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Hometown High Q Jan 23, 2020 Hometown High Q

Butler’s Hometown High Q team will be on KDKA this weekend! Tune in (or set your DVRs) for the show, which will air on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 am and again the following Saturday, February 1 at 11:30 am. 

Our team of Caitlin Rozell, Mikayla Bernhard, and Katie Knights did a wonderful job of representing Butler! Congratulations to the team!

Google Goggles Virtual Field Trip Jan 20, 2020 Virtual Field Trip

At Emily Brittain, 4th grade students in Mrs. Reges' class recently borrowed Google Goggles from our local Penn State Extension office. The students used the Google Goggles to take a virtual field trip to the United States monuments and tour the White House. This fun and unique learning experience was an extension of the 4th grade social studies curriculum. 

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Presidents Competition Jan 17, 2020 all students

Butler students put their knowledge to the test at the Presidents Competition at Slippery Rock University. This competition requires students to understand the history, politics, and events surrounding the presidents of the United States of America.

The 9-12 competition was on January 8th and the 7th and 8th graders competed on January 9.

At the 9-12 competition, Mason Grenci and Rachael Lutz were undefeated and are now qualified for the state level Tri Bowl competition!

At the 7th & 8th grade competition, Max Channells and David Krainbucher earned undefeated scores, while a team comprised of Max, David, Miles Lavery, Ardan Oniboni, and Alec Teff came in 2nd place.

Congratulations to all!

Butler Football Update -- Jan. 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Community: 

I am pleased to share that PIAA District X has approved Butler Area School District’s football program to be an associate member for the next two (2) years. This means that we will not be independent. I would like to thank District X for this opportunity for our student athletes. We look forward to being a part of the District X football community. I would also like to thank the WPIAL for their support as we rebuild our football program.

3-2-1 Competition Jan 14, 2020 321 competition

Gifted students in grades 7-9 recently participated in the 3-2-1 National Academic Challenge in the Junior High division. This group of 54 students finished 1st in the state of Pennsylvania and 1st in the nation in their division. Congratulations to all!

BMS Best Buddies Kickoff Jan 14, 2020 slime

Butler Middle School is starting their own Best Buddies Chapter. Students had fun at a kickoff event where they got to make their own slime. The Best Buddies Program was originally started at the Senior High School. The goal of the program is to bring all students together and promote inclusion. 

Learn more about Best Buddies and register for the Annual Eggstravaganza>

 

Wrestling Team Volunteers at Katie's Kitchen Jan 6, 2020 Katie's Kitchen

The Butler Wrestling Team took a day off from practice in December to volunteer to feed the homeless and those in need at Katie's Kitchen at St. Mark's Church. 

"It was a great and humbling experience for these young men," said Coach Stoner.  "It was an event well worth the day off from practice." 

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Butler Area School District's Football Program Jan 3, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Community: 

Butler Area School District has a very successful athletic program. Many of our teams make the playoffs every year.   

2016-2017 -- 16 varsity teams made the  playoffs
2017-2018 -- 18 varsity teams made the playoffs (broke our school record)
2018-2019 -- 15 varsity teams made the playoffs


Over that three year span, we have had 101 athletes go on to play a sport in college.
 
However, our football program has not thrived. The program has had 7 coaches in 21 years and has an extremely low participation rate. I have spent time looking at data related to the program, including analyzing the game stats, comparing youth football rosters to varsity rosters and reviewing participation rates in multiple sports. I have also assessed the funding of the football program as well as conducted an economic comparison of the other schools in our section. In addition, I have had informal discussions about our football program with many people. 

Butler SHS featured on Fishing University Dec 30, 2019 Fishing University

Butler Senior High School is featured on an episode of Fishing University that will debut this week! Internationally televised, thirty-three year old television show Fishing University, made Butler County home for a week to film episodes of America's original "how-to" fishing program. 

The competitive fishing show is packed with "how-to tips" and "tricks of the trade: making it popular among competitive amateur and professional anglers. Fishing University will not only feature Lake Arthur and Glade Run Lake, but also highlight local dining, activities and area attractions. It will also feature a one hour program at Butler Senior High School. 

The schedule is below. All times are EST. 

ODC = Outdoor Channel
SPM = Sportsman Channel
WFN = World Fishing Network

Monday, Dec. 30 on SPM at 10:00 am
Tuesday, Dec. 31 on SPM at 5:30 am
Wednesday, Jan. 1 on WFN at 3:30 am
Wednesday, Jan. 1 on WFN at 11:00 pm
Thursday, Jan. 2 on ODC at 6:00 am
Friday, Jan. 3 on WFN at 12:00 pm
Friday, Jan. 3 on WFN at 10:00 pm
Saturday, Jan. 4 on ODC at 9:00 am
Saturday, Jan. 4 on SPM at 11:00 am
Sunday, Jan. 5 on SPM at 4:00 am 

BMS Career Day Dec 30, 2019 BMS Career Day

Thirty Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS) students came to the Middle School to talk about the 15 different programs offered at BCAVTS.  Students learned about entrepreneurship and all of the different trades.  Middle School students had the opportunity to interact with the Vo-Tech students and ask questions about each of their different programs. Thanks to the Vo-Tech students for visiting the Middle School!

Shop with a Cop Dec 23, 2019 Shop With A Cop

Forty-eight students had the opportunity to participate in “Shop with a Cop” at Walmart today. Officers from our local municipalities, the county and the state participated. Thank you to Walmart and our local police officers for making this special opportunity possible!

SHS Students Perform with PMEA District 5 Dec 23, 2019 SHS PMEA

Eleven students from the Butler Senior High School were selected to perform with the PMEA District 5 Honors Band.  The festival was held December 12th - December 14th at Westminster College.  The concert was December 14th at Orr Auditorium on the Westminster campus. 

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