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Basehor-Linwood Powerlifting Meet By Leavenworth Powerlifting Club · Updated about 2 years ago. Congrats to our powerlifters on a great meet. set personal bests during the Class 4A state powerlifting meet. March 10 at Clay overall with 14 points, while Basehor-Linwood won the state title with 97 Louisburg suffered a loss to Thomas More Prep in the state semifinals and then. What: Powerlifting Meet @ West Franklin; When: 2/17/, AM – Where: West Franklin High School, E Franklin St, Pomona, KS , USA.
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The Truth Generally Lies Somewhere Between There is an election coming in November that should be of great interest to the audience in which this communication is intended, specifically the upcoming election for the next Governor of Kansas. By now many of you are beginning to see television commercials about education spending. Another election topic we are going to hear more about is overall revenue in Kansas. Both downgrades were due to state income tax cuts that were not matched with offsetting expenditure cuts in the budget.
The Brownback campaign is calling this a tax increase, since those cuts are scheduled to go into effect over the next couple of years. My hope is for everyone to show up and exercise your constitutional duty of casting a ballot on November 4th. Friday, August 22, Hayden's Heroes Good morning!
On Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Garver and I took the Ice Bucket Challenge - but put our own spin on it to make it the icebucketheroes challenge to our bobcatfamily!
Hayden Hand is a 5th grader at Basehor Intermediate School who has been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Hayden's Heroes is a fund that has been created to raise money for Hayden's family to help offset the costs of any travel associated with his treatment among other needs the family will encounter while Hayden undergoes both chemotherapy and radiation, which he began this week.
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In doing this challenge, we're hoping to inspire the entire Basehor-Linwood community to help support this young man and his family - let's show Hayden's family how our "Bobcat Family" supports others during difficult times! View our video on YouTube! We'd love to see your videos, too! Hashtag icebucketheroes and bobcatfamily! Monday, June 30, School Finance The District Office has had an awfully busy summer getting ready for the upcoming school year, ordering supplies, closing out the current budget and working on a budget.
We are also moving our newly formed special education cooperative to the old 6th Grade Center at th and Leavenworth Road. Basehor-Linwood and Tonganoxie have formed a new cooperative and the offices will be located here in Basehor. Our Special Education Director and Coordinator will call this building home, along with three of their support staff. We are extremely pleased to be using the old Basehor High School building again, and believe it will be a great fit for our special education offices.
I would also like to take this opportunity to briefly discuss state revenues and the impact it could have on school districts this year.Tips for Your First Powerlifting Competition
If this trend continues over the next few months, I believe Kansas could be in big trouble. The Governor is still holding out hope for a big turnaround in the Kansas economy, but unfortunately, I am not as optimistic. Now, I know there are some of you that may be doubting this information, so please do your own research and feel free to come by and discuss. A lot of my information comes from Duane Goossen, who was the previous state budget director for 12 years, under three different governors, one Republican and two Democrats.
Goossen currently works for the Kansas Health Institute and oversees research and analysis of state fiscal policy. Please see his latest blog regarding whether or not the FY budget will need to be cut. Elections are always important and obviously the election will be no different. Friday, May 16, The Class oflike many of the classes before them, had numerous accomplishments, both academically and athletically.
Students from this class have also represented Basehor-Linwood in many State competitions this year: Based on their senior exit surveys, their post-secondary intentions are to: In addition, eight graduates have made a commitment of service to the military: These are days of tremendous change in the world and I believe that Basehor-Linwood schools provide a sound education, help students develop the desire to succeed and teach students to grasp the opportunities that arise so that they will be equipped as they forge ahead into our fast-paced world on their own.
For these seniors, their first crucial step toward achieving their lifetime goals has been realized. We are quickly approaching the end of yet another fantastic year here at Basehor-Linwood. That day, Basehor-Linwood High School will also be hosting the regional track meet in which 16 teams will participate! It is quite a production, but I know our staff and students will represent Basehor-Linwood appropriately.
Field events begin at 3 p. Lastly, our Lady Bobcat softball team will be hosting regionals at Field of Dreams beginning this Monday, May 19, playing their first game vs. Congratulations, once again, to the Class of ! Tuesday, April 29, In addition, over 70 BLHS seniors were awarded a scholarship or two! It's sometimes easy to lose sight of our ultimate goal for our students at Basehor-Linwood High School, but events like the Academic Awards Night are a great reminder of that purpose.
If you have never had an opportunity to attend, I would encourage you to do so. It's truly amazing what many of our students have accomplished during their four years at BLHS. We are extremely lucky to have so much community support for our students, as each year, there are more and more scholarships donated by our local Lions Clubs, banks, booster clubs, individual families, etc. We are fortunate to have such a giving community, and our students are the ultimate benefactors.
I would like to remind readers that our BLEF is a c 3 organization, and we are always looking for opportunities to help build it into a long lasting Foundation that benefits our students and teachers alike.
Please click here if you would like to see a complete listing of all scholarships awarded and the recipients.
In three short weeks, this senior Class of will be graduating! I look forward to seeing who our recipient will be, as it is always fun to see the reaction of the student chosen! Wednesday, April 16, The other schools will provide special education services through their local district.
The Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative was formed over 23 years ago when the school districts in the area were much smaller and needed support in providing services to our students. Our current SRO, Sgt.
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Jim Sherley, has accepted a position as Leavenworth County Undersheriff, and for that, we congratulate him! Our new SRO, Sgt. Rob Oliver, will be stepping in next week to replace Sgt.
Our school resource officer program is a collaborative effort by law enforcement officers, administrators, teachers, students, parents and the community to aid in the prevention of crime, drug abuse and violence. To have someone on the scene as an immediate first responder for a health emergency, student fight or any other incidents that might occur, helps contribute to a safe school environment.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Leavenworth County Sheriff's department, recent retiree, Sheriff Zoellner, who helped us implement the school resource officer program last year, and Sheriff Dedeke, who supports continuation of the program, for understanding the importance of a dedicated school resource officer for our district. Friday, January 11, Board of Education Recognition Month January is School Board Recognition Month, which provides us with the opportunity to show our appreciation to the dedicated individuals that voluntarily give us their time and outstanding leadership throughout the year.
Please take time to thank these board members for their willingness to give us their support, guidance and leadership to help make Basehor-Linwood the quality district we are today. For the Bobcat Classic, we are hosting 36 teams from across five states who will be competing today and tomorrow.
Nine of these teams are ranked by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association and four are ranked in out-of-state programs. Monday night the Bobcat Invitational begins with our boys playing at 7: Our girls play their first game of the tourney against Ottawa on Tuesday, January 15 at 6 p. This tournament provides an opportunity to see last year's state champions BLHS and the state runner-up Ottawa - featuring Semi Ojele in action!
Should be some great basketball, so come out and support our Bobcats! See the brackets below for gametimes: Board of Education Voting Districts and Elections Well, we've made it to the Christmas Break and even though the Mayans were amazing mathematicians and astronomers, they weren't very good at predicting the future, thank goodness!
I'd like to remind everyone that we have our local elections coming up on April 2, We will have three board member positions 4, 5 and 6 up for re-election this year and the filing deadline is at noon on Tuesday, January 22, If needed, a primary election will take place on February 26th.
According to the Census, we now have nearly 12, people residing within the boundaries of USD The newly created board member boundaries can be seen on our district website and on the Board of Education page on our website.
Register on the Basehor Community Library website and make plans to bring your friends out from 6: I would also like to take this time to thank all of the parents and community for their continued support of the Basehor-Linwood School District.
I truly believe we have created an outstanding learning environment for our students, which can be backed up by many of our recent accomplishments.
I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this holiday season with their family and friends, and to remember what this special season is truly about. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Friday, December 14, The process of refunding bonds at a lower rate isn't something that a Superintendent or Board of Education can do on a whim. If we had that ability, we potentially could have garnered a greater or lesser amount in savings!
A resolution must first be passed by the Board of Education to allow our bond counsel to 'go to market,' and that requires a Board of Education meeting. A special meeting was called the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to pass the resolution, but then we must have all the necessary paperwork completed and in place before actually selling the bonds, which occurred about 10 business days later.
The original bonds were sold after the bond election and the proceeds were used to build our new middle school, elementary school and remodel many of our existing facilities. Our Board of Education strives to continuously provide the highest levels of academic excellence in state-of-the-art facilities, all while providing savings to taxpayers when the opportunity arises.
If you have any questions about our bonds or this process, please feel free to give me a call. Friday, December 7, Fire, Tornado and Lockdown Drills The State of Kansas requires that we are to practice certain drills during the school day to be prepared for any potential emergency.
We practice the tornado and fire drill with regularity throughout the school year as we strive to keep a safe and healthy environment in our school buildings. At some point this school year, we will also run through a lockdown procedure in each building.
The administration will be talking to our students about lockdown procedures and what to do in case of an emergency.
That includes the fact that no students will be let in or out of the building until the situation has been confirmed safe by local law enforcement.
Because this is a potentially serious situation, we attempt to make drills as real as possible, which means that during the lockdown procedure, there will be no one allowed in or out of the building for the safety of the students, even during a drill. No students will be released to parents until the situation is deemed safe. In addition, in an effort to maintain safe, drug-free schools in the district, the Leavenworth County Canine Unit conducted a search of the properties at Basehor-Linwood High School yesterday and will also conduct a search at BLMS in the near future.
Students remain in a supervised classroom throughout the search and at no time will students be in contact with the dogs. Thank you, parents and guardians, for your cooperation with all of these procedures, and in helping us maintain a safe, drug-free district.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or an administrator at your child's school. Friday, November 30, Winter Weather Procedures I've been on the road quite a bit this week, so unfortunately, you won't see a vlog from me this afternoon. I would like to take the time to remind you about our winter weather procedures, though, as I like to do each year as we enter the winter season. School will not be dismissed because of weather conditions that arise during the school day, if it is feasible for students and staff to remain safely at school.
If a situation should arise and an early dismissal is needed, the School Reach phone notification system will be activated. If adverse weather conditions exist before school begins and we decide to cancel school, I will first tweet the news, so if you have a Twitter account, follow me dlhoward We will put notifications on our District home page www.
You can also check the following TV and radio stations for the school closing announcement: Remember that you are responsible for keeping your first and second notification phone numbers up-to-date in Skyward, so now might be a good time to double check that information.
Please contact your building secretary if you need assistance making those changes. The boys and girls basketball season opens tonight at BLHS vs. Bishop Ward and the wrestling team competes at the Spring Hill Invitational, so please come out and support our athletes!
Friday, October 19, We have a weekend full of post-season play for several of our athletic teams, so I hope you will come out and support our Bobcats! Tomorrow, our cross country team will compete at Wyandotte County Park, with the girls race beginning at We have several runners that have great potential, so take some time to come out and support the cross country team tomorrow morning! Sub-state volleyball also takes place tomorrow. The tournament will be held at Tonganoxie High School and our Bobcats are scheduled to play after the first round of games, probably around 3 p.
Our BLHS marching band continues to compete this Saturday, too, at the Festival of Champions in Warrensburg, Missouri, and boys soccer came out of regular season play last night with a tie against Bonner Springs, bringing their record to Regional seeding meetings will take place tomorrow, so we'll know more next week on regional assignments, but most likely they'll play on Tuesday.
Weather should be great these next few days, so get out and enjoy your weekend! Friday, October 5, MTSS, or Multi-Tier System of Supports, is the method in which schools provide support for each child to be successful, and the tools and processes by which teachers make decisions. MTSS is an evidence-based system that looks at students' individual academic and behavioral needs. Students are frequently progress-monitored three times per year to insure that instructional decision-making strives to empower each student to achieve at their highest potential.
Based upon results of each progress assessment throughout the school year, the level or intensity of instruction each student receives might be adjusted.
The main goal of MTSS is for schools to use all resources in ways that enable every child to be successful. MTSS will help to make sure that every student, in essence, has his or her own individualized educational plan. This will help struggling students continue to obtain the extra support they need, but will also allow students performing above their peers to receive any additional support they should need, as well. We are moving from an old system where intervention was for a select few students that needed help, to a new system where prevention is for all students.
There is a constant design and redesign of services and supports matched to meet the needs of every student, and the District Leadership Team is working hard, along with the Board of Education, administration and staff to be able to execute these MTSS strategies in the school year.