Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - January 15, 2023


Monday 1/16:

  • No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday 1/17:

  • Bison Fan Day!
  • Wear Bison gear for BFD or Chiefs gear for spirit week
  • Boys Basketball A/B Game (4:00) vs. Pleasant Lea Middle School @ ETMS
  • Girls Basketball A/B Game AWAY (4:00) vs. Pleasant Lea Middle School @ PLMS
  • Boys Basketball C Game (6:00) vs. Pleasant Lea Middle School @ ETMS
  • Scholar Bowl (4:00) vs. Grain Valley @ ETMS Library Media Center

Thursday 1/19:

  • Bison Smart Meeting (7:40AM)
  • Girls Basketball A/B Game (4:00) vs. Summit Lakes Middle School @ ETMS
  • Boys Basketball A/B Game AWAY (4:00) vs. Summit Lakes Middle School @ SLMS
  • Girls Basketball C Game (6:00) vs. Summit Lakes Middle School @ ETMS
  • Boys Basketball C Game AWAY (6:00) vs. Summit Lakes Middle School @ SLMS
  • Scholar Bowl (4:00) vs. Moreland Ridge Middle School @ ETMS (Blue Pod)
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2023-2024 Enrollment Information

6th to 7th Grade and 7th to 8th Grade:

We will begin the process of enrolling for 7th grade the week of January 23rd. Course information will be shared with students and they will be able to see their course recommendations in PowerSchool. Additional information will accompany the form so students can complete enrollment in PowerSchool with their families. Students will bring home enrollment cards and directions for enrolling in PowerSchool. Enrollment cards are due back no later than January 30, 2023.

8th to 9th Grade:

Enrollment will be February 8th. High school counselors from all 3 high schools will come to ETMS to begin enrollment. High school enrollment needs to be completed in PowerSchool by parents/guardians and students no later than February 13, 2023. Watch for updates from your students' respective high school for any other high school related information.

If you have any questions please contact our Registrar, Caitlin Mathews:

or your student's grade level counselor:

Playoff Spirit Week

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BIST family Classes - Free

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Dress Code Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to remember to follow the school dress code as noted in your students planner.

Slippers are also not to be worn at school.

Thank you!

Bison Fan Day


Tuesday 1/17 is our next Bison Fan Day! We'll watch the boys basketball team take on the PLMS Tigers. We will have a cash-only concession stand open during Bison Fan Days to purchase snacks.


Please fill out the permission form if your student plans to attend. Students will NOT be able to stay after school if parents have not filled out the form. The form will close at 10:00 AM on 1/17, or sooner, if Fan Day reaches attendance capacity.

Students will need to be picked by 6:00 PM.


2023-24 Cheerleading Tryout Information

7th Graders,

Are you interested in Cheerleading?

Cheer Clinics: Tuesday, February 7th 3:30-5:30

and Wednesday, February 8th 3:30-5:30

Cheer Tryouts: Thursday, February 9th 3:30-6:00ish

Click here for Cheerleading tryout information.


15th Annual All-Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

Dodge, Dip, Duck!! You don’t want to miss this one!

Join us as dodgeball teams take the courts to claim the title this year. Get a group of 6 friends together and fill out the registration form to be a part of the Middle School event of the year!

  • The tournament will be held on Friday, February 3rd from 4:45-8:00 PM.
  • Registration forms are outside of each pod. Money and forms are due by January 27th.
  • The cost is $12 per team.

Talent Show

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Clubs - All Grades

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

2023 Middle School Tennis League

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Bison Brags & Celebrations

Congratulations to BisonBots 2148

One of our Robotics teams took 1st place in the weekend tournament! BisonBots-Green took 5th place!

Archery Tournament

ETMS Archery Tournament on January 7th was a success!

Bison Fan Day!

What a fantastic turn out for our January 12th Bison Fan Day!

Thanks to all who came out and supported our Girl's Basketball Team!

Next Bison Fan day is January 17th! Be sure to sign up!

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LSR7 Middle School Swim League

Please note:

Students must have a current 2022-23 sports physical on file in Privit with their respective school by Monday, January 9th, 2023. (link to ETMS Privit)

Online enrollment begins Monday, January 9th, 2023, at 10:00 am.

Registrations will not be accepted after Thursday, February 16th, 2023.

Help East Trails Middle School raise funds by submitting your Box Tops online at

School ID: 9684109


This is a reminder of our safety practices on campus as parents/guardians enter the building during school hours.
  • Before entering the school, front office staff will always greet people using the voice/video doorbell.
  • We will always ask for ID if someone is checking a student out of school.

School Lunch