Due to a scheduling conflict, the Buhler USD 313 regular July board meeting will be Monday, July 18, 2022. The agenda for the meeting will be available Friday, July 15, 2022.
During the summer months, our crews wax floors, clean, service HVAC units and so many other things behind the scenes. Here is a little update at Union Valley many parents, staff, and students will be excited to see! New bleachers!! If you know, you know. 😁 #bexceptional
Buhler families, our transportation department is working hard to plan bus routes for the upcoming school year. To help them do this we need your help responding to the form linked below telling us EACH of your student's bussing needs this year. Please complete the form for each student as soon as possible. Click here to complete the form. https://forms.gle/t9Hv7zKgEU7Ga1828 We continue to experience a severe shortage of qualified drivers. If you or someone you know is at all interested in helping ease this shortage contact the Transportation Department at 620-543-6829 or the Burkholder Administrative Center at 620-543-2258. Please note: This same information will be requested at enrollment so that it is associated with your student in Power School, but completing this form is needed for planning purposes prior to enrollment. Thank you for your help
We are looking for help in our kitchens! Click here for job opportunities and to apply! https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Food+Service
STEAM Camp wrapped up today! What an exciting two weeks of coding, building, creating, and collaborating we had! See our highlight video for week two below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTZzP1DAhM
Thank you to Stutzman's Greenhouse for donating flowers for an art activity at STEAM Camp this week! #BetterTogether
Our first week of STEAM Camp has been full of so much learning and fun! Click the link to watch a highlight video showing just a few of the things we have been up to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y5uK_peoxg&t=1s
Nine Buhler High School Students were recipients of National FFA Foundation Scholarships at the 94th Annual Kansas FFA Convention this past week in Manhattan. "The National Foundation offers approximately $2.7 million, generously donated by numerous sponsors, to FFA members across the nation every year. The awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 to assist with the students’ education at a two-year or four-year institution. Award determination is based on a student’s qualifications including academic achievement, leadership, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), FFA involvement, or financial need." Buhler students who received scholarship awards were: Thomas Compton, Hunter Durham, Maren Lackey, Mace McCabe, Carson Moler, Marissa Orem, Caroline Wagner, Kaden Warner, and Abigail Yutzy Congratulations to these Crusaders and to our FFA Chapter for their continued excellence! See the image for the full press release. #Bexceptional #CommittedtoExcellence
Free summer meals are available this year for kids up to age 18 at a number of Hutchinson sites, courtesy of USD 308 food service. See the attached photo for information.
Yesterday, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. As our community is excited to start summer and a rejuvenation period, Uvalde families are living out our worst nightmare. Violence inside our schools is impossible to process. We send our most precious gifts to schools trusting they will be cared for, loved, supported, and safe. When that trust is violated, it leaves all of us to question our own safety and procedures, and to reflect on what more can be done to keep everyone in our buildings protected. Buhler schools have a number of precautionary measures in place. Each building has a secure entryway. Individuals must identify themselves to office personnel before being allowed entry. Each building also has cameras at the entryway and in various locations in the building. Exterior doors are to remain locked during the day, and gates to playgrounds remain locked and secure. With our recent bond issue, all offices have been relocated to the front of the building, and visitors must go through the office before gaining access to the building. Additionally, staff and students do crisis drills to prepare for an active shooter. Reno County Law Enforcement and county superintendents also work together to ensure communication and response procedures are in place with crisis plans and threat assessment procedures. In the next two weeks, our administration will review those plans, reflect on what we learn from Uvalde to improve our response, and adjust accordingly. Unfortunately, safety precautions such as those listed above are simply that...precautions. Our most effective deterrent is being sure each student feels a sense of belonging in our schools, that each student is supported and has a caring adult they can trust. The other most effective precaution is each of you. Each student, staff member, parent, and community member must remain vigilant in listening for and reporting any questionable behavior or comments to authorities. Every one of us has a role to play in keeping our staff and students safe. I am thankful for the support of our community and dedication to our youth. Cindy Couchman Superintendent, Buhler Public Schools
Our Buhler Special Olympics Teams (basketball, track, & bowling) will be holding a fundraiser at Applebee's this coming Tuesday, May 31st from 4-8pm. Eat out at Applebee's on Tuesday and order off of the "Together We Care Tuesday" menu and a percentage of the revenue will go toward funding our team's annual budget. See the attached "Together We Care" menu. #BetterTogether
Congratulations to our girls’ soccer team on their 3rd straight Regional Championship last night! #Bexceptional
Today we recognized our very first class of Ad Astra Virtual Academy graduates! Some students have graduated early prior to this, but this is the group that "walked" for graduation today. Graduates pictured left to right are: Blake Anderson, Matthew Flynn, Charles Cornwell IV, Javon Clemmons, and makya Steinert. Not pictured but graduating today are: Trace Brown, Breya Milleson, and Jacob Sosa Other graduates not pictured: Payton Thiessen, Kaleb Webster, Audrey Bailey, Trevor Cooper, Emilee Fincher, Shelby Fry, Elizabeth Montenegro It has been an incredible first year for Ad Astra Academy and we are excited about further growth and opportunities!
The Kansas State Department of Education is once again partnering with many venues and experiences state-wide to give students the opporutunity to stay engaged through experiential learning this summer. See the flyer below for details or visit sunflowersummer.org
Congratulations to Davian Spies, who won the 4A State Boys Tennis Championship this weekend in Winfield! Davian is a freshman! We look forward to watching Davian defend this title for the rest of his high school career. #Bexceptional
Our seniors revisited their elementary schools today and walked the halls one last time! Seniors, we hope more than anything that you look back on your time in Buhler schools with great fondness for the friends you made, teachers who impacted you, and the experiences you had. Now, go be Positive World Changers!
Yesterday our Cru Leaders from all three elementary schools visited the Kansas State Capitol Building together. They toured the building and got to go to the house floor. Thank you, Jason Probst, Kansas Representative from Hutchinson, for hosting our students! Cru Leaders started just this year and they are already making a positive impact on their school and community.
As part of the Affordable Connectivity Program, which is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, there are many internet providers that have lowered high-speed internet costs, resulting in free or very low cost internet options for qualifying families. Large wireless providers like AT&T and Verizon, as well as fiber internet providers that serve many Buhler families like Cox Communications and Ideatek, are on board. View the White House press release below for details on the program, including who qualifies, and links to participating internet providers. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/09/fact-sheet-president-biden-and-vice-president-harris-reduce-high-speed-internet-costs-for-millions-of-americans/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sharpspring&sslid=Mze3NDc3NrQwsDQ2AAA&sseid=MzIxNrI0MTAwNgEA&jobid=158e5e77-2c1a-41c7-9b61-2f394fb14aeb
BOARD VACANCY NOTICE: MEMBER DISTRICT TO FILL VACANCY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2022 of a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 313, Reno County, Kansas, and that such vacancy will be filled by appointment of the Board of Education not sooner than fifteen (15) days following publication of this notice. The appointed member will serve the remainder of the unexpired term in this position. Such vacancy exists by reasons of the resignation of Robin Swanson, who represented board Member District 3-6, Position 6. Applicants must reside in this member district. By order of the Board of Education, Unified School District No. 313, Reno County, Kansas, this 9 day of May, 2022. Interested applicants must complete the application found at www.usd313.org and return to the Clerk of the Board at 406 W. 7th, Buhler, Kansas 67522. The application deadline is 12:00 noon on Monday, June 6, 2022. View district and board member position boundaries here: https://5il.co/1a9sc View and download the application here: https://5il.co/1acsa
Congratulations to the BHS debate team on their 3rd place finish at the state tournament! #Bexceptional