Board of Education Intent to Pursue Bond in the upcoming fall election
During D38's February monthly board meeting, the board made a resolution stating their intent to pursue a bond in the 2019 November Election. The Board recognizes the urgent need to address current enrollment and future growth, which prompted the decision to pursue a cost-effective bond to build a single elementary school. If the bond passes, D38 will then convert Bear Creek Elementary School back to Creekside Middle School using district reserve funds.
The Board understands the community rejected a bond for many reasons, which have been taken into account. The Board will ensure clear and specific bond language stating the bond funds will be spent only on a single new school; any additional costs will be paid for by D38.
D38 wants your opinion
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is hosting a second Thoughtexchange event.
Our first event in December provided us with significant information. (You may access the complete results at https://www.lewispalmer.org/thoughtexchange.) One of the main themes we heard was that we have a trust issue. Now, we want your feedback regarding how we can address this issue.
More information about how to participate is available in this flyer.
Second Annual Aliorum De Award
The Lewis-Palmer School District Special Education Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Aliorum De Award. The award recognizes the dedication and commitment of an individual who has touched the life of an LPSD student with a disability. Any LPSD employee, community member, or student is eligible to receive the award.
Award recipients are nominated based on the fact that their devotion to a student with a disability has improved that student's life. You may submit your nominations online, or by paper. Please contact Tamara McKee at 719-785-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper form.
The Awards Ceremony and Reception is scheduled for April 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Superintendent Karen Brofft is retiring; therefore, LPSD will be hiring a new superintendent. LPSD wants input from parents and community members regarding our new superintendent.
Feedback CASB gathered
Monday, January 14, 2019 - Superintendent Position Posted
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. - Community Input
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Posting Closes
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Board Screens Applications in Executive Session
Monday, March 4, 2019 - Board Announces Finalists
Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Superintendent Interviews staff
Friday, March 15, 2019 – Superintendent Interviews with Board
Monday, March 18, 2019 – Board Announces Superintendent
LPSD Hall of Fame now accepting nominations
The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations from the community for inductees to the 2019 Hall of Fame. Anyone may nominate a person who has made significant, ongoing contributions to the excellence of LPSD schools. The award seeks to honor retired staff, volunteers, elected officials, and community members. Nomination forms can be found under the Community tab on the district website.
The deadline is April 19, 2019.
LPSD SCAM Alert
Recently, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 became aware that a company called either Endzone Athletics, Sports Media Advertising, or Touchdown Sports was representing itself as a fundraising organization working with our schools. None of these companies are associated with LPSD in any way.
If you get calls or requests regarding supporting an LPSD school, please call the school to confirm that the organization is actually working with the school. If you are interested in supporting our schools, please contact each school directly.
Please share this information.
LPSD Ranked Third Best School District in Colorado
Among the Best School Districts in Colorado of 2019, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 was ranked third in a list of 25 districts, as reported by the Denver Business Journal. The Denver Business Journal reported this information based on comprehensive research done by Niche.
Some of the factors and methodology used in compiling this list included academics, teachers, culture and diversity, parent/student surveys, health and safety, sports, and more.
The 2019 Best School Districts ranking is based on analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with college data, test scores, and ratings from Niche users.
LPSD Tied for Region's Highest Graduation Rate
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is one of two districts with the highest graduation rate in the region, according to the Colorado Department of Education. This year's percentage increased to 95.5, a jump from last year's 95.4 percent.
Lewis-Palmer and Palmer Ridge high schools were also in the top three schools with the highest graduation rates in the Pikes Peak Region, as reported by the Gazette. Graduation rates have increased to 80.7 percent statewide, according to the CDE.
Lewis-Palmer District 38 tied with Calhan RJ-1 for highest graduation rate in the region.
- Prairie Winds Elementary
- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School
This John Irwin award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. More information is available in Schoolview. More information regarding LPSD and other Colorado districts' data is available through the CDE's online resource District Dashboard. The District Dashboard provides district and school level trend data in a variety of visual formats (graphs and charts) so that users can more easily see patterns.
LPSD Employment Opportunities
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is looking for quality individuals to support immediate job openings for the following positions. More flexible, substitute positions are also available.
Food Service Workers,
Join a great team and support students. Work schedules align with your children's school calendar and open positions offer competitive wages and benefits. More information is available on LPSD's Personnel Services page. To apply for a specific position, visit LPSD's Job Listings.
LPSD Receives Financial Recognition
Early in May 2018, Lewis-Palmer School District received notification that the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International awarded the district with ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended 2017. According to ASBO, "This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting."
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. More information is available in Moody's Report.
PTO's Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
Tell them you are with Kilmer Elementary and 20% of the sales will go back to the PTO.
When: Monday, March 11, 2019
Where: Chick-Fil-A on Northgate
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
Kindergarten Informational Night (Parents Only)
When: Tuesday, January15, 2019
Where: Kilmer Library
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Mr. Francis will talk with parents in the library starting at 5:00 pm. Families will also be able to tour the school, meet the Kindergarten teachers, and ask questions regarding Kindergarten.
Enrollment opens for the 2019-2020 school year, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:00 am. Enrollment is online at https://
For questions, call 719-488-4700.
Why We Teach
At Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, we are dedicated to educating all students, honoring their individual growth, monitoring their achievements, and celebrating their successes. We set the foundation for lifelong learning, character development and the desire to achieve. We value the relationships with our school community and embrace a partnership of learning. It is our goal to create a trusting and safe environment where parents are proud to send their children and students are excited to attend.
- Drew Francis, Principal
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
Class Time: 8:50 (first bell); 8:55 (second bell) to 3:50
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.