We need your help!
Summer vacation is in full swing - but the
administrators in Fort Plain are still working hard making plans
for next year! Please help guide them in their decisions by
participating in a Parent Engagement Survey for parents of first,
fifth, and ninth graders. The feedback will tell how we're doing
toward achieving our goal of building a strong school/home
partnership for student success! Click on the link to participate:
Click here to take the survey
Congratulations to the Fort Plain HS Class of
Kids eat free this summer
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,
Fort Plain High School Valedictorian and
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Providing healthy snacks to students in need,
even on the weekends
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.
Fort Plain students participate in music
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
The 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.
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
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.
Harry Hoag Students of the Month
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
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
Posted 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.
Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School received Silver
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!
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
Prekindergarten 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