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. …

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 …

“All Things Marie Curie” Week

March 18-22 was “All Things Marie Curie” Week at Marie Curie Institute. In honor of Women’s History Month, MCI staff are celebrating the school’s namesake with a daily event & Marie Curie trivia question. To kick off the celebratory week, Monday was designated as “Dress like a Scientist Day.” Did you know that Marie Curie …

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 …

Vision, hearing, scoliosis screenings to be completed in school

Oct. 30, 2018 The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. A letter will be sent home if the screenings find anything …

How to update your contact information

Oct. 24, 2018 Keeping parental contact information up to date is very important to the district, especially in case of an emergency. The district is currently requesting parents of elementary students update their addresses, emergency contacts and phone numbers by filling out a Demographic Validation form.  Students have been given these forms and parents should sign them …

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