Steele Report

January 7, 2022

Principal's Message

Comet Nation,

Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to a great second half of the school year at Marion L. Steele High School.

After recent conversations with the Lorain County Health Department, it has been determined that postponing our Winter Formal to a later date is prudent. Steele’s Winter Formal will be moved to Saturday, February 5th from 7-10pm. Thank you for your understanding and feel free to call the main office with any questions or concerns.

To start the new year off right, every student received a student planner this week. If your child did not receive their planner, please have them stop by the main office for one. We encourage all students to utilize their planner to stay on top of school work and keep organized in 2022!

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through the winter months of the school year. We look forward to an exciting second semester at Marion L. Steele High School and that this newsletter keeps you engaged with helpful information on upcoming events here at Steele.

Take care,

Joe Tellier

Principal, Marion L. Steele High School

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In order to qualify for the PBIS raffle students had to meet all of the following criteria:

  • A's, B's, and C's in all courses
  • Only excused absences and tardies
  • No office discipline
  • Have a positive office referral from a staff member


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

On January 20th at 8 am, Marion L. Steele will be proctoring the ASVAB for all interested students in grades (10-12th).

See your school counselor if you are interested in taking the ASVAB!

Upcoming Lunchroom Visits

January 11th - US Army National Guard - Sgt. Michael Valentin

January 12th - US Army - Sgt. Micah Stokes

Exclusive Private Tutoring Presentation with Erin Donovan

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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


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Family and Consumer Science Classes

Students in the Child Development class take home a “Baby Think It Over” for an entire weekend. Students “care” for their computer-activated “baby” by rocking, feeding, burping, diaper changing, holding, etc. Taking home a “baby” and caring for it is an extremely popular activity for the students in this class!!!

During the first semester, students in Principles of Food and Textile Management enjoyed cooking! They also enjoyed sewing Tooth Fairy Pouches for Mrs. Leimbach’s Kindergarten class over at Powers Elementary School!


The Lorain County Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition has been providing a program to recognize, exhibit, and honor excellence in visual art from 7-12 grade students for 55 years and is the largest annual art competition in the country. Students in schools across the United States and Canada create 150,000 entries each year. The Lorain County region includes public and private middle and high schools from Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties. Over 1,709 works were entered by 20 high schools and 12 junior high schools.

Mr. Trunzo and Mr. DiFranco entered a variety of two and three-dimensional works from Steele students this year. Work was juried by an esteemed panel of art and design professionals and professors from northeast Ohio. Work was judged by originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision and voice. All high school students compete together within various separate media categories. Students can earn third place "Honorable Mention", second place "Silver Key" and first place of "Gold Key". Placing among the 550 pieces in this show is like placing in “districts” in sports. Those works earning a regional “Gold Key” here advance directly to national jurying in New York City this spring.

Congratulations to the following students who won an award this year!

Gold Key Winners:

Elaina Paradissis

Audrey Traband

Silver Key Winners:

Julianna Deremer - 2 pieces

Leah Gerke

Paige St. Peter

Honorable Mention Winners:

Nadine Darkow

Julianna Deremer - 2 pieces

Danielle Dudziak - 3 pieces

Peyton Durica - 2 pieces

Elaina Paradissis

Lily Smith - 2 pieces

Paige St. Peter

Audrey Traband

The exhibit is hosted at the Stocker Center gallery on the campus of Lorain County Community College and sponsored by the Nordson Corporation with additional funding from the C. Paul Stocker Arts Foundation and Lorain County Community College. The exhibit runs from Jan. 10 – March 10 and is open to the public.

Extracurricular Clubs and Activities

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Any student interested in joining the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Group at Steele are welcome to join us Thursday mornings at 7:20am in the CLC! Please see Mr. Toney or Mr. Shank with any questions.
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Please see the graphics below for information from Eco League President Lia Morrison on EcoCircle International of the Americas.

More information on ECI can also be found at the link below:

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Important Dates

Monday, January 17th: No School

Monday, January 24th: C-Schedule

Tuesday, January 25th: C-Schedule

Wednesday, January 26th: C-Schedule

Thursday, January 27th: Sophomore Class Trip to JVS

Saturday, February 5th: Winter Formal

Thursday, February 17th: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, February 19th: No School

Monday, February 21st: No School