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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. 



Project Prom 2019 Project Prom

The Butler Senior High School Random Acts of Kindness Club would like to send two Butler Seniors to the prom, all expenses paid.  Last year we were able to send twin seniors to the prom with hair, nails, spray tans, full attire, dinner, snacks, transportation, prom tickets, and after prom tickets through the generous donations of various local businesses and community members.

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.

New Guidance Plan Initiative: Volunteers Needed for CAP Interviews

Butler Area School District has always maintained a commitment to supporting student development and growth. The School Counseling department’s mission statement upholds this pledge to student success through academic, social, emotional, and career awareness by means of a collaborative approach with students, parents, educators, and the community. It is our goal to develop life-long learners that are productive citizens in this changing global society. To this end, the School Counseling program in the Butler Area School District has adopted a comprehensive K-12 Guidance Plan to support college and career readiness for all 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. 

Growth Screening Program

The Pennsylvania school health regulations require that school nurses conduct height and weight measurements of students annually in an effort to determine a pattern of growth for each child. A Body Mass Index (BMI) for Age percentile was also calculated which is used as a guideline to help assess whether a person may be overweight or underweight.

PMEA Region 1 Band Festival PMEA March 2019

Four students represented Butler at the PMEA Region 1 Band Festival in March. 

Anna Kaufman,Alyssa Hilliard, Hunter Karenbauer and Cade Weaver participated in the band.  Cade Weaver will be moving on the the All State Band in Pittsburgh.  

Congratulations to these students! 

Side by Side Orchestra Concert with Grove City College Side by Side concert

Members of Butler Area School District's orchestra were invited to play in a Side by Side concert with the Grove City College Orchestra in February.

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Helps Prepare Students for Success Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Butler Area School District has partnered with Penn United Technologies to offer a unique Pre-Apprenticeship program to students in grades 10-12.

The Pre-Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for high school students to participate in a program that is relevant to their post-secondary career path. The rigorous program is intended to help students develop and strengthen skills that are necessary to pursue a career in advanced manufacturing.

CEO in the Classroom CEO in the Classroom

Five corporate leaders from throughout the region visited Butler Senior High School on March 12 as part of the "CEO in the Classroom" program. Each of them shadowed a student for the day.

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Awards PJAS

Eighty-four Butler Area School District students in grades 7-12 presented science, engineering and math projects at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Slippery Rock University in February. Fifty-one of those students received first awards and qualified to present at the State level of PJAS, which will be held May 19-21, 2019 at Penn State University. 

Bocce Teams Place 1st and 5th Bocce Team at SRU

Congratulations to our two Butler Bocce teams for placing 1st and 5th in their respective brackets at the Annual Unified Sports Bocce Tournament! 16 teams attended the competition at Slippery Rock University.

Creative Teaching Grants Summit Makerspace

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. recently awarded over $20,000 to support Creative Teaching Grants. According to the GTSF, these grants fund teachers who go the extra mile to incorporate creative and innovative projects in the classroom.

2019 Graduation Date

We have had to cancel school numerous times so far this year due to inclement weather. As you are probably aware, this requires us to have several make-up days, including shifting the last day of school for students to Thursday, June 6, 2019. Many of you are wondering how that will impact our 2019 graduation ceremony. We have not yet officially announced the date for the 2019 graduation ceremony.

Mock Trial Team Earns First at County Tournament Mock Trial

One of Butler's Mock Trial Teams recently earned first place at the county level Mock Trial Tournament! 

School Organization Community Forum Executive Summary School Organization Community Forum

Dr. White presented an Executive Summary of the School Organization Community Forums that were helpd this fall at the February 11, 2019 school board meeting.

SHS Receives Grant from Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Exxon Mobil Grant

Butler Senior High School received a $500 grant from Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program to support the school's STEM classes. The SHS was nominated for the award by Spangler Brothers Paving.  Donald Meade presented the check to Dr. John Wyllie, SHS principal.  

A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 31

As you know, we had to cancel school twice this week due to the temperature. Here is how that impacts our school calendar as well as how it impacts the first semester grading window. 

Students Perform at PMEA District Orchestra Concert PMEA DIstrict Orchestra January 2019

Eight Senior High School students performed in the PMEA District 5 Orchestra Concert in January.  

Students Perform at PMEA Band Festival PMEA Band Jan 2019

Ten Butler Senior High School students performed in the PMEA District 5 Band Festival at Beaver High School in January.