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PSSA Letter to Parents -- Spring 2019 Mar 20, 2019

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):

Beginning next month, all school districts throughout the State of Pennsylvania will participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA).  At Butler Middle School, we will follow the assessment schedule listed below. 

Technical Difficulties with SchoolCafe Mar 14, 2019

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. 

Creative Teaching Grants Mar 8, 2019 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.

BMS STEM Competition Mar 4, 2019 STEM Competition

Students in Mr. Sovek's STEAM class recently participated in a STEM Competition at BMS! The teams had 40 minutes to complete a large-span, beam bridge using a K'Nex kit.

Kids Heart Challenge Mar 4, 2019 Kids Heart Challenge

February was American Heart Month and all Butler Area School District elementary schools, including the middle school, took part in the Kids Heart Challenge for the 12th year in a row! Learn more>

A Message from the Superintendent -- Feb. 27 Feb 27, 2019

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.

Community Kindness Feb 18, 2019 Community Kindness at Cummings Coffee and Candy

Butler Middle School students are spreading kindness throughout the community -- one coffee cup at a time. 

The students wrote inspirational messages on coffee sleeves for Cummings Candy & Coffee shop.  Cummings Coffee & Candy donated all of the coffee sleeves. They are using them at their Main Street and Evans City Road locations beginning this week (February 18th).

Thanks to Cummings Coffee & Candy for making this project possible.  

 

School Organization Community Forum Executive Summary Feb 12, 2019 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.

Friendship Bracelets Jan 28, 2019 Friendship Bracelets

Several Senior High School students visited the Middle School to spend time with BMS students. During their afternoon visit, the students talked with one another, made friendship bracelets, and shared a snack. 

"It was a lot of fun and a positive mentoring activity," said Mrs. Rekich, who organized the event. 

BMS Honored as a Top Performing Title I School Jan 15, 2019 BMS Title I Recognition

Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors the top performing Title I schools in Pennsylvania. A total of 158 Title I schools, including Butler Middle School, were selected for this honor.

Congratulations to the Butler Middle School faculty, staff and students!

Make Up Days Jan 10, 2019

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 Jan 7, 2019

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.

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