Fourth Annual Aliorum De Awards
The fourth annual Aliorum De Awards is underway! This 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 an eligible recipient. If you would like to nominate someone, click here.
If you would like to submit a paper nomination form, please contact Tamara McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-785-4208. Please submit your nominations before March 28.
A virtual awards event will be held on April 22 to recognize the winners.
Grace Best Facility Master Plan Updates
In January, D38 invited our families and community to participate on a Steering Committee to develop a Facility Master Plan (FMP) for Grace Best. We are moving forward with this work. The most current updates will be available at lewispalmer.org/gracebestplan.
Apply now for open substitute teaching positions!
D38 is in need of substitute teachers! Requirements to become a sub have changed. Unlike the 1-year authorization, the 2020-21 authorization is NOT district-, BOCES- or charter school-specific and does not require a verification form. Apply here!
LP and PR ranked as top high schools in Colorado
Lewis-Palmer and Palmer Ridge high schools were ranked as top high schools in Colorado by the U.S. News and World Report. Both schools were also ranked at the national level. Thank you, PRHS and LPHS staff and students, for your continued commitment to excellence!
D38 Receives Financial Award 2020
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has again received the ASBO Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending in June 2019. This award represents D38's commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting. Thank you to the D38 Financial Team for continued excellence!
ASBO Certificate and Announcement
LPSD receives 2020 Best Communities for Music Education award
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is the recipient of a 2020 Best Communities for Music Education award from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
Tri-Lakes Women's Club awards grants to LPSD
The Tri-Lakes Women's Club awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools and programs throughout LPSD. The award recipients are Kilmer Innovation Team, Art Ceramics Program, Peer Tutoring Center, BCES Preschool Toys, PLES GT Garden, LPHS Band Chairs, and the Adapted Swim Program.
Thank you, Tri-Lakes Women's Club, for making a difference in our schools and the community.
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.
LPSD Receives CDE's Highest RankingLewis-Palmer School District once again received Accredited with Distinction and all LPSD schools received Performance ratings b
y the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). These are the highest ratings available from the state.The District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPFs) from the CDE are now finalized and the LPSD and D38 school frameworks can be accessed on LPSD's Assessment and Accountability page.Additionally, two LPSD schools are John Irwin award recipients:
- Prairie Winds Elementary
- Lewis-Palmer Elementary
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.