COVID-19 update: March 27 – School/office closures extended until April 15, No in-person tax payments

Given that this is a fluid and potentially rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant. Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s School Messenger notification system, which can send e-mails, text messages and phone calls. Please check back frequently for updates March 27, 2020 …

Student meal distribution information during school closures

Breakfast and Lunch for Students The Greater Amsterdam School District is committed to continuing to serve our students meals during the scheduled school closure.  The District will provide “grab and go” meals to students during the school closure period. The following schools are open from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., weekdays throughout the school closure: Amsterdam …

Student Academic/Support resources during school closures

Dear GASD Students and Families, Our team at school has been working diligently to create learning materials and resources that students can use to practice skills, review content and explore topics while school is closed. These resources are now available to you in shared Google folders. They may be updated from time to time. We recognize …

AHS students participated in the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute conference

A group of Amsterdam High School students participated in the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute conference last weekend. Astrid Ihvana Fuentes-Dimas, a senior at AHS, was chosen by the directors to have the honor of sitting in Angelo Santabarbara’s chair at the New York State Assembly.  She was also asked to be the invocation speaker …

AHS students capture C-SPAN video award on gun safety

Three Amsterdam High School students earned an award in the C-SPAN network’s StudentCam Competition.   Seniors Jacob Greco, Tyler Krackow, and Matthew Murphy received an honorable mention prize from a field that included documentaries from over 5,300 students representing 44 states and Washington, DC. Students addressed the theme, “What’s Your Vision in 2020?” and were …

AHA Earth Science students experience geology at NYS Museum

Students in Jessica Overbaugh‘s Earth Science class at Amsterdam High School had the opportunity to experience geology firsthand at the New York State Museum on Tuesday. Not only did the students have the opportunity to participate in a lab class with museum teachers to reinforce what they have been learning in class with Mrs. Overbaugh, …

AHS Pathways 10 holds Positivity Expo for Barkley students

Some 75 Pathways 10 students from Amsterdam High School put on a Positivity Expo for the fourth and fifth graders at Barkley Elementary School on Feb. 28. The morning started with John Sumpter as a guest speaker. The high school students developed mini workshops that promoted positivity in the area of Literacy, Strategic Thinking, Self-Care, …

AHS students spread love of science to elementary kids

The Amsterdam Science Honor Society joined the Guilderland Chemistry Club for the third year to present science activities to elementary students at the Pine Bush Elementary School Winter Science Party in Guilderland on Feb. 28. Seventeen students from both Guilderland High School and Amsterdam High School designed and facilitated the science activities.

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