Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - October 29, 2023


Monday 10/30:

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:30-5:00) @ ETMS Aux. Gym
  • ETMS 8th Grade Band Concert (7:30PM) @ LSHS

Tuesday 10/31:

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:30-5:00) @ ETMS Aux. Gym

Wednesday 11/1:

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:30-5:00) @ ETMS Aux. Gym

Thursday 11/2:
  • Picture Retake Day (student must bring original picture packet with them)
  • 6th Grade Mixer (3:30-4:45) @ ETMS
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:30-5:00) @ ETMS Aux. Gym

Friday 11/3:

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts (3:30-5:00) @ ETMS Aux. Gym

  • 11/7 - No School / Professional Development Day
  • 11/10 - End of Trister 2
  • 11/10 - 7th & 8th Grade Dance


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No Costumes

  • Halloween is Tuesday; no costumes at school
  • No face painting or masks allowed
  • All clothing must meet dress code

There are no class parties or parades on this day.

School Picture Retake Day!

If you missed school picture day or need a picture retake, Pearce Photography will be here on Thursday, November 2nd.

Pictures will be taken first thing in the morning.

Picture retakes - student must bring their complete original picture packet.

The order link will be open 2 days before picture day and will close at 1:00pm after picture day.

Whichever picture is taken on retakes will be used in the yearbook.

If you still need to order pictures from the original school picture day. Orders may be placed online at

Your login is your student's ID/Lunch number.

6th Grade Mixer!

After school on Thursday, November 2nd, until 4:45PM
  • Any eligible 6th grader may attend
  • $3 to enter
  • Student IDs needed
  • Student must be picked up at 4:45PM
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National Bison Day!

National Bison Day, on the first Saturday in November, honors one of the most majestic beasts to roam the land.

National Bison link to learn more.

7th & 8th Grade Winter Dance


  • Friday, November 10th
  • Students can only attend during their grade level time.
    • 7th Grade 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • 8th Grade 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • The cost is $7 purchased in advance (purchased during lunch), $10 at the door.
  • Drop off and pick up will occur at the main entrance. Tickets and student ID's will be required to enter the dance. See the front office if you've lost your ID.
  • Free snacks will be provided (donations needed - information coming soon).


  • Only students who are enrolled at ETMS may attend the dance or be on school grounds.
  • No limousines.
  • Nice school or dressy clothes are appropriate for all students. Although ETMS recognizes the value of allowing individual student self-expression, the dance is an extension of the school day and student handbook policies still apply. Students who violate these guidelines will not be allowed to enter the dance.
  • Students must be in attendance for no less than the last 4 periods of the school day of the dance. Students may not have been in ISS or OSS the day of the event.
  • Students must meet academic and student conduct eligibility requirements outlined in our ETMS student handbook to attend the dance (based on 1st quarter grades).
  • Student behavior will be expected to reflect participation in a school event. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, and discipline consequences and removal from the dance will occur.
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Kindness Counts - Character Trait

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Holiday Assistance

Below are local agencies supporting families in need this holiday season. Click this link if you'd like to help out or if you're looking for assistance.


2024 Middle School Swim & Dive League

The 2024 Middle School Swim and Dive League is for students interested in swimming or wanting to explore the sport of diving. The LSR7 Middle School Swim & Dive League was created for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as a part of the District's K-12 Development of Programs initiative to vertically align our middles school to high school programs.

Please see the information link below for more information.

2023 Bison Boys Basketball Spirit Wear!

If you are interested in adding to your spirit wear collection, the Bison Boys Basketball store is now available and will close on Friday, November 3rd. Basketball store


Stay tuned for more updates and Club additions.

Informational flyers are always available in our Front Office or the grade-level pods on the Activities Board.

Featured Club of the Week

Book of the Month - November

Our new book of the month will be, The Hunger Games. Students interested in reading the Book of the Month should stop by the library to sign up and check out a copy.

All who participate will be invited to the Discussion with Donuts (including a gluten free option) with Mrs. Brown, the school librarian, and any other staff who participate.

Discussion with Donuts will be held Wednesday, November 15th during TRAIL Time.



Congratulations on a beautiful show! Thank you to all of our students and staff for staying after school for practices, always coming in with positive attitudes, and for your professionalism even when tech issues presented challenges. The way that our cast and crew worked hard for a common goal, helped each other by running lines or practicing choreography on the side, focused during work days, and encouraged each other throughout the entire process was absolutely amazing. Fantastic job everyone! - Mrs. Reidlinger

8th Grade Industrial Tech

Students in 8th grade Industrial Technology started with sheet metal. They measured, created hems and bends, and finally welded their trays together.


ETMS Girls Basketball 2023 Online Store

Looking to add to your ETMS Spirit Wear wardrobe?

ETMS Girls Basketball 2023 Online Store is open for online purchasing. Store closes 11/6.

If you have any questions, please email:

7th & 8th Grade Goes To New York 2024!

There's still time if any 7th or 8th grade student would like to sign up for the ETMS New York trip.
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6th Grade Grand Canyon Adventure has been canceled.

At this time the 6th grade trip to the Grand Canyon has been canceled due to low attendance.

Thank you for your understanding.

School Parking Lot & Crosswalk

For the safety of our students and staff we want to remind everyone that during arrival and dismissal, students must be dropped off and picked up in the car rider line.

Students will not be allowed to cross over the car rider line from or to the parking lot during school arrival and dismissal time, unless there's a pre-arranged medical need.

Thank you for your understanding.


Student Support is a top priority. LSR7 provides school-based services, such as counseling, conflict resolution, and crisis support through partnerships with Burrell Comprehensive Mental Heath, The Center for Conflict Resolution, and ReDiscover. These partnerships provide support for students and families during the school day.

If you would like to learn more or utilize these supports, please contact our Counseling Center at 816-986-2578.


6th, 7th, & 8th Grade students, do you need Math Homework Help? You are welcome to stay after school any Thursday until 4:15PM. Meet in Library Collab Lab.


Students must go home via their normal means of transportation after school and may return with a parent/guardian to attend an event.

Student spectators may not attend ETMS athletic events without an adult.

Bison Fan Days are the exception.

Box Tops for Education

Help East Trails Middle School raise funds by submitting your Box Tops online at

Code: etmsybk *Will accept photos until end of March 2024