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Principal's Message


Michael King
Principal, Berkshire Jr/.Sr. High School

August 13, 2018


“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in while you could miss it.” –From Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

As Summer is winding down take a moment for yourself and breathe. In a short time we will be back at it and time will march on with challenging academic projects, club activities, and sports games and matches galore. We know you can handle it, that is what Badgers do; we use grit and determination in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In this journey you are not alone, we are a cete, a Badger Family. If there is an issue that you are facing whether personal, academic, social, or athletic we are here to help. Talk to any adult of your choice and we will help by any means necessary.

Some of you have been here 5 years and for some this will be your first, yet there will be a newness for all of us. Even for the Seniors, this will be your last first day of school. All of you have a 4.0 grade point at this moment for the school year; your teachers, counselors, and the entire staff will help you to keep it, but the most central figure in the maintenance of that hefty but achievable goal is you. Excellence is never easy, but always worth it.

We have added many new courses and restructured many more. You will also experience Project Based Learning in your classrooms, which is the idea that you produce an academic product to show your mastery of academic content in your classes rather than only ever take pencil and paper tests. Some tests will still be necessary, but we are looking forward to making learning an action word, not one of red pen grading. As this is a first for many of us, we will do this together. As a staff we will continue to develop the highest quality learning possible so that whatever you may choose to do upon graduation, whether college, the military, trade school, or entering the work force, you will be well prepared.

Being a Badger matters. When your schedule is busy and time seems short, reach out for help if necessary. In the meantime, Keep Calm and Badger On!



Mr. King


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