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Back to School First Day of School

It’s hard to believe that summer is already winding down and the new school year is just around the corner!

We are excited to share our annual Back to School publication with you! You can view it online here: https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/1474. You can also pick up a hard copy at your child’s Back to School night.

Resources for BASD Families Resources

We want to share a number of resources that might be useful to you and your family. 

Save the Date!

Orientation
• 7th Grade: Tuesday, August 20 from 9:00-11:00 am
• 10th Grade: Thursday, August 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Kick Start Kindergarten
• Kindergarten Only: Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00-5:15 pm

Back to School Night (formerly Open House)
• Elementary Grades 1-4:  Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-6:45 pm
• BMS 5th grade: Tuesday, August 27 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• BMS 6th grade: Wednesday, August 28 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• Center Avenue: Tuesday, September 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm
• Intermediate High School: Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
• Senior High School: Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

High Note Music Festival at CMU Orchestra Competition

The Butler Senior High Orchestra, the Butler Chamber Orchestra and the Butler Rock Orchestra all participated in the High Note Music Festival at Carnegie Mellon University in June. All three groups received the highest rating of Superior as well as a trophy! 

Students Participate in State Latin Competition Latin Club

On Friday, May 24th, 69 Butler High School Latin students traveled to Penn State University to compete in the annual Pennsylvania Junior Classical League (PAJCL) State Convention.  Butler took home the second place overall trophy, winning 60 awards in the academic, athletic, graphic and creative arts categories as well as winning the overall chapter spirit competition.

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.

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. 

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.