Rad named new Barkley Elementary School Principal

Nancy Rad is leaving her position as Community Schools Coordinator to become the new principal at Barkley Elementary School, the Greater Amsterdam School District has announced. She will begin in her new position on August 16, replacing Donna Decker who is retiring. “I am excited at the opportunity to unite my experience, my openness to …

GASD awarded Farm to School grant to add three more greenhouses

Greater Amsterdam School District has been awarded a $64,000 federal grant to expand its edible garden program to three more elementary schools. The Farm to Schools grant, announced in July, comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USGA). The money will be used during the 2021-22 school year to add three more district greenhouses …

Barkley 2021-22 School Supply Lists

Here are the Barkley Elementary School Supply Lists for the 2021-22 school year: Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Supplies donated to Barkley School

GASD says goodbye to four school principals

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces the following administrative changes for the 2021-22 school year affecting four of its schools. Donna Decker – Barkley Elementary School Principal Donna Decker has announced her retirement from GASD effective in August after serving the last eight years as Principal of Barkley Elementary School. She has been an employee …

Barkley 5th grade moving up tribute video

Congratulations to all the Barkley Elementary School fifth graders on their moving up accomplishments to sixth grade and Lynch Literacy Academy in the fall.

Sandra G. Morley PE Student Leadership Award winners

Congratulations to this year’s 5th grade Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Award winners: Barkley Elementary School Tristin Sweezey, Gavin Hunt, Joell Melo-Vega, Mia Natale,Leah Gonzalez, Olivia Johnson Marie Curie Institute Jayden Brathwaite, Gabe Gennett, John Miller, Gianna Pfleiger, Rylie Skinner, Brielle Winn McNulty Academy Carolyn Agresta, Jaime Bonilla, Trinity Lopez (missing from pic), …

Board of Education honors school leaders/school board President

The GASD Board of Education recognized Greater Amsterdam’s six building principals at its April 21 meeting with special proclamations. The proclamations honored to each school leader, their faculty and staff  for their “incredible” performance serving students through the COVID-19 pandemic. The school board also honored Board President Dr. Nellie Bush for earning a Board Mastery …

UPK and Kindergarten registration underway for 2021-22 year

The Greater Amsterdam School District is pleased to announce Early PreK Registration Lottery has begun and will continue through June 1.  Registrations received after June 1 will be based upon availability for incoming Universal Pre-Kindergarten.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic there are no walk-in registrations at this time. Please visit the link to our District …

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