Alert: Vandalia-Butler schools will be on a two-hour delay Tuesday, Feb. 9. Classes begin at 9:45 at BHS.

At Vandalia-Butler City Schools, we are widely recognized for our long-standing tradition in academic excellence and fiscal discipline. Students come first here, supported by exceptional teachers who are dedicated to helping our community’s children realize their full potential. From challenging classes to outstanding extracurriculars, we offer a well-rounded education to give students the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We also attend to the expectations of our community stakeholders. Demonstrated excellence in financial management is the direct result of our prudence with and diligent investment of taxpayer dollars. Our decision making is also guided by a strategic plan that was created in partnership with representatives from our community.

Together, our teachers and support staff, administrators, parents, and community members share a genuine passion for fostering student achievement, as the numbers here attest.


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DISTRICT NEWS

Morton Students Introduced to Rugby

Instructors from the Dayton Rugby club visited Morton Middle School to introduce students to this exciting sport. These instructors are visiting Dayton area schools through the Rugby Ohio grant.

The students will have another chance to work with these instructors March 4.

 
Morton Students Enter College Promise Program

Two Morton students will be in the Montgomery County College Promise program after being chosen from more than 250 students who applied.  Applying for the program included a long application process and an interview and Elizabeth Huddleson and Megan Bosworth made the cut!

Students Attend Last MUSE Performance of the Year

Morton MUSE members attended their final program at Butler Thursday, Feb. 4

Sixth Graders Recognize Black History Month

Morton Middle School 6th graders were treated to quite a lesson Tuesday, Feb. 2. Retired teacher Tomi Hacker read to them Gary Paulsen's Nighjohn in recognition of Black History Month.

Mock Trial Team Honored

Butler Mock Trial teams participated in the district Mock Trial competition Friday, Jan. 29 at the Montgomery County courthouse.

Butler Government Students Visit Statehouse by Sean Luttrell

Students taking AP Government at Butler High School were in for quite a treat Wednesday, Jan. 27. One hundred eligible students hopped on a bus and made their way to Columbus to visit the Ohio Statehouse.

Students Demonstrate Understanding of the Holocaust

Eighth grade students in Lisa Erdahl's class wrapped up a multi-week project with oral presentations and great visual aids.

Aviators Name New Football Coach

A 16-year veteran of Vandalia-Butler City Schools with coaching credentials at Bradford High School, Chaminade Julienne High School, Oakwood High School and Butler High School will take over as Varsity Football Coach for the Aviators.

7th Grader Wins 2016 Morton Spelling Bee

Excursion was the winning word for Morton 7th grader Elizabeth Matheny at the 2016 Morton Spelling Bee.

Morton Celebrates Mentor Month All Year Long

January is National Mentoring Month, an opportunity to celebrate and honor the importance of quality mentoring programs and the role mentors play in the lives of others.  At Morton Middle School, this idea is celebrated all year long.

Support Band, Color Guard at Chick-fil-A

You can support the Butler Band and Color Guard at Chick-fil-A Feb. 8 from 5-10. Use the attached flyer when you order and a percentage of your bill will support the students who make music at Butler High School.


 

Two Board Members Take Oath of Office

At the Monday, Jan. 11 meeting of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education meeting, Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers administered the oath of office to newly elected Board Members Mary Kilsheimer and Rodney Washburn.

Helke Students Celebrate Publication of Nonfiction Books

Welcome to Camp Write A Lot!

Students in Amy Heis and Mirinda Roberts' classes had the chance to share their nonfiction books with their fellow students today in a camp setting, complete with tents, flashlights and s'mores!

New Area Business Offers Reward Program for Schools

Help our schools raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools™!

Red Robin is offering a rewards program with it's loyalty program.  It’s free to join and easy to participate.

Helke First Graders to Experience Tower Garden

Helke first graders are going to find out what it’s like to grow their own food as teacher Emily Boggs develops the school’s first Tower Garden.  Set up on the garden began Monday, Jan. 4.

Morton Student to Appear in Muse Machine's 'Mary Poppins'

Muse Machine is presenting “Mary Poppins” the Disney musical on stage at the Victoria Theatre Jan. 14 - 17. Morton student Diane Galbraith is in this spectacular production.

Murlin Heights Items On Sale

From office equipment to school furnishings to a piano, the contents of Murlin Heights Elementary are now being auctioned at govdeals.com.

Football Team, Players Honored for Excellence

The Butler football team is being honored for excellence on and off the field.

The team was named an Academic All Ohio Team for 2015 and four individuals were named to the Academic All Ohio Football Team 2015.

AP Art Students Visit Dayton Art Institute

Students in Butler's Advanced Placement Art History class took time during winter break to visit the Dayton Art Institute, touring the museum and lunching at Leo Bistro.

Drama Club Presents Diverse Holiday Program

Members of the Morton Middle School Drama Club have been working after school one day a week since the beginning of school to prepare a holiday program. Today, the group presented their program to the entire school.

BHS Donate to Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer is receiving $1127.50 thanks to the efforts of the students of Butler High School.

Preschoolers Take a Trip on Polar Express

It was a day at the drive in movies at the preschool with a special treat.

Students watched the Polar Express in their own train cars, created by their families.

Matching the main character of the movie, the students were their pajamas too!

Helke to Receive $25,000 for New Playground Equipment

Helke Elementary School students will soon have a new piece of playground equipment made of recycled steel, aluminum and plastic thanks to nearly $25,000 from the Buy Recycled grant program at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

Students Compare Sugar in Beverages

A Morton Middle School math teacher is using sugar as a way for students to see how math works outside of the classroom.

NHS Donates More than 10,000 Items to Food Pantry

It's been a busy semester for members of the Butler National Honor Society.

At this year’s Powder Puff Game, the students collected 2500 cans and more than $800. This month during the district-wide winter canned food and toy drive, more than 8200 items were collected, for a grand total of 10,700 items this semester.

Morton 6th Graders Learn Mummification Process

Morton sixth graders had a chance to go in-depth with their study of ancient Egypt Wednesday, Dec. 16. From creating collars to wear to taking part in the mummification process, these students had a lesson they won't soon forget.

COSI on Wheels Rolls into Smith

COSI on Wheels rolled into Smith Wednesday, Dec. 16 to bring hands on learning about a variety of science topics to students.

Zupp Recognized for Years of Service

In recognition of his 12 years of service on the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education and his contributions to the community, board members approved an appreciation proclamation Tuesday, Dec. 15 for Raymond "Bud" Zupp.

NHS Food/Toy Drive Collects More than 8000 Items

The numbers are in and it's a great year for the Butler NHS Food/Toy Drive. Thanks to all of the amazing donations, the Vandalia Food Pantry received more than 8,000 items to be shared with community members who need some extra help this year.

Second Graders Talk Goods & Services with Community Members

Teaching children to understand their community and the role they play in it is key to the elementary school social studies curriculum.  Thursday, Dec. 10, Demmitt second graders had a chance to learn more about goods and services with the help of community volunteers.

Sixth Graders Donate to Benefit Area Children

Morton sixth graders sponsored a Stocking Stuffer drive to benefit Montgomery County Children’s Services and FLOC (For the Love of Children).

Donations of small items that would fit into holiday stockings for kids under 12 years old were collected. The students donated items including: Matchbox cars, Play-Doh, Barbie dolls, crayons, coloring books and action figures.

Students, Mentors Enjoy Holiday Luncheon

As part of the PASS Mentor program, a special holiday luncheon was held at Morton Middle School Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Students and their mentors were able to spend time talking and enjoying a tasty Italian lunch.

BASE Students Open Their Stores

BASE Business is open for just that...business. Or at least it was Tuesday, Dec. 8, as students in the after school program created products to "sell" at their own stores.

Musical Groups Have Busy Week

It's been a busy week for Morton's musical groups with holiday concerts and public appearances.

The Morton Bell Choir performed Sunday at the City of Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting to rave reviews. 

BHS Students Discuss World Issues at Area Forum

Fifty Butler High School students attended the JCOWA (Junior Council on World Affairs) Youth Forum today at Wright State university.

Today's topics included the Syrian refugee crisis and relations with Cuba.

Aviators Provide Packages for Troops

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday this year and Aviators are continuing to help out the community.

Recently, Butler softball players got together to package 25 boxes to send to troops overseas. The boxes are being sent to Major Robert McGowan II's troop stationed in Afghanistan as part of Project Make Their Day. McGowan's wife works at Helke Elementary.

Schools Join Force with City, Township to Take Back Control

In a show of unity, Vandalia-Butler City School District officials, City of Vandalia leaders and Butler Township trustees passed a resolution Monday, Nov. 30 to take back local control.

Smith Students Collect Change for Special Wish

Penny Wars have come to Smith Middle School again.

For the 25th year, Smith students will be collecting to help coordinate wishes for local children. Last year, the students were able to collect enough money to make the wishes of two ill children come true.

Demmitt Teacher Encourages Students to be Thankful with Feast

For 20 of her 24 years in the Vandalia-Butler City School district, Angela Haer has been organizing a Thanksgiving feast with her class.

Planeteers Visit Morton to Talk Energy, Conservation

Members of the BHS Planeteers group visited 8th graders at Morton Thursday, Nov. 19 to help them work through stations about Energy and Conservation.

BHS Sees Good Attendance at Career/Military Visits

Did you know more than 160 Butler students have signed up to learn more about careers and the military?

A new program at BHS is offering students the option to meet with representatives from various career fields and branches of the military.

Morton Students Honor Veterans in D.C.

Morton 8th graders had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. two weeks ago and visited the usual monuments and museums, sharing in our country's rich history.

But as Morton science and social studies teacher Doug Herzog tells us, the students also had an opportunity to honor history.

Band Competes in First Grand Nationals

The Butler Marching Band is back from its first appearance at the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

Students Honored for Positive Attitudes

Morton Middle School students Bryley Henry and William Yeary and Butler High School students Erica Washburn and Jordan Wright were honored at the Tuesday, Nov. 17 Noon Optimist meeting in recognition of Youth Appreciation.

Kickline Helps Children Overseas

Butler Kickline members are lending their hearts and hands to help others.

VB Students Join Big Crowd to Welcome Lady Flyers

Vandalia-Butler students joined nearly 9,000 other students to watch the UD Women's basketball team begin the season at School Day 2015.

Oreos, Science Come Together at Smith

How do Oreos and science come together? Just like this in Mr. Murray's fifth grade class at Smith Middle School.

Hands On Learning Brings Egypt, Canaan to Life

Hands-on learning helps students retain information, sometimes three and a half times as much according to published reports.

Morton Middle School teacher Bobby Khan is taking that hand-on approach one step further, as her sixth grade students actually become the geographical features they are learning about in class.

Marching Band to Compete at Grand Nationals

Butler Marching Band will compete at MSBA Championships this Saturday. The following week, the group will make history, competing in the Bands of America Grand National Championships. Here's a look at this year's show and how members have prepared for this big event.

Harden Honored with Wendy's Heisman Award

She’s received honors for her play on the tennis court, now senior Leigh Harden is being recognized for her work in the classroom and in the community.

Harden is one of two Butler Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winners.  The award highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

Critz Honored with Wendy's Heisman Award

Boys’ soccer player and senior Brandon Critz says he was “surprised” to learn he was one of two Butler High School winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

Student Athletes Pitch In Around Community

Hauling cut trees and clearing brush isn’t how most high school students spend their Sunday afternoons but more than 100 Butler High School student athletes did just that Sunday, Oct. 25 at the first Community Work Day.

Organized by BHS Assistant Principal Ryan Rogers, the students worked at the Art Park and at Helke Park.  City of Vandalia Parks and Recreation Director Steven Clark says the students were able to complete more work than he had anticipated at both locations.

BHS Sponsors Career, Military Days

Butler High School Guidance and CRC, sponsored by Sinclair Community College, have created career and military days to give students a look into their futures.

Public Meetings Held to Inform Community

In an effort to educate the Vandalia-Butler community about the Vandalia-Butler City School District, two public meetings, in addition to the monthly Board of Education meetings, have been held since summer.

Vandalia-Butler Joins Instagram

Follow Vandalia Butler on Instagram!

From sports, to Homecoming to the latest from around the district, we'll have all the pictures and information.

We are Aviators!

Art Appreciation Grabs Students' Interest

With cuts in school funding, more and more district officials are finding themselves dropping art classes. But a senior English class is bringing art to students in a different way.

In her Humanities class, Cindy Rinesmith has taken her students to the Dayton Art Institute and introduced them to a number of theories, pieces and periods. 

Planetarium Opens for New Season

Be sure to catch a show at the historic Vandalia-Butler Planetarium at Smith Middle School.  In, "The Dome," shows are appropriate for all ages, always free and open to students, parents and community members.  These entertaining shows are guaranteed to make you smarter while putting a smile on your face.   

This year's planetarium schedule will premiere with "Super Blood-Moon Eclipse Apocalypse," Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Calamity Day Procedures Announced

It may be too early to think about snow days, but it's not too early to know the procedure for canceling, delaying or dismissing school early for emergencies or severe weather.

Support Performing Arts, Bands

Mark your calendars now for Oct. 5 for the chance to enjoy some fine music and fine dining.

The Butler Performing Arts Association will be benefiting from a percentage of food sales at Max and Erma's Monday, Oct. 5 all day. The band will be playing at the restaurant beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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