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

Comet Conversation: Principal Schwartz

On this week's Comet Conversation, Powers Principal Beth Schwartz joins Superintendent Steve Sayers to share details about upcoming holiday programs, the preschool's return to Powers, and the planning of the new elementary building!

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ATTENTION: The 2017 Town Planner has incorrect dates for Winter Break. Winter break BEGINS on December 21st and continues through January 1st. Students return to school on January 2nd, 2018.

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Holiday Drama Camp (K-3)

Sign up for the 2017 MLS Theatre Company Holiday Drama Camp on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Marion L. Steele Cafetorium!

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Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to Heather Large, Kindergarten teacher, and Wes Spears, Technology Technician, for being selected as our November Staff Members of the Month!

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Comet Conversation: College Credit Plus

This week on Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers discusses College Credit Plus with Steele High School Principal Mike May. Last school year, 302 Amherst students earned 4,162 credit hours at a value of $659,011!

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