PTO
Nord Middle School
501 Lincoln Street
Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: (440)988-4441
Hours: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Nord News
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!
 
Campbells Soup Labels
The Nord Middle School PTO is now collecting Campbells Labels. We need the UPC Code only. Campbells is running a promotion and we can earn 50 bonus points for 5 labels that we submit. This promotion ends September 30, so please send the labels to the school with your child by Friday, September 26. Thank you.
 
Homework Lab

Homework Lab is a supervised setting that offers students an opportunity to complete their homework, while receiving assistance from a certified teacher. The lab meets each week, Monday through Thursday from 2:50-3:50 pm. In order to cover the expenses for this lab, there is a monthly fee that is determined by the number of actual lab days during each month - the fee breaks down to $3.00 per day. The month of October will have 19 lab days, thus the cost for the month will be $57.00. It starts on September 29th - Payment and forms are due by Friday, September 26.
 
Rachel's Challenge Is Returning to Amherst
The community is invited to Nord Middle School for another presentation of Rachel's Challenge.  The event is free to the community, and will take place on Thursday, October 9th at 7:00 in the Nord gymnasium.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information.  
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!! 
Nord Dismissal Procedure
Please see the link to our dismissal procedure at Nord Middle School. 
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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