LEHS Counselors' Corner

Bi-Monthly Newsletter - Sept/Oct 2015

As the Little Elm High School Counseling Team, we want to be sure that parents know who the direct contacts are for certain programs within the school. The four counselors each serve students within different parts of the alphabet in areas such as academic, emotional and social growth and success. We are also assigned certain specialty areas to serve students.

Susan Holloway, Lead Counselor

House Office Serving Students Alpha A-D

Extension: 20011


Secretary: Jamie Roberts (Ext. 20006)


Janaea Williams

House Office Serving Students Alpha E-K

Extension: 20008


Secretary: Jennifer Phillips (Ext. 20008)


Elizabeth Reed

House Office Serving Students Alpha L-Ra

Extension: 20009


Secretary: Marisa Flores (Ext. 22227)


Juan Schmidt

House Office Serving Students Alpha Re-Z

Extension: 20010


Secretary: Patti Kruger (Ext. 20017)


The LEHS Counseling Staff is fortunate to have additional resources on staff to assist students in various areas. These positions include a College and Career Advisor and a Communities in Schools (CIS) social worker. The specialties that they cater to are listed below.

Keisha Brown

College and Career Advisor

Office: LEHS Library

Extension: 20025


Linzy Evans

Communities in Schools Social Worker

Housed in Front office area

Extension: 20016


Meeting with the counselors

The counselors are often in meetings, presentations or out in the building and we want to make sure we have dedicated time with you to address your needs. For the 2015/16 school year, counselors are going to be set up by the cafeteria during all four lunches for better access to students. Students can email their counselor to set up an appointment at this time or come by and ask any questions that they may have during their lunch period.

If a parent would like to meet with their child's counselor, they can either email or call the assigned secretary to set up an appointment. It is our goal to meet individually with every student before the school year is out, so be on the lookout for an invitation to come meet with the counselor in the following months!

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TWU Go Center/G-Force Program

The TWU Go Center/ G-Force Program is a comprehensive effort to improve high school students' ability to access information and strengthen commitment of pursuing higher education. Students from TWU help LEHS juniors and seniors to create college lists, fill out applications and apply for financial aid among other things.

The Go Center is set up in the library on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM to help students and parents. Any student that is interested in this resource should see Ms. Brown in the library for a pass.

Character Education

On September 18th, LEHS started with Character Education lessons for the student body. These lessons will be presented to students each Friday throughout the year during advisory time.

For the first lesson, students viewed a a video over random acts of kindness along with completing a Self-Awareness Survey. Click on the video below to see what was presented to students.

Kindness Is Never Wasted

What is e2020?

Little Elm High School uses e2020/Edgenuity for Credit Recovery. If a student has failed a core class they may be able to make up the credit through e2020. The classes are internet based and the student may progress at their own pace. Students are expected to maintain consistent progress and achieve a minimum passing grade of 70%. Credit is not awarded until the student has completed the entire course. Most students are assigned a class with a teacher who will help and monitor progress. Attendance is required and taken like any other class. The exceptions for attendance are students who are assigned to zero (0) hour on their schedule. These students are expected to keep in contact with the teacher assigned to them.

If you are behind in credits, e2020 may be an option to get back some of the credits you are missing. Please see your Counselor for more information.

Fall 2015 NCTC Dual Credit Students

The last day to withdraw from a DC course with a "W" is November 5th!

After November 5th, if you withdraw from a course, your failing grade will be on your college transcript... You will then need to work with Mrs. Holloway on your plan to recover/earn this credit for graduation.

Please see Mrs. Holloway in House

Office A-D (across from the cafeteria), if you have questions.

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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! The following brief video tells the incredible story of the impact that Clothe-A-Child has had on so many of our Little Elm students and families: https://vimeo.com/67474737. If you you are not familiar with Clothe-A-Child you can also visit www.clotheachildfrisco.com to learn more about the program.

When is the Clothe-A-Child Event?

The Clothe-A-Child event for K-8 Little Elm students is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th at Kohl's in Frisco (7150 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034).

How Can I Help?


Volunteering at this event helps our students but it also provides an opportunity to participate in a rewarding experience where you will give back to our community and impact the lives of others. If you are interested in volunteering for the event on October 24th please visithttp://clotheachildfrisco.com/?page_id=12 to register. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer and it is recommended that all volunteers attend a volunteer orientation meeting.


If you are interested in donating to Clothe-A-Child you can visit http://clotheachildfrisco.com/?page_id=16 to make a donation that will allow us to clothe additional children during our event this year.

Upcoming Events

  • October 6 - College Application Workshop - 4:30 PM
  • October 6 - Scholarship & Financial Aid Night - 6:30 PM
  • October 7 - AES Scholarship Deadline
  • October 8 - College Application Workshop - 7:45 AM
  • October 12 - Student Holiday
  • October 14 - PSAT Administration
  • October 16 - End of the first grading cycle
  • October 20 - Measured by Character Parent Meeting - 7:00 PM
  • October 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week

LEHS Counselors

Susan Holloway - Lead Counselor - Last Names A-D (sholloway@littleelmisd.net)

Janaea Williams - Last Names E-K (janaeawilliams@littleelmisd.net)

Elizabeth Reed - Last Names L-Ra (ereed@littleelmisd.net)

Juan Schmidt - Last Names Re-Z (jschmidt@littleelmisd.net)