Childcare forms due by Aug. 24

August 13, 2018 This is a reminder that if your child needs to be picked up or dropped off at an alternate location, such as with a babysitter or other childcare provider, documentation needs to be provided by Friday, August 24. You can download that form here or stop by the Bus Garage located at …

Public hearing regarding codes of conduct scheduled

August 7, 2018 The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing regarding the district’s codes of conduct at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 in the Amsterdam High School Media Center.  The regular Board of Education meeting will follow the public hearing at 6 p.m. 

Join us in “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences”

August 6, 2018 Did you know childhood experiences like emotional neglect, parental separation or being homeless can increase the risk of adolescent pregnancy, depression and heart disease? Those “Adverse Childhood Experiences,” or ACES, will be the topic of conversation for a collaborative event “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences,” sponsored by Centro Civico and hosted by the …

School supplies lists available

August 3, 2018 As parents and guardians begin to prepare for the start of school, the Greater Amsterdam School District has prepared school supply lists for grades PreK to 8. High School supply lists will be updated as they become available. The first day of school for PreK, kindergarten, Grade 1, 6 and 9 is …

AHS Class of 2018 looks to future

June 23, 2018 How do you measure a year? “525,600 minutes,” belted Dr. Michele Downing, breaking from addressing the Class of 2018 at Amsterdam High School’s 210th Commencement ceremony. Downing has been interim principal of the high school and is also assistant superintendent. Beside her, the senior AHS choir appeared, helping her finish the famous Rent tune, “Seasons of …

District to update elementary report cards

June 14, 2018 The Greater Amsterdam School District is in the  process of restructuring the elementary report card for the 2018-2019 academic year.  A committee has been formed to maintain a reporting system that is current with district initiatives and essential standards. The committee’s goal is to work in collaboration and clearly communicate academic achievement, …

New summer camp at McNulty Academy offered this year

May 29, 2018 New this year, the Capital District YMCA will host a summer camp at McNulty Academy on weekdays from June 25 to August 31. The program costs $180 per week. Students entering kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate. Students will work on building confidence while enjoying a variety of activities that encourage …

Voters approve $72.91 million budget; elect board members

May 15, 2018 Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved the district’s $72.91 million 2018-19 budget proposal and elected two Board of Education members on May 15. The budget was approved by a margin of 489 yes, 194 no.  The $72,918,824 budget maintains all current programs and services for the 2018-19 school year, and reflects a 4.9 percent ($3,407,261) year-to-year …

GASD schools win $30K National School Lunch equipment grant

April 26, 2018 Amsterdam High School and Tecler Elementary won $31,541 in equipment through the NYSED National School Lunch Program Equipment grant. The district will be using the money to purchase two convection ovens for AHS and one for Tecler. Tecler will also receive a refrigerator and a cook/hold oven. “The grants are available to …

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