Fort Plain Faculty/Staff Hoops set for Mar. 9

Harry Hoag School Gym will host the 2018 Faculty/Staff Basketball game on Friday, Mar. 9.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. when students in grades 4-6 take the court for biddy basketball.  At 6 p.m., eight teams made up of a teacher, a junior or senior, and a sixth grader take the court for a skills challenge. The teams race to hit a free throw, a three-pointer, and a half-court shot. The main event, a coed faculty/staff basketball game, tips off at 7 p.m.

The annual event will pit Team Crisman against Team Larrabee. The game promises to be exciting and fun. Everyone is invited to come and cheer on their favorite teachers and school employees.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students in grades 7-12, and free for students PK-6. All students must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a full concession stand.

Half-time of the adult game will feature a half-court shooting challenge. One dollar buys a chance to hit a half-court shot to win five dollars. Hit two shots and win an iTune card.

All proceeds go to the PTA, which underwrites educational and extracurricular activities not funded in the school budget.

Lauri Broady honored as Friend to Education

Woman in black dress wearing a white corsage standing next to a man in a dark suit.
Mrs. Broady and Fort Plain Superintendent Dr. David Ziskin share a happy moment at a CASDA luncheon where Mrs. Broady received the association’s Friend of Education award.

On Feb. 16, Fort Plain CSD’s Lauri Broady was honored with the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) Friends of Education Award.

CASDA presents this award to recognize the selfless contributions of individuals who dedicate themselves to serving students and the school community.

Although Mrs. Broady is the school’s food service manager, she is much more.

Many people do not realize that she serves both Fort Plain and Canajoharie. She works together with the cafeteria staffs to ensure students receive appetizing and highly nutritional meals. To make certain that all students had access to those meals, so Mrs. Broady led successful applications to the USDA Community Eligibility Program. Under this grant, all students in both districts receive a free nutritious breakfast and lunch each school day. Her shared responsibilities extend beyond the cafeteria. She co-directs plays and musicals for Canajoharie-Fort Plain Drama Club and coordinates the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Health and Wellness Fair.

Her efforts don’t stop there.

In Fort Plain, she teaches four Talented and Gifted groups. She is the advisor for the Harry Hoag student council and produces the district newsletter that runs in the Pennysaver.

Mrs. Broady is truly a Friend of Education.

Jr/Sr High School Faculty/Staff “Go Red”

22 smiling adults wearing articles of red clothing standing on the stairs inside the schoolOn Feb. 2, faculty and staff at the Jr/Sr High School wore red to school in support of the American Heart Association’s annual “God Red for Women” campaign.

The campaign raises funds and awareness in the fight against women’s heart disease.  Funds raised by “Go Red For Women” activities support research into women’s heart health. They turn that science into materials and tools that healthcare providers and decision- makers can use to help women. The American Heart Association provides the most up-to-date strategies and treatments tailored to a woman’s individual risk. Toolkits, pocket versions of guidelines for women, special reports, and continuing medical education give healthcare providers the means to ensure that women are afforded the best and most current information and services.

February Board of Education meeting rescheduled to Feb. 12

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting in the Ronald  H. Thibodeau  Conference Room at the Harry Hoag Elementary  School at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 12.

The Board’s regular monthly meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 7.

Fort Plain Boys Bowling wins WAC Title

Congratulations to the Fort Plain boys varsity bowling team that won the Western Athletic Conference league championship at Spare Time Lanes in Schenectady on Jan. 31.

The team of Brady Fureno, Zach Young, Damien Young, Anthony Paradiso, Jacob Hazlett, and Taylor Gifford combined to knock down 2,944 total pins to top second-place Middleburgh (2,854 total pins).

Fureno led the way with a 224-235-221 series for 680 total pins. Zach Young rolled a 157-157-196, Damien Young had a 180-193-206, Paradiso added a 206-217-199, and Hazlett had a 182-189-182.

The team now moves on to the Section II tournament at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Feb. 8.

Jr./Sr. High School Students of the Month – January 2018

Congratulations to January’s students of the month for the Jr./Sr. High School (nominator in parentheses)!
  • Grade 12 – Emily Marsh (Mrs. Jarabek)
  • Grade 11 – Mackenzie Wintermute (Mr. Jarabek)
  • Grade 10 – Franklyn TenEyck (Mrs. Cooley and Mrs. Jarabek)
  • Grade 9 – Rachel Zuppardi (Mrs. Jarabek)
  • Grade 8 – Noah Norton (Mrs. Wilder and Mrs. Summerfield)
  • Grade 7 – Alex Rivkowich (Dr. Pombrio)