December 6, 2016
Greetings LMAP Families!
Last week we had two outstanding Friday Gatherings showcasing student learning through arts residencies—Flamenco Dancing with First Graders and Ballroom Dancing with Fifth Graders. It was remarkable to observe the discipline, self control and cooperation demonstrated by our performers. Thank you to our first and fifth grade teams for all of the collaboration provided to make these events a success. I look forward to our continued community partnerships with Deborah Elias at the Lower Campus and Dancing Classrooms at the Upper Campus. I couldn’t be prouder!
Additionally, I want to thank all of the LMAP families who supported our annual Give to the Max campaign. We were able to raise over two thousand dollars to support arts residencies across both campuses. I want to also thank LMAP parents for signing the petition in support of our LMAP expansion project. We are hopeful that in the next two months that we will gain final approval on the variances submitted and begin preparing for PHASE I of construction to take place Summer 2017.
The Friday Gathering this week at the upper campus will feature our middle school band concert at 10:30 a.m. Each grade level at the lower campus will sing musical selections around the theme of “Cozy Campfire Songs.”
Lastly, recruitment season is just around the corner. We will host two open house events in January, one at each campus. In addition, we will offer shadowing opportunities and tours to support prospective students in making their final decisions before applications are due. Please join us in making prospective families feel welcome at one of our Open House events by sharing your story.
- Lower campus open house: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Upper campus open house: Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
If you would like to share your story with prospective families, please contact Emily Bugg at the lower campus at (651) 293-6606 or Robin Trierweiler at the upper campus at (651) 293-8690.
I hope to connect with you soon at one of our upcoming events.
Bryan E. Bass
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