Schools and education

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.
Baldwin City Rainbow Preschool selling tickets for Spring Fling
February 12, 2014
Rainbow Experience Preschool will have its a Spring Fling benefit at 6 p.m. at Enright Gardens.
Baldwin district to have school Friday
February 6, 2014
Baldwin schools will reopen Friday after a three-day shutdown because of this week’s winter storm. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said it a statement that a windchill advisory had not be issued for the area for Friday morning, but it would be cold
Baker president, husband to be honored at this year’s Chocolate Auction
February 3, 2014
Dennis Long had an evening planned Thursday, which included a quick meal at a ballgame with his wife, Baker University President Pat Long. “We’ll have hot dogs at the game in Olathe.”
Obamacare delivers $100,000 bill to Baldwin school district
January 31, 2014
Federal health care reform will require the Baldwin school district to find $100,000 in next year’s budget to provide health insurance to uninsured employees. The added expense will come from the East Central Kansas Cooperative in Education. Patti Bishop, ECKCE director, said the special education cooperative currently doesn’t offer health insurance to the 108 para-professionals who work in the Baldwin, Wellsville and Eudora school districts.
Slice of Ag’ event shows students where food comes from
January 31, 2014
Fourth-graders from throughout Douglas County were treated this week to a slice of pizza, some ice cream and fresh vegetables. But before they could enjoy those treats, they first had to learn where all the ingredients for those foods came from.
Cheerleading transforms Baldwin High School sophomore
January 28, 2014
It’s hard not to notice Baldwin High School cheerleader Spencer Young as he races to his spot on the basketball floor during a timeout. The sophomore’s 5-foot, 10-inch husky frame stands in contrast to the nimble girls who scale up the three tiers of a pyramid or do back flips the length of the court. And it is impossible to overlook he’s the only male on the team.
Questions drive Baldwin City students’ efforts for science fair
January 27, 2014
Questions drive science, and two Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth-graders have solved a vexing one involving Skittles and Starburst. Their science project, which fifth-graders Jewel Marsh and Tavia Crowe will present at the Baldwin district elementary science fair from 6 to 7:30 Thursday at the Primary Center, examines which of the two candies dissolves quicker and why.
Baldwin students to start school two days early this fall
January 22, 2014
The Baldwin school board voted 5-1 on Tuesday to start school two days early next school year to help equalize the fall and spring semesters. The vote comes seven months after the board agreed to shorten the school year by five “student-contact days.” With that decision, schools opened five days later in August for the 2013-2014 school year.
Baldwin High School to treat special needs students to Mardi Gras
January 21, 2014
Baldwin High School senior Sydney Roller doesn’t need a lesson in diversity to reach out to special needs schoolmates.
Baldwin USD 348 agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 21
January 20, 2014
Meeting starts at 6:30 in Primary Center
Baldwin High School class raising money for turtle tagging trip to Gulf
January 20, 2014
Before last spring, Baldwin High School senior Adam Withers had never been on an airplane or seen the ocean, much less considered marine biology as a profession.
Baldwin High School fall semester honor rolls
January 17, 2014
Released Jan. 16
Historic downtown building’s first floor completion prompts multiple moves
January 14, 2014
USD 348 administrative offices to move Thursday, Friday