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Dr. J. Kevin Blankenship

Welcome Buder families to the 2023-2024 school year! 

I am proud of how our staff, students, and families worked together to provide the best possible school year ever!  We are ready to begin a new exciting school year!

We are looking forward to seeing each of our students and parents on campus every day!  Parents if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ban Aljaafar our Family Community Specialist. Her email address is  

Buder will  agian focus on the learning and fluency gaps of our students and I am excited to announce that in September, After school tutoring will begin for students who need this support. I know our parents will support the Buder staff to ensure this program is successful and supportive for our students.  In addition, we have modified our schedule to include 3rd, 4th and 5th grade daily interventions to support our students with reading.

As always, if ever have any questions, please contact me, Dr. Blankenship at  (314-285-0925--text preferred) or the school number at (314-352-4343) or via email (

Together we can make the 2023-2024 school year an amazing experience for everyone!

Best regards to everyone!

Dr. Blankenship--Buder Principal