Little Elm High School

Weekly Newsletter - December 22, 2019

2020 A New Start

Hello Little Elm FamiLE!

I am very excited to join Little Elm High School as your new principal. Being a high school principal is the best job in the world and I feel very blessed to be a Lobo Leader. Although our holiday break has just begun, I am eager for the start of the new semester and the opportunity to meet the students and staff of LEHS. One of the things I enjoy most about working in a high school is the school spirit and pride that is shared by everyone. I look forward to being a part of this community and supporting and celebrating your accomplishments with you. For now, I hope you have a wonderful and restful break. I plan to enjoy mine with my family, including my granddaughters Lily and Ella (pictured below with me). See you in 2020 Little Elm Lobos!

Dr. Libby Priddy, Principal

Little Elm High School

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Thanks for Five and Half Years of Special Memories

To My LEHS Lobo FamiLE:

Since this is my last LEHS newsletter to publish. I want to thank the students, parents, and staff for five and half years of joy and special memories. It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your principal and now it is time for me to accept a new role in the mission of LEISD of Engaging, Equiping, and Empowering all LEISD students to reach their full potential. I look forward to supporting the work of Dr. Priddy and all the other principals of LEISD as Director of Human Resources by helping to recruit and retain the best of the best to serve all students of LEISD. Monday, January, 6 is the beginning of a new era for LEHS and I want to welcome Dr. Priddy to the destination district, Little Elm ISD.

Renee Pentecost

Director of Human Resources

Little Elm ISD

December Students of the Month Honored at School Board Meeting

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Pablo Lobato, Senior - Pablo is a talented student who has concentrated his time in choir and theatre. He is a Lobo for life and has been performing in choir since 3rd grade and theatre since 6th grade. Pablo has shown his school spirit by serving as the school mascot his sophomore year, he was a member of the Wolf Pack this year and he is currently an active member of our Step Team. Pablo has also been a leader in planning Senior Class events. Pablo plans on majoring in business and theatre in college with the goal of starting his own Theatre Company in the future. Pablo is a talented leader who also makes a positive impact in the classroom. Here are some quotes from his teachers:

Mr. Kevin Hamlin, English IV Teacher - "You can always count on Pablo to bring life and humor into the class. His amazing responses to discussions are thought-provoking and always intuitive. He is great to have in class."

Ms. Adrienne Jones, Sociology/Psychology Teacher - "There is not enough time in the day to talk about Pablo and his involvement and impact within the walls of LEHS and the community. Pablo is the embodiment of school spirit and Lobo Pride, whether he is dressed up for the spirit days, volunteering at every opportunity that arises, performing amazingly in the musicals, participating in the LOBO Pack at games and the LE Prime Step Team, or he is sharing his unique perspective on society in our discussions about society in Sociology. Daily I see Pablo uplifting others with his positive attitude and encouraging us all to love ourselves and others. I am proud to have Pablo represent the LEHS student body this month with his boundless creativity, stunning personality and unmatched Lobo Pride!"

Celastine Wigington, Junior - Cela is a talented vocalist who performs with the LEHS Heart and Soul performance group as well as an independent performer in the community at festivals, community gatherings, and special events. Make sure to watch the upcoming season of American Idol - you might just see Cela on the show. Cela also fills her time with working LEHS sporting events as one of our Lobo Athletic Trainers and when she is not singing, or working games, she is studying. Cela is taking three Advanced Placement classes and is setting her sights on a post-secondary career in Special Education or Speech Pathology. Cela is also a talented leader who makes a positive impact in the classroom. Here are some quotes by some of her teachers:

Mrs. Jessi Vericker, AP US History Teacher - "I have had the honor of having Cela twice! Cela is a very sweet and kind young lady. She is always helpful and makes the right choices. Cela is a good friend to her classmates and a joy to have in class. I love her commitment to her school work and her desire to always get and stay ahead of all of her assignments. Just last Friday she asked for January's assignments so that she may get and stay ahead. She is talented not only in her studies but musically as well. She is well-rounded, talented, and a smart while still being very humble. I am proud of Cela and all of her accomplishments."

Coach Laws Kidwell, Athletic Trainer Coach - "Cela has been a member of the LE Sports Medicine Program for 3 years. She has been working with Football, Baseball & Men's Soccer throughout the last 3 years. Cela has also been a vital member in the Athletic Training classes the past two years. She takes the lead on setting up our calendars weekly without being asked, as well as, working with the athletes and assessing their needs daily. Cela helps with the athletes' rehab exercises, sets up their treatments -whether its heat, cold compression, or muscle stimulation, she does it all! Cela is also a member of the Student Athlete Leadership Council representing the Athletic Trainers in the council. We are excited to have Cela as an integral member of our program and will miss her dearly when she graduates next year! Congratulations on receiving the December Student of the Month, Cela!!"

Mr. Bradley Howard, AP English III Teacher - "Cela is the kind of student every teacher wants in their classroom. Her wit, enthusiasm, and energy brighten everyone’s mood, and her positive attitude serves as a model for other students. She is a whirlwind of activity and initiative, leading and organizing other students both inside and outside of the classroom. On top of all this, she excels academically and never complains about the workload. My sixth period wouldn’t be the same without her."

Congratulations to these two Leaders of the Pack!

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Welding Internships Coming With Community Partner Holt Cat

LEHS welding students were invited to Holt Cat to participate in their Intern Shadow Day last week. We’re excited about the opportunity students have for paid internships and permanent employment!

LEHS Choir Goes Caroling Lobo Style!

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Click Image Below for Video of the Carolers

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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Basketball Over The Break

Boy's -

December 26-28 Allen Tournament follow Twitter @LEBoysLoboHoops for game times

January 3 Open

January 7 Away at Lake Dallas 4:30 PM, 5:45 PM, and 7:00 PM

Girl's -

December 26-28 McKinney Tournament follow Twitter @LELADYLOBOHOOPS for game times

January 3 Open

January 7 Away at Lake Dallas 4:30 PM, 5:45 PM, and 7:00 PM

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Soccer Over The Break

Boys -

December 28 Alumni Game at Lobo Stadium at 10:00 AM

December 30 Home vs. Frisco Independence at Lobo Stadium 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 12:00 PM

January 2-4 Saginaw Tournament follow Twitter @LE_LoboSoccer for game times

January 7 Away at Creekview 5:30 PM and 7:15 PM

Girls -

January 2-4 College Station ISD Classic Tournament follow Twitter @LE_LadyLobos for game times

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Congratulations to these Lobo District 5-5A All District Selections!

1st Team

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2nd Team

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Honorable Mentions

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Congratulations to Two Lobos Signing to Play at the Next Level

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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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Time to Order Graduation Products!

The Class of 2020 received information from Balfour on ordering graduation products on Wednesday. Seniors should bring home a brochure with all needed information.

List of Fall Senior Events

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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:

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.

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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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:

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 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 (

Misty Chesnut - Academic Dean (

Michelle Gentry - Lead Counselor (

Gerald Muhammad - House Principal A - E (

Michael Absher - House A - E Counselor (

Ruben Molinar - House Principal F - Li (

Kaitlyn McGuire - House F - Li Counselor (

Kyle Heller - House Principal Lo - Ri (

Amy Chamberlin - House Counselor Lo - Ri (

Terilyn Thomas-Monday - House Principal Ro - Z (

Juan Schmidt - House Ro - Z Counselor (

Adriana Beck - Intervention Counselor (

Ana Kibbe - CIS Site Coordinator (

Marisa Flores - Parent Liaison and Translator (