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Burton Elementary 4th Graders Scarecrow Narrative Adventures on Display scarecrow

Burton Elementary fourth grade Language Arts students, with some guidance from Mrs. Neumore, Mrs. Burnett, and Mrs. McCandless have been busy this past week taking literary concepts and skills and putting them into practice with a seasonal hands on project.   

BE 5th Grade Students Become Secret Agents to Solve Multiplication Problems secret2

In a fun, academic and Project Based Learning approach, 5th grade students at Burton Elementary School recently disguised themselves as Secret Agents and traveled around a make-believe world at the building to solve multiplication problems.

Burton Elementary 6th Graders Participate in Hands On S.T.E.A.M. Experience steam

Burton Elementary School 6th Grade students traveled to Geauga Airport earlier this week to participate in a practical and hands on learning experience to reinforce the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) and Project Based Learning curriculum in the District. 

Ledgemont 6th Graders Learn About Online Safety Through Six Click Challenge Program Ledgemont 6th graders participate in 6 Click Challenge Program

Sixth graders at Ledgemont Elementary learned how to more safely and responsibly navigate social media and online content by participating in the Six Click Challenge, a component of the Digital World Challenge educational program. 

Thompson Fire Department Visits Ledgemont for Fire Safety Week Ledgemont students with Thompson Fire Department members

Ledgemont students had the special opportunity to meet members of the Thompson Fire Department and get an up-close look at safety trucks and equipment as part of Fire Prevention Week from Monday, October 7th – Thursday, October 9th, 2019.  

Berkshire Local Schools Voted WKYC Game of the Week loho

Due to a massive surge in Badger Pride over the last several days, Berkshire Local Schools away game against Lutheran West achieved the highest number of votes to be named WKYC News Game of the Week. 

Berkshire Student Takes First Place at Plant and Turf Management Competition yup

The Berkshire Local Schools extends its congratulations to Peter Brent for serving as a member on the First Place finishing Plant, Turf and Landscape Management team at Auburn Career Center in its recent competition. 

Ledgemont Recognizes Students for Demonstrating Badger PRIDE at PBIS Event Students and teacher at Ledgemont PBIS

Ledgemont Elementary hosted a series of fun outdoor activities on Friday, September 27, 2019, to recognize students for demonstrating Badger PRIDE and meeting building behavior expectations.

Burton Elementary Wins Gold Recognition Award from State of Ohio for Positive Behavior pbis

The Berkshire Local Schools extends its congratulations to everyone at Burton Elementary, who was recently informed that the building will receive the Gold Recognition Award for 2019 for their Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, (P.B.I.S.). 

Ledgemont Elementary Students Show School Pride During Spirit Week dress your best

Ledgemont Elementary School was home to a weeklong display of positive and pride-filled activities as students participated in the yearly Spirit Week celebration. 

Two Berkshire Grads Earn Ohio Seal of Biliteracy Seal

Berkshire Local School District is pleased to announce that two 2019 seniors, Josiah Cheung and Diego Peters, received the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. The Ohio Seal of Biliteracy program was initiated in the 2018-2019 school year by the state and is now one of 36 states to offer the seal of biliteracy. The Ohio Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors that demonstrate high levels of proficiency in English and at least one other language. Josiah and Diego accomplished this level in English and Spanish. 

BHS Juniors Are Selling Corn Maze Tickets corn maze

Feel the fall spirit and help the junior class raise money for prom! Berkshire's juniors are selling tickets for Derthick's Corn Maze in Mantua, Ohio.  This fundraiser is pre-sale only and the $10 tickets are available at the high school from Mrs. Beitzel-Rowe in room 111.  

Public Comment Sought on Federal Funds for 2019-2020 School Year

The Berkshire Local School District receives funds annually from the federal government to provide various educational services. District administrators invite comments from the public regarding these services at a meeting to be held on Monday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m. at the Berkshire Board of Education Office, 14259 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, Ohio.

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide input, please contact the Director of Pupil Services office at (440) 834-3380 .

Berkshire is Host to Area’s Largest Boys and Girls Cross Country Meets This Past Weekend cross country

The Berkshire Local Schools played host for the Berkshire Early Bird Invitational this past weekend for boys’ and girls’ cross country, where nearly 1,300 middle school and high school students gathered at the Geauga County Fairgrounds for this interscholastic competition. 

Berkshire Schools Prepare for Start of 2019 to 2020 School Year

As students enjoy the remaining days of summer break, the staff of the Berkshire Local Schools have been busy preparing for a successful start to the 2019-2020 school year.