Jan. 5 a Superintendent’s Conference Day, Students do NOT report, Athletics events canceled

UPDATE 10:15 a.m., Jan. 5, 2018: All Fort Plain athletic events and practices for Jan. 5 AND Jan. 6, 2018 are CANCELED.

This includes Biddy basketball.

Due to forecasted low temperatures, Jan. 5 will be a Superintendent’s Conference Day for the Fort Plain Central School District. STUDENTS WILL NOT ATTEND SCHOOL.

Teachers report by 10 a.m. Aides and food service staff do not report. Faculty and staff should check their email for further details.

Water has been restored to the Fort Plain school buildings, but there is a boil water order in effect for the time being.

Athletic contests have yet to be determined.

March 14 will now be a regular day of instruction (reminders will be sent).

“Mary Poppins” Cast Announced

The joint Fort Plain-Canajoharie Drama Club has announced the cast for this year’s musical, “Mary Poppins.” The classic tale of a magical nanny coming to care for the Banks children and taking them on fantastic adventures will be performed at the Canajoharie High School on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.

The cast will be led by Vivian Hopkins as Mary Poppins, Connor Bowden as George, Quinn Jones as Winifred, and Aliza and John Hopkins as Jane and Michael Banks.

Joining them will be Keagen Ford and Evan Smida as the narra­tors, Sophia Rogers as Miss Andrew, Rianna VanRense­laar as Mrs. Brill and Vicente Nunez as Robertson Ay.

Rounding out the principal roles are Eliza Cechnicki as the Bird Woman, Michael Daniels as Neleus, and Christian Jones as the Bank Chairman.

The show will also feature Vikki Wilday as Miss Lark, Sarah Bowden as Mrs. Corry, Max Richtmyer as the Park Keeper, Cameron Brownell as VonHussler, and Luke Doxtater as Northbrook.

The cast also includes: Sayge Ruffino-Mosher, Tori Rocas, Bret­ton Scofield, Alexia Hill, Maura DiMezza, Charles Scher­merhorn, Ashlin Tubbs, Mathea Leonard, and Vincenzo DiCrescenzo.

The musical is directed by Will Ryan and Lauri Broady, with musical direction by Norma Bowley. Also working behind-the-scenes is costumer Lisa Hill, Stage Manager Ron Hill, Set Manager Jim Fiaschetti, Technical Man­ager Michael Broady, and choreographer Tina Gold­swer. The technical crew also includes Jenn Cechnicki, Garrett Oeser, Rob Rogers, Willow MaGinnis, Zack Rogers, Lilli MacVilla, and Michael Hoffman.

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January Newsletter Available

The monthly Fort Plain Central School District is available and can be downloaded here.

January 2018 Newsletter

Some of the highlights of the newsletter are:

Health & Wellness Fair 2018

The Wellness Committees of the Fort Plain and Canajoharie Schools will host their annual “Community Health and Wellness Fair” on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Harry Hoag Elementary School.

This year’s theme is “Start Your Day the Healthy Way” and will feature morning exercise and breakfast tips, as well as some healthy breakfast treats such as made-to-order omelets and homemade oatmeal with toppings.

Students will have a chance to attend a soccer clinic, while adults enjoy a fitness class. The health fair will feature health screenings, massages, information for the aging, cooking demonstrations, mindfulness techniques, and much more.

Any individual, business or organization who would like to have a table is invited to participate at no cost.

Contact Lauri Broady at lauri.broady@canjo.org or lauri.broady@fortplain.org or call 518-993-4000 #1003 to register or to receive more information.

The Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair is free and open to the public of all ages.

Harry Hoag “Fun With Math” Achievers

At the December meeting, the following students reached 100-math-fact goals:

Sofia Bates, Subtraction – under 6 min

Jansheen Haider, Addition – under 5 min

Kierra St. Louis, Addition – under 4 min

Jayde TenEyck, Multiplication – under 4 min

Larry Sanders, Subtraction – under 4 min

Zionna Robarge, Addition – under 4 min

Summer Trumbull, Multiplication – under 3 min

Marionna Stephens, Subtraction – under 3 min

Dawson Tracki, Multiplication – under 2 min

Dylan Keane, Multiplication – under 2 min

Chess Club Begins

The annual Chess Club will run from January 9 – February 13, with elementary students meeting on Tuesdays and Jr/Sr High School students meeting on Thursdays.

Students will learn fundamentals and game strategy skills, before moving on to compete in head-to-head games.

The Chess Club is advised by Ted Arndt and Libby Arndt.

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Fort Plain CSD Closed for Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

The Fort Plain Central School District is closed for Friday Dec. 22, 2017 due to inclement weather.

Have a safe and fun holiday break!

For more updates sign up for our free Remind app by texting “@fpcsd1” to 81010 and follow the on-screen prompts.

Fitness Center in Fort Plain High School open from Jan. 2-April 30

The Fitness Center in Fort Plain High School will be open to the public from 5 a.m.-7 a.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. on school days from January 2-April 30.

Students are not permitted to use the center during those times.

Memberships are available to adult district residents for $20 per month, non-district residents for $30 per month, while any senior over 65-years-old is free of charge. Payments are due on the first of each month.

Questions can be directed to the district office at (518) 993-4000 ext. #1000.

Five fall athletic teams named Scholar-Athlete teams

Five of the Fort Plain Central School District’s six fall athletic teams were named Scholar-Athlete teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) last week.

In order to qualify for the honor at least 75 percent of a team’s rosters needs to hold an overall grade point average of 90 or higher.

The Fort Plain teams that qualified were:

  • Boys Cross Country – 95.11
  • Girls Cross Country – 94.79
  • Girls Soccer – 90..935
  • Volleyball – 90.908
  • Golf – 90.327

A full list of honored teams can be seen on the NYSPHSAA website.

December Newsletter available

December 2017 Pennysaver Newsletter

Highlights of the Newsletter

Harry Hoag “Fun With Math” Achievers

At the first session of “Fun With Math,” the following elementary students successfully completed 100 addition facts, with 100% accuracy.

Prior to the timed math fact race, students “warmed up” with math games, activities, and contests that used addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

  • 6 minutes: Bryellah D’Arcanglis, Summer Trumbull
  • 5 minutes: Larry Sanders, Payton Skiffington, and Caitlyn Stephens
  • 4 minutes: Dawson Tracki and Lexi Palmeri

“Frightening Fantasy” Workshop

Some seventh grade students attended a creative writing workshop at Arkell Hall in October, which was intended to teach them to write fantasy in a fun way.

The students gathered among mood-setting Halloween decorations to help set the mood and get their mind thinking about spooky topics.

Students reviewed the elements of fiction writing: setting, mood, suspense, conflict, and character development.

After creating mysterious characters and placing them in frightening settings, the students developed an exciting fantasy story. They shared their stories at the end of the day.

The students who participated in this Minds-On workshop were: Jakub Battisti, Cross Young, Amelia Gallagher, Alexis Euler, Natalie Thibodeau, Savonna Tyler, Rylee Herron, Anthony Paradiso, Ethan Kilmartin, and Kristin Sanders.

4th Graders Visit Mohawk River/Erie Canal

In preparation for their upcoming mosaic project, the fourth grade class recently explored some local Mohawk River and Erie Canal revitalization projects.

The day began with a stop at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge then the Riverlink Park in Amsterdam and then the Riverfront Park in Canajoharie.

Students heard information and stories about the Erie Canal’s history and about use of the Mohawk River today – both as a recreational and a commercial resource.

The visit was followed up with a video and photos of Mohawk River Lock 15 in Fort Plain.

Board of Education meeting scheduled for October 11

The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting in the Ronald  H. Thibodeau  Conference Room at the Harry Hoag Elementary  School at 7 p.m. on October 11.

The board is expected to hear a reports from administrators throughout the district along with a number of reports to accept and staffing appointments to approve.

A full agenda can be seen on the district’s website.

The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is November 8 at 7 p.m.

Further dates, documents and previous meeting information can be found on the district’s website, fortplain.org.

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