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

The Capital Project that was approved by the voters in September 2017 was submitted by our architect to the New York State Education Department for review and approval.  I am happy to be able to announce that we have received approval from NYSED and will be going out to bid with the project in the very near future.

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Mr. Andrew Amodeo, our secondary Social Studies teacher, took some of our top students to SUNY Oneonta for the Upstate Academic Competition.  The students who represented Andes are listed alphabetically: Emily Andersen, Britney Davila, Lea Edelson, Jedah Grapes, Michaela Valkavich and Mazzy Williams. We’re all very proud of their efforts and for the way they represented their school.

Our Drama Club has started rehearsals for their spring production.  On April 5th and 6th  they will be performing the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.  Stay tuned for further details as we get closer to the dates.

Our Elementary Ski Program has started.  Thirty of our students in grades Kindergarten – 6th grade will be going to Plattekill Ski Center on 6 Fridays during the winter.

I would like to remind parents that the temperatures are getting colder and we have snow on the ground.  Please remember to dress your children warmly with snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. because they will be going outside for recess as long as temperatures allow.

Lastly, please know that the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2019-20 as we plan for the May 21, 2019 annual meeting and budget vote.~