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. …

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 …

How we communicate about school closings and delays

In the event of any weather-related changes to Amsterdam’s school schedules, we encourage you to check the district website and/or consult local media outlets to ensure that you and your child(ren) receive the information as soon as possible. Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website and delivered by robocall to …

Welcome to Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School for the 2019-20 School Year

On behalf of the staff at Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Listed below are some items to assist with the start of the school year. We are anticipating an exciting and productive educational year ahead. We look forward to working in partnership with all families …

Barkley Elementary hosts King/Queen of Hearts fundraiser

Feb. 20, 2019 Barkley Elementary School held its annual King/Queen of Hearts Assembly fundraiser last week. This year, part of the proceeds were donated to Mr. Morales (and his family), a longtime resident of Amsterdam, who recently was injured and lost everything in a fire. Since the beginning of February, students purchased hearts to put …

Be aware of the “Momo Challenge”

Feb. 8, 2019 We have recently become aware of a social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” which has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The “Momo Challenge” can be found on WhatsApp (a free smartphone messaging application) and on Facebook. This “challenge” involves a frightening …

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 …

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