Powers Elementary School

The major goals of our school are to help students become proficient readers, selfdisciplined and self-directed in problem solving tasks by developing a curiosity and a desire to use learning for personal enjoyment. The learning climate created by the cooperative efforts of students, teachers, and parents shall provide opportunities for social, physical and academic growth.

The staff of Powers School also recognizes the need to help all students develop a sense of responsibility, self-worth and respect. We are concerned that each student develop the skills necessary to become a well-rounded, independent learner, able to work in a responsible and cooperative manner.

We acknowledge the power we as educators have over the lives of children and recognize parents as partners in their child’s education. We hope to use our energies cooperatively to nurture children.

We hope each child goes home each day having learned something new and feeling good about his or her day with us.

The building is open to students at 8:10 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Car riders are dismissed at 3:15 p.m., and bus riders begin boarding buses at 3:30 p.m. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Meet Our Principal

Welcome! My name is Beth Schwartz and I am the principal of Powers Elementary School. My teaching career began in special education. I was an intervention specialist with the Huron City Schools for five years. I then came to Amherst, where I taught special education at Nord Middle School for seven years. In August of 2011, I began serving as principal at Harris Elementary where I served for six amazing years!

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Current News

Guidance Update

In compliance with state and federal mandates, Guidance Counselor Alma Bernard will be presenting a child abuse prevention program to the students at Powers and Nord. Please contact Mrs. Bernard at alma_bernard@amherstk12.org with any questions.

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Theatre Flapjack Fundraiser

The MLS Theatre Company is hosting a Flapjack Breakfast on Saturday, November 4th at the Lorain Applebee's from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets, contact Kristen Wilbert at 440-213-4962.

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Theatre Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

The MLS Theatre Company is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on October 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. before the home football game. The Cook-Off will be in the Steele South Lobby. Tickets are $5.

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2017 Holiday Comet Gear Sale

The PTO Holiday Comet Gear Sale begins on October 9th and ends on October 25th! Proceeds from the sale will benefit ALL 4 PTOs. Please read this post for more information and to download the order form!

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Comet Conversation: Principal Jiovanazzo

In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers interviews Principal Jiovanazzo and special guest, Lucas Young, a fifth grader who loves math and the drums, to hear how the school year is going so far at Nord!

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Shupe Demolition Day

Thank you for supporting the ASEF First Bite Fundraiser last night at the Shupe demolition! Join us next Wednesday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m. for the Harris demolition. Open this post for a slideshow of pictures!

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Congrats AJH and Nord!

While the Shupe Demolition was happening in Amherst, a few of our staff members were in Wadsworth attending the Ohio School Board Association's Recognition Dinner to accept their awards for excellence on the state report card.

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