Students in Mr. Andrews’ Fisheries Science class (also known as Trout in the Classroom) recently had a real world learning opportunity. The students formed “companies” and made a pitch to their “clients: on why they believe their company should be selected for funding of the riparian buffer project at Thorn Creek.
Butler Middle School participated in Penny Wars to help raise money for the Be Tuff Stand Up program, including t-shirts and prizes for students.
Academic teams “competed” against one another to raise the most money. Pennies and dollar bills counted toward the positive scores, while silver coins counted negatively towards the total. The competition was fierce!
Seventh grade students recently participated in team building activities with our Starfish leaders and teachers.
The National Character Education Foundation and the Office of Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Ellis arranged for Mr. Jon Pritikin to speak to students at Connoquenessing and Summit Elementary Schools. The assembly was part of our district-wide bullying prevention initiative.
Students in 9th and 10th grade had the opportunity to visit Kawneer Cranberry for National Manufacturing Day. Their visit included a tour of the facility, activities and a round table discussion. Thank you to everyone at Kawneer Cranberry for making this day possible!
We have been notified that the Pennsylvania State Police are using all appropriate resources at their disposal to ensure the safety of Pennsylvania’s school students. As part of their efforts, state troopers may drive through school grounds or visit the main office at a school at any time during the school day. Their hope is that the enhanced presence in Pennsylvania schools will assist in keeping our students and staff safe.
The Middle School is proud to announce that it is an official PA Fish and Boat Commission fishery! In addition, BMS is going to be a part of the Pennsylvania Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program this year.
Summit Elementary School recently received the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant to help support the school’s book room. Mrs. Cindy Michelini wrote the grant for the ELA Book Room two years in a row. Last year, the school received $2,500 and this year the school received $3,000.
Kindergarten students at Emily Brittain recently used their STEAM skills to construct boats that float. View more photos on Flickr>
Emily Brittain students recently had the opportunity to participate in the Officer Phil Program. This program provides various lessons on safety as well as character education.
Students in Mr. Waseleski's class at the Intermediate High School had a special throwback day during spirit week.
Ms. Peters, Gifted Coordinator at the Senior High School, recently took a small group of students to BC3 for the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge orientation.
The students are creating their own business model that they will present on November 5. The students will be competing against other schools. Good luck!
Butler Area School District is holding a community meeting on October 23 from 4-6 pm at the IHS to learn about a new research study and receive community feedback on what parents, students and other community leaders believe are the essentials for a quality education.
We are developing our facility plan for the Butler Area School District. Many of our schools need capital improvements -- some more than others. Prior to investing money into all eleven schools, we have decided to solicit your input to determine if our community is satisfied with how we are currently organized.
Mrs. Tanya Wilkinson, Center Township physical education teacher, received a grant from the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation to implement The First Tee National School Program.
Senior High School student Joe Atkinson has been appointed the Student Representative for the Butler Township Board of Commissioners!
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