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Hometown High Q Jan 23, 2020 Hometown High Q

Butler’s Hometown High Q team will be on KDKA this weekend! Tune in (or set your DVRs) for the show, which will air on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 am and again the following Saturday, February 1 at 11:30 am. 

Our team of Caitlin Rozell, Mikayla Bernhard, and Katie Knights did a wonderful job of representing Butler! Congratulations to the team!

Presidents Competition Jan 17, 2020 all students

Butler students put their knowledge to the test at the Presidents Competition at Slippery Rock University. This competition requires students to understand the history, politics, and events surrounding the presidents of the United States of America.

The 9-12 competition was on January 8th and the 7th and 8th graders competed on January 9.

At the 9-12 competition, Mason Grenci and Rachael Lutz were undefeated and are now qualified for the state level Tri Bowl competition!

At the 7th & 8th grade competition, Max Channells and David Krainbucher earned undefeated scores, while a team comprised of Max, David, Miles Lavery, Ardan Oniboni, and Alec Teff came in 2nd place.

Congratulations to all!

Butler Football Update -- Jan. 16, 2020 Jan 16, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Community: 

I am pleased to share that PIAA District X has approved Butler Area School District’s football program to be an associate member for the next two (2) years. This means that we will not be independent. I would like to thank District X for this opportunity for our student athletes. We look forward to being a part of the District X football community. I would also like to thank the WPIAL for their support as we rebuild our football program.

Congratulations to our STORM Winners! Jan 13, 2020 December

Congratulations to our STORM winners Dylan Ammon and Mrs. Santilo!

Wrestling Team Volunteers at Katie's Kitchen Jan 6, 2020 Katie's Kitchen

The Butler Wrestling Team took a day off from practice in December to volunteer to feed the homeless and those in need at Katie's Kitchen at St. Mark's Church. 

"It was a great and humbling experience for these young men," said Coach Stoner.  "It was an event well worth the day off from practice." 

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Stand Tall Winner Jan 6, 2020 Stand Tall

Congratulations to Remy Pardo for choosing a healthy and positive lifestyle.  Stand Tall presented Remy with a T-shirt and a $25.00 gift card to the Regal Cinemas.  Remy was very excited and would like to thank Stand Tall for donating this gift.

Butler Area School District's Football Program Jan 3, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Community: 

Butler Area School District has a very successful athletic program. Many of our teams make the playoffs every year.   

2016-2017 -- 16 varsity teams made the  playoffs
2017-2018 -- 18 varsity teams made the playoffs (broke our school record)
2018-2019 -- 15 varsity teams made the playoffs


Over that three year span, we have had 101 athletes go on to play a sport in college.
 
However, our football program has not thrived. The program has had 7 coaches in 21 years and has an extremely low participation rate. I have spent time looking at data related to the program, including analyzing the game stats, comparing youth football rosters to varsity rosters and reviewing participation rates in multiple sports. I have also assessed the funding of the football program as well as conducted an economic comparison of the other schools in our section. In addition, I have had informal discussions about our football program with many people. 

Butler SHS featured on Fishing University Dec 30, 2019 Fishing University

Butler Senior High School is featured on an episode of Fishing University that will debut this week! Internationally televised, thirty-three year old television show Fishing University, made Butler County home for a week to film episodes of America's original "how-to" fishing program. 

The competitive fishing show is packed with "how-to tips" and "tricks of the trade: making it popular among competitive amateur and professional anglers. Fishing University will not only feature Lake Arthur and Glade Run Lake, but also highlight local dining, activities and area attractions. It will also feature a one hour program at Butler Senior High School. 

The schedule is below. All times are EST. 

ODC = Outdoor Channel
SPM = Sportsman Channel
WFN = World Fishing Network

Monday, Dec. 30 on SPM at 10:00 am
Tuesday, Dec. 31 on SPM at 5:30 am
Wednesday, Jan. 1 on WFN at 3:30 am
Wednesday, Jan. 1 on WFN at 11:00 pm
Thursday, Jan. 2 on ODC at 6:00 am
Friday, Jan. 3 on WFN at 12:00 pm
Friday, Jan. 3 on WFN at 10:00 pm
Saturday, Jan. 4 on ODC at 9:00 am
Saturday, Jan. 4 on SPM at 11:00 am
Sunday, Jan. 5 on SPM at 4:00 am 

SHS Teacher of the Month! Dec 30, 2019 SHS Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to the Teacher of the Month, Ms. Michelle Yeager.  Ms. Yeager works tirelessly to promote and provide inclusive opportunities.  Her work with Best Buddies, Unified Sports, and Stand Tall have provided our students with wonderful memories.  Thank you to Horace Mann for sponsoring Teacher of the Month with a $25.00 Donors Choice and a $10.00 Sheetz Card for the teacher.

SHS Students Perform with PMEA District 5 Dec 23, 2019 SHS PMEA

Eleven students from the Butler Senior High School were selected to perform with the PMEA District 5 Honors Band.  The festival was held December 12th - December 14th at Westminster College.  The concert was December 14th at Orr Auditorium on the Westminster campus. 

Stand Tall Winner Dec 16, 2019 Stand Tall

Congratulations to Peyton Holt for winning a $25.00 Sheetz gift card from Stand Tall!  The Stand Tall organization would like to recognize Peyton for making healthy, positive lifestyle choices.  

Butler Makes the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll Dec 16, 2019 AP Honor Roll

Butler Area School District is being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.  To be included on the 10th Annual Honor Roll, Butler Area School District had to increase the number of students participating in AP since 2017 while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

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