Steele News
Happy Spring Break!
Please have a relaxing and enjoyable spring break!  School will resume for all students on Tuesday, April 7th. 
Community Input Needed
To all community members and district residents: The Amherst Schools is in the process of examining our facilities and enrollment trends. Before we create a long term strategy for addressing these challenges, we want to hear from the community. Please take this short online survey and share your thoughts!  Amherst Online Community Survey 
Lorain County JVS Inducts Technical Honor Society Members
The Lorain County JVS inducted twenty nine students into the National Technical Honor Society during an evening ceremony on March 25. There were six second-year members and twenty three new inductees. Amherst's own Rebecca Kosakowski from Allied Health Sciences was included in this prestigious group. Eight tenth grade students, including Dakkota Morrow, were also recognized at the Induction Ceremony. “These 10th grade students have a grade point average of 3.5 or above,” stated NTHS Advisor Megan Champagne.

The NTHS honors students for outstanding achievement and success in career-technical education. Students are selected for membership based on the qualities of citizenship, leadership, workmanship and scholarship. The NTHS encourages high scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps motivated students find success in today's highly competitive job market.


Amherst Historical Society
Years ago, when Central School closed, the Amherst Historical Society was able to receive the two plaster relief murals that were hanging in the large study hall - Spirit of '76' and The Landing of the Mayflower. The murals have been tucked away in a barn on the Society's property. Last summer the murals were removed from storage and a plan was devised to showcase the murals within an Amherst School display. Mr. Terry Traster of the Historical Society drew sketches of the display. The two murals, the original school bell from the Union School, an aluminum replica of the bell, and pictures and descriptions of Amherst's one-room school houses will all be incorporated into the wonderful new display on the grounds of The Sandstone Village on Milan Avenue.

If so desired, the Amherst Historical Society would truly appreciate any donation to help cover the costs associated with this project. Individuals, alumni groups, or graduating classes are more than welcome to donate. Those helping to defray the costs will have their class years posted on the display. Please make your check out to "Amherst Historical Society" and on the donation line write "Amherst Schools Project". Mail your donation to the Amherst Historical Society at 113 South Lake Street, Amherst, Ohio 44001. If you have any questions, please email Charlie Marty, President of the Amherst Historical Society, at Thank you!
Amherst Youth Soccer Association Scholarship
The Amherst Youth Soccer Association is offering a scholarship. Please review the application for qualifications. Applications must be submitted to Mr. Thompson by Friday, April 10. 
Graduation Guideline Meeting
There will be a Senior Graduation Guideline Meeting in the Main Gym during C Schedule on Monday, April 13. If you have late arrival, please come to school early to attend this meeting. If you are a senior attending the JVS, there will also be a meeting held on April 13 at 8:00 a.m. at the JVS. 
Prom "A Night in Hollywood"
Marion L. Steele High School will hold its prom at Deluca's Place in the Park on Saturday, April 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The theme is "A Night in Hollywood". Tickets are $35 per person and tickets will be sold during lunch all week starting Monday, April 8 and continue until Tuesday, April 14. JVS tickets will be sold at the JVS on Monday, April 13. Late ticket will cost $45 and will be sold after school in room 508 until 3:00 p.m. from Wednesday, April 15 to Friday, April 17. IDs are required to purchase tickets. Place table request at the time of purchase. Guest forms are available in the school office. Forms must be approved before tickets are purchased. Guests may not be older than 20. 
After Prom 2015
After Prom will be held during the day at Kalahari in Sandusky on Sunday, April 19. The cost is $33 ($20 if you don't need a water park pass). The cost includes a water park pass, games, activities, food, drinks, and prizes! All attendees will go home with a prize!

Attendees will arrive between 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to pick up their water park pass and a schedule of events. For safety reasons, attendees will surrender their keys upon arrival and a parent will be contacted if an attendee does not sign in by 2:00 p.m. Attendees will gather at our "villa" between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for food and prizes. The event concludes at 7:00 p.m., when we will return attendees' keys but the water park is open until 10:00 p.m.
Spring Play The Wizard of Oz
The Marion L. Steele Theatre Company, Troupe 1422 of Amherst Steele High School, is ending their 2014-2015 season with the blockbuster musical The Wizard of Oz on April 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00 p.m. and April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Due to limited seating for the performances, tickets are anticipated to sell out before show nights. There is no guarantee of a​ny​tickets being sold at the door on the day of the performance. The Steele Cafetorium seats 400 at a time, so in order to accommodate as many patrons as possible, each ticket is designated by the specific date of that performance. When purchasing presale tickets, one must know the specified number of tickets one wishes to purchase on each specific date.  For more information about tickets costs and contacts, please click on "Read More..." 
Amherst Color Run
Steele PTO is hosting a fundraising Color Run on Saturday, May 2nd. The Color Run will begin at Marion L. Steele Highs School and participants will complete in a 5K walking or running course. Throughout the course there will be color splash zones where participants will be showered with prepared to get wet! For more information or if you would like to participate, please download the Color Run registration and permission form. Return completed registration form and race fees to Steele. attention Steele PTO. Volunteers are also needed to man water and color stations and to assist with registration. Contact Norma Jackson at 440-289-8152 or if you have any questions or would like to help. 
Keeping Our Children Safe
The Lorain County Board of Mental Health is hosting a forum on Thursday, May 14th, at Lorain County Community College entitled Keeping Our Children Safe. Mark Braden, who lost a son at Sandy Hook, will speak about youth who die prematurely and the promise of interventions that keep children safe. The forum is free to all parents and caregivers but is for adults only due to the content of the presentation. To register, view this flyer and please email Vinaida Reyna at or call 440-233-2020. 
Marion L. Steele High School State Testing Calendar - April/May
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Marion L. Steele High School State Testing Calendar
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Gallery of Success Nominations
The Marion L. Steele High School Student Council is now accepting nominations for the 2015 MLS Gallery of Success. The Gallery of Success recognizes selected Amherst alumni whose exceptional achievements have added to the esteemed reputation of the Amherst Exempted Village School District.

The only requirement for nomination and induction into the Gallery of Success is to have been a graduate of the Amherst School District. Appointments will be made based solely on merit. Names, along with the information listed in the application, should be submitted to the Student Council selection committee. 

Applications must be received by Friday, May 15th. No late applications will be accepted. You may download and print the application in PDF format here.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Russ Marty, student council advisor, at 440-988-1346 or via email at
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)
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