Lewis-Palmer Middle School's Online Academy
Lewis-Palmer Middle School's Online Academy aims to provide options for students who desire a nontraditional setting and thus increase access for all learners by providing a digital learning environment.
Online learning readiness self-assessment,
Introductory online learning course,
Weekly monitoring and check-ins with an advisor,
Access to up to 3 online core courses (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies).
The application packet for the LPMS Online Academy is located on pages 9 to 20 in the Online Middle School Handbook. Applications will be due on Monday, August 6. After review, parents will be notified and an orientation for the LPMS Online Academy will be on Wednesday, August 8. More information is available on LPSD's Online Middle School page.
LPSD Reminder: Annual Update in Infinite Campus
School processing events begin the second week of August. Will your student(s) be ready? Currently, 20% of LPSD families have completed the Annual Update in Infinite Campus. If you have not yet completed the Annual Update in Infinite Campus, please do so as soon as possible.
The Annual Update link is now active through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. All returning families and any new K-12 students who enrolled before July 2018 can verify home and mailing addresses, phone numbers for household members, emergency contacts, and email addresses. For enrolled students, the Annual Update allows for secure electronic completion, signatures, and submission of health information, immunization records, technology permissions, and school handbook signatures pages.
Please complete the Annual Update by August 1, 2018 in order to allow enough time for the information to post to Infinite Campus before student processing events.
Only one parent is required to complete the update, and only one update is allowed per student. Other forms, including specialized health forms (asthma care, etc.), will still need to be printed out and submitted to the school.
Please see the Infinite Campus Annual Update Flyer or Accessing the Annual Update Link in Infinite Campus for additional assistance. Thank you for your help with this update which will simplify all back-to-school processes.
2018 Communicator of the Year Award
Lewis-Palmer School District Superintendent Karen Brofft was recently named as the 2018 Communicator of the Year by the Colorado School Public Relations Association (CoSPRA). The Communicator of the Year Award is the most prestigious award of CoSPRA and recognizes the public relations best practices of people and organizations whose work supports Colorado public education. More information about CoSPRA and this award is available on the CoSPRA website. Read the official award letter from Tammy Schiff, President of CoSPRA.
Tri-Lakes Women's Club Grant Awards
During the 2017-2018 grant cycle, Lewis-Palmer School District received approximately $30,000 in grant awards from the Tri-Lakes Women's Club (TLWC). LPSD greatly appreciates our continued partnership with TLWC. Their support for our students and teachers is a tangible example of how strong community involvement helps to make our LPSD schools great. A list of the TLWC-supported initiatives is below and more information about TLWC's grant award process is available on the TLWC's website.
LPSD’s Adapted Physical Education Program,
Specdrums for LPSD Music and Special Education Programs,
Kinesthetic Learning Activities for Bear Creek Preschool,
STEM Development at Palmer Lake Elementary School,
Palmer Lake Elementary School’s Educational Garden,
Kilmer Elementary School’s Innovation Station and Maker Lab,
Remote Projection Devices for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,
Chromebooks to support science curriculum at Lewis-Palmer High School,
Poster Machine for Lewis-Palmer Middle School,
Sources of Strength Program at Lewis-Palmer High School.
GreatSchools College Success Award
Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School received the first-ever College Success Award. Launched by GreatSchools, the College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools that go beyond traditional measures of achievement to ensure that students are both college and career ready. Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School are two of 71 schools in Colorado to be honored with the award. Selection criteria is based on data that reflects how our schools prepare students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. Learn more about the award and selection criteria in the College Success Awards report by GreatSchools.
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."
FREE Medical and Dental Care
The Ronald McDonald Care Unit is starting a new program to bring FREE Mobile Care Units directly to schools in El Paso County. They will be providing dental and medical services to all children under 21 years of age at no cost to the families. The Unit will accept insurance and Medicaid. If Medicaid or private health insurance denies the claim, then Peak Vista Community Health Centers will cover the cost and so there will be no charge families for the services. Parents need to accompany children under the age of 18 to the Unit. More information regarding services and dates are available on the Ronald McDonald Care Unit flyer.
Information Systems Security Update
LPSD actively secures and protects our information systems. In light of recent cybersecurity events involving schools around the nation, we want to remind our families of the deliberate actions LPSD employs to protect student data. More detailed information is available on LPSD's Data Privacy and Security webpage.
Prairie Winds Elementary,Ray E. Kilmer Elementary,Lewis-Palmer High 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 DISH. DISH 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 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.
We will be running on summer hours between June 1st - August 1st and our offices will not be fully staffed. The Main Office will be open June 12th - July 6th between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Main Office: 7:00 to 3:30
Attendance Office: 7:15 to 3:15
Class Time: 7:40 to 2:52
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.