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McQuistion Reading Event
On February 1st, the McQuistion reading specialists invited parents and guardians of kindergarten and first grade students to talk about beginning reading skills.
Parents enjoyed bagels and coffee while the reading teachers went over the Dibels assessment,  as well as skills like phonemic awareness,  letter identification,  identifying and blending sounds, and sight words. Parents were given games and activities to take home to practice these skills with their young children.
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McQuistion Math Night
The McQuistion Elementary School PTO hosted a Free Family Math Game Night for students and families!
In conjunction with Playthings Etc., the PTO provided a variety of math related games for students to play throughout the evening. Students and their families had fun snacking on fresh popped popcorn for this event while testing their math skills in all of the fun games!
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Pirate Parrot Visits Northwest
The Pirate Parrot make a special trip to Northwest Elementary School this week! The Parrot played a friendly game of baseball with Mrs. Holt's 5th grade class and Mrs. Grecco's 3rd grade class before taking a tour of the building and visiting all of the classrooms.
A special thank you to Pirate Charities for donating mitts/gloves, batting tees, bats, balls, and bases to Northwest Elementary School.
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Shop With A Cop

Forty students from Broad Street, Emily Brittain, McQuistion and Northwest Elementary Schools were invited to participate in “Shop with a Cop” this December. The students met with about 50 local area police officers at Walmart where they had the chance to purchase items for Christmas.

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Snowflake Design at BSES

Broad Street scholars used the design process to create a winter wonderland. Broad Street Elementary School's secretary Ms. Diane went to each classroom and led the scholars in a snowflake design process. All of the completed snowflakes were hung in the hallway just in time for the school's Holiday Giving event on Dec. 17.

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Wreaths Across America

Center Avenue students participated in the annual Wreaths Across America tribute.

Wreaths Across America (WAA) provides students with the opportunity to honor our country's veterans, where wreaths are arranged and placed at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The WAA's mission is to remember the men and women who served our country, honor our military and their families, and teach our children about our freedom and those who protect it.

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Summit Ag Partnership Award

"HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture Foundation (PFAF) has presented Summit Elementary School, part of the Butler Area School District, with the 2022 Partnership in Agricultural Literacy Award during the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Hershey. The school is being recognized for its Community Agricultural Partnership at Summit (CAPS) program."

Read more | Morning Ag Clips.

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IHS Q1 Attendance Challenge Winners
Sixth grade was the winner of the Intermediate High School's first quarter attendance challenge! Mrs. Hovancik's first period students had the highest percentage present during Q1!
Mrs. Hovancik's students played in a student vs. staff kickball game, which was attended by all 6th grade in November.
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Broad Street Winter Wonderland
Broad Street scholars were welcomed back to school with a wonderful winter wonderland display! Officer Jim funded and designed the entire project!
"The care that Officer Jim shows for all things BSES is admirable," said Mrs. Boyd, BSES Principal. "We are grateful for the joyful service of our own retired Marine and State Trooper known as Officer Jim. He's more than a School Police Officer. Thank you, Officer Jim!"
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Graphic that says: BASD Winter Weather Plan

The winter season is just about here. I’d like to remind you of our school delay and closing procedures.

I make the decision to delay or cancel school after I review the weather forecast and consult with our Transportation Department. When necessary, the district also consults with the municipalities and other resources within our community.  Each decision regarding whether or not to delay or cancel school is made with student safety as the primary concern. I recognize that any delay or cancellation can create hardships for our families and do not take this decision lightly.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Senior High School donated a record breaking 16 Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. In addition to a turkey, families received everything they need to make all the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible, including our school police officers who delivered some of the meals to families.

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IHS Students Hold Stockings

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. This year at the Intermediate High School participated in Project Hang Tough. The goal of Hang Tough is to fill stockings with items that can be gifted to cancer patients. The stockings are then handed out in local cancer institutions in December.

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Harlem Wizards Logo

The Harlem Wizards, the most interactive, fun, community basketball event in the world is coming to Butler!

The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Butler Senior High School on Saturday, January 7, 2023 for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Doors will open at 6pm and game time will start promptly at 7pm.  The Wizards will play a basketball game against a team of Center Township and other Butler Area School District staff. The event is a fundraiser being held by Center Township PTO and the CT SOAR program. The fundraiser will help raise money for a rock-climbing wall for the Center Township gym.

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Veterans Day at the IHS

Intermediate High School students and staff honored veterans on November 10.

The 6th grade participated in an assembly with Steve Cicero, who spoke to students about the history of Veterans Day. The 7th grade participated in a flag folding ceremony with the American Legion. The 8th grade learned about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Dennis McMahon. The assemblies also featured the 911th Honor Guard as special guests.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our assembly. A special thank you to all veterans for their service to our country.

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Second Grades Seeds

McQuistion second graders in Mrs. Kriley‘s class have been exploring milkweed pods and their seeds. Mr. Andrews stopped by to talk about the importance of milkweed to the endangered Monarch Butterflies. He also surprised the class by bringing other types of seeds from his farm! 

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CAPS in People Magazine
Our faculty, staff, students, parents and community members have been working hard to build and grow CAPS (Community Agricultural Partnership at Summit). What they’ve accomplished so far is tremendous – and people are starting to notice. Literally. We are excited to share that CAPS is featured in People Magazine today! Pick up a copy of the Oct 24 issue today to read about how our students and staff at Summit Elementary are “Growing a Green Future.”
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Tuff Tornado Run

We are very fortunate to have the support of The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. in our school community. The Foundation directly gives back to our Butler Area School District students and schools through their programs.

The Tuff Tornado Run is a fun family friendly event that will take place this Saturday, October 1 from 1-4 pm at Alameda Park. All levels of runners, walkers and teams are welcome to participate.

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Earlier this year, the whole Center Township student body “soaked” up SOAR the first few weeks of school as they learned what it means to SOAR in all of the areas of the school and on the bus.
Six students who demonstrated SOARing behavior were then randomly selected to choose a staff member to be SOAKed!
The entire student body cheered and watched as their principal and teachers got SOAKed!
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Vo-Tech Soft Start Transportation

Please use this form if you require district transportation for your specific session of Vo-Tech from Thursday, August 25th through Wednesday September 7th.  DEADLINE TO REGISTER is Friday, August 19th at 3pm.  On the form you will fill out your name, grade, and contact information along with your scheduled session. If your need for transportation is only for some of these days, please email with the details of your request.

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