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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) School District Updates Mar 15, 2020 updates

We have created a website with important information during the COVID-19 school closure.

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An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District Mar 25, 2020

An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District:

The on-going Covid-19 virus has tested everyone’s mettle and resiliency. The rapid-fire directives and decisions emanating from governmental agencies has produced an unbelievable amount of challenges for the staff, students and parents of the Butler District. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sincere respect and deep appreciation we have for our dedicated and unselfish staff in meeting these difficult challenges.

All Special Education Meetings, Events, Activities, Athletics are Canceled or Postponed Mar 17, 2020 events canceled

All meetings, events, activities and athletics are canceled as long as our school district is closed. Currently, we are closed through Sunday, March 29. Thank you for your patience. 

Special Education/ IEP Meetings
All special education meetings, including IEP meetings, that were scheduled to take place during the closure have been postponed. More information for families of special education students can be found on our COVID-19 website. Click to access>

School Board Meetings
The School Board meetings that were scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Monday, March 23 have been canceled. 

PTO and other Parent or Student Meetings
All PTO meetings that were scheduled to take place during our school closure have been canceled. 

Every parent or student meeting that was scheduled to take place during our school closure will be postponed until a later date. 

Events and Activities
All school events and activities are canceled during the school closure. Some events may be rescheduled for a later date. We will share information as it becomes available. 

Athletics
All athletic practices, games and competitions are canceled until further notice. 

 

Vote for Butler in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Competition Mar 16, 2020 what's so cool about manufacturing

Two teams of students are participating in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" competition this year. The contest is sponsored by Catalyst Connection. 

A team of 7th grade students collaborated with Keystone Ridge Design for their video. A team of 8th grade students collaborated with JSP for their video. 

Now it's up to the public to vote! The voting begins on March 16 and goes through March 20. Please vote for both of our teams as many times as possible. 

https://www.whatssocool.org/contests/pittsburgh-north/ 

(POSTPONED) Magic Gives Back -- Tickets Are Still Available Mar 11, 2020 Magic Gives Back

This event has been postponed. We will share more information when it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. 

 

Jazz Ensemble Elementary Performance Mar 10, 2020 jazz band

The Tornado Jazz Ensemble recently performed for students at three elementary schools. The students at Emily Brittain, McQuistion and Summit enjoyed seeing some of the instruments first hand and hearing the older students perform.

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After School Meals and Homework Help Mar 6, 2020

The Nutrition Group and Butler Area School District will be offering after school meals to school-age children in the community.  The program is free and open to all school-age children who were 18 years of age or younger at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 

 

Start Date: March 2, 2020

Where:  Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School

When:  Monday and Wednesday

Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.

 

For more information, contact:

Food Service Directors

Helen Walker (724) 214-3223

Lisa Montebell (724) 214-3243

Bobbi Ritts (724) 214-3221

Spring Open House Mar 5, 2020 spring open house

Families are invited to join their children at their school for their Spring Open House events. 

 

(POSTPONED) Butler Middle School
March 26, 2020
5:30-7:30 pm

** The Middle School Spring Open House event has been postponed. We will share more information when it becomes available. Thank you for your patience. **

Center Township Elementary School
May 6, 2020
5:45-7:00 pm

Connoquenessing Elementary School
April 30, 2020
6:00-7:15 pm

Emily Brittain Community Partnership & Demonstration School
May 7
6:00-7:15 pm

McQuistion Elementary School
May 5, 2020
5:45-7:00 pm

Northwest Elementary School
April 30, 2020
6:00-7:15 pm

Summit Elementary School
May 6, 2020
6:00-7:15 pm

Congratulations to the SHS Bocce Team Mar 5, 2020 boccee

Congratulations to the Butler High School Bocce team for their fifth and sixth place finishes at the Unified Sports Special Olympics Bocce tournament. This event was held at the Morrow Field House Arena at Slippery Rock University and included 17 teams from neighboring districts. Great job on a successful season and for representing the Butler Area School District so well at this competitive event!

A Message from the Butler County Superintendents Mar 4, 2020

Parents/Guardians,

The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

While there are NO confirmed cases at the District level or in Pennsylvania regarding coronavirus, we are continuing to closely monitor updates and are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations in proactively planning should measures need to be put in place. All Butler County Superintendents/Executive Director and School Nurses are maintaining regular contact with Butler County leaders, Pennsylvania Department of Health officials, Butler Health System and other health care providers to discuss official updates, share information and, if needed, to coordinate any response. We are committed to collaborating in this effort and making the best possible decisions for our students, staff and families.

"Count Me In!" Poster Contest Mar 3, 2020 count me in

Butler County Commissioners and the Butler Eagle are sponsoring a poster contest for students in kindergarten through fourth grade encouraging county residents to participate in the U.S. Census. 

Six winning entries will be selected (one top prize and five runner-up awards). They will be recognized on April 1, Census Day, at the 10 a.m. county commissioners meeting. Participation awards will also be given.

Students can pick up a poster contest canvas at their elementary school starting on Wednesday, March 4. Entries can also be submitted on 8.5x11 inch or 11x17 inch paper. Projects may use any medium including crayons, chalk, markers and paint. The slogan "Count Me In!" must be included. 

Entries are due Tuesday, March 24 and will be judged on March 30 and 31 by county commissioners. Entries can be dropped off at the Butler Eagle (514 W. Wayne St.). For more information, contact Donna Sybert, Eagle associate managing editor, at 724-282-8000, ext. 243. 

100 Days at Northwest Benefits Humane Society Mar 3, 2020 100 Days

Northwest students recently had fun celebrating the 100th day of school. 

For the second year in a row, teachers challenged the students to donate 100 or more items to the Butler County Humane Society. Our students collected and donated 607 items that were needed to help our furry friends at the shelter!

In addition, the Butler City Fire Department Union also helped us by donating $200 to shop for items used daily at the shelter! A local captain at the department even volunteered to help us shop! 

Finally, students had a fun visit from some of the pets at the shelter. 

Thank you to the Northwest students, families, faculty and staff for their generous contributions to this great cause. 

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