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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Softball Regional Semifinal Champions

Congratulations to the Lady Lobo Softball team! They won the Regional Semifinal Championship, and a trip to the 5th round of the playoffs, with their 4-2 over El Paso Chapin Thursday night! Follow @lelobosoftball on Twitter.

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Little Elm ISD Announces Head Boys Basketball Coach

Coach Parker on the sidelines at South Garland

Little Elm High School and Little Elm ISD are pleased to announce Dominique Parker as the new Head Boys Basketball coach. Parker has spent the past five years as the Head Boys Basketball coach at South Garland High School where he led the Colonels to an i...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Soldering Futures at LEHS

Student explains equipment to industry professionals

From pencil to chipping hammer, ten Little Elm High School seniors will walk across the stage at graduation knowing their future is secured.

Students were afforded the opportunity meet with industry professionals in the classroom at LEHS during the first W...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

On the Road to Continuous Improvement

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In the fall, Daniel Gallagher, superintendent, recommended to the Board of Trustees to approve a comprehensive curriculum audit through the Texas Association of School Administrators, TASA.

Gallagher said to ensure the District is providing high-quality c...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Lady Lobo Softball Team Advances to Round 5

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The Lobos continue their historic run as they advanced to Round 5 in the regional finals. Thursday night, they beat EP Chapin in a one-game 5A Region I semifinal series at Lubbock Cooper to advance to the regional final for first time in program history.

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Little Elm High School Class of 2019 Graduates May 23

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The 2019 senior candidates will receive their diplomas Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at The University of North Texas Coliseum. To accommodate the early start time, limited parking, and late arrivals, Little Elm High School students will ride buses from the...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

LEHS CTE Will Expand Healthcare Certifications for Students for 2019-2020 School Year

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Little Elm High School students interested in a career in healthcare will have even more opportunities to receive professional certifications while attending LEHS.

The Career and Technical Education program will receive an additional $30,000 in Perkins Res...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Lady Lobo Softball

Members of the Lakeside Middle School choir enjoyed their "Final Sing" on Thursday evening. See more pictures from the Broadway Movie Musical on Lakeside's Facebook page.

Congratulations to the Lady Lobo Softball Team - they beat Mansfield Legacy...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

LEHS Top Ten Honored

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Some described it as more than just a luncheon, but a walk down memory lane as teachers and parents shared heart-tugging memories of each top ten graduating seniors. Wednesday, Little Elm High School top-ten graduating seniors were honored with a luncheon...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Artwork of LEHS Students Recognized

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A small group of Little Elm High School students made the trip to San Antonio to participate in the state VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) where they all received medals.

"I am extremely proud of our students," said Melissa Connour, LEHS Art t...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

LEHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Class of 2019

Hanna Kevric:                                            ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Top 10 Seniors

Little Elm High School Annual Top Ten Lunch: Matthews Southwest provides each of the LEHS Top Ten Graduates with a $500 scholarship. The graduates, their families, and teachers are treated to lunch and a recognition ceremony at The Tribute.

Students and pa...

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LEISD News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

$5.3 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Class of 2019

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It's been a tradition at Little Elm High School to celebrate the hard work graduating seniors have put toward advancing their education. As fellow students, family, campus and district administrators, school board members, and community partners looked on...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

LEHS Teacher Selected for NASA LiftOFF Summer Institutute

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Yolonda Simona physics teacher from Little Elm High School has been selected for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. This nationally competitive pr...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

LEISD Special Olympics Track Meet Full of Heart

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Mandy Duncan took to twitter and tagged Little Elm High School after spending half the day at the Special Olympics track meet Thursday. "Shout out to all the volunteers from @LittleElmHS at the #LESpecialOlympics today! They are great kids with big h...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

LEHS Culinary Arts Students Serving Something Sweet at Frisco Lakes Community

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Little Elm High School culinary students prepared three desserts this week for their first community event in Frisco Lakes. Frisco Lakes is a retirement community south of Little Elm, off of 423. Twice a year, they have a food truck social, which included...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Special Olympics Parade of Athletes

Little Elm High School Culinary students served lunch to Little Elm's First Responders on Friday at the tabLE Restaurant.

Hundreds of LEHS students had the opportunity to visit with 25 local employers searching for summer workers at the annual LEHS Job Fai...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Destination 2025: A Renewed Focus

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Little Elm ISD administrators, campus leaders, teachers, and staff members have used The Destination 2020 Strategic Plan set forth by the strategic planning committee in 2015 to guide their work at the District. The committee, which was made up of parents...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Did you miss Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-Up?

Why Choose LEISD

If parents of incoming kindergartners and PreK students were unable to attend the Little Elm ISD Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Roundup, parents are encouraged to go to their zoned campus between now and May 10 to pre-register their child. Families will ne...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Brent Artists

Congratulations to LEHS Senior Ali Ziehm! She placed 2nd at the Regional Tennis Tournament and is headed to the State Tournament for the third year in a row!

Brent Elementary fourth and fifth grade students showed off their rocket projects at the Board of ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Around the District...in Pictures

Lobo Pride at Prestwick

The Little Elm High School Health Science Practicum students get to work side-by-side learning what it takes to be a nurse with real-life experiences! Thank you to Medical City Frisco for your continued partnership allowing our students to learn from the ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

LEHS Winter Guard Finishes in 6th Place at WGI World Championships

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After placing 11th (out of 51 guards) in Preliminary competition, the Little Elm High School Winter Guard had two more great performances in Semi-Finals and Finals, to finish in 6th Place at the WGI World Championships in the Scholastic Open classificatio...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Readers are Leaders

LEHS wins audio book reading challenge

Little Elm High School finished in first place in the Great Reading Games, a national audio book event hosted by Learning Ally, a New Jersey-based educational solutions organization.

The annual event coincides with the National Education Association&r...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Jazz Ensemble Earns Superior Rating at Chet Baker Jazz Festival

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The Little Elm High School Jazz Ensemble competed at the Chet Baker Education Jazz Festival held at Denton High School Saturday, April 6. They received both a "Superior" and "Excellent" Rating for their performance, earning them an ove...

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LEISD News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

School Isn't What It Used to Be

Prestwick students showing off engineering skills

Every day is a great day at Little Elm ISD. But on Thursday, March 28, was special! What a great showing of what our students can do as a dozen Frisco Lakes residents came out to see what goes on inside our schools. Frisco Lakes is a retirement community ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

myON Spring Reading Challenge Winners Announced

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Kindergarten: Elladee Williams, from Oak Point, read 497 minutes to win first place.

First Grade: Yessica Casas, from Lakeview, read 438 minutes to win first place.Third Grade: Runor Evwierekegba, from Lakeview, read 580 minutes to win first place.

Second G...

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LEISD News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

First Time HOSA Competitors from LMS Advance to Internationals

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Little Elm High School started seven years ago with nine members with a newly formed HOSA - Future Health Professionals student organization. Today, their membership is up to 180 members.

Since then every year, LEHS HOSA members have looked for opportuniti...

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LEISD News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Little Elm ISD: STEM Across the District

STEM at Prestwick

Every great lesson begins with a great story. It is how a reader can make relatable connections, understand conflict, and make predictions with each turn of the page. Little Elm ISD fourth graders are reading the story, “Water, Water Everywhere: Designing...

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LEISD News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Del Harris to Emcee the LEISD Education Foundation Annual Gala

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The Little Elm ISD Education Foundation is excited to announce that Del Harris, Vice President of the Texas Legends, will emcee their Boots & Bling Fundraising Gala, Dinner and Silent Auction on April 12, at the Tribute at The Colony Golf Club Ballroo...

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LEISD News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Chavez Destination Imagination Team Falls Short for Global Finals

High Five meets with appraisers after challenge

"We are going to do so much better next year," said Jevin Henson optimistically as he heard the raw scores from the Destination Imagination state tournament in Corpus Christi. Henson, along with four other team members on High Five, competed in ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Lobo Honors Awards Recipients Announced

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Earlier this year, the Little Elm ISD Education Foundation asked students across the District to submit a letter nominating their favorite teacher, librarian, or instructional coach. The letter had to explain why their nominee is special and how they Enga...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Little Elm ISD Announces New Principals

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Strike Middle School Principal

Little Elm ISD is pleased to announce Kelly Hastings as the principal of Lowell H. Strike Middle School.  Ms. Hastings has served as the principal of Young Junior High School in Arlington ISD for the past seven years...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

2018-2019 Lobos of the Year

Amanda Miller - Teacher of the Year

Little Elm High School:

Lakeside Middle School:

Prestwick STEM Academy:

Brent Elementary:

Chavez Elementary:

Hackberry Elementary:

Lakeview Elementary:

Oak Point Elementary:

Zellars Alternative & Support Services:

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

The Road to State: Chavez Elementary Team Advances in DI Competition

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With the flip of a coin, it became a tragic beginning with a happy ending. This year, for the second year in a row, Chavez Elementary will be sending another Destination Imagination team to the state DI tournament in Corpus Christi. The team, “H...

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LEISD News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

National Signing Day 2019

National Signing Day at LEHS

WATCH a recap of the signing day event!

Congratulations to LEHS football player Jorian Dodd signing with Howard Payne University!

Congratulations to LEHS football player Elias DeLeon signing with Cisco College!

Congratulations to LEHS football player Gerson ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

New Fire Science Program at LEISD Expands Career Options for LEHS Students

fire fighters showing off fire truck to high school students

Little Elm ISD has partnered with the Town of Little Elm Fire Department and North Central Texas College to provide a Fire Science Program for students at Little Elm High School beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. These courses will help develop stude...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Construction Officially Underway After Groundbreaking Ceremonies

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Little Elm Independent School District officials broke ground Monday for two new schools at Eldorado Parkway and French Settlement Road in Little Elm and Lebanon Road in The Colony. These sites will be the locations for Jerry R. Walker Middle School and L...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

The 86th Legislative Session and What it means for Little Elm ISD

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The Texas Legislature is 17 days deep in its 140-day 86th legislative session. Public Education state funding is one of many priorities in the House and Senate as they discuss how the state should fund school districts.

Grant Anderson, associate superinten...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Little Elm ISD School Board Approves Funding for New Curriculum

teachers meeting around a table

Little Elm ISD will be purchasing curriculum through the Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative known as TEKS Resource Systems. TEKS stands for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills which are learning standards mandated by the state.

During Monday&...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

myON Winter Reading Challenge Winners Announced for Grades 4-8

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4th Grade Competition: Jayden Jackson, from Chavez, read 2703 minutes to win 1st place. Jalen Jackson, from Chavez, read 2649 minutes to win 2nd place.

5th Grade Competition: Manha Asif, from Lakeview, read 1799 minutes to win 1st place.

5th Grade Competiti...

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LEISD News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Seeking Input from Community about Possibly Renaming Stadium

Aerial of the Little Elm Athletic Complex

The Little Elm ISD Board of Trustees is seeking community input regarding a potential change in the name of the District's stadium. The current name of the stadium is the Little Elm Athletic Complex. "Earlier in the year, suggestions were brought for...

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LEISD News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Where did all the Little Elm ISD Buses Go?

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After 36 years of occupying a site in the central part of the town, Little Elm ISD has moved its bus fleet to a new location 2.5 miles west of that location. Phase one of the Little Elm ISD Transportation and Operations Facility is located on Hill Lane an...

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LEISD News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Brent Elementary Students Prepare for Rocket Competition

rocket, provided by Fun 2 Discover, will measure seven feet tall and will weight seven pounds

Fun 2 Discover, the presenting sponsor of Texas Motor Speedway's Speeding To Read, is providing a free rocket building competition among the 14 participating elementary schools and more than 7,500 students in the educational program.

There currently are 29...

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LEISD News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

LEISD Education Foundation Surprises Grant Winners

LEISD EF Grant Winner At Oak Point

Last month, more than 80 grant applications poured into the Little Elm ISD Education Foundation for a chance to receive grant money to enhance learning in a classroom or at a campus. Over a two day period, several LEISDEF Board members and volunteers read...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Blackwood Participates in Leadership Program

Dan Blackwood is standing at a podium delivering a presentation about LEISD

Daniel Blackwood, a trustee from Little Elm ISD, joined 33 other school board members from across Texas November 15-17 in Amarillo for the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2019. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the ...

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LEISD News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Little Elm ISD Earns an "A" for Financial Accountability

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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: 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 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 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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LEISD News
Posted on: October 18, 2017

#WeAreLittleElm

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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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