Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - May 21, 2023


Tuesday 5/23:

  • Finals
  • Summer bag of books checkout
  • The SpongeBob Musical Awards Show (7:00PM) @ ETMS Main Gym

Wednesday 5/24:
  • Finals
  • Summer bag of books checkout
  • The SpongeBob Musical Awards Show (7:00PM) @ ETMS Main Gym

Thursday 5/25:

  • Finals
  • Last day of school / Early Release (12:55PM) - lunch will not be served
  • End of 2nd Semester


Outstanding Library Books?

If students are unsure if they have any outstanding library books, they may look in Destiny Discover to see what they have checked out by following this tutorial -

School Fines Are Due!

Reminder, if your student has outstanding

school fines, these fines need to be paid by May 22nd,

in order for your student to receive their YEARBOOK.

Thank you!


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Master Minds - End of Year Performance!

The Master Mind students memorized and performed over 50 inspirational quotes for their families for their end of the year performance.

7th Grade Vocal Students

Mr. Don Holdmeyer, (music teacher Stephanie Holdmeyer's father) showed off his 1953 Buick to the music classes. 7th grade vocal music students are currently studying the classic jazz tune "Route 66" and this gave them a chance to connect to the music on a more personal level. Student, Lola Garrett learns more about the interior of the car.

KC Kings Prep Basketball

ETMS student, Kayleigh Bolton and her team were recognized at the May 18th School Board Meeting for their excellent season in wheelchair basketball. Way to go KC Kings!


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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! And now he’s ready to ride the wave to our ETMS theatre to entertain and delight audiences in this brilliant, bright, hilarious and brand-new musical.

Showtimes: May 23rd & May 24th at 7:00PM

Tickets may be purchased here online or at the door for $7.00


Educational travel with your fellow Bison!
Every trip is a journey of possibilities. Students will be immersed in history, culture, and art. Students grow by bringing learning to life—new ideas, new friends, and the memories of a lifetime. This trip is open to next year's 6th-8th grade students.

Students on our educational adventure get to experience the historical and cultural significance of New York City. We will have the opportunity to see how the history of our nation is deeply rooted in this city as well as the cultural impact this city continues to have on our nation.

We will see sights ranging from central park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street to the top of the Empire State Building and an NBC Studio Tour to Times Square including two Broadway shows.

Please visit for more information or reach out to


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 or out for the entire day.

Thank you!

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.


  • 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.

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

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