District holds annual spelling bee

The Greater Amsterdam School District held its annual district-wide spelling bee on Jan. 16 at Amsterdam High School. Congratulations to the top three spellers who will go on to represent the district at the regional spelling bee at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady. They were Kaylee Kuehner, Phoenix Nieuwkerk and Griffin Steves — all from Wilbur H. …

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 …

Grade 8 Transition Night Information

In case you missed the LLA 8th Grade Transition Night on April 8, please review the presentation for information about graduation requirements, 9th grade electives, and what to expect next as you and your child get ready for Amsterdam High School in September.  If you have any questions, please contact LLA at 518-843-3716.

Applications being accepted for PTECH programs

Feb. 28, 2019 Applications are now being accepted for the incoming freshmen classes at the HFM PTECH and Agriculture PTECH programs. PTECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High School, gives students the opportunity to simultaneously attend high school and earn a two-year degree from a local college at no cost to their families. The …

Be aware of the “Momo Challenge”

Feb. 8, 2019 We have recently become aware of a social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the “Momo Challenge,” which has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The “Momo Challenge” can be found on WhatsApp (a free smartphone messaging application) and on Facebook. This “challenge” involves a frightening …

LLA students use earned stamps to get gifts at Holiday Shop

Dec. 27, 2018 Students at Lynch Literacy Academy (LLA) had the opportunity to get gifts for loved ones at the school’s annual Holiday Shop. Organized by the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) committee, students used stamps they earned to “purchase” their gifts. Students can earn stamps from staff members throughout the school year for …

Vision, hearing, scoliosis screenings to be completed in school

Oct. 30, 2018 The district’s School Health Services program supports your student’s academic success by promoting health in the school setting.  One way that we provide care for your student is by performing the health screenings as mandated by the State of New York. A letter will be sent home if the screenings find anything …

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