Fourth Quarter Honor Roll and Principal’s List Harry Hoag Elementary School

Congratulations to everyone that made up the fourth quarter honor roll and Principal’s List at Harry Hoag Elementary School!

Principal’s List

Grade 6

Mariah Aney
Carter Baldwin
Ezekiel Brown
Kelsey Buley
Danaisha Cail
Kathrine Cheshire
Mason Cook
Amelia Cruger
Kaeden David
Jasmine Fonda
Aidan Guile
Ethan Hanna
Ryan Hazlett
Kierstan Horender
Ethan Hubbard
Brady Keane
Payton Kretser
Monika Kulczynski
Sadie Mollel
Emily Palmeri
Matthew Paul
Devan Sanders
Chloe Sickler
Payton Skiffington
Alex Smith
Arianna Souza
Marionna Stephens
Delana Tracki
Vandwane Tulabing
Austin VanGorder
Adrianna Vertucci
Ian Zuppardi

Grade 5

Alissa Boettcher
Zachary Briggs
Jordan Brown
Gabriella Calhoun
Kaedence David
Dakota Dodson
James Douglas
Kaylie Field
Hannah French
Andan Gomez
Country Hammond
Ashlynn Hart
Taylor Hayes
Vienna Jackson
Serenity Johnson
JulieAnn Kirby
Payton Landry
Jasmine Lapi
Jorge Medina
Asaiah Muha
Addison Parsons
Nevaeh Rivers
Liam Rockwell
Chad Rogers
Ian Smith
Chase Tyler
Dustin Welch

Honor Roll

Grade 6

Sofia-Lily Bates
Sebastian Baxter
Sarena Conley
Victoria DuMond-Hall
Courtney Euler
Paul Grassel
Preston Paratore
Darius Priddle
Anand Ragoo
Heaven Robinson
Zachary Sanders
Sarinda Sardina
Breanna Steinhauer
Deven Stilson
Allison Voght
Shawn Whitehill
Marissa Wilder

Grade 5

Dakota Cooper
Hailey Davis
Mariah Deese
Alexander Ellis
Cris-John Fuhs
Caleb Hanna
Beonika Hernandez
Morgan McArthur
Joseph Montoya
Tristen Morey
Ashton Neff
Brandon Schuyler
Taven Tamsett
Calen Van Alstine

Fourth Quarter Honor Roll and Principal’s List Jr./Sr. High School

Congratulations to everyone that made up the fourth quarter honor roll and Principal’s List at the Jr./Sr. High School!

Principal’s List

Grade 12

Louis Calbet
Eliza Cechnicki
Samantha Crouse
Gabryela Dillenbeck
Rhyonn Ford
Michael Hoffman
Jason Huang
Kendall Kennedy
Maecee Lathers
Emily Marsh
Allysa Nellis
Emory Sammons
Sean Staples
Eryka Swank
Jasmine Van Avery
Victoria Wilday

Grade 11

Emily Abrams
Jenaya Aponte
Joshua Congdon Jr.
Michael D’Arcangelis
Autumn Dodson
Dayton Handy
Sherry Huang
Quinn Jones
Elijah Jordan
Daniel Kilmartin
Janae Leonard
Calli Logan
Patrick Murphy
Dawson Nare
Isaiah Norton
Kendra Przestrzelski
Michelle Reese
Jordan Ryder
Victoria Schultz
Shyanne Smith
Bryce Thibodeau
Jordan Waner
Mackenzie Wintermute

Grade 10

Nathaniel Beam
Mackenzie Boyer
Selyna DuMond-Halse
Brady Fureno
Taylor Gifford
Ashlyn Hill
Gabriella Jenks
Jasmine Livingston
Willow MaGinnis
Joshua Nellis
Jenna Reese
Ethan Schoch
Crystal Smith
Michaela Stockwell
Lauren Weinberger

Grade 9

Zavia Allen
Manley Baker III
Molli Bates
Troy Butler
Kristopher Clapper
Evan Crouse
Jacob Fuhs
Grace Hoffman
Howie Kelley
Olivia Kennedy
Joseph LeMoine
Sarah Paradiso
Jose Pipero
Sierra Smith
Megan Telfer
Matthew Travis
Landen Van Alstine
Josh Wilder
Seth Wintermute
Rachel Zuppardi

Grade 8

Bryce Anderson
Erin Crouse
Brandon Dygert
Sarah Florian
Keagen Ford
Hailey Hogan
Kerri Johnson
Tucker Jones
Robert Jordan
Emma Karker
Owin Landry
Griffin MaGinnis
Sarah Murphy
Noah Norton
Emma Oldick
Seth Rivkowich
Sophia Rogers
Lawrence Sinisi
Estee Smith
Levi Thomas
Cheyanne Wahl

Grade 7

Cameron David
Madiso Delgado
Caden Douglas
Alexis Euler
Andra Fuhs
Stephen Gray
Ryleigh Hart
Madeline Heroth
Rylee Herron
Ethan Kilmartin
Anthony Paradiso
Alex Rivkowich
Rob Rogers
Alexandria Rouse
Kristin Sanders
Corbin Sardina
Luke Staples
Natalie Thibodeau
Savonna Tyler
Jeffrey Wilday

Honor Roll

Grade 12

Nickolas Barringer
Brian Christman II
Jenna Dillenbeck
Alexis Douglas
Jacob Hisert
Mykayla Hutchins
Hannah Leonard
Brandon Lewis
Charles Schermerhorn
Cameron Suits
Emile Swank
Tyler Swartz
Jacob Thomas

Grade 11

Abigail Burkhart
Caleb Cochran
Dawson Frenyea
Kaleb Horning
Amber Kleitgen
Hunter Logan
Amber Oldick
Cara Porter
Faith-Araya Rende
Nathan Smith
Megan Snyder
Joseph Soto
Kevin Staples
Jocelyn VanBuren

Grade 10

Dakota Dingman
Caelan Germond
Cassandra Harwood
Cassandra Herron
Justine Kirby
Isabella Page
Justice Snyder
Franklyn TenEyck
Gabriel Travis

Grade 9

Autumn Bagley
Christopher Burgess
Jenna Conley
Amber Dillenbeck
Cassandra Etherton
Fredrick Hanford
Tiffany Hazzard
Krzysztof Kulczynski II
Sarah LaComb
Ethan Leach
Reyna Mojica
Gage Poultney
Kaylee Sanders
Justin Schumacher
Eja VanDycke
Damien Young

Grade 8

Laura Chambers
Jacob Curtis
Joseph Failing
Kiley Gallt
Michael Harris Jr.
Zachary Hayner
Noah Horning
Patrick LeMoine
Ella Logan
Tyrell Martin
Braeden Mosher
Isaac Paul
Derek Prevost
Jayden Sackett
Michael Spence
Elizabeth VanDycke
Clayton Welch
Johnathan Williams

Grade 7

Mekayla Aney
Jakub Battisti
Amelia Gallagher
Iyanna Gilot
Alexandra Handy
Mathea Leonard
Isaac Nichols
Mayreni Quiroz-Romero
Gavin Richards
Raul Rivera III
Emily Russell
Amani Santana
Joseph Stinebrickner III
Aleigha Van Alstine
Phoebe Wagner-Gollinger
Naomi Warn

A Fort Plain freshman accepted into a prestigious choral camp this summer

teenager singing a song from a musical

Sophia Rodgers will spend her summer at the School of Choral Studies at the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) held at SUNY Fredonia.

Only 60 students throughout the state in grades 8-12 are chosen for this musical honor.

Rodgers audition for the camp included a solo performance of “I Feel Pretty” from the musical West Side Story. She received instruction from Mrs. Sincavage, along with a pre-recorded piano accompaniment of the piece courtesy of Norma Bowley.

For more information on the Schools of Visual Arts and Choral Studies, the faculty, a sample day schedule for students, and concert details you can click the link below.

School of Choral Studies

Students take up challenge to read

students lying on the floor surrounding a colorful poster
Michael Spence, Justin Schumacher, Brianna Krutz, Mekayla Aney, Amber Dillenbeck, Iyanna Gilot, Braeden Mosher, Fred Hanford, Kendra Stone, Haylee Cook, and Jozalynn Lanier took up Mr. Arndt’s and Mr. Bogus’ challenge to read 10 books this year.

How do you convince students to read?

Junior/Senior High teachers Ted Arndt and Kevin Bogus found a great way. Last November, their class had read the first books in their immersive reading program. The class had done well, but Mr. Arndt wanted to  their exceptional work.

He challenged them saying, “If you keep up this pace, you’re on track to read maybe 10 novels before the end of the year. Tell you what; if you make it, McDonalds is on me!”

That challenge paid off. On June 4th, the students who participated in the reading program and completed their tenth novel of the school year collected their reward. They enjoyed lunch from the Golden Arches.

The lessons students learned extended beyond getting a free lunch.

Ninth grader Amber Dillenbeck said, “I always thought that school was nothing. I thought it had no meaning. Now I understand why it is so important…and I am really proud!”

Mr. Bogus and Mr. Arndt share that pride.

“We are extremely proud of the students in this class and of all the hard work they put into ‘turning the page’ and accomplishing so much. Now, lets see if they can top this next year,” they said.

The students read the following books during the 2017-18 school year:

  • “Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick
  • “Blackbriar” by William Sleator
  • “Agent Angus” by K.L. Donman
  • “Cheat” by Kristin Butcher
  • “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key” by Jack Gantos
  • “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • “Loser” by Jerry Spinelli
  • “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio
  • “Hannah’s Touch” by Laura Langston
  • “Bad Business” by Dianna Dakers

Six Fort Plain Central School faculty and administrative staff retire

Six Fort Plain Central School faculty and administrative staff are retiring at the end of the 2017-18 school year, concluding more than 100 years of combined work in the education field.

Three colleagues laughing at a retirement party

Those that are retiring are:

Donna Yerdon, Elementary Teacher, 30 Years
Judy King, Teacher Aide, 13 Years
Carl Rockefeller, Business Manager, 34 Years
Nancy Wilder, Science Teacher, 32 years
Meredith Yacobucci, Clerk/Typist, 40 Years
Linda Seeley, Clerk/Typist, 10 Years

Congratulations and best wishes to this group of individuals who have devoted their lives to supporting the children of Fort Plain.

National Honor Society inducts nine

Nine neatly dressed high school students posed for a group photo
This year’s NHS inductees are (front row) Sherry Huang, Mackenzie Wintermute (second row) Emily Abrams, Autumn Dodson, Quinn Jones, Michael D’Arcangelis, (back row) Bryce Thibodeau, Elijah Jordan, and Patrick Murphy.

The Fort Plain Central School National Honor Society inducted nine new members at its annual induction ceremony and banquet on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The new members are Emily Abrams, Michael D’Arcangelis, Autumn Dodson, Sherry Huang, Quinn Jones, Elijah Jordan, Patrick Murphy, Bryce Thibodeau, and Mackenzie Wintermute.

Chapter president Michael Hoffman opened the ceremony by welcoming the attendees. He highlighted the four criteria to be considered for membership in NHS

  • Scholarship—a minimum GPA of 89.955
  • Service—volunteering at school aor in the community
  • Leadership—in the classroom, athletics or extracurricular activities
  • Character—good citizenship, ethics, and conduct both in and outside of

He encouraged each inductee to exemplify the four pillars. He also reminded them that they have barely a year until left in high school.

“My advice to you, is to make the most of it before its gone,” he said.

NHS Vice President Ryhonn Ford led the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the quartet Harmony sang the “The Star Spangled Banner.”

National Honor Society Adviser Denise Smith then spoke, thanking the administration, faculty, and staff for their support of the Honor Society and the night’s event. She further thanked parents for supporting their children’s endeavors.

She offered NHS members advice collected over her years. Among the highlights were:

  • Embrace life’s opportunities; find a cause; be inspired to do the impossible.
  • Put down the technology when with other people—there is no app for meaningful eye contact.
  • Don’t just make a living; make a difference.
  • Making history means stepping outside your comfort zone and using your gifts and talents.
  • Never stop learning and exploring.
  • Live life with empathy, integrity, and class.
Four high school girls on risers singing
Harmony sings the “Star Spangles Banner.”
seven high school students dressed in maroon robes with gold
NHS members (front row) Eliza Cechnicki, Hannah Leonard, Emily Marsh, (backc row) Michael Hoffman, Rhyonn Ford, Jason Huang, and Victoria Wilday graduate this year.


Register for Summer Math and Literacy Camp

Harry Hoag is proud to again offer Summer Math and Literacy Camp this year to students currently in grades K-4. Contact the Main Office to register.

Camp Details

  • Dates: July 9- August 2 (Mondays – Thursdays only)
  • Hours: 8:30-11:30
  • Place: Harry Hoag School


  • 8:30-9:00 Arrival/ Free Breakfast available
  • 9:00-11:00 Math and Literacy Camp experiences
  • 11:00-11:30 Recess and/or Computer Lab
  • 11:30 Dismissal/ Free Lunch is available
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Voters approve 2018-19 budget

Fort Plain School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 15 and approved the district’s proposed 2018-19 school budget. The budget passed with 80.7 percent in favor.

The $20,500,000 budget increases spending 3.07 percent or $610,000 over the current year and carries nt tax levy increase.

The final count was:

  • Yes— 167
  • No— 40

Voter approved a proposition to purchase new  school buses. The final count was:

  • Yes— 163
  • No— 43

Voters approved a proposition to increase funding  $5,000 to $80,000 for the Fort Plain Free Library. The final count was:

  • Yes— 134
  • No— 72

Voters also elected Mary Beth Hudyncia and Kim Keane to the Board of Education. The final count for each candidate was:

  • Mary Beth Hudyncia—180
  • Kim Keane—177

Stock and Trumbull take top honors in math bee

closeup of boy and girl standing side by side in school officeHarry Hoag Elementary’s “Fun With Math” club held a Math Bee on Thursday, May 3.  Congratulations to the Math King and Queen: Morgan Stock from Mrs. Arndt’s 4th grade class and Summer Trumbull from Mrs. Heiser’s 4th grade class!

Great job to Morgan and Summer, and to all of the “Fun With Math” kids!

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