Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 30 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Along with the many other events going on at LHS, I wanted to highlight our "College Kickoff for Juniors" that will take place tomorrow night (Tuesday January, 31st) from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. We will have a panel of college representatives from a wide range of schools that will be here to share what they are looking for in a college application. With over 95% of LHS graduates going on to post-secondary schooling, we know many of you will want to hear what colleges and universities have to say about the admissions process. No RSVP is necessary and we hope you will be able to attend.
 
Below you will find information about many other things going on here, including next week's LHS Showcase. Please take a few minutes to read about them and let us know if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 30 17

LHS Showcase
Monday, February 6, 2017
6pm to 8pm
 
Teachers, coaches, and sponsors will be available in classrooms to answer questions about classes, electives, clubs, and extracurricular activities. Come see the building and get your questions answered. There will be a map available when you arrive.
 
LHS Registration Parent Meetings
Monday, February 6, 2017 in LHS Auditorium
6:00 - all current 9th - 11th grade parents
7:15 - all current 8th grade parents
 
Attention: Juniors and Junior Parents
The College & Career Counseling Office will host a panel of college admission reps for our College Kickoff for Juniors TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 31, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the LHS Auditorium. We will initiate discussion as to what college reps look for in the application process. This is your opportunity to get a "leg-up" by hearing directly from the source about the college admission process and what to expect as Juniors rise into their Senior year.
 
Accountability Reports
Please click on the links below to view the following:
 
 
National Honor Society Invitations
Invite letters will be distributed this week to students who qualified for application to the National Honor Society. Students must pick up an application packet from the school store starting on Tuesday, 1/31 until Wednesday 2/15. Applications are due on 2/17 no later than 1:00. Please contact Mrs. Bonilla or Ms. Sloan with questions about the application process.
 
Orchestra Valentine Sales
The Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club will be selling Valentine flowers and candy starting Monday, February 6th - Monday, February 13th in the hallway area outside of the clinic during lunch, 11:25am -12:55pm. Flowers will be delivered to students and faculty on Tuesday, February 14th during 2nd and 3rd period. Send to your friends! Send to your teachers! Bring home to your Mom! $1 for Carnations and $2 for Roses and $1 for Hershey Kisses bag of 5.
 
Senior Project: Book Drive
Amanda Kamar, a senior at Lovejoy High School, is organizing a book drive for her Senior Project.  Donated books will be shared with charities, a nursing home, and free little libraries.  Collection bins will be available at all LISD campuses.  Click here for additional information.

2017-18 LHS Cheer Tryouts


 
Relay for Life and Beautiful Lengths
This year, at the annual Relay for Life event, on April 28th from 6-12 p.m. at the Lovejoy High School Stadium, the Relay for Life Committee will be cutting ponytails for Beautiful Lengths, an organization that partnered with the American Cancer Society, takes donated hair to create free wigs for women losing their hair due to cancer treatment. The committee is looking for selfless donors to cut their hair onstage at the event to donate to making wigs for cancer patients. Donors may donate as little as 8 inches, but more if they please. The hair cannot be chemically treated, have more than 5% grays, or be dyed permanently. Anyone, any age may donate. If you would like to donate, please Click HERE to sign up.
 
The 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview - March 3rd
Taste of Fairview 
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview will be held on March 3rd.  The event is presented by Estate Life Magazine, in partnership with the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club, and the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.  Details are as follows:
 
March 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club
 
Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by clicking here .  Ticket sales will be donated to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.
 
This event sells out quickly...reserve your tickets today.
 
Volunteers Needed for The Frisco College Baseball Classic
There is an exciting new event coming to Frisco this spring, and you are invited to be a part of it. The Frisco College Baseball Classic will be held at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark March 3rd - 5th, 2017. The 2017 Classic will feature Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Arizona, all of which are considered to be among the top programs in country. The tournament spans over three days at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.
The Frisco Classic is proud to be partnered with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
The Frisco College Baseball Classic is looking for students 16 years and older needing volunteer hours. If you are interested in volunteering please click here or contact Abby Gray at abby@friscoclassic.com for more information. 
If you are interested in attending the tournament, or would like additional information, please visit: www.friscoclassic.com .
 
The Mark of McKinney Presents 2017 College Megafest - February 18
Click here for detailed information regarding the 2017 College Megafest presented by The Mark of McKinney.
 
Fairview Youth Theatre Presents 101 Dalmatians Kids:  January 27 - February 3
Please join the Fairview Youth Theatre for their upcoming performances of 101 Dalmatians Kids on January 27th, 28th, 29th and February 2nd and 3rd.  Click here for additional information.
 
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins TODAY, Monday, January 30th. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click HARMONY for more details.
 
Student Nutrition
Click NUTRITION  for the January issue of Nutrition News.
 
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
Your Support is Appreciated
FLS 2017 DandD 
Through your generosity and support, The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools (FLS) awarded grants totaling $435,000 to Lovejoy teachers for use in their classrooms this year. The Foundation is funded primarily from the Annual Appeal Campaign and the Denim and Diamonds (D&D) Gala and Auction. The Foundation's goal is to cover D&D costs with sponsorships prior to the night of the event, allowing all dollars spent at the event to go directly to fund classroom grants.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host the 11th annual Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at a new location, the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano. The theme is a Southern Soirée - Celebrating 100 Years of Lovejoy ISD. Denim and Diamonds Chair, Andrea Paranteau and Co-Chair, Carrie McClure welcome you to a night featuring dinner, entertainment, and live auctions.
 
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools will host a raffle entitled "Fab Five", which includes:
  • 7 nights in Sydney, Australia, donated by Cleve Adamson Custom Homes
  • $2500 VISA gift card, donated by Owens Realtors
  • Texas Limo Wine Tour and Getaway
  • Goyard, St. Louis PM Large Tote in Black
  • Large Kamado-Style Grill in Red by Grill Dome, donated by The Firehouse in Allen
Raffle tickets are $100. Only 500 tickets will be sold. A drawing will be held for each item, giving each ticket a chance to win one of these prizes. The winners will be drawn at the Denim and Diamonds Gala. You do not need to be present to win. Click here for additional information.  You may purchase tickets from any Foundation director, via the foundation's website, or at the LISD administration building. See the Foundation website for a list of directors, or click here to purchase tickets online.
 
Tickets for the Gala go on sale Friday, February 10th for $90 each. The ticket price will increase to $100 beginning Monday, March 10th. This year guests will be seated at tables of 12. For additional information, visit www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org or contact Cindy Booker at cindy_booker@lovejoyisd.net or at 469.742.8043.  You may click here to purchase tickets to the gala.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Swim & Dive
Congratulations go out to the entire girls' team for their THREEPEAT, back to back to back district championships, which saw them advance 12 swimmers and both divers to the Regional Championships next weekend.
 
The boys team put up a valiant fight against a Highland Park boys team that will have their eyes on winning the Regional Championship, finishing as the runner-up, advancing 10 swimmers to Regionals.
 
District Champions: (1st place)
200 medley relay (Juliette Pages; Sloan Carevic; Natalie Womack; Emma Ream)
200 free - Sydney Meyers
200 IM - Sloan Carevic
200 IM - James Vaughn
50 free - Emma Ream
100 back - Natalie Womack
100 breaststroke - Sloan Carevic
400 free relay (Juliette Pages; Sloan Carevic; Natalie Womack; Emma Ream)
 
District Runner Ups (2nd place)
200 Medley relay (Richard Vaughn; Samuel Ma; Brady Duke; Efe Sahin)
100 fly - Natalie Womack
100 fly - James Vaughn
200 free relay - (Genevieve Pages; Sarah Wallaert; Sydney Myers: Monica Malik)
200 free relay - (Sam Veitch; Jakob Feldman; Grant Stout; James Vaughn)
500 free - Jakob Feldman
400 free relay - (Sam Veitch; Jakob Feldman; Grant Stout; James Vaughn)
 
Moving on to Regionals: (1st-6th places in all events)
Barker; Burns; Carevic; Carroll, J; Dickerson; Duke; Feldman; Immel; Ma; Malik; Myers; Pages, J; Pages G; Pan; Ream; Sahin; Scroggins; Stout; Womack; Vaughn, J; Vaughn, R; Veitch; Wallaert; and divers Sullivan and Johnson
 
Girls Coach of the Year - Matt Franks (2nd time in a row!)
Girls High Point of the District - Emma Ream
Team Rankings - Lovejoy Girls - District Champion (3x in a row)
                               Lovejoy Boys - District Runner up
 
LHS Tennis
Lovejoy tennis had a phenomenal tournament last week at the Frisco Vortex in which all the top schools in our region participated besides HP. Lovejoy brought home Championships in: A-mixed doubles, B-boys singles, and B-boys doubles. In addition, they medaled by finishing 3rd in A-boys doubles and in B-boys singles.
 
Top Results from Frisco Vortex:
A - Mixed Doubles Champions - Jack Bennett/Samantha Hayward
B - Boys Singles Champion - James Hourihan
B - Boys Doubles Champions - Caiden Tays/Carson Zimmermann
 
3rd Place - B boys doubles - Chris Sun/Brandon Su
3rd Place - B boys singles - Dylan Smith
 
4th Place - A girls singles - Caroline Burkhart/Abby Sibson
 
LHS Bowling
In the 5 years that we have had a bowling team, our Varsity Boys have not had a win against Allen...but NOW THEY HAVE!!!
 
The boys came out very strong winning 4 out of 5 of their individual matches and then they rallied together for an amazing finish during the team event taking 2 out of 3 games.
 
This was a very important win for our boys as they are now tied for 2nd place in our district!! WAY TO GO GENTLEMEN!!!
 
Blake Rasmussen
Sam Oates
Andrew Khalil
John Reeves
Mason Melendez (high game of 222)
Noah Cooper
Michael Stephens (picked up game winning split in team event!)
Jeremy Young
 
LHS Wrestling
Dual @ Wylie East 1/25:
 
We won the dual by a score of 57-9. Complete results:
 
LHS ColorGuard
In their first competition weekend of the Winter Guard season, the LHS Guard placed 4th in their round, and ended up in 4th overall out of 18 teams at the Lamar Competition!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Jan 31
6:30 - 8 pm
College Kickoff for Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Feb 1
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 2
6 - 8 pm
Pre-Season Baseball Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 2
6 - 9 pm
Softball Team Dinner Night
LHS Cafeteria
Fri. Feb 3
9:15 am
GO RED Pep Rally & Spring Sports
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Feb 6
6 - 8 pm
6:00 pm
7:15 pm
LHS Showcase
Current 9th-11th Grade Parent Meeting
Current 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Lovejoy High School
LHS Auditorium
LHS Auditorium
Feb 6-10
During Lunches
Orchestra Valentine Sales
LHS Cafeteria
Feb 7-10
6 - 8 pm
AP Seminar Team Presentations
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Feb 7
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Feb 7
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Feb 7
7:00 pm
LHS Band Mid-Winter Concert
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Feb 7
8 - 8:45 pm
Girls Basketball Senior Night Reception
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Feb 8
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Feb 8-11
All Day
NSDA District Tournament
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Feb 9
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. Feb 13
During Lunches
Orchestra Valentine Sales
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Feb 13
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Feb 13
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Feb 15
During lunches
Relay for Life Presentations
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Feb 16
6-9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Feb 16
6:30-8:30 pm
LHS Pre-UIL Orchestra Concert
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Feb 17
7 - 9 pm
LHS Java and Jazz Concert
LHS Cafeteria/Commons
Tues. Feb 21
7 - 8 pm
LHS Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Feb 21
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Feb 22
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 23
6 - 7 pm
Volleyball Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 23
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Sat. Feb 25
7 am - 2 pm
LISD Ensemble Contest
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Feb 27
7 - 9 pm
LHS Winter Orchestra Concert
LHS Auditorium


Lovejoy Events and Activities

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 http://summerinseville.weebly.com/
 
Applications and deposits are due Wednesday, February 1st.

Questions? Contact Seth Sartain at seth_sartain@lovejoyisd.net .

Living for Zachary HeartBeats Health Fair:  February 2
Children's Health Specialty Center Plano will host a Health Fair on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Click here for details.
 
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 .
 
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.

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.