- 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
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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.
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
Middle School students here is your chance to get fit, learn a variety of principles in regards to living a healthy lifestyle, receive 8 evenings of one-on-one training with Basehor-Linwood High School certified strength & conditioning coach to work with speed, agility, and quickness training along with the basics of strength training and overall body development. All you have to do is sign up for one or both sessions of the Middle School Strength and Conditioning Camp.
2 sessions will be offered. The first session will be Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6:15 pm beginning Feb. 24th and ending March 26th with no sessions the week of spring break. Session 2 will be Mondays and Wednesdays from March 31st through April 23rd. Each session is $40. If students wish to attend both sessions they are more than welcome to. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Ross Schwisow at 785-230-2253 or email him atrschwisow AT usd458 DOT org.
Strength & Conditioning Parent Letter
Middle School Camp Flyer
Congratulation to the students who have made the 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls! Click on the link below to view our Honor Roll Students.
2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
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
03/04/14 ~ 7:15 am: FCA
03/05/14 ~ 3 pm: Dr. Who Club
03/05/14 ~ 6:30 pm: Band Concert at BLMS
03/06/14 ~ 7 am: Ambassador Club
03/06/14 ~ 11 am: KVL Choir at Lansing
03/07/14 ~ 3 pm: A Cappella Club
03/10/14 ~ 3 pm: Chess Club
03/10/14 ~ 7 pm: Choir Concert
03/11/14 ~ 7:15 am: FCA
03/11/14 ~ Girls on the Run
03/12/14 ~ First Day of Track Practice
03/12/14 ~ 3 pm: Dr. Who Club
03/12/14 ~ Garden/Science Club
03/12/14 ~ Strings Concert
03/13/14 ~ End of third quarter
03/13/14 ~ 3 pm: Girls on the run
03/13/14 ~ 3 - 5 pm: 6th Grade Social
03/13/14 ~ 6 - 8 pm: 7th/8th Grade Dance
03/14/14 ~ NO SCHOOL/Teacher Collab. Day
03/17/14 - 03/21/14 ~ Spring Break!!
03/24/14 - Classes Resume
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