LTMS Student and Parent Newsletter

September 23, 2022

Thought for the Week

This past week we celebrated "Start With Hello" week at LTMS in order to build a closer, more connected environment. Each day there were special greeters, special messages, and a call to action, challenging students to do things like "say hello to someone new," "thank others," and much more. Check out the video below of our morning greeters.
Start With Hello Week

LTMS Highlights

Pep Assembly

We had our first pep assembly last Friday! Fall sports and activities were recognized, and we had some fun beach ball volleyball between students and staff.
Fall Pep Assembly

Constitution Week

Mrs. Leisten took the lead on our Constitution Week activities, including her display in the library and our morning announcements information. And, Megan Johnson's broadcasting students also got in on the action; check out wthe video below!
We The People

Seeking KAY Club Opportunities

Did you know that LTMS has a KAY Club? We are a service and leadership group that is organized by KSHAA. Our stated purpose is to serve our school, community, nation, and world. We currently have many small service projects around the school, but we need your help for finding service projects around the DeSoto or KC community, nation, and world.

If you have any great service project ideas or opportunities for us, please contact our school Sponsor, Mrs. Kennedy, at


Our 8th grade broadcasting class put out their first announcements video, with some special LT TV segments at the end...check it out!!!

Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal Wednesday Sept. 28

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 7:30-11:15am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

We have an early dismissal on Wednesday for conferences! Students will be dismissed from school at 11:15 a.m.

Parent Teacher Conferences

We hope to see you at Parent-Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and Thursday, September 29th from 9:30 am – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday conferences will take place in-person at Lexington Trails in the gym. This open format allows parents to stop by tables as teachers become available throughout the evening.

Thursday conferences will take place by appointment in both a virtual and in-person format based on the needs of the parent. To sign-up for Thursday conference times, please use the following links:

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Conferences are a great opportunity for parents to get early feedback and collaborate on the success of their students. Please note that teachers will be unavailable on Wednesday from 5:00 - 5:30, and Thursday from 11:00 - 11:30 and 5:00 to 5:30 in order to eat.

Conference Meals for Staff

LTMS Families,

P.A.W.S. is so very thankful for all of our LT teachers' hard work and dedication at LTMS. As a token of appreciation, we are planning to provide snacks and cater three conference meals for LTMS staff. P.A.W.S. Is asking for donations to help cover the cost of meals. Money can be donated through Venmo @LTMS-PAWS.

We also have a sign up for conference drinks and snacks for the staff. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Please deliver all snacks and drink items to the office by 1pm on Wednesday, September 28th.

Click Here to Sign Up

Thank you!

Athletic Competitions


Sign Up For Text Alerts

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MacBook Repair

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Canvas Support / Questions

Canvas Support Hotline: 1-833-444-2084

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

Student Nutrition

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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