Questar III’s Adult Education program collaborated with the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region on their 12-week Jamison-Rounds Ready for Work Program. The goal of the program is to provide women with the skills they need in order to obtain and maintain permanent employment at a livable wage.
This program addresses barriers that women face when seeking employment, including a lack of a high school diploma, limited or… Continue reading
Graduating from high school is an exciting time for students but can also cause anxiety about the future. This was not the case for Frank O’Neill, a 2014 graduate of Hudson High School, who secured a job at a locally-based manufacturing company before even graduating and turning 18.
O’Neill completed the Mechanical Technology program (which is being renamed 3D
Tech Valley High School Principal Dan Liebert announced his resignation this week as the school’s head administrator in order to take a position as a senior associate with the Great Schools Partnership in Portland, Maine.
He will leave Tech Valley High at the end of its first semester, Jan. 29, after more than eight years as the school’s principal and chief academic officer.
“Tech Valley High School… Continue reading
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Questar III now offers a program for students in special education classes to become involved on a college campus.
In conjunction with Russell Sage College in Troy, the “Sarah’s Sisters Program” is open to male and female students age 18-21 who are high school students and have completed their high school credential, either a Career Development and Occupational Studies Credential (CDOS) or a Skills and Achievement Credential (SAC). Continue reading
Questar III would like to welcome the following new employees that were hired during the month of November:
Stephanie Morgan, Teaching Assistant
Julianna Westinghouse, Social Worker
Jason Laz, Public Information Technician
Red Mill Elementary
Jennifer Chase, Teaching Assistant
Angela Ennis, Teaching Assistant
Rensselaer Educational Center
Diana Joyce, Teacher – Health Occupations LPN Program
Sackett Educational Center
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What do you do at Questar III?
I’m a Records Management Technician. This is a research-based position in which I’m working on creating succinct steps in terms of file retention and storage. This includes proper inventory, labeling, and retention time.
Currently I am using the NYSED Schedule of Record Maintenance and Disposition and pairing it down with information that pertains… Continue reading
Once a month, representatives from each Questar III building come together to share ideas and familiarize one another with events and issues in their buildings. This group is called the School Improvement Agency Team and it involves an exchange of information between educators to improve the organization as a whole. Continue reading
Since 2004, the Questar III Mentor Program has paired new teachers with an experienced teacher to help guide them through what can often be a difficult first year. New this year, the program has expanded to include two additional years of mentoring for each new teacher. Continue reading
Hello, I am Jim Dexter, the District Superintendent of Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) BOCES. I wanted to give you an update on Questar III’s search for a new leader.
As you may know, Commissioner John King appointed me to assist the Questar III Board of Education with its search for a new District Superintendent. Ultimately, my job isn’t to select a person for your BOCES but rather to help guide processes to assist the Board in making its decision. Continue reading
Not many people get a glimpse into what their future career will be, but that is exactly what happened to Amina Drine when she was a Career and Technical Education student at Questar III’s Columbia- Greene Educational Center (CGEC) in Hudson. Drine played a role as a recruiter in a video used by Questar III to share information with high school students. Fast forward… Continue reading