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STORM WInners are Back! storm winners

Congratulations to SHS student Casey Zurzolo for winning Apple Airpods for her STORM behavior.

Congratulations to the STORM Grand Prize winner Taylor Hepler. Taylor won an Apple IPad!  Great Job and keep up the STORM behavior!

BASD Cyber Learning Program -- Register Today! desk

A few months ago we asked for your input on which pathway would be best for your child. As we continue to plan for the upcoming year, we are asking families who would like to enroll their students in the Cyber Learning Program or Hybrid Learning Program to officially register.

Visit our website for more information, including upcoming dates and registration: www.basdk12.org/Content2/clp.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

We are experiencing some technical issues with our Free and Reduced online application process. We will post an update on our website when the issue is resolved. In the meantime, if you applied for the 2020-2021 school year and were denied, please resubmit your application once we post here that the issue has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Graduation and Prom Update

Dear Graduates, Students and Parents/Guardians:

As of Friday evening (June 26), Butler County remains in the green phase. Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to hold the postponed Graduation Ceremony or the Prom that were planned for July. 

I am thankful that we were able to hold mini diploma ceremonies to honor the outstanding accomplishments of our graduates. If you can watch our virtual ceremony here: https://www.basdk12.org/news/647

I know these events are very special and it’s incredibly disappointing that we were not able to have our traditional Graduation Ceremony or Prom this year. I still hope to hold a Senior Recognition/Class of 2020 event in the future. We will certainly keep you posted if we are able to hold a Senior Recognition/Class of 2020 event in the future. 

Once again, thank you for your continued patience and flexibility. Congratulations and best wishes to the Butler Class of 2020! 

Sincerely, 

Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.

Superintendent

 

BASD Athletic Update -- June 26 Athletic Update

Hello parents/guardians of student athletes.

I wanted to reach out and provide guidance on registering for fall sports and participating in summer open gyms.  We are taking healthy and safety precautions as a result of COVID-19 that will impact how our athletic program traditionally operates.   

Parking Permits for the 2020/21 School Year -- Not Yet On Sale

Parking Permits for 2020/2021 are not yet on sale. Please check back in August for the date they will go on sale.  Once the parking permits go on sale, you can download the application from the Senior High School website under Quick Links.  Thank you for your patience!

Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Virtual Commencement

Our virtual commencement is live! Hats off to the Butler Class of 2020! https://youtu.be/_Gfi7o0C-I0

Virtual Choir 2020 Graduation Song Grad Song

Our 2020 Graduation Song is another incredible performance from our students and community! Students composed the music and wrote poems that became the lyrics. Then our choir students recorded their voice parts remotely. We also had members of our community record their own voices, including students as young as 5th grade, Butler alumni and other adults in our community. Dr. Helsel mixed their voices together and here's the outcome:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKYPh-2wa4A

Congratulations and best wishes to the Butler Class of 2020! 

Food Service Celebration food service

Since our schools physically closed on March 17, our food service team has been working to provide meals to our students. Did you know that as of this week they prepared over 200,000 meals? This calls for a celebration!

On Wednesday, June 3, the school district recognized and celebrated the hard work of 40 food service employees.

The Butler County Commissioners issued a proclamation at a ceremony. In addition, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank presented a plaque to Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School for their exceptional results in the Southwestern Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge. The goal of this challenge was to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program throughout our region. Emily Brittain had a 17% increase in School Breakfast participation in October 2019 compared to October 2018.

Fun Facts

  • Total meals served each day -- more than 2,000
  • Total meals served to date -- just over 200,000
  • Total meals delivered to front doors -- about 185,000
  • Number of food service employees – about 40
  • Number of School Police -- 24 (for meal delivery)
  • Number of miles traveled on the delivery routes each day -- almost 250 square miles

We would like to thank all of our food service employees, our school police officers and the Nutrition Group for making this possible! 

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