What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

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

Talk with the Treasurer

Vandalia-Butler City Schools Treasurer Eric Beavers is inviting anyone who wants to discuss the school district’s finances to join an informal discussion on every Wednesday in October from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Board of Education office, 500 S. Dixie Drive.

MUSE Machine

Registration for students to join MUSE Machine ends Friday, Oct. 6. No new members will be accepted after that date. Interested students should go to www.musemachine.com. Once there, hover over “Students” and click on “Become a Member,” click on the banner for schools A-L, and then click on the Butler High School banner. You can fill out the form, choose your level of membership, and pay online, all in one place. Student members will be treated to four in-school performances this year, which is a great and inexpensive way to see quality, professional performances in areas of voice, instrument, and dance.


The last chance to purchase a 2018 Yearbook for the lowest price of $60 is Friday, Oct. 6. Students should see Ms. Martha Thomas in room 105, or parents can order at yearbookforever.com.

Free College Planning Seminar

Abbey Credit Union will host a free educational seminar at Butler High School on Monday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., to help local families prepare for college. The seminar, titled “How to Prepare, Plan, and Pay for College,” will be presented by a representative from Credit Union Student Choice, Abbey Credit Union’s partner in providing college financing solutions. Attendees will learn about the following: Cost of Attendance, Scholarships and Grants, Federal and Private Student Loans, Work Study, Budgeting and more. “Our goal at Abbey Credit Union is to do more than just make a loan,” said Blanca Ortiz, VP Abbey Credit Union. “We want our members and potential members to make wise financial decisions throughout their lives. College planning is a stressful topic for many families, and we want to be sure they have accurate information about their choices for paying for college.” The seminar is open to public. To register, visit www.abbeycu.studentchoice.org/seminar.

Bluffton University Math Contest

Bluffton University is hosting its free Mathematics Contest on Saturday, Nov. 4. Cash prizes will be award on test day and scholarship offers are possible. To register online and to find previous contests, answers, and solutions, go to http://www.bluffton.edu/mcst/contest/ . Registration is limited to the first 100 students.


Aviators have participated previously in TEDxYouth@Dayton. Current Aviators, here is your opportunity. Organizers of TEDxYouth@Dayton (TXYD) are now accepting applications for the 2018 event, “3D: Dream. Dare. Decode.” The event will take place at Wright State University’s Student Union on March 9, 2018. Speaker and performer applicants, 14-19 years old, will be chosen through an application and audition process. Youth volunteers are also being sought to help with audience engagement, stagecraft and social media. Applications for speakers, performers and volunteers are available at http://www.tedxdayton.com/tedxyouth-dayton/. The deadline for speakers to apply is Thursday, Nov. 1.



Compiled by Darrell Wacker




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