Monthly Archives: June 2015

2015-16 Calendar


The district calendar for school year 2015-16 has now been posted. If you would like to see the calendar for the upcoming year, please choose District Info/Calendar from Berne Union’s menu bar. If you would like you could also just click the following link

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Athletic Hall of Fame Three Person Scramble

The 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Three Person Scramble will be held on Sunday, July 19th at Pleasant Valley Golf Course at 8:30 am.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in playing in the event the cost is $50.00 per person. Hope to see you there!

Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Outing Flyer 001

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Fun Day


To celebrate all their hard work this year, 1st and 2nd grades had their fun day on Tuesday, June 2. Events included an obstacle course, rubber chicken throw, frisbee toss, pool noodle relay, toilet paper toss, parachute and sack race. Check out some of the pictures from the event.


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Elementary/High School Collaboration

Mrs. Wright and Mrs. McCrady recently found themselves in an unplanned collaboration. When Wright’s students’ I AM poems were featured in the entry hallway last month, they caught McCrady’s eye.  The poems about different types of whales, featuring content-rich vocabulary learned by Wright’s 3rd and 4th grade students, became a sentence variety lesson for McCrady’s 8th graders.
McCrady’s students transformed the original poems into informational prose by varying the sentence beginnings with the use of introductory phrases and clauses. The two groups then met to share their work. During the meeting, the 8th graders taught a mini-lesson on sentence variety to the elementary students passing on their newfound skill.  This is just one of the many benefits of attending a K-12 school district.
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Congratulations, Sarah Bieber

Berne Union is proud to announce freshman SARAH BIEBER is the 2015 STEM Voice Video Competition High School Division Grand Prize Winner.
The official press release (below) announced her victory on May, 27, 2015.
The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI), a group of non-profits organized to advance education, entrepreneurship and STEM workforce development, announced the winners of the STEM Voice video competition in collaboration with MdBio Foundation (Rockville, MD,) EDUCATE Center of the iBIO Institute (Chicago, IL) and the Biocom Institute (San Diego CA).

CSBI congratulates the national middle and high school competition winners,Demetri Sedita and Sarah Bieber. Mr. Sedita, homeschooled in Tampa, FL won the East Regional and the National Middle School Competitions. Ms. Bieber from Berne Union Local Schools in Sugar Grove, OH won the Central Regional and the National High School Competitions. Mr. Sedita and Ms. Bieber’s videos were selected from over 100 submissions nationwide.

CSBI also praises the regional finalists. 2015 Regional Middle School winners for Central and West respectively are: Alexis Lemire, Oakwood Middle School, North Canton, OH and Brianna Jones, Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Regional High School winners for East and West respectively are: Linda Xiong, Dorman High, Roebuck, SC, and Ivy Gong, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.

“CSBI is proud to produce this competition for the second year in a row,” stated Liisa Bozinovic, CSBI Co-Chair and Director of the Biocom Institute. “Watching all of the creative videos showing how students reflect on how STEM plays a role in their lives and their futures, is one of the highlights for myself and the other judges. It’s inspiring to get a glimpse of our nation’s future STEM heroes.”

The Regional STEM Voice winners receive a $500 cash award. National Winners receive an additional $1,000 cash award. All competing videos are available for viewing online at on the CSBI website, and in exhibit hall pavilions at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual international convention, which will take place in Philadelphia, PA June 15-18, 2015.


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