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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.

3-2-1 Competition Jan 14, 2020 321 competition

Gifted students in grades 7-9 recently participated in the 3-2-1 National Academic Challenge in the Junior High division. This group of 54 students finished 1st in the state of Pennsylvania and 1st in the nation in their division. Congratulations to all!

7th Grade Class Trip Jan 14, 2020

Dear Parents of 7th Grade Students:

This spring, your child has the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip to Harrisburg, Hershey and Gettysburg.

The 7th grade class trip to Harrisburg, Hershey and Gettysburg will take place March 14-15, 2020. The deadline to sign up for this trip is February 3.

Please contact Darren Casher (724-214-3417 | or Denise Casher (724-214-3405 | with any questions. 

Thank you!

Stand Tall Winner Jan 13, 2020 stand tall_Elizabeth LeFebvre

Congratulations to IHS student Lindsay Gavula for choosing a positive, healthy lifestyle.  Stand Tall donated a $25.00 Amazon gift card to Lindsay for being drug free!

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. 

BMS & IHS Community Activity Dec 19, 2019 community activity

Butler Middle School and Intermediate High School students in the Hearing Support program recently went downtown where they participated in community based learning. After lunch at Natili’s, they went shopping for laundry supplies to fill baskets that local churches will be distributing at community dinners.

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LinguiSHTIK Competition Dec 16, 2019 LinguiSHTIK competition

Yesterday, 33 students from grades 7 - 12 attended the LinguiSHTIK competition at Slippery Rock University.  LinguiSHTIK requires the students to use their grammar and vocabulary skills to create sentences that meet complex requirements.  Eight of our students earned undefeated scores, and two teams in the middle division placed among their peers. 

Max Channells, Lauren McKean, Deagan Moore, Ardan Oniboni, Evie Paserba, Allie Schnur, Miles Schaeffer, and Hunter Swidzinski earned undefeated scores, qualifying them to participate in the next round of competition in the spring.  Also, Mary Bohin, Lauren McKean, Evie Paserba, Brycen Seth, and Hunter Swidzinski's team won 2nd place, and the team of Ava Brewster, Max Channells, Ryan DeSantis, David Krainbucher, and Ardan Oniboni won 6th place.  

Flexible Instructional Day Survey Dec 10, 2019

Dear Butler Area School District Parents and Students:

As you know, Wednesday, November 27 was a Flexible Instructional Day (FID) for Butler Area School District. Since this was our first time implementing FIDS, we would like your feedback regarding the day. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey that applies to you.



For more information about Flexible Instructional Days, please visit:

Thank you!

IHS Winter Choral Concerts Dec 9, 2019 holiday invite

The  7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Choirs from Butler Intermediate High School will be hosting an evening of winter concerts!!!

Please mark your calendars for this event…

BIHS Holiday Choral Concerts
Tuesday, December 17th @ BIHS Auditorium
Grade 7 6:00 PM
Grades 8/9 7:30 PM

With Special Guest: Encore and The Butler Golden Tune-adoes

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 thanks 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.

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