Schools and education

Four BHS musicans chosen to state honor band
March 5, 2014
The sixteen long hours of rehearsals they endured before their performance Sunday in Wichita were enough to make Megann Lawrenz, Kymbry Simmons and Taylor Wallis question their decisions to seek a seat on the state honor band.
Baldwin schools close Monday because of weather
March 2, 2014
Baldwin USD 348 District Superintendent Paul Dorathy has announced schools will be closed Monday because of weather conditions.
Baldwin school district to seek compensation for faulty boiler installation
February 28, 2014
The source of a boiler gas leak that required the one-day closure of the Baldwin school district’s newest school has been found and temporary repairs made. Baldwin Elementary School Primary School, which first opened in August 2011, was forced to close Jan. 24 and its students sent to the Intermediate School because a gas leak set off a carbon monoxide alarm.
Performing Arts Center offers Baldwin City residents shelter during tornadoes
February 27, 2014
With another snow said to be headed this way, it’s easy to forget March 1 marks the beginning of severe weather season in Kansas. Baldwin City residents needing a reminder need only recall two years ago when on Feb. 29 sirens sounded warning of a tornado spotted on the ground west of town.
Baldwin Junior High team hopes to improve lives of autistic students
February 26, 2014
Four Baldwin Junior High School students are awaiting word on whether their entry into a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored contest will earn them a summer trip to Disney World. Should the team earn the trip and go on to win the national contest, the real winners could be young autistic students in central Kansas.
Baldwin school board schedules special meeting
February 25, 2014
The Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education has called a special board meeting for 6:30 p.m., March 6, at the district office, 715 Chapel St.
Baldwin Junior High student wins first place at KU Engineering Expo
February 24, 2014
Paying close attention to the rules won Baldwin High School sixth-grader Anthony Dunn a first-place medal in the gravity car competition Thursday at the Kansas University Engineering Expo.
Baldwin City area students earn academic honors
February 21, 2014
The following Baldwin City area students earned academic honors at their respective colleges for the 2013 fall semester.
Baldwin schools would waste $100,000 if Common Core standards tossed
February 19, 2014
A bill to kill Common Core educational standards in Kansas has Baldwin School Superintendent Paul Dorathy concerned a $100,000 district investment could be lost.
Baldwin City school board may increase $75 transportation fee
February 18, 2014
In anticipation of another summer of grim budget deliberations, the Baldwin school board started consideration Monday on how it might find additional dollars or cut costs. District director of financial operations Cynde Frick told the board that Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal presented last month at the start of the legislative session would provide the district wtih just $30,000 in added state aid for the 2014-2015 school year.
Baldwin High School AP art students showing at Lumberyard
February 17, 2014
Sophia Brich admitted last Thursday a colored-pencil drawing that she was finishing, with left side of her face juxtaposed with the right side of Michael Jackson’s face, told something about her. “I have a slight obsession,” she said of the late pop superstar.
Face to Face: Baldwin High School activities director Gary Stevanus
February 13, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin High School activities director and trainer Gary Stevanus.
Baldwin High School edges rival in fundraising campaign
February 12, 2014
It was announced at last Tuesday’s basketball games between Baldwin and Eudora high schools that BHS students won a fundraising challenge for the American Heart Associaiton between the two schools.
Baldwin school district seeking information of 4 and 5 year olds
February 12, 2014
The Baldwin school district is encouraging all parents or guardians of children who will be 5 years old before Aug. 31, 2014, to contact the district about attending the annual Kindergarten Round Up in May.