Palmer Ridge High School

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  • Board of Education Intent to Pursue Bond in the upcoming fall election

     During D38's February monthly board meeting, the board made a resolution stating their intent to pursue a bond in the 2019 November Election. The Board recognizes the urgent need to address current enrollment and future growth, which prompted the decision to pursue a cost-effective bond to build a single elementary school. If the bond passes, D38 will then convert Bear Creek Elementary School back to Creekside Middle School using district reserve funds.

     

    The Board understands the community rejected a bond for many reasons, which have been taken into account. The Board will ensure clear and specific bond language stating the bond funds will be spent only on a single new school; any additional costs will be paid for by D38. 

     

    Resolution Regarding the Intent to Pursue a Bond in November Election 


     

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  • D38 wants your opinion

    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is hosting a second Thoughtexchange event.

    Our first event in December provided us with significant information. (You may access the complete results at https://www.lewispalmer.org/thoughtexchange.) One of the main themes we heard was that we have a trust issue. Now, we want your feedback regarding how we can address this issue.

    More information about how to participate is available in this flyer

    February Thoughtexchange Informational Video

    February Thoughtexchange Visual


     

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  • Aliorum De Award

     

    Second Annual Aliorum De Award

    The Lewis-Palmer School District Special Education Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Aliorum De Award. The 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. 

     

    Award recipients are nominated based on the fact that their devotion to a student with a disability has improved that student's life. You may submit your nominations online, or by paper. Please contact Tamara McKee at 719-785-4208 or tmckee@lewispalmer.org for a paper form.

     

    For more information on the award or to submit your nominations online, please click here or visit the Peachjar flier. Nominations are due March 15.

     

    The Awards Ceremony and Reception is scheduled for April 25 at 7:00 p.m. 

     


     

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     Superintendent Search

     Superintendent Search

    Superintendent Karen Brofft is retiring; therefore, LPSD will be hiring a new superintendent. LPSD wants input from parents and community members regarding our new superintendent. 

     

    Superintendent Brofft's Retirement Announcement

    CASB Superintendent Search Information

    CASB Posting for LPSD Superintendent Opening

    Superintendent Interview Teams

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Feedback CASB gathered 

    Community Focus Group Responses

    Board of Education Focus Group Responses

    D38 Staff Focus Group Responses

    Electronic Survey Responses

     

     

    Important Dates
    Monday, January 14, 2019 - Superintendent Position Posted
    Thursday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. - Community Input
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 – Posting Closes
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Board Screens Applications in Executive Session
    Monday, March 4, 2019 - Board Announces Finalists
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Superintendent Interviews staff
    Friday, March 15, 2019 – Superintendent Interviews with Board
    Monday, March 18, 2019 – Board Announces Superintendent


     

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  • LPSD Hall of Fame now accepting nominations 

     

    LPSD Hall of Fame 2019 The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations from the community for inductees to the 2019 Hall of Fame. Anyone may nominate a person who has made significant, ongoing contributions to the excellence of LPSD schools. The award seeks to honor retired staff, volunteers, elected officials, and community members. Nomination forms can be found under the Community tab on the district website. 

     

    The deadline is April 19, 2019.

     

    2019 Hall of Fame 


     

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  • LPSD SCAM Alert
    Recently, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 became aware that a company called either Endzone Athletics, Sports Media Advertising, or Touchdown Sports was representing itself as a fundraising organization working with our schools. None of these companies are associated with LPSD in any way.

    If you get calls or requests regarding supporting an LPSD school, please call the school to confirm that the organization is actually working with the school. If you are interested in supporting our schools, please contact each school directly.


    Please share this information.


     

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  • LPSD Ranked Third Best School District in Colorado 

     LPSD ranked third best 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.

     


     

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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 School 

    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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  • Preschool D38 Deliberates Summary

    Thank you, to all of the parents and staff members who participated in the D38 Deliberates event on December 5, 2018 

    Summary of December 5 D38 Deliberates 


     

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  • LPSD continues to be rated as Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado
    The CDE released PRELIMINARY DRAFTS of District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPF). This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.


     

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  • Free Math Tutoring at the Monument Library

    Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting September 10, 2018. See the After Math flyer for details.


     

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  • LPSD Employment Opportunities

    LPSD Job Openings Annoucement

     

    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.

     

    Bus Drivers,

     

    Food Service Workers,

     

    Custodians,

     

    Paraprofessionals,

     

    Substitute Teachers.

     

    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.


     

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  • LPSD Receives Financial Recognition 

    Early in May 2018, Lewis-Palmer School District received notification that the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International awarded the district with ASBO’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended 2017.  According to ASBO, "This award represents a significant achievement and reflects your commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting."

     

    ASBO Certificate of Excellence

    ASBO Announcement


     

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  • LPSD Finance Audit Results 
    Lewis-Palmer School District’s credit rating is again Aa2 which is above the nationwide school district median. Moody’s Investors Service, an independent credit rating agency, judged LPSD’s  financial position as very strong exhibiting sound financial management. More information is available in Moody's Report.


     

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Bear Facts

  • Palmer Ridge High School

    • Ranked as one of the Best High Schools in U.S. World News and World Report
    • Received 2018 College Success Award from Great Schools
    • Two National Merit Scholarship Recipients and eight commended students in 2018
    • 21 AP course options
    • 75% of students scored a 3 or better in one or more areas of the AP exam
    • 96% Graduation Rate
    • 4 Military appointments in 2018
    • Project Lead the Way National Certification School
    • Student Boettcher Award Recipient in 2016
    • Over 9 million dollars in scholarships offered to 2018 graduates
    • In 2018, celebrated 3 different state championships
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         Monday-Thursday     7:15-4:00 p.m.

         Friday                         7:15-3:30 p.m. 

    Class Hours                    7:40-2:52 p.m.

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