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!
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.
Congratulations to Amherst parent Elizabeth Fought for being selected as one of the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Ohio National Guard Military Spouse of the Year! Read more about Elizabeth's honor at the Ohio National Guard website!
The K-5 supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year are posted on our Supply List webpage! You can also order a supply kit from SchoolKidz but do so before June 8th! Check website for more details!
We are excited to announce that we will be breaking ground on the new Powers Elementary School on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4:00 pm at the former site of Harris Elementary!
On this week's Comet Conversation, Mr. Sayers invites Julie Hammond to talk about an event that she hosted at Nord Middle School regarding mental health in our young students!
The Marion L. Steele High School Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 26th at 3:00 p.m. at the CSU Wolstein Center!
On this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks with Senior Kayla Madden and Junior Sam Gargasz about their theatrical experiences – and the possibility of a Dazzle Award!
The last day students can borrow money to pay for breakfast or lunch is Friday, May 11th. Please make sure your child has money in their account before going through the breakfast and/or lunch lines!