March 21, 2018
First, thank you to the LMAP PTA for organizing meals for staff during this week’s Parent-Teacher Conferences. On behalf of the LMAP staff, we appreciate your ongoing support and generosity. We hope that elementary parents have taken advantage of the opportunity to complete the Conference Survey to give us feedback on the new arena format for elementary conferences. We value parent input on the experience and want to make sure that we are being responsive to the needs of all families around conferences.
I want to also acknowledge LMAP students for how respectful and cooperative they were during last Wednesday’s National Walkout Day. Students respected the choice that students made whether to walkout or remain in school. Students moved to respective locations orderly and classes resumed promptly after students re-entered the building.
In addition, MCA Testing season continues this week as we have sixth graders completing the reading portion. Next week, the fourth graders will take their turn for the reading portion as well. As a friendly reminder, we encourage students to get a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast to support their stamina in completing the assessment. To learn more about the role and purpose of MCA testing, please check out the following link to the Minnesota Department of Education’s website, Statewide Testing link.
Lastly, next week will be another short week for students as we head into Spring Break on Friday, March 30. Students will return from Spring Break on Monday, April 9, 2018.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!
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.