Butler Middle School is starting their own Best Buddies Chapter. Students had fun at a kickoff event where they got to make their own slime. The Best Buddies Program was originally started at the Senior High School. The goal of the program is to bring all students together and promote inclusion.
Learn more about Best Buddies and register for the Annual Eggstravaganza>
BMS March Madness is just around the corner. The top 64 titles as selected by BMS students and faculty, are here! Click to view the titles>
All titles are available in the BMS Library and most are available in the Sora app. The titles are listed in alphabetical order. The bracket will be revealed on march 2nd. Happy reading!
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.
Jessica Cooper brought the Bitty and Beau Coffee Cart to the Middle School in December. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Cart is a franchise run by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Several students from our specialized classrooms, along with their friends from STUCO and other Academic Teams, served coffee and sweets to the Middle School faculty and staff as a way to bring awareness of inclusion of special needs to our school and community. It is also a wonderful opportunity for our students to begin to experience job training skills, as well as practicing social skills. The proceeds from the sale will benefit MS’s PBIS program.
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Thirty Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School (BCAVTS) students came to the Middle School to talk about the 15 different programs offered at BCAVTS. Students learned about entrepreneurship and all of the different trades. Middle School students had the opportunity to interact with the Vo-Tech students and ask questions about each of their different programs. Thanks to the Vo-Tech students for visiting the Middle School!
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.
On March 2, the BMS Library will once again kick off the March Madness Book Tournament. In the meantime, students have been busy researching and reviewing titles for the bracket. Books have been promoted in class and on the announcements. The list is also a tool used by students who come to browse the library.
This week in class, students are voting for the titles they think should make the bracket. We'd like to get our community involved, so we are inviting you to vote as well!
Here's the link: https://forms.gle/w1EXbdtrx8hJFSUM8. Please feel free to select your favorite titles!
BMS 5th and 6th Grade Choirs Present... A Winter Blast! Join us on Monday, December 16 at 6:30 pm at the Senior High School for the BMS chorus concert. We hope to see you there!
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: https://www.basdk12.org/Content/fid.
Thank you to everyone who made our Care Packages for the Troops a huge success! Butler Middle School sent 328 care packages to our troops oversees!
Three local businesses have made generous contributions to the Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Nextier Bank donated $20,000, First National Bank donated $5,000, and UPMC donated $1,000.
The donations will be used to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education at Butler Area School District.
Please visit the Scholastic Foundation Website at https://www.goldentornadoscholasticfoundation.org/ to learn more about EITC and STEAM.
Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, shared the recommendation of our Community Committee for School Organization at the School Board meeting on November 18.
The Community Committee for School Organization met four times before making a recommendation.
The report details Butler Area School District’s school organization process to date as well as a recommendation from the Community Committee for School Organization.
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Butler Area School District