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District Closure: July 1 - July 5 Summer Close

Butler Area School District will be closed from July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019. All district and school offices will be closed. The facilities office will be open. Thank you!

School Re-Organization -- Share Your Feedback

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, presented his recommendation for the future organization of our schools on Monday, June 10, 2019. His recommendation is based on numerous factors, including community feedback that was gathered at the School Organization Community Forums last fall. 

At this point, we are once again asking for community feedback. We hope you will take the time to review Dr. White's report and share your feedback by completing a short survey. 

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Community Leaders of Tomorrow Video Contest XTO Energy

Two Butler Senior High School students won prizes in the Community Leaders of Tomorrow video contest, which was sponsored by XTO Energy.

The contest allowed students to highlight local charity groups in their videos. The groups represented in the winning videos received generous donations from XTO Energy.

School Reorganization Presentation

You are invited to the school board meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Intermediate High School at 7:30 pm. At that meeting, Dr. White will present the information we have gathered from all of our school reorganization meetings this year. He will also present his recommendation regarding the future organization of our schools. Following the meeting, we intend to post a copy of the report to our website for the community to review. 

PJAS State Competition PJAS State Competition

Forty-four Butler Area students in grades 7-12 competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition at Penn State University.

MSA Visit MSA Trip

Senior High School students enrolled in AP Physics recently had the opportunity to visit MSA. While on their site visit, the students met with CEO Nish Vartanian, toured the production facility and saw some of the testing procedures used on safety products.

A special thank you to Mr. Vartanian and everyone at MSA for making this experience possible! 

Rock Orchestra Tour Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra visited Summit Elementary, Center Avenue Community School and McQuistion Elementary on May 17. The Rock Orchestra put on a fantastic show for all of the students and staff at each school! 

Senior Places Fourth at FBLA State Competition Maegan Emanuel

Senior Maegan Emanuel recently competed at the FBLA State Leadership Conference and Academic Competition. There were over 4,000 high school competitors from across Pennsylvania who participated. Maegan competed against more than 200 other students in the advertising event and ultimately placed 4th in the state! Congratulations, Maegan! 

Career Action Plan Interviews CAP interviews

Juniors at Butler Area School District had an incredible opportunity to meet one on one with an industry professional in a field that is of interest to them.

MSA Contributes to BASD's STEAM Program MSA Group

MSA, the Safety Company, has made a generous contribution of $10,000 to help grow Butler Area School District's STEAM program. 

Champions of Learning Champions of Learning

Two individuals from the Butler community were finalists for the Champions of Learning award. Each year the Consortium for Public Education recognizes Champions of Learning throughout our region. 

SHS Bots IQ Team Competes in the Finals Bots IQ Team

The Senior High School Bots IQ team recently competed at the Bots IQ Final Competition, which was held at California University of Pennsylvania. The students had two bots in the competition: Angry Beeps and Absolute Zero.

Aviation Academy Program Aviation Academy program

Dr. Wyllie, Mrs. McGraw and a few students recently visited High Flight Academy at the Butler Airport to learn more about a unique program being offered to juniors and seniors. 

HOSA Future Health Professional State Leadership Conference HOSA Future Health Professional State Leadership Conference

Butler students Aeragwyn Winters and Ashley Fennell won the gold in Forensic Science at the Pennsylvania HOSA Future Health Professional State Leadership Conference.  Aeragwyn and Ashley will be competing at the HOSA Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Orlando the week of June 18th. 

SkillsUSA State Championship SkillsUSA State Championship

Three students from Butler Senior High School earned medals at this year's SkillsUSA State Championships. 

 

 

Best Buddies Eggstravaganza and Friendship Walk Best Buddies

The Best Buddies program had two big events in one weekend. First was the Eggstravaganza on Saturday followed by the Friendship Walk on Sunday. 

Tornado Jazz Ensemble Visits Elementary Schools Jazz Ensemble

The Golden Tornado Jazz Ensemble recently took their show on the road! The Jazz Ensemble visited Center Township, Northwest and Connoquenessing elementary schools where they performed for the students.

11th Grade Student Selected for Prestigious Summer Program Mikayla Tillery

Mikayla Tillery, an eleventh grade student at the Senior High School, was invited to participate in the Experiment’s Leadership Institute | India: Community Development & Public Health program this summer.

 

Tornado Jazz Ensemble and Tornado Big Band Performances Tornado Bands

The Tornado Jazz Ensemble and the Tornado Big Band performed in two incredible concerts in March -- The Big Band Dance and BC3's Jass Spring Concert. 

Music in Our Schools Concert Music in Our Schools

Six hundred singers performed at the "Music In Our Schools Month" concert on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Choirs in various ensembles from grades 5-12 performed, followed by the Slippery Rock University Concert choir.