Rad named new Barkley Elementary School Principal

Nancy Rad is leaving her position as Community Schools Coordinator to become the new principal at Barkley Elementary School, the Greater Amsterdam School District has announced. She will begin in her new position on August 16, replacing Donna Decker who is retiring. “I am excited at the opportunity to unite my experience, my openness to …

Lewis appointed new LLA Principal

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces the appointment of Dr. Matthew Lewis (Ed. D.) as the new Principal of Lynch Literacy Academy. Lewis has been an educational administrator and teacher in the area for some 20 years. He was appointed to the LLA position at the July Board of Education meeting after a lengthy interview …

GASD awarded Farm to School grant to add three more greenhouses

Greater Amsterdam School District has been awarded a $64,000 federal grant to expand its edible garden program to three more elementary schools. The Farm to Schools grant, announced in July, comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USGA). The money will be used during the 2021-22 school year to add three more district greenhouses …

City making progress on CDTA service for Amsterdam residents, school students

Substantial progress is being made on one of the Greater Amsterdam School District and City of Amsterdam’s top priorities to bring CDTA transportation services to the city and Montgomery County. In doing so, GASD hopes to expand school transportation alternatives for Amsterdam High School students and families in the future and improve its school transportation …

American Rescue Plan (ARP)-ESSER funding plan

Downloadable version of ARP-ESSER funding plan Dear GASD Staff and Community, The 2021-22 enacted state budget includes language requiring local education agencies, such as school districts, that receive funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP-ESSER) to post on their website a …

Congratulations AHS Class of 2021 – Graduation photos and videos

Congratulations to the Amsterdam High School Class of 2021 Rams! Graduation ceremonies were held on June 26 at Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam. View a graduation Facebook photo gallery Watch fully recorded ceremony on YouTube Creative Cap Photo Gallery from the Class of 2021 Video 1 – Parade of Graduates Video 2 – Class of 2021 …

GASD says goodbye to four school principals

The Greater Amsterdam School District announces the following administrative changes for the 2021-22 school year affecting four of its schools. Donna Decker – Barkley Elementary School Principal Donna Decker has announced her retirement from GASD effective in August after serving the last eight years as Principal of Barkley Elementary School. She has been an employee …

Alicea signs to play football at Castleton University

Congratulations to Amsterdam High School senior Dylan Alicea, who signed a letter of intent today (June 22) to attend college and continue his sports career in football. A signing ceremony was held in the Amsterdam High School gym with his coaches, family and friends by his side. Alicea will be attending Castleton University in the …

Ramos to run track at CCSU

Congratulations to Amsterdam High School senior Chaun’J Ramos, who signed a letter of intent to attend Central Connecticut State University and run track. A signing ceremony was held June 16 in the AHS gym with his coaches and family beside him. Ramos was a five-year member of the AHS Varsity Track team and a member …

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