Long-Term Planning - April Community Open Houses
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, Western Demographics, and the LPSD Facilities Planning Committee invite the community to join them at one of the upcoming Community Open Houses on April 10 or 12. Scenarios that address the Tri-Lakes area growth and its impact on schools will be presented. Community feedback is requested.
Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
April 10 - Palmer Ridge High School
April 12- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School
Previous Community Open House Information
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, and Western Demographics hosted community open houses on February 13 and March 14 in order to provide opportunities for the community to hear demographic growth data about the Tri-Lakes area and its impact on Lewis-Palmer School District.
This past spring, Lewis-Palmer School District contracted with RTA Architects to provide long-range facilities planning and consultation services in light of the significant growth in the Tri-Lakes area. RTA recently completed a physical assessment of LPSD buildings and a demographic study. These open houses provided the opportunity for the public to hear these initial findings and provide feedback.
This is the PowerPoint presentation shared at both community open houses.
More information regarding the February 13 presentation is available here.
LPSD Finance Audit Results
Lewis-Palmer School District’s credit rating is again Aa2 which is above the nationwide school district median. Moody’s Investors Service, an independent credit rating agency, judged LPSD’s financial position as very strong exhibiting sound financial management.
Educator Effectiveness Metrics
On February 6 for the first time, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will release a limited number of Educator Effectiveness Metrics that reflect teacher and principal ratings from the 2014-2015 school year. The department will report on only four metrics for teachers and four for principals. The publicly reported metrics will only show how teachers and principals are doing as a group at the school, district, and state level. Once published, the release will be available on CDE’s news release webpage, where you can also link to SchoolView to view state-, district-and school- level Educator Effectiveness Metrics data. Please note: the CDE's reporting of LPSD "not rated" data is incorrect. CDE is addressing this issue.
LPSD continues to be rated as Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado:
The CDE released PRELIMINARY DRAFTS of District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPF) on Tuesday, October 4. This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.
Hello Prospective Band Students and Parents!
As a sixth grade student in the Lewis-Palmer School District, your child will be offered an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and be a part of our award-winning District 38 Band Program. This is an opportunity for self-expression, creativity and achievement that can last a lifetime. Playing a musical instrument introduces students to a world of music and much more! Playing in band is fun, and students enjoy being part of a group.
Did you know participation in band…
Band classes meet every day as part of the regular school schedule. Aside from percussion, no previous musical training is required to do band. Instruction is provided on the following band instruments:
Many factors go into choosing the correct musical instrument for an individual. Due to physical characteristics, one instrument may be more suitable than another. To aid you and your child in the selection of a band instrument, we will have instrument petting zoos for future 6th grade students on:
Students wishing to do band MUST attend one of these nights to ensure they are fitted to a good instrument for them. Families must sign up for a time slot through Sign-Up Genius. Drop-ins can not be accommodated.
To save time, please bring this Band Questionnaire completed with you to the instrument petting zoo night.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!
Tom Chapman, Band Director
LPES, RKES, PWES
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