Save the Date
- October 23 - PTO Meeting; 5:30 p.m.
- October 25 - Parent / Teacher Conference
- October 28 - Make a Difference Day @ LES; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- October 30 - Student Photo Retakes
- October 31 - Halloween Parade; 8:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
- November 1 - Spirit Night MOD Pizza
- November 2 - Hearing & Vision Screenings
- November 10 - No school - Veterans' Day
- November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break
- 2023-24 school year calendar (English)
- 2023-24 school year calendar (Spanish)
The story of the bell...
The iconic bell in front of Louisville Elementary School has become a hallmark of many first and last day of school photos, but did you know the history of the bell dates back over 140 years?
The Louisville History Museum strongly believes the bell dates back to 1881, which is the year that the Louisville Grade School at Spruce and Jefferson opened. This is now the site of Memory Square Park. The bell can be seen in the school's bell tower in historic photos that are from before 1903, which is the year that the school was remodeled and enlarged. This makes the bell one of the oldest artifacts from Louisville's history, as Louisville was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1882. The bell was manufactured by Goulds Mfg. Co. of Seneca Falls, NY. It is 33 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 700 pounds. When Louisville Elementary School opened its doors in 1964, the bell was relocated to the front of the building. Now the community can enjoy this piece of Louisville history each time they visit Louisville Elementary School!
Read more about the history of the Louisville Grade School, the famous bell, and the construction of Louisville Elementary School by reading the Fall 2021 edition of the Louisville Historian.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the Boulder Valley School District.
Emily Gaud, a Special Aide Para, is a crucial part of Halcyon School, one of the Special Education Programs in the Boulder Valley School District. This unique school serves students from 1st to 12th grade who are referred through a district and Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, primarily dealing with serious emotional disabilities or requiring mental health support. Gaud’s role as at Halcyon exemplifies her belief that “no student is beyond help; sometimes it takes more effort, but every kid is worth our time.”
After 16 years as Boulder Valley School District’s director of enrollment, it's hard to imagine Mike Wilcox in any other job. It was a long and winding path to the position he has today, which facilitates all of the district’s enrollment processes, from students that are registering in their neighborhood school or the many that choose to apply for the lottery for the chance to move to another school in the district.
Thanks to the advocacy and partnership with parents, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) implemented a change that ensured all parents with students on an Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) have the opportunity to receive a written translation of the draft IEP in their native language five days prior to the student's IEP meeting.
Academic Services is looking for community members and parents who would like to join the Instructional Materials Adoption Advisory Panel. The panel will work under the guidance of the Director of Academic Services to review instructional materials (print and digital), represent the needs and wants of their community members and/or parent group, and understand, endorse, and communicate district instructional vision.
As the educational system continues to adapt to the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, BVSD and other school districts nationwide are seeing changing trends in student attendance. To address these attendance challenges, BVSD has implemented a comprehensive attendance tracking system to help understand and hopefully resolve or minimize the drivers of absenteeism for our students.