Hello BIS Families,
Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday we were having our end of the year reward party and excited for summer to begin. We do hope you all had a great summer and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Staff has been working hard the past couple weeks getting everything ready for students to be back. We had a good year last year and we are getting fired up for an even better 2019/2020 school year. We will get students started meeting teachers, classmates and getting the classroom and building expectations. We will then start our MAP assessments the first full week of school. We want to have access to that data as early as possible to help guide our instruction for the students. Our goal is to have Fall MAP testing complete by August 30th.
We do have some new staff in the building and while we were sad to see several staff members move on, we are excited about the new staff we have joining us. Our new staff members include: Shannon Lieburn - (Counselor), Greata Wiebe (5th grade), Michelle Payne - (Instructional Interventionist), Ashley Glass (ESL), Toni Curry (School Psych), Daylon Ingalls (Nurse), Ashley Markley, Nicole Thompson and Jean Welsh (Para Educators), Joy King and Jed Beers (Kitchen Staff).
Our staff and students set the bar high last year with our MAP and Kansas State Assessment scores showing significant growth in our academic areas. We were also able to get students involved in several civic duty projects with their community. While the bar has been set high, we are not going to back down from the challenge of continuing to move forward and push our students to grow. We are excited to have your student back and look forward to working together with you to do what is best for all Basehor-Linwood Students.