In her government and global studies classes, BOCES Alternative High School teacher Sheri Tompkins finds students have opinions as wide as the Hudson River. She encourages students to share all points of view with the caveat that everyone must remain respectful.
A small group of Dutchess BOCES staff took a dip in the freezing cold waters at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill on Saturday morning during the annual Polar Plunge, raising money for the Special Olympics.
Dutchess BOCES’ Salt Point Center implemented a program known as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) last year to encourage students to be inquisitive and inventive when finding the right answers to assignments and tasks.
Valentine’s Day was Sunday, but it didn’t stop students and staff across the BOCES Salt Point Campus from completing cute projects early and offering tips on how to make the day extra special for that special person.
On Sunday January 29th, the Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton published a letter highlighting the work of BOCES throughout New York State have done to support school districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When times get tough for students at BOCES’ Alternative High School, the Teaching Assistants for Crisis Intervention are there to help. Marc Anderson, Mark Dolan, Maurice Hollis and Peter Iuele, help students make it through their classes, but also assist students in their personal lives.