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BOCES 2 awarded "Teaching is the Core" grant
On Aug. 12, State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. announced 31 grant awards under New York State’s “Teaching is the Core” initiative and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES was selected as as grant recipient. The grants, funded through New York’s federal Race to the Top grant, will support applicants in their efforts to eliminate locally adopted tests that do not contribute to teaching and learning.... more info

Mark your calendars for these SEPTO fundraisers
Department for Exceptional Children
The Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) will be holding three fundraisers in October: a Holiday Bazaar, a Sticky Lips Chicken BBQ and a Scholastic Book Fair.The Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. There will be various tables with items for sale including holiday decorations and ornaments, candles, jewelry, stockings and all natural supplements,... more info

BOCES 2 students go back to school early to learn about distracted driving
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES students attended a special training session on preventing distracted driving in advance of the start of the school year. The Ad Council of Rochester coordinated the Aug. 19 training session for students from 14 districts at Victor Senior High School. Distracted driving is now the number one killer of teenagers in the U.S. The training program is aimed to teach children... more info