LTMS Parent Newsletter

December 13, 2019

Message From Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,


As the semester wraps up, we are already planning some great things for next semester. Make sure to check out the information below about the showing of Angst, the information about our spring musical auditions, and the information about a fun PAWS event.


Go Panthers!

Mr. McCracken

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Thought For the Week

For those with holiday spirit....
Elf - Best way to spread Christmas cheer

Or, if you're not in the spirit or don't celebrate, you can always smile!

Buddy the Elf on Smiling
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Parenting Tip

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On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m., USD 232 will hold a special screening of Angst: Raising Awareness about Anxiety at the De Soto High School Theater.

Free tickets for this event are now available, but space is limited. For planning purposes, interested parents are encouraged to register for this event by Friday, January 10.


Free tickets are available here.


Learn more > Angst: Raising Awareness about Anxiety.

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LTMS Highlights

Career Fair

Our 7th graders did excellent representing our school at the Career Fair. They were engaged and asked some great questions. This event allowed them to meet with a variety of businesses as they begin to think about career pathways in high school and beyond. Below is a slideshow of the event.

Career Fair

Engineering Technology

Vocal Music Concert

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade vocal music and choir students put on an excellent performance this past week. Check out the video below for some bits of music!
Music Concert
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Upcoming Athletics/Activities at LTMS

Boys Basketball Schedule

Below is a PDF of our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball schedule. The season starts in January.

AVID Parent Meeting for 8th Graders

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 6pm

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

AVID, a new program, will start next year at DHS. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a national program offered in several Johnson County schools designed to support students toward high academic achievement and college readiness. Next year, De Soto High School plans to begin the program, which includes the AVID Elective, with a group of freshmen students selected from those that apply. If you are interested in learning more about AVID, please join us at this event.

Winter Break

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 11:15am to Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 7:45am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Students will be dismissed at 11:15 on Thursday, December 19th. Students return on Monday, January 6th! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
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USD 232 Education Foundation

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The USD 232 Education Foundation is getting geared up for our FIRST end of year giving campaign, lovingly named 12 Days of Giving, in honor of our 12 schools in the district. Every dollar raised as part of this campaign will be used to support educational excellence for the students of USD 232, through teacher grants and school programs. Now is the time for our community to come together to imagine the possibilities these contributions can have in our district! Learn more www.usd232.org/educationfoundation or at follow us on Facebook or Twitter @USD232EF.


Donate now >> https://gkccf.kimbia.com/usdt00 or thru PayPal http://bitly.com/2sDVrTZ


#USD232EF #12daysofgiving232 #232imagine

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P.A.W.S. (Save the Date)

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Spring Musical Auditions / Permission Form

The LTMS spring musical will be on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th. Auditions for major parts will take place after Winter Break. All students who want to be in the show are accepted, as long as they turn in the form below by Wednesday, December 18th (a copy also went home); however, they must meet academic eligibility. If students do not want to audition for a "big" part, they just have to turn in a form by the deadline. They will still be a character in the production and still have lines.
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Breakfast / Lunch Menu

Click below to access/view the breakfast and lunch menu for LTMS.
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