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  • June 2, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 6/2/2017
     

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    Little Elm ISD and the Town of Little Elm are pleased to announce a community news website called, MyLittleElmNews.com

    "Little Elm ISD’s students and staff are accomplishing great things, every day. This website will be a great resource for us to share our story with the community as it happens," said Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent of Schools.

    The website covers news from the Town, the ISD, sports and rec, Public Safety, Arts and Entertainment, and Business. MyLittleElmNews will be your place to get up-to-date and the most accurate information from the Town and Little Elm ISD. We hope you make this your homepage!
     

    LEHS Choir & Band Bring Home 52 Medals from State Competition

    Little Elm High School took 58 band and choir students to UT Austin to compete in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest. These 58 students qualified for the state contest by earning a Superior rating (the highest possible score) at the UIL Regional competition.
    Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    New Assistant Principal at Hackberry Elementary

    We are pleased to announce Jill Whitehead in her new role as Assistant Principal at Hackberry Elementary. Mrs. Whitehead joined Little Elm ISD in 2015 as a teacher at Chavez Elementary where she has served as the second grade team leader and contributed through a variety of committees and teams. Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    New Assistant Principal at Brent Elementary

    We are pleased to announce Michael Bruno in his new role as Assistant Principal at Brent Elementary. Mr. Bruno began his career in Little Elm in 2005. Originally serving LEISD as a third grade teacher, Bruno has been the Math and Science Specialist at Oak Point Elementary for the past four years. Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    #LoboSummer2017

    He's packed his bags and ready to go, where will you take Flat Lobo?
    Last year, Flat Lobo went to: the beach, the farm, great parks, the zoo, Jamaica, Europe, the Equator, the White House, and many, many more places. Let's take him to all those places and more this summer!
    Continue reading at www.littleelmisd.net.
     

    AlphaBEST Offering Before School Programs for 2017-2018 School Year

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals.
    Learn more about Before & After School Programs at LEISD.

     

    Attention Parents/Volunteers


    On June 30, 2017 all volunteers will be deactivated. Volunteers must reapply after July 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. All volunteer applications must be done through App-garden. Learn more about volunteering in LEISD schools.
     

    Register Now for Summer School 2017

    Summer School Registration is open now through Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m.
    Learn more about Little Elm ISD Summer School 2017.
     
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    June 7 6:30 p.m. LMS Athletic Booster Club Meeting
    June 9 District Closed
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    Bus Service Changes for 2017-2018

    Goldstar Transportation, our contracted bus vendor, will make changes for the 2017-2018 school year in an effort to provide more efficient and timely bus service for all students of Little Elm ISD.
    Continue reading at www.littleelmisd.net.
     
    Register now for 2017 Lobo Athletic Summer Camps!
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Flat Lobo joined Lobo Educators at the Summer Learning Summit!
    Flat Lobo enjoyed pizza for lunch at the Lobo Band's Freshman FUNdamentals!
    Flat Lobo helped Mr. Gerald Muhammad, the new Assistant Director of Talent Development for Human Resource Services, move into his new office at Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.
    Lobo Educators love to Learn in the summer! Before leaving for summer break, LEISD teachers, administrators, content coordinators, specialists and other staff members spent the week at the District's annual Summer Learning Summit professional learning conference. More pictures on Twitter.






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  • May 26, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 5/26/2017
     

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    Little Elm ISD and the Town of Little Elm are pleased to announce a community news website called, MyLittleElmNews.com

    "Little Elm ISD’s students and staff are accomplishing great things, every day. This website will be a great resource for us to share our story with the community as it happens," said Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent of Schools.

    The website covers news from the Town, the ISD, sports and rec, Public Safety, Arts and Entertainment, and Business. MyLittleElmNews will be your place to get up-to-date and the most accurate information from the Town and Little Elm ISD. We hope you make this your homepage!
     
    LEHS Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
    Saturday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.
    University of North Texas Coliseum
    More information for Seniors & parents
     

    Seniors Say Goodbye During Lobo Legacy Walk

    Little Elm High School held its second Legacy Walk where seniors take the farewell tour of the District. "Last year, it was such a special time for our seniors and it was this year as well. I can see this happening every year," said Pentecost.
    Continue reading on MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    The First Day of School During the Last Week of School

    Chavez Elementary students have already had their first days of school for next year even though most students are experiencing their last week of school this week. Chavez has called it “Sneak Peek” where kindergarten students moved up to first grade, first grade students moved up to second grade, and so on. Fifth grade students, however, experienced a throwback by heading to kindergarten. Slightly taller than the chairs they had to sit, the students loved being in kindergarten. “We get to have four recesses and play with play dough,” said one fifth grade student. The students are experiencing LiiNK, an enrichment project that allows kindergartners and first graders to have four 15 minute recesses a day. The “Sneak Peek” lasted two full days.
    Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    LEHS Students Perform in First Piano Recital

    Lined with electric pianos on top of desks, more than 50 piano students plucked away at the keyboard to learn how to play music inside their piano classroom. But before they learned their performance sheet music, more than half of the students had to learn how to play the piano. "We have several students who have never played piano before, some who don’t read music, and some students who play various other instruments," said Karen Mayberry, choral director and teacher of the revitalized Little Elm High School piano course. 
    Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    Chavez Elementary Names New Assistant Principal

    Little Elm ISD welcomes Melissa Cota as the new Assistant Principal at Chavez Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Cota joined Little Elm ISD in 2014 as a third grade teacher at Chavez. Cota is well-versed in the elementary grade levels.
    Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    LEHS Hires New Volleyball Coach

    Coach Amber Hughes comes to LEISD from Duncanville, a 6A district, where she worked from 2003 to 2009 and made a return as the varsity assistant coach with her mentor from 2013 to this year.  
    Continue reading at MyLittleElmNews.com.
     

    Bus Service Changes for 2017-2018

    Goldstar Transportation, our contracted bus vendor, will make changes for the 2017-2018 school year in an effort to provide more efficient and timely bus service for all students of Little Elm ISD.
    Continue reading at www.littleelmisd.net.
     

    #LoboSummer2017

    He's packed his bags and ready to go, where will you take Flat Lobo?
    Last year, Flat Lobo went to: the beach, the farm, great parks, the zoo, Jamaica, Europe, the Equator, the White House, and many, many more places. Let's take him to all those places and more this summer!
    Continue reading at www.littleelmisd.net.
     

    AlphaBEST Offering Before School Programs for 2017-2018 School Year

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals.
    Learn more about Before & After School Programs at LEISD.

     

    Thank You to our Special Olympics Sponsors!

     

    Attention Parents/Volunteers


    On June 30, 2017 all volunteers will be deactivated. Volunteers must reapply after July 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. All volunteer applications must be done through App-garden. Learn more about volunteering in LEISD schools.
     

    Register Now for Summer School 2017

    Summer School Registration is open now through Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m.
    Learn more about Little Elm ISD Summer School 2017.
     
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    May 26 Report Cards go home (PreK-5th Grade*)
      *6th-12th Grade Report Cards will be mailed home
    District Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    Update

    LEHS Baseball Season Recap & Awards
    Team Accomplishments:
       Highest District Finish
       Most District Wins
       Back-to-Back Playoff Berths

    District 14-5A Awards:
       Frainyer Chavez, Senior - Co-MVP
       JJ Kruzel, Senior - Pitcher of the Year
       Logan Kohler, Sophomore - 1st Team All-District
       Dylan Salinas, Junior - 1st Team All-District
       Azani Henley - 2nd Team All-District
       Jeremy Molina, Senior - 2nd Team All-District
       Zack Emminizer, Junior - All-District Honorable Mention
       Brady Wade, Senior - All-District Honorable Mention

    Congratulations to Senior, Brady Wade for being named to the THSCA Academic All-State Team!

    Congratulations to Senior, Frainyer Chavez for being selected to play in the NTHSBCA All Star Game!
    Register now for 2017 Lobo Athletic Summer Camps!
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Marine comes to Lakeside Middle School to surprise his two cousins, Bryce and Katelyn Cotter.
    Career Day at Brent Elementary included presentations from a police officer, firefighter, nurse, chef, teacher, speech pathologist, graphic designer, author, app developer, software engineer, and many more! More pictures on Facebook.
    Hackberry Elementary Principal, Tom Swartz, makes breakfast to show his appreciation to their volunteers for this year!
    Eighth graders at Lakeside Middle School ended the semester with dissections.
    Congratulations to the newest GOALS Graduate, Jonah Berberich! The District Childcare class that he reads to every week cheered him on as he took his walk!
    Prestwick STEM Academy shows off student artwork during the Festival of Flight.
    LEHS Baseball Banquet.
    Congratulations to the LMS/PSA Girls Soccer team for finishing the season as the undefeated District Champions!
    Congratulations to the LMS/PSA Boys Soccer team for finishing in 2nd place in District.
    Hackberry Elementary awards ceremonies. More pictures on Facebook.
    Lakeview Elementary awards ceremonies.
    Yearbook Signing Party at Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center.
    Lakeside Middle School students were recognized for their academic achievement.
    Brent Elementary's "Lobos Have Talent" Talent Show!
    LEHS Senior Awards Night.
    LEHS Seniors take their Cap and Gown Panoramic.
    Oak Point Elementary Choir performs at the Sandy Lake Park Fun Fest Competition.
    Faculty and staff celebrate the completion of another great school year at the second annual Lobo Luau!






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  • May 19, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 5/19/2017
     

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    Little Elm ISD and the Town of Little Elm are pleased to announce a community news website called, MyLittleElmNews.com.

    "Little Elm ISD’s students and staff are accomplishing great things, every day. This website will be a great resource for us to share our story with the community as it happens," said Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent of Schools.

    The website covers news from the Town, the ISD, sports and rec, Public Safety, Arts and Entertainment, and Business. MyLittleElmNews will be your place to get up-to-date and the most accurate information from the Town and Little Elm ISD. We hope you make this your homepage!
     

    Scholarship Awards More than Double

    Tuesday, nearly 50 Little Elm High School seniors shined bright as they were recognized for receiving offers for a total of $5.5 million in scholarship awards. "These seniors have worked hard and have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement," said Little Elm ISD College Readiness Coordinator, Keisha Brown.

    Last year, Little Elm High School graduating seniors were accepted to more than 53 different colleges and were offered 60 scholarships worth two million dollars.

    A big thank you to CoServ for personally delivering a $1,000 scholarship to a lucky senior. Dr. Vanessa Washington with Delta Public Service Foundation of Denton County presented the 2017 Bernice Griffin Memorial Scholarship, Cleota Epps, the mother of Taylor Epps, presented the Taylor Epps Scholarship, Little Elm Lions Club presented three scholarships, and the Lobo Executive Booster Club presented their two scholarships.

    Three seniors were awarded full-ride scholarships:
    Keren Cordon - Boston University worth $264,000
    Jose Mendoza - Southern Methodist University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received a total of $536,000.
    Josiah Spencer - The University of Notre Dame worth $228,000.
    View the full list of scholarship winners.

     

    Honoring the Top Ten Graduates

    Some described it as more than just a luncheon, but a gathering of what seemed to be family for the last four years.

    Each of the Top Ten students was introduced by the teacher they had chosen as playing a pivotal role during their time at Little Elm ISD. Parents gave tearful and emotional speeches as they reminisced about the early childhood of their graduate and addressed the young person they have become.

    Little Elm ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lowell Strike, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, Daniel Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent for Accountability and School Improvement, Dr. Cyndy Mika, Executive Director for Human Resources, Cleota Epps, Director for Communications and Community Relations, Pat Robbins, Little Elm ISD Board Members, Jason Olson and David Montemayor, Associate Principal Ruben Molinar, Assistant Principal, Chris Reza, and Principal Renee Pentecost attended the event to celebrate each student.

    Mrs. Pentecost emceed the event and said "I tell myself I will not cry, and every year I cry. These students, their families, and their stories touch my heart."

    Along with medals and gifts from their alma mater, each student received $500 award for their accomplishments presented by Mary Day, Matthews Southwest's director of Marketing for the Tribute Lakeside Golf & Resort Community located on the shores of Lake Lewisville.



    LEHS Class of 2017 Top Ten:
    1 - Jacob Genuise - Attending The University of Oklahoma
    2 - Daniel Cardenas - Attending Cornell University
    3 - Ryan Wong - Attending Baylor University
    4 - Boris Filic - Attending Collin College
    5 - Jose Mendoza - Attending The University of Pennsylvania
    6 - Alexander Frizzell - Attending Texas A&M University
    7 - Emily Garcia - Attending The University of Texas at Austin
    8 - George Chamoun - Attending the University of North Texas
    9 - Shelby Rutherford - Attending Texas Tech University
    10 - Tanner Davis - Attending Sam Houston State University
     

    Early Release Schedule

    Thursday, May 25 (6th-12th)
    12:05 p.m. - LMS/Powell/Prestick 6th-8th
    12:55 p.m. - LEHS

    Friday, May 26 (Pre-K-12th)
    11:20 a.m. - Elementary Campuses
    12:05 p.m. - LMS/Powell/Prestwick
    12:55 p.m. - LEHS
    Pre-K AM will attend usual times
    Pre-K PM will not attend
     

    Bus Service Changes for 2017-2018

    Goldstar Transportation, our contracted bus vendor, will make changes for the 2017-2018 school year in an effort to provide more efficient and timely bus service for all students of Little Elm ISD.

    Goldstar has evaluated the bus stops through every neighborhood and will reduce the number of stops and centralize remaining pickup and drop-off locations. On average, a bus spends 3.5 minutes at each bus stop. Little Elm ISD and Goldstar believe with each stop eliminated, the minutes gained will help ensure all students are picked up and dropped off in a more timely manner.

    Goldstar provides bus service for more than 1,700 students. In the coming school year will average 10,530 miles per day with a 54 bus fleet, therefore, the need for the bus service to be more efficient.

    Another change to the bus service is the elimination of the Pay-to-Ride program. It was originally put in place at a time when student safety was a concern during heavy road and housing construction. The Pay-to-Ride program is not financially sustainable to continue offering. In addition, all buses are needed to cover existing routes to ensure the students are picked up and dropped off in a timely manner.

    Further, several additional factors impacted the changes such as road construction and congestion along FM 720, FM 423, and the addition of PreK mid-day bus service.

    Goldstar anticipates finalizing the bus routes/stops map by the beginning of July. We will share this information with our community as soon as we receive it from Goldstar.
     

    LEHS Student Job Fair

    For the first time at Little Elm High School, hundreds of Little Elm High School students filed into the cafeteria greeting, communicating, and thinking about what jobs would be best suited for them this summer.

    Senior Natasha Beaver said the convenience of having businesses at the high school was a bonus. “It has been a good opportunity because the businesses are here and we can learn what possibilities are out there when I go to college,” said Beaver.

    Tom Parker, Little Elm High School Business teacher, began thinking of a student job fair early spring. Parker ran the idea by Rodger Hutley, business and DECA teacher. They were able to recruit a group of 35 DECA and business students who then created, planned, and executed the idea.

    Hazel Ibarra and Martha Paz are juniors and DECA members who helped locate interested businesses. “We found a lot of these businesses because of students who already worked there,” Ibarra. “Some of the businesses we had to locate on our own which was a great learning experience because of the face-to-face contact we had with business managers.”

    “We are part of the DECA team that went to internationals for business leadership,” said Paz. “We put those skills to work and thought about the benefits of having a job fair. We knew it would help students get to know potential employers personally before filling out a paper application and turning it in.”

    The businesses in attendance were: Alphabest After-school Program, Appointed Talent Acquisition Services, Blue Goose Cantina, Chick-fil-A stores on Eldorado Parkway and on 423, Cici’s Pizza, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Kroger on 423 and 380, Men’s Warehouse, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Papa John’s, Whataburger, and Little Elm ISD Operational Services.
     

    Education Foundation Awards First Grants

    The new Little Elm ISD Education Foundation has awarded its very first grants! A team of dedicated volunteers were excited to present nine grant awards, totaling $7,475, to some of our Lobo educators. Recognizing the process came during one of the busiest times of the year, with a very short turnaround, the members of the Foundation board were delighted with the response! Proposals were submitted from four campuses. Programs ranging from: flexible learning (and maker) spaces, to outdoor learning materials, robotics equipment, and even supplies to encourage family game nights received awards. The Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign in the hopes that they will be able to more than double their budget for the next round of grants! Watch the presentations at Hackberry Elementary.
    Erika Malcom
    Prestwick STEM Academy
    Julie Ratliff
    Hackberry Elementary
    Kimberly Northcutt
    Hackberry Elementary
    Crystal Woods, Keith Jackson, Flavia Soares, and Shauna Bhattacharya
    Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center
    Vanessa Del Valle, Megan Branch, Vanessa Moya, and Kayra Gomez (missing is Vanessa Torrence)
    Hackberry Elementary

     

    The 11th Annual Special Olympics Track Meet

    The weather played nice for the milestone event on Wednesday. Eight school districts, Aubrey ISD, Denton ISD, Frisco ISD, Krum ISD, Lake Dallas ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Pilot Point ISD, and Little Elm ISD brought together more than 300 athletes to compete in different running and field events. More than 260 Little Elm student and community volunteers helped as buddies to the athletes. Little Elm ISD has hosted the meet for the last eleven years and it is the biggest of its kind in North Texas.

    Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and Peter Ensrud Photography for providing event photos. You can download for free:

    Knights of Columbus Pictures

    Peter Ensrud Photography (password: leisd)

    Thank You to our Special Olympics Sponsors!


     

    School's Out Beach Party!

    Friday, May 26 | Noon - 5:00 p.m. | Beach at Little Elm Park
    The Town of Little Elm Special Events Department is helping to celebrate the last day of school for our high schoolers.

    Party begins at noon when the high school lets out. A DJ will be spinning tunes until 5 p.m.

    We will have food trucks out at the beach for plenty of food options!

    Anyone is welcome to come, but this party is geared toward our area high school students. Don't worry parents, Little Elm Police will be there playing volleyball and keeping the kids safe!
     
    LEHS Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
    Saturday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.
    University of North Texas Coliseum
    More information for Seniors & parents
     

    Attention Parents/Volunteers


    On June 30, 2017 all volunteers will be deactivated. Volunteers must reapply after July 1 for the 2017-2018 school year. All volunteer applications must be done through App-garden. Learn more about volunteering in LEISD schools.
     

    In case you missed Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up

    If you were unable to attend the Little Elm ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup April 25, parents can still go to your zoned campus between now and May 25 to pre-register your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten student. You will still need to take all of your documents with you (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Records, Driver’s License and Proof of Residency) in order to pre-register.

    The registration times will be 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until May 25. After May 25, you will need to wait to register during Back to School Registration in August.

    This is only for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students who have never been enrolled in Little Elm ISD. If you currently have a child attending PK you do not need to pre-register. You will register your child as a returning student in August.
     

    #LoboSummer2017

    He's packed his bags and ready to go, where will you take Flat Lobo?


    Last year, Flat Lobo went to: the beach, the farm, great parks, the zoo, Jamaica, Europe, the Equator, the White House, and many, many more places. Let's take him to all those places and more this summer!

    Step 1:
    Print Flat Lobo

    Step 2:
    Take him with you everywhere you go this summer!

    Step 3:
    Take pictures!!

    Step 4:
    Upload your photos to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #LoboSummer2017
    Tag us on Twitter @leisd

    Step 5:
    Follow @leisd and #LoboSummer2017 this summer to keep up with Flat Lobo!
     

    "Going Tiny Expo" at Prestwick

    As families all over the country look for ways to live smarter and reduce their carbon footprint, more and more are deciding to live “tiny”. Some choose to recycle shipping containers into durable and affordable housing. Others choose to build "tiny" homes under 900 square feet.

    The Gateway 4 students at Prestwick researched, designed, created CAD drawings and 3D models of their homes. Special thanks to all who were able to come out and see the first "Going Tiny Expo"!
     

    Lobos Collaborate

    Kelley Carr, principal and Misty Chestnut, assistant principal, gave a group of Lakeview Elementary fifth graders a real-life situation and asked them to create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) to help increase school attendance rates. This student-lead PBL was a year long project. After writing and recording their scripts, the fifth graders collaborated with the Audio Video Production class at LEHS to edit their video. Watch the Attendance Counts video.
     

    Register Now for Summer School 2017

    Summer School Registration is open now through Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m.
    Learn more about Little Elm ISD Summer School 2017.
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    Alphabest is Enrolling for Summer Camp and More

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. Read more about summer programming and after-school enrichment opportunities for your child.

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    May 22 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    May 22 6:00 p.m. Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee Meeting (Zellars)
    May 25 Early Release for 6th-12th Grades
    May 26 Last Day of School, Early Release for all grades
    May 26 Report Cards go home (PreK-5th Grade*)
    *6th-12th Grade Report Cards will be mailed home
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.

    Brent Elementary

    May 23 6:00 p.m. Talent Show
    May 24 Career Day
    May 24 3:00 p.m. PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    May 26 11:20 a.m. Early Release

    Cesar Chavez Elementary

    May 22 Sneak Peak Day
    May 23 Sneak Peak Day
    May 24 5th Grade Legacy Walk
    May 24 Rocket Day
    May 25 1:15 p.m. Recycle Fashion Show
    May 26 10:00 a.m. Classroom End of Year Parties
    May 26 11:20 a.m. Early Release


    Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:

    May 24 10:00 a.m.
    5th Grade Awards Ceremony
    May 25 Splash-a-Poolza/Field Day
    May 26 11:20 a.m. Early Release

    Lakeview Elementary

    May 24 4th & 5th Grade Growth Videos
    May 24 5:30 p.m. Camp JOLT Information Night (4th Grade)
    May 24 6:00 p.m. 4th Grade Music Program
    May 25 Semester Awards (1st-4th)
    May 26 Classroom Parties/Yearbook Signing
    May 26 Semester Awards (K-5th)
    May 26 11:20 a.m. Early Release



    Oak Point Elementary

    May 26 11:20 a.m. Early Release

    Prestwick

    May 25 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
    May 25 12:05 p.m. Early Release (6th-8th Grade)
    May 25 4:00 p.m. Hawaiian Falls Day
    May 26 11:00 a.m. 8th Grade Final Walk
    May 26 12:05 p.m. Early Release (K-8th)

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade

    May 25 12:05 p.m. Early Release
    May 25 7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
    May 26 12:05 p.m. Early Release

    Lakeside Middle School

    May 25 12:05 p.m. Early Release
    May 26 12:05 p.m. Early Release

    Little Elm High School

    May 22 6:30 p.m. Senior Awards
    May 23 Senior Trip Adventure Land
    May 24 9:00 a.m. Cap & Gown Panoramic
    May 25 9:00 a.m. Graduation Rehearsal
    May 26 9:30 a.m. Senior Breakfast/Slideshow
    May 27 5:00 p.m. Graduation

    Senior Legacy Walk at Elementary Campuses: May 24

    District Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Football
    The team placed 2nd and the Linemen finished 5th at the Hebron 7 on 7 Tournament & Lineman Challenge

    LEHS Tennis
    Allí Ziehm fought to the end, but fell to a player from Colonial Heritage (7-6, 2-6, 6-7) at the State Tournament

    Upcoming Events

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    May 23
    Girls/Boys Soccer Championships
    Register now for 2017 Lobo Athletic Summer Camps!
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Congratulations to the Little Elm High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Jacob Genuise, and Salutatorian, Daniel Cardenas! Jacob will be attending the University of Oklahoma and Daniel will be attending Cornell University.
    Sophomore, Alli Ziehm representing LEHS at the State Tennis Tournament. Congratulations on a great year, Alli!
    Brent Elementary students love their new bike rack!
    A representative from Stephen F. Austin State University paid a special visit to Little Elm High School to recognize nine very special Lobos who have made the decision to attend SFA in the fall. Amy Kobuck, Admissions representative for SFA said, "In my time at SFA we have never had this many students from Little Elm High School, that's a lot for any school!" Mrs. Kobuck was so excited about the nine young ladies she wanted to bring them all a special "swag bag" to celebrate their decision!
    LEISD staff celebrated our youngest Lobos at the District Childcare Pre-K Graduation.
    Prestwick students showcase STEM in Motion at the Board of Trustees meeting.
    LEHS welcomes the Class of 2021 (current eighth graders) at Freshman Orientation.
    Field Day at Oak Point Elementary
    LEHS Football placed 2nd at the Hebron 7 on 7 Tournament and Lineman Challenge.
    Lakeside Middle School A Honor Roll students at Main Event
    Brent Elementary Field Day
    Lakeside Middle School Cheer Banquet
     

    Board Meeting Recognitions

    LEHS Junior Jared Seifert scored a perfect 36 on the ACT, making him part of the 0.108% of all test-takers that earned a perfect score!
    Vicki Sargent, director for Community Relations at CoServ, presented a check for $20,000 to Ed Griffin, the president of the Little Elm ISD Education Foundation during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The money donated was from CoServ’s Charitable Foundation and will be used for a scholarship and teachers grants that will benefit the students of Little Elm ISD.
    LMS Honor Band at Monday's Board Meeting recognized for receiving UIL Sweepstakes Award, the highest award for middle school band competition. This is a first for LMS.
    Award winning LEHS Family Career & Community Leaders of America students who competed in the State competition in Dallas.
    LMS Pentathlon members received 2nd place in competition.
    LEHS All-State Choir members: Sam Kirchner and Brandon Sears
    LEHS Students of the Month for May: Osadebamwen Elaih & Michael Warner
    New principals for the 2017-2018 school year: Stephen Richardson, Hackberry Elementary and Virgina Gwyn, Brent Elementary
     

    LEHS Softball, Cross Country & Track Banquets

    JV Softball Team
    Boys Cross Country Team
    Track Team - Seniors
    Track Team - Sophomores
    Varsity Softball Team
    Girls Cross Country Team
    Track Team - Juniors
    Track Team - Freshmen



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  • May 12, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 5/12/2017
     

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    Engage, Equip, & Empower

    Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Virginia Gwyn as the new Principal at Brent Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Gwyn joined the Little Elm ISD FamiLE in 2015 as the Assistant Principal at Brent Elementary. Gwyn originally began her education career in 2006 and has since served as an elementary school Strategic Design Coach with the Lewisville Independent School District, including experience as an instructional leader to her peers through Region 11’s K-4 Science Academy. There, she was responsible for providing learning opportunities in transforming Science instruction to promote the statewide initiative of inquiry-based science following the 5-E lesson model.  Mrs. Gwyn graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education followed by a master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University in Austin. 

    Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Stephen Richardson as the new Principal at Hackberry Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Richardson joined the Little Elm ISD FamiLE in 2015 as the Assistant Principal at Hackberry Elementary.  Prior to joining Little Elm ISD, Richardson served in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD as an Assistant Principal, a Social Studies teacher, Coach, and the Girl’s Athletic Coordinator.  Prior to beginning his career in education in 2005, Richardson received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Texas followed by his master’s degree in Education Leadership from Lamar University. He is currently working to obtain his Doctorate through Lamar University.

    Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Gerald Muhammad as the Assistant Director of Talent Development for Human Resource Services. He will focus on recruiting, mentoring, and developing talent as part of the District’s Strategic Plan for Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement.  Mr. Muhammad has been with the District since 2011, and has served as the Assistant Principal at Little Elm High School and recently, the Assistant Principal at Chavez Elementary School. He has served at Irving ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Dallas ISD and Eagle Academy in Fort Worth. Mr. Muhammad earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Paul Quinn College and a master's degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in Commerce. He is currently working on his Doctorate degree at the University of North Texas. He holds certifications for superintendent, principal, Special Education, and English as a Second Language.

    Please join us as we welcome Mrs. Gwyn, Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Muhammad in their new roles as they continue to Engage, Equip, and Empower each student and staff member to realize their full potential.
     

    Special Olympics Track Meet Next Week!

    As the sun comes up on Wednesday morning more than 300 student athletes and their families from eight districts will be preparing to board buses en route to Little Elm ISD's 11th Annual Special Olympics Track and Field Meet. The event has become a staple of the community providing competition for athletes from: Aubrey, Frisco, Lake Dallas, Lovejoy, Pilot Point, Krum, Denton, and Little Elm. There will be nearly 320 student volunteers and 200 volunteers from the surrounding community assisting with the events and 1,000s of spectators.  
     
    A day of excitement, honor, and rewards, it is one of the largest events of its kind in North Texas. Kicking off the event, athletes and their partners (escorted by Little Elm Police) run a relay with the ceremonial torch along a parade route to light the specially-made eight-foot cauldron at the LEAC. Games begin at 10:00 a.m. Each athlete competes in two of several dozen different running and wheelchair relays, obstacles, turbo jav, softball and ball throws, shot put, long jump, and standing jump events. 

    This is a free event to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Please join Little Elm ISD and surrounding school districts as they compete in track and field events. The sporting events begin at 10 a.m at the Little Elm Athletic Complex.
     

    Thank You to our Special Olympics Sponsors!


     
    Local businesses were invited to participate in the inaugural Little Elm High School Student Job Fair presented by DECA and the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department of Little Elm High School. The Job Fair will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM this coming Monday, May 15, 2017 at Little Elm High School. The participting businesses will have excellent opportunity to showcase their company to the Juniors and graduating Seniors of Little Elm High School for part-time, summer, entry-level positions, and potential career opportunities within their company.
    Little Elm High School Class of 2017 Scholarship Recognition Assembly

    Please join us as we celebrate the academic accomplishments and recognize those members of the class of 2017 at Little Elm High School who have been offered college scholarships.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    LEHS Big Gym
    2:30 p.m.


    All seniors who have turned in scholarship offers to our Coordinator of College Readiness will be recognized during this special event.
     

    The Prioritization Process: LRFPC Meeting #4

    When the District is faced with so many needs, how do you prioritize projects keeping students' success as the focus? Long Range Facilities Planning Committee Members considered a prioritization process that helped them organize the needs.

    Committee members considered four important factors as they worked through a prioritization process during Monday night’s Long Range Facilities Planning Committee meeting. Based on the potential projects determined by committee members, they were tasked to prioritize each project by ranking its urgency of need, benefit to students, equity, and value. The potential projects they considered were facilities that address elementary growth, elementary STEM renovations, new middle school, Lakeside Middle School renovations, CTE renovations and expansions at Little Elm High School, Athletic multipurpose facility and existing athletic renovations, and renovations at the Little Elm Athletic Complex.

    This assignment produced conversations that had committee members evaluating long term-facility needs for the District and its future growth. The next Long Range Facilities Planning Committee meeting is May 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Zellars. The public is welcome to attend and listen. More information about the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee.
     

    Coming Up! One More Dual Language Parent Meeting

    Little Elm ISD is hosting two mandatory meetings for parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergarten students in the Dual Language program. The first meeting was on May 3 at Hackberry, the last meeting is on Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Point Elementary.

    Read more about the LEISD Dual Language Program.
     

    Festival of Flight RESCHEDULED!

    Up, Up & Away! A Festival of Flight
    New Date: Saturday, May 20
    Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location: Prestwick STEM Academy
    3101 Stonefield, The Colony, TX 75056
    Cost: FREE
     
    The Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight presented by The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community and the city of The Colony returns for a third year. Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstration, paper airplane contests, food and fun. Bring the entire family to this all ages outdoor celebration. For more information, please contact the The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
     
     
     

    School's Out Beach Party!

    Friday, May 26  |  Noon - 5:00 p.m.  |  Beach at Little Elm Park
    The Town of Little Elm Special Events Department and Little Elm High School are partnering up to celebrate the last day of school for our high schoolers. 

    Party begins at noon when the high school lets out. A DJ will be spinning tunes until 5 p.m. 

    We will have food trucks out at the beach for plenty of food options! 

    Anyone is welcome to come, but this party is geared toward our area high school students. Don't worry parents, Little Elm Police will be there playing volleyball and keeping the kids safe! 
     

    In case you missed Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up

    If you were unable to attend the Little Elm ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup April 25, parents can still go to your zoned campus between now and May 25 to pre-register your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten student. You will still need to take all of your documents with you (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Records, Driver’s License and Proof of Residency) in order to pre-register.
     
    The registration times will be 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until May 25. After May 25, you will need to wait to register during Back to School Registration in August.
     
    This is only for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students who have never been enrolled in Little Elm ISD.  If you currently have a child attending PK you do not need to pre-register. You will register your child as a returning student in August.
     
    Summer School Registration opens Monday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m.
    Learn more about Little Elm ISD Summer School 2017.
     

    LMS Washington D.C. Trip

    In June of 2018, Lakeside Middle School will take their fourth group of students to Washington D.C.! Registration is open to all students who will be going into the seventh and eighth grade at Lakeside Middle School next year. Families are encouraged register by May 20 to have a chance to get a discounted deposit amount, to spread payments over more month, and to have a greater chance at scholarship money if you qualify.
     

    Alphabest is Enrolling for Summer Camp and More

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. Read more about summer programming and after-school enrichment opportunities for your child.

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    May 15  6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (Zellars)
    May 16 6:30 p.m. Dual Language Parent Meeting (Oak Point)
    May 17 10:00 a.m. Special Olympics Track & Field Meet (LEAC)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.

     Brent Elementary

    May 18 K-3 Field Day
    May 19 4-5 Field Day
     

     Cesar Chavez Elementary

    May 15 3-5 Field Day
    May 16 K-2 Field Day
    May 18 Reading Counts Field Trip to Frisco Commons Park
    May 19 Awards Assembly


     Hackberry Elementary

    May 16 10:00 a.m. 5th Grade Awards   
    May 16 1:30 p.m. Pre-K PM Awards
    May 17 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten Awards
    May 17 9:00 a.m. 1st Grade Awards
    May 17 1:30 p.m. 2nd Grade Awards
    May 17 3rd Grade Field Trip
    May 18 8:00 a.m. 3rd Grade Awards
    May 18 9:00 a.m. 4th Grade Awards
    May 19 Lobo Leader and Student Council Field Trip
      

     Lakeview Elementary 

    May 17 9:00 a.m. Field Trip to Special Olympics Track Meet
    May 17 Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    May 17 6:00 p.m. Choir Concert
    May 19 Choir Field Trip
    May 19 2:00 p.m. K-2 Lobo Rumble
     

     Oak Point Elementary 

    May 18 Field Day 4-5 grades
    May 19 Field Day K-3 grades

     Prestwick 

    May 15 Book Fair
    May 15 4th and 5th Grade Chromebook collections
    May 15 Level Up Day
    May 15 6:00 p.m. Incoming 6th Grade Band Parent Meeting
    May 16 Book Fair
    May 16 6th Grade Chromebook collection
    May 16 1:30 p.m. 1st Grade Concert & PTA Meeting
    May 17 Book Fair
    May 17 7th Grade Chromebook collection
    May 17 7:45 a.m. Pastries with Parents
    May 18 Book Fair
    May 18 Pool Day and Cookout for 6th & 7th A/B Honor Roll Students
    May 18 8th Grade Chromebook collection
    May 18 8th Grade Group Photo
    May 19 Kickball Field Day for 4th & 5th Grades
     

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     

     Lakeside Middle School 

    May 16 7:00 p.m. Spring Concert
     

     Little Elm High School  

    May 15 8:30 a.m. Freshman Orientation
    May 15 9:00 a.m. Student Job Fair
    May 16 2:30 p.m. Scholarship Assembly 
    May 16 7:30 p.m. Spring Concert
    May 17 7:30 p.m. Jazz Concert
    May 18 DECA Six Flags Trip
    May 18 8:30 a.m. Freshman Orientation
    May 19 Senior Exams 4th-8th periods

    Senior Legacy Walk at Elementary Campuses: May 24

     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    Spring Weather: Spring Severe weather season is from March through May. According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), severe weather in Texas typically occurs between  
    3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    • Tornado WATCH – This means conditions are favorable for a tornado and puts us on alert. We may decide to delay school transportation or release students early depending on the situation.
    • Tornado WARNING – This means a tornado has been spotted and puts us on high alert. Students will be sheltered in accordance with campus plans. Understand that when campuses are on high alert status, employees are also sheltered. For the interest of safety, we prefer to keep students in shelter and will not be checked out at this point. Parents may shelter with campus personnel, but might not be with their child. Please DO NOT interfere with the operation of school personnel, you will putting their lives in danger.
    • Tornado WARNING DURING BUS ROUTES – if a tornado warning is issued during a bus route, the bus will go directly to the nearest predetermined safe location and shelter the students in a safe place. 

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

    Ways we communicate include:
    Website
    Mass Notification through phone and email
    Push Notifications through the Mobile App 
    TV/Radio Stations (primarily for winter weather)
    Facebook
    Twitter 
     
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Tennis
    Alli Ziehm will compete at the STATE Meet:
    Thursday, May 18 9:00 a.m. - Quarterfinals
    Thursday, May 18 2:00 p.m. Semifinals
    Friday, May 19 8:30 a.m. Finals 

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    May 16 5:00/6:15 p.m.
    Girls/Boys at Greenville
    Register now for 2017 Lobo Athletic Summer Camps!
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Curriculum to Chalk - Eighth graders at Lakeside Middle School look at the big picture as they reviewed for their History STAAR Test!
    Lakeside Middle School's performance of 'I Never Saw Another Butterfly'.
     

    Recent GOALS Graduates:

    Crishawn Barrett
    Jesus Martinez
    Natalie Mendoza
    Williams (Alex) Obregon
    Carlos Sandoval
     

    LEHS Basketball Banquet

    RJ Hampton named to Max Preps Freshman All-American Team and Coach Rusty Segler named District 14-5A Coach of the Year!
    Boys Varsity Team
    Girls Varsity Team
    Boys JV Team
    Girls JV Team
    Boys Freshman Team
    Girls Freshman Team






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  • May 5, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 5/5/2017
     

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    The Road to Round Rock

    LEHS Baseball team defeats McKinney North in district play to advance to playoffs

    by Thomas Galland & Donovin Griffin, LEHS student journalists

    Featuring a grand slam by junior Azani Henley, the varsity baseball team beat McKinney North 9-5 to finish 3rd in district last week and secure a spot in the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

    “It feels amazing,” senior pitcher JJ Kruzel said. “The [playoff] atmosphere is way different from regular district games. Last year was amazing, and maybe we can make it farther this year, maybe even Round Rock.”

    Round Rock is where the semifinals and championship game for 5A playoffs is played. For the team, this is their goal; their bullseye on the dartboard.

    “Our main goal is to win the state championship this year,” Kruzel said.

    “We have to lock in every single day and we can’t be fighting,” Senior shortstop Frainyer Chavez said. “We have to be playing as a team and be selfless.”

    The playoff journey for the team starts at Centennial High School this Friday night at 7:00.

    “I’m really excited,” Kruzel said. “I love playing in the playoffs. It’s something every kid should experience at least once in their high school career.”

    Ahead of the matchup, the team has a message for fans. “Be loud,” Kruzel said. “Be expecting a great game. Bring whatever you can to make noise.”
     

    LEHS Tennis Player in the News!

    State-bound: Sophomore sensation to represent Little Elm at state tennis tournament.
    Read Bryan Murphy's story about Alli Ziehm in the Little Elm Journal
     

    Breakfast at PointBank

    PointBank is hosting a breakfast on Saturday, May 6 to celebrate a new partnership with Little Elm ISD artists. PointBank will now display art by Little Elm ISD students in their lobby. 

    Where: PointBank in Little Elm 2103 E. Eldorado Pkwy.
    When: Saturday, May 6
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     

    LMS Students Earn National Recognition

    Congratulations to several Spanish students from Lakeside Middle School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.

    Students from Lakeside Middle School earned a total of six gold, eight silver and 14 bronze medals along with 19 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”

    Students from Lakeside Middle School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher Christal Rivas.

    The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades six through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
     

    Lakeside Middle School Theatre Performance

    Lakeside Middle School Theatre Presents: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
    Performances are Friday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
    Tickets are $3 at the door and free for all district employees who bring their employee ID. 
    Location: Paul Caillet Theatre at LMS
     

    LMS Academic Pentathlon Winners

    Congratulations to the Lakeside Middle School Academic Pentathlon team led by LMS Librarian, Robin Dick. On Saturday, they competed at the Region 3 competition and had incredible success. In their first year of competition, the seventh grade team finished in fourth place for the region and seventh place in the state. The eighth grade team finished in second place, ahead of every other middle school in the region, and forth place in the state. The students won multiple individual medals in addition to the team finishes. Congratulations to Mrs. Dick and these amazing students!

    Eighth Grade

    Team Awards:
    2nd Place Overall
    2nd Place Super Quiz

    Team Members &
    Individual Awards:

    Chloe Hill - 3rd place Science Honors Division, 5th place Fine Arts Honors Division
    Allison Leyer - 3rd place Literature Honors Division
    Amber Weisbard
    Andrea Hernandez-Robledo - 5th place Literature Scholastic Division
    Katelyn Malmer - 3rd place Fine Arts Scholastic Division, 5th place Social Science Scholastic Division
    Gunner Wood - 4th place Math Scholastic Division
    Heavin Holguin
    Jacob Smith - 1st place Social Science Varsity Division

    Seventh Grade

    Team Awards:
    4th Place Overall
    1st Place Super Quiz

    Team Members & Individual Awards:
    Kaylee Hanson
    Sarah Jones
    Mary Kate Troxclair
    Gavriella Hang
    Joel Oreste-Todo - 4th place Science Scholastic Division, 5th place Social Science Scholastic Division
    Tatiana Scott - 4th place Science, 4th place Social Science, 5th place Literature Scholastic Division
    Kiera Clements - 1st place Science Varsity Division, 2nd place Science Varsity Division, 4th place Fine Arts Varsity Division
    Cooper Philpott - 1st place Fine Arts Varsity Division, 3rd place Science Varsity Division
    Juan Reyes - 4th place Science Varsity Division, 4th place Social Science Varsity Division
     

    One More Dual Language Parent Meeting

    Little Elm ISD is hosting two mandatory meetings for parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergarten students in the Dual Language program. The first meeting was on May 3 at Hackberry, the last meeting is on Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Point Elementary.

    Read more about the LEISD Dual Language Program.
     

    Festival of Flight RESCHEDULED!

    Up, Up & Away! A Festival of Flight
    New Date: Saturday, May 20
    Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location: Prestwick STEM Academy
    3101 Stonefield, The Colony, TX 75056
    Cost: FREE
     
    The Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight presented by The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community and the city of The Colony returns for a third year. Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstration, paper airplane contests, food and fun. Bring the entire family to this all ages outdoor celebration. For more information, please contact the The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
     

    In case you missed Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up

    If you were unable to attend the Little Elm ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup April 25, parents can still go to your zoned campus between now and May 25 to pre-register your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten student. You will still need to take all of your documents with you (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Records, Driver’s License and Proof of Residency) in order to pre-register.
     
    The registration times will be 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until May 25. After May 25, you will need to wait to register during Back to School Registration in August.
     
    This is only for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students who have never been enrolled in Little Elm ISD.  If you currently have a child attending PK you do not need to pre-register. You will register your child as a returning student in August.
     
    Local businesses are invited to participate in the inaugural Little Elm High School Student Job Fair presented by DECA and the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department of Little Elm High School. The Job Fair will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Little Elm High School located at 1900 Walker Lane, Little Elm, TX 75068. This is an excellent opportunity to present your company to the Juniors and graduating Seniors of Little Elm High School for part-time, summer, and entry-level positions. In addition, this is a great chance to showcase potential career opportunities within your company.
     
    Register now, if you are interested in participating in this exciting event and reach out to a large number of potential employees at one time.
     
    Little Elm High School Class of 2017 Scholarship Recognition Assembly

    Please join us as we celebrate the academic accomplishments and recognize those members of the class of 2017 at Little Elm High School who have been offered college scholarships.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    LEHS Big Gym
    2:30 p.m.


    All seniors who have turned in scholarship offers to our Coordinator of College Readiness will be recognized during this special event.
     

    LMS Washington D.C. Trip

    In June of 2018, Lakeside Middle School will take their fourth group of students to Washington D.C.! Registration is open to all students who will be going into the seventh and eighth grade at Lakeside Middle School next year. Families are encouraged register by May 20 to have a chance to get a discounted deposit amount, to spread payments over more month, and to have a greater chance at scholarship money if you qualify. Learn more about the trip to Washington D.C.
     

    Alphabest is Enrolling for Summer Camp and More

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. Read more about summer programming and after-school enrichment opportunities for your child.

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    May 8 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    May 8 6:00 p.m. Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee Meeting (Zellars)
    May 10 School Nurse Day
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.

     Brent Elementary

    May 6 8:00 a.m. Saturday STAAR Camp
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science
    May 11 2nd Grade Field Trip to SciTech
    May 11 3:00 p.m. Talent Show Dress Rehearsal

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
    May 9 8:30 a.m. 1st Grade Field Trip to Little Elm Park
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science
    May 12 9:00 a.m. Math Water Day Reward

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:


    May 8 STAAR Testing:

       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
    May 9 1st Grade Field Trip
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science
    May 11 5th Grade Growth & Development
    May 12 6:30 a.m. Muffins with Mom

     Lakeview Elementary 
    May 6 8:00 a.m. Saturday Camp at Brent
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science

     Oak Point Elementary 
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science
     Prestwick 
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Math Retest
       6th Grade Math
       7th Grade Math
       8th Grade Math Restest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Reading Retest
       6th Grade Reading
       7th Grade Reading
       8th Grade Reading Retest
    May 10 STAAR Testing:
       5th Grade Science
       8th Grade Science
    May 11 STAAR Testing:
       8th Grade Social Studies
    May 11 6th Grade End of year Band Concert (at Powell)

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    May 6 8:00 a.m. STAAR Camp - Saturday School
    May 8 STAAR Testing - Math
    May 9 STAAR Testing - Reading

     Lakeside Middle School 
    May 6 8:00 a.m. STAAR Camp - Saturday School
    May 8 STAAR Testing:
       7th Grade Math 
       8th Grade Math Restest
    May 9 STAAR Testing:
       7th Grade Reading
       8th Grade Reading Retest
    May 10 STAAT Testing:
       8th Grade Science
    May 1 STAAR Testing:
       8th Grade Social Studies

     Little Elm High School 
    May 8-13
    AP Exams
    May 8 7:00 p.m. Band Spring Concert
    May 9 6:00 p.m. FFA Chapter Banquet
    May 9 6:30 p.m. Underclassman Awards
    May 10 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
    May 11 CTE Picnic
    May 11 6:30 p.m. Basketball Banquet
    May 11 7:00 p.m. Sr Direct Performances
    May 12 6:00 p.m. NHS Induction Ceremony
     

    This Sunday, May 7, from 5-6 p.m.!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate at Crossridge Church.
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    Spring Weather: Spring Severe weather season is from March through May. According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), severe weather in Texas typically occurs between  
    3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    • Tornado WATCH – This means conditions are favorable for a tornado and puts us on alert. We may decide to delay school transportation or release students early depending on the situation.
    • Tornado WARNING – This means a tornado has been spotted and puts us on high alert. Students will be sheltered in accordance with campus plans. Understand that when campuses are on high alert status, employees are also sheltered. For the interest of safety, we prefer to keep students in shelter and will not be checked out at this point. Parents may shelter with campus personnel, but might not be with their child. Please DO NOT interfere with the operation of school personnel, you will putting their lives in danger.
    • Tornado WARNING DURING BUS ROUTES – if a tornado warning is issued during a bus route, the bus will go directly to the nearest predetermined safe location and shelter the students in a safe place. 

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

    Ways we communicate include:
    Website
    Mass Notification through phone and email
    Push Notifications through the Mobile App 
    TV/Radio Stations (primarily for winter weather)
    Facebook
    Twitter 
     
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Frisco in the Bi-District Championship!
    Game 1: LE won 1-0
    Game 2: Frisco won 0-9
    Game 3: LE won 2-0

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    Girls beat Bonham 5-0
    Boys beat Bonham 3-1
    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity finished 3rd place in District 14-5A

    LEHS Track & Field
    Boys Pole Vaulter Sean McClellan placed 3rd at Regionals!!
     
    Congratulations to LEHS Varsity Baseball player, Brady Wade for being named Second Team Academic All-State by the Texas High School Coaches Association!!

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    Area Playoff Series
    Little Elm vs. Forney
    Game 1: Friday, May 5 7:00 p.m.
    Game 2: Saturday, May 6 12:00 p.m.
    If Game 3: 30 minutes after Game 2
    *All Games at Garland Softball Field
    LEHS Baseball
    Bi-District Playoff Series
    Little Elm vs. Centennial
    Game 1:
    Friday, May 5 7:00 p.m. (Centennial)
    Game 2:
    Saturday, May 6 12:00 p.m. (LE)
    If Game 3: 
    30 minutes after Game 2 (LE)
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Powell Sixth Grade Center and Lakeside Middle School honored Bus Drivers on Monday for National School Bus Drivers Day. Students made banners and handed out snacks and drinks to say thank you to our Lobo Bus Drivers!
    Oak Point Elementary gets ready for next week's STAAR Testing with a STAAR Boot Camp Pep Rally! See more pictures and video on their facebook page.
    Lakeview Elementary celebrates their Lobo Lunch Heroes on National School Lunch Hero Day!
    Oak Point Elementary students increased participation in the Reading Counts program this year. OPE had 76 students in grades 1-5 enjoy a breakfast celebration for reaching the maximum points needed on their grade level.
    Brent Elementary PTA and Azul Mexican Kitchen treat Brent teachers to a superhero lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week.
    Hackberry Elementary treated teachers to chips and dip, popcorn bar, hotdogs and burgers, cake, ice cream sundae bar and a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta for Teacher Appreciation Week.
    Lakeview PTA catered lunch from Roma's and a delicious ice cream bar from Marble Slab for Teacher Appreciation Week!
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  • April 28, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 4/28/2017
     

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    The Road to State!


    Lady Lobos Start the Series with a Win

    By Thomas Galland & Mckayla Mateer, LEHS student journalists
    The softball team played its first game of the playoffs Thursday night and came out on top, beating Frisco High School 1-0.

    Freshman Lauren Lucas pitched a solid game to shut out the Raccoons and crossed the plate on an RBI by senior third baseman Amanda Fields for the game-deciding run. Fields and center fielder Tatum Mowery also made critical defensive plays.

     

    Preparing for the Next Steps

    Varsity Softball is prepping for the playoffs this week after a hard-fought regular season in which the team went 23-7-1.

    “I am super excited for playoffs!” said freshman pitcher Lauren Lucas. “I think we have the ability to make a name for Little Elm Softball.”

    Last year at this time, the team wasn’t in the place that they’re in today. In fact, during the 2016 season, the team had finished 5-23-1. This year, a focus on the future, not the past, is what has brought the team its success so far, according to team members.

    “We don’t talk about last year,” sophomore outfielder Tatum Mowery said.  “Because last year is the past and we’re focused on how we play now and what our goals are.”

    One of those goals was earning a playoff berth.

    “Our initial goal was to go to playoffs, but now we want to take that further,” Mowery said. “It’s just the road to state, now. Nothing’s stopping us,” Lucas agreed.

    “I can totally see this team going deep in the playoffs,” Lucas said. “We have surprised a lot of people and I think we have the ability to surprise some more!”

    The first step was Thursday’s matchup against Frisco High school, a game for which the players said they had mentally prepared.

    “We don’t really see obstacles or conflicts,” Mowery said. “We take everything pitch by pitch, and game by game. And every game, we’re playing ourselves. We don’t care who we’re playing against because we’re playing LE softball.”

    The pressure doesn’t seem to get to Lucas, either

    “The game is an adrenaline rush,” she said. “I do face a lot of pressure every game and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone else, but I wouldn't change it for the world.”

    Some players credit not just mindset, but camaraderie for some of the season’s high points.

    “We genuinely enjoy our time around each other and it’s been fun to win some games,” Mowery said.  “And I’d say we’re not just teammates, were all best friends… No matter what we’re doing it still feels like the best part of the day.”

    Fans will have an opportunity to see the Lady Lobos in action tonight, as they head into the second playoff game. Ahead of the match-up, the players had a message for supporters. “Be there, be loud, bring your noisemakers, and pack the stands!” Mowery said. “Let’s show Frisco how it’s done.”

    Freshman pitcher Lauren Lucas is ready to help lead the softball team in its playoff run this weekend.  

    Thursday's win brought the team’s record to 24-7-1, and the team will play game 2 of the playoff series tonight (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. in Frisco.
     

    Dual Language Parent Meetings Begin Next Week

    Little Elm ISD is hosting two mandatory meetings for parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergarten students in the Dual Language program.

    May 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Hackberry 
    May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Point 


    Read more about the LEISD Dual Language Program.
     

    Rusty Segler Awarded the Triple E

    Little Elm High School Head Basketball Coach, Rusty Segler, has had quite a year with his Varsity basketball team. He told the Board of Trustees at Monday's meeting about how the team accomplished many firsts in the history of the high school basketball program. The Lobo Varsity Basketball team was recognized for the stellar season they had, "This team rejuvenated me. I had more fun this year than I can recall in my 36 years of coaching," said Segler.

    Caught by surprise, Coach Segler was given a tremendous honor as Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent, presented the coach with the District's highest award, the Triple E award. "This award is not handed out every day," said Dr. Strike. "I present it to someone who has something to do with taking the Little Elm Lobos and bringing positive attention to the District in a significant way."

    Dr. Strike and Coach Segler go way back to 1995. Segler coached Dr. Strike's son, who was a junior member of the Varsity Basketball team at A&M Consolidated High School. "We didn't personally know each other, but he coached my son. What I remember about Coach is he always talked about how there is more to basketball than the game. It is the chance to develop young people to grow to be great citizens. He still believes in that and has brought it to Little Elm High School 22 years later," said Dr. Strike.

    The Triple E Award stands for Engage, Equip, and Empower which are three keywords pulled from our District mission.
     

    Festival of Flight RESCHEDULED!

    Up, Up & Away! A Festival of Flight
    New Date: Saturday, May 20
    Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location: Prestwick STEM Academy
    3101 Stonefield, The Colony, TX 75056
    Cost: FREE
     
    The Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight presented by The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community and the city of The Colony returns for a third year. Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstration, paper airplane contests, food and fun. Bring the entire family to this all ages outdoor celebration. For more information, please contact the The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
     

    #ThankaLoboTeacher

    Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5
     

    In case you missed Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up

    If you were unable to attend the Little Elm ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup April 25, parents can still go to your zoned campus between now and May 25 to pre-register your pre-kindergarten or kindergarten student. You will still need to take all of your documents with you (Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Shot Records, Driver’s License and Proof of Residency) in order to pre-register.
     
    The registration times will be 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until May 25. After May 25, you will need to wait to register during Back to School Registration in August.
     
    This is only for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students who have never been enrolled in Little Elm ISD.  If you currently have a child attending PK you do not need to pre-register. You will register your child as a returning student in August.
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    Little Elm ISD parents closed out their spring semester of the Parent Education Academy with a session focused on the District’s website and communication resources. District Website Manager, Casey Bain, walked parents through the Little Elm ISD website and mobile app, teaching parents how to navigate and find important resources including teacher pages, school supply lists, district and campus calendars, and registration information. The Parent Education had a successful spring semester at Oak Point Elementary and will resume with their fall semester in September.
     
    Local businesses are invited to participate in the inaugural Little Elm High School Student Job Fair presented by DECA and the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department of Little Elm High School. The Job Fair will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Little Elm High School located at 1900 Walker Lane, Little Elm, TX 75068. This is an excellent opportunity to present your company to the Juniors and graduating Seniors of Little Elm High School for part-time, summer, and entry-level positions. In addition, this is a great chance to showcase potential career opportunities within your company.
     
    Register now, if you are interested in participating in this exciting event and reach out to a large number of potential employees at one time.
     
    Little Elm High School Class of 2017 Scholarship Recognition Assembly

    Please join us as we celebrate the academic accomplishments and recognize those members of the class of 2017 at Little Elm High School who have been offered college scholarships.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    LEHS Big Gym
    2:30 p.m.


    All seniors who have turned in scholarship offers to our Coordinator of College Readiness will be recognized during this special event.
     

    LMS Washington D.C. Trip

    In June of 2018, Lakeside Middle School will take their fourth group of students to Washington D.C.! Registration is open to all students who will be going into the seventh and eighth grade at Lakeside Middle School next year. Families are encouraged register by May 20 to have a chance to get a discounted deposit amount, to spread payments over more month, and to have a greater chance at scholarship money if you qualify. Learn more about the trip to Washington D.C.
     

    Alphabest is Enrolling for Summer Camp and More

    AlphaBEST Education offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. Read more about summer programming and after-school enrichment opportunities for your child.

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    May 1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week
    May 1 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    May 2 Progress Reports go home
    May 3 6:30 p.m. Dual Language Parent Meeting (Hackberry Elementary)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary
    April 29 8:00 a.m. Saturday STAAR Camp

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    May 7 7:00 p.m. Theatre Performance of The Music Man
    May 8 1:30 p.m. Theatre Performance of The Music Man

     Hackberry Elementary
    May 5 7:00 p.m. PTA Roughriders Game

     Lakeview Elementary 
    April 29 8:00 a.m. Saturday Camp at Brent

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    April 29 4:00 p.m. PSA Art Show
    April 4 6:30 p.m. Concert Band End of Year Concert (at LEHS)
    April 4 6:30 p.m. Elementary, Exploration Choir, and Music Appreciation Concert

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    April 28 7:00 p.m. Luminate 5K
    April 29 8:00 a.m. STAAR Camp Saturday School

     Lakeside Middle School 
    April 28 7:00 p.m. Luminate 5K
    May 3 6:30 p.m. LMS Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
    May 1-5
    AP Exams
    May 3 11:30 a.m. Caps & Gowns Delivered
    May 4 Senior Class Meeting (5th Period)
    May 5 Senior Trip Payment Deadline
    May 6 8:00 a.m. SAT
     

    SAVE THE DATE!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate. May 7, 2017 at Crossridge Church.
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

    Spring Weather: Spring Severe weather season is from March through May. According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), severe weather in Texas typically occurs between  
    3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    • Tornado WATCH – This means conditions are favorable for a tornado and puts us on alert. We may decide to delay school transportation or release students early depending on the situation.
    • Tornado WARNING – This means a tornado has been spotted and puts us on high alert. Students will be sheltered in accordance with campus plans. Understand that when campuses are on high alert status, employees are also sheltered. For the interest of safety, we prefer to keep students in shelter and will not be checked out at this point. Parents may shelter with campus personnel, but might not be with their child. Please DO NOT interfere with the operation of school personnel, you will putting their lives in danger.
    • Tornado WARNING DURING BUS ROUTES – if a tornado warning is issued during a bus route, the bus will go directly to the nearest predetermined safe location and shelter the students in a safe place. 

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

    Ways we communicate include:
    Website
    Mass Notification through phone and email
    Push Notifications through the Mobile App 
    TV/Radio Stations (primarily for winter weather)
    Facebook
    Twitter 
     
     

    Pre-AP/AP Summer Assignments

    Little Elm ISD requires a summer assignment for all AP Courses. Summer assignments may be required for some Pre-AP courses as deemed appropriate by the instructor. Summer assignments contain AP teacher summer contact information as well as district staff contact information.
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 7-0 to clinch playoff berth!

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat McKinney North 6-0
     
    Congratulations to LEHS Girls Basketball player Jayeida Neal for signing to play basketball at Angelina College!
    Congratulations to LEHS Soccer player Reagan Dykes for being named 2nd Team All-Region Midfielder by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches! #loboproud

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    Bi-District Playoff Series
    Game 1: LE Won 1-0!!
    Game 2:
    April 28 7:00 p.m. LE at Frisco
    If Game 3:
    April 29 1:00 p.m. LE vs. Frisco at Braswell High School

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    May 2 5:00/6:15 p.m.
    Girls/Boys at Bonham
    LEHS Baseball
    April 28
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. McKinney North
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at McKinney North

    LEHS Track & Field
    April 28-29
    Regional Meet
    (UTA Maverick Stadium)
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    LEHS DECA students help represent Texas DECA in the opening ceremony at the International Career Development Conference!
    The LEHS Varsity Baseball team clinches a spot in the playoffs with their 7-0 win over Lake Dallas!
    Thank you to Crossridge Church for delivering pizzas to all our LEISD teachers and staff this week!!
    Little Elm ISD celebrates our Lobos of the Year at the ExcelLEnce Awards Breakfast.
    More pictures.
    Lobo Spring Football is in full swing. The road to the playoffs starts now!
    Wolf Pack Fun Run at Oak Point Elementary.
    Kindergarten music performance at Lakeview Elementary.
    The LEHS Baseball teams spend their Saturday Morning picking up trash for the 'Lakefront Trash Bash'.
     

    Board Meeting Recognitions

    Representatives from Lovepacs Little Elm were recognized for the support they provide to our students.  
    The Blue Angels Drill Team were recognized for becoming the HTEDance Texas State Medium Team Division Champions.
    The Little Elm Fire Department and the Little Elm Police Department were recognized for, once again, going above and beyond to help our students. This time they helped make “Shattered Dreams” come alive for our students despite bad weather. 
     
    LEHS Seniors (and artists) Lesly Castro and Katherine Neves were recognized for their ceramic art pieces that were displayed at the highly competitive National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition.
    The 13 DECA Team members who placed at State and advanced to International competition, which is being held this week, were recognized.
    What a tremendous year our Varsity Lobo Basketball team had! They had an overall 29 wins this season, first team to go undefeated with a 14-0 record in district play, first team to be ranked as high as #2 in the state, first team to win 20 straight games in a season. Coach Segler celebrated his 550th win! 
    The LEHS Winter Guard team members who took 1st Place (Gold Medal) in the Scholastic Open Classification at the North Texas Colorguard Association Championships and will advance to WGI World Championships were recognized. The team is pictured here with their parents, directors, and District leadership.
    Two HOSA - Future Health Professionals, team members competed and placed at State and one advanced from State to Nationals were recognized.
     

    LEHS Soccer Banquet

    Girls Soccer Coach Jimmie Lankford honored for 200 career wins.
    Soccer Banquet: Varsity Soccer Boys
    Soccer Banquet: Varsity Soccer Girls
    Soccer Banquet: JV Soccer Girls
    Soccer Banquet: JV Soccer Boys






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  • April 21, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 4/21/2017
     

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    Advanced Science Catapults Learning

    Little Elm ISD sixth grade Advanced Science students are learning at the speed of light. What is typically learned in three school years, sixth graders are learning in two with curriculum that is a blend of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science TEKS, the state learning standard. This will allow those students to take physics and earn a high school credit when they reach the eighth grade.

    Not many school districts in North Texas offer this kind of opportunity for their students. Dallas ISD is the only other district that provides students the chance to take physics, a high school level course, in eighth grade.

    The program is offered to all sixth graders at Little Elm ISD. This is the first year it has been offered. Approximately 100 students are enrolled. Prestwick Principal, Christie Gibson, said she would like to see more students sign up for Advanced Science. The only prerequisite is a sixth grader be concurrently enrolled in either Compacted or Pre-AP math.

    "We believe you should not be confined by your age for learning. Because you are in a certain grade level doesn’t mean we can’t challenge and extend you," said Gibson. "This offers us the chance to really reach those children who are passionate and skilled in science who are looking for a challenge for themselves," she said.

    Sixth grade science teacher Kyla Heffernan teaches at Powell Sixth Grade Center and said one of the differences between regular science and Advanced Science is the quick learning pace.

    "Our discussions are much deeper which creates a highly rigorous curriculum in Advanced Science," said Heffernan. "We are certainly taking those sixth grade TEKS and pushing them to the next level of seventh, eighth, and even beyond."

    "You will have fun with hands-on learning in Advanced Science and you’ll be able to actually visualize what would happen in science," said a Prestwick sixth grader.

    Parents are also pleased with how their children are learning, like Larissa Bush, whose non-science daughter is giving the course a try. "The other day she came home and said, 'Hey Mom, the heat lamp in the chicken coop is an example of radiation,' a fact she knows because of what she's experienced in class," said Bush.

    Parents who are interested in enrolling their rising sixth grade student in Advanced Science will need to contact their child’s counselor. For Powell, it is Kelly Painter and for Prestwick, it is Sandy Burrell. It’s not too late to sign up for Advanced Science.

    Watch a video about sixth grade Advanced Science.
     

    Market Day at Lakeview Elementary 

    Consumers, producers, and innovation were characteristics of the Market Day experience at Lakeview Elementary. In an effort to bring Financial Literacy and Free Enterprise Units to life, two Lakeview teachers, Hilda Liando and Mandy Miller, integrated Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts into one project to achieve an incredible result.
     
    Fifth graders were allowed to buy and sell goods and/or services at a market, and experience the effects of supply and demand. In order to prepare for Market Day, students had to develop a product, survey consumers and graph the data, budget their business loan, create an advertisement, and follow good business practices according to the fifth grade government regulations. Some businesses that were developed were: Snack and Relax, L.E.D. Bakery, Craft Z, Creative Bowls, La Origami, and many more.
     
    When it came time to shop, each fifth grader was given $20 of "Market Money" to spend. Many students found it challenging to decide what items or snacks to spend their money on! After Market Day was over, each business had to calculate their sales to find out if they earned a profit, broke even, or had a business loss.
     
    Many life lessons were learned throughout this process. Students were asked to write a reflection on their market day experience. One student shared that it was hard to save her money and decide what to purchase. She would no longer be begging her parents for "everything" when she takes trips with her parents to the store. All in all, it was an amazing learning experience that now has future fifth graders excited about many more Market Days to come.
     

    Girls Operating as Leaders at Lakeside

    Thursday, the Girls Operating As Leaders (GOAL) club members met a few of their new mentors: Ana Lopez, Ericka Osorio, and Melissa Miranda. The young women are members of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. and students of Texas Woman's University and The University of North Texas. They have dedicated their time to support GOAL as their primary organization for community service. "It was amazing to watch our girls engage in team building," said Gina Armstrong, AVID teacher at Lakeside Middle School. "The club members learned how important it is to be polite and attentive. In addition to building relationships, it's important to influence the culture at LMS." 

    The mentors will meet with the GOAL club members each Monday after school to build relationships, offer a positive support system, while spending time sharing with them the qualities of successful young women.
     

    It's Kinder Roundup Time

    It’s Kinder Roundup time again! We are getting ready for all our future Little Lobos! If you, your friends, or neighbors have students that should begin Pre-K or Kindergarten this August, please make sure you follow and share this information.

    Pre-Register Your Child with Little Elm ISD on Tuesday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at your zoned LEISD elementary campus. View LEISD's School Zone Finder.  

    Will your child be 5 years old by September 1, 2017?
    It is time to
    pre-register for Kindergarten!
    You must bring the following documents with you to pre-register your child for Kindergarten:
    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security card (optional)
    3. Immunization Records
    4. Proof of Residency (must be a bill such as: electric, water, gas or lease)
    5. Parent’s Driver’s License
    Will your child be 4 years old by September 1, 2017?
    It is time to
    pre-register for Pre-Kindergarten! 

    The child must live within the Little Elm ISD boundaries and meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
    • Child may be non‐English or Limited English Proficient (subject to testing).
    • Child may be eligible based on income (must meet free/reduced lunch eligibility guidelines).
    • Child is homeless, as defined by federal law.
    • Be a child of an active duty member of the armed forces or a child of an armed forces member injured or killed while on active duty.
    • Child is or has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing as provided by section 262.201 Family Code.
    What to bring with you to register your child for Pre-K:
    1. ALL the items needed for Kindergarten Registration (listed above)
    2. Income Verification (if qualifying based on income) such as:
      • Last 2 months of household’s income
      • Paychecks or notarized letter from employer stating gross wages and how often paid
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits letter
    3. Department of Defense Identification (if qualifying based on military)
    4. Letter documenting conservatorship by the DFPS (if qualifying based on foster placement)  
    If you are interested in Little Elm ISD’s tuition-based Pre-K (3-4 year olds) program please call 972-947-9340 X11000.
     

    Athletic Signings

    Congratulations to Josh Herrera, Devin Pullum, and Simba Zihumo who have signed to play at the collegiate level.
    Josh Herrera, Soccer
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    Simba Zihumo, Basketball
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    Devin Pullum, Basketball
    Eastern New Mexico University

     

    April is School Library Month

    School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. 
     
    April 9-15 - National Library Week
    April 11 - School Library Workers Day
    April 12 - D.E.A.R. Day
     

    Blue Angels Drill Team Annual Spring Show

    Friday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

    Faculty and Staff get in FREE!
    Ticket Prices:
    Pre-sale:
    $5 person
    $20 for a family of 4 and $2 for each additional person

    At the Door:
    $7 per person
    $25 for a family of 4 and $2 for each additional person
     

    Watch D.O.G.S. in the Park! Saturday, April 22 from 12-2 p.m.

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    Lakeview Elementary Watch D.O.G.S. invite all Little Elm elementary students and dads to attend an information "hang out with the DOGS" event! If you've ever thought about volunteering but hesitated, not sure what it would be like, then come out and hear from the Lakeview DOGS.

    Lakeview would also like to invite all dads that have volunteered this year to come out to the park and let us thank you for being part of this great program!

    For more information, contact Lakeview Elementary "Top DOG" Jim Rogers at 214.705.4960 or jcr201690@gmail.com.
     

    On Friday, April 28, the LMS/Powell PTA will host their Second Annual Chase the Night 5K. Everyone is invited to join the fun-filled evening and support the PTA.

    Register Now!
    LMS/Powell Luminate 5K - Chase the Night
    Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.
    Little Elm Athletic Complex
     

    Festival of Flight at Pretwick

    Up, Up & Away! A Festival of Flight
    Date: Saturday, April 29
    Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location: Prestwick STEM Academy
    3101 Stonefield, The Colony, TX 75056
    Cost: FREE
     
    The Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight presented by The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community and the city of The Colony returns for a third year. Celebrating all forms of flight, the festival will feature kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstration, paper airplane contests, food and fun. Bring the entire family to this all ages outdoor celebration. For more information, please contact the The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
     

    Dual Language Parent Meetings

    Little Elm ISD is hosting two mandatory meetings for parents who are interested in enrolling their incoming kindergarten students in the Dual Language program.

    May 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Hackberry 
    May 16, 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Point 


    Read more about the LEISD Dual Language Program.
     
    Local businesses are invited to participate in the inaugural Little Elm High School Student Job Fair presented by DECA and the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department of Little Elm High School. The Job Fair will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Little Elm High School located at 1900 Walker Lane, Little Elm, TX 75068. This is an excellent opportunity to present your company to the Juniors and graduating Seniors of Little Elm High School for part-time, summer, and entry-level positions. In addition, this is a great chance to showcase potential career opportunities within your company.
     
    Register now, if you are interested in participating in this exciting event and reach out to a large number of potential employees at one time.
     

    LMS Washington D.C. Trip

    In June of 2018, Lakeside Middle School will take their fourth group of students to Washington D.C.! Registration is open to all students who will be going into the seventh and eighth grade at Lakeside Middle School next year. Families are encouraged register by May 20 to have a chance to get a discounted deposit amount, to spread payments over more month, and to have a greater chance at scholarship money if you qualify. Learn more about the trip to Washington D.C.
     

    Chavez STEM Grant Vote

    Chavez Elementary has a great opportunity to win a $10,000 grant to build a Makerspace to enhance the campus' STEM student learning experiences. Click the image to vote - and please vote EVERY DAY!!