Trailridge Family Newsletter
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March 31, 2023
Important Upcoming Dates
- April 3 & 4: Reading State Assessment Dates (Schedules below)
- April 5 & 6: Math State Assessment Dates (Schedules below)
- April 7: No School
- April 10: No School - Teacher Professional Work Day
- April 11: State Assessment Makeups
- May 17: Honors and Awards Night (invite only)
Note from Admin Team
Last week we began our state assessments with the 8th grade science. I was extremely impressed with our student's focus and the commitment of our staff. This upcoming week all of our students will take the state assessment in math and reading. Each student will assess at the beginning of the day in their Wildcat Hour class. Shout out to our Caring for Kids partners and PTA for providing testing treats and positive notes throughout the building. Please help your student be prepared for the test and encourage them to do their very best on it.
- Go to bed early the night before.
- Arrive to school on time.
- Eat a good healthy breakfast.
- Bring a fully charged MacBook.
- See below for more tips and for the testing bell schedules for the week.
As we finish out the year, I did want to share a friendly reminder of the parking lot procedures for drop off and pickup. As I am sure we have all experienced, the layout of our parking lot does not allow for a convenient drop off or pickup. The procedures we have in place are to get our students to their rides as safely as possible. It is important that we work together and have patience with each other in order to maintain safety for everyone. Below are a few of the expected procedures.
- Please do not drop your student off before 8:20 am.
- Car riders need to be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot. Please do not use the circle drive.
- Please maintain low safe speeds and follow the guidance of the staff directing traffic.
Thank you for your continued support and go Wildcats!
Matt, Jake and Ericka
Trailridge Middle School Administration
Trailridge Kansas Assessment Information
April 3-5, 2023 Testing Schedule
April 6, 2023 TESTING Schedule
Trailridge BSU at KSU!
2023-2024 PROWL APPLICATIONS
Join our Trailridge Team!
Wildcat Student Highlight!
Help us celebrate your student!
We are so fortunate to have some remarkable students attend Trailridge. They have a variety of talents. We work hard to celebrate things that happen in the building and within our programs. However, we realize we have awesome students doing awesome work outside of the building as well. We would love to add a portion of our weekly newsletter to highlight our students doing those things as well. Some examples may include girls scout troop projects, volunteering/service opportunities, gymnastics, swimming competitions, winning writing competitions or getting published, outside athletics accomplishments.
If you wish to have your student highlighted, please share that information with us. Email Matt Engler (firstname.lastname@example.org) with pictures and a description of what it is. Our students are amazing and let’s continue to look for ways to encourage and recognize them!
Trailridge Student Service Team
Happy April Wildcat Friends & Families!
The time is now to get outside and get involved in something fun with the family! Here is the link from Johnson County Parks & Recreation on opportunities to explore nature and the outdoors: https://jcprd.com/164/Nature-Outdoors
Just a reminder that our district does offer medical, dental, and behavioral health supports to all of our SMSD families:
At Health Partnership Clinic (HPC), our mission extends beyond our
clinic doors. Conveniently located in Shawnee Mission West High School, our school-based clinic provides quality, accessible and affordable health care services. The clinic is open to all Shawnee Mission School District students and their siblings; three to 20 years old.
Please see brochure below for details.
Preview for May Newsletter:
Vicki Canady (VickiCanady@smsd.org)
Elisabeth Johnsrud (ElisabethJohnsrud@smsd.org)
Kristin Warner (KristinWarner@smsd.org)
Clink the links below for information on upcoming camps at SM Northwest. If you have questions please contact the respected coach.
SM Northwest Summer Athletic Camps
Trailridge Dance Club
TRAILRIDGE DANCE CLUB is happening again this year!
- TDC will meet Wednesday and Friday Mornings 8:00-8:35 AM. Please enter through the AUX gym doors.
- You will learn sidelines, technique, and routines
- Perform at Trailridge basketball games and events and even at some SMNW games!
- Work with and learn from the SMNW Dance Team coaches and dancers!!
- No prior dance experience is needed!
- Fill out this google form to receive more information! https://forms.gle/JrLHrYupdoRAeKRm6
Student Athlete Handbook
Attached is the Trailridge Student Athlete Handbook. This handbook reviews policies and procedures for being an athlete at Trailridge. Please review this handbook at your convenience.
Click Here to access the Trailridge Student Athlete Handbook.
Athletic Director: Jake Bauer, email@example.com
Athletic Coordinator: Heather Mayfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball: Cara Hillman, email@example.com
Cross Country: Heather Mayfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestling: Justin Andrews, email@example.com
Girls’ Basketball: Elissa Ojeda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys’ Basketball: Brandon Hoch, email@example.com
Athletic Trainer: Josh Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org
After school clubs have started at Trailridge! Please visit our website to view what clubs we have to offer at Trailridge. If any student would like to start a club then they can talk with a teacher to sponsor the club. https://trailridge.smsd.org/activities-athletics/after-school-clubs
Technology at Trailridge
CANVAS Parent Support
Did you know that you can monitor activity on your student's device?
Please use this link to learn more.
Using that link you can set up a parent portal, pause internet activity, setup restrictions, etc.
Social Media Tips
Click here for 9 Ways to Monitor Your Teens Social Media article.
Our PTA is very active in supporting students and staff at Trailridge through grants, assemblies, student activities and celebrations, and more and while our events and activities will undoubtedly look different this school year, our commitment to supporting our students, staff, and families is as strong as ever! Please consider joining and getting involved in your Trailridge PTA as we find new and creative ways to support our students, staff, and families in 2022/2023!
Please use the link or the QR Code to access the PTA website:
Information on Fentanyl
Help support our TMS PTA through Amazon purchases. The PTA receives a kickback on each purchase made!
Additional Trailridge Information
ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT!
INFORMATION ABOUT TRUANCY
The administration of Trailridge may begin to request documentation for all absences after the 10th absence in a school year. Absences without a doctor's note or administrative approval may be recorded as unexcused. A student with three consecutive unexcused absences, five unexcused absences in a semester, or seven unexcused absences in a year is considered TRUANT according to Kansas State statues. A truancy report may be filed with the Johnson County District Attorney's office.
Attendance Line: 913 993-1012
If your child is going to miss a class for an appointment or any reason, please make sure you are calling the office to let the attendance clerk know. This is important so that we can excuse the absence.
2022-2023 BELL SCHEDULE
Jake Bauer, Associate Principal
Matt Engler, Principal
Ericka Waller, Associate Principal