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!
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to everyone that made up the fourth quarter honor roll and Principal’s List at Harry Hoag Elementary School!
Calen Van Alstine
Congratulations to everyone that made up the fourth quarter honor roll and Principal’s List at the Jr./Sr. High School!
Jasmine Van Avery
Joshua Congdon Jr.
Manley Baker III
Landen Van Alstine
Brian Christman II
Krzysztof Kulczynski II
Michael Harris Jr.
Raul Rivera III
Joseph Stinebrickner III
Aleigha Van Alstine
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.
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Fort Plain Central School had their spring sports reception and varsity awards.
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
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