This summer, through August 31st, the creators of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program are offering free access to 6 weeks of PreK - 1st grade lesson plans and videos that can be used by parents at home!
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!
The online process for updating student information for the 2021-2022 school year is live and OPEN! All parents and guardians must use their PowerSchool Parent Portal account. Please read for more information!
The Second Harvest "Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry" will be at Marion L. Steele High School on Tuesday, June 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Amherst is offering a summer learning opportunity to help any student prepare for the 2021-2022 school year. Please review summer program details. The deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, June 16th.
The K-5 supply lists for the 2021-2021 school year are posted on our Supply List webpage!
The Board of Education has adopted the School Fees for 2021-2022. The K-8 school fees can be found on the Fees link under the Parents & Students menu!
Marion L. Steele High School will hold the Senior Send-Off on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm for the Class of 2021. There is a rain date of May 21st.
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on May 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions.