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New BOCES and CAPE partnership supports students

A partnership between Dutchess BOCES and the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) seeks to support students in a new way. 
The purpose of this partnership is to help students “develop skills and strategies in a healthy way to deal with trauma as opposed to self-medicating with substances,” shared Denise Dzikowski, BOCES’ executive director for special and alternative education.  

Celebrating Career and Technical Education Month

February is Career and Technical Education month! To celebrate the hard work and dedication of our Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute (CTI) students, we spoke to students from across a variety of programs throughout the month to learn about their experiences.

SPC Kid’s HEART Challenge

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by participating in the Kid’s HEART Challenge from the American Heart Association? Students at Salt Point Center (SPC) got their hearts pumping on Wednesday by hula hooping, jumping rope, long jumping, and much more.

BOCES campus unites to support Special Olympics

The Hudson Valley Special Olympics Regional Aquatics & Basketball Competition is fast approaching, and Dutchess BOCES is coming together to prepare athletes for the competition, as well as to fundraise for Hudson Valley Special Olympics as a whole.

Tips offer help beating winter blues

The winter season can bring about mixed feelings. Leading up to the holidays, the cold and snowy weather is often viewed as merry and bright, but what about after the new year? With a couple of winter months still to come, Lauren Sky – a Dutchess BOCES school social worker - and Salt Point Center student, Colton Schinella, share some tips for families and students to beat the winter blues.