BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER
We offer condolences to the Wiggins family. Mark Wiggins, father of our current student Sydney, passed suddenly on July 9. Mark is also survived by his wife Holly and other children Jordan and Alexandra. Our thoughts and prayers are for them and the rest of the Wiggins family and friends.
Community Open House for Superintendent Brad Neavin
The entire Vandalia-Butler community is invited to an Open House to celebrate Superintendent Brad Neavin on his retirement. Please join us on Tuesday, July 25, 4-6 p.m. in our lecture room at Butler to express our thanks and recognize his tremendous dedicated service to our school district and community.
Parents of Class of 2021
I believe some of you may not have received last week’s e-Newsletter. So, allow me again to extend a most sincere Welcome to Butler! I am thrilled you and our awesome Butler Staff will have the opportunity to partner together throughout the next four years in providing the crucial, nurturing high school environment for your daughter/son’s educational and personal growth. Many exciting opportunities lie ahead. Please join me in encouraging your daughter/son to take advantage of them!
You will receive many e-Newsletters from me over the next four years. They are emailed weekly on weekends, highlighting upcoming significant events and school announcements. It is meant to be a quick read, so please take the few minutes to read it. The OneCallNow system uses parent email addresses stored in PowerSchool, so it is important to make sure your email addresses are always accurate there. Also, our students receive the weekly e-Newsletter, too, through their school Google email account. For incoming freshmen, we will get those accounts set up as part of Freshman Orientation process (until then, parents, please share the information with your daughter/son.)
In addition to my weekly Principal’s e-Newsletters, I encourage you to follow news and important notices about Butler through social media. On Twitter, follow my account @ButlerHSLuebbe as well as @VBaviatorAD, @Vandaliabutler, and the numerous Butler staff and organizational Twitters. You can also catch items on Instagram at ButlerHSLuebbe and vandaliabutler. There are also important notices posted on our district website, www.vbcsd.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vandaliabutlercsd.
Class of 2018 Email Signup
Want to keep on top of upcoming scholarship announcements, approaching college visits, graduation information, and more? Email Guidance Secretary Cindy Snyder at email@example.com with the word “subscribe” in the subject line. You will be signed up for regular email announcements about deadlines and other information of interest to the Class of 2018!
Fall Pay-to-Participate Fees
Pay-to-Participate forms are on our website. You can go to www.vbcsd.com. Once there, go to Butler under Schools, and then to School Forms. Fall pay-to-participate fees will be due by Friday, Aug. 11. You may either pay the full $125 amount by August 11, or you may pay $75 by then and the remaining balance of $50 by September 8. We encourage you to use EZ pay. If you are unable to pay through EZ pay, you may come to the high school and pay by check or cash. Please fill out the registration form and bring it with you. Also, as of this school year, please be aware all academic school fees have priority and need to be paid before any payments can be applied to Pay-to-Participate fees. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Thaler at Kim.Thaler@vbcsd.com or 937-415-6306.
Mandated Pre-Season Athletic Parent/Player Meeting
In accordance with Ohio High School Athletic Association requirements, ALL student-athletes participating in Vandalia-Butler Athletics for the fall season are mandated to complete the pre-season parent/player meeting. The meeting can be completed online at the following link http://vandaliabutlerathletics.com/2017/07/21/information-for-2017-18-athletic-preseason-meetings/. The meeting must be completed for each student-athlete no later than Friday, August 4 in order for the student to maintain athletic eligibility.
Sports physicals for students participating in athletics are good for one calendar year. Call Athletic Secretary Connie Korber if you have questions: 937-415-6384.
Congratulations to ---
- Torre Romano, a recent graduate of Butler, who competed in the 15-18 age group at the Nationals event for the NEXSTAR Talent Competition in the advanced division and received platinum ratings for her Contemporary, Jazz and Open Categories. She placed third overall out of 56 dancers around the country with her open routine titled “Addiction,” and in the additional Title Category she was first runner-up and received her second trophy and a cash scholarship. She will continue her dance career as a freshman at the University of Cincinnati, where the dance team is ranked both nationally and internationally.
- Junior Tyree Fletcher who advanced to the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships after placing third in the heptathlon in the USATF Region 5 Championships held at Cedarville University. The National meet will be held July 24-30 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
- Erin Dean and Madison Hildebrand for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award
Butler Boy’s Basketball is hosting a Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Homestead Golf Course in Tipp City. Register today. For further information, contact Coach D.J. Wyrick at Darren.Wyrick@vbcsd.com.
Class of 2018 - Vaccine Alert Reminder from our School Nurse
Per the Ohio Revised Code 3313.671, all students entering 12th grade are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal (serogroups A, C W, and Y) disease prior to entry. Proof of vaccination may be mailed, dropped off or faxed to Butler High School at 937-415-6457. Have a safe and healthy summer!