Teacher sitting on floor with student during a break
Students in a classroom at Westview
Students at SAB videoconferencing with GEVA Theatre
Student reading with aide
Westview student eating breakfast
Student at Village Plaza Transition taking a virtual field trip to California
Student sitting on floor wearing pink hoodie
Three students with teacher sitting at table
Student at Ridgecrest Academy
Four Westview students playing dodgeball in the gym
Pre-schooler wearing a mask
Work based learning student cleaning
Mischievous pre-schooler
Math teacher working with student at a table
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
Pre-schooler with a box of sand

Department for Exceptional Children


Guest speaker Kaitlyn Jackson addresses a socially-distanced audience

Project SEARCH honors latest graduates

The Project SEARCH Class of 2021 interns were recognized for their achievements at a graduation ceremony on June 23. The four young adults were welcomed by guest speaker Kaitlyn Jackson, the director of employment programs at URMC, where they all have worked this year.
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Group shot of graduates

The future is bright for this Class of 2021

The 16 graduating seniors in the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Center-Based Program have long been each other’s strongest supporters, said Special Education Supervisor Ken Sharp as he welcomed students, families and friends to the 2021 commencement ceremony.
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Student receiving his Moving On certificate

2021 Moving On Ceremony

The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Moving On Ceremony was held on June 17, 2021. Attended by program graduates and proud family and friends, the event recognized these students’ many achievements during their time in school.
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Partygoers at the dinner dance

The 2021 Spring Dinner Dance rocked!

A big tent, a beautiful, warm Spring night, lots of friends and your favorite music - it's all you need to have a great time. And our kids did - at the 2021 SEPTO Dinner Dance.
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Dozens of socially-distanced speech therapists in a conference room with multiple video screens

Exploring new ways to empower student communication

The BOCES 2 Assistive Technology department hosted a special two-day professional development training for our speech-language specialists. Presenting via video conference was John Halloran, a well-known speech-language pathologist and trainer with The Center for AAC & Autism.
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Two students playing chess

Learning life skills on a chess board

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. something extraordinary happens at Terry Taylor ES: the Chess Club meets. Eager students from the BOCES 2 8:1:2 and 6:1:2 classes, about 15-18 first- through fifth-graders, gather in a room set with a dozen chess boards and begin to play.
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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.