"Grab-n-Go" school lunches will be available to all Amherst students in grades K-12 at no cost. Please read this post for more information and complete the request form for March 30th-April 3rd (AFTER Spring Break).
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!
All Amherst School buildings and offices are closed until further notice. All school activities and events are canceled or postponed until Monday, April 6th at the minimum. Email district and school staff for assistance
Please review the attached Chromebook FAQ document which will help answer some questions and give parents and students information regarding a Chromebook issue in need or a repair during the school closure.
If you need assistance during this difficult time, our School Social Worker, Jill Maiorca, has created a document containing all of the community resources available. Please read this post for more information!
All school buildings will be open on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please read this post for more information, including the K-2 Chromebook Request Form.
Please review Saturday's Lorain County Coronavirus Update regarding the first case in Lorain County.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, "Grab-n-Go" school lunches will be available to all Amherst students in grades K-12 at no cost. Please read this post for more information and to complete the request form.