Steele Report

October 29, 2021

Steele Announcements

Amherst Marching Comets are State Bound

Congratulations to the Amherst Marching Comets on a spectacular season that concludes on Saturday, October 30th at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in Hilliard Bradley High School Stadium.

This season the AMC competed three times and were awarded Grand Champion each time, which means they were the highest-scoring band at each competition.

Congratulations, Amherst Marching Comets on your undefeated season and good luck at State!

Picture Retake Day is November 8th

Any student not satisfied with their school pictures can participate in our Picture Retake day. The entire package must be returned in order to get your pictures redone. Parents also have the option of returning the entire package for a full refund.

Picture forms will be located in the main office and at the front lobby desk. ONLY students who are purchasing for the first time will need to fill out an envelope to then turn in to the photographer on Retake Day. Online orders will also be accepted by using the Online Retake day password found on the order form. The online ordering will open approximately one week prior to the date. Please note the online password will expire 48 hours after November 8th.

SPECIAL NOTE: Freshman, Sophomore & Junior Students, if you would like to be pictured in the yearbook, you must have your picture taken by Ripcho.

School Fees

School fees for the 2021-2022 school year have been posted to PowerSchool. We ask that parents be cognizant of their child's school fees as they can continue to accumulate and roll over from year to year.

Please call Mrs. Doehr, Financial Secretary at 440-988-1422, if you would like to set up a payment plan.

Positive Office Referrals

Over the course of the first grading period, faculty and staff have taken the opportunity to recognize students who are demonstrating any one of our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) expectations of respectful, engaged, and accountable. Over 80 students were nominated in the first grading period!

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PBIS Staff Recognition Form

We are excited to share that students, parents, and community members will also have the opportunity to recognize staff members that go above and beyond in demonstrating Steele's PBIS expectations.

Your PBIS team has created a Staff Recognition Form to provide you with the opportunity to recognize any staff member here at Steele. Please utilize this form if you would like to recognize a staff member here at Steele for being respectful, engaged, or accountable. When completing the form, please provide specific examples or details for your nomination.

MLS School Counseling

LCCC Health Career Day Field Trip on Nov. 6th

Students will participate in three different interactive sessions to learn more about the different Health Career options at LCCC. Students can see Ms. Santos to sign-up!

Graduation Requirements for Class of 2023 and Beyond

Mrs. Loushin and Ms. Rigda will be meeting with 9th and 10th grade students over the next three weeks to review graduation requirements and explore post-high school plans. Parents and students are encouraged to review this Graduation Requirements powerpoint which explains the State of Ohio's Permanent Pathways.

Mental Health Concerns Screenings and School Climate Survey

Steele School Counselors, along with Ohio Guidestone, will be meeting with students in health classes to screen for mental health concerns as well as completing a school climate survey.

A copy of the informational letter all students will be receiving to further explain the process can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's school counselor.

End of Course Exams- December Retakes and Makeups

Steele High School will be administering End of Course Exams December 8th - 17th for a select group of students. If your child needs to take an End of Course exam in December, you will be contacted by your child's school counselor.

The counselors will also be meeting with each student to confirm testing dates and provide information on after-school boot camps to help prepare for the exams.

CCP Spring Class Registration

If your child is planning on taking a class at LCCC this spring, either online or at the college, CCP Spring registration is now open. Students can speak with their respective counselor to request and discuss class choices.

Upcoming College Visits

College visits are located in the CLC and begin at 9:15 am. Here is a list of the colleges that will be here over the next two weeks!

November 2nd - Walsh University

November 9th - Cleveland State University

November 10th - Shawnee State University

Upcoming Lunchroom Visits

November 2nd - U.S Army

November 11th - Matrix Trade Institute- an auto mechanic training program that works with a variety of car dealerships in the greater Cleveland area to train and employ students in automotive mechanic training; collision repair & refinish mechanic training and service advisor/manager training.

Need to See Your School Counselor?

Students can put a request in to see their counselor by using the QR code that is posted in all classrooms and in the Steele Counseling Office or by clicking this link.

School Counselors:

Mrs. Loushin, Grades 9-11, Last Names A-K

Ms. Rigda, Grades 9-11, Last Names L-Z

Ms. Santos, Grade 12

World Language Department News

Students in Señora Kasnyik's Spanish classes are presenting on artists and lyrics of 16 different songs, that are popular in the Latin music industry, in an event called "Locotubre". They were asked to fill out brackets with the sweet 16, narrowing it down to one winner of what they portray as the best song. The classes are voting each day along with other schools both nationally and internationally. By mid-November, the winning song will be known and one student from each class will win a t-shirt and the bragging rights of being the "Locoturbre Master." (el/la campeón/a) The goal for this activity is to have the students hear the grammar/vocabulary taught in the songs, have the students add a song or two to their own playlists, and understand the culture of where and why the song was produced. Viva la música latina!

Students in Señora Volzer's class are also using authentic songs in class. Using authentic materials brings the class to "life" as they learn grammar and vocabulary. They are also using the songs as a starting platform for discussions, which promotes speaking in a natural and proficient manner. Next, they will also be starting a cultural study over Los Dias de Los Muertos which will incorporate the song "Un Poco Loco" from the movie Coco.

Our new American Sign Language online course through the “Ohio School for the Deaf” adds value to the World Language Department. This school year we have eight students taking ASL with Mrs. Layport. The ASL course is preparing learners to communicate with the deaf community and promotes inclusiveness within our school and the community.

Comet Athletic Department

OHSAA Post Season Updates

Girls Cross Country: Good luck to our Girls Cross Country Team who will be competing at the Regional Meet at Boardman High School on Saturday, October 30th. Their Race starts at 3p. The top 8 Teams and the top 32 Individuals will qualify for the State Meet at Fortress Obetz on Saturday, November 6th at 3p. If you are planning to attend, tickets are sold online only at Click on Cross Country. Tickets are $10.00 (before 5:59a on 10/30/21) or $12.00 (starting at 6:00a on 10/30/21). If you are unable to attend, watch for results on Twitter (@SteeleComets) or Follow Live at

Boys Cross Country: Good luck to Luke Bowlsby and Ty Perez who will be competing as individuals at the Regional Meet at Boardman High School on Saturday, October 30th. Their race starts at 4p. The top 32 Individuals will qualify for the State Meet at Fortress Obetz on Saturday, November 6th at 4p. If you are planning to attend, tickets are sold online only at Click on Cross Country. Tickets are $10.00 (before 5:59a on 10/30/21) or $12.00 (starting at 6:00a on 10/30/21). If you are unable to attend, watch for results on Twitter (@SteeleComets) or Follow Live at

Volleyball: Good Luck to our Volleyball Team in the District Championship Game against Westlake High School at Midview High School on Saturday, October 30th. Game time is 1p. Tickets are $8.00 (before 9:59a on 10/30/21) or $10.00 (starting at 10:00a on 10/30/21) and are sold online only at Please go to Volleyball, Division 1, Region 2, Northeast 6 to purchase tickets to this match.

Fall Sports Awards

The 2021 Fall Sports Awards will be held on Sunday, November 7th starting at 1p in the Main Gym. Doors will open at 12:30 pm. At 1:00 pm, we will take time to recognize many of the great accomplishments of the student-athletes, such as Southwestern Conference Scholar-Athletes, First Team All Southwestern Conference, First Team All Lorain County, All Ohio Student-Athletes, a final recognition of all seniors, as well as some other tremendous achievements.

Following the major award portion of the afternoon, which will last less than a half-hour, fall athletic teams will have a designated room in the school to celebrate your season and for you to receive your team awards, certificates, letters, and letter awards.

Dates to Remember

November 3rd: Family First Night

November 3rd-5th: Class of 2025 Washington D.C. Trip

November 8th: Picture Retake Day

November 10th: #CometCommunity Parent Information Night over Resilience & Perseverance and PowderPuff Football Game

November 11th- 13th and 19th- 20th: MLS Theater Company's Fall Play, 7 pm

November 16th: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 pm

November 23rd: B-Schedule for Crazy Games

November 24th-26th: No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 8th-17th: End of Course Exams (Make-ups and Retakes)

December 21st and 22nd: Semester Ending Exams

December 22nd: End of First Semester