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Douglas C. Burton

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Latest News

Students of the Month announced for January

The students are nominated for this honor by teachers or other staff and selected by a vote of a committee of teachers. A plaque which contains a group photo of all students of the month will be hung in the school lobby at the end of the school year. In addition, each student of the month receives two slices of pizza and a 20-ounce fountain drink donated by Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppe.

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 Congratulations to the Canajoharie- Fort Plain Girls Cross Country Team

They were 2014 Western Athletic Conference League Meet Champions, League Dual Meet Co-Champions, and finished 3rd at the Class "C" Sectional Meet (the patches they are holding).The girls were also New York State Scholar/Athlete Team Award winners which means the team's grade point average was over 90% for the first quarter.

Shown in photo: Emily Marsh; Back row from left to right:- Carolyn Adams, Lexi Kane, Breanna Hazzard, Gabby Bridgewater, and Lexi Veitch. Absent from the photo was Cheyenne Munson.


Students at FPHS learn coding

The Fort Plain Students Participate in “An Hour of CODE”

The ninth-grade students at Fort Plain High school were introduced to programming as part of An Hour of Code, an international program that teaches programming.

Mrs. DeKalb’s students enrolled in Key Essentials (keyboarding) participated in online programming interactive lessons available at code.org. Some students were actually able to code their own online game within the 43 minute class period. (full story)


Technology club donated home-made cars to needy children

The Fort Plain Technology Club made 30 cars to donate to needy children in Fulton and Montgomery counties. The Technology club consists of several 7-12 grade students. They have been working on the cars before school for the past three weeks. On Friday, Dec. 12, they presented the cars to the Fulton Montgomery Catholic Charities for distribution.

Shown in photo: Denise Benton (Youth Services Director of Fulton Montgomery Catholic Charities) accepting the donation from Technology teacher Kreig Heroth. Club members: Devin Young, Taylor Cruger, Christian Charteris, Luke Doxtater, Sherry Huang, Mackenzie Wintermute, Isaiha Ponte, Emily Abrams, Faith Rende, Quinn Jones, Madison Dunbar, Baileigh Behan, Autumn Dodson, and Cara Porter.

Joining together to spread joy

The life skills classrooms of Fort Plain (Mrs. Petty's class) and Canajoharie (Mrs. Carson's class) combined to share a day of holiday cookie decoration on Friday, Dec. 12. The classes applied math and measurement skills to successfully bake the cookies. They also learned valuable home health and care skills. The class also made healthy dog snacks to donate to Ayers Animal Shelter.

Perhaps the most beneficial component was joining together with another district which allowed the participants from both classes to build their socialization skills as they interacted with peers from another school.

Dog Biscuits

Yearbooks can be ordered on-line

Fort Plain Junior Senior High School can access Balfour on-line here.

Students named to Honor Roll and Principal's List

Fort Plain Junior/ Senior High School students have been named to the Honor Roll and Principal's List. See the complete list.

Junior Senior High School Counseling launches webpage for parents and students

Fort Plain Junior Senior High School Counseling services now has a  webpage! Please click here for the latest news from the Junior Senior High School Counseling Office.

Class of 2015 extends a "thank you"

Class of 2015The Fort Plain Class of 2015 would like to extend their gratitude to Al and Linda Wainwright for a generous donation.

It was a year ago at a class fundraiser when “Big Al” approached class advisors Melanie Pombrio and Sue Summerfield about working together to benefit the students in the class of 2015. Al and Linda have been hosting classic car shows throughout the area for over a decade and through a mutual contact, Diane Empie, the couple asked if the class would be interested in helping at some of their events and in return Al and Linda would donate the proceeds from their functions.

It was a huge surprise when a year later, at the pancake breakfast fundraiser where the first connection was made, when Al and Linda presented a check for $1,000.00 to the class of 2015. Class advisors, class officers, student council representatives and members of the class of 2015 were there to receive the generous donation. The class of 2015 has decided to use this donation to purchase sweatshirts for the class members and would again like to say “thank You” to Al and Linda for making this possible.

Is your emergency contact information up-to-date?

Fort Plain Central School District has contracted with Public School Notifications from One Call Now. This calling system will make it easy for school to quickly communicate with parents, teachers, staff and communities in the case of an emergency. Officials are still in the enrollment process and training, but parents are being asked to make sure their contact information is up-to-date with their most current telephone number. Please contact your child’s school secretary to make any necessary changes to your emergency contact information.

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity team

The Fort Plain Girls Varsity Volleyball team came in second place at the Voorheesville Tournament on Saturday, September 27.


Principal's List and Honor Roll students named

Over 170 students have been named to the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Principal's List and/or Honor Roll. (full story)

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School life skills students create orientation video for incoming students

The nine students in Lisa Petty’s life skills class at Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School recently created an orientation video for the incoming sixth grade students in the fall. The project reinforced speaking, interviewing, planning, writing and organizational skills. (full story)

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