Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 12 11 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
Each semester seems to go by faster and faster, and this year is no exception. With only a week and a half to go, Semester Exams begin this week at LHS. In order to spread out the exams for students, we will be testing over the final four days of the semester. We kick off our exam days this Friday morning with our tradition of Flapjacks for Finals. LHS Staff will be cooking for students before school starts, and chocolate chip pancakes will be in high demand as we kick off exams with a little fun.
 
Our exam schedule is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 15th - 3rd and 7th period
Monday, Dec. 18th - 2nd and 6th period
Tuesday, Dec. 19th - 1st and 5th period
Wednesday, Dec. 20th - 4th and 8th and Early Release
 
LHS will run a modified bell schedule on each of these days so that students attend most of their other classes (except Wednesday which is an Early Release), but have extended time during the periods they have an exam.
 
I hope you have a great week.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 12 11 17

Holiday Spirit Days
Monday - Holiday Socks
Tuesday - See You at the North Pole
9th - Elves
10th - Presents
11th - Reindeer
12th - Santa or Mrs. Claus
Wednesday - Holiday Sweaters
Thursday - Christmas Movie Character Day
Friday - Festive Friday, wear holiday attire
 
Orchestra Spirit Day: December 12 - TOMORROW
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/ night will be held at Pei Wei on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please join the orchestra for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out at the Pei Wei located at 1008 West McDermott Drive in Allen.
 

 
Worthwhile Senior Project
LHS Senior John Treanor's Senior project will benefit the USO through in-kind donations. He will be placing boxes for collection at our 3 elementary schools and at Sloan Creek. He shared that he wants to serve in the Navy after college, and has always respected the men and women who serve our country. He plans to have the boxes out for collection by December 13th. Click here for a list of suggested donation items.
 
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.

 
 
LHS Collecting Donations for Coats for Kids
Lovejoy High School is collecting donations to buy coats for S.M. Wright's Christmas in the Park Event. The purpose is to provide funding and resources for underprivileged children and families through the nonprofit organization For Kids Foundation. Every $15 donated will provide a child in the Dallas area with a new coat. This is a great opportunity for everyone to give back this Christmas. You may click here to donate.
 




BrightBytes
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
 
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.
 
 
MySchoolBucks Convenience Fee
MySchoolBucks, the district's online meal prepayment program, has provided notification regarding an increase in the convenience fee paid by parents using the online payment feature. The fee will be increasing from $1.95 per payment to $2.49 per payment and will be effective as of December 11, 2017. This increase is the result of an increase in card scheme fees. The district does not receive any convenience fee funds from MySchoolBucks.
In light of the increase, the district contacted MySchoolBucks. They agreed to increase the maximum payment from $120 per deposit to $240 per deposit. This payment deposit increase is effective immediately. You may contact MySchoolBucks directly by telephone at 855.832.5226 or via email at support@myschoolbucks.com .

Nutrition News
Click here to view the December edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter.


Parent Tech
December Session - December 13, 2017
Lecture Hall - 11:30 AM OR 6:30 PM
Not quite sure how all the Google tools fit together for your student in Lovejoy? Wondering how Classroom, Calendar, and Gmail work so that you can help your student stay successful in school? Wish you could help your student get their work organized in Google Drive? Join us either at 11:30 or at 6:30 on December 13th in the Lecture Hall to get your Google questions answered and learn helpful tips & tricks for you and your student.


 
 
LHS Girls Powerlifting
Click here for more information about one of the fastest growing sports on campus.




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!


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Final Exam Volunteers
Help is needed in the LHS Testing Center during final exam week. Please review the dates below for your availability. Also, please make sure you are a cleared volunteer with LISD.  You may click here  if you need to complete a volunteer application.
 
Fri. Dec 15th
 
 
Mon. Dec 18th
 
 
Tues. Dec 19th
 
 
Wed. Dec 20th
 





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 .  



Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
2017 Annual Appeal Ends December 31
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you for your generosity to the annual appeal campaign. We have received donations from 555 donors totaling $194,265. This is just shy of our goal of $200,000 and 650 donors. If you have not yet donated or you wish to make a final end of year tax-deductible donation, please click here . Without you, we could not carry out our mission to enhance the educational experience for Lovejoy students and staff.


 
Lovejoy 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 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker. This event sold out last year. Tickets are currently on sale.
 
For pricing and ticket information, click here or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043 .
 


Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from Amazon.com, please consider visiting Amazon Smile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile website for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at amazon.com. Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.


Student Recognition

LHS Bowling
The Lovejoy Bowling team swept the competition during last week's match against Berkner High School.  

Boy's Varsity won their match 14-1 with high scores bowled by Sophomore Mason Melendez (223) & Senior Michael Stephens (225) while Boy's JV won their match 15-0.

Girl's Varsity won their match 15-0 with high scores bowled by Juniors Sarah Nash (182) & Kaitlyn Cinek (183) and Girl's JV also won their match 15-0.

We are very proud of all the bowlers, especially the 4 bowlers that qualified for their Letterman Jacket during the match!  Please congratulate Sam Dieterle , JR Frazier , Andrew Khalil , and Allie Streack.

LHS Volleyball
Shanel Bramschreiber and Rachel Langs have been named  2017-18 Volleyball Legacy All Stars by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

LHS Fishing
Freshman Phenoms Part The Red...river that is! John Armstrong and Josh Bittlestone bested over 250 other teams to take first place at the THSBA Texoma tournament this past Saturday. With their victory, the two man team takes over the Angler(s) Of The Year (AOY) points total from Seniors Kellen Worley and Trey Johnson. After winning the team title for the first two season tournaments, Lovejoy stepped back as a team finishing 3rd as a over all. This still keeps them on the top spot for Team Of The Year title.

LHS Wrestling

Lovejoy men's varsity defeats Plano East, 48-30:
Our men performed beyond their years once again, defeated a very large 6A school in Plano East. The men were led by pins from all of the following:  Senior Michael Shaw, Junior Johnny Dorlon, Sophomores Hunter Duncan, Joe Ridgeway, and Grant Sessions; and Freshmen Ralph Rucker, Jakob Underwood, and Zack Valentine!

Above:  Sophomore Hunter Duncan works for the fall in his match against Plano East.

Our JV wrestlers all competed well, with each winning at least one match.  They were led by Freshman Jack McKinney, who finished 2-0 with two falls!
For complete results from this dual, click this link: Lovejoy defeats Plano East, 48-30

Texas Ladies Classic:
We had four girls wrestle this past weekend at the Texas Ladies Classic and once again, we saw some great improvement and great competition.  Sophomore Alex LeFort led the team, finishing the tournament with another great effort, bringing home the bronze medal on her way to winning six out of seven matches!  Junior Morgan Elvin also wrestled a great tournament.  Elvin defeated a state placer among her four wins to place 4th .

Above:  Sophomore Alex LeFort, shown in an earlier season match, finished with an outstanding 6-1 record and the bronze medal!

Junior Lilly Musselman and Freshman Charis Vela both finished the tournament with wins and showed good improvement.

If you would like to view the results of all of our matches, click on the following link to access the online version on track wrestling:


Frisco Reedy Six-way:
Our Varsity men wrestled at Reedy High School in Frisco.  This was a "dual" formatted event in which we wrestled our complete dual lineup versus the other five teams in succession.  I always like this format as it keeps all our wrestlers involved and provides many opportunities for all of our wrestlers to step up and be the "hero" of any one dual.  We ran into some tough competition, facing several of the area's best.  Lovejoy finished the day with a 2-3 record, with wins against Wylie and Justin Northwest.  Individually, the Leopards were led by Juniors Johnny Dorlon and Austen Shelley, who both finished the day with a 4-1 record.

Below:  Austen Shelley working for a breakdown on his way to a 4-1 record.

For results from each dual, click here.

LHS JV Girls Basketball
The JV Black team won the Consolation Championship of the Princeton Tournament going 3-1 on the weekend. The Leopards opened up the tournament with a convincing 48-27 win over John Paul II. In the second round, the Leopards fell to Krum by a score of 50-31. The Leopards bounced back with two wins to end the tournament with wins over Caddo Mills 50-21 and Keller Central 38-33. The team was led in scoring by Julia Brochu who averaged 11.8 points per game. The JV Red team finished in 2nd place of the Consolation Bracket in the Princeton Tournament going 2-2 on the weekend. The Leopards fell to Keller Central and Dallas Thunder. The Leopards had wins over Krum and Frisco Lebanon Trail. The team was led in scoring by Layla Myers-Healey and Madison Paulus.


LHS Varsity Girls Basketball
The Lady Leopards won the championship of the Princeton Tournament going 3-0 on the weekend. The Leopards defeated Lubbock Christian 52-33, Frisco Lebanon Trail 54-34, and Krum 54-35. Lovejoy was led in scoring during the tournament by Taylor Meixelsperger who averaged 14 points per game. Kaylee Rekieta led the Leopards with 4.7 assists/game and 5.7 steals/game. Carsen McFadden led the team with 4.3 rebounds/game. After winning the tournament, the Leopards improved their overall record to 13-5. The Leopards will begin district play on Tuesday at home vs Highland Park. Both JV teams will play at 5:30pm followed by the varsity at 7:00pm.

LHS Band
Out of over 1000 entries in the region, the following students have earned a place in the region band. As you can see below, many have also qualified for the Area level of competition in January that may certify them for All State. This is the most students we have had qualify at the region level and area level in the school's history!!
This year, again, we are going into the Area auditions with one All-Stater already in the bag. Jack Supan has already earned a place in the All-State Jazz band on guitar for the second year!
 
PK Kotra, Bass Clarinet 9 th Grade Region
Sam Lamping, Horn, 9 th Grade Region
JR Frazier, Trumpet, 9 th Grade Region
Charis Vela, Percussion, All Region
Jensen Kinnebrew, Piccolo, AREA
Sarah Jahnke, Flute, AREA
Pallavi Muraleedharan, Flute, AREA
Bryn Goldsmith, Oboe, AREA
Samir Mehta, Oboe, AREA
Sophia Heussner, Clarinet, AREA
Joe Harris, Horn, AREA
Dawson Pavelock, Horn, AREA
Patrick O'Brien, Trumpet, AREA
Joel Reaves, Trumpet, AREA
Kyle Easley, Trombone, AREA
Charis Vela, Percussion
Jesse Vela, Percussion
Noah Cooper, Percussion
Patrick O'Brien, Trumpet, Jazz
Joel Reaves, Trumpet, Jazz
Sam Oates, Trumpet, Jazz
Luke Prins, Trombone, Jazz
Charis Vela, Vibes, Jazz
Jack Supan, Guitar, Jazz, ALL STATE
 
All Region Alternates
Kyle Easley, Trombone, Jazz
Landon Snow, Trombone
Catherine O'Brien, Flute
Renee Barnes, Trumpet
Maddy Allen, Percussion
Daniel Tao, Clarinet
Kylee Tyra, Clarinet
Katie Lowe, Clarinet
Joe Ridgeway, Bari Sax
Annika Kjellgren, Percussion
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Dec 11
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Dec 13
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Parent Tech Session
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Dec 13
6 - 9 pm
Sub-Varsity Football Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Dec 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Dec 15
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Dec 15,18,19,20
All Day
Final Exams
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 16
8 - 11:30 am
Girls Basketball Shoot-a-thon
LHS Cafeteria/Gyms
Tues. Dec 19
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Dec 20
12:00 pm (1:00 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Jan 3
6 - 9 pm
Boys Basketball Alumni
Game & Potluck Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Jan 3
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Jan 8
8:45 am
1st Day of 2nd Semester
Lovejoy High School
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
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


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 ) .

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 December 6th, 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.

 
Offer from Rev Prep
Revolution Prep is offering $250 worth of free tutoring or other services to every family at Lovejoy High School Revolution is launching new prices with tutoring at $39/hr in any subject and Private 1:1 tutoring offered at $69/hour.  Winter break is a great time to catch up on a difficult academic subject, to get ahead before spring semester, or to prepare for the SAT or ACT. Click the graphic to view more details. To redeem the gift card, please contact Rev Prep Academic Advisor, Jayme Wakefield at 972-535-5596 or jayme.wakefield@revolutionprep.comGift cards must be redeemed by 12/31/17 .

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  • PSAT and SAT Prep Classes: T/Th or Th/Sat
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat/Mon
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about our all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT program!
11th-12th Grade SAT or ACT 
9th-12th Grade PSAT/SAT/ACT 
NMSQT Program
Duke Tip (7th Grade) $699

Call Robyn or Tanya at 972-359-0222, email robyn@tutoring101.com with your questions, or enroll online.

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 Now Open for 2017-2018
The volunteer application process for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Please click here  to begin the process. If you submitted an application prior to July 20, 2017, you will need to complete another application. Should you have any questions, please contact Gina Ellis , Volunteer Coordinator, 469-742-8000.
 
Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is now 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".