Steele News
Senior Transcripts
Senior transcript requests for colleges must be requested and paid for by Friday, May 20. The first two transcripts are free, after that the cost is $3.00 for each additional transcript. Students will receive a statement from Mrs. Jones indicating how much they owe. Your final transcript request must be turned in by May 20 to Mrs. Jones, even if no fees are owed. Please call Mrs. Jones with any questions or requests at 440-988-1357. 
State of the Schools Meeting
Superintendent Sayers is hosting a State of the Schools meeting on May 2nd in the Steele High School Cafetorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will run about 30-40 minutes followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Please review and share this State of the Schools invitation! Everyone is encouraged to attend! 
Second Annual Color Run
Marion L. Steele High School is hosting the Second Annual 5K Color Run on May 7th. You can donate and register for the event online or by downloading the registration form and turning it into Steele by 2pm May 6th. Everyone is invited to participate whether you run, jog, or walk. Bring the whole family! The late fees have been dropped so you can register today and pay the original price; however, shirts and color packets may not be available as we have a very limited number of extras. Call Tammy Lacey at 984-3631 with questions. 
 
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 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. 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
Community Forum
The Amherst Community Task Force along with the Amherst Police Department, Amherst Schools, and Steele News Live are hosting a community forum about underage drinking. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marion L. Steele High School cafetorium. A free pizza dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Please see this Community Forum flyer for more details. 
Amherst Public Library Art Show
Congratulations to the following student’s for being selected for this year’s Amherst Public Library show. The Amherst Public Library will be hosting its Color of Art, student art show. This year the show is open to the public beginning April 25 through May 15.

Twelfth Grade
Cooper Cotterill Brandon Welch
Veronica Sakola Ashley Hamrick

Eleventh Grade
Aleiyah Santiago David Bloom
Jacob Kelley Bryce Pember
Makayla Davis Brianna Sekerak

Tenth Grade
Natalie Vasu Allen Matakovich
Bradley Gloski Tyra Hilliard
Samuel Kline Cory Brumback
Sophia Volak Gabi Barder

Ninth Grade
Michell Cawthon Gabrielle Bradac
Sydney Walker  
 
Open Enrollment Extended
The Amherst Exempted Village School District will continue to accept Open Enrollment Applications for the 2016-2017 school year until May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Killen at 988-1979. 
Amherst Summer Swim Team
Registration is open for the Amherst Summer Swim Team, which is a part of the North Coast Swim League and competes in dual meets against area teams. Practices are held weekday mornings at the Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool at Maude Needing Park. Coaches provide swimming instruction for all ability levels. To register, visit the Amherst Summer Swim Team website. Information is also available on the team's Facebook Page 
New Meningitis Immunization Requirements
The Ohio Department of Health has new immunization requirements for students entering seventh and twelfth grades. Students entering seventh grade are required to receive the meningococcal vaccine to protect them from meningitis, as well as the Tdap vaccine to protect them from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. As another new change this year, students entering the twelfth grade are also required to receive the meningococcal vaccine. Additionally, children can begin receiving vaccination required to enter kindergarten any time after their fourth birthday. Call 440-284-3206 to make an immunization appointment with the Lorain County General Health District, and ask about low cost vaccine options. 
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