LTMS Student and Parent Newsletter

December 10, 2021

Thought for the Week

It's About What You Give, Not What You Get

Upcoming Events

Vocal Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 14th, 6-8pm

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS


Winter Break

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 11:15am to Wednesday, Jan. 5th 2022 at 7:30am

8800 Penner Avenue

De Soto, KS

Students return to school on Wednesday, January 5th. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

LTMS Highlights

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the Lexington Trails Spelling Bee Champion! Our winner this year is Norah Kelly!
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Band Concert

Mr. Foster and the band students sounded excellent at their concert, and there was even a surprise guest...Santa!
2021 Winter Band Concert


The Panther wrestling family wrapped up their season at the Clark Middle School Invitational on December 4, 2021. The Panthers had a good showing (10th in team points) despite having only 12 wrestlers participate. The team came away with a Champion (105 lb. Emerson Tjaden), a Runner-up (95 lb. Eli Anderson), and 3rd and 4th place finishers (Girls Division Alyssa McNemee and 85 lb. Shepard Young). The Panthers finished the season with a 70% win record as a team, filling 14 of their 15 spots with 7th grade wrestlers. Great Season, Panthers!!!!!!!

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

The 7th grade Team participated in the Path to Pearl Harbor Electronic Field Trip on Tuesday, December 7th. Thousands of students across the country tuned into a live and interactive exploration to learn more about why on December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Hosted by the WWII Museum, the students were enamored by the WWII History in Hawaii.

Engineering Race Cars

CO2 Cars

KAY Club Conversation Starters

  • What class challenged you the most this week?

  • What class (project, test) are you most proud of for 2nd quarter?

  • 8th Grade Specifically: Tell me about the social studies final.

  • 7th Grade Specifically: Tell me how you liked the ending of The Outsiders.

  • 6th Grade Specifically: Tell me about your favorite and least favorite AR book you read this quarter.


Teen Mental Illness and the Holidays

The holidays aren't always a wonderful time, for kids or adults. If you're child isn't thrilled about the holiday season, the article below has some helpful tips for teens suffering from depression, anxiety, and mental illness.

Recurring Messages / Tech Help / Student Nutrition

Yearbooks For Sale

Cost: $32

To order your yearbook, you can bring cash or a check to the office, or order online with a credit or debit card at

  • Enter code 2916 or search Lexington Trails Middle School to place your online order

Orders Due April 1st!


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Canvas Support Hotline: 1-833-444-2084

If you or your student experience Canvas issues and the classroom teacher cannot help, please call the phone number above or submit a help request online. The button below will also allow parents to get pairing codes along with other helpful information.


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