Students in two IV Form English classes made a sweet connection to Berkshire's history when they read "Sugar Weather" by legendary Berkshire teacher Art Chase, then wrote their own syrup-inspired poems after a visit to Chase Sugaring House to witness the process first-hand. Click here to read their poems.
Eleven members of the Fly Fishing Club got an early start to the season on a recent trip to the New Hartford stretch of the Farmington River, well-known to anglers for its fish density and insect hatches. Though their prey was elusive, it was an opportunity to sharpen their technical skills and enjoy a day on the water.
It's sugaring season again at Berkshire. With sap lines strung from the maples surrounding campus and steam rising from Chase Sugar House, soon there will be fresh pints of Grade A syrup ready for consumption. Industrious helpers can cash in their sweat equity for their own stash of sweetness!
Longtime English teacher turned wooden boat builder Hilary Russell won first prize for his hybrid canoe at Mystic Seaport's prestigious Wooden Boat Show recently. Click here to learn more.
Seventy-three students and faculty took part in an annual Berkshire tradition Sunday: the Pinnacle to Pinnacle hike, a 3+ hour trek on the mountain behind campus.