Thank you to all LMAP families and staff who supported the 4th Annual Family Potluck Event for our first through third graders this past Tuesday, September 27. I also wanted to recognize LMAP parents and U+B Architects for the organized support of the Lower Campus Expansion project at Tuesday’s event and beyond. Remaining Family Potluck Events include the following dates and times:
- Kindergarten night will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:30pm- 7:00pm
- Grades four through five will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 5:30pm- 7:00pm
- Grades six through eight will be Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:30pm- 7:00pm
As many of our returning parents may know, both campuses have been prioritized for facility updates in alignment with the school district’s ten-year facility master plan. Both sites have completed their Final Schematic Designs and are proceeding through the necessary steps to gain approval for the projects to begin in the Spring of 2017. To learn more about how to actively support the facility updates at both campuses you can go to the PTA link on our school website or click on the following link (PTA link).
Fall sports are underway for our middle school students. We have strong participation for this year’s offerings. Congratulations to our volleyball team on their win this week at American Indian Magnet School!
LMAP will be handing out iPads on Thursday, October 13. Middle school students are eligible to take their iPads home as practiced each year of our 1:1 initiative. Students will not be able to use their iPad unless they have completed the User Agreement form that requires parent and student signatures.
As friendly reminder our gathering times have changed at both campuses. The lower campus will move to Friday afternoons at 3:20pm and the upper campus will shift to Friday mornings at 10:30am.
We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
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