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

AJH News
AJH Boys Basketball Game
The game against Avon Lake at Learwood M.S. on Feb. 10, 2015 has changed locations. It will be played at Avon Lake High School at 4:30 p.m. 
AJH Nominated National Blue Ribbon School
Amherst Junior High School is one of only 14 schools across Ohio that has been nominated for National Blue Ribbon School recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.  The National Blue Ribbon Program has recognized only 7,000 "Great American Schools" since it began in 1982.  As a nominee, AJH will have the opportunity to apply for the award and share their best practices with other schools from coast to coast.  Congratulations to everyone at AJH!
 
Amherst Junior High Second Grading Period Honors
Congratulations to the following 7 and 8 grade students that have received honors for the second grading period. 7th Grade Honors 8th Grade Honors 
Comet Conversation
Please check out this week's Comet Conversation with Superintendent Steve Sayers and don't forget to subscribe to The Official YouTube Channel of Amherst EVSD! This week, Superintendent Sayers discusses the beginning of a community engagement process to gather input on how to operate buildings more efficiently, exploring the feasibility of further consolidation due to declining enrollment.
 
Parent PARCC Letter
The Ohio Department of Education assessment requirements have changed this school year for our students in grades seven and eight. Attached you will find some information about those assessments and the dates that the students will be assessed. Parent PARCC Letter  
Emergency Text Messaging - Next Steps

Several weeks ago we began collecting guardian cell phone numbers as the first step in the process to offer emergency SMS text messages. We are now ready to begin step 2, which is having guardians opt in to receive these messages.

1. If you have not already filled out the form to have your cell phone on file, please click here for the link to do so.


If the school did not have your cell phone number on file and added it, wait at least 24 hours before proceeding to the next step.

2. From your cell phone, text the word "JOIN" to the number 56360.

If our messaging system finds a match for your number in its database, you will receive a confirmation message thanking you for joining school alerts.

At anytime you can unsubscribe by texting Stop to 56360.


3. Create a contact on your phone for the district with the phone number 56360. Then, when you receive a text from this number you know will who is sending it.  

January 2015 AJH Digital News
Please enjoy the latest edition of the AJH digital news. The students have done a great job displaying positive stories from our Awesome School! We have so much to be proud of. January 2015 AJH Digital News  
AJH Girls Basketball Banquet
The AJH Girls Basketball banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the AJH cafeteria 
Emergency Alerts via Text Message
In an effort to keep everyone informed as quickly as possible during a potential emergency situation, we are in the process of introducing SMS (text) messaging for emergency alerts. Parents, please click "Read More" to learn more and to update your cell phone number. 
School Board Approves All-Day Kindergarten
At Monday's Board Meeting, the Amherst School Board voted to move forward with implementing tuition-free, all-day, every day Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Amherst Schools are currently on track to be financially stable through at least the 2018-2019 school year. Recent cost-saving measures and the restructuring of staff in other areas will support the move to all-day Kindergarten. 
Amherst Police Honored at Board Meeting
The Amherst School Board honored the Amherst Police Department at Monday's Board Meeting for all of the help and support they provide to the Amherst Schools. As a community, we thank our police department for all that they do to ensure our safety and security!  
AJH Archery Club
AJH Archery Club is cancelled for Jan. 13, 2015 
Shop Amazon and Support the PTO
Now you can support the AJH PTO simply by shopping as you always have on Amazon.com. When you use Amazon Smile when you shop online, Amazon will automatically donate a portion of the price of your eligible purchases to the AJH PTO. Simply start each shopping session at the URL http://smile.amazon.com. On your first visit you will need to log in to your account and then select “Amherst Junior High PTO” as your charity of choice. Continue to shop as you would on the regular Amazon site but now you can get the same items, same prices AND warm fuzzies for having helped your school! Thank you, and happy shopping!!  
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.) 
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!! 
Amherst Junior High Character Trait Representatives
November
The following students were chosen for the month of November for displaying the character trait, Optimism. 


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