Dutchess BOCES District Superintendent Search Process

The Dutchess BOCES Board of Trustees met February 18th to begin the process of developing a search plan and profile for the next District Superintendent. We have created a confidential survey for stakeholders to share their views of the characteristics they would like to see in the next District Superintendent as well as thoughts on what Dutchess BOCES should aspire to be over the next three to five years. By clicking on the link below you will be able to participate in this important process. Please complete and return the survey by March 3, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MLV52MJ

We will also post a District Superintendent Search timeline on the BOCES website www.dcboces.org by March 3rd.

March Grants Update Newsletter

Grants

Interested in pursuing funding opportunities for your classroom, program or project?

Read more about various educational grants in the March 2015 Dutchess BOCES Grants Update Newsletter.

Application deadlines are always quickly approaching, so be certain to take note of them and best of luck!

Spotlight: Educational Resources Learning Technology

February SpotlightTechnology has dramatically changed how we work, learn, and communicate. 

At Dutchess BOCES, the Educational Resources Learning Technology staff is responsible for hardware, software, data, and systems like Moodle, Exchange/Email, and Ensemble Video. In addition, they work to ensure that the technology used in the BOCES offices and classrooms is meeting the needs of the agency in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

Recently, they completed the first of two significant technology upgrades and the second will be unveiled this spring.

Read about these upgrades HERE in the February Spotlight.

Dutchess BOCES Goes Red

Dutchess BOCES SPC Goes Red

Dutchess BOCES Goes Red

Students and staff at the Salt Point Center started school spirit week early and “went red” Friday, February 6th to show support for American Heart Association’s campaign to fight heart disease in women.

In support of the students, staff members contributed to the AHA fundraiser.

Employees at all BOCES locations also participated by wearing red and donning red bracelets to show they had joined the effort to fight the number one killer of women.



Dutchess BOCES Goes Red staff

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Plunge 2015The BOCES Polar Plunge team has raised over $4,000. If they stay in the top-school slot, they will receive a trophy and the BOCES school colors would be the choice for next year's sweatshirts.  All of the money raised stays in the Hudson Valley and will actually help support our SPC Basketball Skills team that competes on March 08, 2015 at Marist College.

Donations can be made up to a week after plunge by going HERE and clicking on Dutchess BOCES on the right hand of the screen under Top Teams.

In-District makes Bonnie Boxes

Bonnie Boxes Student Community ProjectBOCES Students Serve Through Pawling High School

Dutchess BOCES students recently collected items to help women undergoing cancer treatment and chemotherapy.

“Bonnie Boxes” are hand-decorated shoeboxes that are filled with helpful items and little gifts to bring smiles to patients’ faces. Items include warm socks, lip balm, mints, ginger ale, graham crackers, puzzles, and get well cards.

Bonnie Rotker Acker and her son began the effort before she lost her brave battle with cancer. The community service project was completed through the Interact Club at Pawling High School.

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