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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Wal-Mart awards two grants to Fort Plain for Life Skills programs

Wal-Mart recently awarded the Fort Plain Central School District two grants for the Life Skills classroom at Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School.

The first grant for $2,500 will go towards the classroom’s “Interviewing Skills: Preparing for Life” program where students focus on developing career readiness and job skills. Students will learn to create videos, edit sound, and present themselves to a specific audience. The district plans to use the money to buy IPads, a color printer, and accessories to use for the interviewing process.

“We are very thankful for the Wal-Mart grants so we can have these very important extras in the classroom for the students,” said teacher Lisa Petty. “This will help us enhance our program.”

Meanwhile, a $1,000 grant will go toward the “Cooking for Life!” program, and the funding will be used to purchase kitchen supplies, equipment and reference books.

The Cooking for Life program aims to bring healthy cooking and meal planning skills to the life skills students (in grades 7-12) and the larger Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. School community. Students learn to incorporate healthy eating into their everyday lives and learn simple preparations for vegetables and fruits as well as cooking with whole grains.

Equipment to be purchased includes: juicer, waffle-maker, electric griddle, pizza pans, electric saucepan, and assorted kitchen utensils.

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