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Student Bulletin - April 23, 2023


Monday 4/24:

  • Art Show & Book Fair

Tuesday 4/25:

  • Art Show & Book Fair
  • Track Meet (4:00) vs. Lakeview Middle @ ETMS
  • Art Show Reception & Book Fair (5:00PM-6:30PM) @ ETMS

Wednesday 4/26:
  • Art Show & Book Fair

Thursday 4/27:

  • Track Meet (4:00) AWAY vs. Raymore-Peculiar East Middle @ Ray-Pec High School


  • 5/1 - Festival of Strings
  • 5/2 - Spring Band Concert


Progress Report Information (End of Trister 5)

To view your child’s Semester 2 report, please log into PowerSchool. Each child's updated academic progress will be available to view at the 6, 9, and 12-week mark each semester and reflect your child’s in-progress academic standing. Progress reports do not reflect a student’s final grade with the exception of 6th-grade six-week wheel classes which will be final at the end of each trimester. Each student will receive a report card and GPA at the end of each semester. Below are additional reminders regarding grade reporting and when grades are considered final:

  • 6-week progress reports will reflect the final grade for 6th-grade trimesters 1 and 4 wheel classes.

  • 9-week progress reports will be the final grade for all Quarter 1 and 3 classes and reflect the mid-trimester grade for 6th-grade trimesters 2 and 5.

  • 12-week progress reports will be the final grade for 6th-grade trimesters 2 & 5 wheel classes.

Please visit PowerSchool and Schoology for more detailed information regarding your child’s grade and performance on specific assignments and/or assessments.

Citizenship marks will also be entered and reflective of behaviors in the classroom. Marks assigned for citizenships are as follows:

  • S: Satisfactory: Consistently meets individual classroom expectations
  • N: Needs Improvement: Inconsistency with meeting classroom expectations
  • U: Unsatisfactory: Consistently not meeting individual classroom expectations


Book Fair: The library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair April 24-26 in conjunction with the Art Show. Students will have a chance to browse the book fair during a scheduled time with their English Language Arts classes and may make purchases during that time. Families may visit the Book Fair during the Art Reception on Tuesday, April 25, 5:00-6:30 pm. Visit this link to learn more about the Book Fair online shopping:
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7th Grade Select Choir Auditions

Attention 6th Graders!!

Are you interested in being in the 7th Grade Select Choir?

Please make sure you join the Schoology Course to begin.

Click here for audition information

If you have any other questions, please see Ms. Holdmeyer

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Student Absence Attendance Line

Friendly reminder we need for attendance calls to run through

our 24-Hour Attendance Line: 816-986-2577

Phone calls to the 24-Hour Attendance Line are required

if your student is going to be arriving late, leaving early, or

out for the entire day.

Thank you!


  • Please do not use the west entrance - this will be blocked, and only buses will be allowed through.
  • Students are not allowed to cross into the parking lot; please use the green car rider line for drop-off and pick-up.
  • Morning drop-off time is 8:05 am (9:05 am on Fridays). Please do not release students until instructed by a staff member.
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Clubs - All Grades

We have a variety of clubs that students are able to participate in. Join one or more!


Congratulations to Dr. Morehead!

Dr. Morehead was honored on April 17th, at the Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference for her outstanding advocacy for literacy and libraries. Please congratulate her! I could give you countless examples of how she's inspired students and staff to be readers as well as ethical users of information.

-Christie Brown

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ETMS Art Club

ETMS Art Club was a great success this year! Here are some photos of the final art club meeting for this school year. Students painted along to Bob Ross and had so much fun making "no mistakes, only happy accidents".


Upcoming MAP Testing

Please note the following dates for MAP testing:

May 8th thru May 12th

It is important that students be on time for school these days

and try to schedule out-of-school appointments for after 10:30AM.

Thank you for your help!

Water Only

This is a reminder that students are not allowed to have outside drinks at school. Only clear water drinks will be allowed.

ie: no Starbucks, Gatorade, slushies, any colored drink

If students have an outside drink with them, they will be asked to discard the drink when entering the building.

Thank you!


Friendly reminder - we follow the LSR7 MS Handbook on dress code:

  • Clothing must be free from display or advertisement of any alcohol, drugs, tobacco, weapons, violence, sexual innuendo, gambling, or reference to gang affiliation.
  • Clothing must be free from depictions or illustrations that demean or negatively represent any gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  • Clothing that results in inappropriate skin or undergarment exposure many not be worn at school (backless, garments not covering midriff or sides, etc.).
  • Clothing/accessories must be free from items which present a safety issue (chains, spikes, dangerous jewelry, safety pins, etc.).
  • Shoes must be worn.
  • Pants, shorts, and skirts must sit neatly at the waist.
  • Hats may only be worn during special occasions or activities.
  • Coats must be stored in lockers prior to the start of school.

Bison Spirit Wear!

Looking to add to your Bison Spirit Wear Collection?!

Spirit wear can be purchased through the front office.

ETMS can only accept CASH or CHECK

Summer Learning 2023

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7th Graders = Updated Vaccine Records

Parents/Guardians of Current 7th grade students!

Please send/email any updated vaccine records you may have for next year to the health room. Each 8th grade student will need to be compliant with Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines prior to the start of 8th grade. Please send those records to or You may also bring the records to the school and let the front office staff know it is for the health room, if that is preferred.

Thank You!

Christie Netterville, BSN, RN

East Trails Middle School Health Room

Box Tops for Education

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

School ID: 9684109

School Lunch