Schools and education

Face to Face: Matt McCune
August 28, 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 meet Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center fifth-grade teacher Matt McCune.
Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperforms peers statewide on ACT
August 26, 2014
The Baldwin High School Class of 2014 outperformed their peers statewide on the ACT test they took last year but couldn’t sustain the lofty established by the Class of 2013.
New Baldwin school nurse adapts quickly
August 25, 2014
It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for Lisa Pattrick. She was hired Aug. 12 as the district nurse for Baldwin schools. The hiring came right before the start of the school year, forcing Patrick to cram more than a little preparation into what is always a busy time for school district employees.
The Walking School Bus to keep Baldwin City elementary school students active this fall
August 25, 2014
Busloads of elementary students will walk a 1.25 to 1.5 miles to school daily for six weeks this fall. Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center Principal Deb Ewing-Gwin applied and received a $3,100 grant for The Walking School Bus through the PedNet Coalition, a Columbia, Mo., based non-profit promoting “active” transportation methods.
Baldwin school board approves 2014-15 budget with more than 3 mill decrease
August 19, 2014
There was no one in the room Monday to comment on the Baldwin school district’s 2014-15 budget public hearing, but there may be a few cheers around town with news the budget will reduce the district’s property tax levy by 3.16 mills. With the 5-0 vote (board members Chad Christie and Sandy Chapman were absent), the board approved the $20.3 million budget as it was published in The Signal.
Baldwin district hopes to find buyer for old Rhulen house
August 19, 2014
The Baldwin school district is still very motivated to sell the house on the old Rhulen property west of the soccer field if a buyer can be found who is willing to move the house. Superintendent Paul Dorathy said that stipulation seems to be the sticking point. He has shown the one-story wood-frame house on seven or eight occasions and one potential buyer was interested enough to have an inspector check out the house.
Aug. 18 Baldwin board of education agenda
August 11, 2014
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center
Baldwin City community rallies to support former teacher
August 11, 2014
Two things were on Kathy Johansen’s mind Saturday after the final runner crossed the finish line in a 5K fun run in her benefit. Foremost was her gratitude for the community support that brought about 175 particpants to the Saturday morning event at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course.
Give Back the Bucks” walk/run benefit tomorrow
August 8, 2014
There will be a “Give Back the Bucks” running event to benefit Kathy Johansen, who was recently diagnosed with ALS, Saturday at the Baldwin City Golf Course.
Face to Face: Baldwin Junior High School Principal Joe Sample
August 7, 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 meet Baldwin Junior High School Principal Joe Sample.
Baldwin USD 348 traditional enrollment starts Monday
July 29, 2014
Traditional enrollment will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 8, for Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center and Baldwin Junior High School.
Retirement party planned for Ted Zuzzio
July 24, 2014
There will be a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge for Baldwin Junior High School teacher Ted Zuzzio, who taught more than 30 years in the Baldwin district.
Baldwin school district’s online enrollment getting established with patrons
July 22, 2014
About 20 percent of Baldwin school district students have been enrolled for the coming year since the district’s new online option. Superintendent Paul Dorathy told Baldwin school board members Monday that 419 students had been enrolled online since the option became available July 1.
Baldwin school board approves publishing budget with 3.492 mill decrease
July 22, 2014
Thanks to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March, the Baldwin school district will ask less of its taxpayers in the coming fiscal year. At its Monday meeting, the Baldwin school board approved publication of the 2014-2015 budget that would reduce the district’s overall property tax levy by 3.492 mills.