It's time for Little Comets Preschool sign-ups! To indicate interest in the program please complete the google form that will go live online Friday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. via the district website on the Preschool Webpage.
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!
Please remember to conduct daily symptom and temperature checks for each onCampus child before sending them to school in the morning. See this post with details as highlighted in our 2020-2021 Restart Plan. Welcome back!
The Amherst Board of Education will have an Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the Marion L. Steele Creative Learning Center.
The Amherst Exempted Village School District Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on December 14, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. virtually. Please read this post for more information.
Join Firelands Counseling in a virtual session on the stages of grief and how to cope with loss around the holidays. The session is on December 17th at 6:00 p.m. Scan the QR code to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on December 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions.
Congratulations to the following students for having their artwork chosen to represent Marion L. Steele High School at the 38th Annual Lorain County Art Show!!
Due to the forecasted winter storm, the Amherst Schools will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 1st. The closure includes both eCampus and onCampus programs.