Ausfeld signs letter to play football at Assumption College

View more photos from today’s Ausfeld signing View a video clip from today’s Ausfeld signing Congratulations to Amsterdam High School senior Peyton Ausfeld, who signed a letter of intent Jan. 30 to attend and play football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA in the fall. Ausfeld was joined during an after school ceremony in the …

Environmental factors continue to place financial stress on GASD

While the Greater Amsterdam School District remains fiscally sound, outside forces such as the city’s growing poverty level and demand on school services is painting a worsen picture for future solvency. That according the Office of the New York State Comptroller, which issued its annual “fiscal stress” monitoring report for all school districts this month …

AHS holds 2020 Multicultural Festival

Some 15 countries and representatives from school and community came together Jan. 24 for the 2020 Multicultural Celebration at Amsterdam High School. Set up in the lobby were educational, music and food displays from Scotland, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, China, Japan, Uganda, The Republic of Kiribati, Latin America, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Greece, Algeria, Poland, …

Governor: 2.56% Foundation Aid increase proposed 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 …

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 …

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 students selected for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Delegation

Six students from Amsterdam High School has been accepted into the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute and will be part of this year’s Capital District PR/HYLI Delegation. The six attended the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute Jan. 11 and will join 60 other area students in the delegation. AHS representatives are Alejandro Christopher, Astrid Dimas, Divine Diplan, Natalia Quinones, Cruz …

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