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Humane Society Logo Design Contest May 17, 2021 Butler County Humane Society Logo Winner

The Butler County Humane Society sponsored a logo design contest for students in the Butler Area School District Photography and Graphic Design courses at the Intermediate and Senior High Schools.  Junior Paige Daviduk created the winning design that was printed on cell phone pop sockets for the BCHS to use for promotional purposes. Congratulations Paige!


BASD Kennywood Tickets May 12, 2021 Kennywood

Butler Community Day at Kennywood Amusement Park

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 (Tickets purchased can be used any summer operating day.)

Where: Kennywood Amusement Park (500 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA 15122)

How: Purchase tickets online here for a discounted price of $29.00!

Dr. Helsel Receives Recognition May 10, 2021 Dr. Helsel

Dr. Bryan Helsel, Butler Senior High School Choirs and Music Technology teacher, has recently been recognized for two outstanding accomplishments. 

Dr. Helsel was nominated for the Council for Research in Music Education’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in Music Education! This prestigious honor recognizes outstanding dissertations from music education doctoral program graduates. 

In addition, Dr. Helsel was also asked by PMEA to present a songwriting clinic online for students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He conducted the virtual workshop via zoom and it was a success! This was the inaugural year for the Pennsylvania Music Education Association Crescendo Student Conference. 

Congratulations to Dr. Helsel!

Hometown HighQ - Round 2 May 10, 2021 Hometown High Q Round 2

The Senior High School Hometown HighQ team recently competed in the second round of the quiz show competition where they earned second place! The team is comprised of three seniors -- Chloe Paulisick, Emma Teff, and Katie Knights.

"They were fantastic," said Ms. Stephanie Peters. "I'm so proud of these young ladies!" 

The show will air on June 12 at 11 am and June 19 at 11:30 am on KDKA. 

AP Exam Schedule - May 2021 May 3, 2021 AP exams

The Senior High School AP Exams are only offered during Administration 1. AP exams are scheduled over the course of three weeks (May 3- May 17). Please carefully review the schedule to see your AP exam date, time and location. 

Click to view the May 2021 AP Exam Schedule.

Sophomore Awarded Second Place in a National Essay Contest Apr 26, 2021 Lily Hillard

Lily Hillard, a sophomore at the Senior High School, earned second place in a national writing contest conducted by the National Garden Club.  The 2020-2021 essay topic was "Adapting Our Actions to Protect Our Natural Habitats."  

Lily was sponsored locally by the Tusca-Ridge Garden Club.  As a freshman, Lily earned a fourth-place finish in the same contest. 

Congratulations, Lily!

SHS Awarded $500 Through the ExxonMobile Educational Alliance Program Apr 26, 2021 Exxon Mobile

The Butler Senior High School recently received $500 from the ExxonMobile Educational Alliance program.

Donald Meade presented the check to Dr. John Wyllie.  The Senior High School greatly appreciates to be nominated for this award by Spangler's.  

Congratulations to our Stand Tall Winners! Apr 26, 2021 stand tall

Congratulations to senior high school students Ryan Porch and Anastasia Menchyk for choosing a healthy, drug free lifestyle.  Ryan and Anastasia received a $25.00 gift card provided by Stand Tall.

Stand Tall is a school-based program that creates a safe and positive environment to promote a drug free, healthy lifestyle by providing activities for students to build positive friendships and community involvement. We are very proud of our Senior High School Stand Tall winners! 


Remake Learning Days Apr 23, 2021 Remake Learning Days

Join us for Remake Learning Days, an innovative learning festival for youth and families! This festival engages families in the new ways of learning that youth experience when they make, code, play, design, and tinker. With 150+ events across southwestern PA and hundreds of virtual events across the nation, families with kids ages pre-K through high school can easily find engaging learning activities held by schools, libraries, museums, tech centers, outdoor play spaces and other learning spaces.

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Remake Learning Days
May 6-16

BSHS 2021 Aquaette Show Apr 23, 2021 aquaettes

BSHS 2021 Aquaette Show

“Synching Into Good Times”

April 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm

To livestream the show, go to

Evening of One-Act Plays Apr 22, 2021 a night of one act plays

Butler High Theater Proudly Presents...

An Evening of One-Act Plays

Friday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
Senior High Auditorium

Prom Photos Apr 22, 2021 SHS prom photo graphic

This year, Butler Senior Prom Pictures are going paperless!  Photography services at this year's Prom will be provided by Nate Black.  Photography packages can be ordered anytime from now until one week after prom. 

Please use the this link ( to order your photo packages, and be sure to include the student's name and first period teacher in the "Additional Information/Order Notes" section at check-out. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jenni Gassert at

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