Little Elm High School

Weekly Newsletter - May 14th, 2016

Prepare for Your Success – Summer is Coming

With summer break only a few weeks away, it is time for families to plan vacations, students to find summer jobs, and Advanced Placement students to schedule their summer assignments. While traditional visions of summer activities have more to do with pools, beaches, movies, and travel, many students use the summer time to get a jump start on their next year of studies. Some students sign up for summer school to retake a class, prepare for an EOC, or work on skills needed for college entrance exams such as SAT and ACT. Other students who are taking the most advanced courses authorized by College Board spend a big part of their summer completing summer assignments.


Why are summer assignments necessary for Advanced Placement classes? Summer assignments are designed to help students maintain and strengthen their academic skills as well as provide more time to cover the extensive course content required by College Board. Learning is a continuous process. Anything you want to do well needs lots of practice. The best athletes continue practicing during the summer as do drill team members, cheerleaders, choir members, and band members. No one questions the value of summer practice for extra-curricular activities so why it is a surprise that summer work is necessary to be the best in academic pursuits as well.


Summer School information can be found here.


AP Summer Assignment Information can be found here.


Athletics Summer Camp information can be found here.


Summer Band schedule can be found here.


In the words of Alexander Graham Bell “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Please use these opportunities to prepare for your success next year.



Renee Pentecost

Principal

Little Elm High School

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FINE ARTS

Theatre has been having fun and getting things done the past couple of weeks.


April 27th through 29th we had a couple of guest teachers come out to present information on the professional audition process, including having the students participate in a mock audition sign-in.


That same Friday the Theatre Department started a student social group, designed to help new students get to know each other and give them opportunities to team up with each other to problem solve.


And last week we had our most recent Donors Choose project funded. We will be receiving a shipment of storage racks for various costume items.


Go Lobos!


Rachel M. Carothers

Fine Arts Chair & Theatre Director

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CHOIR SPRING CONCERT

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LEHS STEP TEAM PERFORMS AT COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOL NATIONAL TOWN HALL EVENT

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LE FAN BUS RIDE

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DISSECTION DAY IN BIOLOGY!

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STUDENT VIDEO FROM MS. ROSA'S SOLAR PHYSICS PROJECT

Physics Project Video

LEISD ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE

160503 ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE

Interested in high paying jobs in Construction?

The Texas Contractor Magazine wants to inspire young people to choose careers in construction because of the shortage of skilled labor in our state. We need more people to go into this field to help build our infrastructure. If you are interested in a career in the Construction Trades we have many CTE courses that can give you a jump start on preparing for this field. See your counselor if you have any questions. Click HERE for more information about the different careers available.

For interested seniors and families. The event below is not a school sponsored event.

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Attention Parents of Seniors!

Senior parents need to email 5 pictures of their child having at least one of them be from their senior year. Please complete this by May 18th to classof16lehs@gmail.com if you want these pictures included in the senior picture slideshow that will show at the senior breakfast.


Also, any donations of gifts or money for the Senior Breakfast can be dropped of in Mrs. Gentry's room 1228.

How to Create a Parent Portal Account

Parent Portal accounts allow you to see your child's grades, attendance, etc.

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LEHS LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Click here for information on what's going on in the LEHS library.

CLICK FOR FLYERS/PRESENTATIONS FROM CHART YOUR COURSE

This folder contains many of the handouts and presentations given at Chart Your Course Night. Some require downloading in order to see the correct formatting.

DECA information

DECA meets Thursday's after school in the lecture hall. If you would like to receive information about DECA events, please e-mail Mr. Hutley at rhutley@leisd.ws from your High School e-mail account.

Help Needed

Little Elm High School offers several different programs to facilitate student learning in the community. These include earning class room credit for paid employment and for unpaid internships (especially health care related). If you are a Little Elm area employer please consider working with our Little Elm High School students. Any students placed through our coop or intern programs will receive industry specific training and oversight from a teacher. E-mail Rodger Hutley, Marketing Teacher at rhutley@littleelmisd.net for more information.

EXTREME YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP For High School Sophomores and Juniors HOSTED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-TEXARKANA

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! REGISTER TODAY BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM!


For any questions or additional information, contact Mallory Gaeth @ mgaeth@tamut.edu.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Rosenthal & Wadas Scholarship is for all graduating seniors who have been accepted to college for the Fall 2016 semester and live within and around Collin County. Details of the scholarship are below:

Requirements:

- Be a graduating senior.

- Be accepted to and plan to attend college for the Fall 2016 semester.

- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Deadline:

- The application deadline is May 31, 2016.

- LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

Award Amount: $1,000

Application:

Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/rosenthal-wadas-scholarship/

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Attendance Reminders

. Official Attendance-Taking Time: 3rd period (10:40 – 11:30 regular schedule; 10:30 – 11:15 activity schedule)


· A Parent’s Note after an absence must be submitted within 3 days after returning to school.


· A Doctor’s Note is required after an Absence for five or more consecutive days. A doctor’s note is required for any absence beginning with the 6th absence within any semester.


· A Doctor’s Appointment where the student attends school for part of the day and returns with a doctor’s note is not counted as an absence. Please avoid scheduling doctor’s appointments during the official attendance period.


· Excused Absences - A student who is absent (excused) shall be permitted to make up work and will receive one day/class meeting for each consecutive day/class meeting’s absence to turn in make-up work or to obtain any information covered during the absence. In general, absences will be excused for the following reasons:


o Personal Illness.

o Doctor’s Appointments

o Court Appearance

o Family emergency if the principal is contacted prior to the absence.

o Death in family

o Religious holy days.


In order for a student to receive credit in a class, they must be in attendance at least 90% of the time the class is offered. If they fall below 90% but are above 75%, they may participate in a plan approved by the district to regain credit. This means in the fall semester, students cannot accrue more than 8 unexcused or excused absences and in the spring semester, students cannot accrue more than 10 unexcused or excused absences. Medical absences excused by a doctor's note are not counted against the student at this time.

Little Elm High School

Renee Pentecost - Principal (rpentecost@littleelmisd.net)

Ruben Molinar - Associate Principal (rmolinar@littleelmisd.net)

Alen Palislamovic - House Principal A - D (apalislamovic@littleelmisd.net)

Randall Ball - House Principal E - K (rball@littleelmisd.net)

Chris Reza - House Principal L - Ra (creza@littleelmisd.net)

Terilyn Thomas-Monday - House Prinicipal Re - Z (tthomas-monday@littleelmisd.net)