April 2017 
NTHS 2017

Congrats to Sue Keller, CTE Student Services Coordinator, who was inducted as an “honorary member” into the MOBOCES chapter of the National Technical Honor Society last month. Health Related Careers teacher Karen Murphy gave a heartfelt speech about Sue’s continual support for NTHS and her dedication to all students in CTE and across MOBOCES.

And congrats to the faculty and staff members who had students inducted into NTHS: Jeff Richmond, Phil Helmer, Anthony Mincarelli, Paula Orr, Rebecca Wood, Rick Szmurlo, Alodie French, Leigh Ann Staudt, Lythel Mims, Stephenie Montanaro, Mike Harrigan, Jill Kelly, Karen Murphy, Heather Still, Dan Mordaunt and Brenda Chandler.


Walking Challenge Benefits Food Pantry
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The nine RIC staff members who designed their own walking challenge this winter have used the proceeds from their competition to support the Alternative Education food pantry.
Participants set a goal to tally up the highest walking/running mileage over a 15-week period. Each person contributed $1/week to participate, and some of the money went toward a celebratory breakfast. The rest was used by buy food for the pantry, which Darlene Doolen and the Alternative Education staff use to help students in need, particularly around long weekends and school breaks, which school lunches are not available.
The top three Walking Challenge winners were, in order: Mike Kapala, Michele Reid and Brenda Egelston. Other participants were Mike Holton, Brittany Rizzo, Lesley Keenan, Lori Grieco, and Sue Keyser. 
The group is now embarking on a water challenge. 

Rome Grad Receives Hojohn Award
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Madison-Oneida BOCES presented June 2016 graduate Justina Gualandi with this year's MaryJo Hojohn Career and College Readiness Award.

Justina, a Rome student, spent six years in the MOBOCES Alternative Education High School. She was a member of the MOBOCES Student Leadership Team and served as a role model for younger students through her excellent attendance and commitment to overcoming personal challenges. Justina completed the Health-Related Careers program at CTE and was active in basketball. 


This year's Employee Recognition ceremony will be held on May 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Rossetti Courtyard. More information will be posted online and emailed to staff.  

Forgot Your Lunch?

MOBOCES employees can order food from the Alternative Education cafeteria? The kitchen offers salads, sandwiches and wraps in addition to the daily lunch item. Items for adults are $2.50 each and orders need to be called in to x8419 by 9:30 a.m. Here's a sample menu

Did You Know?

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