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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Clubs  and Organizations

Library Club

     Open to all interested students in grades 9-12, The Library Club strongly encourages reading. Whole new worlds are opened through reading, and we hope we can spread this message to all students. The club meets Photo of library club cafein the media center on the third Wednesday of each month during lunch. We also encourage students to participate in Battle of the Books.
      The club hosts a Scholastic Book Fair with the goal of increasing the library's collection of paperback books. High School Librarian Mary VanPatten is club advisor.   


National Honor Society

     Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 84.5 percent or higher are eligible for selection into the National Honor Society. NHS members must maintain honorable character and conduct themselves responsibly. They abide by school rules, ask others to do the same, and represent the chapter honorably. They take responsibility for their actions even when it is difficult. NHS members uphold principles of morality and ethics, are cooperative, demonstrate high standards of honesty and reliability, show concern and respect for others, and generally maintain a clean lifestyle.
    NHS members engage  in numerous society-sponsored projects in school and a commit to support other community projects in many ways.
     Denise Smith is NHS advisor.



     Fort Plain Central School District recognizes that gifted and talented students have unique needs not always met by the regular school curriculum or by the ordinary resources of the community. Our programs are designed to identify such students and their needs to provide individual and group programs to meet those needs.
     Gifted and talented students shall be defined as those pupils who show evidence of high performance capability and exceptional potential in areas such as general intellectual ability, special academic aptitude, and outstanding ability in visual and performing arts. A gifted and talented committee that is open to all faculty members on a volunteer basis has final approval of those students asked to join OK2XL activities. A general guide will be to provide the most in programs for the most students.

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School Store

ADVISOR: Kathie DeKalb
Who can join: All students grades 7-12
MEETINGS: each Wednesday after school
PURPOSE: Manage and operate the school store


SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

ADVISORS: Lisa Petty, Charlene Denofrio
Who can join: Any student in grades 7-12
MEETINGS: 7:30 a.m. two times per month in Mrs. Petty’s room
Purpose: To make students aware of consequences of drinking and driving, taking drugs, or of any destructive decision.
ACTIVITIES/PROJECTS: Annual wreath sale, two dances per year, post prom party, held to keep students safe after the prom. Recently, the post prom party has been held at the Clark gymnasium in Cooperstown.                     

Student Council 

NEW! Student council has it's own page

Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

    The Advisory Council, composed of students in grades 9-12, advises the superintendent of schools on various issues affecting students and makes suggestions on how to improve students' lives. Members are initially chosen by the Student Council with other students who demonstrate a desire to serve chosen by the superintendent.
       Another major component of the Council is involvement with school and community projects. In past years these have included organizing pep rallies,  hurricane relief, flood relief, and benefit events for needy students and local families.
        Advisory Council members choose officers, who select student representatives to The Board of Education, Child Nutrition Advisory Council, and Safety Committee.
         Superintendent of Schools Douglas Burton is advisor.


Tex-nology Club

    The club, for students in grade 8, meets in the technology room monthly with days and times to be announced. In past years, activities have included fruit fund-raiser; Middle Years Monthly Newsletter; purchase of equipment for pen making and carving designs; and robotics contest at Cobleskill College. Donation projects include Adirondack chairs and contributions to school  and local fund-raisers.