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September 24, 2018

 

State Testing Results from Spring 2018

Each year intermediate students take the state assessment referred to as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS).  All students in grades 3-5 are assessed in English Language Arts and Math and fifth graders are also assessed in Science.

We have several celebrations based on our Spring data! We are proud to announce that Larkspur once again received the highest plan rating, called a performance plan.  Each school is also awarded points from the state based on a variety of factors, including subgroups' academic achievement and growth.  Larkspur received over 90% points possible.  We were one of 11 schools out of 87 in the District to achieve a rating of 90% and above.  

 

Bond & Mill

As you are aware, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $250 million no-new-taxes Bond on the 2018 ballot. Additional funding would directly benefit Larkspur in the following ways:

Larkspur would be able to...
* Retain more teachers by offering salaries that are competitive with neighboring Districts
* Increase mental health support offered to all students
* Install new generators for emergency systems
* Replace roofing

*Replace interior door hardware

Several District schools are significantly dated and have Tier 1 issues that could close the school or parts of it. If the mill does not pass and build needs arise, money would be taken from the general fund. This could significantly decrease the amount that is allocated to all schools. Decreases to Larkspur's building budget would significantly impact our ability to hire the staff needed to support small classes, specials etc.

Click here for additional information regarding the funding needs of the District.

 

September 25th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Lowell Ranch

September 27th- LES Service Day 

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Upcoming dates:

 

October 8-12 Fall Break-NO SCHOOL

 

October 15-17 Parent Teacher Conferences

 

October 2nd First and Second Grade-Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

October 17-19 6th Grade Outdoor Ed

October 24th Picture Retakes 

October 27th Fall Festival

 

 

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