Superintendent's Message

August 14, 2023

Dear BU Community,

It’s time to launch our 2023-2024 school year! 

We are excited to welcome our newest Rockets – those who have moved into the district and our Pre-K and Kindergartners (Class of 2037!). We are also excited for this year’s seniors – the class of 2024, who will be the first class to graduate from our new building – and the only class in our history to spend their senior year being the bridge from our old facility to our new one! This is such a unique opportunity for these students!

I wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for everyone’s patience and flexibility both over the summer – and in advance of this school year – as we complete the construction process over the coming months. From our community partners who allowed us to park cars and busses on their property, to neighbors who have endured construction traffic and dust, to our students and staff who have been gracious about inconvenient parking and school entry, to our fall extracurricular activity participants who are being flexible about practices and competitions, I once again am reminded that we have the BEST community here at Berne Union.

Please be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages, as we are consistently providing construction updates, important school information and fun news about our students and staff. 

Thank you for being such a supportive, understanding community, as always. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Go Rockets! 

Jon Parker

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