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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Homecoming Festivities Scheduled for Week of Oct. 3 Homecoming Court

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

Helke Teacher Named Staff Member of the Month

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

Students Honored for Contributions to District Calendar

Some talented artists were recognized at the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Sept 27 for their contributions to this year's district calendar.

Technology 'Sparks' Interest for 1st Graders

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

Homecoming Set for Week of Oct. 3

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

MYSA Socks it to Morton in October

Members of the Morton Youth Service Association are socking it to their fellow middle school students in October, collecting socks for the needy.

BASE Students Get Walking

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

Muse Machine Returns to Smith

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

Children's Book Illustrator Shares Craft with Demmitt Students

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

MYSA Members Visit Rotary Club

Eighth graders Salma Albezreh and Elaina Burley visited the Vandalia Rotary Club Thursday, Sept. 22 at Cassel Hills Clubhouse to introduce the group to their new service club, Morton Youth Service Association.

Sewing Class Returns with Project to Benefit Others

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

From Slime to Slides, Morton Students Get Hands on with Science

Thanks to the COSI on Wheels program and volunteers from Butler High School's Planeteers, science was a little more hands on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Morton Middle School.

Student Council Members Busy in October

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

Class of 2016 Grads Receive Scholarships

Two 2016 graduates of Vandalia Butler High School are being recognized for their academic achievement and moving on to Sinclair Community College.  The pair were honored at a Scholarship Reception at the Sinclair Conference Center. 

Great Turnout for Demmitt's Donuts with Dad

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

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

Thursday Night Lights Game a Success For Vandalia-Butler Community

Thank you to students, staff and community members who turned out in full force to show their Aviator Pride at the ABC 22/Fox 45 Thursday Night Lights game!

Thank you to USA Insulation for the contribution of $500 to the school!

Morton, Helke Teams Receive Award for New Program

Putting a multi-year, district-wide program aimed at improving behaviors and attitudes in place can be a big challenge.  But Morton Middle School staff and administrators are celebrating the successful start of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support, or PBIS, program, and looking forward to phase two.

The Morton team and the team at Helke Elementary School are receiving Bronze Level Awards from the Midwest PBIS Network, for their achievement bringing PBIS to the students at their schools.  Bronze Awards are given to schools that show a successful implementation of the first phase of the program.

The Airlog Receives National Recognition

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

Box Top Collection to Help Smith

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

Third Graders See Paper Topic in Person

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

Telling the VBCSD Story: Quality Profile 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Quality Profile for the Vandalia-Butler City School District is now available.

First Graders Learn About Their Library Club

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

BHS Students Lend a Hand to Food 4 Kids

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

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

MYSA Members Participate in Peace Walk

Members of the Morton Youth Service Association joined hundreds of others to participate in the 2nd Annual Peace Heroes Walk and Rally at Riverscape, Sunday, Sept. 11.

Great Opening for Marching Aviators

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

Play for a Cure Game to Remember 2009 Graduate

A special way to remember a special young man.

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

Butler Fall Blood Drive a Success

Thanks to the hard work of so many Butler students and staff the Fall Blood Drive was a success again!

Board Seeks SOQ for New Project

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

Deadline Approaches to Complete School Forms

Remember to complete your child's Emergency Medical Authorization and Consents by Friday, Sept. 2.   This information along with emergency contacts, must be reviewed and approved through your online PowerSchool Parent account. 

Proof of Vaccine Due Sept. 1

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

Back to School Bash a Big Success

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

Supt. Neavin Visits Demmitt as Mystery Reader

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

Aviator Athletic Passes on Sale Now

Get in on all the Aviator Athletic action with a sports pass.  We have a variety of options for you and your family.

Flexible Seating Adds More Than New Chairs to Classroom

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

State of the Schools Presented Aug. 23

Superintendent Brad Neavin and Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers presented the annual State of the Schools address to Board of Education members and those in attendance at the monthly meeting, held at Butler High School, Tuesday, Aug. 23.

91 Students Graduate Passport to Safety Program

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

Retired Teachers Gather for First Day of School

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

Staff Kicks Off New Year by Painting it Purple

Paint it Purple!

That was the theme of the Opening Day ceremonies for Vandalia-Butler City Schools staff Monday, Aug. 15.  The group gathered at The Hangar to celebrate the start of another school year.

Bus Information Now Just a Click Away
New this year, families have the ability to login online and view their student’s scheduled bus stop location and stop time using our eLink system.
 
Starting Aug. 5, you can view current, up-to-date bus stop information for the 2016-2017 school year.
Volunteering Made Easy

It just got a little easier to volunteer in the schools! Beginning this school year those interested in volunteering in Vandalia-Butler City Schools will need to make their request by using the link below to complete a background check with BIB. (Background Investigation Bureau).

Change in Forms Makes it Easier to Stay Up to Date

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

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

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

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.

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