Little Elm High School

Weekly Newsletter - September 25th, 2015

true grit

There’s been a lot of talk lately about resilience (bouncing back from adversity) and grit (persevering through challenges), including the skills associated with these processes and their importance for student well-being and academic success. One of our district core values is “As Lobos we value a culture founded on the highest qualities of character.” As a school and district if we produce students who have a lot of knowledge but do not know how to learn from failure we will not have prepared them for the real world. One of the lessons we all must learn is how to persevere through adversity and find a way to overcome challenges. As we enter the 6th week of school many students begin to feel over-whelmed and begin to shut down. As educators and parents we must purposely teach students to set reachable goals, to have a plan B when things are not going as planned, to not be afraid to ask for help, and above all not to be afraid of failure. Some of the most important lessons in life come from struggling through a problem. Young people do not have the life experiences yet to understand that there is value in learning from our mistakes. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Grit is a firmness of mind or spirit, unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. The key to success whether in the classroom, on the job, or in life’s journey is often our resolve when problems arise which can be described as “True Grit.”

Renee Pentecost


Little Elm High School


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Upcoming Events

  • September 25 - Varsity FB vs. Lone Star @LEAC 7:00 pm (Homecoming)
  • October 2 - Varsity FB vs. Wakeland @Memorial Stadium 7:00 pm
  • October 9 - Varsity FB vs. Liberty @LEAC 7:00 pm (Punt, Pass, Kick night)
  • October 23 - Varsity FB vs. The Colony @The Colony 7:00 pm
  • October 30 - Varsity FB vs. Centennial @LEAC 7:00 pm (Senior/Parent night)
  • November 5 - Varsity FB vs. Heritage @Memorial Stadium 7:00 pm

High School Spirit Dress Up Days

Click HERE for details.
COllege credit and ap exam scores information

Click the button for important changes about AP scores and college acceptance.

Spelman College Visits LEHS

This past week the LEHS College and Career Readiness Advisor, Ms. Brown, arranged for a representative from Spelman College to visit our campus. This is what she had to say:

"I just wanted to share with you how well our visit with Spelman College went today. The girls that participated seemed to enter shy about college and nervous about their dreams but once they left they were educated, inspired and empowered. They not only received an information session about Spelman, but they also received a history lesson about HBCUs in general, and they received an inspiring word from a wonderful representative. I was so pleased that she enjoyed her visit to LEHS! We plan to stay in contact and even though it is against their office policy to spend money on travel in the spring, the rep was so impressed with our school, that she is going to ask her director if they can find the money to fly her back to visit us in the spring anyway! I plan to have more college reps on campus for students to visit with and I hope you encourage your students to attend these presentations."

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Halloween Fest 2.0

Sign Up Now!!

This is a community fundraiser hosted by

LEHS Prom Committee. It is an opportunity to

raise money for your club or organization in

addition to getting to know your Little Elm

community and students.

Click HERE for the full flyer.


We're looking for volunteers!

What is Clothe-A-Child

Clothe-A-Child is a program that gives disadvantaged families in our community an opportunity to receive new school clothes from Kohl's. Clothe-A-Child helps many of our Little Elm students in grades K-8. In order to continue helping families in our community, we need your support! If you you are not familiar with Clothe-A-Child you can also visit to learn more about the program.


Check out the fantastic work being produced by our art students this year, and they've only just begun.

To see more, follow them on Instagram: @lehsclayers

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Making Learning Relevant

This week our School Resource Officer lent his expertise in our Government classes:

"I want to send a quick shout out to Officer Holliefield for coming out to our 4th & 5th period U.S. Government classes to talk about making content relevant! He talked about many things including:

*1st Amendment Rights

*4th Amendment Rights

*Penal Codes

*Education Codes

*Traffic Codes

*Body & Patrol Cruiser Cameras

*Teacher POWER!!! (I actually have more than what I thought)

A couple of the kids were so engaged that they still hung around during their lunch to keep chattin' with him!

Thanks again Officer Holliefield!!!"

- Mr. VazquezRios, Government teacher

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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.


Ms. McCrea - Chemistry teacher and Girls' Basketball and Volleyball Coach

"I received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The University of Texas and I am currently in the process of receiving my Educational Administration Master's Degree from Angelo State University. I have completed the following certifications: Science Composite 7-12 and Special Education EC-12. I keep myself busy by coaching volleyball and basketball at LEHS, watching sports, and spending time with my family and kitty, Nala. "

Ms. Maginnis - Spanish 1 teacher

"I have been teaching for 12 years. This is my third year with LEISD. I have a Mass Communication degree and also hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish from Universidad de Granada in Spain. My hobbies are cooking, practicing hot yoga, knitting, and reading. I love to watch sports. I'm excited about this school year!"


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!

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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 (