Schools and education

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.
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education meeting agenda for July 21
July 14, 2014
Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education agenda for July 21, 2014 Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center Community Room 6:30 p.m
Fundraisers planned for popular Baldwin Junior High School teacher
July 14, 2014
The phrase “life is a journey” is appropriate for a popular Baldwin Junior High School teacher Kathy Johansen. Her life has recently taken a turn on a journey to an unexpected place when she was diagnosed with the debilitating neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Five Baldwin City students make Fort Hays State dean’s honor roll
July 3, 2014
Five Baldwin City area students were among those undergraduate students earning recognition on the Fort Hays State University spring semester dean’s honor roll. To be eligible for the recognition students had to be enrolled in at least 12 hours and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.60.
Superintendent says teacher license change not needed in Baldwin district
July 3, 2014
Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the local district did not need a larger personnel pool, which was apparently the motivation behind a recent change in teacher licensing. Last week, the Kansas Board of Education voted to to allow state school districts to hire individuals as teachers without a teaching degree or certification if they could demonstrate professional experience in the subject matter they would be instructing.
Blood drive today at Baldwin High School
June 30, 2014
Drive started at noon
Baldwin City native among three designated KU distinguished professors
June 27, 2014
Three Kansas University faculty members, representing a broad spectrum of academics, have been named University Distinguished Professors, KU officials announced Thursday. Receiving the title were Joyce Castle, a globally acclaimed opera singer; Rolfe Mandel, an internationally known geoarchaeologist; and Jorge Soberon, a leading ecologist.
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.