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Superintendent's Message

John Stoddard

Fall 2022

Dear Berkshire Local Schools Community,

The 2022-2023 school year successfully got underway last week, as students and staff returned to the District on Tuesday, August 16th at the brand new PreK-12 building. District administrators and staff greeted students with smiles and enthusiasm as they entered the new facility. A sense of excitement and wonder filled the building as students and staff prepared for the first of many days of learning inside the state-of-the-art classrooms, music and art spaces, theater and Auditorium, makerspaces, and athletic facilities. The district encourages parents, families, and community members to visit the district website regularly for the latest news and important information. Please join me in wishing the entire Berkshire Local Schools community, a successful and memorable 2022-23 school year!

On Tuesday, August 9th, Berkshire Local Schools welcomed families, friends, school district leaders, students, parents, local, county and statewide elected officials who turned out in droves to commemorate the formal grand opening of the new PreK-12 facility. Guests and supporters populated the parking area and lawns in front of the school entrance and listened to remarks and a timeline of events that led to this monumental moment. The marching band played the National Anthem and the district fight song, and cheerleaders and other performers greeted the community as they approached. The Berkshire Board of Education then officially cut the ribbon and welcomed the community inside the facility. Once inside, the community had an opportunity to walk the halls of the new facility, and also to participate in a variety of hands on, project-based learning activities in classrooms and collaborative spaces. In all, the evening was historic in nature as thousands of participants helped to commemorate the opening of this new PreK-12 facility, which has taken more than a decade in planning, community support through the bond issue, construction, and the final touches. Berkshire Schools would like to thank the community for the massive turnout at the ribbon cutting ceremony and the endless support throughout this project.

Let’s have a great 2022-2023 School Year. Thank you for your continued support.


John Stoddard
Berkshire Local Schools


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