It’s planting day in the new Ad Astra Academies Garden! 🪴
A reminder that anyone can contact one of our attendance centers or the central office for at-home COVID tests. Please call ahead and send a healthy individual in to pick them up! We are pleased to offer this service to all of our community members and families.
Welcome to the future home of Ad Astra Academies Garden, which will contain native Kansas prairie plants and grasses. 🌱 And make sure you check out our #LFL when you visit! 📚
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!
Welcome back Ad Astra Families!
Get all your Academy and House gear here! All proceeds help fund activities and field trips for our students. https://fancloth.shop/UJPBE
Welcome Back, Ad Astra Families! Mark you calendars for our student orientation night: August 15, 2022, 6:30 P.M. at Buhler High School.
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
Online enrollment is now LIVE for returning students and preschool students who registered in the spring. Families, please check your email for your enrollment link containing all of the necessary information. Contact the district office if you have questions.
Free Back-to-School haircuts!
Prairie Hills Middle School is looking for a main dish cook. Click to apply online! https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=1086 There are other food service positions available online as well. View them here: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Food+Service
Ad Astra Academies are enrolling now for fall 2022, and we want to make your family part of ours! To begin the enrollment process, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/KYQpcKJt1nEZ8ApSA. Or, for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
It’s a great day when you can celebrate seniors finishing high school! Congratulations to our newest Ad Astra graduates: Blake, Matt, Charles, Javon, Makya (pictured), Trace, Jake, and Breya (not pictured). #TeamReveur #TeamIsibindi #TeamAmistad 🎓
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
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
It’s graduation celebration day at the Ad Astra Academy offices. Congratulations, Elizabeth! #TeamAmistad #Bexceptional
Enrolling now for fall!