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 …

Four AHS athletes sign letters of intent to play soccer/football/basketball in college

Congratulations to four Amsterdam High School senior athletes, who signed letters of intent Wednesday (June 9) to attend college and continue their sports careers in soccer, football or basketball. A signing ceremony was held in the Amsterdam High School gym with their coaches, family and friends by their side. Josiah Newborn Josiah Newborn will be …

AHS names Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Class of 2021 top graduates

Valedictorian – David Bertuch The Valedictorian of the Amsterdam High School Class of 2021 is David Bertuch. Bertuch, who is graduating with an overall average of 100.23, has taken the most challenging courses during his four years in high school and excelled at every challenge. This includes a schedule packed with honors level, Advanced Placement …

GASD welcomes Morrison as new HR Supervisor

The Greater Amsterdam School District welcomes Erik J.A. Morrison as its new Human Resources Supervisor. He began in this position on May 31. Morrison comes to the district from the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) where he had worked in various roles since 2015 including Personnel Development & Improvement Generalist. WSWHE BOCES …

Christopher to play football at U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Congratulations to Amsterdam High School senior Alejandro Christopher, who signed a letter of intent Tuesday to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy and play football as a linebacker. A signing ceremony was held in the Amsterdam High School gym with his coaches, family and friends by his side. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy recognized …

Residents approve 2021-22 budget and propositions, reelect two school board members to new terms

Greater Amsterdam School District residents voted 322-129 (71%) today (May 18) to approve a $79,310,619 proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year which includes no increase in the district tax levy while maintaining the same level of educational programming. Next year’s spending plan totals $79,310,619 and represents an increase of 4.47 percent or $3,391,701 over …

Important notice for LLA/AHS students requiring transportation

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO LYNCH LITERACY AND AMSTERDAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REQUIRING TRANSPORTATION All Lynch Literacy Academy and Amsterdam High school students are scheduled to return to in-person learning May 20. This will be a 4-day schedule with Wednesdays remaining as Remote Only Learning. ***PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO OUR BUS SCHEDULE*** These routes cover …

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