What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

Compiled by Darrell Wacker - dwacker@aimmediamidwest.com

VANDALIA — The following is important information for parents of students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools:

Call to All Butler Alumni

All Butler Alumni are invited to join us on Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in our lecture room for a second organizational meeting of our Butler High School Alumni. The goal of this meeting is to gather Butler Alumni together in one place to continue the discussion regarding ways we can build on the idea of an Alumni Association and enhance the communications amongst our District and our Alumni.

Driver’s Education Classes

AAA Driving School offers driver’s education classes at Butler for our students. The cost of the full program is $399 which includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of on-the-road instruction with a certified instructor. The next session of classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 p.m., October 9 thru November 15. This Fall class is limited to the first 35 students who submit applications. Visit the district’s website for for an application and application requirements and specific dates when AAA Driving School representative will be at Butler to directly accept applications and payment, starting Thursday, Sept. 18.

College Credit Plus notice

In 2014, Governor Kasich signed HB487 making College Credit Plus the established program for Ohio high school students to earn college and high school graduation credit through the successful completion of college courses. The intent is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide access to enriched educational opportunities to 7-12th-grade students. College Credit Plus is a student directed program. Vandalia-Butler City Schools will pay for tuition, books and fees; however, transportation is not provided. Students and their families can explore courses offered at all Ohio public colleges and participating private colleges. Butler High School will be partnering with Sinclair and Wright State, but you are not limited to these institutions. Institutions of Higher Educations (IHE) will set their own requirements for admission; including but not limited to college readiness scores in one or more areas. Students interested in the program must notify and meet with their high school counselor (A-G Mr. Mark Peck; H-N Mr. Kelly Stevens; O-Z Mrs. Jennifer Donovan) by Thursday, Mar. 29, 2019. Morton students will still be required to meet with a high school counselor, but should return the Intent to Participate Form to the Middle School Counselor, Ms. Reinhart. You can find the Intent to Participate form under the Educational Opportunities tab on the Butler webpage. If you have additional questions or would like to set up a meeting, please call the Butler Guidance Office at 937-415-6309 and ask to speak to your child’s counselor.


Compiled by Darrell Wacker