Steele Report

March 17, 2023

Principal's Message

Comet Nation,

It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of the third grading period and Spring Break is two weeks away! We have so much to be proud of academically, athletically, and artistically at Steele!

I hope you enjoy reading this edition of our Steele Report and seeing all the great things going on at Steele. If you have any questions or concerns as we head into the spring season please do not hesitate to contact our main office at 440-988-4433.

Go Comets,

Joe Tellier

Steele Announcements

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Spring Testing

Please take a moment to review Steele's Spring Testing Calendar as End of Course Exams begin on Monday, April 24th!

Due to EOC testing, we will have a two-hour late arrival (D-Schedule) on April 24th, April 25th, April 28th, May 1st, May 2nd, and May 8th. Only students who are testing report to school at the normal time. Students who ride a bus and are not testing may wait in the cafetorium. Students who are not testing will need to be in school by 9:45am.

Testing locations will be emailed to students and posted on the counseling office window. If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.

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School Fees

School fees need to be paid in full in order to attend Prom, receive your cap and gown, and to receive your diploma. Please contact Mrs. Doehr, financial secretary, if you need to set up a payment plan. She can be reached at 440-988-1422.



Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew will be looking for mentors from our rising junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. Sign up today!
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SAT Information:

On Wednesday April 12th all juniors will be taking the SAT at Amherst High School.

Here are a few important details for the exam:

  • The test is digital so students will need to bring their chromebooks with them fully charged.
  • Students will need to be in their designated testing room by 7:45am. No late admissions will be allowed.
  • The test will last approximately 3.5 hours and students will be dismissed once their room has completed testing.
  • Students testing with accommodations may be at the high school longer, and will need to speak with their intervention specialist.
  • Grab and go lunches will be available upon completion of testing.
  • Students will need to bring a collegeboard approved calculator.
  • Students can prepare for this test by linking their Collegeboard and KHAN academy accounts. This information will also be emailed to the students.


Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is hosting seniors who are committed to attending LCCC for their annual visit & registration days! Marion L. Steele HS students are scheduled to visit on Friday, April 14th from 9 am -12:15 pm. Ms. Santos will take students on this field trip.

On this day you will complete new student orientation, take a tour, and schedule for summer/fall classes. If you are planning to attend LCCC in the fall we highly encourage you to attend and get ahead of planning for your first year of college. Please complete this google form to sign up for this trip. Thank you!

Scholarship Information

The Amherst Local and Amherst Educational Foundation Scholarship packets are now open for students to apply. There are approximately 34 scholarship listings that are offering one or multiple awards to the senior class. These scholarship offerings are exclusive to Steele students. Most seniors received this information during a brief presentation in their English class last week, but if they did not an email has been sent to them with this information.

All scholarship forms and information can be found on the Steele website.

You may also view the 6-minute Scholarship Video for further information.

All scholarship applications are due on March 16th at 2:30 PM in the Steele counseling office.

Accuplacer and ALEKS Testing at Steele

Karen Tomcko from LCCC will be at Marion L.Steele High School on Tuesday, March 28th to administer the accuplacer and ALEKS placement tests. If you are required to take either of these placement tests for your CCP classes, and you would like to take it at the high school, please sign up in the high school counseling office. Testing will begin at 7:45am and students will be responsible for any missed classwork. Spaces are limited.

CCP Classes

If you are interested in taking College Credit Plus (CCP) classes for the first time during the 2023-2024 school year, please complete a CCP application and have it turned in to your school counselor by April 1st.


Counselors will be collaborating with the school social workers, district counselors and Ohio Guidestones to administer the Signs of Suicide (SOS) screening and School Climate Survey. This will be administered to 9th graders in their health class, 10th and 11th graders in their social studies classes, and 12th graders in their English classes. The screening will be on March 20th, March 21st, and 22nd. Students will receive a letter with more information about the SOS. Please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions.


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

April 15, 2023

Students can register for these dates at

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

March 11, 2023

May 6, 2023

Students can register for these dates at

Department News: World Language


The French classes have been busy learning about cultural events and traditions such as "La Chandeleur", or "Crêpe Day", and the famous winter carnival in Québec, Canada. The students enjoyed making crêpes in class, while practicing a variety of French vocabulary and grammatical structures. It is so much more fun and easier to master the language when it is blended with culture. To continue to enhance the French classes, the students were also introduced to Bonhomme, the mascot, and his impressive ice palace.

2024 International Educational & Cultural Trip!

The Board of Education has approved the International Educational and Cultural Trip for 2024! We will be traveling to London, England, Paris, France, and Barcelona, Spain! Travelers will depart on Thursday, March 21, 2024 and return Friday, March 29, 2024. This trip is open to all MLS students in good academic standing; you don't have to be in a World Language class to join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to use the languages that you have been studying and see the places that you have learned about!

There will be a traveler and parent/guardian information meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the CLC at Steele High School.

You may also access information about this Europe trip by going to:

If you have any questions, you may reach out to Mrs. Volzer, the Program Leader, at

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Spring Sports Season is Underway

The 2023 spring sports season is underway. Official practices started in late February for baseball, softball, track & field, and boys volleyball. Boys tennis practices started on March 6th. For up to date schedules, please go to

Boys Volleyball

On Wednesday, March 15th, Boys Volleyball played their first ever OHSAA match at Brecksville. While the result wasn't what we hoped, it was great to get this program going! Thanks to Mark Perez-Krywany of the Morning Journal for covering our first match and telling the story of our new program. Click here to read his article.
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LCAAA Women's Leadership Conference

On Wednesday (3/15/23), 14 of our Steele female student-athletes attended an LCAAA Women's Leadership Conference at HoopTech in North Ridgeville! This conference included female high school student-athletes from all 17 schools in Lorain County. The Students heard powerful messages from female leaders from the high school, college, and professional levels, which will empower them to lead well in their prospective sports and schools. They also participated in different leadership activities, which allowed them to interact with female student-athletes from other schools.

It was a great event! Thank you to HoopTech for hosting and for Amy Esser and Shayna Hersh, from North Ridgeville, for organizing.

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End of Third Grading Period

Spring Sport Student Athletes, the third grading period ends on Friday, March 24th. Finish strong academically!


There is still time to order your yearbook by March 24th. To order click on this link and choose Yearbook. 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!


Calling all proud parents! If you are the proud parent of a senior, buy an ad to recognize and congratulate their achievements in the 2023 Yearbook! If you click here and select “Yearbook Recognition Ads” – you can create and pay for your ad online. The deadline to create an ad is March 24th.

Third Quarter Important Dates

Friday, March 24th: End of Third Grading Period

April 3 - April 7: Spring Break

Wednesday, April 12th: SAT Day for Juniors

April 20 - April 22: MLS Theatre Spring Musical, 7:00pm, Cafetorium

Monday, April 24th: ELA 2 Part 1 End of Course Exam, Government End of Course Exam, Modified Schedule.

Tuesday, April 25th: ELA 2 Part 2 End of Course Exam, Modified D-Schedule

Friday, April 28th: Biology End of Course Exam, D-Schedule

Monday, May 1st: Algebra 1 and Geometry Part 1 End of Course Exams, D-Schedule

Tuesday, May 2nd: Algebra 1 and Geometry Part 2 End of Course Exams, D-Schedule

Thursday, May 4th: Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafetorium

Friday, May 5th: Armed Forces Ceremony, 1:45pm, B-Schedule

Monday, May 8th: American History End of Course Exam, D-Schedule