What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

VANDALIA — The following is important back to school information for parents and students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools:

Parent authorization needed

By Friday, Aug. 18, parents of Butler High School students must go into the parent PowerSchool portal and take care of the following annual permissions:

  • Grant Emergency Medical Authorization consent
  • Permit the display of student’s photographs, audio, video, electronic images, artwork and/or stories
  • Provide permanent field trip permission
  • Acknowledge you have read and understand the Student Handbook

A paper copy of the permissions will not be sent home. If, however, you need one, please contact our main office and we will provide. Also, if you need assistance accessing the parent PowerSchool portal, please contact us.

Senior Citizens Night

On Friday, Aug. 25 we invite all senior citizens of the City of Vandalia and Butler Township to be our guests for a hotdog grill-out from 5:30 to 6:30 prior to the Butler-Perry football game and then to the game at 7:00. The grill-out will be on the tennis courts between the main building and stadium. Please spread the word! And, ask them to kindly RSVP to Kim Thaler at 937-415-6306.

Butler School Pictures

All students will have pictures taken by Easterling Studios during school on Friday, Aug. 18. Parents have the option to purchase your daughter/son’s picture. Order forms will be distributed to our students on the first day of school. Please ask your daughter/son for the form.

Senior Photo

Easterling Studios provides the photos of seniors used for the senior section of our yearbook and the wall class composite permanently displayed at school. (These senior photos are different than the school pictures being taken on August 18.) If a senior has or is scheduled to have her/his senior photo taken at Easterling Studios, that photo is automatically included in the yearbook and class composite. For all other seniors, Easterling Studios will be taking their senior photo on August 23. Cost is $15 which is a savings of $25 compared to a studio session. Seniors will receive an envelope to bring home prior to the photo shoot day. Attire recommendations: Females – a shirt with a modest neckline and sleeves, Males – a dress shirt, tie and suit coat.

Butler Involvement Fair

All Aviators are strongly encouraged to participate in at least two school clubs, athletic teams and/or organizations throughout the school year. Do more, if they can. Our Student Congress is sponsoring the annual Involvement Fair which is an opportunity for school clubs and organizations to advertise what they do and encourage student participation in these activities. During lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 30, tables will be staffed by members of the clubs and organizations to disseminate info and answer questions. During lunch on Thursday, Aug. 31, students can sign up to participate.

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Compiled by Darrell Wacker


Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.