Little Elm High School

News, Updates, and Accolades - May 9 - 20, 2022

Here's what's happening the final two weeks of 21/22 @ LEHS!

Monday: May 9 (A Day):

  • AP Calculus AB & BC Exam (AM)
  • Choir Spring Concert @ 6:30pm - Auditorium

Tuesday: May 10 (B Day):

  • AP English Language Exam (AM)
  • AP Physics C Exam (PM)
  • Senior Awards Ceremony @ 6pm - Big Gym

Wednesday: May 11 (A Day):

  • Nurse's Day
  • AP Spanish Language Exam (AM)
  • AP Biology Exam (PM)

Thursday: May 12 (B Day)

  • AP French Exam (AM)
  • AP World History Exam (AM)
  • AP Physics I Exam (PM)
  • Senior Checkout for Last Names A-G in Library 11 - 3pm
  • Band Spring Concert @ 7:00pm in Auditorium

Friday: May 13 (A Day)

  • AP Music Theory Exam (AM)
  • Senior Checkout for Last Names H - Z in Library 11 - 3pm
  • Senior Trip to Six Flags 4:30pm (Buses leave LEHS at 4:30pm)

Sunday: May 15

  • Senior Baccalaureate @ Crossridge Church @ 6pm

Monday: May 16 (B Day)

  • Senior Exams

Tuesday: May 17 (A Day)

  • Senior Exams
  • Senior Sunset @ 6:30pm - LEHS Football Field

Wednesday: May 18

  • Semester Exams for 9th - 11th Graders (See schedule below)
  • Senior Panoramic Picture @ 7:45am in Big Gym
  • Legacy Walk @ 8:30am

Thursday: May 19

  • Semester Exams for 9th - 11th Graders (See schedule below)
  • Senior Breakfast @ 8am
  • Graduation Rehearsal @ 9am - Big Gym
  • Early Release @ 11:20am

Friday: May 20

  • Seniors report to LEHS Big Gym @ 8am
  • Graduation @ UNT Super Pit @ 10am

See the LEHS Athletic Website for more information about athletic events.

Have a Great Week,

Dr. Priddy


This Thursday and Friday, Seniors will turn in their Chromebooks and Chargers and go through Senior Checkout in the LEHS Library. Please take care of returning equipment, uniforms, textbooks and libraries prior to Thursday. Please see the schedule so that you know when to go to the library for checkout:

Thursday, May 12: Seniors with last name A - G

  • 5th Period: Seniors will come through during lunch if they do not have an early release
  • 6th Period: Seniors with senior release 6th period
  • 7th Period: Seniors with senior release 7th period

Friday, May 13: Seniors with last name H - Z

  • 5th Period: Seniors will come through during lunch if they do not have an early release
  • 6th Period: Seniors with senior release 6th period
  • 7th Period: Seniors with senior release 7th period

Seniors will:

1. Turn in Chromebooks & Chargers

2. Complete Flash Photography postcard to receive graduation photos

3. Review pronunciation of your name for graduation ceremony

4. Turn in textbooks, library books, pay fines and fees

5. Review Status on CPR, FAFSA, Police Officer Interaction Requirements (all are required for graduation and walking stage)

6. Final transcript information


Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 Little Elm HS had its largest group in recent years compete at the UIL Regional Academic Meet at the University of Texas at Arlington. Summer Orr placed 6th in Headline Writing and the Spelling team finished 5th, which placed them in the top 10 teams in the state in 6A. We are so proud of their accomplishments! The spelling team is made up of Anthony Florentino, Sophia Garcia, Aidan Semancik, and AyomikunTaiwo. Other Regional Qualifiers include Aimua Ilogienboh, Katarina Meseke (not pictured), and Melissa Sosa (not pictured).


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Last weekend LEHS Art teachers Mrs. Kelly Sutherland and Mr. Chris Melia had the privilege of taking a small group of young artists down to San Marcos High School for the State VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event). Throughout the last several months Texas has been getting ready for this event with 31,000 entries throughout the State. 1,952 of those entries made it to State. Getting to State is an outstanding accomplishment in itself.

This year Andrea Salamanca, Catherine Kang’oroti, Kiera Clements, and Alex Geiser were among the 1,952 to make it to the State level. At the State Event, the work is juried by jurors from all over the state consisting of “College professors, retired and current art educators, professional artists, and photographers.” Each work of art is rated with a 3, 4, or 5, with 4's and 5's receiving State Medallion.

Rating 3 – Andrea Salamanca - Senior - Div. 3. "Realization"

Rating 3 – Kiera Clements – Senior - Div. 4. “In Bloom”

Rating 4 – Catherine Kang'oroti – Freshman - Div. 1. "Jealousy"

Rating 4 – Kiera Clements – Senior - Div. 4. “Inevitability”

Rating 5 – Alex Geiser – Junior - Div. 3. “Coulrophobia”

Of the 1,952 State Entries 150 of those received a rating of a 5 and Gold Seal Medallion.

This is the highest honor of recognition at this competition. ALEX GEISER received this award. This was a first for our Sculpture Program. This year that put her in the top .5% of all the entries throughout the state to receive the award.

Alex's piece will be on tour until November:

6/6-8/12 @ Glassell School of Art

8/22-9/23 @ Arlington ISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts

10/3-11/4 @ Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

11/10-11/12 @ TAEA Conference in McAllen

If you know these students and/or their families in or outside of school, please help us congratulate them on their outstanding accomplishments!

Mr. Chris Melia & Alex Geiser

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“Coulrophobia” by Alex Geiser

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Andrea Salamanca - "Realization"

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LEHS Art Students at State VASE

Pictured Below Left to Right:

Alex Geiser, Catherine Kang'oroti, Kiera Clements, Andrea Salamanca, and Mrs. Kelly Sutherland

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Last week, LEHS inducted almost 100 new members into the National Honor Society. Sponsor Paige Wolf and the NHS officers hosted the ceremony for inductees and parents to recognize these students. Congratulations NHS new inductees!
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Teachers and students enjoyed a picnic celebrating student success in the different LEHS CTE programs of study Wednesday night. Culinary, welding, health science, engineering, business and marketing students were all recognized Thanks to the Little Elm parks department for letting us use the beautiful facility at Little Elm park.

Little Elm High School Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 20th, 10am-12pm

North Texas Boulevard

Denton, TX

Commencement exercises for the LEHS Class of 2022 will be at the UNT Coliseum (Super Pit) on May 20th at 10am. The coliseum will open at 9am to family and guests. Tickets are not required for this event and there is no limit on the number of guests that can attend per graduate. UNT does not allow saving seats. See links to campus map and clear bag policy below.
University of North Texas Campus Map

Please see this link for a campus map that will outline location of the UNT Coliseum and the closest parking locations.

UNT Clear Bag Policy

Those attending commencement exercises must abide by the UNT Clear Bag Policy. Please review and share with guests attending graduation with you.


Find important information about upcoming senior events on the LEHS website at this link.

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Little Elm High School

Dr. Elizabeth Priddy - Principal (

Julia Espinoza - Principal's Administrative Assistant (

Misty Chesnut - Academic Dean (

Michelle Gentry - Lead Counselor (

Gerald Muhammad - House Principal A - E (

Michael Absher - House A - E Counselor (

Donna McMurrey - House Principal F - Li (

Kaitlyn McGuire - House F - Li Counselor (

Kyle Heller - House Principal Lo - Ri (

Teri Smith- House Counselor Lo - Ri (

Fernando Ocampo - House Principal Ro - Z (

Juan Schmidt - House Ro - Z Counselor (

Marisa Flores - Parent Liaison and Translator (

University of North Texas Campus Map for Graduation

This link will provide a campus map of UNT and the Coliseum/Super Pit. Please go to this site for information about parking.