Schools and education

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.
Baldwin City pool to open Saturday with free admission
May 20, 2014
The Baldwin City Municipal Pool will open Saturday with no shortage of lifeguards. It was reported last week a shortage of lifeguards was a problem for the city of Lawrence, but Tammy Michael, who manages the Baldwin City pool for the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, said she had hired 20 lifeguards for the coming season, which was the same number as worked the pool last summer.
Baldwin High School Class of 2014 told to overcome adversity with positive attitudes
May 17, 2014
During Saturday’s Baldwin High School commencement, senior Allison Waymire reminded her classmates of the trip they made together to become the school’s 127th graduating class. Six years ago, a core group of 71 of the 93 graduates joined together from Baldwin, Marion Springs and Vinland elementary schools as seventh-graders at Baldwin Junior High School, she said.
Baldwin USD 348 agenda for May 19
May 12, 2014
Board to meet at 6:30 p.m. at BESPC
Class of 2014 grad says Baldwin High School prepared him for challenges ahead
May 12, 2014
Nick Joslyn will graduate Saturday from Baldwin High School with a list of honors and accomplishments that fill two pages. It’s a list that keeps growing as in recent weeks he has be named a 2014 Kansas Governor’s Scholar as one of the top 1 percent of the state’s 2014 class, a Kansas Honor Scholar and a Lawrence Journal-World and Topeka Capital-Journal academic all-star.
55-year-old veteran to receive master’s degree Saturday from Baker
May 8, 2014
As the state command chief warrant officer for Kansas, Hector Vasquez is a strong advocate for lifelong learning.
Baldwin City student earns Washburn scholarship
May 5, 2014
Washburn University student Kara Protasio, Baldwin City, has been awarded the Zula Bennington Green Scholarship and the Helen Green Memorial Scholarship by the department of mass media.
Face to Face: Baldwin High School Principal Rob McKim
May 5, 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 Rob McKim.
Baldwin district exploring opening soccer fields to football
April 29, 2014
In response to a parent’s request, the Baldwin school district will explore expanding uses of the soccer field north of the high school.