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Spanish Students Share Story with Kindergarteners Spanish

Spanish students from Sra. Rea's Spanish III and IV classes went back to kindergarten to  read Cinderella in Spanish to Mrs. Paul's students. Afterwards, they spend some time coloring and talking with the kindergartners for a little social time and to foster strong relationships between the buildings.

Burton Elementary Veteran’s Day Assembly 2017 Vet

Thank you, veterans, for your service and sacrifice. Burton Elementary and Berkshire Local Schools appreciate you. Check out photos and videos from the assembly here.

BE's Giant Paw and Small Paw Stores Are OPEN! PAW

Our Burton Elementary school stores, Giant Paw (and the satellite store Small Paw for 4-6 building) are open for business!   Second grade math students run the stores on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with the help of a few others.  

We have been busy working on advertisements as well as talking about inventory.  We will be having weekly business meetings to discuss supply and demand of products as well as sales/cost/profit.  We will be selling school supplies such as notebooks, pens/pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers, eraser toppers, pencil grips and more!  Notebooks cost $1 and everything else will be 25 cents.  

Kindergarteners through third graders can go to the store on Tuesday mornings from 8:40 to 8:55 and fourth through sixth graders can go to their store on Thursday mornings at the same times.  

Volunteer Mr. Mann named John Murray Commitment to Families & Children Award Winner for 2017 Mann

On October 23, 2017, Steve Mann was awarded the John Murray Commitment to Families and
Children Award in recognition of his deep devotion and dedication to so many children at Burton Elementary School.

Five years ago, Steve Mann saw an advertisement in the Geauga Maple Leaf for Community
Volunteers. He answered this ad from Job & Family Services and was placed at Burton Elementary. He began his volunteer experience in 6th grade math, which is the one area he did not request. Ironically, after sitting in 6th Grade math class several times a day for an entire school year, he developed a passion for the Common Core Math. Presently, he works with a variety of grade levels spanning from first to sixth grade.

BE 2nd Graders Make Learning Fun Across the Curriculum bats

Second graders at Burton Elementary combined reading, writing, math, and science to learn about living things.  A big thanks goes out to community friends who made learning a lot of fun!

 

BE 1st Graders Create a "Noun Town" noun

The Burton Elementary first grade classes have worked together to make a “Noun Town.” We started off with a blank bulletin board. We have learned about the city and country in our language arts unit so, we divided the bulletin board into a city side and a countryside.

As the first graders learned about nouns we started to add things to the bulletin board. We added buildings, houses, sidewalks, and a road. Then we added people (firemen, police officers, construction workers, farmers, adults, and children), vehicles (both on land and in the sky), plants, animals, and even a park. We will continue to add to our “Noun Town” as we come up with new nouns.

Annual Sophomore Class Fruit Sale! fruit

Sophomore Class Annual Fruit Sale
October 11th – November 8th
Berkshire’s SOPHOMORE CLASS is selling Florida Citrus from
Florida Indian River Groves.

If you would like to place an order, contact a Berkshire sophomore or Mrs. Koler/440.834.3380 ext. 3627/maria.koler@berkshireschools.org.  Orders will be accepted through November 8th.   The fruit will arrive sometime during the first two weeks of December.

Mrs. Mann's 1st Grade Class Learns about Community community

Mrs. Mann's first grade class at Burton Elementary has been learning about the world they live in and their role as citizens. They discussed how important each and every one of us is to our world, North America, the United States, Ohio, Geauga County, Burton, and Burton Elementary.

BE 6th Graders Fly High flight

The sixth graders did a class project where they used the scientific method to hypothesize about the things that make a plane fly the best.  They then designed and built their own 'planes' with a partner to test their hypothesis. 

The only control for the project was that all teams had to use a 2-liter bottle for their fuselage.  We learned about stabilizers such as elevators, rudders, and ailerons. We also learned about the position and size of wings. 

Blueprints were drawn to scale, and construction was based on their measures. After a test flight or two, students determined if more ailerons were needed or if trim (weights) were necessary to make the planes go further.

BE Reading Buddies buddies

On Thursday, September 28th students in Mrs. Klingman's third grade and Mrs. Bittinger's first grade met their Reading Buddies for the first time. Mrs. Bittinger's class shared an ABC Poem Book with the third grade students. This is the first of many times the two classes will meet to read each other during the school year.

Junior Class Fall Pie Fundraiser pie

On October 2, the Berkshire junior class is beginning its Fall Pie Sale. If you remember and enjoyed Market Day pies, you will be thrilled. These are the exact same recipes and quality, simply under a new company name. The pies come frozen and are ready to eat/reheat and serve. All proceeds from this sale will be used by the junior class for Prom 2018.

All orders must be turned in to the school by Tuesday, October 17 and no late orders will be accepted after Wednesday, October 18. This is a prepaid program and checks should be made payable to Berkshire Local Schools. Please include the student name and your phone number on each check. 

Announcements will be made to notify you of the delivery date, but it is tentatively scheduled for the week of November 13th.  

BE 4th and 5th graders complete #thekindnessrocksproject rock

The 4th and 5th grade students in Mrs. Burnett's Language Arts groups just completed #thekindnessrocksproject.  We researched a way to make a positive impact on others and decided that painting rocks with upbeat messages was how we wanted to accomplish this. 

Students chose simple messages that are meant to bring a smile to the face of anyone who finds their rock.  Many of the rocks contain our Badger pride messages of Be kind....Be wise....Be a friend. 

If you find one, take a picture of it and upload to the Facebook page #thekindnessrocksproject.  It's a worldwide group!  Feel to take and re-hide a rock, or just leave them in the flower beds at the entrances to the Burton Elementary buildings.  And smile, be happy, and pass on the positive messages!

Second Grade Growers Busy at Burton Elementary plant

BE second graders learn by doing by planting vegetables in the school greenhouse! 

Be there for your Badger family! badger

We are #BadgerStrong!!

BE and LE kick off with flag raising ceremonies flag

Both Burton Elementary and Ledgemont Elementary kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with flag raising ceremonies as one big school community. See some pictures here! 

A Message from Mrs. Randles Message

Check out a back to school message from Mrs. Randles here!

Geauga JFS offers back to school event for low income children help me learn

School supplies, hair cuts, and school clothes available for Geauga County children. 

BE Field Trips, Concerts, Events, OH MY!!! field trip

A lot went on at Burton Elementary at the end of the 2016/17 school year.  There were a variety of field trips, ceremonies and even a special concert by Mr. Gardner and his band!  Here are a few highlights.

Burton Elementary Fun Day Video fun day

Check out a video of the 2017 Burton Elementary Fun Day! 

BE End of the Year Letter badger

Get all of your important end of the year and summer information from Burton Elementary Principal Mrs. Randles here. 

BE Sixth Graders Rock Out in CLE Rock

On May 23, the Burton Elementary sixth graders visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Burton PTO BE to CLE program.  The had a blast visiting the museum in Cleveland, the home of Rock and Roll.  
 

Fun Summer Events with Geauga Park District parkdistrict

Check out the free outdoor music and movies as well as the West Woods Wednesdays Farm Markets at Geauga Parks.  For more information and great local events go to bit.ly/gpdspecial.  Enjoy your summer at Geauga Parks. 

Need a new mattress? Support Berkshire and sleep better! mattress

This Saturday, Berkshire will be hosting its annual mattress sale in the HS Gymnasium. Normally reserved for athletics teams, this year's fundraiser will benefit the Berkshire wrestling program AND the sophomore class. If you are in need of a mattress, please see the attached flyer for a discount if you come and shop. We would appreciate the support! 

Kiwanis Outstanding 3rd Graders Kiwanis

East Geauga Kiwanis recently presented awards to 3rd graders from Burton Elementary and Ledgemont Elementary. Students from each school were recognized by their teachers for their outstanding performance in school.  Each student received a certificate and four literature books. Pictured below are students from Burton Elementary.

Revak, Stute, Sivilio, and Martin honored with RA Horn & Franklin Walter Awards award

Burton Elementary's Jenna Revak and Ledgemont Elementary's  Athena Stute were awarded the Raymond A. Horn Outstanding Student Awards for 2017 at Auburn Career Center on April 26.  Additionally, Berkshire Local Schools teachers Michelle Sivilio and Rebekah Martin were awarded the Franklin B. Walter Awards for Educators.  Congratulations to all four!

Here is what was said about the four of them at the ceremony:

A Science Night to Remember Science

Fifth/sixth grade science teacher Amy Hochschild hosted a highly successful Science Night to Remember at Burton Elementary on April 19. Fifth and sixth grade science projects were on display, science professors from a Kent Geauga were there to share exhibits and demos with students and parents and the Burton Elementary STEM Club and Science Olympiads were recognized. 

Students were able to check out all of the fun science projects their peers completed as well as interact with faculty from Kent to learn about anatomy, biology, chemistry, and more. 

Thank you to Kent Geauga for their collaboration and donating their time to this awesome event. 

BE's Authors and Artists Night a Huge Success AAfront

April 13 marked the annual Authors & Artists Night at Burton Elementary School.  This well-attended event features students' Young Authors' books on display from kindergarten through sixth grade. Family and friends can peruse the books and leave a kind note or a signature in the back.  It is always amazing to see the creativity of our elementary students and the growth as writers that they experience in K-6.  

Students also display a piece of art that they are particularly proud of from their class with Mrs. Lamb. Family and friends could purchase these pictures, as well as books and Berkshire apparel. 

Lastly, there was "art for your ears", which featured a few piano students performing for the crowd. 

Bravo young authors, artists, and maestros!! And thank you to the Burton Elementary PTO for organizing this awesome event! 

A Science Night to Remember April 19 Science

Come get your science on at BE. Check out 5th and 6th grade science projects, Science Olympiad and STEM Club members, and cool demonstrations for KSU staff. All are welcome!

Geauga Park District Caveman Crawl and Annual Poster Contest caveman

Check out information here about this year's Caveman Crawl and the annual GPD Poster Contest. For more information and to register for the Caveman Crawl click HERE

The Great Mail Race is On for Second Graders at Burton Elementary! mail

The Great Mail Race connects students with peers all over the country and provides a cross-curricular learning experience for BE second graders.

Second Graders at BE are up to the Egg Drop Challenge! egg drop

BE second graders test their nest making abilities with a STEM lesson that incorporates biology, physics, and engineering. Way to go Mrs. Sherman's classes!!

B.E. Science Olympiad Students Excel science olympiad

Congratulations to the fifth and sixth graders who competed in the Science Olympiad. Read on to see what a great job they did. 

Snow Day Announcements Snow

Click here to find out about rescheduling due to the snow day on 3/14/17.

February Breakfast Drawing Winners breakfast

February Breakfast Drawing Winners: Jr/Sr High School: Lee Ward  and Reginald Ware    Burton Elementary: Grace Louden and Kathryn Wengard   Ledgemont Elementary: Jensyn John and Cheyenne Humes   Congratulations!

New Super John Stoddard Welcomed at March Board Meeting Stoddard

Berkshire Board of Education welcomes John Stoddard and his family to Berkshire with a meet and greet reception after the March 6 board meeting. 

BE 1st Graders learn about Japanese culture Japan

Burton Elementary welcomed Haruhide Osugi from Kent State University as Burton elementary first graders learned a little about Japanese culture. 

Geauga Park District Events SAR

Check here for events and a writing contest sponsored by Geauga Park District.

BE Student Council organizes event for Burton Healthcare band

BE brings art and music to the residents of Burton Healthcare, organized by the BE Student Council with a performance from the BE band. 

BE “Mathletes” Exercise their Skills math

Great job representing Berkshire at the annual math tournament, fifth and sixth grade "mathletes"!

Sign Ups/Open Gyms for Spring Rec Soccer soccer

Don't miss out on spring soccer with Berkshire Recreation for U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14.

Berkshire proud to introduce new Superintendent Stoddard

Welcome to Badger Country, Mr. Stoddard. Our new superintendent will join us in August 2017.

BE puts the focus on Kindness and Growth Mindset kindness

Above and beyond academics, Burton Elementary is focusing efforts on fostering kindness and grit. 

Berkshire 4th Grade Spelling Bee Champ Takes Second at County Bee Foye

Congratulations Gavin Foye! We are proud of your hard work and super spelling!

Burton Elementary Honor/Merit Roll for 2nd Quarter Great Work

Congratulations, students! Keep working hard!

Congratulations to BE & LE 5th grade DARE graduates DARe

In January, 5th graders at both Burton and Ledgemont Elementary completed their DARE program and had their DARE Culmination Ceremony.

Berkshire buildings recognized for providing students with Breakfast breakfast

Congratulations to Burton Elementary and Berkshire High School for being recognized in the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge-Fall 2016.  They were among 36 schools in Ohio that received the Rising Star Recognition for having at least a 30% increase over last year in average daily participation.

BE 5th & 6th Graders Love STEM Club! STEM

5/6th-grade science teacher Mrs. Hochschild had an incredible response to join STEM club this year. So much so that she had to create two separate STEM club groups to accommodate all the eager students. Check out some pictures of a recent project here.

Congratulations to the 2016/17 Berkshire Spelling Bee Winner Foye

Congratulations fourth grader Gavin Foye for winning the Berkshire School District Spelling Bee in which 45 fourth through eighth graders competed to be the TOP SPELLER.  He will represent Berkshire in the county spelling bee in February! Great job!

Second Graders visit with author Sigmund Brouwer Brouwer

Check out the pictures and videos of this awesome visit between author Sigmund Brouwer and Mrs. Starr's 2nd grade language arts students. 

Feathers, Fur and Scales at BE animals

BE first graders learn about animals with the Lake  Metroparks.

4th Grade Native American Artifact Project project

Students in Mrs. Wadsworth's fourth grade social studies class have been studying Native American history and culture and, as a culminating project, created a variety of Native American 'artifacts' to share with the class.  Check out the slideshow of their projects. 

B.E. Student Council Adopt-a-Troop Troop

BE students raised $1,100 to help the Bermans purchase items that can be sent to troops overseas.

Burton Elementary Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast Thanksgiving

Check out Thanksgiving, kindergarten style!