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BEA Sponsors Food Drive in Support of the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program food drive

Butler Education Association (BEA) is sponsoring a food drive at the Butler football game on Friday, October 1, 2021. Please bring a single serve non-perishable item to the football game to support the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program. 

Thanks in advance for your support!

Tuff Tornado Run! Tuff Tornado Run

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation's Tuff Tornado Run is almost here. Register by Wednesday, September 15 to receive a free t-shirt. 

The Tuff Tornado Run will take place on Saturday, October 2 from 1-4 pm at Alameda Park. Click for more information.

Ready Freddy Kindergarten Club Kindergarten Camp

The transition from preschool to kindergarten is a big event! To help students and parents prepare for the change, the Butler Area School District offered a Kindergarten Club over the summer.  

A Message from the Superintendent -- September 2, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

I hope that your children are having a great start to the school year.  Last week I was excited to see so much enthusiasm as our students returned to school.  Hopefully, that excitement and enthusiasm will carry us through some of the challenges we are facing.  

We all wanted a normal school year for this year, but right now, we are pretty far away from normal. My hope is this communication will provide you an update on a variety of items and our plans moving forward.

Golden Tornado Marching Band Photos band

The Golden Tornado Marching Band has had a busy few weeks as they kick of the 2021-2022 season!

View photos from their dress rehearsal, Pie Fest and first football game

Kids' Weekend Backpack Program donation list

We are excited to share the Kids' Weekend Backpack Program will continue to support BASD students during the 2021-2022 school year!

If you would like to help, donations may be dropped off in the lobby of any BASD K-4 elementary school. A list of suggested food items is included. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

Click to read the welcome letter and see a list of suggested donations.

One2One Device Protection Program device protection program

Butler Area School District is partnering with One2One Risk Solutions to provide accident and loss protection for our district's one-to-one device program. Registering with One2One and purchasing a damage waiver will protect you from the full cost to repair or replace your child's district-issued device and limit your responsibility to per-occurrence deductible, should loss occur.

Pie Fest Rescheduled pie fest

Dear BASD Community, 

Pie Fest has been canceled for this evening and rescheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, August 26). All tickets that were purchased in advance will transfer to tomorrow evening. 

Thank you!

Summer Camp Success! Summer Camp

We had so much fun at BASD summer camp learning and growing with our students. The students participated in various learning activities, such as designing and making creature catchers. View photos on Flickr.

A Message from the Superintendent -- August 17, 2021 A Message from the Superintendent

This summer, we have received a substantial amount of change in the guidance and recommendations for the upcoming school year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The most recent recommendation is that all students and staff -- regardless of their vaccination status -- should wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Golden Tornado Marching Band Photo History full band 2018-2019

The Golden Tornado Marching Band has a long history at Butler. From local performances at the Art Bernardi Stadium to national and even international performances, the band has been entertaining crowds for nearly a century. We are excited to share photos of the Golden Tornado Marching Band taken over the last 90 years! We hope you enjoy this incredible piece of Butler's history. 

View the Golden Tornado Marching Band photo archive

A Message from the Superintendent -- August 5, 2021 a message from the superintendent

Our goal this fall is to operate on a normal schedule every day. Unfortunately, like many businesses and other organizations, we are being impacted by staffing shortages.  

There are two areas in particular that are in need of workers -- transportation and food service. 

Dr. White Receives Honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award Dr. White

The Butler PM Rotary recently named Dr. Brian White an honorary Paul Harris Fellow. President Leslie Osche along with President Elect Tom Edwards presented Dr. White with his Honorary Paul Harris lanyard and pin at the 100+1 celebration event in July.

Broad Street & Emily Brittain Summer Fest summer fest

The Summer Fest event was a huge success! Nearly 250 families from Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School and Broad Street Elementary School attended the event.

Free Meals for BASD Students for the 2021-22 School Year BASD Food Service

We are pleased to inform you that Butler Area School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in the 2021-2022 school year.  This program is available to schools and districts as part of the waivers issued by USDA on April 20, 2021.

Back to School! back to school

Welcome back to school! Each year Butler Area School District releases this annual publication in August to share what's new for the upcoming school year and highlight some of the accomplishments from the prior year. Enjoy!

Save the Date! save the date

Save the date for Jump Start Kindergarten, Orientations, Back to School Nights, Soft Starts and more. Click "read more" below to see the full list of dates and times. Additional information will be shared at a later date. 

Summer 2021 Food Service basd food service

Beginning on June 9th, any child under 18 is eligible for free meals. Families can pick up a free 7 day meal for bundle their child/children once a week. Pickup will be every Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm at McQuistion Elementary School, newly opened Broad Street Elementary School, and Senior High School. 

BASD High School Renewal High School Renewal

Thank you for all of your support of the students and families in our community over the last year and a half. From donating food, books and technology to providing resources and support for those, it has been truly remarkable to watch our community come together to help one another during an incredibly challenging time.

Senior High Best Buddies Wins National Chapter of the Year Best Buddies Chapter of the Year

Butler Senior High School’s Best Buddies Program was named the Overall Outstanding High School Chapter of the Year by the Best Buddies Organization. There were 21 chapters nominated for this honor and the Senior High was #1! Congratulations to all of the members of the Best Buddies Club at the Senior High School!

Community Shows Support for Broad Street Butler AM Rotary

After the reopening of Broad Street Elementary School (B.S.E.S.) was announced, it did not take long for the Butler community to come together to show their support for the school and its incredible scholars. 

Act 66 of 2021 pde logo

Parents interested in the Act 66 of 2021 – Student Grade Level Retainment Guidance can access information on the Department of Education’s website. Click for more information.

Broad Street Walkers Club Broad Street Walkers Club

Join the Broad Street Elementary School Walkers Club! 

Mom. Dad. Gram. Pap. 

Our Scholars
Our School
Our Trail

Call 725-214-3631 to say "YES" to the Walkers Club