• Students to celebrate career-driven Signing Day

    The first-ever Signing Day for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program will be held on Jan. 28 at Monroe Community College.

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  • Challenger Learning Center commanders featured on WBER radio show

    Commanders Andy Raab and Peter Robson from the Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester joined Joey Guisto, WBER Station Manager, on the WBER 90.5 FM morning show on Friday, January 24.

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  • Focusing on staff wellness at Bird/Morgan

    The Bird/Morgan School recently held a grand opening of its new staff wellness lounge. While schools across the country continue to embrace mindfulness and wellness for students, Bird/Morgan is also looking at how to create the same opportunities for staff members.

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  • A day in the life of Macie

    Macie, a certified therapy dog, brings warm smiles and comfort to students at Bird/Morgan. As previously shared in the article “Therapy Dog Brings Comfort and Support to Bird/Morgan Students and Staff,” Macie along with her owner Michael (Mike) Servé visit students and staff at Bird/Morgan twice a week.

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  • Cooking up tradition with students

    It’s a tradition spanning a decade; teachers cooking up breakfast for students just before winter break. One day a year, Joe Alati’s collision shop turns into a casual diner. He brings in breakfast and opens the doors for students and graduates to stop by. They talk shop, catch up, and dig in.

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  • New Vision elves help spread holiday cheer

    Leading up to the holiday break, Santa’s helpers from EMCC helped create a toy workshop for hundreds of area families. The students with New Vision Medical Careers, in a partnership with Rochester General Hospital, helped collect an estimated two thousand toys at different drop off points throughout the Rochester area. They then organized all of the toys and helped kids shop for their perfect gift.

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  • Students participate in 14th annual Creative Leadership Conference

    Students from the Eastern Monroe Career Center participated in the 14th Annual Creative Leadership Conference held at St. John Fisher College, Nov. 18-20, 2019. Over the course of the three days, students engaged in creative problem solving, collaboration and innovation by exploring different mindsets, principles and tools. Students used their new skills to work with business clients on the final day of the conference, the much-anticipated Client Day. Joining us this year were special guests Betsy Verschage from Isaac Cooling & Heating, Shane Rhinewald of the Museum of Play and Rebecca Valladares of CooperVision.

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  • Therapy dog brings comfort and support to Bird/Morgan students & staff

    Macie may be a small standard poodle, but when she visits Bird/Morgan School twice a week she’s kind of a big deal. From the time Macie walks into the school, she’s greeted by the office staff and receives lots of attention from faculty, staff and students on the walk to the school library where she’ll spend part of her day providing comfort and support to students.

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  • Culinary students earn People’s Choice Award for 4th consecutive year

    EMCC Advanced Culinary students experienced a great time at the Rochester National Center for Missing & Exploited Children fundraiser, DISH IT OUT, Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Floreano Convention Center. Students volunteered at several stations and competed as well. They were awarded the People's Choice Award (1st place) for desserts for the fourth consecutive year!

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  • EMCC programs collaborate for Halloween fun

    Monroe One BOCES' Foreman Center was full of excitement and collaboration on Halloween! EMCC’s Early Childhood Education students and their Teens & Tots students visited the Culinary Arts program for this annual, cross-program collaboration. The little ones made a variety of treats and foods with the Culinary students before they visited several other EMCC programs to trick or treat.

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  • Shelley's Closet now located at the Foreman Center

    Shelley’s Closet, a clothing bank that serves students, staff and families throughout Monroe One BOCES, celebrated its new home in the Foreman Center with a grand re-opening on Oct. 23.

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  • EMCC students participate in NYSSBA Convention

    Eastern Monroe Career Center (EMCC) students attended the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Convention on October 24-25 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center. EMCC students from the Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts and Visual Communication and Photography programs shared their experiences and information about their programs at EMCC’s booth in the Student Showcase.

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  • Monroe One BOCES celebrates Board of Education

    The week of October 21-25 is School Board Recognition Week, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association. It is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. We thank our Monroe One BOCES school board members for their service and dedication to students, staff, administrators and their communities!

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  • Monroe One BOCES celebrates relaunch of Challenger Learning Center in new location at Kodak Center

    Monroe One BOCES formally relaunched the Challenger Learning Center of Greater Rochester on September 25, 2019, with a ribbon cutting in its new location at Kodak Center, 200 W. Ridge Rd., Rochester. The new facility features an upgraded mission control room, command module and videoconference space.

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  • Monroe One welcomes new faculty & staff

    As we begin the new school year, we would like to welcome nearly 70 new faculty and staff members to Monroe One family.

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  • Project LIFE students help Golisano Autism Center get ready for grand opening

    The local media recently highlighted our Project LIFE students and the work they are doing to help Golisano Autism Center Rochester get ready for its opening.

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  • eSTART ESY students gain work experience through volunteerism

    Monroe One's six-week Extended School Year (ESY) program is underway in a number of programs/locations, including O'Connor Academy, Creekside School - Monroe 1 BOCES, Bird/Morgan School, eSTART and RH Integrated. “ESY allows students to maintain their progress on IEP goals and have a fun summer experience with classmates,” said Director of Student Programs and Services Dr. Cherie Becker.

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  • Students participate in Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) program

    For three-weeks this summer, 15 students from Monroe One BOCES' component school districts are participating in SAME (Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience) taught by our Automated Manufacturing & Machining Teacher Len Hall. Through this experience, students will tour six high-end companies and complete projects in the shop at EMCC. The program culminates on July 26 with an awards ceremony at MCC. Upon completion of the program, students will already have earned three college credits through MCC in machine shop lab TAM 141.

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  • Three EMCC Students Compete in National SkillsUSA

    Three Eastern Monroe Career Center (EMCC) students traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference and Skills USA Championships, June 24-28. Avery Cheatle from Brighton CSD, Olivia Spence from Fairport and Chase Herrgesell from West Irondequoit CSD were accompanied by EMCC teachers Joe Alati and Laurie Ewanyk.

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  • Congratulations Project SEARCH graduates

    Eight students graduated from this Project SEARCH program at its Celebration Ceremony on June 24, 2019 at the Wegman’s on Calkins Road. Congratulations to John Seward, Katie Sweeney, Anthony Rutigliano, Anna Galante, Anna Dehond, Andrea Farnung, Josh Cerasuolo and Ron Storm!

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