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Flexible Instructional Days Information! Nov 11, 2019 FIDs

We have created a "FIDS" page on our website to help keep everybody informed of what to expect for our upcoming Flexible Instructional Day on November 27. Click to visit that page>

BASD Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Update for Nov. 27 Nov 11, 2019

Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians: 

Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.

Vision To Learn Mobile Eye Clinic Nov 11, 2019 vision to learn logo

Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in need. Vision To Learn will bring their mobile eye clinic to our schools and provide free eye exams to students within the next few weeks. In addition to the exam, students may also receive glasses. 

View the Vision to Learn letter to parents/guardians>

View the Vision to Learn flyer>

View the Vision to Learn consent form>

Veterans Day at the IHS Nov 11, 2019 Veterans Day at the IHS

The Intermediate High School had their annual Veterans presentation on Friday, November 8. We were honored to host speakers from the American Legion. In addition, the VFW presented a flag folding ceremony for 7th grade students.  A retired guard from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier spoke to 8th grade students.  And our very own Sgt Howard spoke to 9th grade students about his experiences in the military.  Thank you to everybody who joined us on Friday to help educate our students. And a special thank you to all those who have served or are serving our country. 

 

Iceland 2021: Parent Meeting Nov. 7 Nov 4, 2019 Meeting

We are going to Iceland -- Summer 2021!

Dear Parents & Guardians:

I am thrilled to share this travel opportunity for your student! Join us at the mandatory family meeting on November 7 at 6 pm at the Senior High School. 

School Nurse November Newsletter Nov 4, 2019

We are in the full swing of the school year and unfortunately cold and flu season are fast approaching. In an effort to be proactive, our school nurses would like to share with you preventative measures to avoid getting the flu and to minimize the spread of the flu in our schools. Click to read their November Newsletter>

BASD Instructional Coaches Featured by Prof. Institute for Instructional Coaching Nov 4, 2019 Instructional Coaches

Our own amazing Instructional Coaches were recently featured by the Professional Institute for Instructional Coaching! Congratulations to Dave Andrews, Tanya Lewis, and Karen Robb!

https://www.tpiic.org/mentor-blogs/1712/

Unified Leadership Summit Nov 4, 2019 bocce

Members of the Senior High Unified Bocce Team -- Peyton Seibert, Kenny Clark, Ethan Horne and Paris Brown-- had the opportunity to attend the Unified Leadership Summit on October 22nd at Slippery Rock University.  This year's theme was "Empower Me."   Thirty eight schools in Western Pennsylvania attended this annual event, which is sponsored by Special Olympics Pennsylvania.  We are looking forward to the upcoming bocce season and to offering more inclusive opportunities within our school.

BASD Delay and Closing Procedures Oct 31, 2019 Delay and Closing Procedures

 

The winter season will be here before we know it. I’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures. 

I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

Symphonic Spooktacular Oct 31, 2019 spooktacular

The first Symphonic Spooktacular was a lot of fun!

The event began with a "Haunted Hallway" where the children got to trick-or-treat through a decorated hallway. Next the Butler 9th Grade Orchestra performed some "spooky" favorites in the lobby followed by the Senior High Orchestra. The children were able to sit up close and enjoy the interactive concert experience. Following the performance, the children got to make a festive craft to take home.

It was a fun night of costumes, trick-or treat and music for all. Thank you to everybody who attended! 

Student Art on Display at UPMC Hospitals Oct 29, 2019 UPMC

Works of art created by Connoquenessing Elementary fourth grade students and Summit Elementary second grade students are on display at UPMC hospitals (Presby & Shadyside).

The Challenge Program, Inc. Kicks Off At Butler High School Oct 29, 2019 Challenge Program

Students at Butler High School were recently introduced to The Challenge Program, Inc. during a kick-off assembly at their school. The assembly theme was Future Influencers: #WhyNotMe. This fun assembly featuring a powerful video outlining how the Program works, reveals to students the positive outcomes to the important choices they make every day for career-readiness and success both in and beyond the classroom and how to earn cash incentives.

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