Steele High School Newsletter

May 2021

Principal's Message

Comet Nation,

As we prepare for the end-of-the-year festivities, the faculty and staff at Marion L. Steele High School want to thank you all for your patience and partnership this school year. We ALL just went through a calendar year like no other and we could not have done it without the parent support we received from you.


We hope everyone has a great summer and we look forward to returning to "normal" as best we can as we head into the 2021-2022 school year!


Go Comets,

Mr. Tellier

Class of 2021 Graduation Information

The Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Saturday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m.


Please read the Class of 2021 Graduation Details if you have not done so already.


Ticket reservations for commencement will go live on Monday, May 17th at 6:00 pm. At 6:00 pm on the 17th, all parents/guardians will receive an email at the address listed in PowerSchool with the link to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse's Ticketmaster. The link will be sent by Amherst Schools, but all ticketing is handled by the FieldHouse. Remember each graduate's student identification number (lunch number) will be used to reserve up to eight tickets.


If you have any questions leading up to Monday's ticket reservations, please contact the high school main office at 440-988-4433.

Amherst Green and Gold Day

Please join Amherst Schools in wearing green and gold on Thursday, May 13th to support our students competing in Amherst's Special Olympics.
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Senior Send-Off 2021

Amherst Schools, along with the Amherst Police Department, will be holding a Senior Send-Off on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm for the Class of 2021. There is a rain date of May 21st.


The Amherst Police Department will lead seniors in an extended route from Powers Elementary School to Marion L. Steele High School. Staff members from Powers, Nord, AJH, and Steele will be along the route to wish the seniors farewell and good luck. All spectators along the route must follow proper social distancing guidelines.


Send-Off Route:

Line up in the Powers Playground Parking Lot (Enter off of S. Lake St.)

Proceed out the Playground Lot via AJH’s driveway.

Turn Right onto Milan Ave.

Turn Left onto N. Main St.

Turn Right onto Sipple Ave.

Turn Left onto Lincoln St.

Drive through Nord Middle School’s Parking Lots.

Turn Right out of Nord’s lot.

Continue onto Washington St.

Drive through Marion L. Steele High School’s CLC and Front Lots.

Drive through Marion L. Steele High School’s South Lot.

Exit via Axtel Street.

Underclassmen Academic Awards

The Marion L. Steele High School’s Academic Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, for all underclassmen who earned an academic letter this year. The freshmen ceremony will begin at 8:00 am, sophomores at 9:00 am, and juniors will begin at 10:00 am.


This year the ceremony will be for student honorees only. We invite your families to view the ceremony live via our CometsLive YouTube channel.

Chromebook Collection

Students will need to return their school-issued chromebook and charger at the end of the school year in order to avoid a fee being placed on their student account. Please see below for

chromebook collection dates and times.


Seniors: Tuesday, May 18th in the CLC from 10:30 - 11:30 or 1:30 - 3:30


Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: Thursday, May 27th in the MPR from 7:45 - 10:00 am


eCampus: Thursday, May 27th in the South Lot from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

End of Course and AP Exams

Spring End of Course and Advanced Placement exams are underway! Please see below for Steele's testing schedule. We are proud of the effort our students have put forth in testing so far and wish all good luck on their remaining exams.


Please contact Mr. Toney with any questions about End of Course exams or Ms. Rigda with questions about Advanced Placement exams

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School Fees

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 Steele's main office at 440-988-4433 if you need to set up a payment plan.

PBIS Positive Office Referrals for April

9th Grade

Sydney Alto

Antonio Castro

Ashley Grapes

Jordyn Jevcak

Carl Matos

Emma Nagy

Jacob Nunez

Sean Sabol


10th Grade

Luke Figueroa

Lindsey Heyd

Lia Morrison

Keith Onacila

Maren Rhoads

Emma Stipanvich


11th Grade

Megan Ciura

Cole Flesher

Chris Keiper

Torre Weatherspoon

Avery Winkelman


12th Grade

Jeffrey O'Brien

Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, May 12th: AP English 11 Exam


Thursday, May 13th: Amherst Schools Special Olympics


Tuesday, May 18th: Last Day for Seniors


Tuesday, May 18th: Underclassmen Academic Awards


Thursday, May 20th: Graduation Practice, 8:00 am in the North Gym


Thursday, May 20th: Senior Send-Off, 6:00 pm


Friday, May 21st: AP Music Theory Exam


Tuesday, May 25th: Second Harvest Distribution


Saturday, May 22nd: Graduation, 10:00 am @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse


Thursday, May 27th: Chromebook Return, Last Day of School, Early Release @ 12:45 pm

Past Issues of the Steele High School Newsletter

Just in case you missed a past issue of the Steele High School Newsletter, click on the links below.

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020