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MSA Contributes to BASD's STEAM Program MSA Group

MSA, the Safety Company, has made a generous contribution of $10,000 to help grow Butler Area School District's STEAM program. 

Champions of Learning Champions of Learning

Two individuals from the Butler community were finalists for the Champions of Learning award. Each year the Consortium for Public Education recognizes Champions of Learning throughout our region. 

Remake Learning Days Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days are almost here! Experience free family-friendly and interactive events showcasing innovative learning for youth of all ages. From building robots to creating art, explore a wide variety of learning. Let's remake learning together! Click to view the flyer>

Remake Learning Days
May 9-19
remakelearningdays.org

Center Township STEAM CT STEAM

Center Township students have been busy participating in several STEAM activities including K'Nex challenges, Makey Makey inventions, and Bee Bot coding. View photos on Flickr>

Jelly Bean Graphing Jelly Bean Math

First grade studetns in Mrs. Liza Heilman-Houser's class practiced graphing with jelly beans before spring break. View more photos on Flickr>

Tornado Jazz Ensemble Visits Elementary Schools Jazz Ensemble

The Golden Tornado Jazz Ensemble recently took their show on the road! The Jazz Ensemble visited Center Township, Northwest and Connoquenessing elementary schools where they performed for the students.

Therapy Dogs Visit Center Township Therapy Dogs

Fourth grade students at Center Township had a special visit from Butler Dog Training Therapy dogs. They learned all about dog safety and what it takes for a dog to become a therapy dog. 

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Officer Phil Program Officer Phil Program

As part of the Officer Phil Program, a local police officer visited Center Township Elementary School to talk to students about the importance of being safe, responsible and respectful at school, at home and in the community.

K'Nex STEM Design Challenge STEM Design Challenge

Several Butler Area School District teams participated in the MIU4 K’Nex STEM Design Challenge at the Intermediate High School. The BASD teams were from the Intermediate High School, Middle School, Center Township and Northwest. Teams from other school districts within MIU4 also participated in the event. 

Two of Butler teams won best design awards! Center Township won best design for grades 4-5 and the Intermediate High School won best design for grades 6-8. 

Growth Screening Program

The Pennsylvania school health regulations require that school nurses conduct height and weight measurements of students annually in an effort to determine a pattern of growth for each child. A Body Mass Index (BMI) for Age percentile was also calculated which is used as a guideline to help assess whether a person may be overweight or underweight.

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.

Read Across America / Dr. Seuss Week Center Township Reading Cafe

Butler Area School District elementary schools celebrated the National Education Association’s Read Across America week from February 25 – March 1. 

Kids Heart Challenge 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>