School News

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.


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

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!


Deadline extended for VISIONS Endowment Fund Roll of Recogntion Nominations

The VISIONS Endowment Fund, a fund of the Dayton Foundation, is seeking nominations for the 2014 Roll of Recognition. The deadline to nominate an outstanding graduate, community supporter or teacher has been extended to September 2.

Support the Girls Basketball Team by dining at Chipotle on August 26

On August 26, dine at Chipotle on Miller Lane between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., and the Butler Girls Basketball Team will receive 50 percent of the proceeds! You must bring the Chipotle flyer OR show it on your smart phone OR tell the cashier. Easy! Download the flyer here.

Driveway Stencil sale underway by Butler Cheer

Butler Cheer is selling driveway stencils again this year!

Transportation Open House and "Fill the Bus" Night Set for Aug 13

First Student, in conjunction with Vandalia-Butler City Schools, is holding a transportation Open House and “Fill the Bus” event on Wednesday, August 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the bus garage located at 8675 Peters Pike.

All Students and Families Invited to Back-to-School Summer Bash

This year’s Back-to-School Summer Bash is a celebration for all students and families of the Vandalia-Butler City School District. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 4-8 p.m. at Skateworld of Vandalia, located at 333 S. Brown School Road. Admission is free, and skate rentals are available for a small fee.

Summer Bash Dunk Tank Lineup Taking Shape

The lineup for this year’s dunk tank at the 3rd Annual Back-to-School Summer Bash—scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 4-8 p.m. at Skateworld of Vandalia—is almost filled. This year’s event is a district-wide celebration and all Vandalia-Butler students and families are invited to join in the end-of-summer celebration.

VISIONS Endowment Fund seeks nominations for annual Roll of Recognition by August 15

The VISIONS Endowment Fund, a fund of the Dayton Foundation, is seeking nominations for the 2014 Roll of Recognition. Nominations are due by August 15.

3rd Annual Back-to-School Summer Bash Scheduled for August 14

The 3rd Annual Back-to-School Summer Bash will be held on Thursday, August 14th from 4-8 p.m. at Skateworld in Vandalia, located at 333 S. Brown School Road. This year’s event is a district-wide celebration. All Vandalia-Butler students and families are invited to join in the end-of-summer celebration.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools names Greg Vance as new safety director

In the interest of keeping student safety a top priority, Vandalia-Butler City Schools has promoted Greg Vance to the newly created position of safety director.

Volleyball tryout information

Information about volleyball tryouts for Morton and Butler.

Staging instructions for Air Show Parade

If you plan on marching with the VBCS float in the Air Show parade, the staging location will be in the St. Chris parking lot.  You can park in the Delphi parking lot. There will be transportation over to St. Chris.  The parade will end at the Delphi Parking lot. Please wear purple and bring candy if you would like to pass some out. Please be in the staging area by 6 pm.  If you have questions that day, please contact Shelly Galbraith at 620-4042. Shelly has generously volunteered her time to make this happen!

Students: Here's your chance to be in a parade!

Organizers want to proudly show each student group, club, and team in the District—academic challenge, artists, astronomy, athletes, cheerleaders, chess, dancers, debate, drama, government, honors, mock trial, musicians, robotics, science, and singers—and will follow Butler’s High School Marching Band, Color Guard, and Kickline.

Morton PTO hosts Eighth Grade Farewell for the Class of 2018

On June 4, the Morton PTO hosted the first annual Morton Eighth Grade Farewell Lunch to wish the class of 2018 luck as they move on to high school.

Walk-in registrations accepted for the Boys Basketball Camp

Walk-in registrations are welcome for the Butler Boys Basketball Camp, which runs June 16-19. Camp starts at 12:30 pm in the Butler SAC. For more information and to register, download and print the Basketball Camp Registration Form

Participants sought for VBCS float in the Air Show Parade

For the first time, the Vandalia-Butler City School District will have a float featured in the 40th Annual Air Show Parade on Friday, June 27. The organizers are in search of anyone who is interested in being a part of the parade or assisting with time, talent, ideas, and/or resources. Join up and help us showcase our Aviators spirit!

Butler Boys Baseball Camp set for June 10 - 13

Registration is open for Butler Boys Baseball Camp, which runs June 10 - 13. Preregistration is required, so register today! For more information, download and print the Baseball Camp Registration Form.

Aviators Making a Difference

The Peer Tutors at Butler High School take time during their school day to hang out with and help their adaptive education peers on campus.

Butler’s Concert Season Closes

For the 10 seniors in the Symphonic Band, it was their swan song as Butler Aviators.

Important information about graduation photos

Easterling Studios will attend graduation, photographing seniors receiving their diplomas. Read more about how you can view and purchase these photos.

Butler High School's “Next Level” Wrestling Camp will be held June 16 – June 19

The camp for wrestlers in grades K-12 will be directed by the Butler High School Wrestling Staff. Featured instructors are former Collegiate All-Americans and Ohio High School State Wrestling Champions Mark DiSalvo, Lou Rosselli, Cam Doggett, and Lyle Plummer.

Chipotle fundraiser for Butler Boys Basketball set for June 3

On June 3, dine at Chipotle on Miller Lane between 4 and 9 p.m., and the Butler Boys Basketball Team will receive 50 percent of the proceeds! You must bring the Chipotle flyer OR show it on your smart phone OR tell the cashier. Download the flyer here.

Chipotle fundraiser for Demmitt set for May 29

On May 29, dine at Chipotle on Miller Lane between 4 and 8 p.m., and Demmitt Elementary 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 Demmit Elementary.

Butler students learn engineering concepts while conducting energy audit of Vandalia-Butler buildings

In late April, Butler High School students Chelsie Yeatts and Steven Lewis, working with engineers from Energy Optimizers, USA, conducted an energy audit of Butler High School, Smith Middle School, and Demmitt Elementary School. The audit measured the buildings’ energy efficiency as part of the district’s participation in a Straight A Fund project. The district is participating in the project with five other school districts and Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City-based company.

Time is running out to order the 2013-2014 Airlog

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.

Early bird special for Boys Basketball Camp only good until May 30!

If you’re thinking about registering your child for the Boys Basketball Camp, you’d better hurry! Only two weeks remain for the incredible early bird deal of $60. After May 30, the cost goes up to $70!

Hundreds turn out for annual Demmitt Elementary Muffins for Moms event

Nearly 600 moms joined their sons and daughters for the annual Demmitt Elementary Muffins for Moms event on May 9.

Morton Students Enjoy Last Skating Party

After 8 months of skating parties, skaters dressed in costumes, pajamas, and crazy hats, the ninth and final skating party of the school year for Morton Middle School students was held Thursday, May 8, and the place was packed.

Butler Wins Big at VAA Invitational

Eight athletes represented Butler High School at the 7th Annual Viking Adapted Athletics Invitational on May 3.

Butler High School’s 35th annual Memorial Program scheduled for May 23

The 35th Annual Memorial Day Program at Butler High School is scheduled for May 23 at 1:15 p.m. in the Butler High School Student Activity Center, 306 S. Dixie Drive in Vandalia.

Demmitt Girls on the Run donate more than 4,000 items to the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry

The Demmitt Elementary chapter of Girls on the Run collected a whopping 4,037 items for the Vandalia-Butler Food Pantry in just four days.

Butler Memorial Program organizers reaching out to active duty personnel and veterans

On May 23, Butler High School will present the 35th annual Memorial Day Program, and the program’s organizers want to get the word out to active duty military personnel and veterans.

Butler athletes compete in Special Olympics

Vandalia-Butler’s Special Olympics athletes led the parade into Centerville High School’s Stadium on Saturday, April 26, during the 2014 Area Two Track & Field Competition.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools to interview candidates for treasurer

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education will begin interviewing candidates for the position of treasurer the week of April 28.

Registration open for Summer BASE camp through May 30

Registration for Aviator BASE Camp 2014 is open through May 30.

BPAA brings together good food and good music for a great cause

Butler High School’s Brass Choir treated diners at the Miller Lane Max & Erma’s to a night of music for the Butler Performing Arts Association's special FUNdraiser.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.


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!

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.


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.

Basketball Tickets On Sale

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

Community invited to attend Alumni Courtyard dedication
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.

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.

Support Butler Boy's Basketball!

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

Aviators For A Cure

Aviators For A Cure is back! 

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


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 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.

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.

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

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 City Schools Board of Education names Eric Beavers as next treasurer/CFO

Following an extensive search and interview process, the Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has selected Eric Beavers to serve as the district’s next treasurer/CFO. The Board approved the contract on May 12. Beavers will start on July 1.

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.

2014-2015 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals

Vandalia-Butler City Schools today announced its 2014-2015 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

VISIONS grant award will fund college prep work at Butler

More Butler High School students will be prepared for rigorous college entrance exams, thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to Butler High School from the VISIONS Endowment Fund Annual Grant.