Homich appointed Amsterdam High football coach

John Homich has been named as the head varsity football coach for Amsterdam High School, taking over for Doug Edick, who stepped down following the 2019 season. The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education unanimously approved Homich’s appointment on Feb. 19. “This is a dream come true,” Homich told the Daily Gazette newspaper. “There’s …

About 20 candidates apply for GASD Superintendent position

The Greater Amsterdam School District has received about 20 applications from candidates interested in becoming the next Superintendent of Schools. The deadline for submitting applications was Feb. 20. The Board of Education is working with HFM BOCES District Superintendent Dr. David Ziskin to conduct the superintendent search, which began in early January.  In the meantime, …

LLA lunch aide recognized for saving student’s life

Congratulations to Leslie Pozarycki, who received a Certificate of Recognition from the GASD Board of Education in February for performing a heroic deed. The lunch aide was approached by a sixth grader who was choking on food in the cafeteria at Lynch Literacy Academy on Feb. 14. Pozarycki took immediate charge, performing the Heimlich maneuver …

Walmart play leads to learning in Curie Pre-K classroom

“Attention Walmart associates! Assistance is needed is the children’s department!” That’s no problem for the youngest students at Marie Curie Institute. They are on the job and ready to help! Meet the newest generation of Walmart kids, 3 and 4-year-olds in teacher Judi Paquette’s Pre-Kindergarten class who are learning the educational concept of “Purposeful Play” …

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 …

Students perform Friendship Concert

First and second graders performed at the annual McNulty Academy Friendship Concert Friday. The group sang songs about friendship from popular kids movies. Thank you children and music teacher Cody Chamberlin! View a Friendship Concert Photo Gallery View a Friendship Concert Video Clip

McNulty students participating in Kids Heart Challenge

McNulty Academy students are participating in the Kids Heart Challenge this month. The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where students learn about their heart while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association. It prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being. Heart disease is the leading …

Barkley crowns 2020 Queen of Hearts

Crowning of Queen of Hearts Video Clip First Graders Perform Video Clip Student Dance at Queen of Hearts Ceremony Congratulations to Barley Elementary Kindergarten teacher Jenelle DiMezza who was crowned 2020 Queen of Hearts Feb. 13 by the school’s students and staff. First grade teacher Kelly Fetterly was named Princess of Hearts (runner up) both …

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