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.  


    ONE DREAM is an event to celebrate and honor the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while recognizing current-day leaders who are making diligent efforts to bring his dream to fruition. This celebration is a collaboration between the Lawrence Public Schools and multiple community entities. The event is FREE and open to all staff, students, parents and community members. The ONE DREAM Committee's efforts have moved this ceremony to include multiple cultural tributes and connections to Dr. King's work across all races. A gallery at the beginning of the event explores history, engages in interactive activities, and helps attendees learn of community activities in which to be involved. The 2019 ONE DREAM event will be January 24, 2019, in Southwest Middle School's auditorium at 6:30 p.m.




    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.