Named for David B. Lesher, long-term PSD superintendent, Lesher Middle School, an ideal representation of international school design, opened in fall 1960 and operates as an ever-evolving professional learning community. We completed a $3.7 million remodel in fall 2006 resulting in a new media center, a new art room, and a new fitness center.
With a “small school feel” we emphasize teaching the whole child how to access, interpret, and apply information across disciplines to assure they have the skills to enjoy a lifetime of learning.
We offer the fully accredited, challenging, and rigorous International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) as an honors track, in addition to the PSD curriculum. Lesher’s IBMYP, a district magnet program, involves integration of five areas of interaction (approaches to learning, community service, health and social education, environment, and homo faber) within the core subjects.
Instructional & enrichment programs
Lesher students can participate in drama club, chess club, KLJH Television News, Lego Robotics, Math Counts, student council, National Junior
Honor Society, chamber choir, Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, and community-mentored volunteer projects via our Inquiry class.
Co-curricular activities include Geography Bee, 50s-60s day, and parent-led book talks. Lesher also generates Inside, Outside, Upside, Down, the only junior high student produced literary magazine in PSD and supports an annual summer student trip to Europe.
Lesher students benefit from a thorough offering of athletic opportunities. Our storied and proud sports tradition has resulted in 31 PSD team championships to date.
Opportunities for parents
Lesher’s Parent-Teacher Organization sponsors activities help students with the transition from elementary to junior high school and build connectedness within our school community.
Our building School Improvement Team, comprised of Lesher staff, parents, students, and community members, meets monthly to discuss important information about our school community.