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End of the school year information

Dear BASD Families, 

As we approach the end of the school year, we want to remind you that the last day of school will be on June 7, 2024. Please note this is a half day for all students. 

  • The Senior High School and Intermediate High School will be dismissed at 11:15 am.
  • The K-5 elementary schools will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.
  • Center Avenue Community School will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.
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volunteer and career awareness support

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a community that is committed to supporting our students and our schools. 

There are many ways to get involved throughout the year. Please complete the form linked below to let us know if you are interested in volunteering or helping our students learn about a career. If you are willing to do both, please submit this form twice -- once for volunteering and once for career awareness support.

Click here to complete the BASD Volunteer and Career Awareness Support Survey.

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A Message from the SUperintendent

We are very excited to share that Butler Area School District has been awarded a $1,382,353 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Education! At the April 8th school board meeting, I shared with the BASD Board of School Directors that these funds are through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which was signed into law on June 25, 2022. Through this legislation, Congress authorized $1 billion in funding to provide students with safer and healthier learning environments.  

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FAB Showcase 2024

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc.'s 21st annual Fine Arts & Beyond (FAB) Showcase was a great success. The student artwork was incredible and the student musical performances were outstanding. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success!

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World Down Syndrome Day

McQuistion Elementary School was transformed into Seussville during this year’s annual Read-a-Thon. The Cat in Hat made a special adventure to invite students to tally up all their minutes of reading over a two week period wrapping up with Read Across America Week. 

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Reading with Responders

First responders recently visited McQuistion Elementary School to read to students and share about their career. The goal of the Reading with Responders event was to promote a love of literacy during the schoolwide Read-a-Thon.

A special thanks to the Butler County Children and Youth Services, Butler City PD, Butler Township PD, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Adult and Juvenile Probation Office, Butler City FD, BTVFD3, and the Office of the Attorney General for taking the time to visit our school! 

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McQuistion Teachers Holiday

McQuistion Elementary School teachers celebrated the holiday season with some fun, gifts and treats.

Thank you to the teachers who participated in the 11 theme days at McQuistion! Their contributions supported The Kids' Weekend Backpack Program and entered them into a fun holiday gift drawing!

And thank you to the McQuistion PTO for providing the party day treat for staff as well as the 11 surprise gifts.

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McQuistion Carols

McQuistion Elementary School students in Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Deep and Ms. DeGreen's classes recently performed Christmas carols for the parents. Students passed out programs and introduced the songs throughout the performance.

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farm to school grant

Butler Area School District is among the 56 schools, school districts and childhood education centers across 29 counties that was awarded a PA Farm Bill Farm-to-School grant.

Butler Area School District will use this funding to help us expand our fisheries science program, create additional raised beds at several schools and purchase greenhouse supplies for the Community Agricultural Partnership at Summit (CAPS). 

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McQuistion Science Fair

McQuistion Elementary School students showed off their science skills during their annual Science Fair!

Students were encouraged to choose a topic of their choice to learn about and present at the event. Students and their families came out to support each other and learn a few things from their peers. 

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McQuistion Science Assembly

McQuistion Elementary School students enjoyed a fun and exciting Magic of Science Assembly by the talented Professor Steve!

Students learned about famous scientists while interacting with Professor Steve's magical adventures! Two lucky students even got to make a table float in the air, defying gravity!

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McQuistion Halloween

McQuistion Elementary School students celebrated Halloween with their annual classroom parties, including snacks, crafts and games! 

Before the partying began, kindergarten, first and second grade students got dressed in their spooky, funny and cute costumes to parade around the halls! There were hive fives and excitement as the younger students paraded past the older students. It was a great way to show encouragement and support! 

Thanks to the McQuistion PTO volunteers for helping our students enjoy this fun holiday! 

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McQuistion Trunk or Treat

On Friday the 13th, McQuistion Elementary School's PTO held their first annual Trunk or Treat family event!

The blacktop playground was overflowing with decorated trunks for students to receive treats from McQuistion families and local businesses. The characters who showed up to have a fun, festive night together were spooktacular and the creativity of the trunks was frightening! 

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BASD update

The Butler Area School District will be transitioning from Tyler to a new Student Information System at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. The new system is Infinite Campus, which will contain similar information, including contact information, student schedules, grades, attendance information and much more.  More specifically, the system will be utilized to communicate the 2023-2024 teachers for elementary students and schedules for secondary students.

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