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Calling All 5 Year Olds -- It's Time to Register for Kindergarten! Feb 5, 2020 kindergarten registration

If your child will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020, it's time to start thinking about kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year! 

Visit our Kindergarten Registration page for more information, including:

  • kindergarten registration dates, times and locations
  • a kindergarten registration timeline
  • kindergarten registration checklist and forms
  • contact information for each elementary school

Click to visit our kindergarten registration page>

Kids' Weekend Backpack Program -- Spaghetti Dinner Feb 19, 2020 Backpack Spaghetti Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, March 11 at Tanglewood from 4-7 pm for a Spaghetti Dinner that benefits the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program. 

The meal includes pasta, meatballs, salad, cupcake and a beverage. You can dine in or take out! There is free parking at the Tanglewood Center (10 Austin Ave, Lyndora, PA 16045). 

  • Adults and children 13 & over -- $10
  • Children ages 4-12 -- $5
  • Children 3 and younger -- free

Bring a food item for the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program and get a free door prize ticket.

We hope to see you there. 

Magic Gives Back -- Ticket Presale Feb 19, 2020 CT Magic Gives Back

Tickets for “Magic Gives Back,” an amazing Las-Vegas style variety show featuring Rick Smith Jr., go on sale Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12 pm! They will be available at a discounted rate until February 28, 2020 at 3 pm.

“Magic Gives Back”
Featuring Rick Smith Jr.
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Butler Intermediate High School Auditorium

To purchase your tickets, visit  www.magicgivesback.com. Use code “VIP5OFF” to reserve your seats in the preferred and VIP sections and receive a $5 discount on each ticket that you purchase. 

K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Plan Feb 17, 2020

Dear Butler Area School District Parents and Guardians:

Butler Area School District has always maintained a commitment to supporting student development and growth. The School Counseling Department’s mission statement upholds this pledge to student success through academic, social, emotional, and career awareness by means of a collaborative approach with students, parents, educators, and the community. It is our continued goal to develop life-long learners who are productive citizens in this changing global society. To this end, the School Counseling program in the Butler Area School District continues to implement a comprehensive K-12 Guidance Plan to support college and career readiness for all students.

School Make Up Day -- April 9 Feb 11, 2020

As you know, school was canceled due to inclement weather on Friday, February 7, 2020. This day will be made up as a traditional school day on Thursday, April 9. All students, faculty and staff should report to school on April 9. 

Should we have another school cancellation, the next scheduled make up day will be on Tuesday, April 14. 

The Nutrition Group -- Open Interviews on Feb. 6 Jan 30, 2020 Open Interviews

The Nutrition Group is holding open interviews for food service workers on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 12-4 pm at the Butler Senior High School Cafeteria. Part time daylight shifts on Monday-Friday are available. The rate is $9/hour. Call 724-214-3221 with any questions. 

Shop with a Cop Dec 23, 2019 Shop With A Cop

Forty-eight students had the opportunity to participate in “Shop with a Cop” at Walmart today. Officers from our local municipalities, the county and the state participated. Thank you to Walmart and our local police officers for making this special opportunity possible!

Students Travel Using Google VR Googles Dec 16, 2019 STEAM

Thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the IU STEAM lending library for allowing us to borrow the Google VR Goggles. Center Township students are having a blast using them. They have taken trips to the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, toured Washington D.C., NYC, Mount Rushmore and more! Thank you! 

Flexible Instructional Day Survey Dec 10, 2019

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.

Parents/Guardians: https://forms.gle/XhXAJTcAVHDeyhe46

Students: https://forms.gle/dQByvrTEXMCsTkEW8

For more information about Flexible Instructional Days, please visit: https://www.basdk12.org/Content/fid.

Thank you!

Make-A-Wish Party Dec 9, 2019 make a wish

Cael Lewis, a second grader at Center Township, was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was recently was granted a “wish” by Make-A-Wish!  Make-A-Wish volunteers, Cael’s teacher, and classmates surprised him with a send off party! 

Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Receives EITC Donations Nov 21, 2019

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.

Community Committee for School Organization Recommendation Nov 19, 2019

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.

Click to view the report>

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