Schools and education

Company agrees to address one problem a Baldwin district running track
June 24, 2014
The Baldwin school district is making progress in its effort to correct a problem with the competition running track at Baldwin High School. The outside lane of the running track, which was built as part of the 2008 bond issue, was not installed at the right width. The board was vocal last fall about making progress to resolve the issue.
Baldwin board reviews draft capital outlay plan in advance of budget considerations
June 24, 2014
As has been the recent custom, the Baldwin school board was presented last week with a first draft of the district’s capital outlay plan in advance of July’s 2014-2015 fiscal year budget considerations. The draft that district financial operations director Cynde Frick shared with the board on June 17 broke out budgets of both 7 and 8 mills for the capital outlay fund. The district has the authority to levy up to 8 mills to support capital outlay, but boards in recent years have chosen to set the levy at 7 mills.
IPad use now integral at Baldwin High School
June 18, 2014
IPads have become so important at Baldwin High School that is essential problems are addressed early to maintain teacher enthusiasm for using the devices in the classroom, the Baldwin school board was told Tuesday. Baldwin High School Principal Rob McKim gave the board an update Tuesday the high school’s first year iPad experience. The district handed out newly purchased iPads to 445 high school students last August.
Baldwin school district to start offering online enrollment next month
June 18, 2014
The Baldwin school district and a local technology company plan to start testing a one-of-a-kind online enrollment program this week for a planned July 1 roll out. Mike Bosch, CEO of the Reflective Group, told the Baldwin school board Tuesday that the Baldwin City company and the district would carry out a mock enrollment to fine tune for the districtwide roll out of the online software.
Baldwin City community makes bike camp a successs
June 17, 2014
After a brief rest last Thursday morning in the Baldwin High School gymnasium bleachers, Kaden Studley raced back to his bicycle on the gym floor. As his mother, Gayle Studley of Ottawa, looked on from the bleachers, her son launched himself forward to start circling the gymnasium, sometimes weaving in and out of cones set up on one side of the floor. When he arrived June 9 for the first session of the ICan Shine Bicycle Camp at the high school, Studley didn’t know how to ride a bicycle, his mother said.
Baldwin USD 348 Board agenda for Tuesday
June 16, 2014
Meeting to start at 6:30 p.m. at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center
Baldwin Junior High School spring semester honor roll
June 5, 2014
Baldwin Junior High School spring semester honor roll
2013 BHS grad invited to White House Science Fair
June 3, 2014
Last week, Austin Kraus earned his fifth trip to the nation’s capital from his participation in Baldwin High School’s Real World Design Challenge teams. It was an unexpected trip, considering Kraus graduated in 2013 from Baldwin High School and just completed his freshman year at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, where he is studying mechanical engineering.
Baldwin High School Class of 2014 honors, scholarships
May 27, 2014
The following of honors and scholarship awarded or offered to the BHS Class of 2014
Baldwin fifth-grade teacher shares active imagination through book series
May 27, 2014
The wall above the door to Matt McKune’s Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth-grade classroom is decorated with pennants of teams that exist only in his active imagination. “When I was 8 years old, I created a flip basketball game,” he said. “We played it all the way through college. Those are the teams in the league.”
Retiring Baldwin elementary teacher found professional home in second grade
May 23, 2014
Thursday afternoon, Susan Case was busy packing up personal belongings from her Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center second-grade classroom. With students discharged for the summer that morning, it was a common sight throughout the school, but Case had a little bit more to pack. She is retiring after 39 years of teaching, all in the Baldwin school district.
Baldwin school superintendent recommends district football fields be improved
May 21, 2014
The Baldwin school board agreed Tuesday the two football fields the junior high and high school sub-varsity teams use west of the Baldwin High School are in bad shape and need to be upgraded, but did not agree to allow those teams to play games on the district’s soccer field.
Baldwin school board told other districts share concerns about modern math textbooks
May 21, 2014
Apparently, Baldwin High School math teachers are not alone in their concerns about the less-than-challenging content of contemporary math textbooks.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Kathy Gerstner
May 21, 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’ll meet Kathy Gerstner.