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5th to 6th Grade Transition Information

Welcome to Lesher! We are so excited to have you on the Viking ship! This website will serve as a helpful resource for you and your family as you navigate through the final year of elementary school and prepare to transition to middle school.

Important dates:

Open House & Curriculum Fair - Date TBD

School of Choice Deadline - December 15, 2022 at noon


We invite you to one of our building tours with Mr. Kotnik. Learn more about our history and all that Lesher has to offer!

  • Audience: Parents/guardians of incoming 6th graders.
  • Dates/Times: TBD

*Please contact our Office Manager, Jeannie Mitchell, to sign up! Phone: 970-472-3803 Email: jeanniem@psdschools.org

Elementary Registration Visits:

6th grade school counselor, Krista Summers, and 6th grade assistant principal, Deana Kochis, will visit feeder elementary schools to discuss the following:

  • 6th grade houses (Zippleback, Gronckle, Night Fury, Stormcutter).
  • Core courses (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) and Encore courses (World Language, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education, Technology).
  • 6th graders have two choices to make:
    • World language: French, German, Spanish, or Spanish Literacy.
    • Visual/Performing Arts: Band, Orchestra, or a combination of Choir and Art (one semester of each)
  • 6th grade sports (fall: cross country & tennis; winter: wrestling; spring: golf, track and field) and club activities (Science Olympiad, Chess Club, eSports, etc.).
  • Instructions on how to submit course requests online, through StudentVUE, for 6th grade Encore classes.
    • Student course requests will need to be submitted through StudentVUE by: Date TBD

We will visit the following elementary schools for course registration:

  • Bennett Elementary 
  • O'Dea Elementary 
  • McGraw Elementary 
  • Laurel Elementary 
  • Timnath Elementary 
  • Harris Elementary
  • Riffenburgh Elementary
  • Shepardson Elementary
  • Dunn Elementary 


5th Grade Visit Day: ROW THE BOAT! Orientation

Students will be able to visit the building, meet our 6th grade team, and learn what it means to be a Viking!

  • Audience: Incoming 6th graders.
    • Students from non-feeder schools are welcome to join, but will need their own transportation.
  • Date/Time: May 2023