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District News

SHS Student Appointed Student Rep for Butler Township Joe Atkinson

Senior High School student Joe Atkinson has been appointed the Student Representative for the Butler Township Board of Commissioners!

Community Calendar Survey calendar image

The Butler Area School District community is invited to share their feedback regarding the school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Water Quality Test Results -- September 17, 2018

We received the results of the follow-up water quality testing that was done at the Intermediate High School. 

Miss Erb's Students Learn About Hearing Loss Miss Erb's Students Learn About Hearing Loss

First graders in Miss Erb's class at Summit Elementary School recently learned about hearing loss. 

CT Students SOAR CT SOAR Tour

Center Township students have been learning how to SOAR!

The SOAR acronym reminds students to display behaviors that are Safe & In control, show Ownership, display a positive Attitude, and demonstrate Respect & Responsibility. 

Water Quality Results - Sept. 5, 2018

We have continued to test the water throughout all of our schools to ensure it is safe to use. We just received the results from our most recent round of testing. The results showed elevated levels of lead in three water fixtures – two at the Intermediate High School and one at the Harriger Educational Services Center. The results have been posted to our website. Click to view the results>

Third Grade STEAM Activity at Summit STEAM Activity at Summit

Third grade students in Mrs. Scheidt's class at Summit Elementary recently had the opportunity to participate in a fun STEAM activity.

Discover Costa Rica Summer 2019 Costa Rica Arenal Volcano

Discover Costa Rica this summer! The 8 day adventure is planned for the end of June 2019. An informational parent meeting for students in grades 10-12 will be held on Thursday, Sept 20 at 7:00 pm in the Senior High School Library. We hope to see you there!

Two Hour Early Dismissal -- Wednesday, September 5

Due to the forecasted heat, Butler Area School District will dismiss school two hours early on Wednesday, September 5. This applies to all Butler Area School District schools. Lunch will be served at every school before dismissal. Butler Area School District students who typically attend third session vo-tech will be dismissed two hours early with the secondary schools.

A Message from the Superintendent: Possible Early Dismissal

It was a great first week at Butler Area School District! As I was walking the halls of our schools, I really enjoyed seeing the faces of students who were actively engaged in learning. However, I also saw the faces of students who were uncomfortably hot in some of our buildings -- especially in the afternoon.
 

Butler Band and Sequinette Alumni Night Butler Band and Sequinette Alumni Night

Attention all Butler Band and Sequinette Alumni!  This year’s Alumni Night is scheduled for Friday, September 28. 

Kids Weekend Backpack Program KWBP logo

The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program will continue to serve all K-4 schools in the Butler Area School District. Read the community letter> | Download the enrollment form>

First Day of School

Welcome back students! We are so glad you are here! 

Tyler SIS Tyler Screenshot

Butler Area School District launched Tyler, our new Student Information System, over the summer. We sincerely appreciate your patience as transition to Tyler. Click for more information regarding Tyler>

Ms. Persichini Wins Second Place in Teacher Essay Contest Ms. Persichini Wins Second Place in Teacher Essay Contest

Carrie Persichini, music teacher at Center Avenue Community School and McQuistion Elementary, won second prize in the Back to School with NextTier Bank Sponsor a Teacher Essay Contest.

Nutrition Group -- New Online Payment System School Cafe Logo

The Nutrition Group, Butler Area School District's food service provider, is using a new online payment system. Parents will need to create a new account. 

Kick Start Kindergarten Kick Start K Flyer

Kick Start Kindergarten is an event for incoming kindergarten students and their parents. Wednesday, August 22 from 6-7:15 pm at your child's elementary school. View the flyer for more information>

Marching Band Pie Festival Band Rehearsal

The Butler Golden Tornado Marching Band Pie Festival is an annual event sponsored by the band as both a fundraiser and an introduction of the band's new show to the community. The Varsity Cheerleaders and Football team are introduced and the band performs its 2018 pregame and half-time show. 

Butler Area School District has a new mobile app! mobile app screenshot

The Butler Area School District mobile app can be used to view news, alerts, the staff directory and other website information.

Algebra Camp Students at Algebra Camp

Students who are starting Algebra I at the Intermediate High School this year had the opportunity to participate in Algebra Camp for a week in August. 

The Butler BookStop -- August 17 BookStop Locations

The Butler BookStop is coming and you’re invited! The Butler Area School District BookStop will make another run through the community on Friday, August 17, 2018.  Meet us at one of the locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

View the flyer to a list of stop locations and times>

Emily Brittain Selected to Participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Logo

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Food and Nutrition (DFN), has selected Emily Brittain Elementary School to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the 2018-2019 school year.  

School Board Adopts Random Drug Testing Policy

The Butler Area School District Policy has adopted a ''Random Drug Testing Policy" (Policy 227.1) that is intended to advance an alcohol and drug-free environment for Butler Area School District students and employees. This policy is in response to a crisis of drug use in our country and our community.

Butler Area School District Welcomes Two New Principals Hope Hull and Lesley Fidler

The Butler Area School District is excited to welcome two new elementary principals for the 2018-2019 school year!

Launching a Maker Learning Leadership Cohort in the Pittsburgh Region Remake Learning event at the IHS

The Butler Intermediate High School is one of 10 schools in the Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. According to an article posted on the Digital Promise website, "This regional effort convenes educators who are committed to maker learning and aims to amplify maker learning’s impact on student outcomes while making it more sustainable for schools and equitable for all students."

Save the Date save the date graphic

We have confirmed the dates for Orientation, Kick Start Kindergarten and Back to School Night (formerly known as Open House). Please mark your calendars!

SHS Orchestra Students Perform Internationally Michelle Kenyon and Sarah Hepfl

Two Butler Senior High School students recently had the opportunity to travel abroad with the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra.

2017-18 Athletic Accomplishments Butler Athletics Logo

The Butler Athletic Department is proud to present its 2017-2018 sports summary!  We had a total of 17 varsity teams make the playoffs this school year,  which set a new school record along with an enormous amount of individual success.  Click to read more>

The Butler BookStop Children Visit the Butler BookStop

The Butler BookStop made its first trip around the community on Monday, June 18. Two trucks loaded with books ventured out into the community making a total of 13 stops along the way. 

Fall Sports Registration Register Now Icon

Welcome to the Butler Area School District's athletic program.  We are pleased you made the decision to play for the Golden Tornado, and hope you have an enjoyable experience this season!

Visit the Athletic Department website for more information>

Or click to register>

Hats off to the Graduates! Graduation collage

On June 6, 517 students graduated from Butler Area School District. The student speakers -- Lillian Ford and Camden Seybert -- provided inspiration to their peers before they all joined the ranks of Butler alumni. 

Register for Kindergarten Summer Kindergarten Registration Information

It's not too late to register for kindergarten! If your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2018, it's time to register for kindergarten. 

The Butler BookStop is Coming! BookStop Logo

And you’re invited! The Butler Area School District BookStop will make its first run through the community on Monday, June 18, 2018.  Meet us at one of these locations to pick out a free gently used book. Children can bring a book to trade or just pick out one for themselves.

Welcome to our new Website New and improved website

Welcome to the new Butler Area School District website! The Butler Area School District.