LANSING SPECIAL EDUCATION

School of New Beginnings

 

All Placement Decisions Occur Through Neighborhood Schools

Direct Enrollment Not Available

 

210 E. Mary Street

Lansing, KS 66043

Phone: 913-682-4594

Fax: 913-680-1514

 

Staff 2014-2015

Coordinator: Dr. Sandy VanCise, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Administrative Assistant: Karen Laurence, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Autism Consultant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Worker: Sharon Hudson

School Psychologist K-8: Jake Hanson

School Psychologist 9-12: Christopher Cezar

Nurse: Rita Green

Teacher and Para Educator Staff Directory

Please See District Level Staff Contact Page for Additional Service Providers

 

 

School of New Beginnings Lunch & Breakfast Menu Link

 

 

About School of New Beginnings

Our Mission

To build a brighter future for students by providing positive learning experiences while meeting individual needs in a safe and caring environment to ensure that all students become responsible and productive citizens.

 

Our Vision

All students will experience academic achievement by being proficient in core subject areas by setting high expectations. Students will have mutual respect for each other, staff and community.

 

Goals

  • Positive learning experiences
  • All students proficient in math and reading
  • Increase parental involvement
  • Return students to their home schools
  • Improve facilities
  • Professional learning community
  • Highly qualified staff
  • Transition planning
  • Service learning

 

Our Philosophy

Leavenworth County School of New Beginnings is a day program designed to assist students in becoming accountable for their own personal actions and choices by providing:

  • clear expectations
  • limits
  • appropriate logical consequences
  • support for positive behavioral change-BIST
  • small student to staff ratio
  • motivation system to teach appropriate social skills
  • appropriate accommodations
  • success
  • a therapeutic environment

 

Curriculum and Instruction

The current curriculum used at New Beginnings includes Direct Instruction for Reading, Language Arts and Math. This program engages all learners and before proceeding to the next lesson, all students must reach mastery at his/her current level.

 

Assessment

All students participate in District and State Assessments provided by their home school.

 

Why is New Beginnings a great place?

  • Dynamic people
  • Low student/teacher ratio
  • Structured Environment
  • Motivation System
  • Social Skills
  • Technology
  • Paraprofessional support
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Active teacher leadership
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • Transition services