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
in 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.
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
NEW! Student council has it's
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.
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.