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Back to School First Day of School

It’s hard to believe that summer is already winding down and the new school year is just around the corner!

We are excited to share our annual Back to School publication with you! You can view it online here: You can also pick up a hard copy at your child’s Back to School night.

Kick Start Kindergarten Kick Start Kindergarten

Incoming kindergarten students and their parents are invited to Kick Start Kindergarten! Join us at your elementary school on Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00 - 5:15 pm. Students and their parents will have the chance to learn about kindergarten, meet their teacher, take a bus trip, check out the cafeteria and more. We hope to see you there! 

Resources for BASD Families Resources

We want to share a number of resources that might be useful to you and your family. 

Save the Date!

• 7th Grade: Tuesday, August 20 from 9:00-11:00 am
• 10th Grade: Thursday, August 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Kick Start Kindergarten
• Kindergarten Only: Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00-5:15 pm

Back to School Night (formerly Open House)
• Elementary Grades 1-4:  Tuesday, August 27 from 5:30-6:45 pm
• BMS 5th grade: Tuesday, August 27 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• BMS 6th grade: Wednesday, August 28 from 6:15-7:30 pm
• Center Avenue: Tuesday, September 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm
• Intermediate High School: Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
• Senior High School: Thursday, September 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Greetings from the New Principal

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Northwest Elementary. Next year will be my tenth year with the Butler Area School District.  My experiences include being the assistant principal at Center Township Elementary, and teaching at both the Butler Junior High School and McQuistion Elementary.  Before coming to Butler, I taught in the Gallup-McKinley County School District in New Mexico for five years. 

Revolutionary War Re-enactment Revolutionary War

Retired Butler Area School District teachers Ken and Luann Cherry visited Northwest Elementary School to teach second grade students about the Revolutionary War. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry have been doing re-enactments for 30 years. Their granddaughter, Penny Cherry, is a second grade student at Northwest. She has been participating in re-enactments since she was a baby. 

Thank you to the Cherry family for visiting Northwest!  

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School Re-Organization -- Share Your Feedback

Dr. Brian White, Superintendent of the Butler Area School District, presented his recommendation for the future organization of our schools on Monday, June 10, 2019. His recommendation is based on numerous factors, including community feedback that was gathered at the School Organization Community Forums last fall. 

At this point, we are once again asking for community feedback. We hope you will take the time to review Dr. White's report and share your feedback by completing a short survey. 

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4th Grade Show Get up get up

Mrs. DeNee's fourth grade students recently put on a fantastic show for their peers called "Get up, Get up, Get up!"

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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.