GASD athletes participate in Foothills Council Athletic Conference Leadership Seminar

GASD athletes participated in the Foothills Council Athletic Conference Leadership Seminar at Fulton Montgomery Community College this month. The athletic departments of each of the 10 schools in the league chose a female and male representative from grades 8-12. These students engaged in multiple activities with a goal of promoting sportsmanship and leadership. In turn, …

AHS History students earn tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway

Nearly 50 students studying Advanced Placement U.S. History at Amsterdam High School received an all-expenses paid trip of a lifetime this fall to see the hit Broadway play Hamilton in New York City. Each year as part of their AP History studies students participate in a project using the songs from the Hamilton musical. The …

NYSBA presents GASD with Champions of Change award for playground communications boards

The New York State School Boards Association presented GASD with a Champions of Change award this month for its movement to install communications boards at district playgrounds. The award was presented at the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting. The NYSSBA Champion for Change is a champion for children who fosters creative change that enriches …

AHS seniors earn College Board national recognition awards

Congratulations to four outstanding seniors from Amsterdam High School who have been recognized with 2022 College Board National Recognition Awards. Recognized in the “Rural and Small Town” category were 12th graders Madison Turney, Abigail Pettica, Emmalee Carpenter and Zoe Casement. The College Board award honors students for their academic achievement in school and outstanding performance …

Important back to school and transportation information

All GASD families should have received their transportation instructions for the new school year in the mail. Please read the transportation card carefully. If the card indicates your student is a CDTA rider to and from Amsterdam High School and that student does not have a pass yet, please reach out and request one. CDTA …

Help shape our new Family University program through a short parent survey

Last spring, during the 2021-22 school year, you may recall the Greater Amsterdam School District conducted a “Parent Satisfaction Survey” on a variety of educational topics/questions related to our schools. That feedback has laid the groundwork for a new program we are offering parents this coming school year called Family University. Family University is a …

GASD announces secondary Assistant Principal changes/appointments

The Greater Amsterdam School District has made one change and two new appointments of Assistant Principals at the secondary school level. These were approved by the Board of Education in August. The Amsterdam High School administrative team is now as follows: Principal AnneMarie Giles and Assistant Principals John Davey, Mike Gennett and Michael Zabinski. Gennett …

COVID-19 protocol for the 2022-23 school year

The Greater Amsterdam School District is following the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19. For more information, please review “What Parents/Caregivers Should Know about COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year” (August 2022). Illness/positive COVID test As with any infectious illness, students and staff who test positive for …

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