Tecler Elementary students develop school’s new mission

Feb. 21, 2019 Tecler Elementary students on the school’s lighthouse leadership team recently helped develop a new mission, vision and motto for their school. Approximately 20 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade collaborated with Tecler Principal Mr. John Miller, Assistant Principal Ms. Kathi McGuigan, teachers, parents and Robin Sampson, a coach and training consultant from …

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 …

AHS names winter ‘Students of the Quarter’

Feb. 19, 2019 The School Climate Committee and the teachers of Amsterdam High School (AHS) are proud to announce that the following students have been recognized as ‘Students of the Quarter’ for winter 2019 for being healthy individuals who exhibit a strong work ethic, resilience and maturity. Being a healthy individual is one of the …

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 …

McNulty Academy students participate in Kids Heart Challenge

Feb. 14, 2019 For the sixth year, students at McNulty Academy participated in the Kids Heart Challenge to raise money for the American Heart Association. Throughout the week, McNulty students have taken part in the Kids Heart Challenge obstacle course as part of their physical education classes. Students also have participated in jump rope activities. …

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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