Schools and education

Baldwin school board tables decision on offer for Vinland school
November 21, 2014
At a special meeting Friday, the Baldwin school board tabled a decision on what is now two offers for the closed Vinland Elementary School. In doing so, the board asked for information at its December meeting on “realistic”uses the district could make of the Vinland building and the cost of purchasing and setting up portable classrooms.
Baldwin High School students to present ‘Guys and Dolls’
November 18, 2014
Unusual circumstances prompted Katherine Cook to select the classic “Guys and Dolls” as this fall’s Baldwin High School musical. “It’s a guys’ show,” said Cook, the musical’s faculty director. “It has lots of great guy parts. Most years, we struggle to get boys out for the musical, but this year we have all these boys who can sing and dance and this has a lot of song-and-dance numbers.”
Baldwin board calls special meeting for Friday to discuss Vinland Elmentary offer
03:00 p.m., November 18, 2014 Updated 02:59 p.m.
The Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education will meet Friday to discuss an offer to buy the closed Vinland Elementary School.
Baldwin High School principal proposes voluntary ACT prep course
November 18, 2014
In a presentation to the school board Monday, Baldwin High School Principal Rob McKim said the best way to improve ACT scores in the district was to enroll more students in the high school’s more challenging courses.
Baldwin school board starts discussion of how to respond to possible state cuts
November 18, 2014
The Baldwin school board took time Monday to start discussion on how the district would respond to a cut in the amount in budgeted state aid for the current school year. Superintendent Paul Dorothy said there remained a lot of uncertainty concerning possible responses to the state’s woeful financial picture and it wasn’t yet known if the state would be forced to reduce funding for K-12 education.
Patron approaches Baldwin school district about buying Vinland Elementary
November 11, 2014
Although there is as yet nothing on the table, the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education has indicated a willingness to listen to what an interested buyer would offer for the closed Vinland Elementary School. Last month, Superintendent Paul Dorathy told the board a district patron had approached him about purchasing the closed school.
Baldwin High School principal asked to bring recommendation for ACT prep class
October 21, 2014
Baldwin High School Principal Rob McKim was instructed Monday to bring back a recommendation to the district school board about how his school should offer an ACT Test preparation class for the 2015-16 academic year.
Baldwin HIgh School students to honor veterans as Friday’s football game
October 14, 2014
If he were a year older, Baldwin High School junior Cody Latham would be among the active duty military and veterans honored at halftime of Friday’s BHS home football game.
2014 Maple Leaf Festival Committee Scholarship winners plan medical careers
October 14, 2014
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will help two Baldwin High School students study for future careers in medicine. This year’s Maple Leaf Festival scholars are BHS seniors Gunther Wehrman and Corey Valentine.
The Walking School Bus gives Baldwin elementary students active start to school day
October 7, 2014
Savion Gislar was in a good mood Monday morning as he briskly walked to school with 11 classmates.
“I like the exercise,” the fourth-grader said. “I like walking with my friends.” A few minutes earlier, Gislar and the other students received instructions from Cheryl Schoenberger on the behavior expected of them during the walk. There was to be no horseplay, they were to listen to her and other adult escorts sporting yellow vests, which included four Baker University student volunteers, and be mindful of traffic.
Baldwin City Lions Club brings high-tech vision screens to local schools
October 1, 2014
As quick as it took him to smile, Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center kindergarten student Andrew Lemon had his vision checked Tuesday at the school.
Busy fall suits new Baker band director
September 30, 2014
Before he ever taught a day at his new job as Baker University director of bands, Frank Perez was already networking with his peers at area high schools.
Face to Face: Ginny Honomichl
September 25, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet retired Baldwin High School teacher and coach Ginny Honomichl
Baldwin district sees small increase in enrollment
September 23, 2014
Baldwin USD 348 had 1,428 students in preschool through high school classrooms on Tuesday, the date the district officially reported its enrollment numbers to the Kansas Department of Education for state per-pupil funding.
Magazine ranks Baldwin High School 2nd on top 25 list of metro area schools
September 23, 2014
Baldwin High School is the second best high school in the Kansas City area, according to a list published in a metropolitan business magazine. In its August 2014 issue, Ingram’s, a Kansas City business magazine, published its annual list of the top 25 high schools in 22 counties in and near the metropolitan area. The list has Baldwin school district second behind Blue Valley of Johnson County on the Kansas side.

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