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!
Please review and download this Kindergarten Information Sheet for more information about Open House, the first day of school, and more! Please see our website for enrollment forms and the list of required documents for Kindergarten Registration.
Please check out this information about Family Fellowship's Summer Meals Program!
Check out the 2018-2019 supply lists, school fees, and school handbooks!
On behalf of the Amherst Schools Staff, we wish our students and families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
Before letting out for the summer, Superintendent Steve Sayers and his guests reflect on the school year in this special "State of the Schools" Edition of Comet Conversation!
The Amherst Police Department is hosting it's annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Awareness Day on Saturday, July 21st from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Steele High School!
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Please view this post for more information!