What's next for D38?
Please join D38 Board of Education member Chris Taylor in an open dialogue about the long-term direction for Lewis-Palmer School District 38. We want to hear from each and every one of you. The event is at the Monument Town Offices on Thursday, November 14.
D38 Dream Team vs. Harlem Wizards
The D38 Dream Team, made up of our superintendent, three school principals, and 20 K-8 teachers, will be facing off against the Harlem Wizards on November 16. Please join us for a night of entertainment, great competition, and so much fun. The event will be at Lewis-Palmer High School from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Impact Aid Surveys
Impact Aid surveys are being mailed home the first weekend of November to parents/guardians who are active duty military. Completed surveys allow Lewis-Palmer School District to apply for the Federal Impact Aid Grant, which assists school districts who educate federally-connected children. Since the money we receive is directly affected by the number of children claimed in our application, please take the time to complete your survey and return it to your child's school. Please see the Impact Aid page for more information.
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.
Dr. Somers' July Listening and Learning Tour Follow-up
Did you miss an opportunity to participate in the Listening and Learning Tour hosted by our Superintendent, Dr. Somers, in July?
He will host additional opportunities in the upcoming weeks.
You may learn more about what he learned here.
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.
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.