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Immunization Updates Needed for Students Entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th Grade Beginning 2020-21 School Year Badger logo

Vaccines to prevent the spread of once common childhood illnesses are an important part of school age wellness and are required at the start of Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades to maximize school and community health. 

Berkshire Schools Summer Newsletter Honors Class of 2020 and Spotlights Online Learning District Spotlight Summer 2020 Cover

The summer edition of the Berkshire Schools District Spotlight newsletter is now available for viewing online below in advance of the hard copy mail version.

Help Me Learn Day Scheduled for August 5th Help Me Learn Day

Geauga County Job and Family Services will be hosting its 14th Annual Help Me Learn Day, a school supply distribution program on Wednesday, August 5th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 12480 Ravenwood Dr. in Chardon. Please view the attached flyer to learn how to register and more info.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Conducts Site Visit of New PreK-12 Facility David Hall and John Stoddard

The Berkshire Local Schools hosted a site visit of the new Prek-12 facility on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. 

Berkshire Students Excel in Geauga County Park’s Nature Writing Contest gc

As one of the many community-based projects in which Berkshire students had the chance to partner with local organizations, three of our very own Badger students earned high honors in the Geauga County Park’s Nature Writing Contest. 

Berkshire HS Students Recipients of East Geauga Kiwanis Scholarships and Awards Badger logo

Several Berkshire High School students were recently recognized by the East Geauga Kiwanis Club for their academic achievements in the classroom. 

Year End Parade Prompts Enthusiasm, Badger Pride and Emotions parade

The staff of Berkshire Local Schools offered a formal farewell for summer break earlier in the week with a special send-off parade for students and families. 

Berkshire Celebrates Drive-In Commencement with Dignity! grads

The Berkshire Local Schools honored the graduating senior Class of 2020 with an innovative and spirited drive-in graduation ceremony and the Mayfield Drive In earlier this week. 

Summer Reading 2020 Information for Students and Parents summer read 2020

This year, Berkshire Jr/Sr High School has decided to model the summer reading after “One Book, One City” and “One Book, One School” programs already active around our country. In other words, all students in grades 7-12 will read the same book! Berkshire’s English Department collaboratively selected the nonfiction title I will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch for the summer 2020. 

2020 Senior Awards Recipients awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Berkshire Senior Awards recipients. Best of luck to all the graduates of the Berkshire Class of 2020. 

Spanish National Honor Society Inducts New Members spanish hs

Eight new members of f the Rigoberta Menchú chapter of La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica at Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School were inducted virtually via Zoom this Spring.  Congratulations to these sophomores and juniors. 

Burton Elementary School Newspaper Proves Badgers Have Grit page1

Burton Elementary School has taken the initiative and love for their school district to a new level with the continuation of The Badger Times, a student-created newspaper developed by 6th grade students. 

Burton Elementary Teacher Uses Mystery Objects to Keep Students Engaged! myster

The dedicated teachers of the Berkshire Local Schools are using a variety of creative and instructional methods to keep students engaged during the ordered school closure period.