Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in public schools in New York State. In response to this increasing need to provide quality education to all students, the Board of Regents made significant changes to Commissioner Regulations Part 154 in September 2014, changing the legal requirements to educating ELLs. The Capital District Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)… Continue reading
From March 21-23, 2015, over 200 Hispanic students from high schools across New York State traveled to Albany to participate in the 25th Annual Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). The purpose of this Institute is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the New York State legislative process and develop leadership skills of Latino/Hispanic Youth.
Siena College hosted the 2015 PR/HYLI… Continue reading
Questar III is working with Brunswick CSD, Cairo-Durham CSD, Catskill CSD, Coxsackie-Athens CSD, Hoosick Falls SD, Hudson City CSD, New Lebanon CSD, North Greenbush CSD, Rensselaer City CSD, Tech Valley High School, and Wynantskill UFSD as part of the “Teaching is the Core” grant from the New York State Education Department. Continue reading
The opening reception of the 26th anniversary Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit will be held tomorrow, March 31, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The exhibit will run through April 18.
This year’s program features artwork from 13 local school districts, including 30 student visual artists and four video… Continue reading
Tammy Barbour is a Nurse Practitioner at Questar III BOCES. She has been with the BOCES for 21 years and said she loves it because it keeps her on her toes. Continue reading
Culinary Arts students from Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) in Hudson and Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy competed in the ProStart competition at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY on March 13 and… Continue reading
Bernie Watt, a former Aviation student at Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) recently passed his practical test to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).
Watts’ interest in aviation began in his early teens. At 14, he took a discovery flight with Questar III Aviation teacher, John Mahony and fell in love with flying. Two years later, as… Continue reading
Questar III welcomed the following new staff members in March:
Adult LPN program
Mary Sebast, LPN Clinical Instructor
Danielle Bouton-Wales, Project-Based Learning Coordinator – STEM
Melissa Macaluso, Special Education Specialist
Maple Hill Middle School
David Banker, Teaching Assistant
Christina Bradley, Teaching Assistant
Sackett Educational Center
Marianne Desario, Teaching Assistant… Continue reading
Questar III School Library System Director Jen Cannell has been chosen to serve in a New York State leadership program that will design library solutions at the local, regional, and statewide levels. Continue reading
Questar III’s career and technical education (CTE) students excelled at the 2015 SkillsUSA regional competition on March 18. The regional competition took place at Schenectady County Community College, Modern Welding and Stratton Air National Guard Base.
Students serviced automobiles, prepared dinners, styled hair and delivered speeches as part of the annual competition testing job-related and technical skills.
Congratulations to the 19 Questar III students who earned awards at… Continue reading