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. …

Tecler December highest class attendance winners

Congratulations to Tecler’s highest class attendance winners for the month of December.  Ms. Heigel’s fourth grade class (above) and Ms. Killane/Ms. York’s third grade class (below) both had 94 percent attendance rates.

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 …

Tecler Elementary students develop school’s new mission

Feb. 21, 2019 Tecler Elementary students on the school’s lighthouse leadership team recently helped develop a new mission, vision and motto for their school. Approximately 20 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade collaborated with Tecler Principal Mr. John Miller, Assistant Principal Ms. Kathi McGuigan, teachers, parents and Robin Sampson, a coach and training consultant from …

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 …

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 …

How to update your contact information

Oct. 24, 2018 Keeping parental contact information up to date is very important to the district, especially in case of an emergency. The district is currently requesting parents of elementary students update their addresses, emergency contacts and phone numbers by filling out a Demographic Validation form.  Students have been given these forms and parents should sign them …

Post navigation