Please view our statement regarding our pay-to-participate fees, which help cover the cost of extracurricular activities in our district.
Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The school counseling program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.
The Amherst Board of Education approved the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-2020 school.
Mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 Parent Information Nights hosted by the Amherst Schools! More information about each event will be shared once the school year begins!
Please read the following press release regarding the OAPSE Contract agreement.
On behalf of the Amherst Schools Staff, we wish our students and families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
- Meet Mrs. Coleman
- Counselor's Schedule
- Healthy Mind: Small Group Support
- Healthy Mind: Lorain County Board of Mental Health
- Resources and Information
Greetings! I am a proud graduate of the Amherst Schools. I have been teaching third grade in Amherst since 2001. My husband, Ryan, and I are raising our three children here as well. Outside of school, I enjoy taking vacations with my family and watching my children in their various activities. I love seeing my current and former students out and about. It is one of the many reasons I feel so fortunate to work and live in our wonderful community!
I look forward to working with everyone over the course of the year!
As part of the Counseling Program at Amherst Junior High School and Nord Middle School, we are offering a variety of groups to the students this year. A group is anywhere from 3 to 9 students who all share the same concern or program. These groups do not deal with the treatment of psychological disorders. Small group counseling focuses on a particular problem which may be personal, education, social, or vocational. The groups are preventative, short-term, supportive, and developmental. They help the children find a way to cope with stresses, and teach them skills that they can use in everyday life. All groups are completely optional for students.
Groups are held once a week, during a regular school day period, and usually during a study hall time. There will be six to eight group sessions. Please note that we treat all information with strictest confidentiality and the highest respect. Below is a listing of the groups for this upcoming school year (groups are subject to change).
If your child would like to be involved in a group, or if you want your child to participate, please contact a guidance counselor for more information.
For more information, please visit http://www.lcmhb.org/index.html
Greetings! I am Jill Coleman and I am the Preschool through 2nd grade School Counselor.