Steele News
Comet Conversation
In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers talks with seniors Faith Davis and Dane Johnson who will join the U.S. Air Force after graduation. With Memorial Day just around the corner, we thank Faith, Dane, and all of our military families for their service and sacrifice. Thank you for watching Comet Conversation this year and have a great summer! And don't forget to subscribe to The Official YouTube Channel of Amherst EVSD!

Woodard Photography is now Prestige Portraits
Attention Class of 2017 and beyond. Woodard is now Prestige Portraits. 
Last Chance To Buy a Yearbook Is May 27th
Please see Mr. Lowe or go to 
Senior Obligations
All requirements must be completed by Wednesday, May 25, by 3:00 p.m. in order to participate in graduation practice and ceremony.
  1. Completion of all academic requirements
  2. Return all textbooks
  3. Payment in full of all fees and fines. Please call Mrs. Schultz at 440-988-1422 to check any debts and make a payment
  4. Completion of unserved detention or Saturday school
  5. Return all athletic uniforms and equipment
  6. Cap and gown payments to Jostens
Senior Exams
Senior final exams will be on Tuesday, May 24, for periods 5-7. This is a full school day for seniors. Wednesday, May 25, for periods 1-4. Seniors may leave after Period 4. 
Graduation Practice and Senior Breakfast
Mr. May is providing a breakfast for the seniors on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 a.m. in the Cafetorium.

There will be a mandatory practice on Thursday, May 26, at 8:30 a.m. in the North Gym. All students are expected to be on time. If you miss practice, you will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. Immediately following graduation practice, caps and gowns will be distributed.
Graduation Ceremony
Marion L. Steele High School will present its graduating class of 2016 on Saturday, May 28, at 3:00 p.m. at the CSU Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., Cleveland OH. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Students are expected to be there at 2:00 p.m. There is unlimited seating at the Wolstein Center. No tickets are required to attend the ceremony. The Wolstein Center has wheelchair access. 
High School Final Exam Schedule
Day One: May 31
Period 1: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Period 2 and Period 1-2: 9:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Period 5: 10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Period 6 and Period 6-7: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Teacher Work Period: 1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Day Two: June 1
Period 3: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Period 4 and Period 3-4: 9:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Period 7: 10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Lunch, Teacher Work Period, and Make-up Exam Time: 1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
If a make-up exam is needed, time will be determined between teacher and student.
  • There will be no cafeteria lunches during these two days.
  • Students are to arrive for their first exam and may leave after their last exam of the day.
  • The cafeteria will be opened for students who arrive early to school or have a break within the exam schedule. Students with study hall will report to the cafeteria. There is no open campus these two days.
School Fees 2016-2017
The Amherst Board of Education approved the 2016-2017 school fees at the May 17th Board Meeting. The school fees are posted on the School Fees webpage! 
JVS Free Summer Career Camp
The Lorain County JVS ExCEL Summer Career Camp will be held the mornings of Tuesday, June 14th through Thursday, June 16th. The three day ExCEL Summer Career Camp is designed to give students entering 9th and 10th grade the opportunity to learn about possible career options by getting hands-on experience in a variety of career-technical program areas offered at the JVS.

Lorain County JVS will provide bus transportation to and from JVS associate school districts’ Middle/Jr. High Schools and a nutritious lunch each day. Students must register for ExCEL Summer Career Camp with their school counselor; counselors have applications available or applications may be found online at the JVS website at All applications must be filled out and turned in to a student’s school counselor by the end of May at which time they will be collectively forwarded to Lorain County JVS.
Summer Food Service Program
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also eligible for free summer meals. The closest program site to Amherst is Oakwood Elementary School in Elyria (925 Spruce Street). The program begins on June 13th and ends on August 5th. Days of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479). 
Youth Volleyball Camp
The 2016 Amherst Youth Volleyball Camp will be held Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, in the Steele High School Gym. The camp clinician is Amherst Grad and current professional volleyball player, Deme Morales. The cost is $55 per camper. Please download the registration form. 
Lake Erie Crushers - Amherst Community Night
The Lake Erie Crushers are hosting an Amherst Community Night on Sunday, July 24th at 5:05 p.m. Gates open at 4:05 p.m. and home box tickets are $9 each! Order your tickets through this Amherst Community Night link and the PTOs will earn a minimum of $3 per ticket! Refer to this Crushers Game flyer for more information! 
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