The purpose of
the afterschool program at Fort Plain Central School is to provide a safe, nurturing environment beyond
the school day for students in grades 5-8 where they can participate in activities that
enhance their academic achievement and provide for their social
and emotional growth and development.
The program begins when the school day ends and
continues until 5:30 p.m. For the first hour, students are
provided with a snack in the cafeteria followed by academic
programs. These include help with homework, academic enrichment,
individual tutoring, or counseling.
The activity time which follows may include games,
arts, various sports, computer and library use and presentations
by community service agencies. The latter may include
presentations by local community service agencies on topics such
as nutrition and drug, alcohol, and tobacco awareness.
Periodic family nights are held to encourage parents to
participate in events with their children, and field trips are
held to enhance cultural opportunities.
While the program has specific goals to meet the needs
of children who are at risk of educational failure, any student
in grades 5-8 is eligible. Registration packets may be obtained
at either school office. For more information, contact Fort
Plain Program Director Christine Evenson at 993-4000, ext.
Program at Harry Hoag
afterschool program for students in grades 2-6 at Harry Hoag
Elementary School is conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:40-5
p.m. by Bridgett Walrath of the Mental Health Association in Fulton
and Montgomery Counties.
The program provides children
with academic, behavioral, and emotional problems constructive
after-school activities that promote confidence and skills necessary
to enhance their potential for individual success. Activities are
designed to enhance socialization skills, team spirit, cooperation,
and self esteem.
Each day, the students
work on their homework and make journal entries. Other activities
include crafts, special guests like a Cornel Cooperative Extension
Program about healthy eating, and outdoor activities like a sleigh
ride when weather permits.
Family involvement is a
key component of the program as well. A recent Family Day featured
pizza and other food, crafts, Christmas tree decoration, and other
activities for the students and their family members.
There are currently 13 students
enrolled in the program with room for up to 30 students.
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