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Amherst Junior High
548 Milan Ave
Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: (440)988-0324
Hours: 7:30am-2:30pm

AJH News
Student Email Accounts

As a school district we are taking steps to enhance technology and learning in the classroom. As a result, the district has created an Amherst Google email account for all students in grades 7-12. These email accounts will allow students to safely communicate with their teachers, work collaboratively with other students, and share files without using a personal email account.

For many students, this may be their first personal email account. The good news is that these email accounts are monitored and owned by the Amherst City Schools. Therefore, unacceptable usage of the account may result in disciplinary action, loss of privileges, and access to district technology. It is our goal to help students learn to utilize email as a positive and productive tool in a school setting.

Parents: Please note that students will receive a letter with their email usernames and passwords. It is the same username and password they use with Pearson to check their grades on-line.

If you have any questions, please call or email Ryan Coleman or Rhonda Neuhoff. We are here to help.  

AJH Magazine Fundraiser
The students at AJH are participating in a school wide magazine fundraiser. The money that is earned with the fundraiser supports the ongoing efforts to keep our technology current and student accessible. We appreciate your support in our endeavor to obtain new technology. Please view the attached flier for additional information. AJH Magazine Fundraiser. 
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. (If you are new to the district or are a Kindergarten parent, you will be receiving a letter with this information specifically for you and your children within the next few days.) 
Amherst's Report Card
The Amherst Exempted Village School District is pleased to announce that our district performed well on the 2013-2014 state report card.  Our results show our students across the spectrum have continued to improve - even at the highest levels - and our results point to their momentum for further academic growth.  The teachers, staff, and administration at Amherst are committed to helping our students build the skills necessary to become productive citizens.  While the state report card is only one measure of success and there is always room for improvement, we are proud to see that our students' hard work is paying off!

Amherst received A's in five categories:
- Overall Value Added
- Value Added of Gifted Students
- Value Added of Students with Disabilities
- Performance Indicators
- 4 Year Graduation Rate
Amherst received B's in four categories:
- Value Added of Students in the Lowest 20% of Achievement
- Annual Measurable Objectives and Gap Closing
- Performance Index
- 5 Year Graduation Rate
Congratulations Comets!  Keep up the good work!
 
AJH Washington DC Parents Meeting
A parents meeting for students attending the Washington DC trip will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00pm in the AJH cafeteria. 
E-mail Update
The Amherst Schools will be sending two or three updates a month via e-mail to parents beginning in mid-September. Updates will highlight student achievements, innovative classrooms, district operations, and plans. Videos may be included as well. If you are interested in receiving these updates, simply email our EMIS Secretary, Patti Killen, and include your name, names of your children, and your e-mail address. Thank you and Go Comets!! 
MLS Theatre Company Drama Camp
The Marion L. Steele High School Theatre Company is providing a drama camp for grades 2-8 on February 21, 2015.  This is a great opportunity for your students to learn both acting and the technical side of theatre! The students that attend the drama camp will have the opportunity to audition for the part of the munchkins in our Spring Show, The Wizard of Oz. Please complete the forms below if you are interested. Drama Camp Form Drama Camp Release Form. 
7th Grade Newsletters
Every week a 7th grade newsletter will be emailed to all parents. The purpose is to keep everyone in the loop with what is taking place in the classrooms. To sign up for this email please email your child's math teacher with your name, your students name, and any email addresses you would like the newsletter sent to. 
AJH Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
A big thank you to Mr. Draga, Mrs. Glatz and Mr. Coleman for being great sports and taking the ice bucket challenge to support ALS. They have in turn challenged the AJH cross country team to take that same challenge. You can check out their video on YouTube! 
Washington DC Trip
The 8th grade Washington DC trip is scheduled for October 22, 23, and 24. Students will return home on October 24 at approximately 10:00 at night. The total cost of the DC trip is $405.  Students attending have already paid a deposit. The remaining balance is due Friday, August 29. If you have any questions, please call the office at 988-0324 and ask for Mrs. Aufdenkampe.   
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. It's that easy! And remember, your donation is "A gift that gives forever"!
 
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