Dear IHS Parents/Guardians:
New for the 2019-2020 school year, the Intermediate High School will be "teaming" grade level teachers in grades 7 and 8. The "teaming" of teachers will afford an increased understanding of the unique learning needs of students, as well as provide an opportunity for extensive collaboration in meeting these needs. Teachers will also be able to effectively communicate and address the social/emotional needs of their shared students.
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.
We want to share a number of resources that might be useful to you and your family.
• 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
It is with excitement and honor that I write this letter of introduction as the new assistant principal at the Butler Intermediate High School. This upcoming school year will be my fifth with the Butler Area School District. Prior to my position as assistant principal, I served the district as a school counselor at the Middle School, Northwest Elementary, and Connoquenessing Elementary. Prior to Butler, I was a school counselor with the State College Area School District, as well as a school counselor with the Baltimore City Public School System.
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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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!
The Spring issue of the Tornado Connection is here. Click to read it now>
You can also view previous issues from this year online. Click to see the archives>
Forty-four Butler Area students in grades 7-12 competed at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) State Competition at Penn State University.
On May 21, 2019, members of the Butler Intermediate High School Fisheries Science Program attended this year's Water Day activities at the Thorn Creek Habitat Improvement Project.
It was another successful Catfish Release Day for Butler! About 225 catfish were released into Glad Run Lake from the Intermediate High School and Middle School cooperative nursery tanks.
Intermediate High School students Carson Boden, Mark Collins, Jessica Mohney, Ryan McLister, and Bailee Kauffman recently represented our district at the state level What's So Cool About Manufacturing Contest.
Congratulations to these students and thank you to Mr. Cochran and Mr. Andrews for making this project possible.
Butler Area School District
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