Little Elm High School

Weekly Newsletter - April 30th, 2016

Teachers Matter

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.”

Renee Pentecost


Little Elm High School

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Because of you...
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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 rock!

Keisha Brown

College and Career Readiness

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2016 Lady Lobos Varsity Soccer Award Recipients

Little Elm Lady Lobos Soccer had their end of the season banquet celebrating the 2016 Season this past week. Below are the awards from Varsity including All-District and Team Awards.

Thank you!

Krystal Woods

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

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LEHS Blood Drive a Success!

"Hi Chelsea,

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)

60 deferrals

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.

Kindest Regards,

Susan Holt | Consultant

Carter BloodCare"

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LEHS Student Winner of Political Cartoon Contest

Please congratulate Jared Miller as he is the winner of the Newspapers in Education's political cartoon contest for March.

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!

Michelle Gentry

ELA Department Head

AP English Language, Yearbook

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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

LEHS Employees of the Year!

LEHS Support Team Member of the Year is ..... Stefani Haverkamp!

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Our Auxillary Employee of the Year is...Tracy White!

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And Teacher of the year is....Jessica Uretsky!
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LOBOS Summer Learning

LEHS Teacher Accepted into Summer Learning Program

Congratulations to Health Science Technology teacher Chelsea Nicoli for being accepted into a program for Health Science Educators at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center!

"Dear Chelsea,

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."

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LEHS Teacher to Be Reader for the College Board

AP Psychology and AP World History teacher Lindsay Lee will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah to be a reader and grade the AP World History exam for the College Board this Summer!
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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 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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Click here for information on what's going on in the LEHS library.


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.


The LEHS yearbook program is on Twitter!!! Follow us @leb16deal and tag your friends at school events (#lehsbigdeal), and your pictures may be used in this year's book!

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 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 for more information.

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:


- 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:

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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 (

Ruben Molinar - Associate Principal (

Alen Palislamovic - House Principal A - D (

Randall Ball - House Principal E - K (

Chris Reza - House Principal L - Ra (

Terilyn Thomas-Monday - House Prinicipal Re - Z (