Schools and education

Baldwin HIgh School sees decline in ACT test scores
August 31, 2015
In a reversal of a longtime trend, Baldwin High School Class of 2015 seniors scored below their peers statewide on the ACT college entrance exam. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the district witnessed a “significant drop” on the ACT. The BHS Class of 2015’s composite average score on the test was 21.6 of a possible 36.
Rainbow Experince Preschool offering Baldwin City something new
August 24, 2015
New things happening inside the Rainbow Experience Preschool started with the installation last spring of playground equipment in its back yard. Chelsea Bradbury, Rainbow director, said when the nonprofit preschool began its year last week in conjunction with the start of Baldwin school district’s academic year, it offered an all-day option for the first time.
Baldwin school board agenda for Aug. 17
August 17, 2015
Note: Board meeting starts at 7:45 p.m. rather than the normal 6:30 p.m. The 2015-2016 budget hearing is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Baker receive LMH wellnes grant
August 5, 2015
Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center and Baker University have each received a $1,250 LMH Summer Spray 5K Community Wellness Grant. Funded by proceeds from the 2014 LMH Summer Spray 5K Run/Walk Series, these grants complete the three awarded by Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association in the series host communities of Eudora, Tonganoxie and Baldwin City.
Baldwin district new hires launch careers
August 5, 2015
For the nine teacher new hires to the Baldwin district, the school year started Monday. The district had its two-day new teacher orientation Monday and Tuesday for seven new district faculty members and two new teachers with the East Central Kansas Cooperative of Education.
Baldwin school district’s proposed 2015-2016 proposed budget maintains current mill levy
August 4, 2015
The Baldwin school district agreed Monday to publish a proposed 2015-2016 budget that would maintain the district’s current property tax levy of 65.704 mills.
Baldwin school board approves publication of proposed 2015-16 budget that maintain current mill levy
August 3, 2015
City Council approves 2016 budget
State funding decisions put pressure on Baldwin district to increase property taxes
July 28, 2015
If Baldwin school district taxpayers want a hint of how Monday’s Baldwin school board budget discussion may go, they need look no further than the school district to the north.
Baldwin school district to consider budget Aug. 3
July 27, 2015
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the district office, 715 Chapel St.
Baldwin City Council approves contract to construct trail to BESIC
July 21, 2015
The Baldwin City Council awarded Monday a contract to Killough Construction of Ottawa to construct a mixed-use trail from 11th Street to existing sidewalk at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.
Baldwin school district having fill-the-bus school supply drive
July 20, 2015
A district bus will be parked from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 20 through July 24 at Kansas State Bank.
Baldwin school district hoping 90 percent of students are enrolled online in July
July 14, 2015
Baldwin school district parents and guardians are encouraged to enroll students this month via the district’s upgraded online enrollment program, which became functional Monday.
Mission accomplished for Baldwin City bike camp
June 30, 2015
As she was explaining her reasons Friday for volunteering for last week’s ICan Shine bike camp at Baldwin High School, Laura McCall suddenly noticed young campers engaged in something she would not have thought impossible four days earlier. “Look, they’re racing,” she said, pointing at two campers vying for inside position as they raced around a practice track set up on a Baldwin High School parking lot. “On Monday, they didn’t even know how to ride. To see how far they’ve come is amazing.”
Baldwin school district partnering with Greenbush in virtual program
June 23, 2015
The Baldwin school district is rebooting its little-used virtual school program with the hopes of attracting more students.
Baldwin school board approves raises for classified staff, adminstrators
June 16, 2015
With the long Kansas legislative session concluded with no additional cuts to the state’s school districts, the Baldwin school district on Monday offered raises to its employees.