Truman Middle School
October 23, 2023
Exemplary Schools Library
We are so proud of Mrs. Megan Vallis, our Truman Library Media Specialist, as Truman Middle School was recently recognized as an Exemplary School Library Program by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the 2022-23 school year. The criteria and application process are demanding, and our receipt of this honor speaks highly to the quality of services we provide to students and staff at our school as well as to the school community. Mrs. Vallis goes above and beyond for her school community. As many of you already know Mrs. Vallis was also recognized as a Lindbergh Leader during last school year. Those that know Mrs. Vallis are not surprised one bit by this. We are so thankful to call Mrs. Vallis one of our own. If you get a chance, please send her a thank you!
Halloween Costume Update
Students are welcome to wear costumes to school on Halloween, which will be Tuesday, Oct. 31. Costumes are optional, and to ensure that the school day proceeds without interruption, they must meet the following requirements:
Students must be able to wear the costume to school and throughout the school day (no changing clothes at school)
The costume must allow the student to participate in learning without distractions (ex: no props, inflatable costumes, large boxes, etc.)
No masks or toy weapons of any kind
Costumes must be respectful of others and may not include anything violent or gruesome (no blood)
Costumes may be worn on Halloween only
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Update: We only have 10 guests so far for our Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. The kids will be able to attend with their veterans on this day.
Truman Middle School will be hosting an appreciation breakfast for Veterans and active service members on November 9, 2023 at 9:30am in the Truman Middle School Cafeteria. If you or a family member would like to be a part of this, please complete this form. Thanks!
Strategic Plan Online Survey: We Want to Hear from You!
Lindbergh Schools is partnering with Education Governance Leadership Association (EGL) this fall to develop a new five-year strategic plan that will continue to support excellence in learning for all Lindbergh students.
Your thoughts and feedback play an important role in this process! The Lindbergh Strategic Plan Steering Committee will carefully review community feedback as it works to set goals that will guide decision-making over the next five years.
Please fill out this survey on or before Friday, Oct. 27, and share it with your friends, family and neighbors who live in our school district. Thank you in advance for your participation.
State Testing Results Available in Infinite Campus
We are happy to inform families that all 2022-23 End-Of-Course (EOC) and Grade-Level Assessment (GLA) results are now available in Infinite Campus. To access your student’s results, please follow the steps below:
Log in into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
On the left menu, click the MORE option
Then select ASSESSMENTS
To learn more about the assessment scale scores and achievement levels, please see the interpreting results guides linked below:
2023 Listening and Learning Presentation and Survey
Thank you to all of our parents who attended this year’s Listening and Learning presentations with Superintendent Dr. Tony Lake. If you were unable to attend in person, you are invited to watch the recordings linked below and fill out this year’s community survey. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback with us!
Flyer Time this week
- 6th grade Flyer Times are focusing this week on fitting in and belonging at school. They will also discuss and share their worries and wonders of middle school.
- 7th/8th grade Flyer Times will develop their community agreements. These agreements are meant to help the class become a safe place where people can be genuine without fear of mistreatment.
2024 YEARBOOKS are on SALE NOW! Order your 2024 Yearbook for $25 until October 27th! This is the LOWEST price of the year, the price will increase after this date! See the attached flier for additional information.
Order ONLINE ONLY following the steps below:
1. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com
2. Enter Order Number 17098.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
8th-grade parents: Baby Ads for the 2024 yearbooks are on sale for $20. The deadline for creating and purchasing 8th Grade Baby Ads for the 2024 yearbooks will be OCTOBER 27th. All BABY AD ORDERS will be handled ONLINE! This will help ensure your ad appears exactly as you want and eliminate the risk of your photos being lost or damaged. See the attached flier for additional information.
Purchase and Create the Baby Ad Online Only using the steps below:
1. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com.
2. Enter Order Number 17098.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions for ordering an ad.
4. Once the ad is ordered, an online design tool will open to help you place your photo & text.
5. You must CREATE & PURCHASE your ad NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 27th.
6. You will proof your own ad - the ad will appear exactly as you submit it. Please proof your ad carefully and finalize your ad to receive an email to confirm your order.
7th Grade Cotillion
Kiwanis Gently Used Winter Wear Drive
Kiwanis Gently Used Winter Wear Drive Tuesday, October 24, - Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Our school, in cooperation with the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club, will be collecting new or gently used winter wear items for students in need. Please bring new or gently used coats, mittens, hats, boots, gloves, scarves, earmuffs, ski masks, snow pants, warm socks, or thermal underwear, and place them in the blue bin that will be in our school lobby. The winter wear drive will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 24- Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Items will benefit students in Lindbergh schools, Meramec, Monroe, and Patrick Henry elementary schools in St. Louis City; and Angels’ Arms just to name a few.
Truman Parent Group
Bowl with your friends!
Register your 7th or 8th grader for Truman bowling night at Du Bowl Lanes!
7th grade - Friday, November 10th
8th grade - Friday, November 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Limited spots available
District News and Information
We Need You! Substitute Teacher Openings
Join our team! Lindbergh Schools is searching for community members, parents and retirees to help serve our students by working part-time as a substitute teacher. This flexible position is also perfect for college students looking to get classroom experience! For more information, or to apply, please click here.
Now Hiring: Student Custodians
Do you know a high school student interested in working after school and helping the Lindbergh Schools community? Join our team as a student custodian! Set your own schedule and work two to four hours a night helping the Lindbergh custodial staff pull trash, wipe tables, and vacuum and sweep floors. Interested in applying? Click here to get started on your application!
Lindbergh Speaker Series
Missouri ‘Close the Gap’ Program Provides Financial Support for Families
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Odyssey, a platform that helps states connect families to public funding and education services, have announced the launch of the Missouri Close the Gap Grant program. This is a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for parents/guardians who reside in Missouri to use for allowable education expenses, including but not limited to tutoring, computer equipment and internet connectivity, education services, and before- and after-school educational programs. Applications are now open and must be submitted by October 25, 2023.
Student and Parent Guidelines
Students and parents, please read the guidelines document linked below that explains the expectations for students and parents. We strive for consistency in regards to the content of this document. All of the policies and procedures are in place to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and staff. Thank you in advance for your partnership in regards to these guidelines.
Student/Parent Guidelines 2023-24
Truman Middle School Student/Parent Guidelines 2023-2024 Welcome to Truman Middle School! We are committed to doing whatever it takes to meet the educational needs of every child. Please contact us with questions. Truman Middle School Phone: (314)729-2470 Fax: (314)729-2472 ...