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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!

Burton Elementary 1st Quarter Awards kiwanis

Students in grades 3-6 were recognized for their hard work in earning merit and honor roll for the 1st quarter, and three great third graders were recognized by Kiwanis. 

Burton Elementary Honors Veterans in Ceremony veteran

Principal Mandy Randles, students in the 6th grade class, and members of the American Legion Post 459 & Auxiliary featured in a building-wide honoring of those who have served in the military.

Burton Elementary & Berkshire High School Ski Club ski

Students at BE and BHS can get their ski and snowboard on this year, every Friday night, by joining Ski Club.

Spanish 4 Students Visit Kindergarteners spanish

Spanish 4 students visit Mrs. Paul's Burton Elementary class.

Highlights of Spirit Week at Burton Elementary spirit

Spirit Week at BE was October 24-28, just like at the junior/senior high school.  Students and staff dressed up daily and the week culminated in a pep rally with a rousing ABC chant. Here are just a few highlights from the week.

BE Second Graders visit The Pines pines

Burton Elementary second graders are excited to read letters from their pen pals at The Pines!

Burton Elementary 3rd Graders Extend Learning Out of the Classroom cars

Mrs. Kriz's class had an awesome experience learning about automobiles from the early 20th Century with the help of Brooks House directors, residents, and some gracious community members with a really cool car! Check out the video and article.  It's awesome!

Ledgemont Elementary/Berkshire Middle Ski Club Sign Ups ski

Get your ski or snowboard on this winter, LE and Berkshire 7/8th graders!  Check out the details.

Be in the Know for Spirit Week 2016 Badger

All your Spirit Week 2016 info in one place.

Pictures from the BE Walk-a-thon Walk

On Thursday, October 13, Burton Elementary students in grades K-6 took to the streets of Burton Village in the annual Walk-a-thon to raise funds for the PTO. It was a crisp but clear day and the students had a lot of fun. Here are just a few pictures from the event. 

Giant Paw (and Small Paw) Stores Opening Soon at BE! paw

Our school store, Giant Paw (and the satellite store Small Paw for 4-6 building) will be opening next week! 

BE 2nd Graders Go Batty with Geauga Water and Soil Conservation batty

Why should we protect bats?  BE 2nd graders know why.

Maple Leaf Basketball Free Clinic Friday 10/14 basketball

This basketball clinic is offered for free for Burton and Ledgemont Elementary boys and girls in grades 3-6 on NEOEA day!

Burton Elementary Walk-A-Thon Is Right Around the Corner Badger Walker

The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016.  Join BE and show your Badger Pride!

Vote for Berkshire Girls Soccer HERE! Girls Soccer

BHS Girls Soccer and player Cat Lillibridge are up for Team of the Week and Athlete of the Week for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio High School Boys & Girls Soccer Awards. VOTE FOR BERKSHIRE!

Volley for the Cause exceeds expectations to help Berkshire teacher Stouffers

Volley for the Cause 2016 raises over $9000 dollars to help with medical costs for Burton Elementary teacher Monica Stouffer's triplets. 

Sixth Graders Soar High at the Geauga County Airport Sixth graders at the Geauga Co Airport

After designing and building their own model airplanes, Burton Elementary sixth graders extend their learning at the Geauga County Airport.

Burton Elementary School Field Trips To Cleveland Initiative

Help The Burton Elementary PTO make B.E. to CLE a reality.

A Morning in the Life of Burton Elementary

Burton Elementary is a happy place and it shows on the faces of students and staff alike. 

Burton 4th Graders Visit The Wall That Heals

Mrs. Wadsworth's 4th grade social studies students were asked to send a picture and write a short paragraph about what they learned, observed, or felt after having visited The Wall That Heals which was at the Geauga County Fairgrounds from September 8-11.

The June 2017 Europe Trip Trip

Berkshire's 2017 Europe trip includes England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. It is not too late to sign up if you are in grades 9-12 at Berkshire, or a staff, family, community member who would like to tour Brittania.  Monthly payment plans are available.

BE Second Graders write their own tales

Mrs. Starr's second grade language arts students at Burton Elementary are trying their hands at being adventure writers.

Burton Elementary goes back to school!

There were smiles, there were tears, there were more than a few hugs as Burton Elementary families sent their 1st through 6th graders off to their first day of the 2016-2017 school year.  Staff and students are excited for a great year.

Welcome Back to the 2016-2017 School Year!

2016-2017 School Year Starts August 23

Berkshire/Kent State Geauga Telephone Survey Results Conducted June 5-7, 2016

The consolidation telephone survey results are attached.