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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 cross-building collaboration is always a great time for everyone involved!

Pictured In Bottom Right Photo: Spanish IV students visit Mrs. Paul’s class at Burton Elementary

Honors/AP English Students Attend Workshop

On Monday, November 7th, students enrolled in Honors English III and AP Literature and Composition classes at Berkshire traveled with their BHS English teachers, Mrs. Lynn Hunter and Mrs. Carrie Kleinhenz, to Ashland University to take part in a high school workshop sponsored and presented by the Ashland University Department of English. Students chose topical sessions that they were interested in and experienced a small taste of what college English might be like. Topics they explored with Ashland faculty were satire techniques and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Potok’s The Chosen and “the meaning of life”, Langston Hughes and poetry of The Harlem Renaissance, and interpretation and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Pictured In Top Photo: Honors English students travel to Ashland University

Burton Elementary & Berkshire High School Ski Club

Enjoy the winter snow this season and join Ski Club at Alpine Valley/Boston Mills & Brandywine. This program is open to students ages 8 (by 1/1/2017) through 12th grade at Burton Elementary and Berkshire Junior/Senior High School. The deadline for online registration is Friday, December 16th (November 18th for those wishing to receive their club cards before Christmas). The Ski Club will ski/board on Fridays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm starting on January 7th and members get five consecutive weeks of lessons from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and then participants are welcome to continue visiting BMBW & AV on their designated day and time at no additional charge with their membership card. Sign up online at then go to ‘Groups & Clubs’, ‘Club Program’, then ‘Member Registration’. Login: geauga; password: member. For those with their own gear the heavily discounted member cost is $159, and for renters, the cost is $225.05. For more information email Dan Zeiler at [email protected].

Burton Elementary Veteran’s Day Ceremony

On Thursday, November 10th, Burton Elementary Principal Mandy Randles and members of the Burton American Legion Post 459 & Auxiliary presented the annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony.

American Legion members presented the Colors and sixth grader Nick Casalandra did a fabulous job singing the National Anthem for the occasion. Sixth graders Jenna Revak, Nick Kepich, and Jase Obuszewski read poems to commemorate the occasion and the sixth grade class of 2023 sang “God Bless America.” American Legion members Roy Podijil, Ron Weese, and Skip Boehnlein shared stories about the importance of the flag and what it is to be a veteran. There was a moving slideshow and the playing of Taps by teacher, Mr. Gardner, followed by the presentation of the flag to Principal Randles from the American Legion. It was a solemn and powerful occasion from which students, staff, Legion and community members all left feeling moved. Many thanks to the American Legion Post 459 & Auxiliary for your participation and support.

Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: Burton Elementary Principal Mandy Randles receives a flag from American Legion Post 459 at their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony.

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