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School Hours

  • Main Office: 7:00 to 3:30
    Attendance Office: 7:15 to 3:15
    Class Time: 7:40 to 2:52
    Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.

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Ranger Facts

  • Lewis-Palmer High School

    • Nine-time John Irwin School of Excellence Award Recipient including 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017
    • 21 AP course options
    • 70% percent of the students who took an AP exam scored 3 or higher
    • Project Lead the Way National Certification, offering Engineering and Biomedical courses
    • 94% Graduation Rate
    • 2015 Colorado State Teacher of the Year Kathy Thirkell

Upcoming Events

LPHS Celebrations

  • Dear High School

  • Ms. Gregory Wins Teacher Of the Year

  • Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

  • Brian Barkey Wins Coach of the Year

  • Lucido Wins VFW Award

  • LPHS Honors Band

  • NAMM Award 2021

      LPHS Announcements

      • What’s Going On The Week of May 9th


        Important reminder that Thurs, 5/13 we will be running on an Excellence Assembly Schedule due to the Ranger of the Year/Excellence Assembly.

        See details below for Senior check out this week and underclassmen next week.

        To Honor Retirees: Mr. Diamond, Mr. Swanson, Ms. Thirkell: 

        1. Donate to the new Legacy Teaching scholarship:
          1. This scholarship serves to honor our past educators' Legendary Performance, to acknowledge the role and work of our present educators, and to support future educators.  We hope to lift up, support and inspire the best and brightest in our own LP family to continue our most vital work and life’s mission. It is said, “Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.”  Our teachers want to pay it forward to the next generation of teachers. We fundamentally believe that it is teachers who will continue to make a difference in the lives of our young people as they journey towards their tomorrows. 
          2. Please send a check to :
            • LPHS, attn. Diane Smith
            • 1300 Higby Rd. 
            • Monument, CO 80132
        2. Record a short (20 sec or less) video on your phone, sharing your appreciation or a fun memory.  Use this link to upload your video(s) into the folder(s) for each retiree. If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Hunt (ryanhuntfilm@outlook.com). Due by May 21st

        Class Fee Balances- As we wrap up the year, please check IC and pay any remaining balance your student may have in fees. Paying this balance will be a part of senior check out and underclassmen student check out. Please contact our bookkeeper, Dsmith1@lewispalmer.org with any questions or concerns.

        AP Testing-Please review the document linked below for all the details of this year's AP testing, beginning on May 3. This document includes instructions on what to bring, as well as dates, times, and locations. Please contact Mrs. Nash (enash@lewispalmer.org) with any questions.



        Senior Celebrations 


        • Senior Panoramic Picture (Date & Time Change)
          • May 13th at 8:00 am at Don Breese Stadium- (this will allow all seniors to participate)



        • Mandatory Senior Meeting and Check- out (Time Change)
          • May 14th at 11:00 am at Don Breese Stadium
        • Senior Checkout Form
          • Must be completed and returned during check out on May 14th  to receive your cap and gown (think of this as your golden ticket).
            • All items on the slip should be completed before the 14th.
            • All books returned
            • Fines and fees paid for ALL YEARS
            • Naviance Survey completed - how you will get final transcripts



        • Senior Flyer - an answer to most all of your questions
        • Important Dates
        • LPHS Legacy Teaching Scholarship for Seniors going into education.
        • LPHS Proud Parent 2021 frame that can be added to Facebook profile photos. 
          • To access it:
          • Select your profile photo, 
          • Select add frame
          • Type in "LPHS Proud Parent 2021" in the search box
          • Select the LPHS frame (frame is below)
          • Select "use as profile picture"



        Grades 9-11 Student Check-Out - must be completed by May 20th



          • All items on the slip should be completed before the 20th.
          • All books returned
          • Fines and fees paid for ALL YEARS
        • Students beat the rush and return textbooks/ library books to the library when you are done with them.  
          • Seniors need to have all books returned and fines paid by May 13 in order to graduate.
          • Underclassmen need to have all books returned and fines paid by May 20th in order to check out from school.  
          • Books taken at library until May 11
          • Books taken at textbook Room 6 starting May 12


        Parent Ranger Zone Volunteers needed to re-open the Ranger Zone - Sign up HERE


        May Calendar

        • Mon May 10: Orange Day
        • Tue May 11: Black Day
        • Wed May 12: Orange Day
        • Thurs May 13: Black Day - We will be running on an Excellence Assembly Schedule
          • Senior Panoramic Picture 8:00 am Don Breese Stadium
        • Fri May 14:  Flex Friday
          • Senior Check Out 11:00am Don Breese Stadium * bring your completed check out sheet
          • Senior Sunset 7:00 pm Don Breese Stadium
        • Sat May 15

        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Coming Attractions

        • Mon May 17: Orange Day
          • Senior Awards Night, 7:00 pm Auditorium (by invitation only)
        • Tue May 18: Black Day
        • Wed May 19: Orange Day
        • Thurs May 20: Black Day
          • Grades 9-11 Student check out
        • Fri May 21:  Flex Friday
        • Sat May 22


        • Thurs May 27 
          • Senior Prom 7:00-11:00 pm, Spruce Mountain Ranch
        • Fri May 28
          • Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory) 11:30 UCHealth Park
          • Graduation 1:00 pm UCHealth Park


        ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Class Announcements

        Our Transition class (consisting of 18-21 year old students) is learning to recycle computers at the Grace Best facility.  Students who cannot access our community unpaid work experience are already gaining valuable hard and soft work skills in this safe and structured setting.

        The students need more materials to work on. We are asking you to help! If you have computers you are thinking about getting rid of, please consider our students. The usable parts will be picked up by Blue Star Recycling, and the data in the hard drives will be pulverized by their machine.

        We are able to receive your computer donations on Wednesday, May 12 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

        at Grace Best, 66N. Jefferson Street (the second building south of the Administration Building). Access the building via the west or north door, press the entry button, and someone will come out to receive your donation.

        We CANNOT accept any TVs or printers or cell phones.

        Neither D38 nor the Transition program benefits monetarily from these donations, but the training is truly irreplaceable for these students. Thanks so much for your help!

        The staff and students of the Transition Program

        Questions: contact Robert at rtegtmeier@lewispalmer.org or (719) 238-7921


        Student Services Section

        SENIORS! Please come down to Student Services and pick-up local scholarship applications. Take advantage of the money that is available!!

        AP Testing Information

        Junior & Senior Girls - Colorado Girls State 2021

        Colorado Boys State 2021 - Junior and Senior Boys

        Social Worker May Newsletter

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      • Summer School 2021

        Dates: June 1st - June 25th

        Location: Lewis-Palmer Middle School |1776 Woodmoor Drive | Monument, CO 80132 

        Administrator: Daniel J. Kirby | 719-867-8167 | dkirby@lewispalmer.org 

        Administrator: Robin Mantaro | 719-352-2415 | rmantaro@lewispalmer.org

        Registration: online registration Online Registration Link 

        Summer School Handbook


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      • Flex Friday Expectations
        Please note the expectations and plan for Flex days
        This week in particular, teachers will be reaching out to students who missed any class periods (in building or synchronous) or could benefit from support and instruction. 
        Please have students check in with their individual teachers if they have questions.
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      • District 38 COVID Dashboard

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      • Reference Information

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      • Sunday Message Links

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      • All Things Senior Year

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      District Announcements

      • Sports physicals for high school students

      • 2021 Aliorum De Awards

      • AAFCU Art Show Winners

      • High School Summer School 2021

      • LPSD receives 2021 Best Communities for Music Education award

      • Grace Best Facility Master Plan Updates

      • Preschool/PreK Enrollment for 2021-2022

      • Become a D38 substitute teacher today!

      • LP and PR ranked as top high schools in Colorado

      • D38 Receives Financial Award 2020

      • Sign-up for text messaging

      • D38 COVID-19 Resources page