LTMS Parent Newsletter
October 11, 2019
Message from Mr. McCracken
Thought for the Week
P.A.W.S. Stars and Stripes Fundraiser
Social Studies Classrooms
LTMS 6th graders have been learning about early civilizations in Social Studies. After studying archaeology and how we have learned about past cultures, students took part in an archaeological dig! Using the same tools and methods archaeologists use, students uncovered some "historical" items and had to report on how the items connected to early civilization!
Our 7th graders visited Lawrence this week for a culminating activity that covered multiple content areas. They explored the Natural History Museum on the KU campus (Science/SS) and then toured Quantrill's Raid Trail and the associating historical sites (ELA/SS connection). Mrs. Seaba was able to connect multiple experiences into a Kansas historical quest in downtown Lawrence that students won't forget!
8th graders have been studying American history, learning about the events leading up to and through the Revolutionary War. To drive home the concepts of this early American period, Mr. Dinkel used a multitude of hands-on, dramatized activities to help students understand what it was like to go to war in the 1700s. Whether it was using a tug of war rope or paper wads, students learned while having fun!
Safety Advice From FACS Class
Connie was recognized for October's staff appreciation at the BOE meeting. Mrs. Euler, one of our dynamic LTMS secretaries, makes us all look good. Her positive attitude and smile, coupled with her efficient, detailed work, positively impacts students, parents, and staff. The town of De Soto and USD 232 is a great place because of people like Connie.
Susan was recognized for October's staff appreciation at the BOE meeting. Mrs. Slater serves many roles at LTMS. She is viewed by the staff not only as our PE teacher, associate principal, and athletic director, but also as a helper, supporter, and friend. She embodies Panther Pride and we are thankful for all she does!
Congratulations to our LTMS KTOY Nominees! These individuals will have the option to compete at the district level!
Choir in the Community
Tuesday, October 15th:
- 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Starts! (6:00 a.m. practice until football ends)
- 7th Grade Football at Monticello Trails (4:00 p.m.)
- 8th Grade Football HOME (4:00 p.m.)
- Cross Country KVL Meet at Turner (4:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 18th:
- DHS Homecoming Football Game (7:00 p.m.) - this is also "Band Night" for LTMS students!
USD 232 is looking for School Nurse Subs
Part-time Positions available throughout the school district to sub on an as needed basis.
Must have a current Kansas RN license.
Hourly rate: $20.00/hour
Please apply online HERE