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Community Organizations Promote Student Literacy with Book Donation Book Donation from local Kiwanis and Grange chapters

Thanks to the generosity of the East Geauga Kiwanis Club and local Grange chapters, all 1st and 4th graders in the Berkshire Local Schools received a free book to read over summer break!  

Ledgemont Parent Serves as Principal for the Day Mr. Jokinen with Ledgemont students and teachers

Ledgemont parent Mr. Jesse Jokinen had the special opportunity to serve as the building’s Principal for the Day during the last day of the school year on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  

Ledgemont Marks End of School Year with Flag Lowering Ceremony Flag Lowering Ceremony

Students and staff at Ledgemont Elementary School participated in a very meaningful flag-lowering ceremony to mark the end of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  

Students and Staff of the Berkshire Local Schools Finish 2018-2019 School Year last day0

The Berkshire Local Schools officially completed the 2018-2019 School Year earlier this week, as students, staff and families completed their final formal assignments and bid farewell until the fall. 

Ledgemont Participates in Field Day Activities Field Day bounce house activities

Students and staff at Ledgemont Elementary celebrated the final few days of the school year on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, with a variety of fun Field Day activities.  

Berkshire High School Class of 2019 Hosts Annual Commencement Vals 2019

The Berkshire Local Schools hosted its Commencement Ceremony for the approximately 99 members of the Class of 2019 earlier this week, and excitement, enthusiasm and a great sense of anticipation were among the prevailing emotions during the evening’s festivities. 

Berkshire Jr./Sr. High History Teacher Awarded American Battlefield Trust Scholarship hannah bomback

The Berkshire Local Schools would like to congratulate Hannah Bomback on recently winning the American Battlefield Trust scholarship, making her one of eleven instructors nationwide to be honored with such a prestigious award. 

Believe in Dreams Recognizes Ledgemont 4th Grader Landon with Ledgemont supporters

Ledgemont 4th grade student Landon Wendorff was surprised by representatives from Believe in Dreams, a non-profit organization that fulfills dreams for children who are economically disadvantaged and have survived non-medical adversity, with a set of fun and enriching opportunities on Friday, May 24th.  

Ledgemont 3rd Graders Design and Present Model Zoo Exhibits Ledgemont 3rd Grade Zoo Exhibit Presentation

3rd graders at Ledgemont Elementary School recently completed a project-based learning activity which required them to work in pairs to research a specific animal, design a model zoo exhibit to house the animal at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and finally, present their proposal and model exhibit to fellow classmates in the school cafeteria.  

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.  

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. 

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. 

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.