7th and 8th Grade Spelling Bee
The 7th and 8th Grade Spelling Bee was held on February 10th at SAMS. Theses top four students will move on to the next round: 
8th Grade Scheduling
8th grade scheduling for high school will begin on February 22nd. Please see the following for additional information: 
Freshman Orientation
Current 8th grade students and parents are invited to the FHS Freshmen orientation on Thursday, February 25th, at 5:45 p.m. in the gym at SAMS. 
Safety & Security Update 2-16
In efforts to improve our safety and security procedures at FLSD, we are happy to announce the following:

Visitors will soon undergo new safety procedures.
District wide, a new check-in policy will be enacted for any visitor upon entering the buildings.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 25th for all students (K-12).  Conferences at SAMS will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm.  A meeting for all 8th grade parents regarding freshman scheduling will take place in the small gym at 5:45 pm. Please see the second page for additional information. 
No School
Students will not have school on:
February 15th - Presidents' Day or February 26th - Non-Instructional Day.
Spring Fling
The Spring Fling (previously know as the Winter Formal) will be held on April 16th for 7th and 8th grade students. We hope to see all of our students at this semi-formal dance! 
Report Cards
Report card will be sent home with all students on February 3rd. 
7th Grade PAC Champs!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team - they are the PAC Champs! They defeated Oberlin to earn the title! 
Mission Statement created by students
The SAMS Student Advisory Committee created a mission statement! To learn more click here! 
6th Grade Thanksgiving Service Project
Food for Firelands' Families from Firelands' Families. The 6th grade Thanksgiving service project is now complete. Please follow this link to read about this wonderful group of students. 
8th grade Philadelphia Trip

Philadelphia 8th Grade Class Trip 2016: updated 1-6-2016
The following forms have been added to the 8th grade field trip form page:


Deposit and Permission FormPhilly 2016.pdf

New Student Breakfast
A breakfast was held for all new students on October 2, 2015 in the cafeteria at SAMS. This annual event was hosted by Counselors Novak and Sullivan. Principal Gomez, Food Service Director Baumann, and Public Relations Coordinator Butchko were all on hand to welcome the students. 
Counselor Update

Attention Parents and Guardians: LCADA, Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, will be facilitating a group for middle school students for children of addiction.

New Employees 2015-2016
We have many new faces within the FLSD! Please take a minute to read about our new staff members! 
PowerSchool Update
PowerSchool access is now available. Schedules can be viewed online. 
School Supplies
Please click this download to see a school supply list for the 2015-2016 school year. 
District Blog
The FLSD is proud to announce that we have created a District Blog! 

SAMS Mission Statement

At SAMS, we respect ourselves and others.

We always do our best, and we Dare To Be Great.

We realize that everybody makes mistakes,

and we always give a helping hand, while

we are accepting of differences.

At SAMS, we are polite, we are respectful,

we are caring, we are responsible, and we are role models.

We never give up, and WE Never Say Can’t!

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Contact Information
152 West Main Street
South Amherst, Ohio 44001
Phone: 440.986.7021
Fax: 440.986.7022
Office Hours:
7:00 AM to 3:15 PM
School Hours:
7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Serving Students in Grades 6-8
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3501
School Counselor:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503
School Counselor/Work and Family Teacher:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3130
Athletics & Student Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3515
Attendance & Building Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3500

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