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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. 

Congratulations to the BHS Class of 2017 Class of 2017

Congratulations and best of luck to all of the 100 graduates in the Berkshire High School Class of 2017.  

2017 Graduation Information grad

General Information 

Berkshire High School's 2017 Commencement Ceremony is on Wednesday, May 31 in the large gymnasium.  Doors will open for seating for the event at 6 p.m. and there are no tickets or reserved seats except for graduates, faculty, and ushers.  The ceremony lasts roughly an hour and is followed by a balloon launch on the front lawn (weather permitting).

 

For Graduating Seniors

You must be at graduation rehearsal at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in order to participate in the ceremony.  Please wear what you will wear to graduation and bring your cap and gown because we will take a group and individual pictures at this time.  You will get any honors cords at rehearsal.

Picture order forms are handed out to each senior at their exit interview the week before graduation. All obligations must be taken care of with the school in order to participate in the ceremony.  

Students who are giving speeches at the event should plan on staying after the large group rehearsal to practice delivery. 

 

Some Guidelines for Attire

Girls should wear a white or light colored dress or pant outfit with dress shoes that are easy to walk up and down stairs in.

Guys should wear dress slacks and dress shoes with a collared shirt.

Please refrain from decorating your cap or gown with anything besides any cords/medals that are issued. 

Please refrain from wearing the following for graduation:

  • Flip flops
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Heels that are difficult to walk in
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.

Band students visit instrument factory to expand perspective band

On Thursday, April 27, a handful of junior and senior band students from Berkshire had the opportunity to tour the Conn-Selmer Eastlake Facility.  This factory, one of only a  few in the United States, produces a number of band instruments, almost completely by hand.  Students saw first-hand how a number of band instruments are built, from raw material to finished product.  There are even a number of Berkshire students who play instruments that come from this factory.   The tour gave them a new perspective on musical instruments and showed them different career opportunities within the music industry.

Berkshire's Shannon Chase is a National Champ shannon

Congratulations to seventh grader Shannon Chase who brought home the titles of All-Around National Champion, National Floor Champion, and National Vault Champion at the Level 9 National Competition this past weekend.  Berkshire is very proud of your accomplishments, Shannon!

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!

Free Information Session on Teens and Drug Abuse crisis

April 20th at Chardon High School from 6:30-8:30pm.  See the flyer for more information. 

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.

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:

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Hess and Scott honored with CVC Sportsmanship Awards berk

Congratulations to seniors Emil Hess and Kylie Scott, the two Berkshire students recognized at the Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) Sportsmanship Awards Conference on April 26.  Schools from the throughout the conference each recognized two students from their district who exemplifies sportsmanship and leadership. Both Hess and Scott are continuing their sports' careers at college. Hess will be attending John Carroll University and to play basketball. Scott is attending Cleveland State University and running cross country. Both have displayed leadership, poise, and hard work as student athletes at Berkshire. 

Burton Elementary Fun Day Video fun day

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

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! 

Berkshire Thespians Presents Cinderella cinderella

Come enjoy a night of magic with the Berkshire Thespians when they present Cinderella, a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, where impossible things are happening every day.

Cinderella is a magical story based on the original fairy tale Cinderella. The story concerns a young kind-hearted maiden who dreams of a better life but is forced into a life of servitude by her cruel step-family. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into an elegant princess and is able to attend the ball that she so dreamed of. It is there she meets Christopher, the young prince of the kingdom, who is in search of a bride. Cinderella and The Prince fall in love with each other at first glance, and of course, they go on to live happily ever after!

Tickets will be available at the door 
Adults $10
Students/Seniors $7

Cinderella will be presented on Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 pm

LE May 2017 Students of the Month sotmmayLE

Congratulations to the Ledgemont Elementary students of the month for May 2017!!

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!

LE Outstanding Third Grader for the 3rd Quarter kiwanis

Congratulations to Ayden Lewis for being selected as Ledgemont Elementary's Outstanding Third grader for the third quarter of 2016-17. Ayden has been working very hard this year and always has a cheery disposition. He received recognition at our awards banquet from East Geauga Kiwanis representative, Mr. Claire Zurbuch in addition to four Learning Tree books to enjoy.  Thank you to Kiwanis for supporting and encouraging.

Swine Creek Park Scientists swinecreek

Our Ledgemont second graders enjoyed a science filled field trip to Swine Creek Park in Middlefield!  

They participated in the program called Pondlife Primer.  The naturalists from the park district were very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the pond habitat.  

Many parents and grandparents joined us and helped with the search for the living creatures that live in this habitat.  We LOVE Science!

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! 

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. 

Congratulations to Outstanding Third Grader 3rdgrader

Congratulations to Holly Phillips for being selected as LE’s Outstanding Third Grader for the fourth quarter.  

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."

Third Quarter Honor/Merit Roll for BHS Badger

Congratulations to students in grades 7 through 12 who earned honor and merit roll for the third quarter at Berkshire Junior/Senior High School. Keep up the great work and finish the 2016-17 school year STRONG!!

LE Fifth Graders complete NatureScopes program with Geauga Parks rookery

On Friday, May 19th, the fifth grade students at Ledgemont Elementary went on a trip to the Rookery in Munson Township. While at the Rookery, they actively participated in 3 activities: the pond investigation, the forest walk, and wetland observation. For all these activities, they used their binoculars and field guides to help them discover the various creatures and plants around them. At the end of the trip, they learned that their binoculars and field guides were given to them by the Naturescopes Program. This was a terrific surprise to them all! Thank you, Naturescopes for sponsoring this trip and giving our students' gifts that allow them to experience all the beauty that nature has to offer! 

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!

BHS Spanish National Honor Society 2017 Inductions Inductees

    On Thursday, April 13th, 2017 Spanish Honor Society inducted new members. These students are Spanish 3 students or higher and have maintained academic excellence in the subject.

These student leaders show an interest in the subject and as a part of the Spanish Honor Society will work together in service for the school and community. Welcome to the students listed below.


 

 

 

LE 2nd Graders Have Great Lakes Science Center Fun sci

Our Ledgemont second graders were given the opportunity to go to the Great Lakes Science Center for their field trip.  The students were able to put into practice the skills that they’ve learned in science this year.  

They enjoyed the many hands-on learning activities that were offered throughout the center!  The second graders want to thank the PTC for helping to make this trip possible!

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. 

Senior Kylie Scott signs to run for CSU Kylie

Senior Kylie Scott signed her National Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 13 to run cross country at Cleveland State University in the fall. 

Her family, friends, and team were there to cheer her on and support her as she signed.

What an accomplishment, Kylie! Berkshire is proud of you. 

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.  
 

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. 

LE celebrates Tribe Home Opener LETribe

Ledgemont Elementary School celebrated the Cleveland Indians Opening Day in style!  On Tuesday, April 11, the students and staff all dressed up to support the American League champions, the Cleveland Indians, by wearing their favorite Tribe gear and Tribe colors!

Miss Svigel’s third graders had a ball with Opening Day.  Miss Svigel decorated the room with red and blue streamers.  The students moved through nine centers appropriately named for each inning in a Major League Baseball game.  The centers focused on math and reading test prep.  The third graders are ready to hit the AIR out of the park!

LE scores great weather with the Tribe tribe

     On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Miss Svigel’s third graders at Ledgemont Elementary went to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario in downtown Cleveland to participate in weather day.  They watched Channel 3 WKYC Betsy Kling, Hollie Strano, and Michael Estime give weather-related explanations through activities that connect to baseball. 

     They taught students about molecules, states of matter, trajectory and severe weather.  They also did a density experiment and a low pressure demo with marshmallows allowing students to see science in action. The Ledgemont Elementary PTC sponsored this exciting third grade field trip to Cleveland.

     After the weather day presentation, LE got a mini tour of the stadium, visiting the bullpen, the dugouts, and the FOX Sports Ohio tent. Students got to stay and watch the Cleveland Indians play the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field. Relief pitcher Dan Otero waved to students up in the stands and they were even on the Jumbo Tron!  

    From the seats along the first base line,  LE watched the game and was there to witness Zimmer’s first career hit.  Even though the Tribe lost 7-4, they still had an amazing field trip, one they will never, ever forget!

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.

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! 

LE Preschoolers Learn the Ropes lunch

As the school year begins to wind down, it is time to help our students transition to the next phase in their education. Talking to our students about the next steps and familiarizing them with upcoming situations always eases anxiety and prepares them for the start of a new year.  A huge thank you to LE fifth graders who took the preschoolers under their wing last week! Preschoolers were able to join the fifth graders for the full lunch experience in preparation for entering kindergarten next year. Students were able to get comfortable with ordering lunch choices, selecting food items in the line and understanding the whole process with a peer buddy or two to help them along the way. Preschoolers really enjoyed spending lunch with their older peers and the fifth graders loved having someone look up to their leadership! Great teamwork, Badgers!

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. 

Power of the Pen goes to Regionals potp

Berkshire Power of the Pen writers take their creative talents to Regionals.

BHS Students of the Month for April sotmAPRIL

Congratulations to the April Students of the Month! You are finishing the year strong and we are proud of you.  Keep it up through the finish line. (not pictured, Senior Ryan Johnson)

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!

BHS Students of the Month for March 2017 SOTM

Congratulations, students! Let's finish strong!!

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. 

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.

LE Students of the Month for March SOTMmarch

Congratulations, students! Keep up the great work!!!

LE to offer both AM and PM PreSchool Enrollment for 2017-18 5star

The SUTQ Geauga ESC Preschool housed at Ledgemont is now enrolling.  We are looking for 3-5 year olds for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.  Call 440-729-0137 for enrollment information.  Currently, the LE afternoon preschool follows an integrated model serving children identified with a disability/delay and also peer models.  In our classes, we help our youngest learners to develop their self-confidence, social/emotional skills, and a love of learning that will help them find success in school and in life!

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"!

Things are STEAM-ing Up at Ledgemont Elementary steam

MobileEd Productions brought their amazing STEAM assembly to Ledgemont Elementary on April 4. Read on to see the great STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities LE students experienced. 

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.

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

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.

Ledgemont Elementary is Building a Community of Readers Read

January through March, Ledgemont Elementary creates a school-wide community of readers with engaging activities and cross-curricular connections. 

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. 

Relay for Life Organizes for a successful event Relay

Get your information about BHS Relay for Life here. 

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. 

Berkshire proud to introduce new Superintendent Stoddard

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

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.