District News
Comet Conversation
Please check out this week's Comet Conversation with Superintendent Steve Sayers! In this week's video, Nord Orchestra Teacher, Anna Ballmer, and Nord student, Rhys Dolacki, join Steve to discuss the brand new Orchestra program and it's excellent start! Don't forget to subscribe to The Official YouTube Channel of Amherst EVSD!

Miracle on Main Street
Kick-off the holiday season by attending Miracle on Main Street, a free family-friendly event, on Friday, December 4th! The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a parade down Park Avenue followed by live music and a visit from Santa Claus. Head inside the Main Street Community Center to go inside Mrs. Claus' kitchen and see model trains that are on display. Shops will remain open so you can jump start your holiday shopping. A big thank you to Sliman's for sponsoring this holiday tradition! If your Preschool through 4th Grade student would like to participate in the parade, please fill out this Participation Form by Monday, November 30th and return it to the M.S.A Office. 
American Legion History Test Winners
Congratulations to Steele juniors Eli Vosniak and Juliana Butchko who took the annual American Legion History Test and earned the highest scores. The test was proctored by trustee Bill Hoff of American Legion and Elmer Johnson of Post 118 of Amherst. Mr. Hoff presented a collar pin and certificate recognizing Eli's and Juliana's effort. The students' test will be automatically entered in a Lorain County competition. Mr. Bob Harcula, counselor at Steele, was recognized with a certificate for entering the school in the contest. 
Consumer Economics Visit the Cleveland Browns
Mrs. Stimpert and the Consumer Economics students visited the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea and met with the Accounting, Information Technology, and Corporate Sponsorship departments. A special thank you to Amherst resident Randy Domain for assisting with the visit.  Randy is the Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship for the Cleveland Browns.
AJH Holiday Apparel Sale
Amherst Junior High is selling Comet apparel just in time for the holidays. All profits will go towards new iPads for AJH. Orders are due by November 20th in order to ensure timely delivery. Pick up will be on December 16th and 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Junior High. Contact Christy Fain at 419-494-5758 or cfain@centurytel.net with any questions. Holiday Order Form  
Drama Camp Registration
The MLS Theatre Company of Marion L. Steele High School is hosting their annual Drama Camp in February. The early bird registration deadline is Thursday, December 17. The $40 registration fee includes Drama Camp tee-shirt, as well as a ticket to The MLS Theatre Company’s Winter One Acts performance in February. There is a limit to the number allowed to attend Drama Camp so sign up soon. Regular registration deadline is Friday, January 8, if registrations are still available.

Drama Camp for students in second grade to eighth grade will be held on Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Marion L. Steele High School Cafetorium. This year’s theme will be “Around the World.” At the camp, students will learn about both acting and technical theatre through fun and exciting games and workshops. Contact Emily Hutlock at mlssecretary1422@gmail.com for a registration form or to answer any other questions.
AJH - National Blue Ribbon School!
Congratulations to Principal Ryan Coleman and the Amherst Junior High staff on earning National Blue Ribbon School status from the US Department of Education! National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that they can push all of their students to achieve at high levels. AJH was the ONLY Lorain County school, one of only three Northeast Ohio schools, and one of only fourteen schools in the state recognized this year!

Congratulating the winners, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said "Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with you community. You represent excellence - in vision, in implementation, and in results - and we want to learn as much as we can from you."  Congratulations Amherst Junior High!  Read the Blue Ribbon article from the Chronicle Telegram for more information and check out the US Department of Education's YouTube Blue Ribbon Announcement video.
Alumni Success Story Form
Attention Amherst Steele Alumni! We want to hear your success stories. How have you impacted the world since leaving the Comet halls? Have you started your own business? Become an elected official? Invented a vaccine? We want to know! You may be featured in one of our upcoming Comet Conversation videos or in another publication. Share your success with us using the Alumni Success Story Form. Check out the Alumni tab above to learn more about Alumni life! 
Service Story Submission Form
Attention Amherst students, staff and parents! We want to hear about the community service you do this year! Tell us about each of your projects and initiatives throughout the school year using the Quick Story Submission Form.  We may feature your story in a Comet Conversation video or in other publications. We know you have an enormous impact on the Amherst community and the world. Help us measure and tell others about it! 
E-mail Subscription Form
Want to keep up on the latest Amherst Schools info? Fill out this quick form to start receiving regular district updates about student achievement, innovative classrooms, district operations and plans. Comet Conversation and other videos will often be included as well. 
PowerSchool Parent Account
If you would like to create a PowerSchool Parent account to access your child's grades and information, please use the attached PowerSchool Parent Account document and the PowerSchool Parent iPad document. You may also find these downloadable documents on our website under Parent Resources or Forms and More. 
Amherst Schools Foundation
Since 1986, the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation has awarded more than $366,000 in teacher grants and almost $200,000 in student scholarships within the Amherst community. To make a contribution to the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation, simply go to the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County's "Make A Gift Now" webpage and type "Amherst" in the Keyword section of the donation tool bar. Select the Amherst Schools Endowment Fund or the Amherst Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund to make a donation. Remember, your donation is a gift that gives forever.
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