Community Collaboration Events
Thank you to the approximately 200 stakeholders including parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, students, business owners, and community members who showed up at the 10 Community Collaboration Events that D38 hosted in January and February and discussed the next steps for D38.
Find all the data resulting from these events at lewispalmer.org/communitycollaboration.
2019-2020 School Year Calendar Update
The Lewis-Palmer School District Board of Education approved school year calendars during the January meeting. By selecting Calendar on our district and school websites, you may view the following changes:
2019-2020 District School Year Calendar with the following changes to account for excessive snow days so far this year:
April 10, 2020, changed to a school day for all K-12 students
May 8, 2020, changed to a school day for all K-12 students
The 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 were also approved and are available under the Calendar tab.
2020 Aliorum De Awards
Lewis-Palmer School District
Special Education Advisory Committee
is pleased to announce
the third annual Aliorum De Award
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 eligible to receive the award. Recipients of the award are nominated based on the fact that their devotion to a student with a disability has made that student’s life better.
Recipients and all nominees will be honored along with the person who nominated them.
Celebration and Reception
April 22, 2020 7:00 p.m.
District Administration Office
146 N. Jefferson Street
Nominations may be completed online by clicking the Aliorum De Award link HERE.
You may also submit a paper nomination form. Please contact Tamara McKee at 719-785-4208 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper form.
Nominations are due by Friday, March 13, 2020.
Recipients will be notified in early April.
2020 is a Census year, and everyone counts.
Your participation can help shape the future for our students, schools, and community. Census results assist in determining how federal funding is used throughout the country and in our communities. A census is conducted only once a decade, making participation crucial to understanding needs such as new fire departments, new roads, school funding, etc. Every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by April 1.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, please click here.
LPSD receives Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Lewis-Palmer School District 38. LPSD was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) ending on June 30, 2018.
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 receives a 2019 Best Communities for Music Education award
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has received a 2019 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.
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.