Lesher Middle School

an IB World School

Welcome to The Ship!


  ♦ Colorado & National Secondary Principal of the Year ♦

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Tom Dodd for being selected in April as the 2016 Colorado Middle Level and Secondary Principal of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and the Colorado Association of Secondary School Principals (CASSP). As Colorado's nominee for the National Secondary Principal of the Year award given by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Dr. Dodd was notified in June that he was 1 of 3 national finalists. As a national finalist he joined conference calls with the NASSP and Lesher students, parents, and staff, submitted addendum essays, participated in panel discussions, and was interviewed on September 11th by a group of distinguished judges from the education community and NASSP staff in Washington, DC. On October 17th he was recognized as the 2017 National Principal of the Year in a surprise announcement at Lesher during National Principals Month! We're so proud to have Dr. D as the captain of our ship. Go Vikings! Click these links for more on the story:

Colorado's Tom Dodd Named National Principal of the Year

Poudre School District video of surprise National Principal of the Year announcement at Lesher

Three Top School Leaders Selected as 2017 National Principal of the Year Finalists

Tom Dodd named Middle School Principal of the Year in Colorado

♦ 5th Grade Open House and Curriculum Fair - Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:00 - 7:30 pm ♦

♦ Additional 5th Grade Transition Events ♦

  • 5th Grade Promotional/Transitional Events 2016/17 English/español (pdf)
  • 5th Grade Shadowing - Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 1, 2016, through January 26, 2017, 7:30 – 11:35 am (excluding December 22 & Winter Break)
  • School Choice Deadline - Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00 pm Noon
  • 5th Grade Registration for NON-FEEDER Schools - Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Media Center
  • 5th Grade Instrument Try-out Night - February 8 and 9, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • 5th Grade Orientation - Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • First Day of School - Incoming 6th Grade Only - Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 7:35 am - 2:25 pm (pending approval)

♦ Middle School to High School Transition Events ♦

♦ Building Tours with Lesher Administration - Fridays, December & January, 9 – 10:30 am ♦

  • These tours are for parents and guardians of incoming 5th graders who want to learn more about the culture and community at Lesher.
  • Contact Jeannie Mitchell at 472-3803 or jeanniem@psdschools.org to sign up.

 ♦ Dunkin' With Dr. Dodd ♦

Join principal, Dr. Tom Dodd, the first Friday of the month from 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. for coffee and conversation. These meetings are for current parents and guardians who want to see what is happening in classrooms, have one-on-one time with the principal, and share in Dr. Dodd’s favorite treat—Dunkin’ Donuts! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Jeannie Mitchell at jeanniem@psdschools.org or 970-472-3803 by the first of the month. The first meeting will take place Friday, October 7th.

 ♦ STUDENTS, Accept The: 40 Book Challenge!

Lesher Summer/Fall 2015 Sports Information (pdf)

Lesher Deportes de otoño 2015 (español) (pdf)

Time to begin thinking about purchasing your Lesher Yearbook!
Click the image above to begin!


Posted: Oct 31st, 2016

Attention adventure seekers!  Mr. Swann is looking for a few amazing Vikings and Viqueens to join him on the adventure of a lifetime.  Click the link to learn more about this annual trip to the U.S. Southwest.  There will be an informational meeting November...

Posted: Dec 6th, 2016

Lesher hosted its Oral Spelling Bee on Thursday, December 1st. After a hard-fought contest, two 7th graders emerged victorious. 

  • Iris Li is Lesher’s 2016-17 Spelling Bee Champion! and
  • Olivia Christiansen is our 2016-17 Runner-Up!

Congratulations to both...

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2016

Exciting news to share! Lesher Middle School has been working with CHAMP (Character in Athletics- Make it a Priority; http://champfc.com/) for the past year and we were officially named a “CHAMP School of Character” for the 2015-16 school year! Read...

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2013

Lesher is gearing up for our annual Adopt-a-Family school-wide community service project! This project has been a part of the Lesher community for many years and in the recent years we have expanded our influence to help out A LOT of families.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2016

A BIG THANK YOU to Veronica Carrillo, Maggie Rodriguez and our Science and Math departments for helping to message and put on a great event this past Thursday - Noche de Ciencias! The event was hosted by CSU’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers...