PEACCE on Earth


The students in Mrs. Slagle’s PEACCE classroom at Arlington High School have learned the meaning of making a “donation” this holiday season. During their current event studies, they found a way to help a local organization in need.

Arlington High's Christmas Door Wars

Arlington Decorated Doors

The holiday season has brought the spirit of competition to the BOCES classes held at Arlington High School.

For the third year, BOCES students have joined with their teachers to decorate their classroom doors for the Arlington High School “Christmas Door Wars.”  This year’s theme is Christmas movies.

Mr. White's room 2104 won Faculty's Choice award. Mr. Baker's won Most Creative and Most Aesthetically Pleasing, and Mrs. Slagle's room won Most Humorous. Out of 6 catagories, BOCES doors won 4 awards!

Three cheers to all for sharing their creativity in such a festive way!

CTI Cosmetology Class goes to the Land of Oz!

Cosmetology Creations

Cosmetology students from the Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute recently volunteered to work behind the scenes at the Children's Community Theater production of “Oz” held last month at Spackenkill High School.

This was the second year students were able to take their skills on the road for a real-life work experience. “Typically we volunteer in the fall and spring for two different plays so all of the second year students have the opportunity to experience it if they choose,” said instructor Melissa Lennon. “The juniors hear about it and look forward to it.” What a great chance to apply what they have learned while helping out a community group.

December Grants Update Newsletter


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

Two Dutchess BOCES teachers working in PEACCE classes recently
received funding for unique projects that will benefit autism spectrum
students. Congratulations to Lisa Slagle and Christine Fitzgerald for their efforts!

Read more about various educational grants in the December 2014 Dutchess BOCES Grants Update Newsletter.

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

Spotlight: Career Exploratory Program

Career Exploration

Recognizing that students need to prepare for success after high school, CTI offers a unique half- day career exploratory program. Career development, integrated learning, and universal skills are emphasized as students rotate through select trade programs. Students are introduced to a number of career fields to help identify their interest level and to learn how to plan for a career. Field trips to job sites and guest lectures help to round out the program and all students have work-based learning experiences and career counseling.

Learn more about this program in action HERE.

Task Force Bulletin E-Newsletter

Task Force Bulletin

This monthly newsletter is designed to keep you informed of our progress and to offer important information you need.

Read the December bulletin HERE.

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