District News
Common Core Presentation
To find out more information about the new Common Core State Standards, please review the Common Core presentation given to the Board of Education at Monday's Board Meeting by Executive Director of Educational Services Michael Molnar. 
Congratulations to Rex Engle
Congratulations to Amherst Board of Education Vice President Rex Engle on his recent appointment to serve as Rotary District Governor for District 6600. District 6600 includes Rotary clubs throughout Northern Ohio. Thank you Mr. Engle for your commitment to community service in Amherst, Lorain County, and now Northern Ohio!! 
Random Drug Testing Policy
The Amherst Board of Education adopted a Random Drug Testing Policy at the regular June Board meeting earlier this week. The policy will be implemented beginning with the upcoming fall sports season. The district plans to pick up the cost of the random drug tests. Please see the links below for more information.

Random Drug Testing Policy

Facts Regarding Drug Testing Policy

Frequently Asked Questions About The Drug Testing Policy
 
MHT Students Win Scholarship
Kim Haney's MHT students Emily Mattey, Jackie Sandor, and Alyssa Zehe won the Ohio state "Don't Get Me Started" opiate epidemic awareness music video contest sponsored by Don't Get Me Started Ohio.  The girls will split a $2000 scholarship! Click the link to view their video.  
Summer Registration for NEW In-district Students
Any family needing to register NEW in-district students between July 1st and August 1st may call the Amherst Board of Education at 440-988-1903 to make an appointment to register.  Registration forms and a list of required documents may be found at "Forms and More". 
Summer Board Office Hours
The Board Office and Treasurer's Office will be open and available for service throughout the summer from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Request for Qualifications
Click on "Read More..." for the notice of request for qualifications for professional design services or click the link to the PDF documents below. Notice for Request for Qualifications for Professional Design Services Proposal for Statement for Qualifications for Design  
2014-2015 School Calendar
The Board approved the 2014-2015 school year calendar.  The calendar can be found under the Students & Parents tab on the Calendars page. 
PreK-6 Supply Lists for 2014-2015
Below are the PreK - 6 grade level supply lists for 2014-2015!  Use the supply lists below for your summer shopping in preparation for next school year:  
Powers Supply Lists
Harris Supply Lists
Nord Supply Lists
 
Change in Start Time at Powers Elementary
The new start time at Powers Elementary School will be moving from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for next school year. Dismissal time will remain at 3:30 p.m. The primary reason for this change is to increase instructional time at Powers. This will bring the student day to seven hours as it currently is in the other four buildings in the district. The student day in first grade, second grade, and full-day kindergarten will be 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Walkers and car riders will be dismissed at 3:20 p.m. and bus riders will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Half-day kindergarten and preschool hours will be 8:30 - 11:15 a.m. for the AM session and 12:45 - 3:30 p.m. for the PM session. Students may be dropped off in the morning beginning at 8:10 a.m. and at 12:35 p.m. for afternoon sessions.  
Summer Feeding Program Options
Please check out the attached flyer for options regarding summer feeding programs. 
Amherst Schools Foundation
Since 1986, the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation has awarded more than $366,000 in teacher grants and almost $200,000 in student scholarships within the Amherst community. To make a contribution to the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation, simply go to the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County's "Make A Gift Now" webpage and type "Amherst" in the Keyword section of the donation tool bar. Select the Amherst Schools Endowment Fund or the Amherst Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund to make a donation. It's that easy! And remember, your donation is "A gift that gives forever"!
 
Contact Updating
Amherst Schools is in the process of updating parent e-mails. The district would like to keep you informed of important information and activities.  Simply e-mail our EMIS Secretary, Patti Killen, and include your name, names of your children, and the e-mail address you would like to be contacted. Thank you for enhancing the district's ability to keep you posted.  
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