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A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 7, 2022 Jan 7, 2022 A Message from the Superintendent

With covid cases on the rise in Butler County, I’d like to take a minute to remind you to please keep your child home from school if he or she is sick. I know it can be a hardship for families and also difficult for students who want to be in school, but if your child is experiencing covid symptoms – or any other illness – please refrain from sending them to school. 

Best Buddies Eggstravaganza Jan 7, 2022 Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Butler Best Buddies Eggstravaganza

Easter Egg Dash (5K Race)
Bunny Hop (1 Mile Fun Run/Walk)
Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 2
Butler Senior High Campus

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A Message from the Superintendent -- Jan. 2, 2022 Jan 2, 2022 A Message from the Superintendent

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break. As I reflect on last school year and this fall, I can’t express how thankful and grateful I am that our students are back in school. Not merely for being allowed back in school, but also for the extraordinary work of students, teachers, parents and a large cast of other employees and community members who have made it possible to return and stay open.

Santa Visits McQuistion Elementary Dec 22, 2021 McQuistion Santa Visit

It's always an exciting day when Santa Claus comes to town! Santa stopped by McQuistion Elementary school this week to pay a special visit to all of the students! View more photos.

McQuistion Carolers Dec 21, 2021 McQuistion Carolers

Third and fourth grade students at McQuistion Elementary greeted incoming students with carols on their way into school. Thanks to Mrs. Perschini for leading the festive sing-a-long!

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BASD Technology Survey for Grades K-6 Dec 13, 2021 K-6 Technology Survey

Dear BASD Families of Students in Grades K-6:

If you have not yet completed the district's technology survey for students in grades K-6, please take a moment to do so as soon as possible.


If you already completed the survey, no further action is needed. Thank you!

A Message from the Superintendent -- Dec. 12, 2021 Dec 12, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

Dear BASD Families, 

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health’s masking mandate for schools is void and unenforceable.  

Therefore, the district will revert back to its school board approved Health and Safety Plan. That plan stipulates that wearing a mask is recommended, but not required for students in school.  

Michele Harold Receives Lifechanger of the Year Award! Dec 9, 2021 Lifechanger

Butler Area School District nursing department chair and McQuistion Elementary School nurse Michele Harold has been selected as the 2021 LifeChanger of the Year Spotlight Award winner. 

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation that recognizes and rewards outstanding K-12 educators and school district employees who have demonstrated a proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students. 

BASD Winter Weather Plan Dec 1, 2021 winter weather plan

In an effort to maximize in person instruction for our students, we will have traditional snow days this year. This means students will not have school, nor will they have to learn remotely. The days will be made up according to our calendar

If we have a particularly bad winter with more than a few snow days, it is possible that we will implement a flexible instructional day (FIDS). In that case, we will distribute devices and/or learning materials to students. More details will be shared if we get to the point where we have to implement a flexible instructional day.

McQuistion Best Buddies Nov 24, 2021 McQuistion Best Buddies

McQuistion Elementary School students and staff participated in a Penny War to benefit McQuistion Best Buddies. The winning class was Mr. Bandura's room! As a reward, Mr. Bandura's students got to transform their teacher into a turkey! 

After the Penny War, the school held an exciting Best Buddy Event. Students made new friends while playing "pin the feather on the turkey," creating placemats that were given to Sunnyview, and socializing with friends while enjoying Eat n Park cookies.

McQuistion Penny Wars Nov 14, 2021 penny wars

McQuistion Elementary is having a Penny War! Students and staff can bring in extra change from home. Each class will collect pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in their classroom from November 15 - November 19. The class with the most change gets to turn Mr. Bandura into a Turkey! All funds raised will go toward the Best Buddy program at McQuistion.

PA Dept. of Agriculture Awards Grant to BASD Oct 28, 2021 caps

The PA Department of Agriculture awarded Butler Area School District a Farm to School grant in the amount of $15,000 to strengthen childhood nutrition and agricultural education.

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