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

We would like to thank the Andes Fire Department for inviting students in grades PreK-6 to the Fire House on Friday, October 13th, for Fire Prevention Week. See photo at right.

We would also like to thank Alex Wilson and Irene Hussey of Wayside Cider for the fundraiser they held on September 30th, to raise money to provide beef to the school through the Farm Catskills program. Enough was raised to provide 627 pounds of local beef to our school cafeteria.  Thank you to everyone who was involved in any way.

The 9th Annual Evening of Excellence was held on  October 5th. This is to recognize those students who maintained an average of 90% or higher during the 2016-17 school year. Those students honored this year were Autumn Laurie, Laurynn Weaver, Alexis Redden, James DePierro, Samantha Camuti, Michaela Valkavich, Britney Davila, Leandra Edelson, Mazzy Williams, Rachel Masterson and Emily Andersen.  We would like to congratulate these students on all their hard work and accomplishments.

The ACS Drama Club will be presenting “Annie” on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th at 7 pm and Sunday, November 5th at 2 pm. We invite you all to come out and enjoy the talents of our students.

On Thursday, November 16th, school will be dismissed at 12:25 for all students.  Elementary teachers will be holding parent-teacher conferences in the afternoon and parents of 7-12 students can come to the school from 6:30 – 8:00 pm to meet with their children’s teachers.

We will once again be hosting our senior citizens for a holiday dinner on Friday, December 1st at 1 pm for any Andes resident age 55 or older. This is a way for us to show our appreciation of all of your support through the years. If you would like to attend the dinner, please call the school and leave us your name so we can be sure to prepare enough food.~