Several Intermediate High School students represented Butler Area School District at the PMEA Junior High District Chorus Concert at Grove City High School on January 16.
Every year the American Legion conducts an essay writing contest that is open to all students grades 7-12. The essay contest was conducted in November and a panel of teachers at the Intermediate served as judges. The winners receive a certificate as well as a monetary award from the American Legion.
Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. A total of 158 Title I schools, including Butler Middle School, were selected for this honor.
Congratulations to the Butler Middle School faculty, staff and students!
We want to let you know that the grade reporting tile on the Tyler Parent Portal will be temporarily unavailable while our teachers are inputting their final grades for the semester. The grade reporting tile will be disabled on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We expect it to be available again on Thursday, January 31, 2019. In addition, digital grades and report cards will be distributed on January 31. Thank you for your patience!
The Office of the Attorney General adopted the Safe2Say Something Program, which will be used by all school districts in Pennsylvania. Safe2Say is an anonymous reporting system that allows individuals (students, parents, teachers, staff, community members, etc.) to report anyone who may be showing signs they have the potential to carry out an act of violence at school.
Due to the power outages earlier this year, we submitted an emergency waiver request to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, at this time, we have not heard back from the state. Thus, it is necessary to schedule two make up days.
The make up dates will be:
The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation (GTSF) recently received two generous donations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. NexTier Bank and Baglier Buick GMC Mazda each donated $5,000 to the GTSF in 2018. The funds will be used to support the district’s STEAM program.
Connoquenessing students participated in the BEAT assembly at the end of December. BEAT stands for Behavior, Effort, Attitude, Teamwork. Students who earned a BEAT buck and won the 10 in a row on the front whiteboard got to race the principal in the gym or eat lunch with a friend at a special table. View more photos on Flickr>
Save the date for the Senior High School Best Buddies Program Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 13. The event includes the Easter Egg Dash (5K), Bunny Hop (1 Mi) and Easter Egg Hunt. Proceeds will benefit the Best Buddies Program. Click for more information> | Click to register>
There's no place like home for the holidays. We had another surprise homecoming at Butler just before winter break. Welcome home Eric Mitchell! Thank you for your service to our country.
Sixty-three gifted students from Butler Intermediate High School participated in the 3-2-1 Competition and finished as the State Champions! They also had the highest score in the nation in their division.
Students Hunter Anderson, Jacob Fulmer, Copeland Gebhart, and Edwin Wilczynski participate in Mr. Sovek’s extra S.T.E.A.M. time. The students use the CNC machine to make signs for Mr. McCool and Mr. Takacs’s aquaponics lab.
The Challenge Program, Inc. distributed financial awards to the underclassmen at Butler Senior High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service during the 2017/2018 school year. The Program partners with businesses to motivate high school students to excel and introduce them to career opportunities in their own communities. XTO Energy was the partner of The Challenge Program, Inc. at Butler Senior High School last year.
Instead of doing a gift exchange, third grade students at Connoquenessing decided to collect donations for the Humane Society.
First grade students at Connoquenessing Elementary donated toys to Children & Youth Services in Butler.
Students in Miss Pernazza's social studies classes got their passports ready, packed their suitcases and boarded the plane for Holidays Around the World. Students traveled to Israel, Italy, England and Mexico to learn about each country's holiday traditions. View more photos on Flickr>
Sophomores Payton Cornetti, Paris Brown, Alison Altman, Kendall McLister, Sarah Fiorina, Sidney Duffy, and Sophia Lucas recently went "Caroling for a Cure."
Their goal was to raise $300, but they ended up raising over $1000 for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh!
Watch a video of the students caroling for a cure>
Congratulations to these students! And, thank you for your generous and kind contribution to our community.
Mr. Wolford has been working with the students in Mr. Armahizer's life skills class to create amazing lid signs and lid murals at Intermediate High School!
Butler Area School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.
McQuistion chorus visited Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center twice in December to sing holiday music and visit with residents. This is the fifth year that McQuistion Elementary School has coordinated outreach to our neighbors at Sunnyview. Everyone looks forward to visiting Sunnyview -- both the residents and our students!
Students in Mrs. Neff's second grade class and Mrs. Covert's third grade class at Connoquenessing recently completed a Growth Mindset lesson. Using the story "Giraffes Can't Dance," students worked to reframe their own thinking. The students also completed an art project to go along with their growth mindsets.
The Butler Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization recently competed with 17 other school districts and over 1,100 students in various academic competitions with a very successful result.
Butler students earned top recognition in several categories.
Twenty-six Intermediate High School and Senior High School students attended the LinguiSHTIK competition at Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, December 5th. Four of the students earned Undefeated scores, and three of our teams placed second, third and fourth in their respective divisions. Congratulations to the students!
The Bubba Show, Mr. Richard Bazzy at Shults Ford and family and friends at Summit Elementary School all worked together to ensure 28 Summit families have their Christmas wishes come true!
The Butler Rock Orchestra recently completed their first Holiday Tour! The Rock Orchestra visited Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary and Center Township Elementary where they performed holiday hits from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as some other holiday favorites.
Some iOS (Apple) users may have noticed a white screen or blank screen on the Tyler app. Tyler is aware of the problem and has fixed it by releasing a new version of the app in the Apple App Store. If you are experiencing an issue with your app, please try downloading the updated version.
Congratulations to the following students for representing the Butler Area School District in the PMEA music festivals.
Butler Middle School successfully completed their 4th Annual Care Packages for the Troops project! This year they sent 190 boxes to soldiers overseas! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort! And, a special thank you to the American Legion Post 117 for paying for all of the postage.
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Butler Senior High School students Noah Proctor, Jordan Ray and Sophia Lex will compete on KDKA’s Hometown High Q on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Good luck to the team!
It was a great day in Butler when Sergeant Major Fred Nichols surprised his family at school just two days before Thanksgiving. Sergeant Major Nichols had been deployed for a year with the National Guard and his family wasn't expecting him home for another two weeks.
The 4th grade students in Mrs. Montag's science classes participated in Plant the Promise for Red Ribbon Week with Ms.Gall from Butler County Human Services: Drug and Alcohol Program. View more photos on Flickr>
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