Creative Learning Center

Welcome to the new Creative Learning Center at Marion L. Steele High School.

The redevelopment of this space was made possible through a generous donation from the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation.

Creative Learning Spaces provide an active learning environment for twenty-first century learning. Twenty-first century learning means that students master content while producing, synthesizing, and evaluating information from a wide variety of subjects and sources. Students demonstrate the three Rs but also learn the four Cs: creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, thus creating learners who take intellectual risks, fostering learning dispositions, and nurturing school communities where everyone is a learner. In this setting, educators can leverage technology to create an engaging and personalized environment to meet the emerging educational needs of this generation. No longer does learning have to be one-size-fits-all or confined to the classroom. The opportunities afforded by this Creative Learning Center will be used to rethink twenty-first century education, focusing on preparing students to be learners for life.

Guided Tour

Superintendent Announcement
Superintendent Announcement

he Amherst Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Molnar as Superintendent of the Amherst Exempted Village School District.

Marion L. Steele Fourth Quarter Honors
Marion L. Steele Fourth Quarter Honors

Congratulations to the Steele students who received an academic award for the 4th Quarter!

SECOND HARVEST FOOD - MAY
SECOND HARVEST FOOD - MAY

Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on May 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP using the QR code or link below and contact Amherst School Social Workers Jill Maiorca or Katie Krichbaum with any questions.

RSVP Google Form Link

Parent Information Night - Teen Vaping
Parent Information Night - Teen Vaping
Parents, please note that we have added another Parent Information Night to the schedule on Teen Vaping. The content covered will include a closer look into the addiction to vapes and the resources to help students quit. With the rise of teen vaping, we encourage you to make plans to attend or watch on CometsLive!
Summer Activity Fair
Summer Activity Fair

Are you looking for some fun summer activities for your kids to participate in? Come to the Summer Activity Fair!

We Are Future Ready!
We Are Future Ready!

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!

Comet Conversation: #FutureReady
Comet Conversation: #FutureReady

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!

Comet Conversation
Comet Conversation

Steele Language Arts teacher, Laura Brogan, and Steele senior, Carys Trubach, join Superintendent Sayers on the first Comet Conversation of the year to discuss the ways in which the ASEF Creative Learning Center has already transformed learning at the high school!

Grand Opening Success!
Grand Opening Success!

The Grand Opening of the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation Creative Learning Center was a huge success! Read more about the event and how you can receive more information about the Creative Learning Center.

Casual Soft Seating Gathering Spaces
Casual Soft Seating Gathering Spaces

Informal gathering spaces for small group discussions or comfortable individual seating with access to power for charging.

Small Group Booth Space
Small Group Booth Space

Another area for small group discussions with power under the seats and visual dividers for semi-privacy.

Recharging Space
Recharging Space

This space features high top counter tables with areas at each end to charge mobile devices.

One Button Video Creation Space
One Button Video Creation Space

Teachers and students will be able to press one button and follow on -screen instructions to record a presentation and have it encode and saved to a USB storage device.

Open or Virtual Classroom Space
Open or Virtual Classroom Space

This space features moveable and configurable furniture with portable white board surfaces. This space can be used any number of ways as a group space or for individuals working on a virtual online class. This is also an area where a student can check out or reserve a book for the Amherst Marion L. Steele Overdrive collection of eBooks.This area will have a cart of Macbook Air computers to be signed out for use.

Private Study or Testing Space
Private Study or Testing Space

The four semi-private Brody Seating study spaces can be used for makeup testing or when there is a need to eliminate visual distractions.