Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - August 27, 2023


Monday 8/28:
  • Musical Auditions / Room A204 (3:20PM-5:15PM)

Tuesday 8/29:

  • Fundraiser Begins
  • Musical Auditions / Room A204 (3:20PM-5:15PM)
  • NWEA Testing begins in Math

Wednesday 8/30:

  • PTSA Fundraiser Night at Andy's Frozen Custard (4:00PM-8:00PM)


  • 9/4 - No School - Holiday
  • 9/5 - Summer Trip Meeting (6:00PM-7:00PM)
  • 9/5 - NWEA in ELA Classes
  • 9/7 - School Fall Picture Day
  • 9/12 - Human Growth & Development Meeting (6:30PM-8:00PM) @ SLC



If your student will be absent from school, please call in the absence by 9:30 AM to the Attendance Secretary at 816-986-2577. The attendance voicemail line is available 24/7.

6th Grade Transition Day!

First Week of School!

The first week of school is in the books and what a great week it was! It was great seeing so many new faces and also our returning Bison. Here are just some of the moments captured during our first week of school.

Bison XC Spirit Wear

Get your Bison XC Spirit Wear!

The Spirit Wear Store will close Tuesday, September 5th @ 11:59 PM CDT

(only a few items are shown below)


BisonBots ROBOTICS 2023-24 Team

Are you interested in Robotics? Robotics is a time-intensive, team-centered activity stretched out over a long competition season. It often ramps up in the weeks prior to competitions, where extra practices are needed to get projects, presentations, and robots ready for competitions.

**There are a limited number of slots on the BisonBots Robotics Team.

Applications are due Friday, September 1, 2023 by 3:15PM., to Mrs. Lake, Room C103.

The application link is below or students are welcome to pick up applications in the front office.

Go BisonBots!

Yearbook Club

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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.


Ways to get involved! We want every BISON to love being a part of our school!
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PTSA Night at Andy's Frozen Custard

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Learning for Life: Celebrating Stacy Patton

Congratulations to our own East Trails Middle School Administrative Secretary Stacy Patton, who learned in a surprise presentation this week that she is the August Learning for Life Award winner. Stacy was nominated by her colleagues for:

  • Being the foundation and backbone of ETMS
  • Supporting staff with a smile and helping attitude
  • Doing so much behind the scenes to make the school run smoothly

Congratulations, Stacy!


Car Rider Map

Cars will NOT be allowed to use the west entrance - this is for buses only.

Car Riders = East Entrance

Buses Only = West Entrance

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Students are welcome to decorate the INSIDE of their locker using magnets or sticky-tack.

Please do not use tape or other adhesive strips.

Stickers on Chromebooks

When Chromebooks are damaged and in for repair, students will not receive back their original Chromebook. They will receive another new or repaired Chromebook, so students are not able to personalize their Chromebook.

We want to remind students not to place stickers on their Chromebooks. We need for all Chromebooks to stay sticker-free. Thank you!

ETMS Athletics/Activities sportsYou app

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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.

Box Tops for Education

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