November 13, 2017
This week we are excited to welcome families to our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you to our LMAP PTA for coordinating donations for the teacher meals provided at both campuses during conferences. Conferences are scheduled for the following dates and times.
- Tuesday, November 14 from 4:45p.m. until 8:15p.m.
- Thursday, November 16 from 4:45p.m. until 8:15p.m.
- Friday, November 17 from 4:45p.m. until 8:15p.m. (for Elementary families only; middle school staff have district sponsored professional development)
Additionally, arts residencies are in full swing. We just completed our annual Kindergarten arts residency with Ross Sutter at our November 3rd gathering showcase. Sixth grade students have begun their residency with Wing Young Huie; showcase to premier in December. Fifth grade students are wrapping up the Ballroom Dancing residency. Fifth graders will perform at the December 1st gathering at the upper campus at 10:30a.m. in the auditorium.
Lastly, I want to thank all of our LMAP families for the generous contributions to our Cherrydale Fundraiser sponsored by the LMAP PTA. In case you didn’t get a chance to contribute to the Cherrydale Fundraiser, we are also participating in the annual GIVE to the MAX day on Thursday, November 16. Visit our home page and click on the DONATE link in the upper, right-hand corner. All donations for the GIVE to the MAX event will go towards LMAP arts programming.
We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Dr. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
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From the Principal
It is an honor to be 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 recently completed my dissertation for a Doctor of Education degree at St. Cloud State University on September 19, 2017.
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, Ed.D.