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Nordic Fest Postponed to Friday, May 5th!

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 POSTPONED! Due to the rainy weather forecast, we are going to have to reschedule Nordic Fest to Friday, May 5th.  Unfortunately, we can't run the Ninja Obstacle Course if there is rain and we have a chance of rain all day on Friday! 

We are bummed that we have to reschedule Nordic Fest, but we do have a silver lining - we are offering the Ninja Obstacle Course,  Art Activity, and eSports tournament FOR FREE FOR CURRENT LESHER STUDENTS!!!!

If you have already signed up and paid, you will be contacted via email for refund information. Your spot and shirt will still be reserved for the May 5th date. 

If you haven't signed up and want to participate in the Ninja Obstacle Course, Art Activity, or eSports tournament - head on over to lesher.booktix.com to reserve your place!  Spots are limited for the Art Activity and eSports tournament, so sign up early!  If you are participating in the Ninja Obstacle course, you'll also need to sign the waiver.  T-shirts will be given for these events, but will be on a first come, first served basis.

Even if you don't want to participate in those events, come on out to cheer your classmates on, make creations with sidewalk chalk, and eat delicious food from the food trucks!  We can't wait to see you on Friday, May 5th from 3 - 7p.m.!


What is Nordic Fest?

We are excited to reintroduce this annual tradition after a small pause due to COVID. The annual Nordic Fest is where the heart of Fort Collins and Lesher Middle School come together to create an amazing experience. Students and families will enjoy a Ninja obstacle course, art event, eSports competition, music, food trucks, and more. 

Money raised from this event supports teachers and staff through teacher grant request, as well as provides support for classroom supplies, updates to our school sign, and new heart-rate monitors for our PE department. 



When is Nordic Fest?

Nordic Fest will take place on Friday, April 14th from 3 - 7pm at Lesher


How much does it cost?

Participating in the Ninja Obstacle Course, Art Activities, or eSports tournament will cost $10 each.  There will also be lots of free activities to enjoy such as listening to music, playing sand volleyball or basketball, and drawing with sidewalk chalk.  Food trucks and the snack shack will have items to purchase if you get hungry!


How do I sign up for the Ninja Obstacle Course?

  • Sign up, pay $10, and fill out waiver using the BookTix link
  • Pick up Gold Card from Ms. Roth in the front office
  • Turn Gold Card into Coach Hawley or Coach Moeller. You can then request teammates (4 people per team). If you don't have teammates, we will make a team for you! All skill and abilities welcome, you do NOT need to be an athlete to participate in this event.

** This paid event comes with a t-shirt and prizes for top finishers!


How do I sign up for the FIFA and Rocket League eSports Tournaments?

  • Sign up and pay $10 using the BookTix link
  • If you choose Rocket League or FIFA, DO NOT sign up and pay for other events. We cannot guarantee you will have time to participate in other events

** This paid event comes with a t-shirt and prizes for top finishers!


How do I sign up for the Art Activity?

  • Sign up and pay $10 using the BookTix link
  • If you choose the art activity, you can also sign up for the Ninja Course.

** This paid event comes with a t-shirt and you take home your art project!


Do I need a Gold Card?

  • A Gold Card IS required for the Ninja Obstacle Course.  You need to pay the fee and sign the online waiver on BookTix.
  • You do NOT need to have a Gold Card for the Art Activity or eSports Tournament.


Do I need to sign up for anything ahead of time?

  • You need to sign up and pay ahead of time for the Ninja Obstacle Course, eSports tournament (limited spacing available), and Art Activity using BookTix.


Do I need to have a physical to participate?

  • No activities require a physical to participate.


Do I need to participate in sports to participate in the Ninja Obstacle Course?

  • You do not have to have a sports background to participate! All athletic abilities are welcome!

Do you need to register if you just want to come and cheer?

  • No!  All Lesher Middle School students, staff, and families are welcome to join us! There will be basketball, sand volleyball, food trucks/snack shack (bring money to enjoy), DJ and lots of opportunities to cheer.


Can siblings, parents, or best friends from other schools be able to participate in the activities?

  • Although everyone from a Lesher family is welcome to join and cheer, we do ask that only currently enrolled 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Lesher Middle School sign up for the Ninja Obstacle Course, eSports Tournament, or Art Activity.


How much money should my child bring to Nordic Fest?

  • That is up to you!  We will have food trucks and snack shacks open so we encourage you to eat dinner and enjoy the Lesher Community!



If you have questions about this event, please contact Emily Birdsall at emilyjobirdsall@gmail.com or call Lesher's front office at 940-472-3800.


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors for Helping make this Event Happen!
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