- 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: Amy Garver
Basehor, KS 66007 Asst. Principal: Garold Baker
Phone: 913-724-2976 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
BLMS Football 2016 Information
Parents and Players,
The first practice of the season will be on the first day of school, August 17th. Practice will run from 3:20 until 5pm daily, except on game days (Tuesday) and Friday. On Friday’s, practice will go from 3:20 until 4:30pm. Please make sure to have kids picked up within 20 minutes after the completion of practice. This football season there will be no tryouts or cuts. Everyone who makes the commitment to come to practice daily and work hard will be rewarded with the opportunity to be a part of the team. Students will be required to be at practice unless parental contact has been made to one of the coaches. Students must be present at school on game days before 11 AM or have prior Administers approval if absent. High standards will be set and students will have grades checked weekly to ensure their job in the classroom is being taken care of.
Football is a contact sport and as with all sports there is the possibility of injury. This year the the district will no longer be providing supplemental insurance for students. You can refer to www.studentinsurance-kk.com for an affordable option. To be able to participate in practice on the first day of school, students MUST have a current physical on file. This can be turned into the office. KSHSAA rules state there is an acclimation period for athletes to become accustomed to the heat. The first day of practice will only be t-shirts and shorts. Helmets will be handed out after the first day of practice, and we will be in helmets on the second day. Shoulder pads will be handed out on the second day after practice. The third day will be helmets and shoulder pads, with pants and pant pads being handed out after practice on the third day. Please be aware that handing out equipment may take longer than 20 minutes after practice. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Coach Cody Holland
cholland AT usd458 DOT org
Parents and Players,
Volleyball tryouts will be August 15-17 from 3:00-4:45. Team selection will be on August 17th. 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. The district is no longer providing supplemental insurance for students. Parents may refer to the following website for a affordable option". www.studentinsurance-kk.com. Come in athletic clothing and knee pads. If you do not have knee pads we can check a pair out to you.
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 15. 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. Students 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. Race distances are 1 mile for 7th grade and 2 miles for 8th grade.
Please note that the district is no longer providing supplemental insurance for students. You may refer to the following website for an affordable option. www.studentinsurance-kk.com
If you have any questions, you can email Ruth Gore at rgore AT usd458 DOT org.
Online registration and fee management for the 2016-17 school year is set to open Monday, July 18th!
Primary Guardians can register students by going to our website (www.usd458.org) and clicking on Skyward Family Access in the upper right hand corner. If you do not remember your username or password, please click Forgot your Login/Password? for help with recovering your information.
In-building enrollment will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd at each attendance center from 12 - 8 p.m.
Congratulations to all our students who qualified for our Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls. The middle school has two honor rolls. The requirements for Honor Roll at BLMS are as follows: Gold Honor Roll ~ All As; Purple Honor Roll ~ All As and Bs.
BLMS 4th Quarter Honor Roll
BLMS Office is closed for summer vacation. We will return to the office on Monday, August 1st. Please direct any questions to our USD458 District Office at 724-1396. Thanks and have a great summer!!
08/03/16 ~ 12 - 8 pm: Enrollment
08/08/16 ~ 6 pm: BOE meeting
08/08 - 08/10/16 ~ New Staff Orientation
08/11 - 8/12/16 ~ District/Building In-Service
08/15/16 ~ Teacher Workday
08/15/16 ~ 6 - 8 pm: 6th Grade & New Students Back-to-School Night
8/16/16 ~ Teacher Workday
08/16/16 ~ 6 - 8 pm: 7th & 8th Grade Back-to-School Night
08/17/16 ~ 6th Grade and New Student First Day
08/18/16 ~ 7th & 8th Grade First Day
09/05/16 ~ NO SCHOOL/HOLIDAY
09/06/16 ~ NO SCHOOL/In-Service-Collaboration
09/16/16 ~ MidTerms Distributed
What is Take Stock??
A great opportunity to support our children’s education and Basehor-Linwood Middle School! This year we are taking a new approach for fundraising at BLMS. We have heard many parents over the years say that they are exhausted with the amount of items that they are asked to purchase to help with fundraising. Just imagine: no more door to door sales to keep our children safe, no more parents and grandparents buying all the fundraiser items, no more parents taking order forms to work. It's just a one-time donation. If you choose to participate, our TAKE STOCK program will take the place of our all-school cookie dough and magazine sales fundraiser. With this TAKE STOCK campaign, your child will not sell items to family and friends throughout the school year because your One Time Donation of $25 – $50 per family allows 100% of the money collected to go directly back to our school.
What is your money used for??
Donations help to purchase a multitude of items that aren’t included in our BLMS budget. Your donation helps support student admission and transportation costs for field trips, all-school assemblies, no-referral and student of the week parties. Plus, additional items that help beautify our campus, like picnic tables for outdoors and landscaping items.
How can you help??
Our goal is to reach 100% family participation in this year’s TAKE STOCK campaign. Will you help us get 100% family participation for the 2016-17 year? Whether you give $10, $25, $50, or $100, +$100; we’d like to see 100% of our Bulldog Community Take Stock in our children’s education.
I’m ready to Take Stock in BLMS and our children’s education... now what?
Please fill out the Take Stock 2016-17 form below with your check and return to the BLMS office, or you can also pay your donation online when you pay your enrollment fees.
TAKE STOCK DONATION FORM
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
OPAA! & THE BASEHOR-LINWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT BEGINNING, TUESDAY, SEPT. 2nd WE WILL BE OFFERING A REIMBURSABLE “GRAB & GO” BREAKFAST AT ALL BUILDINGS. Click on the link below to view the flyer.
Grab & Go Breakfast