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Food Service for Cyber/Remote Learning Students Jan 30, 2021 food service

All BASD students are eligible to receive two meals a day, five days a week for free through the remainder of this school year. In addition, any child under the age of 18 who resides in the Butler Area School District may also receive free meals. Learn more.

Students who attend school in person will receive their meals at school. Students who are learning remotely may pick up their meals. Students who are in the secondary COHORT model will receive their meals at school on the days they are learning in person and may choose to pick up their meals for the days when they are learning remotely. 


2021 VirtualĀ FAB Showcase is Here! Apr 11, 2021 FAB Showcase

The 2021 Virtual FAB Showcase is here!  Please use the following link to access the Virtual FAB site on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

Let the Show Begin . . . it’s only a click away! Click to access the 2021 Virtual FAB Showcase


A Message from the Superintendent -- April 9, 2021 Apr 9, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

As we enter the final nine weeks of the school year, I want to thank you for your flexibility and assistance in helping us to try and operate as normally as possible.  We continue to need your help. Butler County’s covid numbers have increased to the substantial range for the last two weeks. My ask of you is if your child feels ill or has symptoms that could be COVID related, please keep him or her home until you consult with a medical professional.  

Five Instrumental Students Accepted to PMEA All-State Conference Apr 8, 2021 PMEA ALL-STATE

Five instrumental students auditioned and were accepted to the PMEA All-State Conference this year! Congratulations!

PMEA All-State Concert Band:

  • Nathan Gallagher - Trumpet  (Senior)
  • Juli Bish - French Horn (Senior)
  • Camden Rockcastle - Trumpet (Senior)

PMEA All-State Vocal Jazz

  • Hunter Karenbauer - Drum Set (Senior)

PMEA All-State Orchestra

  • Arianna Angert - Cello   (Junior)
BASD Students Receive PA Junior Academy of Science Awards Apr 8, 2021 PJAS

Seventeen students in grades seven through twelve represented Butler Area School District at the regional meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS). Eleven of those students qualified for the state meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science on May 19, 2021!

Easter Egg STEM Apr 8, 2021 Easter STEM activity

Mrs. Rensel's first grade class at Connoquenessing Elementary School had a great time completing Easter Egg STEM activities this week. They stacked eggs and measured the height of their towers. Next, they searched for plastic eggs outside then tried to build an arch with eggs and play-doh Finally the students created peep boats. 

Family Code Night! Apr 5, 2021 Code Night

Elementary School families are invited to attend a free virtual Code Night on April 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This is a free, fun and valuable experience for students in grades K-5 and their families. No sign up is required. No coding experience is needed. Just join the livestream and get ready to have some fun! 

Learning Pathway selection for Grades K-6 Apr 5, 2021 Grades K-5 Learning Pathway

As we plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we want to ensure we are in the position to meet the individual needs of all of our students and families. This includes once again offering a traditional brick and mortar in person instruction learning pathway as well as the BASD Cyber Learning Program, which is fully online. 

Learning with Lambs Apr 1, 2021 learning with lambs

Mr. Dave Andrews, BASD Instructional Coach for Student Engagement, is passionate about creating unique learning opportunities for our students and making learning fun! As part of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program, students were rewarded for their positive behavior with a visit from Mr. Andrews and his lambs! 

IHS Students Make Sensory Bags for McQuistion Students Apr 1, 2021 student with personalized sensory bag

Mrs. Lindsey Walker’s Family & Prenatal class at the Butler Intermediate High School created custom weighted lap bags for students in Mrs. Kelly’s class at McQuistion Elementary School. 

These sensory bags will be used by the elementary students to help with stress and anxiety, and to help bring calmness with the texture and weight.  

McQuistion Students are Ready for Spring! Apr 1, 2021 students start pollinator garden

McQuistion student and staff are ready for spring! The students recently started the school's new pollinator garden with help from Mr. Andrews. Students have also been working hard to beautify the courtyard. They love to help wake up the outdoor classroom! Students love to spend time in the garden to see what has sprouted and pick away the dried remnants of last year.

Thank you to all of the students and staff for the work they are doing to keep McQuistion Elementary School beautiful! 


9th Grade Student Wins Logo Contest Mar 31, 2021 FAB Logo

Nicholas Kilgore, a 9th grade student, designed this year's FAB Showcase logo! Nicholas competed against IHS and SHS Photography and Graphic Design students to win the logo contest. Congratulations, Nicholas! 

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