At Vandalia-Butler City Schools, we are widely recognized for our long-standing tradition in academic excellence and fiscal discipline. Students come first here, supported by exceptional teachers who are dedicated to helping our community’s children realize their full potential. From challenging classes to outstanding extracurriculars, we offer a well-rounded education to give students the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We also attend to the expectations of our community stakeholders. Demonstrated excellence in financial management is the direct result of our prudence with and diligent investment of taxpayer dollars. Our decision making is also guided by a strategic plan that was created in partnership with representatives from our community.

Together, our teachers and support staff, administrators, parents, and community members share a genuine passion for fostering student achievement, as the numbers here attest.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Students Present Animal Projects

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

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

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

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

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

You can see pictures of the production at

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

Dayton Dragons Visit Demmitt

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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. You can call to schedule your appointment at 415-6410.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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! 

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

40 Students Participate in Youth in Government Day

Nearly 40 Butler High School students have a little more understanding of how local government operates after participating in this year's Youth in Government day.

Helke Teachers Share Experiences at Conference

Helke teachers Amy Heis and Mirinda Roberts were speakers at the Dublin Literacy Conference presented by Dublin City Schools Feb. 20.

WSU to Host FAFSA Workshops

FAFSA deadlines are fast approaching for the 2016-2017 school year. Wright State is holding five free FAFSA workshops to assist seniors and current college students in filling out their FAFSA.

Immunization Changes to Start Fall 2016

Beginning with the start of the 2016-2017 school year, all students in grades 7-12 will be required to be vaccinated against Meningococcal (Meningitis) disease.  One dose of the vaccine is required prior to starting 7th grade and a second dose is required prior to the student’s senior year.

WHIO Reporter/Anchor Talks with 1st Graders

WHIO-TV reporter/anchor John Bedell spent time with Helke first graders Wednesday, Feb. 17 to help them understand what he does and how important reading and writing will be in their future.

Big Cats Visit Helke

The Cincinnati Zoo's Cat Show made a stop at Helke Elementary Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Kid Whisperer Comes to Vandalia-Butler

He's known as the kid whisperer and has received national attention for his work in education.

Morton Students Introduced to Rugby

Instructors from the Dayton Rugby club visited Morton Middle School to introduce students to this exciting sport. These instructors are visiting Dayton area schools through the Rugby Ohio grant.

The students will have another chance to work with these instructors March 4.

Morton Students Enter College Promise Program

Two Morton students will be in the Montgomery County College Promise program after being chosen from more than 250 students who applied.  Applying for the program included a long application process and an interview and Elizabeth Huddleson and Megan Bosworth made the cut!

Students Attend Last MUSE Performance of the Year

Morton MUSE members attended their final program at Butler Thursday, Feb. 4

Sixth Graders Recognize Black History Month

Morton Middle School 6th graders were treated to quite a lesson Tuesday, Feb. 2. Retired teacher Tomi Hacker read to them Gary Paulsen's Nighjohn in recognition of Black History Month.

Mock Trial Team Honored

Butler Mock Trial teams participated in the district Mock Trial competition Friday, Jan. 29 at the Montgomery County courthouse.

Butler Government Students Visit Statehouse by Sean Luttrell

Students taking AP Government at Butler High School were in for quite a treat Wednesday, Jan. 27. One hundred eligible students hopped on a bus and made their way to Columbus to visit the Ohio Statehouse.

Students Demonstrate Understanding of the Holocaust

Eighth grade students in Lisa Erdahl's class wrapped up a multi-week project with oral presentations and great visual aids.

Aviators Name New Football Coach

A 16-year veteran of Vandalia-Butler City Schools with coaching credentials at Bradford High School, Chaminade Julienne High School, Oakwood High School and Butler High School will take over as Varsity Football Coach for the Aviators.

7th Grader Wins 2016 Morton Spelling Bee

Excursion was the winning word for Morton 7th grader Elizabeth Matheny at the 2016 Morton Spelling Bee.

Morton Celebrates Mentor Month All Year Long

January is National Mentoring Month, an opportunity to celebrate and honor the importance of quality mentoring programs and the role mentors play in the lives of others.  At Morton Middle School, this idea is celebrated all year long.

Two Board Members Take Oath of Office

At the Monday, Jan. 11 meeting of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education meeting, Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers administered the oath of office to newly elected Board Members Mary Kilsheimer and Rodney Washburn.

Helke Students Celebrate Publication of Nonfiction Books

Welcome to Camp Write A Lot!

Students in Amy Heis and Mirinda Roberts' classes had the chance to share their nonfiction books with their fellow students today in a camp setting, complete with tents, flashlights and s'mores!

New Area Business Offers Reward Program for Schools

Help our schools raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools™!

Red Robin is offering a rewards program with it's loyalty program.  It’s free to join and easy to participate.

Helke First Graders to Experience Tower Garden

Helke first graders are going to find out what it’s like to grow their own food as teacher Emily Boggs develops the school’s first Tower Garden.  Set up on the garden began Monday, Jan. 4.

Morton Student to Appear in Muse Machine's 'Mary Poppins'

Muse Machine is presenting “Mary Poppins” the Disney musical on stage at the Victoria Theatre Jan. 14 - 17. Morton student Diane Galbraith is in this spectacular production.

Football Team, Players Honored for Excellence

The Butler football team is being honored for excellence on and off the field.

The team was named an Academic All Ohio Team for 2015 and four individuals were named to the Academic All Ohio Football Team 2015.

AP Art Students Visit Dayton Art Institute

Students in Butler's Advanced Placement Art History class took time during winter break to visit the Dayton Art Institute, touring the museum and lunching at Leo Bistro.

Drama Club Presents Diverse Holiday Program

Members of the Morton Middle School Drama Club have been working after school one day a week since the beginning of school to prepare a holiday program. Today, the group presented their program to the entire school.

BHS Donate to Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer is receiving $1127.50 thanks to the efforts of the students of Butler High School.

Preschoolers Take a Trip on Polar Express

It was a day at the drive in movies at the preschool with a special treat.

Students watched the Polar Express in their own train cars, created by their families.

Matching the main character of the movie, the students were their pajamas too!

Helke to Receive $25,000 for New Playground Equipment

Helke Elementary School students will soon have a new piece of playground equipment made of recycled steel, aluminum and plastic thanks to nearly $25,000 from the Buy Recycled grant program at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

Students Compare Sugar in Beverages

A Morton Middle School math teacher is using sugar as a way for students to see how math works outside of the classroom.

NHS Donates More than 10,000 Items to Food Pantry

It's been a busy semester for members of the Butler National Honor Society.

At this year’s Powder Puff Game, the students collected 2500 cans and more than $800. This month during the district-wide winter canned food and toy drive, more than 8200 items were collected, for a grand total of 10,700 items this semester.

Morton 6th Graders Learn Mummification Process

Morton sixth graders had a chance to go in-depth with their study of ancient Egypt Wednesday, Dec. 16. From creating collars to wear to taking part in the mummification process, these students had a lesson they won't soon forget.

COSI on Wheels Rolls into Smith

COSI on Wheels rolled into Smith Wednesday, Dec. 16 to bring hands on learning about a variety of science topics to students.

Zupp Recognized for Years of Service

In recognition of his 12 years of service on the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education and his contributions to the community, board members approved an appreciation proclamation Tuesday, Dec. 15 for Raymond "Bud" Zupp.

NHS Food/Toy Drive Collects More than 8000 Items

The numbers are in and it's a great year for the Butler NHS Food/Toy Drive. Thanks to all of the amazing donations, the Vandalia Food Pantry received more than 8,000 items to be shared with community members who need some extra help this year.

Second Graders Talk Goods & Services with Community Members

Teaching children to understand their community and the role they play in it is key to the elementary school social studies curriculum.  Thursday, Dec. 10, Demmitt second graders had a chance to learn more about goods and services with the help of community volunteers.

Sixth Graders Donate to Benefit Area Children

Morton sixth graders sponsored a Stocking Stuffer drive to benefit Montgomery County Children’s Services and FLOC (For the Love of Children).

Donations of small items that would fit into holiday stockings for kids under 12 years old were collected. The students donated items including: Matchbox cars, Play-Doh, Barbie dolls, crayons, coloring books and action figures.

Students, Mentors Enjoy Holiday Luncheon

As part of the PASS Mentor program, a special holiday luncheon was held at Morton Middle School Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Students and their mentors were able to spend time talking and enjoying a tasty Italian lunch.

BASE Students Open Their Stores

BASE Business is open for just Or at least it was Tuesday, Dec. 8, as students in the after school program created products to "sell" at their own stores.

Musical Groups Have Busy Week

It's been a busy week for Morton's musical groups with holiday concerts and public appearances.

The Morton Bell Choir performed Sunday at the City of Vandalia Christmas Tree Lighting to rave reviews. 

BHS Students Discuss World Issues at Area Forum

Fifty Butler High School students attended the JCOWA (Junior Council on World Affairs) Youth Forum today at Wright State university.

Today's topics included the Syrian refugee crisis and relations with Cuba.

Aviators Provide Packages for Troops

Tuesday, Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday this year and Aviators are continuing to help out the community.

Recently, Butler softball players got together to package 25 boxes to send to troops overseas. The boxes are being sent to Major Robert McGowan II's troop stationed in Afghanistan as part of Project Make Their Day. McGowan's wife works at Helke Elementary.

Schools Join Force with City, Township to Take Back Control

In a show of unity, Vandalia-Butler City School District officials, City of Vandalia leaders and Butler Township trustees passed a resolution Monday, Nov. 30 to take back local control.

Smith Students Collect Change for Special Wish

Penny Wars have come to Smith Middle School again.

For the 25th year, Smith students will be collecting to help coordinate wishes for local children. Last year, the students were able to collect enough money to make the wishes of two ill children come true.

Demmitt Teacher Encourages Students to be Thankful with Feast

For 20 of her 24 years in the Vandalia-Butler City School district, Angela Haer has been organizing a Thanksgiving feast with her class.

Planeteers Visit Morton to Talk Energy, Conservation

Members of the BHS Planeteers group visited 8th graders at Morton Thursday, Nov. 19 to help them work through stations about Energy and Conservation.

BHS Sees Good Attendance at Career/Military Visits

Did you know more than 160 Butler students have signed up to learn more about careers and the military?

A new program at BHS is offering students the option to meet with representatives from various career fields and branches of the military.

Morton Students Honor Veterans in D.C.

Morton 8th graders had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. two weeks ago and visited the usual monuments and museums, sharing in our country's rich history.

But as Morton science and social studies teacher Doug Herzog tells us, the students also had an opportunity to honor history.

Band Competes in First Grand Nationals

The Butler Marching Band is back from its first appearance at the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

Students Honored for Positive Attitudes

Morton Middle School students Bryley Henry and William Yeary and Butler High School students Erica Washburn and Jordan Wright were honored at the Tuesday, Nov. 17 Noon Optimist meeting in recognition of Youth Appreciation.

Kickline Helps Children Overseas

Butler Kickline members are lending their hearts and hands to help others.

VB Students Join Big Crowd to Welcome Lady Flyers

Vandalia-Butler students joined nearly 9,000 other students to watch the UD Women's basketball team begin the season at School Day 2015.

Oreos, Science Come Together at Smith

How do Oreos and science come together? Just like this in Mr. Murray's fifth grade class at Smith Middle School.

Hands On Learning Brings Egypt, Canaan to Life

Hands-on learning helps students retain information, sometimes three and a half times as much according to published reports.

Morton Middle School teacher Bobby Khan is taking that hand-on approach one step further, as her sixth grade students actually become the geographical features they are learning about in class.

Marching Band to Compete at Grand Nationals

Butler Marching Band will compete at MSBA Championships this Saturday. The following week, the group will make history, competing in the Bands of America Grand National Championships. Here's a look at this year's show and how members have prepared for this big event.

Harden Honored with Wendy's Heisman Award

She’s received honors for her play on the tennis court, now senior Leigh Harden is being recognized for her work in the classroom and in the community.

Harden is one of two Butler Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winners.  The award highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

Critz Honored with Wendy's Heisman Award

Boys’ soccer player and senior Brandon Critz says he was “surprised” to learn he was one of two Butler High School winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, which honors exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.

Student Athletes Pitch In Around Community

Hauling cut trees and clearing brush isn’t how most high school students spend their Sunday afternoons but more than 100 Butler High School student athletes did just that Sunday, Oct. 25 at the first Community Work Day.

Organized by BHS Assistant Principal Ryan Rogers, the students worked at the Art Park and at Helke Park.  City of Vandalia Parks and Recreation Director Steven Clark says the students were able to complete more work than he had anticipated at both locations.

BHS Sponsors Career, Military Days

Butler High School Guidance and CRC, sponsored by Sinclair Community College, have created career and military days to give students a look into their futures.

Public Meetings Held to Inform Community

In an effort to educate the Vandalia-Butler community about the Vandalia-Butler City School District, two public meetings, in addition to the monthly Board of Education meetings, have been held since summer.

Vandalia-Butler Joins Instagram

Follow Vandalia Butler on Instagram!

From sports, to Homecoming to the latest from around the district, we'll have all the pictures and information.

We are Aviators!

Art Appreciation Grabs Students' Interest

With cuts in school funding, more and more district officials are finding themselves dropping art classes. But a senior English class is bringing art to students in a different way.

In her Humanities class, Cindy Rinesmith has taken her students to the Dayton Art Institute and introduced them to a number of theories, pieces and periods. 

Planetarium Opens for New Season

Be sure to catch a show at the historic Vandalia-Butler Planetarium at Smith Middle School.  In, "The Dome," shows are appropriate for all ages, always free and open to students, parents and community members.  These entertaining shows are guaranteed to make you smarter while putting a smile on your face.   

This year's planetarium schedule will premiere with "Super Blood-Moon Eclipse Apocalypse," Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m.

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