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Senior Career Readiness Day Seniors in the Class of 2017 spent a day at Kent State Geauga on Friday, November 11th participating in the third installment of the Career Readiness program sponsored and organized by Geauga Growth Partnership. Students learned about soft skills, participated in team building exercises, and had their choice of small group mini-workshops to attend … Read more

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Spanish students visit Burton Elementary On the morning of November 4th, Berkshire High School Spanish IV students visited Mrs. Paul’s class at Burton Elementary and read Cinderella in Spanish to eager kindergarten students. Afterward, the high school students colored Cinderella pictures and sang the alphabet in Spanish and danced to Spanish music with the kindergarteners. This yearly … Read more

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Berkshire 8th Graders’ Career Readiness Exploration On Tuesday, November 1st, Berkshire 8th Graders participated in a career readiness exploration program sponsored by Geauga Growth Partnership in which they explored several local businesses to learn what they do and how they operate with the goal of inspiring students to think about possibilities for their future. Students toured Great … Read more

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BHS students go to OSU’s Stone Laboratory in Put-In- Bay A few Berkshire students had the opportunity to attend a bird banding experience at Black Swamp Bird Observatory and a two-day aquatic science field trip program at Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory in Put-In-Bay with high school science teacher Mrs. Katie Ritts. Students participated in a two … Read more

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Sixth Graders Soar High at the Geauga County Airport Sixth grade students from Burton Elementary worked in pairs to design (with scaled blueprints), build, and modify a model plane which culminated in a field trip to the Geauga County Airport on September 29th. Each pair was required to start with a 2 liter bottle fuselage, which then … Read more

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Berkshire AC4P Kicks Off 2016/17 Initiatives by Abby Carlson, Badger Pause Editor & AC4P Member Actively Caring for People, or more lovingly referred to as AC4P, is a club offered here at Berkshire where students learn how to put others before themselves. With respect, love, acceptance and compassion, AC4P builds friendships and families, helping to create an empathetic … Read more

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Burton 4th Graders Visit The Wall That Heals It’s often difficult to teach history to young children who haven’t yet experienced much of the world, but fourth grade social studies and science teacher at Burton Elementary, Mrs. Wadsworth, found a way to make history come alive with the visit of The Wall that Heals, a … Read more

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Burton Elementary Second Graders Write Their Own Tales As a follow up activity to reading Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant for their Summer Reading Book, Burton Elementary second grade teacher, Mrs.Starr, had each 2nd grader bring their favorite stuffed animal to class on Tuesday, August 30th in order to inspire them to create their own adventure stories. There were stuffed bears, cats, rabbits, … Read more

Carol Leikala Receives eXpressions Teacher Celebration Award

Carol Leikala, art teacher at Berkshire Junior/Senior High School and 30+ year educator, was recently awarded the eXpressions Teacher Celebration Award from Cleveland Clinic eXpressions, an education initiative that engages Ohio students in the creative exploration of science and medicine.  She was recognized for over 5 years of dedication to the program through which students interpret research studies to produce … Read more

United Way Summer News – August 2016

Poverty Simulation United Way Services of Geauga County hosted a poverty simulation on July 28 at the Kent State University campus in Burton, Ohio. Facilitated by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the simulation allowed volunteers and participants to experience what it is like to live in poverty in Geauga County. The event simulated a month … Read more