LTMS Student and Parent Newsletter

January 20

Thought for the Week

The only disability in life...

Upcoming Events

23-24 Cheerleading Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 6pm

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Hello Panther Parents & Guardians!

Do you have a current 6th or 7th grader interested in joining the LTMS Cheer Squad for the 2023-2024 school year? Then now is the time for them to do so!! We will be conducting candidate meetings, parent meetings, and tryouts in January and February -- mark your calendars for the following dates:

Wednesday, January 25 -- candidate meeting 8th hour in the gym

Thursday, January 26 -- parent/guardian meeting, 6:00pm, LTMS Auditorium (student and parent/guardian must attend)

Boys Basketball Games

Thursday, January 26 vs. Basehor

7th grade home / 8th grade away

Winter Party for 7th/8th Grade

LTMS's 7th and 8th grade winter party, Luna y Sol, will be held Friday, January 27th, 3:05-5:00 pm. Students are guaranteed to have a great time as StuCo members have put a lot of planning into this event. In order to attend, we are asking students to bring a food item to share, and of course, their required permission slip. Permission slips will be given at school but for your convenience an electronic copy is attached to this newsletter. Be sure to read it carefully as further details are given.

LTMS Highlights

Esports with Mr. Villa and Mr. Wilson

Thanks to a generous donation to purchase Nintendo Switches, as well as a donation of headphones and tech storage equipment, we have our team fully equipped and ready to go. This is a fun, unique opportunity for students to learn how to collaborate and work as a team. More highlights to come once they start competitions!

Dr. Frank Tracz - KSU Band Director

LTMS band students had a special guest speaker last week. He showed the Sugar Bowl KSU marching band performance, rehearsed for the upcoming band festival, and played WILDCAT Victory with the band!
Dr. Tracz Visit

Boys Basketball

Our boys basketball teams are off to a great start this season. Despite being the smallest school in our 11 team league, we compete well with everyone. Our overall record for 7th and 8th grade combined is currently is 14-2!


It's a new semester so we have a new group of LT TV students!
January 20th Morning Announcements

Job Openings

ELL Aide

LTMS has a current opening for an ELL aide! It's a great way to follow the school schedule/calendar while doing something meaningful and positively impacting our students! You do NOT need speak any other languages and we have great on-the-job training! Click below to apply.

First Student Bus Drivers Needed

First Student is hiring! To keep all our routes viable they need drivers and are paying $20+/hr!

Weekly Reminders

Securly (Parent App)

USD232 has partnered with Securly, a 24/7 web filter, to help keep kids safe online at school. The Securly Home App is available for parents and guardians to monitor school devices while at home. Within the app you can:

  • Pause internet on school devices
  • Schedule when the internet is offline-for example you can set a dinner break internet time-out and a bedtime
  • Receive online activity-based push notifications-you choose the filters
  • Access real-time online activity feed

PAWS Birthday Options

Every student will receive a special gift from PAWS on their birthday (or half-birthday). If you want to level-up their special day even more, check out the options below!

  • Bronze ($5) - A special sign will be made to greet your student at the entrance of the school!

  • Silver ($15) - Bronze + two special birthday treats - the student gets to pick themselves!

  • Gold ($40) - Silver + your student and a friend of their choice will get to attend the monthly birthday pizza party during lunch (if they can’t make the party that month, they can attend a future one)!

MacBook Help

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Student Nutrition

School Meals Pricing:

· Breakfast = $1.55 elementary; $1.65 middle and high school;

· Lunch = $2.85 elementary; $2.90 middle school; $3.00 high school;

· Reduced price = $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch

Text Alerts

Text alerts are a quick, easy way to get important information and updates from the school. Click the banner below to sign up for LTMS and/or district text alerts!

Canvas Support

If you or your student experience Canvas issues and the classroom teacher cannot help, please call 1-833-444-2084 or submit a help request online. The button below will also allow parents to get pairing codes along with other helpful information.