Check out the artist renderings of the interior of the new Powers Elementary School!
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 8:10 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Car riders are dismissed at 3:15 p.m., and bus riders begin boarding buses at 3:30 p.m. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 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!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at Powers Elementary School on March 20th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. and on April 19th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. Please see our website for enrollment forms and the list of required documents.
Please review and download this Kindergarten Information Sheet for more information about Open House, the first day of school, and more!
On this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Steve Sayers talks to Powers Elementary School Principal Beth Schwartz about the kindergarten registration process!
Please read this post for all the information you need regarding Kindergarten registration and attending school in 2018-2019!
Applications for NEW open enrollment students entering grades 6 through 12 only are available!
Deanne Pastva, our Food Services Director, and Josi Powell, our Kitchen Manager and Head Cook, traveled to Washington D.C. to speak on behalf of Amherst students!
This week on Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks to Orchestra Director, Anna Ballmer, and Band Director, Chris Barbaro, to explain the many opportunities available to our high school students!
Registration is open for the Amherst Summer Swim Team until April 30th. Please visit the Amherst Summer Swim Team website for registration information.
Open and free to all students currently in grades K-8 and their families. Enjoy a fun "crash" course in coding with you kids and learn about the importance of Computer Science in our schools! Register here!