Trail Talk

Student Bulletin - October 22, 2023


Monday 10/23:

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Fall Conference Sign-ups CLOSE

Tuesday 10/24:

  • Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday 10/25:

  • No School - Fall Conferences
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday 10/26:
  • No School - Fall Conferences
  • Scholastic Book Fair

Friday 10/27:

  • No School

Sunday 10/29:

  • Future Bison - Trunk or Treat (1:30-3:00) @ ETMS

  • 10/30 - ETMS 8th Grade Band Concert & GTMB (7:30PM) @ LSHS
  • 11/2 - School Picture Retake Day


Fall Conferences

Fall Conferences are Wednesday, October 25 & Thursday, October 26 from 7:45 AM - 7:00 PM.

Fall Conference sign-ups will CLOSE on Monday, October 23 at 3:30 PM to allow teachers sufficient time to prepare for the conferences.

Spirit wear will also be available for purchase during conferences (cash or check).

Scholastic Book Fair

The library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair October 23-26 in conjunction with Fall Conferences.

Students will have a chance to browse the book fair during a scheduled time with their ELA classes October 23-24 and may make purchases during that time.

All ETMS families are invited to visit the Book Fair 7:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. October 25-26 while Fall Conferences are in session.

Visit this link to learn more about the Book Fair online shopping:

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Friendly Reminder

There will be No School for students

on October 25th, 26th, & 27th.

Enjoy your time off!

PTSA needs volunteers for Fall Conference snacks

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Purchase A Boo Gram at Fall Conferences!

We have Boo Grams for sale during Fall Conferences! If you are not able to purchase a Boo Gram at Conferences, you may purchase one in the front office until October 24th. Boo Grams are $1 and it includes two snack size candies.

Proceeds help support the Life Skills classroom.

School Picture Retake Day!

If you missed school picture day or need a picture retake, Pearce Photography will be here on Thursday, November 2nd to take care of those picture needs.

If you still need to order pictures from the original school picture day. Orders may be placed online at

Your login is your student's ID/Lunch number.

Future Bison!

Future Bison come join the fun!

ETMS Student Council is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat

for our Future Bison, along with other

elementary school friends.

When: Sunday, October 29th (1:30-3:00)

Where: ETMS parking lot

This is NOT a middle school event.

School Parking Lot & Crosswalk

For the safety of our students and staff we want to remind everyone that during arrival and dismissal, students must be dropped off and picked up in the car rider line.

Students will not be allowed to cross over the car rider line from or to the parking lot during school arrival and dismissal time, unless there's a pre-arranged medical need.

Thank you for your understanding.

Reminder to Charge Chromebook

Please help remind your student to keep their Chromebook charged during the extended break.

Thank you!

Lost & Found

Here are this week's lost and found items.

Students, please stop by the front office to see if your lost item might be there.


New Book of the Month - November

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Our new book of the month will be, The Hunger Games. Students interested in reading the Book of the Month should stop by the library to sign up and check out a copy.

All who participate will be invited to the Discussion with Donuts (including a gluten free option) with Mrs. Brown, the school librarian, and any other staff who participate.

Discussion with Donuts will be held Wednesday, November 15th during TRAIL Time.


Stay tuned for more updates and Club additions.

Informational flyers are always available in our Front Office or the grade-level pods on the Activities Board.

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong Club having a great time playing and making new friends
  • Monday 3:15-4:15 PM
  • See Mrs. Kudlinski

Art Club - "Inktober"

Art Club
  • Third Tuesdays
  • 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Room 213 (Fresia)
  • See Mrs. Fresia or Ms. Garwood for questions


ETMS Art at the 2023 LSR-7 & Mid-Continent Library Art Show

Some of our ETMS students have been selected to have their art on display at the LSR7 Fall Art Show at Lee's Summit Mid-Continent Library. Please congratulate these students and consider attending the show during library hours.

6th Grade Social Studies

6th Grade social studies took our 50 states studying outside for relay races!!

Student Council

Student Council students working together to draw a picture with 1 pen and blanket flip where students have to flip the blanket over without anyone stepping off of the blanket!

8th Grade FACS

8th graders in FACS measuring ingredients for apple crisp and then enjoying eating the apple crisp they made


Lady Bison Basketball Tryouts

Lady Bison Basketball tryouts Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd

6th Grade Basketball Manager application is available in the below link.

ETMS Girls Basketball 2023 Online Store

Looking to add to your ETMS Spirit Wear wardrobe?

ETMS Girls Basketball 2023 Online Store is open for online purchasing. Store closes 11/6.

If you have any questions, please email:

6th Grade Grand Canyon Adventure has been canceled.

At this time the 6th grade trip to the Grand Canyon has been canceled due to low attendance.

Thank you for your understanding.


Student Support is a top priority. LSR7 provides school-based services, such as counseling, conflict resolution, and crisis support through partnerships with Burrell Comprehensive Mental Heath, The Center for Conflict Resolution, and ReDiscover. These partnerships provide support for students and families during the school day.

If you would like to learn more or utilize these supports, please contact our Counseling Center at 816-986-2578.


6th, 7th, & 8th Grade students, do you need Math Homework Help? You are welcome to stay after school any Thursday until 4:15PM. Meet in Library Collab Lab.


Students must go home via their normal means of transportation after school and may return with a parent/guardian to attend an event.

Student spectators may not attend ETMS athletic events without an adult.

Bison Fan Days are the exception.

Box Tops for Education

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

Code: etmsybk *Will accept photos until end of March 2024