November 15, 2018
This week we are hosting Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences at both campuses. Thank you to our LMAP PTA for sponsoring meals for our staff. I want to also acknowledge our LMAP PTA for organizing our winter clothing drive to support LMAP families.
First quarter ended for our middle school students last Friday. Final grades for quarter one should arrive home by Wednesday, November 21st. Elementary report cards are handed out at conferences. If your family is unable to attend one of the conference dates, please contact your student’s teacher to schedule a time to meet and to receive the report card.
There are no Gatherings next week due to the holiday break on November 22nd and 23rd. We will resume Gatherings on Friday, November 30th at both campuses. The 5th Grade Arts Residency featuring ballroom dancing will be performed at 10:20am in the gymnasium at the lower campus and the upper campus performance will take place at 3:00pm in the auditorium.
Lastly, the PTA will be hosting a meeting at the upper campus on Tuesday, November 20th at 6:30pm where we will be discussing the next steps in the community engagement process related to exploring a school name change. This meeting, as well as all of our PTA meetings, are open to all of our families and staff.
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.