Dean of Students & Attendance

  • Parents, Families, Students, and Community Members,

    It is with great enthusiasm that I have become a member of the ACHS community. I am honored to begin my role as Assistant Principal / Dean of Students and am looking forward to working with each of you to help your child develop the skills necessary to be successful in today’s world. Amherst has an incredible tradition of pride, inclusiveness and achievement, and I am excited to involve myself in helping our school community continue to grow and improve.
    At Amherst, it is our mission to prepare all students to excel in today’s ever-changing world. I am steadfast in my belief that my role as a leader is to put students and their well-being at the forefront of all decisions, support teachers, empower parents and engage all stakeholders in the ACHS community to fulfill this mission.
    To help prepare for the upcoming school year, please be sure to read over the Attendance Policy and Procedures and the Extracurricular Policy. Please feel free to contact me at any time, should you require assistance with any safety, discipline, bullying, attendance, or extracurricular concerns. 

    With respect,

    Scott Lawniczak
    Assistant Principal - Dean of Students


    Dean of Students and Attendance Office Staff
    Maria Bennett - Building Aide
    Matt Dyrek - Building Aide
    Maura MacDonald - Administrative Assistant - Dean of Students Office
    Kim Tetreault - Administrative Assistant - Attendance Office


    Student Drop OffFrom 7-9 a.m., please drop students off at the Westmoreland back loop, the Washington lot, or the Main St. front U. Do not use the Berryman Parking Lot, as this will be closed to two-way traffic during this time.

    After Hours PoliciesFollowing dismissal of the regular school day, clubs, sports, or other school-sponsored activities, students must leave school grounds. Loitering on school property will not be permitted. Late buses are only for students with acceptable reasons.