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Afterschool Program

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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Afterschool Program

 Program for grades 5-8

      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. 3563.

Program at Harry Hoag

       The 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.
        For more information:
http://www.mentalhealthassociation.org/programs1.html#After School



Harry Hoag Clubs and Organizations

Junior/Senior High Clubs and Organizations