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Douglas C. Burton

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




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Sports physicals to be held Aug. 12, pre-screening Aug. 11

JULY 28, 2015 - The Fort Plain Central School District will have pre-screening for summer sports physicals on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 8-11 a.m.

The pre-screening - which consists of height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, kidney function and health history - must be done before the doctor can perform the actual physical.

Physicals will be held on Wed., Aug. 12, at 8:30 a.m. Students must report both days to be approved for fall sports.

Fort Plain High School supply list available

JULY 28, 2015 - The Fort Plain High School supply list is available.View it here (PDF document).

Meal program this summer at Canajoharie Central School

This program is FREE and open to all Fort Plain students. Click here for more information

Fort Plain Central School Spring Sports Reception

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, click here.

Fort Plain students students participate in 24th Annual Recyclable Regatta

Canajoharie 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.

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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


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. (full story)

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 here.


 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.

Yearbooks can be ordered on-line

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

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.

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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