Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - May 14, 2023


Tuesday 5/16:

  • Summer 2023 Washington D.C. Trip / Departure meeting (7:00PM) @ ETMS Library


  • 5/23-5/25 Finals
  • 5/23 & 5/24 The SpongeBob Musical Awards Show (7:00PM) @ ETMS Main Gym
  • 5/25 Last day of school / Early Release (12:55PM) - lunch will not be served


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!

Final Exams: May 23 - May 25

All ETMS students will take final exams during the last week of the 2022-2023 school year. Should students have extenuating circumstances that would prevent them from being in attendance during the scheduled finals, families may submit a request for early finals.

Early finals requests were due to Dr. Morehead on Friday, May 12.


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Clubs - All Grades

We have a variety of clubs that students are able to participate in. Join one or more!


8th Grade Bison Band Takes 1st Place!

The 8th Grade Bison Band performed on May 6th at the "Music in the Parks Festival in St. Louis". They performed for a panel of judges and received a "Superior" rating and took 1st place! They spent the rest of the day celebrating at Six Flags. Way to go 8th Grade Bison Band!
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8th Grade Orchestra wins 1st place!

On Saturday, May 6th, the 8th Grade Orchestra participated in the" Music In The Parks Festival in St. Louis". The ETMS 8th grade Orchestra won 1st place! Congratulations 8th grade Orchestra!

8th Grade Select Choir

The 8th Grade "Select Choir" placed 3rd with their performance at the "Music In The Parks" in St. Louis, on Saturday, May 6th. All of the students had a great time.

Congratulations, Ms. Hardt!

Congratulations to one of our ETMS FACS teachers, Ms. Katelyn Hardt! Ms. Hardt wrote a PEAK grant for cooking equipment and technology for the FACS department. The grant was also co-sponsored by Whataburger and Royals Charities. She accepted the check on behalf of ETMS during the Royals game on May 7th.

Outdoor Learning Patios

Students are enjoying the new outdoor furniture!

Think First Assembly

6th & 7th graders learned about using their minds to protect their bodies during the Think First Foundation assembly.


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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


LSR7 Sports Physical Clinic

When: July 18th, 2023

Where: Lee's Summit North HS l (East Entrance-Fieldhouse Entrance)

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm


Entering Grades 6th-12th for the 2023-24 school year

Cost: $30.00- Please bring $30 in cash or check. You may pay online using a card.

The cost will be $32.23 ($30 + the CC fee).

Register: Register online through Signup Genius- limited to 208 participants.

**Please print and bring a copy of your Pre-participation history forms

from your student’s Final Forms profile with you or a hard copy

of pages 1 & 2 from the new MSHSAA Physical Form.

The Medical Provider must see this to approve your student's physical.


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