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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) School District Updates Mar 15, 2020 updates

We have created a website with important information during the COVID-19 school closure.

Click to view the COVID-19 section of our website>


Photography Class Contest Winners Apr 7, 2020 contest winners

Two students won graphic design awards for projects offered through the Photography classes at the Intermediate and Senior High Schools.

Carson Boden was awarded the FAB T-Shirt design winner.  She had to compete against approximately 140 students at the SHS and IHS who submitted a t-shirt design project to win. 

Gabby Boden won a poster contest sponsored by 'The Flying Squirrel,' located in Zelienople. This contest was open to SHS students in the Advanced Photography Class.

Congratulations Gabby and Carson Boden!

What's So Cool About Manufacturing Contest Apr 2, 2020 What's So Cool

The results of the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Contest are in! Two teams of students from Butler participated in the contest, which is sponsored by Catalyst Connection. 

A team of 7th grade students collaborated with Keystone Ridge Design for their video. A team of 8th grade students collaborated with JSP for their video. 

The Butler 8th grade team took home the first place prize for Outstanding Videography. Both Butler teams also took home first and second place for the Viewer's Choice award. The award ceremony was held via YouTube. 

Congratulations to the students and thank you to everyone who voted for the Viewer's Choice award! 

An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District Mar 25, 2020

An Open Letter to the Staff, Students, Parents and Community of the Butler Area School District:

The on-going Covid-19 virus has tested everyone’s mettle and resiliency. The rapid-fire directives and decisions emanating from governmental agencies has produced an unbelievable amount of challenges for the staff, students and parents of the Butler District. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the sincere respect and deep appreciation we have for our dedicated and unselfish staff in meeting these difficult challenges.

All Special Education Meetings, Events, Activities, Athletics are Canceled or Postponed Mar 17, 2020 events canceled

All meetings, events, activities and athletics are canceled as long as our school district is closed. Currently, we are closed through Sunday, March 29. Thank you for your patience. 

Special Education/ IEP Meetings
All special education meetings, including IEP meetings, that were scheduled to take place during the closure have been postponed. More information for families of special education students can be found on our COVID-19 website. Click to access>

School Board Meetings
The School Board meetings that were scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Monday, March 23 have been canceled. 

PTO and other Parent or Student Meetings
All PTO meetings that were scheduled to take place during our school closure have been canceled. 

Every parent or student meeting that was scheduled to take place during our school closure will be postponed until a later date. 

Events and Activities
All school events and activities are canceled during the school closure. Some events may be rescheduled for a later date. We will share information as it becomes available. 

All athletic practices, games and competitions are canceled until further notice. 


Vote for Butler in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Competition Mar 16, 2020 what's so cool about manufacturing

Two teams of students are participating in the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" competition this year. The contest is sponsored by Catalyst Connection. 

A team of 7th grade students collaborated with Keystone Ridge Design for their video. A team of 8th grade students collaborated with JSP for their video. 

Now it's up to the public to vote! The voting begins on March 16 and goes through March 20. Please vote for both of our teams as many times as possible. 

PSSA Information for the IHS Mar 11, 2020 PSSA

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

During the month of April, students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 throughout the state of Pennsylvania will participate in state-initiated assessments of English language arts, mathematics, and science. 

Stand Tall Winners Mar 10, 2020 justice

Congratulations to Intermediate High School student Justice Kooser for choosing a healthy, positive lifestyle.  Stand Tall presented a $25.00 Target gift card and T-Shirt to Justice for being drug free!

After School Meals and Homework Help Mar 6, 2020

The Nutrition Group and Butler Area School District will be offering after school meals to school-age children in the community.  The program is free and open to all school-age children who were 18 years of age or younger at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 


Start Date: March 2, 2020

Where:  Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School

When:  Monday and Wednesday

Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.


For more information, contact:

Food Service Directors

Helen Walker (724) 214-3223

Lisa Montebell (724) 214-3243

Bobbi Ritts (724) 214-3221

Tornado Connection Mar 6, 2020 Tornado Connection

The Winter 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>

A Message from the Butler County Superintendents Mar 4, 2020


The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our process and communications.

While there are NO confirmed cases at the District level or in Pennsylvania regarding coronavirus, we are continuing to closely monitor updates and are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations in proactively planning should measures need to be put in place. All Butler County Superintendents/Executive Director and School Nurses are maintaining regular contact with Butler County leaders, Pennsylvania Department of Health officials, Butler Health System and other health care providers to discuss official updates, share information and, if needed, to coordinate any response. We are committed to collaborating in this effort and making the best possible decisions for our students, staff and families.

STEM and Entrepreneurship Presentation Mar 2, 2020 STEM Presentation

On Friday, February 21st, eighth grade students were treated to a presentation by Kyle Harris, a mechanical designer from WNA Engineering. 

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