Today is IT Professionals Day! We are blessed in USD 313 with three exceptional IT professionals. They are friendly, hard working, and knowledgeable. Technology and our network are reliable and it is all thanks to them! Our technology department consists of: Laura Reed - Director of Technology Tadan Reed - Senior IT Technician Eric Pham - IT Technician
2 months ago, Buhler USD 313
IT Professionals day
We really appreciate and benefit from the ongoing community involvement from our local law enforcement! Our kids at Buhler Schools love seeing you around! Thanks for making the effort to greet kids at our different campuses! #Bexceptional
2 months ago, Dr. Paul Erickson
Police
Make note of our upcoming school-based vaccine clinics. See the image below for details. Forms can be found here: https://www.usd313.org/documents/services/health-services/school-based-vaccine-clinic-forms/223331
3 months ago, Buhler USD 313
vaccine clinics
Yesterday we had the privilege of notifying two teachers that they have been nominated for the Kansas Horizon Award. Each year the Kansas State Department of Education recognizes exceptional first years of teaching through this award. To be eligible for the award, teachers must have successfully completed their first year of teaching the year prior and have performed in such a way as to distinguish themselves as outstanding. Nominees for Buhler this year are Mrs. Alexis Comley, 6th-8th grade vocal music and choir teacher at Prairie Hills Middle School, and Ms. Ashley Sides, 6th grade science and STEAM teacher at Prairie Hills Middle School. Both are extremely deserving of this nomination and now will complete the application and essays required to be considered one of the top 32 2nd year teachers in the state. 8 winners from 4 Kansas regions will be announced later this school year. Congratulations and good luck Mrs. Comley and Ms. Sides! #Bexceptional #CommittedtoExcellence
3 months ago, Buhler USD 313
sides and students
Comley and students
sides
comley
With COVID numbers rising in our community, it is a good time to share USD #313 COVID Protocols. Please see the attached pdf for information. As part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, USD #313 is pleased to offer free over the counter COVID tests. These tests are to be completed at home. You may pick up tests at any of our school buildings or central office. Please call ahead and verify they have one on hand and only come in our buildings if you are healthy!
3 months ago, Cindy Couchman
COVID protocols
Congratulations, Mr. Brian Weilert, for your induction into the Kansas Speech Communication Association Hall of Fame! KSCA consists of K-12 educators and coaches, community college and university faculty, theater arts practitioners, and college students in the field of communication. Beginning with the inaugural class of 2006, the KSCA has chosen to recognize past and present members of the association who have been leaders and pioneers in the fields of speech, communication and drama education in the state of Kansas with the Hall of Fame lifetime achievement honor. Members of this elite group are drawn from the ranks of secondary and collegiate level instructors. Mr. Weilert is in his fourth year of teaching and coaching in Buhler. He previously taught and coached in Louisburg, Fort Scott and Fort Scott Community College. Mr. Weilert has also led schools as a middle school and high school principal. We are proud of you and this exceptional honor! #Bexceptional
3 months ago, Paul Erickson
HOF Teacher
Students and teachers in our three elementary buildings use Seesaw to share their learning and communicate with their class community. Parents and guardians, make sure you have joined your child's class on Seesaw so that you stay in the loop! Learn more about Seesaw for families here: https://web.seesaw.me/families #BetterTogether
3 months ago, Buhler USD 313
student using Seesaw
Sights and sounds of learning at the secondary level! #CETE #BHSlearn #Bexceptional
3 months ago, Dr. Paul Erickson
welder
Mr. Cherry serving as a Positive World Changer for our students at Union Valley by painting our basketball courts and adding Four Square! Thank you!!! (Photos courtesy Mrs. Ropp 😀)
3 months ago, Dr. Paul Erickson
four square
three point line and four square
The NEW sidewalk on the north side of Crusader Stadium looks GREAT! Spectators and the community will love this! #Bexceptional
3 months ago, Dr. Paul Erickson
sidewalk
sidewalk
Buhler Families,  The district received word today that the traffic signal that is installed at 30th and Lucille is being removed. I have reached out to City Manager, Gary Meagher, regarding concerns surrounding safety and traffic flow during arrival and dismissal times at Prairie Hills Middle School. He shared that the completed traffic studies were conducted when school was in session. The results do not meet current requirements to have a stoplight at the intersection.  We are working together to find alternative solutions. I am appreciative of the partnership we have with Gary Meagher and the City of Hutchinson. We both want the same outcome-- efficiency of traffic flow and safety of our community.   In the meantime, please be aware of the changes to the intersection starting MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd: *New stop signs will be installed on Lucille at the the intersection of Lucille and 30th. *The traffic light on Lucille will be placed on flashing red. *The traffic light on 30th will be placed on flashing yellow.  *The flashing traffic signals will stay on until Tuesday, August 30th, at which time the lights will be removed.  Please talk to your younger drivers about this change.   For guardians during pick up at PHMS, it is IMPERATIVE that cars do not block the south parking lot exit as buses exit the lot. Please give buses the right of way. We appreciate your patience as we work through new traffic patterns. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler Schools
3 months ago, Cindy Couchman
stoplight
Help is needed caring for our 3 and 4 year olds after school at Union Valley and Plum Creek. This is a crucial service we offer families to have care in place until they are able to get off of work. The job is posted online as "Shining Stars Assistant-Part Time." Please share it with anyone you know who might be interested. Maybe YOU would be the perfect fit for this after school position with the best kids around! Apply Here: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff
3 months ago, Buhler USD 313
child care help needed
Buhler families, Since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, the federal government has supported schools and families with funds to pay for breakfast and lunch for all students. That program has now ended. Meal pricing information is attached. My School Bucks is currently down, but you may add funds to your child's account once it is available, or send money with your child to add to their account. Thank you!
3 months ago, Buhler USD 313
meal pricing
meal pricing fax
The whole Buhler staff family was BACK TO SCHOOL this morning! We had a great morning laughing, learning, and smiling together and we are ready to ELEVATE everything we do here. We recognized Marilyn Bolton as our Friend of Education Award recipient this morning. Marilyn is a long time educator and board of education member for USD 313 and also served USD 308. She exemplifies everything that this award stands for. A well deserved congratulations to you Mrs. Bolton! Special thanks goes out to: The Buhler Singers for their wonderful performance Crosspoint Church for the use of their facility AND providing games, prizes, snacks, and moments of surprise and delight all morning. State Trooper Ben Gardner, for moving us with a timely and inspiring message Thank you to the following businesses for their donations: First National Bank John Webb, Security Benefit Midway Motors Credit Union of America Heartland Credit Union People's Bank Carriage Crossing Chick-Fil-A Hutch We truly do have the pleasure of serving in the best community. Each business and individual who contributed helped create the most joyful and energizing back to school day possible! Flip through the pictures for a glimpse into our day together. #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
Main screen
foyer
trooper ben
name that tune
We welcomed new teachers to our district this week. Each one brings something special to our district and we are excited they chose Buhler! Above all each one carries our core expectations into their classroom: Champions for ALL kids Committed to excellence Better together Directors of hope Take look at what we’ve been up to!
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
new teachers
new teachers
inspired leadership training
new teachers
Mid-Kansas Credit Union is holding their 4th annual school supply drive. See the flier below for details. We are so appreciative of the organizations that support our students and schools through efforts like this! #BetterTogether
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
school supply flier
Online enrollment will CLOSE on Monday, August 8th at NOON. Please make sure you have located the email and snap code for each of your students and are able to enroll by that time. If you have questions please call the district office and ask for Charlene Cooper #BetterTogether
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
Returning Students
Preschool and Kindergarten students start school a little differently from our older students. See the image below for details and be looking for information from your child's teacher regarding pre-assessments.
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
PreK and Kinder start dates
In-person enrollment for new students is tomorrow 7:30 - 5:30 in the school buildings. We are excited to meet you! Find links to paperwork needed and a map of our school boundaries here: https://www.usd313.org/page/enrollment-information-forms Online enrollment for returning students will close on Monday, August 8th at noon.
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
New student enrollment
If your family qualifies for free and reduced lunches this year, you will want to see if you can take advantage of the program outlined below. 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 Ideatek and Cox Communications, 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
4 months ago, Buhler USD 313
free internet available to qualifying families