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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Fall Signing Day 2018

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LEHS baseball player Logan Kohler signed with The University of Oklahoma!

LEHS girls soccer player Isabella Argentine signed with East Texas Baptist University!

LEHS girls soccer player McKenzie Betancur signed with Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas!

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

Chavez at Farmstead Museum

Chavez Elementary third graders had a great time at the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Follow @littleelmchavez on Facebook.

Chavez Elementary served lunch on Thursday at their annual Chavez Community Feast.

Prestwick STEM Academy teacher Rachel Grones brought A...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

State Denotes Zero Finding Administrative Review for LEISD Child Nutrition

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Little Elm ISD Child Nutrition had zero findings during a recent state audit by the Texas Department of Agriculture. As a federal requirement, the TDA conducts an Administrative Review (“AR”) at least once every three years on School Food Authorities.They...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Outscoring Opponents with the LMS Football A and B teams 474-0

7th Grade Football meeting with coaches in the middle of a game

High school football is king in Texas. Friday nights, it's about the community coming together to cheer on their hometown team. They are the teams that get all the media attention, win or lose, and for the other grade level football programs, they compete...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Instant Decision Day: Texas Tech University

2018 TTU Instant Decision Day

Five more Little Elm High School students can add "Wreck 'Em Tech" to their vocabulary after receiving instant news they are Texas Tech Red Raiders. This is the third year LEHS has hosted Texas Tech University in the library for "Instant De...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Little Elm ISD Earns an "A" for Financial Accountability

Financial Accountability

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released final financial accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters across the state, with 99 percent of all Texas school districts and charters earning a successful final rating for 201...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

Lady Lobo Basketball

Prestwick STEM Academy honored Veterans on Monday. Follow @Prestwick STEM for more pictures.

The LEHS Lady Lobo Basketball team rode in the Thankful Parade on Monday. They play their first home game of the season on Tuesday, November 13! Follow @LELADYLOBO...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

LMS Students First-Hand Look at Careers in Healthcare

healthcare talking to students

Nearly 300 Lakeside Middle School AVID and Career Investigation students spent their Friday at a healthcare conference without leaving their school. Made up of mostly eighth graders, students choose the healthcare professional they wanted to learn more fr...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

Chavez Mad Scientists

Lakeview Elementary students show their Lobo Spirit! Follow @lakeview_leisd on Twitter.

Chavez Elementary fifth graders were mad scientists on Halloween! See more pictures on Chavez's Facebook page.

Congratulations to the winners of the LEHS Early Bird 30 C...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

7th Grade District Champs Football

Brent Elementary Lobos unite against bullying for Unity Day 2018! Check out Brent's Facebook page for more pictures.

Congratulations to the LMS/PSA 7th grade A and B teams - they are both the 2018 District Champions! Both teams have remained undefeated thi...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

LEISD Moves Forward with Plans to Improve LEHS Ball Fields

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The District is moving forward with its plan to improve and renovate athletic facilities at Little Elm High School. What was defined as being a part of Phase I are four different elements to include football, baseball, softball, and tennis facilities. The...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

Around the District...in Pictures

PSA Pep Rally

Presenting the Little Elm High School 2018 Homecoming Queen, Ali Ziehm and Homecoming King, Dalton Capps.

Pink Out at Oak Point Elementary! Follow @OakPointElem on Twitter.

Congratulations to LEHS Students of the Month Tatum Mowery and Malik Paulino!

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

LEHS Student Earns Near Perfect Score on SAT

Malik Paulino received National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar Award

Malik Paulino, a Little Ellm High School senior, was honored at Monday's school board meeting for two reasons. Principal Renee Pentecost selected Paulino as one of the October students of the month, but also presented him with a certificate for being the ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

LEISD Education Foundation Names Hanti as Board President

Denise Hanti

The Little Elm ISD Education Foundation recently voted Denise Hanti as its new board president. 

"My goal as president of the LEISD Education Foundation is for us to raise funds to positively impact our LEISD students and teachers in the clas...
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LEISD News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Community Engagement Fosters Educational Success

Volunteer helps students at Hackberry understand math

According to a recent policy brief from the National Education Association, "when schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer,...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

LEHS Senior Service Day Makes Worldly Impact

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For the third year in a row, seniors had a chance to give back to their community through the Little Elm High School Senior Day of Service. LEHS principal Renee Pentecost was excited to know that 74 seniors made a worldly impact. "We have worked real...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Blackwood Selected for State Leadership Program

Blackwood

Dan Blackwood, trustee from Little Elm ISD, joined 34 other school board members from across Texas September 27-29 at the kickoff session of the Leadership TASB class of 2019. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is partici...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 11, 2018

A Look Back In Time...

Little ELm Rural School Class Photo

The first effort at a public school building in the 1860s was at a private home in the Little Elm area which gave way to a one-room log cabin schoolhouse built in 1865. In 1877, the Little Elm School Community District No.18 was constituted by Denton Coun...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Two Prestwick Teachers Awarded Voya Unsung Heroes Award

Voya representative, teachers, and Mrs. Gibson are posing for picture with check.

In front of the the fourth grade classes of students, Voya Financial representatives presented a $2,000 check to Prestwick teachers Erika Malcom and Krystal Jones. This team of teachers was one of 100 winners picked from across the country out of 1,200 ap...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

New School Bus Locator App Puts Parents at Ease

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The SafeStop mobile app provides expected bus stop arrival times and bus locator information to parents who want or need to know. "I believe this app will be extremely helpful to parents who might be waiting at home wondering how much longer will the...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

LEISD School Board Approves Contract for Curriculum Audit

Fifth Graders experience Kindergarten

The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees approved the contract with Texas Association of School Administrators and Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. during Monday's board meeting. "I would like to bring in TASA to do an external audit of our curricul...

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LEISD News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

LEHS Received $2,000 Check at Pep Rally for Most Spirited Award

LEHS Most Spirited

During the Little Elm High School pep rally Friday, WFAA and Verizon presented a $2,000 check to Principal Renee Pentecost and the student body for the WFAA/Verizon Best School Spirit Award. The selection was based on the LEHS school and community spirit ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Little Elm ISD Seeking Community Input for New Middle School Attendance Zones

Middle School Locations

This is an exciting time to be at Little Elm ISD as we plan for the construction of the two new middle schools. We are asking for public input, through a selected committee, as the District analyzes growth and middle school student populations. 

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Little Elm ISD Unveils Vision for Lobo Lane

a picture of the Zellars sign with the administration building in the back drop.

Little Elm ISD student enrollment is projected to grow by more than one thousand students over the next five years  and more than double that in 10 years.

Daniel Gallagher, Little Elm ISD superintendent, has unveiled the District's plan for the th...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Little Elm ISD Administration Recommends Curriculum Audit

kids working in science lab with googles on their faces

As one of the strategies under the District’s Strategic Plan, teaching and learning are at the core. It is also vital to the success of its students and teachers. In order to achieve the goal of engaging each student in rigorous and relevant learning expe...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

TWU Offered $52,000 in Scholarships During LEHS Instant Decision Day

Instant Decision Day process

Some Little Elm High School seniors are leaving school Tuesday with a sigh of relief and a smile on their faces. Texas Woman’s University G-Force team and members of the admissions office worked jointly to help students with college needs, such ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

College Ready. Career Ready. Life Ready.

Arrow Logo Colorful

Little Elm ISD's mission is to Engage, Equip, and Empower each student to realize their full potential. District leaders are always looking for new ways to help students and parents have a deeper understanding as to what that means with the new College, C...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Accelerate Students are Making Their Mark

Accelerate students establishing norms

More than a dozen Little Elm High School students are taking part in a new program that will advance a student’s voice to the next level. The Accelerate student leadership program is designed to work in collaboration with District professionals ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Town of Little Elm and Little Elm ISD hold first Active Shooter Drill

police officers listen to the debrief notes

Little Elm ISD hosted a safety training in a joint-effort with the Little Elm Police Department and the Little Elm Fire Department Wednesday. It was the first of its kind to include the different emergency response departments and the District to simulate...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

LEaders Move Campuses

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Felipe Vargas, Assistant Principal at Prestwick, will be moving to Lakeside Middle School as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Vargas has been AP at Prestwick for three years and during his time, he has continued to develop his leadership capacity as a systems ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Little Elm ISD and Grand Canyon University Announce Partnership to Benefit Community

GCU partnership

Little Elm ISD superintendent Daniel Gallagher signed a participant agreement with the Grand Canyon University that opens up a door of opportunities for Little Elm ISD teachers, staff, their spouses, students and parents. Through the Participants in Learn...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summer Learning Summit in its Fourth Year at LEISD

professional learning and teachers listening

The Summer Learning Summit is a professional learning conference designed to specifically serve the needs of teachers at Little Elm ISD as well as partner schools. In previous years, the Summit has been exclusive to Little Elm ISD staff. This year, teache...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Chavez DI Team Places 21st at Global Finals Competition

students participated in the Top of the Food Chain Challenge and won!

It was a great start for the first Little Elm ISD team to compete at Destination Imagination Global Finals. Power of 7 finished in the top half, tying for 21st place out of 55 teams from around the world. "The place ahead of us was less than one poin...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

District Announces Elementary & Secondary Teachers of the Year, Lobo Leaders of the Year

District Lobo Leaders of the Year

The District is pleased to announce the Elementary & Secondary Teachers of the year and the Lobo Leaders of the Year!(From Left to Right)

Christi Beerley - Lobo Leader of the Year from Hackberry ElementaryTina Scott - Elementary Teacher of the Year fro...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 27, 2018

ExcelLEnce Express

Excellence Express

Every year, a team of District administration sets out on a mission to make a teacher, a paraprofessional, and a Lobo leaders' day. This is the time we celebrate excellence among our staff and recognize the hard work each of these very important FamiLE me...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

The District Names the Two New Middle Schools, Transportation Facility

picture of Jerry Walker and Dr. Lowell H. Strike

The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees called a special public meeting Monday evening to review a list of potential names for the two new middle schools and the transportation facility.

After careful consideration,  the Board voted and approved the ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Thank a School Board Member

School Board members pose in a selfie.

January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Elm ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.

“School board members serve countless hours...

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LEISD News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

LIINK - 3 kids playing outside

LiiNK, which stands for Let's Inspire Innovation 'N Kids, is a project designed by Dr. Debbie Rhea of Texas Christian University. It models the Finnish school system, one of the most successful school systems in the world, where students receive four rece...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Girls Operating as Leaders at Lakeside Middle School

GOAL at Lakeside Middle

On Thursday, the Girls Operating As Leaders (GOAL) club members met a few of their new mentors: Ana Lopez, Ericka Osorio, and Melissa Miranda. The young women are members of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. and students of Texas Woman's Unive...

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