District Announcements

  • 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. 


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  • D38 Community Collaboration Events

    LPSD is hosting multiple community collaboration events throughout January and February.

    Please join us in discussing the next steps for D38. We want to hear from you. A live Thoughtexchange event will be utilized to gather and rank ideas. Small groups will be formed to address topics and generate solutions for the future of LPSD.

    Hope to see you at one of our events.

    Community Collaboration Flyer


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  • LPSD 2020-2021 Preschool Registration Night

    D38 will be holding a preschool registration night for the 2020-2021 school year. This will be held at three locations on January 28. Please bring completed registration packets to the school where your student will be enrolled. They can be found on the D38 website under the Enroll (apple) icon
    PreK Registration Night


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  • What is your young adult going to do after high school?

    A question many parents ask themselves as their students go through high school. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and The Resource Exchange (TRE) will partner up to provide two 60-minute information sessions to LPSD families and their youth. The sessions will focus on students who receive and/or are eligible for special education services with the intent of discussing pre-employment transition services and community resources. 

    Both sessions will be held at Lewis-Palmer High School on February 5 and 12. Please RSVP to stemmer@lewispalmer.org if you would like to attend. 

    To view the full event flyer, please click here


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  • Choice Enrollment Starts January 2, 2020

    The Choice Enrollment window for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year will run from Jan 2 to Feb 7, 2020. Please see the Choice Enrollment page for more information.

    Choice Enrollment


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  • Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will be showing the award-winning documentary, Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, on March 11th. This is the sequel to the award-winning documentary, Screenagers.  Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens build crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital world.  

    Please join us at Lewis-Palmer High School on March 11th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

    Screenagers Next Chapter

    Additional information and movie trailer available here.


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  • Join the D38 Transportation Department

    Would you like a rewarding job with a flexible schedule and paid training? The D38 Transportation Department is hiring bus drivers to support daily routes, field trips, and fun activities throughout the school year.

    Apply for an interview today!

    LPSD Bus


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  • Preschool Providers - Colorado Preschool Program

    The attached Public Notice will appear in the January 22 and 29 editions of the Tri-Lakes Tribune. RFP information can be found here.

    Public Notice regarding the RFP Process


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  • Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is seeking proposals from contractors to construct an already purchased steel shed for use as an indoor batting facility.

    LPHS Batting Shed RFP


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  • 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


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  • Free Math Tutoring at the Monument Library

    Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting September 9, 2019. See the After Math flyer for details.


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  • 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. 
    Financial Award 2018


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  • 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.


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  • 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. 

    TLWC Grant recipients


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  • 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. 

    BCME District      SMMA School

     


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  • LPSD Ranked Third Best School District in Colorado 

    LPSD Ranked Third District

    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.




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  • 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. 


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  • LPSD Receives CDE's Highest Ranking
    Lewis-Palmer School District once again received Accredited with Distinction and all LPSD schools received Performance ratings by 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. 


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