Little Elm High School

Weekly Newsletter - January 5, 2020

Welcome Back and Happy 2020!

Happy New Year Little Elm FamiLE!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful break. I don't know about you, but I love the breaks that we get to enjoy as educators and students. They usually arrive just in time and bring opportunities for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. No matter how you spent your break, I hope it was blessed and that it prepared you for the new semester and for 2020!


As your new principal, I am excited and looking forward to meeting YOU! I have been in education for many years and the most meaningful part of my job has always been, and will continue to be, the interactions I get to have with students, colleagues, and parents. In the coming semester you will see me in the halls, classrooms, and cafeteria. I also look forward to supporting you at events where Lobos are competing and performing.


Although I have only spent a couple of days in the district so far, it is obvious that the spirit, love, and pride in being a Little Elm Lobo is very strong. I am excited to be a Little Elm Lobo and look forward to accomplishing great things with you in 2020!


Teachers start back on Monday, January 6th and students will join us on Wednesday, January 8th. Enjoy the rest of your break! Go Lobos!



Dr. Libby Priddy, Principal

Little Elm High School

Lobo Honors: Students Recognizing Teachers

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Call for Lobo Honors Letters of Nomination

Nominations are now open for a new very special award to be given to one teacher on each LEISD campus based on student nominations. How does it work? Students write a letter about their most impactful teachers, librarians, instructional specialists, or other professional teaching staff, explaining why they mean so much to them and why they should be honored for the great work they are doing. Letters, in order to be considered, must contain the student’s name, campus, grade level, and LEHS teacher's name. Letters can be typed or handwritten but must be physically submitted.Letters are due by Friday, January 31 by NOON. LEHS students will turn their letter (nomination) in to their house office secretary. Late entries will not be accepted so get your letter in early!


Students - if your letter and ultimately your honorary teacher are selected, you both will attend the awards banquet on March 27, 2020!


See the letters linked below for more information.

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New Podcast available! Denton County experts share information about how our children and parents can recognize, resist, and report potential online dangers. Take a listen!

Tuesday Talks is an in-person session that has also made its way to podcast format. We believe the information shared at these evening meetings should be heard by more of our Lobo famiLEs!

Healthy Habits Lead to a Healthy Life

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Teens and Vaping

We continue to see a rise in the use of vaping by students. This is a national epidemic and there is a lot of information available for parents and students on the harmful effects of this trend. The Child Mind Institute website is full of current information on health related topics for families. Their recent article titled "Teen Vaping: What You Need To Know" gives parents current information on why parents should be concerned and how to talk to teens about vaping.
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Do You Need Some New 19-20 Spirit Wear?-

The Lobo Athletic Booster Club has a new on-line store for your convenience. Click here to order your Lobo Gear on-line.


Also don't forget to download the official Little Elm Lobos App. We hope every Lobo Fan will download the app which allows live streaming, access to online schedules, news, and push notifications for scores for all of your favorite Lobo teams! See graphic below on all that the app has to offer!

Did you know that students who qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program can also receive financial assistance in other areas such as:


  • Reduced device protection fee to use a district issued laptop.
  • Fee waiver to take the SAT and/or ACT for free
  • Dual Credit tuition for free at NCTC
  • AP Exam Test fee reduction


High school students often do not want to participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. The Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program is the standard used by many programs to qualify students for financial assistance. Even if a student never uses their eligibility in the lunchroom, they can benefit greatly in other areas if they qualify for the Lunch Program. Eligibility has to be reestablished each year. You can fill out the application here. We highly suggest that all families fill out an application to see if you qualify.

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Lobo Basketball This Week!

Boy's -

January 7th - JV, FR, V @ Lake Dallas @ 4:30, 5:45, 7:00pm

January 10th - J , FR, V @ Home vs. Denton HS @ 4:30, 5:45, 7:00pm (Middle School Night)


Girl's -

January 7th - JV, V, FR @ Lake Dallas @ 4:30, 5:45, 7:00pm

January 10th - JV, V, FR @ Home vs. Denton HS @ 4:30, 5:45, 7:00pm (LEAYSA Night)

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Lobo Soccer This Week!

Boys -

January 7th - JV, V @ Creekview 5:30 PM and 7:15 PM

January 9 - 11th - V @ Denton Guyer Tournament


Girls -

January 9 - 11th - JV, V @ Brewer Bear Cave Tournament

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December and January Student Athletic Trainers of the Month

Students, Parents, Coaches, & Administrators:

Please congratulate the December & January Student Athletic Trainers of the Month: Claire Stevens, Andreya Garces, Delaney Miller, Aja Washington, and Evelin Torres.


SATs casted their votes on Rookie & Veteran Student Athletic Trainers to be recognized. Please check out what their plans are for the upcoming Holiday Season, their favorite things about Winter, & their New Years’ Resolutions.


The LESMD-LC (Little Elm Sports Medicine- Leadership Council) coordinates monthly to send out themed questionnaires to the winners of the Student Athletic Trainers of the Month’s votes. This month Senior Ashlyne Smith (LESMD-LC 4th year Rep) designed the questions & presentation for the December and January winners and did an extraordinary job! Thank you Ashlyne!


Thank you Claire, Andreya, Delaney, Aja, and Evelin for your hard work and commitment to the LE Sports Medicine Program -“The Pack Behind The Pack”!

Coach Cox & Doc Stine

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Prom will be on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Knotting Hill Place. Stayed tuned for more information.
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Class of 2020 Graduation at UNT

Save the Date:


Thursday, May 21, 2020

10:00 AM

Report Harmful, Harassing, and Bullying Behavior

LEISD has an on-line tool called "Anonymous Alerts" that students, parents, and teachers can use to report harmful, harassing, and bullying type behaviors. Anonymous Alerts bullying reporting mobile app helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressures are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome. Anonymous Alerts encourages students, parents and staff to quickly, easily, and anonymously report bullying, cyber-bullying, gang-related issues, and other sensitive topics through private messages to school officials by building. All reports remain completely anonymous even during a two-way email conversation, although submitters have the option to reveal their identity if they prefer to have a person-to-person discussion.


To send a report from the Web/Internet go to: www.anonymousalerts.com/littleelmisd/

To send a report from your phone:


  • Download the Anonymous Alerts® app for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, and the Chrome store
  • Start the App, enter login: leisd and password: leisd
  • Send important reports to school officials
  • Add a screen shot or photo about the incident
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LEHS Traffic Flow Map

19-20 Traffic flow and parking map

19-20 Parking Permit Application

Vist the LEHS Website for all details on student parking. https://www.littleelmisd.net/domain/1726

College Readiness Newsletter

President's Volunteer Service Award Details

Details on how to earn the President's Volunteer Service Award while at LEHS.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship for High School Seniors Seeking an Engineering Degree

National Society of Professional Engineers - Fort Worth Chapter

The chapters of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) will award scholarships to students studying to become engineers in an engineering program at an ABET-accredited (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) college or university. Please see attachment below for the 2019-2020 Scholarship Application for Graduating Texas High School Seniors Application with a deadline to apply of February 28, 2020. Check out the Ten Tips For Writing Scholoarship Applications for help with completing the process.

High School Scholarships for Trade Schools in Texas

Imagine America offers scholarships for trade schools in Texas. The schools listed below participate in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Take a look at the schools to see if any might be a good fit for you or your students! To date, over 10,000 high school students have been awarded an Imagine America high school scholarship for trade schools in Texas. That’s more than $10 million in tuition assistance! We’re proud to showcase our list of Texas trade schools. If any of these schools interest you, make sure to request information from them. And remember to ask them about our scholarship program as well!


Click on the image above for more information.

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Eligibility

The Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers is available to prospective teachers who are currently in, or plan to enter, an eligible teacher preparation program at a Raising Texas Teachers partner university. Aspiring Teachers can apply in the fall of any year between their senior year of high school and junior year of college. See below for the list of eligible programs at each university and the application deadline for each university.


To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be committed to teaching in a majority-economically disadvantaged school or in a shortage subject area (in a school where more than 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, or as a math, science, bilingual, or special education teacher) in a Texas public school. Preference is given to Texas residents.

Click on the partner universities listed below to view eligible programs:












Texas Student Housing Scholarship

The Texas Student Housing Authority offers $2,500 per year housing scholarships at the locations listed below. The Texas Student Housing Authority owns student housing properties near the University of Texas in Austin, the University of North Texas in Denton and A&M University in College Station. The properties owned are the Town Lake in Austin, The Ridge at North Texas in Denton and the Cambridge at College Station. To view each property click on the Gallery page. The Texas Higher Education Authority Act specifically permits Texas Student Housing Authority to offer lodging scholarships in the student housing facilities owned by the Corporation.


Click on the link below for the fallible application.

Current National Honor Society Members - Scholarship Opportunity

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Terry Scholarships

The Terry Freshman Scholarship, known as the Terry Traditional Scholarship, is awarded to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas. This is a prestigious scholarship that seeks to create a community of educated leaders who utilize their talents to strengthen the state of Texas and impact the world.


For more information: https://terryfoundation.org/future-scholars/freshman-scholarship/



Selection Criteria

  • Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Financial Need


Affiliated Universities

  • The University of Texas- Austin
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Houston
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas- Dallas
  • The University of Texas- San Antonio
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Texas A&M University- Galveston
  • Sam Houston State University
  • The University of Texas- Arlington
  • The University of Texas- El Paso

Scholarship Search Site - Provided by College Board

College Covered

Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 40 eligible students and parents will be randomly selected to win a $2,500 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.


While you are there, check out the website College Covered. Do you want to know what you need in a winning college essay, what college entrance test score you need, or what makes a top notch college application? Get what you need to help get into the college of your dreams with the help of College Covered.

Read this article from the Smithsonian.org about an App that matches students with college scholarships.


An App Matches Students with College Scholarships They Can Use

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LEHS is a testing site for BOTH the ACT and SAT.
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Little Elm High School

Dr. Elizabeth Priddy - Principal (eapriddy@littleelmisd.net)

Misty Chesnut - Academic Dean (mchesnut@littleelmisd.net)

Michelle Gentry - Lead Counselor (mgentry@littleelmisd.net)

Gerald Muhammad - House Principal A - E (gmuhammad@littleelmisd.net)

Michael Absher - House A - E Counselor (mabsher@littleelmisd.net)

Ruben Molinar - House Principal F - Li (rmolinar@littleelmisd.net)

Kaitlyn McGuire - House F - Li Counselor (kmcguire@littleelmisd.net)

Kyle Heller - House Principal Lo - Ri (kheller@littleelmisd.net)

Amy Chamberlin - House Counselor Lo - Ri (achamberlin@littleelmisd.net)

Terilyn Thomas-Monday - House Principal Ro - Z (tthomas-monday@littleelmisd.net)

Juan Schmidt - House Ro - Z Counselor (jschmidt@littleelmisd.net)

Adriana Beck - Intervention Counselor (abeck@littleelmisd.net)

Ana Kibbe - CIS Site Coordinator (akibbe@littleelmisd.net)

Marisa Flores - Parent Liaison and Translator (mflores@littleelmisd.net)