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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

 Enjoy the Winter Break!


PLMS Happenings...



Snowcoming Dance 


Upcoming Events


  • December 19, Honor Society's Annual Hot Chocolate Friday
  • December 22-January 2, Christmas Break - No school
  • January 12-16, End-of-Course Assessments
  • January 19, Human Rights Day - No school
  • January 20, Teacher Work Day - No school
Weekly Vocabulary

Week 14 


December 15-19




Evaluate - If you evaluate something, you decide if it is good or bad or right or wrong.


Assess - If you assess something, you estimate.


Critique - If you critique something, you look at it carefully to find things that could be improved.


Judge - If you judge something, you form an opinion about it.




In-, im-, il-, ir-: not.  Incapable, inescapable, expatriate, exhale, erase, evict, emit, evaporate, evacuate


Idiom of the Week-

Greatest thing since sliced bread: The greatest thing there has ever been.  My mother believes her iPad is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Green Tip of the Week

 Week of December 15:


Wrap creatively.

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


December 19

Ugly Sweater Day

Honor Society's Annual Hot Chocolate Friday


December 22-January 2

Christmas Break-No school


January 5

First day of practice for Boys Basketball


January 12-16



January 19

Human Rights Day

No school


January 20

Teacher Work Day

No school


January 21

Semester 2 begins

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.



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