The Crystal Apple Award is given to volunteers who consistently give back to our schools or display service in a new program or project that benefits our school district. Congratulations to Mike Witte and John Muriello!
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!
Please read the district's financial update as it pertains to the statewide budget cuts to K-12 education and how it may impact the Amherst Schools today and in the near future.
Be sure to head over to our YouTube channel where you will find the Watch Page for the 2020 ML Steele High School Graduation Commencement which will premiere tomorrow, May 23rd at 12:00 pm.
"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 for May 26th.
Join us in celebrating our Amherst 2020 Retirees! Thank you so much for your service and dedication to Amherst!
The Kindergarten registration process is open! Parents will complete an online registration form and then submit documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person registration is not available at this time.
"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 for May 18th - 22nd.
The Amherst Board of Education is having a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:30 a.m. It will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom and streamed live to the public through the Amherst YouTube Channel.