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TomCTE Instructor Awarded STEM Grant from Orange & Rockland Utilities

Congratulations to Thomas Christopher, Instructor in the Electrical Construction Program in the CTE Construction Careers Academy. Tom and his students are the recipients of an Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. grant that will support innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classroom projects...Read More


Hannah MichaelMarguerite A. Flood High School Students Honored by Orange County Youth Bureau

Michael Dickson and Hannah MacInnes, students who attend the Marguerite A. Flood High School at the OU BOCES Regional Education Center at Arden Hill, were recently honored at the annual Orange County Youth Bureau Awards Luncheon for the positive impact they have made in their school and communities...Read More




Regent JohnsonNewly-Appointed NYS Regent Judith Johnson Visits Career & Technical Education Center

NYS Regent Judith Johnson recently attended an Association for Career and Technical Education Administrators (ACTEA) Zone 4 meeting at the OU BOCES Career and Technical Education Center...Read More


recycleEvery Nickel Counts - Recycling Brings Rewards!

When the school day is over and the hundreds of BOCES employees empty out the buildings, a multitude of empty water bottles are left for disposal. One BOCES employee, Ardiana Cekici has realized their worth, and has set out to collect the recyclables in an effort to sort redeemable bottles from the day’s rubbish...Read More


Orange County Trust and Local Businesses Salute Career and Technical Education Outstanding Students

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the education and business communities in Orange County, spearheaded by Orange County Trust Company, came together at a gala dinner to celebrate thirty-two Career and Technical Education students who excelled in all aspects of their CTE education - theory, practical skills and work-based learning...Read More


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OU BOCES Proudly Inducts 56 CTE Students into the National Technical Honor Society

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center recently inducted 56 members into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS distinguishes, honors and encourages students who excel at their career and technical education studies and who possess admirable character, attitude and a strong intellect... Read More


Career & Technical Education Staff and Students Thank Local Business Partners at Annual Partnership Breakfast

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Each May, the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) holds a breakfast to thank their work-based learning partners who have been instrumental in providing hands-on, real world work experiences for students in the various Career Academies... Read More


TITCTeaching is the Core

During the 2014-15 school year, Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services had the exciting opportunity to serve as the lead of a consortium of 13 school districts that received the “Teaching is the Core” grant from NYS Education Department...Read More


NeikoJohn A. Flannery Middle School Student Recognized for his Thoughtful Creativity in the 2015 ADAC Poster Contest

Neiko Flores, an eighth grade John A. Flannery Middle School student from Middletown, won third place in his age group in the 28th Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Poster Design Contest sponsored by The Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) of Orange County...Read More



School Districts Celebrate Their Brightest Stars at Outstanding Student Recognition Dinner

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Recently, the education and local business communities joined to honor the valedictorians, salutatorians and honor graduates from each of the school districts in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Supervisory District. This event, coordinated by the OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services, highlighted the accomplishments and promising futures of academically outstanding students from public and private high schools...Read More


Board Student RecognitionOrange-Ulster Cooperative Board Members Honor 2014-2015 Student Winners

Before their May Board meeting, the members of the Orange-Ulster Cooperative Board and BOCES administration gathered to honor award winning students who attend various Career Academies at the Career & Technical Education Center. These students excelled in various regional, statewide and national competitions throughout the 2014-2015 school year...Read More


Stewart DrillCTE Students and Staff Volunteer at Stewart Airport Emergency Drill

Early in May, Stewart International Airport executed a full scale emergency drill to test its Airport Emergency Plan. CTE students in the Security, Transportation and Health Careers Academies were invited to participate in the drill...Read More


lupinski art festivalHow to Be a Good Sport Theme of 2015 Mary Lupinski Art Festival

For the eleventh year, the lobby and hallways of RCCE, located in the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center, were decorated with the imaginative, colorful and dramatic artwork created by the RCCE students depicting the theme How to Be a Good Sport as part of the annual Mary Lupinski Art Festival... Read More


Yankanin SkoufisBOCES Collaborates with New Chester Agricultural Center to Expand Learning Opportunities for CTE Students

Recently Jodie Yankanin, Director of Career and Technical Education, joined a group of farmers, local community leaders, including NYS Assemblyman James Skoufis, and investors to commemorate the opening of the new Chester Agricultural Center, a cooperative sustainable farming venture...Read More

Heart Walk GroupOU BOCES Teams Up for Tri County Heart Walk 2015

For the past five years, OU BOCES staff members have organized teams and participated in the Tri County Heart Walk at Lake Welch Beach in Harriman State Park... Read More

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CTE Students Excel at 49th Annual Leadership and Skills Championships

Thirty-two CTE students recently represented their career programs at the 49th annual New York State Leadership & Skills Competition held in Syracuse, NY. And in keeping with the OU BOCES Career and Technical Education Center's tradition of excellence, many of those students came home statewide winners... Read More






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Diane E. Lang, Director of Instructional Support, Honored for Leadership in Education

Diane E. Lang, PhD, OU BOCES Director of Instructional Support Services, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Leadership and Support Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State...Read More






Orange-Ulster School Districts Honor Outstanding Seniors in Arts and Humanities humanities honorees

Thirty-two high school seniors who have distinguished themselves in the humanities during their high school years came together at Kuhl's Highland House in Middletown to be honored for their significant achievements in the arts and humanities...Read More


Trans fairTransition Fair Bridges School to Community for Young Adults

Ongoing collaboration between the Orange County Transition Council and Orange-Ulster BOCES resulted in a highly successful 2nd Annual Transition Fair for students transitioning from school to community...Read More





ORMC signDriving Impaired Prevention Team Brings Important Message to John A. Flannery HS Students

The John A. Flannery High School Health Program recently invited members of ORMC's Impaired Driving Prevention Program to speak with JAFHS students...Read More


GNYRALocal Students Celebrate the "Unlimited Possibilities" of Libraries and Books at the 2015 Great New York Read Aloud

The OU BOCES School Library System celebrated National Library Week at its annual Great New York Read Aloud (GNYRA). Students from local elementary, middle and high schools took part in the Read Aloud during National Library Week and School Library Media Month...Read More

Otisville Elementary Satellite Program Celebrates

Autism Awareness Month

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In recognition of Autism Awareness month, students and staff from the BOCES Otisville Satellite Program and the Otisville Elementary School wore blue for autism awareness...More


County Service DayLocal High School Students Shadow County Government Officials During Orange County Service Day

One of the many programs coordinated for component school districts by the Division of Instructional Support Services is the Youth-in-Government Program, which celebrated its 70th year in 2014. County Service Day culminates the Youth-in-Government program each year... Read More


Goshen HS Team Wins 2015 Orange County Mock Trials

Goshen Mock Trial

Following a well-argued civil case between the Mock Trial teams from James I O'Neill HS and Goshen HS, Goshen emerged victorious in the 2015 Mock Trial Finals. The OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support and the Orange County Bar Association collaborate to sponsor this worthwhile extracurricular program...Read More

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Division of Instructional Support Services Releases 2015 Spring Professional Development Catalog Click Here







CTE Holds 16th Annual Y2Kids Careers from A-to-Z for Local Middle-School Students


Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event, sponsored by the Career and Technical Education Division, was held in March in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Hangar in New Windsor. Nearly 2000 local middle school students attended...Read More


PSA winnersCTE Digital Film & Post Production Students Win Local Film Contest

CTE Digital Filmmaking and Post Production students Brandon Pettus, Mariah Hernandez, Joi Watkis, Liz Bisone, Caleb Mason, Billy Schlesinger and Matt Smith were top prize winners for their Public Service Announcement (PSA) entries in the Hudson Valley Across the River Film Festival...Read More

Goshen Village Hall signBOCES Students and Teachers Lend Expertise to Village of Goshen

When the Village of Goshen's Village Hall sign was in need of repair, Mayor Kyle Roddey approached veteran BOCES Technology teacher, Daniel Wright and his students for help with the renovations...Read More



ShashwatShashwat Patel of Monroe-Woodbury Middle School Wins Orange County Spelling Bee

Shashwat Patel, a 7th grade student who attends Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, was named the Grand Champion of the Orange County Spelling Bee. The Times Herald Record sponsors the Orange County winner to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee in May. Shashwat was congratulated by Barry Lewis, the Executive Editor of the Times Herald Record... More


gavelGoshen and James I. O'Neill To Compete in Orange County Mock Trial Finals

The Mock Trial teams from Goshen HS and James I. O'Neill HS prevailed in the semi-finals and earned the right to face each other in the Orange County Mock Trial Finals...Read More



CTE Students and Staff Proudly March in Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Students and staff from OU BOCES' Career & Technical Education Center proudly marched in the 2015 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade...Read More


The FollowingCTE Digital Film and Post Production Students Observe Filming of FX's The Following

Students in the CTE Digital Filmmaking and Post Production class were given the opportunity to observe the cast and crew of FX’s The Following filming on location at the Orange County Jail in Goshen...Read More


award winnersCTE Students Honored by College of Westchester

Congratulations to six CTE students selected as College of Westchester award winners. The College of Westchester annually recognizes outstanding high school business education, computer education and allied health students from over 40 area high schools. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, determination and leadership... Read More

REGION 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament



It proved to be a day of colorful creativity and boisterous camaraderie as nearly 500 local students came together to compete in the Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Orange-Ulster BOCES... Read More



Auto Technology II Students Win NYS GNYADA Competition

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Congratulations to Richard Wierzbicki-McMickle (Minisink Valley HS) and Nicholas Maurer (Warwick Valley HS), the OU BOCES CTE Auto Technology Team, for their first-place win at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) statewide competition...Read More


BOCES Supports National Wear Red for Heart Health


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Students and staff at Orange-Ulster BOCES joined millions of Americans across the nation who wore red to school and work in as a show of commitment to the fight against women's heart disease...More


media dayCTE Media Day Commemorates National Career & Technical Education Month

High school students currently enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) academies recently celebrated National Career & Technical Education month by showcasing their technical programs to members of the press, local dignitaries and community...Read More

CTE Students Dominate Regional SkillsUSA Competition

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Fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) students returned winners from the recent Area IV SkillsUSA Regional Competitions... More


winter brunchWinter Brunch at John A. Flannery Middle School Promotes School Connectedness

The John A. Flannery Middle School (JAFMS) continues to reinforce its sense of community. Prior to the December 2014 winter break, the JAFMS students, faculty and staff gathered for a communal brunch in an effort to build stronger relationships and create better bonds...Read More









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GNYADACTE Auto Technology II Students Compete in Regional GNYADA Competition

Congratulations to Richard Wierzbicki-McMickle (Minisink Valley HS) and Nicholas Maurer (Warwick Valley HS) - CTE's Automotive Technology Team 1 - for taking third place in the GNYADA (Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association) Regionals held in January. They will advance to the NYS GNYADA Competition...Read More


holiday bazaarJohn A. Flannery HS/MS Students Hold Annual Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Toys for Tots

As they do each year, the John A. Flannery High School Student Government sponsored its annual Holiday Bazaar in early December. The Bazaar is a tradition that offers affordable holiday shopping alternatives and all proceeds go to the Toys for Tots and the Student Government Activities Fund...Read More



ABCDCTE Future Business Leaders of America Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Children

Thirty-one CTE students who are members of the OU BOCES chapter of Future Business Leaders of America visited the ABCD Center in Florida, NY in late December to personally deliver holiday gifts and spend time interacting with the children...Read More


SEnior EnrichmentDivision of Instructional Support’s Senior Enrichment Students Enjoy Educational Trip to NYC

The Division of Instructional Support Services’ Senior Enrichment program gave forty-eight students an opportunity to enjoy the holiday spirit in New York City in mid-December while also taking part in a memorable learning experience at the Museum of Natural History... Read More





Division of Instructional Support Awarded TITC Grant for Local Schools

The OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services has been awarded a NYSED Teaching is the Core grant which will enable thirteen local school districts to explore strategies for improving the quality of assessments and assuring that educational programs are focused on high-quality, coordinated teaching, learning and assessment of learning... Read More





John A. Flannery Middle School Students Celebrate Thanksgiving as a Community

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the John A. Flannery Middle School (JAFMS) celebrated community and respect through their annual Thanksgiving Day Community Luncheon...Read More





RJP Restorative Justice Practices at John A. Flannery Middle School

The John A. Flannery Middle School has embraced the philosophy of Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) and the outcomes are positive and gratifying. When students and staff are part of the same groups,for things like planning community events, everyone gains a sense of belonging...Read More

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Career & Technical Education Center Releases CTE Works Fall 2014-2015 Newsletter

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Gaso posterCTE Digital Design and Advertising Students Create Great American Smoke-Out Posters for Orange County Government’s Anti-Smoking Campaign

Each year students in the CTE Visual Arts Careers Academy’s Digital Design and Advertising Program create anti-smoking posters for the Orange County Department of Health. The top posters are used in the Orange County Health Department's Anti-Smoking Campaign... Read More




culinaryAdult and Continuing Education Division Releases Winter-Spring 2014-15 Course Catalog

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Adult and Continuing Education has released its Winter-Spring Course Catalog. Early registration for most programs is available now online or by calling 781-6715 x2. Click "View Catalog" below to check out our programs for adults.

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pumpkinsHalloWeek Incorporates Common Core Standards at Cornwall Satellite

The staff at the Cornwall Satellite spent the week before Halloween challenging their students using cross-curricular lessons that incorporated the Common Core Learning Standards as well as the theme of Halloween...Read More



CTE Auto Technology II Students Participate in Preliminary GNYADA Competition

The CTE Transportation Careers Academy recently held its annual In-House Automotive Competition to select the top students who wil go on compete at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) Regional Competition in January...Read More


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