Butler Bulletin

Butler Middle School Monthly Newsletter: Friday, Feb 15th

Lucky 7 are going to Washington D.C.

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Nadia Lucey, Ashley Davies, Taryn Andersen, Jackson Motley, Ella Chanen, Autumn Fintelmann, Kaeli Bangaoil

Congratulations to the Lucky 7 who will be representing Butler and the State of Wisconsin at the National Future Cities Competition in Washington D.C. this weekend. They took first place overall in the Regional Competition at MSOE.


A special thank you to Troy Lucey (parent/mentor) and Gretchen Pratt (BMS teacher) for helping organize and taking all seven teams (35 students total) to the local competition.

Fluid Power Challenge

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Students participating in the Fluid Power Challenge built fluid-powered machines and learned about the challenge criteria this past week. There are 5 teams of 8th graders, 1 team of 7th graders, and 1 team from Quest participating. They will compete March 15th against 60 other teams from the area to build the best fluid powered machine. Go Butler!

Thank You for Your Service

Mrs. Merten and Mrs. Kozelek's Leadership & Service classes decorated Valentine's hearts for the Wisconsin deployed Military Service Members as part of their on-going service projects.

Dual Language

Our dual language students went to Blair Elementary on Martin Luther King day In January to read books related to civil rights to 1st graders.

Geography Bee

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We held the School Round of the National Geography Bee in January with 14 finalists competing. Congratulations to our champions!


1st Place - Ethan Vanden Heuvel

2nd Place - Justin Winters

3rd Place - Isaiah Guerrero


Ethan will now be taking a qualifying test to determine eligibility to compete in the State GeographyBee, held in March in Madison. Congratulations Ethan!!!


Big Shout Out to all the students who competed in the school round!

Kenji Ayala-Aguillon, Hunter Dabey, Mason Foth, Cayden Gatson, Isaiah Guerrero, Lyla Guettel, Copper Haas, Kate Olson, Aedan Perdue, Michael Pergande, Regan Schwalbe, Abby Torkarski, Ethan Vanden Heuvel, Justin Winters

February Fox River Field Trip

The 7th grade blue team went on the annual Fox River Field trip in early February. Students were able to enjoy snowshoeing as part of their lesson on the environmental impact of salting roads. They also conducted lab experiments to develop the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to melt snow/ice.

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Students of the Quarter

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March Madness - March 8th

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General March Madness Info


- March 8 beginning at 3pm. Should wrap up around 5:30ish

- $1 admission for spectators. Parents and non-Butler guests welcome

- Pay at door or students can pre-purchase during lunch week of March 4th. Buying in advance enters student into half court shot contest during half time

- Concessions available for $1


T-Shirts

New this year! We will be selling t-shirt for March Madness! T-shirts will be sold during lunches the week of March 4th for $10 each. Students can pay cash or with a check made out to Butler Middle School. Any remaining t-shirts will be sold during March Madness for $12 each.

January Picture Re-takes

If your student had his/her picture taken by School and Sport Pics in January a photo key was sent home with your student earlier this week. You can go to the School and Sport Pics website (click here) to enter your student's shoot key to order the photos.


If your student did not bring home his/her shoot key please go to the School and Sport Pics website and click on "contact us." Then scroll down and enter your information under "how do I get a shoot key." This is THE FASTEST way to get your student's information. If you call them they will re-direct you to this page.

Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear sales have closed. Orders will arrive within 1-2 weeks. When the order arrives your student will be sent a pass to the office to pick up your items. Thank you for supporting Butler spirit wear fundraising!

8th Grade Recognition Night

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NEW THIS YEAR all 8th grade students will be invited to our 8th Grade Recognition Night.


To accommodate 8th grade students and families we will be using the field house at North High School.


Please save the date of Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm (note NEW DATE) for this night as we celebrate our 8th grade students as they prepare to start high school next year. More information will be coming.

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District Happenings

Click here to view the approved 2019-2020 Family Calendar


Click here to view the Fall 2018 School District of Waukesha Newsletter

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Remember to check our website for Clubs and Activities information. Click here to see this page.
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March 13th, 15th and 16th

Butler Drama Club is proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Besast, Jr.


Purchase your tickets today!

Click here to purchase tickets for Wednesday night's performance (March 13th @ 7pm).


Click here to purchase tickets for Friday night's performance (March 15th @ 7pm).


Click here to purchase tickets to Saturday's matinee performance (March 16th @ noon).


Buy your Beauty and the Beast Jr spirit wear! Butler Drama Club is selling show t-shirts for $10.79 each and hoodies for $25.74 each. To order, please use the links below. All orders are done through CustomInk. You have the option to pay online (choose "Pay Now" when ordering) or pay by cash or check (choose "I'll pay offline" when ordering).


When ordering, please be sure to list the student's name and grade in the private note field. Cash or check (made out to Butler Middle School) can be sent to school c/o Mr. Kovnesky. The order deadline is Wednesday, February 20th.


Click here to order the t-shirt


Click here to order the hoodie

Color Craze

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The Color Craze is a colorful and crazy 5K which is fun for the whole family! It’s an event that promotes exercising and leading a healthier lifestyle. You can walk, crawl, sprint, cartwheel or jog as long as you're having a good time! The Color Craze 5K will benefit the clubs, activities and athletics at Butler Middle School. Bring out your friends, family and furry friends on Saturday, May 18th! Register here.

Daily Announcements

Parents and families you can always view our daily announcements on our web page. Click here to see the 2018-19 announcements.
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Feb 19 - Butler & North HS Combined Choir Concert @ South HS 7pm

Mar 1 - Early release @ 12:36pm

Mar 4 - Butler / North combined Orchestra Concert 7pm @ North HS

Mar 13 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ 7pm auditorium

Mar 14 - Jazz Festival @ South HS - 6:30pm

Mar 15 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ 7pm auditorium

Mar 16 - Beauty and the Beast, Jr @ noon auditorium

Mar 16 - WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival @ West HS (ALL DAY - 7th & 8th grade only)

Mar 21 - 7th & 8th grade Band Winter Concert @ North HS

Mar 25 - 29 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Apr 18 - Early release @ 12:36pm

Apr 19 - NO SCHOOL

May 7 - 6th grade Band AND Orchestra Concert @ North HS

May 16 - 7th & 8th grade Band & Jazz Band Concert @ North HS

May 18 - 5k Color Craze

May 26 - MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

May 28 - Spring Orchestra Concert 7pm @ North HS

***June 6 - 8th Grade Recognition 6:30pm @ North HS (NEW DATE)

June 10 - SNOW MAKE-UP DAY - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Save the Date for Culver's Fundraiser

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When does the SDW close school for snow and cold?

Click here to read a message from Superintendent Dr. Todd Gray regarding snow and cold day school closings.


EN RELACIÓN A: Preparándose para la nieve y el clima frío

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Butler Middle School Website

Bookmark our homepage:

sdw.waukesha.k12.wi.us/butlerMS


On our website you will find a link to the daily announcements, activities calendar, and a news section with upcoming important announcements.

Student Safety

Please talk to your child about using the crosswalks around Butler if they walk or get dropped off. Before and after school, Michigan and Hine Avenues are extremely busy. We have two crossing guards in the morning and two in the afternoon. Also, please continue to drive slowly and carefully around school.

Butler Key Contact Information

Please click on the attachment for a complete listing of the key contact people at Butler Middle School.

Donations Appreciated

As we enter cold and flu season our supplies could use replenishing. If you'd like to make a donation of tissues, wipes or hand sanitizer please drop them off in the main office. Thank you!!

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