Schools and education

KU to honor 91 high school seniors in Douglas County
September 18, 2014
Eleven Baldwin High School students will be among the 91 Douglas County seniors the Kansas University Alumni Association and KU Endowment will honor for their academic achievements at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium.
Baldwin district finds ‘in-town’ transportation fee structure violates state statute; refunds coming
September 18, 2014
After receiving word from Kansas Department of Education officials that the district’s transportation fee structure violated state statute, the Baldwin school district will refund fees wrongly charged some “in-town” students to ride buses to and from school.
Annual Pawz Patrol rewards innovative teacher thinking with annual visit
September 14, 2014
Fourth-grader Chaney Barth knew what it meant Friday when a group of adults with balloons showed up in her Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center classroom. “BrainPOP Jr. and Spelling City,” she said, when a member of the group asked if any of the students knew how absent teacher Danita Price would use the Baldwin Education Foundation Innovation Project Grant.
Baldwin Education Foundation hands out innovative project grants
September 12, 2014
21 grants totaling $13,237 give to Baldwin district teachers
US News & World Report names Baker top regional university
September 10, 2014
As they walked between classes Wednesday on the Baker University campus, freshmen Amanda Love and Rachel Lund were already aware the school had been named the top regional university in the state and the 44th such university in the Midwest. Moreover, the two freshmen said they were aware Baker was on the list last year when they were deciding where they would go to college.
Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center’s garden, orchard popular learning tools
September 10, 2014
Fifth-grader Nina Mozier says she learned basic biology lessons from the seedlings planted last spring in the newly expanded garden at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.
“I learned that when we planted them in spring and watered them, they grew,” she said. “I love picking the corn.”
Face to face: Marilee Valentine Beins
September 9, 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 Marilee Valentine Beins.
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education agenda for Sept. 17
September 8, 2014
In a departure from the board’s regular routine, the meeting will be on a Wednesday and at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center
New teacher returns of her Baldwin Junior High School roots
September 3, 2014
At least Sarah Johnson’s room is new to her as she starts her first year of teaching at Baldwin Junior High School. “I don’t think I had classes in this room,” she said. “We had most of our classes in the other hallway.”
Face to Face: Jill Boyle
September 2, 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 Jill Boyle.
Face to Face: Matt McCune
August 28, 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 Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth-grade teacher Matt McCune.
Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperforms peers statewide on ACT
August 26, 2014
The Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperformed their peers statewide on the ACT test they took last year but couldn’t sustain the lofty established by the Class of 2013.
New Baldwin school nurse adapts quickly
August 25, 2014
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Lisa Pattrick. She was hired Aug. 12 as the district nurse for Baldwin schools. The hiring came right before the start of the school year, forcing Patrick to cram more than a little preparation into what is always a busy time for school district employees.
The Walking School Bus to keep Baldwin City elementary school students active this fall
August 25, 2014
Busloads of elementary students will walk a 1.25 to 1.5 miles to school daily for six weeks this fall. Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center Principal Deb Ewing-Gwin applied and received a $3,100 grant for The Walking School Bus through the PedNet Coalition, a Columbia, Mo., based non-profit promoting “active” transportation methods.
Baldwin school board approves 2014-15 budget with more than 3 mill decrease
August 19, 2014
There was no one in the room Monday to comment on the Baldwin school district’s 2014-15 budget public hearing, but there may be a few cheers around town with news the budget will reduce the district’s property tax levy by 3.16 mills. With the 5-0 vote (board members Chad Christie and Sandy Chapman were absent), the board approved the $20.3 million budget as it was published in The Signal.

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