- We WELCOME YOU... to DISCOVER THE WORLD OF MENTORING!
Formerly known as YouthFriends since 1999, the name has been changed to Basehor-Linwood Mentors in 2013, and our mission is the same. We want to make a difference for all USD 458 students.
Basehor Linwood USD 458 has a unique district mentoring program in which we ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD to work with an adult Mentor, or a Basehor Linwood High School junior or senior "Care Cat". This same program embraces YOU as a Mentor tutoring with children in USD 458 classrooms from preschool to grade 12 throughout any of the USD 458 schools.
We embrace your volunteer service within our schools, and it is with this in mind that we created the safest possible environment for our students. That's why if you would like to volunteer in the classroom, regardless of placement or assignment, you need to complete an application for screening. Volunteers who are in the building solely for classroom parties and one-time opportunities do not need to sign up for Basehor-Linwood Mentors.
Each adult Mentor is carefully screened, complete with background check before training/orientation, placement, and district identification badges assigned. Rescreening occurs every five years of service. Each high school volunteer is a trained member of our "Care Cats". This is an actual class (worth .5 credit per semester) devoted to mentoring as a community service. Volunteer hours can go toward earning National Points of Light certification with the President's Volunteer award, career/community recommendations, commencement honors, and college service requirements. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to serve 4 semesters or 4 blocks over a 2 year service. PLACEMENT occurs only AFTER confirmation with teacher and/or principal. Tutors/mentors are not available over the summer months, but available when school resumes. Returning Mentors and CareCats are placed first upon school resuming in the fall and spring semesters.
For application, or information, please contact Tammy Potts, district coordinator, 913-724-1727 ext. 111 or email tpotts AT usd458 DOT org
Check us out on Facebook, and please LIKE our page: Basehor-Linwood Mentors
BLMS, through high expectations and rigorous academic standards, will work together with the total school community to encourage our students to become lifelong learners motivated to succeed.
The BLMS TEAM is committed to:
- Student learning as our primary focus.
- Working together in collaborative teams to seek and implement research-based instructional strategies for improving student achievement.
- Providing a safe and orderly environment where students are developing socially as well as emotionally.
- Holding everyone responsible for their own actions and successes.
- Presenting creative, challenging, and meaningful curriculum that will prepare students for an everchanging global society.
If you need any document from the school in another language, please contact the school office and we will provide the translation
Si necesita cualquier documento de la escuela en otro idioma, por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina y proporcionaremos la traducción
Basehor-Linwood Middle School
|Home of the Bulldogs
15900 Conley Rd. Principal: Mike Wiley
Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Asst. Principal: Amy Garver
Phone: 913-724-2976 Phone: 913-724-3132
Fax: 913-955-7074 Attendance Line: 913-955-7073
School Hours: 7:50 am - 2:55 pm
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online registration and fee payment for the Basehor-Linwood school district will open on August 1, 2014. Online Registration appears as a link at the top of the Family Access (Skyward) menu/navigation panel. Click here to LOGIN to Skyward Family Access. If you have forgotten your login or password, use the "forgot password/login" link. If you need additional login assistance, please contact our building secretary at 913-724-2976.
2014 Football Season will be starting in a few weeks! All practices will be held at BLMS right after school and will generally run until 4:45 (which is when we would like to have players picked up). Here are some important dates that we should note:
Aug. 4 – Equipment checkout at 5 pm @ BLMS small gym
If you cannot make this date we will hand pads out also Aug. 14 right after school, however, kids will need to be picked up by 4 pm.
Aug. 18 – First day of practice (we will wear helmets and t-shirts and athletic shorts)
Aug. 21 – First day of practice in full pads
More information/schedules/team rules will be handed out once practices start.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
jzlatnik AT usd458 DOT org
Volleyball tryouts will be August 18-20 from 3:00-4:45. Team selection will be on August 20th. Practices will be everyday after school from 3:00-4:45 (4:30 on Fridays) unless otherwise announced. Full game and practice schedule will be given at tryouts. Please make arrangements to have your athlete picked up on time at the end of each practice.
Please make sure your child has a current physical before tryouts begin. Physicals can be turned into the ofﬁce. Come in athletic clothing and knee pads. If you do not have knee pads we can check a pair out to you.
Coach Tiffany Russell
tiffyjack5 AT gmail DOT com
We are all very excited for this season. Please e-mail with any questions.
Go Lady Bulldogs!
Cross country practice will begin on Monday, August 18. Practice will be from 3:00-4:30
after school five days a week. There will be some exceptions to this which will be noted
in a practice schedule athletes will receive as the season gets underway.
PLEASE make sure that you have a current physical on file in the office BEFORE
practice on August 18th. Student CANNOT participate without a physical on file.
Athletes will need to wear running shoes and dress appropriately for running outside
regardless of the weather conditions. It is also recommended that they bring a water
bottle as we often are running some distance from the building and as a general rule do
not come inside for water breaks.
The cross country team meets in the commons area at 3:00 to begin practice as the gyms are being used for volleyball. There are not “tryouts” for cross country. All runners make the team.
We will have 7 cross country meets beginning with the BLHS meet on Thursday, September 4th, and ending with the league meet on Monday, October 13th. Race distances are 1 mile for 7th grade and 2 miles for 8th grade.
If you have any questions, you can email me atrgore AT usd458 DOT org. I am looking forward to another great CC season at BLMS!
For the 2013-2014 school year, iPads will be given to 6th and 7th grade students at BLMS. Upon payment of the $50 insurance fee and the return of the iPad lease agreement, students will be assigned a specific iPad and will be responsible for the iPad for the duration of the school year, at school and at home, per the user agreement. Click on the link below for the iPad lease agreement.
iPad Lease Agreement
The BLMS staff would like to wish you a fun-filled and safe summer!
Our office is closed for the summer and will reopen on August 1st. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our central office at 913-724-1396.
iPad Check-Out for 6-8th Grades
Both parents and students will need to attend the iPad Check-Out Night in order to receive your iPad, create your Apple ID or parent create Apple for students 13 and under. We will be reviewing how to set-up your iPad, review adding Apps to your iPad and then discussing rules of iPads. If you have students in multiple grades, please choose a night to attend with your children.
6th Graders ~ Tuesday, August 5th at 6 pm
7th Graders ~ Wednesday, Aug. 6th at 6 pm
8th Graders ~ Thursday, Aug. 7th at 6 pm
To view the flyer, click on the link below:
08/04/14 ~ Enrollment: 12 - 8 pm
08/04/14 ~ 5:00 pm -Football Equipment Checkout @ BLMS gym
08/13/14 ~ First Day of School: K - 5, 6 and 9
08/14/14 ~ First Day of School: 7 - 8 and 10 - 12
08/18/14 ~ Volleyball tryouts
08/18/14 ~ First day of football & cross country practice
08/20/14 ~ 6:00 pm: BLMS Open House
09/01/14 ~ No School ~ Holiday
Click the Peachjar button to view all flyers for Basehor-Linwood Middle School.
Basehor Linwood Middle School does not tolerate Bullying. Please report to an administrator or counselor if there is evidence of bullying. Below is the definition of bullying and a hotline that a person may call for help.
Bullying (KSA 72-6407)
Bullying means: (A) Any intentional gesture or any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act or threat that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that creates an intimidating, threatening or abusive educational environment for a student or staff member that a reasonable person, under the circumstances, knows or should know will have the effect of:
i. Harming a student or staff member, whether physically or mentally;
ii. Damaging a studentʼs or staff memberʼs property;
iii. Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of harm to the student or staff member; or
iv. Placing a student or staff member in reasonable fear of damage to the studentʼs or staff memberʼs property