Little Elm High School
Weekly Newsletter - April 2nd, 2016
Parents: How to Help Your Teen Develop Strong Roots While Learning to Fly
As kids get older and advance to high school, talking to them about their school life can become more challenging for parents. With younger children, parents stay connected to school because they are often required to sign off on weekly progress reports, attend parent-teacher conferences, or simply drive their kids to school. But when students reach high school connecting with children over school can become difficult. Even if parent involvement in academics is hard, it’s incredibly important. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) surveyed 25,000 students in 8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade. The students’ responses along with surveys of their parents and educators, along with academic data indicated that parental involvement in school correlates with higher achievement in school.
The most important way for parents or guardians to get involved is to show interest in the student’s academics at home. Staying informed of important dates by checking the school website here can help parents participate in activities such as Meet the Teacher, College Information meetings, student performances such as concerts and athletic competitions, Parent Booster Club meetings, and Parent Education opportunities. Keeping records updated with change of phone numbers can help keep the lines of communication open between school and home. Another valuable tool that can help keep parents informed is the Parent Portal which provides parents/guardians immediate access to grades, assignments and attendance records in an effort to facilitate and improve communication between home and school. According to one of our teachers who also has a son at LEHS, “This is a great way to check on your son or daughter's progress in their classes each day. You can set up alerts and check grades daily.” Directions for setting up a parent portal account can be found here. I would like to invite all parents to set up an account and begin communicating with your child’s teachers.
One of our core values states, “As Lobos we value open, transparent, and timely communication.” A strong home-to-school partnership requires two way communications that support parents as they navigate the new roles that they are forging with their teens. Little Elm High School is committed to working with parents to support every student in reaching their highest potential. Together we can give our students the roots to grow and the wings to fly.
Little Elm High School
Tamayo, Brooke Marie
Weand, Dylan Lamar
Crouch, Baylee Victoria
Bentley, Ryan Jay
Marbry, James Michael
Aleman, Laurita Raney
Wilson, Ashley Nicole
Pledger, Anthonee Black
Sieffert, Tyler Jon
McGee, Alyssa Michelle
Dudley, Destiny Miracle
Davis, Cassidy Nicole
Cohen, Jessica Gloria
Karichu, Laureen Njoki
Couture, Allyson Elizabeth
The following students received individual awards:
All Star Tech - Ryan Bentley
Honorable Mention - Laureen Karichu
All Star Cast - Anthonee Pledger
Best Actor - Tyler Sieffert
This marks our first year to advance out of Zone since we moved up out of 3A. Not only did we advance out of Zone, but we were 1 point away from 3rd place at District -placing us in a squarely earned Alternate position- and we won Best Actor out of all 6 schools there. Little Elm is on the move!
HUGE thanks again to all of our supporters. You rock our world.
Rachel M. Carothers
Fine Arts Chair & Theatre Director
District Art Show!!!
Each teacher will represent roughly 20 artworks created by their students in the show.
We have roughly 12 Art Teachers 20 x 12 = 240 pieces. That's a lot of Artwork!!
There will be snacks provided by our wonderful students at Vynami Cafe
Awards will be given to students, which include a School Board Awards and The Superintendent Awards.
The mood of the show will be set by several of Mr. Fink's talented Guitar Club students.
Hope to see you there to make this a special night for our students.
Congratulations to Wendy Ampuero
Wendy was also selected as the "Best of School" winner which were selected by the art juror, one student artist from each school.
Wendy's work as well as other works from the 26 Congressional District will be on display at a reception. If selected Wendy's work will hang in Congressman's Burgess' office for the next year. It will also advance to the state competition where it will be judged and have the opportunity to be selected to go on to Washington D. C. where it could hang in the Capitol building for a year.
Again, congratulations Wendy.
These works may be viewed at http://burgess.house.gov/art-competition-2016/2016-art-competition-finalists.htm
· Monday, April 25, 5:30-7:00 PM: “An Artistic Discovery” Reception
Patterson – Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, TX 76201
Praises of our Program for #NATM2016
Chris Hall, a fellow Athletic Trainer & soon to be SWATA District Director for 2016-2017, was at our JH District Track Meet last Thursday, and spoke to me on how excited he was to see our student athletic trainers promoting National Athletic Training Month! He asked that I send pictures of our kids to him so he could post our pictures on SWATA's Social Media sites and give recognition to our Little Elm Sports Medicine Program throughout Texas & Arkansas.
Chris was attending as a father of one of the participants from another school and was impressed with our shirts that were visible from the stands. He began asking were he could find the head athletic trainer so he get more information about the program and tracked me down in the first aid station. We are excited to see our program thrive and receive Bi-State recognition for promotion of National Athletic Training Month!
ALL Student Athletic Trainers spend up to 40 hours covering track meets hosted by Little Elm.
Average time spent for the Track Student Athletic Trainers to cover 1 track meet is 12 hours and will total over 125 hours by the end of the track season.
Softball Student Athletic Trainers spend:
72 hours in tournament coverage
80 hours for district games
Total hours = 152 hours
Baseball Student Athletic Trainers spend:
80 hours in tournament coverage
176 hours for district games (between the 4 baseball teams)
Total hours = 256 hours
Attached are pictures from our last 2 track meets that nearly all of the Student Athletic trainers worked to cover the events.
Just an fyi:
SWATA is the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association which governs Texas & Arkansas Licensed Athletic Trainers (also known as Distict 6)
Mrs. Laws Kidwell-Cox, M.Ed., ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
Hey everyone, below are the results from the Prosper Invitational last week...PLEASE make sure you congratulate the students and encourage them as we prepare for district.
--Alli Ziehm wins the Girls Singles after beating an awesome Super Champ from Prosper. This gives Alli an unblemished record as she heads into her first district tournament.
--Ela Detecio and Jacob Genuise won the Mixed Doubles Consolation after losing their only match to the eventual champion.
--James Robinson and Ryan Webb progressed through boys singles draw but lost in the Quarterfinals of main draw and Consolation.
--Brady Longeway and Dylan Gulliksen lost in the Consolation final, but won 3 matches on the day.
--Josh Buliga lost in the consolation Finals
--Keren Cordon and Lizzy Adamus continued to improve in singles as they won key matches.
--Maura Elskamp and Keila Valladares played deep into Doubles draw and lost to eventual champions.
Parent Portal accounts allow you to see your child's grades, attendance, etc.
Kyle Hoyle - Native American Business Scholars Academy Scholarship Winner. 4 year full tuition awarded. Approximate value $178,432.00.
Kyle was awarded this scholarship based on his personal characteristics and qualifications in the areas of academics, community service and extra-curricular involvement.
Kyle was a member of the LEHS Lobo Varsity Football team recognized with a Pack Leadership Award.
Kyle has multiple awards for Student of the Month and is a Principal Award recipient for Citizenship.
Kyle is a member of DECA and has been honored as student of the Year for Business Information Management.
Kyle is an entrepreneur, Co-owner and Vice President of Delicious Delights Gourmet Olive Salad, a product he manufactures, markets and distributes himself at local farmers markets.
Kyle will be studying Business Administration at Oklahoma City University in the Fall.
Kyle credits his success to his family and the many coaches, mentors and positive influences throughout his educational career in Little Elm ISD.
Kyle is excited to become an OCU Star but in his heart will remain a Lobo 4 Life!
Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the 2016 Dallas ACAP.
ACAP (Accounting Career Awareness Program) is a weeklong residency program for high school students (all grade levels) who are interested in going to college and majoring in accounting or other business-related disciplines. ACAP Week will be held on the campus of SMU during the week of June 12-17, 2016. The program is FREE to the students; we estimate the cost of the camp to be approximately $1,100 per student.
Eligibility requirements: Students must:
*Be a current high school student (all grade levels)
*Complete the online application (see www.dallasacap.com/application)
*Submit two (2) letters of recommendation
*Have at least a 3.0 GPA
*Submit a copy of the high school transcript
*Submit a 100-word essay
*Participate in an onsite interview
If you know of high school students who may be interested in applying, please direct them to the ACAP website to complete the online application at www.dallasacap.com/application. Also included on the website are ACAP videos, pictures, testimonials, and the Schedule of Activities.
College and Career Readiness
Texas State University Bus Trip
My name is Lexi Meador and I am the Dallas Admission Counselor at Texas State University. On Saturday, April 16th, we will be hosting Bobcat Trails, a free bus trip from Dallas/Fort Worth to Texas State for our open house, Bobcat Day. We will spend the day touring and dining on campus in San Marcos and will return to D/FW that evening . Our goal is to showcase Texas State to your junior students in hopes that they will join our Bobcat Family in Fall 2017.
If you would, please promote this opportunity with your college-bound juniors, as well as their teachers and families, as we have capacity for 50 students. The more the merrier!
· Saturday, April 16, 2016
· Bobcat Trails bus trip to Texas State University for Bobcat Day
· Departing from & returning to Mountain View College
· Load bus at 5:00am - Return to D/FW at 7pm
· Prospective Texas State students from Class of 2017
· 3 Texas State University Admission Counselor chaperones
· Transportation, lunch & a TXST t-shirt will be provided by the university
Here is the application for the trip for you to share with your students.http://www.admissions.txstate.edu/bobcatdaybus2
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you or your students/families have about the day trip. I look forward to meeting your students and sharing the Texas State Bobcat experience with them!
"It's a great day to be a Bobcat!"
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Little Elm High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
For the 2016 AP exams, students at Little Elm High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.
This year each AP exam costs $92.00. Little Elm High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance can download the application through the registration website. The completed application is due by 4 pm March 23rd in Mr. Ball's office.
Online Exam registration will begin on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM and end on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM. In order to register, students should visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/444198 to register .
To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM - Registration Begins
- Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Online Registration Ends
- Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $55 late fee per exam.
Contact Mr. Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org or in Room 1216 with any questions.
LEHS LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
All questions concerning prom go to Mrs. Bausher. :)
Prom Tickets Selling Out Fast
Less than 100 left
There are a limited number of tickets sold for
PROM 2016 and you don't want to miss out on lifelong memories!
Little Elm High School Prom 2016
Gourmet hors d'oeuvres
Desserts, Desserts, Desserts
Raffle with Dorm/Apartment Ready Prizes
DJ and Dancing
Beautiful and Upscale Venue in Dallas
7forParties - 150 Turtle Creek Blvd
All INCLUDED WITH TICKET
$85 each / $160 a couple
NO PRICE INCREASE IN APRIL
Free valet parking
Free professional photographer
See Mr. Palislamovic for non LEHS Student form.
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.
. 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)