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Senior Parents: Save the Date for the FAFSA Completion Workshop

The SHS Guidance office has many materials available for students to pick up to assist families in completing this process at home. In addition, we also host a FAFSA Completion Workshop each year.

This year the event will be held in the SHS library on Saturday, November 9th from 9 to 11 AM. Families interested in attending should call the guidance office at 724-214-3211 to reserve a spot in either the 9:00 or 10:00 session.

November 27 -- Flexible Instructional Day

As you may recall, earlier this school year we submitted a Flexible Instructional Days (FID) application to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have been notified that our Flexible Instructional Day (FID) application has been approved. 

We are designating Wednesday, November 27 as a FIDs Day. Students will not report to school on Wednesday, November 27. However, they will have assignments to complete.

Community Committee for School Organization Participants Community Committee for School Organization

We are excited to announce the members of Butler Area School District’s Community Committee for School Organization. 

SHS Homecoming Prince & Princess! Homecoming Prince and Princess

Juniors Dustin Scott and Althea Fazzino were named the 2019 Tornado Prince and Princess at Butler High School’s homecoming on Friday, October 4. 

In addition to Dustin and Althea, the other members of Butler’s Homecoming Court included Paris Brown, Paige Holt, Kenna Jackson, Makenna Negley, Brody Allison, Dylan Eyth, Tyler Gillis and Charles Lowerre.

 

Symphonic Spooktacular! Symphonic Spooktacular!

Little ones do not want to miss this years first Symphonic Spooktacular! Children are encouraged to dress in costume for this fun family event. Our night begins with a "Haunted Hallway" where the children can trick-or-treat through our decorated hallway. At 7:00 pm, the Butler 9th Grade Orchestra will perform some "spooky" favorites in the lobby followed by the Senior High Orchestra. Little ones are encouraged to sit up close on the floor for this interactive concert experience. Following the performance, we have a small festive craft the kids can take home with them. A fun night of costumes, trick-or treat and music for all - we hope to see you there! Doors open at 6:00 pm. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds go to the Butler Orchestra. 

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Congratulations to our STORM Winners! STORM Winner

Congratulations to our STORM winner Chelsey Kabel.  Chelsey won a $10 dollar gift card.  Congratulations to our other winners Mikaela Kirkwood, Ashlyn Fair, Steven Fair, Reagan Donahue, Tyler Fazio, Ashley Hartle, Nate Cornibe, Nikki Kudamik, and Jordan Thomas.  They each received a snack from our snack cart.  Great job students! Thanks for showing us your STORM behavior!

Emily Brittain and Senior High Golden Tornado Day GT Day

Emily Brittain students had a unique opportunity to partner with Senior High School students and learn what it means to be a Golden Tornado!

Senior High School students engaged Emily Brittain students in fun team building activities throughout the day. The activities included a pep assembly and school spirit games as well as a story and a craft.

Rock Orchestra Selected to Perform at State Conference Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra has been invited to perform at the 2020 PMEA State Conference in April!

To be selected, the group had to submit 3 recordings from the 2019 school year, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The top groups in the state are selected to showcase their talents at the conference where they will perform in front of music educators from across the state of Pennsylvania. This year, the conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos. 

Congratulations to the Butler Rock Orchestra! 

Parent Vote -- Community Committee for School Organization

We have received parent nominations for the Community Committee for School Organization. Now we would like parents to vote on the final members of Community Committee for School Organization. 

To vote, please complete the ballot for your child's school and return it to the office at their school by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Update: Free After School Meals

The Nutrition Group and Butler Area School District are offering after school meals to school age children in the community. The program is free and open to all school-age children who are 18 years old or younger at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The program is currently offered at Center Avenue Community School. It will also be offered at Emily Brittain Elementary School starting on Tuesday, October 22.

Butler Spirit Week! spirit week

Butler Area School District Spirit Week will take place Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4. Click to view the flyer>

Community Committee for School Organization Community Committee for School Organization

We are looking for people who are interested in serving on the Community Committee for School Organization. If you would like to serve the committee, please complete this form that applies to you: 

The nomination forms will be open until Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

School Calendar Adjustments

We have made adjustments to our school calendar as a result of our delayed start. 

Monday, November 11th has been designated as an Act 80/School Conference day. Students do not need to report to school on this day. Teachers will be able to use that time for parent-teacher conferences. They have also been given the flexibility to schedule parent-teacher conferences earlier in November. 

Wednesday, November 27 has been designated a regular school day for students and teachers. At this point, students and teachers should plan to report to school on that day. However, we are hoping to be able to use that day as a Flexible Instructional Day (FID). We have submitted a FIDs application on behalf of Butler Area School District and will know by early November if our Flexible Instructional Day application has been approved.  

Thank you! donation

Butler Senior High School wants to thank a generous anonymous donor who provided approximately 250 brand new shoes to the Butler Senior High Tornado Shelter. These shoes will go to students who are in need.  On behalf of everyone at the Senior High School, thank you for this generous donation! 

Butler Township Student Representatives Student Reps

Senior High School seniors Mikayla Tillery and Alex Kurnava have been chosen as this year’s student representatives for the Butler Township Board of Commissioners!

Mikayla and Alex were appointed on August 19, 2019. Their appointment will last throughout the 2019-2020 school year.