By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D.,Superintendent


On Friday, December 4th, we hosted our Annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner. Nearly 70 Andes residents over the age of 55 joined us for a wonderful turkey dinner prepared by Mrs. Laurie Day and her cafeteria staff, Julie Nelson and Samantha Falco. Mrs. Kathy Whittaker and Mrs. Lauren Green organized students to greet and serve our visitors while Mrs. Jessica Young, our vocal music teacher, and her elementary music students in grades PreK-6 entertained everyone with some Christmas music. We always enjoy being able to give back to our senior citizens for their support throughout the year, and hope that they all enjoyed the afternoon as well.

Our annual Winter Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 20th at 6 pm. Elementary and high school choral and instrumental students will be performing. We hope you come and enjoy the talents of our students.

On December 21st, Andes Central School will be taking a schoolwide (K-12th grades) field trip to New York City to see The Lion King on Broadway made possible by our Arts in Education funding and a grant from the O’Connor Foundation. Everyone is very excited and it should be a great day.

Ms. Lauren Green, our Academic Team advisor, is preparing our academic team for their competition on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. This year’s team consists of Noah Dougherty, Serena Bacon, Winnie Richards, Montana Damone, Journey Sulger, Alexis Redden, James DePierro and Michaela Valkavich. They will compete against schools from Delaware, Chenango and Otsego counties.

After the Christmas break, our Drama Club students will begin rehearsing for the spring musical, which has yet to be determined. Performances are scheduled to take place on March 31st, April 1st and April 2nd, so keep your eyes open for further information.~