Kindergarten registration will be held at Powers on March 20th and April 19th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Please check our website for registration forms and documents.
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.
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!
On today's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks with Amanda Sears, our Technology Integration Specialist, on how Amanda works with students and teachers to integrate technology with education.
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks about the facilities updates for 2018!
Congratulations to Mary Scott Williams, Guidance Counselor at AJH & Nord, and John Schmidkins, Head Custodian at AJH, for being selected as our January Staff Members of the month!
The 50th Annual Scholastic Art Awards were held last weekend. Steele High School had a strong showing with 28 pieces. Claire Reott received a Gold Key and her piece will travel to New York City and compete nationally!
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Steve Sayers talks with Athletic Director Casey Wolf about Amherst Schools' second annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony!
On Monday, January 8th, Ron Yacobozzi, Teresa Gilles, and Valerie Neidert were sworn in as Board Members. Visit the Board of Education page on our website for specific meeting dates, times, agendas, and minutes!
Early Bird deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 10th for the MLS Theatre Company's Alice in Wonderland Drama Camp!