District News
Amherst Summer Food Program
For students who participate in the free breakfast/lunch program in the Amherst Schools, the Leo Club, Main Street Amherst, and Good Shepherd Baptist Church have partnered to provide summer food help for those in need. Please read this Friday Food flyer for more information.   
Summer Solutions
Interested in keeping your child academically engaged over the summer for just a few minutes a day? Summer Solutions provides skill practice for students in a workbook format that will be directly shipped to your home! If interested, use the information on the following flyers to order your workbooks: Powers, Harris, Nord, and AJH. 
Comet Conversation
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks with seniors Faith Davis and Dane Johnson who will join the U.S. Air Force after graduation. With Memorial Day just around the corner, we thank Faith, Dane, and all of our military families for their service and sacrifice. Thank you for watching Comet Conversation this year and have a great summer! And don't forget to subscribe to The Official YouTube Channel of Amherst EVSD!

 
Supply Lists for 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 Supply Lists are posted on the district's School Supply Lists webpage. If parents are interested in ordering pre-made supply lists online (K-6), the district is using the SchoolKidz Supply Kit Program. Why fight long lines this summer to find every single item on your child's supply list? SchoolKidz offers each grade level supply list in a boxed kit that is delivered to your child's desk on the first day of school! Below are the SchoolKidz flyers for each building and the ordering information. Online orders will be accepted from now until June 3rd.

Powers Elementary School - SchoolKidz Order Form
Harris Elementary School - SchoolKidz Order Form
Nord Middle School - SchoolKidz Order Form
 
School Fees 2016-2017
The Amherst Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 school fees at the May 17th Board Meeting. The school fees are posted on the School Fees webpage! 
Summer Food Service Program
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also eligible for free summer meals. The closest program site to Amherst is Oakwood Elementary School in Elyria (925 Spruce Street). The program begins on June 13th and ends on August 5th. Days of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479). 
Camp Invention is Back!
Camp Invention is coming back to Amherst this summer for children entering grades 1 - 6! Camp Invention will run from June 13 - 17 at Nord Middle School.  Check out the Camp Invention flyer for more information and details regarding the early registration discount if you sign up before March 21! 
JVS Free Summer Career Camp
The Lorain County JVS ExCEL Summer Career Camp will be held the mornings of Tuesday, June 14th through Thursday, June 16th. The three day ExCEL Summer Career Camp is designed to give students entering 9th and 10th grade the opportunity to learn about possible career options by getting hands-on experience in a variety of career-technical program areas offered at the JVS.

Lorain County JVS will provide bus transportation to and from JVS associate school districts’ Middle/Jr. High Schools and a nutritious lunch each day. Students must register for ExCEL Summer Career Camp with their school counselor; counselors have applications available or applications may be found online at the JVS website at http://bit.ly/JVS_EventRegistration. All applications must be filled out and turned in to a student’s school counselor by the end of May at which time they will be collectively forwarded to Lorain County JVS.
 
Youth Volleyball Camp
The 2016 Amherst Youth Volleyball Camp will be held Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, in the Steele High School Gym. The camp clinician is Amherst Grad and current professional volleyball player, Deme Morales. The cost is $55 per camper. Please download the registration form. 
Girls Basketball Youth Camp
The Amherst Comets Girls Basketball Youth Camp is being held Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th at the Amherst Junior High School. The cost is $65 per camper and the checks should be made payable to "Comet Athletic Boosters". Please download this Girls Basketball Youth Camp Flyer and Registration Form. 
Youth Soccer Camp
The Amherst 2016 Steele Boys & Girls Youth Soccer Camp is scheduled for June 20th through June 23rd at the Amherst Junior High School. There are two sessions for ages 4-7 and ages 8-14. If interested, mail the Youth Soccer Camp registration form and check to the address on the registration form. Please email dbiedenbach@yahoo.com with any questions. 
Amherst Summer Swim Team
Registration is open for the Amherst Summer Swim Team, which is a part of the North Coast Swim League and competes in dual meets against area teams. Practices are held weekday mornings at the Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool at Maude Needing Park. Coaches provide swimming instruction for all ability levels. To register, visit the Amherst Summer Swim Team website. Information is also available on the team's Facebook Page 
Lake Erie Crushers - Amherst Community Night
The Lake Erie Crushers are hosting an Amherst Community Night on Sunday, July 24th at 5:05 p.m. Gates open at 4:05 p.m. and home box tickets are $9 each! Order your tickets through this Amherst Community Night link and the PTOs will earn a minimum of $3 per ticket! Refer to this Crushers Game flyer for more information! 
Amherst Athletic Hall of Fame
Want to nominate someone for the inaugural class of the Amherst Athletic Hall of Fame? Download the Hall of Fame Nomination form to review the qualifications and nomination process! 
PowerSchool Parent Account
If you would like to create a PowerSchool Parent account to access your child's grades and information, please use the attached PowerSchool Parent Account document and the PowerSchool Parent iPad document. You may also find these downloadable documents on our website under Educational Resources or Forms and More. 
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