8th Grade Bridging Ceremony

The eight grade bridging ceremony was held on June 6, 2017, in the gymnasium at South Amherst Middle School. The SAMS Falcon Band, led by Band Director Mr. Mike Brawley, played as the one hundred forty-eight students took their seats. Mrs Gomez, Principal at South Amherst Middle School, welcomed the students and their families. She […]

Congratulations to our Performing Arts!

Firelands has once again been recognized by the NAMM Foundation! For the fifth year in a row, we are one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving this prestigious award! The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum.  Designations are […]

Student Registration for 2017-18

Will you be enrolling your student for the 2017-18 school year? If so, here is some information that will assist you in the enrollment process: Kindergarten registration has begun! Informational packets can be picked up at Firelands Elementary School starting today (April 3, 2017). Actual registration will begin on April 10th at the elementary school. […]

Superintendent update 3-22-2017

From the desk of Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent. While our facility issues have not gone away, as many of you know, we are taking a step back to assess what is in the best interest of our students, community, and the educational excellence of our district. Part of this assessment includes identifying all of our […]

SAMS received a visit from Stomper!

SAMS 6th graders received a visit from Stomper—the mascot for the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon.  Stomper kicked off a reading initiative encouraging students to read four books this spring .   All students that meet the requirement will receive one complimentary ticket to a Crushers baseball game this season.  A huge “Thank You” goes out to […]

Princess Whatsername-Special Performance!

  The choir students at South Amherst Middle School are pleased to present a special performance of Princess Whatsername for our retired staff members and local senior citizens! This performance  will be held on March 28th at South Amherst Middle School. We will be serving a light lunch before the start of the show! There […]

Raising the 21st Century Child

What Dangers face the 21st Century Child? We will explore this question at our free event on March 23rd at SAMS. Speakers from across Lorain County will be talking with our guests about dangerous topics that face our youth such as: Anxiety and the Elementary Student Bullying Career Trends and Occupations in Lorain/Erie Counties College Credit Plus […]