Dear Parents and Guardians:
Although we have not yet received a final report, we have received the results of our air quality testing. They are posted to our website. You can view the test results here: https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/air-quality
Some of the results were described as “elevated” and we have received several recommendations for how to proceed. We will continue to follow all recommendations, which include keeping the air moving in the school, recleaning the univentalators, changing the filters in the univentalators and being vigilant about cleaning. At this time we have not received any recommendations that would alter our normal operation.
In addition, we intend to retest all rooms with elevated levels. As testing occurs, results will be posted to our website.
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District
It’s hard to believe that summer is already winding down and the new school year is just around the corner!
We are excited to share our annual Back to School publication with you! You can view it online here: https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/1474. You can also pick up a hard copy at your child’s Back to School night.
Incoming kindergarten students and their parents are invited to Kick Start Kindergarten! Join us at your elementary school on Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00 - 5:15 pm. Students and their parents will have the chance to learn about kindergarten, meet their teacher, take a bus trip, check out the cafeteria and more. We hope to see you there!
We want to share a number of resources that might be useful to you and your family.
• 7th Grade: Tuesday, August 20 from 9:00-11:00 am
• 10th Grade: Thursday, August 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm
Kick Start Kindergarten
• Kindergarten Only: Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00-5:15 pm
Back to School Night (formerly Open House)
• Elementary Grades 1-4: Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-6:45 pm
• BMS 5th grade: Tuesday, August 27 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• BMS 6th grade: Wednesday, August 28 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• Center Avenue: Tuesday, September 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm
• Intermediate High School: Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
• Senior High School: Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Butler Area School District is excited to introduce four new principals and two new assistant principals.
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Retired Butler Area School District teachers Ken and Luann Cherry visited Northwest Elementary School to teach second grade students about the Revolutionary War. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry have been doing re-enactments for 30 years. Their granddaughter, Penny Cherry, is a second grade student at Northwest. She has been participating in re-enactments since she was a baby.
Thank you to the Cherry family for visiting Northwest!
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The Butler Senior High Orchestra, the Butler Chamber Orchestra and the Butler Rock Orchestra all participated in the High Note Music Festival at Carnegie Mellon University in June. All three groups received the highest rating of Superior as well as a trophy!
On Friday, May 24th, 69 Butler High School Latin students traveled to Penn State University to compete in the annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League (PAJCL) State Convention. Butler took home the second place overall trophy, winning 60 awards in the academic, athletic, graphic and creative arts categories as well as winning the overall chapter spirit competition.
Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, presented his recommendation for the future organization of our schools on Monday, June 10, 2019. His recommendation is based on numerous factors, including community feedback that was gathered at the School Organization Community Forums last fall.
At this point, we are once again asking for community feedback. We hope you will take the time to review Dr. White's report and share your feedback by completing a short survey.
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Two Butler Senior High School students won prizes in the Community Leaders of Tomorrow video contest, which was sponsored by XTO Energy.
The contest allowed students to highlight local charity groups in their videos. The groups represented in the winning videos received generous donations from XTO Energy.
Forty-four Butler Area students in grades 7-12 competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition at Penn State University.
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