Backpacks delivered to Harry Hoag Elementary School for those in need

We would like to extend great thanks to the, “Smile Committee,” of Hill and Markes, Inc. who raised enough money to fund a donation of over 60 fully-stocked backpacks for students in Harry Hoag Elementary School this fall.

Also, specific thanks to Linda Vidulich and Yvonne Masi who dropped off the backpacks this morning to Principal Lauren Crisman.

Packs will be given to students in need at the start of the school year. However, even though supplies are limited, if you know a student that could benefit from the donation contact the Harry Hoag Elementary School Main Office at 518-993-4000 ext. #3013.

Start times announced for fall varsity sports

The 2017 fall athletics season is set to begin on August 14.

Here are the start times and places from Fort Plain Athletic Director
Charlie Karker, (518) 993-4000, ext. #2134, charlie.karker@fortplain.org.

For assistance accessing PDF files, contact the Communications Office or benjamin.meyers@neric.org.

More documents and information can be found on the athletics website.

  • Golf – 9:00 am. at Canajoharie Country Club
  • Volleyball – Varsity & JV – 8:00-11:00 am. at the High School gym
  • Girls Soccer – Varsity & JV – 9:00-11:00 am. at the Sports Complex
  • Boys Soccer – Varsity 8:30 am. at the Sports Complex
  • Football- Varsity & JV – 8:30 am. at Canajoharie HS
  • Cross Country – Varsity – 8:30 am. at the Canajoharie Track & 5:30 pm. at Fort Plain High School

Emory Sammons, Team USA Junior Men’s Quadruple Sculls finish 7th in World Championships

Emory Sammons was already one of the best rowers in New York State.

Now he is among the elite in the world.

Sammons and the Team USA Junior Men’s Quadruple Sculls won the B Final (06:17.890) at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships on August 6 in Traka, Lithuania. With that finish, the team is No. 7 in the world.

“I think the best part of this experience has been the ability to train and get to know some high caliber athletes,” Sammons said. “Something that I learned was how much time and effort needs to be put in to become a competitive athlete at such a high level. I have been told it’s a lot of work but I never truly understood until I was shown it.”

Switzerland won the event overall.

Team USA was sixth in its semifinals race (06:13.230), third in Repechage 2 (06:09.200), and finished fourth in its first heat (06:19.780).

“These are some things that we have worked out previously, but when the heats came we didn’t really make it happen, so we were able to make the changes,” Sammons said to Row2K.com about the 10-second improvement between the opening heat and the repechage that qualified the Americans for the semifinal.

Before the international competition, Sammons finished second in single sculls at the annual Scholastic Rowing Association of America national championship regatta in Pennsauken, NJ by 8/1000ths of a second (05:26.737) in late May. He won the Scholastic Rowing Association of New York State a few week prior by 1.8 seconds (5:44.5) earlier that month.

Photos of Sammons/Team USA in action in Traka, Lithuania (copyright protected)

B Final

Sammons, Team USA – Junior Men’s Quadruple Sculls Individuals

Harry Hoag Elementary School instructional day to start at 8:05 a.m., end at 2:45 p.m.

The start of the instructional day at Harry Hoag Elementary School in the Fort Plain Central School District will move back seven minutes to 8:05 a.m. with the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Dismissal will also move back seven minutes to 2:45 p.m.

The new times will allow for a smoother dismissal process.

All buses will be present at the dismissal of elementary school students. As in the past, parents picking up students can do so outside of the kindergarten wing.

The current Junior/Senior High School bell schedule – 8 a.m.-2:38 p.m. – will remain the same.

For more information contact the district office at (518) 993-4000.

Fort Plain wins $2,000 grant from Walmart

The Fort Plain Central School District won a $2,000 grant from Walmart earlier this week.

The grant will fund “Smarter Social Studies,” and create a Resource Library of more than 120 new books to be used by 60 seventh-grade students. The books will be selected to help students become familiar with early American history concepts.

The grant was written by Laura Whalen from Capital Region BOCES. The grant team has won a total of $52,187,655 for its associated school districts.

Area children, ages 18 and under, can eat free this summer at Harry Hoag Elementary

Parks, Libraries, Schools, and More. Find Summer Meals link.

All area children are invited to receive free meals this summer at Harry Hoag Elementary School every day until Aug. 4. Breakfast is served between 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Just stop in and get a free meal – open to all kids and teens ages 18 and under.

There is also an open meal site at East Hill Elementary in Canajoharie that runs from July 10 – Aug. 18.

Class of 2017 Top 10

Congratulations to the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. HS Class of 2017 Top Ten

Valedictorian Lexi Veitch

Salutatorian Zoe D’Arcangelis

Julia Stockwell

Andrew Fureno

Sarah Hoffman

Isaiah Cechnicki

Allie Schuyler

Izzy Lambert

Spencer Mang

Sierra Logan