Free student poetry event 11/6

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, local high school teachers will have the opportunity to inspire their students to love poetry and encourage them to write their own. Not only will Project Voice expose students to spoken word poetry, but also engage and excite them to develop their voice and get excited to share their ideas. Continue reading

Grad follows pathway to employment

Allan McNeil reported to his new job with CommutAir for training in September, just weeks after receiving his certification in Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) from Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC).

McNeil, a 2013 graduate of Averill Park High School, completed the two-year Aviation Maintenance program at Questar III’s Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy. A considerable amount of the course material covered in McNeil’s first semester at MVCC was… Continue reading

QIII launches tablet pilot program

This year Questar III BOCES, along with Schodack CSD and Coxsackie-Athens CSD, has implemented a tablet pilot program with select student populations to test this theory in a classroom setting. Teachers are already reporting increased student engagement and organization, and students are excited to come to school. Continue reading

REC principal honored

Questar III’s Rensselaer Educational Center co-principal, Tracy Racicot was recently honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction. Senator Kathleen Marchione hosted the awards ceremony at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs on September 24.

racicot_tracyThe “Women of Distinction” event recognized the work and accomplishments of 15 women from across the Capital Region… Continue reading

Students get lesson in decorum

This week, Questar III’s Criminal Justice students at the Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) learned military police decorum from The Troy Police Cadets.

CTE_students 003Most of the cadets are former graduates of the two-year Criminal Justice Program at REC. Students learned proper hand positioning

A partnership approach to grant writing

As is the nature of the BOCES, Questar III’s Grant Writing Service provides a partnership approach to seek out and apply for funding opportunities on behalf of participating school districts. These grants often result in the district having the ability to create new programs thus expanding the educational opportunities for students. Continue reading