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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. 

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. 

Northwest SOAR Kickoff Jan 16, 2020 Northwest SOAR Golden Tickets

Northwest Elementary School kicked off their SOAR (Safety, Ownership, Attitude, Respect and Responsibility) program with a fun Jeopardy style game. Students competed by answering questions about how to follow the behavioral expectations around the school. A few students even earned the first golden tickets ever!

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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!

Super U Challenge Assembly Dec 16, 2019 Super U

Northwest students had the opportunity to participate in the Super U Challenge Assembly, which shared a message about the importance of kindness and respect through interactive challenges and even slime!

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Butler Rock Orchestra Visits Elementary Schools Dec 12, 2019 Butler Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra recently visited Emily Brittain, Northwest and Summit. The students really enjoyed the music and the concert experience. View photos on Flickr>

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!

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee Cart Dec 7, 2019 Bitty and Beau’s coffee cart

Sophia Cooper, 3rd grader at Northwest Elementary School and Bitty and Beau’s coffee cart owner, recently brought her cart to school. Bitty and Beau’s Coffee shop is a franchise run by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

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.

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