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Annual MD Fall Feast MD Feast

The MD classrooms at Vandalia-Butler put on their Fall Feast every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  The students spent all day Monday and Tuesday morning cooking and preparing to welcome all the guests.  We feel this is just a small "Thank you" for everything that our administration and staff at Vandalia-Butler Schools do for us and our students so that we can provide them with the best education we can!  We are a big family at Vandalia-Butler, and this is such an excellent way for us to start our Thanksgiving Break and the season of giving!

 

Check out the full photo album here! 

 

VANDALIA-BUTLER FOUNDATION SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INITIATIVES Visions

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation is seeking applications for educational grants to fund creative classroom projects in Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

Last year, the Foundation, primarily through its VISIONS Endowment Fund, awarded teachers a record $10,000 in educational grants — and expects to top that mark this year. The deadline is Dec. 1.

Teachers in the district can fill out this grant application and either email it to info@visionsendowmentfund.org or mail to VISIONS Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 722, Vandalia, OH 45377, ATTN: Grants Committee.

Butler Aviators Host first Playoff Game since 2002 Football Playoffs

It has been 16 years since a home playoff game took place at Memorial Stadium for our Aviators.  On Friday, Nov. 2, the Aviators will faceoff with Hamilton-Badin. 

Tickets for the game are $8.00 if purchased in advance.  For all advanced tickets sold, the District will receive $1.20 per ticket. 

Tickets at the gate will cost $9.00.  The district will not receive any of the proceeds from these tickets. 

Calamity Day Plan Set for 2018-2019 School Year

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.

Butler Staff Appreciation Football Night! Staff Appreciation Game Night

ICYMI - Yesterday was staff appreciation night for Butler football.  Check out the full photo gallery here. 

Demmitt Elementary Mileage Club Mileage club

During the school year, the B.A.S.E. after-school program at Demmitt Elementary offers a free program called mileage club. The students can walk the track behind the elementary.  For every five miles you walk, you’ll receive a foot toe token.

Summer Food Service Program Assists Students on Break Summer Food Program

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

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Food-and-Nutrition/2016-Summer-Food-Service-Program

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Butler High School Class of 2018 Butler 2018 Graduation

Friday, May 25, Butler High School held its 2018 graduation ceremony.  The district is very proud of all of our graduates and cannot wait to see what the future holds for each of them.

Click here to view the entire photo gallery!

Class of 2031 Graduates from Preschool Preschool Graduation

The Class of 2031 marked a milestone Wednesday, May 23 as 71 members of the class graduated from the Vandalia Preschool.

You can see more pictures of the graduation in the photo gallery.

Butler High School Celebrates Seniors with Awards Night Senior Awards Night

Monday, May 21, members of the District and the community came together to honor the Butler Class of 2018 at the Senior Awards Night. 

A special thanks to all school and community organizations who award excellence with special recognition and or scholarships.  

Congratulations to all students who were honored, including Grace Cope, this year's Valedictorian and Megan Zins, this year's Salutatorian.  Also, congrats to Baria Choudry for being named "Outstanding Senior" and Allison Baker who won the "Outstanding Senior in Art" award.  

Click here to view the photo gallery

2018 Memorial Program Held at Butler 2018 Memorial Program

The 39th Annual Memorial Program was held at Butler High School Monday, May 21.

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

View full photo gallery here! 

Morton Drama Club Presents "The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery" Morton Drama

On Thursday, May 17, the Morton Middle School Drama Club presented "The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery."  The play was directed and produced by Bobby Khan with assistance from John Page.  Mr. Page was a parent volunteer who assisted with the lights and sound. 

Also, special thank you to Tammy Harris for all her time and hard work with this production and to Principal White.  Without Mrs. White, none of this would be possible, her leadership helps to reach out to students to encourage them to explore, express, an enjoy these types of clubs. 

Click here to view the full photo gallery!  

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 24 or by sharing comments through the mail or by telephone.

VANDALIA-BUTLER CITY SCHOOLS RECEIVE A RECORD $10,000 IN GRANTS TO FUND INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INITIATIVES foundation fund

The Vandalia-Butler Foundation, primarily through its VISIONS Endowment Fund, has awarded more than $10,000 in educational grants to support such innovative initiatives as a Muse Machine artist-in-residence at two schools, scientific equipment for Butler High School students and workbooks for academically struggling students at Morton Middle School.

For the first time, the foundation awarded more than $10,000 in grants — thanks largely to the generosity of families and businesses in the district and the creative ideas of teachers who applied for the grants.

Morton 6th Grader Chosen as Art Exhibitor Makenzie Blair

Morton Middle School 6th grader Makenzie Blair took part in the 38th Annual Young People's Art Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA).

There were nine regions in Ohio representing the OAEA. The show included 130 student artworks from all over the state.  

Please join us in congratulating Makenzie on this tremendous honor!

Morton Students Enter College Promise Program College Promise

Congratulations to Morton Middle School students Eric Morris and Jack Williams!  Eric and Jack have both been chosen to participate in the College Promise Commitment. With this program, upon their successful completion of high school and the meeting of college entrance requirements, both will be awarded a scholarship! This is a great opportunity for both Eric and Jack!  #AviatorPride

 

 

Butler Senior Named Dayton LaSertoma International Youth Service Award Recipient Jenna Albezreh

Butler High School senior Jenna Albezreh was recently named Dayton LaSertoma International Youth Service Award recipient for outstanding volunteer and service activities. Jenna founded TIPS (Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions) in 2015.  She spoke on behalf of TIPS at the International Network of Museums for Peace in Belfast, Ireland.  Jenna also volunteers as a Youth Coordinator at the Dayton Mercy Society, the Dayton International Peace Museum, and the Islamic Society of North America. She’s also a planning committee member for TEDx Youth Dayton and a tennis trainer for children ages 4-7 at QuickStart Tennis.

Butler High School Students Participate in Youth in Government Day Youth in Government Day

Over 30 Butler High School government students participated in the 2018 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.  

All participating students now have a better understanding of how local government operates.  This year, nine students learned from leaders from the Board of Education.   

Helke 3rd Grade Ukulele Group Visits BOE Meeting Helke 3rd Ukulele Group

During the Feb. 27, Board of Education Regular Board Meeting, Helke 3rd Grade Ukulele Group performed three songs.  The group is led by music teacher, Pam Horner-Sherman, and consists of 28 students.  

Click "Read More" to view the full videos. 

Board Approves Proclamation of Distinguished Service for Sucher Bruce Sucher

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education approved a Proclamation of Distinguished Service for Bruce E. Sucher. 

Sucher was elected to the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education in 2013 and was currently serving as President when he unexpectedly passed away in March of 2017. 

“Bruce E. Sucher distinguished himself as a leader, a role model, and a strong supporter of the students of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools and the Vandalia-Butler Community as a whole,” the proclamation read. 

As part of the proclamation, the Board has declared the week of Feb. 26 as Bruce Sucher Appreciation Week. 

Click here to view the Proclamation 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - In response to a social media post that has been circulating the internet referencing harming students and staff at Butler High School:

It has been determined the “Butler High School” this post is referring to, is NOT the Butler High School in Vandalia, OH. This post originated from the Louisville, KY area where Butler Traditional High School is located.

Our district takes these matters very seriously and will continue to investigate any and all safety concerns that may arise. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority and because we have a strong relationship with both the Vandalia Police Department and Butler Township Police, we have been fortunate to have a steady presence of law enforcement in our schools. However, in light of the most recent school situations happening nationally and the ongoing social media concerns, an increased presence of law enforcement will be present throughout our district.

VBCSD Hosting Informational Meeting for Parents and Students Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is hosting a special program tonight, Monday, Feb 12, for all parents and students. Crime Prevention Officer Holly Estepp of the Vandalia Police Department and Community Resource Officer Larry Lane of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will present a Social Media Parent and Student Awareness Program. The program will be held in the Butler Performing Arts Theatre and will begin at 6:30 p.m.  

Helke Partners with PSA Airlines For Career Connections Program Career Connections

Helke Elementary is working to provide its students with experiences and connections related to college and career awareness and exposure.  Through a Career Connections program, Helke can partner with local companies to provide students with career exploration opportunities. 

PSA Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines whose headquarters is located at the Dayton International Airport here in Vandalia

Letter From Superintendent O'Leary Superintendent O'Leary

February 2, 2018

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you have likely seen in the news, our District has recently experienced several issues involving students sending inappropriate photos and messages via social media.  Unfortunately, this behavior is becoming all too commonplace, and it seems to be happening everywhere; it is not just a problem isolated to Vandalia-Butler. 

Butler Football Gets New Head Coach John Puckett

(Vandalia-Butler)  Vandalia-Butler City Schools is pleased to announce that it has offered John Puckett the position of head varsity football coach at Butler High School.  It will be recommended that the Board of Education approve Puckett as the new coach during the Jan. 23, Regular Board Meeting. 

School Board Holds Annual Organizational Meeting Board of Education 2018

The Vandalia-Butler City School Board held its annual organization meeting on Monday, Jan. 8.  During the meeting, Treasurer/CFO Eric Beavers administrated the oath of office to three newly elected Board Members: Holly Herbst, Melissa Pruszynsk, and Kent Zimmerman. 

After the administration of the oath, the Board took nominations for president and vice-president. 

Rodney Washburn has been nominated and voted in as the 2018 Vandalia-Butler Board of Education President, and Herbst was nominated and voted in as the new Board Vice-President. 

The next Regular Board meeting will be Tuesday, Jan 23 at 5:30 p.m.  

Helke Teachers Receive Three MAC Grants Helke MAC Grant

Helke Elementary was awarded three $500 grants through the 2017 MAC Grants program.  This program is sponsored by local McDonald's owner/operators and has a goal to "Make Activities Count" within the classroom.  Teachers Mirinda Roberts, Amber Pelfrey, Amy Heis, and  Emily Boggs spent part of their winter break shopping at Lakeshore in Columbus, where they were able to purchase $1500 on new classroom materials.  "Our students are going to love all of the new science and math materials for hands-on learning," said Heis.  

  

Helke 2nd Graders Present Melton the Warm-Hearted Snowman

Vandalia-Butler City School District 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll Recipient AP Honor Roll

(Vandalia-Butler)   The Vandalia-Butler City School District is one of 32 Ohio schools to be named to the College Board's 8th Annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll. This is the third consecutive year Vandalia-Butler has received the award.

A total of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada have been named honor roll recipients for 2017.  

The College Board based this year's AP District Honor Roll criteria on AP data from 2015-2017.  

Vandalia-Butler City Schools Adopts “Next Generation” Board Management Technology Board Docs

(Vandalia-Butler)  Vandalia-Butler City Schools is leveraging Cloud-based technology to radically improve the governance process while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars. The remarkably easy-to-use service will allow the organization to maximize the effectiveness of their board meetings with increased transparency, providing a basis for better and more open communication with the public, while dramatically improving productivity and saving thousands of dollars annually.

Preschool Students Spread Holiday Cheer Preschool

Wednesday, Dec. 13, the Vandalia Preschool classes visited the Crossroads Rehabilitation & Nursing Home to spread some holiday cheer.  Both sets of classes performed five holiday songs for the residents and passed out handmade gifts and cards.  

Annual MD Thanksgiving Feast Annual Feast

The MD classrooms at Vandalia-Butler put on their Fall Feast every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  The students spent all day Monday and Tuesday morning cooking and preparing to welcome our guests.  We feel this is just a small "Thank you" for everything that our administration and staff at Vandalia-Butler Schools do for us and our students so that we are able to provide them with the best education we can!  We are a big family at Vandalia-Butler, and this is such a great way for us to start our Thanksgiving Break and the season of Thankfulness! 

Check out the full photo album here! 

Preschool Students Celebrate Thanksgiving Preschool Feast

Vandalia Preschool students celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving feast as Pilgrims and Native Americans.  Each child brought their favorite food to share with their friends! 

Check out the full photo gallery here! 

Preschool Receives Five-Star Rating Preschool Staff

The state of Ohio recognizes the Vandalia Preschool as a Quality Learning and Development Program.  With its commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the preschool has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award.

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs.

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."  

 

   

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Calamity Day Plan Set for 2017-2018 School Year

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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! 

#WeAreAviators 

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.  
 

CAST AND CREW

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. 

#WeAreAviators 

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.  

VANDALIA-BUTLER CITY SCHOOLS RECEIVE NEARLY $7,000 IN GRANTS TO FUND INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES

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.

Morton Arts Get Boost Thanks to MAC Grant Elevate the Arts

Congratulations Morton art teacher Kate Brookshire and the students at Morton who will have the opportunity to make some special projects this year thanks to a 2016 McDonald’s MAC Grant.

Teachers Take Advantage of Inservice Opportunities Inservice Day

While students enjoyed a day off from school, teachers and staff spent Friday, Oct. 14 honing their craft with a variety of activities at one of the district's Inservice Days.

Morton 8th Grader Speaks at Tedx Ted x speaker

Tedx came to the Dayton area for the second year in a row and once again Vandalia-Butler students were invited to be a part of the special speaking engagement.

MYSA Members Take Fall Fun to the Community pumpkin carving

Fall fun at the Stonespring Nursing Home as eighth grade members of Morton Middle School's newest service club, MYSA, visited to help the residents carve pumpkins.

Calamity Day Plan Set for 2016-2017 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. 

A Tasty Look at Moon Phases moon phase

Making science connect to students is the goal of all science teachers. At Smith Middle School, David Murray uses items students can releate to for bigger concepts.

Demmitt Students Make Fossils in Science Class Fossil making

Hands on learning is not only fun but effective. At Demmitt Elementary School, students had a chance to really learn about fossils by making some of their own.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Technology in the Classroom: Changing to Fit the Needs of Today's Students

Technology is changing the way educators teach, students learn and how the two group interact with each other.

All this week, we’ll look at some of the ways Vandalia-Butler City Schools teachers are incorporating technology into their classrooms. From math games, to independent learning, computers and other devices are showing students new ways to learn.

Butler to Host FAFSA Completion Workshop college money

Butler High School guidance is hosting a FAFSA completion workshop Tuesday, Oct. 18, starting at 6 pm in the Butler High School College Resource Center (Room 104) sponsored by Sinclair Community College.

1st Graders Learn Fire Safety fire prevention

Helke first graders had some special visitors Tuesday, Oct. 4 as firefighters from the Vandalia Fire Department came to talk about safety and fire prevention.

Marching Aviators Continue Through Successful Competition Season Halftime show

The Marching Aviators return to competition Saturday, Oct. 15 at Piqua High School, performing the group’s competition show, "From Dream to Dream." The band is competing in class AA in the Mid States Band Association circuit for the first time in several year.

Marching Aviators Win More Awards at Lebanon Invite band

Congratulations to the Butler Marching Aviators on another outstanding performance.

BHS Students Participate in Marine Corps Leadership Seminar marine seminar

Fifty Butler High School sophomores and juniors are feeling a little tougher after participating in the Marine Corps Leadership Seminar Monday, Oct. 3. Coaches and advisors nominated the students to take part in the half-day event. Last year, memers of the Class of 2016 and 2017 participated in the seminar.

 

 

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 Middle School Stomps Out Bullying Morton blue shirts

Morton Middle School students are showing their support of the national program, Stomp Out Bullying. Monday, Oct. 3 was a chance to show support by wearing blue.

Smith Shows 'Vandalia's Got Smarts, Baby!' Garman as host

Fifth grade students at Smith Middle School are celebrating their first Muse Machine production of the year, "Vandalia Got Smarts, Baby!"

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 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 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 Technology 'Sparks' Interest for 1st Graders

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

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.

Homecoming Set for Week of Oct. 3 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Two Ways to Support Helke PTA Two Ways to Support Helke PTA

Two easy ways to support the Helke PTA!

Play for a Cure Game to Remember 2009 Graduate 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

State of the Schools Address Scheduled for Aug. 23 State of the Schools Address Scheduled for Aug. 23

Plan to attend the Vandalia-Butler City Schools State of the Schools address Tuesday, Aug. 23 6:00 p.m. in the Butler High School Lecture Room.

Retired Teachers Gather for First Day of School 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 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.

Cross Country Sells Seasonal Mums Cross Country Sells Seasonal Mums

With school starting, fall is just around the corner. Butler Cross Country has a great way to get you ready for the season, it's the annual mum sale.

Bus Information Now Just a Click Away 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 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 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 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.

soundwAVES Performs at Dayton Dragons soundwAVES Performs at Dayton Dragons

Member of Morton Middle School's soundwAVES performed the National Anthem at the Dayton Dragons game Thursday, June 23.

B.A.S.E Campers Visit Fifth Third Field B.A.S.E Campers Visit Fifth Third Field

Let's play ball!

B.A.S.E Camp took a trip to Fifth Third Field to go behind the scenes and down on the field at the home of the Dayton Dragons Tuesday, June 14.

Still Time to Register for Butler Football Camp Still Time to Register for Butler Football Camp

If you want to learn the fundamentals of football for every position from your Butler Aviators and coaches, register now for the Butler Football Camp and play under the lights, July 11 - July 12 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memorial Field at Butler High School.

Morton Art on Display at Regional Exhibit Morton Art on Display at Regional Exhibit

The artwork of eight talented Morton Middle School students is currently on display at the Art Street Gallery in the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus.

The works were chosen to be a part of the Western Regional Art Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run now through June 30.

NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp Begins June 20 NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp Begins June 20

There's still time to make plans to attend the Vandalia-Butler NEXT LEVEL Wrestling Camp, Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Alumni Basketball Game Planned for June 25 Alumni Basketball Game Planned for June 25

Take a trip down Aviator Memory Lane as Coach Ray Zawadzki, Raymond Zawadzki, Coach Mike Buchy and Coach Steve Pelfrey along with others return to the court for the Vandalia-Butler Boys' Varsity Basketball Alumni game Saturday, June 25.

Camp Invention Gives Campers Hands on Experiences Camp Invention Gives Campers Hands on Experiences

Camp Invention 2016 is underway at Smith Middle Schools and participants, and teachers, are loving it.

2016 Graduate Earns $20,000 Anthony Munoz Scholarship 2016 Graduate Earns $20,000 Anthony Munoz Scholarship

Congratulations to 2016 Butler High School graduate Nancy Large on being one of eight recipients of a $20,000 scholarship from the Anthony Munoz Foundation.

Summer Food Service Program Assists Students on Break Summer Food Service Program Assists Students on Break

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

More Awards for Vandalia-Butler Art Program More Awards for Vandalia-Butler Art Program

More awards for the Vandalia-Butler arts program.

Morton art teacher Kate Brookshire has been named the Ohio Art Education Association Middle Division Award Winner. Kate will be recognized at the OAEA convention in November.

Area's Top Students Recognized in Dayton Daily News 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 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 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 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 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 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 Annual Spelling Held at Smith

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

37th Memorial Program Held at Butler 37th Memorial Program Held at Butler

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 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 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 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 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 http://www.vbcsd.com/2/Gallery/20530.

Helke Students 'Meet' Their Demmitt Pen Pals 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Proposals Being Accepted for Roof Replacement, Restoration Proposals Being Accepted for Roof Replacement, Restoration

Sealed proposals for roof replacement and restoration Helke will be received by the Treasurer of Vandalia City Schools at the Board Office, 306 South Dixie Dr. Vandalia, Ohio 45377, at 1:00 PM, May 19, 2016.

Symphonic Choir Joins Shawnee Students in Two-Day Concert 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 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! 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 Dayton Dragons Visit Demmitt

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

Chipotle to Host Morton Fundraiser Chipotle to Host Morton Fundraiser

Chipotle Mexican Grille (6759 Miller Lane in Dayton) is hosting a Morton Middle School PTO Fundraiser Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 9 p.m.  Chipotle will donate 50% of any dine-in or carry-out order to the Morton PTO when a special flyer is presented, or the flyer image is shown on a smartphone or electronic device, or by telling the cashier you’re supporting the fundraiser.

 

Wrestling Camp Scheduled at BHS 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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

Kindergarten registration begins April 4. You can call to schedule your appointment at 415-6410.

Dept of Education Looking for Parent Feedback 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 

Visit Texas Roadhouse, Support Morton PTO Visit Texas Roadhouse, Support Morton PTO

It's another chance to support the Morton Middle School PTO March 7.

Demmitt, Helke Students Participate in Girls on the Run 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.

Cope Nominated for State Award Cope Nominated for State Award

Tommy Cope could pick up another title in the upcoming weeks, JJ Huddle/Bucknuts Ohio High School Boys' Swimming Athlete of the Week.

Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday at Wright Patt 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Eighth Grade Parent Meeting Sheduled Eighth Grade Parent Meeting Sheduled
The 8th grade parent meeting for the class of 2020 will be held Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler High School Performing Arts Theater.
 
WHIO Reporter/Anchor Talks with 1st Graders 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Support Band, Color Guard at Chick-fil-A Support Band, Color Guard at Chick-fil-A

You can support the Butler Band and Color Guard at Chick-fil-A Feb. 8 from 5-10. Use the attached flyer when you order and a percentage of your bill will support the students who make music at Butler High School.


 

Two Board Members Take Oath of Office 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 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 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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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' Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Murlin Heights Items On Sale Vandalia-Butler City Schools

From office equipment to school furnishings to a piano, the contents of Murlin Heights Elementary are now being auctioned at govdeals.com.

Football Team, Players Honored for Excellence Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Morton Hosts Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Are you fed up with eating holiday dinner leftovers? Well, the Morton PTO invites you and your family to get out of the house and enjoy the hospitality at Texas Roadhouse in Huber Heights (5611 Merily Way) on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 4 – 10 p.m.

AP Art Students Visit Dayton Art Institute Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

BASE Business is open for just that...business. 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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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. 

Food Drive Enters Final Week Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The second annual District Wide Food/Toy Drive will wrap up Friday, Dec. 11. Butler's National Honor Society members organize this yearly event.

Collection of cans and new toys began Monday, Nov. 30.  You can bring your donations to any district building through Friday.

BHS Students Discuss World Issues at Area Forum Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Visit Texas Roadhouse, Support Morton PTO Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Morton PTO invites the community to stop in at Texas Roadhouse in Huber Heights (5611 Merily Way) on Monday, Dec. 7, from 4 – 10 p.m.

Smith Students Collect Change for Special Wish Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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. Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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

Students Honored for Positive Attitudes Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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

Book Fair Comes to Morton Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It's Book Fair week at Morton.  Now through Friday, Nov. 20 the Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Morton Media Center.  The latest in titles for kids as well as books of interest to parents are on sale.

VB Students Join Big Crowd to Welcome Lady Flyers Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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

Join the Yellow Out to Fight Childhood Cancers Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Help fight childhood cancers by joining the BHS Student Congress in this fight.  From t-shirts to basketball to fun, there are ways you can join in today!

Oreos, Science Come Together at Smith Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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

Mattress Sale Comes to BHS Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Butler Wrestling and Basketball Teams will be sponsoring the 4th annual mattress sale Sunday, Nov. 22. Brand new, name-brand mattress sets (Simmons, Restonic, etc.) will be marked 50% off retail prices for this one-day only event. These are top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties.

Hands On Learning Brings Egypt, Canaan to Life Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Support Butler Boys' Basketball at Chipotle Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Show your Aviator spirit Monday, Nov. 2 by eating at Chipotle on Miller Lane between 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Fundraisers to Benefit School Groups Vandalia-Butler City Schools

If you would like to take a break from cooking, here's your chance to do just that and support groups in our district.

Monday, Oct. 26 there are two opportunities for you to enjoy a nice meal and support students.

BHS Sponsors Career, Military Days Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Band Places 3rd, Percussion 2nd in Competition Vandalia-Butler City Schools

All those hours of practice through the summer and early fall is paying off for the Marching Band.

The group competed in the Marion Local competition Saturday, Oct. 17. The percussion came in 2nd place overall and the band came in third at this OMEA marching competition.

Senior Swimmer to be Recognized Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Senior Tommy Copy will be recognized at halftime of the Butler football game Friday, Oct. 16 for being named a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American.

Support Butler Athletic Dept at Bob Evans Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Dine for a difference at Bob Evans all this week.

Take the special flyer with you and a portion of your bill will benefit the BHS Athletic Department through Oct. 18.

Clash of the Titans Comes to Planetarium Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It's the second show of the season at the Planetarium at Smith. Check it out Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

This month's show is "Clash of the Titans: The (Real) Myth of Perseus and the Gang.

Rules Posted for District Golf Tournament Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The boys' varsity golf team will be playing in the Southwestern District Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 15 at Weatherwax Golf Course.

Vandalia-Butler Joins Instagram Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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!

Superintendent Addresses Safety Concerns

Superintendent Brad Neavin addresses the beginning of the year, area threats and the October 12 Community Meeting.

Art Appreciation Grabs Students' Interest Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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. 

Board Approves Drone Resolution Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education approved 5-0 a resolution prohibiting drones at athletic contests on Vandalia-Butler City Schools District property.

The vote came at the regular meeting of the Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Student Artists Recognized for Work in Calendar Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Some of the featured artists in this year's District Calendar were on hand at the Tuesday, Sept. 29 Board of Education meeting held in Butler High School's Lecture Room.

Demmitt Students Rock Kids Read Now! Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It's official, the students of Demmitt Elementary School had the highest participation and completion rates of any school in the Kids Read Now program this summer.

Boosters Need Your Support Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Butler Athletic Boosters invite you and your friends to support our student- athletes, cheerleaders and coaches and test drive a car with a booster member on Oct. 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.at the Rec. Center. Our goal is to secure 300 drivers which would guarantee a $6,000 contribution from Ford.

Mum Pick Up Scheduled for Sept. 4 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Mums are here! Or at least they will be Friday!

If you ordered mums through the 4th Annual Vandalia Butler Cross Country Mum Sale you should pick up your order at the football stadium (by the tennis courts) between 2:30 and 5:30 Friday, Sept. 4.

School Bus Safety is Key Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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

Cross Country Team Sells Mums 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.

Still Time to Join Boosters Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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!

 

Deadline extended for VISIONS Endowment Fund Roll of Recogntion Nominations Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It was standing room only at this annual event, where more than 50 student artists showcased talents.

Dragons raffle winner pays it forward Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Students at Morton Middle School jumped all over heart disease in early February during this year’s Hoops for the Heart campaign.

 

March 27 Planetarium Show Rescheduled to March 28

The March 27 Planetarium Show, "Cosmic Jams," has been rescheduled for March 28. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Smith Middle School. It is free and open to the public!

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction weekend celebration includes honorary induction dinner and fish fry

The 2014 Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony is Saturday, May 3. Reservations are due April 25. A fish fry has also been scheduled for Friday, May 2.

Registration now open for Butler Boys Basketball Camp

Registration is now open for the Butler Boys Basketball Camp, which runs June 16 - 19.

2nd Annual Elevate the Arts Art Exhibit Registration Now Open

Art exhibit registration for Morton's 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts is open until March 28. Registration forms are available in the main office at Morton or by downloading and printing from this link: Art Exhibit Registration.

Kindergarten registration begins April 7

Kindergarten registration begins April 7. Parents are encouraged to register their kindergartners by August 1 so that their children will be eligible to attend Passport to Safety.

Butler yearbooks still on sale, but only for a limited time

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.

Morton students and staff raise nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Morton students and staff brought in $2,960.09 in loose change to support the Southwest Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Butler students and teacher featured in Wright State art exhibition Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Butler juniors Danyelle Ratliff and Haley Wenning, along with art teacher Kevin Longley, will take part in the 1st Annual Teacher +Student art exhibition at Wright State.

Helke and Demmitt students earn top spots in Youth Art Month contest Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Students at Demmitt and Helke elementary schools recently earned top spots in the OAEA Youth Art Month (YAM) Flag Contest.

Demmitt students recognized in Columbus art exhibitions Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Two Demmitt Elementary School students recently earned top spots in the statewide art scene in recognition of Youth Art Month in March.

Butler band, choirs receive high honors at OMEA District Contest

Butler’s Women’s Choir, Symphonic Choir, and Symphonic Band all received high honors at the OMEA District Contest!

Great season for Morton wrestlers Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The  Morton Middle School wrestlers had a very good season.

A Suite Way to Support Butler’s Band Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Starting Tuesday, March 11, BHS Band will sell raffle tickets to win a Suite Night when the Dragons play Kane County Cougars on Friday, April 18. Raffle sales end March 21, so move quick to get your chance for a suite prize!

ACT School Day Boot Camp coming to Butler!

Score Big on the ACT! Be a part of an ACT Boot Camp held during the school day on May 22. Cost is $55 per student. Don’t make preparing for the ACT a nightmare.

Community invited to Morton’s Elevate the Arts

The 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts is scheduled for Friday, April 11, at Morton Middle School from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The event showcases the talents of young student artists; it is free and open to the public.

Max & Erma’s FUNdraiser Features BHS Brass Choir

Dinner and a Show—Butler High School’s Brass Choir will perform at Max & Erma’s (located at 6930 Miller Lane) on Monday, March 24  at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. as part of the Butler Performing Arts Association’s FUNdraiser. Customers presenting the BPAA flyer for the event, whether dine-in or carry-out, will have 20% of their purchase go toward the support of BHS performing arts—band, color guard, and kickline.

Board of Education sets milestone dates for treasurer search

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has set milestone dates for its treasurer search, and it has scheduled a community coffee on March 18 to discuss the process with community members.

Butler Drama and Music Departments present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” March 20-22 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

How do you climb to the top with the least amount of work possible? Find out when Butler High School’s Drama and Music Departments present the rollicking musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” March 20-22.

Butler assistant baseball coach has been selected as the Assistant Coach of Year Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Long-time Butler assistant baseball coach Steve Clark has been selected as the Assistant Coach of Year by the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association (MVBCA).

Lady Aviators softball team donates lunches for the homeless Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Butler High School’s Lady Aviators JV and varsity softball teams hit a homerun during their retreat on February 28 when they made 100 lunches for the homeless.

2nd Annual Elevate the Arts Audition Registration Now Open

Audition forms for the 2nd Annual Elevate the Arts are due March 7.

Pre-registration Now Open for Community 5K

Pre-registration is open through April 5 for the 9th Annual Community Spirit 5K.

Vandalia-Butler City School launches treasurer search

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) and K12 Business Consulting to conduct a search for a treasurer.

Slots available for April 27 golf scramble to support the Lady Aviators softball team

Golf enthusiasts and Aviators fans are invited to hit the links to support their Aviators at the First Annual Lady Aviators Softball Golf Outing, scheduled for April 27 at the Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro.

Aviators Honor Band members contribute to an impressive celebration of music Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Five Butler High School students joined 139 student artists from 21 schools in the area for the OMEA District 12 Honor Band on February 16.

Competitive drive sends four Aviators swimmers on to state finals Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Butler men’s swim team demonstrated a fierce competitive drive at the February 14 Men’s District Meet, held at Miami University. Following their stunning performance, four swimmers and one alternate moved on to state competition.

Butler senior Adelle Hobson signs letter of intent to play for Bowling Green Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Butler High School student athlete Adelle Hobson has committed to play soccer for the Falcons at Bowling Green State University.

New schedule set for OAA testing

Due to inclement weather and the number of missed school days across the state, the Ohio Department of Education is expanding the testing window for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA).

Aullwood brings bird talk and live kestrel to Helke Elementary Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Helke Elementary students got an up-close view of a live kestrel during an educational assembly presented by Nicole Conrad, a naturalist teacher with the Aullwood Audubon Center, on February 11.

Smith planetarium announces Spring 2014 schedule Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The Smith Planetarium, a local gem housed at Smith Middle School, has released its Spring 2014 schedule for planetarium shows.

Tournament Information for Boys and Girls Basketball

Come out and cheer on our Aviators as they enter the tournaments!

Demmitt, Helke staff serve up smiles at McTeacher Night Vandalia-Butler City Schools

On January 30, staff from Demmitt worked at the Vandalia McDonald’s, and staff from Helke worked the Butler Township McDonald’s.

“Community Coffee” meetings scheduled to provide mid-year update on Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Vandalia-Butler City Schools will hold a series of “Community Coffees” to provide a mid-year update on the state of the schools.

Five talented Aviators make District 12 Honor Band, will perform February 16 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

All five student performers from Butler High School who auditioned for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 12 Honor Band made the top honor band. They will perform at the Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center (located at 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio 45459) on Sunday, February 16th at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Morton students shoot hoops to prevent heart disease

In recognition of American Heart Month, the students at Morton Middle School are participating in the American Heart Association’s Hoops for the Heart campaign.

Morton students recognized at statewide Future City competition Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Morton Middle School eighth graders Aaron Ticknor, Nolan Shelton and Josh Kessler received an award for their solution to transportation issues at this year’s Future City Competition.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools receives $116,000 rebate for energy efficient features

Energy efficiency is paying back in a big way for Vandalia-Butler City Schools.

Butler Alumni Courtyard bricks still available for purchase

The engraved bricks are a meaningful way for Butler alumni, teachers and supporters to make a mark on the beloved school.

A pajama party on wheels Vandalia-Butler City Schools

While another round of winter snow blanketed the community on January 9, Morton students spent the night skating in the new year.

Helke and Demmitt staff to participate in McTeacher Night on January 30

On January 30, staff from Helke and Demmitt elementary schools will square off for McTeacher Night to raise funds for classrooms!

Mark Barhorst joins Vandalia-Butler City Schools as interim director of human resources and operations

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education has approved the hire of Mark Barhorst as interim director of human resources and operations.

January 13 Chipotle Spirit Night benefits Athletic Boosters

Supporting the Athletic Boosters will be easy - and delicious - on January 13. Dine at Chipotle on Miller Lane on January 13 between 4 pm and 9 pm and present the Boosters Chipotle flyer (or show it on your smartphone), and the Boosters will get 50 percent of the proceeds!

A message from Superintendent Neavin regarding closings and delays

At this time of year, determining when to close or delay our schools can be a challenge, and this year seems to be a particularly tough winter season.

Vandalia-Butler to improve communications with new website

In response to community feedback, and as part of its ongoing measures to direct more dollars into the classroom, Vandalia-Butler City Schools unveiled a new website on January 8.

A Butler High School Tradition Returns Vandalia-Butler City Schools

On December 24, the Butler High School Brass Quintet performed selections from A Canadian Brass Christmas at the Vandalia United Methodist Church.

 

 

Butler Students Wow Audience at TEDx Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Seniors Holly Simones, Abby Edwards and Sam Penewit joined a talented group of area high school students participating in the inaugural TEDxYouth@Dayton event at Wright State University's Apollo Room Friday, Sept. 25.

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.

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

Butler Marching Band to play at MSBA and OMEA Championships this weekend Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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!

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!

Vandalia-Butler City Schools to contract for finance department services through the Educational Resource Center

As part of its ongoing effort to reduce administrative costs and direct more dollars to the classroom, Vandalia-Butler City Schools will contract its financial services through a shared service model.

Senior Citizen’s Pass offers free entry to all Vandalia-Butler City Schools activities

Vandalia-Butler residents who are 62 years or older qualify for a lifetime “Senior Citizen’s Pass” from the district.

Butler Students To Take the Stage at TEDx Event Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Butler High School’s Holly Simones and Abby Edwards will be joining students from five other Dayton area high schools this Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the inaugural TEDxYouth event at Wright State University’s Apollo Room.

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.

 

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!

Butler students pack, wrap 145 boxes for children in need Vandalia-Butler City Schools

This Christmas, 145 local children in need received wrapped boxes packed to the brim with delightful gifts and treats.

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.

Chipotle Fundraiser Benefits Girls' Baskets Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Hey Chipotle lovers, here's your chance to support the girls' basketball team next Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 4:30 - 8:30.  

Bring in the special flyer to the Chipotle on 6759 Miller Lane and 50% of the proceeds of your order will support the Butler girls' basketball program.

Go Aviators!

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

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 Vandalia-Butler City Schools
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.

Smith Middle School grants a wish for A Special Wish Foundation Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Kids make a lot of wishes during the holiday season, but the week before winter break, Smith Middle School students actually granted a wish.

VISIONS Endowment Fund seeks nominations for annual Roll of Recognition Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The VISIONS Endowment Fund, a fund of the Dayton Foundation, is seeking nominations for the 2013 Roll of Recognition.

Planetarium Opens for New Season Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

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.

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.

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! 

Column: Reflecting on the value of giving to others

The great news is that our students score high marks in their classrooms as well as in their community.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools engages Pruehs & Associates, LLC, to conduct fundraising feasibility study

Vandalia-Butler City Schools has engaged the Naperville, Illinois, based fundraising and public relations firm, Pruehs & Associates, LLC, to conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of alternative funding sources for extracurricular activities at Butler High School and Morton Middle School.

Comfort Food for a Cause Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Morton PTO and Bob Evans on Miller Lane are teaming up for a fundraiser to help support Morton Middle School students and staff.

For the entire weekend of Sept. 25-27, a portion of any meal payment which includes a Community Fundraiser Flyer will benefit the school.  Bob Evans will donate 15% of that check to Morton PTO.

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.

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

Morton sixth graders spearhead stocking drive for kids in need Vandalia-Butler City Schools

A group of Morton sixth graders are ensuring that stockings are hung with care for a number of kids in need this year, thanks to a stocking drive they spearheaded earlier this month.

Middle School End-of-Summer Bash a hit Vandalia-Butler City Schools

End of summer brought all smiles and laughter to the 2nd Annual Vandalia-Butler Middle School End-of-Summer Bash held at Skateworld of Vandalia.

Calamity Day Procedures Announced Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It may be too early to think about snow days, but it's not too early to know the procedure for canceling, delaying or dismissing school early for emergencies or severe weather.

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

Morton students send care and wishes to troops stationed overseas Vandalia-Butler City Schools

This holiday season, troops half a world away received gifts and cards that were donated by the Vandalia-Butler community and packed with care by Morton Middle School’s eighth grade.

2013-2014 Free and Reduced-Price Meals policy for Vandalia-Butler City Schools announced

Vandalia-Butler City Schools today announced its 2013-2014 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.

Construction Continues on New Library Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Crews have done a lot to prepare the site for the new $7.8 million Vandalia Branch Library but it's still early in the construction phase on S. Dixie Drive.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools partners with Waibel Energy Systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is partnering with Vandalia-based Waibel Energy Systems to improve energy efficiency, reduce long-term utility costs and prolong the lifespan of the district’s heating, cooling and electrical systems.

Test Drive Could Earn $6000 Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Come Drive One 4UR School and help the Boosters earn $6,000.

The event will be held Oct. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Rec Center. There's no obligation, no pressure, no salesmen!

Demmitt staff honored for saving a student's life Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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 students cook up delicious feast for Thanksgiving Vandalia-Butler City Schools

On November 26, Butler High School’s multiple disability program students celebrated their 21st annual Fall Feast with special guests from the district.

First Annual Retiree Recognition Night set for September 27

Vandalia-Butler City Schools has set the evening of Friday, September 27, as its First Annual Retiree Recognition Night to thank valued retirees for their service and contributions to students, the district and the community.

Support Performing Arts, Bands Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Mark your calendars now for Oct. 5 for the chance to enjoy some fine music and fine dining.

The Butler Performing Arts Association will be benefiting from a percentage of food sales at Max and Erma's Monday, Oct. 5 all day. The band will be playing at the restaurant beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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

Butler students visit the Center of Hope Vandalia-Butler City Schools

The pre-transition and transition classes from Butler High School participated in a group aqua therapy session at the Hahn-Hufford Center of Hope in Piqua on October 22.

Box Tops program an easy way to support Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Supporting the Vandalia-Butler City School District is as easy as cutting off a box top, thanks to Box Tops for Education, and anyone can do it--even residents who don't have children in the schools!

September 28 Ford Drive-a-Thon to benefit Butler Athletic Boosters

This year’s FORD DRIVE-A-THON, sponsored by Beau Townsend Ford, is on Saturday, September 28, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm in the Butler High School stadium parking lot.

Vandalia-Butler Schools Go Tobacco-Free Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is going tobacco-free. 

In April, the Board of Education voted to change district policy to prohibit the use of tobacco products at any time in or on Vandalia-Butler City Schools’ property.

The policy prohibits the use of tobacco products at any time “in any building or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the district, on school grounds, athletic grounds or parking lots and at any school-sponsored or school-related event, whether such event occurs on-campus or off-campus.”

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.

Butler Band ties second highest score in school history at MSBA Championships Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Out of the 19 bands that traveled to Kings High School for the MSBA Championships on November 2, the Butler High School Marching Band and Color Guard came in 11th Place overall, just a half point away from tying the 10th Place band in the competition.

Vandalia-Butler teachers to raise funds by working at area McDonald’s on September 30

On September 30, Morton and Smith middle school staff will face off for their annual epic fundraising competition: McTeacher Night.

Students Learn Leadership, Teamwork Through Seminar Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Helke Teachers receive MAC Grant Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.  

Butler High School’s science students will benefit from Air Force Research Laboratory donation

Butler High School science students will have a rare opportunity to study light using equipment that has contributed to the safe keeping of our nation, thanks to a generous donation from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate.

Schools, city, township to stage mock bus crash for training purposes

On August 7, 2013, the Vandalia Division of Fire, in conjunction with Vandalia-Butler City Schools, and the Butler Township Fire Department, will conduct a mock bus crash.

Libraries Receive New Books Thanks to VISIONS Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Infectious Disease Control Practices

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

Morton students skate through Autumn

The Morton Middle School November 14 skating party at Skateworld of Vandalia drew one of the school’s largest crowds for this monthly event.

T-shirts now on sale for October 18 community-wide “Pink Out”

Butler High School’s Student Government is hoping to paint the town pink on October 18, the day designated for the Fourth Annual Community-Wide “Pink Out” to raise awareness of breast cancer.

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.

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 and Butler Township personnel talk to third graders about seat belt safety Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Third graders at Demmitt and Helke elementary schools recently had a lesson on seat belt safety from Vandalia and Butler Township personnel.

Unofficial results: Issue 39 passed by voters

Issue 39 passed by 58 votes on November 5! Provisional and absentee ballots must be counted before the results are certified. Below is a message from Superintendent Bradley C. Neavin:

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.

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.

Tickets available for Butler vs. Loveland game

Butler football will play the first round of tournament at Loveland High School this Friday, November 8, at 7:30. Presale tickets are available in the Athletic Office for $7.00…at the gate, all tickets will be $9.00. Please stop in between the hours of 8:30 and 4:00 to purchase your tickets.

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.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools to offer limited expansion of busing at no cost to budget

Savings attained by contracting transportation services to First Student, Inc., will enable Vandalia-Butler City Schools to offer a limited expansion of busing starting next week, the Board of Education announced on October 8.

VISIONS grant award will fund college prep work at Butler Vandalia-Butler City Schools

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.

Hock’s Pharmacy donates two wheelchairs to Vandalia-Butler City Schools Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Butler High School and Helke Elementary School will be better equipped to handle student injuries, thanks to the donation of two wheelchairs by Hock’s Pharmacy.

Shared services model saves $162,000, with more savings to come

The Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education took its financial shared services model another step forward during the September 10 business meeting by approving the restructure and elimination of positions.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools to host a “community coffee” on October 24

Vandalia-Butler City Schools is inviting the public to attend a building tour and “community coffee” on October 24 at Morton Middle School, 8555 Peters Pike. The building tour will begin at 6 p.m. in the front lobby; the community coffee will follow at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Second annual Smith Spirit Carnival set for Nov 2

The Second Annual Smith Spirit Carnival is November 2! Join us for games for all ages, carnival concessions, entertainment, inflatables and more!

Mark your calendars: Mattress sale set for Nov 17

The Vandalia-Butler City School District wrestling program is holding its Second Annual Mattress Sale on Sunday, November 17, in the Butler High School Student Activity Center.

Vandalia-Butler City Schools an active voice for change in the funding system

The school funding system in Ohio is broken, and Vandalia-Butler City Schools has been an active voice lobbying Columbus for a solution that will provide local taxpayers with a break.

Four Butler High School seniors named Commended Students Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Four Butler High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Upholding our community’s culture of excellence through our schools

An open letter from Superintendent Bradley Neavin

Vandalia-Butler City Schools partners with rotary to donate to food pantry Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Vandalia-Butler City Schools has partnered with the Vandalia Rotary Club to provide food for the hungry by making a sizeable donation of items to the food pantry.

Butler seniors to assist at the polls on November 5

This election day, Butler High School students could be checking your voter registration or assisting you at the voter machines. 

Butler Marching Band and Color Guard heading to Championships

Butler High School Marching Band and Color Guard will compete in the MSBA Championships this Saturday, November 2, at Kings in Deerfield, OH.

McTeacher Night a Success for Students Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Good food and fun were menu items on September 30 when Morton and Smith Middle Schools participated in McTeacher Night at both local McDonald’s locations.

Butler class combines real-world business skills w/ social responsibility

This year, 42 Butler High School students are embarking on a journey to become entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

 

Items needed for care packages for the troops

The eighth grade class will be collecting items for care packages that will be sent to a unit stationed in Afghanistan.  The collection will begin Monday, November 4, and end on Friday, November 15. Click here to download and print the list of items needed. Thank you!

Recordsetter.com confirms that Vandalia-Butler has broken the record for Longest High Five Chain Vandalia-Butler City Schools

It’s official—the Vandalia-Butler community holds the record for the Longest High Five Chain.

Butler Marching Band One More Time Concert scheduled for Nov. 7

Butler High School’s Marching Band and Color Guard will hold their annual One More Time concert on November 7, starting a 7 pm in the Butler High School Student Activity Center, 300 S. Dixie Dr.