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Drama Club Presents "The Mouse That Roared" The Mouse That Roared

 The play will run November 10 – 12 at 7:00  P.M. in the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater. Tickets are $5 presale and at the door. You can reserve tickets by emailing me or you may purchase them from cast members. 

Superhero Omegaman visits Vandalia-Butler Omegaman

Yesterday, several of our schools received a visit from Omegaman.  Omegaman is a world-class superhero who travels all around the country, encouraging young students to be a Dream Maker and not a Dream Breaker. 

Morton 6th Graders Cast Votes Every Kid Votes - Morton

Sixth graders at Morton Middle School learned how an actual presidential election could go.  Yesterday, students were able to cast their votes for the 2016 presidential election in the "Every Kid Votes" campaign.  A total of 185 6th graders submitted a ballot.  

Smith 5th Graders Perform With Muse Machine

Fifth graders from Smith Middle School perform thier play, "Fifth Grade Feud." Students were assisted by a professional actor from Muse Machine. 


Check out their photos in the photo gallery.

Morton Kindness Revolution Dude. Be Kind.

A kindness revolution is sweeping Morton Middle School and organizers are hoping it will become a way of life for these students.

Teacher Amy Stein developed the idea for the school-wide campaign when brainstorming with a friend who is an activities director in California. The two educators compared notes regarding character education and some of the missing elements in schools today.

Vandalia-Butler Board Welcomes New Administrators

Members of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools’ Board of Education are welcoming a new Communications and Public Relations Coordinator and approved three significant changes to assignments to the district’s administrative team at the regular monthly Board of Education meeting Tuesday, October 25.

Morton Arts Get Boost Thanks to MAC Grant Elevate the Arts

Congratulations Morton art teacher Kate Brookshire and the students at Morton who will have the opportunity to make some special projects this year thanks to a 2016 McDonald’s MAC Grant.

Teachers Take Advantage of Inservice Opportunities Inservice Day

While students enjoyed a day off from school, teachers and staff spent Friday, Oct. 14 honing their craft with a variety of activities at one of the district's Inservice Days.

Morton 8th Grader Speaks at Tedx Ted x speaker

Tedx came to the Dayton area for the second year in a row and once again Vandalia-Butler students were invited to be a part of the special speaking engagement.

MYSA Members Take Fall Fun to the Community pumpkin carving

Fall fun at the Stonespring Nursing Home as eighth grade members of Morton Middle School's newest service club, MYSA, visited to help the residents carve pumpkins.

Calamity Day Plan Set for 2016-2017 School Year Snow Day

 

With school now in full swing it is once again that time to notify you of our district procedures for canceling, delaying, or dismissing school early for emergencies or severe weather. 

A Tasty Look at Moon Phases moon phase

Making science connect to students is the goal of all science teachers. At Smith Middle School, David Murray uses items students can releate to for bigger concepts.

Demmitt Students Make Fossils in Science Class Fossil making

Hands on learning is not only fun but effective. At Demmitt Elementary School, students had a chance to really learn about fossils by making some of their own.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Butler to Host FAFSA Completion Workshop college money

Butler High School guidance is hosting a FAFSA completion workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, starting at 6 pm in the Butler High School College Resource Center (Room 104) sponsored by Sinclair Community College.

1st Graders Learn Fire Safety fire prevention

Helke first graders had some special visitors Tuesday, Oct. 4 as firefighters from the Vandalia Fire Department came to talk about safety and fire prevention.

Marching Aviators Continue Through Successful Competition Season Halftime show

The Marching Aviators return to competition Saturday, Oct. 15 at Piqua High School, performing the group’s competition show, "From Dream to Dream." The band is competing in class AA in the Mid States Band Association circuit for the first time in several year.

Marching Aviators Win More Awards at Lebanon Invite band

Congratulations to the Butler Marching Aviators on another outstanding performance.

BHS Students Participate in Marine Corps Leadership Seminar marine seminar

Fifty Butler High School sophomores and juniors are feeling a little tougher after participating in the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Monday, Oct. 3. Coaches and advisors nominated the students to take part in the half-day event. Last year, memers of the Class of 2016 and 2017 participated in the seminar.

 

 

Morton Middle School Stomps Out Bullying Morton blue shirts

Morton Middle School students are showing their support of the national program, Stomp Out Bullying. Monday, Oct. 3 was a chance to show support by wearing blue.

Smith Shows 'Vandalia's Got Smarts, Baby!' Garman as host

Fifth grade students at Smith Middle School are celebrating their first Muse Machine production of the year, "Vandalia Got Smarts, Baby!"

Homecoming Festivities Scheduled for Week of Oct. 3 Homecoming Court

Homecoming Week begins Oct. 3 and there are great activities for the whole family!

Helke Teacher Named Staff Member of the Month

First grade Helke Elementary Teacher Amy Heis is the October Staff Member of the Month and will be recognized in the Vandalia Drummer.

Students Honored for Contributions to District Calendar

Some talented artists were recognized at the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Sept 27 for their contributions to this year's district calendar.

Technology 'Sparks' Interest for 1st Graders

First graders in Beth Dahlinghaus' class were introduced to iPads and the eSpark program Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Morton Art Teacher Receives State-wide Recognition

While more and more fine arts classes are being dropped from the schedule in public schools, Morton Middle School art teacher Kate Brookshire knows how important these classes are to her students.  She and the Vandalia-Butler City Schools are committed to a strong arts program, benitting the students.

Homecoming Set for Week of Oct. 3

It’s a trip back in time to classic Hollywood as the Butler High School student body spends a “Night in the Spotlight” at the 2016 Homecoming Dance.  The dance will be in the Student Activity Center, Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8-11 p.m.

MYSA Socks it to Morton in October

Members of the Morton Youth Service Association are socking it to their fellow middle school students in October, collecting socks for the needy.

BASE Students Get Walking

Students in the BASE (Before and After School Experience) program at Demmitt Elementary are stepping up to a healthy way to spend their after-school hours. The program is called Action Aviators and encourages kids to participate in a walking plan.

Muse Machine Returns to Smith

Smith Middle School fifth graders will once again be taking to the stage this fall to create and perform two original productions, with the help of professional actor Michael Lippert.

Children's Book Illustrator Shares Craft with Demmitt Students

Former teacher turned illustrator Cass Barth is sharing her experiences with third graders at Demmitt Elementary School Monday, Sept. 26.

MYSA Members Visit Rotary Club

Eighth graders Salma Albezreh and Elaina Burley visited the Vandalia Rotary Club Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cassel Hills Clubhouse to introduce the group to their new service club, Morton Youth Service Association.

Sewing Class Returns with Project to Benefit Others

Sewing class is back in the curriculum at Butler High School and students are already learning skills and helping the community.

From Slime to Slides, Morton Students Get Hands on with Science

Thanks to the COSI on Wheels program and volunteers from Butler High School's Planeteers, science was a little more hands on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Morton Middle School.

Student Council Members Busy in October

What a busy time of year for members of the Smith Middle School student council.

Class of 2016 Grads Receive Scholarships

Two 2016 graduates of Vandalia Butler High School are being recognized for their academic achievement and moving on to Sinclair Community College.  The pair were honored at a Scholarship Reception at the Sinclair Conference Center. 

Great Turnout for Demmitt's Donuts with Dad

A great turnout for this morning's annual Donuts with Dad at Demmitt Elementary.

Following their donuts, the dads and the kids headed outside to the playground. Some even walked the track, working off those donut calories!

Thursday Night Lights Game a Success For Vandalia-Butler Community

Thank you to students, staff and community members who turned out in full force to show their Aviator Pride at the ABC 22/Fox 45 Thursday Night Lights game!

Thank you to USA Insulation for the contribution of $500 to the school!

Morton, Helke Teams Receive Award for New Program

Putting a multi-year, district-wide program aimed at improving behaviors and attitudes in place can be a big challenge.  But Morton Middle School staff and administrators are celebrating the successful start of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, or PBIS, program, and looking forward to phase two.

The Morton team and the team at Helke Elementary School are receiving Bronze Level Awards from the Midwest PBIS Network, for their achievement bringing PBIS to the students at their schools.  Bronze Awards are given to schools that show a successful implementation of the first phase of the program.

The Airlog Receives National Recognition

The 2016 Butler High School yearbook, The Airlog, is receiving national recognition, after being inducted into Walsworth’s Gallery of Excellence. The gallery is a showcase of the best yearbooks published by Walsworth. Only a small percentage of yearbooks earn this honor which features superior examples of coverage, design, photography and copy.

Box Top Collection to Help Smith

Your donation of Box Tops for Education can make things happen at Smith Middle School.

Third Graders See Paper Topic in Person

Two special visitors paid a visit to Mrs. Pindroh and Mrs. Edwards' Demmitt Elementary classes today, Diana Wourms and Craw Dad.
Diana is a Physical Therapist at Demmitt and Craw Dad is a service dog in training with Four Paws in Xenia.

Telling the VBCSD Story: Quality Profile 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Quality Profile for the Vandalia-Butler City School District is now available.

First Graders Learn About Their Library Club

Mrs. Stringer, the children's librarian at the Vandalia branch of the Dayton Metro library, paid a visit to the Helke 1st graders Tuesday, Sept. 13 to introduce them to a great club.

BHS Students Lend a Hand to Food 4 Kids

It was a busy day for members of Jennifer Jette's and Amanda Gallup's classes along with some of their Peer Helpers Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Once a week, the group packs between 50 and 100 bags for the Food 4 Kids program. The program provides non-perishable food for children, who might need a little extra help, to take home on the weekends.

MYSA Members Participate in Peace Walk

Members of the Morton Youth Service Association joined hundreds of others to participate in the 2nd Annual Peace Heroes Walk and Rally at Riverscape, Sunday, Sept. 11.

Great Opening for Marching Aviators

Congratulations Marching Aviators and Color Guard on a great start to the competition season at the Kings Invitational marching band contest Saturday.

Butler Fall Blood Drive a Success

Thanks to the hard work of so many Butler students and staff the Fall Blood Drive was a success again!

Deadline Approaches to Complete School Forms

Remember to complete your child's Emergency Medical Authorization and Consents by Friday, Sept. 2.   This information along with emergency contacts, must be reviewed and approved through your online PowerSchool Parent account. 

Proof of Vaccine Due Sept. 1

Parents of seniors!!! Proof your child has received the meningococcal vaccine must be given to Nurse Jessica Singer, BSN, RN, LSN, by Thursday, Sept. 1.

Back to School Bash a Big Success

A great time was had by all at the Helke PTA Back to School Bash Friday, Aug. 26.

Supt. Neavin Visits Demmitt as Mystery Reader

Demmitt Elementary students were treated to a special "mystery reader" Monday, Aug. 29 as Superintendent Brad Neavin read Sam's Sandwich by David Pelham to two classes.

Aviator Athletic Passes on Sale Now

Get in on all the Aviator Athletic action with a sports pass.  We have a variety of options for you and your family.

Flexible Seating Adds More Than New Chairs to Classroom

When Mirinda Roberts' first graders arrive at Helke Elementary School each morning, they have more than school work on their minds. These students are among many in the district who are now deciding on what kind of seating they will use as teachers are adopting flexible seating choices in their classrooms.

State of the Schools Presented Aug. 23

Superintendent Brad Neavin and Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers presented the annual State of the Schools address to Board of Education members and those in attendance at the monthly meeting, held at Butler High School, Tuesday, Aug. 23.

91 Students Graduate Passport to Safety Program

Ninety-one Helke kindergarten students graduated from the Passport to Safety program Tuesday, Aug. 23, after demonstrating what they learned during the four sessions.

Retired Teachers Gather for First Day of School

Vandalia-Butler teachers have their own way to celebrate the first day of school. These men and women have an annual First Day of School picnic.

Staff Kicks Off New Year by Painting it Purple

Paint it Purple!

That was the theme of the Opening Day ceremonies for Vandalia-Butler City Schools staff Monday, Aug. 15.  The group gathered at The Hangar to celebrate the start of another school year.

Bus Information Now Just a Click Away
New this year, families have the ability to login online and view their student’s scheduled bus stop location and stop time using our eLink system.
 
Starting Aug. 5, you can view current, up-to-date bus stop information for the 2016-2017 school year.
Volunteering Made Easy

It just got a little easier to volunteer in the schools! Beginning this school year those interested in volunteering in Vandalia-Butler City Schools will need to make their request by using the link below to complete a background check with BIB. (Background Investigation Bureau).

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