LTMS Parent Newsletter
August 30, 2019
Message from Mr. McCracken
Dear LTMS Families,
Students and staff have earned a relaxing Labor Day weekend. They are a great group to work with and I can't wait to see what they accomplish this school year! Enjoy your time with family and we will see you back at LTMS on Tuesday, September 2nd.
Thought for the Week
Monthly Health Tip
Weekly "Student To Parent" Communication
8th Grade Volleyball versus Basehor
Thursday, Sep. 5th, 4pm
8800 Penner Avenue
De Soto, KS
Fox 4 News
The LTMS jazz band was selected to perform on Fox 4 News last Friday morning. The band was playing to publicize the "Band of Angels" program through Meyer Music.
Meyer Music takes old instruments and refurbishes them to like-new quality and donates them to students that have faced personal or economic hardships.
Our band sounded amazing, receiving dozens of compliments for how polished they were after only a week of school! And, one of our very own LT students was presented with a new flute!
The LTMS staff learned about Apple Classroom from Rachel Mikel, former LT teacher and current District Integration Specialist. This awesome tool allows teachers to focus students on the learning taking place in the classroom.
The teacher can view what students are doing on each computer. It also allows the teacher to select a student screen and then project the individual student's learning or project for the class to view and learn from!
You can also send out websites or learning links directly to students, as well as airdrop lesson materials directly to students! This tool not only keeps students on task, it keeps them engaged.
Our Pathways curriculum incorporates state academic standards with the "soft skills" and "employability skills" that the state of Kansas wants students to have.
This past week, Mr. Crady (6th grade), Ms. Schram (7th grade), and Mrs. Jamison (8th grade) all worked with their students on collaboration and how to positively problem solve.
Students at each grade level were presented with various challenges, and they had to adapt and overcome for their groups to be successful. This is a 21st century skill that many employers look for!