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News from the W-FL BOCES Board to your Board!

News from the W-FL BOCES Board to your School Board!

Dear Colleagues – Save the Date!

This year, the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at The Conference Center at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in Newark, New York beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please accept this as my personal invitation with the hope you can attend.

This year, we are excited to follow a new meeting format. In addition to a review of our proposed 2018-2019 budget, there will be an opportunity for you to speak with W-FL BOCES Board of Education members, learn about our services and programs, and participate in hands-on demonstrations prepared especially for you by our students!

Given the state of our economy, we all realize how important it is to be judicious in our spending while working diligently to serve our students and component districts. Our budget proposal for 2018-2019 was developed with the help of our component

superintendents and is evidence of the effort we all put into maximizing the benefit from each dollar spent.

Your BOCES looks forward to collaborating with you over the year to come. We have accomplished many great things this year, but there is still much to be done. Together, we can go farther, and more effectively, into the future.

O.J. Sahler, Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES President

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The Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Education:

From left to right, seated in front row: Terrie Meyn, Lynn Gay,

O.J. Sahler (Board President) and Nancy Scher.

From left to right, standing in back row: Joseph McNamara, Anne Morgan, Jeanne Durfee, Philip Rose and Michael Ellis (Board Vice President).

W-FL BOCES Annual Meeting

April 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM

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Board of Education Elections

Effective July 1, 2018, there will be three (3) vacant seats on the Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services Board of Education. Four candidates have been nominated by school districts in our region to fill these vacancies. Candidates include, in alphabetical order: Timothy DeLucia (nominated by Victor Central School District); Lynn Gay (nominated by Bloomfield Central School District); Pamela Pendleton (nominated by Wayne Central School District) and OJ Sahler (nominated by Canandaigua City School District). Component District Boards of Education will vote on April 25, 2018 to fill these vacancies.

Administrative and Program Budgets

The 2018-19 Regional Budget Presentation is available online. You can view the Regional Budget presentation below and the Annual Meeting book by clicking here. If you have questions after viewing the budget presentation, please contact Keith Henry, Assistant Superintendent for Administration.

Component District Boards of Education will vote on the Administrative Budget on April 25, 2018.

The Wayne-Finger Lakes Pathways in Technology Early College High School (W-FL PTECH) model for high school education includes not only college-level, credit-bearing coursework but also the opportunity for students to choose their own “pathways” to high-skill and in-demand jobs. A consortium of W-FL BOCES, its component school districts, Finger Lakes Community College, and several regional business partners work collaboratively to support students and their learning.

To learn more about this exciting program, visit

Interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse?

Launch your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse through Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Practical Nursing Program! The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Practical Nursing Program is now scheduling Career Placement Exams for enrollment in the Fall 2018 Program. During this 11-month program, students will participate in classroom lectures, and lab and clinical rotations to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure eligibility. Click here to request an information packet!

Wayne Technical and Career Center Open House and Career Fair

On March 15, 2018, Wayne Technical and Career Center hosted their fourth annual Open House and Career Fair!

The Open House provided an opportunity for the WTCC students and staff to showcase the variety of programs and opportunities offered at the technical and career center. During the event, students gave tours of their learning spaces and demonstrated new skills they’ve learned. Instructors enjoyed the opportunity to highlight their various programs and share their students’ successes!

Throughout the Career Fair, students and community members had the opportunity to network and share their resumes with over 60 vendors from throughout the region!

The WTCC students had a great time demonstrating their new skills and sharing information about their programs.

Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center (FLTCC) held their annual Middle School Skills Competition on March 15, 2018! Participants included more than 275 students from 12 school districts participated including: Bloomfield, Canandaigua, Dundee, Geneva, Marcus Whitman, Midlakes, Penn Yan, Red Jacket, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Victor, and Waterloo. The champion school district this year was Midlakes with 58 points. Seneca Falls took 2nd place with 36 points, and, this year, we had a tie for 3rd place with 30 points - Waterloo and Victor (individual contestant awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each competition are listed below). Congratulations to everyone who participated!

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Hector Ramos (Victor CSD) and Jim Keenan (FLTCC Electrical Trades Instructor) review the circuit Hector wired for the Electrical Trades competition.

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Students had a great time in the Farm to Table program participating in the Farm Tool and Implementation competition.

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Hope Grove (Geneva CSD) and Peter Vidler (Waterloo CSD) enjoyed working in the Auto Body paint booth on Hope’s project for the competition.

Individual contestant awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each competition include:

Health Professions - 1st AID/CPR Challenges/ Health Bowl

1. Hannah DeJohn, Allana Huber – Midlakes CSD

2. Hannah Clark, Emma Thomas – Waterloo CSD

3. Brook Donnely, Hannah Hall – Romulus CSD

Education Professions - Art for Preschool Children

1. Kendra Fletcher, Bridget Mapstone – Romulus CSD

2. Allica Legault, Riley Cartwright – Midlakes CSD

3. Emily Cook - Canandaigua, Macy Carr – Waterloo CSD

Auto Body - Auto Body Repair

1. Ian Solometo – Waterloo CSD

2. Hope Grove – Geneva CSD

3. Mikey Kaufman – Romulus CSD

Conservation - Backhoe Skills

1. Ethan Walkerton – Romulus CSD

2. Ben Clark – Marcus Whitman CSD

3. Teddy Raes – Midlakes CSD

Animal Science - Handling Small Animals

1. Abigail Smith – Midlakes CSD

2. Olivia Shanks – Victor CSD

3. Brooke Laube – Bloomfield CSD

Carpentry - Blue Bird House Construction

1. Scott Torno – Bloomfield CSD

2. Jenya Fils – Seneca Falls CSD

3. Colin Holtz – Red Jacket CSD

Computer Technology - Computer Competition

1. Anthony Brescia, Logan Schaeffer – Victor CSD

2. Austin Kephart, Riley Wilson – Marcus Whitman CSD

3. Michael Rothfuss, Jordan Scibona – Waterloo CSD

Criminal Justice – CSI

1. Joshua Pettersen – Midlakes CSD

2. Ryan Potter – Dundee CSD

3. Alli Simmons – Victor CSD

Culinary Arts - Culinary Knowledge and Skill

1. Ella Wirth – Seneca Falls CSD

2. Ethan Decario – Marcus Whitman CSD

3. Carter Ribble – Canandaigua CSD

Diesel Technology - Diesels of Today

1. Kaden Bickel – Seneca Falls CSD

2. Colby Wilson – Penn Yan CSD

3. Nate Meenen – Victor CSD

Cosmetology 1 - Fantasy Facial Paint

1. Grace Lamb – Seneca Falls CSD

2. Ellie Benvers – Romulus CSD

3. Xiomra Mercado – Geneva CSD

AME Academy - CAD/Machine/Weld

1. Nate Bryan – Penn Yan CSD

2. Evan Ware – Waterloo CSD

3. Trenttyn Ohearn – Midlakes CSD

Cosmetology 2 - Nail Artistry

1. Roxie Appleton – Canandaigua CSD

2. Grace Lando – Seneca Falls CSD

3. Emily Balch – Midlakes CSD

Graphic Media Production - Media Graphics

1. Kate Ellen – Victor CSD

2. Kaden Jung – Midlakes CSD

3. Gracie Ferguson – Waterloo CSD

Automotive Technology - Today’s Automobile

1. Timothy Hansen – Marcus Whitman CSD

2. Cody Helker – Midlakes CSD

3. Seth Taylor – Waterloo CSD

Electrical Trades - Electrical Circuit Wiring

1. Jaden Robinson – Waterloo CSD

2. Hector Ramos – Victor CSD

3. Riley Babcock – Calvary Chapel Academy

Farm to Table - Farm Tool/Implementation

1. Nate Jansen – Midlakes CSD

2. Sydney Partee – Seneca Falls CSD

3. Paige Burbridge – Midlakes CSD

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Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES strives to make success possible for the students, school districts and communities we support throughout our region.

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