Assistant Superintendent appointed Interim AHS Principal

Assistant Superintendent Michele Downing has been appointed Interim Principal of the Amsterdam High School, following a recommendation from Superintendent Vicky Ramos and approval by the district’s Board of Education. Downing’s primary focus will be building the school’s master schedule during the upcoming months, and she and Ramos will share current assistant superintendent duties. “I have …

AHS students prepare weekend food packages for fellow students

Though all Amsterdam students receive free breakfast and lunch during school hours, once the school bell rings Friday afternoon, their bellies may not be filled again until Monday morning. The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) at Greater Amsterdam School District is working to change that. The program, operating thanks to a New York state grant through …

Marie Curie unveils restored portrait of school’s namesake

Nov. 8, 2017 After nearly a decade awaiting restoration, Amsterdam’s Marie Curie Elementary School unveiled a restored portrait of its namesake – two-time Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Marie Curie, on Monday, Nov. 7 – which would have marked her 149th birthday. The school, which opened in 1974 as the “Marie Curie Eastside Elementary School,” was …

AHS students cast ballots in mock presidential election

Nov. 8, 2017 Democracy was in action on Monday, Nov. 7, as students at Amsterdam High School participated in a school-wide mock presidential election. Period by period, 787 students of all grades stopped by the school’s Media Center during their social studies classes to cast their votes using a Google Form. Hillary Clinton won with …

GASD Board of Education recognized for service

Oct. 19, 2017 The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. Because Amsterdam’s monthly board meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18, administration took that opportunity to thank the board for their hard work and dedication. The school board consists of the following members: President Dr. Nellie Bush …

AHS Open House to follow a more interactive format

Sept. 21, 2017 Ever wonder what it’s like being a high school student in the Greater Amsterdam School District? Or want to refresh your memories of days spent walking those halls? This year, Amsterdam High School’s Open House has tiptoed away from the traditional format and will give parents and guardians the opportunity to freely …

School staff make home visits to support student success

August 14, 2017 Knock, knock. Don’t be surprised if your family gets a home visit from Greater Amsterdam School District employees this summer, in preparation for the start of the new school year. Community Schools Coordinator Nancy Rad and Parent Liaison Fabrizia Rodriguez are visiting families to help strengthen parent relations and ensure students have …

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