Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 12 18 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
With just a few more days until the end of the semester, students and staff are finishing up semester exams and getting excited about the holiday break. As you can imagine, nobody needs reminding about how many more days of school we have.
 
Although semester exams can add to the stress level of students, they also provide an opportunity for students to show their teachers what they have learned and to give them experience in preparing for Finals in college. To assist students in their preparation, we schedule exams out over four days to help balance the number of tests they take each day. Students began testing on Friday, and will continue this week.
 
Today, students took their Semester Exam in their 2nd and 6th period classes. On Tuesday, they will take 1st and 5th period exams, and conclude with their 4th and 8th period exams on Wednesday. Wednesday is an Early Release day with bus routes running when the school day ends at 1:00 p.m. All students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:00, and students who have transportation will be allowed to leave at that time.
 
Wednesday, December 20th is the last day of school for students, but Lovejoy High School will also be open Thursday, December 21st from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. We will be closed from Friday, December 22nd through Sunday January 7th, and will reopen at our regular time on Monday, January 8th. Students will receive their schedules for the spring semester when they arrive at school on Monday the 8th.
 
I truly hope you and your student enjoy this holiday season and have the opportunity to spend meaningful time with family, friends, and each other.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 12 18 17

Form for Driver's License
If your student is planning on renewing or applying for a driver's license over break and you need a VOE (Verification of Enrollment), please have your student see Tanya Barger in the counselors' office.

Transcript Requests
These requests must be made through Naviance. If your student does not know his login, they are to contact their College and Career Counselor - Mary_Shaw@lovejoyisd.net (A-K) or Randy_Trevino@lovejoyisd.net (L-Z).
 

 
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.



 
 
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
It's not too late to volunteer in the LHS Testing Center for final exams. 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.
 
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 Wrestling

EMS Tournament:
 
JV division - Our young men in this division really wrestled well on Friday despite the late night!  We brought 6 men, put four in the finals and won three golds!!
 
2nd place - Kyle Ross
Champions - Zack Valentine, Jack McKinney, and Jakob Underwood


Varsity division - We only wrestled four varsity men due to our final exam schedule. Hunter Duncan, Michael Shaw, Ralph Rucker, and Austen Shelley all won matches and competed well.
 
Freshman Ralph Rucker put together another strong tournament, winning four out of five matches and placing 3rd!  Rucker also took over the team lead for wins, with 11, on the strength of his 4-1 performance this weekend!
 
Click here  for the complete list of matches.
 
Our four women wrestled on Saturday:  Lilly Musselman, Charis Vela, Katherine Heath, and Morgan Elvin.  All four won matches and wrestled well.
 
Junior Lilly Musselman placed 3rd and Junior Morgan Elvin won her second tournament championship of the year, finishing 4-0 and with the gold!  

 
Click here  for the complete list of matches.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Dec 15,18,19,20
All Day
Final Exams
Lovejoy High School
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 - 8:45 am
1st Day Back:
Students Pick up 2nd Semester Schedules
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
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
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 ) .

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
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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".