Save the date for World Read Aloud Day!
There will be a vaccine clinic on January 21st at PHMS. See image for details
Our Mission: We will provide an exceptional, innovative, technology-based education that prepares our students for colleges, careers, and the global community. Our Vision: Students will experience a rigorous program with real-world problem solving that will prepare them for future academic, career, leadership, and service pursuits. Staff will embrace the diversity of our student population and foster a culture of safety, respect, curiosity, and possibilities. Our Philosophy For This Program: Every family has a story. Every child has value. Every student needs a cheerleader. Everyone deserves a clean slate. Enrolling now for Spring 2022!
We are so excited to celebrate our very first two Ad Astra Virtual Academy graduates--both of whom are graduating a semester early! Congratulations, Payton and Kaleb! #Bexceptional #TeamIsibindi
Please help us welcome Crystal Kohls, our new AAVA assistant. We are excited to have her join the Ad Astra family!
Don't forget to save those non-perishable items for our Ad Astra Academy food drives! One will be in Hutchinson on December 14th and the other in McPherson on December 9th.
We are having a district wide spirit month in December. Feel free to print the calendar and join us out there in the community. Encourage your place of employment to join us for Operation JOY! We are so excited to see our staff, students, and community member's festive outfits! #BuhlerJOY
Another vaccine clinic is coming on December 17th at Plum Creek. See below for details!
Buhler is proud to introduce the following framework that was collaboratively developed with our stakeholders. The DNA of a Buhler Graduate is our way of emphasizing timeless character traits and skills with our students that will help them to navigate any obstacle in the future whether it be school, work, life, or relationships. Below you will see a launch video with interviews from our teachers and administrators, as well as a link to the full DNA of a Buhler Graduate document. This document communicates all 10 of our DNA skills and traits and includes just a few ways these are addressed at each age as students grow through our schools. View the launch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol7z0dnsnF0 View the full DNA of a Buhler Graduate document here: https://5il.co/11kpd
This Wednesday, November 3rd, we will be hosting a Flu and COVID clinic in partnership with the Reno County Health Department. This clinic will be at Buhler High School from 1:00-5:00 and is open to all staff, students, and families. No appointment is necessary. See attached graphic for more information. Below are some FAQs you may have: 1. Is it safe to get the flu shot and the COVID shot/booster at the same time? Yes. 2. What COVID booster is being offered? Reno County Health Department will have all three available and you can choose which one you want. 3. Does it matter which COVID Booster you choose? No. You are able to mix and match brands if you prefer or stay with the same one you originally received. 4. What ages can get the shot? Flu Shots are available to all ages. COVID shots are available to ages 12 and up. 5. When will ages 5-11 have a clinic for the COVID shot? We are working on scheduling one with the Reno County Health Department. There will be more information coming later. 6. What do I need to bring? If you are getting the COVID booster, bring your vaccination card (shows dates of previous COVID shot). If you have insurance, bring a copy of your insurance card. 7. I can't make it Wednesday, what are my other options? You can go to any pharmacy and ask for a flu shot or COVID booster. Buhler Schools will be scheduling more clinics later but no specific dates have been set yet. 8. If I have had COVID recently, do I need to wait 90 days to get the Booster? There is no waiting period if they have had Covid, however, sometimes they may react to the vaccination with not feeling well stronger than someone who has not had Covid. 9. I had the monoclonal antibodies (this is an IV for patients diagnosed with COVID), do I need to wait 90 days to get the Booster? Yes. You will need to wait 90 days if treated with monoclonal antibodies from having Covid. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent of Schools
Ad Astra Virtual Academy's November Activity Calendar is out now!
Pumpkin painting, fall scene taping, playdough molding, and cookie sampling = fall fun at Ad Astra Virtual Academy yesterday!
Our district is in need of substitutes in a few areas. We need substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, food service workers, and cares club aides Apply here to be a substitute teacher: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute+Teacher Apply here to be a substitute in another area: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute+-+Classified
Ad Astra Virtual Academy students had the best time yesterday at P&M Pumpkin Ranch!
Join the Buhler Public Library for a Read-a-Thon! See the image for details. #Better Together
Come find us at the Eagle Communications Soar Hire Job Fair today at the Hutchinson Mall!
One of the most wonderful things about our Buhler school community is the support and partnership we have with our families. As educators, we need your help to speak with your students regarding the latest TikTok trend. Last month, our schools had some damage done to bathrooms from the September challenge. Our priority is to keep students and staff safe in all situations and have pride in our school and community. Several of the challenges are criminal and could be prosecuted. Please talk to your student about these and the consequences of participating. We are thankful for our awesome students and families. I have confidence that through proactive communication and support, our staff and students can continue to excel in a safe learning environment. Information on challenges: https://www.distractify.com/p/tiktok-school-challenges-list-2021 Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler Schools
HirePaths, a KSDE partner, is exploring careers in Kansas. Episode 1 takes a look at Cybersecurity Analysts. Computer Science and Cybersecurity are quickly growing careers in Kansas. With Ad Astra Virtual Academy, high school students have the opportunity to take a cybersecurity course, and students as young as 3rd grade can begin work in the STEM 10 pathway, which takes them from Introduction to Coding all the way through App Development during their academic career. https://youtu.be/IepZKern7JA
We are partnering with the Reno County Health Department to offer flu shot clinics in our buildings. See the image for details and download the form that is needed here: https://bit.ly/3ubmD8w #BetterTogether
We are thrilled to share that through a joint partnership with ESSDACK, Ad Astra Virtual Academy students will get to help host author Jason Reynolds in December! https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-056/?loclr=fbloc&fbclid=IwAR13AUmurIWb-4BbQxr0hLeeiVZLcdzKHPRFfdcnz_Xaxd4CvObSmPA7MSg