Mission Statement created by students
The SAMS Student Advisory Committee created a mission statement! To learn more click here! 
Thanksgiving Break
School will not be in session on November 25-27th. Classes will resume on November 30th. Wishing everyone a peaceful Thanksgiving! 
Book Fair

SAMS library will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair December 7-11, 2015. All students will attend with their Language Arts class.

Parent Night Open House will be December 10, 2015 from 2:30 -6:00 pm
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. 
Cheer Team
Congratulations to the following girls-they are the 2015-2016 SAMS Basketball Cheer Team!
Amelia Bacsi, Stella Baxter, Claire Boucher, Renee Clippinger, Ashley Crawford, Sidney Deidrick, Kelsey Hardwick, Emilia Lewis, Gypsy McDougle, Rachel Metzger, Karis Morales, Jenna Selent, Madison Sutton, and Megan Sutton. The girls are coached by Mrs. Wheaton.
Girls Basketball

To all 7th & 8th grade girls interested in trying out for basketball…the first open gym will be held this Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SAMS.

Firelands Community Youth Basketball
FCYB was created to bring the Firelands community together during the winter months. This is an instructional league that is not run through the school system. 
8th graders interested in Philly trip

Philadelphia 8th Grade Class Trip 2016   
Please visit the 8th Grade Field Trip page to see the Powerpoint from the parent meeting that was held on November 5, 2015.

End of 1st grading period
November 4th ends the first grading period. Report cards will be distributed on November 10th. 
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!

Master Testing Schedule
Safer Schools Tip Line
      844-SaferOH        (844-723-3764)
Operated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety- Office of Homeland Security
This anonymous tip line will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day. This service allows both students and adults to share information regarding any safety concerns with school officials and law enforcement.

SAMS 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

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you".
B.B. King
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