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

Fax: (440) 988-0328
AJH News
Ziggy's Dine To Donate
It's Amherst Junior High Day at Ziggy's on Tuesday, October 20th from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.! Please help support the AJH PTO with great food and a great cause! Please see the attached flier for more information. Ziggy's Dine To Donate 
DC Parent Meeting - October 8
The parent Washington DC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, at 5:00PM at AJH.  At this time, Nowak Tours and Mr. Coleman will here to share details of the trip and answer any questions parents may have.   
Girls' Basketball Try Outs
Try outs for the AJH girls' basketball teams will be held October 12, 13, 14.  Eighth graders will try out from 2:45-4:30, and seventh graders will try out from 6:30-8:30.  All those planning on trying out must have an updated OHSAA physical on file in the office. Stop in the AJH office for the appropriate paperwork. Pay-to-participate fees are due once the teams are announced. Open Gyms for all girls will be October 5 from 2:30-3:45, October 6 from 4:15-5:30 and October 8 from 4:15-5:30. 
AJH Picture Retakes
Picture retakes will be on October 28, 2015 in the AJH Library. 
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.
Character Trait Program for All 7th Graders
This year at AJH we are implementing a new character trait program with all 7th graders called Anti-Virus.  This proven program will help teach our students that positive influence begins by having good character, treating others well, working hard, and having the right attitude.  These values will help them become the person they want to be in school and in their personal lives.  This program will show students that in life, everyone comes in contact with viruses such as cheating, lying, stealing, drugs/alcohol, and bullying.  What’s important is how an individual responds when they come into contact with these types of viruses.  We are hoping that the program will help all students develop the anti-virus they need to make positive decisions when situations such as these arise.

Many of our students and parents probably remember Mrs. Holly Schneider.  She recently retired from Nord as a 5th grade teacher.  We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Schneider as our anti-virus teacher.  She will be teaching the students the powerful message that is behind the anti-virus.  Mrs. Schneider begins her in-class lessons this week on Wednesday in all of Mrs. Dolan’s social studies classes.  Next week she will be in Mr. Lima’s classes.  Throughout the year, Mrs. Schneider will be teaching a total of eight in-class character trait lessons to all 7th grade students. 

Please note that this program does not cost AJH or the Amherst Schools any money.  It is completely funded by Mr. Greg Ring from the Educational Service Center of Lorain County.  Thank you Mr. Ring for your support towards helping young students make good decisions. 

Please do not hesitate to give me (Ryan Coleman) a call or send me an email if you have any questions.  If you would like to learn more information about the character values in Anti-Virus, please refer to the web page:  
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PowerSchool Parent Account
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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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Congratulations to the following students who have displayed this month's character trait, Respect
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