The Student Council organized a drive to collect items for SSgt Samuel Hoffman, a 2012 graduate of Fort Plain.
Hoffman is one of the Combat Christmas Party committee members at Al Asad AB.
Hoffman and six others were tasked with putting together a party for the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group that covers a couple of hundred members in Camp Flores.
The Student Council collected a wide variety of items to be used in Christmas gift baskets for the soldiers there and mailed out eight FULL boxes of things on Tuesday, November 20th so they will reach the troops in time for the holidays!
Excellent work Fort Plain students!
Fort Plain Central School is closed for Thanksgiving recess from Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23. School will resume Monday, November 26
On Thursday, October 25th, the eighth-grade team hosted a Family Night.
The night started with a delicious dinner which followed by an “Escape Room” activity. Families were assigned to groups and brought to a classroom where they had to work together to figure out clues from each subject area to “escape.”
Each family in the first group to escape won a freshly baked pumpkin pie.
All families were treated to dessert in the cafeteria after escaping their room.
The eighth-grade team would like to thank the generous donors as well as the families for making the event a great time for all!
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FORT PLAIN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Board of Education of the Fort Plain Central School District on October 17, 2018, that a special meeting of the qualified voters of the School District be and the same is hereby called to be held in the gymnasium of the Fort Plain Harry Hoag Elementary School, 25 High Street, Fort Plain, New York 13339 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. prevailing time for the purpose of voting on the following proposition:
Shall the Board of Education be authorized to: (1) expand the purpose for which the Transportation Reserve Fund can be used to include the construction of additions to and reconstruction of various District buildings, facilities and athletic fields and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus, such Fund to be hereafter called the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund, increase the maximum amount of such Fund to $5,000,000 and increase the life of such Fund to ten (10) years form the date hereof; (2) reconstruct various District buildings, construct and reconstruct site work and athletic fields, acquire original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus and pay incidental costs related thereto, at a maximum cost of $11,245,806; (3) expend $1,300,000 from the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund to pay a portion of the costs of such purpose; (4) levy the necessary tax therefore, to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education taking into account state aid and the amount expended from the Transportation and Capital Reserve Fund; and (5) in anticipation of the collection of such tax, issue bonds and notes of the District at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $9,945,806, and levy a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due?
The vote upon such proposition shall be registered upon voting machines or by absentee ballot. The hours during which the polls shall be kept open shall be from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. prevailing time or for as long thereafter as necessary to enable qualified voters who are in the polling place at 9:00 p.m. to cast their ballots. Any person shall be entitled to vote who is: (a) a citizen of the United States, (b) eighteen years of age and (c) a resident within the District for a period of thirty days next preceding the December 18, 2018 vote.
Absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Clerk. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on or prior to December 17, 2018, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2018. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on each weekday until the day of the vote. Any qualified voter may challenge the acceptance of the ballot of any person on such list, by making his challenge and reasons therefore known to the District Clerk.
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The Fort Plain Central School will be allowing district residents to use the Fitness Center located in the Jr. Sr. High School building from November 5th through April 30th.
The fitness center will be open from 5:00 am – 7:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on days school is in session.
If you would like to sign up for the fitness center, please contact Becky in the District Office at 518-993-4000 ext. #1000.
The cost for district residents is $20 per month, non-district residents – $30 per month; anyone 65 and older may use the facility for free.
The Fort Plain Central School will again be inviting district residents to walk inside the elementary school from November 5th through April 30th.
District residents may walk during the hours of 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm on days school is in session.
If you would like to sign up for the Pacers Program, please contact Becky in the District Office at 518-993-4000 ext. #1000. The cost is $5.00.
Highlights of the Newsletter
High School Students Enjoy Guest Speaker
Wali Shah, a spoken word poet, and public speaker, recently visited with students at the high school. Mr. Shah encourages students to use poetry as a tool for self-expression. He shares story-telling as an empowering art form, inspiring students to share their own stories and express themselves in an artistic and creative way. Mr. Shah’s messages focus on good mental health, resiliency, positive peer relationships, and becoming a better leader through peace and understanding. Principal Deborah Larrabee spoke recently about the positive feedback from Mr. Shah’s presentation. “I heard several students say he was the best speaker they’ve ever heard. He was positive, upbeat and engaging, using his words to connect with our students,” she said. “They saw themselves in his stories.”
Elementary Buddy Bench Campaign
October is Bullying Awareness month. In honor of this, the Elementary Student Council is working to raise money to purchase a “Buddy Bench”, which will be customized for our school. A buddy bench is placed on the playground and kids who are feeling left out and need a “buddy” to play with can sit there. This will be a universal sign to all students that someone is feeling left out. The students will recognize this and know they should show kindness and compassion the student on the bench. They could ask them to play or go sit and talk with them. The approximate cost of the bench is $1300. This may seem like a lot of money for a bench but it has to meet specifications to be on our playground. Student Council has a fund but cannot cover the entire cost without your help. For the month of October we will be asking our school community for help with this endeavor. Students will be starting a “loose change” drive. Containers will be in each classroom for students to bring in any loose change to help with the cost. Student Council members have made presentations to each grade level, to inform their fellow classmates about the purpose and spirit of the bench, and about their fundraising effort. Student Council members will be collecting donations each week from the various classrooms. Anyone in the community who would like to make a donation, please contact Mrs. Hext at (518) 993-4000 ext. #3055.
Merged Volleyball Team Wraps Season
Canajoharie and Fort Plain schools have finished their first year of a combined varsity volleyball program on a high note, with a positive record and a sectional placement. The two former teams spent some time in the early season getting to know one another, learning each player’s strengths and weaknesses, and forming one cohesive unit. They traveled to a local ropes course, to learn to overcome obstacles as a group and to encourage each member to step forward as a leader and a driving force.
Canajoharie and Fort Plain Central School district combined teams to create the girl’s volleyball team.
“The teams are working well together. We have a wonderful mix of talented players from each school,” said Varsity Coach Lisa Trembley.
The girls went to a ropes course in August to help bond while overcoming obstacles together.
“It was a fun way to work on team dynamics.”
The team is still working and improving to grow.
“We are excited to play this season.”
Check out the girls play! Here is the upcoming schedule:
Saturday, October 6: Tournament – Varsity @ Schoharie
Tuesday, October 9: @ Duanesburg
Thursday, October 11: @NDBG
Tuesday, October 16: Non-League Game – Hadley-Luzerne@ FP (Senior Night)
Thursday, October 18: Tournament @ WAC
Saturday, October 20: Tournament – Varsity @ Mekeel
Wednesday, October 24: Sectional Prelims
Friday, October 26: Sectional Quarters
Tuesday, October 30: Sectional Semis
Friday, November 9: Exceptional Senior Game @ TBD
The process of planning and paying for college can be daunting.
For help filling out Federal and State forms that directly affect grants, loans, and scholarships the Counseling Center in the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School is here!
Parents and students are invited to attend Financial Aid Night in the Jr./Sr. High School on October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The night will begin with a presentation in the Auditorium.
A member of the Fort Plain Scholarship Association will also be on hand to explain their scholarship application requirements.
Attendees will then move to the Library Computer Lab where they will get assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications.
In order to fill out FAFSA forms, it is a good idea to register for a Federal Student Aid ID before October 10. This can be done at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid. If there are issues connecting to the site then an ID can be made at the workshop.
Other needed information for the night includes:
- Student and Parents social security numbers (Have cards to ensure the number is correct.)
- Parents’ dates of birth
- Student’s driver’s license number (if they have one)
- Student’s Permanent Alien Registration Number (if not a U.S. citizen)
- Copy of student’s 2016 Federal Income Tax Return. (or W-2 Wage statements)
- Copy of parents’ 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (or W-2 Wage statements)
- Records of student’s un-taxed income for:
- Child support received in the student’s name
- Child support received for any of the student’s children
- Interest income
- Veterans noneducation benefits
- Disability benefits
- Money received by or paid on the student’s behalf
- Records of parents’ un-taxed income for:
- Child support received for all children
- Interest income
- Veterans noneducation benefits
- Un-taxed portion of pension benefits
- Un-taxed portion of IRA deductions
- Un-taxed portion of IRA distributions
- Workers’ compensation benefits
- Disability benefits
- Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) (if created, see above)
- Valid email address
Questions about Financial Aid Night can be sent to 10-12 School Counselor Colleen Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-993-4000, #2129.
Monday, October 1, 2018
4:15pm Football: JV Game – Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Stillwater @ Stillwater High School
4:15pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game – vs. Northville Central @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:30pm Volleyball: Modified Game – Mayfield Central vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
7:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game – vs. Berne Knox Westerlo @ Berne Knox Westerlo High School
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
4:15pm Cross Country: Girls Varsity Meet Fonda-Fultonville, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Cross Country: Girls Modified Meet Fonda-Fultonville, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Cross Country: Boys Varsity Meet Fonda-Fultonville, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Cross Country: Boys Modified Meet Fonda-Fultonville, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Soccer: Girls Modified Game vs. Duanesburg Central @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School) Sports Complex
4:15pm Soccer: Boys Modified Game vs. Mekeel Christian Academy @ Mekeel Christian Academy
4:30pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Mechanicville @ Mechanicville High School
4:30pm Volleyball: JV Game Schoharie vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School
6:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Game Schoharie vs. Canajoharie-Ft. Plain @ Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
4:15pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs. Middleburgh Central @ Middleburgh High School
4:15pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. Middleburgh Central @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Middleburgh Central @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School) Sports Complex
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:15pm Soccer: Girls Modified Game vs. Berne Knox Westerlo @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Soccer: Boys Modified Game vs. Berne Knox Westerlo @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:30pm Volleyball: JV Game Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Fonda-Fultonville @ Fonda-Fultonville High School
6:00pm Volleyball: Volleyball: Varsity Game Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Fonda-Fultonville @ Fonda-Fultonville High School
Friday, October 5, 2018
4:15pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. Canajoharie @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School)
4:15pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Waterford-Halfmoon @ Fort Plain Sports Complex (FPCSD – Harry Hoag Elementary School) Sports Complex
7:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs. Canajoharie @ Canajoharie High School
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:30am Volleyball: Varsity Tournament Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Duanesburg Central @ Schoharie High School
9:00am Cross Country: Girls Varsity Invitational Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Schenectady @ Central Park, Schenectady, NY
9:00am Cross Country: Boys Varsity Invitational Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Schenectady @ Central Park, Schenectady, NY
2:00pm Football: Varsity Game Canajoharie-Ft. Plain vs. Fonda-Fultonville @ Fonda-Fultonville High School