Schools and education

United Way of Douglas County shifts goals for 2015 campaign
September 15, 2015
United Way of Douglas County is taking a fresh approach this year for its annual fall campaign. Colleen Gregoire, United Way of Douglas County vice president and campaign manager, said instead of shooting for a particular dollar goal, the goal of the 2015 campaign, which kicked off Sept. 2, was to increase donors and volunteerism. Locally, the goal is to increase the number of Baldwin City’s donors by 25 percent from 136 contributors to 170.
Pawz Patrol makes rounds of Baldwin schools to reward creative teachers
September 15, 2015
Students in first-year Baldwin High School teacher Andrew Ising’s biology I and college biology classes got word Monday their studies are going to get more interesting.
Greenbush mobile science lab makes first-ever outing at Baldwin City school
September 15, 2015
The message on scientific inquiry she shared with second-graders in Stephanie Ramirez’s classroom Monday at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center had special meaning to Sharon Bertolio.
Baldwin City’s Orchard Lane completing renovation of apartment building
September 8, 2015
Orchard Lane’s oldest apartment building is brighter, more accessible and, most importantly, safer after $500,000 worth of renovations just now wrapping up.
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.