Water Testing Results

    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.


News and Headlines

  • BOCES Adult Education and Workforce Development Announces Spring 2018 Course Offerings

    View the course offerings by clicking the image below, or visit 

    Course Catalog, mountains and trees


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  • SLL BOCES Announces Holiday Card Contest Winner

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             painting of santa and reindeer with "Merry Christmas" written at the top


    Meet Bryce Delosh, this year's holiday card contest winner. Bryce is a 5th grader in the Potsdam Annex 6:1:2 program. His teacher, Sara Lamica says "Bryce is quiet but very clever and witty! He is such a joy to have in our class." Bryce created the winning artwork using regular paper, paint and sharpie. He painted his fingers to make the Santa and reindeer fingerprints, then used sharpie to draw the other details. 

    Bryce's favorite Christmas activity is opening presents on Christmas morning.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest this year by submitting beautiful and festive artwork! You can view all entries on our Facebook page at


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  • Ogdensburg Area Special Education Recognizes Staff for Perfect Attendance 

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    group of people holding certifcates

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    Congratulations to Ann Lesperance and Jen Prashaw for their perfect attendance from September to November this school year!  Congratulations to our attendance Ogdensburg region Rock Stars who missed a day or less of work from September to November!  Our Rock Stars are Betsy Recker, Mary Bishop, Amy Jo Warrington, Cindy Dezell, and Aaron Buckley.  We appreciate your work with our students!  Thank you!


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  • Community Connections Students Learn About Adirondacks

    Students at Canton Community Connections had an Adirondack experience this year at Blue Mountain Lake.  During their visit to the Adirondack Museum, they learned about the Adirondacks to begin researching topics for a presentation. All students presented in October to their peers, staff and Program Supervisor.

    Group of students seated on and around oversized adirondack chair outside.

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  • Students Soar with Hovercraft Project, Made Possible Through BOCES Exploratory Enrichment

    Hocercraft project channel 7 report  

    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."

    "The Hovercraft Project models science, teamwork and leadership to 5th through 12th grade students through a fun, participatory and immersive learning experience that can be hosted by any school in America: building a fleet of fully functional, safe and reusable hovercrafts!"


    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.

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  • Flu Shot Clinics

    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


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  • Students Experience Adventure at ESY Program in Potsdam


    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!

    Group photo of staff and students at summit

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  • Community Connections Students Work on Conservation Project

    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.


    Invasive Species Repository

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  • Reading Group Training

    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!

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  • Students at Crossroads Program Donate Rice Bags to Cancer Treatment Center

    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.

    Victoria Sews Rice Bags for Cancer Patients

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    Northwest Tech Greenhouse Students Make Donation to Transition Services Program

    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.

    Birch chair and flowers

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  • Education Careers Academy

    Are you an incoming high school senior interested in pursuing a career in education? The Education Careers Academy might be the right place for you to get a jumpstart on your future! Read more from the Watertown Daily times here.


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  • Prom Queen

    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.

    Hannah_Prom Queen


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  • Special Education Staff Recognized for Attendance 

    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!

    Rock Star Attendance


    Perfect Attendance

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  • 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.


     WWNY Clip- Student Art Show

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