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:

Fall Canned Food Drive

Please support our Fall canned food drive which will run from November 26 through December 14. Items collected will provide much-needed assistance to our Vandalia Food Pantry. Students, please bring items to your 1st period class.

Driver’s Education Classes

AAA Driving School offers driver’s education classes five times per year at Butler for our students. The next session of classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 p.m., January 22 thru February 28. This Winter class is limited to the first 35 students who submit applications. The cost of the full program is $415 which includes 24 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours of on-the-road instruction with a certified instructor. Click here for an application and click here for application requirements and specific dates when the AAA Driving School representative will be at Butler, starting December 12, to directly accept applications and payment. (The following AAA Driver’s Education classes are scheduled as a Spring class: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, April 2 through May 16.)

Wright Scholar Research Assistant Internships for High School Seniors and Juniors

For students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson AFB has a tremendous opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who plan on becoming our next generation of scientists and engineers. Since 2002, the Wright Scholar program has competitively selected some of the brightest high school juniors and seniors for a paid, hands-on, summer internship in AFRL. These student research assistants are provided the opportunity to perform high-level work on mentor-assigned research projects during their 9-week internship. Additionally, Wright Scholars participate in a number of classes and workshops through the University of Dayton, The Ohio State University, and Wright State University, along with tours and weekly lectures designed to broaden their knowledge of STEM fields. Requirements for applicants: Must be high school juniors or seniors at time of application; Must be at least 16 years old by program start on June 3, 2019; Must be a U.S. citizen; Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher; Must have transportation to/from their work place on base if selected; Must be able to participate 40 hours/week for 9 weeks (students cannot exceed 5 days of time off during their paid internship); Must have a keen interest in STEM career fields. The application period ends on Jan. 8, 2019. For program details, dates, and application procedures, please visit https://bit.ly/2QvC5uz. They also offer a limited number of internships for students interested in medical fields.


Compiled by Darrell Wacker