Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - November 5 , 2023


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Tuesday 11/7:

  • No School - Professional Development Day

Wednesday 11/8:
  • Wrestling - Parent Meeting (4:45-5:30) ETMS Library Media Center

Friday 11/10:

  • End of Trister 2
  • 7th Grade Winter Dance (7:00-9:00) ETMS Main Gym
  • 8th Grade Winter Dance (7:30-9:30) ETMS Main Gym

Saturday 11/11:

  • Veterans Day
  • Robotics Competition (1:00PM-5:00PM) @ Schlagle High School

  • 11/13 - Trister 3 begins
  • 11/14 - 7th & 8th Grade Fall Choir Concert (7:00PM) ETMS


Reminder: No School Tuesday 11/7

Reminder: There will be No School for students on Tuesday, November 7th.

This is a Professional Development Day for teachers.

Snack Donations Needed for Winter Dance

  • Free snacks will be provided for students (cookies, fruit trays, veggie trays, etc.)
  • Sign-up Link
PTSA greatly appreciate your help and donations!

Thank you!

7th & 8th Grade Winter Dance


  • Friday, November 10th
  • Students can only attend during their grade level time.
    • 7th Grade 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • 8th Grade 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • The cost is $7 purchased in advance (purchased during lunch), $10 at the door.
  • Drop off and pick up will occur at the main entrance. Tickets and student ID's will be required to enter the dance. See the front office if you've lost your ID.
  • Free snacks will be provided by PTSA (donations needed - information above).


  • Only students who are enrolled at ETMS may attend the dance or be on school grounds.
  • No limousines.
  • Nice school or dressy clothes are appropriate for all students. Although ETMS recognizes the value of allowing individual student self-expression, the dance is an extension of the school day and student handbook policies still apply. Students who violate these guidelines will not be allowed to enter the dance.
  • Students must be in attendance for no less than the last 4 periods of the school day of the dance. Students may not have been in ISS or OSS the day of the event.
  • Students must meet academic and student conduct eligibility requirements outlined in our ETMS student handbook to attend the dance (based on 1st quarter grades).
  • Student behavior will be expected to reflect participation in a school event. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, and discipline consequences and removal from the dance will occur.

7th & 8th Grade Fall Choir Concert

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Kindness Counts Food Drive

In honor of this month’s character trait we will be hosting a schoolwide service drive to give back to Lee’s Summit Social Services. Items may be brought to school from October 30th to November 21st and placed in the donation bins around the school. Thank you!
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ETMS Spelling Bee!

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New ETMS Spirit Wear!

Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

If you are looking for some NEW Spirit Wear, the KC Swagger store will be open until Monday, November 20th, at 11:59PM.

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Kindness Counts - Character Trait

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BackSnack Program

East Trails is gathering information to determine the need for a BackSnack Program. This is not a meal replacement program but a supplemental snack program for those who need it. Items would be sent home with students on the last day of each week. These would be grab and go items to support you through the weekend. Please complete the form if you are interested. We would hope to have this program running by the second semester.

BackSnack Interest Form

Lost & Found

Here are this week's lost and found items.

Students, please stop by the front office to see if your lost item might be there.



Stay tuned for more updates and Club additions.

Informational flyers are always available in our Front Office or the grade-level pods on the Activities Board.

Featured Club of the Week

Book of the Month - November

Our new book of the month will be, The Hunger Games. Students interested in reading the Book of the Month should stop by the library to sign up and check out a copy.

All who participate will be invited to the Discussion with Donuts (including a gluten free option) with Mrs. Brown, the school librarian, and any other staff who participate.

Discussion with Donuts will be held Wednesday, November 15th during TRAIL Time.


Student Council Trunk or Treat

The ETMS Student Council had a great first Trunk or Treat turn out for our future Bison!

Thanks to all who made this Trunk or Treat a wonderful experience and success!

8th Grade Industrial Tech

Students in 8th grade Industrial Technology started with sheet metal. They measured, created hems, bends and finally welded their tool caddy.


2024 Middle School Swim & Dive League

The 2024 Middle School Swim and Dive League is for students interested in swimming or wanting to explore the sport of diving. The LSR7 Middle School Swim & Dive League was created for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as a part of the District's K-12 Development of Programs initiative to vertically align our middles school to high school programs.

Please see the information link below for more information.

Holiday Assistance

Below are local agencies supporting families in need this holiday season. Click this link if you'd like to help out or if you're looking for assistance.

7th & 8th Grade Goes To New York 2024!

There's still time if any 7th or 8th grade student would like to sign up for the ETMS New York trip.

School Parking Lot & Crosswalk

For the safety of our students and staff we want to remind everyone that during arrival and dismissal, students must be dropped off and picked up in the car rider line.

Students will not be allowed to cross over the car rider line from or to the parking lot during school arrival and dismissal time, unless there's a pre-arranged medical need.

Thank you for your understanding.


Student Support is a top priority. LSR7 provides school-based services, such as counseling, conflict resolution, and crisis support through partnerships with Burrell Comprehensive Mental Heath, The Center for Conflict Resolution, and ReDiscover. These partnerships provide support for students and families during the school day.

If you would like to learn more or utilize these supports, please contact our Counseling Center at 816-986-2578.


6th, 7th, & 8th Grade students, do you need Math Homework Help? You are welcome to stay after school any Thursday until 4:15PM. Meet in Library Collab Lab.


Students must go home via their normal means of transportation after school and may return with a parent/guardian to attend an event.

Student spectators may not attend ETMS athletic events without an adult.

Bison Fan Days are the exception.

Box Tops for Education

Help East Trails Middle School raise funds by submitting your Box Tops online at

Code: etmsybk *Will accept photos until end of March 2024