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 …

GASD music department announces dates for winter concert series

The GASD music department announced today, the updated dates and concert locations for the 2019 December concert series “Sounds of the Season.” Parents and guardians, please take a moment to double-check the following information as dates and locations may have changed. Concert Schedule December 4 @ 6:30 p.m.;  McNulty Concert Grades 4-5, AHS Bert DeRose …

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 …

Elementary Summer School Enrichment Program set to begin Monday, July 29

The Greater Amsterdam School District Summer School Enrichment Program is scheduled to begin Monday, July 29,.  Students who are scheduled to attend were enrolled prior to the start of summer vacation.  Location:  Tecler School Dates: July 29 – August 09 , 2019 Schedule: 9 – 11:00 a.m. Transportation Transportation is provided. Please be advised that …

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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