The Regional Office of Interscholastic Athletics at Orange-Ulster BOCES is proud to recognize our student-athletes as they begin their journey into intercollegiate athletics. We have put together an online magazine with fall and winter National Letter of Intent signings and college commitments for our student-athletes
The Orange-Ulster Mandarin Chinese Program is excited to announce our upcoming virtual Chinese Cooking & Culture Series which features traditional Chinese dishes made by our Mandarin Chinese teachers beginning Wednesday, December 30 at 4 p.m.
Orange-Ulster BOCES Chief Operating Officer William Hecht joined Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus to collect “Orange Cares” letters from CTE students in the Health Careers Academy on Dec. 22, 2020, at the Regional Education Center at Arden Hill.
Orange-Ulster BOCES Supervisor of Transportation Patricia Milburn recently received the Public Transportation Leader of the Year award from the Tri-County Association for Pupil Transport, a chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transport. Ms. Milburn oversees OU BOCES cooperative transportation service for 12 school districts. The transportation service also offers bus driver staff development and training.
STEM Academy students from Robert McMann’s Computer Networking Class at the OU BOCES Career and Technical Education Center recently competed in the first round of the CyberPatriot Competition. The competition is a cyber-education program conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire high school and middle school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) .
Orange-Ulster BOCES Mechatronics and Robotics student Grace Fevloa took it upon herself to create a check in system using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) key fobs, an Arduino board and a RFID reader module. Once she figured out the coding, students could use their fobs and a computer would print out a sheet with the students’ names, the times they entered and left the classroom and whether they had completed the online COVID screening for the day.
Orange-Ulster BOCES Mechatronics and Robotics teacher Patrick Killian was featured in a virtual reception for Orange & Rockland Utilities 2020-21 STEM Grant winners.
Killian’s grant of about $1,000 will be used to buy equipment so his students can build solar/wind hybrid charge controllers. The design is a new concept based on the 555 timer chip, which is one of the most popular chips ever used.
Dr. Diane E. Lang, Orange-Ulster BOCES Director of Instructional Support Services, was recently honored with a 2020 Award for Excellence in Administration from The Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC). In its awards announcement, the MHSSC described Dr. Lang as a great leader with a genuine passion for education.