Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 01 09 17

Parents and Guardians,
I hope you survived the snow and cold snap we had this past weekend. If you didn't... I hear we may have 70 degree weather this week. Clearly, we live in Texas, and the weather can change at any time!
Please take a few minutes to look at the information below to make sure you don't miss out on upcoming events or student successes.

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 09 17

Report Card Packets
Please know that in an effort to save money and resources, we will be electronically transmitting the items that are typically mailed home in a mid-year packet. Be on the lookout for a counselors' newsletter and other pertinent information in the coming weeks. We have printed important dates for the Spring semester on the back side of the report cards that are being distributed to students this week, but for your convenience, we are also listing them here:
Spring 2017 Testing Dates
March 28: STAAR ELAR I
May 1-12: AP Testing
May 2: Algebra 1 EOC
May 3: US History EOC
May 4: Biology EOC
May 5: EOC Makeups
Important Upcoming Dates
January 16: Student/Staff Holiday - MLK Jr. Day
January 19-21: LHS Musical - "Fiddler on the Roof"
February 8: Early Release Day
February 20: Student/Staff Holiday - President's Day
March 13-17: Spring Break
April 5: Early Release Day
April 14: Student/Staff Holiday - Good Friday
April 20-22: Majestics Spring Show
April 22: E-Waste Recycling Event, 9 am - Noon
April 29: Prom 2017
May 16: 9th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 17: 10th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 18: 11th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 25: 12th Grade Awards Ceremony
(All awards ceremonies will take place at 9 am in the LHS Auditorium)
May 26: Last Day of School/Early Release
May 27: Class of 2017 Graduation
             10:00 am at the Allen Event Center
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night:  Tuesday, January 10
Lovejoy Orchestra will host their next spirit night at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway North in Allen.  The event is on Tuesday, January 10th, between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Please join the Lovejoy Orchestra for a great combination of delicious food and good company while supporting Lovejoy Orchestra. Be sure to let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra to ensure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lovejoy Orchestra.
Parent Tech - Student Digital Footprint
Wednesday, January 11th
Session Times: 11:00 am & 7:30 pm
LHS Lecture Hall

LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
The tradition of great musicals continues at Lovejoy High School with this year's family-friendly performance of
Fiddler on the Roof. The show will be presented January 19 - 21, 2017 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale starting TOMORROW!
Set in the small Russian town of Anatevka in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof tells a story of faith, family, and tradition. Tevye (played by senior Trace Glorioso) tries to preserve his family's traditions in a changing world. He is forced to choose between maintaining his Jewish culture and the happiness of his three eldest daughters Tzeitel (sophomore Adelyn Maruca), Hodel (senior Zoe Kahana), and Chava (junior Renae Haas). From laughter-inducing lines to memorable music, Fiddler on the Roof is a show for everyone featuring characters that audiences will fall in love with, such as Tevye's endearingly feisty wife, Golde (senior Rachel Bradley) the local matchmaker, Yente (senior Abby Yaeger), the village butcher Lazar Wolfe (junior Vinny Horlock), and the poor lovestruck tailor Motel (junior Ryan Hyde).
The show offers iconic and beloved songs such as "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Tradition," and "Sunrise, Sunset," making it a perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students, faculty, and seniors. They can be purchased at our online box office at:  starting January 10, 2017.

Fiddler on the Roof is a heartfelt, moving musical that you and your loved ones will enjoy, so journey down to the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.
Study Abroad in Spain - APPLICATION NOW OPEN
Summer in Seville is a two-week study abroad program for Lovejoy Spanish students. The program includes local host families, cultural excursions, and intensive Spanish classes. For more information and to apply online, visit
Applications and deposits are due Wednesday, February 1st.

Questions? Contact Seth Sartain at .
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The window will close March 31, 2017.
Testing will be Saturday April 8, 22, or 29 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested during the school day.
For questions regarding students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, please email Caroline Garcia  or call 469.742.8310 .
For questions regarding students in 5th through 12th grades, please email Brie Smith or call 469.742.8032 .
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 .  
Lovejoy ISD 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 Choir
We are pleased to announce the Lovejoy students who have earned a place in the Texas All-State Choir! We are proud of every student who has been a part of this process, and we are especially proud of our 14 students who competed at Area auditions.
Congratulations to Rachel Bradley (All-State Mixed Choir), Trace Glorioso (All-State Tenor-Bass Choir), and Hannah Hansen, Zoe Kahana, and Katie Strand (All-State Treble Choir). Special recognition goes to Rachel and Zoe who are returning members of the All-State Choir.
In addition, Jack Bennett, Mallory Immel, and Catherine Stewart were named as alternates to the All-State Choir. If someone in our Area in their respective voice parts is unable to perform at state, they will move into the choir.
LHS Speech and Debate
The LHS Speech and Debate team was informed this week that we earned the 2015 -2016 Leading Chapter Award for our NSDA District. This award is based on student participation in competitions. Only one school in each district earns this designation each year. Out of more than 3,000 member schools nationwide, our team is one of only 110 teams to receive this award. This award reflects 377 memberships and degrees earned by the students over the past 5 years.
LHS Wrestling
Lovejoy's varsity wrestling team will host Highland Park, McKinney North and RL Turner at a home dual this Thursday, January 12, at Sloan Creek. Wrestling will begin at approximately 5:30pm.
Please come support our Leopard Wrestlers!
Dual vs. Newman Smith 1/5:
We won our first dual of the season by a score of 55-18. For the complete results from this dual, please click on the link below:
Dual vs. Creekview:
We lost this dual by a score of 53-13. For the complete results, please click on the link below:
Women's team results:
Meet vs. Melissa, Newman Smith, and Creekview:
All four of our women who wrestled won matches and our team finished with an overall record of 7-2! Lilly Musselman finished 2-0, Katherine Heath 1-1, Alexandria LeFort was 2-1, and Morgan Elvin was 2-0.
TCA Tournament:
JV division:
1st place: Harrison Sachse, Austin Bennett, Tyler Beidleman
4th place - Joe Ridgeway
For the complete team results, please go to the following link:
Varsity division:
2nd place - James Ayers
For the complete team results, please go to the following link:

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
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
Fri. Jan 13
9:55-10:45 am 9/10
1:55-2:25 pm 11/12
Student Programming Speaker
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Jan 17
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Jan 17
6 - 7 pm
Golf Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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

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:
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.
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins Monday, January 30th. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click HARMONY for more details.
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.
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 .
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 . 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.