Program Helps Students Build Life and Work-Ready Skills

This year, our long-running Work-Based Learning (WBL) program for 18- to 21-year-olds has a new home—in the heart of the BOCES administrative offices. Here, students meet daily for classroom-based learning relevant to a work-based curriculum. They are also providing support for the BOCES teams—from organizing paper recycling to assisting with inventory and distribution of needed …

Airline Drive Academy September 2021 Principal’s Message

The following welcome message from Principal Barb Lounello was sent to families of students attending Airline Drive Academy at the start of September 2021. Welcome families, students and staff to the 2021-2022 school year! It is with great privilege and excitement that I welcome you as the principal of Airline Drive Academy once again. I …

New Leaders Join The BOCES Team

Administrators Bring Decades of Experience To BOCES Schools Please join us in welcoming Gabriele Barbato as the new principal of Maywood School, Carrie Sunkes as principal of the Cooperative Virtual Learning Academy and Matthew Ward as principal of the Career & Technical School, Schoharie Campus. They bring decades of experience in school administration to these …

Airline Drive, Maywood School Health and Safety Information

On August 20, 2021, the following letter was sent by Caralee Kardash, director of Special Education, to families of students who will attend Airline Drive Academy and the Maywood School beginning in September 2021. Dear Parent/Guardian: It is our sincere hope that you had a wonderful summer and enjoyed some time with family and friends. …

Students Celebrate The Summer Olympics

Students in our K-12 summer program recently celebrated their version of the Olympics, complete with a torch, competitions and something even the Tokyo Olympics lacked—fans! From obstacle courses to relay races and volleyball, the games gave students a host of fun ways to exercise their bodies and their minds. Principal Carol d’Estienne—on hand to cheer …

A Reminder to Our Families

We hope everyone is enjoying these summer days. As the numbers for COVID-19 have begun to creep up again in the Capital Region we would like to take this opportunity to remind our school community about the importance of mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. We were diligent with these measures throughout the school …

2021 Maywood School Graduation

Videos of Ceremonies Now Available We couldn’t be prouder of our graduating students and all they have been able to accomplish. Watch a Video Replay of the Maywood School Graduation Ceremonies Ceremony 1 – noon Watch a video replay of this event. Ceremony 2 – 1:15 p.m.  Watch a video replay of this event. Closed …

Indoor School Mask Requirements Remain Unchanged

As a region, the districts will make no change to mask policies until such guidance is received. Mask wearing will continue in accordance with school district Reopening Plans that were developed based on the comprehensive state guidance of last summer.

Thanks For Our Teachers

This year, National Teacher Appreciation Week runs from May 2 through May 8. While we take this time each year to say a special “thank you,” we are grateful every day for our teachers and the skills, knowledge, creativity and caring they bring to their work in support of our students. As schools throughout the …

Creating a Culture of Care in Our Schools

Academics matters, but kindness counts, too, and is an important ingredient in creating safe, welcoming and happy school communities for our learners.

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