District Events

Elmo giving high 5 to a small child

Lawrence Public Schools and dozens of community partners welcomed our youngest learners and their families in a Block Party event. This is the 3rd Annual Lawrence Learns Block Party where prek and kindergarten students and their families had lots of fun while learning what they need to do to get ready for the start of the school year.

Thank you to all our wonderful community partners and volunteer staff who made things bright on a partly rainy afternoon, and to our wonderful families for attending. Enjoy some photos of this fun event.

students having lunch in the park

LPS Nutrition Services serves up the healthy meals and Lawrence Recreation Department provides the fun. These students from around the District were enjoying a lunch on a hot Summer day. Click for more photos here.

3 students performing experiment

Attached please find KnowAtom's latest case study, "Lawrence Public Schools Sees Uptick in Science Performance Among English Learners."

The Data in this report are early evidence of the important work and impact this STEM partnership is having on all students, including English learners. 

Click here for case study in English

Click here for case study in Spanish

Click here for case study in Vietnamese

2 teachers at a training.

Eight LPS teachers are engaged in the last session of their 23 day commitment to the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE).  This group joins a large cohort of nearly 100 high performing educators from across the nation who are immersed in an intense, residential program of study that links their daily practice to key theories, frameworks and principles of the teaching profession. This summer’s 7-day session took place at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, CT. We look forward to honoring their achievement as they become “NAATE FELLOWS”, joining other LPS colleagues form previous cohorts. Congratulations!

Teachers standing around a poster reading "Standards Institute", " Welcome to the Summer Standards Institute"

A team of 24 LPS educators including Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans and Teachers traveled to San Diego to complete UnboundEd's 2018 Summer Standards Institute (SI). SI is a unique and transformative five-day professional development experience that encourages greater understanding of the research behind the standards, and also delivers the practical, day-to-day strategies that can improve instructional practice and leadership in schools. Learning is grounded in conversations about the roles that race, bias and prejudice play in our schools and classrooms. Congratulations to these educators who are committed to building, improving, and sustaining equitable instructional excellence in ELA, math and leadership.