GASD Redistricting Advisory Committee meeting Jan. 29

The next meeting of the GASD Redistricting Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., in the Lynch Literacy Academy Media Center.  The RAC has been charged with developing a comprehensive plan for returning the District’s four elementary schools to neighborhood schools. The committee will share its recommendations with the GASD Board …

Governor releases 2020-21 executive budget, proposes 2.56% Foundation Aid increase for GASD

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive budget proposal this week that calls for an $826 million increase in overall education funding for the 2020-21 school year. The governor’s priorities include steering more funding toward high-need districts, consolidating and/or slowing the growth of certain reimbursements to schools and continuing to invest in prekindergarten …

Confirmed case of pertussis at AHS

Dear Parents, Students and Staff, At this time there has been one confirmed case of pertussis at Amsterdam High School.  The case was confirmed on Jan. 22. The period of time the student was contagious was Jan. 6-17. Montgomery County Public Health has been monitoring the situation. The high school nurse will be monitoring students …

McNulty kicks off Read for Ronald McDonald House campaign

Students at the McNulty Academy kicked off the Read for Ronald McDonald House campaign today in an effort to give back to the community. A school-wide assembly was held this morning. What is Read for Ronald McDonald House (RMH)? It is a reading-based community service project that works in partnership with area elementary and middle …

GASD committee studying potential redistricting plan

The Greater Amsterdam School District formed a committee that is seeking input from parents and community stakeholders in regards to the issues they are studying relative to redistricting our four elementary schools and returning them to home school zones. This committee, which held its first meeting in January, will make recommendations to the GASD Interim …

Colucciello to continue on as interim superintendent through end of school year

Dr. Raymond Colucciello will continue on as interim superintendent of the Greater Amsterdam School District for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year while the district looks for a permanent successor. The Board of Education agreed on Jan. 15 to extend Colucciello’s contract through June 30 while the superintendent’s search process moves forward. Colucciello was …

Take the McNulty student survey

McNulty Academy students. Please take a few minutes to take the online school survey. It doesn’t take long and your opinion is important to us. Use the link below to access the survey: Click on this link now to take the McNulty Academy Student Survey

District holds annual spelling bee

The Greater Amsterdam School District held its annual district-wide spelling bee on Jan. 16 at Amsterdam High School. Congratulations to the top three spellers who will go on to represent the district at the regional spelling bee at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady. They were Kaylee Kuehner, Phoenix Nieuwkerk and Griffin Steves — all from Wilbur H. …

AHS February FMCC/New Vision Health Careers presentations for Juniors

FMCC early admittance Any Junior interested in FMCC early admittance program for your senior year, the college admissions counselor will be here on Monday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. in B-LEC.    If accepted you will have a chance to take college courses your senior year.  She will have applications and any questions you may …

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