Please view our statement regarding our pay-to-participate fees, which help cover the cost of extracurricular activities in our district.
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!
The Amherst Board of Education approved the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-2020 school.
Mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 Parent Information Nights hosted by the Amherst Schools! More information about each event will be shared once the school year begins!
Please read the following press release regarding the OAPSE Contract agreement.
On behalf of the Amherst Schools Staff, we wish our students and families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Amherst Schools will utilize a new online student registration system called PowerSchool Enrollment. Please read for this very important information!
Congratulations to Sarah Yoder, Jennifer Denn, and Darcie Parsons! They received a Crystal Apple Award at the May 20th Board Meeting for their volunteer work at Powers and Nord!
Mrs. Sears is hosting another Summer Robotics and Coding Camp! The camp is free to enrolled Amherst Students entering Grades K-8 in Fall of 2019 but there is limited space - so sign up soon!