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2nd Annual Tuff Tornado Run Oct 17, 2019 Tuff Tornado Run

The 2nd Annual Tuff Tornado Run was a huge success!

More than 400 people came out to support The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. and enjoy a wonderful day. The weather was beautiful and the race was a lot of fun. Thank you to everybody who participated!

Thank you to the generous event sponsors. We appreciate their support! We’d also like to thank all of the individuals who volunteered their time to make this event a success.

November 27 -- Flexible Instructional Day Oct 16, 2019

As you may recall, earlier this school year we submitted a Flexible Instructional Days (FID) application to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have been notified that our Flexible Instructional Day (FID) application has been approved. 

We are designating Wednesday, November 27 as a FIDs Day. Students will not report to school on Wednesday, November 27. However, they will have assignments to complete.

Community Committee for School Organization Participants Oct 14, 2019 Community Committee for School Organization

We are excited to announce the members of Butler Area School District’s Community Committee for School Organization. 

SHS Homecoming Prince & Princess! Oct 7, 2019 Homecoming Prince and Princess

Juniors Dustin Scott and Althea Fazzino were named the 2019 Tornado Prince and Princess at Butler High School’s homecoming on Friday, October 4. 

In addition to Dustin and Althea, the other members of Butler’s Homecoming Court included Paris Brown, Paige Holt, Kenna Jackson, Makenna Negley, Brody Allison, Dylan Eyth, Tyler Gillis and Charles Lowerre.

 

Symphonic Spooktacular! Oct 1, 2019 Symphonic Spooktacular!

Little ones do not want to miss this years first Symphonic Spooktacular! Children are encouraged to dress in costume for this fun family event. Our night begins with a "Haunted Hallway" where the children can trick-or-treat through our decorated hallway. At 7:00 pm, the Butler 9th Grade Orchestra will perform some "spooky" favorites in the lobby followed by the Senior High Orchestra. Little ones are encouraged to sit up close on the floor for this interactive concert experience. Following the performance, we have a small festive craft the kids can take home with them. A fun night of costumes, trick-or treat and music for all - we hope to see you there! Doors open at 6:00 pm. Suggested donation $5. All proceeds go to the Butler Orchestra. 

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Summit Makers Sep 30, 2019 Summit  Makers

The first grade students at Summit Elementary School are busy with Maker Projects this year!  Teachers Cindy Michelini and Julie Peles are integrating the maker movement into ELA class for the first grade students. 

This project started with a Big Book titled "Chuck's Truck." The story setting was a farm and the plot was how the farm animals packed into the truck, which (spoiler alert!) eventually broke on the way to town.

Emily Brittain and Senior High Golden Tornado Day Sep 27, 2019 GT Day

Emily Brittain students had a unique opportunity to partner with Senior High School students and learn what it means to be a Golden Tornado!

Senior High School students engaged Emily Brittain students in fun team building activities throughout the day. The activities included a pep assembly and school spirit games as well as a story and a craft.

Rock Orchestra Selected to Perform at State Conference Sep 27, 2019 Rock Orchestra

The Butler Rock Orchestra has been invited to perform at the 2020 PMEA State Conference in April!

To be selected, the group had to submit 3 recordings from the 2019 school year, which were evaluated by a panel of judges. The top groups in the state are selected to showcase their talents at the conference where they will perform in front of music educators from across the state of Pennsylvania. This year, the conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Poconos. 

Congratulations to the Butler Rock Orchestra! 

Parent Vote -- Community Committee for School Organization Sep 27, 2019

We have received parent nominations for the Community Committee for School Organization. Now we would like parents to vote on the final members of Community Committee for School Organization. 

To vote, please complete the ballot for your child's school and return it to the office at their school by Friday, October 4, 2019.

Update: Free After School Meals Sep 26, 2019

The Nutrition Group and Butler Area School District are offering after school meals to school age children in the community. The program is free and open to all school-age children who are 18 years old or younger at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The program is currently offered at Center Avenue Community School. It will also be offered at Emily Brittain Elementary School starting on Tuesday, October 22.

Butler Spirit Week! Sep 23, 2019 spirit week

Butler Area School District Spirit Week will take place Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4. Click to view the flyer>

Community Committee for School Organization Sep 20, 2019 Community Committee for School Organization

We are looking for people who are interested in serving on the Community Committee for School Organization. If you would like to serve the committee, please complete this form that applies to you: 

The nomination forms will be open until Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 

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