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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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  • March 17, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/17/2017
     

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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.
     Brent Elementary
    March 22 1st Grade Field Trip to Sharkarosa
    March 22 3:00 p.m. PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    March 24 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM Assembly
    March 24 6:00 p.m. PTA Movie Night

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    March 22 Super Hero Shirt Day!

     Hackberry Elementary
    March 23 5:30 p.m. Family Movie Night/PTA General Meeting
    March 24 8:00 a.m. Lobo Pack Pep Rally PreK-2nd Grade
    March 24 9:00 a.m. Lobo Pack Pep Rally 3rd-5th Grade

     Lakeview Elementary 

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    March 21 6:30 p.m. NJHS Induction Ceremony

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    March 13-24 Recycle 2 Support Fundraiser
    March 24 7:15 p.m. Ice Skating Fundraiser

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    March 21 5:00 p.m. FFA Meeting
    March 21 6:30 p.m. Conversation with Colleges
    March 23 6:30 p.m. HBCU College Fair
     

    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.
     

    Upcoming College Readiness Events

    Click the images below for more information about College Readiness Events.

    Free HBCU College Fair - click for information.

    Conversation with Colleges - Click for information
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

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

    Communication: Please be aware of any potential severe weather advisories. Stay close to a phone or computer to receive important information regarding our response to severe weather. Read more about the LEISD Inclement Weather Statement.
     
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Creekview 4-0
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 16-0

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity beat McKinney North 3-2

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Softball
    March 21 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at R.L. Turner

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

    LEHS Boys & Girls Golf
    March 23 8:00 a.m.
    JV/Varsity in Little Elm Invitational at Frisco Lakes G.C.

    LEHS Tennis
    March 21 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity Girls at Prosper Invitational

    March 22 8:00 a.m.
    JV at Prosper Invitational

    March 23 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity Boys/Mixed at Prosper Invitational
    LEHS Baseball
    March 17
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Prosper
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. Prosper

    March 21
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at The Colony
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. The Colony

    March 24
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. The Colony
    5:00 p.m. JV Blue at The Colony

    LEHS Track & Field
    March 25 8:00 a.m.
    Lobo Club Invitational (LEAC)

    LMS/PSA Track & Field
    March 23 4:00 p.m.
    Denton County MS District Meet (LEAC)
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    The LEHS Girls Powerlifting team ready to compete in the State Powerlifting Meet!
    LEHS Boys Basketball Coach Rusty Segler was recognized at the State Basketball Tournament for earning his 550th career win. Congratulations Coach! #loboproud

    LEHS Softball Senior/Parent Night 

    #11 Amanda Fields
    #18 Emily Herrera
    #21 Zoey Perez





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  • March 10, 2017

    Posted by Casey Bain at 3/10/2017

     

     

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    LEISD Spring Break March 13-17
    Don't forget to change your clocks! Spring forward one hour on Sunday, March 12!
     

    We Engage, Equip, and Empower Students

    Many Little Elm ISD students will be gearing up to take either End of Course exams or the STAAR test after they return from Spring Break, during the last week in March. But for more than 100 eighth graders from Lakeside Middle School, they will have a new-found confidence as they take their state assessment test.

    "For the last five years, we have held a Saturday STAAR Camp before the STAAR test," said LaCoya Bagley, facilitator and chair for eighth grade English Language Arts and Reading Department at LMS. "STAAR Camp is something we do outside a normal week because the students' minds are fresh. We take our readiness standards and teach them in a fun and hands-on way," said Bagley. STAAR Camp is divided into two areas, eighth grade Reading and eighth grade Math. 

    Kelly Carlson, in her first year with LEISD, teaches eighth grade Math and Algebra at LMS. She played a vital role in the creation of math activities that would help students gain necessary knowledge for the STAAR test. "After looking over the benchmark data, I looked at areas that we needed to improve and tried to create activities that would allow students to have practice with those targeted concepts," said Carlson. 

    The Reading portion of STAAR Camp was made up of five stations with a 10-minute break between each rotation. "We taught main idea/supporting details with tree maps and contests, context clues with matching and shaving cream on the desks, an inference game, bowling with dictionary skills, and a compare/contrast station," said Bagley. "They learned, and several kids talked about how much fun they had. They felt like they could pass the STAAR test."

    LMS Principal Clint Miller volunteered his time to support the teacher-driven initiative. He was in charge of cooking the pancakes and sausage in the morning and motivating students. "My job was to communicate to our parents about STAAR Camp. Everything else, the teachers created on their own. It was fun to watch the students enjoy learning," said Miller. "We also had a pizza lunch and before they could get their pizza, they had to tell me something they learned, and they did!"

    Bagley said they are seeing success and growth in eighth grade ELAR scores. "We are consistently doing as good or better than the state in our passing percentage for eighth grade reading scores. We are working on ways to get our commended percentage up, but we are meeting our growth indexes in almost all areas," Bagley explained.

    Special thanks go to the following 12 teachers who helped with the STAAR Camp: Lacoya Bagley, Jerriel Berry, Temesa Bradley, Kelly Carlson, Kyra Engelman, Tim Hoffman, Ben Jameson, Meaghan Matthews, Alicia McCaffrey, Connie Mikla, Bryan Roderick, and Kay Thomas.
    Big thanks also to the administrators who helped: Principal Clint Miller, Assistant Principal Marcia Torres, and District ELAR Coordinator Nadine Raybourn
     

    Read Across Little Elm

    Each year, schools across the country participate in Read Across America Week as a way of celebrating Dr. Suess’ birthday. This year, Little Elm ISD invited our community to join this special celebration of reading! On Thursday, March 9, parents, first responders, District employees, community members, Board members, and many more volunteered to read to students across the District. Thank you to our Little Elm ISD Digital Media Specialists for organizing such a wonderful event for the District and the Little Elm community! Below are just a few pictures from Thursday. View more pictures from Read Across Little Elm.
    Former Dallas Cowboy, Jesse Holley, reads to students at Brent Elementary.
    A parent volunteer reads to students at Chavez Elementary.
    Students read across multiple platforms at Colin Powell Sixth Grade Center.
    LEISD Board Member, Alex Flores, reads to students at Hackberry Elementary.
    Students read books of their choice at Lakeside Middle School.
    A Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer reads to students at Lakeview Elementary.
    Read Lakeview's Read Across Little Elm Newsletter.
    Retired Dallas ISD teacher, Martha Koch, reads to students at Oak Point Elementary.
    School Resource Officer, J.P. Alexander, reads to students at Prestwick STEM Academy.
     

    First the Egg: A five-part story about first graders and a chicken's life cycle

    WaddLEs and Little Elliot seem to be quite comfortable as they are becoming acquainted with their new world outside of an egg. This month, Hackberry Elementary first graders have learned about the 21 day life cycle of a chicken egg. First grade teachers decided it would be neat to step it up a notch. “Bringing science to life for our students made it very real for them,” said Kristan Whiddon, first grade teacher.

    Students started with 12 eggs and they were placed in an incubator. Each week, students learned the growth stage of the chicken inside the egg. The hatching of the eggs was caught on video and shared through Youtube. It was learning that had reached its climax. Students were excited to see how the chicken carefully pecked away at the shell to enter this world.

    This week Jennifer Carrillo, a first grade parent, came to the school to determine if WaddLEs and Little Elliot were girls or boys. Based on the length on the wing feathers and anatomy, “They are definitely girls,” she said.


    The lesson became a household name at Hackberry over the weeks. At Open House, WaddLEs and Little Elliot took center stage as parents from all grade-level students came to visit the new “chicks on the block.” The excitement was high for our students while they explained what they were learning about their two friends.

    WaddLEs was able to walk the hallways one last time as students bid their farewell before everyone leaves for Spring Break. The chickens are headed back to their home, a farm in Krum. Kindergarten teacher Megan Branch, and her family, were pleased to offer chicken eggs to the first grader’s “Hatching Chickens in the Classroom Project.”

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

    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.
     

    LMS Lobos of the Month

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

    Congratulations to the
    February Lobos of the Month:

    7th Grade Girl: Reyna Uvaldo
    7th Grade Boy: Caleb Garcia
    7th Grade Teacher: Christal Rivas
    8th Grade Girl: Emily Eaton
    8th Grade Boy: Braeden Winders
    8th Grade Teacher: Lacoya Bagley
     

    Blue Angels Win State Championship!

    The LEHS Blue Angels Drill team wrapped up their competition season at the HTEDance Texas State Championship. Their awards are listed below:
    State Medium Team Division Champions
    Team Super Sweepstakes
    1st Place Team Military
    1st Place Team Pom
    Team Showmanship Award
    Team Entertainment Award
    Team Choreography Award
    Officer Sweepstakes Award
    Officer Choreography Award
    Hip-Hop Trio-all Division I's

    Haven't had a chance to see the Blue Angels perform their award-winning routines? Make plans to attend their annual Spring Show on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Elm High School Auditorium.
     

    LEHS One-Act Play Advances to District Contest

    The Little Elm High School Monster cast and crew had a successful first One-Act Play competition! They advanced out of Zone, and will compete at the district level on Tuesday, March 21. They will perform at 5:00 p.m. at The Colony High School. LEHS Theatre Director, Rachel Carothers, is encouraging everyone to attend, "your voice, whether laughing or gasping makes a huge difference to our success."

    The following students were honored with acting and tech awards for their work:
    Heather Sutton - Outstanding Technician
    Vivian Alonso - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
    Anthonee Pledger - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
    Tyler Sieffert - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
    Brooke Tamayo - All Star Cast
     

    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.
     

    LEISD on WFAA

    Little Elm school district teachers donate their own sick days to help couple - watch the segment on wfaa.com
    Little Elm school district teachers donate their own sick days to help couple
    Watch the segment on WFAA.com
     

    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 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. 
     

    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.
     

    Chavez PTA Art Reflections Contest Awards

    Congratulations to all our Chavez students who earned recognition for the PTA Reflections art contest. This year’s contest theme was “What is Your Story?”. All the students who won an Award of Excellence at Chavez were entered into the regional competition, four students advanced to the state competition, and two students won awards at state. Below are the awards earned:
     
    The following students won an award at State:
    Kaydence Flood- Award of Merit for Visual Art piece titled "Putting my Art into the World Around Me,"
    Callie Hendricks- Honorable Mention for her photography titled "My Life."

    The following students advanced to the State Competition:
    Maren Scott
    Callie Hendricks
    Kaydence Flood (not pictured)
    Davin Espinoza
     
    The following students won an award at Regionals:
    all are visual art except where noted
    Diego Aguilar - Honorable Mention
    Gabriella Betts - Award of Merit
    Anaya Cavalier - Honorable Mention
    Davin Espinoza - Award of Excellence - photography
    Kaydence Flood - (not pictured) Award of Excellence
    Callie Hendricks - Award of Excellence - photography
    Shani Johnson - Honorable Mention 
    Abby Ramos - Honorable Mention 
    Allana Sanders - Prince- Award of Merit 
    Maren Scott - Award of Excellence 
    Sophia Song - Award of Merit 
    Makaelynn Wiltz - Honorable Mention 
     
    The following students won the Award of Excellence at Chavez:
    Diego Aguilar, Skylar Appel, Gabriella Betts, Anaya Cavalier, Abigail Cunningham, Lily Duke, Davin Espinoza, Jasmine Francis, Callie Hendricks, Areli Mendez, Allana Sanders-Prince, Maren Scott, Sophia Song, Makaelynn Wiltz. Missing are: Kaydence Flood and Shani Johnson.
     

    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
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    On Monday night, Little Elm ISD parents concluded a two-part session on building resiliency in children. Parents recognized the crucial role schools and the community play in helping children build resiliency when faced with adversity. The Parent Education Academy doesn't meet over Spring Break, but they pick back up on Monday, March 20 with a session on grandparents and their role rearing children. Learn more about the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy.
     
    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 now!
     

    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 13-17 LEISD Closed for Spring Break!
    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.
     Brent Elementary
    March 22 1st Grade Field Trip to Sharkarosa
    March 22 3:00 p.m. PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    March 24 7:30 a.m. 3-5 BAM Assembly
    March 24 6:00 p.m. PTA Movie Night

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    March 22 Super Hero Shirt Day!

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:


    March 23 5:30 p.m.
    Family Movie Night/PTA General Meeting
    March 24 8:00 a.m. Lobo Pack Pep Rally PreK-2nd Grade
    March 24 9:00 a.m. Lobo Pack Pep Rally 3rd-5th Grade

     Lakeview Elementary 

     Oak Point Elementary 
     
     Prestwick 
    March 21 6:30 p.m. NJHS Induction Ceremony

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    March 13-24 Recycle 2 Support Fundraiser
    March 24 7:15 p.m. Ice Skating Fundraiser

     Lakeside Middle School 

     Little Elm High School 
    March 21 5:00 p.m. FFA Meeting
    March 21 6:30 p.m. Conversation with Colleges
    March 23 6:30 p.m. HBCU College Fair
     

    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 information.
     

    Upcoming College Readiness Events

    Click the image for more information.

    Free HBCU College Fair - click for information.

    Conversation with Colleges - Click for information
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

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

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

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    Update

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity beat Lake Dallas 1-0
    *Varsity secured playoff berth!
    JV beat Lake Dallas 1-0
    Varsity beat RL Turner 4-1

    LEHS Baseball
    Varsity beat McKinney 6-1 in the Collin County Tournament
    Varsity beat Liberty Christian 3-0 and Frisco Liberty 6-0 in the Frisco Tournament

    LEHS Tennis
    Allí Ziehm won the Girls Singles Championship at the Goldfield Invitational

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    JV beat Lake Dallas 1-0

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Prosper 7-6

    LEHS Golf
    Megan McAtee placed 4th at the Lake Highlands Invitational

    LEHS Boys Powerlifting
    Regional Meet Results:
    Michael Walker - 5th place
    Roy Goins - 9th place

    LMS/PSA Boys & Girls Track
    Team Results from Frisco MS Meet:
    8th Grade Boys - 1st place
    7th Grade Boys - 4th place
    8th Grade Girls - 2nd place
    7th Grade Girls - 3rd place

    LEHS Boys Basketball Players Earn All-District Honors

    Co-MVP's - RJ Hampton & Devin Pullum (automatic First Team)
    First Team - Simba Zihumo
    Second Team - Dawu'd Chew, DeShon Gilbert, KJ Pruitt and Javion Williams
    Coaching Staff of the Year - Little Elm - Rusty Segler, Nigel Smith, Devon English and Ben Jameson
     

    Coach Segler to be Honored at State Basketball Tournament

    Coach Segler will be recognized for his 550 career wins at the Boys State Basketball Tournament, during the 8:00 p.m. game on Friday, March 10. Congratulations Coach!! 

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    March 13 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at McKinney North

    LEHS Softball
    March 10 5:00/7:00
    JV/Varsity at The Colony

    March 13 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Newman Smith

    March 15 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Creekview
      (Senior/Parent Night)

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    March 16-17
    State Meet in Waco
    LEHS Boys Soccer
    March 13 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. McKinney North

    LEHS Baseball
    March 9-11
    Varsity at Frisco Tournament
    JV Gold at Denton Tournament
    JV Blue at LE/Turner Invitational

    March 14
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity vs. Prosper
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue at Prosper

    March 17
    4:30/7:30 p.m.
    JV Gold/Varsity at Prosper
    5:00 p.m.
    JV Blue vs. Prosper
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    LEHS Softball honors Little Elm first responders. Chief Harrison throws the first pitch at their game against Prosper.
    FOX 4 Meteorologist Evan Andrews teaches Brent Elementary fourth grade students about meteorology.
    Coach Lankford celebrates his 200th career win after the LEHS Varsity Girls soccer team beat RL Turner 4-1! This team is Play-Off Bound!!!
    Curriculum Night at Lakeview Elementary. View more pictures.
    Hackberry Elementary has a huge turnout for their second annual talent show!
    Art & Reading Night at Brent Elementary. View more pictures.
    The LEISD Boy's Choir performs for Oak Point Elementary students.
    Chavez Elementary fourth grade students travel to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip.
    The LEHS Varsity softball team celebrates a come-from-behind win. The girls beat Prosper 7-7 in extra innings!
     

    LEHS Boys Soccer Senior/Parent Night

    Carlos Quinones
    Luis Aguilar
    Joshua Herrera
    Carlos Gutierrez
    Juan Gutierrez
    Kodey Smith
    Trainers:
    Jaylaan Murphy & Maria Flores
    Chase Dabliz
    Kevin Sanchez
    Aldair Loza
    Garrett Torea
    Julian Avila
    Jorge Ramos

     
     
     

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    Celebrate Texas Public Schools

    Every moment of every day in Texas public schools, students experience real-life engagement and profound learning. Teachers are the catalyst for student learning. When those "Ah-Ha" moments happen, teachers celebrate students' success and recognize achievement whenever possible. But sometimes we don't get to see or hear of those moments because, as we know, they happen frequently and in a blink of an eye.
    On March 2, superintendents from across the state snapped photos wearing their Power of Public T-shirts. It was a message public school districts wanted to send that there is Power of Public in Texas education!
    As a community, we should help spread the word and try to capture those moments, too! It is more important now than ever to Celebrate Texas Public Schools! The Celebrate Texas Public Schools campaign is the perfect opportunity to do just that and more! Teachers, snap a photo with your class when students are learning! Parents, take photos of your children and their teachers and principals! Use the hashtag, #PowerofPublic, and let it be known; there are wonderful things happening at @leisd!
    Here's what's coming up at Little Elm ISD...
    Tuesday, March 7
    Powell Choir Concert at 5:30 p.m.
    Prestwick K-5 Open House at 5:30 p.m.
    Brent Elementary Art and Reading Night at 5:30 p.m.
    Chavez Elementary Open House 5:30 p.m.
    Lakeview Elementary Curriculum Night at 5:30 p.m.
    Oak Point Elementary Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Hackberry Elementary Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, March 9
    Read Across Little Elm - LEISD campuses from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
     

    More Recess at Brent, Lakeview, and Prestwick Through LiiNK

    Embrace change, especially if it's beneficial. In its first year at Little Elm ISD at three elementary campuses, the LiiNK Project is making a difference inside the classrooms. Because of that, Little Elm ISD will bring on the other three elementary campuses for the 2017-2018 school year. Little Elm will be the only district in the nation to have LiiNK at every elementary campus.

    During the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Debbie Rhea, a professor from TCU who is also the project developer and creator of LiiNK, showed that participating LEISD kindergarten and first grade students' off-task behaviors went from 60% down to 28% this year, so far. "That's what is happening at every school in one year's time that has LiiNK," explained Dr. Rhea.

    LiiNK, which stands for Let's Inspire Innovation 'N Kids, was designed by Dr. Rhea while she studied Finnish schools. She developed an American counterpart and now six school districts in Texas and Oklahoma have partnered with TCU and Dr. Rhea. LiiNK is designed to provide students four 15-minute breaks a day. One recess for every 45 minutes of learning.

    "We do know this works. it is changing our environment of learning and we know its positively impacting our kids, academically," said Daniel Gallagher, assistant superintendent for Educational Services.

    Results showed the students who are participants in LiiNK, have surpassed comparison schools in reading and math by two to seven percent in one school year. Students gain focus, which in turn creates increased performance.

    Monday's vote was to expand the project to include kindergarten and first grade at Brent, Lakeview, and Prestwick. Chavez's, Hackberry's, and Oak Point's kindergarten and first grade began LiiNK this past fall and will add second grade for 2017-2018.

    Dr. Rhea says The LiiNK Project is more than recess. She says a vital piece to its success is the positive action lessons taught four times a week that shows students how to socialize, be empathetic, and solve their own problems. "Our observation is that the socialization piece, which includes students learning how to take care of each other, shows results through the roof. We don't see this in our comparison schools," said Dr. Rhea.

    Bringing on LiiNK came with a learning curve. Teachers had to adjust their schedules to fit the four 15-minute recesses in a day. Fearful of losing minutes for learning, teachers have found they're spending less time redirecting students' off-task behaviors and gaining more quality time in the classroom. "Teachers are focused on the academic side of reading, math, social studies, and science. To say we're going to get more out of kids but have less time in the classroom doesn't make sense. But it works. We're finding these students are more engaged and focused because they know another recess is coming," said Doug Sevier, principal at Chavez Elementary.

    The board approved the three-year agreement with TCU. The District is investing $288,118 to benefit more than 1,000 students.That will cost roughly $89 a year for each student over the next three years to experience lifetime benefits. The District hopes, over time, to have LiiNK in grades K-5. Research is being conducted to find ways to implement it at the middle school level.
     

    New Calendar for 2017-2018

    The Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Dr. Cyndy Mika, assistant superintendent for School Improvement and Accountability, made the recommendation Monday night. "In the fall, we released the big holiday breaks so our parents could begin planning for vacations."

    The District Education Improvement Council (DEIC) reviewed three calendar options and chose the one Dr. Mika presented to the Board members. Highlights for the 2017-2018 calendar include the start date: *August 16, which is mid-week and three days earlier than this school year. "Teachers we spoke to like the idea of starting mid-week because students are trying to adjust after being on summer vacation," said Dr. Mika.

    The winter break is slightly longer for students this year. The calendar has five days built in for professional learning. "This calendar was created with our mission in mind which is about students' success. We want to provide our teachers with the professional days of learning to help our students," said Dr. Mika.
    Last school day for students is Thursday, May 24, 2018.

    *(CORRECTED: Previously stated first day of school was August 14. It is now corrected to say August 16 as the first day of school for students.)

    View the 2017-2018 school calendar in its entirety.
     

    Little Elm ISD Approves District of Innovation Plan

    Monday night, the Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approved the District of Innovation (DOI) plan. The plan will allow the District to have local control over three areas at Little Elm ISD. Daniel Gallagher, assistant superintendent for Educational Services says the big benefit is having the option to hire experienced professionals to teach classes for Career and Technical Education. "It will be an easier transition to hire innovative individuals without having to go through the full certification process through the state. This opens us up for a wider group of qualified candidates to teach CTE courses," said Gallagher.

    House Bill 1842 enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature gave districts the option to designate itself as a DOI through a process required by the Texas Education Code 12A.

    This designation will allow Little Elm ISD to set the first and last day of school, and not be held the uniform start date required by law. "Current law only allows us to start on the fourth Monday in August. We can now align our school year around local colleges. That is beneficial to our students enrolled in Dual Credit and college level courses," said Gallagher. Read more about the DOI.
     

    Read Across Little Elm


    As we gear up for National Education Association's Read Across America Day, we would like to ask fellow community members to put aside the many hats they wear for work and wear the ultimate reading hat, the red and white striped stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat. This day, it has been dubbed, Read Across Little Elm on March 9.

    Be a part of this flurry (or furry) of reading excitement! Get involved in supporting children's literacy in our community:
    • Since this NEA supported endeavor is designed to put every child in the company of a book, take the opportunity to read and enjoy! Read to a child in your life.
    • Help set a good example. Contact your elementary school librarian and volunteer to share a story with a class.
    • Resolve to make March 9 the first of many days you volunteer to read at a school, afterschool program, community center, library, or daycare facility
    If you would like to volunteer, contact a Little Elm ISD Library Media Specialist at any campus or click here to sign up.

    Click here for more information about Read Across Little Elm and for a list of campus dress-up days.
     

    Spring GT Recommendation Window is Open

    Parents and guardians of current 1st-11th grade students:
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    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 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.
     

    Girls Powerlifters Qualify for State Competition

    The LEHS Girls Powerlifting team placed third at the Regional competition and nine girls placed in the top six of their weight class to advance to the State Competition.


    State Qualifiers

    Ashley Fink - 1st place
    Melissa Ocasio - 4th place
    Shelbie Rhodes - 2nd place
    Molly Chhor - 3rd place
    Izzy Fielder - 6th place
    Madisyn Betanur - 5th place
    Hannah Skinner - 5th place
    Mykiyah Whitfield - 6th place
    Faith Goins - 4th place
     

    Destination Imagination Finishes Strong

    Little Elm ISD's Oak Point Elementary Destination Imagination team finished in 2nd place at the DI Tournament in their division, last weekend. Valeria, Owen, Dylan, and Norelle from Oak Point Elementary and Nolan from Lakeview Elementary also competed Instant Challenge 100 points.

    Seven teams, a total of 37 students from six elementary campuses, traveled to Denton Guyer High School to compete in the Destination Imagination Regional tournament. Since the fall, students have worked and created their own projects without help from adults or non-team members.

    DI, which it's commonly called, is a program designed to provide innovative 21st century programming that will help prepare students for success in school, careers, and life. The activities equip students to think, take risks, and work together to solve common problems. Learn more about Destination Imagination.

    LEISD's Competition Teams:

    Oak Point Team O'Hagan - 2nd place (pictured above)

    Prestwick Team Perot - 8th place

    Chavez Team Duke - 11th place
     

    AcDec Competes at State Competition

    Congratulations LEHS Academic Decathlon! They finished 6th in state in the mid-sized school category. The competition was close and together, they brought home 10 medals!

    Daniel Cardenas - Silver medal in Language & Literature and a Silver medal in Math
    Ryan Wong - Bronze medal in Art
    Jake Mooney - Gold medal in Science, Bronze medal in Art, and Gold medal in Speech with a perfect 1000 score!
    Nabihah Shah - Silver medal in Interview
    Joshua Kint - Gold medal in Language & Literature
    Matthew Musteen - Silver medal in Speech and Silver medal in Interview

    We are very proud of these students and how they represented LEHS!
     

    DECA Students on their Way to Nationals

    This was by far the best showing by Little Elm DECA at the state career conference, ever! Competing with 4000 students from 400 schools we had great success. A total of 13 LEHS students will advance to Nationals.
     
    The Little Elm chapter with 162 members is the ninth largest in Texas and third largest in the Metroplex (behind BME Academy at Eaton High School in Northwest ISD). Texas is now the largest state for DECA after being second the last five years. The Little Elm advisors, Rodger Hutley Marketing Teacher, Hollie Henry Business Teacher, and Tommy Parker Business Teacher are bursting with pride over the performance of these students in the Business and Marketing cluster and thank all the faculty in LEISD for providing the students with the reading and writing skills they needed to succeed.
    Ryan Martlaro - Advertising and Sale Promotion winner
    Jose Mendoza and Josiah Spencer - Marketing Management Team winners
    Gwendolyn Learo, Peer Riatti, Brenda Viera - Creative Marketing Project winners
    Breeanna Kirk, Bryce West, Blake Boughey - School Based Enterprise winners
    Elizabeth Rosales, Isaac Willis - Promotional Campaign Thrive Academy winners
    Hazel Ibarra, Martha Paz - Community Service Campaign Thrive Academy winners
     

    This Team Created Many "Firsts"

    The Lobo Boys Varsity Basketball team may not have taken it all the way to the state championship game -- but they're celebrating a laundry list of "firsts..."
    • First team to win 29 games in a season.
    • First team to have as few as five losses in a season.
    • First team to go undefeated with a 14-0 record in district play (The team in 2011-2012 went 12-0 in district play).
    • First team to be ranked as high as #2 in the state.
    • First team to win 20 straight games in a season.
    • First team to have co-MVPs in our district (Sr Devin Pullum and Fr. RJ Hampton.
    • First team to have a member, Fr. RJ Hampton, chosen as one of 12 young men in the nation to play for USA Basketball this summer.
    • First team to have the DFW newcomer of the year (Fr. RJ Hampton).
    • First team to have the leading point scorer in DFW (Fr. RJ Hampton).
    Thanks, team, for a great season! #loboproud
     

    Blue Angels Bring Home More Awards from State Competition

    The LEHS Blue Angels Drill Team competed last weekend at the Dallas Texas Showcase of Champions on Saturday, February 25 at The Colony High School!

    The Blue Angels won the officer super sweepstakes, 2nd runner up officer contemporary, 1st runner up officer hip-hop, team super sweepstakes, 1st place team military, 1st runner up team novelty, 1st runner up team pom! Congratulations Blue Angels! Next up...their third and final competition, the HTE Dance Team Championships! They travel to Northwest High School, 2301 Texan Drive, Justin, TX Saturday, March 4.

    Performance times:
    • 8:36 a.m. Officer Contemporary
    • 10:16 a.m. Officer Jazz
    • 11:04 a.m. Officer Hip-Hop
    • 11:56 a.m. Hip-Hop trio (this routine will be in Gym #2)
    • 2:02 p.m. Team Jazz
    • 3:12 p.m. Team Military
    • 4:12 p.m. Team Novelty
    • 5:42 p.m. Team Pom
    • 6:22 p.m. Miss High Kick finals (optional for participants to sign up)
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Awards
     

    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
     

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

    This week has been a very exciting week. On Tuesday afternoon, Hackberry Elementary first graders welcomed the first-born chick, WaddLEs! The teachers anticipated the arrival on Monday afternoon. The first graders and teachers have been studying the 21 day life cycle of a chicken egg. Because they have been logging the number of days, they set up an iPad and captured the hatching!

    The teachers surprised the students by showing them the video Wednesday morning. The students were thrilled to watch it before their eyes. “Awws and cheers” were heard throughout the hallway as the students watched WaddLEs hatch. “It’s getting hatched,” yelled Aiden Stanley, a first grader.

    Then it was time to meet WaddLEs. Much like a picture you see on Black Friday sales, students lined the hallway outside the workroom to see the chicken face-to-face. Jillian, a first grader said, “We saw the beak and the head and then we heard it. It was so cute when it chirped.” That afternoon, WaddLEs was transferred into an aquarium tank prepared with cedar bedding, medicated feed, and water.

    The name WaddLEs was chosen by the students. The first grade teachers selected three optional names that contained the LE, for Little Elm. The choices were WaddLEs, Little Elliott was a close second, and Little Ernie was the third favorite.

    On Thursday, the second chick, Little Elliott, was very close to hatching during the school day. The teachers used Facebook to live-stream the hatching. As the students watched via computers, they cheered for Little Elliott to kick harder, but the little chick did not manage to fully hatch. That afternoon, the teachers discovered Little Elliott was struggling to come out of the shell so they helped. Little Elliott hatched at approximately 6:00 Thursday evening.

    During this entire five-week project, the students have learned the hatching process is very unpredictable as it can be quick or slow. At this point our third egg has not shown any signs of hatching.

    “It means everything to me to see the excitement in our students faces and hear how proud they are of the chicks,” said Ashley Measles, first grade teacher. “The main reason we decided to do this classroom project was to provide our students with a meaningful learning experience,” said Measles.

    Next week, we will see if WaddLEs and Little Elliott get more feathered friends to join the pack. Plus, where will they go? Be sure to follow us next week as we conclude our five-part series!

    Watch the video of WaddLEs hatching on YouTube.
     

    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 6 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    March 6 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session
    March 6 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Special Meeting
    March 7 8:00 a.m. LEISD Education Foundation Coffee with the Superintendent
    March 9 Read Across Little Elm!
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
    Brent Elementary
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Art and Reading Night
    March 10 7:30 a.m. K-2nd Grade BAM Assembly

    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Open House
    March 8 Superhero Shirt Day!

    Hackberry Elementary
    March 6
    Benchmark Testing
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Open House & Science Fair Display

    WATCH:

    Hackberry Video News

    Lakeview Elementary
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Curriculum Night

    Oak Point Elementary
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Open House
    Prestwick
    March 6 Benchmark Testing
    Algebra I
    March 7 5:30 p.m. Open House
    K-5th Grade
    March 8 6th Grade Field Trip
    March 8 Career Portals Field Trip
    March 9 4:00 p.m. 6th Grade Solo & Ensemble Band Contest

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade
    March 7 5:30 p.m.
    Spring Choir Concert
    March 10 Hoops for Heart

    Lakeside Middle School

    Little Elm High School
    March 8 6:30 p.m. Lobo Executive Booster Club Meeting
    March 11 8:00 a.m. SAT
    Spring Break March 13-17
     

    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 information.
     

    Upcoming College Readiness Events

    Click the image for more information.

    Free HBCU College Fair - click for information.

    Conversation with Colleges - Click for information
     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

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

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

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    Update

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    Varsity beat Creekview 2-0
    Varsity beat Newman Smith 1-0

    LEHS Boys & Girls Track
    JV & Varsity teams both took 2nd place at Castleberry Relays

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    The team placed 3rd at Regionals and 9 girls qualified for State!!

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Coppell 9-3

    LEHS Girls Golf
    JV won 1st place at The Falcon Classic
    Emma rose Wood placed 2nd
    Debora Cordon placed 3rd

    Girls Basketball Players Earn All-District Honors

    Congratulations to the following LEHS Varsity girls basketball players for earning All-District Honors:
    1st Team All-District - Keviona Barber and Ma'K'La Woods
    2nd Team All-District - Skyla Kelly and Jayeida Neal
    Honorable Mention - Taylor Johnson and Summer Ogden
    Academic All-District - Taylor Johnson, Ma'K'La Woods, and Emily Zinger

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    March 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at RL Turner

    March 6 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Lake Dallas

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

    March 10 5:00/7:00
    JV/Varsity at The Colony

    LEHS Track & Field
    March 3
    McKinney HS MISD Relays at Ron Poe Stadium

    March 10 11:00 a.m.
    South Hills HS Scorpion Relays at Clark Stadium
    LEHS Boys Soccer
    March 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. RL Turner

    March 6 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Lake Dallas

    LEHS Baseball
    March 2-4
    Varsity at Collin County Invitational
    JV Gold at Lobo Invitational
    JV Blue at North Crowley Invitational

    March 9-11
    Varsity at Frisco Tournament
    JV Gold at Denton Tournament
    JV Blue at LE/Turner Invitational

    LEHS Golf
    March 6 8:00 a.m.
    Varsity Boys & JV/Varsity Girls at Lake Highlands Invitational

    March 8 9:00 a.m.
    JV Boys at Falcon Developmental
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    Shonti Jackson (pictured second to the left) has been a Little Elm ISD bus driver for more than 10 years. She loves her job and takes it very seriously. The day of the police swat stand-off, Jackson found herself in her bus with more than 20 students trapped in the neighborhood with an active police situation. The bus remained parked there for several hours while she managed to keep her students safe, calm, comforted, and cared for. Jackson was honored at Monday's School Board Meeting with an LE Excellence Coin. We appreciate her love and compassion for our students at Little Elm ISD!
    The LEHS Girls Powerlifting team placed third at Regionals and nine girls qualified for the State Competition!! #loboproud
    Lakeside Middle School Spotlight at Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting featured students who participated in last fall's Hispanic Heritage Festival directed by Christal Rivas.
    LEHS Art students competed in the Regional VASE Competition at Hebron High School. Congratulations to Katherine Neeves, Sophia Willis, and Jessica Solis for advancing to the State Competition!
    Brent Elementary students won jerseys from the Dallas Stars! The students competed in the Dallas Stars' Stick with Reading Challenge. The student that read the most books in their homeroom won a jersey.
    LEHS Boys Varsity Basketball player, R.J Hampton, is named Newcomer of the Year by Inside High School Sports. Watch as R.J. Hampton is presented with his bobblehead.
    Hackberry Elementary students use math towers as an addition and subtraction strategy.
    Three LEHS Football players were recognized at Monday night's Board meeting for being named to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. #loboproud
    Brent Elementary fourth graders traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip.
    Congratulations to the LEHS February Leaders of the Pack Bailey Weakley and Colton Kennemer.
    Congratulations to the LEHS January Leaders of the Pack Jose Mendoza and Ashley Fink.
    Congratulations to the newest graduate of the GOALS Program, Malvin Rosales!
    The LEHS JV Winterguard competed at Wakeland High School.
    The winner of Lakeside Middle School's Black History Month Door Decorating Contest!






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    Celebrate Texas Public Schools

    Every moment of every day in Texas public schools, students experience real-life engagement and profound learning. Teachers are the catalyst for student learning. When those "Ah-Ha" moments happen, teachers celebrate students' success and recognize achievement whenever possible. But sometimes we don't get to see or hear of those moments because we know they happen frequently and in a blink of an eye. As a community, we should help spread the word and try to capture those moments!  It is more important now than ever to Celebrate Texas Public Schools! The Celebrate Texas Public Schools campaign is the perfect opportunity to do just that and more! Teachers, snap a photo with your class when students are learning! Parents, take photos of your children and their teachers and principals! Use the hashtag, #PowerofPublic, and let it be known; there are wonderful things happening at @leisd!

    Monday, February 27 
       Oak Point Elementary Jump Rope for Heart
       College Monday - All campuses
       Parent Education Academy Session - 6 p.m. Oak Point Elementary
       Board of Trustees Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Zellars Center: This meeting is always open to the public! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the District!
     
    Tuesday, February 28
       Lakeview Elementary PTA Spirit Night at Palio's
       LEHS Junior Parent Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the LEHS Lecture Hall - Junior students and their parents are invited to hear from College Readiness Coordinator Mrs. Brown about where you should be and what you should be doing at this point to prepare for the college application process.
     
    Wednesday, March 1
       Lakeview Elementary First Grade Music performance at 6:00 p.m.
       LEHS Coffee with the Principal at 7:45 a.m.
     
    Friday, March 2
       Chavez Elementary Fourth grade field trip to Austin
       Brent Elementary BAM Assembly 7:30 a.m. for Third-Fifth Grade
       Chavez Elementary Kindergarten Horse Parade at 7:50 a.m.
     
    Tuesday, March 7
       Powell Choir Concert at 5:30 p.m.
       Prestwick K-5 Open House at 7:00 p.m.
       Brent Elementary Art and Reading Night at 5:30 p.m.
       Lakeview Elementary Curriculum Night at 5:30 p.m.
       Oak Point Elementary Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
       Hackberry Elementary Open House from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
     

    Back the Pack! The Lobos to Play for Area Championship!

    The Lobo Varsity Boys Basketball claimed the title, Bi-District Champions with a 61-49 win over Frisco Wakeland. This was the 19th straight win for the Lobos! The Lobos will take on West Mesquite in the Area Championship game on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at J.J. Pearce High School.
    Click here for more game details.
     

    Destination Imagination Tournament Time!

    Little Elm ISD students are extending valuable learning through Destination Imagination for a second year. On Saturday, seven teams, a total of 37 students from six elementary campuses, travel to Denton Guyer High School to compete in the Destination Imagination Regional tournament. Since the fall, students have been creating their own projects without help from adults or non-team members. Teams will take their challenge and compete against other teams in their Challenge Level and Challenge Category. 

    DI, which it's commonly called, is a program designed to provide innovative 21st century programming that will help prepare students for success in school, careers, and life. The activities equip students to think, take risks, and work together to solve common problems.

    We wish all our Little Elm DI teams the best of luck on Saturday! Here are the times the teams compete. You are welcome to attend them, but doors lock after the start time! 
     
    8:15 a.m. - Prestwick Team Perot (room H163)
    8:15 a.m. - Brent Team Reyes (room C104)
    8:40 a.m. - Hackberry Team Nelson (room C105)
    9:45 a.m. - Chavez Team Alman (room C104)
    10:35 a.m. - Prestwick Team Chilcote (room C107)
    11:30 a.m. - Oak Point Team O'Hagan (room F126)
    12:55 a.m. - Chavez Team Duke (room F126)

    To learn more about Destination Imagination, click HERE.
     

    Blue Angels to Compete at State Competition

    Support the LEHS Blue Angels Drill Team at the Dallas Texas Showcase of Champions on Saturday, February 25 at The Colony High School!

    Performance times:
    9:40 a.m. - Large Officer Contemporary
    11:12 a.m. - Medium Ensemble
    12:12 p.m. - Larger Officer Jazz
    1:30 p.m. - Large Team Jazz
    2:24 p.m. - Large Officer Hip Hop
    3:05 p.m. - Large Team Novelty
    5:10 p.m. - Large Team Military
    7:55 p.m. - Large Team Pom
     

    AcDec Awards Ceremony Live Streaming!

    Nine LEHS students are in El Paso at the State AcDec Competition! LEHS is currently in 4th place in the state in the medium school category, right behind two Lubbock schools and Highland Park. 

    Click here to watch the live stream of the Academic Decathlon Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. This is LEHS's second year to compete at the State Level. Last year, they finished 6th place out of 40 schools in their category.
     

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

    After nearly three weeks of waiting and monitoring, first grade students at Hackberry Elementary are on day 19 of the 21-day life cycle of a chicken egg. This week, students continued to monitor the progress of the young chicken inside the egg. On Thursday, the chicken eggs were removed from the rotator inside the incubator to prepare for the hatching process. The eggs still remained in the incubator during this time and the humidity was increased by seventy-five percent. “We could take them to the doctor and get an x-ray,” commented Rodney Osarenkhoe, a first grader.

    In preparation for the hatching, students studied the scientific evidence of the hatching process and how it can take anywhere from 12 to 18 hours. They also learned the young chickens are now in position to begin the hatching process. The teachers explained to the students that since 21 falls on a Sunday they will be visiting the school to monitor the eggs over the weekend. The students are very anxious to meet their newest “feather-friends,” the new chicks on the block at Hackberry.

    “We are ready to welcome our baby chicks to first grade. This has been a very exciting, yet anxious, adventure,” said Leah Webber, first grade teacher. “Our first graders have discovered many facts about the life cycle of a chicken egg and have had fun throughout the entire process,” said Webber.

    Next week, students will transfer the live chicks to an aquarium tank filled with cedar wood bedding, medicated chicken feed, and a heat lamp. You won’t want to miss next week as we hope to introduce you to the newest members of the Lobo FamiLE!
     

    Read Across Little Elm


    As we gear up for National Education Association's Read Across America Day, we would like to ask fellow community members to put aside the many hats they wear for work and wear the ultimate reading hat, the red and white striped stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat. This day, it has been dubbed, Read Across Little Elm on March 9.
     
    Be a part of this flurry (or furry) of reading excitement! Get involved in supporting children's literacy in our community:
    • Since this NEA supported endeavor is designed to put every child in the company of a book, take the opportunity to read and enjoy! Read to a child in your life.
    • Help set a good example. Contact your elementary school librarian and volunteer to share a story with a class.
    • Resolve to make March 9 the first of many days you volunteer to read at a school, afterschool program, community center, library, or daycare facility
    If you would like to volunteer, contact a Little Elm ISD Library Media Specialist at any campus or click here to sign up.

    Click here for more information about Read Across Little Elm and for a list of campus dress-up days.
     
    Click here to read the LEHS Construction Update for Monday, February 20, 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:

      
     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the District-wide calendar.

    February 27 College Monday - wear your favorite college shirt!
    February 27 6:00 p.m. Parent Education Academy Session
    February 27 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the  to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
     Brent Elementary
    February 27 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       5th Grade Science
    February 28 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
    March 3 7:30 a.m. BAM Assembly 3rd-5th Grade

     Cesar Chavez Elementary
    March 1 Superhero Shirt Day!
    March 1 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
    March 2 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
    March 3 4th Grade Field Trip to Austin
    March 3 7:50 a.m. Kindergarten Horse Parade

     Hackberry Elementary

    WATCH:


    February 28
    Spring Picture Day
    March 2 Dr. Seuss' Birthday
    March 3 5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Talent Show

     Lakeview Elementary 
    February 27 Benchmark Testing:
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
    February 28 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
    February 28 PTA Spirit Night at Palio's
    March 1 Benchmark Testing
       5th Grade Science
    March 1 6:00 p.m. 1st Grade Music Performance

     Oak Point Elementary 
    February 27 Jump Rope 4 Heart Begins
     Prestwick 
    February 28 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Math
       4th Grade Math
       6th Grade Math
       7th Grade Math
    March 1 Benchmark Testing
       8th Grade Social Studies
    March 2 Benchmark Testing
       3rd Grade Reading
       4th Grade Reading
       5th Grade Science
       6th Grade Reading
       7th Grade Reading
       8th Grade Science

     Colin Powell Sixth Grade 
    February 27
     Benchmark Testing
       Math
    February 28 Benchmark Testing
       Reading

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

     Little Elm High School 
    February 28 6:30 p.m.
    Junior Parent Meeting
    March 1 7:45 a.m. Coffee with the Principal
     

    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 information.
     

     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

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

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

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    Update

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Heritage 12-0 and Chant 6-1 in the Little Elm Invitational

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat Hebron 5-4
    JV beat Hebron 3-0
    Varsity beat Frisco Wakeland 61-49 to win the Bi-District Championship!

    Upcoming Events

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    February 24 5:30/7:00 p.m. 
    JV/Varsity at Newman Smith

    February 28 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Creekview

    March 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at RL Turner

    LEHS Softball
    February 23-25
    Varsity at Denton Ryan Tournament
    JV at Plano West Tournament

    February 28 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Coppell

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    February 24-25
    Regional Meet at Cedar Hill

    LEHS Track & Field
    February 25 6:00 a.m.
    Lion Relays at Castleberry High School

    March 3
    McKinney HS MISD Relays at Ron Poe Stadium
    LEHS Boys Basketball
    February 24 7:00 p.m.
    Varsity vs. West Mesquite
    Area Championship at J.J. Pearce High School

    LEHS Boys Soccer
    February 24 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    February 28 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Creekview

    March 3 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. RL Turner

    LEHS Baseball
    March 2-4
    Varsity at Collin County Invitational
    JV Gold at Lobo Invitational
    JV Blue at North Crowley Invitational

    LEHS Golf
    March 2 8:30 a.m.
    JV/Varsity Girls at North Forney Falcon Classic

    LEHS Tennis
    March 3 8:00 a.m.
    JV/Varsity at Goldfield Invitational
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    The LEHS Boys Basketball team was featured on Inside High School Sports on WFAA!
    Oak Point Elementary fifth grade students at Camp JOLT.
    Leader to Leader Professional Development at Lakeview Elementary.
    Brent Elementary fourth grade students went on a Proud to be Texan Austin field trip. They visited the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Texas State Capitol, Bullock Texas State History Museum, and The Star of Destiny.
    Lakeview Elementary first grade students using fitness dice! The students used their doubles math skills to determine how many of each exercise to do.






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    Dual Language Program Expanding

    The Little Elm ISD Dual Language program is growing from two campuses to three for the 2017-2018 school year. Brent Elementary will open 44 more seats in kindergarten for next school year. “Our numbers continue to climb every year,” said Dr. Ashley Glover, director for Curriculum and Learning Services. “Every year, we have a waiting list and by adding another campus, we can serve more students.” Since the 2014-2015 school year, enrollment has grown from 340 students to 500 students in 2016-2017. Currently, Dual Language is offered at Hackberry Elementary and Oak Point Elementary.

    The quality of Little Elm ISD’s two-way Dual Language program has been proven. Two years ago at Hackberry Elementary, three third-grade native English speaking students tackled the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test in Spanish. They have been in Little Elm ISD’s Dual Language since they were in kindergarten. It was their first year to take a state assessment test as third graders and they passed with a “Level II Satisfactory” standard. The goal of the program is to have student bilingual and bi-literate by the time they are in fifth grade.

    “We started getting calls from people all over, even out-of-state, after they heard about our Dual Language Program and those students who passed the STAAR test in Spanish. In plans to move, they wanted to be sure they purchased a house within our Little Elm ISD boundary specifically to enroll their child in the Dual Language Program,” said Glover.

    The base of Dual Language and why it is successful is because of the number of English Language Learners (ELL) enrolled in the program, in addition to skilled teachers. There are 250 ELL students currently enrolled today. Combine those students with a balanced number of native English speakers and it becomes a productive learning environment. “We have to have that base of ELL students because it supports and encourages students to learn the languages each of them speak, while also receiving instruction from their teachers in English and Spanish,” said Glover. Science and social studies are taught in Spanish and math is taught in English. Reading and Language Arts is taught in the native language of the student. Beginning in the second grade, they begin Reading and Language Arts in English and Spanish.

    Dual Language is an enriching and unique learning opportunity Little Elm ISD provides to students. With it beginning its ninth year, the inaugural cohort of Dual Language students will take Spanish III in 2017-2018, a high-school level course, in middle school. “Research shows us that students who are enrolled in dual language have high levels of achievement, both academically and linguistically,” said Glover.

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

    Read the flyer with more info HERE.

    To read more about the students who took the STAAR test in Spanish, click HERE.
    *The Little Elm ISD Dual Language program is open to entering kindergartners only.
     

    Blue Angels Grand Champions

    For the first time in history, the Little Elm High School Blue Angels have earned Grand Champion status at the regional competition for medium team division. Twenty-four dancers traveled to compete at the Danceline North Texas Regional Competition at Celina High School last weekend. The team took eight routines and earned 17 awards in the team, officer and technique categories. The officers earned first place in jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. The overall team earned first place for the "bollywood" and hip-hop routines, and awards for novelty and pom routines.

    The Blue Angels have come a long way since the group's inception, 14 years ago. Drill team coach, Julia Smith, is the one who started the program and has turned it into a well-oiled machine. It's a far cry from her days of being an elementary school teacher. "My parents have always told me I would do well at this job. But I had it in my mind I wanted to be an elementary teacher. It wasn't until I was teaching when I made the switch," said Smith. "I was teaching at Brent, and I knew they were building a high school in Little Elm. I knew they were going to need a drill team, so I put together a proposal on a floppy disk. I was told I had the job six months later and the rest is history," she said.

    The Blue Angels is a competitive team and must tryout every year. They are judged on high kicks, toe touches, splits, and this year they will be judged on marching and struts. "Strutting is a big part of what we do.You see that performance side of the Blue Angels every where we go and the girls must look their best doing it," said Smith. Aside from skills, the girls must have good grades and exhibit positive behavior in the classrooms. "It's important for these girls to be the best because they represent Little Elm High School," said Smith. She said this year's team is the best she's ever coached. "This team cares for one another, they pull together and mesh as a team. It has been really fun to watch."

    The Blue Angels will compete at a State Competition at The Colony High School on February 25.

    Individual Awards:
    Turns: 1st Place - Tajirah Washington
    Leaps: 3rd Place - Tiffany Taboada
    Toe-Touches: 1st Place - Tiffany Taboada
    2nd Place - Aniyah Kolen
    3rd Place - Leslie Mata
    Top 5 finalist - Rebekah Swenson
     

    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!!
     

    DECA Recognizes LEHS School-Based Enterprise

    The Lobo Lair, a School-Based Enterprise at Little Elm High School, was among 360 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification (or Gold Level Re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. Little Elm High School was one of only 19 schools in Texas to receive this honor. The Marketing students who led the certification were seniors Breeanna Kirk and Bryce West with the assistance of many other members of the Little Elm DECA chapter and their advisor, Rodger Hutley. The Lobo Lair at Little Elm High School has operated for seven years and is to be commended for this achievement.

    A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Management. Marketing educators and DECA advisors have utilized this effective educational tool for more than four decades to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers.

    DECA’s School-based Enterprise Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and growth. SBEs can be certified at three levels: Bronze, Silver or Gold. In order to apply for the certification, SBEs must submit extensive documentation that demonstrates their adherence to various marketing and retail standards. After the documentation is submitted, a review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved.

    DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
     

    An Ivory League of their Own

    It's a classroom that looks very different and not what students are used to seeing. An electric piano, or keyboard, is on top of each desk - all situated against the walls. "One-two-three-ready-and...," said Karen Mayberry, choral director and teacher of the piano course. Each student wears headphones as they follow Mayberry's lead. Students have sheet music they have learned how to read and most of them started this course in the fall never taking a piano lesson. "We have a piano at home and everything I have learned, I have taught myself," said Nataly Ballesteros, a junior at LEHS. "I was in choir at another school and I always thought it was neat when the teacher played the piano for us. I wanted to learn to play."

    The Piano course is not a new class. LEHS offered it two years ago and it was highly attended. The class is back this school year and more than 50 students signed up to learn how to play. It is essentially taking free piano lessons for those who otherwise couldn't afford it or couldn't fit it in their schedule due to extracurricular activities. "The students are reading treble clef and bass clef notes. They have advanced quickly because if you think about it, the regular lessons, you only go once a week. Here, we have lessons and practice every day," said Mayberry. She teaches three classes every day. Her sixth period class is more advanced due to the nature of students in the course. "I have quite a few band students in my class," said Mayberry. One of her choir students, who plays piano, is also in 6th period. She uses that time to practice her accompaniment music she plays for Mayberry and the choirs.

    Next year, students will be able to take Piano II, which is a more advanced piano course.
     

    Tutor Dr. Stocks the Fridge!

    Tutor Doctor stocking the fridge at Brent Elementary! The Lobo community voted and Brent Elementary took first place in the Stock the Fridge competition, just five votes ahead of Chavez Elementary. Chavez will also get its fridge Stocked!
     

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

    Where there is light, things in darkness are revealed. That’s exactly what first grade students at Hackberry Elementary are doing this week as they explore the 21 day life cycle of a chicken egg. Students used candle light to take a peek inside the egg and see the progress of the embryo. This helped the students and the teachers determine which eggs contained embryos. “It was exciting to see the difference of an empty egg and an egg that appeared to have a mass in it,” explained Ashley Measles, first-grade teacher at Hackberry.

    This week, students studied scientific materials that showed what development stage the embryo should be. They learned the embryo's eyes, legs, wings and feather follicles are more than likely developed. A first grade student said, “Oh my gosh! On day seven it will have legs,” as the class observed the life cycle diagram.

    Makenna Branch, a first-grade student, knows first hand about chicken eggs. It is her family farm in Krum that provided the eggs for this project. She explained to the first grade Dual Language class the importance of always knowing what day of the cycle the egg is in. “On Friday, we will be on Day 12,” she said.

    The number of visitors at Hackberry have increased. Parents are taking note what is happening and want to see and learn for themselves. “They have shown enthusiasm as they visit to see the eggs inside the incubator,” said Laura Colon, first grade Dual Language teacher.

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

    Lobo Basketball


    The Lobo Varsity Boys Basketball finished the regular season with a 74-63 win over The Colony. This was the 18th straight win for the Lobos, they finished the season as the undefeated District 14-5A Champions! The Lobos head into the playoffs with the Bi-District game against Frisco Wakeland on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Flower Mound High School. Click here for more game details.
     

    CTE Teacher Featured in Star Local Media

    Profile: Little Elm HS welding teacher Taylor Alcorn
    Click here to read about Taylor in the Little Elm Journal.
    Photo courtesy of Little Elm Journal.
     

    February is CTE Awareness Month

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

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

    For more information about CTE classes please click HERE to visit our website.
     
    Click here to read the LEHS Construction Update for Monday, February 13, 2017.
     

    Parent Education Academy Update

    On Monday night, the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy completed the two-part session on "raising financially responsible children". Parent Education Academy takes a break next week for President's Day and picks back up on February 27 with a discussion on building resiliency in children. Click here for more information on the Little Elm ISD Parent Education Academy.
     

    Mass Notification for Parents

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

    Download the LEISD Mobile App:

     

    What's Happening Around the District

    Click here to access the district-wide calendar.

    February 20 President's Day Holiday - District Closed
    Stay connected to your campus with Peachjar! Click the to view the Electronic Flyers for that campus.
    Brent Elementary
    February 24
    4th Grade Austin Trip
    February 24 7:30 a.m. K-2 BAM Assembly

    Cesar Chavez Elementary
    February 21 5:30 p.m.
    PTA Meeting
    February 21 6:00 p.m. 3rd Grade Musical Performance
    February 22 Superhero Shirt Day!
    February 23 Individual & Class Pictures
    February 24 3rd Grade Field Trip to UNT's Elm Fork Education Center
    February 24 6:00 p.m. PTA Fairytale Ball

    Hackberry Elementary

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    February 23 PTA Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

    Lakeview Elementary
    February 24
    Spring Pictures
    February 24 2:00 p.m. Lobo Rumble K-2
    February 24 3:15 p.m. Spring Musical Rehearsal

    Oak Point Elementary
    February 23-24
    5th Grade Field Trip to Camp JOLT
    February 24 6:00 p.m. PTA Spring Dance
    Prestwick
    February 21 6:30 p.m.
    PTA Meeting & Exploration Choir
    February 22 PTA Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins
    February 24 PTA APEX Fun Run

    Colin Powell Sixth Grade

    Lakeside Middle School

    Little Elm High School
     

    AP Exam Registration

    Registration is open now! Other important dates in the registration process:
    • Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. - Deadline for AP Exam Fee Scholarship Application
    • 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 information.
     

    Upcoming College Readiness Events

     

    LEISD Inclement Weather Statement

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

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

    Students and teachers, click here for cool summer opportunities!
     

    Update

    LEHS Boys Basketball
    Varsity beat The Colony 74-63
    Varsity beat Prosper 62-52
    JV beat Prosper 54-49

    LMS/PSA Boys Basketball
    8A took 3rd place in the District Tournament!

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    The girls won the Whitesboro Meet and the Paris Meet!

    LEHS Softball
    Varsity beat Denton 13-0

    LEHS Girls Soccer
    Varsity beat McKinney North 3-1

    LMS/PSA Girls Basketball
    8A won the Middle School District Championship!!
    7A took 3rd place in the District Tournament!

    Upcoming Events

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

    February 21 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at The Colony

    February 24 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Newman Smith

    LEHS Softball
    February 21 5:00/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity at Hebron

    February 23-25
    Varsity at Denton Ryan Tournament
    JV at Plano West Tournament

    LEHS Girls Powerlifting
    February 24-25
    Regional Meet at Cedar Hill

    LEHS Track & Field
    February 18 6:30 a.m.
    Newman Smith Trojan T&F Invitational at Standridge Stadium
    LEHS Boys Basketball


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

    February 21 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. The Colony

    February 24 5:30/7:00 p.m.
    JV/Varsity vs. Newman Smith

    LEHS Baseball
    February 18
    11:00 a.m. JV Gold at McKinney
    12:00 p.m. JV Blue vs. McKinney
    1:30 p.m. Varsity at McKinney

    February 23-25
    Varsity at James Taylor Classic
    JV Gold at Little Elm Invitational
    JV Blue at Little Elm Invitational
     

    Little Elm ISD: This Week in Pictures

    The LEHS Girls Powerlifting team won the championships at both the Whitesboro Meet on Saturday and the Paris Meet on Thursday! #loboproud
    LEHS students in Ms. McKimmey's AP Human GEO class pack meals at a 'Feed My Starving Children' MobilePack event.
    Digital learning at Hackberry Elementary.
    The LMS/PSA 8A Girls Basketball team won the Middle School District Championship!