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Senior High Students Win Hometown High Q Mar 2, 2021 Hometown High Q team

Seniors Katie Knights, Emma Teff, and Chloe Paulisick recently competed in the first round of virtual Hometown High Q and won the trivia competition!

You can watch their performance on Hometown High Q when it airs later this month. The show will air on KDKA on March 20 at 11:00 am and again on March 27 at 11:30 am. 

Congratulations to Katie, Emma, and Chloe! 

A Message from the Superintendent -- February 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

Butler County remains in the Moderate Level for Community spread of COVID-19. Therefore, our mode of operation for the week of March 1, 2021 will be: 

Elementary students (Grades K-6): Elementary students will attend school in person five days a week. 

Secondary Students (Grades 7-12): Secondary students will attend school in person four days a week with Friday being a remote learning day.  

A Message from the Superintendent -- Make-Up Days Feb 24, 2021 calendar update

Dear BASD Families: 

As you know, we had two traditional snow days last week. Therefore, we have to make up the days. The make up dates are scheduled for: 

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Monday, April 5, 2021

As a reminder, you can find a link to our one page calendar overview here: https://www.basdk12.org/Content2/1454 

You can also see our interactive event calendar here: https://www.basdk12.org/calmonthview.aspx?schoolid=0&t=1:24:32:51:52:53:54:55:56:57:58:59:60 

Thank you for your flexibility. 


Sincerely,
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent
Butler Area School District

Students Qualify for PMEA Region Orchestra Feb 23, 2021 congratulations orchestra students

Butler is proud to announce the following students qualified for PMEA Region Orchestra. The students submitted recordings to earn their chair at District Orchestra. All students who are listed below placed in the top of their section in order to qualify. 

Arianna Angert, cello
Haley Baxter, viola
Juli Bish, French Horn
Meghan Bortmes, violin
Carly Kriebel, violin
Nathan Gallagher, Trumpet  
Nathaniel Grossman, trombone
Hunter Karenbauer, percussion
Camden Rockcastle, Trumpet

 

Congratulations to everyone on this outstanding accomplishment! 

Mrs. Manges Receives Accolades for her Photograph Feb 23, 2021 Congratulations Mrs. Manges!

Mrs. Britta Manges, Photography and Graphic Design teacher at the SHS and IHS, recently received accolades from two organizations for one of her photographs.

Her photograph was accepted into an exhibit through Shippensburg University that was judged by Stephen Truax. Mr. Truax is an artist and writer in New York, where he is a director at Cheim & Read. In addition, her framed photograph was purchased and added to the on-campus Kauffman Gallery in its permanent collection. 

Butler Best Buddies Eggstravaganza! Feb 22, 2021 Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Save the date for Butler's Best Buddies Eggstravaganza! 

Saturday, March 27th
Butler SHS/IHS Campus

  • The Easter Egg Dash (5K) begins at 10:00 am
  • The Bunny Hop (1 mile fun run/walk) begins at 11:00 am
  • The Easter Egg Hunt begins at noon

View the Best Buddies Eggstravaganza flyer

Register for the Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

A Message from the Superintendent -- February 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

The data for the week is in and we are in the moderate range for COVID-19 community spread for the second week in a row. This means we can put the plan I shared on Wednesday into action. 

Here is the plan for the week of February 22: 

  • Elementary students (Grades K-6): Beginning on Monday, February 22, elementary students will be able to attend school in-person five days a week. No more voluntary closures on Friday.

  • Secondary Students (Grades 7-12): Beginning on Wednesday, February 24, Cohorts will end and students will be able to attend in-person instruction four days a week with Friday being the only remote learning day.  

A Message from the Superintendent -- February 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

We are once again facing possible inclement weather.  

Earlier this week we had two traditional snow days and did not engage in remote instruction. At the elementary level, we must distribute devices to all students who need them every time we move to remote instruction. That did not occur at all schools last Thursday. Therefore, we were not in a position for all of our students to engage in remote learning.  

Fine Arts & Beyond Showcase's Annual Basket Raffles Feb 2, 2021 fab baskets

The Fine Arts and Beyond Showcase’s annual 50/50 and Basket Raffles have begun! BASD schools and community members donated 16 wonderful baskets. Visit the Foundation's website to see the baskets and virtually put your tickets in for your favorites! GoldenTornadoScholasticFoundation.org/fab-baskets

A Message from the Superintendent -- February 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

Try as I might to create a consistent plan for families, mother nature had other plans. Since today was a remote learning day, we will shift this Friday, February 5 to an in person day. 

All students in grades K-6 should report to school in person for the rest of this week, including Friday, February 5. 

All students in grades 7-12 should operate on their COHORT schedule for the remainder of the week. Since the White COHORT missed in person instruction today, they will report to school in person on Friday. Here is the COHORT schedule for the remainder of this week. 

Food Service for Cyber/Remote Learning Students Jan 30, 2021 food service

All BASD students are eligible to receive two meals a day, five days a week for free through the remainder of this school year. In addition, any child under the age of 18 who resides in the Butler Area School District may also receive free meals. Learn more.

Students who attend school in person will receive their meals at school. Students who are learning remotely may pick up their meals. Students who are in the secondary COHORT model will receive their meals at school on the days they are learning in person and may choose to pick up their meals for the days when they are learning remotely. 

 

Senior High Earns AP Female Diversity Award Jan 28, 2021 AP Course

The College Board recognized Butler Senior High School with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for the amount of female students enrolled in our AP Computer Science Principles course. This course is taught at the SHS by Mr. Randy Gettens.

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