We are excited to open up nominations for the 2021 Amherst Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success. Please read this post for information about the ceremony and nomination process!
Powers Elementary School
The major goals of our school are to help students become proficient readers, self-disciplined 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 8:50 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Car riders are dismissed at 3:35 p.m., and bus riders begin boarding buses at 3:45 p.m. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Welcome! My name is Brian Teppner and I am the principal of Powers Elementary School. I come to Amherst with 21 years of educational experience, including nine years as a principal at the elementary and middle school levels. I was most recently the principal of McKnight Middle School in Washington State’s Renton School District. In addition to my previous administrative roles, I spent seven years on Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance and served on the Renton School District’s Special Education Advisory Committee. I am a graduate of Central Washington University as well as Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., where I earned my Master of Education. I love working at Powers and being a member of the Amherst community!
There is no school for students on Friday, February 26th due to vaccinations being made available to school staff throughout Lorain County. In addition, the same situation will occur on Friday, March 26th for the second round.
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on February 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions
The Amherst Schools (onCampus and eCampus) will be closed on Tuesday, February 16th due to weather conditions.
Marion L. Steele Student Council is hosting a snow sculpture contest. Send a picture of your snow sculpture to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Snow Sculpture Contest". Submissions are due by March 1st.
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on January 28th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions.
It's time for Little Comets Preschool sign-ups! To indicate interest in the program please complete the google form that will go live online Friday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. via the district website on the Preschool Webpage.
Please remember to conduct daily symptom and temperature checks for each onCampus child before sending them to school in the morning. See this post with details as highlighted in our 2020-2021 Restart Plan. Welcome back!