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  • LPSD Math Curriculum Public Review

    From May 22 – June 5, 2017, the community is invited to review recommended Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus instructional resources and materials. These materials will be available for public review and comment Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 Administration Building, 146 N. Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132.


     

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  • Lewis-Palmer School District Hall of Fame Inductees for 2017

    The Lewis-Palmer School District Hall of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce the inductees into the 2017 Hall of Fame: 

    Ida Liebert, former elementary principal

    Tommie Plank, former classified employee, school board director, community volunteer

    Linda Wilson, former elementary art and second grade teacher

    Mike Cassidy (Legacy Award), former high school counselor, coach, athletic director, assistant principal 

    These people were selected from a sizable number of nominees who made substantial and lasting contributions to District 38.  Please look for detailed information about these inductees in the local media during the next few months. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony and reception on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m., at Lewis-Palmer High School.

    Congratulations to our newest Hall of Fame inductees!


     

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  • Informational Meeting for Interested School Board Candidates

    (in preparation for the upcoming November election)

    On Tuesday, June 6, at 5:00 p.m., Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will host an informational meeting for citizens interested in running for the Board of Education in the November 2017 election.  Seats for Director District 1 and Director District 3 will be on this election ballot.

    John Mann, past Board of Education president, will host the meeting in the Community Room of the D38 Administration Building, located at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument.

    For more information, contact Vicki Wood, secretary to the Board of Education, at 719-481-9546.


     

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  • Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed 2017-18 School District Budget

    The proposed school district budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year is available for public inspection at the District Administration Building or here on the Financial Transparency webpage.   A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on June 20, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. during the regular meeting of the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education.  

    * PLEASE NOTE the regular monthly meeting of the LPSD Board of Education for the month of June has been changed to June 20, 2017, not the third Thursday of the month.


     

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  • Notice of Public Hearing: Request for Waiver of Charter School Application Process

    Pursuant to CRS 22-2-117, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is seeking waiver from the State Board of Education from CRS 22-30.5-107(1) regarding the charter school application process. The school district will consider this waiver request at a public hearing on July 18, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at 146 Jefferson Street in Monument, CO. Public comment is welcome. For more information, click here.


     

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  • Technology Department Receives Award
    Extreme Networks recognized the Lewis-Palmer School District Technology Department with their Exemplary Schools Award as "A Visionary 21st Learning Environment" - Recognized for Enabling Personalized Education through the Use of Technology. Extreme Networks recognizes two school districts in the country each year.

    During the award presentation, Extreme Network representatives stated that this award is about "recognition for driving student success through the use of technology as opposed to just having technology." When asked what set LPSD apart from other school districts, the reply was, "It is the vision you have for your students." They said, LPSD "has not only put the infrastructure in place but put the right infrastructure in place - infrastructure which is expandable and can handle the rigors put on by various environments and various teachers."

    Congratulations, Technology Department. You take really good care of our students and staff.

    Tech Department receives Extreme Networks Award


     

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    Financial Recognition:
    April 2017: Lewis-Palmer School District receives the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
    CAFR Letter and News Release


     

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  • Long-Term Planning - April Community Open Houses
    Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, Western Demographics, and the LPSD Facilities Planning Committee invite the Tri-Lakes 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. We hope you’ll join us. 

    Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with identical formal presentations beginning at 5:30 and 6:30. Time for questions will follow presentations.


    Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Locations:
    April 10 - Palmer Ridge High School
    April 12- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School Gym

    April 10 and 12 Open House Flyer

    April Open House Presentation

    Open House attendees are asked to fill out a survey providing feedback regarding the presentation and scenarios.
    Community members may access the survey below. If after reviewing the presentation above, community members wish to complete a survey, they may do so. Completed surveys may be emailed to info@lewispalmer.org or dropped off at the District Administration Building. The actual boards used during the presentations may be viewed at the District Admin Building through Monday, April 24.

    Survey   Please submit by noon on Friday, April 21.


    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.


     

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  • 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.

    Moody's Report


     

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  • Choice Enrollment for 2017-2018

    The Choice Enrollment window for the 2017-2018 school year ended February 17, 2017. School open enrollment requests are now handled using the appeal process. Please see the Choice Enrollment page for details.


     

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  • 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.


     

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  • Palmer Ridge High School

    • Ranked as one of the Best High Schools in U.S. World News and World Report
    • John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
    • Four National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in 2017
    • Composite ACT score of 24.1 , #1 in public high schools in the region
    • 18 AP course options
    • 75% of students scored a 3 or better in one or more areas of the AP exam
    • 96% Graduation Rate
    • 6 Military appointments in 2016
    • Project Lead the Way National Certification School
    • 2016 Student Boettcher Award Recipient
    • Over 13 million dollars in scholarships offered to 2016 graduates
    • Cheer State Champions 2015-2016

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         Monday-Thursday     7:15-4:00 p.m.

         Friday                           7:15-3:30 p.m.

     

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         7:40-2:52 p.m.

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