Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 03 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Happy 2017!!! I hope you and your student enjoyed the break and had an opportunity to spend some quality time together. My family enjoyed time with both sets of grandparents which included lots of food and football.
 
Please take a few minutes to look over the information below. It includes dates and details about upcoming events at LHS you will want to add to your calendar.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 03 17

After Christmas Toy Drive
The Work-Based Learning Program at Lovejoy High School is sponsoring their Annual After Christmas Toy drive for Little Leopards. Donations of gently used toys for children birth to 5 years old are appreciated.  Following is a list of After Christmas Toy Drive needs:
 
Legos
K'Nex
Littlest Pet Shop Houses and Animals
Doll Houses
Board Games
Dress Up Clothes and Hats
Baby Dolls
Outdoor Ride-on Toys for Toddlers
Outdoor Weatherproof Toys for Preschoolers
Arts and Crafts Items
Play-Doh and Play-Doh Toys
Plastic Animals and Dinosaurs
Board Books or Waterproof Baby Books
Anything "Little People"
Infant Mobiles or Toys which will attach to a Crib
 
No Stuffed Animals, Please
 
Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration Building.  Thank you for remembering our youngest Leopards.
 
Relay for Life Luminaries
The Relay for Life Committee has started selling Luminaria which is a commemorative item that will be on display during the 2017 LHS Relay for Life event and honors all those that have had cancer, those who have survived, and those who have sadly passed away. Luminaria are $10 each and can be ordered by clicking HERE and returning the order form and payment (made payable to the American Cancer Society) to the LHS School Store.
 
Parent Tech - Student Digital Footprint
Wednesday, January 11th
Session Times: 11:30 am & 7:30 pm
LHS Lecture Hall
 
Afterschool Coding Club
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering an afterschool coding club at Willow Springs Middle School.  The club will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on Wednesday's in February, March and April.  Click here for details and registration information.
 
Youth Wrestling
The Lovejoy Wrestling staff is offering a free youth wrestling club this winter. Please click here to view additional information.  Click here to register. The first practice/orientation meeting will be on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Sloan Creek Intermediate School.  Practices will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM, Monday-Wednesday nights, most weeks.
 
For additional information, please click here to email Coach Eaton.
 
Fine Arts Lecture Series
Dr. Theresa Reed
January 5, 2017
7:00 pm in the LHS Lecture Hall
 
Weaving together her many interests and experiences, Dr. Reed will speak as part of the Fine Arts Lecture Series on "Jazz and the Art of Possibility." Reflecting on her six-year conversation with legendary jazz ambassador Dr. Billy Taylor, Dr. Reed will explore the many creative possibilities that jazz and life have in common. Dr. Reed serves as Professor of Music and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Tulsa where she has been on faculty for twenty-one years and has taught every level of undergraduate Music Theory and aural skills. From 2009-2014 she served as Chief Reader for AP Music Theory. After completion of that role, she became Chief Reader for AP Seminar of the College Board's AP Capstone Program and is a strong advocate for the critical-thinking skills afforded by the Capstone experience.
 
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins TODAY. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click HARMONY for more details.
 
Sports Career Day
AT&T Stadium is hosting "Sports Career Day" on Tuesday, January 24. For more details and to register, click HERE.
Please direct your questions to cdodd@dallascowboys.net.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Visual Arts
The Dallas Museum of Art, O'Donnell Foundation, AP Strategies, and Lovejoy Visual Arts Program would like to congratulate the following Lovejoy High School visual art students for being selected to participate in the 23rd annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. Their work has been selected to hang among the halls of contemporary and historic masterpieces in an exhibition demonstrating the most extraordinary work created within AP Studio Art programs from ten of the area's highest performing high schools.
 
Joelle Benigno - AP Drawing - McCasland
Taite Borozny - AP 3D Design - Seidel
Tad Greenwald - AP 2D Design - McCasland
Ryan Irwin - AP 2D Design - McCasland
Carolyn Jurotich (2 time winner)- AP Drawing - McCasland
Hannah Lawson - AP Drawing - McCasland
Ian Toomey - AP 3D Design - Seidel
Jessica Wu (2 time winner)- AP Drawing - McCasland
 
Of the 54 chosen works, these 8 Lovejoy students were selected (from over 601 applicants) as representatives of the highest level of excellence in AP Studio work. If you have the pleasure of knowing or teaching any of these incredibly deserving artists, please congratulate them in this unparalleled honor. The time, commitment, practice, personal voice, and care that they embed into the creation of their work gives us pride beyond description. Please mark your calendars to visit the exhibition:
 
23rd Annual Young Masters Exhibition
Dallas Museum of Art, Concourse Gallery
Exhibition: February 25-April 16, 2017
 
LHS Orchestra
The TMEA All State Orchestra Competition happens in three rounds. Students must make the All Region Orchestra, then they submit recordings to be judged in two rounds. The first round eliminates half of the competitors, and then during the second/final round roughly 20% are selected for All State Orchestra.
 
We had three students compete - Anthony Tang, Andrew Chang and Daniel Xue.
All three students qualified for the final round of judging, and Anthony Tang was selected as a member of the All State Orchestra.
 

 
LHS Wrestling
EMS Tournament
 
JV division: 3rd place - Austin Bennett
 
Varsity division:  4th place- James Ayers
 
Women:  Sophomore Morgan Elvin turned in her best performance to date, winning her first tournament with four big wins and a win over a 2016 state placer!! Congrats Morgan on a great tournament.
 
LHS Speech & Debate
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the following novice students have earned their membership into the National Speech & Debate Association so far this year:
 
Eden Amin
Meghan Blumenthal
Zachary Farrell
RuiYi He
Sanjana Jacob
Kaitlyn Johnson
Tyler Johnson
Austin Keefer
Brandon Kofahl
Anastasia Kusbit
Garrett Larson
Kaitlyn Magee
Shalin Mehta
Marsella Palmer
Melody Quintero
Shivani Radhakrishnan
Ashley Rihani
Jentry Sipes
Matthew Sipes
 
We are so proud of these young people. They have worked hard to get to this point, and the rewards from here forward are limitless. The NSDA vision is that every child in the United States will be empowered to become an effective communicator, ethical individual, critical thinker, and leader in a democratic society. NSDA was created in 1925 and their mission has evolved in those years, but the mission is to connect, support and inspire individuals and schools who are devoted to giving middle school, high school and collegiate student's access to speech and debate. NSDA helps to give youth a voice. The greatest value of membership is the encouragement and incentive it gives to young people to become an effective speaker and hence a more successful and more influential citizen. NSDA trains students for leadership roles.
In order to qualify for initial membership, students have to earn 25 points by competing in speech/debate tournaments. Students earn points at every speech and debate competition in which they compete. Points measure student progress, motivating continued participation. The more students participate, the more their point totals will increase, and the level of achievement will increase qualifying students for advanced degrees in membership.
Since 1925, NSDA has celebrated the achievements of more than 1.5 million alumni. When a student earns their membership in NSDA they join many leaders in business, government, law, education and many other professions who are also members of NSDA.
  • Presidents Lyndon Johnson & Richard Nixon
  • Vice President Hubert Humphrey
  • Multiple Members of Congress
  • Ted Turner, founder and CEO of CNN
  • Oprah Winfrey, television host and philanthropist
  • Jane Pauley, anchor and television host
  • Shelly Long, Emmy award-winning actress
  • Kelsey Grammar, Emmy award-winning actor
  • Brian Lamb, CSPAN founder
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
  • Michael Urie, star of Ugly Betty
And more than 1.5 million MORE !


Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Jan 3
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 4
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 5
7:00 pm
Fine Arts Lecture Series
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Jan 9
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Jan 9
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Jan 10
6-8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 11
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session:
Student Digital Footprint
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 12
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 17
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Jan 17
6-9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 17
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Jan 18
8 am - 4:30 pm
UIL CX Districts
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Jan 19
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Jan 20
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Jan 21
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Jan 21
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rev Prep Mock SAT Test
LHS Room D114
Sat. Jan 21
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Jan 25
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 25
6:00 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons near School Store
Fri. Jan 27
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Spring Sports
LHS Main Gym
Sun. Jan 29
9 am - 2 pm
Senior Project Yard Sale
LHS Front Parking Lot


Lovejoy Events and Activities

Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys and Girls Teams
Registration Open Through January 6
Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.  Register for:
 
Boys:  Grades 1st through 12th
Girls:  Grades Kindergarten through 8th
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are quickly filling!
 
Tutoring 101
Tutoring with teachers and professors in most subjects: Chemistry, Precalculus, Geometry, Spanish, Study Skills, and more.
 
Now Enrolling Juniors and Seniors to Prep for the December/January SAT and ACT Tests! Duke Tip review also.
Juniors: Start now to prepare for these important tests!
Seniors: Raise your score to qualify for in-state tuition or better tuition packages at your chosen colleges.
Online Prep also available starting at $129! (Students love this program)
Discount for Lovejoy ISD employees
Visit
www.tutoring101.com to enroll or call Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222.
 
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.
 
Parking for Daytime Events
This is a reminder that we have changed our parking policy in regards to campus events that are scheduled during school hours. Due to the increase in the number of student-assigned parking spots in the back parking lot, we ask that parents park in the front, and we will have a sign-in table just inside the cafeteria.
 
PowerSchool Parent Authorizations
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".
 
Volunteer Application Process Now Open for 2016-2017
The volunteer application process for the 2016-2017 school year is now open. Please  click here  to begin the process. Should you have any questions, please contact  Gina Ellis Volunteer Coordinator,  469-742-8000.