Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - November 12, 2023


Monday 11/13:

  • Wrestling MS Meet (4:00) AWAY @ Raytown South Middle School

Tuesday 11/14:
  • 7th & 8th Grade Fall Choir Concert (7:00PM) ETMS

Wednesday 11/15:

  • Wrestling MS Meet (4:00) HOME vs. Northgate @ ETMS Main Gym

  • 11/21 - Spelling Bee (3:30) ETMS Library Media Center
  • 11/22-11/24 - No School - Holiday



If your student will be absent from school, please call in the absence by 9:30 AM to the Attendance Secretary at 816-986-2577. The attendance voicemail line is available 24/7.

Reminder to Charge Chromebook

Please help remind your student to keep their Chromebook charged especially during extended breaks.

Thank you!

Lost & Found

Here are this week's lost and found items.

Students, please stop by the front office to see if your lost item might be there.



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.

Spirit Wear - Bison Archery!

The Bison Archery spirit wear store will be available until November 15th, 11:59pm.

See the link below to shop and place your Bison Archery order! Thanks!

Featured Club of the Week

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Book of the Month - December

Our new book of the month will be, Across The Desert. 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, December 13th during TRAIL Time.


8th Grade ETMS Band

The 8th Grade ETMS Bison Band Played a concert with the Golden Tiger Marching Band on October 30th at LSHS. The Bison Band played 2 songs alone, then got to watch the high school marching band show. Then we ended the concert with both bands playing together on Land of 1,000 Dances!
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All-District Band Announcement

Congratulations to the ETMS Band students that auditioned on November 4th, at Liberty High School to be a part of the KC Metro All-District Band. Seven students earned a position in the Band.

Congratulations to Lauren McBain, Vivian Blalock, Ariyah LaDuron, Sammy Barrier, Mason Longwell and Paxton Welch (not pictured). Tyler Trader was named the Drumset player for the KC All-District Jazz Band. Congratulations to these students earning this high honor.

They will be performing with the KC Metro All-District Band and KC Metro All-District Jazz Band in the next few weeks.

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6th Grade Science

Mrs. Brown and Mr. Cunningham led the 6th Grade Green Science students through the Virtual Google experience looking inside a cell with 3-D images.
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ETMS Robotics

Robotics enjoyed a pizza party to celebrate getting ready for their first robotics tournament on November 11th.

Red Ribbon Week Doors

So many amazing doors! Seeing the level of participation and creativity by the students and stafff was wonderful! Congratulations to Mrs. Mickelberry's homeroom class on being the winner!


New ETMS Spirit Wear!

Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!

If you are looking for some NEW Spirit Wear, the KC Swagger store will be open until Monday, November 20th, at 11:59PM.

ETMS Spelling Bee!

All Grades Spelling Bee Competition!

Tuesday, November 21st 3:30PM

ETMS Library Media Center

If you are interested in participating please reach out to your ELA teacher!

Kindness Counts Food Drive

In honor of this month’s character trait we will be hosting a schoolwide service drive to give back to Lee’s Summit Social Services. Items may be brought to school from October 30th to November 21st and placed in the donation bins around the school. Thank you!

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.

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.

BackSnack Program

East Trails is gathering information to determine the need for a BackSnack Program. This is not a meal replacement program but a supplemental snack program for those who need it. Items would be sent home with students on the last day of each week. These would be grab and go items to support you through the weekend. Please complete the form if you are interested. We would hope to have this program running by the second semester.

BackSnack Interest Form


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