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  • Smith School Teacher Receives Prestigious National Board Certification

    National Board Certification is the most respected professional certification available in education. It was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide.  In the state of New York, only about 1% of teachers have completed the NBCT process. Smith School Teacher of the Visually Impaired & Speech Pathologist Trish Peterson is one of them -- and she did it twice. 

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  • TST BOCES Facilities Department Hosts 1st Electric Vehicle Summit

    TST BOCES hosted the first-ever Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The summit included a roundtable discussion with guest speakers about a variety of topics related to the launch of EV projects for public schools in the state of New York. 

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  • Last Call for Annual Food Drive Donations: Contest Ends Friday, December 17

    The National Technical Honor Society’s (NTHS) Annual Holiday Food Drive is in full swing and they are hoping to make this year another one for the books! Students and staff are participating in some friendly competition to see who can collect the most non-perishable and holiday food items by Friday, December 17.

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  • Congratulations to our Students Of The Month For November

    The Career & Tech Center staff and administration at TST BOCES is proud to announce November’s Students of the Month! These outstanding Students of the Month are chosen based on qualities such as: character, leadership, citizenship, work ethic, and attendance. The students are be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, responsible and a positive role model. The Career and Tech Students of the Month will receive a certificate, a gift certificate for the Snack Shack, in addition to being featured on the District’s communications channels.

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  • Adult Education Heat Pump Class Promotes Entrepreneurship

    Most will say that owning your own business is the American dream. TST BOCES Instructor Thom Mayo says it’s something his students can come to expect with a career in heat pump installation.

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  • Congratulations to our Students Of The Month For October

    The Career & Tech Center staff and administration at TST BOCES is proud to announce October’s Students of the Month! These outstanding Students of the Month are chosen based on qualities such as: character, leadership, citizenship, work ethic, and attendance. The students are be compassionate, honest, trustworthy, responsible and a positive role model. The Career and Tech Students of the Month will receive a certificate, a gift certificate for the Snack Shack, in addition to being featured on the District’s communications channels.

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  • Veteran’s Life of Service Continues in the Classroom

    Travis Getzke served for nine years in the Army National Guard as an infantry soldier before joining TST BOCES as a Health and Physical Education (PE) teacher where he’s spent the past 16 years.

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  • Smith School Students Honor Mexican Culture with Halloween Sugar Skull Art

    Smith School Students learn about the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, by decorating Sugar Skulls as a way to honor important people in their lives. The skulls will be on display at Village Taqueria and Grill in Dryden starting Friday, October 29. The beginner Spanish class is based on the concept of learning language through culture and experiences, a practice that is taught and led by new World Spanish Language teacher R.J Santander Malabanan.

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  • College Versus Trade School: Lansing student “paves the way” for hybrid learning

    As a high school student who is quickly approaching graduation, you are asked again and again the same dreaded question and no it's not, “Who you are taking to prom?” It comes from your parents, guidance counselor, and friends, “What are your plans after school?” or “What college are you going to?” For millions of students, these important decisions lead back to the concern of saving money. Maybe you were lucky enough to have your parents save up since you were born, or you have a few grand from your high school job in the bank. But tackling this reality and fear of the educational system is all too real for many.

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  • Congratulations to our Students of the Month

    It has been a truly incredible start of the school year at TST and our CTE program students are hard at work, actively learning for a world of possibilities. We are proud to congratulate our Students of the Month for September!

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  • New Heat Pump Installation Course Offered Through Adult Education

    This course will be a 20-hour basic installation of low ambient mini-split heat pump class. This class will focus on the skills needed for an entry-level position as an installer of residential heat pump systems.

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  • Join Our Team! We're Hiring

    Our Exceptional Education program is looking to welcome 5 new employees to the Darwin C. Smith School located on the BOCES campus in Ithaca, NY. If you are looking for a rewarding career in education, this is the place for you!

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  • BOCES Recognized for Record-Setting Fundraising Efforts

    The United Way of Tompkins County presented TST BOCES with a certificate of achievement for its significant increase in money raised and overall participation during the 2020 Workplace Campaign fundraiser.

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  • BOCES Leaders From Across State Look Towards TST Region For Diversity Training

    BOCES leadership team members from across New York state attended a cultural respsonsiveness training led by Ithaca Central School District Superintendent, Dr. Luvelle Brown Tuesday morning.

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  • June Tompkins County Distinguished Youth Award

    Congratulations to Keven Morse for being the June TCDYA Winner!

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  • CTE May Students of the Month

    The Career and Tech Center staff and administration recognize nominated first year and second year students each month. Congratulations to April recipients!

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  • End of the Year Ceremonies 2021

    We are very proud of the many achievements our students have attained this year, and we welcome you to tune into our livestreams.

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  • Tomato Research Project Inspires New Visions Student to Explore Plant Genetics at Cornell

    Glenn Parker has always had an interest in genetics. So, when her teacher walked into class with a potted tomato plant and proposed a genetic research project, she was naturally intrigued.

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  • April Tompkins County Distinguished Youth Award

    Congratulations to Abigail Jackson for being the April TCDYA Winner!

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  • Criminal Justice Seniors Complete NY State Security Guard Certification

    New York State just gained 14 new certified security guards!

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