LTMS Student and Parent Newsletter

April 9, 2021

Message From Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,

This spring LTMS will be taking state assessments, but more importantly, we will be working on being better human beings. Check out the Thought For The Week below on the first challenge to students and staff.

Go Panthers.

Mr. McCracken


Thought For The Week

Greet Each Other

Upcoming Events

Track Meets

Tuesday, May 13th @ Turner

Thursday, May 15th @ Monticello Trails / Mill Valley

Specific spectator details have been shared with our athletes!

Yearbook Orders Due

Saturday, April 17th, 12am

This is an online event.

Order your yearbook at

and use code 2916 or search for "Lexington Trails".

Physical Day at DHS

Saturday, May 1st, 8-10am

35000 West 91st Street

De Soto, KS

Who: Students entering grades 7–12 at DHS, MVHS, MCMS, LTMS and MTMS in the Fall of 2021. Parents must either accompany their student in order to sign the paperwork or send the signed KSHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form with their students. The physical will be good for 2021-2022 school year activities. Doctors from the University of Kansas Health System will complete physicals in private rooms; nurses will take blood pressure; and coaches will measure height and weight.

Cost: $20 (For each physical $10 will be donated back to schools.) Cash/Check/Venmo are accepted payment methods. Venmo: @DeSotoWildcats (Please put Physical Day and Student name in the What's it for box.)


LTMS Highlights

Math Olympiad

Congratulations to our Math Olympiad team! We had our final contest this month and finished strong. A special congratulations to our top 2 finishers: Avery Jones & Mason Stahl.


Band Safari

Band Safari Demonstration Video

Cupcake Wars

8th graders showed off their baking and presentation skills last week during FACS. Our judges were thoroughly impressed by the high quality products!

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Experiment

7th Grade Science

A local conservation group, the Friends of the Kaw, came and helped our 7th graders learn about water quality issues and actions. It was hands-on, outdoor learning fun!

KTOY Nominations

It is time to recognize teachers for the Outstanding Educators they are. Please take a quick moment to nominate someone for the 2023 KTOY! There are qualifiers for who is eligible, but nominate whoever you feel deserves it.

The deadline is noon on Friday, April 16th. This year all staff nominations will be though the online nomination form. Here is the link to nominate an outstanding teacher, This can also be found on the district website under DEPARTMENTS, then Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY).


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


Securly For Parents

The Securly app lets parents control their child's MacBook use. You can block sites, check browsing history, pause Internet access, and set up rules/limits during the learning day and in the evening. The app is easy to download and very user friendly. Click the link below to get started!