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CTE Holds 16th Annual Y2Kids Careers from A-to-Z for Local Middle-School Students


Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event, sponsored by the Career and Technical Education Division, was held in March in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Hangar in New Windsor. Nearly 2000 local middle school students attended...Read More


PSA winnersCTE Digital Film & Post Production Students Win Local Film Contest

CTE Digital Filmmaking and Post Production students Brandon Pettus, Mariah Hernandez, Joi Watkis, Liz Bisone, Caleb Mason, Billy Schlesinger and Matt Smith were top prize winners for their Public Service Announcement (PSA) entries in the Hudson Valley Across the River Film Festival...Read More

Goshen Village Hall signBOCES Students and Teachers Lend Expertise to Village of Goshen

When the Village of Goshen's Village Hall sign was in need of repair, Mayor Kyle Roddey approached veteran BOCES Technology teacher, Daniel Wright and his students for help with the renovations...Read More



ShashwatShashwat Patel of Monroe-Woodbury Middle School Wins Orange County Spelling Bee

Shashwat Patel, a 7th grade student who attends Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, was named the Grand Champion of the Orange County Spelling Bee. The Times Herald Record sponsors the Orange County winner to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee in May. Shashwat was congratulated by Barry Lewis, the Executive Editor of the Times Herald Record... More


gavelGoshen and James I. O'Neill To Compete in Orange County Mock Trial Finals

The Mock Trial teams from Goshen HS and James I. O'Neill HS prevailed in the semi-finals and earned the right to face each other in the Orange County Mock Trial Finals...Read More



CTE Students and Staff Proudly March in Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Students and staff from OU BOCES' Career & Technical Education Center proudly marched in the 2015 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade...Read More


The FollowingCTE Digital Film and Post Production Students Observe Filming of FX's The Following

Students in the CTE Digital Filmmaking and Post Production class were given the opportunity to observe the cast and crew of FX’s The Following filming on location at the Orange County Jail in Goshen...Read More


award winnersCTE Students Honored by College of Westchester

Congratulations to six CTE students selected as College of Westchester award winners. The College of Westchester annually recognizes outstanding high school business education, computer education and allied health students from over 40 area high schools. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, determination and leadership... Read More

REGION 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament



It proved to be a day of colorful creativity and boisterous camaraderie as nearly 500 local students came together to compete in the Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Orange-Ulster BOCES... Read More




Auto Technology II Students Win NYS GNYADA Competition

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Congratulations to Richard Wierzbicki-McMickle (Minisink Valley HS) and Nicholas Maurer (Warwick Valley HS), the OU BOCES CTE Auto Technology Team, for their first-place win at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) statewide competition...Read More


BOCES Supports National Wear Red for Heart Health


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Students and staff at Orange-Ulster BOCES joined millions of Americans across the nation who wore red to school and work in as a show of commitment to the fight against women's heart disease...More


media dayCTE Media Day Commemorates National Career & Technical Education Month

High school students currently enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) academies recently celebrated National Career & Technical Education month by showcasing their technical programs to members of the press, local dignitaries and community...Read More

CTE Students Dominate Regional SkillsUSA Competition

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Fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) students returned winners from the recent Area IV SkillsUSA Regional Competitions... More


preschoolCTE Center Announces Openings for 2015-2016 Pre-School Program

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Pre-school Program. The CTE Pre-school provides a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool-aged children...More Info

2015-2016 Pre School Application


winter brunchWinter Brunch at John A. Flannery Middle School Promotes School Connectedness

The John A. Flannery Middle School (JAFMS) continues to reinforce its sense of community. Prior to the December 2014 winter break, the JAFMS students, faculty and staff gathered for a communal brunch in an effort to build stronger relationships and create better bonds...Read More









2015-2016 OU BOCES Cooperative Services Guide


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GNYADACTE Auto Technology II Students Compete in Regional GNYADA Competition

Congratulations to Richard Wierzbicki-McMickle (Minisink Valley HS) and Nicholas Maurer (Warwick Valley HS) - CTE's Automotive Technology Team 1 - for taking third place in the GNYADA (Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association) Regionals held in January. They will advance to the NYS GNYADA Competition...Read More


holiday bazaarJohn A. Flannery HS/MS Students Hold Annual Holiday Bazaar to Benefit Toys for Tots

As they do each year, the John A. Flannery High School Student Government sponsored its annual Holiday Bazaar in early December. The Bazaar is a tradition that offers affordable holiday shopping alternatives and all proceeds go to the Toys for Tots and the Student Government Activities Fund...Read More



ABCDCTE Future Business Leaders of America Students Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Children

Thirty-one CTE students who are members of the OU BOCES chapter of Future Business Leaders of America visited the ABCD Center in Florida, NY in late December to personally deliver holiday gifts and spend time interacting with the children...Read More


SEnior EnrichmentDivision of Instructional Support’s Senior Enrichment Students Enjoy Educational Trip to NYC

The Division of Instructional Support Services’ Senior Enrichment program gave forty-eight students an opportunity to enjoy the holiday spirit in New York City in mid-December while also taking part in a memorable learning experience at the Museum of Natural History... Read More





Division of Instructional Support Awarded TITC Grant for Local Schools

The OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services has been awarded a NYSED Teaching is the Core grant which will enable thirteen local school districts to explore strategies for improving the quality of assessments and assuring that educational programs are focused on high-quality, coordinated teaching, learning and assessment of learning... Read More

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Division of Instructional Support Releases Winter 2015 Catalog of Professional Development Workshops... Click Here





John A. Flannery Middle School Students Celebrate Thanksgiving as a Community

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the John A. Flannery Middle School (JAFMS) celebrated community and respect through their annual Thanksgiving Day Community Luncheon...Read More





RJP Restorative Justice Practices at John A. Flannery Middle School

The John A. Flannery Middle School has embraced the philosophy of Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) and the outcomes are positive and gratifying. When students and staff are part of the same groups,for things like planning community events, everyone gains a sense of belonging...Read More

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Career & Technical Education Center Releases CTE Works Fall 2014-2015 Newsletter

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CTE Call to Action! Help us Support Career Pathways for all students. Click Here for information.



Gaso posterCTE Digital Design and Advertising Students Create Great American Smoke-Out Posters for Orange County Government’s Anti-Smoking Campaign

Each year students in the CTE Visual Arts Careers Academy’s Digital Design and Advertising Program create anti-smoking posters for the Orange County Department of Health. The top posters are used in the Orange County Health Department's Anti-Smoking Campaign... Read More




culinaryAdult and Continuing Education Division Releases Winter-Spring 2014-15 Course Catalog

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Adult and Continuing Education has released its Winter-Spring Course Catalog. Early registration for most programs is available now online or by calling 781-6715 x2. Click "View Catalog" below to check out our programs for adults.

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pumpkinsHalloWeek Incorporates Common Core Standards at Cornwall Satellite

The staff at the Cornwall Satellite spent the week before Halloween challenging their students using cross-curricular lessons that incorporated the Common Core Learning Standards as well as the theme of Halloween...Read More



CTE Auto Technology II Students Participate in Preliminary GNYADA Competition

The CTE Transportation Careers Academy recently held its annual In-House Automotive Competition to select the top students who wil go on compete at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) Regional Competition in January...Read More


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