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Superintendent's Message

John Stoddard

The 2018-2019 School Year officially came to a close on June 5, 2019, as students and staff at all grade levels completed another year characterized by a commitment to future-ready skill development, growth and success. On behalf of everyone in the District, congratulations to the graduating Class of 2019 who formally departed the Berkshire Local Schools during the annual Commencement Ceremony last week. Our Valedictorians this year were Emily Dingman,  Hannah Keough and Katrina Ostrander. The Salutatorian for the Class of 2019 was Mason Mulacek. We thank the Senior Class officers for their leadership and recognize those individuals as well: Josiah Cheung, President, Robert Czejak, Vice President, Caitlin Wendel, Secretary and Melanie Rakoczy, Treasurer. The Class of 2019 Student Council Representatives included Isabell Brent, Hailey Gifford and Caitlin Wendell. A number of significant local scholarships were awarded to the hard working members of the Class of 2019 and the Berkshire Local Schools would like to thank those organizations who made a tremendous impact on the lives and futures of our senior class.  A “Badger Thank You” is offered to those entities for their support!

Students, staff and families completed their school year earlier this week, and a variety fun activities and events took place to countdown the 2018-2019 School Year. Various Field Day activities provided healthy and competitive interaction among elementary students. Clap-Offs for our 6th grade students took place as well at both Elementary Schools to signal their trajectory to Berkshire Jr./Sr. High School. Our Jr. and Sr. High School students completed final exams, assignments and tasks with smiles and anticipation of the forthcoming summer break.

The Berkshire Local Schools remains dedicated to its mission of maximizing each student’s potential as an individual and responsible citizen. Throughout the 2018-2019 School Year, our endeavor to establish firm Project Based Learning standards, where students learned practical application, problem solving and critical thinking skills, is cultivating a student body that will fulfill that mission. Thank you all to our community for the continued support and pride in our District. Have a safe and enjoyable summer break.



John Stoddard

Superintendent of Schools


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