The new Powers Elementary School Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 5th at 2:00 p.m.
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!
Family First Night is tonight! Check out our local promotions. Please enjoy your time as a family and feel to send pictures that we can share on Facebook and social media! Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated emergency medical and contact information for ALL students is due by Friday, November 15th. Parent(s) and guardian(s) must use the online Returning Student Registration process in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Back by popular demand! Mercy Hospital will present Creating Balance: Coping with Stress as Parents to Better Support our Children at our next Parent Information Night on November 6th from 6-7 p.m. in the Steele CLC.
We are currently assessing damage caused by a water leak at the new Powers Elementary School. The building dedication scheduled for November 17th has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Family First Night returns on November 13th! Watch the latest Comet Conversation, as PTO parent Darcie Parsons talks about the importance of hitting the 'pause' button on our busy lives for a night of fun with our families!
National School Bus Safety Week is October 21st - 25th! School buses and bus drivers are an important part of the education system. Thank you to the Amherst Transportation Department for all they do for our kids!
Get your tickets to the MLS Dinner Theatre production of Arsenic and Lace! The dinner theatre is on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. curtain). Please use the order form!