Rams football program moves concrete at Veteran’s Park

The Amsterdam High School Rams Football Program was a great community partner to the City of Amsterdam earlier this month. On a Saturday in September, a group of football players and coaches helped out at Veteran’s Park, moving about 80,000 pounds of concrete. Thanks to Coach John Homich and everyone who participated … Tommy Ziskin, …

Foothills Council to play low-risk, varsity-level contests this fall

After a series of meetings and a thorough review of guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), Section 2 and the NYS Department of Health, the Foothills Council has decided to move forward with playing low-risk fall (season 1) athletics at the varsity level, with a Sept. 21 start date …

Five Amsterdam High School Student-Athletes Recognized at April 17 Board of Education Meeting

During the April 17 Board of Education meeting, five athletes were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Those that were recognized were seniors Andrew Giaimo, Gabby Stanavich, Jeffrey Brennan, Lauren Santiago, and sophomore Charli Beekman. Giaimo, on the Amsterdam High School Football team, represented the Greater Amsterdam School District as the New York State Football Coaches …

Rams Read Event with Teachers

These high school teachers (and their students) participated in the Rams Read event with McNulty students last week! Sharon Trova and the Science National Honor Society, Phil Parillo and NCBI students, Bill Nelson and the drama club, and Anna Collie and Christina Strange with LOTE students. The first photo illustrates the power of sharing what …

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. …

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 …

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