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Superintendent's Message


John Stoddard
Superintendent

On Tuesday, April 7th at 10 a.m. we will hold a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for our brand new, state-of-the-art PreK-12 facility at its new address, 14111 Claridon Troy Road. While the groundbreaking ceremony will take place near the parking lot of the Kent State University-Geauga Campus, participants will have the opportunity to observe the site and visualize this exciting milestone project for our community. The community, local leaders, statewide, county and local elected officials, our friends at Kent State and more are invited to attend.

13 Berkshire Students’ Artwork Recognized at Lake Erie College

Students continue to make tremendous strides that have recently been recognized by the community. Thirteen Berkshire High School students had their creative designs proudly on display last month for the 2019-2020 Umbrella Artist Gallery held at Royce Hall for Fine Arts at Lake Erie College. Their designs revolved around the Umbrella Project, which is a nonprofit children’s art initiative whose mission is to teach students that they can make a difference. Students used a theme which inspired creativity for each of their own respective umbrella designs, which proudly hung from frames upon entering the fine arts hall. Abigail Myers advanced to the Top 35 finalists and received a $1,000 scholarship offer from Lake Erie College. She joined Desirae Somrak, Hannah Fabian, Lizzy Dingman, Emily Lobdell, Andrei Somido, Jenna Fabing, Tessa Budin, Heather Papp, Julia Landrus, Mackenzie Fields, Alex Bates and Carly Snow, who each made it past the first round of judging. This is the 4th year of participating in the Umbrella Project, which is coordinated by the Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF). Special thank you to Art Teacher Alvord for her guidance and leadership of our Berkshire students.

 

Congratulations to Berkshire High School Students for Advancement on Americanism Test!

Congratulations goes out to Senior Morgan Scott, Junior Hannah Espinosa and Sophomore Lucas Stoddard for strong finishes in the recent Americanism Test, a nationwide exam given to more than 65,000 across the country, demonstrating the importance of citizenship and governance education and to encourage students to become well versed and to help develop leadership skills and qualities that the next generation can use to keep our democracy healthy and safe.  All three students won on the county and district levels and their tests were sent into Columbus to compete among 84 other students across the state.  Lucas Stoddard scored in the top 3 of all sophomore male students in the state to take the test, and was offered an all-expenses paid trip to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. This is not new territory for Berkshire students, as a tradition of strong finishers has emerged. Four students have placed in the top 18 students over the past four years, including Jarrod Malkus who placed in the top 3 for seniors last year.  During the 2017-18 school year, we had two winners. Congratulations to these students!

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make these student successes, as well as the groundbreaking ceremony, possible in our school district. When our community cares with such strength, our families and students are able to thrive. See you on April 7th!

GO BADGERS!

 




2/21/2020


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