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 - ♦ Thank you for your interest in shadowing at Lesher. ♦ At this time all spots are full. ♦
  • 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!

 ♦ Lesher's GT Summer Institute: Announcement !


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: Jan 8th, 2016

January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). On this day we show our support for our nation’s approximately 780,000 police officers who put a badge on each day, knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations while carrying...

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2016

Saturday, October 18, 2016, is the 1st Chess Tournament of the 2016-17 school year! There are tournaments held in October, November, December, January, March, and April. Tournaments are played at Kinard Middle School.

This first tournament will be free...