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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!!
     

    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.

    April 22 12:00-2:00 p.m. Watch D.O.G.S. in the Park (Little Elm Park)
    April 24 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    April 24 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session (Oak Point)
    April 24 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (Zellars)
    April 25 6:00 p.m. Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (Zellars)
    April 26 Administrative Professionals Day
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary
    April 22 8:00 a.m. Saturday STAAR Camp
    April 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-K/Kinder Roundup
    April 26 PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    April 27 3:00 p.m. Talent Show Auditions
    April 28 7:30 a.m. K-2nd BAM Assembly

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    April 26 Superhero Shirt Day
    April 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-K/Kinder Roundup
    April 25 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Music Performance
    April 28 6:30 p.m. PTA Movie Night & Campout

     Hackberry Elementary
    Read the Lobo Pack Howl Newsletter
    April 24-28 Spring Book Fair
    April 25 6:30 a.m. Donuts with Dad
    April 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-K/Kinder Roundup
    April 26 6:00 p.m. PTA Meeting
    April 27 5:00 p.m. AVID/Literacy Family Night
    April 28 Pack Rally
       8:00 a.m. Pre-K-2nd
       9:00 a.m. 3rd-5th

     Lakeview Elementary 
    April 22 Saturday Camp at Brent
    April 24-28 Book Fair Week
    April 25 3:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-K/Kinder Roundup
    April 26 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Music Performance
    April 27 6:30 a.m. Muffins with Mom
    April 28 2:00 p.m. Lobo Rumble (K-2nd)

     Oak Point Elementary 
    April 25 5:50-7:30 p.m. Pre-K/Kinder Roundup
    April 28 Booster-thon Fun Run
     Prestwick 
    April 27
    Concert Band Spring Contest

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    April 28 7:00 p.m. Luminate 5K

     Lakeside Middle School 
    April 28 7:00 p.m. Luminate 5K

     Little Elm High School 

    SAVE THE DATE!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate. May 7, 2017 at Crossridge Church.


    Dual Credit Applications

    Students planning to take dual credit classes this summer or in the fall at NCTC or UTPB, please stop by room 1142, the Re-Z house office, to pick up and/or turn in your application materials. The applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 in the Re-Z house office. If you are planning to take dual credit Accounting next year with Mrs. Henry, please stop by the E-K house office, room 1216, to get the paperwork that is required for registration.
     
    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 Tennis
    Alli Ziehm placed 2nd at Regionals to qualify for the State Tournament!

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 4-0

    LEHS Golf
    Megan McAttee finished in the top 10 at the District 14-5A Tournament and was selected as 2nd Team All-District!

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    Girls beat Prosper Reynolds 2-1

    LEHS Track & Field
    Results from Area Meet:
    Shot Put- 
    Tinashe Gandhle- 2nd place- Regional Qualifier!
    Pole Vault-
    Sean McClellan- 3rd place-
    Regional Qualifier!
    Discuss-
    Uchechi Oguh- 5th place
    Kennadi Harris- 6th place
    Congratulations to LEHS Boys Basketball player RJ Hampton for being selected to the MaxPreps Boys Basketball Freshman All-American Team! #loboproud
    View the complete All-American Team list.

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    April 21 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    Varsity/JV vs. McKinney North

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

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    April 25 5:00/6:15 p.m.
    Girls/Boys vs. Prosper Rogers
    LEHS Baseball
    April 21
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    Varsity/JV Gold at Lake Dallas

    April 25
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at McKinney North
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. McKinney North

    April 28
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. McKinney North
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at McKinney North
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Oak Point Pre-K students enjoy their prize for winning the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Mrs. Alexander & Mrs. Marquez's Pre-K AM & PM students won a pasta lunch from Olive Garden for raising the most money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
    Hackberry Elementary Choir brings home a 'Superior' Rating from the Pride of Texas Music Festival! #loboproud
    Little Elm ISD welcomed the LEISD Education Foundation Board at a luncheon we hosted for the Little Elm Chamber of Commerce. Very proud to say everyone enjoyed the Spring Art Show, which was still on exhibit.
    Congratulations to LEHS Tennis Player Alli Ziehm! Alli placed 2nd at Regionals and will compete in the State Tournament. Alli is making history by being the first LEHS Tennis player to make it to the State Tournament! #loboproud
    Students at Brent Elementary enjoy their PTA Fun Run Adventure Party.
    Chavez Elementary Choir brings home a 'Superior' Rating from the Pride of Texas Music Festival! #loboproud
    Congratulations to the newest GOALS graduate - Roberto Reynolds!!
    Field Day fun at Lakeview Elementary! 
    Hackberry students with perfect attendance for the year got to jump with their principals at Altitude Trampoline Park in Denton.
    Students at Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center had their Field Day at Little Elm Park.
    Hackberry Elementary fourth graders on their Education in Action Discover Texas Field trip to Austin.
    Brent Elementary hosted a breakfast to say "Thank you!" to their volunteers for all their hard work this year!




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  • April 14, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 4/14/2017

     

     
     

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    LEISD will be Closed Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17
     

    Award-Winning Fine Arts!

    We are #loboproud of the Little Elm High School choir students and the Lakeside Middle School band students for outstanding performances at this year's UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest. "This is the equivalent of the STAAR assessment for our Fine Arts performing ensembles," said Frank Felice, director of Bands and Music coordinator for Little Elm ISD.

    The LEHS Choir took two ensembles to UIL Contest this year: Treble Chorus & Mixed Chorus. The Mixed Chorus performed received a Sweepstakes, or straight ones, from all six judges! This is the highest score awarded by UIL. The Treble Chorus was very close, but received an Excellent rating on stage, with a Superior in Sight-reading. Congratulations to these talented students and their amazing teachers, Karen Mayberry and Jake Kassen. "There are great things happening with our LEHS Choirs," said Felice.

    The Lakeside MS Bands also performed at UIL over the past two weeks. The Honors Band received a Sweepstakes for the second consecutive year. The Symphonic Band had their best performance of the year and received an excellent rating overall. Congratulations to these students and their wonderful teachers, Meredith Carter, Jay McKellar, Donald Gee, and Kaleen Hernandez.
     

    Rain Didn't Stop the Art Show

    Monday evening, amid lightening and downpours, our Lobo community came out to appreciate the breathtaking talent of our students at the Spring Art Show. Hundreds of art pieces filled Zellars Center eliciting "oos and aahs" usually reserved for fireworks and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

    More than 1,000 parents, students, friends, and neighbors strolled the art-lined halls and toured the sculpture gallery. Art designed by students in kindergarten through high school showed the creativity and expression our accomplished art teachers inspired in their young artists.

    Superintendent, Dr. Lowell Strike awarded "Superintendent Medals" to 50 of the works. "Each piece was special," said Strike. "I struggled to make choices because every one deserves to be recognized! Art is an expression of the beauty we find in ourselves. I am in awe of the beauty our students and staff shared with us."
     

    Record-Breaking Girls Basketball Signings

    Bryan Murphy, Little Elm Journal


    The Little Elm girls basketball program made history when the Lady Lobos featured four different players singing their letters of intent to play college ball.

    Seniors Keviona Barber, Ma’K’La Woods, Taylor Johnson, and Summer Ogden all signed Wednesday to mark a new school record for girls basketball signees.

    “This is an exciting day for our program,” said Kim Oliphant, Little Elm head coach. “It’s the hope for all of those girls that want to play basketball for the Lady Lobo basketball program, and they see this and aspire to be in the same situation as these girls are. We began a tradition here where we are constantly putting girls out at the next level. We have had girls in the past go on to the next level, but never this many at one time.”

    Continue reading Bryan's story in the Little Elm Journal.
    Keviona Barber
    Cisco College
    Summer Ogden
    Jacksonville College
    Taylor Johnson
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    Ma'K'La Woods
    Texas Woman's University
     

    Community Volunteer Application Closes Soon!

    LEISD Special Olympics Call for Volunteers!
    The 11th annual Little Elm ISD Special Olympics Track Meet and Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 17. The student volunteer application is now closed. The community volunteer application is open through Wednesday, April 19.
    Apply to volunteer for Special Olympics, today!
    Enjoy a preview of what you will experience!
     

    Inaugural Lakeview Spring Musical a BIG Hit!

    The springtime brought more than rain and flowers to Lakeview Elementary. The first ever all-school musical, "Thwacked," was performed three times on Wednesday, April 12. Directed by Lakeview Counselor, Deborah Deverich, along with a team of teachers, rehearsed with more than 50 students in grades first through fifth grades.
     
    "I had a great time and felt like I learned so much about performing. It can be a lot of pressure to learn lines and music, but I know it will help me in the future," said the Frog Prince, Joshua Hernandez.
     
    Students loved the show and were PERFECT in the audience! Parents came to watch that evening and were so proud of their young LOBOS. Students who saw the production want to try out for the spring musical next year. "I guess we've started a trend," said Deverich. "When something new is so successful, others want to be a part of that success!"
     

    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.
     

    School Funding, Growth, Topics for LRFPC

    More than 30 Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (LRFPC) members gathered Monday night to hear in-depth information regarding school funding, debt service, and some of the growing pains facing the District.

    Because of the District’s projected growth and other aging and evolving facility needs, Little Elm ISD formed the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. The committee is an invaluable group of community members, selected by District Administration and school board members, formed to study the facility needs of the school district and ultimately present a recommendation to the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees for consideration.

    After Monday night's meeting, members understand the daunting task at hand of deciding future needs for students, in combination with a very complicated state school funding system.

    The next LRFPC meeting is April 25 at 6:00 Tuesday evening. It is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.

    Read Summary Meeting notes and watch presentation videos to learn more about the District and the LRFPC.
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    Monday night’s Parent Education Academy session focused on providing information to parents on preparing their children for a successful academic future. Lakeside Middle School’s Christal Rivas gave an excellent presentation that enabled the bilingual parents to participate and enjoy every aspect of the discussion.

    The Parent Education Academy will wrap up its spring semester on Monday, April 24. Casey Bain, LEISD Website Manager, will lead the session on navigating the district website and other communication resources. This session will be held at the Computer Lab at Oak Point Elementary.
     

    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.
     
    All AP summer assignments are now posted on the Little Elm ISD website and Little Elm High School website.

    Purpose: Summer assignments serve as meaningful building blocks for student success in academically rigorous courses. Summer assignments are designed to equip students with the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed for successful Advanced Placement coursework.

    Due Dates & Expectations: All summer assignments are due during the third week of the course.
    • During the first week of the course, students will submit their summer assignment for timely and meaningful teacher feedback. A Formative Grade can be given; teacher discretion.
    • Students will make revisions to improve their summer assignments based on teacher feedback and will submit their final project for a Summative Grade during the third week of the course.
     
     

    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
     

    Do you have lonely mis-matched Legos lying around? Hackberry Elementary wants to take them off your hands! Hackberry is collecting Legos to use in their Lego Creation Station in their new Makerspace. Students will use the Legos to explore math, science, reading, and coding challenges.

    Please drop off Legos (used or new, pieces or sets) at the Hackberry front office by April 20. Legos should be in a zippered bag or sealed box.
     

    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!!
     

    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.

     

    LEHS Construction Notes

    With the on-going construction some changes to current operations are necessary to help ensure that the new areas will be ready for the start of school on August 16, 2017. Please make note of these changes:
    • The library is now closed.
    • The southwest door and stairwell closed. See campus map here.
    • The front office entrance has moved to the former entrance for Administration at the end of the Southeast wing. See campus map here.
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    April 17 Bad Weather Makeup Day - District Closed
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
    Brent Elementary
    April 20 6:00 p.m. 4th Grade Music Performance
    April 21 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM Assembly
    April 22 8:00 a.m. Saturday STAAR Camp

    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    April 18 Choir Pride of Texas Music Festival Field Trip
    April 18 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting
    April 19 Superhero Shirt Day

    Hackberry Elementary
    April 18 5:00 p.m. McTeacher Night
    April 19 Jump with the Principals
    April 20 4th Grade Education in Action Field Trip
    April 21 Choir Field Trip

    WATCH:



    Lakeview Elementary
    April 21 Field Day
    April 22 Saturday Camp at Brent

    Oak Point Elementary
    April 18 Booster-thon Pep Rally
    Prestwick
    April 18 Elementary & Exploration Choir Pride of Texas Music Festival Field Trip
    April 18 6:30 p.m. PTA Meeting & PE Spotlight
    April 20 Field Day (K-3rd Rain Date)
    April 21 Field Day (K-3rd)

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade


    Lakeside Middle School

    Little Elm High School
    April 15 Keep Little Elm Beautiful Scholarship Deadline


    SAVE THE DATE!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate. May 7, 2017 at Crossridge Church.
     

    AP Exam Registration

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

    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
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Tennis
    Results from District Tournament:
    Allí Ziehm - 2nd place Girls Singles (Regional Qualifier)
    Kim Villatoro & Kelia Balladeers - 3rd place Girls Doubles
    Josh Buliga & Victor Cots - 4th place Boys Doubles

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat RL Turner 11-0

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    7/8 Girls beat Princeton 10-0
    7/8 Boys tied Princeton 1-1

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat RL Turner 5-1
    JV Gold beat RL Turner 5-2
    JV Blue beat RL Turner 26-0
    Varsity beat Creekview 13-7
    Varsity beat RL Turner 4-0
    JV Gold beat RL Turner 20-3
    JV Blue beat RL Turner 14-0

    LEHS Golf
    Tanner Davis finished in the top 10 at the District 14-5A tournament and was selected as 2nd Team All-District!

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    April 18 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    April 21 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. McKinney North

    LEHS Track & Field
    April 20
    Area Meet (Standridge Stadium)

    LEHS Tennis
    April 17-18 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity Regional Tournament
    LEHS Baseball
    April 18
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at Lake Dallas

    April 21
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Lake Dallas
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. Lake Dallas

    LMS/PSA Soccer
    April 18 5:00/6:15 p.m.
    Girls/Boys vs. Prosper Reynolds
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    LEHS Baseball sweeps RL Turner and Coach Matt Harbin gets his 100th win!!
    Little Elm ISD Art teachers celebrate student work at the Second Annual District Art Show.
    Oak Point fifth grade students help out at the book fair.
    Lakeview Elementary first graders learning at Legoland.
    Congratulations to the LEHS Winterguard on their 7th place finish at the WGI World Championships!
    Career Day at Prestwick.
    Hackberry Elementary fifth grade students at Camp JOLT (Journey on Lake Texoma).
    The LEHS student athletic trainers competed at the North Texas Athletic Trainer Society (NTATS) Injury Symposium at University of Texas at Arlington in quiz bowl, ankle taping and the student trainer Olympics. Nabihah Shah and Deba Elaiho placed 3rd in the Dual Quiz Bowl! Congratulations!
    Lakeview & Brent students learn together at Saturday Camp!
    LEHS Varsity Tennis competed in the District tournament last week and Alli Ziehm finished 2nd in girls singles to qualify for Regionals, Kim Villatoro and Kelia Valladeres finished 3rd and Josh Bulliga and Victor Cots finished 4th in Girls and Boys Doubles.
    LMS/PSA Girls Soccer team
    Oak Point second graders perform at the PTA meeting.
    LMS/PSA Boys Soccer team
     

    LEHS Baseball Senior Night

    #11 Frainyer Chavez
    #19 Brady Wade
    #7 Jeremy Molina
    #9 Will Hall
    #3 JJ Kruzel


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    LEISD Spring Art Show. April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Zellars
    Make plans to attend the second annual Little Elm ISD Spring Art Show! Come and enjoy the works from Little Elm ISD artists. The reception will be Monday, April 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.
     

    Reunited for One Purpose

    The Lady Lobos softball team has had a great run during the first half of District 14-5A play! Currently, they are sitting in second place despite losing to the #1 team, The Colony Cougars, Tuesday night. Head softball coach, Christina Gwyn-Barton, in her second year at Little Elm High School, said the loss will not hold them back as they prepare for their next match-up against Newman Smith.

    "We spend a lot of time talking about how we perform on the field, and we put a lot of focus on building character off the field," said Coach Gwyn-Barton. "These girls have been working hard building relationships with one another. That will help with the on-the-field stuff."

    It's how Coach Gwyn-Barton remembers being coached in high school. Fourteen years ago, she pitched her team to win the 5A State Championship game. It was a history-making moment as they were the first team at Keller ISD to win a state title. Gwyn-Barton, the team, and the coaching staff were all inducted into the 2013 Keller ISD Athletics Hall of Fame. Gwyn-Barton said she owes all her high school success to her high school coach, who just happens to be her "Co-Head Coach" at Little Elm High School, Moe Fritz. "My senior year in high school, it was Coach Fritz's first year to coach at Keller. She was the first high school coach I had who knew anything about softball," said Gwyn-Barton. "Fritz was big into building relationships, character, and helping us understand the mental game instead of just getting on the field to play," she said.

    Coach Fritz led the Keller High School Softball team to win two State Championship titles in 2003 and 2005. They played again at state in 2006. Gwyn-Barton earned many accolades in 2003. Highlights include District MVP, the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year, and First Team All-American. She attended the University of Texas where she played softball and transferred to Brigham Young University where she played softball and broke all BYU strikeout records. "I pitched to the girls last week. They didn't believe I could pitch. How did it go? Some were a little frustrated because they couldn't hit my ball. It was a lot of fun," said Gwyn-Barton.

    Play Video: Little Elm High School Softball 2017This is not the first time this dynamic duo has coached together. Fritz was the Head Softball Coach at McKinney Boyd and Gwyn-Barton was her Assistant. Fritz took a softball coaching job in Colorado but then made her way back to Texas. Gwyn-Barton took some time off for her family and then landed the Assistant Softball Coach job at Little Elm High School last school year. This school year, she moved into the Head Coaching position and brought on Fritz to join the coaching staff. To say this coaching duo has somewhat of a storybook tale is an understatement. "The experience of knowing her for 15 years, from her senior year through college, gave us a history of success we share," said Fritz. "We have a solid foundation we built way back when. I knew I wanted to coach with her, again."

    There is a third member of the coaching staff, Coach Mitchell Davis. "He is our life-line and plays a vital role in the success of this team," said Gwyn-Barton.

    The Lady Lobos play Friday night against Newman-Smith at home. The first pitch is at 7:00 p.m. They have four more district games, after tonight, before the playoffs! Come out to support our girls and Lady Lobos Softball!
     
    LEISD will be Closed Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17
     

    The Excellence Express on the Road Again!

    This is the second year the Excellence Express visited 10 campuses to surprise 31 teachers, paraprofessionals, and other exemplary Lobo team members for the annual Lobo Team Member of the Year Celebration! Members of the Excellence Express were Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent, Dr. Cyndy Mika, assistant superintendent for School Improvement and Accountability, Ross Roberts, assistant superintendent for Student and Administrative Services, Daniel Gallagher, assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, Pat Robbins, director for Communications and Community Relations, Cleota Epps, executive director for Human Resource Services, Carolyn Tarver, director for Child Nutrition, Kendra Vogt, Human Resource coordinator for Child Nutrition, Cecelia Jones, assistant director for Communications, Casey Bain, District web manager. Special members: Board of Trustees LeAnna Harding and Dan Blackwood.
    Brent Teacher of the Year: Melissa Love
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Valerie Kendrick & Salma Salim
    Chavez Teacher of the Year: Tina Trimble
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Paula Gutierrez & Michael Brockett
    Hackberry Teacher of the Year: Ashley Measles
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Zuli Diaz & Irene Bagby
    Lakeview Teacher of the Year: Donna Brown
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Babra Naicken & Claudia Ramirez
    Oak Point Teacher of the Year: Michael Bruno
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Maria Rodriguez & Brenda Adame
    Prestwick Teachers of the Year:
    Erika Malcom (Elementary) & Rosie Miniscalco (Secondary)
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Mia Luna & Brenda Gonzalez
    Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center Teacher of the Year: Flavia Soares
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Joseph Uwakwe & Tiffany Duckworth
    Lakeside Middle School Teacher of the Year: Christal Rivas
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Jamie Finney & Candi Elinski
    Little Elm High School Teacher of the Year: Chelsea Nicoli
    Lobo Team Members of the Year: Maria Ortiz & Marisa Flores
    AIMS/GOALS Teacher of the Year: Jim Whipple
    District Support Services Lobo Team Members of the Year:
    Winn Tillman & Caroline Jaggars
     

    Kaizen Encounter Week at Lakeview

    Lakeview Elementary students have shifted their thinking and it is catching on across the campus. They not only believe they can play a part of making Lakeview the best school, it's a thought they're saying out loud and sharing with their peers. Lakeview counselor Deborah Deverich has adopted this concept known as "Kaizen,"a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continual improvement throughout all aspects of life. Deverich got the idea to use Kaizen at the Aspiring Leaders Institute (ALI), a staff leadership development program initiated by Dr. Lowell Strike, superintendent for Little Elm ISD, and lead by several District leaders. “At ALI, we explore leadership principles I wanted to share with our students,” said Deverich. “I worked with the student council and coached them to lead the conversation. They asked what their classmates like about Lakeview and how they think their school can be improved.” Watch a brief video about Kaizen at Lakeview.
     

    LEISD Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee

    Little Elm ISD strives to engage, equip and empower each student to realize their full potential. All Lobos will have every opportunity available for their success.

    In response to the District’s projected growth and other aging and evolving facility needs, Little Elm ISD formed the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. The committee is an invaluable group of community members formed to study the facility needs of the school district and ultimately present a recommendation to the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees for consideration.

    Obtaining different perspectives from the entire community is very important to the process. Members of the committee will study a district-wide facilities assessment, enrollment projections, financial data, results of a community-wide survey and more in order to make the best recommendation.

    Learn more about the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     
    All AP summer assignments are now posted on the Little Elm ISD website and Little Elm High School website.

    Purpose: Summer assignments serve as meaningful building blocks for student success in academically rigorous courses. Summer assignments are designed to equip students with the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed for successful Advanced Placement coursework.

    Due Dates & Expectations: All summer assignments are due during the third week of the course.
    • During the first week of the course, students will submit their summer assignment for timely and meaningful teacher feedback. A Formative Grade can be given; teacher discretion.
    • Students will make revisions to improve their summer assignments based on teacher feedback and will submit their final project for a Summative Grade during the third week of the course.
     
     

    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
     
    LEISD Special Olympics Call for Volunteers!
    The 11th annual Little Elm ISD Special Olympics Track Meet and Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 17. The student volunteer application is now closed. The community volunteer application is open through Wednesday, April 19.
    Apply to volunteer for Special Olympics, today!
    Enjoy a preview of what you will experience!
     

    Do you have lonely mis-matched Legos lying around? Hackberry Elementary wants to take them off your hands! Hackberry is collecting Legos to use in their Lego Creation Station in their new Makerspace. Students will use the Legos to explore math, science, reading, and coding challenges.

    Please drop off Legos (used or new, pieces or sets) at the Hackberry front office by April 20. Legos should be in a zippered bag or sealed box.
     

    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.

    Español
    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
     

    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.
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    More than two dozen parents attended Monday night’s Parent Education Academy which focused on planning a path to college. Mr. David Romero from Iowa State University spoke to parents about the process of getting into and attending college. LEISD College Readiness Coordinator, Keisha Brown, encouraged parents to reach out to her for college readiness advice. Parent Education Academy will meet Monday, April 10 with guest speaker, Christal Rivas from Lakeside Middle School, to focus on preparing children for a successful future.
     

    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!!
     

    LEHS Construction Notes

    With the on-going construction some changes to current operations are necessary to help ensure that the new areas will be ready for the start of school on August 16, 2017. Please make note of these changes:
    • The library is now closed.
    • The southwest door and stairwell closed. See campus map here.
    • The front office entrance has moved to the former entrance for Administration at the end of the Southeast wing. See campus map here.
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    April 10 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    April 10 5:00-7:00 p.m. Spring Art Show (Zellars Center for Learning & Leadership)
    April 10 5:30-8:00 p.m. Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee Mtg (Zellars)
    April 10 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session (Oak Point Elementary)
    April 11 Progress Reports go home
    April 14 Bad Weather Makeup Day - District Closed
    April 17 Bad Weather Makeup Day - District Closed
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
    Brent Elementary
    April 8 Saturday STAAR Camp
    April 13 Kindergarten Field Trip to Sea Life Aquarium
    April 13 PTA Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A

    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    April 11 6:00 p.m. Choir Performance
    April 12 Superhero Shirt Day!
    April 12 7:20 a.m. PTA Adventure Dash Pep Rally

    Hackberry Elementary

    Read the Lobo Pack Howl Newsletter

    April 11-13 5th Grade Camp JOLT Trip
    April 11 2nd Grade Field Trip
    April 13 Kindergarten Field Trip


    Lakeview Elementary
    April 8 Saturday Camp (at Brent)
    April 12 Spring Musical Performance

    Oak Point Elementary
    April 7-13 Spring Book Fair
    April 11 6:00 p.m. PTA Meeting & 2nd Grade Performance
    April 12 Lunch with Someone Special
    Prestwick
    April 12 Career Day

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade
    April 13
    Field Day

    Lakeside Middle School

    Little Elm High School
    April 8 8:00 a.m. ACT
    April 12 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
    April 15 Keep Little Elm Beautiful Scholarship Deadline


    SAVE THE DATE!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate. May 7, 2017 at Crossridge Church.
     

    AP Exam Registration

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

    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
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Prosper 6-3
    Varsity lost to The Colony 0-1

    LEHS Tennis
    Results from Lake Dallas Invitational:
    Josh Buliga & Victor Cots - 2nd place Boys Doubles
    James Robinson - 2nd place Consolation Boys Singles
    Allí Ziehm - 1st place Girls Singles
    Vanessa Guzman - 1st place Consolation Girls Singles

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat Creekview 8-2
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 10-0
    JV Gold beat Newman Smith 5-3
    JV Blue beat Newman Smith 11-7

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    April 7 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    April 11 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Creekview

    April 13 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. RL Turner

    LEHS Track & Field
    April 10-11 12:00 p.m.
    District 14-5A Championships (LEAC)

    LEHS Golf
    April 10-11
    Varsity Girls District Meet at Twin Creeks G.C.
    LEHS Baseball
    April 7
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Creekview

    April 11
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at RL Turner
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. RL Turner

    April 13
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. RL Turner
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at RL Turner
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Congratulations to the LEHS Varsity Winterguard for winning 1st place at the 2017 NTCA Championship Competition!! #loboproud
    LEHS Tennis medalists from the Lake Dallas Invitational.
    The Hackberry Elementary Coding Club teams placed 1st and third
    Little Elm High School Prom 2017
    Congratulations to the newest GOALS graduate, Daniel Tellez!
    Seniors were honored at the LEHS Athletic Training Banquet.
    LEHS Girls Powerlifting Banquet
    LEHS Boys Powerlifting Banquet
    LEHS Varsity Baseball recognized LEHS teachers for Teacher Appreciation Night.






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  • March 31, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/31/2017
     

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    Students' Art Works at National Exhibit

    Two Little Elm High School students have something to celebrate this week. Seniors Lesly Castro and Katherine Neves had ceramic art pieces displayed at one of the most highly attended art exhibitions in the country for grades K-12 students. "Getting into this national show is an honor in itself," said Chris Melia, LEHS Ceramics teacher. "Out of the 1,413 entries, 150 were accepted into the exhibition, we had three entries accepted." 

    The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) students in the United States. Designed to showcase the best K-12 ceramic work made in the country, the exhibition takes place in a different city each year in conjunction with the annual conference of The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). This year, the NCECA was held in Portland, Oregon.

    Jurors for The National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition are selected from the top rank of American ceramic artists and they judge pieces based on excellence in Artistic Merit, Artistic Achievement, excellence in various techniques, ideas, and the execution of the work. This is Neves second year to have work displayed at the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition.
     
    Of the three entries submitted by LEHS, two received awards:
     
    Lesly Castro's "Trog" - 
    - Artistic Merit Award
    - Bailey Pottery Cash Award
    - Ernst Scholarship of $1,000 toward college tuition

     



    Kathrine Neves "The Hunt" - 
    - Bailey Pottery Cash Award
    - Orton Foundation Cash Award


    These pieces, plus many more, will be on display during the Little Elm ISD Art Show Monday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m at Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership. 
     

    Prestwick Playground Fence Construction Will Impact Flow of Traffic 

    Construction crews will begin building a new fence around the playground area beginning Tuesday, April 4 and ending April 7.

    The construction will change a few things that the Prestwick community needs to know:
    • During the construction, the playground will be closed during school for recess and after school for community access for safety reasons. The Prestwick staff has a plan to use other outdoor creative spaces for children to get their wiggles out during the school day.
    • During drop-off and pick-up times, we ask that families not park in the area adjacent to the playground. Also, traffic will be reduced to one-way going southbound on Stonefield toward Lebanon. Parents are encouraged to use the full service car line, or park down Paisley, to allow for smooth traffic flow along Stonefield.  The crosswalk for walkers will still be available for use at the corner of Stonefield and Paisley.  
     

    Logo Tournament - Keep Voting for the Lobo!

    Little Elm LogoSportsDayHS is letting the people decide who has the best logo! 64 teams started the tournament, Little Elm has defeated Royse City, Frisco Lone Star, and Mansfield Timberview to make it to the Elite Eight! This round we are up against Mesquite Poteet. Let's win this! Vote now for the Lobo! You can vote once per hour per device! Round of 8 voting closes at midnight on Friday, March 31.
     

    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.
     

    LEHS Sports Medicine Visits LEPD

    As part of National Athletic Training Month, the Sports Medicine Department and Student Athletic Trainers visited the Little Elm Police Department to show their appreciation. The students brought goodies to show gratitude to Little Elm's dedicated officers for their relentless commitment to our schools and community. Thank you to former LEHS School Resource Officer, Detective Olsen, for giving our students an incredible and educational tour!
     

    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 4 - School Librarian Day
    April 9-15 - National Library Week
    April 11 - School Library Workers Day
    April 12 - D.E.A.R. Day
     
    LEISD Special Olympics Call for Volunteers!
    The 11th annual Little Elm ISD Special Olympics Track Meet and Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 17. The student volunteer application is open through Friday, March 31. The community volunteer application is open through Wednesday, April 19. Apply to volunteer for Special Olympics, today!
                                                Enjoy a preview of what you will experience!
     
    LEISD Spring Art Show. April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Zellars
    Make plans to attend the second annual Little Elm ISD Spring Art Show! Come and enjoy the works from Little Elm ISD artists. The reception will be Monday, April 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.
     

    Do you have lonely mis-matched Legos lying around? Hackberry Elementary wants to take them off your hands! Hackberry is collecting Legos to use in their Lego Creation Station in their new Makerspace. Students will use the Legos to explore math, science, reading, and coding challenges.

    Please drop off Legos (used or new, pieces or sets) at the Hackberry front office by April 20. Legos should be in a zippered bag or sealed box.
     

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

    Español
    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
     

    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.
     

    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!!
     

    LEHS Construction Notes

    With the on-going construction some changes to current operations are necessary to help ensure that the new areas will be ready for the start of school on August 16, 2017. Please make note of these changes:
    • The southwest door and stairwell closed. See campus map here.
    • The front office entrance has moved to the former entrance for Administration at the end of the Southeast wing. See campus map here.
    • The library will be closed beginning Monday, April 3, 2017.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

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

    Download the LEISD Mobile App:

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

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    April 3 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    April 3 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session (Oak Point Elementary)
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary
    April 3-7 Book Fair
    April 3 2:00 p.m. Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff
    April 4 6:30 p.m. Muffins with Mom
    April 4 6:00 p.m. 2nd Grade Music Performance
    April 4 7:00 p.m. 3rd Grade Music Performance
    April 7 7:30 a.m. K-2 BAM Assembly
    April 8 Saturday STAAR Camp

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    April 5 Super Hero Shirt Day!
    April 4 5:30 p.m. PTA Meeting
    April 4 6:00 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade Music Performance
    April 7 Kindergarten Field Trip to Frank Buck Zoo

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:

    Hackberry Principal's News
    March 27-April 10
    LEGO Drive
    April 3 3:30 p.m. 4th Grade Field Trip Chaperone Meeting
    April 4 6:00 p.m. Camp JOLT Parent Meeting
    April 7 8:00 a.m. Career Day
    April 7 5:00 p.m. PTA Spring Carnival

     Lakeview Elementary 
    April 4 GT Field Trip
    April 8 Saturday Camp (at Brent)

     Oak Point Elementary 
    April 4
    GT Field Trip (1st-3rd)
    April 6 GT Field Trip (4th & 5th)
    April 7 Book Fair Begins
     Prestwick 
    April 1 GTT Field Trip
    April 1 Expanding Your Horizons in Math & Science Conference (7th Grade Girls)
    April 4 GT Field Trip (1st-3rd)
    April 6 GT Field Trip (4th & 5th)
    April 7 Kindergarten Field Trip

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 

     Lakeside Middle School 
    April 5 6:30 p.m. Athletic Booster Club Meeting

     Little Elm High School 
    April 3 6:00 p.m. ¡Vamos Universidad!
    April 5 6:00 p.m. Dual Credit & OnRamps Informational Meeting
    April 8 8:00 a.m. ACT

    SAVE THE DATE!


    LEHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate. May 7, 2017 at Crossridge Church.
    LEISD will be Closed Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17
     

    AP Exam Registration

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

    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 
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat McKinney North 6-1
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 2-1

    LEHS Tennis
    Prosper Tournament:
    Keila Valladares & Karen Cordon won the Consolation Girls Doubles
    Victor Cots & josh Buliga won the Consolation Boys Doubles

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 10-0
    Varsity beat The Colony 5-1
     

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    March 31 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Prosper

    April 4 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. The Colony

    April 7 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    LEHS Tennis
    April 6-7 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity District Tournament

    LEHS Track & Field
    March 31 & April 1 6:00 a.m.
    Texas Relays at UT Austin*
    *Athletes who qualify

    April 1 7:00 a.m.
    Frisco ISD Meet (Memorial)
    LEHS Baseball
    March 31
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    April 4
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. Creekview
      (Mentor Night)
    5:00 p.m. JV Blue at Creekview

    April 7
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Creekview
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. Creekview

    LEHS Golf
    April 3-4
    Varsity Boys District Meet at Sherrill Park G.C.
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    VEX IQ competition at Prestwick STEM Academy.
    Lakeview Elementary kindergarteners at Sea Life Aquarium.
    LEHS Softball honors the LEAYSA Youth League players at their LEAYSA Night game against Lake Dallas.
    The LEHS Varsity Girls Soccer team closed out their season with the Bi-District Championship game against Frisco Centennial.
    The LEHS Varsity Softball team.
    The LEHS Varsity Baseball team.






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  • March 24, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/24/2017
     

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    This young Lady Lobo Varsity soccer team is made up of one senior, one junior, and the rest are sophomores and freshman. In his first year of coaching at Little Elm ISD, three state-title coach, Jimmie Lankford, thinks this team could go far this season. "Tonight is the test. We are playing agains a state-ranked team, Centennial, but we have a game plan in place and I feel we have a shot of beating them," said Lankford.

    Coach Lankford moved here last summer after spending five years in Colorado as an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for a 4-A school district. Before he moved into an administrative role, his resume of wins as a high school soccer coach was impressive. In 2006, Lankford led McKinney North to a class 4-A state title. He left that job and joined the McKinney Boyd soccer program. In five season at Boyd, he led the team to three appearances in the state finals, was runner-up in 2010 and his team was ranked #2 in the nation in 2011. He is a three-time state championship coach and he's coaching our LE Lady Lobos this year.

    "We moved from Boyd to Colorado after we found out my daughter had cervical cancer. That is where she lived and we wanted to be near to help her while she was fighting the cancer. After two years, she went into remission and moved to Galveston. She has three children now," he explained. "My wife and I missed Texas and like this area so we moved to Little Elm."

    Lankford is familiar with the Little Elm soccer program. He spent a short time coaching at Lake Dallas. When he knew there was an opening, he jumped at the chance to come back to the area he loves. "The reason why the job at Little Elm was attractive to me is because it's a growing District and it's a one-high school town. The program has a lot of talent and I really missed coaching and being with the kids," he said.

    The Lady Lobos are 13-9 and have won their last three games. Coach Lankford recently celebrated his 200th win this Spring.
     

    Logo Tournament - Vote for LEISD!

    SportsDayHS is letting the people decide who has the best logo! 64 teams started the tournament, half the field has been eliminated, Little Elm has made it to the Round of 32! This round we are up against Frisco Lone Star. Let's win this! Vote now for the Lobo! You can vote once per hour per device! Round of 32 voting closes at midnight on Saturday, March 25. Round of 16 voting will open at midnight on Saturday, March 25.
     

    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.
     

    LEHS One Act Play District Awards

    LEHS One Act Play had their final competitive performance of Monster at the district contest. It was one of their best performances, and students took home top acting awards:

    Joey Hill - Outstanding Technician
    Anthonee Pledger - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
    Tyler Sieffert - All Star Cast
    Brooke Tamayo - Best Actress

    Congratulations to the entire team of students on their incredible dedication and hard work! Haven't seen Monster yet? The closing performances of Monster will be:
     
    Saturday, March 25 at Little Elm High School Theatre - $5
    7:00 p.m. performance with UIL Alternates
    8:00 p.m. performance with original UIL cast
     

    LEHS Sports Medicine Visits LEFD


    As part of National Athletic Training Month, the Sports Medicine Department and Student Athletic Trainers visited Fire Station #2 on Walker Lane to show their appreciation to the Little Elm Fire Department. The students brought goodies to show gratitude to Little Elm's finest first responders for their relentless commitment to our school and community. They gave our students an amazing and educational impromptu tour! Thank you LE Fire Department for all that you do!
     

    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. A meeting will be held Tuesday, March 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lakeside Theater. This will allow families to start planning for next year and have a chance to get a discounted deposit amount. This also allows the payments to be spread over more months and you have a greater chance at scholarship money if you qualify. Please contact Mrs. Troxclair at ttroxclair@littleelmisd.net for more details.
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     
    LEISD Special Olympics Call for Volunteers!
    The 11th annual Little Elm ISD Special Olympics Track Meet and Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 17. The student volunteer application is open through Friday, March 31. The community volunteer application is open through Wednesday, April 19. Apply to volunteer for Special Olympics, today!
    Enjoy a preview of what you will experience!
     

    Save the Date!

    LEISD Spring Art Show. April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Zellars
    Make plans to attend the second annual Little Elm ISD Spring Art Show! Come and enjoy the works from Little Elm ISD artists. The reception will be Monday, April 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.
     

    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.
     

    LEHS Construction Notes

    With the on-going construction some changes to current operations are necessary to help ensure that the new areas will be ready for the start of school on August 16, 2017. Please make note of these changes:
    • The southwest door and stairwell closed. See campus map here.
    • The front office entrance has moved to the former entrance for Administration at the end of the Southeast wing. See campus map here.
    • The library will be closed beginning Monday, April 3, 2017.
     

    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!!
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    More than a dozen parents and grandparents attended Monday night’s Parent Education Academy which focused on grandparents and their role of raising children. Two Little Elm ISD grandmothers shared their experiences as second-time parents and it was a session highly recommended by this unique, but ever growing population of nontraditional-type family environments. Parent Education Academy will not meet on Monday, March 27 due to STAAR Testing. They will meet on Monday, April 3, to focus on college opportunities for students. The session will be led by Little Elm ISD College Readiness Coordinator, Keisha Brown.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

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

    Download the LEISD Mobile App:

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    March 27 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
    Brent Elementary
    March 25 Saturday Camp
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    4th Grade Writing
    5th Grade Math
    March 29 STAAR Testing
    5th Grade Reading

    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    March 29 STAAR Testing
    March 29 Super Hero Shirt Day!
    March 30-31 STAAR Testing Makeup Days

    Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:

    Hackberry Video News
    March 27-April 14
    LEGO Drive
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    March 29 STAAR Testing

    Lakeview Elementary
    March 25 Saturday Camp at Brent
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    4th Grade Writing
    5th Grade Math
    March 29 STAAR Testing
    5th Grade Reading
    March 29 Kindergarten Field Trip
    March 30-31 STAAR Testing Makeup Days

    Oak Point Elementary
    March 27 2:15 p.m. STAAR Pep Rally for 4th & 5th Grade
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    4th Grade Writing
    5th Grade Math
    March 29 STAAR Testing
    5th Grade Reading
    March 29 1st Grade Field Trip
    March 30-31 STAAR Testing Makeup Days
    Prestwick
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    4th Grade Writing
    5th Grade Math
    6th Grade Compacted Math
    7th Grade Writing
    8th Grade Math
    March 29 STAAR Testing
    5th Grade Reading
    7th Grade Pre-AP Math
    8th Grade Math
    8th Grade Reading

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade
    March 24 7:15 p.m. Ice Skating Fundraiser
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    Compacted Math

    Lakeside Middle School
    March 28 STAAR Testing
    March 28 6:00 p.m. 2018 Washington D.C. Trip information meeting for parents
    March 29 STAAR Testing

    Little Elm High School
     

    AP Exam Registration

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

    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
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat RL Turner 16-0
    JV beat RL Turner 18-6

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat The Colony 3-2
    JV beat The Colony 6-4

    LMS/PSA Track & Field
    8th Grade Boys named the 2017 District Champions!!!
    Congratulations to LEHS Boys Basketball players, RJ Hampton and Devin Pullum, for being selected to the TABC Region II All-Region 1st Team as well as the TABC All-State Players list! #loboproud

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    March 24 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas

    March 28 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at McKinney North

    March 31 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Prosper

    LEHS Tennis
    March 31 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity at Lake Dallas Dual

    LEHS Track & Field
    March 31 & April 1 6:00 a.m.
    Texas Relays at UT Austin*
    *Athletes who qualify

    April 1 7:00 a.m.
    Frisco ISD Meet (Memorial)
    LEHS Baseball
    March 24 5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at The Colony

    March 25 12:00/3:00 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. The Colony

    March 28
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Newman Smith
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. Newman Smith

    March 31
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. Newman Smith
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at Newman Smith
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Congratulations to Breeanna Kirk and Jacob Genuise for being the March Students of the Month at Little Elm High School. They were recognized by their principal, Renee Pentecost, at Monday evening's Board of Trustee Meeting!
    Brent Elementary students from all grade levels show off their art works at the Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.
    The 8th Grade Boys Track & Field Team won the Middle School District Championship!!
    Brent Elementary first grade field trip to Sharkarosa.
    Congratulations to Pretese Wilson, the newest graduate of the GOALS Program! Watch Pretese take her walk!
    The University of North Texas visits Hackberry Elementary to talk to fifth graders about the importance of attending college.
    The LEHS Student Athletic Leadership Council helps out at Brent Elementary.
    The Board of Trustees recognized the LEHS Academic Decathlon team for their 6th place finish at State this year. This is a huge accomplishment for a team that is only in it's second year of competing!
    Congratulations to the LEHS girls powerlifters who competed at the State Meet over Spring Break! Melissa Ocasio, Molly Chhor, Izzy Fielder, Madisyn Betanur, and Hannah Skinner all had personal records at the competition!
    Little Elm ISD hosted the Denton County Middle School District Track Meet at the Little Elm Athletic Complex.
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    It's Kinder Roundup Time, Again!

    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.
     

    Spring GT Recommendation Window is Open

    Parents and guardians of current 1st-11th grade students:
    Español
    Little Elm ISD is currently accepting recommendations for the Gifted and Talented Program. Parents, teachers, guardians, or peers who would like to recommend a 1st-11th grade student for GT screening must download, complete, and submit the Parent Checklist/Permission to Test form to their campus secretary. Students may also recommend themselves for GT screening.

    Please return completed forms to your campus secretary by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Recommendations will not be accepted after the due date.

    All forms will be reviewed by the Director for GT Services and GT Specialists to determine if students meet district eligibility requirements and qualify for further GT services. 
     
    First Day of School - Wednesday, August 16, Last Day of School - Thursday, May 24.
    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     
    LEISD Special Olympics Call for Volunteers!
    The 11th annual Little Elm ISD Special Olympics Track Meet and Field Meet will be held on Wednesday, May 17. The student volunteer application is open through Friday, March 31. The community volunteer application is open through Wednesday, April 19. Apply to volunteer for Special Olympics, today!
     

    Save the Date!

    LEISD Spring Art Show. April 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Zellars
    Make plans to attend the second annual Little Elm ISD Spring Art Show! Come and enjoy the works from Little Elm ISD artists. The reception will be Monday, April 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.
     

    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.
     

    LEHS Construction Notes

    With the on-going construction some changes to current operations are necessary to help ensure that the new areas will be ready for the start of school on August 16, 2017. Please make note of these changes:
    • The southwest door and stairwell will be closed beginning Monday, March 6. See campus map here.
    • The front office entrance will be moved to the former entrance for Administration at the end of the Southeast wing beginning Monday, March 20, 2017. See campus map here.
    • The library will close beginning Monday, April 3, 2017.
     

    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!!
     

    March is National Athletic Training Month


    March is National Athletic Training Month and our student athletic trainers will be celebrating while covering all the athletic events throughout March. Students will be seen assisting with wound care, taping/bandaging, treatment, and rehabilitation in the training room.  You will also see them working at Boys' & Girls' Soccer, Softball, Baseball games, Tennis & Track Meets.  

    This month we will be promoting National Athletic Training Month by visiting the LE Fire Dept., LE Police Dept., and the Town of LE offices. Students will give them goodies to show appreciation for their commitment & service to the Little Elm community & school district.  

    Please give recognition to our Student Athletic Trainers and their hard work for our Lobo athletes. Our students truly are “The Pack Behind the Pack”.
     
    This year's theme for National Athletic Training Month is
     "Your Protection is Our Priority”
    Current Student Athletic Trainers:
    Victoria “Grace” Barrett
    Francisco Colina-Salas
    Alicia Dinnerville
    Deba Elaiho
    Hannah Farnell
    Adria Flores
    Maria Flores
    Jacob Gregg
    Hazel Ibarra
    Cassidy James
    Kyla Jones
    Ashley Kint
    Alexis Kranzberg
    Bryttan Lester
    Shelby Luongo
    Katie Matlock
    Andrea Mbula

    Courtney Meador
    Jaylaan Murphy
    Karsen Nelson
    Daniel Oquendo-Rodriguez
    Victoria Penny
    Cielo Quijada
    Stazi Safford
    Nabihah Shah
    Ashlyne Smith
    M'kela Street
    Patricia Mae Villaluz
    Mia Whitehead
    Mykiyah Whitfield
    Grace Wylie

    Coach Cox - Health Athletic Trainer
    Coach Frare - Assistant Athletic Trainer
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

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

    Download the LEISD Mobile App:

      
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    March 20 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt
    March 20 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session (Oak Point)
    March 20 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (Zellars Center)
    March 23 Report Cards go home
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.