Dear BASD Families:
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.
Our school reorganization process that began in 2018 is still underway. The physical changes we are making to our schools to facilitate our new school configuration are now being implemented. When completed, our school configuration will be:
- Elementary -- Grades K-5
- Middle School/Intermediate High School -- Grades 6-8
- High School -- Grades 9-12
The ninth grade to moving to the Senior High School will present both opportunities and challenges.
I’m very excited about the chance for us to reflect and dream about how we can best serve students.
This upcoming year we will engage in a renewal and redesign process of the education offered at Butler Area School District’s high school level. Throughout this process, we will be exploring and discussing who our students are; we will be exploring the work world in which our students will live and work; we will be reflecting on the programs, supports and resources we already provide; we will be challenging ourselves to identify gaps and areas where we can improve; and we will be reimagining the future for our students.
All of this will culminate with the development and adoption of our portrait of the Butler graduate. The portrait of the graduate will define the attributes and key skills that we believe every graduate should possess.
Our hope is that students, parents, community members, business partners, higher education representatives, municipal, county and regional leaders, educational experts, professional staff, administrators and school board members will all be part of this renewal process.
As a member of our community, I encourage you to consider being a part of the high school renewal process.
Those who are interested in participating must be able to commit to attending all four meetings. The dates and times are listed below.
- August 24, 2021 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
- October 11, 2021 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
- February 18, 2022 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
- March 18, 2022 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
If you are interested in participating, please register through this link:
All Senior High School faculty and staff will be involved in the process and do not need to sign up in order to participate.
If you can’t commit to this level of participation, but would still like to be a part of the process, don’t worry! We will have additional opportunities through community forums in the evening and, of course, we will be sending surveys.
Thank you for your continued support!
Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Butler Area School District