Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Additional links

World Lecture Hall. Entry point to free online course materials from around the world. Browse, search, learn and enjoy. Credit to the University of Texas, Austin.

Open Courseware websites. Free to anyone with a desire to learn.
MIT's Opencourseware
MIT's partners which support, "The collective body of high-quality educational materials made available by these institutions provides a remarkable free and open network of resources for educators, students, and self-learners everywhere."

Free blogs for teachers, researchers, librarians and other educational professionals. We also do free blogs for students. In addition to a free blog, all users also get an ad free wikispace!

Wikispaces. Create simple web pages that groups, friends, and families can edit together.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Butler Good News

Check out some of the good news from Butler:

Teacher develops economics game 8/24/06 by C. Samantha McKevie at (706) 823-3552 or . Accessed from The Augusta Chronicle online at url

Parents, students, alumni, and teachers...Do you have more good news about Butler that you want to share? Post a comment.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Print Cartridges to the Media Center

Please donate your empty INKJET and LASER CARTRIDGES to the MEDIA CENTER! PARENT and COMMUNITY SUPPORT is welcome in the recycling of INKJET CARTRIDGES.

From the Butler High School home page

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Things we can do

Here are some ways you can be involved in your child's education each year at school:

  • Meet the teacher. Tell her/him about your child's interests and hobbies. Let her/him know how and when it is best to reach you. Ask her/him how you can support your child's learning at home.
  • Make a date with the teacher to visit your child's classroom.
  • Go to parent-teacher conferences. If the school doesn't have them, meet with your child's teachers. Ask how your child is doing and review his work.
  • Join the PTA or other parent group. Go to school events, like back-to-school night. As a group, see how you can help the school reach its goals.
  • Stay up-to-date on school policies, schedules and rules. Ask about opportunities to participate in the development of school policies.
  • Make sure that your child is learning what she/he needs to know to meet the standards set for her grade level.
  • Find a teacher or counselor you feel comfortable talking to about your child. Talk about the courses she/he should take to reach her/his goals. Do they match what the standards say she/he should be learning? Will they prepare her/him for college and a career?
  • Check your school's web site regularly.
  • Contact your child's teacher or counselor if you have any concerns about what's going on with your child at school.
Visit NEA (National Education Association)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Do You?

Monday, August 21, 2006

A place in cyberspace for Butler PTSA

Calling on all of our concerned parents, students, teachers, alumni and other bloggers to post their ideas on getting Butler back on track.

This blog is independently created and used to provide all users a place to share experiences, recommendations, and provide a bridge over the digital divide.