Berkshire Schools #badgerstrong - 2018-2019 School Calendar & Quality Profile - Berkshire Local Schools
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Our job as a school district The Board of is to provide our students Contact Us Education with opportunities and #chooseberkshire allow them to choose their 440-834-3380 direction. If they choose to pursue a career, we need to 14259 Claridon Troy Rd. make sure that we give them Burton, OH 44021 Jim Boyd the experiences and opportunities that they need Robin Stanley www.berkshireschools.org to be successful in Barbara Raikes that career. John Manfredi If they choose to go to Bryan Wadsworth college, we need to ensure Follow Us that we have prepared them to enter college without the @Badger_News (district news) need for remediation. At Berkshire, we hold @BHSBadgerDen (sports) Superintendent ourselves accountable for @BerkshireBadgerNews John Stoddard the choices that our students @BHSBadgerDen have, and we expect our students to hold themselves App: search SchoolPointe in Treasurer your App Store and accountable for the choices select Berkshire Beth McCaffrey that they make. ~John Stoddard, Principals Superintendent Michael King (BHS) Berkshire Schools Mandy Randles (BE) Proudly serving Burton, Claridon, Montville, Thompson, Kelly Rinehart (LE) and Troy
Berkshire High School Earns Silver: Our Schools Ranks in Top 15 Percent in Ohio In U.S. News & World Reports 2017 Best High School Rankings, Berkshire High #chooseberkshire School ranked in the top 15 percent, 121st out of 866 high schools in the state of Ohio and earned a silver medal. The high school also ranked 2136 out of more than 22,000 high schools nationally, putting the school in the top 10% nationally. U.S. News part- nered with RTI International, a science research firm, to produce the 2017 Best High Schools rankings. The rankings are based on these key principles: that a great high Berkshire Junior/Senior school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and High School that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is success- 14510 North Cheshire, Burton OH 44021 fully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. Burton Elementary 13724 Carlton Rd., Burton, OH 44021 Ledgemont Elementary 16200 Burrows Rd., Thompson, OH 44086 Jack Squire and Nick Romask, 2018 Berkshire Valedictorians. The first-ever Berkshire Bowling The 2018 Berkshire inductees of The 2018 Salutatorian was Club had a very successful 2017- The National Honor Society at McKenna Tucek. 2018 pilot season. their ceremony. 2018 Power of the Pen District The 2018 inductees of the Berkshire chapter of Artist and 2018 grad, Aiden Qualifiers, Jude Connors, Marissa The Spanish National Honor Society after their Burkley with some of her Tiber, Abbigail Connors, and ceremony. award-winning artwork Kelsey Adams
Collaboration with Geauga Growth District Highlights Partnership Berkshire students in grades 8-12 #chooseberkshire benefit from a close relationship with Geauga Growth Partnership who sponsors Eighth Grade Career Exploration and Career Days for grades 10-12 at Kent Graduation State Geauga where students learn 106 Berkshire seniors earned their about local businesses, network with Diplomas in 2018 business leaders, and learn valuable skills to take with them as they plan for Academics and start careers. Upperclassmen participate yearly in the GGP Internship • 20% of students in the last four graduating classes earned honors diplomas Program which pairs students with posi- tions with local businesses and organiza- • 10% of the student population 9-12 took tions to learn and network. In summer Advanced Placement courses in 2017 2017, eight of the 18 GGP interns were from Berkshire. • All Berkshire juniors took the ACT in 2017 A 5-Star Preschool • 15% of 7th and 8th graders at Berkshire are enrolled in advanced courses Berkshire’s preschool was recognized • Berkshire has an active National Honor by ODE and Ohio JFS for exceeding Society and Spanish National Honor Society learning, health and safety requirements. The preschool focuses on student readiness and assessment, establishing A Dedication to Rigor The administration and faculty at Berkshire developmental goals and activities, and Junior/Senior High School are working preparing students for transitioning to hard to plan and improve courses and kindergarten. Investing in high-quality curriculum during the 2018-2019 school preschool programming pays tremen- year which will include the implementation dous dividends for our families and our of Project Based Learning and some new community as more young learners AP offerings. have access to the support they need to become kindergarten ready.
August 2018 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 BOE Meeting 6pm 7th grade orientation Meet the Badgers 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 First teacher day BE 4th grade Orientation BE & LE Open Houses First day for students Kindergarten Screening 5-6pm BHS Open House Kindergarten Screening 26 27 28 29 30 31 First day for No School No School No School Kindergarteners
Big Brothers Big Sisters The largest Big Brothers Big Sisters After School Mentoring Program District Highlights enrollment in the county is at LE where BIGS from Berkshire and other area high schools meet with students weekly #chooseberkshire after school from October until May to engage in educational activities, team building, crafts, and interact socially. They offer guidance, support, Active Elementary PTO/PTC At each of the elementary schools there is encouragement, friendship, respect, an enthusiastic and diligent parent/ and understanding to their littles. This teacher organization that works to helps develop a more positive attitude organize events for students and families as toward school, improves responsibility, well as fund technology, field trips, and confidence, and grades, as well as builds extras for students. The dedication of these greater levels of self confidence and individuals adds to the vitality of the Badger trust in adults. community. Strong Partnerships with the Community Quality Breakfast for K-12 All three buildings make a nourishing LE fosters strong partnerships with the breakfast available for students in the community and maximizes resources. The morning. Breakfast is key to improved Thompson Library station, which is housed school performance. The nutrition services in our PK-6 building, welcomes families and staff at all three buildings make sure that students. Family Pride provides student group our students have the opportunity to start and individual therapy sessions right here in the day out right. our building, the JFS tutoring program continues to grow, and visits from our friends at Therapy Dogs International are a favorite. Thompson Fire Department provides fire DARE and T.P.P Supports safety activities for our students, and Montville Officer Hudson provides DARE programming allows LE to borrow their games and activities to 4-6th grade covering topics like peer for PTC events. Local organizations or busi- pressure and the dangers of drugs and nesses such as BFG, Geauga Vision, Heinens, alcohol. TPP provides programs on Internet as well as Rotary & Kiwanis support our stu- safety, maturation, and risk and reward dents with funding and programming. We programming for those grades. encourage community organizations to work with our children to provide great support and learning opportunities for them every year.
September 2018 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 No School Picture Day grades 7-12 Labor Day 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BE Picture Day BOE Meeting 6pm 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 LE Picture Day 30
An Active Elementary Student Council District Highlights We are proud of our Burton Elemen- tary student council members. The students work on various projects #chooseberkshire throughout the year to help our school, community, and country. They organize school-wide recycling and participate in Relay for Life to raise money to fund A Community of Writers cancer research, as well as filling Bur- Berkshire has an active Power of the Pen ton Food Pantry, adopting a military team for the middle school as well troop, organizing an evening of arts for as a very well established student Burton Healthcare, and organizing a newspaper, PenOhio team and creative playground clean up in the spring. writing class for the high school. Berkshire students are creative! Improved District Benefit of a County Library Website & Social Media With a Geauga County library branch right inside Ledgemont Elementary, students in In 2016 we updated our district website K-6 have access to quality books and to better fit the needs of the district. resources right at their fingertips. There are weekly updated district and building calendars, fresh news articles posted weekly and a series of Quick- Berkshire Cares links to provide all the information you The high school has a very active CARE need at your fingertips. There is also an Team whose high school members mentor app for the district site (SchoolPointe) middle school students, as well as an AC4P that parents can use to get updates and program that works with originators at announcements without visiting the site Virginia Tech to promote kindness and in a web browser. Daily Berkshire news caring. Burton Elementary has an active and announcements are also available BE Cares program and operates on the on Twitter @Badger_News and Facebook well known motto, BE kind, BE wise, BE a at @BerkshireBadgerNews and sports friend. info can be found on Twitter and Facebook @BHSBadgerDen.
October 2018 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 BHS Conferences (5- Homecoming game Homecoming dance 8pm) Financial Aid Night (6- 7pm) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 BOE Meeting 6pm BE & LE Conferences BE & LE Conferences No School- NEOA Day 4-7pm 3-6pm 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Spirit week! End of the grading period No School- Teachers Only BE 3rd/4th grade music program 6 pm 28 29 30 31 BE Trunk or Treat 6-7pm
Small But Mighty Small but mighty! Annually, Ledgemont Elementary gives back to its community. District Highlights Just before Thanksgiving, families donate nonperishable items for a week and then perishable items the last day of #chooseberkshire the drive to provide to local families in need and to the food pantry. Latchkey Program The Ledgemont Elementary staff also Burton and Ledgemont Elementary each ‘adopts’ a family in our district in order house a before and after school Latchkey to provide a brighter holiday for them. program which helps alleviate some of the These kinds of programs teach students stress families encounter with long work about the value and responsibility of hours and transportation. community. A Well-Rounded Approach Both elementary schools offer all students art, music, physical education, and Berkshire Rec Rocks! technology classes, plus a library for a well-rounded approach to primary The Berkshire Recreation Association was education. established in the Fall of 1999 and created to offer sporting activities for Sixth Grade Outdoor Education children who live in the Berkshire School All Berkshire 6th graders have the District or who attend Berkshire schools. opportunity to attend a 3-day outdoor Since then, the Rec has expanded to offer education program. The last few years, sixth a variety of programs intended to build grade camp has been at Camp Whitewood. Students are able to bond, learn, and grow strong character, valuable sportsmanship through this important experience. and a general love of sports all for a very reasonable price. Currently, the Berkshire Rec program offers fall and spring soccer, Eighth Grade D.C. Trip football, cheerleading, basketball, Every year the 8th grade class takes a 3-day wrestling, and volleyball. This program tour of Washington D.C. to explore the feeds into our middle and high school nation’s capital and experience the sports programs, and is a wonderful monuments, museums, and history they opportunity for younger students to try new have learned about in classes. It is always the goal of the organizers of this trip that activities and learn about the meaning of teamwork. every student who wants to go can go regardless of finances.
November 2018 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 BOE Meeting 6pm BE Veterans’ Day Program 9am BE Gr 5/6 Music Program 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Senior GGP Career Day BHS Fall Play-- Anne BHS Fall Play-- Anne Frank Frank 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 BHS Conferences 5-8 pm No School- Thanksgiving No School- Thanksgiving No School- Thanksgiving break break break 25 26 27 28 29 30
Berkshire is about setting goals and striving for them. Mrs. Randles, Mrs. Rinehart, Mr. King, Ms. Fleming, BE Principal LE Principal BJSHS Principal Director of Pupil Services District Highlights We always tell our students Our goal is to provide a Berkshire Junior/Senior My goal for that our main mission is for them to be safe and happy safe and loving environment that allows High School uses research-based instructional Berkshire Local School District is for #chooseberkshire at BE and when those two our students to focus practices to achieve high us to create a legacy of things come together they on maximizing learning expectations fostered in meaningful educational can learn in a supportive opportunities which an educational culture experiences to prepare environment. We want challenge our students where individual diver- students for further Auditor of the State Award them to be hardworking to continuously engage, sity is respected in a safe The Auditor of the State Office presented education, career and kind people, so they grow, and develop into and secure learning and life. the Berkshire Local School District the will be successful in the best possible versions environment. Ohio Auditor of the State Award with anything they do in life! of themselves. Distinction in FY18. Treasurer McCaffrey was also awarded the Government Finance Officers Award for Excellence in Financial Berkshire Reporting and the Ohio School Business Official’s Northeast Ohio Treasurer of the Local School Year Award. District Financial Doing More with Less Information School District Tax Rates 2018 Collection Year Tax Rate Newbury 43.96 Kenston 42.25 Cost per Pupil at Berkshire Chardon 36.72 West Geauga 31.21 2017 District cost per pupil: Berkshire 29.99* $10,953.46 Cardinal 31.07 2017 State of Ohio average: *Includes Income Tax converted to equivalent millage $11,603.12 *Source 2017 CUPP Report ODE
December 2018 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 LE K-3 Holiday Program 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BOE Meeting 6pm BHS Choir/Band Concert BHS CCP Student/Parent Meeting 6pm 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 No School- Winter Break 31 No School-Winter Break No School-Winter Break No School-Winter Break No School-Winter Break No School- Winter Break
Exploring STEM in Explore with the STEMprimary Club grades District Highlights There In bothis a very active elementary STEMthere buildings Clubare at Burton ample explore Elementary opportunities is just getting STEM. Ledgemont for and one to students off the ground at that Elementary #chooseberkshire Ledgemont has partnered Elementary. with COSI toStudents enrich stu- in 5th and dents’ 6th grade Science, are really Technology, excited Engineering, Student Services Berkshire offers students a continuum of about Science, Technology, so much and Math curriculum. There is specially designed instruction and related Engineering, interest in STEM and Math, that thereso much are threeso services, such as speech therapy, occupational that there groups are of 5th andthree groups that 6th graders of 5thmeet therapy, counseling, and transitional services and 6th weekly tograders thatinmeet participate STEMweekly Club. to necessary to meet the needs of students with participate Students in on work STEM Club. projects Students that enrich disabilities. work on projects that extend theof and extend the curriculum outside curriculum the classroom, outside but theof the important most classroom, Zero Pay-to-Participate Fees The 2018-2019 school year is the fourth year in but the part is themost important passion part is the that is fostered for which there have been no pay-to-participate passion that learning, is fostered inquiry and problemfor learning, solving. costs passed on to families. Participation in inquiry and problem solving. athletics and extracurriculars more feasible for families, especially if they have multiple Americanism Test children involved in multiple activities. Berkshire is one of the very few districts in the State Champions area to offer this to students. The Americanism Test is administered The Americanism Test is administered Community Involvement by the American Legion and was taken Ledgemont Elementary makes a distinct by by the overAmerican Legion andTwo 80,000 students. was taken effort to draw in the community. With events by over 80,000 students from students. each grade Two arestudents like Pastries with Parents, Grandparents’ Day, from eachas selected grade are selected winners. as winners. Last year, families are invited into the school to share Last year, Jonathan Jonathan CourtneyCourtney and Dayna and experiences with their children. Guest readers Dayna RakoczyRakoczy bothboth placedplaced firstfirst in the in the state and volunteers add to the open educational state for the junior class. Both for the junior class. Both were were dynamic . awarded awardedan an8-day eighttrip daytotrip Washington, to D.C. to continue their study of Washington, DC. The Americanism civics. The Berkshire is dedicated to Service Americanism Test will be administered Test will be administered on All graduates of Berkshire give back by on November November 66 thisyear. this year.Interested Interested completing 15-40 hours of service to their local students should see see Mr. Mr. Higgs Eric Higgs to to community. Students donate their time to the volunteer to take the the test. test. Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, and much more.
January 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 No School- Winter Break No School- Winter Break No School- Winter Break No School- Winter Break 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 End of Grading Period No School- Teachers only 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 No School - MLK Day Second Semester Begins 27 28 29 30 31
Go Beyond the Classroom with District Highlights Geauga Park District Both Ledgemont and Burton #chooseberkshire Elementary partner with the Geauga Park District several times through- out the year to make classroom A staff dedicated to the community science content come alive. Whether Thirteen members of the Berkshire faculty/ it is an assembly about bats with a staff are Berkshire alumni and 29 either naturalist, learning about how to use currently have children in the district or binoculars with Nature Scopes, or their children have graduated from Berkshire. trekking through The West Woods to learn about habitats, Berkshire students benefit from a partnership with the Geauga Park District. Highly Qualified Staff Elementary Field Trips 60% Students enrolled in Berkshire Local of teachers have a masters degree or higher Schools go on several field trips throughout the year. Ledgemont students went to Patterson Fruit Farm, several county 100% parks, and to see the Cleveland Indians of school administrators have a masters for a weather day last year. With the help degree or higher of the Burton Elementary PTO, students in every grade, K-6, get to experience 100% culture and innovation in Cleveland. of teachers at the secondary school teach courses for which they are highly qualified Students experience yearly field trips to to teach the Science Center, shows at Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Natural History Museum, and more. 100% of teachers at Berkshire participate in These fun and educational programs continuing education, professional take learning and inquiry outside of the development and Professional Learning Communities classroom while opening horizons for students. *Source FY17 CAFR
February 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 LE- COSI Chemistry Program 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 No School- Presidents Day 24 25 26 27 28 BE & LE Conferences 3-6pm
The PRIME Initiative District Highlights Berkshire has partnered with Kent State University Geauga, Geauga Growth Partnership, and Auburn Ca- #chooseberkshire reer Center to work towards creating an innovative PreK-16 approach to education in Geauga County with the Real World Real Money PRIME (Partners in Rural Innovative Each year community business volunteers Models of Education) Initiative. The and The Ohio State University Extension goal is for a new state of the art educational come together to bring Real World Real facility planned by primary, secondary Money to sophomore students who are and post-secondary educators, as well studying economics. Students learn about as community and business members budgeting and the cost of living as they that will best serve the needs of the make decisions based on hypothetical community and be a model in 21st careers. Students gain understanding about century learning. Among the most im- the “real world” from this valuable simulation. portant areas of focus for Superinten- We thank our partners who make this dent John Stoddard and the Board of programming possible each year. Education are the launch into the plan- ning and designing phase of the new District facility that will be constructed Artists & Authors Night over the next three years. The Board of Each Spring, Burton Elementary PTO, Education recently approved the hiring along with teachers and students, host of the lead architect which will soon Authors & Artists Night. At this highly lead to the establishment of a series attended event, students in grade K-6 show of important community engagement off a piece or artwork that is hung meetings over the next 6 to 12 months gallery-style, as well as a book that they wrote and illustrated throughout the school to gather input. In addition, another year. Parents, staff and community can goal for the Berkshire Schools is to read each book and leave notes of encouragement successfully transition into a new mod- and congratulations for students throughout el of instruction called Project Based the evening. Original art by the students is Learning. This approach incorporates available to purchase with a frame to critical thinking and problem-solving display. This evening highlights and skills in a highly collaborative celebrates the creativity of Berkshire students. instructional environment.
March 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 BHS Conferences 4-7pm 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 S 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 BE Spring Carnival End of the grading period 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 No School- Spring Break No School- Spring Break No School- Spring Break No School- Spring Break No School- Spring Break 31
Travel Abroad with Berkshire District Highlights There are many travel abroad options #chooseberkshire open to students at Berkshire. A trip abroad is offered almost every year by Spanish teacher, Tracy Rea and English/Technology teacher, Meghan Clubs & Activities at the Hull. In 2012 students went to Costa Rica, in 2013 to Dublin, London and Junior/Senior High School Paris, in 2014 to Spain, in 2015 to Italy and Greece, and in 2017 to Ireland, En- H.S. Student Council gland, and Scotland. Recently in June J.H. Student Council 2018, students went to Peru and a National Honor Society 2019 voyage to Spain, France and Italy Junior National Honor Society is up next. Students who travel abroad Spanish National Honor Society come back more mature and globally C.A.R.E. Team aware. AC4P Teen Institute Successful Relay for Life Sports Programs Yearbook Student Newspaper H.S. PenOhio Berkshire has a history of successful J.H. Power of the Pen sports programs. In the last three years, our small school has had 14 CVC Conference Pep Club Championships, five district championships, Band and one state champion. Over 40% of Choir the student body participates in the Badgerettes sports program. There is a solid tradition Art Club of excellence amongst Berkshire athletes, Thespians especially in cross country, volleyball, Drama/Stage Crew and basketball. Most recently, last fall Bowling Club season, the girls varsity soccer team won Science Olympiad its first CVC championship and had an Chess Club (new this year) undefeated season, and the girls volleyball team were CVC champions.
April 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 No School- Teachers Only 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 BHS Spring Musical BHS Spring Musical 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 BHS Spring Musical No School-Holiday 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 No School- Teachers Only BE Kindergarten Music Program 6pm 28 29 30
District-wide 1:1 Technology The Mission Students in grades 7-12 are all equipped with 1:1 devices. This year, students in grades 7-9 have Chromebooks and those #chooseberkshire in 10-12 have iPads equipped with multi- ple valuable educational apps. Students in grades 1-6 also have 1:1 Chromebooks available to them in the classroom for daily use and kindergarteners have iPads for classroom use. Berkshire is committed to implementing blended learning and pre- paring students for 21st century learning and careers. As we move forward, technology and Project Based Learning will be in increasing focus for Berkshire students . New Makerspaces in all 3 Buildings In 2018, with the help of grant money from Key Bank, all three buildings out- fitted new makerspaces equipped with 3D printers, vinyl printers, 3D carving machines, and laser engravers as we To maximize each continue to increase the course selec- tion and rigor of the science, technolo- student’s potential as gy, and math courses offered and move towards Project Based Learning. an individual and as Students will be encouraged to use cut- a responsible citizen ting edge technology in the classroom to solve problems and explore and engage in STEM topics in the primary, middle and high school.
May 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 BE Music Program Last day for Seniors doing Prom (grades 1 & 2) Shadow Project 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Senior Shadow Project BE Artists & Authors Relay for life Begins Night 6pm Teacher Appreciation Week 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 BHS Choir/Band Spring 8th Grade D.C. Trip 8th Grade D.C. Trip 8th Grade D.C. Trip Concert LE Spring Concert/Night BE Band Program 6pm Senior Shadow Project of the Arts (grades 4-6) Ends 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 LE 6th Grade Promotion BE 6th Grade Promotion Last Day for Seniors 6pm 6pm ACC Graduation 12 pm 26 27 28 29 30 31 No School- Memorial 6th Grade Camp Graduation 7pm 6th Grade Camp 6th Grade Camp Day 6th Grade Camp
Senior Shadow Project Our Vision Started in 2015, each year seniors who are about to graduate from Berkshire High School have the opportunity to #chooseberkshire participate in the Senior Shadow Project in which they shadow a professional for two weeks in a field of interest to them. In the past couple years, we have had seniors shadow at NASA Glenn, the Cleveland Indians, Senator Sherrod Brown’s office, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, and The First Energy Perry Nuclear Power Plant, as well as many places right here in the immediate community. This is an excellent opportunity for students to network and get exposure and experi- ence in a field of interest. Drama at Berkshire Every fall Berkshire Thespians stage a play and each spring they produce a musical. In the past couple years, they have produced Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, and Harvey, Little Wom- en and The Addams Family. This year they will stage Anne Frank in the fall. Berkshire Schools: The Thespians have also invested in Career Ready, updating their lighting and sound this past year with a significant investment College Ready, in equipment to make the shows more enjoyable as well as overhauling the Future Ready. wings and under stage areas for better set storage.
June 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last Day for Students Teachers’ Last Day BE Awards Ceremony BE Field Day LE Field Day LE Awards/Flag Lowering Early Dismissal (1 1/2 hr) End of Grading Period 9 10 11 12 13 ++14 15 Berkshire Europe Trip (Spain, France, Italy) -------> 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Why is Berkshire a great place to go to school? #chooseberkshire Ledgemont One thing that makes Elementary is like a One quality that makes Berkshire has a tight-knit Berkshire such a great school is jigsaw puzzle. We’re Berkshire a great school is its community and a sense of that we have outstanding teachers. Teach- all unique pieces that welcoming and inclusive family. Even though I am not ers who are fantastic at not only expanding fit together to make an environment. The students from here, I have always our knowledge, but are always there for you educational know that we care about felt very welcomed. if you need it outside of school. ~Ky Bow- masterpiece. them and their futures. ~Jill Jaskiewicz, man (Senior) & Matt Politzer ~Lauren Girdler, ~Maria Koler, English Teacher Language Arts Teacher (Junior) Elementary Teacher We love the fact that our I believe Berkshire deliv- In truth, most of the district encourages us I love ers quality education on a At Ledgemont, people can be quite friendly. to think outside the box the passion personal level. Our we are a family. We all Often when talking or joking and values our input. It and kindness the students and staff develop bring different pieces and around, instead of being standoffish, makes our job easier to students & teachers professional different styles together to help people will often join in and create have such a supportive have. Whether its relationships designed to each other and our students. a great atmosphere. staff and administration! ~Robert O’Conke, Junior the love for a sport create an environment We play off of each other’s Our parents are amazing strengths and pick each other up. or knowledge, they that is informative and and we couldn’t do it welcome one another inviting to students. The ~Stephanie Svigel, without them. Elementary Teacher I have been lucky to teach with open arms. members of the Social Mary Jo Maxwell, at Berkshire School District ~Daisy Yoder, Studies Department focus Elementary Teacher for the last 22 years. I love the Sophomore on maximizing each small community atmosphere since student’s potential as Everyone feels welcomed and knows that they I’m a local girl from Geauga County. members of the are cared for at Burton Elementary. Our Burton Elementary is a wonderful place to community and the principal, teachers and staff are supportive of teach because of the hardworking teachers leaders of tomorrow. I love the amazing one another as we work together for the and staff, supportive administration, ~Eric Higgs, teachers here to lead me common good of our students. A positive and fabulous kids. It truly is my Social Studies Teacher in the “write” direction. school-wide approach is used to model and “home away from home!” I believe it is an incredible practice social growth in our students. Passion ~Tricia Lunardi, community to be a part of for the education and safety of the students Elementary Teacher and I hope to come back The Science department under our care is the driving force behind after college. and the English Department are each and every staff member at Burton ~Gennah Brown, The friendly community makes wonderful. They are amazing teachers. Elementary every day. Sophomore Berkshire feel safe and is admirable. ~The 8th period Media Center Group ~Janet Duns, Elementary Teacher ~Dani Zilka, Sophomore
July 2019 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Berkshire Schools: Career Ready, College Ready, Future Ready. #chooseberkshire
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