School News

Students Learn Leadership, Teamwork Through Seminar

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

Libraries Receive New Books Thanks to VISIONS

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

Airlog On Sale at Lowest Price of Year

The 2015-2016 yearbook is on sale for the lowest price of the year.  You can order the book for $55 through October 9.

School Bus Safety is Key

It's the first day of school and that means more traffic on the roads, including school buses.  So keep our students safe and follow these tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Cheerleaders Raise Money with Play for a Cure

Aug. 28 the Butler Cheerleaders will once again be sponsoring the Play for a Cure Football Game in honor of Blake LaForce, a former Aviator who lost his battle with Leukemia.

Football Kicks Off with Charity Game

Football kicks off this Friday with the Jamboree against Beavercreek but the big winners will be area charities.

Cross Country Team Sells Mums

The Butler Cross Country Team is selling mums again this year.  Orders will be taken through Aug. 20 with pick up of the flowers at the football stadium Sept. 4.

Updating Forms and Consent Available Online

if you are listed as the Primary Parent or Legal Guardian of a student, you now have the option of updating contact information and submitting consent and authorizations forms online through the PowerSchool Parent portal.  Change requests will ONLY be accepted if they are submitted by the Primary Parent or Legal Guardian.  You must have a Parent Account created and make sure your parent account reflects your first and last name in the account.

Still Time to Join Boosters

It’s not too late to join the Boosters for the 2015-2016 school year.  You have until Aug. 11 to join this supportive organization and be recognized in the Fall Sports Program.

District Makes Change to Medication Policy

In an effort to keep our children safe, Vandalia-Butler City School District's Use of Medication policy has been updated, requiring doctor's permission for a student to take any medicine, prescription or over-the-counter, during school hours.  Schools around the area and the country are adopting similar policies.

Summer Food Service Available

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

Summer Food Service Program 2015

USDA AND THIS INSTITUTION ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDERS AND EMPLOYERS

Lady Aviator Summer Basketball Camp

Young ladies in grades 3-8...looking to hone your basketball skills? The Butler High School Lady Aviators Coaching Staff and current players are hosting a summer basketball camp, June 1-4 at Butler High School. Four fun-filled days of skill instruction, practice, and games. Register by May 15. See the flyer below for more information or contact Coach Bardonaro at Molly.bardonaro@vbcsd.com. 

Lady Aviator Summer Basketball Camp

Butler Band Fundraiser at Max and Erma's

Please support the Butler Bands this Monday, May 4th at Max & Erma's on Miller Lane.  Simply present the attached flier with your bill and Max & Erma's will generously donate 20% of the cost of your meal to the Butler Bands.  Proceeds will be used to purchase the new drum line equipment necessary to the success of the Bands.  The flier is valid all day for both dine in and take out orders.  Bring your friends and family.  Join us for dinner and beginning at 6:30PM you will be treated to performances by our talented Brass, Wind, and Saxophone Quintets.   They have been working hard to bring these performances to you to show their appreciation for your support.  Thanks!

Band Max and Erma flyer

Request for Proposal for Transportation Services

Vandalia-Butler City Schools has released a Request for Proposal for Transportation Services. The district will be accepting proposals through Noon May 12, 2015 and expect to award the winning proposal by June 1, 2015. The Request for Proposal can be viewed by clicking here.

Community Input Meeting for Children With Disabilities

Community Input on Education for Children with Disabilities Sought

The Vandalia-Butler City School district receives funds through the Ohio Department of Education via the Consolidated Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).  Monies received through IDEA-B are used to provide special education services for students with identified disabilities.  Title I funds are used to provide reading and early literacy interventions to qualified students while Title II funds are used for targeted professional development, which must align with goals outlined in the CCIP.

Public input regarding the use of these funds for the upcoming school year is welcome.  Public input can be given at a special meeting on April 28, 2015, from 6 – 7 p.m., in the conference room at the Board of Education office, 306 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio, 45377.  Comments can also be sent to Pupil Services, 306 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.  The phone number is 415-6400.

Butler Softball "Strike Out Cancer" Event

The  Butler Softball team would like to invite you to our Strike Out Cancer event on April 17th at Stonequarry Park.  We will have pink wrapped trucks from Barker Heating and Air Conditioning and R. B. Jergens there for the evening along with a photobooth and games for kids to play and prizes to win! A representative from the Pink Ribbon Girls will be throwing out the first pitch during the Northmont vs Butler game starting at 4:30p.m. Attached is a t-shirt order form for this event if anyone would like to order a FABULOUS pink t-shirt to help the softball team's efforts to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Girls.  All proceeds made during the night will go to the Pink Ribbon Girls Tipp City Division.


Game schedule:
Northmont vs. Butler-4:30p.m.
Brookville vs Northmont- 6:30p.m.
Brookville vs. Butler- 8:30p.m.

Please e-mail Cortney Bastion at cortneybastion@vbcsd.com your order before Friday, April 10th.

Pink T-shirt order form

Thanks for your support!

Butler Band Fundraiser at Chipotle

Support the Butler Bands by dining at Chipotle on Miller Lane! Dine in or take out on Monday, April 13 from 5:00-9:00 PM. For your convenience, order online and go directly to check-out! Mention you’re supporting the Butler Bands and 50% of the cost of your order will be donated to the Butler Bands! No coupon or flyer is necessary. Spread the word! Bring your familt and friends! We thank you for your support!

Chipotle Flyer

Butler Band Raffle for Dayton Dragons Tickets

Please support the Butler Bands by purchasing Dayton Dragons Raffle Tickets from your favorite band member.  You can also mail a check for the amount of the number of tickets you'd like to purchase made payable to the BPAA to PO Box 192 Vandalia 45377 and we'll fill out the ticket for you.  Please be sure to include your phone number.  Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 for a chance to win an evening in a VP Suite at the Dragons Game vs the Lansing Lugnuts on May 18th for you and 19 of your friends, family members or co-workers.  You'll also receive 2 VIP parking passes.  All proceeds will go toward the purchase of very much needed new drum line equipment for the Award Winning Butler Bands. The winning ticket will be drawn on May 1st.  Contact Irene Fishbein @ 264-0368 or 902-8893 for information.

BHS Spring Musical Les Miserables

Butler's Spring Musical "Les Miserables - School Edition" will be performed this weekend, March 19, 20 and 21 at 7:00 PM in the Butler Performing Arts Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased in the high school front office, or reserved by calling 415-6422. 

School Safety Community meeting

Superintendent Brad Neavin will host a School Safety Community meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM in Butler High School's Performing Arts Theater. All parents, staff, and community members are invited to attend.

School Evacuation Update

Shortly before dismissal on Tuesday, February 24, a bomb threat was discovered on a bathroom wall at Butler High School. Vandalia-Butler City schools immediately contacted the police and quickly evacuated students as a precautionary measure.

The police department brought in bomb-sniffing dogs from four area law enforcement agencies to sweep the school. No evidence of a bomb was discovered.

“There is no evidence that this was a credible threat, and I am confident that student safety is not at risk,” said Superintendent Brad Neavin. “I’d like to thank our first responders for their immediate and thorough response, and our staff and students for calmly and efficiently following the protocols we have in place for emergency evacuations.”

Butler High School will be open as scheduled on February 25. Neavin noted that school counselors will be on hand if students need assistance.

“Student safety is paramount at our district, and any threat to student safety is addressed immediately,” said Neavin. “Over the next several days, we are going to remind our students about the gravity of making threats and the resources that are available to them should they need assistance, an outlet or just someone to talk to.”

A School Safety Community Meeting has been scheduled for March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater. District administrators will share more information about steps that are being taken to reinforce student safety.

Internet Safety Presentation

On Thursday, February 26, Morton Middle School will be hosting an Online Safety presentation from Larry Lane, Community Resource Officer with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.  The event will take place at 6:00 pm in the Morton cafeteria. All interested students and parents are invited to attend. See the attached flyer for more information.

Internet Safety Presentation

Butler Students To Play In Tri-State Honor Band

Four students from the Butler High School Symphonic Band will be performing in the Tri-State Honor Band on Saturday, February 21st at Wright State University. 

Visions Fundraiser At Chipotle Feb. 23

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to
support Visions Endowment Fund. Come into the 6759 Miller
Lane Chipotle on Monday, February 23rd, from 5:00pm to
9:00pm. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell
the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50%
of the proceeds will be donated to Visions Endowment Fund.

Visions Chipotle fundraiser flyer

Butler Students To Perform in District Honor Band

Ten exceptional musicians from the Butler Symphonic Band will be performing in the OMEA District XII Honor Band Concert.

FAFSA PREP NIGHT

The Butler High School guidance department will host a FAFSA preparation evening on February 18th with representatives from Sinclair Community College for all interested high school students and parents to help with completion of the application for Federal Student Aid. This FREE session is for ANY student attending a college or university, not just Sinclair College. Come and get help filling out this sometimes confusing application! For more information, contact Mark Peck at (937) 415-6311 or at mark.peck@vbcsd.com.

FAFSA Night flyer

The Butler Girls Basketball game tonight against Greenville has been cancelled.
Butler High School Guidance Department Rolls Out Text Reminders

The Guidance Department has set up an account that will send out text messages or emails to you specific to your graduating class.  To sign up all you have to do is send a text with a short message.  Click on the appropriate link below for your graduating class for specific directions.  

Class of 2015

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Annual Fall BPAA Max & Erma's FUNdraiser on Miller Lane

Monday, September 29th will be the Annual Fall BPAA Max & Erma's FUNdraiser on Miller Lane.  The attached flier is good all day for dine-in or take out.  Just present the flier to your server when paying your bill (or to the hostess for take out orders) and Max & Erma's will donate 20% of the total of your bill to the BPAA.  The Butler High School Marching Band will be performing in the parking lot of Max and Erma's at 6:30PM. Thank you for your support!

Butler performing arts flier.pdf

Homecoming activities include parade and Powder Puff game on October 2

This year, the Butler High School Homecoming Parade and Powder Puff game are scheduled for October 2. The Homecoming game is set for October 3, when the Aviators take on Piqua. Kick-off is 7 p.m.

2013-2014 Butler Yearbooks now available!

The Butler High School 2013-2014 Yearbook is now available to be picked up.

Vandalia-Butler Athletic Boosters sponsor fundraiser

Help Raise up to $6,000.00 for

The Vandalia Butler Boosters Association

At the Ford Drive One 4UR School This Saturday

 

Vandalia-Butler Athletic Boosters sponsor fundraiser

Help Raise up to $6,000.00 for

The Vandalia Butler Boosters Association

At the Ford Drive One 4UR School This Saturday

Come out this Saturday September 13th at the Vandalia Recreation Center and test drive one of many Ford vehicles that will be made available by Beau Townsend Ford Lincoln Mercury. Simply test drive one of the vehicles, fill out a quick questionnaire, and Ford will make a donation to the VBBA! There will be No sales people at this event, Ford just wants your opinion on their vehicles and will make a donation to the VBBA (up to $6,000.00) for each test drive taken at this event. Please help show your support for our student athletes by taking 15 minutes out of your day to Drive a Ford!

 

Boys Soccer Game Re-Scheduled

Last evening's cancelled high school boys soccer game against Beavercreek will be played tonight at Beavercreek at 5:30.

BW3 Rival Week Fundraiser - Ends Tonight!

Eat With Purpose at BW3 during Rival week with Sidney! Hurry - ends tonight! Go Aviators and out-raise Sidney!

Butler Marching Band to play at MSBA and OMEA Championships this weekend

Help us cheer on the amazing Butler High School Marching Band at MSBA Championships Saturday, 11/8 @ 3:00pm at Kings High School and at OMEA State Finals on Sunday, 11/9 @ 12:30pm at UD's Welcome Stadium. The show is so exciting. It's a must see. Hope to see you there!

Softball Fundraiser at Chipotle Tonight!

Butler Softball will be holding a fundraiser at Chipotle on Miller Lane tonight starting at 4:30p.m.! If you need an idea for dinner please stop by and support our team.  I have been told that it can get a little crazy on nights like these, so if you don't want to stand in line order on-line and hand the flyer to the cashier when you pick it up!!!

Softball Chipotle Flyer

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2015

Kindergarten registration in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools District is underway!  Parents are encouraged to register their kindergartners early in order to avoid the last minute rush in August.

Children must reach 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2015, to be eligible to enroll for kindergarten for the fall of 2015.

Registration packets are available:
•    At Demmitt and Helke elementary schools (office hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
•    At the Central Enrollment Office at the Board of Education, 306 South Dixie Drive, Door #4      (office hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
•     Click here for our Kindergarten Enrollment Packet

All completed packets must be returned to the Central Enrollment Office, by appointment only. After you have completed the enrollment packet and have all the required documentation, please call 415-6410 to schedule your appointment.

This year, Passport to Safety will be held at the start of the school year on Thursday, August 20th, Friday, August 21st, and Monday, August 24th during regular school hours.

Register Now for Next Level Wrestling Camp

Vandalia-Butler is hosting the Next Level Wrestling Camp, June 8-11 at Butler High School. Coaches and premier former student atheletes will provide instruction and drills to students of all ages, from kindergarten to seniors. Register today by clicking here for the registration form.

Butler Wrestling/Blake LaForce Turkey Trot

The Butler Wrestling team will be sponsoring a 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving day to contribute to the Blake LaForce "41" Foundation.

Celebrate My Drive

State Farm Insurance is sponsoring Celebrate My Drive.  It is a program that encourages teens to make positive choices as they begin driving, like 2N2…2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.  Local agents Steve Reed and David Yenny are willing to do whatever is needed to assist us with this contest.

 

Marching Band Competition Oct. 11

Butler High School Marching Aviators will compete at the Pride of LaSalle Invitational on Saturday, October 11th (3091 W. North Bend Rd. in Cincinnati).  Their performance time is 7:30PM.  The competition begins at 4:00PM  Come out and support our Award Winning Marching Aviators and enjoy some great marching band shows.So far this season, Butler's Marching Band has been performing very well at competitions; 2nd place in our division in 2 consecutive competitions, 6th overall out of 14 bands. Go Aviators!

Transportation Parent meeting October 28

There will be a Parent Transportation meeting from 6:00 to 7:00pm, prior to the regular session Board of Education meeting, on October 28 in the Butler High School lecture room. Please enter the building via the north parking lot door.

Basketball Tickets On Sale

Boys Basketball season tickets are now available. Order now and get in on the fun!

Butler Choir Concert October 14

Butler High School's choirs, directed by Kevin Wilson, will perform on October 14 at 7:00 PM in the Performing Arts Theater. Come out and enjoy an evening of outstanding choral singing.

Community invited to attend Alumni Courtyard dedication
Board Passes Local Control Resolution

At the Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education April 28 meeting, the school Board voted unanimously to pass A Resolution To Take Back Local Control of their school district. The passage of the resolution sends a strong message to Ohio's lawmakers concerning returning control of schools to those who have direct control of them, specifically local school Board members. A copy of the resolution can be found here

Demmitt Elementary named School of Promise

Demmitt Elementary has been named a 2014 Ohio School of Promise by Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Richard Ross for the second straight year.

Aviators For A Cure

Aviators For A Cure is back! 

Support Butler Boy's Basketball!

Hungry? Go to McDonald's on Oct. 21and support Butler's Boy's Basketball team!

Help Butler Wrestlers PIN Leukemia!

Butler Wrestling is asking for your help in pinning down Leukemia through a pledge based upon our team’s number of pins this season.

Superintendent Neavin Provides Transportation Update in Letter to Parents

In a letter to parents of Vandalia-Butler students, Superintendent Brad Neavin provides an update on the efforts to improve the performance of school transportation provider First Student, Inc.

Athletic Dept. Pork Chop Dinner

Butler's Athletic department is sponsoring a Pork Chop dinner complete with all the fixins on October 24.

Butler Band Fundraiser at Chipotle

ONE FOR THE TEAM

The Bands of Butler HS need your support to replace our aging drum line equipment as well as other instruments.  Please support our Fundraiser at Chipotle on Miller Lane on Monday, October 27th from 5 - 9 PM.  Present the flier to the cashier or simply mention you're there in support of the Butler Bands and Chipotle will donate 50% of the cost of your meal to our Band program.

Chipotle fundraiser

Take One For The Band

The Bands of Butler HS need your support to replace our aging drum line equipment as well as other instruments.  Please support our Fundraiser at Chipotle on Miller Lane on Monday, October 27th from 5 - 9 PM.  Present the flier to the cashier or simply mention you're there in support of the Butler Bands and Chipotle will donate 50% of the cost of your meal to our Band program.

Chipotle fundraiser

Demmitt staff honored for saving a student's life

Demmitt nurse Lisa Plesk and Demmitt staff members were recently honored by Vandalia Fire Chief Chad Follick for working quickly to save the life of a Demmitt second grader.

Butler Boys Basketball Teams To Play Charity Game

Join the Butler Boys Basketball teams (Freshman, JV, and Varsity)as they play Miami East in the OHSAA Foundation Game for Charity, November 30, starting at 3:00 pm in the SAC. Tickets are $2.00 for students and $3.00 for adults with canned goods for the Vandalia Food Pantry All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Foundation game flyer

Progress being made in resolution of issues with First Student

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is continuing to work through the process of ensuring First Student is meeting its contractual obligations, Superintendent Brad Neavin announced today.

Helke Teachers receive MAC Grant

It was announced on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 that two Helke Elementary School teachers had received a grant to purchase mathematics learning centers for their classrooms.  

Infectious Disease Control Practices

With the media’s focus on Enterovirus, Seasonal Flu and Ebola it is a great time to discuss prevention!!  

New report defines educational value of schools

Today, Vandalia-Butler is joining more than 60 school districts throughout Ohio in releasing a comprehensive, community-­oriented companion to the State’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the state’s report.

Vandalia-Butler continues to demonstrate positive results on new state report cards

Vandalia-Butler City Schools continues to demonstrate exceptional academic results, as confirmed by the Ohio Department of Education’s recently released local report card and by other measures of academic success, including the district’s Quality Profile.