Steele Report

September 3, 2021

Principal's Message

Comet Nation,

On behalf of the staff at Steele High School, we would like to thank you for your support as we are now entering our fourth week of the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for your patience and understanding during arrival and dismissal. We were excited to announce last week that Milan Avenue is now open. Just a reminder our school day begins at 7:45 and ends at 2:45.

In order to keep you up to date on all of the exciting happenings here at Steele, we will be sending out a bi-weekly Steele Report. We hope this is a great tool to communicate with our students and families.

As we continue to navigate through the school year, feel free to contact the main office with any specific questions, comments, or concerns.

Go Comets,

Joe Tellier

Principal, Marion L. Steele High School

College and Military Visits

Students can register for college and military visits via Naviance under the "What's New" section on their homepage. On September 9th and 10th Ms. Santos will be providing senior students with a college admissions presentation. Please see below for a list of dates for college and military visits.

September 7th: United States Navy (Lunch Periods)

September 14th: United States Air Force (Lunch Periods)

September 14th - University of Toledo (CLC at 9:15am)

September 16th - University of Akron (CLC at 9:15am)

September 28th - University of Cincinnati (CLC at 9:15am)

September 30th - Baldwin Wallace University (CLC at 9:15am)

Midwest College Showcase

Students and families are invited to attend the Midwest College Showcase on Monday, September 13th from 6:00 - 8:00pm or Tuesday, September 14 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

To register, please select your preferred date and complete the corresponding form here.

Senior Scholarships

Please check the scholarship tab on Naviance for the latest information on scholarships.

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

English Department

The English Department is excited to introduce two new teachers, Mrs. New and Mr. Shank!

Mrs. New

My name is Mrs. New and I am excited to start my 8th year of teaching at Amherst! I have a Bachelors in Integrated Language Arts and a Masters in English. I live in Lakewood with my husband and dog, Tupac. In my free time, I enjoy watching tv/movies, hiking with my dog, reading, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Something interesting about me is that I am a twin. I like adrenaline-filled adventures such as skydiving and bungee-jumping. I became a teacher to connect with students and truly make an impact. I am excited to start my career at Amherst!

Mr. Shank

Hey Comets! I am excited to be teaching English 9 and 12 this year at Steele. I grew up reading and writing constantly, and even had freestyle rap battles with my friends. I hope to have my class reflect the fun and creativity that English has to offer. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy hanging out with my wife and daughter, being active, participating in ministry, and engaging in various creative pursuits. Come say hi whenever you are close to room 407!

Steele Announcements

ATTENTION FRESHMAN - Washington D.C. Trip Information

It is with great excitement that we are able to make up for last year's eighth grade Washington D.C. trip. This trip is open to our Freshman only and students must sign up for the trip no later than September 6th with full payment due by September 17th.

Please see the pdf below for the itinerary, registration, and payment information. Click here to be redirected to the log in page. Please contact Mrs. Deulley at with any questions.

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Meningitis Vaccine for Seniors

The Ohio Health Department, under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16.

Please ensure the school has proof of your child’s vaccine on file by September 8th. Students without proof of the meningitis vaccine may be subject to exclusion from school.

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Order your yearbook before October 1 to save $10 and get up to 4 free icons! This is the LOWEST PRICE the yearbook will be all year, click here to order online now!

Check out the flyers for more info & contact Mr. Rubinski at with any questions!

Comet Athletic Department

Comet Pride

Your energy in support of your peers this year at home games has been awesome! Keep it up by making it out to as many events as possible! Our Comet teams know when you are there and feed off of your energy!

Over the next two weeks, we have a number of home events to get out and support our Comets. Please put the Comets Care Events on your calendar! For the full schedule of events please check out this website:

Each Wednesday from now until Wednesday, October 13th, either the Boys or Girls Soccer Team will be playing at home at the Amherst Soccer Complex at the Junior HS. We encourage you to get your Student Pass and get to all of these games to support your peers!

If you have not done so yet, please purchase your Student Pass. For $50 (plus fees) you will get into all HOME Regular Season athletic events. Please contact Mr. Wolf at to get your passcode and instructions to purchase your pass.

Home Event Tickets will be sold online at

Comets Care Week

Starting on Saturday, September 11th at the Girls Soccer games with Bay, we will be hosting Comets Care Week. This year, we will be placing our emphasis on Type 1 Diabetes. Throughout the week, we will have informative pieces regarding T1D, and specifically Juvenile T1D, and how young families and young people live with this disease.

The remainder of the week’s athletic events that will be hosting Comets Care events are Boys Soccer vs Berea-Midpark (September 15th), Volleyball vs Avon (September 16th), and Football vs Midview (September 17th). Please wear Royal blue to these events, as Royal Blue is the color for Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes.

Fall Sports Highlights

Cross Country Teams:

Congratulations goes out to our Boys and Girls Cross Country teams for their performances at the Southwestern Conference Preview last weekend at Lorain County Community College.

The boys won the preview by 26 points over Avon Lake. Leading the way was Luke Bowlsby and Ty Perez who finished first and second overall. Rounding out the scoring for the Comets was Henry Isaacs (12th), Rayan Zaidi (13th), and Ryan Szczepanik (14th).

The girls finished second at the preview. Marisa Del Valle (7th) and Aurora Wilson (8th) lead the way for the ladies, who finished behind Avon. Catherine Turner (14th), Leah Gerke (19th), and Sophia Pecora (20th) rounded out the scoring for the Lady Comets.

Boys Golf:

Ryan Yoder had a week any golfer would love to have. Over 36 holes, he shot an amazing 3 over par, including a 73 at the Jim Denos Invitational at Eagle Creek Golf Course that earned him medalist (1st place) honors. He also shot 36 at Fox Creek Golf Course leading the team to a victory over Berea-Midpark and a 36 at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in a match against Ravenna and Keystone.

Volleyball Team:

The Lady Comet Varsity Volleyball team is off to a 6-0 start with wins over North Ridgeville, Midview, Wadsworth, Brunswick, Berea-Midpark, and Avon Lake. Your support last week against Midview was amazing! The energy in the gym carried over to energy on the court!

Players of the Week:

To start the school year, our Comet Athlete performances have not gone unnoticed. Here’s who has been recognized:

Rayan Zaidi, Boys Cross Country, SWC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Week (August 15-21)

Luke Bowlsby, Boys Cross Country, SWC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Week (August 22-28)

Juliet Seng, Girls Soccer, SWC Girls Soccer Player of the Week (August 22-28)

Laken Voss, Volleyball, SWC Volleyball Player of the Week, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Player of the Week (August 22-28), Morning Journal (August 22-28).

Important First Quarter Dates

Monday, September 6: No School, Labor Day

Wednesday, September 8: Proof of Meningitis Vaccine due for Seniors

Friday, September 17: Washington D.C. Payment Due

September 13 - September 17: Comets Care Week

Tuesday, September 14: C-Schedule, Class of 2023 Ring Meeting

September 20 - September 24: Homecoming Week

Friday, September 24: Gallery of Success and B-Schedule for Pep Rally

Saturday, September 25: Homecoming Dance, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, September 28: C-Schedule, Class of 2024 Ring Meeting

Friday, October 1: Class of 2023 and Class of 2024 Ring Order Day

Thursday, October 7: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 8: No School, NEOEA Day

Wednesday, October 13: PSAT Day for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors

Friday, October 15: End of First Grading Period