We at Ad Astra Academies are ecstatic to share that Mrs. Starkweather and Brooks are joining our family to work with our elementary students. Mrs. Starkweather brings a wealth of valuable education experience with her. We can’t wait for you to meet them next week!
Due to road conditions, Buhler USD 313 will start two hours late on Wednesday, January 25th. Please see below for specific building start times and information. All scheduled bus pick up times will be two hours late. For instance, if your scheduled time is 6:45 am, it will now be 8:45 am. 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: BGS 9:50 UV/PCE 10:10 PHMS 9:45 BHS 10:00 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
January is "School Board Appreciation Month!" Last week we delivered Standing Ovation Awards to each of our board members. This feels inadequate to thank them for the long hours they spend guiding our district. Each of them care so much about our students, staff, and our entire community and we are lucky to have them! Top, from left: Monte Cross, Miranda Engelken, Todd Carr Middle, from left: Greg Lackey, Matt McCabe, Tim Lackey Bottom: Laura Meyer Dick Thank you!
Mark your calendar, Ad Astra Families!
The USD 313 school board approved a resolution to move forward with an 8 million dollar bond election for facility enhancements. A public vote for USD 313 patrons will take place in person on April 4th, 2023, with advance voting starting March 27th. This project will include: Ad Astra Academies Learning Space District Leadership and Support Staff Consolidation Indoor Activity Facility Elementary Playground Enhancements This project can be completed without raising the bond and interest mill levy. You can find detailed information, including the recording of our community Zoom meeting on January 11th, on our web page here: https://www.usd313.org/page/raising-the-standard-bond-issue
JOIN US for a Community Zoom on Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:00 pm!! Come learn about the bond resolution that was passed Monday night. You will learn about the scope of the project, what it will cost to complete, the cost to taxpayers, and also learn a little about school financing. We hope by doing a zoom, it will be easier for more people to attend and ask questions. If you can't make this informational meeting, there will be more community zooms and meetings in the future. Click on the link below to join us tomorrow at 7:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89842720730?pwd=bGN6NGVobUZmMUNodWE1NnNpczJ0QT09
Any day is a great day to recognize teachers but today was very special. In a surprise phone call, Kansas Commissioner of Education, Dr. Randy Watson, notified Ashley (Sides) Bunting, 6th grade science teacher, that she was awarded the Horizon Award. The Kansas Horizon Award Program is a regional competition based upon the state’s four U.S. congressional districts. Four elementary classroom teachers and four secondary classroom teachers per region are selected which makes Ashley one of 32 exceptional teachers recognized.
Today was our final day delivering Operation Joy prizes to randomly chosen staff members. Today’s prize was a gift certificate to DJ’s, generously donated by DJ’s! Congratulations to our winning staff members! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
We delivered our final class prizes from Call in to Win today. Remember, our amazing sponsors were: Chick Fil A Hutchinson Papa John’s Hutchinson Pizza Ranch Hutchinson The Mustard Seed in Buhler Holly’s Sweet Treats in Hutchinson Scooter’s Hutchinson Mrs. Couchman Congratulations to our winning classes! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
As we have mentioned so often recently, we absolutely have the very best community support. We have more to share today! Midway Motors in Hutchinson has generously donated $400 worth of $25 Amazon gift cards to allow us to continue our mission of recognizing and celebrating our exceptional staff. Thank you Midway! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
Yesterday we continued Operation Joy by delivering prizes to randomly chosen staff members. The Buhler Education Foundation supports this drawing where we get to shower staff members with a gift! Yesterday's prize was an Echo Dot. Congratulations to our winning staff members! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
Yesterday we continued Operation Joy by delivering prizes to randomly chosen staff members. The Buhler Education Foundation supports this drawing where we get to shower staff members with a gift! Yesterday's prize was a selfie stick. Congratulations to our winning staff members! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
Today we continued Operation Joy by delivering prizes to randomly chosen staff members. The Buhler Education Foundation supports this drawing where we get to shower staff members with a gift! The prize for Monday was a pair of wireless earbuds and today was a cozy blanket. Congratulations to our winning staff members! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
It is easier to teach and learn when you are having fun, so we work hard and play hard in Buhler USD 313. Leading up to Christmas break we really lean into the FUN! On Monday we have a LIVE Call in to Win show. Teachers and students can call in from their classroom phone to try and be the correct number caller and win treats for their class. You can follow along with us live at this link: youtu.be/luwlyY2tEsM See below for our schedule. We will be LIVE 5 minutes prior to the top of the hour until we have a winner. We want to share a special thank you to our sponsors who donate these class prizes. 8:00 PHMS (Donuts) 9:00 Open to all 313 classrooms (Chick Fil A) 10:00 UV (Scooters) 11:00 BGS (class winner will also share with the Alternative Academy) (Holly's Sweet Treats) 12:00 BHS (Pizza Ranch) 1:00 PCE (The Mustard Seed) 2:00 Open to all 313 classroom (Papa John's)
Each month all USD 313 students and staff focus on a core essential skill or character trait. December's word is JOY. Take some time to talk about joy with your students this month! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional
This year we will again celebrate the holidays with 15 days of themed attire. All students and staff are welcome to participate! Feel free to join us at home or your place of work for Operation Joy! See the attached image and get your best holiday socks ready for Thursday. #Bexceptional
Make plans next week to come see Bright Star! This musical was written and produced on Broadway by Steve Martin - banjo musician extraordinaire. Tickets are on sale NOW! Show dates: Thursday, Nov. 10th at 7pm; Saturday, Nov. 12th at 7 pm, and Sunday, Nov. 13th at 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.onthestage.tickets/.../633f0062102df30e4deb07ca You can also call the BHS office at 620-543-2255 to reserve your seats!
If you previously filled out this form to attend "Raising Cooperative Kids," would you please complete it again? We previously were planning for number of attendees and are now asking for names and email addresses to help Mr. Kaufman begin communicating with you. This is NOT required to attend but will help us! Check out this promo video from Mr. Kaufman himself! https://drive.google.com/file/d/17QLv5K_YNgWGOrRe7pgchoo-giD506iI/view?usp=share_link Buhler is hosting "Raising Cooperative Kids" on 6 Monday evenings in November and December. Our own Joe Kaufman, Buhler Grade School Counselor, is a positive discipline certified trainer and will be hosting these sessions. Child care will be offered free at Plum Creek these evenings by excellent Buhler High students. See the flier below for details and sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/2s5dpnz5
Our Ad Astra Alternative Academy students have been working hard, crushing learning goals, and having lots of fun with Mrs. Kohls!
Each month all USD 313 students and staff focus on a core essential skill or character trait. November's word is COURAGE. Take some time to talk about courage with your students this month! #BetterTogether #Bexceptional