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  • February 10, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 2/10/2017
     

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    Ten strong: Togetherness mantra proving valuable for state-ranked Lobos

    By Bryan Murphy bmurphy@starlocalmedia.com

    The auditorium in Little Elm High School was nearly filled to capacity for National Signing Day with students, teachers, coaches and proud parents last week.

    The stage displays 11 different Lobos signing their letters of intent on this special day – nine for football and two for baseball – but yet, the entire Little Elm boys varsity basketball team takes up almost an entire row right in the middle.

    Led by head coach Rusty Segler at the end of the isle, a standing ovation by his squad puts a pause to the ceremony for an extra couple of seconds as many others follow suit in congratulating the signees. The pack is all there to support fellow Lobo DeShon Gilbert, who is making his decision official to play football next season at Cisco College. Read More.

     
     

    The District Calendar has Changed!


    The Board of Trustees approved a change in the 2016-2017 school calendar that will provide a necessary day of state assessment training for our teachers. Friday, February 17 was changed from a regular school day to a professional learning day for our staff. This means Friday, February 17 will be a student holiday. As a reminder, Little Elm ISD is closed Monday, February 20 for President's Day, resulting in a four day weekend for students. 

    The Board also approved an additional Early Release day on Thursday, May 25, for all secondary students during final exams.
     

    LEHS Blue Angels to Compete at Regionals

    LEHS Blue Angels Regional Competition
    Saturday, February 11
    Celina High School
    $10 entry fee for spectators (cash only)
    3455 N. Preston Rd., Celina, TX 75009
    www.dancelineusa.com for more information
     
    8:40am-Officer Jazz
    9:20am-Team Military
    10:36am-Officer Hip-Hop
    11:56am-Team Novelty
    2:12pm Team Pom
    3:16pm-Team Jazz
    4:04pm-Hip-Hop Ensemble
    4:56pm-Officer Contemporary

    If you would like to attend this event, keep in mind routines can run up to 30 minutes early or 30 minutes late so please plan accordingly! Good luck Blue Angels!
     

    First the Egg: A Five-Part Story about 1st Graders and a Chicken’s Life Cycle

    A question often contemplated is whether the chicken came before the egg or the egg before the chicken? For a certain group of Hackberry Elementary students, that is not the focus of this lesson. The focus is learning about the life cycle of a chicken egg. Over the next five weeks, more than 90 first graders will have a first-hand look at how life starts before it even hatches.

    During the first week, students learned the life cycle of a chicken is 21 days. The science unit also teaches students other species that share a similar life cycle, like butterflies, frogs, and fish.
     "I think it's cool because they're growing and in three weeks they will be yellow and poofy," said one first grade observer.
    Before the live experiment, teachers led students through an in-depth discovery about the life cycle of the chicken. They learned about how the egg is fertilized, how the egg is incubated, and all the changes until it is ready to hatch. Students were required to have a firm understanding of the process before witnessing it. "The incubation process is very delicate. We have to make sure to balance the humidity at 55% and the temperature at 99.5-100.00 degrees Fahrenheit," said Leah Webber, Hackberry first grade teacher. "The eggs must be rotated several times a day. This is our first attempt at hatching chicks and the students are excited."

    For the first week of observation, students learned an incubator acts like a “mommy-hen” by keeping the egg warm. This mechanical incubator also allows you to control the egg’s environment by limiting the humidity while the embryo develops. Earlier this week, the students placed 12 chicken eggs that were gathered from a farm in Krum in one incubator located in the in the first grade teachers' workroom. Daily, one-by-one, each classroom of students visits the teachers' workroom to monitor the eggs to ensure the heat and humidity levels remain tolerable for the egg, as part of the observation process. "We have been leaning heavily on the information, 'How to Hatch Chickens,' from the Texas A&M University Agricultural Department. Reading Specialist, Catherine Wood, has shared her wealth of knowledge with us, as well," said Webber.

    The first day of incubation, the embryo's brain and eyes begin to develop and by the third day, it has developed a brain, heart and eyes. Blood vessels have formed and pull nutrients from the yolk. At one week, the baby chicken will have developed legs and small wings. 

    Next week, we will give you a look as students use candlelight to observe the development of the embryo. You won’t want to miss as we continue our five-part coverage of the first graders observation of a chicken’s life cycle.

     

    February is CTE Awareness Month

    The month of February is nationally designated nationwide as Career & Technical Education (CTE) Awareness Month. The importance of CTE has never been more apparent than it is now in our public schools. In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed historic legislation called House Bill 5 (HB5) which allows students to pursue one of five endorsements. CTE plays a major role in the Business & Industry, Public Service, and STEM endorsements. Our philosophy at Little Elm High School is everyone is preparing for a career after they graduate. Some students choose different paths to their career, to include landing high paying jobs, specialized training schools, certification programs, community college, four-year university, and military service.

    LEHS students are able to chose from 19 different programs of study and 73 individual courses in the CTE department. In several of our classes, students are able to earn Dual Credit college hours and enroll in articulated college credit programs. Students can also gain professional certifications for various jobs in the workforce and become accomplished through competitive projects. Practicum offerings are expanding so students can gain experience working in their field of study while they are enrolled in high school. LEHS is currently developing many new partnerships with local businesses & industries to place our students in internships as a capstone to many of our programs of study. If you have business & industry contacts, would like to serve as a guest speaker, serve on our Advisory Committee, or be willing to host intern at your place of business, please contact CTE Director, Dr. Tony Tipton at ttipton@littleelmisd.net

    For more information about CTE classes please click HERE to visit our website.
     

    LEHS Choir Students Headed to State Competition

    Congratulations to the following students who received a Superior rating at the Region 24 Solo/Ensemble Contest. The Superior rating qualifies these students for the state contest in May at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Class 1 Solo:

    Julia Aguirre
    Kerriana Bishop
    Savannah Bohl 
    Holly Burroughs (Piano solo)
    Zaria Infante-Caballera 
    Jackie Carmona
    Melissa Chitakunye 
    Ashley Cruz
    Annabeth Frizzell
    Amy Hazlewood
    Larissa Hernandez
    Joey Hill
    Pablo Lobata
    Shaelyn Ludwig
    Anna McNutt
    Elanna Merrill
    Juliette Mosqueda 
    Karen-nisaa Muro
    Samantha O'Mara
    Danadhel Perez
    Hannah Perry
    Victoria Bird Rhodes
    Hannah Smith
    Olivia Stone
    Paitlynn Thorpe
    Trinity Willis
    Paty Yanez
    Brenden Hill
    Jake Jasso HA SO
    Sam Kirchner
    Sergio Padilla
    Brandon Sears
    Dalton Shields
    Thomas Watkins




    Mixed Ensemble:

    Julia Aguirre
    Olivia Stone
    Zaria Infante-Caballera
    Paitlynn Thorp
    Grace Wells
    Sam Kirchner
    Landon Jackson
    Brandon Sears
     

    Women's Trio:

    Chelsea Chang
    Hannah Smith
    Grace Wells
     

    Class II Solo:

    Landon Jackson
    Elizabeth Molina
     

    Prestwick Students Light Up the City

    Prestwick Career Portals students lit up the city on Friday. After a week of investigating careers in STEM, CoServ brought electricity and power supply to life through their PowerRace game. Students learned the roles and responsibilities of line workers, engineers, and electricians. They made infrastructure decisions on running their power lines by pole or underground. Students used business skills by selecting building investments for their power companies and they learned the important aspect of teamwork when working with other electric companies.
     

    HOSA Students Advance to State

    The following students have advanced from HOSA Area to State! These students made it past round two in their selected category. These students have passed a knowledge test, created a portfolio, demonstrated their skills and presented their work. They have worked extremely hard to get to state!
     

    Community Awareness

    Aniah Harris
    Shelby Haverkamp
    Shruthi Ravikumar
    Nabihah Shah
    Katie Matlock
    Keren Cordon
     

    Medical Assisting

    Mellisa Chitakuyne
     

    Medical Photography

    Hope Holguin
     

    Academics and Performance Collide at Powell

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade students put music to the core classes they learn. It was an opportunity to collaborate and learn, while being creative! The students researched and chose instrumental beats on YouTube, and were given key points that needed to be covered. They wrote their own lyrics, memorized them, and then performed for the class. The focus of this project was collaboration, creation, reinforcing core curriculum, and building confidence through performance. Watch their videos below. We think they did a fantastic job!
    English  |  Math  |  Science 1  |  Science 2  |  Social Studies 1  | Social Studies 2
     

    Theatre Students Prepping for College

    A few Little Elm High School theatre students traveled to Galveston for Texas Educational Theatre Association's annual TheatreFest convention, two weeks ago. The designers each submitted two set designs into DesignFest and also participated in a Junior/Preparatory college audition and interview process. Each of them received callbacks from 16 colleges, many of whom will automatically accept them into their theatre program next year and are already offering scholarships. One of the designers also won a cash award for her work. Our senior acting student participated in a "cattle call" college audition and interview process and also received 16 callbacks. "This is a major win for our Lobos, who were some of the most successful students at TheatreFest this year," said Rachel Carothers, LEHS Theatre director.


    Please congratulate:   
    Ashley Wilson
    Alyssa McGee
    Tyler Sieffert
     

    LEHS Law Enforcement Students Going to State

    Several Little Elm High School Law Enforcement students recently competed in real world law enforcement events at Texas Public Service Association Regional Competition. The following students placed and will be heading to the state competition in El Paso in April.

    Domestic Disturbance: 2nd Place
    Nate Garza & Aubrey Juarez

    Crime Scene: 3rd Place
    Lillian Gutierrez, Victoria Moreno, Ashley Cruz

    Fingerprinting: 3rd Place
    Victoria Moreno

    Suspect Foot Pursuit: 3rd Place
    Jonathan Rameriz

    Firefighter Obstacle Course: 1st Place
    Rutger Harrison

    Firefighter Search and Rescue: 3rd Place
    Rutger Harrison

    Traffic Stop: 4th Place Alternate
    Monica Salas
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    On Monday night, the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy completed the first of a two-part session on "raising financially responsible children". Parents were very engaged and worked in group discussions. The two-part session continues next week along with a discussion on how to overcome situations when the family is facing economic crisis. Click here for more information on the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

    Our campuses and District are utilizing a new mass notification tool. It will not change the way your receive messages, but it will enhance your communication experience from your child's campus and the District. Be sure to download the mobile app as it will allow us to send out quick and important information straight to your smart phone.

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    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    February 13 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    February 13 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session
    February 14 Progress Reports go home
    February 17 Staff Professional Learning/Student Holiday
    February 20 President's Day Holiday - District Closed
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    February 10-17 PTA Fun Run
    February 14 Friendship Parties
    February 15 Spring Pictures
    February 15 6:00 p.m. Austin Trip Chaperone Meeting

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    February 13-16 Friendship Week
    February 13-16 Spring Book Fair
    February 14 6:00 a.m. Muffins with Mom
    February 14 1:30 p.m. Classroom Valentine's Day Parties
    February 15 Superhero Shirt Day!
    February 15 PTA Spirit Night at Dickey's BBQ

     Hackberry Elementary
    February 14 1:30 p.m.
    Valentine's Parties

    WATCH:



     Lakeview Elementary 
    February 14
    Valentine's Day Parties
    February 15 PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins

     Oak Point Elementary 
    February 14 2:15 p.m. Valentine Parties
    February 16 Spring Pictures
     Prestwick 
    February 10 7:00 p.m. Middle School Spring Dance
    February 14 2nd Grade Field Trip
    February 14 Valentine Parties:
      12:30 p.m. - Kinder & 1st Grade
      1:45 p.m. - 3rd Grade
      2:00 p.m. 4th & 5th Grades

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    February 14
    Hoops 4 Heart Assembly
    February 16 4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Valentine's Social

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    February 11 8:00 a.m. ACT 

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    $5 at the door

    $3 if you buy from our models

    Ages 6 and under get in free
     

    AP Exam Registration

    Registration is open now! Other important dates in the registration process:
    • Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 4:30 PM - Deadline for AP Exam Fee Scholarship Application
    • Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Online Registration Ends, Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $55 late fee per exam.
    • Friday, Apr 14th, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Final Ordering Deadline for regularly scheduled AP exams
    Click here for more information.
     

    Upcoming College Readiness Events

     

    College Scholarship Opportunity

    LEHS students can now apply for the Taylor Epps Arts Scholarship. The funds for this scholarship are the proceeds from the Taylor Epps concert/assembly that was held at LEHS in the fall of 2015. Funds will be awarded to a high school student interested in pursuing the arts and must be used toward post-secondary education. Verification of enrollment must be presented prior to funds being granted and recipient must provide a receipt of applied funds. The applicant must show substantial talent and show promise for continued excellence in music, literature, performing arts, visual arts, graphic design, theatrical design, or videography. You must submit your completed application by Midnight, April 30, 2017. Click here to apply.
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    When there is a forecast of potential inclement weather, Little Elm ISD administrators monitor the situation closely.
     
    Before Little Elm ISD makes the decision to close or delay school, we consider numerous factors to include: the safety of students, staff and parents and the disruptions caused in the home when school is canceled or if there is an early release. Officials consider current road conditions and forecasts and are also in contact with neighboring district leaders to see what decisions are being made in the area.

    Communication: Please be aware of any potential severe weather advisories. Stay close to a phone or computer to receive important information regarding our response to severe weather. Click here to read more.
     

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    The LEHS Varsity Basketball Standings

    The Lobo Varsity Boys Basketball team remains undefeated in District Play and clinched the title of District Champions! The Lobos are ranked #2 in the DFW Metrolplex, and #2 in 5A teams in the state. They are headed into Friday's game against Lake Dallas hoping to clinch their 17th straight win!

    The Lady Lobo Varsity Girls Basketball team closed out their regular season with a win over McKinney North to secure third place in District 14-5A. They play in the Region II, Bi-District game against Frisco Liberty on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat McKinney North 50-43
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 75-59
    JV beat Lake Dallas 52-26

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity beat RL Turner 7-0

    LEHS Tennis
    Alli Ziehm won Girls A Singles at the Duncanville Tournament!

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat McKinney North 34-28
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 73-40
    JV beat LD 64-56, FR beat LD 57-31

    LEHS Boys Powerlifting
    Results from the Whitesboro Meet:
    The team took 6th place
    Roy Goins - 1st place
    Mike Walker - 3rd place
    Joseph Murrell - 4th place

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    February 13 7:00 p.m.
    Varsity Bi-District Championship!
    LE vs. Frisco Liberty
    at McKinney High School

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    February 10 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    February 14 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. McKinney North

    February 17 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Prosper

    LEHS Softball
    February 11
    JV/Varsity vs. McKinney Boyd/Denton High/Frisco Liberty

    February 14 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Lewisville

    February 16-18
    Varsity LEHS Tournament

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    February 16 4:00 p.m.
    Gold at Paris Meet

    LEHS Golf
    February 14 8:30 a.m.
    JV/Varsity Boys 
    McKinney North Invitational at Heritage Ranch G.C.

    LEHS Tennis
    February 17 8:00 a.m. 
    Varsity vs. Krum/Lake Dallas
     
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    February 10 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m. 
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. Prosper (Senior/Parent Night)

    February 14 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at The Colony

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    February 10 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas

    February 14 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at McKinney North

    February 17 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Prosper

    LEHS Baseball
    February 11 10:00 a.m.
    Varsity vs. GP & Richardson

    February 11
    JV Gold & JV Blue at GP & Richardson

    February 14 4:00/6:00 p.m.
    Varsity/JV Gold at Justin NW

    February 14 5:00 p.m.
     JV Blue vs. Justin NW

    LEHS Boys Powerlifting
    February 11 8:00 a.m. 
    Gold at Whitesboro Meet

    Basketball Playoffs!!

    The LEHS Varsity boys and girls basketball teams are BOTH headed to the playoffs! Click here for the full playoff schedule.
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Prestwick 6th-8th grade students on the A Honor Roll were treated to a Reward Day.
    Little Elm High School students in Mrs. Lee's AP Psychology class observe the behaviors of young children at the District Childcare.
    LEHS Boys powerlifters, Roy Goins, Joesph Murrell, and Mike Walker took home 1st, 4th, and 3rd place, respectively, at the Whitesboro Meet!
    Lakeside Middle School seventh grade students present their PBL Cell projects to eighth grade students. The eighth graders will have the opportunity to vote for the project they liked best.
    Oak Point Elementary fifth grade students try out new Makerspace activities. This week they tested a small marble run. The object of a marble run is to collaboratively to create the largest run that they can with the pieces they have. The students offer their feedback to Mrs. Wallace-Strahan so she can decide whether or not to purchase a gigantic marble run for next school year.
    LEHS sophomore, Alli Ziehm, won Girls A Singles at the Duncanville Tournament! #loboproud
    Oak Point Elementary's PTA arranged for Wild Things Zoofari to bring exotic animals to the school and provide students with a fun-filled educational experience!
     

    LEHS Girls Basketball Senior Night

    Alexis Jones
    Jayeida Neal
    Taylor Johnson
    Ma'K'La Woods
    Summer Ogden
    Keviona Barber
    Emily Zinger

     

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  • February 3, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 2/3/2017
     

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    #NSD17 National Signing Day

    Adrien Barrientos, Football
    Howard Payne University
    Brownwood, Texas
    Justin Bienemy, Football
    Southwestern College
    Winfield, Kansas
    Rehoboth Chibesa, Football
    Cisco College
    Cisco, Texas
    JJ Kruzel, Baseball
    University of the Southwest
    Hobbs, New Mexico
    Daelen Ramirez-Edwards, Football
    Cisco College
    Cisco, Texas
    Brady Wade, Football
    Howard Payne University
    Brownwood, Texas
    Jarrett Bell, Football
    Cisco College
    Cisco, Texas
    Frainyer Chavez, Baseball
    Midland College
    Midland, Texas
    DeShon Gilbert, Football
    Cisco College
    Cisco, Texas
    Jared Miller, Football
    Hendrix College
    Conway, Arkansas
    C.J. Seale, Football
    Southwestern College
    Winfield, Kansas

     

    #2 State Ranked Lobos Face off Against Lake Dallas

    It's a spot the Lobo Boys Basketball team has never been before, ranked #2 in the State and #1 among District 5A schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area. Head Coach Rusty Segler said he and the team are excited about the wins, but at the end of the day, it's just a number. "You can get excited about the #2 ranking, but if you live by that, you'll lose every game," said Segler. Aside from all the media attention the team has received, Coach Segler has emphasized with the boys it's not just about winning the game, but having a winning character. Focused on building great players, Segler's main purpose is to mold them into better sons, better husbands, better fathers, and better leaders, "You know, there is a character piece that my father instilled in me when I was young, just like these players. He told me wins and losses will come and go, it's the icing on the cake. But, the test is how will you win at life. That's always stuck with me and I try to pass on that advice."

    The Lobos face the Falcons at Lake Dallas High School tonight at 7:30 p.m.
    Click HERE to listen to Coach Segler as he talks about prepping for the playoffs!
     

    Confident and Ready are the Lady Lobos!

    With two games left to play in the regular season, Girls Head Basketball Coach Kim Oliphant said she and her team feel good about where they are. "We are tied for third place with McKinney North. This is a repeat game for us, but we believe we'll come out with a win". The first playoff game begins with the Bi-District round on Tuesday, February 13, against a state-ranked team from Frisco. To see the playoff schedule, click HERE. Come support the Lady Lobos as they face Lake Dallas in Falcon territory at 6:00 p.m. tonight!
    Coach Oliphant talks about taking it "One game at a time." Listen to the game-day podcast, HERE.
     

    Science on the Road

    A group of second graders from Oak Point Elementary experienced science out of the normal classroom time. Students loaded two buses and headed to the American Airlines Center for the Dallas Stars Education Day. Students had the opportunity to watch the team’s morning skate, get lessons on math and science from experts at the Perot Museum, and even stick around for the Stars game against the Jets, Thursday night. Oak Point students were some of the 500 Dallas/Fort Worth area students who attended this learning event where they all received hand-on experiences at different science stations including; 3D printing, building and launching rockets with Lockheed Martin, the aeronautic capabilities of paper airplanes, experimenting with dry ice, and learning about the solar system. The program focused on the importance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has for any career.
     

    The District Calendar has Changed!


    The Board of Trustees approved a change in the 2016-2017 school calendar that will provide a necessary day of state assessment training for our teachers. Friday, February 17 was changed from a regular school day to a professional learning day for our staff. This means Friday, February 17 will be a student holiday. As a reminder, Little Elm ISD is closed Monday, February 20 for President's Day, resulting in a four day weekend for students. 

    The Board also approved an additional Early Release day on Thursday, May 25, for all secondary students during final exams.
     

    A Day of Service

    Little Elm High School Seniors have been given an opportunity to give back to their community through a piloted program called "A Day of Service." It all started last fall during a required PSAT testing day for all sophomores and juniors. "It's always a struggle to plan meaningful, relevant, and productive learning experiences for seniors those days," said Principal Renee Pentecost. "I started thinking about ways we incorporate community service and our senior students," she said.  

    Pentecost said it is typical for student organizations such as National Honor Society, Student Council, and other student groups to clock hours for community service-type work. But this program would include students who may not be involved in any student organizations.

    The first event was in the fall where 250 LEHS seniors volunteered at various campuses in Little Elm ISD. The second event took place last week where students had a reach beyond the District. "My vision for 'A Day of Service' is to have our senior students out in the community serving. We had 25 students working with the Town of Little Elm Parks and Rec, 10 students helping at the Public Library, 13 students working with the Christian Community in Action non-profit organization, and various students visited campuses to help where there was a need. We had close to 300 students this second time," said Pentecost. "This is a choice for our seniors. They don't have to do it, but we encourage them to embrace these opportunities to give back to their community when they are given the chance."
     

    Chart Your Course Contest Winners!

    Best Overall Booth Display:
    LEHS Book Club - Shelly Alley Sponsor - Starbucks Gift Packs plus Mooyah Hamburger Gift Certificates
     
    Best Core Class Booth Display:
    LEHS Social Studies Team - Gift Certificate to Wing Daddy's
    Chris Brown, Chad Cousins, Mitchell Davis, Jeremy Dawson, Craig Drenowatz, Robert Grimes, Matt Harbin, Lindsay Lee, Sarah McKimmey, Jaclyn Schwartz, Brian Swinney, Erasmo Vazquez Rios, Jessi Vericker, Aaron Ziehm
     
    Best Fine Arts Booth Display:
    LEHS Art Team Chris Melia, Mark Parr, Melissa Hidalgo - Gift Certificate to Bella's Cafe
     
    Best CTE Booth Display:
    Career Preparation - Tom Parker Teacher - Two Ozark Trail insulated mugs with 3D printed handles and Gift Certificate for I Love Pho
     
    Most Spirited Display: 
    LMS Cheer - Deb Kirby Sponsor - Gift certificate for Jenny's Kolaches
     
    Best Individual Costume:
    LEHS Chris Brown - Gift Certificate for Water's Edge
     
    Best Overall Club Booth:
    LMS Spanish Club - Cristal Rivas Sponsor - Gift Certificate to Marble Slab for Ice Cream Cupcakes
     
    Honorable Mention Booth Display:
    LMS English Language Arts Department - Leigh Ann Dailey, Connie Mikla, Marcus Mince, Kathy Syke, Lacoya Bagley, Jeri Berry, Kyra Engelman, Meaghan Matthews
     
    LEHS English Language Arts Department - Michelle Gentry, Lashell Whitley, Sherri White, Scott Perry, Ty Morton, Kayla Lloyd, Mary Kniffen, Carly Hopkins, Kevin Hamlin, Dustin Aguilar, Ginger Felice, Sean Duffey, Lindsay Crenwelge, Britney Butler, Kathryn Goff
     
    Powell 6th Grade Science Department - Kyla Heffernan, Rhea Nordberg, Kim Schmidt
     
    LEHS Band - Frank Felice Director & LeAndre Benton Associate Director
     
    LEHS Forensic Science - Lea Bausher
     
    LEHS Health Science - Nick Mitchell, Chelsea Nicoli, Debbie Pope, Cami Sitz
     
    LEHS Choir - Karen Mayberry Director, John Kassen Assistant Director
     
    LMS Choir - Amy Jordan Director, John Kassen Assistant Director 
     
    LEHS Thespians - Rachel Carothers Director
     
    LEHS Engineering - Jamie Altman, Dorothy Claus
     
    LEHS Sports Medicine - Laws Kidwell, Joey Frare
     
    Honorable Mention Spirit:
    LEHS Blue Angels - Julia Smith Director
     
    LEISD Athletics - Sandra Howell Director
     
    LEHS Student Council - Jeremy Dawson 
     
    LEHS Sports Medicine Laws Kidwell & Joey Frare
     
    Honorable Mention Costume:
    LEHS Anime Club - Cameron Hayes LEHS student
     
    LEHS Social Studies Department
     
    Jeremy Dawson LEHS Social Studies
     
    LMS Spanish Club - LMS students Esmeralda Gonzalez & Jannely Alcala
     
    Receiving votes in one or more categories:
    Communities in Schools
    Powell ELA
    Powell Math
    LMS Social Studies
    LEHS Welding/Construction
    LEHS Audio Video Production
    LEHS Business
    LEHS Fire Science
    LEHS DECA
    AVID
    AIMS/GOALS
    PSA Guitar Ensemble
     
    Congratulations to all these teams, departments, students, and teachers for a wonderful CYC event! Thanks to all those who work so hard to make CYC a reality each year!
     

    Lakeside Theatre Presents...

     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    The Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy kicked off its spring semester Monday night with a session on teaching kindness and respect to our children. Parents reflected on recent events in the Little Elm community and acknowledged the role the District plays in the safety of our children. The next two sessions will focus on raising a financially responsible child. Click here for more information on the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

    Our campuses and District will be utilizing a new mass notification tool. It will not change the way your receive messages, but it will enhance your communication experience from your child's campus and the District. The District and campuses have begun using the system this month. Be sure to download the mobile app as it will allow us to send out quick and important information straight to your smart phone.

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    Little Elm High School construction updates for January 31, click here to read.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    February 6-10 National School Counseling Week
    February 6 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    February 6 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    February 9-17 PTA Fun Run

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    February 8 Superhero Shirt Day!

     Hackberry Elementary

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     Lakeview Elementary 
    February 10 7:30 a.m. Lobo Rumble (3rd-5th)
    February 10 3:15 p.m. Spring Musical Rehearsal

     Oak Point Elementary 
    February 6 100th Day of School 
    February 7 6:00 p.m. PTA Meeting & 3rd Grade Performance
     Prestwick 
    February 7
    Spirit Night at Palio's
    February 10 7:00 p.m. Middle School Spring Dance

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    February 4 Choir Solo and Ensemble Contest
    February 8 FFA Tractor Tech Area Competition
    February 8 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
    February 11 8:00 a.m. ACT 

     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    When there is a forecast of potential inclement weather, Little Elm ISD administrators monitor the situation closely.
     
    Before Little Elm ISD makes the decision to close or delay school, we consider numerous factors to include: the safety of students, staff and parents and the disruptions caused in the home when school is canceled or if there is an early release. Officials consider current road conditions and forecasts and are also in contact with neighboring district leaders to see what decisions are being made in the area.

    Communication: Please be aware of any potential severe weather advisories. Stay close to a phone or computer to receive important information regarding our response to severe weather. Click here to read more.
     

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    The LEHS Varsity Boys Basketball Rankings

    The Lobo Varsity Boys Basketball team remains undefeated in District Play and is ranked #1. The Lobos are ranked #2 in the DFW metrolplex, and #2 in 5A teams in the state. They are headed into Friday's game against Lake Dallas hoping to clinch their 15th straight win!
    Senior Devin Pullum and Coach Rusy Segler were interviewed by Friday Night Glory after the Lobos last second win against Creekview.
    Click here to watch Devin Pullum's interview.
    Click here to watch Coach Segler's interview.

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    All teams beat RL Turner!
    Varsity 113-17, JV 53-17, FR 42-10
    All teams beat Creekview!
    Varsity 66-33, JV 33-27, FR 50-10

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 2-1
    JV beat Newman Smith 3-2
    Varsity beat The Colony 1-0

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    All teams beat McMath MS
    8: A 43-12, B 25-16, C 15-8
    7: A 24-16, B 21-18, C 9-7

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    All teams beat RL Turner!
    Varsity 111-37, JV 83-75, FR 60-53
    Varsity beat Creekview 55-54

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    All teams beat McMath MS
    8: A 57-39, B 43-22, C 23-8
    7: A 66-34, B 42-20, C 25-9
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    February 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at Lake Dallas

    February 7 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. McKinney North (Senior/Parent Night)

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    February 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Creekview

    February 7 5:30/7:00 
    JV/Varsity vs. RL Turner

    February 10 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    LEHS Softball
    February 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    Varsity vs. Midlothian/Richardson/Berkner

    February 4 10:00/11:30/1:30
    Varsity at Poteet/Sachse/Crandall

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    February 9 4:00 p.m.
    Gold at Whitesboro Meet

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    February 9-11
    8A & 7A at District Tournament
     
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    February 3 4:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    February 7 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. McKinney North

    February 10 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m. 
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. Prosper (Senior/Parent Night)

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    February 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Creekview

    February 7 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at RL Turner

    February 10 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas

    LEHS Baseball
    February 7
    Varsity at Reedy/Farmers
    JV Gold vs. Reedy
    JV Blue at Reedy/Lebanon Trails

    LEHS Tennis
    February 8 8:00 a.m. 
    JV & Varsity at Richardson Pearce Dual

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    February 9-11
    8A & 7A at District Tournament

    Save the Date: Basketball Playoffs!!

    The LEHS Varsity boys and girls basketball teams are BOTH in great position to make it to the playoffs! Click here for the full playoff schedule.
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    National Signing Day! 11 Lobos signed to play in college!
    Oak Point Elementary second graders take in a Dallas Stars hockey game as part of the Dallas Stars Education Day at the American Airlines Center!
    LEHS Varsity Winterguard won first place in their division at their first competition of the year at Lamar High School! #loboproud
    Hackberry Elementary celebrates the 100th day of school!
    Fresh off a victory over McMath Middle School, the LMS/PSA 8A girls basketball team plays in the District Tournament November 9 and 11.
    Prestwcik celebrates the 100th day of school!
    Little Elm High School Seniors participated in "A Day of Service".
    Fall Graduates of the Little Elm ISD GOALS Program and LEHS Evening Academy participated in a graduation ceremony
    Chavez Elementary celebrates the 100th day of school!
    The LEHS Blue Angels Drill Team perform during halftime of Tuesday night's basketball games.
    Students at Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center used their Lobo Bucks to buy lunch with their Principal!
    Class of 2018 Lobo football players, Kevin Terry and Tavian Carr, visit Southern Methodist University on Junior Day.
    Congratulations to the LMS/PSA 8B boys basketball team for earning the title DISTRICT CHAMPIONS! #loboproud
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  • January 27, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 1/27/2017
     

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    #3 Melissa Myers

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    I enjoy working with this group as I believe we all have the same mission that drives us, which is to ensure that every child has the opportunity for success and the tools available to them to follow their career path whatever that may be. I value the opinions and experience of the Board as I feel we all have different perspectives and thoughts but at the end of the day its what's best for every student in the District. We all follow that mantra.

    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I played both volleyball and basketball in high school. Being a part of a team and involved in sports was very much instilled in me and my brother and sisters from a early age. My mom was a high school coach for many years and came back to coach my high school volleyball team when I was a freshman. It was so much a part of our family, we watched game tapes almost every night and any night we could we had a family pickup basketball game in the driveway.  
     
    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    The main reason is I want to instill in my children that if there is something that you are passionate about you need to get involved. It’s important to me that they see you can go around complaining about something and nothing ever changes, or you can get involved and educate yourself on the subject and come up with solutions that help make whatever it is better. It was important to me to serve as a trustee in order to ensure all the kids in Little Elm get a quality education in a place that wants to nurture not only students but teachers and staff as well.
     
    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    I am not sure I could narrow it down to one thing as there are so many great programs that I didn’t have growing up. I would love to get involved in all the CTE programs that are available. Getting to experience many different career options would have been great for me as I had a hard time deciding a path after high school and what I wanted to go into in college.

    What makes you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    I am most proud of the FamiLE-oriented nature of the District. I love that we have still kept that small town feel even though we are growing into a larger population of students.
     

    #5 Jason Olson 

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    I cherish being a part of a district that empowers and strives for our students and staff to achieve greatness.

    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I played basketball in high school as it was my favorite sport growing up.

    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    I wanted to serve as a Board of Trustee to continue to be more involved in my community. I have a passion for community service. I, like all Board of Trustees, want to make sure we provide the best experience and opportunities for every student so they can be successful in whatever they choose to do after high school.

    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    I would want to experience as many activities and career choices as possible. I would be very interested in our Engineering, DECA and dual credit programs. Little Elm also offers many of our athletic students the opportunity to be multi-sport athletes, which is rare in schools and districts in our area.

    What makes you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    I am most proud of our student first mentality and focus. Although we aren't done, I know we are well on our way to making sure we offer every student, college bound, military or career ready, the opportunity to have a solid foundation (and a head start in many cases) to be as successful as possible after high school.
     

    Little Elm ISD PTAs Receive Recognition 

    Congratulations to the Little Elm ISD Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organizations as they have made the 2016's President's List Award. This means each PTA at Little Elm ISD is in good standing with the state and national PTA organizations and have completed officer lists and have met meeting standards for members. In addition to taking care of business, most of the Little Elm ISD PTAs have shown a membership increase year after year. Chavez Elementary PTA President Christina Cunningham said it is exciting to be recognized for all their hard work. "We are here to back the school, back our teachers and show we support what they do for our kids." Cunningham, who is serving as Chavez PTA President for the first year, said it is important for her to be visible to the parents who pay their dues. "We stand in the gap where there is a need that needs to be filled." Chavez's PTA was able to carry over 100% of their members into this school year and add more members this year for a total of 165 PTA members. They are working toward the Diamond Award for the entire district. The Diamond Award recognizes districts when all its PTAs have increase in memberships. According to the state PTA organization, no district has ever achieved that milestone. Little Elm is fewer than 70 members away from being the first district in the state to receive the Diamond Award.

    As it stands, PTA memberships at Little Elm ISD are:
    Brent: 133 members - Only 22 members away from membership increase
    Chavez: 165 members - membership increase and all-time high in 5 years
    Hackberry: 93 members - membership increase and only 31 members away from 5 year high
    Lakeview: 136 members - membership increase and all-time high in 5 years
    Lakeside Middle: 99 members - membership increase and only 73 members from 5-year high
    Oak Point: 163 members - membership increase and all-time high in 5 years
    Prestwick: 186 members - only 29 members away from a membership increase

    *These numbers are based from a count in November.
     
    To become a member and help our District PTAs receive the Diamond Award, contact your child's campus to find out how you can sign up!
     

    Excellence Beyond the Court

    Freshman RJ Hampton and Senior Devin Pullum had a special visitor during this week's practice. Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent of Little Elm ISD, brought with him two Excellence Coins, very rarely handed to students. "When there is excellence, it needs to be recognized," said Dr. Strike. Hampton and Pullam were recently interviewed by FOX4 and Dr. Strike was extremely impressed about how well spoken they were as they talked about the community in which they live. Click HERE to watch the story on FOX4.

    The two players accepted the honor and posed with Dr. Strike and the team by their side. Click HERE to watch.
     

    Pullum Named Player of the Week

    Boys basketball player of the week (1/22): Little Elm's Devin Pullum


    Click here to read the article in SportsDayHS.
    Photo courtesy of SportsDayHS.
     

    Yamile Quintero Awarded Triple E

    During Monday night's Board of Trustee meeting, Family Facilitator and Homeless Liaison Yamile Quintero was given the District's sixth Triple E Award! Her outstanding work and dedication is evident as she works toward meeting the needs of our low-income parents, families and students. Her works exemplify the District's mission to Engage, Equip and Empower.

    Mrs. Quintero joined the District on August 2006 as a Bilingual Pre-Kindergarten teacher and after a year she became the Family Support Services Facilitator/Homeless Liaison for Little Elm ISD. To read more about Mrs. Quintero, click HERE

     

    Our Children Are Our Future

    Following an impressive display of learner engagement from the "Kids Who Code Club" from Hackberry Elementary, State Representative for District 106, Pat Fallon, the Board of Trustees, parents, and Little Elm ISD administrators had a personal exchange with students at Monday night's board meeting.
    Fifth grader, Chloe Carpenter shared her real world experience, "Last October, I was on a plane headed home from Virginia. I looked over at the guy next to me and saw he was using a coding program we use at school called Code Academy," she explained.  She said he was becoming frustrated because he did not know why is program was not working correctly. "I noticed he was missing his doc type html tag so I suggested he add it. He looked over at me with such wonder on his face and couldn't believe I knew. I said, we have a coding club at my school."

    Down in Austin, 150 state representatives and 31 state senators have begun meeting for the 85th Legislative Session and will continue until May 29. Representative Fallon shared with the Board of Trustees a legislative update and how he expects Public Education will take center stage over the next four months.

    "We spend more than $200 (b) billion every other year of your money and 181 people make those decisions. We want to be sure we do it in the right manner.

    Representative Fallon said the two biggest state expenditures are Education and Health and Human Services. Education is the number one budgeted item at $78 (b) billion. 

    "You'll hear it from lots of people that we need to spend more on education," said Fallon as he addressed the Board and to a packed room. "The House will propose a $400 (m) million increase." To watch his Legislative Update, click HERE.
     

    #bettertogether

    A story from the heart shared on social media is gaining local traction. It was from Thursday night's away game with the 8th grade Lobo boys basketball game against the Lake Dallas Falcons. Lake Dallas Coach Sam Garrison stopped for a moment to show their empathy toward the Little Elm Community following the tragic event resulting the death of Detective Jerry Walker.

    "What can we do for these kids of Little Elm that can also be a teachable moment for our students?" asked Garrison. "We made game day t-shirts, based on the Falcon slogan "#bettertogether". It's more than our slogan. It is about what these kids can learn for each other and from each other," said Garrison.

    "We are humbled and blessed to have neighbors who care enough about our Little Elm ISD athletes and coaches," said Sandra Howell, director for Little Elm ISD Athletics.

    Click HERE to see the video spreading on Facebook and Twitter!

    Pictured: LMS 8th grade basketball player, Ryan Irish, wearing his shirt.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

    Our campuses and District will be utilizing a new mass notification tool. It will not change the way your receive messages, but it will enhance your communication experience from your child's campus and the District. We will begin using the system in February. Be sure to download the mobile app as it will allow us to send out quick and important information straight to your smart phone.

    Download the LEISD Mobile App:

      
     

    #LoboCYC2017 Was a Success!


    This year's Passport to your Future, Chart your Course, attracted more than 1,000 parents and students, 200 students volunteers, and was creatively designed and coordinated by hundreds of LEISD staff. Winners will be announced in next Friday's Newsletter.
     

    The District Calendar has Changed!


    The Board of Trustees approved a change in the 2016-2017 school calendar that will provide a necessary day of state assessment training for our teachers. Friday, February 17 was changed from a regular school day to a professional learning day for our staff. This means Friday, February 17 will be a student holiday. As a reminder, Little Elm ISD is closed Monday, February 20 for President's Day, resulting in a four day weekend for students. 

    The Board also approved an additional Early Release day on Thursday, May 25, for all secondary students during final exams.
     
    Little Elm High School construction updates for January 23, click here to read.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    January 30 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    January 30 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    January 31
    Benchmark Testing:
       4th Grade - Writing
       5th Grade - Math
    February 1 Benchmark Testing:
       5th Grade - Reading
    February 3 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM Assembly

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    February 1 Superhero Shirt Day!

     Hackberry Elementary

    Click here to read the Hackberry Elementary Newsletter for Jan. 27

     Lakeview Elementary 
    January 31
    Benchmark Testing:
       4th Grade - Writing
       5th Grade - Math
    February 1 Benchmark Testing:
       5th Grade Reading
    February 3 3:15 p.m. Spring Musical Rehearsal

     Oak Point Elementary 
    January 30
    Pasta for Pennies Starts
     Prestwick 
    January 31 6:30 p.m.
    Parent Course Selection Assistance Night

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    February 1 6:30 p.m.
    LMS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
    February 4
    Choir Solo and Ensemble Contest at The Colony HS
     

    LEISD Parent Education Academy

    Monday, January 30 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Parenting has been called one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, jobs in the world. The Little Elm ISD Parent Education Program understands that raising children nowadays requires several resources. We are continually collecting parenting resources in order to share the most comprehensive help possible. Along with other resources, we use the Curriculum from Practical Parenting Education as the framework of our services focusing on understanding the role of parents communication skills, parenting styles, self-esteem, dealing with life transitions, discipline, and building academic skills. The Spring 2017 semester of Parent Education Academy kicks off Monday, January 30 at Oak Point Elementary with a session on 'Teaching Kindness & Respect". Free childcare is available.
    Click here for more information.
     

    LEHS Scholarship & Financial Aid Night

    Tuesday, January 31 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Need money for college? You don't want to miss this meeting! A representative from Texas A&M University will be at LEHS to present information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Finding money for college can be difficult, but after this session you will be educated on the many state and federal financial aid programs available to you. Please contact Mrs. Brown for more information.
     

    Middle School Parent Night

    Tuesday, January 31

    As a follow-up to Chart Your Course, parents of incoming middle school students are invited to assist with their child's 2017-2018 schedule requests. Staff will be available to help at both Lakeside Middle School & Prestwick.
    Prestwick 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Lakeside 7:00-8:00 p.m.
     

    Transition to Sixth Grade Parent Night

    Tuesday, January 31 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center's Sixth Grade Transition Parent Night is for families of current fifth graders. Parents and students will have the opportunity to learn about classes and elective choices, visit the building, ask questions, and meet the administration.
     

    Lakeside Theatre Presents...

     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    When there is a forecast of potential inclement weather, Little Elm ISD administrators monitor the situation closely.
     
    Before Little Elm ISD makes the decision to close or delay school, we consider numerous factors to include: the safety of students, staff and parents and the disruptions caused in the home when school is canceled or if there is an early release. Officials consider current road conditions and forecasts and are also in contact with neighboring district leaders to see what decisions are being made in the area.

    Communication: Please be aware of any potential severe weather advisories. Stay close to a phone or computer to receive important information regarding our response to severe weather. Click here to read more.
     

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    The LEHS Varsity Boys basketball team is currently ranked #2 among DFW area 5A teams!

    Lobo Varsity Boys Basketball team is undefeated in District Play and is ranked #1. The Lobos are ranked #2 in the DFW metrolplex, and #3 in 5A teams in the state. They're heading into Friday's game hoping to clinch their 13th straight win.

    Save the Date: Basketball Playoffs!!

    The LEHS Varsity boys and girls basketball teams are BOTH in great position to make it to the playoffs! Click here for the full playoff schedule.

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 79-32
    JV beat Newman Smith 65-56
    Varsity beat The Colony 69-45
    JV beat The Colony 48-45

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    8A WON the Sherman Middle School Tournament!!

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    8th Grade beat Lake Dallas
    8A 31-6, 8B 30-8, 8C 22-13

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 69-27
    JV beat Newman Smith 49-11
    FR beat Newman Smith 34-16

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity took 2nd place at the Anna Tournament!

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    Varsity took 2nd place at the Princeton Meet

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Basketball 
    January 27 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at Creekview

    January 31 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. RL Turner

    February 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at Lake Dallas

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    January 27 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. The Colony

    January 31 5:30/7:00 p.m. 
    JV/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    February 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Creekview

    LEHS Softball
    February 3 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    Varsity vs. Midlothian/Richardson/Berkner

    February 4 10:00/11:30/1:30
    Varsity at Poteet/Sachse/Crandall

    LEHS Tennis
    February 3 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity at Duncanville Invitational
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    January 27 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at Creekview

    January 31 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. RL Turner

    February 3 4:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    January 27 5:30/7:00 p.m. 
    JV/Varsity at The Colony

    January 31 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Newman Smith

    February 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Creekview

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    February 2 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at McMath MS
    7C/7B/7A at McMath MS

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    February 2 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. McMath MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. McMath MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Math and Science Night at Brent Elementary. Students had a blast visiting all the stations: Fruit Loop Patterns, Greater Than Less Than, 3D Shape Building, Math Beach Balls, Symmetry Station, K'nex Geometry Challenge. Click here for more pictures.
    LEHS Varsity Girls Soccer took second place at the Highway 5 Invitational Meet in Anna.
    Students cut loose after their GT Showcase!
    First through fifth grade GT students across the District got to show off their hard work on their Texas Performance Standards Projects during GT Showcases this week. Students worked on their projects from September to January. 
    The LEHS Girls Basketball team takes their eyes off the scoreboard and enjoy some community outreach.
    Students at Oak Point Elementary learn about Chinese New Year traditions and customs. Kindergarten students show off the lanterns they made in Art class.
    Congratulations to the newest graduate of the GOALS Program! Nora Canales took her celebratory walk on Friday, click here to watch.
    The LEHS Athletic Trainers at the Lobo Football Banquet at Hula Hut.
    Winners of the myON Winter Break Reading Challenge received special recognition at Monday night's Board Meeting.
    The LMS/PSA 8A Boys Basketball Team went 3-0 to WIN the Sherman Middle School Tournament! 
    Oak Point Elementary first graders, Brooke and Aaliyah, were recognized by their Principal for showing pride in their school by voluntarily picking up trash during their recess three days in a row.
    The Student Athletic Leadership Council helps out at Brent Elementary.
    Middle School Night at the LEHS Girls Basketball games
    Middle School Night at the LEHS Boys Basketball Games

     

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  • January 20, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 1/20/2017
     

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    One Community, One Pack

    A personal note from Little Elm ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lowell Strike


    In the eye of a storm, the sails on a ship become torn and it creates instant chaos for everyone on board. The Little Elm Community became the anchor during this week's storm for both Little Elm ISD and especially the Little Elm Police Department. Concerned parents, citizens, students, and surrounding communities embraced all of us with their love and support. It cannot change what has happened, but it has brought comfort as we bind together as a community.

    Little Elm ISD is thankful for the media coverage we received to help us get out our message, from the time we learned of the police activity in the nearby neighborhood to how we should remain safely in place. Our job as educators is to educate children; however our first responsibility is to ensure our children’s safety. We will act quickly and make decisions best for all our students and staff. Thank you Little Elm Community for your support as we worked diligently with law enforcement to keep everyone safe and informed as the event unfolded.

    Our students and staff are heartbroken over the loss of Detective Jerry Walker. A former School Resource Officer from 2005-2008, Detective Walker’s impact has had a rippling effect to this day. Our entire Little Elm High School student body showed their support as they wore blue in support of a fellow student who was grieving the loss of her dad. This is an illustration our FamiLE culture, one that we embrace and cherish.

    We are thankful for our neighbors at the Frisco Police Department and Frisco ISD for sending three Frisco ISD SROs, Sergeant Brad Merritt and Officer Josh Storm who served at LEHS, and Officer Brandi Werner who served at Lakeside Middle School, to watch over our kids. One of our core values at Little Elm ISD is we embrace all our kids as all our kids. It doesn't matter where they live or go to school, we step in when there is a need and those from Frisco modeled that same belief this week. We appreciate Frisco ISD and the Frisco Police Department for their support.

    Finally, it was comforting to see the large turnout for Wednesday night's candlelight vigil for Detective Walker. As people filled the amphitheater at Little Elm Park, it was visual proof that we are indeed, “One Community, One Pack.”
     
    I am proud to be a part of this community. I am proud to be a Lobo.
     
    My sincerest gratitude,
    Lowell
     

    #6 Dan Blackwood

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    Having the ability to watch the District and administration live up to the values and goals the community has set.

    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I did not play sports in high school. I was a proud member of the RL Turner High School Lion Marching Band.
     
    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    To ensure every student has the tools and knowledge for life after LEISD.  Whether they choose to pursue college, civil service, or go straight in to the workplace, we will have prepared them to the best of our ability.
     
    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    I would be very interested in the CTE and Academic Decathlon programs. Both programs are relatively new and making huge advancements. In only its second year, AcDec is already one of the top ranked programs in the state. The CTE program in growing rapidly and offers all types of new opportunities for students.

    What makes you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    The commitment to the students. The Board and administration has put students' needs at the forefront of all decisions.
     

    #2 Alex Flores

    What do you cherish about being a member of the Little Elm ISD All-Star Team?
    I think I cherish the wonderful staff (at all levels) who I've had the opportunity to meet. I see there are so many folks who have such a strong desire to do what is best for all of our students. 

    What sport did you play in high school and why?
    I played basketball in high school, but that love for the sport was planted in me by my father at a very young age. He used to play for a team in Mexico that would travel throughout the Republic of Mexico. While many learned "practice made perfect," he taught me perfect practice made perfect. 

    Why is it important to you to serve as a trustee?
    I have such a large desire to serve the people of my community and I believe if you wish to make things better for your community, then you need to get involved. It doesn't help to sit at home and complain about the things you don't like. Get involved in whatever your passion may be. I want students to have the opportunity to land jobs that will allow them to sustain and care for their families. I don't want them to graduate for the sake of just saying they graduated. I want them to be ready for the world. 

    If you were a student at Little Elm High School today, what would you want to experience?
    I would want to experience some of the CTE courses we have recently added to the curriculum and others that will be coming soon. 

    What makes you most proud about Little Elm ISD?
    I am proud of the Leadership we have. We have accomplished a lot in such a short period and I can't wait to see what is in front of us. 
     

    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

    Put Chart Your Course in Your Pocket - Download the LEISD Mobile App before next week!

    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:
     

    LEHS Basketball in the News!

    Basketball Replay: Little Elm coach beats state's No. 2 team for 550th win...
    Click here to read the full story in SportsDayHS.
    Photo courtesy of SportsDayHS.

    Top Stats: Lobo Basketball Players among Leaders in DFW area

    Boys:
    RJ Hampton, Devin Pullum
    Girls:
    Keviona Barber, Ma'K'La Woods, Skyla Kelly, Summer Ogden, and Jayelda Neal
     
    Click here to see the full list of boys area leaders in SportsDayHS.
    Click here to see the full list of girls area leaders in SportsDayHS.
    Photo courtesy of SportsDayHS
     
    Little Elm High School construction updates for January 9, click here to read.
     

    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 21 2:00 p.m. Elementary Honor Choir Performance (LEHS Auditorium)
    January 23 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    January 23 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (Zellars)
    January 24 Progress Reports go home
    January 25 6:30 p.m. Chart Your Course (LEHS)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary 
    January 24 5:30 p.m. Math & Science Night
    January 26 5:30 p.m. GT Showcase
    January 27 7:30 a.m. K-2 BAM

     Cesar Chavez Elementary 
    January 25 Superhero Shirt Day!
    January 26 3:15 p.m. PTA Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
    January 27 5:30 p.m. PTA Talent Show

     Hackberry Elementary
    January 25-26
    Benchmark Testing
    January 26 5:00 p.m. McTeacher Night
    Click here to read Hackberry's Weekly Newsletter

     Lakeview Elementary 
    January 27 Lobo Rumble K-2

     Oak Point Elementary 
    January 24 5:30 p.m. GT Showcase
     Prestwick 
    January 26 6:00 p.m. GT Showcase

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    January 21 8:00 a.m. SAT Test
     

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    The LEHS Varsity Boys basketball team is currently ranked #2 among DFW area 5A teams!

    Update

    LEHS Girls Basketball
    Varsity beat McKinney North 64-39
    JV beat McKinney North 64-39
    FR beat McKinney North 40-16

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity took 2nd place in the Greenville Tournament!

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Prosper 61-50
    Varsity beat McKinney North 66-46

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    Varsity beat Denton 4-3
    JV1 tied Denton 1-1
    JV2 beat Denton 3-1
    Varsity beat Abilene 2-1 and D. Jefferson 2-0 to finish 2-1 in the Guyer Tournament

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    Victories over Harpool MS:
    8A 46-36, 8B 34-24, 8C 21-11
    7A 63-44, 7C 17-10

    Upcoming Events

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

    January 24 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR vs. Newman Smith

    January 27 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/Varsity/FR at Creekview

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

    January 24 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Prosper

    January 27 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. The Colony

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

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    January 26 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A vs. Lake Dallas MS
    7C/7B/7A vs. Lake Dallas MS
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    January 20 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. The Colony (Middle School Night)

    January 24 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    January 27 4:30/6:00/7:30 p.m.
    JV/FR/Varsity at Creekview

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    January 19-21
    Varsity at Anna/Melissa Tournament

    January 24 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Prosper

    January 27 5:30/7:00 p.m. 
    JV/Varsity at The Colony

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

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    January 20-21 
    8A at Carrollton Tournament

    January 26 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.
    8C/8B/8A at Lake Dallas MS
    7C/7B/7A at Lake Dallas MS
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    LEHS Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Rusty Segler, gets his 550th win last Friday night!
    A group of Little Elm High School students attend the Presidential Inauguration.
    The LEHS Varsity Girls soccer team took 2nd place in the Greenville Tournament!
    The LEHS Lady Lobo basketball team supported SMU Basketball against #1 UCONN.

     

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  • January 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

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    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

    WATCH:


    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,