Steele News
First Annual Comet A's Awards
On Sunday, May 17th, the Comet Athletic Boosters, in conjunction with the Steele High School Athletic Department, held the 1st Annual Comet A's Awards Night. This night is our version of the ESPYs.  The ESPYs is a sports awards show put on by ESPN each year to recognize the "Best of the Best" in the world of sports. Athletes were nominated by the head coaches in the Athletic Department and the ballots were sent to over 500 student athletes to determine the winners in categories such as "Varsity Male Athlete of the Year" and "Individual Performance of the Year".  Click on Read More... to view all of the categories and winners! 
Marion L. Steele Ranks Number One In Lorain County
For the 2014-15 school year, Marion L. Steele High School students ranked number one in Lorain County for the highest number of college credits earned in partnership with Lorain County Community College. This partnership with LCCC offers tremendous savings in higher education costs for families by having students graduate from high school with many college requirements already completed.  
Graduation Practice
There will be a mandatory graduation practice on Friday, May 29, at 8:30 AM in the main gym. It will last approximately three hours. All students are expected to be on time! If you miss practice, you will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony. Please make sure your fees or fines are paid in full.  
Senior Breakfast
On Friday, May 29, at 7:30 AM Mr. May will provide a breakfast for seniors in the Cafetorium.  
Marion L. Steele will host their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 30th at 3:00 p.m. at the CSU Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Avenue in Cleveland. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Seniors are expected to arrive at 2:00 p.m. There is unlimited seating at the Wolstein Center, no tickets are required for the ceremony. The Wolstein Center has wheelchair access. 
Steele Wins Scholastic Games Radio Quiz Championship
Amherst Marion L. Steele High School has defeated Olmsted Falls High School to win the 25th annual county academic championship of the weekly radio quiz program, the High School Scholastic Games of Lorain County (on WEOL, AM 930). It was the second straight year academic teams from the two schools faced off in the show's final program. Last year it ended with a fourth consecutive championship win for a seemingly unbeatable team from Olmsted Falls High School. This year it was Amherst's turn for the sweet taste of victory.

Pictured left to right: The Amherst academic team of Matthew Cecil, Chad Johnson, and Jared Hubach.

End of School Year Schedule
Grades K-8 will have a two hour early dismissal on the last day of school on Tuesday, June 2nd.  The last day for PM Kindergarten will be on Monday, June 1st.  Grades 9-12 will follow the exam schedule as developed by Marion L. Steele High School for Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd.  The high school will have a one hour early dismissal on Wednesday, May 20th and Wednesday, May 27th. 
Independent Reading List 2015
This is the independent reading list for the 2015­-2016 school year. All AP, Honors, Advanced, and Comprehensive students will have an independent reading requirement. Please review the list and purchase the book for your level at a bookstore or online:   
Amherst Summer Fun Run
There will be a 5K Fun Run on Sunday, June 7th starting at 9:00 a.m. at Amherst Steele High School. Proceeds will benefit the Amherst Special Olympics & Wellness Committee. Please see this PDF for more information and registration. 
Sandstone Summer Theatre
Sandstone Summer Theatre is holding registration for their children's summer theatre camps. Registration will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 21st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marion L. Steele High School lobby and Thursday, June 4th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Marion L. Steele High School cafetorium. Children must be present at registration. Sunshine Company is performing Blue Suede Paws and that is for students who have completed grades two through five. Sandstone Apprentices are performing Seussical, Jr. and that is for students who have completed grades six through eight. More information can be found at the Sandstone Summer Theatre website or you can email 
Theatre Honors
The MLS Theatre Company, Thespian Troupe 1422 of Marion L Steele High School held their annual awards ceremony and banquet this weekend. They celebrated record audiences for the 2014-2015 years, with 1,600 in attendance for the spring musical The Wizard of Oz. Please follow the 'Read More' link for a full list of thespian achievements. 
Random Drug Testing Policy
The Amherst Board of Education adopted a Random Drug Testing Policy at the regular June Board meeting earlier this week. The policy will be implemented beginning with the upcoming fall sports season. The district plans to pick up the cost of the random drug tests. Please see the links below for more information.

Random Drug Testing Policy

Facts Regarding Drug Testing Policy

Frequently Asked Questions About The Drug Testing Policy
Steele Student/Staff Member of the Month
Help us recognize our outstanding students and staff members at Amherst Steele High School by nominating someone for the Student/Faculty of the Month award. Nominations can be made by students, staff members, or parents using the form linked below. The form also includes all of the instructions for submitting a nomination, as well as the nomination criteria and process for determining the monthly winner. Recipients of the Student/Faculty of the Month award will receive a $5 gift card from Amherst Steele principal Mike May.

Nomination Form (PDF format)
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!! 
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