District News

Trees Cleared, Initial Site Development Underway for New PreK-12 Facility trees cleared

Tree removal and early site clearing is officially underway as the renderings and schematic designs unveiled at the Berkshire Local Schools Board of Education meeting last month are now coming to life.  

Berkshire senior Emma Witt wins Honorable Mention in Stop the Hate Essay Competition Emma

Sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Stop the Hate is an essay competition for Northeast Ohio students, and Berkshire senior Emma Witt was one of ten finalists out of over 2,000 applicants. On March 14, she and the other finalists read their essays to an audience of about 400 people where they were judged and then awarded various scholarships. Emma won an Honorable Mention and $500 scholarship. Big congratulations to Emma for this achievement; it is no small accomplishment to be acknowledged in such a large pool of competitors.  

Berkshire Senior Josiah Cheung Wins Rotary Speech Contest speech

Berkshire senior Josiah Cheung took home the first place prize for the 2019 Burton-Middlefield Rotary 4-way Speech Contest with his speech about social credit. Students from area school districts are invited to prepare and deliver a speech about a social issue or problem and take it through the 4-way test: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?” He won a $500 scholarship for his efforts and is invited to participate in the district speech contest in April.  Josiah is not a newcomer to speech contests.  He won the same contest his sophomore year and took second last year.  Congratulations to Josiah for representing himself and Berkshire so well and good luck at the district competition. 

Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School Named Fox 8 Cool School of the Week Fox 8 Cool School in Makerspace

Congratulations to the students and staff at Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School on being named a Fox-8 News Cool School of the Week! 

HS Spanish Carnival Takes Elementary Students on Trip Around the World Berkshire HS Spanish Carnival

Elementary students in grades 1-3 were given the opportunity to explore the Spanish-speaking countries from around the world at a Spanish Carnival hosted in the Berkshire High School gym on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  

Ledgemont Elementary Teacher Matt Morbeto Wins Geauga County Innovative Teacher of the Year Award Matt M

Ledgemont Elementary Teacher Matt Morbeto was recently awarded the title of Geauga County Innovative Teacher of the Year, by the Geauga County Educational Services Center. 

Berkshire Local Schools to Partner with Curtain 440 for New and Exciting Summer Theater Program for Students Performing Arts Opps

The Berkshire Local Schools is pleased to be partnering with Curtain 440, a new performing arts company in Geauga County, run by established director, author, theater artist and teacher, Angela Miloro-Hansen.

Berkshire Jr./Sr. High to Host State Sponsored Jobs Fair for Geauga County Schools This Spring Berkshire Badger

Aligned with the Berkshire Local Schools’ intent to purposefully equip students with future-ready skills so that they will become meaningful and contributing members of society, the District will play host to the Ohio Means Jobs, state-sponsored Jobs Fair for Geauga County Schools on Thursday, April 11, 2019.