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Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Jan 13, 2020 snowman

Mrs.Matteson’s kindergarten students demonstrated great teamwork as they played “Do you wanna build a snowman?” View photos on Flickr>

Elf Day Jan 13, 2020 Elf Day

McQuistion 4th grade students had fun celebrating Elf Day just before Winter Break!

View photos on Flickr>

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!

McQuistion 2nd Grade Reader's Theater Dec 23, 2019 The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Mrs. Johnson's second grade students performed a Reader's Theater of "The Grinch Whole Stole Christmas." View photos on Flickr>

McQuistion Visits Sunnyview Center Dec 19, 2019 Sunnyview

Mrs. Carrie Persichini and her McQuistion Elementary students are continuing their partnership with neighboring Sunnyview Center by visiting and singing holiday music for the residents. They visited on the evenings of December 6 and 13.

The “Modern Band” ukuleles and keyboards with percussion instruments were special additions this year. The students are also learning “music as a second language” and jumping right in on some beginner chords and beats!

Watch the performance>

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!

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>

Ned Show's Kindness Adventure Nov 18, 2019 Ned Show

Students at McQuistion, Northwest and Summit had the opportunity to participate in the Ned Show’s Kindness Adventure Assembly. Using storytelling, music, interactive videos, illusions and more, the program took students on an international adventure to demonstrate how they can create a positive and caring school climate by showing kindness, respect and acceptance.

Our other elementary schools will have the opportunity to participate later in the school year.

Flexible Instructional Days Information! Nov 11, 2019 FIDs

We have created a "FIDS" page on our website to help keep everybody informed of what to expect for our upcoming Flexible Instructional Day on November 27. Click to visit that page>

BASD Flexible Instructional Day (FID) Update for Nov. 27 Nov 11, 2019

Dear Butler Area School District Parents/Guardians: 

Butler Area School District has designated Wednesday, November 27 as a Flexible Instruction Day. Students will not report to school, but will have assignments to complete at home.

Flexible Instructional Days (FID) is a new initiative for schools launched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students will receive instructional materials from each of their normally scheduled classes for this day to take home. It is expected that all students complete the assigned learning activities and actively participate in the assigned activities. Students will submit work within 10 days (by December 9) to receive attendance credit for this day. Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12) will receive a Verification of Student Attendance form that will need to be signed and returned to designate that their child participated in the assigned student activities. Students with Special Needs will receive Flexible Instructional Day (FID) lessons designed in accordance to their needs as identified in their individualized education plans.

Vision To Learn Mobile Eye Clinic Nov 11, 2019 vision to learn logo

Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and glasses to children in need. Vision To Learn will bring their mobile eye clinic to our schools and provide free eye exams to students within the next few weeks. In addition to the exam, students may also receive glasses. 

View the Vision to Learn letter to parents/guardians>

View the Vision to Learn flyer>

View the Vision to Learn consent form>

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