FLSD Holiday Outreach

Each holiday season our students support various organizations. This year was no exception as we had groups from all three buildings that worked hard to share kindness. Thank you to each student, advisor and parent who supported these holiday drives. Please keep reading to learn how the different groups supported our community and beyond this […]

8th Grade trip to Philadelphia

On May 9th, our 8th grade students left for a three day trip to Philadelphia. This annual trip is always a favorite with our students! The students visited: Gettysburg The Liberty Bell Independence Hall Christ Church Museum of the American Revolution/Adventure Aquarium The Spirit of Philadelphia dinner cruise National Constitution Center Flight 93 Memorial and […]

Makerspace at SAMS

Great things are happening at South Amherst Middle School! Recently, a Makerspace center was was added to SAMS to provide students a hands-on, creative way to design, experiment, build and invent in a school environment. It is a place for making, collaborating, learning and sharing designs with each other. A Makerspace allows students to deeply engage in activities […]

Falcon Fuel at SAMS

Mrs. Ammar’s class at South Amherst Middle School has started a coffee shop called Falcon Fuel. The coffee shop was able to start thanks to the Friends of Firelands Grant and the Jim and Gail Meink Grant. The class made a grocery list for everything needed for the coffee shop and then took a trip […]

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 […]

Amy Rister honored at OAEA

SAMS student Amy Rister tied for second in the 2016 Jerry Tollifson Art Criticism Open, sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA). The late Jerry Tollifson was one of OAEA’s most beloved, colorful, dedicated, and influential members. He conceived this writing competition as an annual opportunity to recognize students for their ability to articulate […]

Building and Grounds Update December 14, 2015

Earlier this month, MKC Architects were asked to evaluate areas at SAMS, including the Chimney and Bell Tower. It was noted that bricks and small sandstones were loose and to avoid any further safety concerns, the architects were asked for a course of action. Mr. Yard, a structural engineer for MKC, gave his recommendation and an excerpt from that finding […]

Press coverage for week ending January 17, 2015

Firelands launches Building Advisory Committee Community response to a new Building Advisory Committee pleased a Firelands Local Schools administrator. “I think it went very well,” said Dr. Robert Hill, superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in South Amherst. “The first kick-off meeting was information heavy. We said we were going to keep the meeting to 90 […]