Buhler Families,  The district received word today that the traffic signal that is installed at 30th and Lucille is being removed. I have reached out to City Manager, Gary Meagher, regarding concerns surrounding safety and traffic flow during arrival and dismissal times at Prairie Hills Middle School. He shared that the completed traffic studies were conducted when school was in session. The results do not meet current requirements to have a stoplight at the intersection.  We are working together to find alternative solutions. I am appreciative of the partnership we have with Gary Meagher and the City of Hutchinson. We both want the same outcome-- efficiency of traffic flow and safety of our community.   In the meantime, please be aware of the changes to the intersection starting MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd: *New stop signs will be installed on Lucille at the the intersection of Lucille and 30th. *The traffic light on Lucille will be placed on flashing red. *The traffic light on 30th will be placed on flashing yellow.  *The flashing traffic signals will stay on until Tuesday, August 30th, at which time the lights will be removed.  Please talk to your younger drivers about this change.   For guardians during pick up at PHMS, it is IMPERATIVE that cars do not block the south parking lot exit as buses exit the lot. Please give buses the right of way. We appreciate your patience as we work through new traffic patterns. Cindy Couchman, Superintendent Buhler Schools
6 months ago, Cindy Couchman
stoplight
Buhler families, Since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, the federal government has supported schools and families with funds to pay for breakfast and lunch for all students. That program has now ended. Meal pricing information is attached. My School Bucks is currently down, but you may add funds to your child's account once it is available, or send money with your child to add to their account. Thank you!
6 months ago, Buhler USD 313
meal pricing
meal pricing fax
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
6 months ago, Buhler USD 313
Returning Students
In-person enrollment for new students is tomorrow 7:30 - 5:30 in the school buildings. We are excited to meet you! Find links to paperwork needed and a map of our school boundaries here: https://www.usd313.org/page/enrollment-information-forms Online enrollment for returning students will close on Monday, August 8th at noon.
6 months ago, Buhler USD 313
New student enrollment
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.
6 months ago, Buhler USD 313
enroll now
For changes to meal pricing and FAQ's for the 2022-2023 school year, please see the attachments below. Online enrollment for returning students will open July 25. For new students, in person enrollment will be August 2nd in our buildings.
7 months ago, Cindy Couchman
lunch letter to families
lunch FAQ
School supply lists are available! Stores are stocked and sales have begun! Click here for a folder containing supply lists for each school: https://www.usd313.org/documents/parents%2Fstudents/supply-lists/223574 They now include suggested donations for preschool classes.
7 months ago, Buhler USD 313
school supplies
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
7 months ago, Buhler USD 313
help wanted
Buhler families, our transportation department is working hard to plan bus routes for the upcoming school year. To help them do this we need your help responding to the form linked below telling us EACH of your student's bussing needs this year. Please complete the form for each student as soon as possible. Click here to complete the form. https://forms.gle/t9Hv7zKgEU7Ga1828 We continue to experience a severe shortage of qualified drivers. If you or someone you know is at all interested in helping ease this shortage contact the Transportation Department at 620-543-6829 or the Burkholder Administrative Center at 620-543-2258. Please note: This same information will be requested at enrollment so that it is associated with your student in Power School, but completing this form is needed for planning purposes prior to enrollment. Thank you for your help
7 months ago, Buhler USD 313
bus rider info needed
STEAM Camp wrapped up today! What an exciting two weeks of coding, building, creating, and collaborating we had! See our highlight video for week two below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaTZzP1DAhM
8 months ago, Buhler USD 313
rockets
rockets
steam
bubble
Our first week of STEAM Camp has been full of so much learning and fun! Click the link to watch a highlight video showing just a few of the things we have been up to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y5uK_peoxg&t=1s
8 months ago, Buhler USD 313
steam
steam
steam
steam
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.
8 months ago, Buhler USD 313
summer meals
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
8 months ago, Cindy Couchman
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
8 months ago, Buhler USD 313
team
special olympics basketball menu
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
9 months ago, Buhler USD 313
Sunflower summer
sunflower summer flyer
The STUCO Champion Time Olympics are in full swing! So far this week, students have competed in a rock, paper, & scissors tournament, trivia, basketball knockout, and a relay race. Students have earned points for placing and dressing up in the spirit week theme each day! Don't forget to wear neon tomorrow to earn more points for your team! Students and staff are also currently voting on their favorite team flag! May the best team win!
9 months ago, Courtney Klassen
RELAY
Basketball Knockout
Trivia
Rock Paper Scissors
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
9 months ago, Buhler USD 313
free internet
The 2nd annual PHMS STUCO Champion Time Olympics begin Monday! PHMS students had the opportunity to sign up to complete in an event to earn points for their CT. They can earn additional points for their CT by participating in spirit week each day! May the best "team" win!
9 months ago, Courtney Klassen
Spirit Week
Events
Student council hosted a pencil full to raise money for fire victims. They collected $459 which will be sent to Reno County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to help fire victims in the county. Thanks to all who donated and purchased pencils!
9 months ago, Courtney Klassen
Check for VOAD
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
10 months ago, Buhler USD 313
steam camp