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Meal program this summer at Canajoharie Central
This program is FREE and open to all Fort
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Fort Plain Central School Spring Sports
Fort Plain Central School Athletic
Coordinator, Charlie Karker, handed out Varsity Awards at the Spring
Sports Reception on June 12. To view a complete list of recipients,
Fort Plain students students participate in 24th
Annual Recyclable Regatta
and Fort Plain students participated in the 24th Annual Recyclabe
Regatta June 10. The regatta is an activity for middle and high
school technology students, who design and build full size boats
that float on recyclable materials. The event took place at the
Pangea Ponds on Mahr Rd. outside of Canajoharie.
Fort Plain brought 2 boats to the event, one
being a High School level displacement vessel which earned Second
Place in that division, and one being a Middle School Bottle
Buoyancy vessel which took Fourth Place.
Mock Trial participants
The 2015 Mock Trial Team competed in March
this year at the Fonda County Courthouse. The plaintiff and defense
teams performed extremely well and set a strong, solid foundation
on which to build for the 2016 competition. This years participants
were; Attorneys: Brianna Swartz, Hans Hudyncia, Lexi Veitch, Lesly
Hazzard, Robert Thomas, Michael Thomas. Witnesses: Zoe
D'Arcangelis, Sean Staples, Mackenzie Stevens, Beth Doxtater, Ed
Rolle, Jacob Thomas, and Julia Rodriguez.
Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Students of the
Month announced for May and June
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. (full
Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School Honor Roll and
Principal List students
The Principal's List and Honor Roll students
have been named.
Click here to read more.
Fort Plain students embracing PTECH experience
The new Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in
Technology Early College High School opened for the 2014-15 school
year with 50 ninth-graders and a mission to redefine secondary
education through project-based learning and cutting-edge technology
in a collaborative environment. Four Fort Plain students — Dakota
Eller, Gregory Kirby, Zachary Rogers and Grant Stevens — were
selected for the inaugural PTECH class.
“You work with other students as a team to
solve problems and learn from our mistakes to become better,” Rogers
said of working in groups. “Everything becomes more interesting, and
that gives you the desire to learn more.” Read the full story
Congratulations to the Canajoharie- Fort Plain
Girls Cross Country Team
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
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
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.
Yearbooks can be ordered on-line
Fort Plain Junior Senior High School can
access Balfour on-line
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"
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
Is your emergency contact information
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.
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
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