We want to let you know that the grade reporting tile on the Tyler Parent Portal will be temporarily unavailable while our teachers are inputting their final grades for the semester. The grade reporting tile will be disabled on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We expect it to be available again on Thursday, January 31, 2019. In addition, digital grades and report cards will be distributed on January 31. Thank you for your patience!
The Office of the Attorney General adopted the Safe2Say Something Program, which will be used by all school districts in Pennsylvania. Safe2Say is an anonymous reporting system that allows individuals (students, parents, teachers, staff, community members, etc.) to report anyone who may be showing signs they have the potential to carry out an act of violence at school.
Due to the power outages earlier this year, we submitted an emergency waiver request to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, at this time, we have not heard back from the state. Thus, it is necessary to schedule two make up days.
The make up dates will be:
The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation (GTSF) recently received two generous donations through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. NexTier Bank and Baglier Buick GMC Mazda each donated $5,000 to the GTSF in 2018. The funds will be used to support the district’s STEAM program.
Sixty-three gifted students from Butler Intermediate High School participated in the 3-2-1 Competition and finished as the State Champions! They also had the highest score in the nation in their division.
Mr. Wolford has been working with the students in Mr. Armahizer's life skills class to create amazing lid signs and lid murals at Intermediate High School!
The 9th grade class trip to New York City (May 10-12, 2019)
Due to high demand, we have added a third bus. Registration is open again to fill the third bus. Sign up at logantoursinc.com by Dec 31.
The 7th grade class trip to Gettysburg (March 23-24, 2019)
Parents may register their students for the 7th grade trip to Gettysburg, Harrisburg, and Hershey between Dec 19 - January 16 at logantoursinc.com.
Twenty-six Intermediate High School and Senior High School students attended the LinguiSHTIK competition at Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, December 5th. Four of the students earned Undefeated scores, and three of our teams placed second, third and fourth in their respective divisions. Congratulations to the students!
The Butler Rock Orchestra recently completed their first Holiday Tour! The Rock Orchestra visited Emily Brittain Elementary, McQuistion Elementary and Center Township Elementary where they performed holiday hits from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as some other holiday favorites.
Student Council is planning a semi-formal dance for Butler Intermediate High School students. It will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Congratulations to the following students for representing the Butler Area School District in the PMEA music festivals.
Some iOS (Apple) users may have noticed a white screen or blank screen on the Tyler app. Tyler is aware of the problem and has fixed it by releasing a new version of the app in the Apple App Store. If you are experiencing an issue with your app, please try downloading the updated version.
All-School Musical auditions for "Cinderella" are taking place this week!
Senior High School students can audition at 3 pm on Tuesday, December 4 in the SHS auditorium.
Intermediate High School students can audition at 3 pm on Thursday, December 6 in the SHS auditorium.
Questions? Contact Mr. VanLaningham at email@example.com.
The Tornado Connection is the Intermediate High School's online newspaper for parents. The articles are written by 7th and 8th grade students in Ms. Minch's "Tornado Connection" enrichment class.
Tornado Connection: Volume 22, Issue 1 (Fall 2018)
The Drama Club presents “Young Sherlock” by Craig Sodaro.
December 7th 3pm and 7pm
Tickets: $5 Adults, $3 Students, Kids are free
Presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service,Inc., Denver, Colorado.
It was a great day in Butler when Sergeant Major Fred Nichols surprised his family at school just two days before Thanksgiving. Sergeant Major Nichols had been deployed for a year with the National Guard and his family wasn't expecting him home for another two weeks.
The Intermediate High School hosted their Annual Career Day on November 20. This year, Career Day featured 20 guest speakers. Each presenter spoke to 7th, 8th and 9th grade students about their profession and career path.
UPDATE: Power has been restored at all of our schools! Butler Area School District will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow (Tuesday, November 20, 2018).
Due to the power outages and other complications, the School Organization Community Forum scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 4 pm at Northwest Elementary has been canceled.
Although the Butler Area School District is closed today (Monday, November 19), the winter sports tryouts/practices will go on today as scheduled, except for bowling. Click here to view the start time, date and location of your child's sport. If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office at 724-214-3232.
While I had hoped we would be able to have school tomorrow, we have run into a few additional complications this afternoon. At this point, we know we will not be able to open our schools tomorrow. Thus, all Butler Area School District public schools will be closed tomorrow (November 19, 2018). Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through this unique situation.
On Wednesday, November 7th, members of Lorraine Chapter Order of DeMolay, and their younger brothers, the members of William C. Graham Manor Order of Squires, plan to hold a dinner and special ceremony recognizing outstanding educators in the area.
The nominees are:
At this time, we are still planning to dismiss all schools at their regular time. Please be aware that our buses may be delayed, as all drivers have been instructed to proceed with extra caution.
All after school and evening activities have been cancelled for this evening (Thursday, November 15, 2018). However, at this time, the band trip will still depart as scheduled late this evening.
With the winter season upon us, we’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures.
I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community. Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.
Parents and Guardians of 9th Grade Students,
The due date on the deposit, trip protection, and sign up for the 9th grade NYC trip has been extended due to some technical difficulties with the Logantoursinc.com website. You have until Wednesday, November 21 to sign up for the trip.
Mr. Wolford's eighth grade STEAM classes launched the bottle rockets they designed, engineered, and assembled in class.
View photos on Flickr>
Thank you to the Mrs. Manges, IHS Photography Teacher, and her students for capturing these images!
Intermediate High School students in Mr. Meer's Science classes recently spent some time outside. The students cleared all of the dead plants and flowers from the school's garden and planted bulbs for the spring.
We had our first School Organization Community Forum on Tuesday night. I would really like to thank everybody who took the time to be at this event. Your feedback is important as we move through this process. Several more School Organization Community Forums are planned for November.
Intermediate High School students in Ms. Snyder's Calcubot class have spent the past week creating themed mazes with obstacles to navigate using their robots.
The in-house sales of the Butler Intermediate High School Yearbook for 2018 - 2019 will start on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 and end on Friday, November 16, 2018. You may also purchase your yearbook online at www.balfour.com. Click for more information, including the steps to follow for an online purchase>
Students in Mr. Andrews’ Fisheries Science class (also known as Trout in the Classroom) recently had a real world learning opportunity. The students formed “companies” and made a pitch to their “clients: on why they believe their company should be selected for funding of the riparian buffer project at Thorn Creek.
Students in 9th and 10th grade had the opportunity to visit Kawneer Cranberry for National Manufacturing Day. Their visit included a tour of the facility, activities and a round table discussion. Thank you to everyone at Kawneer Cranberry for making this day possible!
Seventh grade students recently participated in team building activities with our Starfish leaders and teachers.
We have been notified that the Pennsylvania State Police are using all appropriate resources at their disposal to ensure the safety of Pennsylvania’s school students. As part of their efforts, state troopers may drive through school grounds or visit the main office at a school at any time during the school day. Their hope is that the enhanced presence in Pennsylvania schools will assist in keeping our students and staff safe.
Students in Mr. Waseleski's class at the Intermediate High School had a special throwback day during spirit week.
The Butler Senior High Choirs will present their fall choral concert on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. A variety of styles of choral music will be presented and the Senior High students will collaborate with Intermediate students for the combined finale.
We are developing our facility plan for the Butler Area School District. Many of our schools need capital improvements -- some more than others. Prior to investing money into all eleven schools, we have decided to solicit your input to determine if our community is satisfied with how we are currently organized.
Butler Area School District is holding a community meeting on October 23 from 4-6 pm at the IHS to learn about a new research study and receive community feedback on what parents, students and other community leaders believe are the essentials for a quality education.
Butler Spirit Week was a lot of fun! Thanks to everybody who participated. View photos on Flickr>
The Intermediate High School is already planning for this year's class trips. View the letter to parents>
In their seventh grade Library Orientation classes, students are learning all about the library and the resources they have access to.
Eighth grade students at the Intermediate High School recently participated in an engineering activity. Students had to design a whirligig to land with accuracy on a target and maintain the longest flight time.
Eighth grade geography students celebrated the International Day of Peace on Friday, September 21. The class discussed why certain nations experience high levels of peace, while others do not. They used the interactive map from Vision of Humanity to lead their discussions.
September 24-28 is spirit week! Click to view the Senior High School, Intermediate High School and Center Avenue themes>
The Butler Area School District community is invited to share their feedback regarding the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.
We received the results of the follow-up water quality testing that was done at the Intermediate High School.
We have continued to test the water throughout all of our schools to ensure it is safe to use. We just received the results from our most recent round of testing. The results showed elevated levels of lead in three water fixtures – two at the Intermediate High School and one at the Harriger Educational Services Center. The results have been posted to our website. Click to view the results>
Due to the forecasted heat, Butler Area School District will dismiss school two hours early on Wednesday, September 5. This applies to all Butler Area School District schools. Lunch will be served at every school before dismissal. Butler Area School District students who typically attend third session vo-tech will be dismissed two hours early with the secondary schools.
It was a great first week at Butler Area School District! As I was walking the halls of our schools, I really enjoyed seeing the faces of students who were actively engaged in learning. However, I also saw the faces of students who were uncomfortably hot in some of our buildings -- especially in the afternoon.
The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program will continue to serve all K-4 schools in the Butler Area School District. Read the community letter> | Download the enrollment form>
Butler Area School District launched Tyler, our new Student Information System, over the summer. We sincerely appreciate your patience as transition to Tyler. Click for more information regarding Tyler>
Welcome back students! We are so glad you are here!
Due to construction at the corner of Fairground Hill Road and Hansen Avenue, that area has been designated a ’no pedestrian zone’ since the sidewalks are not open. This may impact students who choose to walk to the Intermediate High School.
The Nutrition Group, Butler Area School District's food service provider, is using a new online payment system. Parents will need to create a new account.
The Butler Area School District mobile app can be used to view news, alerts, the staff directory and other website information.
Students who are starting Algebra I at the Intermediate High School this year had the opportunity to participate in Algebra Camp for a week in August.
The Butler Area School District Policy has adopted a ''Random Drug Testing Policy" (Policy 227.1) that is intended to advance an alcohol and drug-free environment for Butler Area School District students and employees. This policy is in response to a crisis of drug use in our country and our community.
The Butler Intermediate High School is one of 10 schools in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. According to an article posted on the Digital Promise website, "This regional effort convenes educators who are committed to maker learning and aims to amplify maker learning’s impact on student outcomes while making it more sustainable for schools and equitable for all students."
We have confirmed the dates for Orientation, Kick Start Kindergarten and Back to School Night (formerly known as Open House). Please mark your calendars!
The Butler Athletic Department is proud to present its 2017-2018 sports summary! We had a total of 17 varsity teams make the playoffs this school year, which set a new school record along with an enormous amount of individual success. Click to read more>
Welcome to the Butler Area School District's athletic program. We are pleased you made the decision to play for the Golden Tornado, and hope you have an enjoyable experience this season!
Visit the Athletic Department website for more information>
Or click to register>
Welcome to the new Butler Area School District website! The Butler Area School District.