Butler Junior High School News

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 of November 6th and 13th, 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.)

Science Olympiad

December 18, 2017

Congratulations to Butler District 53’s Science Olympiad teams on their first competition of the season, which was held at the British International School of Chicago on Dec. 9.

Survey Deadline Extended

December 11, 2017

Butler School District 53 has extended the timeline for completion of its strategic planning survey to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.

If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, fill out the form and ask your child to return this sheet to his or her teacher by December 18th.

Butler School District 53 is launching a strategic planning process this fall and would like to invite the community to participate.

Please note that the survey will remain open until December 11th.

Fall 2017 newsletter

November 21, 2017

The fall 2017 newsletter has been published.

The Butler Junior High Math Team took home some big hardware and a clean sweep at two recent competitions.

All Oak Brook residents will have access to a limited number of complimentary tickets to the performance of 42nd Street at Drury Lane.

Canned Food Drive

November 14, 2017

During the week of November 13th, Student Service Board is collecting canned food and hygiene products.