Schools and education

Baldwin City Council told new sidewalk to BESIC to be completed by Aug. 1
June 2, 2015
Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell announced Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation has approved the city’s use of right of way along U.S. Highway 56 for a long planned sidewalk extension.
Baldwin board approves contract to upgrade football fields
May 20, 2015
The Baldwin school board approved Tuesday a contract with MDH Turf to upgrade two non-varsity football fields on the Baldwin High School/Baldwin Junior High School campus. MDH will improve the north field used for junior high school games and BHS freshman and junior varsity teams and the one to the south used for practice.
Baldwin school board agenda for Tuesday, May 18
May 18, 2015
Football practice field bids on agenda. Note meeting moved to Tuesday because of BJHS advancement ceremony on Monday night.
Baldwin High School Class of 2015 members told they were ‘strongest’ class ever
May 16, 2015
In her commencement address, Corey Valentine said she could make the customary argument that the Baldwin High School Class of 2015 was the best ever at the school, but opted instead for a different distinction.
Baldwin High School senior to graduate 2 1/2 years after massive stoke
May 11, 2015
At a table Saturday in the family’s rural Baldwin City home, Allison Ogden spoke of the attitude that allowed her daughter Molly to recover from the devastating stroke she suffered on Nov. 5, 2012.
Girls on the Run helps Baldwin City students get fit, improve self-esteem
April 28, 2015
Fourth-grader Maddie Anderson said she’s improved two things from participating in the Girls on the Run program. “I usually run about a mile a day because I’m not the best, but I try,” she said. “When I first started running, I could run about a half mile. I feel better and stronger.”
PAC available for Baldwin City community tornado shelter but users asked to follow rules
April 27, 2015
In the three years since a remote-access system was installed, the public hasn’t had the need to use the Baldwin school district’s Performing Arts Center for shelter from an approaching tornado. “As far as procedures, I don’t believe we’ve ever had to do it,” Superintendent Paul Dorathy said.
Baldwin City native earns nursing degree
April 27, 2015
Sara Jean Stotts received her bachelor’s of science in nursing, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Dec. 12, 2014.
Baldwin Junior High School recognized with two statewide honors
April 23, 2015
Baldwin Junior High School has received two statewide awards recently for good things happening in the building. BJHS Principal Joe Sample said the school was 1 of 15 junior high or middle schools to be named a “High Performing School” by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. BJHS and the other schools will be honored at the KAMSA’s annual luncheon May 1.
Baldwin school board makes needed budget adjustment for next school year
April 21, 2015
On Monday, the Baldwin school board completed adjustments needed for the district to balance its 2015-2016 budget with the state’s new block grant school funding legislation. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the block grant K-12 funding legislation into law last month, which will freeze state funding to school districts at 2014-2015 fiscal year levels.
BHS student among Lawrence Journal-World’s academic all-stars
April 13, 2015
Since 1997, the Lawrence Journal-World has invited principals and counselors from public and private schools in the area to nominate their most industrious soon-to-be-graduating students for the annual Academic All-Star team.
Baldwin district not looking to take cost-saving measurers making headlines elsewhere in state
April 12, 2015
Although it has considered them, the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education apparently won’t take two cost-cutting measurers other state school boards have approved as they deal with the state block grant school funding plan, which will provide no additional state money to help with classroom needs during its two-year duration.
Christie wins another term, three new members elected to Baldwin City Council
April 8, 2015
Baldwin City’s city council, school board elections produced mixed results with an incumbent re-elected to the board and three challengers winning seats on the council over a sitting councilman.
USD 348 at-large board candidate Kelley Bethell-Smith
April 6, 2015
Meet Kelley Bethell-Smith, who is running unopposed for the at-large position on the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education