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Butler Class of 2022 Graduation Livestream graduation live stream

Graduation night is almost here! If you cannot attend in person, you can watch the livestream on our YouTube channel.

The Class of 2022's Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 pm at Art Bernardi Stadium. The livestream will begin around 6:25 pm. 

Students Create Test for Kennywood's Educational Day Kennywood

Five Senior High School students volunteered to help Kennywood with a special project.

Madeline Albert, Darby Miller, Jacob Pomykata, Chiara Sloboda and Madison Weiland worked together to create a Physics and Statistical test for students to use as a part of Kennywood Park's Annual Educational Day.

Congratulations to our 2022 Prom King and Queen! Matteo Setti and Piper Geibel

Congratulations to Matteo Setti and Piper Geibel on being named Butler's 2022 Prom King and Queen!

Piper Geibel was crowned queen and Matteo Setti was crowned king at the Butler High School prom Friday night at Butler County Community College. The prom theme was “Once Upon a Time.” 

Piper is the daughter of Timothy and Bree Geibel of Butler.

Matteo is the son of Maurizio Setti and Francesca Lucarelli of Milan, Italy. Matteo is an exchange student hosted by Jonathan and Kathryn Smail of Butler.

View more Prom photos on Flickr.

Introducing the 2022 Butler Prom Court prom court

Butler High School will crown its prom king and queen on May 6 at Butler County Community College.

The theme of this year’s prom is “Once Upon a Time.” Members of the prom court are back row, from left, Cooper Baxter, Luke Bowden, Guinness Brown, Jacob Jones, Charles Kreinbucher, Tristan McGarrah, Aaron Montag, Matteo Setti, Clark Stanton and Xavier Wertz-Raupp; and front row, from left, Autumn Birch, Delaney Brown, Marley Fish, Emma Gaudino, Piper Geibel, Alli Morrow, Chloe Panei, Sydney Spack, Aubree Tack and Olivia White.

Congratulations to this year's prom court!

Spring Concerts at BASD spring concerts

We are looking forward to all of our Butler Area School District spring concerts!

One Act Comedies One Act Comedies

If you’re looking for something fun to do this Friday, April 29, then come see Butler High Theater’s “Evening of One-Act Comedies.”  The show starts at 7:30 pm in the Senior High auditorium and only costs $1.

BC3 Features Early College Pioneers BC3

BC3 recently featured the Early College Pioneers program.

BC3 teaches dual-enrollment students importance of financial literacy

(Butler, PA) The average debt for Generation Z in the United States – those ages 18 to 23, according to a cnbc.com report in October – is just over $16,000, and for their immediate elders, the millennials, almost $87,500.

A Butler County Community College financial literacy course stresses the importance of budgeting, saving, investing and comparing career choices to financial decisions.

Nearly 40 Butler Area Senior High School seniors this spring are taking BC3’s financial literacy course on BC3’s main campus as part of an inaugural dual-enrollment Early College Pioneers program that debuted in August.

“I had no idea what this class was,” Early College Pioneer Delaney Dunmire said. “We were all kind of looking the class up. ‘What is this?’ We had never heard of it before.”

Visit BC3's newsroom to read more.

SHS Students Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS

Three Butler Senior High School students recently took part in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2022 Students of the Year program.

Guinness Brown, Peyton Pry and Olivia White's team -- Care to Cure -- raised an incredible $12,821.47 in honor of a local five-year old, Aria, who is battling B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Congratulations to these students!

BASD Mock Trial Success mock trial

Butler’s Mock Trial team had a very successful season! Our students won the county competition 13 out of the last 14 years. In addition, they made it to the state finals 3 out of the last 4 years.

Students Compete at Regional PJAS Competition pjas

Seven students in 8th-10th grade represented Butler Area School District at the regional meeting of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

The 19th Annual Fine Arts and Beyond (FAB) Showcase FAB

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce that the 19th Annual Fine Arts and Beyond (FAB) Showcase is just around the corner! Save the date for Saturday, April 2nd at the Intermediate High School. We are thrilled to be able to host this event in person once again!

The Power of One Caring Adult the power of one caring adult

Save the date for "The Power of One Caring Adult," which will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

  • Seneca Valley Intermediate High School -- In Person
  • Butler Intermediate High School -- Livestream
  • Slippery Rock Area High School -- Livestream
Theodore K. Vogeley Scholarship vogeley scholarship

The Theodore K. Vogeley Memorial Scholarship is now closed for 2022.  The recipients of the Vogeley Scholarship will be announced during Senior Recognition Night.

Butler Area School District Musical Instrument Drive instrument drive

March is Music In Our Schools Month and as part of our month-long celebration of music, we are excited to announce that we are planning to relaunch our elementary music education program!

We have already had a significant number of students express an interest in learning to play an instrument. We have also had many students who are interested, but are unable to provide their own instrument.

Student Musicans Represent BASD at PMEA District Jazz and District Band pmea congrats

Congratulations to all of the band students who represented Butler Area School District at PMEA!

Butler All-School Musical -- School House Rock Live! school house rock
The All-School Musical -- School House Rock Live! -- is this week!
 
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, Marcy 19 at 7:30 pm in the Senior High School Auditorium.
 
Tickets are $12 and will be on sale at May's Music Shoppe starting March 7 or at the door the night of the performance.
 
Wishing our cast and crew a wonderful show!
Equations Competition equations participants

Gifted students from the Intermediate High School and Senior High School recently competed in the Equations competition at Slippery Rock University.  Students playing Equations use numerical and operation cubes to form solutions that equal a goal set by the players.

The following students earned undefeated scores in the game: Deagan Moore, Julia Bianchin, and Liam Madden.

Congratulations to all!

Student Musicans Represent BASD at PMEA Region Orchestra pmea

Congratulations to all of the students who were selected to represent Butler Area School District at PMEA Region Orchestra on February 25!

  • Arianna Angert, cello
  • Haley Baxter, viola
  • Meghan Bortmes, violin
  • Ashleigh Day, viola
  • Matt Davis, violin
  • Carly Kriebel, violin
  • Alison Smith, cello
Butler Orchestra POPS Concert POPS

The Butler Orchestra proudly presents their annual POPS Concert. This year's theme is "student playlist" featuring music selected by the students including hits by The Weeknd, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and more. The concert features student musicians in grades 7-12.

Music starts at 7:00 pm on February 17 in the Intermediate High School Auditorium.

Suggested donation: $5
Andreas Pastries will be available for purchase in the lobby. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Program.

View the Facebook event. Link to Facebook event:

SHS Scheduling Information for the 2022-2023 School Year course scheduling

Students in grades 5-11 will select their courses for the 2022-2023 school year in February 2022.

Click to download the 2022-2023 BASD Course Selection Guide.

Click to view the 9-12th grade Interactive Binder.

Butler Students Selected for PMEA District 2, 4 & 5 Orchestra PMEA

Congratulations to the Senior High School students who were selected to represent Butler at PMEA District 2,3,5 Orchestra!

A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 7, 2022 A Message from the Superintendent

With covid cases on the rise in Butler County, I’d like to take a minute to remind you to please keep your child home from school if he or she is sick. I know it can be a hardship for families and also difficult for students who want to be in school, but if your child is experiencing covid symptoms – or any other illness – please refrain from sending them to school. 

Best Buddies Eggstravaganza Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Butler Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Easter Egg Dash (5K Race)
Bunny Hop (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk)
&
Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 2
Butler Senior High Campus

Click to register.

Download the flyer.

SHS Tournament Raises Money for Caring Angels corn hole champs

The Senior High School raised more than $1,300 for Caring Angels just before winter break!

The Senior High Student Council organized a corn hole tournament where all of the entry fees were donated to Caring Angels. Sixty-six teams participated in a round robin stage before the team with the best record from each round robin group moved on to the championship bracket. 

A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 2, 2022 A Message from the Superintendent

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. As I reflect on last school year and this fall, I can’t express how thankful and grateful I am that our students are back in school. Not merely for being allowed back in school, but also for the extraordinary work of students, teachers, parents and a large cast of other employees and community members who have made it possible to return and stay open.

Deck the SHS Halls! Grinch

The Senior High School Spanish Club sponsored a Deck the Halls Holiday Decorating Contest.  All 5th period classes were invited to decorate their showcase window, bulletin board, classroom door, ceiling, and walls around their rooms to express their holiday spirit.  Each room could choose a theme or simply decorate and everyone supplied their own decorations.

Senior High Student Performs in PMEA Honors Band Nathaniel Grossman

Senior High School student Nathaniel Grossman placed second chair in the euphonium section at the PMEA Honors Band concert. The concert took place at Westminster College on Saturday, December 18th. The PMEA Honors Band is an auditioned ensemble that prepares and plays college level music. Congratulations, Nathaniel! 

SHS Makerspace Ornaments Max makes holiday ornament

Butler Senior High School gifted students are working in the school's makerspace to create holiday ornaments.  The students are learning skills such as soldering, circuitry, and problem-solving to create these holiday-themed kits. 

Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent Congrats

Eleven Butler seniors recently signed their National Letters of Intent. Congratulations to all of these outstanding student athletes! View photos

LinguiSHTIK Competition LinguiSHTIK -- All Participants

Gifted students from the Intermediate High School and Senior High School went to Slippery Rock University in December to compete in the LinguiSHTIK competition. 

LinguiSHTIK requires students to create sentences using the rules of grammar that meet the specific demands of the game.

 

 

 

2020/2021 Senior High Yearbooks Have Arrived 2021 yearbook
Attention Class of 2021 Graduates: Senior High 2020-2021 yearbooks have arrived!
 
*This is for Graduates Only.  Current students will receive yearbooks in their first period class after the winter break.
 
Yearbooks can be picked up in the Main Office at the Senior High between 9 am and 2 pm beginning Monday, December 20th.  Please Note: The office will be closed from Wednesday, December 22nd through Sunday, January 2nd. 
A Message from the Superintendent -- Dec. 12, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

Dear BASD Families, 

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health’s masking mandate for schools is void and unenforceable.  

Therefore, the district will revert back to its school board approved Health and Safety Plan. That plan stipulates that wearing a mask is recommended, but not required for students in school.  

Winter Orchestra Concert Video Winter Concert

The BASD Orchestra Winter Concert was spectacular! The concert featured orchestra students in grades 7-12 along with the Butler Rock Orchestra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTq2bn-S_yE&t=162s

Senior High Choir Concert SHS Choir

Save the date! The Senior High School Choir's Winter Concert is coming up on December15 at 7:00 pm in the Intermediate High School auditorium. We hope to see you there!

BASD Winter Weather Plan winter weather plan

In an effort to maximize in person instruction for our students, we will have traditional snow days this year. This means students will not have school, nor will they have to learn remotely. The days will be made up according to our calendar

If we have a particularly bad winter with more than a few snow days, it is possible that we will implement a flexible instructional day (FIDS). In that case, we will distribute devices and/or learning materials to students. More details will be shared if we get to the point where we have to implement a flexible instructional day.

Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent congratulations

Eleven Butler seniors recently signed their National Letters of Intent. Congratulations to all of these outstanding student athletes! View photos

Butler Orchestra Winter Concert orchestra concert

Butler Orchestra Winter Concert
December 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium

Featuring holiday favorites performed by:

  • 7th Grade Orchestra
  • 8th & 9th Grade Orchestra
  • Senior High Orchestra
  • Butler Rock Orchestra
Hometown High Q Hometown High Q

Our Hometown High Q team earned a close second place in their recent Hometown High Q competition. Congratulations to senior Rebekah Kalberer, junior Charles Simms and sophomore David Krainbucher!

BASD All-School Musical Auditions Auditions

Auditions for this year’s All-School Musical will be held after school in the Senior High Auditorium according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday, December 2 for Intermediate students
  • Friday, December 3 for Senior High students

You must attend an audition to be considered for the cast. We ask that you audition on your building’s assigned day, however you may attend whichever day best fits your schedule.  

BASD is Participating in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey PAYS

Our district is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

Vote for CJ Singleton for PA High School Athlete of the Week! CJ Singleton

Butler Boys Cross Country runner, CJ Singleton, has been nominated for MaxPreps Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Week Award! The winner of this award is decided by fan vote. Help CJ win by voting as many times as possible between now and noon on Monday, November 15. The two athletes with the most votes will earn awards. 

Click here to vote!  Good luck, CJ! 

 

 

SHS Choir Performs for Veterans Veterans Luncheon

The Butler Senior High Choir performed a program for Veterans at the Veterans Day luncheon hosted by State Representative Mustello. Students sang patriotic songs, a set of music they have been learning in class, and many soloists performed their favorite selections while the Veterans were enjoying their lunch.

The event was received well by the attendees. A marine who was in attendance even awarded Dr. Helsel and the choir a challenge pin in appreciation of their performance.

Born to be Wild - Butler's All-School Play Born to be Wild

Butler's All-School Play
Born to be Wild
November 12&13, 2021
Butler Senior High Auditorium
Tickets -- $8.00 at the door

View the flyer

SHS Students Give Back to the Community volunteers

Butler High School Senior Peyton Pry helped organize a 5K Race through Preston Park on October 24th. On the day of the event, several Senior High School students volunteered their time to support the community. 

Landon M ohney Breaks Career Goal Record soccer

Congratulations to boys varsity soccer player, Landon Mohney, on breaking the career goals record.  In addition he is also the 1st boys soccer player to record 100 points in a career.
More photos.

SHS Student Selected for PMEA Honors Choir Charles Simms

Congratulations to Senior High School student, Charles Simms, on being selected for the PMEA Honors Choir!

Several hundred choir students from four counties of Western Pennsylvania auditioned to be part of the PMEA Honors Choir festival, which will be held Westminster College on October 30 at 2 pm. Students had to place in the top twelve of their section to earn a spot in the 96-voice select choral ensemble.

College and Career Readiness Presentation college and career

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS PRESENTATION 
Grades 10-12
Thursday, October 28, 2021 
7:00-8:00 pm @ Butler Senior High School Auditorium

Thank you Skip Hesidenz Band Donation

A special thank you to Skip Hesidenz who recently made a generous $1,500 donation to the Golden Tornado Marching Band.

"It's amazing how our community loves helping our kids," said Mr. Jeff Kroner, BASD Band Director. "Thank you to Skip for his kind donation. We are so appreciative of his support."

Pictured: Skip (right), Sam Zurzolo (center), and Jeff Kroner (left)

After School Dinner Program After School Dinner Program

The After School Dinner Program is open to any child age 18 and under. No registration is required. 

After School Dinner Program
Every Tuesday and Thursday
3:45-5:00 pm
Broad Street & Emily Brittain
Beginning October 26, 2021

For more information, please call:

  • Food service: 724-214-3223
  • Broad Street: 724-214-3630
  • Emily Brittain: 724-214-4200
Please Complete a Free/Reduced Meals Application free reduced meals

Did you know that much of the funding our school district receives from the state and federal level is based on the number of students in our district who are eligible for free/reduced meals? 

Prior to the pandemic, 50% of our families were eligible for free/reduced meals. This year, only 42% are on record as being eligible for free/reduced meals. 

Students Compete in the On-sets Competition at SRU On-Set Winners

Butler Intermediate and Senior High School gifted students recently competed in the On-sets competition at Slippery Rock University. 

In On-sets, students use Set Theory to examine spatial relationships.  A number of students won awards at the competition.

FAFSA Workshop for Seniors FAFSA Workshop

FAFSA Workshop
Seniors Only
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time slots available between 6:30-8:30 @ SHS Library

Fill out your FAFSA with assistance from PHEAA experts.

Call 724-214-3211 to register.

The Golden Tornado Marching Band Performs at Butler Memorial Hospital band

The Golden Tornado Marching Band visited Butler Memorial Hospital to perform for staff, patients and visitors. The band wanted to show their appreciation for our healthcare workers and bring joy to everyone at the hospital. The performance was very well received. 

View photos on Flickr

Congratulations PMEA District Orchestra Students! PMEA Congrats

The following students have been selected to represent Butler Senior High School at the 2022 PMEA District 2,3,5 Orchestra on January 13-14 at Sharon High School. Congratulations to these students! 

  • Arianna Angert, cello
  • Haley Baxter, viola
  • Meghan Bortmes, violin
  • Ashleigh Day, viola
  • Matt Davis, violin
  • Hayleigh Gorog, violin
  • Richie Grigorovich, violin
  • Carly Kriebel, violin
  • Alison Smith, cello
  • Maysen Stewart, violin
Help BASD Nurse Win the Lifechanger of the Year Award! michele harold

Michele Harold, McQuistion School Nurse and our BASD School Nurse Department Chair, has been nominated for the Lifechanger of the Year Award!

Now we need your support to help Michele win this award! Please visit her profile (linked below) and click the green "Support Michele" button! You can also help Michele by clicking the light blue "leave a comment" button and writing a supportive comment for Michele. Visit her profile

As always, thank you for your support! Congratulations, Michele!

2021 Homecoming Prince and princess homecoming

Juniors Tyce Snyder and Annabelle Turner were named the 2021 Tornado Prince and Princess at Butler High School’s Homecoming on Friday, October 8.

In addition to Tyce and Annabelle, the members of Butler’s Homecoming Court included Carlie Baker, Zoe Scott, Morgan Coughenour, Brynn Morton, Mark Collins, Reid McDonald, Nate Grossman, and Lance Slater.

Congratulations to all of these students!

BASD Senior Helps Coordinate Community Event Peyton Pry

Butler High School Senior Peyton Pry is helping to organize a 5K Race through Preston Park on October 24th.  Pry, a student representative on the Butler Township Board of Commissioners, is looking for student volunteers to help out with a handful of jobs the day of the race.  She is also hoping students sign up to participate in the race sponsored by the Friends of Preston Park Foundation.

Get the Butler Buzz on Butler's Best Buddies Butler Buzz

Get the Butler Buzz on Butler's Best Buddies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM5FElSqhdU

Butler Buzz host, Tricia Pritchard, sits down with Olivia White, Senior High School student, to talk about a national program that builds one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Orchestra Spooktacular flyer

The Butler Music Department Proudly Presents...

Orchestra Spooktacular!
​​​​​​​Featuring the 9-12 Butler Orchestra

Thursday, October 28
Haunted Hallway Trick or Treat -- 6:30 pm
Orchestra starts at 7:00 pm
Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium

All are welcome! Come in costume! 

View the flyer

Tuff Tornado Run Success tuff tornado run

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc.'s Tuff Tornado Run was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who supported the event! 

A Message from the Superintendent -- Sept. 30, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

We were made aware of a general threat to schools on September 30th that was posted online. Although the threat did not specifically identify Butler Area School District or any of our schools,  it appears that it may have been posted from somebody in our area. 

Important Transportation Information for MS, IHS & SHS transportation update

Dear BASD Families,

Due to the ongoing bus driver shortage, we are making permanent changes to some of our routes in order to maintain safe bus capacities. These changes will impact students at the Middle School, Intermediate High School and Senior High School. 

These changes will be effective beginning on Monday, October 4, 2021. Please login to your Tyler SIS account sometime after 12 PM on Friday, October 1 to confirm whether or not your child has new transportation information.

BEA Sponsors Food Drive in Support of the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program food drive

Butler Education Association (BEA) is sponsoring a food drive at the Butler football game on Friday, October 1, 2021. Please bring a single serve non-perishable item to the football game to support the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program. 

Thanks in advance for your support!

Transportation Update Impacting Some IHS & SHS Students on Sept. 17 Transportation Update

We are still experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. Due to additional scheduled absences, we know we will be nearly 30 drivers short on Friday, Sept. 17. As a result, we are going to dismiss some secondary students early in order for those buses to be able to fill elementary runs later in the afternoon. 

Tuff Tornado Run! Tuff Tornado Run

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation's Tuff Tornado Run is almost here. Register by Wednesday, September 15 to receive a free t-shirt. 

The Tuff Tornado Run will take place on Saturday, October 2 from 1-4 pm at Alameda Park. Click for more information.

Virtual Open House Classroom Link Information virtual-open-house

It has come to our attention that our mass notification emails are being blocked by Armstrong (Zoom email address). In addition, alerts that are sent via Tyler are also being blocked. Therefore, teachers are sending their open house links to your child's BASD email account. If you do not receive the open house links prior to Open House, please ask your child to forward you the links so you can still gain access. 

As a reminder, Open House is a virtual event that will take place this evening (Sept. 9) from 6:30-8:30 pm. We hope you will be able to participate!

A Message from the Superintendent -- September 2, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

I hope that your children are having a great start to the school year.  Last week I was excited to see so much enthusiasm as our students returned to school.  Hopefully, that excitement and enthusiasm will carry us through some of the challenges we are facing.  

We all wanted a normal school year for this year, but right now, we are pretty far away from normal. My hope is this communication will provide you an update on a variety of items and our plans moving forward.

Golden Tornado Marching Band Photos band

The Golden Tornado Marching Band has had a busy few weeks as they kick of the 2021-2022 season!

View photos from their dress rehearsal, Pie Fest and first football game

Kids' Weekend Backpack Program donation list

We are excited to share the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program will continue to support BASD students during the 2021-2022 school year!

If you would like to help, donations may be dropped off in the lobby of any BASD K-4 elementary school. A list of suggested food items is included. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

Click to read the welcome letter and see a list of suggested donations.

One2One Device Protection Program device protection program

Butler Area School District is partnering with One2One Risk Solutions to provide accident and loss protection for our district's one-to-one device program. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the full cost to repair or replace your child's district-issued device and limit your responsibility to per-occurrence deductible, should loss occur.

KN95 Request for the Senior High School mask request

Dear Parent/Guardian:

If you would like to request a KN95 mask for your child to wear at school, you may do so by completing our online form.

Click to complete the mask preference form

If you have any questions, please contact the main office.

Thank you!

Pie Fest Rescheduled pie fest

Dear BASD Community, 

Pie Fest has been canceled for this evening and rescheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, August 26). All tickets that were purchased in advance will transfer to tomorrow evening. 

Thank you!

A Message from the Superintendent -- August 17, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

This summer, we have received a substantial amount of change in the guidance and recommendations for the upcoming school year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The most recent recommendation is that all students and staff -- regardless of their vaccination status -- should wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

SHS Parking Pass Application parking pass

All vehicles must be pre-registered. The 2021-2022 pre-registration google form titled "Student Parking Pass Application: Car Information."

 It will be posted here by the end of July 2021. Once the form link is posted, you should follow the below steps to pre-register your vehicle. 

Golden Tornado Marching Band Photo History full band 2018-2019

The Golden Tornado Marching Band has a long history at Butler. From local performances at the Art Bernardi Stadium to national and even international performances, the band has been entertaining crowds for nearly a century. We are excited to share photos of the Golden Tornado Marching Band taken over the last 90 years! We hope you enjoy this incredible piece of Butler's history. 

View the Golden Tornado Marching Band photo archive

A Message from the Superintendent -- August 5, 2021 a message from the superintendent

Our goal this fall is to operate on a normal schedule every day. Unfortunately, like many businesses and other organizations, we are being impacted by staffing shortages.  

There are two areas in particular that are in need of workers -- transportation and food service. 

Dr. White Receives Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award Dr. White

The Butler PM Rotary recently named Dr. Brian White an honorary Paul Harris Fellow. President Leslie Osche along with President Elect Tom Edwards presented Dr. White with his Honorary Paul Harris lanyard and pin at the 100+1 celebration event in July.

Free Meals for BASD Students for the 2021-22 School Year BASD Food Service

We are pleased to inform you that Butler Area School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in the 2021-2022 school year.  This program is available to schools and districts as part of the waivers issued by USDA on April 20, 2021.

Back to School! back to school

Welcome back to school! Each year Butler Area School District releases this annual publication in August to share what's new for the upcoming school year and highlight some of the accomplishments from the prior year. Enjoy!

Save the Date! save the date

Save the date for Jump Start Kindergarten, Orientations, Back to School Nights, Soft Starts and more. Click "read more" below to see the full list of dates and times. Additional information will be shared at a later date. 

BASD High School Renewal High School Renewal

Thank you for all of your support of the students and families in our community over the last year and a half. From donating food, books and technology to providing resources and support for those, it has been truly remarkable to watch our community come together to help one another during an incredibly challenging time.

Senior High Best Buddies Wins National Chapter of the Year Best Buddies Chapter of the Year

Butler Senior High School’s Best Buddies Program was named the Overall Outstanding High School Chapter of the Year by the Best Buddies Organization. There were 21 chapters nominated for this honor and the Senior High was #1! Congratulations to all of the members of the Best Buddies Club at the Senior High School!

Act 66 of 2021 pde logo

Parents interested in the Act 66 of 2021 – Student Grade Level Retainment Guidance can access information on the Department of Education’s website. Click for more information.