News and Events

New Coordinators for 2020-2021

Give a warm welcome too... OUR NEW COORDINATORS Gina Scalaro, Ally Ross, Jasmine Metcalf, Ting Fischer, and Connor Therrien!! In even bigger news, their mascot is... THE GIRAFFE. The giraffe represents grace, peace, individuality, protection, communication, perception, and farsightedness, all that are needed today.

2020-2021 Coordinator Announcement.mp4

Berlin Upbeat READ ALOUD

Berlin Upbeat students completed a virtual service project after their Virtual April Weekend a few weeks ago. A group of students put together READ ALOUD videos for elementary students to follow along with and listen to.

November Weekend

November weekend 2019 begins Saturday morning! 80 Upbeat students, mainly underclassmen, will be attending to learn more about the Upbeat program and what it means to serve the community.

UPBEAT Berlin Fair Ride Wristbands

Berlin Upbeat will be selling ride wristband tickets for the Berlin Fair starting Thursday August 28th until Tuesday, September 10th at each of the school offices. The ride wristband tickets are $20 and they are good for unlimited rides Friday, September 13th of the Berlin Fair. They do not cover the cost of admission if the student arrives after 2:00pm. Proceeds for the ride wristband sales go to support the Berlin Upbeat Program.

We will also be selling ride wristband tickets during the following events.

Wednesday, September 6th - BHS Open House

Thursday, September 7th - Willard Open House

Saturday, September 9th - Outside Stop and Shop (10 a.m - 1 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 3rd - McGee Open House

Wednesday, September 11th - Griswold and Hubbard Open House

During the following times we will be selling ride wristband tickets at Berlin High School.

Tuesday, September 5th 4 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6th 4 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 7th 4 - 8 p.m.

Monday, September 11th 4 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12th 2 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13th 2 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 14th 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Jack Rudy, Upbeat Director at

Please click the image below to view our flyer:

New Coordinators

On Saturday night, the Senior Coordinators for the 2019-2020 school year were announced. They will be Emma Roski, Dawson Trotman, Anna Sarrazin, Audrey Jankovich and Salvatore Cultrera. Their mascot is the Whales. Congratulations!

May Weekend

Excited to “wrap up” the school year? So are we! Next month, everyone in Upbeat will have the opportunity to attend May Weekend. The third (and final) leadership weekend of the school year is scheduled for Friday, May 10 until Sunday, May 12. Like all Upbeat weekends, it will be held at YMCA Camp Woodstock, where students will have the opportunity to participate in various team-building activities, including obstacle courses, rope climbing, and a variety of fun games! This weekend will also serve as an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time in Upbeat, and say farewell to their peers. During the weekend, coordinators for the upcoming school year will be announced (stay tuned!). Please see Mr. Rudy for more information regarding the weekend.

Upbeat Picnic

The annual town-wide Upbeat Picnic will be held the evening of May 30th at the Berlin Fairgrounds. This is a very fun event that includes free admission, hotdogs, drinks and popcorn. There will also be various raffles, bounce houses, games and much more. Upbeat students will be assisting with various activities at this event which also doubles as a fundraiser for the 31-year-old program. Musical entertainment will also be provided by the Berlin High School Chorus and Band as well as the Elementary School Chorus. More information can be found on the Upbeat Facebook page!

March Weekend Review

Read about the events of March Weekend 2019 here!

March Weekend 2019

This weekend, 70 Upbeat students will travel to YMCA Camp Woodstock in Woodstock, CT to develop leadership and public speaking skills.

Stay tuned to our social media for updates throughout the weekend!

The annual pancake breakfast is coming up soon!

Don't miss out on a great fundraiser to support the Berlin Upbeat program... There is no better way to connect with community members and have a great breakfast with friends and family.

Saturday, March 24 from 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM