• Announcing the creation of Rainbow Kids and Families! This is a new group for elementary LGBTQIA+ kids and families! We are having a meet and greet mixer on Friday, May 17th at New York Elementary from 7:00-8:30pm. Feel free to bring a snack to share and enjoy some fun, interactive games with other kids and families who are like you!”

    ~Amanda Atkins, Sunset Hill Counselor, Julie Heatwole, Sunflower Counselor, & Joanna Bonee, New York Parent Involvement Facilitator

    Click here for more information and a flier. 

    All students in Kansas are invited to participate in a contest to design art for the 30th Annual Kansas State Department of Education Annual Conference, which will be held October 28-30, 2019, in Wichita. This contest encourages students to use their creativity by entering artwork in the KSDE Annual Conference Art Design Contest using the theme of Kansans CAN:  Ignite! The contest is open to all students in Kansas K-12 schools, both public and private, with a winner being selected in each of the following grade level divisions K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. From the three grade level winners, a first-,. second-, and third- place winner will be selected and prizes will be awarded as follows: $125, $75, and $50, respectively. The first- place design will be featured in the conference materials and displayed at the conference.  The three winning designs will be published on the KSDE website.  All winners will be recognized at the Opening Session of the Annual Conference.  For contest rules and application form, click on this link. In the right column, find Conference Information, click on "Student Art Design Contest."  All entries must be postmarked by May 17, 2019. For further information, please contact Theresa Cote, KSDE, by email:  tcote@ksde.org, or at 296-2303.


    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.  





    Click here for information on upcoming POSITIVE PARENTING CLASSES! 

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


    Boys & Girls Club of Schwegler:

    For Enrollment 2018-2019

    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.