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Flexible Instructional Days Information! Nov 11, 2019 FIDs

We have created a "FIDS" page on our website to help keep everybody informed of what to expect for our upcoming Flexible Instructional Day on November 27. Click to visit that page>

IHS Career Day Dec 7, 2019 career day

Butler Intermediate High School students recently participated in Career Day. Tricia Pritchard, Adjunct Professor and Workforce Development Trainer at  Butler County Community College,  spoke to 9th grade students about career awareness and career decision making. Several Butler Senior High School students joined Ms. Pritchard in her presentation. The SHS students reflected on their experience at the Intermediate High School and offered words of wisdom to current 9th graders. Thank you to Ms. Pritchard for her impactful presentation!

Twenty speakers from a variety of careers visited the Intermediate High School to speak to 8th grade students about their careers. A special thank to all of the presenters who took time out of their day to participate!

IHS Student Earns 2nd Place in the NCW Poetry Contest Dec 7, 2019 Poster Contest

Eighth grader David Krainbucher received a second place in the NCW Poetry Contest in the 6-8th grade category! His science teacher is Mrs. Veronica Sankey.

Tornado Connection Nov 26, 2019 Tornado Connection

The Fall 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>

Project Hang Tough Nov 26, 2019 Project Hang Tough

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. This year at the Intermediate High School participated in Project Hang Tough. The goal of Hang Tough is to fill stockings with items that can be gifted to cancer patients. The stockings are then handed out in local cancer institutions in December. Over the course of the last week, the Intermediate High School collected a total of 125 stocking (and also have 2 heaping rubbermaid containers full of items to finish stuffing more stockings). 

Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives EITC Donations Nov 21, 2019

Three local businesses have made generous contributions to the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit  (EITC) Program. Nextier Bank donated $20,000, First National Bank donated $5,000, and UPMC donated $1,000.

The donations will be used to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education at Butler Area School District.

Please visit the Scholastic Foundation Website at https://www.goldentornadoscholasticfoundation.org/ to learn more about EITC and STEAM.

Community Committee for School Organization Recommendation Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, shared the recommendation of our Community Committee for School Organization at the School Board meeting on November 18.

The Community Committee for School Organization met four times before making a recommendation.

The report details Butler Area School District’s school organization process to date as well as a recommendation from the Community Committee for School Organization.

Click to view the report>

Memory in the Making for IHS Families Nov 18, 2019 Memory in the Making

Butler Intermediate STUCO is collaborating on a community photo project. Intermediate High School families are invited to sign up for a free family photo! 

The photo sessions will be December 3 from 3:30 - 7:30 pm. Families will receive an 8x10 photo in a frame, two 4x6 photos to share and one digital image. 

Space is limited, so sign up today! Click to secure your spot>

View the flyer for more info>

BASD Educators Recognized by Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay Nov 12, 2019

On Wednesday, November 6th, members of Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay, and their
younger brothers, the members of William C. Graham Manor Order of Squires, held a special
ceremony and reception recognizing outstanding educators in the area, including several from Butler Area School District!

The IHS Presents: Haphazardly Ever After Nov 12, 2019 Haphazardly Ever After

The IHS Drama Club Presents...

Haphazardly Ever After
November 21, 2019
BIHS Auditorium
3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

View the flyer>

College and Career Readiness -- November 20 Nov 12, 2019

Dear BASD Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11:

The Senior High School Guidance Office will present College and Career Readiness on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm. in the SHS choral room. This is an evening dedicated to providing information to students and parents about future career and college decisions.  School counselors will present information relevant to each grade level.  Specific topics will include the PSAT, SAT, ACT exams, scholarships, college applications, financial aid and career cruising.     

We hope to see you there!
The SHS Guidance Department

BASD Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Update for Nov. 27 Nov 11, 2019

Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians: 

Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.

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