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DH Canal workersYouth Employment Program Puts Local Kids to Work for Second Successful Summer

Once again the OU BOCES Adult Education Division has teamed up with the Orange County Department of Employment and Training to run a six-week Summer Youth Employment Program. This unique work-readiness program hires young workers, aged 15 to 20, to work at sites in Newburgh, Middletown and Port Jervis...Read More


backpackSchool Library System Encourages Reading with Parents as Reading Buddies Program

The Division of Instructional Support Services (ISS) recently kicked off the Parents as Reading Buddies Summer Program. Reading events will be held throughout the summer at the ISS library in Goshen. An open house was held early in July featuring books, songs and an opportunity for participants to check out books for the summer...Read More


planeAviation Training Program for High School Students

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the Career & Technical Education Division is offering an Aviation Program for high school juniors and seniors as part of its Transportation Careers Academy...Read More

PN graduationOrange-Ulster BOCES Proudly Honors Fifty Practical Nurse Graduates

On Friday, June 27, 2014, Orange-Ulster BOCES recognized fifty Practical Nursing (PN) students in a candlelight graduation ceremony...Read More

DuncanJohn A. Flannery High School Celebrates 2014 Graduates

On June 26, 2014 in the auditorium of the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center, seventeen seniors graduated in a heartwarming ceremony amid cheers from families, well-wishers, faculty and staff as well as the students themselves...Read More


cte graduationCareer & Technical Education Center Celebrates 755 Graduates

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center celebrated 755 Career Academy completers at its 47th annual Student Recognition Ceremony...Read More

RCCS graduationRaymond C. Cramer Secondary School Honors Twenty-seven Graduates

Highlights of the 2014 graduation ceremony included the presentation of several awards to students in the graduating class as well as awards for excellence presented to other students in the Raymond C. Cramer Secondary School...Read More

MAF graduationBOCES Celebrates Graduates from Marguerite A. Flood High School

On Monday, June 16, 2014, under clear blue skies, members of the graduating class of the Marguerite A. Flood High School were celebrated by their teachers, administrators, families and friends...Read More

centerpieceLibrarians Celebrate Libraries and Learning with Rip Van Winkle Award

School librarians the Orange-Ulster region recently participated in their annual School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern NY Rip Van Winkle Award event where children's book illustrator Ed Young was honored... Read More


job fairJob Fair Held for Graduating Students in Health Careers

Approximately 125 high school and adult students in OU BOCES Health Careers programs who will be graduating in June, visited with representatives from local health care providers at a job fair held recently at the new Regional Education Center at Arden Hill... Read More


Petter BOCES Bids Farewell to Retirees

A farewell reception was recently held for thirty-three retiring employees at Orange-Ulster BOCES. William J. Hecht, OU BOCES District Superintendent, hosted the afternoon festivities that celebrated their exemplary service...Read More

Maura CreedenCTE Cosmetology Students Sponsor "Cut-a-Thon" to Benefit Locks of Love

Ten CTE Cosmetology II students, under the guidance of their instructors Mrs. Brenda Moore and Mrs. KerriAnne Taylor, recently participated in Cut-a-Thon to benefit The Locks of Love organization. The Cut-a-Thon was sponsored by CTE's local chapter of the National Technical Honor Society...Read More


myraCTE Fashion Design Students Support Warwick Fashion Show Fundraiser

Sixteen students from the CTE Fashion & Interior Design Program participated in a fashion show sponsored by Gloria Washington-Mines, the owner of Gloria’s Total Beauty Salon & Spa. CTE Fashion students created original designs for models, and some students modeled their own designs or those of their classmates... Read More


OliviaCTE Graphic Design Students Excel in ADAC Poster Contest

Several talented CTE Advertising Art & Design students were recognized in the Grades 10-12 Division of the 27th annual Orange County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Poster Contest...Read More



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Career & Technical Education Staff and Students
Thank Local Business Partners at Annual Partnership Breakfast

Each May, Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) holds a breakfast to thank their work-based learning industry partners who have been instrumental in providing hands-on, real world work experiences for students in the various Career Academies...Read More


NTHSOU BOCES Proudly Inducts CTE Students into the National Technical Honor Society

152 high-achieving CTE students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center on the Orange-Ulster BOCES campus in Goshen...Read More


Literacy OrangeCTE Construction Trades Students Build and Donate Beautiful Bookshelves to Promote Literacy Orange's Initiative Reading Impacts Communities

On Thursday, May 22, the Career & Technical Education Center hosted a celebration of Literacy Orange's initiative Reading Impacts Communities. Students in the Carpentry Program provided bookshelves and students and staff donated books...Read More


Orange-Ulster School Districts and Local Corporations Honor the Best and Brightest from Area High Schools at the 19th Outstanding Student Recognition Dinner

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On May 21, 2014, the education and business communities joined to honor the valedictorians, salutatorians and honor graduates from school districts in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Supervisory District. This event, coordinated by the OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support Services, highlighted the accomplishments and promising futures of these academically outstanding students from public and private high schools...Read More

JoseDignity Day is Celebrated at the John A. Flannery Middle School

The 2nd annual John A. Flannery Middle School Dignity Day celebration was held recently and showcased many talented students who attend programs at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center at Orange-Ulster BOCES...Read More



JimmyOrange-Ulster BOCES Cooperative Board Honors 2013-2014 Student Winners

Before its May Board meeting, the members of the Cooperative Board and BOCES administration gathered to honor award winning students who attend various Career Academies at the Career & Technical Education Center as well as the Raymond C. Cramer Secondary School in the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center...Read More

jim osborneOU BOCES Athletic Coordinator James Osborne Honored by Section IX Athletics

James Osborne, OU BOCES Coordinator of lnterscholastic Athletics, was recently recognized by the school districts of Section IX for his hard work and dedication in serving the student athletes, athletic directors and member schools of Section IX as well as throughout New York State...Read More



Humanities groupOrange-Ulster School Districts Honor Outstanding Seniors in Arts and Humanities      

Two students from each OU BOCES component school district who distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities during their high school careers were feted at the first annual Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast. The Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast was coordinated by the OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support...Read More

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CTE Students Excel at SkillsUSA Statewide Tournament

Thirty-four Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students participated in the New York State 48th Leadership & Skills Championships in Syracuse...Read More

OT monthOrange-Ulster BOCES Celebrated Occupational Therapy Month in April

Each year in April Occupational Therapy Month is observed nationwide and the OTs at Orange-Ulster BOCES proudly celebrated their profession...Read More

transition fairOU BOCES Transition Fair Provides Bridge from School to Community

Orange-Ulster BOCES, in conjunction with the Orange County Transition Council, recently held a "Transition Fair" where agencies came together to share information with parents and school professionals who had asked for information and support for their students with special needs who would soon be transitioning from an educational setting into adult life in their communities...Read more

Frank MondelliFormer CTE New Vision Student Named Fulbright Scholar

Frank Mondelli, a 2010 graduate of the Career & Technical Education Center's New Vision Education program and Minisink Valley High School, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar award...Read More

Read AloudLocal Students Celebrate Books and Reading at the 2014 Great New York Read Aloud

The Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library System celebrated National Library Week at its annual Great New York Read Aloud. Readers shared stories from Harry Potter in 99 Seconds to Dr. Seuss's Laisy Daisy, Rick Riordan's Lightning Thief and more! ...Read More


Autism Awareness


OU BOCES Division of Special Education Celebrates Autism Awareness... More




Mock trialGoshen High School Wins Orange County Mock Trial Finals

After well-argued cases presented by both sides, Goshen (defense) was awarded the verdict as well as the win over the team from Monroe-Woodbury (prosecution) in the Orange County Mock Trial Finals. Mock Trial is sponsored by the OU BOCES Division of Instructional Support and the Orange County Bar Association... Read More


Roe Bros donationRoe Brothers Donation Helps Students with Hands-on, Real-World Learning

Thanks to a generous donation of supplies by Roe Brothers Lumber and Building Supply, the Wood Technology classes in the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center and the Career & Technical Education Construction Trades classes are collaborating to build a beautiful garden shed to be donated...Read More

county service dayLocal High School Students Shadow Government Officials During Orange County Service Day

One of the many programs coordinated for school districts each year by the Division of Instructional Support Services is the Youth In Government program which culminates with County Service Day. Student shadow county officials and participate in a mock legislative session...Read More


Autism Awareness

OU BOCES ABA Satellite Program Celebrates Autism Awareness


Eugene ScottEugene Scott Recognized as Adult Education "Student of the Year" in New York State

Eugene Scott of Middletown was recently honored by the New York Association for Continuing/ Community Education (NYACCE) as its 2014 Student of the Year. Eugene has distiguished himself in several Adult Education programs at Orange-Ulster BOCES...Read More

Lupinski Art Festival"Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times" Theme of 2014 Mary Lupinski Art Festival

For the 10th consecutive year, the lobby and hallways of the Raymond C. Cramer Elementary School were decorated with the imaginative, colorful and dramatic artwork created by students depicting the theme Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times...Read More

y2kidsY2Kids Careers from A to Z Gives Middle-Schoolers a Glimpse Into Their Future Career Options

The 15th annual Y2Kids Careers from A to Z event, sponsored by the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center, was recently held in the US Army 2nd Aviation Detachment Wings of West Point Hangar where students enjoyed participating in an interactive career exploration... Read More

cte st pattysCTE Students and Staff Proudly March in Mid-Hudson St Patrick's Day Parade

Students and staff from BOCES' Career & Technical Education Center proudly marched in the 2014 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade in Goshen...Read More


medical Spring-Summer 2014 Adult Ed Courses

The Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Adult Occupational and Continuing Education has released its Spring-Summer Courses brochure. Early registration for most programs is available now online or by calling 781-6715 x2. Click "View Brochure" below to check out our programs - especially the Summer Health Careers Academy featuring Nursing Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and more...

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mock trialsTen Local High School Teams Compete in 2014 Orange County Mock Trials

Following two consecutive Saturdays of well-argued trials between Mock Trial teams from ten local school districts, the teams from Goshen and Monroe-Woodbury will face off in the Orange County Mock Trial Finals...Read More

Michael JamesMichael James Wins 2014 Orange County Spelling Bee

Michael James, an 8th grade student from Cornwall Middle School, won the annual Orange County Spelling Bee for the 2nd time in two years. With his win, Michael has the opportunity to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC in May...Read More


KelsieCTE New Vision Student Kelsie Costello Takes Top Prize in Writing Contest

Kelsie Costello, a senior from Cornwall High School enrolled in the New Vision Medical program, was recently honored as the top High School winner in the Writing About Place essay contest sponsored by Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV). Kelsie wrote “Bench” about Rings Pond at Riverlight Park in Cornwall...Read More

Kelly WetterCTE Media Day Celebrates National Career & Technical Education Month

Students currently enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) academies recently had the opportunity to showcase their technical programs to members of the press, local dignitaries and community members...Read More



PARPWarwick Satellite Students Exceed Their Reading Goals in PARP Program

Warwick Satellite students (at Sanfordville Elementary School) participated in the annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) Program. PARP involves parents in helping their children become better readers. Collectively the students and their parents read more than 150 books... Read More

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pre schoolThe Career and Technical Education Center Announces Openings for its 2014-2015 Pre-School Program

CTEC is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Preschool Program. All Orange County residents may apply for the preschool lottery...Read More | 2014-2015 Pre-School Application

Arden Hill StaffBOCES Supports National Wear Red for Women's Heart Health Day

Students and staff at Orange-Ulster BOCES joined millions of Americans across the nation who wore red to school and work on Friday, February 7 as a show of commitment to the fight against women's heart disease...Read More

no name calling windowChester-Liberty Satellite Students Celebrate No-Name-Calling Week with a "Garden of Kind Words"

The Chester-Liberty Elementary Program participated in No Name-Calling Week (January 20-24) with a number of events that supported courtesy, kindness and tolerance...Read More

no name callingOtisville Satellite Students Celebrate No-Name-Calling Week by Creating a "Garden of Kindness"

In recognition of No Name-Calling Week, Otisville Elementary School students joined their fellow students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Otisville Satellite Program to create a “Garden of Kindness” in recognition of No Name Calling Week...Read More


mock book awardsOrange-Ulster and Sullivan BOCES School Library Services Co-Sponsor 8th Annual Mock Book Awards

The 8th Annual Mock Book Awards, held on January 22nd at Sullivan BOCES in Liberty, NY brought thirty Library Media Specialists together to discuss and rate school-aged books which participants have read from a large selection of quality children's literature published in 2013...Read More

GNYADA winnersCTE Automotive Technology Students Win Regional Contest

Second-year Automotive Technology students Patrick Baggott (Monroe-Woodbury), Lukas Ganz (Cornwall), Lillian Heidenreich (Pine Bush), Angie Henion (Pine Bush) and Robert Fesko (Goshen) turned in outstanding performances at the recent Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) Regional High School Competition. All five students will now advance to the NYS Automotive Technology Competition Finals in February...Read More

simulation mock trialDivision of Instructional Support Services Kicks Off 2014 Orange County Mock Trial Tournament with Simulation Trial

The Division of Instructional Support Services' Mock Trial Program began its 2014 competition with a stellar Mock Trial Simulation held at the Goshen Town Court...Read More

DominiqueCTE Future Business Leaders of America Bring Holiday Cheer to Local Children

For more than a decade, students in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center have brightened the holidays for children in the Agri-Business Child Development (ABCD) Center in Florida, New York...Read More

JAF Student GovtJohn A Flannery Students Hold 12th Annual Holiday Bazaar Supporting Local Toys-for-Tots

Early in December, the John A. Flannery High School Student Government members (pictured) sponsored their annual Holiday Bazaar ...Read More

New Vision studentsCTE New Vision Students Adopt Families for the Holidays

Students in the New Vision Education, New Vision Law/Government, and New Vision Medical programs adopted five local families through the Orange County Department of Health’s annual Adopt-a-Family program...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 local high school students an opportunity to enjoy the holiday spirit in New York City while also taking part in a memorable learning experience...Read More

practical nurseProspective Practical Nurses - New Opportunity for Test Preparation

OU BOCES is offering pre-test preparation for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) which is necessary to pass in order to enroll in the Practical Nurse Program. Click Here for more information...

JackieCTE Fashion Design Student Jackie Shebly Auditions for America's Got Talent

On a whim, CTE Fashion Design student Jackie Shebly of Pine Bush decided to audition for America's Got Talent. She was moved to the head of the audition line when she, wearing an outfit she designed and created, was noticed by the New York Daily News...Read More


NYS ArchivesOrange-Ulster BOCES Records Management Program Garners Statewide Recognition

OU BOCES' Office of Records Management was recently honored with the 2013 Cheryl Steinbach Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Records Management...Read More

Cody WaiteSuccessful CTE Electrical Program Graduate Comes Full Circle

Cody Waite, a 2006 graduate of the Electrical Trades Program in the Construction Careers Academy at the Career & Technical Education Center is "giving back" to the school where he began his journey toward a successful career as an electrician. He is currently working for Perreca Electric at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill...Read More

Star LabStarLab Brings Solar System Into Local Classrooms

Orange-Ulster BOCES School Library Services recently held a free StarLab Training for local teachers. StarLab is an inflatable, dome-shaped portable planetarium with eleven projection cylinders that create vivid images of the stars, planets, and other objects visible in the night sky...Read More

More News

Career & Technical Education Students Showcase Their Skills at Recent Open House

Orange-Ulster BOCES Celebrates Opening of the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill

BOCES Senior Enrichment Students Step Back into the 60s at Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts

Adult Education Division Runs Successful Summer Youth Employment Program

William Hecht's Welcome Back Message for 2013-2014 School Year