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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!
Just a reminder that the K-5 Campus Selection Form is open on Monday. Please visit the Campus Selection Webpage for more information. The deadline to submit is midnight on Sunday, November 29th.
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on November 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP using the QR code and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions.
The Amherst PTO's Holiday Apparel Sale is now open until November 17th! Find Comet spirit wear that we've picked out specifically for your family and friends! FanCloth Amherst PTO Store (Campaign ID: YPPCJ)
The Amherst Board of Education will have a Work Session on Monday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the Steele Creative Learning Center with no action to be taken.
The Lorain County Opioid Action Team will be onsite at specific locations on National Drug Take Back Day on October 24th. Please see the National Drug Take Back flyer for more information.
Amherst has been selected to participate in this year's family survey for students with individualized education programs (IEPs). Please read this notice for more information.