June 19, 2018
I hope this message finds everyone enjoying the summer break. I want to extend a huge thank you to all of our families and staff who went ‘above and beyond’ to ensure that both sites were packed for summer construction during the final month of the school year.
The second week of summer construction is underway. We are observing significant demolition progress in the existing buildings at each campus. The new addition at the lower campus continues to make steady progress toward completion of flooring, installation of numerous items in classrooms, bath rooms, and small group instructional spaces.
Updates on construction will continue to be provided throughout the summer, you can follow the updates on Twitter @BryanEBass.
Summer school spots for second term are still available. Please connect with the S-Term office at (651)744-8020 or visit the S-Term website at spps.org/summer.
As we look ahead to the 2018-2019 school year, you may be wondering about school supply lists. Please visit the following link to locate the supply list for each grade-level.
Lastly, classroom assignments for elementary students will be mailed out in mid-August as final placements are confirmed. Student class schedules for middle schoolers will also be mailed home at that time.
Have a safe and relaxing summer!
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.