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Tyler Grade Reporting Tile Temporarily Unavailable Jan 15, 2019

We want to let you know that the grade reporting tile on the Tyler Parent Portal will be temporarily unavailable while our teachers are inputting their final grades for the semester. The grade reporting tile will be disabled on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We expect it to be available again on Thursday, January 31, 2019. In addition, digital grades and report cards will be distributed on January 31. Thank you for your patience!  

BMS Honored as a Top Performing Title I School Jan 15, 2019 BMS Title I Recognition

Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. A total of 158 Title I schools, including Butler Middle School, were selected for this honor.

Congratulations to the Butler Middle School faculty, staff and students!

A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 14 Jan 14, 2019

I am at a loss for words regarding this morning’s tragedy.  Anytime a student passes it is devastating and it impacts our entire school community.  We have made and will continue to make extra counselors available for any students and staff members who are in need of grief support. I encourage anybody in need of grief support to visit our counselors or seek help in our community.

Safe2Say Something Program Jan 11, 2019 Safe2Say Something Program

The Office of the Attorney General adopted the Safe2Say Something Program, which will be used by all school districts in Pennsylvania. Safe2Say is an anonymous reporting system that allows individuals (students, parents, teachers, staff, community members, etc.) to report anyone who may be showing signs they have the potential to carry out an act of violence at school.

Make Up Days Jan 10, 2019

Due to the power outages earlier this year, we submitted an emergency waiver request to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, at this time, we have not heard back from the state. Thus, it is necessary to schedule two make up days.

The make up dates will be:

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives Two Generous Donations Jan 7, 2019

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation (GTSF) recently received two generous donations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. NexTier Bank and Baglier Buick GMC Mazda each donated $5,000 to the GTSF in 2018. The funds will be used to support the district’s STEAM program.

Conno BEAT Assembly Jan 3, 2019 BEAT Assembly

Connoquenessing students participated in the BEAT assembly at the end of December.  BEAT stands for Behavior, Effort, Attitude, Teamwork.  Students who earned a BEAT buck and won the 10 in a row on the front whiteboard got to race the principal in the gym or eat lunch with a friend at a special table. View more photos on Flickr>

Butler Best Buddies Eggstravaganza Jan 3, 2019 Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Save the date for the Senior High School Best Buddies Program Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 13. The event includes the Easter Egg Dash (5K), Bunny Hop (1 Mi) and Easter Egg Hunt. Proceeds will benefit the Best Buddies Program. Click for more information> | Click to register>

A Surprise Homecoming at CT Dec 28, 2018

There's no place like home for the holidays. We had another surprise homecoming at Butler just before winter break. Welcome home Eric Mitchell! Thank you for your service to our country. 

3-2-1 Competition Dec 27, 2018 3-2-1 Competition

Sixty-three gifted students from Butler Intermediate High School participated in the 3-2-1 Competition and finished as the State Champions! They also had the highest score in the nation in their division.


6th Grade STEAM Project Dec 21, 2018 6th Grade STEAM Project

Students Hunter Anderson, Jacob Fulmer, Copeland Gebhart, and Edwin Wilczynski participate in Mr. Sovek’s extra S.T.E.A.M. time. The students use the CNC machine to make signs for Mr. McCool and Mr. Takacs’s aquaponics lab.

The Challenge Program Awards (2017-18) Dec 21, 2018 challenge awards

The Challenge Program, Inc. distributed financial awards to the underclassmen at Butler Senior High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service during the 2017/2018 school year. The Program partners with businesses to motivate high school students to excel and introduce them to career opportunities in their own communities. XTO Energy was the partner of The Challenge Program, Inc. at Butler Senior High School last year.

Third Grade Donates to the Humane Society Dec 21, 2018 Humane Society

Instead of doing a gift exchange, third grade students at Connoquenessing decided to collect donations for the Humane Society. 

First Grade Donates to CYS Dec 21, 2018 First Grade at Conno

First grade students at Connoquenessing Elementary donated toys to Children & Youth Services in Butler. 

Caroling for a Cure Dec 20, 2018 caroling for a cure

Sophomores Payton Cornetti, Paris Brown, Alison Altman, Kendall McLister, Sarah Fiorina, Sidney Duffy, and Sophia Lucas recently went "Caroling for a Cure." 

Their goal was to raise $300, but they ended up raising over $1000 for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh!

Watch a video of the students caroling for a cure>

Congratulations to these students! And, thank you for your generous and kind contribution to our community.

Holidays Around the World Dec 20, 2018 Holidays Around the World

Students in Miss Pernazza's social studies classes got their passports ready, packed their suitcases and boarded the plane for Holidays Around the World. Students traveled to Israel, Italy, England and Mexico to learn about each country's holiday traditions. View more photos on Flickr>

Lid Art Dec 19, 2018 Lid Art

Mr. Wolford has been working with the students in Mr. Armahizer's life skills class to create amazing lid signs and lid murals at Intermediate High School! 

BASD Placed on College Board's 9th Annual District Honor Roll Dec 18, 2018 9th annual district honor roll

Butler Area School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  

Students Visit Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Dec 18, 2018 Students Visit Sunnyview

McQuistion chorus visited Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center twice in December to sing holiday music and visit with residents. This is the fifth year that McQuistion Elementary School has coordinated outreach to our neighbors at Sunnyview.  Everyone looks forward to visiting Sunnyview -- both the residents and our students!

Growth Mindset at Connoquenessing Dec 14, 2018 growth mindset

Students in Mrs. Neff's second grade class and Mrs. Covert's third grade class at Connoquenessing recently completed a Growth Mindset lesson. Using the story "Giraffes Can't Dance," students worked to reframe their own thinking. The students also completed an art project to go along with their growth mindsets. 

FBLA Earns Top Recognition at an Academic Competition Dec 14, 2018 FBLA RLC Winners

The Butler Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization recently competed with 17 other school districts and over 1,100 students in various academic competitions with a very successful result.

Butler students earned top recognition in several categories. 

LinguiSHTIK competition Dec 14, 2018 LinguiSHTIK competition

Twenty-six Intermediate High School and Senior High School students attended the LinguiSHTIK competition at Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, December 5th.  Four of the students earned Undefeated scores, and three of our teams placed second, third and fourth in their respective divisions. Congratulations to the students! 

Bubba Show, Richard Bazzy and Summit Family & Friends Make Wishes Come True Dec 11, 2018 Be Kind

The Bubba Show, Mr. Richard Bazzy at Shults Ford and family and friends at Summit Elementary School all worked together to ensure 28 Summit families have their Christmas wishes come true!

Butler Rock Orchestra Holiday Tour Dec 11, 2018 Butler Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra recently completed their first Holiday Tour! The Rock Orchestra visited Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary and Center Township Elementary where they performed holiday hits from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as some other holiday favorites.

Tyler App on Apple Dec 7, 2018

Some iOS (Apple) users may have noticed a white screen or blank screen on the Tyler app. Tyler is aware of the problem and has fixed it by releasing a new version of the app in the Apple App Store. If you are experiencing an issue with your app, please try downloading the updated version. 

PMEA Instrumental Music Dec 7, 2018 PMEA Honors Band

Congratulations to the following students for representing the Butler Area School District in the PMEA music festivals.  

4th Annual Care Packages for the Troops Dec 7, 2018 Care Packages for the Troops

Butler Middle School successfully completed their 4th Annual Care Packages for the Troops project! This year they sent 190 boxes to soldiers overseas! Thank you to everyone who contributed to this effort! And, a special thank you to the American Legion Post 117 for paying for all of the postage.

View photos on Flickr>

Hometown High Q Dec 3, 2018 Hometown High Q

Butler Senior High School students Noah Proctor, Jordan Ray and Sophia Lex will compete on KDKA’s Hometown High Q on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Good luck to the team! 

A Surprise Homecoming Nov 21, 2018 The Nichols Family

It was a great day in Butler when Sergeant Major Fred Nichols surprised his family at school just two days before Thanksgiving. Sergeant Major Nichols had been deployed for a year with the National Guard and his family wasn't expecting him home for another two weeks. 

Red Ribbon Week Oct 30, 2018 Northwest Red Ribbon Week

The 4th grade students in Mrs. Montag's science classes participated in Plant the Promise for Red Ribbon Week with Ms.Gall from Butler County Human Services: Drug and Alcohol Program. View more photos on Flickr>

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