On September 15th, Berlin Elementary Principal Ms. Kent and Assistant Principal Ms. Cataldo hosted BES’ first monthly Character Education assembly of the school year for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. It was also the school year’s first Green and Gold Day and Mountaineer pride was shining bright.
As BES Mountaineers get settled into their first month of the 2023-2024 school year, BES’ Character Education committee focused its first monthly assemblies on the character trait of respect. Respect was defined for the students as, accepting somebody for who they are, even when they are different from you, or you don’t agree with them.
During the assembly the BES Character Education team put on three different What would a Mountaineer do? skits to demonstrate what respect looks like in different scenarios throughout the school day.
Being a BES Mountaineer means being responsible, safe and respectful. Merits will again be given out this school year throughout the month by BES staff and bus drivers to celebrate students who demonstrate these traits. These students are given merits that are deposited in the Mountaineer Merit container found in the main hallway.
Principal Kent and Assistant Principal Cataldo will draw ten merit recipients (five from kindergarten to second grade and five from third to fifth grade) who will receive a prize.
Congratulations to the September Merit recipients: Emma LeBlanc, Micah Manning, and John Peterson.

Starting in the month of October, there will also be monthly Character Counts award recipients selected by classroom teachers and announced during the monthly assemblies.
Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Cataldo were excited to announce the new prize cart and that throughout the year students will be awarded with Engaged Mountaineers t-shirts when students are going above and beyond to demonstrate being responsible, safe and respectful.
Thank you, fifth grade volunteers, for doing an excellent job leading the assembly in the Mountaineer Mantra!
Mountaineers Mantra
The Mountaineers are WE!
Berlin students all agree!
We climb, we climb, we climb!
We do it every time!

BES is looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year!
Go Mountaineers!!