Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 02 06 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Whether you watched the Super Bowl, enjoyed the commercials, or boycotted the whole event, I hope you and your student had a great weekend.  One of my sons, who has been a New England Patriot fan for as long as we can remember, entertained all of us with his celebration at the end of the game.  I think I enjoyed that more than the game.
 
As part of our programming to help students pursue their areas of passion, LHS will host our annual Showcase tonight from 6-8 p.m.  The Showcase gives students an opportunity to learn about AP courses, elective classes, Career and Technology opportunities, extra-curricular offerings, as well as clubs and organizations that exist at LHS.  Parents and students who attend tonight will be able to visit with teachers, coaches, and sponsors to help students get an idea of what classes they want to register for, as well as what other opportunities are available at LHS.  In years past, we have held this event in the LHS Commons, but tonight we have teachers throughout the building so that students can see the classrooms and facilities they will be using.
 
Another important part of the evening is the two parent presentations our counselors will host with information about the student registration process for next school year.  Parents of current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have their session beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.  The registration presentation for parents of current 8th graders will begin at 7:15 p.m. in the same location.  These presentations are specifically for parents, but students are also welcome to attend.
 
Hope to see you tonight,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 02 06 17

LHS Showcase - TONIGHT
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

AP Seminar Presentations
Please join our AP Seminar students for their Team Multimedia Presentations in the LHS Lecture Hall. The schedule of presentations follows:
 
6:00-8:00 Tuesday, Feb. 7
  • How Media Affects Society's View of Police Brutality Toward African Americans (Anthony Tang, Dayton Thompson, Zac Brooks, Luke Howell, Andrew Grissom)
  • The Influence of Social Media-Based Fake News on American Issues (Sierra Stammen, Kimberly Blevins, Landon Bruner, Logan Mannewitz, Max Hooper)
  • The Impact of Implementing Medical Robotic Technology in Africa (Siobhan Pitan, Michaela Thompson, Katie Billingsley, Mary Edgar, Natalie Demarest)
6:00-8:00 Wednesday, Feb. 8  
  • Changing Zoos to Better Benefit Animals (Chandler Crews, Katrina Leslie, Allie Straeck, Neha Kapur)
  • Treating Depression in High Schoolers (Ella Luebbe, Jennifer Johnson, Nessa Habibi, Lauren LaTour, Jasmine Willis)
  • NCAA Compensation of College Athletes (Grant Durham, Sam Veitch, Abel Thomas, Matt Pryce)
6:00-8:00 Thursday, Feb. 9  
  • Animal Testing and its Alternatives in the Medical Field (Eli Ruhala, Emma Wigginton, Ciera Otte, Nicholas Heinrich-Barna)
  • Customer Service Automation in the U.S. Retail Industry (Jerad King, Ryan Hyde, Regan McCartney, Matthew Walters)
  • Considerations of Electric versus Gasoline-Powered Cars (José Solis, Preston Maxfield, Brantley Brumley, Colin Nguyen, Grant Stout)
  • The Effect of Legalizing Marijuana in Texas (Colin Engbrock, Andrew Northam, Nick Garcia, Matthew Schreiber)
6:00-8:00 Friday, Feb. 10
  • Fake News' Effect on American Society (Grace Purcell, Hannah Ortega, Garrett Sendelbach, Daniela Benigno, Nicole Genrich)
  • Affirmative Action Policies' Effect on Asian-Americans versus African-Americans in Colleges (Blake Motl, Isaac Wingard, Vivien Zhou, Diane Bao)
  • The Impact of Stigma of LGBT Individuals with HIV/AIDS (Carly Johnson, Kaitlin Nunn, Jolina Tran, Nick Vilensky)
  • Plausibility of Tuition-Free College in the U.S. (Farzin Alavi, Carson Bryant, Noah Van Hooser)
Java and Jazz Concert
 
Join us for an evening of great music starting at 7 pm on Friday, February 17th. We will have coffee and dessert items for you to enjoy while you relax and listen. Don't get too comfortable though, as we will have an open dance floor for students and parents alike. We will play a combination of some classic swing-era classics and slow ballads. We want a crowded dance floor...don't be shy!
 
The concert will start at 7:00 pm with a set of music played by the high school jazz band, a short break, and then the vocalists will join us for the rest of the evening. We will end with everyone's favorite swing tune, "In the Mood."
 
This is a free event! Join us!!
 
AIM for Success
The Lovejoy High School PTSA would like to invite parents to preview the XTREME program on February 15th from 6 - 7 pm in the LHS Lecture Hall. XTREME is a direct, "straight-talk" program for high school students only. This program will be presented by AIM for Success to all students on Friday, February 17th. The program is packed with medically accurate information and is designed to open the eyes of each student regarding the serious problems associated with teen pregnancies and the current escalating STD epidemic. The program clearly demonstrates that saving sex for marriage provides FREEDOM from pregnancies, STDs and regrets, while giving FREEDOM to fulfill dreams and goals!
 
Lovejoy Soccer Future Leopard Nights:  February 24 and February 28
The Men's Leopard Soccer team will host Future Leopard Night Friday, February 24th, when they take on Forney High School with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:15 PM kick off for Varsity.
 
The Lady Leopard Soccer team will host Future Leopard Night on Tuesday, February 28th during their game against Wylie East with a 5:30 PM kick off for JV and a 7:15 PM kick off for Varsity.
 
During halftime of all games, the first 15 future Leopards able to score a goal will receive a $10 gift card to Zoe's Kitchen. There will be prizes for all future Leopards participating. LHS soccer players will be available after both the JV and Varsity halftime events to answer questions and sign autographs. All elementary and middle school students receive free admission the night of the event.
 
Student Recognition
 
Athletic Signing Day
Congratulations to the following athletes as they signed collegiate athletic letters of intent:
 
Haley Deschenes, Volleyball - Central Oklahoma
Cal Cranfill, Soccer - Trinity University
 
LHS Computer Science
The computer science team participated in two events these last two weekends and here are the results.
 
Jan 28th - Plano East competition
 
Advanced -- 2nd place
1) Sam Bell -- (4th place on the written test)
2) Marcus Mao
3) Ben Buhse
 
Novice -- 4th Place
1) Zoe Kahana -- (5th place on the written test)
2) Matthew McLaren
3) Hudson Samuels


 
Feb. 4th -- Digital Divas (all girls competition) at Richardson High School sponsored by AT&T
 
Advanced -- 5th place
1) Zoe Kahana
2) Eden Harris
3) Ariel Jacobs
 
Never Competed Category -- 9th place
2) Blaine Brittan
2) Johannah Belk
3) RuiYi He


 
LHS Tennis
The Leopards completed the 3-peat last week by bringing home the Team Trophy for the third year in a row at the Frisco Lone Star Shootout. Shout out to our mixed doubles team - Jack Bennett/Samantha Hayward and our boys doubles team - Caiden Tays/Carson Zimmermann for winning back to back tournaments and remaining undefeated for the Spring season.
 
Tournament Champions
A - Mixed Doubles - Jack Bennett/Samantha Hayward
B - Boys Doubles - Caiden Tays/Carson Zimmermann
 
2nd Place
A - Boys Doubles - Chris Sun/Brandon Su
B - Boys Singles - Dylan Smith
B - Girls Singles - Sydney Wong
 
3rd Place
A - Girls Doubles - Caroline Burkhart/Abby Sibson
B - Girls Doubles - Alex Droge/Polly Roth
B - Girls Singles - Daniela Benigno
 
LHS Wrestling
LD Bell dual: We lost a close dual by a score of 33-26.
 
Plano East dual: We bounced back nicely to defeat Plano East, 48-16.
 
Prosper dual: The home team proved to be a little too strong for us, defeating us 48-19.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Cheer Parent Meeting
LHS Choir Room
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 D103
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
Wed. Feb 15
6 - 7 pm
AIM for Success Parent Preview
LHS Lecture Hall
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
9:55 am - 9/10
1:35 pm - 11/12
AIM for Success Student Programming
LHS Auditorium/Main Gym
Fri. Feb 17
7 - 9 pm
LHS Java and Jazz Concert
LHS Cafeteria/Commons
Mon. Feb 20
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Feb 21
7-8:30 pm
Cheer Parent Meeting
LHS Library
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

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.

Accountability Reports
Please click on the links below to view the following:
 

Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins on Monday, February 27th. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click  HARMONY  for more details.

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.

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.