Amherst is excited to announce that Nick Toney will be the new Assistant Principal at Marion L. Steele High School pending Board approval on Monday, July 13th!
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!
Powers Elementary School Brick pickup will be at Steele (South Entrance) on Thursday, July 9 from 6-8 PM and Saturday, July 11 from 10-Noon. You can also purchase laser engraved bricks!
The Amherst Exempted Village School District proudly announces Shonteea Ford as its new Transportation Supervisor!
Please read this important update from Superintendent Steve Sayers regarding the opening of the Amherst Schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
Are you or a loved one feeling stressed, worried, anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Lorain County has numerous resources to assist anyone in need of support. Please review these awesome resources!
There will be a Special Board Meeting on Monday, June 29th at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be streamed live using Zoom via the Amherst YouTube Channel.
Amherst is looking for parent feedback to help plan for the reopening of school for the 2020-20201 school year. Please take time complete a parent survey that will be open until June 28th!
The K-5 supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year are posted on our Supply List webpage!