Elementary Book Fair


Elementary Library will be hosting the Enchanted Forest Book Fair from September 4th, 2018 to September 10th, 2018. You can shop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 daily, on Family Night, September 5th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, and on-line from August 29th, 2018 to September 11th, 2018. (scholastic.com/fair)

We also need parent/family volunteers. Call Laurie Patterson at 740-746-9668 ext 136 to sign up! Continue Reading Elementary Book Fair

District Calendar for 2018-19


The district calendar has been updated for the 2018-19 school year. You can find it under the district info tab. Continue Reading District Calendar for 2018-19

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19

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Berne Union elementary will be holding their annual kindergarten registration this year on March 5-9 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm each day. Click Read More to find out more information. Continue Reading Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19

Letter to parents RE: Threat 11/9/2017


Dear Parent(s) and Berne Union Community;

We are writing to keep you informed of a serious issue that occurred at Berne Union High School.

On Thursday, November 9, after school hours, Berne Union High School was made aware of a threat against the school. Upon learning of the threat, Berne Union administrators immediately reported this to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department. Based on our communication with local law enforcement, the situation was handled and is being further investigated by the deputies. Since individuals were taken into custody and due to the action taken by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, we believe that school did not need to be cancelled on Friday, November 10. Continue Reading Letter to parents RE: Threat 11/9/2017

Chromebook Pickup and Orientation

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we draw closer to the start of the school year, I would like to make you aware of changes made to the Chromebook program for this year. Below is a list of times and dates for you to pick up your child’s Chromebook as well as the high school orientation schedule. In order to pick up the Chromebook the following items must be completed…. Continue Reading Chromebook Pickup and Orientation

2017-18 School Supply Lists

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The 2017/18 School Supply lists have been posted. Please check under your schools tab for your child’s list.  Continue Reading 2017-18 School Supply Lists

Kindergarten Registration for the 17-18 School Year

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Berne Union elementary will be holding their annual kindergarten registration this year on March 13-17 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm each day.

If you have a child or know a child who will be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017 … Continue Reading Kindergarten Registration for the 17-18 School Year

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Parent/teacher conferences are being held next Thursday, Feb 16, after school and next Friday, Feb 17, in the morning. Please be aware that there is no school for students on February 17th as conferences will be held during normal school hours.

If you would like to schedule a conference and have not yet done so, please contact your child’s school to setup an appointment. Continue Reading Parent/Teacher Conferences

Elementary Book Fair

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The Elementary “Bookaneer” book fair will be held from Tuesday, Sept 6th through the 9th from 9am till 3:30pm. Family night will be Thursday the 8th from 6 to 8 pm. Stop in and join us. Continue Reading Elementary Book Fair

High School Orientation and Chromebook Distribution


This year, we will be combining our High School orientation days with our Chromebook distribution for 5th – 12th grade students. Click read more to find out your child’s (5th – 12th grade) scheduled date and time. Continue Reading High School Orientation and Chromebook Distribution

2016-17 Elementary School Supply Lists Posted

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The 2016-17 Elementary school supply lists have been posted … Continue Reading 2016-17 Elementary School Supply Lists Posted

2016 Biddy Football Camp

Do you have a child or know a child in grades 1-5 that is interested in Biddy Camp? Registration will be held May 23 – 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm in the Berne Union Community Room. Click Read More for more information. Continue Reading 2016 Biddy Football Camp

Read Across America

Last week in celebration of Read Across America, Berne Union football players had the opportunity to read to some of our elementary classrooms . Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of … Continue Reading Read Across America

Sugar Grove Field Trip

Last week, the 3rd grade classes had the opportunity to take a field trip around Sugar Grove to learn more about the town and its history. Click “Read More” to view some of the images from that trip. Continue Reading Sugar Grove Field Trip

Crater Experiment

As part our our third grade science program, Berne Union students had the chance to learn and analyze how craters are made through a scientific experiment. You can see this experiment in action by clicking read more. Continue Reading Crater Experiment

Rock Study

Mrs. Garber’s class has been studying metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks as well as properties of rocks and the rock cycle. The children had a great time demonstrating how magma (melted rock) comes up through a volcano as lava to cool and harden as igneous rock. The children also discovered a chemical reaction that fizzed and had an odor from two different chemicals being mixed. Continue Reading Rock Study

Rockets Youth Basketball Registration


Register your 3rd-6th grader for the 2015-16 Basketball Season! Registration are due Oct 13th! You can register the following ways: Continue Reading Rockets Youth Basketball Registration


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For the past several years, Berne Union has utilized an emergency calling system called OneCallNow to keep parents, students and staff up-to-date on the latest happenings at Berne Union. If you would like to receive these phone calls, please make sure that your child’s school office has the correct phone number for you on file. Without it, we can’t add you to the system. If at any time your number changes, please keep us up to date so we can make sure you get the calls when you need them. Thank you! Continue Reading OneCallNow

Elementary Book Fair is Coming

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Berne Union elementary will be holding their monster book fair August 31st through Sept 4th. Make sure you join us Family Night on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 6-8pm. We will see you there.

For more information check out our website at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=berneunionelementaryschool1 Continue Reading Elementary Book Fair is Coming

August Lunch Menus Posted

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The August breakfast and lunch menus have been posted. You can find out what we will be serving by heading to your child’s schools tab and clicking the corresponding link. Continue Reading August Lunch Menus Posted

School Lunch Info and Pricing

This is an important message about school lunches and pricing for 2015-16 school year. Continue Reading School Lunch Info and Pricing

School Supply Lists

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The 2015-16 School Supply Lists have been posted. You can find the lists under the Parent tab on our website. If you would like the elementary list, you could also click here. If you want the high school supply list, you could also click here. Continue Reading School Supply Lists

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. Continue Reading Fun Day

Elementary/High School Collaboration

Jessica Wright and Lori 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. Continue Reading Elementary/High School Collaboration

Biddy Football Camp

Berne Union will be holding a biddy football camp children entering grades 2 through 6 for the 2015-16 school year. The Camp will be June 29th – July 1st from 6-8 pm on the Berne Union High School practice field. For more information and cost of the camp click Read More. Continue Reading Biddy Football Camp

Every Minute Counts

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Fun and involved lessons are important when teaching children. However, what makes just as much difference is putting in the extra effort to ensure one student understands what is being taught-even with 5 days left in the school year! Kudos to Stacey Carlo for making a difference! Continue Reading Every Minute Counts

Kindergarten Program

If you missed the Kindergarten program yesterday, you can view the video here. Please feel free to let others know if they missed it. Continue Reading Kindergarten Program

Marathon Pipeline LLC Presentation

Last week, the 3rd grade classes had the opportunity to attend a safe digging program by Marathon Pipeline LLC where they learned to call 811 to have markings posted for safe digging. Students also received a pizza party next on Tuesday and submitted their posters to be entered in for a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Walmart with one winner being chosen per third grade class! Continue Reading Marathon Pipeline LLC Presentation

Preschool Buddies

Mrs. Harris’ third grade class and Mrs. Smith’s preschool class met with their buddies to do a personal narrative introduction prompt on how they helped either someone else or an animal. The preschool students told their buddy how they helped someone or something while their buddy wrote down the introduction to the prompt. Finally, the preschooler illustrated it! Continue Reading Preschool Buddies

Wahkeena Nature Preserve Trip

This trip was at Wahkeena Nature Preserve over the study of living things which consisted a Pond Ecosystem where students had the chance to use nets to search for living things and identify with cards what they got. They also went on a discovery hike and in the Nature Center to look at living things and hold a rat snake! Continue Reading Wahkeena Nature Preserve Trip

HOPE CPR Demonstration

Today our fourth graders participated in the HOPE (Hands-Only Practical Experience) CPR demonstration presented by the Fairfield Medical Center Snider Cardiovascular Institute. They learned valuable life saving techniques to help them if they are ever in a situation where someone needs HOPE CPR or the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Continue Reading HOPE CPR Demonstration

4th Grade Statehouse Visit

The fourth graders had the opportunity to visit the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Thursday, May 21st. The students were able to see where the vital business of state government is conducted that they have been studying about this year. Also during our visit … Continue Reading 4th Grade Statehouse Visit

Berne Union 100th Year T-Shirts

The Berne Union Music Boosters are holding a fund raiser for the annual Stars and Stripes Festival in Sugar Grove. This year, we are celebrating Berne Union’s 100th year. In honor of this milestone, the boosters are selling Berne Union 100th year t-shirts. If you would like to order one … Continue Reading Berne Union 100th Year T-Shirts


During a recent lesson on electricity, Mrs. Chapman’s and Mrs. Gerardi’s classes got together to build a closed circuit using batteries, light bulbs, wires and various conductors. It was a concept based on the new common core standards that offered a great hands on opportunity for the students to see real world applications of electricity. Check out the pictures! Continue Reading Circuits

Long Division

Technology has become an integral part of the modern classroom. By utilizing it effectively and blending strategies to reach different learning styles, it becomes easier to engage more students and create a fun and memorable learning environment. It the video below, you will see Mrs. Harris’ class using a combination of online videos and singing to learn long division. By using the tune of a popular song (“Ho Hey”) by the Lumineers and changing the words, students take a difficult subject and are able to learn concrete principals that can be applied to long division in a fun way. This is just one strategy used to take a hard subject and make it enjoyable for the students. Enjoy! Continue Reading Long Division

Making Math Fun

Learning math is a difficult task for many students. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Continue Reading Making Math Fun

Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, April 1 was Wacky Wednesday in Berne Union’s Kindergarten classes. Students had the chance to wear their clothes backwards, mismatched, wacky hats, messy hair or anything else completely wacky today. The kids had a blast! Continue Reading Wacky Wednesday

Buddies Working Together

It’s always better to work with a partner. In Mrs. Gerardi’s and Mrs. Saunders’ classes that is what happens. Each year students are assigned a “buddy” from a different grade. The students get together several times throughout the year (about once a month) to do a project with their buddies. They write letters/cards to each other, do an Oreo science investigation activity, work on crafts and other various activities throughout the year. Continue Reading Buddies Working Together

5th & 6th Grade Field Trip

After all of the testing that had to be done this year, sometime it’s nice to let the kids unwind a little. Recently, our 5th and 6th graders went on a field trip to relax from all the testing they went through. It was a day filled with bowling, hiking at Alley Park, and lunch at Golden Corral. Thanks to the PTO and Mr. Templin, the kids had a great day! Continue Reading 5th & 6th Grade Field Trip

April Lunch Menus Posted

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The April school lunch menus have been posted under the corresponding school tabs. If you would like to see what lunches will be served throughout the month of April, please check under your child’s school tab. Continue Reading April Lunch Menus Posted

Photos from Awards Ceremony

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Here are a few photos from yesterday’s Elementary awards ceremony. Hope you enjoy! Continue Reading Photos from Awards Ceremony

End Of Year Assessments

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Dear Parents,

All students in grades 3-6 will take the state of Ohio’s End of Year (EOY) Assessments, in the areas of Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, beginning this April.

Our test schedule will be as follows: Continue Reading End Of Year Assessments

3rd Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

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The following students had perfect attendance the 3rd nine weeks. Congratulations! We know that it is difficult to get perfect attendance. Great job. Continue Reading 3rd Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance

3rd Nine Weeks Good Citizen Award

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The following students have received the good citizen award for being extra helpful and courteous. Please join us in congratulating them! Continue Reading 3rd Nine Weeks Good Citizen Award

3rd Nine Weeks Effort Roll

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The following students should be congratulated for showing tremendous effort this nine weeks. The work you put in and the effort you apply doesn’t go unnoticed. Congratulations! Continue Reading 3rd Nine Weeks Effort Roll

Elementary 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

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Please join us in congratulating our Elementary Honor Roll students. They did an amazing job this nine weeks. Keep up the good work! Continue Reading Elementary 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Berne Union Supports Epilepsy Awareness

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Yesterday, the staff and students showed their support for Epilepsy Awareness by wearing Purple. It was a great turnout for a good cause. Thank you to all that participated. Continue Reading Berne Union Supports Epilepsy Awareness

You need to update your Kroger Community Rewards

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Thank you to all who have signed up for Kroger Community Rewards! If you haven’t signed up, now is a good time. If you have already enrolled, it is time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. In order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2015 to April 30th 2016 year, you need to re-enroll in the month of April. Continue Reading You need to update your Kroger Community Rewards

Open Enrollment Forms


Open Enrollment forms will be mailed by April 15, 2015. If you are not currently attending Berne Union through open enrollment but would like to inquire about this, please call Jodi Poling in the District Office at 740-746-8341 for an application to be mailed to you. Continue Reading Open Enrollment Forms

Kroger Community Rewards


You can help your school out by doing what you already do. By signing up for Kroger Community Rewards a portion of your purchases goes back to your local school. Every penny counts and we are counting on you. Continue Reading Kroger Community Rewards

Immunization Required

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Immunization required for 7th grade enrollment. In order to remain compliant with state law, the school must have record of the booster dose Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) in the student’s health chart prior to 7th grade enrollment. Continue Reading Immunization Required