Amherst News

January 14, 2022

Kindergarten Registration for 22-23

On February 1, online kindergarten registration for the 22-23 year opens here. You will complete the registration forms online and schedule an appointment in the Amherst office February 7-10 during the hours of 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Evening appointments are also available February 10 during the hours of 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please note that to be eligible for kindergarten in the Fall of 2022, your child must be 5 on or before September 30, 2022.

End of the 2nd Grading Period

January 7 was the final day of the second grading period. In the Home Access Center (HAC), final grades for K-5th grade students are now viewable. If you have not yet created a HAC account, please use these directions to create an account. If you have already created an account, but you are unsure of your login credentials, please click the "Forgot My Username or Password" link in the HAC.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Winter’s parent-teacher conferences are February 10 and 16 from 4:30-7:30 pm. On January 18, hard copy invitations and information will come home from your child’s teacher.

G2 CogAT Testing

The Ohio Department of Education requires public school districts to identify students in grades K-12 for gifted identification. As part of the screening process for superior cognitive abilities, Jackson Local Schools administers a group ability test to all grade 2 and grade 5 students. Jackson Local uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). Amherst's 2nd grade students will take the CogAT test the week of January 24. More information will come from your child’s teacher. This test does not require any studying or special preparation. Because of the types of questions that are asked (finding similarities and differences, following directions, classifying, sequencing and completing analogies), many students enjoy taking this test.

Counselor Newsletter

Please click on the link for the December/January newsletter from Mrs. Wohlheter.

JMMS Production of Disney’s Frozen Jr

Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the top-grossing animated film of all time! Join Anna, Elsa and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie and the real meaning of true love. Join the cast and crew of the JMMS musical for the on stage, in-person performances.

Mini Majorette Clinic

Please click on the link for more information on the Mini Majorette Clinic.

Jackson Youth Lacrosse Registration

Please click the link for registration information about Jackson Youth Lacrosse.


Please see the link to view the PTO AmazonSmile and Box Tops flyer.

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