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 read this post to find out exactly what you need to bring to your child's preschool screening or evaluation!
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Amherst High School on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm to face against The Powerful Comets! Check out the facebook event: Harlem Wizards take on The Powerful Comets!
Support the MLS Theatre Company by attending their Flapjack Breakfast on Saturday, September 29th from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Lorain Applebee's in Lighthouse Village!
Please read this post to find out how to create your own PowerSchool Parent Portal Account and download the mobile apps for on the go!
Raise money for current and future students by investing in the past! Buy a brick from the ASEF Memorial Brick Fundraiser. The engraved brick from the old buildings will be used in the new Powers Elementary School!
Join the Amherst Schools and the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation for the opening of the newly renovated AJH Creative Learning Center on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. at AJH!
Please read this notice regarding student directory information and the use of student public images. A parent must make a request to the building principal for a child to be removed from directory information and public images.