February 10, 2017
Congratulations to our students and staff on a wonderful musical production of Annie, Jr. featured at last Friday’s gathering.
The upper campus gathering will welcome sixth grade students to the stage to showcase their recent artist in residency work with local photographer and author, Wing Yung Huie. The lower campus gathering will feature PBIS (Positive Behaviors, Interventions and Supports—national model) recognition. PBIS recognition celebrates one class from each grade level for working really hard on the behaviors that contribute to a safe and sacred learning community—in the classroom, hallways, recess, and cafeteria. Each classroom will showcase one strategy in an art form that reminds students to be in self control of their words and actions.
As reported in previous newsletter updates, the recruitment season is in full swing. We have had many prospective PreK, Kindergarten and 6th grade families visiting both campuses to learn about the LMAP experience as they finalize their school selections for next school year. Many families commented on the recommendations that they have received by current LMAP families, thank you so much for sharing your experiences with prospective families.
This coming Monday, February 13, we join Saint Paul Public Schools in hosting the National African-American Parent Involvement Day. We welcome all parents to join us for any of the events planned for the day. For more information about the day’s events, please see the flyer included in our LMAP News.
Lastly, as mentioned in our previous update, the BZA hearing for review of the variances for our expansion project will take place on Monday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. at room 330 of the City Hall/Courthouse located at 15 West Kellogg Boulevard. Visit Advocates for LMAP website from our main website to learn more about the BZA Hearing.
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