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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Butler students attend UD RISE program

On March 27, 2014, 14 Butler students traveled to the University of Dayton to attend UD’s College of Business Administration RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) program. Business students representing 150 different universities from coast to coast attended the program.


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Youth in Government Day connects Butler students with local government

Butler Government students had a chance to experience local government first-hand last week during the annual Youth in Government Day. The event connects students with elected and appointed officials at the City of Vandalia, Butler Township, and Vandalia-Butler City Schools. Students spent the morning interacting with their counterparts and came together for a lunchtime celebration.

Read more below about what two students had to say about the experience!


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Butler student Alison Baker honored as LaSertoma Club award winner

Butler High School senior Alison Baker was one of 27 students from across the Miami Valley to be honored at the Dayton LaSertoma Club’s 54th Annual Youth Service Awards Banquet this year.


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Elevate the Arts draws record crowd to Morton

It was standing room only at this annual event, where more than 50 student artists showcased talents.


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Dragons raffle winner pays it forward

Butler Township resident Garry Cyr was the lucky winner of the Butler Performing Arts Association’s Dayton Dragons Suite Raffle this month. Cyr, works at WPAFB, plans to pass on the tickets to the young airmen at the base as a thank you for their service to our country.


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Community spirit 5K draws runners from near and far

Runners, ages 6 – 60, from the Vandalia-Butler community and as far as Jackson Center and Catawba enjoyed ideal running conditions at the 9th Annual Community Spirit 5K on April 12.


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Butler SADD students to stage mock car crash before prom

On April 24, Butler High School juniors and seniors will get a somber wake-up call about the dangers of drinking and driving. The school’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) students will team up with the Vandalia police and fire departments and CareFlight to stage a mock car crash in the parking lot of the school’s Student Activity Center.


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Helke students to be featured in Aullwood Avian Art Contest Exhibition

Thirty Helke Elementary School students will be featured in the Aullwood Audubon Center Avian Art Contest Exhibition, on display at the Aullwood Audubon Center from April 27 – June 15.


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Kindergarten registration underway for Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Kindergarten registration in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools district is underway, and parents are encouraged to register their kindergartners by July 15 so that their children will be eligible to attend Passport to Safety. Children must reach 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2014, to be eligible for kindergarten.


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May 1 deadline to purchase bricks for Alumni Courtyard grand opening this summer

The deadline is fast approaching to become part of Butler High School’s history. Commemorative bricks for the Alumni Courtyard must be purchased by May 1 to be in place for the courtyard’s grand opening this summer.


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Butler offers ACT Boot Camp May 22

A few points on the ACT can make a huge difference when gaining acceptance to college and earning scholarship dollars. To help Butler students improve their ACT scores, Butler High School is offering an intensive, six-hour Boot Camp on May 22.


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Butler High School’s ITE program takes third place at state competition

Butler High School's Industrial Technology Education Department took third place overall for student projects and drawings at the 72nd Ohio Technology Engineering Education Association Conference.


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Community input on education for children with disabilities sought

Public input regarding the use of CCIP funds for the upcoming school year is welcome. Public input can be given at a special meeting on April 29 or by sharing comments through the mail or by telephone.


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The Stage is Set for Morton’s Elevate the Arts

The 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts, scheduled for Friday, April 11, at Morton Middle School from 6 – 8:30 p.m., is booked with 12 different student acts, a Morton Hand Bell performance, three numbers from Morton’s Rock Band, and two sets featuring retired music teacher Roy Pyle’s jazz combo. In addition, there will be over 50 pieces of student artwork exhibited that evening from both Morton and Smith students, many of which will be available for silent auction. This showcase of young student artists is free and open to the public.  


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Big turnout expected for April 12 Community Spirit 5K in Vandalia

More than 150 people are expected to participate in the 9th Annual Community Spirit 5K, scheduled for April 12. Registration will remain open until the start of the race. It is a stroller and pet friendly event.


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Morton’s successful Hoops for Heart and related activities raise nearly $900 for the American Heart Association

Students at Morton Middle School jumped all over heart disease in early February during this year’s Hoops for the Heart campaign.

 


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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction weekend celebration includes honorary induction dinner and fish fry

The 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony is Saturday, May 3. Reservations are due April 25. A fish fry has also been scheduled for Friday, May 2.


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Registration now open for Butler Boys Basketball Camp

Registration is now open for the Butler Boys Basketball Camp, which runs June 16 - 19.


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Kindergarten registration begins April 7

Kindergarten registration begins April 7. Parents are encouraged to register their kindergartners by August 1 so that their children will be eligible to attend Passport to Safety.


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Butler yearbooks still on sale, but only for a limited time

The 2013-2014 Butler Airlog is still available for purchase, but only through May 31. That might sound like plenty of time to reserve a copy, but the end of the school year will be here before we know it.


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Morton students and staff raise nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Morton students and staff brought in $2,960.09 in loose change to support the Southwest Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!


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Butler students and teacher featured in Wright State art exhibition

Butler juniors Danyelle Ratliff and Haley Wenning, along with art teacher Kevin Longley, will take part in the 1st Annual Teacher +Student art exhibition at Wright State.


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Helke and Demmitt students earn top spots in Youth Art Month contest

Students at Demmitt and Helke elementary schools recently earned top spots in the OAEA Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag Contest.


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Demmitt students recognized in Columbus art exhibitions

Two Demmitt Elementary School students recently earned top spots in the statewide art scene in recognition of Youth Art Month in March.


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Butler band, choirs receive high honors at OMEA District Contest

Butler’s Women’s Choir, Symphonic Choir, and Symphonic Band all received high honors at the OMEA District Contest!


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Great season for Morton wrestlers

The  Morton Middle School wrestlers had a very good season.


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ACT School Day Boot Camp coming to Butler!

Score Big on the ACT! Be a part of an ACT Boot Camp held during the school day on May 22. Cost is $55 per student. Don’t make preparing for the ACT a nightmare.


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Community invited to Morton’s Elevate the Arts

The 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts is scheduled for Friday, April 11, at Morton Middle School from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The event showcases the talents of young student artists; it is free and open to the public.


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Board of Education sets milestone dates for treasurer search

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has set milestone dates for its treasurer search, and it has scheduled a community coffee on March 18 to discuss the process with community members.


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Butler assistant baseball coach has been selected as the Assistant Coach of Year

Long-time Butler assistant baseball coach Steve Clark has been selected as the Assistant Coach of Year by the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association (MVBCA).


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Lady Aviators softball team donates lunches for the homeless

Butler High School’s Lady Aviators JV and varsity softball teams hit a homerun during their retreat on February 28 when they made 100 lunches for the homeless.


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2nd Annual Elevate the Arts Audition Registration Now Open

Audition forms for the 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts are due March 7.


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Pre-registration Now Open for Community 5K

Pre-registration is open through April 5 for the 9th Annual Community Spirit 5K.


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Vandalia-Butler City School launches treasurer search

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and K12 Business Consulting to conduct a search for a treasurer.


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Slots available for April 27 golf scramble to support the Lady Aviators softball team

Golf enthusiasts and Aviators fans are invited to hit the links to support their Aviators at the First Annual Lady Aviators Softball Golf Outing, scheduled for April 27 at the Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro.


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Aviators Honor Band members contribute to an impressive celebration of music

Five Butler High School students joined 139 student artists from 21 schools in the area for the OMEA District 12 Honor Band on February 16.


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Competitive drive sends four Aviators swimmers on to state finals

The Butler men’s swim team demonstrated a fierce competitive drive at the February 14 Men’s District Meet, held at Miami University. Following their stunning performance, four swimmers and one alternate moved on to state competition.


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Butler senior Adelle Hobson signs letter of intent to play for Bowling Green

Butler High School student athlete Adelle Hobson has committed to play soccer for the Falcons at Bowling Green State University.


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New schedule set for OAA testing

Due to inclement weather and the number of missed school days across the state, the Ohio Department of Education is expanding the testing window for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA).


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Aullwood brings bird talk and live kestrel to Helke Elementary

Helke Elementary students got an up-close view of a live kestrel during an educational assembly presented by Nicole Conrad, a naturalist teacher with the Aullwood Audubon Center, on February 11.


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Smith planetarium announces Spring 2014 schedule

The Smith Planetarium, a local gem housed at Smith Middle School, has released its Spring 2014 schedule for planetarium shows.


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Demmitt, Helke staff serve up smiles at McTeacher Night

On January 30, staff from Demmitt worked at the Vandalia McDonald’s, and staff from Helke worked the Butler Township McDonald’s.


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Five talented Aviators make District 12 Honor Band, will perform February 16

All five student performers from Butler High School who auditioned for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 12 Honor Band made the top honor band. They will perform at the Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center (located at 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio 45459) on Sunday, February 16th at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.


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Morton students recognized at statewide Future City competition

Morton Middle School eighth graders Aaron Ticknor, Nolan Shelton and Josh Kessler received an award for their solution to transportation issues at this year’s Future City Competition.


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Butler Alumni Courtyard bricks still available for purchase

The engraved bricks are a meaningful way for Butler alumni, teachers and supporters to make a mark on the beloved school.


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Vandalia-Butler City Schools to contract for finance department services through the Educational Resource Center

As part of its ongoing effort to reduce administrative costs and direct more dollars to the classroom, Vandalia-Butler City Schools will contract its financial services through a shared service model.


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Butler students pack, wrap 145 boxes for children in need

This Christmas, 145 local children in need received wrapped boxes packed to the brim with delightful gifts and treats.


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Smith Middle School grants a wish for A Special Wish Foundation

Kids make a lot of wishes during the holiday season, but the week before winter break, Smith Middle School students actually granted a wish.


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Morton sixth graders spearhead stocking drive for kids in need

A group of Morton sixth graders are ensuring that stockings are hung with care for a number of kids in need this year, thanks to a stocking drive they spearheaded earlier this month.


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Morton students send care and wishes to troops stationed overseas

This holiday season, troops half a world away received gifts and cards that were donated by the Vandalia-Butler community and packed with care by Morton Middle School’s eighth grade.


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Butler students visit the Center of Hope

The pre-transition and transition classes from Butler High School participated in a group aqua therapy session at the Hahn-Hufford Center of Hope in Piqua on October 22.


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Box Tops program an easy way to support Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Supporting the Vandalia-Butler City School District is as easy as cutting off a box top, thanks to Box Tops for Education, and anyone can do it--even residents who don't have children in the schools!


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Butler High School’s science students will benefit from Air Force Research Laboratory donation

Butler High School science students will have a rare opportunity to study light using equipment that has contributed to the safe keeping of our nation, thanks to a generous donation from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate.


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