Tecler students pay it forward

To kick off the holiday season, Bigelow Weavers Club located in Amsterdam made a $500 donation to the Tecler student council.  As part of a month-long commitment to promote kindness within the Tecler school community, the student council members led by Chrissy Mabie and Caitlyn Braemer used the funds to pay it forward to fellow …

Amsterdam voters approve sale of former Bacon Elementary

Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved the district’s proposition to sell the 20.4-acre property at 40 Henrietta Blvd. (formerly Clara S. Bacon Elementary School) for no less than $224,000. The proposition covered the proposed sale and price, but not the prospective buyer. Residents approved the sale of the school by a vote of 201-41 or …

Tecler faculty recognizes highest attendance average for the month of October

According to the New York State Department of Education Children who get to school each day have a better chance of learning and succeeding.  For the month of October, Tecler Elementary faculty recognized the classes with the highest attendance.   Congratulations to the following classes who had an attendance average of 97 percent!    

Early release/emergency evacuation drill set for Tuesday, Nov. 26

The Greater Amsterdam School District’s “Go Home Early” drill is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26.  All students in the Greater Amsterdam School District (including St. Mary’s Institute, Head Start, and Whispering Pines) will be dismissed from school 15 minutes early in order to test the emergency management plan. The New York State Education Department requires …

District Seeks Community Input for New Superintendent Search

The Greater Amsterdam School District is seeking community input via an online survey as it begins its search for a new superintendent of schools.  The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face. The survey, which will be open …

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute application deadline is Dec. 20

Are you a Junior or Senior with Puerto Rican/Hispanic heritage?   PR/HLI (Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute) is a great opportunity for you to: Meet with other Latinx students from New York State Build your leadership skills Work on legislation that is relevant to the Hispanic community Apply for scholarships available through the SOMOS organization If …

How we communicate about school closings and delays

In the event of any weather-related changes to Amsterdam’s school schedules, we encourage you to check the district website and/or consult local media outlets to ensure that you and your child(ren) receive the information as soon as possible. Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website and delivered by robocall to …

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