Steele Report

April 29, 2022

Principal's Report

Comet Nation,


As we come to the final month of the 2021-2022 school year, I would like to take an opportunity to thank our students, staff, and families for a tremendous school year. Seeing students excel in the classroom, through athletics, and the fine arts is nothing short of amazing. May is full of memories as well, so please make sure to familiarize yourself with all the great things yet to come and mark your calendars as the end of the year will not disappoint.


Go Comets,

Joe Tellier

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Chromebook Collection

If you have a chromebook that is missing either the top label with your name on it or the bottom inventory label you will need to see Mrs. Deulley as soon as possible to get a replacement label.


If your chromebook is missing either label, you will be charged at the time of collection.


Seniors return their chromebooks on Tuesday, May 17th in the CLC. Underclassmen will return their chromebooks on Wednesday, May 25th in the MPR starting at 12:30.

Class of 2022 Graduation Details

The Marion L. Steele High School Class of 2022 plans to hold its Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 21st at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center beginning at 10:00 am.


Please review the Class of 2022 Graduation Details.

Design an Ad Publication Winner

Congratulations to Leah Gerke! Her design was selected as the winner of our Vape Free logo contest. Thank you for your support of this effort!


Be on the lookout this summer for Leah's design on clings throughout Lorain County!

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Science Department

Biology students determined the traits of an ice cream sundae using the processes of transcription of DNA to mRNA and the translation of mRNA to amino acids. The amino acids then determined the phenotypes or traits to be expressed by genes within their ice cream sundae.
Earth Day celebration in the cafetorium! Students could spin the wheel to answer questions to win prizes and be entered into a raffle to win a gift card to Ziggy's or On the Rocks!
Chemistry students calculating the percent composition of a hydrate.

This week in Ms. Sanchez and Mr. Warner's Forensics classes, students began working on their final projects: Student Created Crime Scenes.


The Crime scenes MUST incorporate many of the topics discussed in the course from throughout the year (i.e. crime scene contamination, evidence collection, hair, DNA, fingerprints, blood spatter, ransom notes, counterfeit money, cause of death & rigor mortis, firearms casing, etc.)


When finished, students will act as forensic experts and "collect" the evidence from their classmates' crime scene, followed by typing a report detailing their expert opinions of what happened.

MLS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

AP Testing

AP Testing will be administered starting Monday, May 2nd in the CLC. Dates and times for testing are set by the College Board and cannot be changed. Students must take their exam during their scheduled time.


Students taking an AM exam will need to report to the CLC at 7:45am.

Students taking a PM exam will need to report to the CLC at 11:45am.


Monday, May 4th: United States Government and Politics, 8:00am


Monday, May 4th: Chemistry, 12:00pm


Wednesday, May 4th: English Literature and Composition, 8:00am


Friday, May 6th: United States History, 8:00am


Monday, May 9th: Calculus AB, 8:00am


Tuesday, May 10th: English Language and Composition, 8:00am


Tuesday, May 10th: Physical C: Mechanics, 12:00pm


Wednesday, May 11th: Biology, 12:00pm


Friday, May 13th: AP Music Theory, 8:00am


Students should bring #2 pencils, pens with black or dark blue ink, and calculator for appropriate exams. Students will not be allowed to have smartwatches or any wearable technology during the exams.


If you have any questions regarding AP exams, please contact your school counselor. Best of luck to all students taking AP Exams!

SAT

SAT® School Day scores from the spring 2022 administration will be available beginning May 4th.


In order to view their scores, students must log in to their Collegeboard account: collegeboard.org Students who do not have a Collegeboard account must create one with the Collegeboard. Please see your counselor with any questions.

Career Fair

On Thursday, May 12th, MLS will be hosting our first career fair! We are very appreciative of the businesses participating. Our hope is for the fair to have a lasting impact on our students' educational and career goals. As we lead up to the career fair, we will be hosting a spirit week. Please see the flyer below with all the essential information!
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Say Something!

Starting next week we will be promoting a See Something initiative at Marion L. Steele High School. Through this initiative, students can report concerns such as: concerns for a classmate, school safety concerns, harassment, or bullying. Anonymous reporting can be sent through the QR code posted around the school or by clicking on this link for a Google Form.
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Need to See Your School 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. Loushin, Grades 9-11, Last Names A-K

Ms. Rigda, Grades 9-11, Last Names L-Z

Ms. Santos, Grade 12

COMET ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Spring Sports Championship Events Are Right Around the Corner

Spring Sports Championship Season gets underway this weekend with the Southwestern Conference Boys Tennis Tournament, hosted by Avon Lake High School. Action starts at 9am on Saturday, April 30th. All first place matches will take place on Monday, May 2nd starting at 4pm. Good Luck to our tennis team!

Spring Sports are wrapping up

The spring athletic season is flying by! Hopefully you have had a chance to get out and support your peers this spring. If not, you still have a chance! Please note that weather forces us to be very flexible and schedules change at the last minute. For the up to date schedule, please click here: https://amherststeelecomets.com/events

Academic Eligibility

All student athletes (fall/winter/spring), please check your schedules to verify you are in the equivalent of at least 5 one credit courses. Please note, that PE courses do NOT count towards your academic eligibility because they are only worth the equivalent of a half credit. If you need to add courses, please see your guidance counselor. If you are unsure or you want help verifying your eligibility, please see Mr .Wolf or your School Counselor. Additionally, underclassmen if you are a fall sport athlete, please remember that your fourth grading period grades determine your eligibility for the fall 2022 season.

Comets to College

On Monday, May 9th at 9:20am in the cafetorium, we will be recognizing our comet student athletes who are continuing their academic and athletic careers at the next level. Information has been sent to the seniors who will be recognized. If your son or daughter is being recognized and they have not received any information from Mr. Wolf, please email him at casey_wolf@amherstk12.org.

Important Dates

Wednesday, May 4th: #CometCommunity Parent Information Night- Teen Vaping, 6:00 pm @ Steele CLC


Thursday, May 5th: Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafetorium


Friday, May 6th: Armed Forces Ceremony, 1:45 pm: B-Schedule


Monday, May 9th: Comets to College, C-Schedule


Tuesday, May 10th: Unified Track Meet, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tuesday, May 10th: Senior Scholastic Awards, 6:00 pm at German’s Villa


Thursday, May 12th: Steele Career Fair, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm


Thursday, May 12th: 55th Annual Steele Pop Show, 7:30 pm


Friday, May 13th: 55th Annual Steele Pop Show, 7:30 pm


Monday, May 16th and Tuesday, May 17th: Senior Finals


Tuesday, May 17th: Last Day for Seniors, Chromebook Return all day for Seniors


Tuesday, May 17th: Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm, Cafetorium


Wednesday, May 18th: Underclassmen Awards


Thursday, May 19th: Graduation Practice, 8:00 am in the MPR


Thursday, May 19th: Senior Send-Off, 6:00 pm


Saturday, May 21st: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, 10:00 am @ CSU


Tuesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 26th: End of Semester Exams


Wednesday, May 25th: Chromebook Return for Underclassmen, 12:30-2:45 pm


Thursday, May 26th: Last Day for Students, 2HR Early Release