GASD to host redistricting community forum on Thursday, Dec. 12

The Greater Amsterdam School District will hold a redistricting community forum on Thursday, Dec 12 at 6 p.m. at Lynch Literacy Academy Auditorium. The forum is open to the public and will include a presentation of the proposed redistricting plan and committee process, as well as a Q&A period facilitated by district administrators. Read more …

A message from the Amsterdam High School Nurse

At this time there has been one confirmed case of pertussis at Amsterdam High School.  The case was confirmed on 11/26/19.  The period of time the student was contagious was 11/4-11/11. Montgomery County Public Health has been monitoring the situation. The high school nurse will be monitoring students for signs and symptoms, if such should …

Amsterdam high school players hit the ice on Friday, Nov. 29

Amsterdam High School players are hitting the ice for the first time as they join other students to play on a local merged hockey team called the Mohawks. The Mohawks are the longest-running merged team in Section II. Students from both Schenectady and Niskayuna joined forces back in the mid-1980s in order to be eligible …

McNulty raises money to support local food pantry program

McNulty faculty and students celebrated their efforts to raise nearly $1,300 in support of  Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties at a school assembly on Monday, Nov.  25.  The donations raised by the school community will go towards supporting the organization’s local food pantry program and allow the non-profit to spend more than $10,000 …

Board of Education President Dr. Nellie Bush receives honor from New York State Assembly

Amsterdam Board of Education President Dr. Nellie Bush has been named a New York State Assembly Women of Distinction Honoree. Dr. Bush was chosen by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara as part of a select group of women who represent the qualities of leadership and dedication to their community.  Many of the honorees have overcome battles, given …

Amsterdam voters approve sale of former Bacon Elementary

Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved the district’s proposition to sell the 20.4-acre property at 40 Henrietta Blvd. (formerly Clara S. Bacon Elementary School) for no less than $224,000. The proposition covered the proposed sale and price, but not the prospective buyer. Residents approved the sale of the school by a vote of 201-41 or …

District Seeks Community Input for New Superintendent Search

The Greater Amsterdam School District is seeking community input via an online survey as it begins its search for a new superintendent of schools.  The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes desired of the next superintendent and what opportunities and challenges they will face. The survey, which will be open …

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 …

Five Amsterdam High School Student-Athletes Recognized at April 17 Board of Education Meeting

During the April 17 Board of Education meeting, five athletes were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Those that were recognized were seniors Andrew Giaimo, Gabby Stanavich, Jeffrey Brennan, Lauren Santiago, and sophomore Charli Beekman. Giaimo, on the Amsterdam High School Football team, represented the Greater Amsterdam School District as the New York State Football Coaches …

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