National School Bus Safety Week is October 21st - 25th! School buses and bus drivers are an important part of the education system. Thank you to the Amherst Transportation Department for all they do for our kids!
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!
Get your tickets to the MLS Dinner Theatre production of Arsenic and Lace! The dinner theatre is on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. curtain). Please use the order form!
It's time for Steele Student Council's annual fleece blanket fundraiser! All proceeds benefit the Senior Prom. You can find the order form in this post or in any school building. Please email Kelly Massa if you have any questions!
Amherst Exempted Village School District is committed to preparing our students for success in school and beyond! Read this post and visit the Future Ready Amherst website for more information!
Check out the latest Comet Conversation with Technology Supervisor Doug Cogdell to learn how Amherst students are becoming #FutureReady with new Chromebooks and much more!
The MLS Theatre Company is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Lorain Applebee's on Saturday, October 19th from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. You must buy tickets in advance so please review the flier!
Our youngest students are learning a new language! Powers now offers Spanish and the kids are loving it! Watch the latest Comet Conversation to find out how learning a new language can benefit young students!
It's time for the 20th Annual Skeleton Run! The 2019 races will be on Sunday, October 27th and will start and end at Marion L. Steele High School in Amherst, Ohio. Go to www.runamherst.com for more information!