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Catfish Release Day Catfish Release Day

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.

What's So Cool About Manufacturing State Competition What's So Cool About Manufacturing

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.

Dr. Weller Visits 9th Grade Band Dr. Weller

The 9th grade band students recently had the opportunity to work Dr. Travis Weller. Dr. Weller is the composer of "Apollo Arise," a piece the students will perform at their concert on May 15th. 

A Day Without Hate A Day Without Hate

Intermediate High School students had the opportunity to participate in Rachel's Challenge this year.  As a result of that program, the Intermediate High School also decided to participate in A Day Without Hate

Boats that Float Boats that Float

Students in the Intermediate High School Life Skills and Autistic Support classrooms recently had the opportunity to participate in The Boats that Float Project where they created a boat that they could actually float in across the pool.

MSA Contributes to BASD's STEAM Program MSA Group

MSA, the Safety Company, has made a generous contribution of $10,000 to help grow Butler Area School District's STEAM program. 

Champions of Learning Champions of Learning

Two individuals from the Butler community were finalists for the Champions of Learning award. Each year the Consortium for Public Education recognizes Champions of Learning throughout our region. 

Students Participate in National Academic Games Competition AGLOA Competition

Several students represented Butler Area School District at AGLOA (Academic Games Leagues of America) National Competition. Congratulations to Alec Teff, Evelyn Paserba , Lauren McKean, Deagan Moore and Maguire Brady! 

Students Plan Early Childhood Activity Early Childhood Activity

The students in Mrs. Walker's 9th grade Family and Prenatal Development class planned and implemented a hands on lesson for elementary/preschool aged children. The 9th grade students created hands on activities to help the children develop their fine motor skills. They implemented the lesson during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. 

Student Mural at the IHS Mural

Several Intermediate High School students took time out of their busy schedules to paint a mural at the IHS.

Tornado Jazz Ensemble Visits Elementary Schools Jazz Ensemble

The Golden Tornado Jazz Ensemble recently took their show on the road! The Jazz Ensemble visited Center Township, Northwest and Connoquenessing elementary schools where they performed for the students.

Oneida Reservoir Cleanup Oneida Reservoir Cleanup

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance partnered with several local groups to conduct a litter cleanup along the shores of the Oneida Reservoir. 

Tornado Jazz Ensemble and Tornado Big Band Performances Tornado Bands

The Tornado Jazz Ensemble and the Tornado Big Band performed in two incredible concerts in March -- The Big Band Dance and BC3's Jass Spring Concert. 

Music in Our Schools Concert Music in Our Schools

Six hundred singers performed at the "Music In Our Schools Month" concert on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Choirs in various ensembles from grades 5-12 performed, followed by the Slippery Rock University Concert choir. 

K'Nex STEM Design Challenge STEM Design Challenge

Several Butler Area School District teams participated in the MIU4 K’Nex STEM Design Challenge at the Intermediate High School. The BASD teams were from the Intermediate High School, Middle School, Center Township and Northwest. Teams from other school districts within MIU4 also participated in the event. 

Two of Butler teams won best design awards! Center Township won best design for grades 4-5 and the Intermediate High School won best design for grades 6-8. 

What's So Cool About Manufacturing Results! What's So Cool - Both Teams

Intermediate High School students participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” video contest in March.

The 7th grade students created a video on Butler Technologies and 8th grade students created a video on Keystone Ridge Designs. Our 8th grade team placed first in the "Best Manufacturing Message" category and second in the "Viewer's Choice" category. Our 7th grade team placed second in the "Exceptional Videography" category. 

In addition, our 8th grade team will compete in the Statewide Video Contest, which consists of teams from across Pennsylvania, later this month. 

Congratulations to all of the students who participated! 

Read the official press release>

Growth Screening Program

The Pennsylvania school health regulations require that school nurses conduct height and weight measurements of students annually in an effort to determine a pattern of growth for each child. A Body Mass Index (BMI) for Age percentile was also calculated which is used as a guideline to help assess whether a person may be overweight or underweight.

Student Wins National Alliance on Mental Illness T-Shirt Design Contest Lynsey White

Photography and Graphic Design class ninth grader students participated in the National Alliance on Mental Illness T-Shirt Design Contest.

Pi Memorization Multitasking Competition

On March 14, Intermediate High School students in Ms. DeThomas' Honors Algebra II classes celebrated Pi Day with a Pi Memorization Multitasking Competition. 

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Awards PJAS

Eighty-four Butler Area School District students in grades 7-12 presented science, engineering and math projects at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) held at Slippery Rock University in February. Fifty-one of those students received first awards and qualified to present at the State level of PJAS, which will be held May 19-21, 2019 at Penn State University. 

Creative Teaching Grants Summit Makerspace

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. recently awarded over $20,000 to support Creative Teaching Grants. According to the GTSF, these grants fund teachers who go the extra mile to incorporate creative and innovative projects in the classroom.