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Fishing is Fun Apr 27, 2022 fishing is fun

During the 2021-2022 school year, the Butler Area School District initiated the Fishing is Fun in Butler program in several of the elementary buildings.  This program was started as an extension of the Fly Tying club that has been in existence for several years at the Butler Intermediate High School, and complimented the Fisheries Science program components at both the Butler Middle School and Butler Senior High Schools.

Bread Comes to Life! Apr 13, 2022 bread comes to life

After reading the story “Bread Comes to Life”, kindergarten students at CAPS (Summit) discussed the ingredients that are needed to make bread and the process behind the loaves we buy at the store.  They focused on the ingredient wheat; the process of growing and harvesting wheat to make flour.  Students then had the opportunity to make their own “bread in a bag”, where they got to experience mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough, forming the loaf of bread, and allowing it to rise.  Students then took their bread home to bake and enjoy!

Summit PSSA Parent Information Apr 4, 2022 PSSA

April 4, 2022

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

Later this month, all school districts throughout Pennsylvania will participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA). 

Bird Observation at Summit Mar 29, 2022 Bird Observation

Ms. Heilman-Houser's second grade class at Summit has been feeding and observing birds this school year. 

They recently started a unit on measurement in math. Students were able to use their measuring skills to measure yarn and alpaca fiber and record their measurements in inches. Then they placed the fiber and yarn into whisks to make nesting whisks for the birds to help them build their nests. They hung their whisks in the trees around the school so students could observe birds using them.

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The 19th Annual Fine Arts and Beyond (FAB) Showcase Mar 20, 2022 FAB

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce that the 19th Annual Fine Arts and Beyond (FAB) Showcase is just around the corner! Save the date for Saturday, April 2nd at the Intermediate High School. We are thrilled to be able to host this event in person once again!

The Power of One Caring Adult Mar 18, 2022 the power of one caring adult

Save the date for "The Power of One Caring Adult," which will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

  • Seneca Valley Intermediate High School -- In Person
  • Butler Intermediate High School -- Livestream
  • Slippery Rock Area High School -- Livestream
Butler Area School District Musical Instrument Drive Feb 28, 2022 instrument drive

March is Music In Our Schools Month and as part of our month-long celebration of music, we are excited to announce that we are planning to relaunch our elementary music education program!

We have already had a significant number of students express an interest in learning to play an instrument. We have also had many students who are interested, but are unable to provide their own instrument.

Butler All-School Musical -- School House Rock Live! Feb 22, 2022 school house rock
The All-School Musical -- School House Rock Live! -- is this week!
 
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, Marcy 19 at 7:30 pm in the Senior High School Auditorium.
 
Tickets are $12 and will be on sale at May's Music Shoppe starting March 7 or at the door the night of the performance.
 
Wishing our cast and crew a wonderful show!
Summit Elementary proudly displays Mr. Savisky's artwork along with an inspiring message for students Feb 17, 2022 Jake Savisky

When Summit Township elementary students look for inspiration, they can look no further than their own art teacher, Mr. Jake Savisky. Mr. Savisky's abstract expressionism masterpieces are featured at Curio--an art space in Zelienople owned by retired BASD art teacher Lauren Shorr and her husband, Jason.

Fishing is Fun -- Volunteers Needed! Feb 11, 2022 fishing

The BASD is in need of volunteers for the Fishing is Fun in Butler after school club program.  This spring, this club program is taking place at 3 school buildings - Broad Street Elementary, Emily Brittain Elementary, and Summit Elementary.

BASD Receives PA Farm Bill's Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Funding Feb 2, 2022 CAPS

Butler Area School District received a $50,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Farm Bill's Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program. This funding will be used to support our food market, which will be located at Broad Street Elementary School.

"These grant funds directly address food system gaps, encourage community collaboration, and create opportunities for people to become social entrepreneurs," said PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. "And, most importantly, these funds address food system injustices by increasing agricultural awareness and improving local food access."

How to Access Elementary Report Cards Jan 26, 2022 Report Card

Elementary (grades K-6) report cards are now available in the Tyler Parent Portal. Here is the link to access the portal: https://tylersis.basdk12.org/TSI_Live_360 

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