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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. 

Smith Middle School Recognized by A Special Wish Foundation A Special Wish Foundation - Dayton Chapter

Smith Middle School recognized by the Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation for the genrosity and thoughtfulness of students.  Click here to read the Special Wish Foundation Dayton Chapter article.

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.

Vandalia-Butler Wins AP Honor Roll for Second Year 7th Annual AP Honor Roll

The Vandalia-Butler City School District is one of six Dayton-area schools to be named to the College Board's 7th Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll.  

Three schools received the award for the second year in a row, Vandalia-Butler, Springboro and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. 

Drama Club Presents "The Mouse That Roared" The Mouse That Roared

 The play will run November 10 – 12 at 7:00  P.M. in the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater. Tickets are $5 presale and at the door. You can reserve tickets by emailing me or you may purchase them from cast members. 

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.  

Smith 5th Graders Perform With Muse Machine

Fifth graders from Smith Middle School perform thier play, "Fifth Grade Feud." Students were assisted by a professional actor from Muse Machine. 


Check out their photos in the photo gallery.

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.

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.

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. 

A Tasty Look at Moon Phases moon phase

Making science connect to students is the goal of all science teachers. At Smith Middle School, David Murray uses items students can releate to for bigger concepts.

Demmitt Students Make Fossils in Science Class Fossil making

Hands on learning is not only fun but effective. At Demmitt Elementary School, students had a chance to really learn about fossils by making some of their own.

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.

Butler to Host FAFSA Completion Workshop college money

Butler High School guidance is hosting a FAFSA completion workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, starting at 6 pm in the Butler High School College Resource Center (Room 104) sponsored by Sinclair Community College.

1st Graders Learn Fire Safety fire prevention

Helke first graders had some special visitors Tuesday, Oct. 4 as firefighters from the Vandalia Fire Department came to talk about safety and fire prevention.

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.

Marching Aviators Win More Awards at Lebanon Invite band

Congratulations to the Butler Marching Aviators on another outstanding performance.

BHS Students Participate in Marine Corps Leadership Seminar marine seminar

Fifty Butler High School sophomores and juniors are feeling a little tougher after participating in the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Monday, Oct. 3. Coaches and advisors nominated the students to take part in the half-day event. Last year, memers of the Class of 2016 and 2017 participated in the seminar.

 

 

More Planetarium Shows Planned Planetarium 2

Platerarium shows continue for the rest of the school year.

Great Season Planned at Planetarium Planetarium

Another great season of shows is planned at the Smith Middle School Planetarium.

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.

Smith Shows 'Vandalia's Got Smarts, Baby!' Garman as host

Fifth grade students at Smith Middle School are celebrating their first Muse Machine production of the year, "Vandalia Got Smarts, Baby!"

Homecoming Festivities Scheduled for Week of Oct. 3 Homecoming Court

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

Helke Teacher Named Staff Member of the Month Helke Teacher Named Staff Member of the Month

First grade Helke Elementary Teacher Amy Heis is the October Staff Member of the Month and will be recognized in the Vandalia Drummer.

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.

Technology 'Sparks' Interest for 1st Graders Technology 'Sparks' Interest for 1st Graders

First graders in Beth Dahlinghaus' class were introduced to iPads and the eSpark program Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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.

Homecoming Set for Week of Oct. 3 Homecoming Set for Week of Oct. 3

It’s a trip back in time to classic Hollywood as the Butler High School student body spends a “Night in the Spotlight” at the 2016 Homecoming Dance.  The dance will be in the Student Activity Center, Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8-11 p.m.

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.

BASE Students Get Walking BASE Students Get Walking

Students in the BASE (Before and After School Experience) program at Demmitt Elementary are stepping up to a healthy way to spend their after-school hours. The program is called Action Aviators and encourages kids to participate in a walking plan.

Muse Machine Returns to Smith Muse Machine Returns to Smith

Smith Middle School fifth graders will once again be taking to the stage this fall to create and perform two original productions, with the help of professional actor Michael Lippert.

Children's Book Illustrator Shares Craft with Demmitt Students Children's Book Illustrator Shares Craft with Demmitt Students

Former teacher turned illustrator Cass Barth is sharing her experiences with third graders at Demmitt Elementary School Monday, Sept. 26.

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.

Sewing Class Returns with Project to Benefit Others Sewing Class Returns with Project to Benefit Others

Sewing class is back in the curriculum at Butler High School and students are already learning skills and helping the community.

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.

Student Council Members Busy in October Student Council Members Busy in October

What a busy time of year for members of the Smith Middle School student council.

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. 

Great Turnout for Demmitt's Donuts with Dad Great Turnout for Demmitt's Donuts with Dad

A great turnout for this morning's annual Donuts with Dad at Demmitt Elementary.

Following their donuts, the dads and the kids headed outside to the playground. Some even walked the track, working off those donut calories!

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.

The Airlog Receives National Recognition The Airlog Receives National Recognition

The 2016 Butler High School yearbook, The Airlog, is receiving national recognition, after being inducted into Walsworth’s Gallery of Excellence. The gallery is a showcase of the best yearbooks published by Walsworth. Only a small percentage of yearbooks earn this honor which features superior examples of coverage, design, photography and copy.

Box Top Collection to Help Smith Box Top Collection to Help Smith

Your donation of Box Tops for Education can make things happen at Smith Middle School.

Third Graders See Paper Topic in Person Third Graders See Paper Topic in Person

Two special visitors paid a visit to Mrs. Pindroh and Mrs. Edwards' Demmitt Elementary classes today, Diana Wourms and Craw Dad.
Diana is a Physical Therapist at Demmitt and Craw Dad is a service dog in training with Four Paws in Xenia.

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.

First Graders Learn About Their Library Club First Graders Learn About Their Library Club

Mrs. Stringer, the children's librarian at the Vandalia branch of the Dayton Metro library, paid a visit to the Helke 1st graders Tuesday, Sept. 13 to introduce them to a great club.

BHS Students Lend a Hand to Food 4 Kids BHS Students Lend a Hand to Food 4 Kids

It was a busy day for members of Jennifer Jette's and Amanda Gallup's classes along with some of their Peer Helpers Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Once a week, the group packs between 50 and 100 bags for the Food 4 Kids program. The program provides non-perishable food for children, who might need a little extra help, to take home on the weekends.

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.

Great Opening for Marching Aviators Great Opening for Marching Aviators

Congratulations Marching Aviators and Color Guard on a great start to the competition season at the Kings Invitational marching band contest Saturday.

Two Ways to Support Helke PTA Two Ways to Support Helke PTA

Two easy ways to support the Helke PTA!

Play for a Cure Game to Remember 2009 Graduate Play for a Cure Game to Remember 2009 Graduate

A special way to remember a special young man.

At the varsity football game Friday, Sept. 9, a number of activities will take place to honor and remember 2009 Butler graduate Blake LaForce. Butler cheerleaders have been selling commemorative t-shirts leading up to the game, with proceeds going to the Blake LaForce Memorial Fund.

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!

Board Seeks SOQ for New Project

The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education, is requesting Statements of Qualification from qualified firms interested in providing construction management services for the renovation of the new Board offices. 

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. 

Proof of Vaccine Due Sept. 1 Proof of Vaccine Due Sept. 1

Parents of seniors!!! Proof your child has received the meningococcal vaccine must be given to Nurse Jessica Singer, BSN, RN, LSN, by Thursday, Sept. 1.

Back to School Bash a Big Success Back to School Bash a Big Success

A great time was had by all at the Helke PTA Back to School Bash Friday, Aug. 26.

Supt. Neavin Visits Demmitt as Mystery Reader Supt. Neavin Visits Demmitt as Mystery Reader

Demmitt Elementary students were treated to a special "mystery reader" Monday, Aug. 29 as Superintendent Brad Neavin read Sam's Sandwich by David Pelham to two classes.

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.

Flexible Seating Adds More Than New Chairs to Classroom Flexible Seating Adds More Than New Chairs to Classroom

When Mirinda Roberts' first graders arrive at Helke Elementary School each morning, they have more than school work on their minds. These students are among many in the district who are now deciding on what kind of seating they will use as teachers are adopting flexible seating choices in their classrooms.

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.

91 Students Graduate Passport to Safety Program 91 Students Graduate Passport to Safety Program

Ninety-one Helke kindergarten students graduated from the Passport to Safety program Tuesday, Aug. 23, after demonstrating what they learned during the four sessions.

State of the Schools Address Scheduled for Aug. 23 State of the Schools Address Scheduled for Aug. 23

Plan to attend the Vandalia-Butler City Schools State of the Schools address Tuesday, Aug. 23 6:00 p.m. in the Butler High School Lecture Room.

Retired Teachers Gather for First Day of School Retired Teachers Gather for First Day of School

Vandalia-Butler teachers have their own way to celebrate the first day of school. These men and women have an annual First Day of School picnic.

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.

Cross Country Sells Seasonal Mums Cross Country Sells Seasonal Mums

With school starting, fall is just around the corner. Butler Cross Country has a great way to get you ready for the season, it's the annual mum sale.

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).

Change in Forms Makes it Easier to Stay Up to Date Change in Forms Makes it Easier to Stay Up to Date

A change in forms for the 2016-2017 school year will make it even easier to keep your information up to date.

Free , Reduced Meal Program Set for 2016-2017 School Year Free , Reduced Meal Program Set for 2016-2017 School Year

Vandalia-Butler City Schools today announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program.  Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

soundwAVES Performs at Dayton Dragons soundwAVES Performs at Dayton Dragons

Member of Morton Middle School's soundwAVES performed the National Anthem at the Dayton Dragons game Thursday, June 23.

B.A.S.E Campers Visit Fifth Third Field B.A.S.E Campers Visit Fifth Third Field

Let's play ball!

B.A.S.E Camp took a trip to Fifth Third Field to go behind the scenes and down on the field at the home of the Dayton Dragons Tuesday, June 14.

Still Time to Register for Butler Football Camp Still Time to Register for Butler Football Camp

If you want to learn the fundamentals of football for every position from your Butler Aviators and coaches, register now for the Butler Football Camp and play under the lights, July 11 - July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memorial Field at Butler High School.

Morton Art on Display at Regional Exhibit Morton Art on Display at Regional Exhibit

The artwork of eight talented Morton Middle School students is currently on display at the Art Street Gallery in the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus.

The works were chosen to be a part of the Western Regional Art Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run now through June 30.

NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp Begins June 20 NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp Begins June 20

There's still time to make plans to attend the Vandalia-Butler NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp, Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Alumni Basketball Game Planned for June 25 Alumni Basketball Game Planned for June 25

Take a trip down Aviator Memory Lane as Coach Ray Zawadzki, Raymond Zawadzki, Coach Mike Buchy and Coach Steve Pelfrey along with others return to the court for the Vandalia-Butler Boys' Varsity Basketball Alumni game Saturday, June 25.

Camp Invention Gives Campers Hands on Experiences Camp Invention Gives Campers Hands on Experiences

Camp Invention 2016 is underway at Smith Middle Schools and participants, and teachers, are loving it.

2016 Graduate Earns $20,000 Anthony Munoz Scholarship 2016 Graduate Earns $20,000 Anthony Munoz Scholarship

Congratulations to 2016 Butler High School graduate Nancy Large on being one of eight recipients of a $20,000 scholarship from the Anthony Munoz Foundation.

Summer Food Service Program Assists Students on Break Summer Food Service Program Assists Students on Break

Students are eligible to receive free meals at local participating locations. Details of the USDA program, location sites and serving schedules are available at the link provided.

More Awards for Vandalia-Butler Art Program More Awards for Vandalia-Butler Art Program

More awards for the Vandalia-Butler arts program.

Morton art teacher Kate Brookshire has been named the Ohio Art Education Association Middle Division Award Winner. Kate will be recognized at the OAEA convention in November.

Area's Top Students Recognized in Dayton Daily News Area's Top Students Recognized in Dayton Daily News

The top students from around the Miami Valley are being recognized in a special online section of the Dayton Daily News.

Smith Students Honored for 4th Quarter Academic Excellence Smith Students Honored for 4th Quarter Academic Excellence

Once again, Smith students excelled in the classroom during fourth quarter, with students qualifying for the Principal's List and the Honor Roll.

8th Graders Honored at Annual Farewell Event 8th Graders Honored at Annual Farewell Event

Morton 8th graders were honored for a variety of awards at the annual 8th Grade Farewell held Tuesday, May 24.

8th Graders Test Designs With Egg Drop 8th Graders Test Designs With Egg Drop

Eighth grade science students put their projects to the test as they dropped raw eggs from a 21 foot drop, courtesy of a fire truck Tuesday, May 24.

Class of 2029 Graduates from Preschool Class of 2029 Graduates from Preschool

The Class of 2029 marked a milestone Tuesday, May 24 as 69 members of the class graduated from the Vandalia-Butler Preschool.

Butler Football Camp Opens Registration to Grades 1-8 Butler Football Camp Opens Registration to Grades 1-8

Registration is now available for the Butler Football Camp scheduled July 11 - 12 at Memorial Field at Butler High School from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for students in grades 1 - 8.

Annual Spelling Held at Smith Annual Spelling Held at Smith

Congratulations to the winner of the Smith Middle School Annual Spelling Bee, Sydney Cooper.

37th Memorial Program Held at Butler 37th Memorial Program Held at Butler

As a follow up to Demmitt Goes Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo, the students in Mrs. Pelfrey's and Mrs Muntz's classes invited parents, classmates and their third grade buddies to their animal research presentations.

37th Memorial Program Held at Butler 37th Memorial Program Held at Butler

The 37th Annual Memorial Program was held at Butler High School Friday, May 20.

Students, staff, community leaders and community members were in attendance, paying tribute to 16 members of the Vandalia-Butler community who died serving our country. The event was first held in 1980

Class of 2016 Gains More than $6 Million in Scholarship Money Class of 2016 Gains More than $6 Million in Scholarship Money

A great night for the Butler High School Class of 2016 as the graduating seniors received more than $6 million in scholarships at the annual Senior Awards Night.

Board of Education to Honor Retirees Board of Education to Honor Retirees

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education will honor three district retirees Tuesday, May 24 at the monthly Board of Education meeting held in the Butler High School Lecture Room.  A reception for the retirees will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the Board meeting and recognition at 6:00 p.m.

Drama Club Presents Beauty and the Beast Drama Club Presents Beauty and the Beast

Morton Middle School's Drama Club presented Beauty and the Beast Wednesday, May 18.

You can see pictures of the production at http://www.vbcsd.com/2/Gallery/20530.

Helke Students 'Meet' Their Demmitt Pen Pals Helke Students 'Meet' Their Demmitt Pen Pals
Exposing our students to new forms of technology is fun!
 
On Wednesday, May 18, students in Amy Heis' classroom at Helke FaceTimed their "pen pals" in Amber Pelfrey's classroom at Demmitt!
Demmitt Students Visit City Garage Demmitt Students Visit City Garage

Demmitt students had the chance to go behind the scenes of the City of Vandalia Public Works garage Wednesday, May 18, getting behind the wheel of some of the big rigs that keep the city running.

Students Celebrate End of Year with Picnic Students Celebrate End of Year with Picnic

Staff and students of the MD program in the district celebrated the end of the year and the beautiful spring weather Wednesday, May 18 at the Englewood MetroPark with the annual MD Spring Picnic.

Morton Students Earn Spot in Area Art Exhibit Morton Students Earn Spot in Area Art Exhibit

Congratulations to 8th graders: Sydney Theobald, Haleigh Mitchell and Josie Stiver, 7th graders: Jack McClain, Elaina Burley and Ashton Houghton and 6th graders: Matthew Quick and Madi Schneider for having art selected for the 2016 Ohio Art Education Association’s Western Regional Art Exhibit!

The exhibit will be displayed at the ArtStreet Gallery on Kiefaber Street, near the University of Dayton campus. The show will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours (M-F, 10:00—4:00) from June 14 through June 30.

Class of 2016 Moves Picnic Indoors Class of 2016 Moves Picnic Indoors

The Butler Class of 2016 isn't letting the rain get in the way of their fun.

The Senior Picnic moved inside the SAC, complete with cornhole, ping-pong and lots of pizza.

To see more pictures of the event, go to the Photo Gallery.

Butler Claims GWOC North All Sport Trophy Butler Claims GWOC North All Sport Trophy

For the 7th time in 15 years, Butler High School has claimed the GWOC North All Sport Trophy.

Science Students Tackle Tough Troubles with Real Solutions Science Students Tackle Tough Troubles with Real Solutions

Finding a solution to a problem is the focus for these 8th grade science students at Morton Middle School during the last month of school.

Students are exploring Science and Technology and Scientific Ways of Knowing Indicators through problem based learning. Students are building a solution to a problem with more than two constraints or limits. Then, the 8th graders evaluate the effectiveness of the design and solution.

Class of 2023 Visits Morton Class of 2023 Visits Morton

The Class of 2023 made its first official visit to Morton Middle School Thursday, May 12.

The future sixth graders heard from students, toured the building and were treated to performances from band and choir members.

Welcome to Morton!

Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day Celebrate School Lunch Hero Day

It's School Lunch Hero Day!!

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, Vandalia-Butler nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.

Register Now to Save Money on Summer Enrichment Register Now to Save Money on Summer Enrichment

Looking for an exciting summer activities for your kids this year? How about a chance to have them brainstorm, explore, discover and grow?

Camp Invention organizers say they’re all about big ideas. This summer, those ideas and much more will be returning to Smith Middle School as the Vandalia-Butler City Schools offer Camp Invention to students in first through sixth grade June 13-17.

If you register now through May 10, you can save $15 off the cost of the week-long camp.

Eighth Graders Visit WSU for Chemistry Demo Eighth Graders Visit WSU for Chemistry Demo

College/Career Week continues in the Vandalia-Butler district. Friday, it's College Signing Day at Butler High School with the 266 members of the Class of 2016 announcing their intentions for next year.

Tuesday, it was the Class of 2020 getting a head start as students visited Wright State University and had the chance to take part in a chemical demonstration in the lab.

It's never too early to start looking at your educational future!

First Graders Visit Learning Tree Farm First Graders Visit Learning Tree Farm

Helke first graders visit the Learning Tree Farm today. As part of the Spring on the Farm program, students had the chance to interact with some of the farm animal babies, plant a spring flower to take home and watch it grow and hike in the woods.

Award Winning Choirs to Perform Spring Concert Award Winning Choirs to Perform Spring Concert

The Butler Spring Choir Concert will be Monday, May 9 at the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater at 7:00 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.

Butler Teachers Receive Erin Ritchey Memorial Award Butler Teachers Receive Erin Ritchey Memorial Award

It’s not just the students they teach that make Jennifer Jette and Amanda Gallup special.  For all of their work, these Butler High School special education teachers are receiving special recognition from the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.

Senior Named Scholarschip Nominee Senior Named Scholarschip Nominee

Congratulations to senior Claire Long for being Butler's nominee for the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship from the Montgomery County Educational Service Center.

Claire was selected based on her citizenship, contribution to Butler High School and the Vandalia-Butler community as well as her outstanding academic achievements.

Demmitt Goes Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo Demmitt Goes Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

Demmitt Elementary students and staff had the opportunity to get a little wild Wednesday, April 27 at the Cincinnati Zoo as the group took a school-wide field trip.

The event has been in the planning stages for several months, with help from community groups to cover the $10,820 cost of the trip. Eight charter buses transported 417 students and 41 staff members to the zoo in the morning.

Change in Venue for Two-Day Musical Concert Collaboration with Shawnee High School Change in Venue for Two-Day Musical Concert Collaboration with Shawnee High School

The special musical extravaganza featuring the Butler Symphonic Choir and the Shawnee High School Choir and Orchestra planned for Thursday, April 28 now has a new location. The second night of the two-day event, May 2, also has a new venue. Thursday's performance will be at the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater.  Monday will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

More than 140 singers and 18 orchestra members will participate in the event, featuring Butler High School and Shawnee High School students.

School District Recognized for Environmental Efforts School District Recognized for Environmental Efforts

Vandalia-Butler City School officials joined owners and operators from 116 other area for-profit and non-profit businesses that were recognized at Cox Arboretum Monday, April 25 as part of the Dayton Regional Green program.  These area groups were certified green businesses.  In all, 544 businesses have received this certification since the program began.

Helke 3rd Graders Present Muse Machine Production Helke 3rd Graders Present Muse Machine Production

Helke students were treated to some theater Monday, April 25 as the third grade class presented its Muse Machine production. Students help to create the storyline, the script and the motions all associated with this amazing production.

Three Third Graders Receive ANGEL Award Three Third Graders Receive ANGEL Award

Congratulations to Grace Weber, Sydney Stevens and Anna Thomas, this year's recipients of the Helke ANGEL Award. The annual award is given to a Helke 3rd grader who is "always willing to help, has a great attitude, is optimistic and very encouraging."

Smith Hosts First Ever Design Fair Smith Hosts First Ever Design Fair

Months of hard work paid off for Smith Middle School students at the first Smith Middle School Design Fair Thursday, April 21.

Judges, including three engineers from GE Aviation, evaluated the 13 different exhibits, choosing three winners from 4th grade and three winners from 5th grade.

Smith Students Receive Top Scores on World-wide Math Test Smith Students Receive Top Scores on World-wide Math Test

Some Smith students are celebrating impressive scores on the 37th Annual Math Olympiads monthly competitions.

Earth Day Display Comes to Morton Earth Day Display Comes to Morton

A very industrious Morton 7th grader is helping her peers take a different look at Earth Day this year. Salma Albezreh, with the help of the Dayton International Peace Museum, arranged for this display to be at Morton for Earth Day.

BHS Students to Present Mock Crash BHS Students to Present Mock Crash

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Teen drivers are three times more likely than older drivers to be involved in a fatal crash.  Members of the Butler High School’s student government will be doing what they can to make sure their fellow students make the right choices and don’t end up as statistics this Prom and graduation season.

Proposals Being Accepted for Roof Replacement, Restoration Proposals Being Accepted for Roof Replacement, Restoration

Sealed proposals for roof replacement and restoration Helke will be received by the Treasurer of Vandalia City Schools at the Board Office, 306 South Dixie Dr. Vandalia, Ohio 45377, at 1:00 PM, May 19, 2016.

Symphonic Choir Joins Shawnee Students in Two-Day Concert Symphonic Choir Joins Shawnee Students in Two-Day Concert

For just the second time, Butler Symphonic Choir members will be joining their voices in song with other high school singers and musicians from the area to present a special two-day concert.  More than 140 singers and 18 orchestra members will participate in the event, featuring Butler High School and Shawnee High School students.

Science Club Tackles Real World Problems with Real Solutions Science Club Tackles Real World Problems with Real Solutions

For the April meeting of the Morton Science Club, members tackled some very real world issues and talked about solutions that can make a difference.

It's Raining Inside Demmitt! It's Raining Inside Demmitt!

We are enjoying beautiful weather right now but in Marie Reikowski's classroom it has been raining, quite a bit.

Dayton Dragons Visit Demmitt Dayton Dragons Visit Demmitt

Heater and members of the Dayton Dragons visited Demmitt Elementary April 1. 

Chipotle to Host Morton Fundraiser Chipotle to Host Morton Fundraiser

Chipotle Mexican Grille (6759 Miller Lane in Dayton) is hosting a Morton Middle School PTO Fundraiser Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 9 p.m.  Chipotle will donate 50% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Morton PTO when a special flyer is presented, or the flyer image is shown on a smartphone or electronic device, or by telling the cashier you’re supporting the fundraiser.

 

Wrestling Camp Scheduled at BHS Wrestling Camp Scheduled at BHS

The Vandalia-Butler's NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp is scheduled for June 20-23 at Butler High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

Students Use New Technology at Demmitt Students Use New Technology at Demmitt

Students in Katie Dwenger's class are partnering with students in Beth Dahlinghaus' class at Demmitt Elementary to learn how to operate the school's new iPads and the Espark program.

Student Council Shows Support of Earth Day at Kroger Student Council Shows Support of Earth Day at Kroger

Earth Day is April 22 and all that week shoppers at the Vandalia Kroger can use bags decorated in honor of that event thanks to members of the Smith Student Council.

Hoop it Up at Boys' Basketball Camp Hoop it Up at Boys' Basketball Camp

It's time to hoop it up at the Butler Boys' Basketball Camp June 13-16 at the Butler High School Student Activity Center.  Camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon each day.

Elevate the Arts Showcases Student Talent Elevate the Arts Showcases Student Talent

The Fourth Annual Elevate the Arts was held Thursday, April 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 at Morton Middle School, showcasing the talents of Vandalia-Butler students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Music Brings Nature Lesson to Life at Helke Music Brings Nature Lesson to Life at Helke

Music and puppets were part of a special lesson for Helke students Friday, April 4 when Chris Rowland stopped by the elementary students.

New Flag Presented to Helke New Flag Presented to Helke

Helke Elementary now has a new flag that has a very special story with it.

The American flag was flown over Afghanistan Sept. 11, 2015 by a MQ-1B Predator as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lady Aviator Summer BBall Camp Sign Up is Here Lady Aviator Summer BBall Camp Sign Up is Here

The Lady Aviator Summer Basketball Camp sign up has begun.  Camp will be June 6-9 from 9;00 to 11:30 a.m. each day.  Girls from third to eighth grade may attend.

Spring Flower Sale Begins at BHS Spring Flower Sale Begins at BHS

The Sixth Annual Butler Track and Field fundraiser is underway and here's your chance to order beautiful flowers and plants and support our athletes.

Morton's Advisory Program Gets State-Wide Attention Morton's Advisory Program Gets State-Wide Attention

Morton Middle School began an advisory program this year and students are reaping the benefits.

Reading how Morton is "Building Community and Changing Culture Through Advisory."

BHS Seniors Participate in Cedar Point Grad Nite BHS Seniors Participate in Cedar Point Grad Nite

Cedar Point is holding Grad Nite, a seniors-only exclusive event to celebrate the graduating seniors around Ohio, and Butler High School seniors will be participating.

Tickets on Sale for Into the Woods Tickets on Sale for Into the Woods

The actors and actresses of drama club will be returning to the stage to perform the musical, Into the Woods, April 14-16.

Planeteers Visit Smith to Talk Energy Planeteers Visit Smith to Talk Energy

Energy was the topic for Smith fifth graders Thursday, March 31 but their "teachers" were a little different than a normal day at school.

Registration Open for Summer BASE Camp Registration Open for Summer BASE Camp

It's time to register for our summer Aviator BASE camp.  The program runs June 1 through Aug. 12 and is open to children from kindergarten to sixth grade.

 

Fourth Annual Elevate the Arts Set for April 7 Fourth Annual Elevate the Arts Set for April 7

In a time when more and more school districts are eliminating the arts, music and art programs are thriving in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools.  The work of talented students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be on exhibit Thursday, April 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Morton Middle School for the fourth annual Elevate the Arts, presented by the Morton Middle School PTO.

When Is the Right Time to Start Kindergarten? When Is the Right Time to Start Kindergarten?

As kindergarten registration is set to begin April 4, people are talking about when is the right time for a child to start school.

Results of a recent Stanford study say children who delayed starting kindergarten by a year had lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity. 

Community Input on Education for Children with Disabilities Sought Community Input on Education for Children with Disabilities Sought

Vandalia-Butler City School district officials will be holding a special meeting April 26 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Board of Education office, 306 S. Dixie Drive, to gain input from community members on educational services for children with disabilities.

Summer Program Returns to Vandalia-Butler Summer Program Returns to Vandalia-Butler

Camp Invention organizers say they’re all about big ideas.  This summer, those ideas and much more will be returning to Smith Middle School as the Vandalia-Butler City Schools offer Camp Invention to students in first through sixth grade June 13-17.

BHS Presents Into the Woods in April BHS Presents Into the Woods in April

A taste of Broadway comes to Butler High School as a cast of 23 students, including 11 seniors, present Steven Sondheim's "Into the Woods," April 14-16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Butler Performing Arts Theater.

Kindergarten Registration Begins April 4 Kindergarten Registration Begins April 4

Kindergarten registration begins April 4. You can call to schedule your appointment at 415-6410.

Dept of Education Looking for Parent Feedback Dept of Education Looking for Parent Feedback

The Ohio Department of Education is updating the standards that guide your child’s education and is looking for input from parents and community members.

SoundWaves Selected to Sing at Dragons Game SoundWaves Selected to Sing at Dragons Game

Morton's SoundWaves has been selected to sing the National Anthem at an upcoming Dayton Dragons game.

Morton Hosts 24th 3 on 3 Tournament Morton Hosts 24th 3 on 3 Tournament

For the 24th year, Morton Middle School students will have their own March Madness with a 3 on 3 tournament. This year's event will be Friday, March 18.

Smart Table Offers Enhanced Learning Opportunities Smart Table Offers Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Third graders in Ann-Marie Pindroh's class are watching lessons come to life each day thanks to an interactive high tech table.

District Names Next Athletic Director District Names Next Athletic Director

After an extensive search and interview process, the Vandalia-Butler City Schools have a new Athletic Director. The Board of Education approved Jordan Shumaker as the district’s new Athletic Director at its work session Monday, March 14.  Shumaker comes to Vandalia-Butler after serving as the AD at Graham Local Schools since August 2014.

Butler Choirs Receive Superior Ratings

Congratulations to the Butler Women's and Symphonic Choirs on their SUPERIOR performances at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Large Group Contest Friday, March 4.

Butler Chess Team Wins City Tournament Butler Chess Team Wins City Tournament

Congrats to the Butler Chess Team for winning the annual Dayton Chess League High School tournament.

Science Students Make Their Own Toothpaste Science Students Make Their Own Toothpaste

Students in Teresa Nichols's science classes investigated the practical uses of minerals by making their own toothpaste.  Up next, the students will perfect their toothpaste formulas! 

Visit Texas Roadhouse, Support Morton PTO Visit Texas Roadhouse, Support Morton PTO

It's another chance to support the Morton Middle School PTO March 7.

Demmitt, Helke Students Participate in Girls on the Run Demmitt, Helke Students Participate in Girls on the Run

Third to fifth grade girls from Demmitt and Helke are building new relationships, setting goals and developing self confidence as part of the Girls on the Run program.

Cope Nominated for State Award Cope Nominated for State Award

Tommy Cope could pick up another title in the upcoming weeks, JJ Huddle/Bucknuts Ohio High School Boys' Swimming Athlete of the Week.

Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Wright Patt Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Wright Patt

Demmitt Elementary School 2nd and 3rd graders were celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday by attending the Wright Patterson Air Force Base's Right to Read Week Read-In today.

Sixth Grader to Compete at State Geography Bee Sixth Grader to Compete at State Geography Bee

Morton Middle School sixth grader Jacob Gonet is on his way to compete in the state level of the National Geography Bee.

Morton Students Honored at State Level Morton Students Honored at State Level

Morton Middle School students Austin Bundenthal and Lily Susag will have their art work on display at the Youth Art Month Exhibition in Columbus Saturday, March 5.

Demmitt Student Wins MLK Contest Demmitt Student Wins MLK Contest

Representatives from Wright Patterson Air Force were on hand at Demmitt Elementary today to present Aamirah Miller with a certificate and a prize for winning this year's Martin Luther King Drawing Contest.

Two BHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists Two BHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to Leigh Harden and Clair Long on being named National Merit Scholarship finalists.  These amazing Butler seniors now have the chance to receive up to $2,500 in scholarship money through the National Merit Scholarship program.

Butler Senior Honored for Volunteer Work Butler Senior Honored for Volunteer Work

Senior Madison Scherer has volunteered her time and effort from Chicago, to Haiti to her fellow students at Butler High School.  Now, Scherer is being recognized for her efforts.

Student Council Collects Items for Animals Student Council Collects Items for Animals

Smith Student Council is helping collect items for the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.