LTMS Parent Newsletter
February 14th, 2020
Message From Mr. McCracken
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend conferences this week! We have a great community and I am continually impressed by our students and by the parental support. And, if you're looking for another way to support the school as well as information about a fun, family event, make sure to check out the PAWS dodge ball information at the bottom of the newsletter.
Thought For The Week
PAWS Thank You
In 7th grade Pathways, students have been learning about financial literacy. Students were assigned "jobs" where they earn weekly paychecks.
They have to budget their living expenses, and they also have to draw a scenario out of a bucket each week that outlines unplanned expenses.
The project simulation even has "bankers" and each dollar spent and earned is tracked. Students are learning quickly how tough life can be financially!
8th Grade Computers "Shark Tank"
In 8th grade computer class, students have been developing businesses. They had to create a presentation on their business model and then a commercial (radio, TV, social media).
The unique part about this activity was that their peers were the "Shark Tank" and got to ask questions and make determinations on whether they wanted to invest in the businesses!
Some of the business ideas were shirt printing, non-profit clothing company, flying cars, video games, cookie delivery, interior design, and a cyberbullying elimination company!
8th Grade Band
Upcoming Athletics/Activities at LTMS
Basketball Games This Week
7th Grade Basketball vs. MTMS at Monticello Trails
Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 4pm
6100 Monticello Road
8th Grade Basketball vs. MTMS at LTMS
Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 4pm
8800 Penner Avenue
De Soto, KS
Family Fun on February 21st
It’s almost dodge ball time! Don’t miss this exciting LTMS Family night event! Come and cheer on your classmates on as they compete to win the coveted Golden Headbands. There will be a selfie station (#pantherpride), concessions, Casey’s pizza, music, and more. The cheer team and 8th grade band will be kicking off the event! Plus, you can win a chance to throw a dodge ball at LTMS staff members! It will be fun for the entire family!