February 28, 2018
On February 1, LMAP submitted an application for the Restorative Practices Grant sponsored by SPFT in collaboration with the Saint Paul Public School district. Last Thursday, we were notified that we are one of six schools selected as a finalist. Today, we hosted the Restorative Practices Steering Committee from SPFT to complete a site visit, the final step in the application process. We will learn the final results on Friday. An update on the results along with an overview of the grant will be provided in next week’s message. If you would like a more timely announcement follow LMAP news on Twitter @LMAP_SPPS.
Congratulations to our AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students in grades seven and eight for an insightful presentation at last Friday’s gathering. It was great to learn how AVID is increasing students’ academic skills and college readiness. It was also exciting to see highlights of the recent college visits. AVID is a national recognized college and career readiness system that trains educators in educational practices that are proven to prepare students for high school, college, and career. To learn more about AVID, please visit www.avid.org.
As a friendly reminder, we do not have school for students this Friday, March 2. Elementary teachers will be completing final grades and secondary teachers will be participating in professional development. We will host a Friday Gathering next week, March 9 featuring spotlights from select grades.
Lastly, I look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.
Dr. Bass, Principal
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
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 am grateful to be serving the LMAP school community.
Bryan E. Bass, Ed.D.