Aug 25, 2014 This year Butler School will have a Starter Strings program! Once the program is up and running, the students will meet with the starter strings teacher on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm to 3:15pm. There will be an informational meeting for both parents and students. The student meeting will be held during the day on Thursday, September 11th from 3:00 to 3:30 pm. The parent sign up meeting will be on Wednesday, September 17th at 6:00pm in the school gym.
Aug 25, 2014 Butler School will participate in 'Girls On The Run' this fall! It is a program for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls. It uses the power of running to prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. We already have 8 girls signed up to participate! If you would like your daughter to be involved, please contact Mrs. Thomas at 217-787-3189. The registration deadline is this Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Jun 24, 2014 As of June 24th, Butler School's TOP Read 5 readers have logged in a total of 5,654 minutes on the District 186 Read 5 page!! Congratulations to the following TOP 10 readers: Grace C., Aspen P., Hailey B., Matthew M., Malik G., Mia V., Ava U., Emily D., Bishop K., and Celia P.!! Also, congratulations to the following students for reading and entering minutes on the same page: Bryce S., Phillip T., Saniah P., Arianna H., Devin B., Isaha W., Makayla L., Savana B., Nevaeh J., Rico P. READ MORE
May 30, 2014 The Butler Community Garden is alive and growing and we need your help WATERING!!! If you would like to volunteer for one morning this summer, please fill out the salmon colored form your child's teacher sent home and return it to school no later than 6/5/14. You may also call the school office at 525-3201. You will then be contacted with further details. Thanks!
May 19, 2014 We received word today that Mrs. Kathy Hulcher has been selected as the new Principal of Matheny-Withrow Elementary School! She will begin her new position at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Mrs. Hulcher has worked with Butler staff, students, and families for the past four years. She is near and dear to everyone in the Butler Community! We are extremely happy for her!! However, she will be truly missed. Congratulations, Mrs. Hulcher!! Way to go, Bobcat!!
May 2, 2014 The staff and students at Butler School had a Law Enforcement Drill today at 2:00 pm with the Police and Fire Departments. The drill lasted about 7 minutes. Everyone in the school did a very nice job!
Apr 14, 2014 Plans are moving forward to create a Butler School Community Garden!! A work day is planned for Saturday, April 19 from 9 am - 12 noon. Everyone is invited to be part of this exciting creation. We will begin by constructing 3' x 3' boxes. Some of the boxes will be formed with bricks donated from the Hy-Vee work site, and some will be built with cedar planks. Raised beds will be built and planted with a butterfly garden and vegetables. READ MORE
Mar 18, 2014 Great News!!! Butler School has been awarded a Hy-Vee One Step Community Garden Grant! We look forward to providing our students with "hands on" experience in gardening. We also look forward to sharing the garden with the community surrounding Butler School! The school committee will meet to begin discussing the location of the garden on the school grounds, items to be placed in the garden, etc. Stay tuned for more information.
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