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                                                                                          June 2017 
  • Caught Being Nice!
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    Have you seen Captain Nice and the Nicesters sneaking around the Rossetti Center, spreading kindness wherever they go?

    Throughout the year, CTE teachers have been working in Book Study Groups, and a number of teachers read The Power of Nice, by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval. It was a book recommended by Mary Maitland, and it focuses on companies and people who are nice, cooperative and fair are often more successful, have better employee retention and satisfaction and higher productivity.

    To highlight the lessons in this book, teachers decided to forego a traditional culminating presentation and instead create Captain Nice and the Nicesters. Their first act of kindness was recognizing others – they left thank you cards on colleagues’ desks along with bags of seeds that read “plant seeds of kindness.”

    Look out for more Nice-ness over these last few weeks.


    EC Director Receives Friend of Children Award
    Early Childhood Director Colleen Wuest received an award in the Community Service category, and a number of current and former Early Childhood colleagues attended to dinner to celebrate Colleen’s recognition.

    Colleen was nominated by Assistant for Family Services Eileen Allen, who cited Colleen’s support of her pre-k staff, her willingness to step into any role, her expertise in Pyramid Model and Youth Mental Health First Aid, and her active participation in state and regional committees and agencies that advance the needs of early education.
    In addition, CTE teacher Lythel Mims nominated two of her Early Childhood Education students for the Friend of Children award in the Youth category and Rome junior Elizabeth Hallenback was honored at the award ceremony. 

    BCCE Featured as Magazine Cover Story
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    The BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education’s Business and Industry service was the cover story and main feature in  the May issue of Editor, a regional print magazine highlighting positive stories in the community. The story focused in particular on the work BCCE is doing with Oneida Molded Plastics to teach Shop Math to its workers. Instructor Laura O’Shaunnessy has been working with the manufacturing company to run a weekly course for each of its three shifts so the entire OMP staff can be well-versed in Shop Math. The article also described more broadly BCCE’s work partnering with area businesses over the years to offer education and training programs.

    Employee Recognition Ceremony

    Group photos of service award recipients and retirees can be found at the Employee Recognition tab on the left.  

    It's Our Birthday!

    MOBOCES will be celebrating its 50th anniversary beginning in July. In honor of this milestone, the Board and Senior Leadership will be hosting events and rolling out a new logo and identity. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter over the summer to learn more!

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     Summer Programs
    Campus doesn't remain quiet for long after our graduations and completion ceremonies. We will again host a summer program on campus beginning July 5, and we will coordinate a number of programs across the region in July and August. Thank you in advance to our summer staff and summer coordinators.

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    ROPE Student Wins State SkillsUSA Contest 
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    Recreation and Outdoor Power Equipment student Logan Vineall took first place in the Small Engine Service contest at this year’s SkillsUSA New York State competition. It’s the second year in a row that ROPE has had a first place finisher at states. Congrats to Dave Orr on a great achievement!

    In second place at states was Doug Marshall, also in ROPE, in the Motorcycle Service contest and Nicholas Calabresse, from Jim Farruggia’s Carpentry class. 

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