Steele Report

September 9, 2022

Principal's Report

Comet Nation,



It is hard to believe we are already eleven days into our 2022-2023 school year! Thank you for your patience and continued support as we settle into this school year. We have homecoming, yearbook, and other department news and important calendar events coming up in this Steele Report. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about anything pertaining to Steele, please feel free to contact our main office at 440.988.4433 so we can assist in any way. Have a great weekend!


Mr. Tellier

Homecoming

Homecoming 2022 is right around the corner! Festivities begin on Friday, September 30th with a Pep Rally during the school day for students. There will also be a parade taking place down Park Ave. at 5:00 pm. Following the parade, the Comets will be home for a football game starting at 7:00 pm. The semi-formal Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the main gym. Tickets for the dance will go on sale Monday, September 12th through the Amherst Event Ticket Link. Students can pick up an Outside Guest Form from Mrs. Deulley and return it to her by Friday, September 23rd.


Yearbook Information

Go to Jostens.com, then search for the Marion L. Steele High School store to complete the following:


  • Order a Senior Recognition Ad. You create and purchase them online and they go directly into the book. Our Jostens rep says that May 12 is a hard deadline that cannot be extended for this so get it done early!

  • Order a yearbook at jostens.com for this year that will be delivered in the Fall of 2023. You can choose to have it shipped home, or save on costs by just having it shipped to the school, but only if you can come back to the school to pick it up. We won't be able to mail books out that arrive at the school.


Contact Mr. Rubinski at brian_rubinski@amherstk12.org with any questions.

MLS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Testing Day for 9th, 10th & 11th Grades on October 12, 2022

  • Students will be assigned to a testing room and the room assignments will be posted the week of testing. Students should create a College Board account if they don't already have one. They can go to collegeboard.org to log in or create an account.
  • Testing will end approximately at noon and students will be dismissed to go home once testing in their room has ended. Students testing with extended time will take longer, please speak to their intervention specialist regarding this
  • Students will be emailed a reminder on what they will need to bring the week of testing.

9th Grade Students Will be Taking the PSAT 9 on October 12, 2022

  • The PSAT 9 is digital so students must bring their chromebooks fully charged the day of testing.
  • 9th grade study guides are available online and students can also link their College Board account with KHAN academy to prepare for the exam

10th and 11th Grade Students Will be Taking the PSAT/NMSQT on October 12, 2022

  • All sophomores and juniors received study booklets in their history class for the PSAT/NMSQT
  • The PSAT/NMSQT is a paper pencil test sophomores and juniors will not need their chromebooks

If you have any questions, please contact your student's school counselor

Seniors

  • Seniors will take this day to do College/Career Exploration.
  • Seniors will not report to Steele this day.

College Visits

Steele will continue to host college representative visits on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:15 am. Interested students can sign up on their school-issued Naviance account. Students can visit Naviance.com and use the single sign-on option to log in and register for visits!
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College Parent Night

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MLS College & Career Guide

Seniors, as you begin to plan for college you may have questions such as how to request your transcript or letters of recs, etc. The MLS College & Career Guide has been created with step-by-step instructions to help you through the initial process. Please be sure to check it out.

Link: https://bit.ly/MLSGuide

Upcoming Lunchroom Visits

September 14th – Army National Guard, Jonah Webb

September 15th- U.S Army, Micah Stokes

September 16th – Cedar Point, Connor Buckley

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. Diaz, Grades 9-11, Last Names A-K

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

Ms. Santos, Grade 12

COMET ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Fall Season:

The Fall Athletic season is underway! Get out and support your peers at our athletic and extracurricular events. Your energy and support of your peers this year at Home Games has been awesome! Keep it up! Tremendous crowds at Football and Volleyball. Let’s get out to as many events as possible. Our Comet Teams know when you are there and feed off of your energy! For a full schedule of our events, please visit https://amherststeelecomets.com/events.

Home Event Athletic Student Pass:

Please consider purchasing a Student Home Athletic Event Pass. For $50 you can get into all HOME Regular Season Athletic Events (HS and Junior HS). The pass does not work for OHSAA or SWC Post Season Home Athletic Events. If you have not purchased your pass, yet, please email Mr. Wolf at casey_wolf@amherstk12.org to get instructions and a passcode to purchase your pass.

Sliman's Comet Cookie Crumbl:

Stay Tuned to various social media platforms for whom the Sliman's Comet Cookie Crumbl Team of the Week will be! So far our Teams of the week have been: Girls Tennis (Week 1), Varsity Volleyball (Week 2), and Girls Cross Country (Week 3). Who will our Team of the Week be for Week 4? Look for that announcement early next week!

Academic Eligibility:

All Student Athletes (Fall/Winter/Spring), please check your schedules to verify you are in the equivalent of at least 5 one credit courses each grading period. Please note, that PE courses do NOT count towards your academic eligibility because they are only worth the equivalent of a half credit. If you need to add courses, please see your guidance counselor. If you are unsure or you want help verifying your eligibility, please see Mr Wolf or your Guidance Counselor.

Academic Eligibility

All student-athletes (Fall/Winter/Spring), please check your schedules to verify you are in the equivalent of at least 5 one-credit courses. Please note, that PE courses do NOT count towards your academic eligibility. Underclassmen if you are a fall sport athlete, please remember that your 4th grading period grades determine your eligibility for the Fall 2022 season.


If you need to add courses, please see your school counselor. If you are unsure or you want help verifying your eligibility, please see Mr. Wolf or your school counselor.

Important Dates

September 5 - September 10: Comets Care Week


Tuesday, September 13: C-Schedule, Jostens Class of 2023 Meeting


Wednesday, September 14: Proof of Meningitis Vaccine due for Seniors


Monday, September 19: No School for Students


Tuesday, September 20: C-Schedule, Jostens Class of 2025 Meeting


Tuesday, September 20: College Night, Parents & Students


September 26 - September 30: Homecoming Week


Friday, September 30: B-Schedule, Homecoming Pep Rally


Saturday, October 1: Homecoming Dance, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Wednesday, October 12: PSAT for 9th, 10th & 11th Graders


Thursday, October 13: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Friday, October 14: No School, NEOEA Day


Friday, October 28: C-Schedule, Student Council Costume Contest


Friday, October 28: End of First Grading Period

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