School and education

Basehor, Bonner districts agree: Block grant funding unfair
March 26, 2015
David Howard said that there are so many moving parts to education funding in Kansas right now that it’s hard to make any plans to take action, even if it is almost sure that school districts will have to make budget cuts.
Basehor-Linwood students cover state tourney run with help from community
March 17, 2015
As the community rallied to support the Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball team’s trip to the 4A state championship, they even helped out the BLHS student newspaper.
Basehor-Linwood schools developing smart phone app
March 11, 2015
Members of the Basehor and Linwood communities will be able to keep track happenings in USD 458 beginning later this month with a new app on their Smartphone or iPad.
Basehor-Linwood schools announce kindergarten roundups
March 10, 2015
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 elementary schools have announced their Kindergarten Roundup events for children who will turn 5 years old by Aug. 31.
Basehor-area Legislator seeks Common Core comments
March 10, 2015
In advance of a hearing on the fate of Common Core before the House Education Committee on Wednesday, March 11, committee member Rep. Willie Dove announced via email that he is conducting an informal poll of his constituents on whether they want to see the controversial program continued in the state.
BLHS forensics students earn league medals
March 9, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood High School forensics team competed in its league tournament on Feb. 26.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Jeanette Klamm, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Jeannette Klamm is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Gary Johnson also is running for the seat. The following are Klamm’s responses to The Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Gary Johnson, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Gary Johnson is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Jeanette Klamm is also running for the seat. The following are Johnson’s responses to the Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
PSU honors lists include 4 area students
February 23, 2015
Four area students were included on Pittsburg State University’s fall 2014 honor rolls.
Area students included on fall 2014 KU honor rolls
February 22, 2015
Many area students were among the 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester.
Basehor school board, other officials join opposition to Legislature’s election proposal
Board also discusses implications of education funding reduction
February 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education on Monday joined a growing number of school boards opposing action proposed in the state Legislature.
Basehor student earns KSU Presidential Scholarship
February 10, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School senior Kennedy Bowers was selected as one of three recipients for the Presidential Scholarship at Kansas State University.
Goal surpassed: Basehor museum society gathers 8,010 pairs of shoes in fundraiser
February 4, 2015
It was the end of two years of worrying that something might happen to the 1905 Reuben Basehor Library before it could be preserved for future generations.
Basehor council, school board candidates run unopposed
Voters will decide on USD 458’s Position 3, Linwood council, school bond issue
January 27, 2015
At noon on Tuesday, the ballots for April 7 were finalized — and a number of local candidates will be running unopposed.
Basehor VFW sees record number of scholarship entries
Post’s nominee for teacher award moving on to national competition
January 27, 2015
When Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 announced its annual scholarship competition, it had no idea that they would receive a record 449 entries from Basehor students.

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