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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.

BHS Art Students recognized for umbrella art Umbrella

Senior Anna Loveland and Junior Sarah Conklin won a scholarship from Lake Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF) for the umbrella that they designed and created. 

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!!

Snow Day Announcements Snow

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

BHS November Students of the Month sotm

Congratulations Students of the Month! Keep up the good work and the positive attitudes!

LE November Students of the Month nov sotm

Congratulations, Students of the Month! Keep up the great work!

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. 

Go see the Thespians' production of Harvey Harvey

This Friday and Saturday, 12/2 and 12/3 at BHS.

Be in the Know for Spirit Week 2016 Badger

All your Spirit Week 2016 info in one place.

Peru 2018!

Peru 2018!

BHS students/staff share their back-to-school hopes

A picture gallery!!

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.

BHS Junior's art on display in Columbus Aiden

Junior Aiden Burkley will have a piece of her art on display for a year in Columbus.  Congratulations on this accomplishment, Aiden!

Junior Class Honeybaked Fundraiser honeybaked

The junior class is holding a Honeybaked Ham fundraiser just in time for Easter.  Sales are from March 6 to April 4 and all money for orders is due April 4.  See a representative from the junior class or advisor, Tamara Beitzel-Rowe, or download the order form here in the post and print it off.

BHS Thespians Present Harvey harvey

Go see the BHS Thespians' performance of the fall play this Friday and Saturday, 12/2 and 12/3, at 8pm.  Read on for more details and a special dinner-and-a-show option. 

Photos from Sophomore Career Readiness Day career

Thank you to the Geauga Growth Partnership for another successful career readiness day, this time with the sophomores. Here are some photos from the event. 

Jurassic Park: The Homecoming

A Homecoming 65 million years in the making!

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!

Art Students give thanks to service members caRDS

Check out the lovely cards that BHS art students made for the 'A Million Thanks' initiative!

December Students of the Month at BHS SOTMdec

Congratulations to these great students! Keep up the hard work!

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. 

Kiwanis Awards LE Outstanding Third Grader kiwanis1

Congratulations, Jacob Patterson!

LE December Students of the Month SOTM december

Congratulations to these great students.  Keep up the great work! 

Relay for Life Organizes for a successful event Relay

Get your information about BHS Relay for Life here. 

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!

What's happening in kindergarten at LE? Kin

Kindergarteners practice literacy skills and get creative at the same time!

Seniors: Order your Senior Shirts shirt

Order and pay Online @ https://www.imagemarket.com/fbe7ce71 until March 22, 2017.  Don't miss out on your senior shirt!

Congratulations Class of 2000 Alum Dan Taylor

Berkshire Alum Dan Taylor is inducted into Ohio State athletics hall of fame.

Burton Elementary Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast Thanksgiving

Check out Thanksgiving, kindergarten style!

Great Lakes Growers Brings Fresh Greens to BHS lettuce

Located right down the road on Route 87, GReat Lakes Growers is a leader in locally grown produce and supplier of BHS's leafy greens.

BHS February Students of the Month Febsotm

Congratulations, students! Keep up the hard work and dedication! 

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.

Grandparents' Day at Ledgemont Elementary Grandparents

On November 10 and 11, Ledgemont Elementary hosted their annual Grandparents' Breakfast on which students could invite their grandparents or another special senior in their life to enjoy some breakfast and bonding time.  See some pictures and a slideshow here. 

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. 

Real Money Real World returns to BHS Real world

This annual event for sophomores is always an eye opener as they learn how much money it takes to live independently in "the real world."

Geauga Growth Partnership Internship Recognition Dinner

Geauga Growth Partnership Internship Recognition Dinner

Students sound off about two big changes at HS

Arguably, the two biggest changes at the high school this year are the district's alterations to the school lunch/breakfast program and the implemetation of 1:1 iPads for students in grades 9 through 12.  The Badger Pause staff recorded some students' thoughts on these two changes after the first week of school.

Highlights from Costume Day at BHS Costume

Thursday at BHS was costume day and students got creative with their costumes this year. Here are a few highlights.

Berkshire Junior/Senior High School 1st Quarter Honor/Merit Roll 1st quarter

Congratulations, BHS! Keep up the great work!

National Honor Society Inductions 2016 at BHS nhs

Congratulations to the twenty students newly inducted into the Berkshire chapter of the National Honor Society. 

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!

Back to school for the Berkshire Badgers

Berkshire Junior/Senior High School is back in full swing.  Let's have a great year, Badgers!

Highlights from Wednesday's America Day America

Check out the Spirit Berkshire students showed on America Day!

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.

Ledgemont Elementary Honor/Merit Roll for 1st Quarter awards

Congratulations to these hard working students.  Keep up the great work!

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. 

Welcome Back to the 2016-2017 School Year!

2016-2017 School Year Starts August 23

Ledgemont Elementary rings in the 2016/17 school year

With Miss Timmons as the new principal, Ledgemont Elementary started the school year with high hopes for a great year.  

Mr. Reedy inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame reedy

High school principal, Mr. Reedy gets honored for his lifetime commitment to the sport of wrestling.

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. 

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. 

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

The consolidation telephone survey results are attached.

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.

Berkshire High School Moves Forward on 1:1 Tech Initiative

As the times change, so too do the needs for school technology.  Berkshire High School and the whole district are moving towards a 1:1 learning environment for all students K-12.

Highlights from Tuesday Twin Day Twin

Check out some of twins and triplets we had in the building Tuesday.

LE Veteran's Appreciation Assembly Veteran LE

LE Students honor veterans and their contributions and sacrifices while learning about the importance of the day.

Geauga Park District Events SAR

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

Fire Safety Week at Ledgemont Elementary fire

Students have fun and learn important skills regarding fire safety.  Read about it and see the video slideshow.

OChem and Prob & Stats Mannequin Challenge

It's the newest fad, and students in Organic Chemistry and Probability and Stats tried it out. Watch the videos. See what you think..

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 Second Graders visit The Pines pines

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

Fall Athletics Ceremony & Banquet is a Success fallsports

Congratulations to all the fall athletes and their families and to AD Hiscox for organizing such a successful event. 

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!

Berkshire proud to introduce new Superintendent Stoddard

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

What you need to know about the BHS CC super athletes! cc

Congratulations to the Cross Country team for a great season and especially to the Girls' team and Robert O'Conke for advancing to Regionals! Berkshire is proud of you!

Spanish Honor Society service project: Operation Shoebox shoebox

Berkshire's chapter of The Spanish National Honor Society exceeds goals with their service project.

Berkshire Students of the Month for January 2017 SOTM

Congratulations to the Berkshire Junior/Senior High School Students of the Month for January 2017.  Pictured here: Junior Alexis Caponi, sophomore Josiah Cheung, freshman Grace Clarke, eighth grader Dani Zilka, and seventh grader Mason Sweigert (not pictured: senior Josh Espinosa)


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

Congratulations, students! Keep working hard!

Sophomore Josiah Cheung wins Rotary Speech Contest cheung speech

Congratulations to Josiah who won the contest on February 22, 2017.

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. 

Highlights from PJ DAY at BHS Pj

Check out the photos here!

The Great American Smoke Out smokeout

Berkshire participates in this annual American Cancer Society event. 

Berkshire Junior/Senior High School Honor/Merit Roll for 2nd Quarter Honor<erit

Congratulations, students! Keep up the hard work and dedication to your studies.

BE “Mathletes” Exercise their Skills math

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

Congratulations to the King & Queen

The 2016 Berkshire High School Homecoming Queen is Anne Ritts and the King is Josh Espinosa.  

Ac4P Workshop & Potluck ac4p

Ac4P enjoys workshop followed by a potluck get-together with the Chardon chapter of the group.

Senior Jenna Landrus commits to Ursuline College Landrus

Senior Jenna Landrus signed her letter of commitment today to play soccer while attending Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.  Congratulations, Jenna! 

Two Berkshire juniors are Americanism State Champs! Americanism

Congratulations to Berkshire juniors Jon Courtney and Dayna Rakoczy, Berkshire’s first state champions scoring higher than anyone else in the state on this year’s Americanism and Government Test of the Ohio American Legion which is open to students in grades 10, 11, and 12.


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.

Senior Career Readiness Day Career

Seniors participate in their final of three career readiness days sponsored by Geauga Growth Partnership.

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.

Honors/AP English Students attend the annual "African American Read-In" Read In Pic

Students in Honors/AP English classes honor Black History Month with readings in African American literature from distinguished Cleveland community members.

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.

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.

LE 3rd Grade Superbowl Party Superbowl

Miss Svigel's class makes a whole day of learning out of the Superbowl. 

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. 

LE Nature Scopes Binocular Program scopes

LE 5th graders experience hands-on astronomy lessons.

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.

BE puts the focus on Kindness and Growth Mindset kindness

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

The 2016 Berkshire Homecoming Court

Congratulations to the 2016 Court!!

Honors/AP English students attend workshop honors

Eleventh and 12th grade advanced English students take their studies to Ashland University.

LE Pre-School Earns 5-Star Rating 5 star

Congratulations and thanks to Danna Meek and Dee McGee on their ongoing commitment to ensuring that our children have the best opportunities to succeed before they enter kindergarten.

2017 Ethnic Food Buffet at LE food

LE sixth graders explore culture through FOOD!!

Berkshire Power of the Pen makes a showing at district competition potpdi

Congratulations to the Power of the Pen participants who went to the District Competition and to 8th grader Dani Zilka and 7th grader Jude Connors for placing! 

Spanish 4 Students Visit Kindergarteners spanish

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

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!

Ledgemont Elementary Honor/Merit Roll for 2nd Quarter Honor

Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

BHS Students of the Month for October 2016 SOTMOCT

Congratulations to this month's recognized students.  Keep up the great work!

Burton Elementary School Field Trips To Cleveland Initiative

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

LE 1st Grade Field Trip Fun! Patterson

Ledgemont 1st graders learn about cider and more at Patterson's!

Girls Cross Country Team Heads to State Meet cross

Congratulations, girls! We are all very proud of your accomplishments!

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!

LE October Students of the Month LESOTMOct

Congratulations to these GREAT kids! Keep up the wonderful work!

LE September Students of the Month LE SOTM

Congratulations to these great students! Keep up the great work!!

Berkshire 8th Graders’ Career Readiness Exploration 8th grade

Eighth graders explore local businesses to jumpstart thinking for their future.

Highlights from Spirit Week at Ledgemont Elementary lespirit

October 24-28 was Spirit Week for Ledgemont Elementary and students and staff came dressed and spirited all week.  Check out a few highlights!

BHS September Students of the Month September Students of the Month

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for September.  Keep up the great work. 

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.

Multiplication Madness at Ledgemont Elementary games

Miss Svigel's 3rd graders master multiplication and celebrate with a day of GAMES!

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!

AC4P Kicks off 2016/17 Initiatives

Students gathered Thursday, September 22 for the first meeting of AC4P for the 2016/17 school year and set goals for the year.

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.

BHS students go to OSU’s Stone Laboratory in Put-In-Bay Science

Students have a hands on science experience revolving around research of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes.

A Morning in the Life of Ledgemont Elementary Ledgemont Elementary

Ledgemont Elementary is a warm, inviting place where students are eager to share their ideas and accomplishments.

7th Graders Learn About Greek Gods Greek

Seventh graders in Mrs. Bartosic's World Studies classes have been learning about ancient Greece and researching a particular god or goddess.  Students could dress as their assigned deity to present or create wanted posters that demonstrated their knowledge of their deity's characteristics and major myths.  Here are just a few of the results.

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! 

2016 Longo Homecoming Scholarship Awarded

Berkshire alumna Paula Longo Boykin awards scholarships to two deserving seniors.

Art Students Face Paint at the Apple Butter Festival AB

Students from Berkshire's Art Club took to the annual Apple Butter Festival to share their skills via face painting in order to raise money to fund their artistic endeavors.  Here are a few of the pictures from the fun they had at this community event.

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

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

Jennifer Ray Receives OCTM Emerging Leader Award Jennifer Ray

Jennifer Ray Receives OCTM Emerging Leader Award

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 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.