Reading Challenge, Raising Funds: Berkshire Schools Begin

Berkshire Elementary Takes on the 50 Book Challenge

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Celebrate Cleveland State by celebrating reading! Reading well is the single greatest contributor to academic success and lifelong learning. Help us celebrate 50 years and launch the next 50 by encouraging the children in your life to read!

All children in grades three and under in Cuyahoga County, and those attending Center for Excellence and Innovation (formerly gcedc) member districts outside of the county, can meet the 50 Book Challenge by reading at least 50 different books between Sept. 19, 2014 and May 15, 2015 (or having someone else read the books to them). Exciting events, activities, and recognition for kids who meet the challenge!

Kids! Read, Read, Read! Visit your library! Ask a librarian to recommend a good book, ask a friend, ask your teacher. Keep track of the book titles. There are many ways to keep track: make a list, use Goodreads APP, or go to Submit your list according to directions on the website. Visit our website, be a Facebook friend and follow us on Twitter. How many books can you read before May? Challenge a friend or have your class challenge another.


Parents! Visit the website for lists of award-winning books or the current information on reading and literacy. Learn how to help your child grow to be a great reader. Host a family literacy night at your school or organization. See information on the website.

For more information about the 50 Book Challenge, special events and special “read along” videos, click here. The website will go live on September 19, 2014 to coincide with the 50th Celebration kickoff by the university.

Berkshire Volleyball Team Holds 2014 Volley For The Cure Game September 23


Volley for the Cure

Volley for the Cure was started by two friends in 2006 to bring awareness to breast cancer. A Volley for the Cure match is a regular season high school volleyball match that is designated as an awareness and fundraising match. The goal is to pack the stands with Pink! Players, coaches, parents and schools are encouraged to get involved.

Funds generated through a Volley for the Cure event will be donated to the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Early detection saves lives in the fight against breast cancer. By encouraging early education and awareness for the young women participating in Volley for the Cure events, we are working as a community towards the future and towards a world without breast cancer.

There will be a Chinese Auction, bake sale, and other fun events, including a 50/50 raffle.

T-shirts are on sale Tuesday, September 2, through Friday, September 12, during lunch periods in the high school cafeteria and at home volleyball games September 3 and September 9. All shirt orders must be pre-paid and the cost is $10.00 each. Students may pick up their t-shirts the week before the game. Other orders may be picked up at the door the evening of the game. Wear your T-shirt to the game on September 23 and get in free!

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