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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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.

Band Places 3rd, Percussion 2nd in Competition

All those hours of practice through the summer and early fall is paying off for the Marching Band.

The group competed in the Marion Local competition Saturday, Oct. 17. The percussion came in 2nd place overall and the band came in third at this OMEA marching competition.

Senior Swimmer to be Recognized

Senior Tommy Copy will be recognized at halftime of the Butler football game Friday, Oct. 16 for being named a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American.

Vandalia-Butler Joins Instagram

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

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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. 

Board Approves Drone Resolution

The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education approved 5-0 a resolution prohibiting drones at athletic contests on Vandalia-Butler City Schools District property.

The vote came at the regular meeting of the Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Student Artists Recognized for Work in Calendar

Some of the featured artists in this year's District Calendar were on hand at the Tuesday, Sept. 29 Board of Education meeting held in Butler High School's Lecture Room.

Demmitt Students Rock Kids Read Now!

It's official, the students of Demmitt Elementary School had the highest participation and completion rates of any school in the Kids Read Now program this summer.

Butler Students Wow Audience at TEDx

Seniors Holly Simones, Abby Edwards and Sam Penewit joined a talented group of area high school students participating in the inaugural TEDxYouth@Dayton event at Wright State University's Apollo Room Friday, Sept. 25.

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.

Construction Continues on New Library

Crews have done a lot to prepare the site for the new $7.8 million Vandalia Branch Library but it's still early in the construction phase on S. Dixie Drive.

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.

Vandalia-Butler Schools Go Tobacco-Free

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is going tobacco-free. 

In April, the Board of Education voted to change district policy to prohibit the use of tobacco products at any time in or on Vandalia-Butler City Schools’ property.

The policy prohibits the use of tobacco products at any time “in any building or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the district, on school grounds, athletic grounds or parking lots and at any school-sponsored or school-related event, whether such event occurs on-campus or off-campus.”

Students Learn Leadership, Teamwork Through Seminar

Teams of BHS students took part in a Marine Corps sponsored Leadership Seminar today. The purpose of the seminar was to provide students with leadership strategies and techniques to enhance their personal and professional development.

Libraries Receive New Books Thanks to VISIONS

Thanks to a $3,700 grant from VISIONS and donations from PTO groups, the students of Demmitt, Helke and Smith are receiving new library books.

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