Little Elm High School
Weekly Newsletter - April 30th, 2016
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2 – May 6
Teaching and teachers have come a long way since the day of the one room school house. Today teachers welcome and embrace students from varied ability levels, with many different home languages, while teaching more concepts at an ever increasing difficulty, as they themselves try to stay ahead of the technology curve. Teachers not only have to be experts in their content area, they must be masterful relationship builders. Teachers did not choose their profession because of large salaries, or lavish benefits, or great fame. Teachers chose to dedicate their professional lives to students who are our future doctors, lawyers, soldiers, scientists, actors, presidents, CEO’s, CFO’s, nurses, teachers, police officers, fire fighters, librarians, inventors, bankers, stock brokers, pilots, architects, engineers, and all the other professions that must know how to read, write, and calculate. The one thing teachers need to hear is that they make a difference. This week is the National Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to personally thank a teacher that made a difference in your life, in the life of your child, or in the life of a child you care deeply for such as a niece, nephew or grandchild. We will be celebrating and thanking our teachers at LEHS all this week so please join us in making sure they know that the investment they are making in our students is not only noticed but appreciated. In the words of Professor Stephen Hawking, “Today, we need great teachers more than ever. We must always remember teachers matter.”
Little Elm High School
MIni College Fair
Last week we had a mini college fair. We had a great time and once again the college reps were very complimentary of our students! Whomever the mystery teacher is that sent his or her students down with questions in hand to be turned in for a grade......you rock!
College and Career Readiness
2016 Lady Lobos Varsity Soccer Award Recipients
Head Girls Soccer Coach
2016 Varsity Lady Lobo Soccer Team Awards
Lady Lobos Soccer Team MVP- Fr. Reagan Dykes
Lady Lobos Soccer Offensive Player of the Year- Fr. Reagan Dykes
Lady Lobos Soccer Defensive Player of the Year- Fr. Hannah Skinner
Lady Lobos Soccer Most Improved Player of the Year- Sr. Caitlin Jimenez
Lady Lobos Soccer "Lobo Heart" Award- Jr. Emrie Perez
Lady Lobos Soccer "Leader of the Pack" Award - Sr. Sydney Dodson
Lady Lobos Soccer Coach's "Character" Choice Award - Fr. Ashley Waggoner & Fr. Bella Argentine
9-5A All District Team Awards
1st Team All-District Midfielder/Forward- Fr. Reagan Dykes
2nd Team All-District Midfielder- Fr. McKenzie Betancur
2nd Team All-District Defender- Jr. Emrie Perez
All-District Honorable Mention
Fr. Goalkeeper- Hannah Skinner
So Midfielder/Defender- Sierra Wilson
Sr. Midfielder- Sydney Dodson
Sr. Defender- Caitlin Jimenez
LEHS Blood Drive a Success!
On behalf of Carter BloodCare I want to express our gratitude to ALL of LEHS for an exceptional lifesaving event yesterday.
Here are the results:
160 pints collected (Exceeded goal by 20)
8 QNS’s (Quantity Not Sufficient)
This was once again excellent participation.
Please thank your HOSA members for their leadership in making this year’s blood drives so very successful.
As always we could not do this without the support of you. You are a such a positive example to your students and one of the most organized drive coordinators that I have. Please also thank Nurse Philpott, Ms. Pentecost, the entire faculty, and especially all the donors that want to help those patients in need.
Susan Holt | Consultant
LEHS Student Winner of Political Cartoon Contest
One of the objectives for our AP English Language class is to analyze visual rhetoric, and we used the NIE contest to practice this. Students were given a blank political cartoon and had to create a message or caption that created a rhetorical argument to go with that picture. Jared's classmates chose his idea as one of the best in the class, so we submitted it in the online competition. We received notification this week that his submission was the winning entry -- just one more thing for this great kid to add to his list of accomplishments!
ELA Department Head
AP English Language, Yearbook
Dual Credit Deadline
All LEISD required Dual Credit materials for NCTC, UT-PermianBasin and UT-OnRamps are due to Mrs. Holloway in House Office A-D (across from the cafeteria) by Monday, May 2, 2016 at 4:30 PM.
Mrs. Holloway will then process all the documents and you will receive a registration form for NCTC or UT-PermianBasin. UT-OnRamps students will be given an approval to enroll form for next school year, if you turned in all the required documents.
NCTC will be in the Little Elm High School Library on May 17th from 8:00-12:00 for you to register for your Summer or Fall classes. If you choose not to register on May 17th, you can go to any of the NCTC campuses during the summer to register for the Fall classes through Little Elm High School.
If you have questions, please contact LEHS Counselor, Susan Holloway.email@example.com.
LEHS Employees of the Year!
LEHS Support Team Member of the Year is ..... Stefani Haverkamp!
Our Auxillary Employee of the Year is...Tracy White!
LOBOS Summer Learning
LEHS Teacher Accepted into Summer Learning Program
On behalf of the Michael J Ahearn Summer Workshop for High School Educators, we are pleased to offer you an educational opportunity in the 2016 summer workshop. This opportunity is a two-week session administered Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 22, 2016. Participants will work with School of Health Professions faculty five days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in state-of-the art facilities located within the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. As a part of your summer workshop, each educator will gain hands-on experiences in college-level molecular, cellular and microbiological laboratory techniques. Additionally, you will participate in in-depth workshops related to Medical Dosimetry, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Imaging."
LEHS Teacher to Be Reader for the College Board
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Parent Portal accounts allow you to see your child's grades, attendance, etc.
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.
ALL THINGS YEARBOOK!
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 email@example.com for more information.
- Be a graduating senior.
- Be accepted to and plan to attend college for the Fall 2016 semester.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- The application deadline is May 31, 2016.
- LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.
Award Amount: $1,000
Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/rosenthal-wadas-scholarship/
. 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
Ruben Molinar - Associate Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alen Palislamovic - House Principal A - D (email@example.com)
Randall Ball - House Principal E - K (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris Reza - House Principal L - Ra (email@example.com)
Terilyn Thomas-Monday - House Prinicipal Re - Z (firstname.lastname@example.org)