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Morton staff wears Aviators for a Cure shirts to show support in the fight against children's cancers. Morton students wear yellow to show support for Alex's Lemonade Stand. Morton students decorate lunch bags for meals for the homeless. Morton staff present their PBIS presentation to the Board of Education. 7th Grade MYSA members visit Stone Springs Nursing Home. Morton Show Choir perform at the Annual Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Morton Handbells perform at the Annual Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Morton Handbells perform at the Annual Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Morton 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip.  Students visit Gettysburg. 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip.  FDR Memorial Morton 6th Graders Participates in the Every Kid Votes Election! Omegaman Visits Morton

 

A respectful, responsible, and resourceful community, Morton Middle School prepares students for a lifetime of learning. Our challenging academic programs are enhanced by field trips, guest speakers, and extracurricular activities. Here, expert teachers provide guidance as students begin making the decisions that will set the course for their future success.

 


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Morton soundwAVES Perform at Wright State Basketball Game

 

2016-2017 Student Council Election

Student council is holding an election this year where the student body will be able to vote for president, vice president, and secretary.  The student body will vote during lunch on November 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Preschool Graduation - Class of 2030 Preschool Graduation

Wednesday, May 24, Demmitt Elementary hosted the 2017 Preschool Graduation.  Congratulations to our Aviators, Class of 2030! 

Check out the photo gallery here!

Annual End of the Year Picnic Spring Picnic 2017

Today, students and peer tutors from across Vandalia-Butler School District participated in the annual end of the year picnic.  The picnic was originally scheduled to take place at the Englewood Dam. However, due to the weather, it was moved to the Hangar.  

Special thank you to the First Baptist Church of Vandalia for accommodating the picnic today! 

#WeAreAviators 

Check out the full photo gallery here! 

Morton Drama Club Presents 'The Trials of Alice in Wonderland' The Trials of Alice in Wonderland

Tuesday, May 9, the Morton Middle School Drama Club performed 'The Trials of Alice in Wonderland.'  The play is based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.  

The play was directed and produced by Bobby Khan with assistance from Davida McKinney and Aimee Kellar.  

Click here for full photo gallery

Vandalia-Butler Board Names New Superintendent Rob O'Leary Named New Superintendent

Members of the Vandalia-Butler City School Board have named Assistant Superintendent Rob O’Leary as the incoming superintendent.  His effective date will be August 1. 

“I am thrilled to be named the next superintendent of Vandalia-Butler City Schools!  I have worked in the district as a teacher, building principal, and central office administrator for 13 of my 18 years in the field and have come to love this community. It is truly a community that takes great pride in its schools and in being a great place to live, work, learn, and play!” O’Leary said.

BHS Drama and Music Perform "The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy" Gomez and Morticia Addams

Thursday, April 27, the Butler Drama and Music departments kicked off a three-night production of "The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy." The cast, crew, and orchestra all gave fantastic performances for the opening night.  

There are still two opportunities to catch the show; tonight, April 28 and tomorrow, April 29.  Both shows will be in the Butler Performing Arts Theatre and will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 at the door. 

Check out the photo gallery from last night's show here. 

Butler Drama and Music Dept. Present "The Addams Family" The Addams Family

Join us this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday in the Performing Arts Theatre at Butler High School for the 2017 Spring play.  

The Butler Drama and Music departments will present The Addams Family, April 27-29.  Tickets are $8 presale or $10 at the door; the show starts at 7:00 pm.  Carnations and refreshments will be available for purchase at the show.  
 

CAST AND CREW

5th Annual Elevate the Arts

Morton Middle School hosted the fifth annual Elevate the Arts event this past Thursday, April 13. This event featured musical performances and artwork from our K-8 grade students.  

It is a time to celebrate the middle school performing arts, in addition to visual art achievements by students at Demmitt, Helke, Smith, and Morton.  We value the importance of the arts in our schools and would like to thank all who volunteered or helped with this event.  

 

Sign Up for Camp Invention

"Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Intervention"

This summer, children become DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Duct Tape dynamos in Duct Tape Billionaire™, as they design products, build their inventories, take risks, and launch start-up businesses that will put their products in high demand! The week of June 19, Smith Middle School will be hosting Camp Invention’s Launch program. Find out additional information and register at www.campinvention.org.

Demmitt Students Visit Butler High School Demmitt Students Visit Butler High School

Thursday, March 9, approximately 285 first, second, and third graders from Demmitt Elementary visited Butler high school for an afternoon of fun.  Students had an opportunity to play basketball, cornhole, tennis, football, soccer, and other fun activities with some of the varsity athletes and other high school students.  

 

Visit the full photo gallery here

VANDALIA-BUTLER CITY SCHOOLS RECEIVE NEARLY $7,000 IN GRANTS TO FUND INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation, primarily through its VISIONS Endowment Fund, has awarded nearly $7,000 in educational grants to support such innovative initiatives as a Muse Machine artist-in-residence at an elementary school and yoga instruction for preschoolers in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

Morton Student Honored for Exceptional Volunteer Service Morton 8th-Grader Salma Albezreh

Salma Albezreh, a Morton Middle School eighth grader, is honored for her exemplary volunteer service.  

She received a Certificate of Excellence from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and a President’s Volunteer Service Award.  

Vandalia Preschool Wins $1,500 Library Grant Patterson Scholastic

The Vandalia Preschool receives the James Patterson School Library Grant worth $1,500.

In partnership with Scholastic Reading Club, the Patterson Pledge program launched in 2015 as a part of an ongoing effort to keep books and reading a priority for children in the United States.  

2017 Geography Bee 2017 Geography Bee

2017 Geography Bee

Winner: Matthiew Hubler

Runner-Up: Hunter Sheafer

Click her for full photo gallery. 

Chipotle fundraiser for Butler Octagon Club Butler Octagon Club Chipotle

On Thursday, Jan. 12, dine at Chipotle on Miller Lane between 5:00 pm and 9:00 p.m., and the Butler High School Octagon Club will receive 50 percent of the proceeds! You must bring the Chipotle flyer OR show it on your smart phone. Download and print the flyer or pick up a copy at Butler High School.

Middle School Wrestlers 1-1 at Quad Dual Middle School Wrestling

The Morton Middle School wrestlers met Troy and Northmont Wednesday, Jan. 4, in a quad meet dual.  The Aviators defeated Troy, but lost to Northmont.  

Congrats to those Aviators who picked up a win: William Patrick, Kaden Echeman, Matt Motter, Brody Jones, Mitchell Thomas, Bryce Echeman, Connor Stevens, Luke Koehl, Anthony Koewler and Bryce Day.

The wrestlers will next be competing at the Wilmington Invitational on January 14th. 

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.  

Seventh Grade Football GWOC South Champs 7th Grade Football 2016

The Morton seventh grade football team completed its season with a 7-1 record.  The Aviators placed first in the Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division. 

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.

Morton Celebrated End of 1st Quarter Morton AAA Incentive

Morton Middle School students celebrated the end of the first quarter with a great event outside Tuesday, Oct. 18.

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.

Morton Parent Update Morton Middle School

It's the end of the first quarter. Here's what is happening at Morton Middle School.

Morton Middle School Celebrates Spirit Week Pep Assembly

Spirit Week 2016 is over but there was plenty of celebrating at Morton Middle School.

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. 

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.

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.

Youth Wrestling Club Prepares for Season youth wrestling

There’s still time to join the Butler Wrestling Club, open to students in grades K-6. The final sign up and parents meeting is Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Butler High School Lecture Room.

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.

Homecoming Festivities Scheduled for Week of Oct. 3 Homecoming Court

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

Students Honored for Contributions to District Calendar 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.

Morton Art Teacher Receives State-wide Recognition 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.

MYSA Socks it to Morton in October 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.

MYSA Members Visit Rotary Club 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.

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

Class of 2016 Grads Receive Scholarships 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. 

Thursday Night Lights Game a Success For Vandalia-Butler Community 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 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.

Telling the VBCSD Story: Quality Profile 2015-2016 Telling the VBCSD Story: Quality Profile 2015-2016

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

MYSA Members Participate in Peace Walk 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.

Kroger Rewards, An Easy Way to Help Out Students Kroger Rewards, An Easy Way to Help Out Students

The Kroger Rewards program is a great and easy fundraiser for our student programs and incentives. All you have to do is grocery shop and use your registered Kroger Plus card.

Butler Fall Blood Drive a Success 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 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. 

Aviator Athletic Passes on Sale Now 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.

State of the Schools Presented Aug. 23 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.

Staff Kicks Off New Year by Painting it Purple 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.

Understanding the VBCSD Breakfast, Lunch Program Understanding the VBCSD Breakfast, Lunch Program

Have questions about lunch prices or when breakfast is avaiable?  Our fabulous Food Service Department has compiled all the information you need.

Bus Information Now Just a Click Away 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 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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