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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. 

Technical Difficulties with SchoolCafe

Unfortunately, we experienced technical difficulties with the company that supports “SchoolCafe” today. Some students were unable to log in to the school lunch system, while others had inaccurate information in their account. Despite the difficulty, all students were offered food. 

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing" -- Vote March 18-22 8th grade team

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

The 7th grade students created a video on Butler Technologies and 8th grade students created a video on Keystone Ridge Designs. Their videos have been submitted. Now we need your help!

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video between from March 18-22.

Visit https://www.whatssocool.org/previous-contests/pittsburgh-north/ to vote starting on Monday, March 18. Please vote early and vote often! There is no limit to how many times you can vote.

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.

A Message from the Superintendent -- Feb. 27

I’m sure many of you are wondering how the school cancelation on Wednesday, Feb. 20 will impact our school calendar. Our plan is to make up the day at the end of the year. This means that Thursday, June 6 will now be the last day for students.

Mock Trial Team Earns First at County Tournament Mock Trial

One of Butler's Mock Trial Teams recently earned first place at the county level Mock Trial Tournament! 

School Organization Community Forum Executive Summary School Organization Community Forum

Dr. White presented an Executive Summary of the School Organization Community Forums that were helpd this fall at the February 11, 2019 school board meeting.

National Geographic Geography Bee Geo Bee

The Intermediate High School recently held their National Geographic Geography Bee. The Geography Bee was very competitive with many correct answers and tiebreakers. Ultimately, David Krainbucher, a 7th grader, was the school champion. 

 

Academic Games Competition Academic Games

Students in 9th - 12th grade recently competed at the Academic Games President's Competition!  All of the students did an excellent job including Jacob Pomykata who went undefeated! Congratulations to all!

Overdrive Contest Overdrive Contest Winner

Mrs. Eckert ran a fun library program over winter break that encouraged students to use Overdrive for eBooks and audiobooks.  Overdrive is a free app that students can use on their devices or computers to read or listen to books. 

IHS Students Represent at PMEA Chorus Concert PMEA District Chorus Concert

Several Intermediate High School students represented Butler Area School District at the PMEA Junior High District Chorus Concert at Grove City High School on January 16.  

American Legion Essay Contest Winners American Legion Essay Contest

Every year the American Legion conducts an essay writing contest that is open to all students grades 7-12. The essay contest was conducted in November and a panel of teachers at the Intermediate served as judges. The winners receive a certificate as well as a monetary award from the American Legion.

Make Up Days

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:

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives Two Generous Donations

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.