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 8:25 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 8:45 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 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 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. I love working at Powers and getting the chance to help our youngest students!
"Comets For A Cure" week will be September 9th-13th and we're bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer. Steele is selling t-shirts to raise money for Lorain County's Relay for Life to support childhood cancer research.
Please read the following press release regarding the ATA teacher's contract agreement.
NOTICE: There is a Special Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, August 19th at 7:30 a.m. in the Steele High School Creative Learning Center.
The 2019 class lists and homeroom lists have been posted on the doors of each school. You can also access the information in this news item. If you have any questions, please email your child's building principal.
Please review our School Breakfast information for 2019-2020.
Check out this local opportunity for Back-to-School haircuts!