Please view our statement regarding our pay-to-participate fees, which help cover the cost of extracurricular activities in our district.
Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The school counseling program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.
The Amherst Board of Education approved the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-2020 school.
Mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 Parent Information Nights hosted by the Amherst Schools! More information about each event will be shared once the school year begins!
On behalf of the Amherst Schools Staff, we wish our students and families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Amherst Schools will utilize a new online student registration system called PowerSchool Enrollment. Please read for this very important information!
- Meet Mrs. Carnabuci
- Meet Mrs. Williams
- Mrs. Williams 5th Grade & 7th Grade Resources
- Counselor's Schedule
- Monthly Newsletters (2017 & 2018)
- Program of Studies
- Career & College Readiness
- College Credit Plus
- Healthy Mind: Small Group Support
- Healthy Mind: Lorain County Board of Mental Health
Greetings! I am Joanne Carnabuci and I am the 6th and 8th grade School Counselor. Before I became a school counselor, I previously taught middle school for the past 6 years in the Cleveland area. Teaching middle school is my passion so I am very excited to be your school counselor this year. Other than education, I am also a huge sports fanatic, especially OSU football. I have a husband named Pete, who is also a teacher. He works in Berea as and administrator. Education runs in my veins, not only are my immediate family members a bunch of educators, almost every single aunt, uncle or cousin is in some form of education. In the little spare time that I have, I enjoy chasing around my children Carmina and Rocco, running, reading professional development and science fiction books, and like I said before, I am a huge sports fan especially Cleveland sports.
I look forward to working with everyone over the course of the year.
My name is Mary Scott Williams and I am the 5th and 7th grade School Counselor for the 2018-2019 school year. I am thrilled to begin my fourth year as a school counselor at Amherst Junior High & Nord Middle School. Before becoming a counselor, I taught special education for four year in Amherst. I am very proud to work in the Amherst Exempted Village School District. Outside of my career, I am a Mom of two little ones; Baylee and Henry. We enjoy going to the beach and playing on the playground!
I am excited for a wonderful year ahead filled with helping your child celebrate their achievements, overcome challenges and accomplish their goals! My job is to do all that I can to ensure your child is happy and finds success in the classroom. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
For all 5th Grade Counseling Information & Newsletters, please visit the 5th Grade School Counseling - Class of 2026 Google Classroom. To join this classroom, the code is as follows: m3rdeot
For all 7th Grade Counseling Information & Newsletters, please visit the 7th Grade School Counseling - Class of 2024 Google Classroom. To join this classroom, the code is as follows: m3bm3c0
Due to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Carnabuci splitting grades 5 through 8, they work at Nord Middle School and Amherst Junior High depending on where the grade is located. Below you'll find their weekly schedule.
Mrs. Williams will at Nord Middle School Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings. She will be at Amherst Junior High School Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday afternoons.
Mrs. Carnabuci will be at Amherst Junior High Monday through Friday.
* Please note the Program of Studies for the 2019-2020 school year is under construction. Use the 2018-19 as a guide for descriptions. Recommendations are no longer done by teacher, they are based of an academic rubric.
As part of the Counseling Program at Amherst Junior High School and Nord Middle School, we are offering a variety of groups to the students this year. A group is anywhere from 3 to 9 students who all share the same concern or program. These groups do not deal with the treatment of psychological disorders. Small group counseling focuses on a particular problem which may be personal, education, social, or vocational. The groups are preventative, short-term, supportive, and developmental. They help the children find a way to cope with stresses, and teach them skills that they can use in everyday life. All groups are completely optional for students.
Groups are held once a week, during a regular school day period, and usually during a study hall time. There will be six to eight group sessions. Please note that we treat all information with strictest confidentiality and the highest respect. Below is a listing of the groups for this upcoming school year (groups are subject to change).
If your child would like to be involved in a group, or if you want your child to participate, please contact a guidance counselor for more information.
For more information, please visit http://www.lcmhb.org/index.html
Greetings! I am Joanne Carnabuci and I am the 6th and 8th grade School Counselor.
Hello! I am Mary Scott Williams and I am the 5th and 7th grade School Counselor.