LPSD Curriculum Adoption - Public Review
Lewis-Palmer School District #38 follows Board Policy IJ for the selection of core instructional programs selected to be used for whole class within the district’s schools.
Core instructional programs, including digital and print text, and web-based programs, shall be available for inspection by students’ parents/guardians for a two-week period in a public setting. The community may access, review, and comment on the core instructional programs and books that are being considered during this period.
From October 22 through November 2, 2018, the recommended K - 3 science instructional resources and materials will be available for public review and comment. Materials will be available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lewis-Palmer School District #38 Administration Building, 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, CO 80132.
DAAC and CPA Ballot Information Forums
DAAC and CPA hosted two ballot information forums where a panel answered questions about the D38 November ballot questions. The panel was made up of LPSD school board members, administrators, a security expert, and an architectural expert.
The forums took place on September 13, 2018 and October 11, 2018 (watch on YouTube), in the Learning Center of the LPSD Administration Building.
We apologize for the technical difficulties evident in the October 11, 2018 forum recording. The last few minutes of the event did not record.
DAAC: District Accountability Advisory Committee
CPA: Committee for Political Action, a sub-committee that supports the DAAC purpose of community engagement
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.
GreatSchools College Success Award
Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School received the first-ever College Success Award. Launched by GreatSchools, the College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools that go beyond traditional measures of achievement to ensure that students are both college and career ready. Lewis-Palmer High School and Palmer Ridge High School are two of 71 schools in Colorado to be honored with the award. Selection criteria is based on data that reflects how our schools prepare students to succeed after high school, including whether they enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there, and persist into their second year. Learn more about the award and selection criteria in the College Success Awards report by GreatSchools.
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."
Information Systems Security Update
LPSD actively secures and protects our information systems. In light of recent cybersecurity events involving schools around the nation, we want to remind our families of the deliberate actions LPSD employs to protect student data. More detailed information is available on LPSD's Data Privacy and Security page.
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.
Harvest of Love Food Drive
Annually, the Kilmer K-Kids work with our local Kiwanis Club and Tri-Lakes Cares to collect food that benefits needy families in the Tri-Lakes area. The food drive begins on Tuesday, October 2 and will continue until November 1. The food we collect will be picked up the morning of November 2. We are asking our students and families to bring in non-perishable food items for the drive. Suggested items include: cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix, syrup, canned meats, canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned meals/soups, baking supplies, boxed food items, even personal hygiene items. Keep in mind that we are approaching the holidays, so items that would help make a holiday meal are in great demand. If you prefer to make a monetary contribution, checks should be made payable to Tri-Lakes Cares with Food Drive in the memo portion. This year we are trying something new. In the past we have had a friendly competition to see which classroom brings in the most food. This year we are having a “Game of the Week” in which two sports teams are chosen who will be playing another that week. Students vote for their favorite team by putting their donated food items in the box for their team. Each week will have different teams competing against one another. Here are the match-ups:
October 1-5 Broncos vs. Jets
October 8-12 Rockies vs. Brewers
October 15-19 Eagles vs. Panthers
October 22-26 Packers vs. Rams
October 29-Nov. 1 Broncos vs. Texans
Please send in those non-perishable items (especially canned and boxed items) and vote for/support your favorite team. Thank you for supporting us in this worthy cause.
Why We Teach
At Ray E. Kilmer Elementary, we are dedicated to educating all students, honoring their individual growth, monitoring their achievements, and celebrating their successes. We set the foundation for lifelong learning, character development and the desire to achieve. We value the relationships with our school community and embrace a partnership of learning. It is our goal to create a trusting and safe environment where parents are proud to send their children and students are excited to attend.
- Drew Francis, Principal
Main Office: 8:00 to 4:30
Class Time: 8:50 (first bell); 8:55 (second bell) to 3:50
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.