***Lawrence Staff and school families are invited to Laird Noller Ford's first annual Trunk or Treat from 4-7 p.m. October 31. This event features free candy, games, and safe family fun. Costumes are optional.***

    Thank you for participating in Walk To School Day. This link provides the current safe routes to school. There will be a survey of parents this year, and a Safe Routes Open House is planned from 6-8 p.m. November 14 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. More information about that event is forthcoming. 

    KU offers free STEM activities on Saturdays (about twice a month). These are geared toward different age groups (1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12). Some cater to girls only. This is a fantastic opportunity for students and families in our district. Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sparkatku/about/?ref=page_internal.  





     There is also a peer modeling program available through LPS. Please click here for more information. 


    Boys & Girls Club of Schwegler:

    For Enrollment 2019-2020

    Register online through the Parent Portal

    Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence website: www.bgclk.org

    Parent Portal Link: membership.bgclk.org 

    *There is a required Parent Portal paperwork packet that must be turned in before your student can start.




    As part of its Equity Goal, Lawrence Public Schools invite ALL students and parents to access school technology after hours: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays/Thursdays at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School and 3:05-7:00 p.m. Tuesdays at South Middle School. These hours will not remain the same in the summer.


    School families may drop by to: 

    • Use a district laptop or tablet.
    • Connect to the Internet.
    • Receive one-on-one assistance with district technology.
    • Access online textbooks and other educational resources.
    • Check Skyward (student grades, attendance, contact information, etc.).
    • Use Blackboard (digital curriculum, learning tools, etc.).
    Power up and connect with your FAST (Family Access to School Technology) pass to learning.


    Loving Paws Program

    Lawrence Public Library – Tail Wagging Readers

    Attention students in grades K-5: Starting at 10:30 am on select Saturdays you can come read out loud to registered therapy dogs from Loving Paws Animal Therapy. This is a great way to practice reading and build reading confidence with a warm furry friend. Bring a book from home or choose one at the library. The dogs will be at the library on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, in the Readers’ Theater. Register for a 15- minute reading slot at the Children’s Desk or at 785-843-3833. Click on the following link to get more information and to see available times.
    You can also check out the Lawrence Journal World, the Lawrence Public Library website, The Lawrence Art Center or Parks and Recreation's websites for other events and activities throughout the year.