The Fort Plain Central School District is scheduled to hold a half day for students on Dec. 15 as faculty and staff will attend the second professional development day of the school year.
Students will be released from the Junior/Senior High School at 10:30 a.m. and from Harry Hoag Elementary School at 10:40 a.m.
Comments and questions can be directed to the district office at (518) 993-4000 ext. #1000.
Eight families attended Family Math Night at the Junior/Senior High School on Nov. 15.
It was a night of problem solving and games as parents got involved in their child’s math education.
Beyond the games at school each family went home with games and activities to reinforce the lessons learned.
The night was organized by eighth grade math teacher Sue Summerfield.
From Athletic Director Charlie Karker and as announced at the annual Fall Sports Reception on Nov. 9.
New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Awards:
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Cross Country
- Boys Cross Country
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Sarah Paradiso
- WAC Mohawk Division 2nd Team All-Star- Lauren Weinberger
- Senior Game Athletes- Victoria Wilday & Kaylee Atkins
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Brady Fureno
- Coach’s Awards – Taylor Gifford & Jacob Hazlett
- WAC Mohawk Division 1st Team All-Stars – Jacob Hazlett, Taylor Gifford & Brady Fureno
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Emily Abrams
- D’Arcangelis Super-Sub Award – Hannah Leonard
- Section 2 and WAC Mohawk Division 1st Team All-Stars – Emily Abrams & Gabriella Jenks
- Section 2 and WAC Mohawk Division 2nd Team All-Stars – Kendall Kennedy & Maecee Lathers
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Ethan Spaulding
- Hilltopper Award – Patrick Murphy
- Captain’s Award- Bryce Thibodeau
- Most Improved Award- Josh Nellis
- WAC Mohawk Division 1st Team All-Star- Jaxson Yacowenia
- WAC Mohawk Division 2nd Team All-Star- Adan Vasquez
Girls Cross Country
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Michaela Stockwell
- Outstanding FP Runner – Eliza Cechnicki
- 3-D Award for Desire, Determination & Dedication – Emily Marsh
- WAC 1st Team All-Star- Eliza Cechnicki
Boys Cross Country
- FPCS BOE 2nd Effort Award – Jason Huang
- Outstanding FP Runner – Michael Hoffman
- 3-D Award for Desire, Determination & Dedication – Sean Staples
- Most Improved – Seth Wintermute
- WAC 1st Team All-Star – Michael Hoffman
As part of an interdisciplinary unit on immigration in English Language Arts and Social Studies classes, Fort Plain eighth grade students participated in a guided tour of the Fort Plain cemetery on November 21.
The tour was hosted by village historian Eileen Chambers.
Chambers shared knowledge and stories about early immigration to Fort Plain and the early residents that shaped the village into what it is today.
Iyanna Gilot found the rocks for the class to paint.
Each rock said, “If this rock made you smile, please email, Mr. Arndt.”
Well, the rocks have been placed and people have started to send in notes!
Nine Fort Plain Junior/Senior High school students represented nations, empires, and kingdoms from 1791 at a United Nations Simulation at the Carey Institute for Global Good on Nov. 14.
Each student conducted extensive background research to portray their nation accurately.
Quinn Jones – President
Michael D’Arcangelis – Iroquois League
Bryce Thibodeau – Abyssinia
Patrick Murphy – Russia
Jenna Reese – Portugal
Michaela Stockwell – Sardinia
Brady Fureno – Denmark
Nate Beam – Maratha Confederacy
Taylor Gifford – Siam
The trick was a treat for the students in Pat Hanifin’s sixth grade science classes on Halloween.
Student filled cylinders with colored tap water and then added dry ice, otherwise known as frozen carbon dioxide, to create creeping fog as part of their “Spooky Science” lesson for the day.
Students learned about handling dry ice safely. Even though the fog created by the ice and water is harmless, dry ice itself cannot be touched by bare skin or eaten. The extremely low temperature will cause frost bite very quickly.
Dry ice may look like the cubes from the freezer at home, but it stands at -109 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dry ice doesn’t melt like water cubes either, as the dry ice the students used bubbled into a grey mist when they added it to the colored water. After they added a few drops of dish soap to the “cauldrons” bubbles formed and held the fog in place until the bubbles popped.
The room looked much more like Dr. Frankenstein’s lab instead of Mr. Hanifin’s regular classroom.
Beyond the hands-on experiments, students learned how dry ice is made, its properties and some of its common industrial uses.
Check out how our Jr./Sr. High School students help the NYSDEC make sure one of the state’s major waterways is healthy!
It is the annual Halloween Parade at Harry Hoag Elementary School!