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Fort Plain, NY 13339



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Free meals for all Fort Plain students in 2016-17

ALL STUDENTS enrolled in both buildings of the Fort Plain District will receive both breakfast and lunch for FREE this year thanks to the Community Eligibility Meal Certification option for the 2016-2017 school year.

There will be no free/reduced meal forms circulated. ALL district students will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at no charge, regardless of their family status or income.
The Community Eligibility Program will be in effect for at least the next four years. Any questions can be directed to Lauri Broady in the Office of School Nutrition at 993-4000 #1003.

Elementary supply lists available

Students should plan to bring school supplies on the list that corresponds with the grade level they will be entering at Harry Hoag Elementary School.

Click on the appropriate grade below to view the school supplies you will need:

Kindergarten - Conover, Kindergarten- Faulkner, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Life Skills, Mrs. Close, Mrs. George.

Congratulations to the Fort Plain HS Class of 2016


Kids eat free this summer

Summer Meal Logo and linkFree breakfast and lunches will be provided to children ages 18 and under all summer at the Harry Hoag Elementary. Beginning on June 28 and running until Aug. 5, meals can be picked up Monday through Friday. Breakfast is available from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.,  and lunches are available from noon to 1:00 p.m.

There is also an open site at East Hill Elementary in Canajoharie (July 11- Aug. 19, M-F).

Fort Plain High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian announced

FPHS Principal Mrs. Larabee named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2016 during an awards ceremony held at the high school on Thursday, June 9.


Valedictorian Emily Potter is the daughter of Christine Potter and Nelson Potter. She will be attending SUNY Cobleskill to study Animal Science in the fall.


Salutatorian Travis Herringshaw is the son of Brenda Herringshaw of Fort Plain and Eugene Herringshaw. He will be attending Haverford College in the fall.

Congratulations to the 17 elementary students inducted into NEHS

NEHS inducteesSeventeen Harry Hoag Elementary students were inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society on June 16. Students are selected based on the four pillars of NEHS standards: Scholarship, Responsibility, Leadership, and Service.

Congratulations to: Erin Crouse, Sarah Florian, Stephen Gray, Ryleigh Hart, Madeline Heroth, Rylee Herron, Noah Horning, Ethan Kilmartin, Tyrell Martin, Emma Oldick, Anthony Paradiso, Rob Rogers, Sophia Rogers, Kristen Sanders, Amani Santana, Natalie Thibodeau, and Elizabeth VanDycke.

Junior Drew Fureno has been named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year

DrewCongratulations to Fort Plain's Drew Furen (catcher) who was recently selected as WAC Player of the Year by the league's baseball coaches. Also selected to the WAC 1st Team All-Stars are: Jesse Heroth-Outfielder, Jon Calbet-Infielder, James May-Infielder.








Fort Plain Baseball Team wins State Championship

State ChampsCongratulations to the Fort Plain Varsity Baseball Team for winning the New York State Championships this past Saturday, 11-6 over West Canada Valley! If you weren't lucky enough to catch the game, you can read about it in an Amsterdam Recorder article published on Monday, 6/13.



Fort Plain Varsity Baseball ranked #1 Class "D" team in the state.

Class "D" championsCongratulations to the Fort Plain Varsity Baseball Team for winning the Class “D” Regional Championship and for becoming the division’s number one ranked team in New York State. We wish them luck in the New York State Championships at Broome Community College this Saturday!


Whatever floats your boat

FPHS students take first place in 25th Annual Recyclable Regatta

RegattaThe 25th Annual Recyclable Regatta for Canajoharie and Fort Plain took place on June 8. The regatta is an activity for middle and high school technology students, who design and build full size boats that float on recyclable materials. The event takes place at the Pangea Ponds on Mahr Road outside of Canajoharie. Read more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

New York state now requires students entering seventh and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

Does your child need to be vaccinated before the start of the 2016-17 school year to meet this requirement? The answer depends on more than just your child’s age and grade level. Read more

Providing healthy snacks to students in need, even on the weekends

Snack BagsThe bell rings on a Friday afternoon. For many students, this is a great feeling – the weekend lies before them and they envision all the fun they will have. But for some students, some of our very own Fort Plain students, they are filled with a bit of anxiety – wondering where they will get their food when school is closed. Read more

Fort Plain students participate in music festival

NYSSMA participantsCongratulations to these students on their hard work and participation in the New York State School Music Association's Spring Music Festival, which was held May 14 in Hudson Falls. From left to right: Junior Zoe D'Arcangelis competed at a Level 6, which is the highest level, with the Gilbert and Sullivan song "Poor Wand'ring One." Quinn Jones is a Freshman this year and competed at a Level 4 with the song "Little Horses" by Aaron Copland. Both Sarah LaComb and Jenna Connelly competed at Level 3 for their first time and sang "Over the Rainbow" by H. Arlen.

Yearbook dedicated to Mrs. Kolbe Gray

Yearbook dedication ceremonyThe graduating Class of 2016 recently dedicated the yearbook to their class adviser, Mrs. Kolbe Gray. During the dedication ceremony, yearbook editor Brianna Swartz thanked Mrs. Gray on behalf of her class. Also recognized were Mrs. Kathie DeKalb, Mr. Kurt Fetter, Mrs. Jen Rivenburgh, Mrs. Mary McCall, Mrs. Debbie Waner and co-class adviser, Mrs. Joanne Kennedy, for all that they've done over the years. A few remaining copies of the 2016 yearbook are available for sale in the main office.

Kendra TremblyWestern Athletic Conference names Kendra Trembly Player of the Year

Fort Plain's Kendra Trembley was recently named WAC North Division Co-Player of the Year by the league's softball coaches. Michaela Stockwell was selected as a First Team All-Star and Sierra Logan and Kendall Kennedy were voted to the Second Team. Congratulations to the entire team for a successful season and to our WAC Honorees.

Fort Plain Principal received SLS Administrator of the Year Award

Administrator of the yearFort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Principal Deborah Larrabee was one of two area educators who, along with a school media specialist, were honored at the HFM BOCES 24th Annual School Library System Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Read more

Harry Hoag Students of the Month

Students of the Month AprilCongratulations to the Students of the Month for April: Special Areas- Cross Young(5th), Michael Dinehart Jr.(6th), Michael Spence(2nd), Trinetty Lanier(6th), McKanzie Marriott (4th), Jillian Ryerson (1st), Tucker Bailey (3rd), Mariah Aney (4th), and Michael Dinehart is not pictured.

Academic Recognition for 167 students

Academic RecognitionFort Plain High School's Academic Recognition Committee rewarded 167 students for being named to the Honor Roll and Principal's List for the third quarter. Each student received a certificate and a treat during their lunch period on Friday, Apr. 23. Congratulations to all of them for their hard work and diligence.

Here comes the sun

Fort Plain CSD expected to save more than $850,000 over the next 20 years by harnessing the power of the sun

solar panelsPosted April 20, 2016 - Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent David Ziskin proudly looked on as Fort Plain Board member Jeff Jones and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara flipped the switch yesterday on a new solar garden constructed off of Route 5, just west of Nelliston. The project will save the district more than $850,000 in power costs over the next 20 years — all while providing educational opportunities to students. Read more

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School received Silver Medal ranking

Posted April 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School for receiving a Silver Medal ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks the best high schools in the country by assigning Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings. The rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college. Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School was ranked #202 in New York and #2,341 nationwide. One more thing to be proud of in the FPCSD! Read more

Kindergarten registration packages available

Kindergarten registration packets are available in the Harry Hoag Main Office. Please read this letter for more information.

Pre-K applications available for pick up

GESD iconPrekindergarten applications will be available April 4, for the 2016-2017 school year. If your child turns 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2016, he/she is eligible to enroll in our full-day Prekindergarten Program. Contact the main office at Harry Hoag for more information.

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