Girls varsity basketball team visits Barkley Elementary

Jan. 29, 2019 For the third year in a row, members of the Amsterdam High School (AHS) girls varsity basketball team visited Barkley Elementary School to read to the younger students. “Our principal, Mrs. Donna Decker, is a big supporter of our high school student-athletes and when I asked her if we could come to Barkley …

AHS welcomes new principal

Dec. 17, 2018 Mr. Tyrone O’Meally will begin as high school principal on Dec. 27. Mr. O’Meally spent the last four years as assistant principal at the Enlarged City School District of Troy. “I would like to thank the Amsterdam community for giving me the opportunity to serve as their high school principal,” said Mr. …

How we communicate about school closings and delays

Nov. 14, 2018 The Greater Amsterdam School District called for a two-hour delay Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the first weather-related delay or closing of the season. It’s a good time to recall the different ways the district will communicate about those events. Where should I look for information about delays and closings? In the event of …

All students must prove immunization by Sept. 24

Sept. 11, 2018 NYS Public Health Law Section 2164, requires that schools not permit a child to attend school unless — and until— the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization.  The Greater Amsterdam School District MUST comply with this NYS Education Department requirement. As such, any student not immunized must be excluded from attending school …

Varsity b-ball’s Giuliana Pritchard lauded for 1,000+ career points

May 29, 2018 Senior varsity basketball player Giuliana Pritchard’s athletic accomplishments became a permanent part of Amsterdam High School last week. Giuliana joins just one other female player in Lady Rams history to score more than 1,000 points in her varsity career. A laser-printed basketball was placed in the school’s trophy case to mark this …

Senior Nico Orengo awarded during half-time

March 5, 2018 Every Friday during Spectrum News’ Friday night Matchup a student athlete is recognized for “getting it done in the classroom and on the playing field.” Amsterdam senior Nico Orengo was honored during the halftime show presented by Terry Morris Ford and awarded a $500 scholarship presented by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara. Great job, Nico!

Bowling fundraiser to support Weekend Backpack Program

Have time to spare? Join us Saturday, Jan. 28 for a bowling fundraiser at Imperial Lanes in Amsterdam. The event, sponsored by Liberty Partnerships Program at Amsterdam High School, will raise money for the Weekend Backpack Program. Registration begins at noon. Bowling begins at 12:30 p.m. Return the following information by Friday, Jan. 19 to register your team …

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