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>
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.
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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.
The Senior High School Guidance Office presented College and Career Readiness on Wednesday, November 20. The evening was dedicated to providing information to students and parents about future career and college decisions.
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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.
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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!
Dear BASD Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11:
The Senior High School Guidance Office will present College and Career Readiness on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm. in the SHS choral room. This is an evening dedicated to providing information to students and parents about future career and college decisions. School counselors will present information relevant to each grade level. Specific topics will include the PSAT, SAT, ACT exams, scholarships, college applications, financial aid and career cruising.
We hope to see you there!
The SHS Guidance Department
Congratulations to Anna Bodamer -- our first nine week STORM winner! Anna won Apple AirPods for being Safe, Tuff, and Respectful. Brody Kunkle, Cassidy Penrod, Quinton Smith, Hunter Neff, Zachary Lawrence, Katlyn Wolf, Maci Lineman, Andrew Arbanas, and Amanda Grooms won a Principal's Pack that included two free Subway 6 inch subs and two free cookies.
Thank you to Subway for donating these items. Way to stay Safe, Tuff, taking Ownership, Respectful, and Motivated!
Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians:
Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.
Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.
Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in need. Vision To Learn will bring their mobile eye clinic to our schools and provide free eye exams to students within the next few weeks. In addition to the exam, students may also receive glasses.
View the Vision to Learn letter to parents/guardians>
View the Vision to Learn flyer>
View the Vision to Learn consent form>
Emily Brittain students recently had another great day with Senior High School students.
Senior High School students from the early childhood class prepared activities based on Emily Brittain’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) SOAR model.
For the final activity of the day, senior high school students taught Emily Brittain students a fun dance to the song RESPECT!
We are going to Iceland -- Summer 2021!
Dear Parents & Guardians:
I am thrilled to share this travel opportunity for your student! Join us at the mandatory family meeting on November 7 at 6 pm at the Senior High School.
Butler Area School District