Buhler Family~ Thank you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community. We wanted to take a moment to provide an update regarding some ongoing challenges and their impacts due to COVID-19 and its variants. Buhler is currently experiencing a high rate of positive COVID-19 cases in our schools. Our goal is to keep schools open safely. When our staff gets sick and is unable to continue working, the strain on the system can quickly reach a breaking point. Our current numbers can be found on our COVID Dashboard. We have included a new chart showing the daily numbers and absences by building this week. https://sites.google.com/usd313.org/buhlernavigatingnext/covid-surveillance-reports Our substitute teachers/staff do an incredible job of working with our students to ensure that learning continues and that our classrooms are positive, productive, and safe. Likewise, our entire staff works together to ensure that we provide classroom coverage when our demand for substitute teachers exceeds the available supply. Today alone we had 14 uncovered classrooms in our district. Please afford us grace as we work to problem-solve this challenge and know that student safety and student learning are at the forefront of our decision-making in these instances. Often, this results in cancelled bus routes, after school activities, and field trips. We continue to emphasize and practice transmission mitigation strategies throughout the day, which include, but are not limited to, continuous and frequent hand washing, making hand sanitizer available for students and staff, and social distancing as much as possible. Please encourage your student to wear a facemask to help slow the spread of the virus. We anticipate a peak of positive cases coming in the next couple of weeks and are hopeful that it will then begin to decline. There will be additional guidance coming soon for managing the pandemic in public schools. If the new guidance changes our Stay to Learn, Work and Play policy, I will share that information next Friday. We continue to need your help, partnership, and support as we work together during this challenging time: *If your child is not feeling well, is ill, or has symptoms of an illness, please keep him or her at home and let us know of his or her absence. *The symptoms of COVID-19 and its variants are similar to a cold and influenza and can include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, among others. *Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of taste and smell. *Individuals who need medical care or who have questions about symptoms should call their medical provider. Cindy Couchman, Buhler Superintendent
Two weeks left! We are still accepting senior tribute orders. Please use the link below to reserve your student's spot in the tribute section of the yearbook. Purchasing senior tributes is not a requirement. All students will be featured in the yearbook with their school pictures taken by Lifetouch. Payment for tributes can be mailed to Buhler High School 611 N. Main, Buhler KS, 67522 OR sent with your student to the BHS office or to Journalism room 116. See the tribute link for more information. If you have questions, please email BHSjournalism@usd313.org or call Samantha Neill at 620-543-2255. Order link for Senior Tributes: https://tinyurl.com/srtrib2022 Order link for yearbooks: https://tinyurl.com/bhsyb2022
Special thanks to the City of Buhler for working through the night to get the break fixed. School will be in session at Buhler High School starting at 10:10 am.
Two Buhler teachers have been recognized as Kansas Horizon Award recipients. This award is given to teachers in their second year in the profession and recognizes an outstanding first year of teaching. Ms. Katelyn Stoss, K-5 music teacher at Plum Creek Elementary, and Mrs. Nicole Menard, English/Language Arts teacher at Buhler High School both received the news on Monday afternoon. Both teachers completed their first year of teaching in 2021 and were nominated to apply for the award last fall. We are proud of Ms. Stoss and Mrs. Menard, their exceptional first years of teaching, and their continued excellence each day in their classrooms. Please join us in congratulating them if you see them around!
Buhler High School is in need of food service help on the Ala Carte line. View the job description here: https://5il.co/uefa Apply here: https://tinyurl.com/3btmxc6t
Good Morning, Due to dangerous traveling conditions, Buhler Schools USD #313 will NOT be in session on Thursday, January 6th. With the amount of snow we received combined with low wind chills, please be cautious if you do get out. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent
There will be a vaccine clinic on January 21st at PHMS. See image for details
See the image for a message regarding the decision making process for severe weather cancellations or delays.
Buhler High School is looking for a new attendance secretary. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested. Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/buhlerschools/OnlineApp/JobPostings/View.asp?AppliTrackJobId=969
One of the most wonderful things about our Buhler school community is the support and partnership we have with our families. Buhler Schools has become aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely this week on the social media platform TikTok. The post refers to a threat to school safety “for every school in the USA, even elementary,” on Friday, December 17. Currently, we are unaware of any threats about USD #313 schools or students. The post appears to be part of a national TikTok trend and did not originate in our school district. We have heard reports from other districts that the same post is circulating in their schools. While we do not believe the threat to be credible, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking it seriously. Additionally, the district has been in contact with our local law enforcement agencies regarding the post. We may have an increased police presence in our buildings on Friday as an added precaution. This situation serves as a good example of why it is important to avoid sharing posts online that refer to school safety threats. Even if they are not credible threats, they can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for our students, families, and staff. We ask our families to monitor their children’s social media activity and speak with them about proper behavior online. If you become aware of any potential threat posted to social media or anywhere else, please notify your building administrator, law enforcement, or make a Suspicious Activity Report with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at http://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar. You may also anonymously report threats of school violence to the Kansas School Safety Hotline. The number is 877-626-8203. As always, thank you for your partnership as we work to ensure a safe, secure, and exceptional learning environment for our students. Sincerely, Cindy Couchman Superintendent, Buhler Schools
Due to the extreme high wind conditions, we will not be running the late activity route this evening.
Due to the extreme wind conditions, our buses will be reducing speed this afternoon. If your student is a bus rider in the afternoon, they may arrive home a little later than normal.
Have you ordered at 2022 BHS Yearbook? There's still time to do so! Cost for the yearbook is $50 until April 1st. After April 1st, the cost increases to $55. All orders are placed online through jostens.com. ***Order link: https://tinyurl.com/bhsyb2022
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!
MAMMA MIA! You've still got two more chances to see an incredible musical! Join us at the Buhler High School Auditorium Saturday Nov., 13 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for K-12 students. Tickets will also be available at the door or at this website: https://our.show/bhsmamamia/37756
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
Buhler High School Choral Department is proud to present the Tony-nominated musical "MAMMA MIA!" November 11, 13, 14! Music and Stage Direction by Greg Bontrager & Katelyn Stoss with Choreography by Katelyn Stoss and Rock Combo Direction by Rich Toevs. Mamma Mia will be performed at the Buhler High School Auditorium Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for K-12 students and are available by calling BHS at 620-543-2255. Tickets will also be available at the door or at this website: https://our.show/bhsmamamia/37756 Listen to a student produced commercial here: bit.ly/3BPaIiI
Senior Parents and Caregivers can reserve a spot in the 2022 Mangonel for a senior tribute through Nov. 23rd! All orders are online only, and payments can be mailed or delivered to the BHS Office. Questions? Please contact the BHS Journalism Department at email@example.com Link to reserve senior tribute: https://forms.gle/dpJNbwfpjUpf9M1q7 Link to order 2022 Yearbook: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1071090/Buhler-High-School/2022-Yearbook/20210914041645350140/CATALOG_SHOP/
Buhler High students Addison Turner, Camila Hershberger, & Madison Mitchell are hosting a turkey trot on Saturday, November 13th to raise money for SIDS awareness and to donate to a SIDS research foundation. See the flyer for more information. Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzrA88g0jP6IAAoJ9bGmvGgHnpv1C4ADA-1YGU1cvaI9uXgA/viewform When: November 13th, registration opens at 9am and race starts at 10am Where: Meet at Buhler park Price: $25 Participants will receive a shirt and number that comes with entering the event at the registration table on Saturday! Any questions feel free to contact Addie, Cami, Madison or Mrs. Neighbor at the high school.