What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

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

ACT and SAT Test Dates

The first ACT for the 2017-2018 school year will be on Saturday, Sept. 9. Regular and late registration deadlines have passed.

The next SAT will be on Saturday, Oct. 7. Registration deadline is September 8.

Smith MS Girls on the Run

Smith Middle School is once again forming a Girls on the Run (GOTR) team for 2017.

Girls on the Run is a structured 10-week program that incorporates training for a 5K event as a means to teach essential life skills to girls in grades 3-5. GOTR is designed to encourage independent thinking, problem solving, and community building as well as running!

Girls on the Run practices will be held directly after school until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 12. Cost is approximately $150. Scholarships are available based on the same scale the district uses for free & reduced lunch fees. The celebratory 5K will be held on Saturday, November 18 at Welcome Stadium.

Registration is now open and space is limited! Visit www.GOTRDayton.org to register your daughter today. Unlike recent years, registration will be first come, first served (no lottery). We are going to try our best to accommodate as many girls as possible. If you get a message that our team is full, please email our coaches for assistance at SmithGOTR@gmail.com. You may also call or text Coach Jen at (330) 807-3898 or Coach Dana at (937) 985-3262.

Butler Fall Blood Drive

The Fall Blood Drive is Friday, Sept. 8. Students can still sign up on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Also, students are encouraged to join the Community Blood Center (CBC) Red Cord Honor Program. To earn a red cord, students must register to donate at least three times during their high school career by donating at our school’s blood drives, any CBC drive, or a CBC center. Deadline is May 15. Click here for more information.

KeyBank Ohio Aspirations in Computing Award

For the fifth year in a row, KeyBank is sponsoring the Ohio Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. The award is given to young women attending Ohio high schools who demonstrate outstanding computer and IT aptitude, proven leadership ability, excellent academic performance and plans for post-secondary education. It is one way to showcase and increase women’s meaningful participation in computing and technology. Any Ohio high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply. The application process is open until November 6, 2017. For more information and the application, visit the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing website.



Compiled by Darrell Wacker


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