Canajoharie-Fort Plain Summer Drama Club Performs Willy Wonka

The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Summer Drama Club will present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” the stage musical on Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in Canajoharie High School’s Arkell Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for Senior Citizens and students.

Come with us on a journey into your imagination where candy and golden tickets and Oompa Loompas abound. Drama club veteran Vicente Nunez leads our cast as Willy Wonka. Calista Hardesty plays the sweet Charlie accompanied by her energetic Grandpa Joe, Connor Bowden. Angelo Fatta as Phineous Trout introduces the audience to each of the golden tickets winners and their parents who are played by Andan Gomez as Augustus with Sarah Bowden as Mrs. Gloop. The cast also includes Payton Landry as Veruca with Christian Jones as Mr. Salt, Tori Rocas as Violet with Rianna VanRensalaar as Mrs. Beauregarde, and Emily Palmeri as Mike Teavee with Bretton Scofield as Ms. Teavee. The rest of the Bucket family is played by Michael Barlow as Mr. Bucket, Kaylee Sanders as Mrs. Bucket, Catherine Twitchell as Grandma Georgina, Mathea Leonard as Grandma Josephine, and Connor Hill as Grandpa George. Add in our eight wonderful Oompa Loompas, fourteen of Charlie’s friends, six crew members, and a six-member pit orchestra, and you have quite a show!

Co-directors Norma Bowley, Allison Ramsey, and Mason Rivenburg invite you to come and see this summer’s drama production.

Save room for a Wonka sweet treat during intermission!

Summer Sports Physicals

Fort Plain central school will have pre-screening for summer sports physicals on Tuesday, August 21st from 8:00- 10:00 am.

The pre-screening consists of height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, standard urine sample for kidney function and a health history. The pre-physical screening must be done before the doctor is able to do the actual physical.

Physicals will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:30 am. So arrive early and do not be late.

The student must report both days to have their physical done completely and approved by the chief school medical officer.

Full and Part-Time Job Openings

The Fort Plain Central School District has openings for Part Time Teacher Aides, Part-Time Food Service Workers, and a Full Time one on one aide.

If you are interested, please submit an application, a letter of interest, a resume, and 3 letters of recommendation to David W. Ziskin, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339. You may drop them off to Rebecca Smith in the District Office or mail them to her attention.

Part Time Teacher Aides Job Openings

The Fort Plain Central School District has openings for Part Time Teacher Aides. If you are interested, please submit an application, a letter of interest, a resume, and three letters of recommendation to David W. Ziskin, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

You may drop them off to Rebecca Smith in the District Office or mail them to her attention. Applications can be found on our website, or you may pick one up at the District Office. Thank you!

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

Fort Plain Central School Spring Sports Reception & Varsity Awards

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Fort Plain Central School had their spring sports reception and varsity awards.

Two students holding up an award they won

Here is a list of the winners:


WAC Mohawk Division & Team MVP and Section 2 Class D All-Star- Michaela Stockwell

WAC Mohawk Division 1st Team All-Stars- Kendall Kennedy, Maecee Lathers, Jenna Reese

Mohawk Division 2nd Team All-Star- Emily Marsh

D’Arcangelis Super-Sub Award- Olivia Kennedy

2nd Effort Award- Eryka Swank


WAC Mohawk Division All-Stars- Jaxson Yacowenia, Bryce Thibodeau, John Cortese, Brady Fureno, Troy Butler

Cy Young Award- Troy Butler

Rookie of the Year- Nate Buley

Defensive Player- Jaxson Yacowenia

Shannon Fureno Players Award- Dawson Nare

D’Arcangelis Super-Sub Award- Ethan Schoch

2nd Effort Award- Josh Nellis

Girls Track & Field:

Track- Eliza Cechnicki

Field- Rhyonn Ford

Track & Field- Emily Abrams

2nd Effort- Quinn Jones

Boys Track & Field:

Track- Mekhi Lanier

Field- Hunter Logan

Track & Field- Sean Staples

2nd Effort- Louis Calbet

Memorial & Special Awards:

Western Athletic Conference Mohawk Division Boy Scholar-Athlete- Michael Hoffman

Western Athletic Conference Mohawk Division Co-Girl Scholar Athlete- Eliza Cechnicki

Jane Karker Memorial Cheerleading Award- Quinn Jones

Carol Christie Mancini Memorial Cheerleading Award- Emily Marsh

Shannon Fureno Memorial Baseball Award– Dawson Nare

Rich Bower Memorial Baseball Awards– Bryce Thibodeau, Brady Fureno & John Cortese

Bo Baker Memorial Baseball Award-Highest Batting Average– Bryce Thibodeau

Noah Fredericks Senior Girl’s Track Award- Jasmine Van Avery

Noah Fredericks Senior Boy’s Track Award- Sean Staples

Rich Bower Memorial Cross Country and Track Awards– Eliza Cechnicki, Louis Calbet, Michael Hoffman, Jason Huang & Sean Staples

Roland Littrell Jr. Memorial “For the Love of Running” Award– Eliza Cechnicki & Michael Hoffman

FPCS Board of Education “Underclassman of the Year” Awards– Emily Abrams & Brady Fureno

FPCS Coaches Awards- “Most Improved- Grades 9-12”- Gabriella Jenks & Jaxson Yacowenia

FPCS Board of Education Senior Sportsmanship Awards– Rhyonn Ford & Michael Hoffman

William Doerrer & Son Jewelers “Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year” Awards- Kendall Kennedy & Jason Huang

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

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