Butler Junior High School News

To honor the Butler Junior High graduating class of 2020, principal Andrea Prola adopted a reticulated giraffe named Potoka via the Brookfield Zoo's Animal Adoption program....

This spring Butler Junior High 8th graders were celebrated in a different way than past graduations. Click the link inside this story for the Graduation Video Stream.

Four Butler School District 53 students were awarded the Oak Brook Education Association Citizenship (OBEA) Award.

The Board approved the 2020-21 school calendar at its meeting on March 16. The first day of student attendance during the next school year will be Aug. 24, 2020 and the last day will be June 4, 2021. Emergency days are scheduled from June 8-14, 2021.

Do you know what Genius Hour is? Would you like to be a fly on the wall during student competitions? Do you wonder how teachers keep up with all that technology? Learn these answers and more by reading the District newsletter, mailed to each homeowner this week.

Registration for students entering kindergarten next fall will be held in January on the following dates. Registration for students new to first grade will also be held at the same time. (Current Butler District 53 kindergarteners do not need to register for first grade at this time.) Parents are asked to register their students for the next school year, 2020-2021, on one of the following dates:

During the weeks before Thanksgiving, Student Service Board is collecting canned food and hygiene products.

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 17, 2019

Parent teacher conferences are coming soon! Conferences will be held on November 6th from 4-8pm, November 14th from 4-8pm, and December 5th from 4-8pm (for BJH only). Sign up starts 10/17/19. Click here to sign up!

Even high-performing kids can be acutely stressed and lacking motivation, said two authors who are presenting about the topic at the Hinsdale District 86 and District 181 Community Speaker Series.

The Butler School District 53 Board of Education has named Andrea Prola as the new Principal of Butler Junior High and Melissa Zaniewski as the new Assistant Principal. Both are current educators and leaders in District 53.

Superintendent Elect Dr. Paul O’Malley has released the results of the survey of faculty, parents and staff on the attributes desired in the hiring of a new principal at Butler Junior High.

Eighty-one Butler Junior High students crossed the stage to receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies May 29. The Butler Junior High Graduation Band performed the traditional Pomp and Circumstance and the Graduation Choir performed the Class Song, For Good.

Butler School District 53 is seeking involvement from parents, staff and faculty and students in helping choose the next principal of Butler Junior High.

Butler Junior High Principal Ms. Amy Read notified the Board of Education following its meeting on May 12, 2019 that she will be resigning effective June 30, 2019. She has accepted the role of principal of Herrick Junior High School in Downers Grove School District 58, effective July 1, 2019.

Butler Junior High Principal Amy Read was selected as a 2019 finalist for the distinguished Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Leadership, it was announced Feb. 7.

Registration for students entering kindergarten next fall will be held in January. Registration for students new to first grade will also be held at the same time. Parents are asked to make an appointment by calling 630-368-4520 or sending an email to registration@butler53.com.

During the weeks before Thanksgiving, Student Service Board is collecting canned food and hygiene products.

Parents, your input is important to us. Please give us the time to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey by January 18, 2019. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 9, 2018

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on Thursday, November 8th, Wednesday November 14th, and/or Wednesday, December 5th (for BJH only). Sign up starts 10/10/18.

This school year, District 53 will be utilizing our newly updated PowerSchool Parent Portal to communicate back-to-school information with parents.

Fifty-nine 8th grade students celebrated their years at Brook Forest and Butler Junior High during their May 30 commencement.

Please update your calendars to reflect the following date changes.

The Board of Education heard its annual Student Achievement and Performance Report for 2016-17, which showed some remarkable test scores and student growth.

Parents, please take the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey by January 30, 2018. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement.

Kindergarten Registration

December 21, 2017

Registration for students entering kindergarten next fall will be held this month on the following dates. Registration for students new to first grade will also be held at the same time. (Current Butler District 53 kindergarteners do not need to register for first grade at this time.)