February 1, 2016
First, thank you to the LMAP PTA for sponsoring our middle school dance last Thursday. The event was part of our afternoon celebration on the first semester of the school year being completed. In addition to the dance, students were able to choose from a menu of activities. We look forward to building on all of the achievements from first semester throughout the rest of the school year.
This week we host our 21st Annual 4th Grade Opera. The theme for this year’s opera is CREATIVITY. Performances will be taking place at the upper campus auditorium on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30pm and Friday, February 5th at 10:30am and 3:00pm. We look forward to welcoming all of our families and guests to this week’s performances.
Next Monday, February 8th LMAP upper and lower campuses will be joining Saint Paul Public Schools in hosting National African-American Parent Involvement Day. Our event will be taking place at the upper campus Community Room from 9:00am until 11:00am. We will host breakfast from 9:00am until 9:30am. Our event will focus on social and emotional learning for all students. The keynote speaker, Dr. Iris Cornelius of I AM RESOURCES will be presenting on the status of mental health in the African-American community. We will also be sharing examples of the mindfulness residency happening at both campuses. If the times of our event don’t work for you, please feel free to stop by throughout the school day to shadow a class with your student or join him/her for lunch. All parents are welcome to attend the event.
We look forward to connecting with LMAP families at our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
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From the Principal
It is an honor to become a member of this outstanding school community. Linwood Monroe Arts Plus (LMAP) celebrates a rich history of arts-infused education for all learners.
As a long-time educator I have extensive experience in leading schools that embrace the arts. This experience has driven my belief in the power of the arts to transform educational outcomes for all students.
Most recently, I have served as principal of Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in the East Metro Integration District. I have also served as principal of Brooklyn Center Junior/Senior High School, where I was a part of a leadership team that created an arts magnet program. This program twice won Magnet School of Excellence Awards from Magnet Schools of America.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College, a Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree and licensure from the University of Saint Thomas. I expect to complete the dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University this autumn.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Katherine and our two daughters, competing in events and races such as marathons and triathlons, and listening to live music.
I look forward to serving the LMAP school community as your new principal.
Bryan E. Bass