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Payette Lakes Middle School

Our Mission:   

Developing lifelong learners today.


Our Vision:

Provide a safe environment which

affords opportunities to:

  • Explore, create, and achieve
  • Be challenged
  • Become independent
  • Develop a sense of community, stewardship, and belonging

Our Belief:

The McCall-Donnelly Jt. School District believes public

education provides a learning environment that is

challenging, authentic, and current.




Office Hours:

 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


School Day Hours:

8:25 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Regular and Early Release Bell Schedules  



Office Staff:                      

Susan Buescher, Principal


Ryan Swift, Counselor              


Sally Campbell, Secretary


Amber Mello, Attendance Clerk/Registrar

Weekly Announcements



October 27- October 31


  • Picture Re-take day is today, Wednesday, October 29!  Bring your original picture packet to give to the photographer.
  • Pumpkin Party @ Yellow Couch Thursday, October 30, 7-10 p.m. for grades 6-12 - free admission.  There will be a costume contest with cash prizes.
  • Bring in used shoes for Soles 4 Souls.  The last day to bring in shoes is Thursday, October 30.


PLMS Happenings...


Upcoming Events


  • October 29, Picture Retake Day
  • October 30, End of first quarter, Halloween activities
  • October 31, Teacher Work day - No school
  • November 3, Winter Sports Pictures
Weekly Vocabulary

Week 8 


October 27 - October 30




Accomplish - If you accomplish something, you do it successfully.


Achieve - If you achieve something, you succeed at it.


Develop - If you develop something, you work on it over a period of time, during which it grows or changes.




De-: from; reduce; opposite

Defrost, dethrone, dehydration


Idiom of the Week-

Blood is thicker than water - The family bond is closer than anything else.

Green Tip of the Week

 Week of October 27:


Bring reusable bags to the grocery store.

Viking Information
  • View and pay your student fees on-line at PLMS Webstore.  Click here to get started and create your login and password.                       - Questions?? Call 634-5994



PLMS Calendar

Printable Calendar

through June 2015


October 29

Picture Retake Day


October 30

Halloween Activities


October 31

Teacher workday - No school


November 3

Winter Sports Pictures


November 4

Wrestling @ Melba 4:15 p.m.


November 6

Girls Basketball vs. Nampa Christian 4:15 p.m.

Wrestling @ Vale 4:15 p.m.


November 7

Fall Activity 7:00-9:00 p.m.


November 11

Veteran's Recognition Program


November 12

Girls Basketball @ Cole Valley 4:15 p.m.


November 13

Parent Advisory Meeting 9:00 a.m.

Early Release at 1:30 p.m.

Student-Led Conferences 5:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m.


November 14

Student-Led Conferences 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


November 18

Girls Basketball @ Nyssa 4:15 p.m.


November 20

Girls Basketball vs. Marsing 4:15 p.m.


November 21

Crazy Hat Day


November 24-25

Teacher Training Days-No school


November 26-28

Thanksgiving Break-No school



Parent Connect

Connect with your student -
Click on the link below to see your student's school progress:

If you need to obtain your login and password information, please call the middle school office at 634-5994.



Staff Webmail