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PTC Auction Provides Ledgemont Students Opportunity to Have Lunch, Car Ride with Local Law Enforcement Students Take a Ride with Geauga County Sheriff

Several Ledgemont students had the special opportunity to have lunch or enjoy a car ride with members of local law enforcement during the Week of May 20, 2019, courtesy of the school’s annual Parent Teacher Committee Auction. 

Ledgemont Elementary Supports Pennies for Patients Campaign Pennies for Patients Spirit Day

Giving back to the community and helping those in need is an important area of emphasis in the Berkshire Local Schools, including Ledgemont Elementary School, which is proud to participate in the Pennies for Patients campaign sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

71 Burton Elementary Students Learn Young Entrepreneurial Skills with Fruit Sale fruit festival

Second grade students at Burton Elementary School recently had the opportunity to develop research skills using Chromebooks while learning about nutrition and produce but all while honing their entrepreneurial skills. 

Berkshire Jr./Sr. Named Purple School Designee School District purple star

The Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School was officially named a 2019 Purple Star Designee by the Ohio Department of Education, signifying the District’s deliberate commitment to serving military students and families in the school community.

Berkshire Thespians Induct New Members Thespians

Thursday evening, May 16th, The Berkshire Thespians honored five individuals for their commitment in, and passion for, the performing arts by inducting them into the International Thespian Society. New inductees were senior Melanie Rakoczy and freshmen Eli Ray, Kelsey Adams, Hope Zagar, and Sam Pleva. 

Elementary Schools Host K-6 Artists and Authors’ Night authors night

As a lesson in developing creativity, topic continuity and hands-on writing skills, Burton and Ledgemont Elementary Schools recently hosted their yearly Art Show and Young Authors Night for students in grades Kindergarten through 6. 

Burton Elementary Reading Challenge a Success reading

The Burton Elementary Library “Reading Challenge” was a great success this year. Over 60 students in grades K-6 participated and enjoyed the literacy party that ended the event. We are so proud of our students for their accomplishments in this challenge. They are indeed “Learning to Read  and Reading to Learn.”


Senior Hannah Keough Earns Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Award hannah

Senior Hannah Keough has been awarded the 2019 Cleveland Phi Beta Kappa Award in recognition of her scholarly work as a student at Berkshire.  The Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa held its annual Scholastic Awards Banquet honoring Keough and students similarly selected from the graduating classes of approximately 130 area high schools on Sunday, May 5th at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.  Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society for college students founded in 1776, is the oldest and most prestigious organization of its kind in the United States. Congratulations Hannah on your outstanding honor!

Berkshire Student Makayla Hart Earns First Place Honors in Entrepreneurship Program badger56

Berkshire High School student Makayla Hart recently took home first place honors in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Entrepreneurship Development Program, thereby advancing to the National Finals which will take place in California. 

Sophomore Gennah Brown Takes Second in Ohio Poetry Contest gennah

Congratulations to Berkshire Sophomore Gennah Brown for her second place finish in the Ohio Poetry Association’s annual high school poetry contest.  Gennah’s poem, “Power of i”, was selected under the category of “character sketch” - one of ten categories by which students could submit a poem. All winning poets receive monetary awards and publication in the OPA Chapbook.  Winning poets are also invited to the present their poetry at OPA’s summer picnic in Columbus, Ohio.  Read Gennah’s winning poem below.


Burton Elementary School Second Grade Students Experience Lessons from Century Village Visit century village

Second grade students from Burton Elementary School recently had the opportunity to take a field trip to nearby Century Village and experience firsthand the challenges and lifestyle choices associated with 17th and 18th century living in the United States. 

Berkshire Jr. High School Students Compete in First Ever Junior Bots Competition logobadger31

As a way to blend hands-on critical thinking and problem-solving skills with relevant technology and science lessons, a handful of 7th grade students from Berkshire Junior High School recently competed in the Junior Bots robotics competition this past weekend at Lakeland Community College. 

Attention Parents of 19-20 Kindergarten, 7th and 12th Graders: Immunization Updates are Due at these Grades vaccs

Our predominantly well-immunized Berkshire students are an asset to the health of our families, schools and our community as a whole.  There are immunization updates recommended by physicians and required by Ohio Law to protect against specific diseases at the start of Kindergarten, 7th and 12th Grades.

Summer Lunch Program available summer lunch

"Now That's What I'm Talking About!", a summer lunch program for children in school and younger, is available for Montville, Thompson, Claridon, Burton and Troy this summer.  This new program, which is run through Claridon Community Helps (a non profit organization), will fill a gap within our community in a new way by providing free lunches to our school children.  It will ensure that our children are not going hungry and will provide a sense of security to families around food stability during the summer months.