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
Last call for STEAM Camp applications! If you are planning to enroll your students for STEAM Camp and have not yet done so, please complete the application form below by the end of the day tomorrow, April 14th. bit.ly/buhlersteamcamp22
Last call for STEAM Camp applications! If you are planning to enroll your students for STEAM Camp and have not yet done so, please complete the application form below by the end of the day tomorrow, April 14th.
Parents and family of preschoolers, if you were unable to attend one of our preschool application nights you may apply online using the following link: bit.ly/313preschool2022 To help us with planning for next year, please complete the application by April 29th. Notification of acceptance into one of our preschool classrooms will come on or before May 20th.
Congrats to Tish Petitjean and Lacy Powers for being selected as our Cru Leaders Staff of the Quarter!
Our 2022 Family Engagement Survey is now available. Each year we ask for your feedback to measure how we are doing at involving families in the education of your children. We would greatly appreciate if parents of current USD 313 students would take the time to complete the 15 item survey linked below. Thank you for your time! https://www.districttools.org/buhler2022
Talented, caring, committed educators WANTED at Union Valley Elementary for 2021-2022! We have three different teaching positions OPEN for 2022-2023! Please share this post as well as spread word-of-mouth! LINK to APPLY: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Elementary+School+Teaching
Summer STEAM Camp applications are now open! See the image below for details. Camp is open to students exiting 2nd grade through 7th grade. *We apologize the flyer sent home and given at Cosmosphere family night originally had a QR code that directed to last year's application. It now offers a link that will take you to the correct place.
Spring is in the air and that often means HIRING staff for next year! At Union Valley, we have two classroom teaching positions and a music teacher position open for 2022-2023. Here is the link to apply or share with talented candidates: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/
Tonight we have two amazing opportunities for your family to be entertained and learn together! The Buhler Singers "Motown and Musicals" Variety Show begins at 7:00 at Buhler High School and STEAM Family Night at the Cosmosphere is from 6:30-8:00pm. Come join us!
Good Evening, With the road conditions tonight and the freezing that will take place overnight, Buhler USD 313 will start two hours late on Monday, March 7th. Please see below for specific building start times and information. *With the 2 hour late start, the following will be implemented: *No morning PreK *No breakfasts will be served *Shining Stars will be open 2 hours late *All start times will shift back two hours (elementary 10:00, PHMS 10:20, BHS 10:10) *Bus pick up times will be 2 hours later *High school students will report directly to 1st hour *Middle school students will report directly to 1st hour Many roads are snow packed in spots with a layer of ice under the snow. Please drive with caution and allow plenty of room for the car in front of you. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler USD #313
If you are interested in donating to help Buhler school students, families, or staff members through the Buhler Education Foundation you may also donate online at their PayPal link here: www.paypal.com/paypalme/USD313Foundation Please make sure to add a note when donating that says “Fire Victims” Thank you for your support of our Buhler family!
Good Morning Buhler Crusader Community, As the sun rises this morning, we are all counting our blessings that no lives were lost in the fires yesterday. "Things" can be replaced and that is what we now start work on. Our firefighters - across the state - came together yesterday to make some miracles happen saving lives and many homes. There are quite a few homes and families that have been devastated and have little more than the clothes on their backs. I am working to gather names and numbers of our Buhler students and employees to get a list going of immediate needs. Currently, I know of at least 4 families that have lost everything. Many of you have such generous hearts and are willing and able to help. Here are two safe and reliable ways to donate. Both options below are tax deductible. 1) To donate specifically to help Buhler School students, families, and employees: Write a check to Buhler Education Foundation with "fire victims" in the memo line. That can be mailed or dropped off at our district office: USD 313, 406 W. 7th, Buhler, KS 67522. OR can be dropped off at any First National Bank location. 2) To donate to any fire victim, United Way of Reno County is helping by collecting money at https://www.unitedwayofrenocounty.org/?fbclid=IwAR1EhTHipGS-FQr-r02jo6rrqFCDfv3VEiRoH9xid7dV079JS0Bm5iXkZKQ Another valuable resource is Reno County VOAD (Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster). For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/renocovoad/ As you consider helping financially, please always do your research and make sure the organization or page you donate to is a reliable place to give. Currently, there are 4 families with various ages of students we are aware of who need items. We will get organized quickly today. The easiest way for people to help right now is by donating money to purchase items specific to each student such as school supplies, clothes, toiletries, etc. Soon we will get a list going of other needs that can be dropped off if needed. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler Schools
Buhler Family, Please keep our first responders (and their families) in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to fight the fires to protect our lives and property. I understand we have some families that have lost their homes and have many that have property damage already. As we get confirmation of their needs and how we can help, there will be information on how to contribute posted. If your family has lost a home, please reach out to your school administrator or private message us on our page. We are here to help. We are a Buhler Family and as such, will rally to make sure needs are met. For those coming to support the Buhler boys tonight at 6:00, please avoid Buhler Haven Road and 30th. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler Schools
We are ready to meet our littlest Crusaders! Our first PreK roundup time is this coming Monday, March 7th at Union Valley Preschool application clinics are coming up in March. There will be three Monday evenings available to attend and sign your child up to attend any of our three elementary schools. Feel free to attend a different school's night if the listed time does not work for your attendance center. That information will be shared with the correct school. PreK roundup dates are: Monday, March 7: Union Valley 5:00-7:00 Monday, March 21: Plum Creek 5:00-7:00 Monday, March 28: Buhler Grade 5:00-7:00 Please bring the following documents: A copy of your student’s state issued birth certificate, Immunization Records, Student Health Assessment and Proof of Residency (water, power or gas bill, rental agreement, etc.) View the following link for frequently asked questions regarding our early childhood programs. https://5il.co/157wa
Family STEAM Night is one week from today on March 8th, from 6:30-8:00. See flyer below for information. This is going to be so much fun! Bring the whole family and come learn and play with science and space!
Good afternoon! We're hoping to see plenty of Golden Tickets roll through the office this week as we attack our PTO Spring Fundraiser! Students have the fun goal of $30. We're aiming at $12,000 as a school. Upon making this goal, I will sport a Woody costume and ride a horse around the Union Valley playground. BTW: I've NEVER ridden a horse before and I am genuinely terrified of doing so. I'm hoping the Woody costume sparks some courage! Thanks for supporting our PTO and our spring fundraiser. All funds will support classroom budgets to the tune of $200 per teacher!!! See you tomorrow! ~Dr. Erickson
Good Morning, After reviewing the newest National Weather Service packet released this morning and confirming with the radar, Buhler USD 313 will NOT have school Thursday, February 17th. A decision regarding activities will be made by 11:30 am. Please note that because we are out of extra days, Buhler will have a change in the calendar. There WILL be school on Monday, April 18th, to make up the time. Stay safe and enjoy the snow!! Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler USD 313
Wow! Mrs. Schafer has been recognized as the Brain Balance Teacher of the Month! This announcement was made by Big Al and the Kidd Kraddick crew on 105.3 Monday morning!!! We are proud of you, Mrs. Schafer!!! PS: If anyone can find a link to the sound bite for this announcement, please share with us!!!