School Budget Vote, May 21

2019-20 School Budget Proposal Carries a 0% Tax Levy Increase Greater Amsterdam School District residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 from noon to 9 p.m. to vote on a $77,202,687 proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year. For the fourth consecutive year, the budget proposal maintains a 0 percent tax levy …

No School – Tuesday, May 28, 2019

School will be closed on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, including offices. This is a giveback of an unused snow day.

Immunization Information & Clinic Schedule

2019-20 School Year Immunization Requirements All kids entering 7th, 8th, 9th and 12th grades must have the meningococcal vaccine. Without it, they can’t start school. About the Vaccine: It’s not a new vaccine. It’s been recommended for a decade. Most parents already choose to vaccinate their children. The meningococcal vaccine has been required for school …

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 …

Pre-K and Kindergarten registration scheduled for March 11-22

Feb. 19, 2019 Pre-K and Kindergarten registration will be held on the following dates. Registration for the Whispering Pines Preschool three-year-old program will also take place on the following dates. The parent or legal guardian must be present to register.  Dates March 11 – 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 15 from 4 …

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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