John Parker

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

Summer Yearbook Sale Promotion 2017

Summer Yearbook Sale Promotion

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of the Summer yearbook promotion that is going on now. Click the link to find out more. Continue Reading Summer Yearbook Sale Promotion 2017

2017 Art Show

2017 Art Show Poster

Berne Union will be holding its annual Art Show on May 16th from 6 – 9 pm in the Commons. Admission is free so please stop by and check out our students’ art work. Continue Reading 2017 Art Show

Order Your 2017 Yearbooks Today

2017 Yearbook Order

Order your 2017 yearbooks now. The deadline is June2, 2017. Visit . Continue Reading Order Your 2017 Yearbooks Today

Yearbook Spring Promotion

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Act now to secure your yearbook with the Spring Break Promotional Offer. Forms and payments are due Thursday, April 13, 2017. Click link for more details. Continue Reading Yearbook Spring Promotion

Honor Society Tapping 2017

Honor Society Tapping 2017

On Thursday, March 9, the Berne Union High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held it’s annual induction ceremony. This year, 19 students were selected for membership based on the pillars of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Congratulations to the Induction Class of 2017. Continue Reading Honor Society Tapping 2017

Honor Society Trip with Forest Rose

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In February, National Honor Society students spent a day with students from Forest Rose. We toured the school and spoke with the staff about some of the interventions they have for their students (voice devices, sensory room, swimming pool). Then, we went bowling with the students at Tiki Lanes. It was a great day with BU and Forest Rose students just hanging out together and being kids. Continue Reading Honor Society Trip with Forest Rose

Senior Baby Ads

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Senior Baby Ads for the High School Yearbook are due on Friday, March 3. Click read more to get a copy of the submission form. Continue Reading Senior Baby Ads

Upcoming Career Center Events

Click on read more to read about some of the important upcoming events at Eastland-Fairfield Career Center. Continue Reading Upcoming Career Center Events

Showboat 2017

Showboat 2017

Showboat is just around the corner. Please plan on coming to join us for an exciting event you won’t forget.

February 23, 24, 25 at 7:30
February 26 at 2:30

Price of Admission: Adults $7 Students $5 Continue Reading Showboat 2017

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conference

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

2016 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

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If you wish to pick up a purchased yearbook, call the high school office before noon (740-746-9956), provide a name, and pick it up by the end of the day. If you call later than noon, you will have to pick up the yearbook during the next school day. Continue Reading 2016 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

New Scholarship Announcement


New Scholarship Announced!

The Berne Union Veterans Committee is excited to announce the creation of the “Mike Spires Community Service Scholarship.” Mike Spires was a military veteran who continued his commitment to service after his enlisted time ended. Mike was a great leader of our community and a huge supporter of anything and everything Berne Union. To ensure his legacy, we have created this annual scholarship to be awarded to a Berne Union Senior who has exhibited the same qualities of Mike including: experience in community service and/or volunteerism as well as compassion towards others. Continue Reading New Scholarship Announcement

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

Journalism Field Trip 2016

Mrs. Mauro’s Journalism class recently visited Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication where they met with student ambassadors and toured the brand new facility. They also met with Undergrad Director of Journalism Dr. Eddith Dashielland Professors Karen Riggs and Kyle Snyder of Media Arts & Studies. After the informative and insightful meetings, the students were able to relax and enjoy a nice greasy slice of pizza from OU’s well-known Goodfella’s Pizza. This is the second year Journalism has been able to travel to Athens and once again it was a huge success. Continue Reading Journalism Field Trip 2016

Students Receive Awards

Students in Mrs. McCrady’s advanced eighth-grade language arts class were given the opportunity to enter the Letters About Literature Writing Contest for Young Readers sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Ohio came in fourth in national submissions with 2,428 entrants, who spanned the entire length and breadth of the Buckeye state. In Level II (Grades 7 & 8), there were 877 participants; 10 letters were written by Berne Union students…. Continue Reading Students Receive Awards

2016 Art Show

Come join us for the 2016 High School Art show. It will be held on May 16th from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Commons. Admission is free so come out and check out all of the amazing student work. Continue Reading 2016 Art Show

2016 Prom Information

Disco Ball

Click Read More for information about the 2016 Prom. Continue Reading 2016 Prom Information

Tax Free Yearbook

This is your chance to order your yearbook 100% tax free. Don’t miss this opportunity. Click on Read More to find out how. Continue Reading Tax Free Yearbook

High School Yearbook Order

Don’t forget to order your 2016 Yearbook!
Go to the Jostens website to order your yearbook today. Continue Reading High School Yearbook Order

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

2016 Mulch Sale

With spring fast approaching, the high school football and baseball teams will once again be selling mulch this year. Everything went very well last year and we thank all who purchased from us. The attached flyer explains the sale. We are selling the same type, colors, and bag sizes as 2015. Players have been given their ordering paperwork and will continue to try and sell until March 22nd Continue Reading 2016 Mulch Sale

Senior Baby Ads Due


If you would like to buy a senior baby ad for your graduating senior, they are due March 4, 2016. For more information, see the BU yearbook website. Click Read More to find the link directly to the yearbook website. Continue Reading Senior Baby Ads Due

Showboat 2016

If you’re looking for something fun to do this week/weekend, look no further. Stop in and enjoy all the entertainment at Showboat 2016 going on this week. Continue Reading Showboat 2016

High School Book Fair

The High School is hosting their annual book fair this week titled: “Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair”.

Please stop in and join us. You will find the information below.

Grades 5 through 12
February 22 – 26
Hours: 7:00AM – 3:00PM and
7:00AM – 9:30PM Thursday (2/25)
In the High School Media Center(Library) Continue Reading High School Book Fair

Congrats Mid State League Tournament Champs

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team. The 2016 Mid State League Tournament Champs! Continue Reading Congrats Mid State League Tournament Champs

Pictures from Deck the Halls 2015

We know that not everyone gets to see all the hard work the students put in to deck the halls every year, so for that reason, we are uploading this photo gallery for you to enjoy. The students do an excellent job every year and while there is no substitute for seeing it in person, we hope you enjoy viewing these images. Click read more to view the gallery! Continue Reading Pictures from Deck the Halls 2015

Important Dates for Seniors


Important Dates for Seniors. Click the read more link to view the list. Continue Reading Important Dates for Seniors

Art III Collaboration

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Art III students collaborated together to design & complete three large-scale paintings for the new Chromebook lab in the high school. These paintings will be a welcome addition to the room. Continue Reading Art III Collaboration

Best Band Season in History


Congratulations to our marching band! They have had the most awarded season in its history this year including 5 grand champions and 1 reserve at all of their competitions. Over the past weekend, they competed at the OMEA state finals for which they received perfect scores from all 6 judges and a superior rating. Continue Reading Best Band Season in History

Theater Field Trip

Theater Field Trip

The Theater Department took a field trip today to Otterbein University to see the production of “Much Ado About Nothing” as they gear up for “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”, the first production at BUHS in over 30 years! Make sure you catch the play November 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM. Continue Reading Theater Field Trip

Picture Retakes (High School)


High School students should have received their pictures last Friday October 9th. If you would like retakes, please note that picture retakes are scheduled for October 27th. Students/Parents may choose to have photos retaken at that time. Continue Reading Picture Retakes (High School)

Berne Union’s Theater Returns

Drama Club

Berne Union is reviving theater with the upcoming production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”, a comedic re-telling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The cast has been working since early September on the production which will be held November 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $8.00 or $5.00 for seniors or students. Continue Reading Berne Union’s Theater Returns

Yearbook Are In


The 2015 High School Yearbooks have arrived! If you wish to pick up a purchased yearbook, call the high school office before noon (740-746-9956), provide a name, and pick it up by the end of the day. If you call later than noon, you will have to pick up the yearbook during the next school day. Yearbooks are available for purchase. The cost of a single yearbook is $50.00. Cash and check are acceptable forms of payment. Continue Reading Yearbook Are In

Blood Drive

Berne Union will be holding a blood drive in the Community Room from 11am-5pm on Wednesday September 30th. Sign-up online or email Ms. Hieber at Walk-ins are welcome! Continue Reading Blood Drive

Our Superior Band

BU Band 2015-16

This past Saturday, at Lancaster High School, Berne Union’s Band participated in their first competition of the year. Not only did they win their class, but were also one of only two bands to received a Superior rating. Additional accolades included best overall effect, best percussion and best auxiliary. We are extremely proud of our band! All the time and hard work they pay off is evident as soon as you see and hear them in action. Great Job! Continue Reading Our Superior Band

Career Cruising

Berne Union students grades 7-12 are creating computer portfolios in our brand new computer lab. At the early grade levels, students will find out about career choices, take interest inventories, and do career matchmaking exercising. As they get into higher grade levels, they will match career interests with college choices and even be able to create a college folder to help them organize their search for post-secondary endeavors. Continue Reading Career Cruising

Homecoming is on Saturday September 26th

Disco Ball

Homecoming is this Saturday, September 26. The dance is from 8-11pm. Tickets are on sale this week during A and B Lunch. $5 per person. $7 at the door. Contact Maggie Mathias at with any questions. Continue Reading Homecoming is on Saturday September 26th

Graduation Year T-Shirts


Students in grades 7-12 can order a t-shirt complete with a graduation year on the back. Students can order and pay for their t-shirts in the school store or through yearbook staff members. The price of a t-shirt is $13.00. Orders and payments are due Friday, October 9, 2015. Continue Reading Graduation Year T-Shirts


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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

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

High School Orientation


We will have high school orientation on Monday, August 17 in the high school gym. Students’ grades 7-11 will meet at 6:00pm and Seniors will meet at 7:30pm. Student schedules will be distributed at this time. …. Continue Reading High School Orientation

Jostens Announcement

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This post contains upcoming important dates and information from jostens. Graduates of 2016 and their parents should check out this post for more information. Continue Reading Jostens Announcement

School Supply Lists

School Supplies

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

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

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) … Continue Reading Congratulations, Sarah Bieber

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

Zoo Trip May 2015

On May 7th, Berne Union’s Biology, Anatomy and Anatomy II classes took a trip to the Columbus Zoo to study the muscular structure of animals. The students had a fun time learning and enjoying a day in the sun. You can click on the link to view pictures from the trip. Continue Reading Zoo Trip May 2015

Honor Society at Old Man’s Cave

Honor Society at Old Man's Cave

Berne Union Honor Society went to Old Man’s Cave on Friday for their annual picnic. Students and parents hiked the trails, had a cook-out and spent the afternoon playing games. It was a much needed and well earned stress-free day before heading into final exams. Continue Reading Honor Society at Old Man’s Cave

Academic Awards Program

Berne Union will be holding its annual Academic Awards program on Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm in the Community Room. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us in celebrating the academic accomplishments of our students this year. Continue Reading Academic Awards Program

Art Show

Art Show

Berne Union will be holding an art show that will showcase student artwork from grades 7-12 that have taken an Art course this school year on May 18th from 6 – 9 pm. Over 250 pieces will be on display ranging from drawings, paintings, book arts, ceramics, & mixed media. Admission is free so join us to see some of the great talent within our school! Continue Reading Art Show

2015 Graduation Information / Senior Events

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Dear Senior Parent:

As you are well aware, graduation is rapidly approaching. Graduation will be on Sunday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are not required and the ceremony will be in the gymnasium. There will be a graduation rehearsal at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22. Attendance at this rehearsal is mandatory if a graduate is to participate in the ceremony. A luncheon will be served for our graduates in the community room following rehearsal. Continue Reading 2015 Graduation Information / Senior Events

For You

Bowling Ball and Pin Cake

Have you ever received a special gift from someone out of the blue? That is exactly what happened to a few of our teachers recently at Berne Union. Mrs. Templin’s students were allowed to choose a teacher to bake a cake for and then deliver it to that teacher. Continue Reading For You

Last Chance for Senior Baby Ads

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This is your last chance to purchase a Senior Baby ad for your child, grandchild, or someone you know who is graduating this year. If you forgot to submit a baby ad for your graduating senior, contact Ms. Chiarella ( about late payment acceptance! Continue Reading Last Chance for Senior Baby Ads

Tax Free Yearbooks

You can get your yearbook tax free if you hurry. In order to get your tax free yearbook, you have to order it directly through Ms. Chiarella ( by April 15th. Save money, by ordering now! Continue Reading Tax Free Yearbooks

Prom Information

Prom Image

Get your tickets for the Prom! This year, prom will be held on May 9th at The Lodge in Lancaster. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and the dance will begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets will be sold during B lunch April 15th- April 24th (or contact . The price includes dinner and we are not selling dance only tickets. Continue Reading Prom Information

High School Testing Schedule


The upcoming end of year state testing schedule has now been posted. Click on the read more button to see a breakdown of the schedule. Continue Reading High School Testing Schedule

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

High School 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

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Join us in congratulating our High School 3rd nine weeks honor roll students. It is quite an accomplishment that deserves to be congratulated. Continue Reading High School 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

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

Senior Baby Ads

Baby Graphic

Senior Baby Ads are due by March 6. Baby Ads are a great way to congratulate and show your love for a senior graduating in May of 2015. Parents, guardians, families, and friends can pair a photograph of a graduating senior, a photograph of the senior as a young child or baby, and a loving message within the pages of the 2015 yearbook. These are purchased at a price of $40.00. Continue Reading Senior Baby Ads