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 …

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 …

AHS CCP students learn project based art from local pro

Amsterdam High School 10th graders in the College and Career Pathways program had an opportunity to work with Erin Quillinan from the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville this week. Quillinan is a professional artist who shared how she was able to use her art/music talent and turn it into a career.  She …

Barkley Law Enforcement Day tribute

William Barkley Elementary School students and staff paid tribute to local law enforcement on Jan. 8 with a parade of heroes right outside their classrooms. Law Enforcement Day was sponsored by the school Student Council. Council members carried the thank you banner and served refreshments at a post parade reception. Thanks law enforcement for all …

Cobleskill Histotechnology professor visits AHS science classes

Adam Tegnander, assistant professor at SUNY-Cobleskill in the Histotechnology Department, visited Amsterdam High School Jan. 8 to present to students and generate interest in the field of Histotechnology and in the program at SUNY-Cobleskill. He visited five science classes (physics, chemistry, forensics, AP biology and AP physics), unveiling organs and specimens that would be analyzed …

Tecler December highest class attendance winners

Congratulations to Tecler’s highest class attendance winners for the month of December.  Ms. Heigel’s fourth grade class (above) and Ms. Killane/Ms. York’s third grade class (below) both had 94 percent attendance rates.

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