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  • January 13, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 1/13/2017
     

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    Boys and Girls Basketball Teams on Winning Streaks

    The Boys:

    Boys head basketball coach, Rusty Segler, and company are heading into Friday's game undefeated and ranked 15th in the state, according to the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches website. This Lobo Basketball program has been rebuilding over the years, "I'd like to say, we're back," said Coach Segler. The entire team has meshed well this season and will play its fifth district game Friday. Two players in particular, #3 Senior point and shooting guard, Devin Pullum, and #14 Freshman point guard, RJ Hampton are leading the pack with a combined 43 point average per game. Click HERE to watch the story.
     

    The Girls:

    The Lady Lobos are tied with McKinney North for third place in District 14-5A. Friday's game will determine if Little Elm can clinch the third place spot before facing #1 The Colony and #2 Prosper next week. Coach Kim Oliphant says most importantly, the team is on a seven-game winning streak and they don't want to break that momentum.

    Click HERE to watch the story.
     

    #4 DeLeon English

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    Having the community grant me the opportunity to positively contribute to the future of their kids. I am very thankful and humbled by the trust granted from our community. I cherish this trust tremendously. 
     
    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I ran track in high school. I loved running and now being older, walking. It gives me time to think and reflect. It recharges me mentally to focus on the objectives ahead.
     
    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    I’m very passionate about providing hope and opportunity for our youth. There are a number of ways to accomplish that, but staying focused on the end goal of educating youth for their lives' path is important to me. We need leaders who care about the education, community, and moral base of our kids - all of which will be the greatest imprints on their lives.
     
    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    More hands-on opportunities to learn one or two crafts. As a kid, I was greatly interested in architecture. I remember taking a field trip to a school called St. John Bosco Tech which had an architecture modeling course. Walking through the classes and seeing the models was very exciting. I remember thinking this was a school I wanted to attend. I never did because it was private, but I can imagine many of our students have some of the same goals I had and it is my desire to help our students reach those goals.

    What are you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    Wow, several things, but hiring Dr. Lowell Strike was one of my most memorable. I knew from the time I walked out of his interview, our kids, the faculty and our District were going to move towards excellence. This brought me great encouragement for the betterment of Little Elm ISD.
     

    #1 LeAnna Harding

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    I am proud to serve on a team that can work together to give Dr. Lowell Strike the support he needs to make Little Elm ISD THE Destination District!  

    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I was on the volleyball, basketball, and track teams. I think being a part of a team can be extremely rewarding. I also loved the sport, the competition, and the camaraderie.   

    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    For me, this is a way I can give back to my community. I want to be a true servant to the community by making sure their voices are heard, making sure our kids get the best resources available for their education, and being a link between the community and the District to ensure everyone is heading down the same path. 
     
    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    I would love to take some of the newer computer programming and graphic design classes that are available, now. 

    What makes you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    I absolutely love the famiLE culture we now have at Little Elm ISD. To me, having this type of culture means our kids are going to be learning from people who actually care about each child and who want to see them be successful. Leading by example is the best teacher and when you have a culture of inclusion and a 'we're in this together' attitude, it sends a positive message that will infect each child and grow with them into adulthood.
     
     

    Singing to the Top

    Two Little Elm High School students are singing their way to the top! Senior Brandon Sears and Junior Sam Kirchner will perform with a UIL Texas All-State mixed choir made up of 224 top-notch singers from across the state at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio in February. "We are really proud of our students because this is the second year in the row for them," said Jake Kassen, assistant director for the Lakeside Middle and Little Elm High School Choral Programs. "They both moved up from last year. Brandon made fourth chair last year and this year, he is first chair. He's the number one Bass in our area. Sam made the men's choir last year, but this year he's second chair, making him the second best Baritone in our area," said Kassen.

    The students have already experienced four rounds of auditions over the course of the fall semester. The final round was held this month at Keller Central High School. Sears and Kirchner placed in the top four of the area to make the prestigious Texas All-State Mixed Choir, and are two of seven students representing Region 24 which includes Frisco, Plano and Prosper. (Five students from Plano ISD made the All-State Choir.) "Our region is tough because Frisco, Plano and Prosper have a high level of choral excellence," said Kassen.

    Vocalists are judged on musicality, sight reading, tone quality, and accuracy. Students are "blind" judged individually by five musical experts from behind a curtain. The Texas All-State Choir will perform February 11 at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio.

    Click HERE to see Brandon and Sam's reaction when their names were called.
     

    Support our new Foundation! Join us for Little Elm Night at the Texas Legends!

    Make it a family night with the Texas Legends!
    Ticket proceeds help the newly formed Little Elm ISD Education Foundation
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Click here for more information.
     

    Against All Odds

    Senior Jose Mendoza is a first generation college-bound student in his family. He is ranked sixth in his graduating class and was recently accepted into the University of Texas Business College, Texas A&M University, and SMU with the Dean's Scholarship of $90,000. "I could not have done this without the help of the teachers at Little Elm High School," said Mendoza. Click HERE to watch his story.
     

    Traffic Alert

    The southbound lane of FM 720 will be shut down from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18 south of Hill Lane and north of Edgewood. Expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.
     

    MyON Winter Break Reading Challenge Winners

    Secondary Category:
    FIRST PLACE
    Anisten Clack, 39.68 hours
    8th Grade, Lakeside Middle School
    Secondary Category:
    SECOND PLACE
    Heaven Holguin, 37.27 hours
    8th Grade, Lakeside Middle School
    Secondary Category:
    THIRD PLACE
    Rashad Harris, 18.22 hours
    7th Grade, Lakeside Middle School
    Elementary Category:
    FIRST PLACE
    Osahan Adonri, 161.92 hours
    5th Grade, Hackberry Elementary
    Elementary Category:
    SECOND PLACE
    Iyonawan Adonri, 94.57 hours
    3rd Grade, Hackberry Elementary
    Elementary Category:
    THIRD PLACE
    Gabriela Wiley, 67.81 hours
    3rd Grade, Oak Point Elementary
     

    Lottery Application Now Open

    The Prestwick Sixth Grade Lottery Application is open now through January 19.
    Click here to apply.
     

    Chart Your Course is set for Wednesday, January 25 at LEHS from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Parents of current and incoming students for Powell, Lakeside, Prestwick and LEHS are invited to see all of the wonderful and exciting program options each school provides. Students and parents will have the opportunity to view and talk about what each campus has to offer. This year's theme will be "Follow Your Passport to the Future". #LoboCYC2017 
    Chart Your Course event to highlight new courses for the 2017-2018 school year
    Click here to read the story in the Little Elm Journal by Lorelei Day.
    Photo courtesy of Little Elm Journal
     

    Carry Chart Your Course in Your Pocket - Download the LEISD Mobile App!

    Don't miss a thing at Chart Your Course 2017! Our mobile app is easy to navigate with useful tools. You will be able to keep the schedule of events, event map, table handouts and much more in the palm of your hand!
     
    The FREE app is available for both iPhone and Android. Search 'Little Elm ISD' to download. If you already have the app, simply update it to get the newest version.
     
    Click to download the Little Elm ISD Mobile App:
     
    Little Elm High School construction updates for January 9, click here to read.
     

    LEHS Alum Featured in D Magazine

    'For Ex-Little Elm Sprinter, Provocative Moonlight Puts Acting Career in the Fast Lane'
    Click here to read the full story in D Magazine.
    Photo courtesy of D Magazine.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    January 16 District closed for MLK Holiday
    January 17 District of Innovation Committee Meeting - open to the public 
    January 21 2:00 p.m. Elementary Honor Choir Performance (LEHS Auditorium)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    January 19 PTA Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A
    January 20 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM Assembly

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    January 17 5:30 p.m.
    GT Showcase
    January 18 Superhero Shirt Day!
    January 18 3:15 p.m. PTA Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
    January 19 3:15 p.m. PTA Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
    January 20 6:00 p.m. PTA Talent Show

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:


    January 19 6:00 p.m.
    Camp JOLT Parent Meeting
    January 20 Payment Due for 4th Grade Austin Trip
    January 20 Payment Due for 5th Grade Camp

     Lakeview Elementary 
    January 17 PTA Spirit Night at Palio's
    January 20 Semester Awards (3rd-5th)

     Oak Point Elementary 
    January 19 4:00 p.m. McDonald's & PTA Spirit Night
    January 20 2:15 p.m. Lobo Assembly
     Prestwick 
    January 17 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting and Community STEM Night

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    January 17 5:00 p.m. FFA Chapter Meeting
    January 21 8:00 a.m. SAT Test
     

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    LEHS Boys Basketball in the News:

    Little Elm thriving with a dynamic duo and a coach who beat Shaquille O'Neal...
    Click here to read the full story in SportsDayHS.

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 70-32
    JV beat Lake Dallas 54-20
    FR beat Lake Dallas 56-46
    Varsity beat RL Turner 102-32
    JV beat RL Turner 65-59
    FR beat RL Turner 54-29

    LEHS Boys Powerlifting
    Tied for third place at the Bowie Meet

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    All teams beat Calhoun MS!
    8A 54-27, 8B 42-12
    7A 83-7, 7B 48-14

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 60-30
    JV beat Lake Dallas 38-27
    FR beat Lake Dallas 50-23
    Varsity beat RL Turner 100-23
    JV beat RL Turner 40-23
    FR beat RL Turner 36-22

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    Won FIRST PLACE at the Bowie Meet!!

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    All teams beat Calhoun MS!
    8A 45-7, 8B 24-5, 8C 14-2
    7A 38-8, 7B 33-0
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    January 13 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/Varsity/FR at McKinney North

    January 17 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at Prosper

    January 20 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. The Colony (Middle School Night)

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    January 13-14
    Varsity at Hallsville Tournament

    January 19-21
    Varsity at Anna Tournament
    JV at Ice Bowl Tournament (Richardson)

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    January 19 4:00 p.m.
    Gold at S&S Meet (Sadler HS)

    January 21 8:00 a.m.
    Blue & White at Princeton Meet (Princeton HS)

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    January 12 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Calhoun MS
    7C/7B/7A at Calhoun MS
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    January 13 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/FR/Varsity at McKinney North

    January 17 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at Prosper

    January 20 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. The Colony (Middle School Night)

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    January 12-14
    Varsity at Denton Guyer Tournament

    January 17 4:00/5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/JV/Varsity vs. Denton (LEAC)

    January 19-21
    Varsity at Anna/Melissa Tournament

    LEHS Boys Powerlifting
    January 21 8:00 a.m.
    Gold at S&S Meet (Sadler HS)

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    January 12 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Calhoun MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Calhoun MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    The LEHS Girls Powerlifting team won first place at the Bowie Tournament! Great way to start the season! #loboproud
    Students celebrated perfect attendance at Hackberry Elementary by taking virtual reality roller coaster rides with Principal, Tom Swartz.
    Congratulations to the newest graduate of the GOALS Program.
    Click here to watch Juan Olvera take his walk!
    The LEHS Student Athletic Leadership Council helps out at Hackberry Elementary.
    Lakeview Elementary's APEX Fun Run on January 12
    The LEHS Boys Powerlifting team tied for third place at the Bowie Meet.
    Staff members at Little Elm High School support Cole Beasley and the Cowboys!
    Little Elm ISD Special Education department hosted educational diagnosticians, speech pathologists, school psychologists, and early childhood instructors from Little Elm, Denton County Co-op and Denton ISD at a 3 day conference on Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment with Dr. Toni Linder.
    Lakeview Elementary's Semester Awards Assembly

     

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  • January 6, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 1/6/2017
     

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    #7 David Montemayor

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    Seeing first hand all the great things that are happening in the District and helping empower our Superintendent in achieving the vision he has for LEISD.
     
    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    Football, because I love the game and it's one of the few socially acceptable ways you can hit people.
     
    Why is it important to you to serve as a board of trustee?
    To help bring up the standard for every LEISD student to what I expect for my own child.
     
    If you were a student at Little Elm High School during this day in age, what would you want to experience?
    The ability to be involved in multiple activities. In high school I did: Number Sense, football and marching band. In many schools in our region you have to choose only one activity but our size allows great access to a variety of activities and the ability to do several.
     
    What are you most proud of about Little Elm ISD?
    The recent and upcoming growth of our CTE offerings and the access our students have for college credits in high school and early admittance to great universities and colleges. Our college-bound kids have great opportunities here. Our kids who are ready to start earning a living upon graduation deserve the same opportunity for preparedness.
     

    Coming up Next Week...


    Little Elm ISD will give parents two opportunities in January to attend a Mandatory Parent Meeting for the Prestwick Sixth Grade Lottery for the 2017-2018 school year. 
     
    Parents of current fifth grade students, who do not reside in the Prestwick school zone and are interested in applying for the upcoming lottery for sixth grade, must attend a parent meeting to have priority in the lottery draw. The lottery will only be open to current residents of Little Elm ISD and District employees. Español.
     

    Announcing the LEISD Education Foundation

    Who’s ready to Enrich, Inspire, and Innovate? The newly formed Little Elm Independent School District Education Foundation Board, that’s who! A group of professional and passionate individuals have joined together to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to support our Lobo teachers in the classroom so they can provide innovative learning opportunities for our students.
     
    “The 18 members of our Board of Directors come from across North Texas, many from Little Elm, with a variety of skillsets and expertise,” said Pat Robbins, LEISD director for Communications and Community Relations. “Some are parents of students in LEISD and others are simply focused on helping us give our Lobos the best possible preparation for their futures.”
     
    Ed Griffin, the Foundation president, has spent 38 years leading non-profit organizations in both the public and private sectors. Currently a political consultant at the national, state and local levels, Griffin is focused on building the organization to be, not only sustainable, but a premiere education foundation in the state.
     
    Education foundations are formed to support local schools by raising private dollars to invest in innovative programs not funded through public dollars. “We carefully budget our limited funding to provide the essentials,” said Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent of Schools for Little Elm ISD. “What our new Foundation can do is give innovative teachers the freedom to place meaningful learning tools in the hands of students to expand what is possible.”

    “As our founding members developed the mission and priorities, they looked to the District’s mission for guidance,” said Robbins. “They felt it was important to ensure strong alignment so they used LEISD’s mission to: ENGAGE, EQUIP, and EMPOWER each student to realize their full potential, as a model. The Little Elm ISD Education Foundation’s mission is to: Partner with the community to provide resources that Enrich Teaching, Inspire Learning, and Maximize Innovative Opportunities so every student can realize their full potential.
     
    The Foundation’s Funding Priorities will be:
    • Innovative Teaching Grants 
    • Recognition of Teaching Excellence
    • Recognition of Student Achievement 
    • Student Support Grants 
    • Student Scholarships
    Dr. Strike has worked with education foundations in many of his former districts. “When I arrived in Little Elm three years ago,” said Strike, “I knew one of my priorities would be to find a group of volunteers willing to build an organization to help us provide those extras that turn great into excellent. It’s not just about the money. It’s also about having a group of advocates who know us well enough to be voices for our District. We are proud to announce the Little Elm ISD Education Foundation has been formed!”
     
    For more information or to donate: www.littleelmisdeducationfoundation.org
     

    Support our new Foundation! Join us for Little Elm Night at the Texas Legends!

    Make it a family night with the Texas Legends!
    Ticket proceeds help the newly formed Little Elm ISD Education Foundation
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Click here for more information.
     

    Home for the Holidays at LEHS

    The Little Elm High School Class of 2018 gathered in the auditorium on Friday for a Q&A session with LEHS alumni about everything college! The junior class had great questions and asked first-time college freshmen about: the classes, what about free time, paying for college, how to choose a college, roommate issues, sororities and fraternities, extra curricular, and more. This was the second annual Home for the Holidays hosted by LEISD College Readiness.
    Thank you to the LEHS alumni who attended the event! Left to right:
    Kyle Hoyle - Oklahoma City University, Marcus Johnson - University of Central Arkansas, Hannah Weikert - Angelo State University, Ryan Webb - University of North Texas, Austin Carter - Missouri Southern University, Curtis Emery - Texas State University, Edgar Khan - Texas Tech University, Victor Budd - Ranger College, Joynae Renter - Grambling State University
     

    Chart Your Course is set for Wednesday, January 25 at LEHS from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Parents of current and incoming students for Powell, Lakeside, Prestwick and LEHS are invited to see all of the wonderful and exciting program options each school provides. Students and parents will have the opportunity to view and talk about what each campus has to offer. This year's theme will be "Follow Your Passport to the Future". #LoboCYC2017 
    Chart Your Course event to highlight new courses for the 2017-2018 school year
    Click here to read the story in the Little Elm Journal by Lorelei Day.
    Photo courtesy of Little Elm Journal
     

    Carry Chart Your Course in Your Pocket - Download the LEISD Mobile App!

    Don't miss a thing at Chart Your Course 2017! Our mobile app is easy to navigate with useful tools. You will be able to keep the schedule of events, event map, table handouts and much more in the palm of your hand!
     
    The FREE app is available for both iPhone and Android. Search 'Little Elm ISD' to download. If you already have the app, simply update it to get the newest version.
     
    Click to download the Little Elm ISD Mobile App:
     

    Building Creative Marketers Using Real-World Experiences

    DECA members and Advertising students Gwendolyn Learo and Peer Riatti are seen with Al Leistikow, executive director of the Little Elm Area Food Bank and Pat Robbins, LEISD director for Communication Services and Community Relations. Gwen and Peer have been working on a major Marketing plan for the food bank. The junior students presented the plan to Leistikow and Robbins during their class Friday. The Creative Marketing Project is a complete review and redesign of the Marketing plan for the annual Little Elm food drive. Peer and Gwendolyn were instrumental in this year's food drive promotion for the District. They will present the results of their research, which includes an analysis of this year's plan and time lines at the Texas DECA district competition next Saturday. As juniors, Gwen and Peer plan to run the food drive again next year and start a mentoring program to pass their experience on to upcoming DECA members. Students, teachers, and parents pulled their resources together and managed to collect more than 24,000 pounds of food. The goal next year is to surpass that amount by 28,000 pounds! 

    Little Elm High School will be fielding its largest DECA team ever this year with more than 70 students registered. DECA and Marketing are part of the Career and Technology Education program at Little Elm High School and are preparing our students for success in college, business, and all future endeavors.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    January 9 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    January 10 7:00 p.m. Prestwick Sixth Grade Lottery Parent Meeting
    January 11 7:00 p.m. Prestwick Sixth Grade Lottery Parent Meeting
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    January 13
     7:30 a.m. K-2 BAM Assembly
    January 13 Awards Assemblies:
       9:20 a.m.
    3rd Grade
       1:00 p.m. 5th Grade
       2:00 p.m. 4th Grade

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    January 11
     Superhero Shirt Day!
    January 12 Semester Awards Celebration
    January 13 Career Day

     Hackberry Elementary

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    January 10 12:00 p.m. Jump Rope 4 Heart Assembly (K-2)
    January 10 1:10 p.m. Jump Rope 4 Heart Assembly (3-5)
    January 12 Awards Assemblies:
       8:00 a.m. Kindergarten
       9:00 a.m. 2nd Grade
       1:15 p.m. 1st Grade
    January 12 6:00 p.m. Texas PTA Program
    January 13 Awards Assemblies:
       8:00 a.m. 3rd Grade
       9:00 a.m. 4th Grade
       1:15 p.m. 5th Grade

     Lakeview Elementary 
    January 3-11
    PTA APEX Fundraiser
    January 12 PTA APEX Fun Run
    January 13 Semester Awards (K-2)

     Oak Point Elementary 
    January 9 2:50 p.m. ACE Program resumes for spring semester
    January 10 6:00 p.m. PTA Meeting
     Prestwick 
    January 13 Awards Assemblies:
       8:30 a.m. 4th Grade
       9:00 a.m. 3rd Grade
       9:30 a.m. 2nd Grade
       1:35 p.m. 5th Grade
       2:05 p.m. Kindergarten
       2:35 p.m. 1st Grade

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    January 4 6:30 p.m.
    Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
    January 11 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
     

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Creekview 53-25
    JV beat Creekview 38-27
    FR beat Creekview 47-17
    Varsity won the Consolation Bracket at the Spring Creek Tournament!
     

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Creekview 86-45
    JV beat Creekview 64-51

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    All teams beat Myers MS!
    8A 40-5, 8B 30-12, 8C 8-2
    7A 32-1, 7B 38-8, 7C 17-0
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    January 6 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at RL Turner

    January 10 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. Lake Dallas

    January 13 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/Varsity/FR at McKinney North

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    January 10 7:00 p.m.
    Varsity vs. Celina (LEAC)

    January 13-14
    Varsity at Hallsville Tournament

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    January 12 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Calhoun MS
    7C/7B/7A at Calhoun MS
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    January 10 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas

    January 13 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/FR/Varsity at McKinney North

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    January 10 5:00/6:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Frisco Reedy

    January 12-14
    Varsity at Denton Guyer Tournament

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    January 12 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Calhoun MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Calhoun MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    First snowfall of 2017: Brent Elementary
    First snowfall of 2017: Chavez Elementary
    First snowfall of 2017: Hackberry Elementary
    First snowfall of 2017: Little Elm High School
    First snowfall of 2017: Lakeview Elementary
    LEHS Head Football Coach, Kendrick Brown, accepts a check for the Lobo Football Program. Brown was presented with a $2,000 check for being selected as the Whataburger/Dallas Cowboys Coach of the Week for Week 10. 

     

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  • December 30, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 12/30/2016
     

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    Time is Running Out!

    Little Elm ISD third through eighth grade students are invited to participate in the District's very first MyON Reading Challenge.
     
    Keep Track
    Students should utilize the MyON Reader Program to keep a record of the number of minutes they read over the winter break.
     
    Challenge Timeline
    Winter Break: Saturday, December 17 - Monday, January 2
     
    Categories
    The challenge will be split into two categories:
    Elementary (3rd-5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th grade).
     
    Winners
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three elementary students and the top three middle school students who read the most minutes 
     
    Prizes
    The winners from each category will receive:
    First Place: iPad Mini 2 (32 GB)
    Second Place: Four tickets for rock climbing at North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center
    Third Place: Four tickets to a Texas Legends game 

    Access MyON
    Elementary: click on the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. The password is their lunch number. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    PSA, LMS, and Powell: Go to the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    To read more about MyON and how to use it click HERE.


    Click here for the Spanish version.
     

    For Current Fifth Graders...

    Please click HERE for more information and the Spanish version.
     
    Keisha Brown, District College Readiness Coordinator, was recently profiled in the Little Elm Journal. Click HERE to read the article. Photo Courtesy Little Elm Journal
     

    We are Little Elm.

    It is an exciting time to be part of Little Elm ISD. Great things are happening every day in our classrooms, at campuses, and in the lives of students! Be #loboproud and spread the word about Little Elm ISD. Be sure to share this video with your friends and family on social media!
     

    Little Elm ISD Night with the Texas Legends!

    Join the Texas Legends as they support our new
    Little Elm ISD Education Foundation!
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Click here for more information.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    January 2 Faculty & Staff return to work
    January 3 Students return to school
    January 5 Report Cards go home
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    January 4
    Superhero Shirt Day!

     Hackberry Elementary

     Lakeview Elementary 
    January 3-11
    PTA APEX Fundraiser

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    January 4 6:30 p.m.
    Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
     
     

    Save the Date!

    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 57-14
    JV beat Newman Smith 49-19
    FR beat Newman Smith 18-16

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 76-67
    Varsity is ranked 18th in the State!
    JV beat Newman Smith 64-49
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    January 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. Creekview

    January 6 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/Varsity/FR at R.L. Turner

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    December 31 10:00/12:00
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Denton Ryan (LEAC)

    January 2 10:00/12:00
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Irving, Gainesville 

    January 4 5:00/6:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Berkner

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    January 5 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Myers MS
    7C/7B/7A at Myers MS
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    January 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. Creekview

    January 6 4:30/6:00/7:30
    JV/FR/Varsity at R.L. Turner

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    January 3 7:00 p.m.
    Alumni Scrimmage (LEAC)

    January 5-7 
    JV/Varsity at CFBISD Tournament

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    January 5 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Myers MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Myers MS

    January 6-7
    8A/7A at Mansfield MS Tournament
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Little Elm ISD Students support Associate Band Director, Leandre Benton, while he performs at TubaChristmas in Dallas.

     

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  • December 23, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 12/23/2016

     

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    Read to Win over Winter Break

    Little Elm ISD third through eighth grade students are invited to participate in the District's very first MyON Reading Challenge.
     
    Keep Track
    Students should utilize the MyON Reader Program to keep a record of the number of minutes they read over the winter break.
     
    Challenge Timeline
    Winter Break: Saturday, December 17 - Monday, January 2
     
    Categories
    The challenge will be split into two categories:
    Elementary (3rd-5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th grade).
     
    Winners
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three elementary students and the top three middle school students who read the most minutes 
     
    Prizes
    The winners from each category will receive:
    First Place: iPad Mini 2 (32 GB)
    Second Place: Four tickets for rock climbing at North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center
    Third Place: Four tickets to a Texas Legends game 

    Access MyON
    Elementary: click on the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. The password is their lunch number. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    PSA, LMS, and Powell: Go to the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    To read more about MyON and how to use it click HERE.


    Click here for the Spanish version.
     

    Season's Greetings from LEISD!

    Powell Sixth Graders wishing you a "Jingle Bells" Holiday Season! Click here to watch their holiday greeting.
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lakeside Middle School!
    Click here to watch their holiday greeting.
    Happy Holidays from Chavez Elementary!
    "Seasoned" Greetings from Child Nutrition Services. Click here to watch.
    Happy Holidays from Support Services at the Zellars Center. Click here to watch.
     

    We are Little Elm.

    It is an exciting time to be part of Little Elm ISD. Great things are happening every day in our classrooms, at campuses, and in the lives of students! Be #loboproud and spread the word about Little Elm ISD. Be sure to share this video with your friends and family on social media!
     

    Perfect for last minute Stocking Stuffers!

    Join the Texas Legends as they support our new
    Little Elm ISD Education Foundation!
    Saturday, January 14, 2017
    Click here for more information.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    December 17-January 2 Winter Break
    January 2 Faculty & Staff return to work
    January 3 Students return to school
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 

     Hackberry Elementary

     Lakeview Elementary 

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
     
     

    Save the Date!!

    Please click HERE for more information and the Spanish version.
    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 57-14
    JV beat Newman Smith 49-19
    FR beat Newman Smith 18-16

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 76-67
    Varsity is ranked 18th in the State!
    JV beat Newman Smith 64-49
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    December 28-30
    Varsity at Spring Creek Tournament

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    December 31 10:00/12:00
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Denton Ryan (LEAC)
    LEHS Boys Soccer
    December 28 12:00/1:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Independence (LEAC)

    December 30 11:00/12:30
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage at Princeton
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Members of LEHS Choir perform at the Gaylord Texan ICE! Exhibit.

     

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  • December 16, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 12/16/2016
     

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    All LEISD Angels Will Have Presents to Open 

    At the last minute, seven Angels from the Little Elm ISD Angel-Tree program, needed another shirt or a pair of shoes. One needed a bike to ride to work and school. Balfour Beatty Construction came to the rescue with Walmart Gift Cards and volunteers went shopping to purchase the items on the remaining Angels' wish lists. (Balfour is the company contracted for the Little Elm High School construction project.)
    In the end, every Angel was adopted and every Angel who asked for a bike got one. In fact, most Angels got everything on their wish list! 

    Wednesday evening, nearly 100 families lined up outside Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center to collect the gifts thoughtfully chosen for the 250+ children who were "adopted" this year. Volunteers helped cart boxes, bags, bikes, skateboards, oversized dolls, and desks. They helped load it all into vehicles that could hardly contain the bounty. Santa would have been impressed!
     
    Left behind was the empty room that had lovingly guarded all the gifts over the past month. Room 109 seems a little sad, right now, but in January, it will be full again. It will be filled with desks, books and students, eager to learn math! 
     
    We are grateful for the individuals who adopted our Lobo Angels to make their Christmas bright.

    A special thank you to the many student and community groups involved: LEHS Student Government, LEHS Yearbook Staff, LEHS Boys and Girls Track Teams, LEHS Football, LEHS Softball, LE Student Athletic Trainers, Lady Lobo Basketball, LEHS Literary Society, LEHS Guitar Club, DECA, Lakeside Athletics Booster Club, CraZy Soccer Monkeys/SPARKLES, Little Elm Fire Fighters Association #4220, Retractable Technologies, Inc., The Crossing Church, Wynnwood Haven Estates, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Balfour Beatty Construction, and Walmart. 
     

    Highlights from the December Board Meeting:

    • Special Public Hearing on the District's Finances - Presented by Grant Anderson, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations. The Board reviewed the District's Annual Financial Management Report, which is the LEISD's Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). LEISD received the highest rating: A = superior. It passed all indicators and scored 100 points out of 100 possible points. To review the report, click HERE. To watch the Public Hearing, click HERE.
    • Board of Trustees approved Memorandum of Understanding for the Little Elm Education Foundation. Pat Robbins, Director for Communication Services and Community Relations, presented to the board the Foundation's overview, mission, funding priorities, and highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding. To visit the newly created website, click HERE.
    • Board of Trustees approved a resolution to become a District of Innovation. Daniel Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services presented to the board a broad understanding of the benefits of becoming a DOI. "It will give us local control to make decisions that are best for our students at LEISD," he said.
    • Board of Trustees approved the independent auditor's report of the school's finance. "Overall, it is a very good report," said Jerry Eastup, CPA for Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn and Seay. "The school district is in sound financial condition," he told the Board.
    To watch the Board of Trustees meeting, click HERE.
     

    Oak Point Students Pie Teachers in the Face

    Mike Bruno, math and science specialist at Oak Point Elementary, has been very busy this semester. He has a lofty goal to raise enough money to send all of the fifth grade students to Camp Jolt in February. He has sold bracelets, collected old shoes, had a garage sale and sold food at PTA meetings in an effort to raise money to put toward the cause. Bruno decided he needed to up the ante and make it personal. Every teacher on campus was presented with a bucket to collect change. The teacher on each grade level who raised the most money would "take one for the team" and allow students to pie them in the face. This contest included our Principal and Assistant Principal as well. This week, students were allowed to serve their teachers some pie, sans the fork!
     

    Read to Win over Winter Break

    Little Elm ISD third through eighth grade students are invited to participate in the District's very first MyON Reading Challenge.
     
    Keep Track
    Students should utilize the MyON Reader Program to keep a record of the number of minutes they read over the winter break.
     
    Challenge Timeline
    Winter Break: Saturday, December 17 - Monday, January 2
     
    Categories
    The challenge will be split into two categories:
    Elementary (3rd-5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th grade).
     
    Winners
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three elementary students and the top three middle school students who read the most minutes 
     
    Prizes
    The winners from each category will receive:
    First Place: iPad Mini 2 (32 GB)
    Second Place: Four tickets for rock climbing at North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center
    Third Place: Four tickets to a Texas Legends game 

    Access MyON
    Elementary: click on the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. The password is their lunch number. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    PSA, LMS, and Powell: Go to the "students" tab on the campus webpage. Click on Clever. Log in with Google account using your child's district-issued email address. Once you are logged in, click on the MyON app.

    To read more about MyON and how to use it click HERE.


    Click here for the Spanish version.
     

    Lobo Art from the Heart 

    Last spring, the Oak Point Elementary teacher's lounge had a full makeover. New counter tops, tables, chairs, carpet and the PTA purchased new microwaves. After the makeover was complete, something was still missing. Principal Debbie Clark and Assistant Principal Audra Vandiver were inspired by the colors in a little VW Bus print they purchased. They asked their campus art teacher to create a lobo painting inspired by the bright colors of the print. She agreed. In the spirit of the winter break, Michelle Davis finished the piece and presented it to her principals just in time for Christmas. Now, the beautiful rainbow girl needs a name, and Oak Point is taking suggestions.
     
    Click here to read the latest Little Elm High School Construction Update.
     

    We are Little Elm.

    It is an exciting time to be part of Little Elm ISD. Great things are happening every day in our classrooms, at campuses, and in the lives of students! Be #loboproud and spread the word about Little Elm ISD. Be sure to share this video with your friends and family on social media!
     

    LiiNK Project Featured on NBC5

    TCU's LiiNK Project at Oak Point Elementary campus was the highlight during last Friday's NBC5's newcast. Click HERE to watch the story. LiiNK is at three Little Elm ISD campuses: Chavez, Hackberry and Oak Point.
     

    LMS Teacher Leans on Peers During Illness

    Little Elm ISD teacher, Susie Jameson, is a breast cancer survivor and shared her story about how LEISD is a FamiLE. Click HERE to read her story in the Little Elm Journal.
     
    Click here for more information.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    December 17-January 2 Winter Break
    January 2 Faculty & Staff return to work
    January 3 Students return to school
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH: 



     Lakeview Elementary 

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
     
     

    Save the Date!!

    Please click HERE for more information and the Spanish version.
    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity went 4-1 to finish third in the Decatur Tournament!
    Decatur Tournament Results:
    beat Haltom City 84-47
    beat Odessa 70-51
    beat Belton 67-56
    beat Burleson Centennial 69-57

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    December 20 11:00/12:30/2:00 
    JV/Varsity/FR at Newman Smith

    December 28-30
    Varsity at Spring Creek Tournament

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    December 31 10:00/12:00
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Denton Ryan (LEAC)
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    December 20 11:00/12:00/2:00
    JV/FR/Varsity at Newman Smith

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    December 28 12:00/1:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage vs. Independence (LEAC)

    December 30 11:00/12:30
    JV/Varsity Scrimmage at Princeton
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Santa visits students at Lakeview Elementary.
    Fourth and fifth grade students at Oak Point Elementary use CLIX magnetic building kits in makerspace during library class.
    The GOALS Program is excited to announce their 15th graduate of the semester! Stuart Jones took his celebratory walk on Monday, December 12.
    Hackberry Elementary Caroling Tour 2016! Click here for more pictures.
    Congratulations to the LEHS Students of the Month for December: Adrian Barrientos, Devin Dotson, Deshon Gilbert, CJ Seale, Nick Terry, Brady Wade, and Greta Jacobs.
    Powell Sixth Grade Center Principal, Liz Miller, gets her students charged up for the District's MyON Winter Break Reading Challenge!
    Congratulations to Little Elm ISD ELL Coordinator, Magdalena Silva, for earning her Masters degree in School Counseling. On Friday, Support Services staff and AIMS/GOALS students lined the hallway to let her take a celebratory graduation walk, click here to watch.
    Lakeview Elementary staff closed out the semester with a holiday sock exchange!
    Theatre students at Powell Sixth Grade Center put on a production of adapted fairy tales.
    Quite the display of holiday sweaters at Prestwick on Friday!
    Congratulations to Lakeview Elementary's perfect attendance award winners for December: Alex Gonzalez (fourth grade) and Kaleece Woodson (third grade).
    Administrators at Powell Sixth Grade Center cooked a pancake breakfast for faculty and staff.
    Middle School Choir performs at LEHS.
    Brent Elementary kindergarten and first grade students sparkle on stage at the school's Winter Music Concert.
    The Lakeside Middle School band performs in the LEHS Auditorium.

     

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  • December 9, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 12/9/2016
     

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    Lobo Angels big and small have their wishes fulfilled

    One of Little Elm ISD's holiday traditions is our Lobo Angel Tree. In it’s 18th year, LEISD’s Family Facilitator, Yamile Quintero, leads our Lobo Angel Tree team. “We had nearly 250 children registered as Angels this year, the most we’ve ever had,” said Quintero. “Every year, our Lobo FamiLE and community all come together to make Christmas special for our students and their siblings. It’s inspiring to see everyone’s generosity!”

    Help comes from groups all over our community. For the fifth year, The Crossing Church adopted 21 Angels. A church-wide effort, they put at least six tags on their "Giving Tree" for each Angel: a shirt, pants, shoes, and at least three toys, based on their wish list. Church members choose a tag(s) and buy a gift or gifts for a child. There were 132 tags, this year. "It's a way for us to be a blessing to our community and make a difference in the lives of the children and families right here in Little Elm," said Kim Mills, who coordinates The Crossing Church's Giving Tree. 

    Another huge supporter are the neighbors from Wynnwood Haven Estates who have adopted 20-25 LEISD Angels every year for 17 years. This year they adopted 28 homeless angels. “These people are our angels,” said Quintero. “Because they have focused on providing the Christmases for our homeless Angels, over the years, more than 400 children have had magical Christmas mornings.”
     
    This year more Angels requested bikes than ever before. Our friends at Walmart (423 and Eldorado) hosted a Lobo Angel Bike Tree to help collect bikes so every Angel who asked for a bike would have one. Thanks to everyone, all of our Angels will receive the bikes they asked for!

    “Now that the shopping and most of the final organizing is complete,” continued Quintero, “One evening next week our volunteers will don Santa hats, comfortable clothes, running shoes, and waterproof mascara to take on the joyful task of distributing presents to the families. It is a very special night!”

    A heartfelt thanks to all who participated!
    Organizing the generosity of hundreds takes a passionate team of volunteers. Left to right: Bianca Gonzalez, Marisa Flores, Yamile Quintero, Christine Cook, and Brenda Adame.
    Wynnwood Haven Estates Angels: Lana Lewallen, Jan Agin, Leslie Norman, Nikki Zigler
    Crossing Church Angels: Mary Jo McKnight, Carla Stevens, Kim Mills, Jen Helmick, Niddi Singh 
     

    All I want for Christmas...

    ...is to go to college! That's exactly what several Little Elm High School seniors can mark off their wish list this holiday season. This month, admission representatives from Texas Tech University and Texas Woman's University hosted "Instant Decision Days" at the LEHS campus.This event lets students apply for college with an on-site admissions representative and can learn within minutes if they are accepted into that college.

    The students accepted into Texas Tech University on Wednesday are: 
    Blake Boughey
    Emily Garcia
    Andrea Alonzo

    The students who received their acceptance on Friday into TWU are:
    Sophia Willis
    Emrie Perez
    Pricilla Hernandez

    The big group pictures are all students from LEHS who have admitted up to that particular University this semester.
    Future Texas Tech Red Raiders!
    Future TWU Pioneers!
    Last week, Little Elm ISD announced its partnership with TWU through the "Pioneer Promise" which guarantees the top 25% of graduating seniors admissions into that University. To read that story, click HERE.
     
     

    HOSA Bears for Care Impacts Students at LISD

    Thanks to Little Elm High Schools HOSA, other area students will have a new fuzzy companion over the winter break. HOSA donated stuffed animals from its annual Bears for Care program to Communities in Schools of North Texas (CISNT). Because of the generosity of the Little Elm community, CISNT was able to take the supplemental supply and fill literacy backpacks for the students attending schools at Lewisville ISD. Students take home literacy backpacks on weekends and long breaks so that they and their parents can work together to continue to improve the student's literacy and math skills. "Without the generosity of HOSA, this invaluable service to our CISNT elementary students at Peters Colony would not be possible!" said CINST Program Director, Correne Lynch-Fierro.
     

    Read to Win over Winter Break

    Little Elm ISD third through eighth grade students are invited to participate in the District's very first MyON Reading Challenge.
     
    Keep Track
    Students should utilize the MyON Reader Program to keep a record of the number of minutes they read over the winter break.
     
    Challenge Timeline
    Winter Break: Saturday, December 17 - Monday, January 2
     
    Categories
    The challenge will be split into two categories:
    Elementary (3rd-5th grade) and Middle School (6th-8th grade).
     
    Winners
    Prizes will be awarded to the top three elementary students and the top three middle school students who read the most minutes 
     
    Prizes
    The winners from each category will receive:
    First Place: iPad Mini 2 (32 GB)
    Second Place: Four tickets for rock climbing at North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center
    Third Place: Four tickets to a Texas Legends game 

    Click here for the Spanish version.
     

    Take the Transportation Survey!

     
    The Little Elm ISD Operations Division and Transportation Department are interested in your feedback to understand ways we can better serve our students. Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey. We value your input and thank you in advance for  your participation.
     
    To take the survey in English, click HERE.
    To take the survey in Spanish, click HERE.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    Got a Tip? Do it Anonymously! 

    At Little Elm ISD, our goal is to enhance the student’s learning experience and limit any roadblocks to a student’s success, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed. Little Elm ISD does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential.
    We want to remind you about a communications tool called Anonymous Alerts® we put in place to help us keep our students safe. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses.
    How do I place an incident report from Internet connected computers/tablets?

    Click HERE to read more.
     

    Do You Want to Volunteer at Little Elm ISD?

    On Monday, a new automated volunteer management program called app-garden Volunteer Tracker was implemented in Little Elm ISD Schools. With the new system, volunteers will be able to select schools where they wish to serve as well as identify activities that they would like to participant in when volunteering. Volunteers will also be to log their volunteer hours.
     
    To get set up in the new system, volunteers will need to register with the new volunteer tracker system, app garden. Parents can click here to register, or click the 'Volunteer/Background Check' link under Tools for You on any LEISD campus homepage.
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    December 12 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    December 12 5:15 p.m. Finance and Facilities Meeting (Zellars Center)
    December 12 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing (Zellars Center)
    December 12 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (Zellars Center)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    December 13 6:00 p.m. Kinder Music Performance
    December 13 7:00 p.m. First Grade Music Performance
    December 16 Holiday Parties

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    December 12 7:30 a.m. PTA Talent Show Tryouts
    December 13 7:30 a.m. PTA Talent Show Tryouts
    December 14 Superhero Shirt Day
    December 15 Polar Express Day
    December 15 6:00 p.m. Town of Little Elm Council Meeting - Chavez Recognition!

     Hackberry Elementary 
    December 15 5:00 p.m. Christmas Family Event

     Lakeview Elementary 
    December 15
    Third Grade Field Trip
    December 15 PTA Spirit Night at Mooyah
    December 16 Class Parties

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    December 16
    Winter Parties (K-5)

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    December 15 7:00 p.m.
    Choir Concert & Dessert Theatre at LEHS

     Little Elm High School 
    December 9-10 7:00 p.m. White Christmas Musical
    December 10 8:00 a.m. ACT Test
    December 13 7:30 p.m. Winter Choir Concert
    December 14 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
     

    Save the Date!!

    Please click HERE for more information and the Spanish version.
    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Burleson Centennial 69-57 in the Decatur Tournament
    Varsity beat Dallas Jesuit 81-76
    Varsity beat Denton 87-41 in the Prosper Tournament

    LMS/PSA Basketball
    7A Boys beat Crownover 52-35
    8A Girls beat Crownover 24-9, 8C Girls beat Crownover 15-12
    7A Girls beat Crownover 22-20, 7B Girls beat Crownover 20-19

    Lobo Football Players Named Academic All-State

    Congratulations to the following LEHS Lobo football student athletes for being named Academic All-State by the Texas High School Coaches Association:
    Jared Miller - First Team Academic All-State
    Blake Boughey & Brady Wade - Second Team Academic All-State

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    December 12 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    FR/JV/Varsity vs. Prosper

    December 16 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at The Colony
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    December 9-10
    FR/JV/Varsity at Decatur Tournament

    December 16 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    FR/JV/Varsity vs. Ponder
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Students learn about law enforcement from the Little Elm Police Department at the LMS/Powell College and Career Fair. 
    Prestwick students have lunch with college representatives! As part of Prestwick's Lunch and Learn College Day, middle school students had the opportunity to hear from representatives from LSU, SMU, and A&M.
    The LMS/PSA 8A girls basketball team placed third at the Denton Tournament!
    Brent Elementary choir students show off the gifts they purchased for the angels they adopted from the Little Elm ISD Angel Tree.
    Chavez students working on soil labs.
    LEHS students learn about the University of Oklahoma from the school's admissions staff.
    The LMS/PSA boys cross country team competed in the District Meet and had three boys finish in the Top 25!
    The Lakeside Middle School band has their annual winter concert at Chavez Elementary.
    Students at Hackberry Elementary started off their week with the APEX Fun Run!
    Congratulations to the newest graduate of the GOALS Program, Mia Messick.
    Click here to watch Mia take her graduation walk!
    Lakeview Elementary students had a blast in PE class with the gym decorated for the PTA's Winter Wonderland!
    The LMS/PSA girls cross country team competed in the District Meet and had four girls finish in the Top 25!
    LEISD Leaders and teachers going through School City training at the Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.

     

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  • December 2, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 12/2/2016

     

     

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    TWU announces ‘Pioneer Promise’ partnership with Little Elm High School

    Program guarantees TWU admission to high-achieving juniors and provides scholarship for Little Elm student

    Building on its legacy of providing a top-notch education to North Texas high school graduates, Texas Woman’s University announces the expansion of its “Pioneer Promise” program to Little Elm ISD. The program guarantees TWU admission to Little Elm High School graduates ranked in the top 25 percent of their junior class.

    The Pioneer Promise program also provides the LEHS principal with a $2,000 renewable scholarship that can be awarded to a graduate coming to the University starting in fall 2017.

    Little Elm ISD is the third school district to partner with TWU in the Pioneer Promise program. The university launched its Pioneer Promise program in 2015 with Denton Independent School District, which helped to almost double the enrollment of Denton ISD students at the University.

    “More than a ‘promise’ of university admission, this partnership with Little Elm ISD will provide good students with a path to education that also develops leadership skills, promotes community service and integrates a holistic approach to health and well-being — all hallmarks of a TWU education,” said TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten. “I am so proud to announce this partnership with Little Elm ISD, because it acknowledges the District’s mission to Engage, Equip and Empower its students for success in their academic, professional and personal lives.”

    “We are excited to begin this wonderful partnership with TWU,” said LEISD Superintendent Lowell Strike, Ph.D. “With this partnership comes the opportunity to collaborate on many levels with the staff and students of TWU and the academic excellence the university pursues on an ongoing basis. The commitments TWU has made as part of their daily mission to transformational learning, discovery, and service in an inclusive environment are qualities that we fully embrace in Little Elm ISD. Ultimately, the broad and exciting opportunities this will provide to our students are the end result of this collaborative effort.”

    As part of the Pioneer Promise program, TWU will host an Instant Decision Day at Little Elm High School on Friday, December 9. TWU also will provide additional college readiness workshops to Little Elm ISD students, including information on dual credit/Advanced Placement programs, financial aid and scholarships. In addition, the university is assigning an admissions counselor to serve as an official liaison between Little Elm High School and the University. In addition, TWU will administer the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) at LEHS at least once during each spring semester.

    To be accepted into the Pioneer Promise program, qualified students need to apply to TWU and submit SAT or ACT scores. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/admissions.

     

    Click here for more information.
     

    Coach of the Year!

    Congratulations to LEHS Head Football Coach, Kendrick Brown, on being named the District 14-5A Coach of the Year and for being selected as the Whataburger/Dallas Cowboys Coach of the Week for Week 10! 
     

    LMS/Powell College & Career Week


    Next week is College & Career at at Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center and Lakeside Middle School. Students are encouraged to dress up each day to celebrate a path to success.

    Monday - We've got Spirit! Wear your favorite college shirt or team jersey to show that you have spirit and you are excited about your future!

    Tuesday - Hats Off to College! Wear a hat to school to show that you want to top off your education with college!

    Wednesday - School-to-Work Day! Come to school dressed as the career you might want to be when you grow up!

    Thursday - Dress to Impress! Come to school wearing clothing that you would wear to a job interview!
    Students will visit the College and Career Fair during the school day.

    Friday - On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Wear athletic gear to school to show that you are running toward the finish line!
     

    LMS Lobos of the Month

    Each month Lakeside Middle School teachers select a female and male student of the month. The LMS students also select a seventh and eighth grade teacher of the month. These four students and two teachers then get to come home to see their Lobo of the Month signs in their yard.

    Congratulations to the
    October Lobos of the Month:
    7th Grade Female Student of the Month: Sydney Towery
    7th Grade Male Student of the Month: Aleksander Nohre
    7th Grade Teacher of the Month: Brandon Jarrett
    8th Grade Female Student of the Month: Ramisha Mahmood
    8th Grade Male Student of the Month: Anisten Clack
    8th Grade Teacher of the Month: Meredith Carter
     

    LEHS Students: Click here for submission information.
     
     

    Promoting Positive Male Role-Models at Hackberry

    A group of men who strongly support every activity at Hackberry Elementary has taken the lead to create a program where they can influence students in a positive way. “My wife contacted me on the way to a business conference letting me know Mr. Swartz needed my help forming a program for the men at Hackberry,” said Jon Tidwell, a parent of two kindergarten twins and a fifth grader at Hackberry. “I have a high level of respect for Mr. Swartz and whatever he needs from me, I am willing to make it happen.”
     
    This was Tidwell’s opening statement in front of a group of men who want to learn how they can be part of a program called Watch D.O.G.S, which stands for Dads of Great Students. It is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety at schools across the country. Hackberry joins two other Little Elm ISD campuses, Chavez and Lakeview, to have this type of program in place for the men in students’ lives.
     
    More than 40 men attended the meeting and 20 of them have committed to be a member of Watch D.O.G.S. “I am really excited to be a part of this program because while we lived in Allen, I was in the group for my son,” said Doug Miller, uncle to a first grader. “I know the success we had there, and this is a fantastic program," Miller said.
     
    One of the first things they discussed at the meeting was to do things that made them visible to students who do not have a father figure in their lives, such as: opening car doors in the morning, spending time with students at lunch and recess, and reading to them. “I am impressed to know the many ways we can be a part of the school. Reading is what I like to do so I will spend time reading to students and be a part of their education,” said Damaso Rodriguez, grandfather to a Kindergarten twins and a fifth grader. Jon Tidwell has made the commitment to volunteer time in the computer lab to help students learn more technology strategies.  
     
    “I am amazed at the turnout from our first Watch Dog meeting. To see that many men show up who are willing to create opportunities to impact our students in a positive way makes me proud to be part serving the students at Hackberry Elementary,” said Tom Swartz, Hackberry principal.
     
    Hackberry will hold its next Watch D.O.G.S. meeting in January.
     

    More information Coming Soon...

    Guess what our Lobo is doing over the winter break? And yes, prizes are involved!
     

    Take the Transportation Survey!

     
    The Little Elm ISD Operations Division and Transportation Department are interested in your feedback to understand ways we can better serve our students. Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey. We value your input and thank you in advance for  your participation.
     
    To take the survey in English, click HERE.
    To take the survey in Spanish, click HERE.
     

    Mark your 2017-2018 Calendars! 

    Although the next school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year. We wanted our families to have these important dates to plan family gatherings and vacations.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    Got a Tip? Do it Anonymously! 

    At Little Elm ISD, our goal is to enhance the student’s learning experience and limit any roadblocks to a student’s success, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed. Little Elm ISD does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential.
    We want to remind you about a communications tool called Anonymous Alerts® we put in place to help us keep our students safe. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses.
    How do I place an incident report from Internet connected computers/tablets?

    Click HERE to read more.
     

    Do You Want to Volunteer at Little Elm ISD?

    On Monday, a new automated volunteer management program called app-garden Volunteer Tracker was implemented in Little Elm ISD Schools. With the new system, volunteers will be able to select schools where they wish to serve as well as identify activities that they would like to participant in when volunteering. Volunteers will also be to log their volunteer hours.
     
    To get set up in the new system, volunteers will need to register with the new volunteer tracker system, app garden. Parents can click here to register, or click the 'Volunteer/Background Check' link under Tools for You on any LEISD campus homepage.
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    December 5 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    December 6 Progress Reports go home
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    December 9 Choir Caroling Around Town
    December 9 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    December 7 Superhero Shirt Day
    December 9 8:30 a.m. First Grade Field Trip to Legoland

     Hackberry Elementary 

    WATCH:


    December 5 8:00 a.m. APEX Fun Run
    December 7 5:00 p.m. Dickey's Spirit Night

     Lakeview Elementary 
    December 5-9
    PTA Holiday Shop
    December 5 Winter Concert

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    December 6 6:30 p.m. Winter Band Concert (6th-8th)

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    December 5-9
    AVID College & Career Week
    December 7 6:30 p.m. Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
    December 3 8:00 a.m. SAT
    December 3 9:00 a.m. LEHS Choir Winter Wonderland Marketplace
    December 7 2:00 p.m. Texas Tech University Instant Decision Day
    December 7 6:00 p.m. LEHS Art Show
    December 8-10 7:00 p.m. White Christmas Musical
    December 10 8:00 a.m. ACT
     

    Save the Date!!

    Please click HERE for more information and the Spanish version.
    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Hebron 73-62
    Varsity beat Richardson 80-68 in the Prosper Tournament

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Roulette 72-33 in the Garland Tournament
    Varsity beat South Garland 73-19 in the Garland Tournament

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    8A beat Navo 42-12
    7A beat Navo 28-18, 7B beat Navo 24-13, and 7C beat Navo 8-6

    LEHS Girls Basketball in the News:

    Little Elm ranked No. 18 in state: Lady Lobos poised for district push, by Bryan Murphy
    click here to read the full story in the Little Elm Journal.

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    December 6 4:30/4:30/6:00 p.m.
    FR/JV/Varsity at Naaman Forest

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    December 8 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Crownover MS
    7C/7B/7A at Crownover MS
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    December 6 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    FR/JV/Varsity vs. Dallas Jesuit

    December 8-10
    FR/JV/Varsity at Decatur Tournament

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    December 8 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Crownover MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Crownover MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Our LEHS Blue Angels showing their Children's Hospital Parade spirit even though the parade was cancelled. They hope everyone stays dry and warm this weekend!
    The Little Elm Student Athletic Leadership Council helps out at Brent Elementary!
    Francine Kruzitski from Keep Little Elm Beautiful, presents Powell Sixth Grade Center's Student Council Treasurer with a check donation for the school's outdoor garden.
    Oak Point Elementary second grader, Josue Urizar, won Oak Point's poster contest during fire safety week and won a ride to school on a firetruck from the Little Elm Fire Department.
    Hackberry Elementary has a great turnout for the first meeting of the Watch D.O.G.S. Program.
    Lakeside Middle School Booster presents Brent Elementary student, Alleah Butt, and her mother, Cindy Haag, with a check from the proceeds raised during Pink Out Week in October. Alleeah is fighting Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain cancer. Click HERE to read her story.
    The LMS Athletic Booster Club President, Jennifer Montgomery, presents LMS teacher, Susie Jameson, with a check from the proceeds collected during Pink Out week.
    Prestwick second and third graders sing music of the season, led by Mr. Aguirre.
    Oak Point Elementary students experiment with different iPad activities demonstrated by visiting Apple educator Karen Seimears.
     

     

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  • November 25, 2016

    Posted by Casey Bain at 11/25/2016

     

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

     

    "I am thankful for the love and support of my family and friends." Nadine Raybourn, M.Ed, K-12 Languages and Literacy Coordinator
     
    "I'm thankful for having a family who loves me and supports me regardless and for the opportunity to work in a place where I'm valued and appreciated!" Magdalena Silva, ESL / Bilingual Coordinator
     
    "I am very thankful for my family, friends, co-workers, and working with teachers each and every day so that together we can make a difference!" Jennifer Bernabo, K-12 Science Coordinator
     
    "I am thankful for the families of Chavez Elementary trusting our teachers and staff with the future growth and success of their children. We have the most wonderful staff and I thank each and every professional on this campus for the work they do for our little Lobos.  It's always a GREAT day to be a Chavez Lobo!" Doug Sevier, Principal, Chavez Elementary
     
    "I am thankful for my husband and two boys!" Aurora Castaños-Vega, Administrative Assistant
     
    "The blessing of a strong family." Frank James, Technician
     
    "I am thankful for my family, famiLE, and my health." Dr. Cyndy Mika, Assistant Superintendent 
     
    "I am thankful for having my son, Aydain, in my life and for supportive family and friends." Shronda Fletcher, M.Ed K-12 Social Studies Coordinator
     
    "This year I'm thankful for all my family and friends that have been there for me when I needed them." Christi Clay, Supervisor for Payroll
     
    "I am thankful I have a career where I CAN make a difference," Janel Madeley, K-12 Math Coordinator
     
    "I am thankful for the opportunity to work for an organization that values our kids, our community, and our families." Jesse Wyse, Director for Budget & Finance
     
    "Faith, Family, and Freedom!!!!" Nancy Hicks, Accountant for Business Services
     
    "You may not be where you want to be, but you can look back and be thankful you're not where you use to be." Anna Chavez, Coordinator for Purchasing
     
    "I am thankful for my family, my friends, my health, and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans!" Glenda Parr, Clerk for Special Ed Management Systems
     
    "I'm thankful for the family, friends, and the MOST amazing Human Resource Services team ever!" Cleota Epps, Executive Director for Human Resource Services
     
    "I am Thankful for waking up every morning surrounding by the life and love of my family." Yamile Quintero, Family Facilitator/Homeless Liaison
     
    "​I am thankful and proud to work in a school district that sets high expectations for students and staff; values relationships, teamwork, integrity, and character; continually strives to be creative and innovative; upholds fundamental and traditional values; and focuses on the FUTURE of our students to be successful and contributing members of society." Alison Cummings, Executive Assistant for Special Populations
     
    "I am thankful for my family at home and my FamiLE at work...when you love what you do you never work a day in your life." Dr. Tony Tipton, Director for CTE & Elective Programs
     
    "I am thankful for my family and coworkers." Carol Reilly, Secretary for Operational Services 
     
    "I am thankful for every moment I still have with my 95 year old grandmother who is fighting dementia." Kelley Carr, Principal, Lakeview Elementary
     
    "I am thankful that I get to live in the greatest country in the world, have a wife and children I love and adore, have a job I look forward to going to every day, and get to work with the most awesome teachers and students in the world each and every day." Clint Miller, Principal, LMS 
     
    "Thankful for the breath and passion to live boldly and do what I love in great company!" Christine Gibson, Principal, Prestwick 
     
    "I am thankful for my Brent FamiLE and all the potential they see in our students! Happy holidays!" Tony Peters, Principal, Brent Elementary
     
    "I am thankful that I am part of an organization that focuses on the needs of our learners." Ross Roberts, Assistant Superintendent for Student and Administrative Services
     
    "I have so many things to be thankful for. I count these among my many blessings - family, friends, health, and a job that I love." Renee Pentecost, Principal, Little Elm High School
     
    "I am thankful for having healthy, happy family and friends that I get to spend my time with." Jeff Wiseman, Coordinator for Digital Learning
     
    "I am extremely thankful for my family, glad I only have to prepare one dish for this year's Thanksgiving meal, and more than proud to be a Lobo!" Keisha Brown, College and Career Readiness
     
    "I am grateful for the love and support my husband showers me with every day!" Pia DeLauney, Administrative Assistant for Child Nutrition
     
    "I am thankful to be able to work with such amazing people who are dedicated to the success of our learners." Daniel Gallagher Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
     
    "I am thankful to live in a nation that believes in and provides public education for all students regardless of race, religion, or disability. There are still places in the world that that do not allow children with differences to attend public school. #differentnotLEss" Cortney Clover, Director for Special Populations Services
     
    "I am thankful for district support of alternative education, and a fantastic staff that believe that EVERY child matters!"  Bill Bush, Principal for Zellars Learning Academy
     
    "Thankful for love, family new and old, and dear friends." Amanda Ball, Director for Teacher and Student Engagement
     
    "Out of many blessing we have each day, I am thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of the lives of each student and staff member at Hackberry Elementary and Little Elm ISD. Together we make a positive impact on the lives of everyone who enters our building and it is a true team effort.  HOOOOOOWWWWLLLL!!!!" Tom Swartz, Principal, Hackberry Elementary
     
    "I am thankful that I live in America, in Texas, and get to serve the wonderful students and staff of Little Elm ISD." Dr. Lowell Strike, Superintendent 
     
    "I am thankful for the ladies at Region 11!" Kendall Euler, Coordinator for District PEIMS 
     
    "I am thankful for working in the BEST district with ROCKSTAR staff!!" Debbie Clark, Principal, Oak Point Elementary
     
    "We are thankful for our Little Elm FamiLE." Shai Walker, Human Resource Services 

    "I am thankful for my family and friends." Robin Tague, Technician

    "I am thankful for my family that loves, supports, and encourages me. I am thankful for my wonderful students and staff." Liz Miller, Principal, Powell Sixth Grade Center

    "I am thankful for the opportunity to bring both my family and my husband's family together for our first Thanksgiving as a family." Melissa Heckman, Digital Learning Facilitator 

    “I am thankful for my crazy and fun family (including the dogs) and for the opportunity to be a member of the Little Elm FamiLE, equipping students for their future!” Pat Robbins, Director for Communications and Community Relations

    "I am blessed to work in Little Elm ISD with some of the best people on the planet! To the wonderful students who are achieving greatness, I am thankful to you for sharing your stories with me! Keep 'em coming!" Cecelia Jones, Assistant Director for Communications
     

    Chasing the Dream        

    Basketball teams look to build on momentum

    By Armani Johnson, LEHS Senior, and Shelbie Rhodes, LEHS Junior

    Little Elm basketball was very successful last year, with both programs ranked as top seeds in the district and making the playoffs. Coaches for both the men’s and women’s teams said they’re looking to build on that success. IMG_8759.JPG“[We’re hoping] that this young team gels and has the chemistry to win a state championship,” men’s head coach Rusty Segler said. “We go to practice every day with that thought in mind.”

    The men’s team won its home opener this week in non-district play against Naaman Forest, while the Lady Lobos have started off their season with a 5-2 record and are ranked in the TABC Top 25.  

    “We are excited about the upcoming season, as we return with all of our players from the playoffs last year,” women’s head coach Kim Oliphant said. “The girls worked extremely hard this offseason, and we feel like we have a chance to compete for a district championship.”

    Both teams continue their pursuit of winning seasons this Friday as the men travel to Keller Fossil Ridge and the women to Denton Ryan.

     

    Take the Transportation Survey!

     
    The Little Elm ISD Operations Division and Transportation Department are interested in your feedback to understand ways we can better serve our students. Please take a few moments to fill out this short survey. We value your input and thank you in advance for  your participation.
     
    To take the survey in English, click HERE.
    To take the survey in Spanish, click HERE.
     

    Got a Tip? Do it Anonymously! 

    At Little Elm ISD, our goal is to enhance the student’s learning experience and limit any roadblocks to a student’s success, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed. Little Elm ISD does not support, encourage or tolerate any behavior that prevents any student from reaching their full potential.
    We want to remind you about a communications tool called Anonymous Alerts® we put in place to help us keep our students safe. Anonymous Alerts® allows students or parents to quickly, easily, and anonymously report urgent information to school officials across all of our school campuses.
    How do I place an incident report from Internet connected computers/tablets?

    Click HERE to read more.
     

    Click here for more information.
     

    LEHS Students: Click here for submission information.
     

    Texas Tech Instant Decision Day at LEHS!

    Want to be a Red Raider? Don't wait! Apply now! Little Elm High School students will have th opportunity to get instant results as Texas Tech University hosts Instant Decision Day at LEHS. The event is open to current seniors only, who meet the assured admission requirements. Students must submit an application by Thursday, December 1 to qualify. Click here for more information, and to find out what students need to do prior to the big day!
     

    2017-2018 Holidays Announced 

    Although the school year calendar is not finalized, the Board of Trustees approved the major holiday breaks for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Thanksgiving Break 2017: November 20-24
    Winter Break 2017-2018: December 21-January 3
    Spring Break 2018: March 12-16
     

    Do You Want to Volunteer at Little Elm ISD?

    On Monday, a new automated volunteer management program called app-garden Volunteer Tracker was implemented in Little Elm ISD Schools. With the new system, volunteers will be able to select schools where they wish to serve as well as identify activities that they would like to participant in when volunteering. Volunteers will also be to log their volunteer hours.
     
    To get set up in the new system, volunteers will need to register with the new volunteer tracker system, app garden. Parents can click here to register, or click the 'Volunteer/Background Check' link under Tools for You on any LEISD campus homepage.
     

    FAFSA Application Now Open

    Have you heard about the big change with the FAFSA this year? In previous years, the application for FAFSA opened January 1 and you had the wait for your previous year's W2s to submit your application. This year, the application opened Saturday, October 1. That means you can go online and submit your federal financial aid application using your 2015 income information. Be sure to get those applications in early because some state and schools have limited funding and is given to those who act now! 
    Click here to get started.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    November 28 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    December 2 7:30 a.m.
    K-2 BAM

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    November 30 Superhero Shirt Day

     Hackberry Elementary 
    November 29 6:00 p.m.
    PTA Meeting

     Lakeview Elementary 

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    November 29 4:00 p.m. Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's
    November 29 6:00 p.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade Musical Performance

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    December 3 8:00 a.m. SAT
    December 3 9:00 a.m. Winter Wonderland Craft Fair Fundraiser
    December 1 K-State North Texas Scholarship Due!
    December 1 6:30 p.m. Winter Concert (6th-8th)
    December 1 Field Trip - Elementary & Exploration Choir
     

    Save the Date!!

    All fifth-eleventh grade students are encouraged to attend this year's Chart Your Course! Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School.
     

    Update

    LEHS Basketball in the news! 
    Lady Lobos Ranked: Little Elm boys led by freshman, by Bryan Murphy
    Click here to read the full story in the Little Elm Journal.

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Lone Star 74-67
    Varsity beat Denton 87-56
    JV beat Denton 68-31

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    Varsity beat Keller Fossil Ridge 63-37

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    December 1-3
    Varsity at Garland Tournament
    FR/JV at Mansfield Tournament

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    December 1 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Navo MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Navo MS

    LMS/PSA Cross Country
    November 30 4:00 p.m.
    Boys & Girls District Meet at
    North Lakes Park (Denton)
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    November 29 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    FR/JV/Varsity vs. Hebron

    December 1-3
    JV/Varsity at Prosper Tournament

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    December 1 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Navo MS
    7C/7B/7A at Navo MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Five members of the LEHS Lobo Band performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!
    LEHS Cheerleader, Serenity Thompson, performed in Houston's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
    Congratulations to Sam Kirchner and Brandon Sears who advance to the final area round of the Texas All=-State Choir competition to be held in January. If they score in the top eight, they will be named All-State Choir members for the second year in a row!