District Events

student scholarship recipients standing around the Exchange Club banner

This group of exceptional students from Lawrence Public Schools were among the area students recognized for their involvement in their community both academically and with their volunteer service. Congratulations to all the recipients of the Exchange Club of Lawrence 2019 Scholarships. We wish them the best of luck in the future. Click here for photos of the winners.

three students standing and showing their work

Shark Week was the theme at a recent Summer Celebration with the Special Education Department. Students from several schools shared what they had learned about sharks and many other topics as new staff visited the schools. Click here for some photos of the event.

LPS Staff at Convention

A group of dedicated LPS Teachers and Administrators are spending the week at the national convening of UnboundEd's Standards Institute. They are joining more than 1200 educators from across the country for an intensive and transformative learning experience designed to improve, develop, and sustain instructional excellence. Our team is studying how the standards, content and systems can improve the performance of struggling students.

Large group of teachers posing in a group.

The 2019 selection reveals the largest class of new Advanced and Master Educators awarded since the program began in 2014.  In 2019-20, 32 new Advanced and 2 new Master Educators will join the legacy cohort of 101 members.  An Advanced or Master Educator serves as a resource to support their fellow educators, with the goal of improving teaching practice and student outcomes in the school.  Advanced and Master Educators are not only experts in their craft, but are also recognized as possessing leadership skills to effectively guide their peers.  Congratulations to all our Advanced and Master Educators!  

three people posed with award recipient in center

Special Olympics had their annual School Day Games at Veterans Memorial Stadium with a special recognition this year. Mr. Phil Glendye, who has been part of the Special Education program and has coached many special olympics teams in his more than 25 years, was honored for his dedication. He received a medal and plaque and was surprised with a banner from some of his former students saying "We love you, Mr. G". Thank you, Mr. Glendye, for all you have done for the children of Lawrence.