Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 08 18

P arents and Guardians,
 
I imagine that today held mixed feelings for many of you as kids headed back to school from the break. Personally, Christy and I really enjoyed the break and the opportunity to have all four of our children home for a portion of the time. This morning was a little difficult, but I am sure all of us will quickly get back into our normal routine.
 
For the last several years, LHS has held our Advanced Academics Banquet on the Sunday night before the beginning of the spring semester. Last night, we continued that tradition and spent the evening honoring the 274 students who were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars based on their performance on AP Exams last May. It was a great evening as we celebrated the success these students have achieved through their hard work and support of parents and teachers. Congratulations again to this group!
 
This Friday, students will be receiving their fall semester report card during class. They should bring them home for you at the end of the day. You can also use your parent access to PowerSchool to view your student's final fall semester grades on Friday.
 
As a reminder, next Monday, January 15th, LISD will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the rest of the information that can be found below in this email. We will continue to update the schedule and information throughout the semester to keep you up to date.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 08 18


Toy Drive
The Work Based Learning classes at Lovejoy High School are hosting an annual toy drive in January to benefit the children in Little Leopards. Collection boxes will be placed at each campus and the administration building. Toy collection will begin when students and staff return to school on January 8th. The students are accepting new to gently used toys for children from birth to five years of age. For additional information please click here or contact sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net .



Senior Project Shoe Drive: January 15 - February 2, 2017









Kalu Nchege, an avid sneakerhead, is organizing a shoe drive benefiting Soles4Souls for his Senior Project. The goal is to collect 200 pairs of shoes to send to the less fortunate in third world countries. Click here for more details about how and where to donate shoes. Please direct your questions to nchege_kalu@lovejoyisd.com .
 
LHS Band Fundraiser
Do you need to replace a bed in your home? Know someone who does?
The LHS Band will be hosting our 1st annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10th.  Click here to view a YouTube video to see how it works and here for a flyer with more details.

There will be over 30 bed styles on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be pillows, mattress protectors, sheets, and adjustable power bases! Financing options will also be available!




 
Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out
We still have a few tickets left for Ladies' Night Out.
Join us for a Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out to raise funds to award grants to Lovejoy ISD. The event will be held this Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker.

For pricing and ticket information, visit the Foundation's website at foundationforlovejoyschools.net or click here
or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043.
 
District News

 
 
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and by phone. Links to our social media accounts are shown below.
 





Lovejoy ISD App
The Lovejoy ISD App is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.  To download the app for Apple devices, please  click here .  To download the app for Android devices, please  click here .  

Twitter and Facebook
Are  you following the district on  Twitter ?  Have you liked us on  Facebook ?  Join us on social media for news and announcements.

Student Recognition

LHS Girls Volleyball
The following were recently awarded by the Texas Girls Coaches Association:
 
Annabelle Archer - 2017-18 All State and Academic All State
Shanel Bramschreiber - 2017-18 All State
Rachel Langs - 2017-18 All State and Academic All State
Allie Moger - 2017-18 Academic All State
 
LHS Football
Two members of the Lovejoy High School football team recently signed an early national letter of intent to play college football. Congratulations to:
 
Bumper Pool - Arkansas
Chase Van Wagoner - Texas Christian University

Scholar of the Month
Matthew McLaren was recently recognized at an Allen Americans game. Click here for an article about the recognition.
 

 
LHS Wrestling
 
Lamar Invitational:
Our women competed in the Lamar tournament in Arlington on Friday and wrestled great!  Our women placed 2nd place overall out of 21 teams!!  Our fabulous five women of Lilly Musselman, Charis Vela, Katherine Heath, Alexandria LeFort, and Morgan Elvin once again showed that hard work does pay off!  Alexandria and Morgan both finished as champs, Lilly placed 2nd and Charis placed 3rd.  Katherine was one match from placing and wrestled well.
 

 
For complete results, please click here.
 
TCA Tournament:
 
JV division:
 
1st place:  David Gold
 
For the complete team results please click here.
 
Varsity division:  Our men faced some tough competition and our results showed this. We have some great individual potential on our team; we just haven't been able to put complete matches together yet.  We wrestled several men in the varsity division for the first time. The experience was great and will serve all well in the future. Out of eight wrestlers, we took home three medals. Senior James Ayers led the team with a gold medal finish!  Freshman Ralph Rucker kept his streak alive by finishing with the silver medal. Rucker has placed in every tournament his freshman year. Sophomore Alex Vislosky was a welcome addition back in the lineup and finished with the bronze medal.
 
3rd place - Alex Vislosky
2nd place - Ralph Rucker
Champion - James Ayers
 
For the complete team results, click here.
 
Lady Leopard Basketball
Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) has the Lady Leopards ranked as the #11 team in the state in class 5A. The Leopards are currently 20-5 overall with a perfect 5-0 record in district 15-5A.  The first round of district will finish up this week with games at Mesquite Poteet on Tuesday and at home vs Royse City on Friday. Come out and support all of our teams as the JV teams play at 5:30 pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm.  We will also recognize our Willow Springs 7th and 8th grade teams during halftime of the varsity game vs Royse City.  Click here to view the TABC Rankings .

 




Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Jan 8
6 - 7 pm
New Majestics Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Jan 8
7 - 8 pm
Majestics Trip Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 9
6:30 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 9
7 - 8:30 pm
XC/T&F Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Jan 10
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Jan 15
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 16
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Jan 17
During lunches
Diversity Awareness Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 18
6 - 9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Jan 18
7 - 8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 18
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - The Sound of Music
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Jan 19
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - The Sound of Music
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Jan 20
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - The Sound of Music
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Jan 24
8:15 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 24
6 - 9 pm
Varsity Football Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 25
4:30 - 8 pm
Talent Show Tryouts
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Jan 27
8 - 11:30 am
LHS Majestics Dance Camp
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Jan 29
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100


Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals for kindergarten Gifted and Talented services will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal from December 1, 2017 - January 12, 2018.

An information session for the parents of kindergarten students will review the referral process, as well as the G/T services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
December 15, 2017
9:00 AM or 4:30 PM (Session information repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the Gifted and Talented webpage .
 
All kindergarten students will be tested at their home campuses in January. Additional testing for referred students is scheduled for both Saturday, February 10th and 24th. Services for identified kindergarten students begin March 1, 2018.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032 ) .

 

Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
 
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country. 
 
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through High School
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade
 
Visit  www.lovejoylacrosse.com  for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.  Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!




Relay for Life Team Sign up
Lovejoy High School's annual Relay for Life is just around the corner! With only a few months until the event, we suggest that people start signing up for relay teams. Whether you attended last year or this is your first time, you can create your own team. NHS members are required to attend the event, but if a student is a team captain and comes to all team meetings, they will receive six NHS hours. Students who are unable to attend Relay for Life will have to make up an additional six NHS hours. Click the link  here to sign up.
 
Steps to Sign up:
  • Click on the link
  • Click on "Join This Relay" in the top right corner
  • Either login or create a new account
  • Click "Join a team" and type in the team's name, or create your own team
  • If the team requires a registration fee, either pay online using a credit card or pay in person with cash or check
    • If you pay online with a credit card, answer the questions that follow and fill out your personal information
Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Lovejoy High School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to a loved one who lost their battle with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please  click here .  

Supporting LHS Students through Senior Project Judging
It is difficult to believe how quickly the school year is flying by. At the high school, this means that some LHS Seniors are nearing the time for their Senior Project Presentations.
 
Senior Project is an exciting part of every LHS senior's experience as they explore topics of their choice and share what they learn with members of the community. There are different components of the project including creating a proposal, writing an annotated bibliography, and completing an activity. As the culminating event of their Senior Project, students give an 8-10 minute presentation about their experience to a panel of adult volunteer judges. These judges score students on their presentation skills and give them feedback designed to help them in their future pursuits.
 
We want to extend to you the invitation to share in this experience as a Senior Project Judge. Presentations will take place at Lovejoy High School on January 18th, February 13th and March 7th. Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and should conclude by 8:30 p.m. at the latest. Judges training begins at 5:30 p.m. for those who have never judged Senior Project presentations. Those who judged in past years may arrive at 6 p.m. A light meal is served each night.
 
Click here to sign up to be a Senior Project Judge.

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NMSQT Program
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The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact:
greg_christensen@lovejoyisd.net P.S.  Dogs are welcome.
 
Students Leaving Campus
In the event that students need to leave campus during the school day and they drive themselves to school, we will need you to send an email to student_signout@lovejoyisd.net . Please include the student's name, the time they need to leave, the reason, and a phone number to be used to contact you. Once we have received the email, we will call you for verification, and the email will provide us with the needed documentation for our records.
 
Volunteer Application Process
Please click here  to begin the process. Should you have any questions, please contact Gina Ellis , Volunteer Coordinator, 469-742-8000.
 
Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information, emergency contacts, authorized pickup, FERPA, SCOC, Student Handbook, etc.
 
PLEASE NOTE : Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use:
In order for your child's picture to appear in the Yearbook, you should answer "YES".