Steele Report

January 23, 2023

Principals Message

Comet Nation,


Thank you for a wonderful first semester at Marion L. Steele High School. It has been tremendous to see our students shine in the classrooms, on the athletic fields, and in the performing arts. Thank you, again for your continued support as we are off to another great start to the third grading period.


Please enjoy this Steele Report, which features details on upcoming Winter Formal, scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year, upcoming Senior Nights, and more!


Go Comets,


Mr. Tellier

PBIS

Congratulations to over 65 students who received Positive Office Referrals from our staff members in the second quarter for being respectful, engaged, and accountable! Our Steele PBIS team will be hosting a pizza party this Wednesday for any student who received a referral!
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Steele Highlights

An exciting week at Steele was highlighted by Freshman Maren Jesko singing the national anthem at the Hockey Game, Seniors Trevor Gilliam and Cooper Guilliams commentating the basketball game on Comets Live, and the return of Snow Sports!

Winter Formal

Saturday, Feb. 4th, 7-10pm

450 Washington Street

Amherst, OH

Tickets will go on sale starting at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 17th. All tickets will be sold online. Tickets will remain on sale through the start of the dance.

The cost is $30/ticket (plus fees).

No cash sales for tickets.


To enter the Dance, you will need your Ticket QR Code and your Student ID.


Here are the instructions to purchase your ticket, Starting at 9a on Tuesday January 17th:


  1. Ticket Link: https://amherststeelecomets.com/amherst-event-tickets/
  2. Scroll Down to 2023 Amherst Winter Formal
  3. Click on Get Tickets for this Event
  4. Near the bottom of this page you'll see "Have a Passcode?"....Click on this Link
  5. Your passcode is your school ID Number. If you don't know this number, log into your PowerSchool account and it is on your page. If you still can't locate it, please see someone in the Main Office or Mr. Wolf in room 102.
  6. Follow the steps to purchase your ticket


If you would like to purchase the ticket for another Amherst student, please have that student enter their passcode into the ticket site for you. They should not provide you with their student ID number.


If you have an outside guest attending, Mrs. Deulley will give you their passcode to purchase their ticket.

MLS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

CCP Classes

If you are interested in adding CCP classes for the upcoming second semester, we are scheduling them NOW! Please see your counselor as soon as possible to get enrolled or reach out to your counselor with any questions.


Additionally, the school counseling team will be hosting a CCP meeting the night of conferences, February 16th in the MPR.

Scheduling for the 2023-2024 School Year

Counselors will be meeting with students on the following dates during C-Schedule to discuss scheduling for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will also receive a scheduling course packet at the following times:


1/23/23 - Freshman presentation

1/24/23 - Sophomore presentation

1/25/23 - Junior presentation


Starting the week of 1/30, counselors will meet individually with 9th and 11th grade students to choose their courses for the 2023-2024 school year.



Starting the week of 2/6, counselors will meet individually with the 10th grade students to choose their courses for the 2023-2024 school year.

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FUTURE TESTING DAYS

ACT Dates (Testing is at Marion L. Steele High School):

February 11, 2023

April 15, 2023

Students can register for these dates at actstudent.org


SAT Dates (Testing is at Marion L. Steele High School):

March 11, 2023

May 6, 2023

Students can register for these dates at collegeboard.org

NEED TO SEE YOUR 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

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YEARBOOK INFO

There is still time to preorder a high school yearbook. To order click on this link and choose 2023 Yearbook. If the link does not work, simply go to Jostens.com and search for Marion L. Steele High School. If you think you already ordered a book, please call Jostens at 877.767.5217 and they will look up your name to see if you did or did not preorder. Only students with a pre-ordered book will be guaranteed a copy, so order today to guarantee your book! Yearbooks are completed in June and distributed the following Fall.


There is also still time to order a Senior Recognition Ad that will appear in the yearbook. To order click on this link and choose Yearbook Recognition Ad. Just like above, if the link does not work, simply go to Jostens.com and search for Marion L. Steele High School. If you have any questions please contact brian_rubinski@amherstk12.org.

Department News- Electives Department

The following Amherst Steele student’s had their artwork chosen to be in the Lorain County Region Scholastic Art Show!

Gold Key Winners:

Juliana Deremer & Jack Fedan's art work will head to New York City for judging at the National Level!


Juliana’s Gold Key work will be in the Comic art category and Jack Fedan’s Gold Key work will be in the Painting category!


Information on the Art opening and the Art show can be found on the flier below!

Silver Key Winners:

Juliana Deremer (2 pieces)

Jack Fedan (2 pieces)

Holley Rangel (2 pieces)

Nayelis Rivera

Honorable Mention Winners:

Corin Balut

Mackenzie Cheatham

Juliana Deremer (2 pieces)

Jack Fedan

Lindsey Heyd (2 pieces)

Holley Rangel (2 pieces)

Carmela Rivera

Nayelis Rivera (2 pieces)

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COMET ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Spring Sports

Spring Sports will be here before you know it! Reminder, you need to have a valid physical on file to try out or to start your spring sport. Please check your Final Forms account to verify your expiration date. If you need to get a physical before your first official day, please contact your medical provider to get an appointment. If you have any questions on your physical status, please see Mr. Wolf or Mrs. Doehr.

Official Spring Sports Start Dates

Baseball: Monday, February 20th

Softball: Monday, February 20th

Track & Field: Monday, February 20th

Boys Tennis: Monday, March 6th


For more information on each spring sport tryout/start of season, please contact the Head Coach at:

Baseball: Coach Rositano, kingroz4@yahoo.com

Softball: Coach Reichert, lacey_reichert@amherstk12.org

Track & Field: Coach Glatz, rob_glatz@amherstk12.org

Boys Tennis: Coach Trunzo, tony_trunzo@amherstk12.org

Upcoming Winter Sports Senior Nights

Bowling: Monday, January 23rd, 5:15 pm at Rebman's

Wrestling: January 26th at 6:30 pm

Boys Basketball: Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30pm

Girls Basketball: Wednesday, Feb 1st, 6:00 pm at Steele HS

Cheer and Dance: Friday, Feb 17th, Halftime of Varsity Game

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, January 23: C-Schedule, Class of 2026 Scheduling Presentation


Tuesday, January 24: C-Schedule, Class of 2025 Scheduling Presentation


Wednesday, January 25: C-Schedule, Class of 2024 Scheduling Presentation


Saturday, February 4: Winter Formal, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, Steele Main Gym


Thursday, February 16: Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:00 - 8:00pm


Thursday, February 16: CCP meeting 6:00 - 7:00pm, North Gym


Thursday, February 16: 8th Grade Parent Night, 7:00 - 8:00pm, Steele Cafetorium


Friday, February 17: No School


Monday, February 20: No School, President's Day


Friday, February 24: B-Schedule, Winter and Spring Sports Pep Rally


Monday, February 27: Choral Festival, 7:30pm, Steele Cafetorium


Monday, March 6: Festival of Bands, 7:00pm, Main Gym


Thursday, March 16: Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday, March 17: No School for Students


Friday, March 24: End of Grading Period