LTMS Parent Newsletter

January 3, 2020

Message From Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,

Happy New Year! We will kick off the semester strong at LTMS, once again encouraging students to do their very best with a positive attitude and maximum effort. The "Thought For the Week" graphic was shared with staff this week, and I think it's great for kids and adults. Also, I put a note in the newsletter below, but semester grades have been finalized and posted to Skyward. They posted twice, and due to a mistake, one of them is unreadable due to the logo. Sorry for any confusion.

Go Panthers!

Mr. McCracken


Thought For the Week

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

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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.


LTMS Highlights

8th Grade Activities

Thankful Wall

Ms. Doty's and Mrs. Appleby's students created an awesome wall in the 6th grade hallway. It is a "Thankful Wall" filled with pennants from staff members. Not only did it connect students with adults in the building, it demonstrates and models thankfulness! This is one project where the adults actually learned as much as the students and made our school a more thankful place!

Band Carols

Right before the break, some of our band students did an excellent job welcoming students to school. They performed several songs in the upper hallway for all grades to see and hear as they entered school. See if you can pick out what carols they are playing in the video below.
Band Welcomes Students With Music

LTMS in the News

Several USD 232 students participated in an event called "Tuba Christmas." This is a KC Metro event that very few students in the area get to attend. Check out the news article below to learn more and see our USD 232 students recognized!

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.

Student Recognition Assembly (Quarter 2)

Friday, Jan. 10th, 8am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

We will be recognizing our second quarter Principal's Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll students, girls basketball and wrestling award winners, Students of the Month, and literary award winners. We will once again try to stream this on "Facebook" Live since seating is limited.

Grades are Posted in Skyward

Semester grades have been finalized and posted in Skyward. In students' Tuesday email home they will be sharing their semester grades, but everything is up to date and available now! They posted twice, and one of the postings is unreadable due to a logo mistake. Sorry for any inconvenience, and if you have any questions on how to access Skyward, please contact us.

Breakfast / Lunch Menu

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