Westview student eating breakfast
Student at Ridgecrest Academy
Four Westview students playing dodgeball in the gym
Pre-schooler wearing a mask
Work based learning student cleaning
Student working out a math problem using M&Ms candies
Mischievous pre-schooler
Math teacher working with student at a table
Camo twins: Twin Day during Spirit Week at Westview
Two students in the playground at Ridgecrest Academy
Staff member and student learning how to iron a shirt
Student working on laptop computer at Ridgecrest Academy
Career Exploration students from the Department of Exceptional Children painted these happiness rocks
Pre-schooler with a box of sand

Department for Exceptional Children

News

Ryan from Gates Chili crafting his heart ornament

Made with love and power tools

If you had stopped into the woodworking lab at Westview in the Department for Exceptional Children just before winter break, you might have witnessed the creation of some beautiful handmade wooden Valentine’s hearts.
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Teaching assistant Shelly Williams (left) brings two remote students, Angel and Perry, (via Zoom on a laptop) closer to the action as teacher Theresa De Mattia demonstrates a science experiment.

Little things making a big difference

For most students, the importance of simply saying “hello!” to classmates every morning really can’t be overestimated. Making that connection with friends sets the tone for their entire day of learning. Now, with some students present in the classroom, and others working from home, teachers have to be creative to keep those small, yet vital, connections alive.
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Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Transition Program graphic

Overview of BOCES 2 Transition Program options

There's a world of guided options for exceptional young people ready to transition from high school to life and career. From Hospitality and Applied Skills and Work-Based Learning to Project SEARCH, BOCES 2 can help. Check out this presentation featuring all of our Transition Programs.
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Mike Bray answers Westview students’ questions about preparing for a successful marathon race.

Going the distance

In the 6:1:1 physiology class at Westview in the Department for Exceptional Children, students learn about cells, homeostasis and the human body. Along the way, they also learn the importance of establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships.
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Katie McElhaney with award

BOCES 2 teacher receives Better Beginnings Award

Katie McElhaney, who teaches a Medically Fragile 6:1:1 class located at Brockport’s Hill Elementary School, was recently recognized with the 2020 Helen Bach Moss Memorial Better Beginnings Award celebrating gifted elementary teachers.
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Nathaniel smiling and showing off his breakfast

Trying new things at Westview

How many of us are ready to face new challenges, or brave enough to boldly taste new foods? Learning to enjoy new experiences is becoming second nature to the 6:1:2 students at Westview in the Department for Exceptional Children.
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Events

Mar
09

SEPTO Meeting

All meetings are scheduled via Zoom. For information or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected]
Georgeann Beres, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447 [email protected]
Apr
13

SEPTO Meeting

All meetings are scheduled via Zoom. For information or questions, please contact:
Colleen Dox-Griffith, SEPTO President, at 617-2393 [email protected]
Georgeann Beres, SEPTO Secretary, at 617-2447 [email protected]

About

The Department for Exceptional Children at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES provides programs to meet the needs to students with a variety of abilities, which cannot be completely addressed by their local school districts. A wide range of educational opportunities is offered to expand and enrich learning for students with particular gifts and talents, to teach students with limited English proficiency, and to assist students with varying disabilities who require special instructional and support services. Follow us on Facebook.