Steele Report

September 2019

Principal's Message

Hello Comet Nation,

The 2019- 2020 school year is well underway! I would like to thank everyone for an excellent start! Our students and staff are settling into routines and are already achieving great success both in and out of the classroom.


Thank you to every member of Comet Nation who purchased a Comets for a Cure t-shirt. We hope you can join us at this Friday's football game where Alex's Lemonade Stand will be selling lemonade. All proceeds will be donated to help fund childhood cancer research.


Please continue to follow us on Twitter (@SteelePrincipal, @NikkiCampbellAP, @aharigan), Remind (@mls1920), and visit the Steele website for the latest Steele happenings and information.


Go Comets,

Mr. Tellier

Updating Student Demographic, Emergency, and Medical Information

If you have not yet done so, please enter and/or update your student's demographic, emergency, and medical information via PowerSchool Registration in your Parent Portal account.


Please go to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, click on the Returning Student Registration link in the left menu, and follow the prompts/directions. Once you complete and submit the online registration form for one student, close the window, go back to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and repeat the process for additional students (if necessary).


Click here for detailed directions on how to complete the entire process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Steele main office at 440-988-4433 office or the Board Office at 440-988-4406.

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 see Mrs. Schultz, Financial Secretary, if you need to set up a payment plan.


Students taking an AP exam, must have their test fee(s) paid by February 1, 2020. The cost of each AP exam is $85.

Parent- Teacher Conferences Sign Up

Marion L. Steele High School will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 19th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 10th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, February 13th from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.


We encourage all parents to schedule a time to meet with any or all of their child's teachers. To schedule a parent conference, please call Mrs. Doehr at 440-988-4433 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Student Absences

Social Media: What Parents Need to Know

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 6-8pm

450 Washington Street

Amherst, OH

The first #CometCommunity Night: Parent Information Night of the 2019-2020 school year!

Presented by:

Amanda Sears, Amherst EVSD Technology Integration Specialist

Officer Brian Bowers, SRO/Amherst Police Department

Officer Eric Layfield, SRO/Amherst Police Department

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week is September 24th- September 27th!

Tuesday, September 24: Pajama Day

Wednesday, September 25: Decades Day

Thursday, September 26: Denim Day

Friday, September 27:Formal Friday

2019 Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success

One of the most prestigious events held by the Amherst Schools is on the horizon as the 2019 Amherst Schools Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success induction ceremony nears. This year, we will be honoring six members of the Amherst Comet family as they are inducted into a very impressive roster of graduates. The senior class, MLS Student Council, past inductees and the newest members of the Gallery of Success will enjoy the ceremony during homecoming on Friday, September 27 at 9:00 AM. This year’s Gallery class includes:


  • William McLoda - Class of 1955 - Educator, Author, Philanthropist

  • Patrick Sanders - Class of 1981 - Technical Director, MLS Theatre Company

  • Eileen Huh Shinn, Ph.D. - Class of 1985 - Assistant Professor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Rodney Davis - Class of 1987 - Attorney & Entrepreneur

  • Katie Primm - Class of 2002 - Producer, NBC Universal

  • Cory Kampf - Class of 2005 - United States Naval Academy


The Gallery of Success was created in 1986 and has since inducted 125 members out of the nearly 20,000 graduates who have earned a diploma from the Amherst Schools. The purpose of its creation was two-fold. First, it was designed to honor those who were nurtured in our community and have found success in their lives. Equally as significant, it was conceived to spotlight successful graduates as a positive example to today’s students.


Homecoming Parade

Friday, Sep. 27th, 5pm

Park Avenue

Amherst, OH

Homecoming

Friday, Sep. 27th, 8:30-10:30pm

450 Washington Street

Amherst, OH

Ticket Sales:

September 25- September 27 during Lunch Periods.

Tickets are $5.00 pre-sale and $10.00 at the door.


Must have your School ID to purchase a ticket and enter the dance.

No outside guests are permitted at the Homecoming Dance, Amherst students only.

Important First Quarter Dates

Wednesday, September 18th: #CometCommunity Parent Information Night, 6 - 8pm, CLC


Thursday, September 19th: MLS Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00- 8:00 pm


Thursday, September 19th: College Planning Night for Parents, 5:00- 6:00 pm, CLC


Monday, September 23rd: Staff In-service Day, No school for Students


Tuesday, September 24th - Friday, September 27th: Homecoming Spirit Week


Friday, September 27th: Distinguished Alumni Gallery of Success, 9:00 am


Friday, September 27th: Homecoming Dance, 8:30 - 11:00 pm, Steele Cafetorium


Tuesday, October 1st: C-Schedule for Seniors' Cap, Gown, and Announcements Presentation


Thursday, October 10th: MLS Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00- 8:00 pm


Thursday, October 10th: Financial Aid, 6:00- 7:00 pm, CLC


Friday, October 11th: No School


Wednesday, October 16th: PSAT for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders


Friday, October 18th: End of 1st Quarter

Past Issues of the Steele Report

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

August 2019

Summer 2019