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
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.
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.
Monday, June 11 is Harry Hoag Field Days. Please send your student to school with shorts and sunscreen (if the weather cooperates).
The PTA will meet at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 in the Harry Hoag Library. The group will hold elections for next year’s officers.
The 2018 Fort Plain Yearbook is dedicated to science teacher Nancy Wilder who is retiring after 32 years serving Fort Plain students. Also receiving thanks from the Class of 2018 were class advisers Paula Colvin and Laurie Capece and teachers Margaret DiBiase, Patrick Hanifin, Tara Hayes and Will Ryan.
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
Harry Hoag students showed they truly care by donating more than 1,000 items during a three-week food drive in March. Students in Ms. Slawienski’s and Mrs. Caponera’s study hall organized, advertised, sorted, and packed. After spring recess, they delivered all of the donations to the Helping Hands food pantry at the DH Robbins School in St. Johnsville.
“This place is looking forward,” said New York State Regent Beverly Ouderkirk as she ended her half-day visit to Fort Plain Central Schools on Apr. 24.
“I see so much good happening; I am so high afterward,” she added.
Ms. Ouderkirk is the Regent who represents much of Northeastern New York on the state’s Board of Regents. The board works with the Commissioner of Education to establish the policies that guide education throughout the state. Her region includes six BOCES and more than 100 school districts.
She said she is just a normal human being and gets down when she hears the negativism about schools and students. But when she comes into schools such as Fort Plain and speaks to educators and students she sees enthusiasm, hard work, and great ideas.
“There is so much good happening. After these visits, I know things are going to be okay,” she said.
On her visit, she stopped in at both the Junior/Senior High school and Harry Hoag Elementary. She spoke with administrators, teachers, and students about their programs and their learning.
Her first stop was to the Academic Coaching Center. This was a first for her as few districts offer anything like this credit recovery and support system. She moved on to enjoy lunch prepared by Lisa Petty’s life skills class. Her last stop was Craig Heroth’s technology classroom where she marveled at students’ hands-on projects. She listened intently as he described the school’s new technology pathway to graduation that begins next year.
At Harry Hoag, she dropped into several third and fourth grade classrooms. She observed the teachers, but was most interested to speak with students. Sitting by their desks she asked questions about what they were learning and how they were tackling the high level assignments. The children excitedly described their work.
“As a K-12 educator, Regent Ouderkirk brings a unique perspective to the Board of Regents,” said Superintendent David Ziskin.
“Her passion for students is at the forefront of everything she does.”
Ms. Ouderkirk praised Fort Plain for its efforts to tackle the challenges of student behavior, poverty, and student achievement. She was especially impressed by the mindfulness program that teaches children to way to collect themselves in stressful moments.
She admitted that people from cities and larger schools do not realize the great things taking place in small, rural schools.
“I plan to carry what I have learned back to Albany,” she said.