The Principal's Office

Cody Plake, Leonard High School Principal


It is crazy to think that the Fourth six weeks has ended. We are entering that time in the school year where everything is taking place. Basketball playoffs are underway, Softball, Baseball, Powerlifting, Track, Golf, and Tennis have all begun, One Act Play, UIL, FFA, Robotics, etc... seasons are all taking place as well. Please feel free to come out and support your Tigers!

Good luck BETA. Today and tomorrow these students are competing at Grapevine in numerous competitions. This should be a lot of fun.

In March, we will conduct a "Shattered Dreams" production. I will give you more information about this in the next couple of SMORES.



Cody M. Plake

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The students do not have school on February the 17th. This will be a staff development day. Students will return on February the 18th. Enjoy the 3 day weekend Tigers.

Dress Code (Found in 2019-2020 Student Handbook)

Dress and Grooming
(All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

Pants, Shorts, and Dresses

· Whether it is a pair of long pants, short pants, or a dress, it should fit around the waist square and the top of the clothing should extend no lower than one inch below the navel.

· All clothing must be hemmed.

· None should have cuts or holes above fingertip length and skin should not be seen.

· Shorts and dresses must fall within fingertip length.

· Athletic shorts are acceptable if they meet fingertip length rule. Running/Track style shorts are not permitted.

· Long pants must not visibly display any type of chain or metal loop.

· Loose fitting pants will not be accepted as an excuse for violating the dress code.

· Pajama pants, or any type of pant that resembles pajama pants are not allowed.

*Leggings, yoga pants, tights or any other fitted knit pants may only be worn with appropriate outer garments. The outer garments should follow the fingertip length rule when wearing these types of pants.

Shirts and Blouses

• Sleeveless shirts and blouses are acceptable only if they do not fall below the neck line, if the shoulder strap is at least three inches wide, the arm holes are hemmed, and the arm holes fall no lower than the base of the arm pit.

• Shirts and blouses that are not tucked must be relatively squared and fall in an area between four and six inches from the navel. If the shirt violates the dress code below or above that point in either direction the student will be instructed to tuck the shirt or blouse.

• The neckline of the shirt or blouse must not fall below the base of the neck in both the front and back.

• All shirts and blouses must be hemmed and free of holes and cuts.

· Proper underclothes must be worn but should not be visible.

*Any shirt or blouse perceived as depicting a message of sex, drugs, violence, or vulgarity is not allowed. In addition, any shirt or blouse depicting a message of an inflammatory nature, whether it is social, political, or cultural will not be allowed. This includes both clothing and accessories.

Other accessories that are not allowed at school, include, but is not limited to:

· Electronic and mechanical devices. This includes, but is not limited to types of electronic games and musical devices.

· Toys and gadgets, chains.

· Sweatbands worn on the wrists, head, or other parts of the body.

· Any accessory with raised objects, such as the spikes on a wrist band or necklace.

Also, all objects worn as an accessory that could be viewed as a threat to the safety and well- being of the school.

· Face painting, unnatural hair dyeing, or unnatural makeup. Boys are not allowed to have fingernails painted.

· Items that require body piercing are limited to the ear, cannot dangle below the earlobe more than two inches, and more than three items in one ear will be considered extreme.

· No headwear is allowed to be worn in the building. This includes, but is not limited to caps, hats, bandanas, headbands, and hooded sweaters. For girls, this does not include accessories such as hair bands to aid in the management of hair.

· Tattoos are to remain covered at all times.

· Trench coats or coats that resemble a trench coat are not allowed to be worn in the school building during school hours.

*Any type of accessory, hair style, or clothing worn by students that is considered extreme or beyond the normal limits of acceptable dress, or that the principal or designee believes has the potential to disrupt the learning environment is strictly prohibited.


Students must wear shoes while attending school.

· Gadget shoes and house shoes are not allowed.

· Cleats are not allowed in the building or on school vehicles.

Hair (Boys)

· Hair should not be over the eye brows, or past the bottom of the shirt collar.

· In addition, drastically uneven cuts such as, but is not limited to, spikes, mohawks, extreme separation of hair color, and unnatural hair dyes are prohibited.


· Should not have extreme separation of hair colors.

· Should not have unnatural hair colors.

· Should not have uneven cuts of an extreme nature, such as, but is not limited to spikes, mohawks, twist ties, extreme separation of hair color, or unnatural hair dye.

Teachers are charged with the responsibility of enforcing student dress code in their classes as well as on campus. Administrators and other school personnel share the same responsibility. A student's conduct is related to his/her dress and, as a result, the school is directly concerned with the student's dress. The appropriateness of a student's dress for the school environment should dictate the choice of clothing and grooming practices. All students are expected to accept the responsibility to adhere to common practices of modesty, cleanliness, and neatness. Between regular school hours the dress code will be strictly enforced. There will be an added level of tolerance toward student dress at after-hour school activities. However, students at Leonard should never wear clothing or accessories of an obscene, lewd, violent, or vulgar nature while at school or at any school function. In addition, certain school activities require a certain standard of dress, and should a student choose to attend the activity, he/she will be expected to dress in a manner consistent with the occasion. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Campus administrators have discretion about dress code compliance.

Seniors you have less than 100 Calendar Days until Graduation!

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Sweetheart Dance

The Sweetheart Dance last Saturday night was very nice. We had at least 1/2- 3/4 of the student population in attendance and everyone seemed to have a great time. I want to thank Mrs. Moreland and Mrs. McCarley for all the work they put in to make the dance a very nice event.

Thank you Tigers!

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Fort Worth Stockshow & Rodeo Results:

David Brooks - 5th place red angus

Lauren Hilliard - 9th place charolais

Corbin Garner - 10th and 12th place market lamb

Emerson Garner - 12th and 14th place market lamb

Corbin Garner - Reserve Grand Champion Southdown Ewe

Emerson Garner - 6th place southdown ewe

Corbin and Emerson 3rd place pair of ewes

Zane Standridge - 1st place Maine Anjou

Ethan Standridge - 1st place maine anjou

Zane Standridge - 1st place duroc

Ethan Standridge - 3rd place duroc

Gracie Anderson- Market Goat

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FFA Auction

At the FFA Auction, over $25,000 was raised. Thank you to everyone that participated in this event. This money goes a longgggggg way for our students.

Thank you.

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Bonham Invitational Tennis Results:

1st Girls Singles- Kenna Kelley

2nd Girls Doubles- Kelbi Coates & Taylor Reed

Cons. Girls Doubles- Linsday Dills & Ashleigh Butler

Mixed Doubles 3rd- Trey Connelly & Brooke Blackerby

3rd Boys Doubles- Bryson Cook & Daniel Vera

Class Favorites:

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Shoutout to Abby Cavender for being selected as our "Student of the Week".

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Shoutout to Ashleigh Butler for being selected as our "Student of the Week".

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The winner of the "GOAT of the Month" award is Mr. Phifer. Mr. Phifer always puts his students first and spends countless hours working with a variety of student groups to ensure our students have the best opportunity for success.

Thank you Mr. Phifer for all that you do.

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GT Field Trip

Our GT students recently visited the Perot Museum and had a blast. Below are a few pictures from the trip. Mrs. Hornberger, thank you for the pictures !

Please remember the paper applications for these scholarships are available in the library. Updated list (Please pay attention to the scattered due dates):

  • 2020 CCYLA Scholarship (see folder due Feb. 14, 2020)
  • RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program (folder due Feb 28, 2020)
  • BRRC Scholarship Application (folder/ Due March 30, 2020).
  • H-E-B UIL Athletic, Music, and Academic Scholarships (See folder/ Due Feb. 14, 2020)
  • Polish American Council of Texas (See Folder) Due - April 6, 2020
  • $12,000 SPE Scholarship (See Folder/ Due April 15, 2020)
  • Jetstream Research Experience for Undergraduates - Paid Internship (Apply online at: by March 16, 2020)
  • - Several credible scholarships at this site provided by Center for Scholarship Administration by Wells Fargo
  • Texoma Regional Blood Center Advocacy Scholarship Program (Due April 20, 2020)
  • Fannin County Texas A&M Club Scholarship (See folder due April 21, 2020)
  • Daniel Deupree Foundation Scholarship (See Folder/ Due March 5, 2020).
  • The Glaser Family Charitable Foundation (See Folder/ Due February 28, 2020)
  • Verne Cooper Foundation (See Folder/ Due May 1, 2020)
  • Ruiz 4 Kids Scholarship (See Folder/Due February 20, 2020)

There will be more coming as the Spring progresses. I will also make a google folder that holds the print outs that I have been given. However, if there is a website for you to apply on, I HIGHLY encourage that. Please be proactive on due dates and remember if the application says 'postmarked by' then it has to be mailed by that day. If you have ANY questions, please contact Mrs. Littrell.

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Extra-Curricular Schedules:

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