October 18, 2018
Greetings, LMAP Families!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already MEA break. So many great learning experiences in the first six weeks of school: field trips, arts residencies, gatherings, and many more.
This past week, Kindergarteners showcased their arts-integration learning with Ross Sutter. Ross has been a guest artist with our school for over 20 years. Our kindergarteners learned choreography for the songs they were taught. In addition, they created their own horses as props for one of the performances. Thank you to our Kindergarten and arts team staff members for another fabulous showcase with Ross.
The previous week at the upper campus gathering, we celebrated Unity Day, the national bullying prevention call to action. Students across the grade levels showcased performances featuring skits, dance, slide shows and other arts-infused contributions. Thank you to our entire staff for prioritizing learning that supports a bully-free school community. We recognize this is an ongoing effort that doesn’t end in the month of October. We continue to prioritize community building and fostering deeper levels of respect for differences throughout our learning community and school year.
Lastly, we look forward to hosting our annual all-school carnival next Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus. All members of our school community are welcome to attend. Thank you to our LMAP PTA for sponsoring this awesome event. I’m excited to participate in the booth where staff dodge balls thrown by students. Should be great fun for all!
As always, we 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.