LTMS Parent Newsletter

December 20, 2019

Message From Mr. McCracken

Dear LTMS Families,

I can't believe the semester is over. The staff and students have enjoyed growing and learning together and everyone deserves a well-earned break. The newsletter will return on Friday, January 2nd, but until then, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Go Panthers!

Mr. McCracken


Thought For the Week (LT TV Episode 4)

LT TV EPISODE 4 (Holiday Special) Part 2

P.A.W.S. (Save the Date)

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Parenting Tip

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On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m., USD 232 will hold a special screening of Angst: Raising Awareness about Anxiety at the De Soto High School Theater.

Free tickets for this event are now available, but space is limited. For planning purposes, interested parents are encouraged to register for this event by Friday, January 10.

Free tickets are available here.

Learn more > Angst: Raising Awareness about Anxiety.


LTMS Highlights

Socs/Greasers Day

Any time you can get kids to connect to a book is a success. The way students dressed up to connect to The Outsiders was not only fun but informative. Interestingly enough, the Greasers definitely outnumbered the Socs!

Kansas Teacher of the Year

Jamey Seaba, our 7th grade social studies teacher and school improvement specialist, is the LTMS Kansas Teacher of the Year winner! She will now be competing against other teachers from the district. We have the best kids and the best staff at LTMS, so we're hoping she wins! Congratulations, Mrs. Seaba!

Choir Caroling

Genius Hour

In 8th grade Pathways with Mrs. Jamison, students have been dedicating a class period once per week to investigating a topic they are interested in and creating a product or presentation. This project works well when you set clear and specific criteria, which Karen did! The video below is a slideshow of a few presentations...
Genius Hour

Upcoming Athletics/Activities at LTMS

Boys Basketball Schedule

Below is a PDF of our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball schedule. The season starts in January.

Winter Break

Winter Break

Thursday, Dec. 19th, 11:15am to Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 7:45am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Students will be dismissed at 11:15 on Thursday, December 19th. Students return on Monday, January 6th! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

USD 232 Education Foundation

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The USD 232 Education Foundation is getting geared up for our FIRST end of year giving campaign, lovingly named 12 Days of Giving, in honor of our 12 schools in the district. Every dollar raised as part of this campaign will be used to support educational excellence for the students of USD 232, through teacher grants and school programs. Now is the time for our community to come together to imagine the possibilities these contributions can have in our district! Learn more at or at follow us on Facebook or Twitter @USD232EF.

Donate now >> or thru PayPal

#USD232EF #12daysofgiving232 #232imagine


Breakfast / Lunch Menu

Click below to access/view the breakfast and lunch menu for LTMS.