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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>

IHS Career Day Dec 7, 2019 career day

Butler Intermediate High School students recently participated in Career Day. Tricia Pritchard, Adjunct Professor and Workforce Development Trainer at  Butler County Community College,  spoke to 9th grade students about career awareness and career decision making. Several Butler Senior High School students joined Ms. Pritchard in her presentation. The SHS students reflected on their experience at the Intermediate High School and offered words of wisdom to current 9th graders. Thank you to Ms. Pritchard for her impactful presentation!

Twenty speakers from a variety of careers visited the Intermediate High School to speak to 8th grade students about their careers. A special thank to all of the presenters who took time out of their day to participate!

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Cart Dec 7, 2019 Bitty and Beau’s coffee cart

Sophia Cooper, 3rd grader at Northwest Elementary School and Bitty and Beau’s coffee cart owner, recently brought her cart to school. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee shop is a franchise run by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

IHS Student Earns 2nd Place in the NCW Poetry Contest Dec 7, 2019 Poster Contest

Eighth grader David Krainbucher received a second place in the NCW Poetry Contest in the 6-8th grade category! His science teacher is Mrs. Veronica Sankey.

Care Packages for the Troops Thank You! Dec 5, 2019 Care Packages for the Troops

Thank you to everyone who made our Care Packages for the Troops a huge success! Butler Middle School sent 328 care packages to our troops oversees! 

The Golden Tornado Marching Band NYC Trip Dec 3, 2019 Marching Band

The Golden Tornado Marching Band visited New York City in November. Highlights of their trip included seeing Frozen on Broadway, the National Geographic Encounter - Ocean Odyssey, Time Square, Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, and a dinner cruise on the Hudson.

Despite the rain and cold, the band received a warm welcome at the Stamford Connecticut Parade.  You can see their performance by clicking on the link below at the 53 minute mark.

https://www.facebook.com/173258076089827/posts/2606366889445588?sfns=mo 

View more photos on Flickr>

Project Hang Tough Nov 26, 2019 Project Hang Tough

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. This year at the Intermediate High School participated in Project Hang Tough. The goal of Hang Tough is to fill stockings with items that can be gifted to cancer patients. The stockings are then handed out in local cancer institutions in December. Over the course of the last week, the Intermediate High School collected a total of 125 stocking (and also have 2 heaping rubbermaid containers full of items to finish stuffing more stockings). 

Center Avenue Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2019 Center Ave Thanksgiving

Center Avenue Community School students, parents, faculty and staff enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast! View photos on Flickr>

Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives EITC Donations Nov 21, 2019

Three local businesses have made generous contributions to the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit  (EITC) Program. Nextier Bank donated $20,000, First National Bank donated $5,000, and UPMC donated $1,000.

The donations will be used to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education at Butler Area School District.

Please visit the Scholastic Foundation Website at https://www.goldentornadoscholasticfoundation.org/ to learn more about EITC and STEAM.

Community Committee for School Organization Recommendation Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, shared the recommendation of our Community Committee for School Organization at the School Board meeting on November 18.

The Community Committee for School Organization met four times before making a recommendation.

The report details Butler Area School District’s school organization process to date as well as a recommendation from the Community Committee for School Organization.

Click to view the report>

Ned Show's Kindness Adventure Nov 18, 2019 Ned Show

Students at McQuistion, Northwest and Summit had the opportunity to participate in the Ned Show’s Kindness Adventure Assembly. Using storytelling, music, interactive videos, illusions and more, the program took students on an international adventure to demonstrate how they can create a positive and caring school climate by showing kindness, respect and acceptance.

Our other elementary schools will have the opportunity to participate later in the school year.

BASD Educators Recognized by Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay Nov 12, 2019

On Wednesday, November 6th, members of Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay, and their
younger brothers, the members of William C. Graham Manor Order of Squires, held a special
ceremony and reception recognizing outstanding educators in the area, including several from Butler Area School District!

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