Clubs and Organizations

Library Club

  • Open to all interested students in grades 9-12
  • encourages reading
  • meets in the media center on the third Wednesday of each month during lunch
  • 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
  • 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
  • Engage in numerous society-sponsored projects in school and a commit to support other community projects
  • Denise Smith is advisor

OK2XL

  • 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
  • Programs 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 students asked to join OK2XL activities

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

  • Provides a democratic forum in which students can address those school-related issues which affect their lives
  • Maintains a continuous communication channel from students to faculty, administration, and Board of Education, as well as among students within the school
  • Offers a year-long program of social functions and community involvement projects
  • Trains students in the duties and responsibilities of good citizenship, using the school environment as a primary training ground
  • Dance Request Form
  • Use of Facilities Request Form
  • Fundraising Activity Request Form
  • Outside groups, please notify the Council so you can get the most out of your fund-raiser. We want to avoid conflicting activities

Superintendent’s Student 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 initially chosen by the Student Council with other students who demonstrate a desire to serve chosen by the superintendent
  • Involved 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 David Ziskin is advisor

Tex-nology Club

  • For students in grade 8
  • Meets in the technology room monthly with days and times to be announced
  • 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 fundraisers