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A WALK THROUGH TIME IN PALMER LAKE. From the beginning…….. Palmer Lake owes its beginnings to General William J. Palmer and the Rio Grande Railroad Developed.

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1 A WALK THROUGH TIME IN PALMER LAKE

2 From the beginning…….. Palmer Lake owes its beginnings to General William J. Palmer and the Rio Grande Railroad Developed as a “health resort and vacation community” because of its mountain location and easy accessibility by railroad Dr. William Finley Thompson, a dentist in Denver, saw its resort possibilities and developed the town in 1882

3 The Gift Dr. Thompson gave the gift of the first schoolhouse to the community in 1888 Miss Clarabelle Palmer, daughter of C.W. Palmer was the first teacher who taught grades 1-8 The bell now in the belfry at the Little Log Church was originally in the belfry at the schoolhouse

4 TIMELINE Lewis Consolidated School District was formed from several small districts around Monument “Big Red” built for grades Little Log Church founded Electricity comes to Palmer Lake 1934-$10,000 brick schoolhouse built at 115 Upper Glenway for grades 1-8

5 1948-Palmer Lake District #33 joins with Lewis Consolidated #5 of Monument to form Lewis- Palmer District #38. Grades 1-3 in Palmer Lake, 1-12 in Monument Palmer Lake closes Extensive remodeling done to Palmer Lake. Metal building located between the two buildings moved to bus barn in Monument

6 1986-Large brick addition joins the two existing structures. Addition includes: lobby and 6 classrooms upstairs, library, gym, stage, mini-theater, and 2 classrooms downstairs Cafeteria/Multipurpose Room added to Palmer Lake Playground of Dreams built

7 2004- Playground was remodeled through a grant that included several stages of implementation 2004-Conference Room was built

8 Who we are today… A Community School that offers: 4 th of July Run Santa’s Breakfast Senior’s Thanksgiving Luncheon-28 th year Dances PALS program- Patrons Assisting Learning MTSS Walk Your Child to School Day Wee Deliver Post Office

9 Student Enrollment- 355 Grades-preschool through 6 th grade Programs- ECAW, ECAR, STEM Engineering Classes, Robotics, Dance Classes, CAT’S Meow Choir, High Trails Outdoor Ed., Band, and Green Panther Club

10 Most Proud of…. Overall Rating of MEETS for Student Achievement, Academic Growth, and Academic Growth Gaps with the exception of Academic Growth Gaps in Writing-EXCEEDS Diversity Community 125 years of doing the right thing


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