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Join Butler Athletics for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Weight Room Ribbon Cutting

Join us, Friday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the new David and Cheryl Kudla Center for Strength and Fitness Weight Room.  The ceremony will take place at Butler High School in the weight room.  Please enter the building at the north end of the SAC.  


We Are Aviators 

Special Wish Granted By Smith Students Trey McGowan

Smith students have been raising money for over 20 years and for the first time they were present when a child had their wish granted.  Wednesday, Oct. 4, Trey McGowan age four, visited Smith Middle School.  At an assembly for Trey

October School Finance Talks Talk with the Treasurer

Join Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers every Wednesday in October for "Talk with the Treasurer."  



Helke Read-A-Thon
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Calamity Day Plan Set for 2017-2018 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. 

Here is the Calamity Day plan for this school year.

Smith Talent Show 2017 Smith's Got Talent

Wednesday, May 24, Smith Middle School hosted its annual Talent Show.  Participants for this year's show are as followed:

Check out the full photo gallery here!

Smith Talent Show 2017

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! 


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

Kids Read Now Family Night May 2017 Kids Read Now Kick-Off

Demmitt Elementary students and parents kicked off 2017 Kids Read Now on May 9.  Kids Read Now is a summer reading program for K-3rd graders designed to keep kids reading during the summer vacation. Each student gets to select nine books off a book wish list and on family night, the students receive their first three books.  

Once a student finishes a book, parents should discuss reading comprehension questions with the student. After parents report that their child finished the book, a new book from the child's list will be mailed to their home. If student's read all nine of their books, they will receive a prize and certificate of recognition in the fall.

Kids Read Now 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.

Busy Year for all Butler Choir Groups Symphonic Choir

At Butler High School we are fortunate to have multiple choir groups.  We have the Concert Choir, 9th-grade students; the Women’s Choir, 10th-grade girls; the Symphonic Choir, 10th through 12th-grade students; and the Chamber Choir, the after school group.    

All of our choirs have been extremely busy this school year.  In addition to the usual fall, winter, and spring concerts, our Choirs have performed at many other events.  

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.  


Harry Potter Prom 2017 Prom Court 2017

Saturday, April 22, Butler High School hosted Harry Potter Prom.  Students, staff, and volunteers worked extremely hard to turn the Student Activity Center into a magical Harry Potter fantasy land.  

Click here to see the Prom photo gallery! 

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.  


The BPAA Presents Aces for the Arts Aces for the Arts 2017

The Butler Performing Arts Association presented Aces for the Arts on Sat. April 8.  The BPAA hosted Putt-Putt, concessions, a silent auction, and raffles baskets.  All proceeds will benefit the Arts at BHS; Bands, Choirs, Color Guard, and Kickline. 

Special thank you to all of the sponsors for this event.  We are very grateful to have so many supportive businesses in our community! 

Click here to check out the Aces for the Arts photo gallery. 


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.

Business Students Visit NYC Business Students Visit NYC

On Wednesday, March 15, four Butler business students had an opportunity to visit New York City along with the Butler Symphonic Choir. Seniors Tyler Burley, Kylie Koogler, Damon Dues and Bobby Zebney spent several days learning about business and exploring the city.

On Thursday, the students took a tour of Rockefeller Center, visited the Fifth Avenue Shops, Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, and Times Square.  The students then took a train downtown to Chambers Street Station where they walked to Goldman Sachs Investment Bank.  

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

Youth in Government Day with the Board of Education 2017 Youth in Government Day - BOE

Over 30 Butler High School Government Students participated in the 2017 Youth in Government Day.  Each student had an opportunity to learn from a local government leader.  Students paired up with leaders from the City of Vandalia, Butler Township, and the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education.  

Click HERE to view the full BOE Youth in Government Day photo gallery.  


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. 

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.

Final Planetarium Show Planned for Year Eclipse

The final Planetarium show of the year is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 p.m.

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 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.