Superintendent's Message
 
Jeremy Schmidt Superintendent Lester Prairie School District #424
Lester Prairie Elementary School adheres to the mission "to develop every learner to the learner's maximum potential to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world.


Here at Lester Prairie School District, our staff is second-to-none and we are continuously participating in Professional Development opportunities within our school walls and outside to improve the area's best workforce.   
Lester Prairie School District boasts excellent test scores in all age ranges, qualifying for recognition by the state as a Reward School, placing it in the top 15% of public schools in the state.  Students are provided with small class sizes in the elementary, updated science and reading curriculum, along with the opportunity for technology use in a variety of mediums including Chrome Books, I-pads, Mac Computers, and Smart Boards.  School-wide programs such as PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) and Olweus Anti-Bullying Program have enhanced ownership and student safety within our school.  The safety and development of all people, especially the students, is of the utmost importance. 
 
Next, let me tell you about the concentrated goal of increasing the rigor of our high school classes.  One immediate change has been the addition of college level courses in Math, Science, and Language Arts.  Planning for additional classes is being done for future school years.  Today, many schools have cut back or dropped their Tech Ed programs.  At Lester Prairie, not only do we support this program, it is flourishing and has increased community awareness so much that the Lester Prairie Foundation for Education recently raised nearly $10,000 toward the purchase of a plasma-cutting machine, capable of creating intricate designs in steel and wood.  The Lester Prairie Tech Ed program has collaborated with Dunwoody Institute in Winsted to help prepare our students to enter the training and job market available.     
 
Extracurricular opportunities in Lester Prairie are as abundant as schools three to four times our size.  Activity lists can be found on our LP website (lp.k12.mn.us).  If you have any questions regarding activities, you can call our Activities Director, Blaine Walstrom, at 320-395-3005. 
 
We invite you to explore our website: (WWW.LP.K12.MN.US), visit the school, and stop by to talk to us.  You will find we are committed in providing a family atmosphere that will enhance your student’s positive experiences in school.  Please call, we would love to talk with you and have your child be a part of the great atmosphere at the Lester Prairie Schools.

 
 
Mr. Jeremy Schmidt – Superintendent- 320-395-3001  Mr. Schmidt's Bio                                                 
Mr. Nathaniel Boyer – K-12 Principal-320-395-3011     Mr. Boyer's Bio


District Accomplishments During Mr. Schmidt's Tenure