School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
A.M. Kdg.: 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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
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It is a new day in Kansas education.
With the input of more than 2,000 Kansans, the Kansas State Board of Education has set a new Vision for Kansas education where “Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.”
Kansans are demanding higher standards in academic skills, as well as employability and citizenship skills, and the need to move away from a “one-size-fits-all” system that relies exclusively on state assessments from No Child Left Behind. This new vision for education calls for a more student-focused system that provides support and resources for individual success and will require everyone to work together to make it a reality.
Kansans have never backed down from a challenge and certainly not where our children are concerned.
With your support, Kansans Can!
Glenwood Ridge Elementary
Home of the Eagles
17550 157th Terrace
Basehor, KS 66007
Principal: Jan Hancock
jhancock AT usd458 DOT org
It's going to be a GREat year - and even better with your assistance! Here's how you can help. Go to the PTO website and find your child's teacher, which is located on the upper left hand side of the page labeled Classroom Sign-Up Links. PLEASE sign up for one slot per class until after September 7th. This will hopefully give everyone a chance to sign up. Additionally, please do not sign up for the same job in multiple classes if it requires simultaneous classroom participation (for example: Signing up for Valentine's games in 2 classes - NO, Signing up for Valentine's Paper Party Supplies in 2 classes - GREat)! We want to give the classrooms the attention they need!
Questions about what each job entails? See the Class Party Responsibilities & Ideas document.
Thanks in advance for any contribution you are able to provide this year!
16th-30th - PTO Fundraiser
5th - School Today; Parent/Teacher Conf. 4-8 p.m.
6th - NO SCHOOL; Parent/Teacher Conf. 1-7 p.m.
7th - NO SCHOOL; Vacation Day
10th - NO SCHOOL; Collaboration Day/Teacher Work
12th - All GRE Student Photo
13th - Individual Picture Retakes
14th - End of 1st Quarter
18th - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
21st - 1st Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
31st - Halloween Parade & Parties KG – 5th Grade @ 2:15 p.m.
8th - Site Council @ 5:30 p.m.; PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
11th - NO SCHOOL; District/Building Inservice/Collaboration Day
17th - 3rd & 4th Grade Vocal Music & Strings Program @ 6:30 p.m.@ BLHS
18th - Mid-Term Reports Available
23rd, 24th, & 25th - NO SCHOOL; Thanksgiving Holiday
28th - Dec. 4th - GRE Book Fair Week
29th - PTO Book Fair Night @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
1st - Winter Band Concert @ BLMS @ 6 p.m.
6th - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
9th - Secret Santa Shoppe (make purchases)
21st - Winter Parties K-5 @ 2:45 p.m.
21st - End of 2nd Quarter
22nd – Jan. 2 - NO SCHOOL; Winter Vacation
3rd - NO SCHOOL; District/Building Inservice/Collaboration Day
4th - NO SCHOOL; Teacher Work day
5th - Classes Resume
13th - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
16th - NO SCHOOL; Martin Luther King Jr.
17th - Site Council @ 5:30 p.m.; PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
31st - Class Pictures & Spring Individual Pictures
3rd - Mid-Term Reports Available
7th - 1st & 2nd Grades Music Program @ 6:30 @ BLHS Auditorium
14th - Valentine’s Day Parties for Grades K-5 @ 2:45 p.m.
16th - STUDENTS DISMISSED @ 12:00; Parent/Teacher Conf.,1-8 p.m.
17th - NO SCHOOL; Vacation Day
20th - NO SCHOOL; District/Building Inservice/Collaboration Day
21st - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
7th - 5th Grade Vocal Music Program @ 6:30 p.m. @ BLMS
9th - Kindergarten Roundup Parent Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
14th - Site Council @ 5:30 p.m.; PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
16th - End of 3rd Quarter
17th - NO SCHOOL; Teacher Work Day/ Collaboration Day
20th-24th - NO SCHOOL; Spring Break
27th-29th - No Regular Kindergarten Classes
27th-29th - Kindergarten Roundup 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
31st - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
4th - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
7th - Spring Fling Bingo, 6-8 p.m.
14th - NO SCHOOL; Vacation Day
17th - NO SCHOOL; District/Building Inservice/Collaboration
21st - Mid-Term Reports Available
24th -Talent Show Rehearsal @ BLHS @ 6:30 p.m.
25th - Talent Show @ BLHS @ 6:30 p.m.
2nd - Site Council @ 5:30 p.m.; PTO meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
4th - Grades 4-5 Spring Band & Strings Concert
9th - Field Day; Rain Date is May 11th
23rd - End of the Year Picnic
26th - STUDENTS DISMISSED @ 12:00; Last Day of School
26th - 4th Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
26th - ½ Day District/Building In-Service in PM
29th - Memorial Day; District Offices Closed
5th - GRE Office Closed for Summer
♦ One of three schools in the State of Kansas to receive the Counseling Program of Excellence Award (2011-12)
♦ Amy Irvin-Greater Kansas City Volleyball Association "Coach of the Year" for class 3A & 4A. (2012)
♦ Recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award (2012, 2013, & 2014)
♦ Recipient of the Kansas Schools of Character Award (2008)
"Growing, Reaching, Excelling, Succeeding"
Growing – helping students to grow daily in their educational
and behavioral endeavor
Reaching – striving to try new things, stretching our minds,
and looking at ideas from a different perspective
Excelling – giving our best effort (as a team) everyday
Succeeding - focusing on how to visualize each child being
Students, staff, parents, and community will work together
to accomplish our mission.
It is important for parents and staff to educate our students on what is expected of them with regards to the USD 458 Technology Use Policy, and what consequences may occur if the policy is not followed.
Please read or share with your student the document below and what it translates to. This includes, but not limited to: student privacy, downloading games, changing backgrounds, and adding programs without permission to district property. Every parent/guardian signs this policy at time of enrollment each year, and students need to have this information in mind when using laptops, i-pads, and computers at school.
Technology Acceptable Use Policy
What is WATCH D.O.G.S.®?
WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement program offered by the National Center for Fathering in which Harbor Heights has enthusiastically adopted. This program focuses on safety and education by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose: (1) to provide an unobtrusive fathering presence, and (2) to provide a positive and active role-model for students at the school. Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles are asked to spend at least one day at their student's school volunteering. They will support the school through monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher's guidance either working one-on-one or in small groups.
Today thousands of school programs world-wide participate in WATCH D.O.G.S.® helping to engage men, inspire children, reduce bullying and enhance the educational environment at school.
Watch D.O.G.S. informational website: http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs
If you would like to become a Watch D.O.G.S dad, grandpa, or uncle at Glenwood Ridge, please contact Andy Roberts at: 913-669-3504
or email:andyroberts75 AT yahoo DOT com