ESYO Concerts at NHS and SANE

The Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) will return to the Neil Hellman School for their seventh-annual concert on Wednesday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Additionally, the ESYO will perform a concert for the first time at The School at Northeast on Wednesday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. Each concert is expected to last 30-40 minutes, and all staff are invited to attend.

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Please join us in welcoming those who joined our Workforce on January 8, 2018:

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Neil Hellman School Bazaar Friday December 15

You're invited to the annual Neil Hellman School Holiday Bazaar this Friday, December 15, from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the school gym. Student-made holiday items will be available for purchase, and there will be holiday fun for everyone.

Mandated January Trainings

Every member of our Workforce, full- or part-time, is required to complete several mandated compliance trainings during the month of January in order to remain on active duty. Our Learning Management System (LMS) software, available at, was designed to facilitate this process. All Workforce members with regular computer access are expected to complete these trainings online. We will offer a limited number of in-person trainings only for those without regular computer access. Below are some guidelines on accessing these trainings:

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November Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following lucky winners of our November Workforce Raffle:

Amazon Echo: Nicole Connolly, Early Learning Center

Siena basketball four-pack and bobblehead: Jane Brown, Early Learning Center

Siena-UAlbany tickets: Auntrisha Branch, Wasson

Price Chopper gift card: Sarah Ward, Day Treatment

Paint & Sip gift card: Lisa Carll, Bridges to Health

NYS Lotto prize pack: Christina Rufa-McCann, Neil Hellman School


Campus Project Space Update

At our recent Fall Listening Tour, you heard us talk about the project to replace one of the existing residences on the Academy Road campus with a new building featuring an integrated services design. As we prepare to break ground in spring 2018, we have identified the need for a dedicated project workspace to accommodate project management and planning, hold meetings, and otherwise serve as a working home for this project.

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Years of Service Recognition

As part of our recent listening tour and Workforce Recognition Awards, we also honored a group of employees for reaching career milestones with the organization. Click here for the list of employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years with us this year.

Clinicians Pass Licensing Exams

Congratulations to the following members of our Behavioral Health team on passing their licensing exams:

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Domestic Violence Training for Child Welfare Workers at SATRI

SATRI will host a Domestic Violence Training for Child Welfare Workers on Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SATRI building on Academy Road. There are only 25 slots available and participants must attend both days.

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Fall Spirit in Oneonta

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Lisa Makovske and Amber Poliseno of the Oneonta office went above and beyond to get everybody into the fall spirit. Check out some of their handiwork!