Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 02 13 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
As part of our focus to support students in making healthy lifestyle choices, this Friday, February 17th, AIM For Success will be at LHS for student presentations about the potential dangers of engaging in sexual activity outside of marriage. The program lasts approximately 45 minutes, and students will be separated so that girls will attend one session while boys attend a different one. The message is straight forward to students, and you can click here to access the outline of the program. There is a parent preview opportunity this Wednesday, February 15th at 6 pm in the LHS Lecture Hall. I invite you to attend and learn more about Friday's presentations.

I also wanted to remind you that next Monday, February 20th, is a student and staff holiday. I hope you and your student have a great week and an enjoyable holiday weekend. Please take a moment and review the dates and information below for upcoming events at LHS.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 02 13 17

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!

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!!

February Parent Tech
Topic: Google Classroom
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm or 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LHS Lecture Hall
 
Join us Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at either 11:30 or 7:30 for our February Parent Tech lunch/dinner & learn session about Google Classroom. This tool is being used by the counselors to gather information for student registration and for students to turn in their personal graduation plan. Teachers also use Google Classroom to give assignments, make announcements, and push material out to their students throughout the school year. Not sure what Google Classroom is, how to access it, or what your student needs to do to turn in work using this tool? Come to our parent tech session next Wednesday and learn the ins and outs of Google Classroom! All questions are welcome, and we will offer practical how-to instruction to help you. Bring your lunch or dinner and learn with us!

LHS Boys' Basketball
The Lovejoy boys' basketball team clinched a playoff spot on Tuesday evening with a 58-36 win over the Royse City Bulldogs. The Leopards were paced by Jackson Carswell who had 18 points and Kyle Olson who chipped in with 17. Anthony Vogel lead the Lovejoy in rebounding with 9 boards.
Lovejoy will finish out the district season on Tuesday at West Mesquite, and playoffs start the following week.
 
Lady Leopards Basketball Playoffs
Bi-District Game
Monday, February 13
vs Mt. Pleasant
7:00 PM
Rains High School
Emory,TX
 
Come out and support our girls on their playoff journey!
 
Draper James Event:  February 28



Draper James is holding a special event to benefit the Foundation on Tuesday, February 28th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. They will give 20% back from the proceeds during the event. They will be providing sweet treats while you shop. Draper James is Reece Witherspoon's new store located in Highland Park Village.

Lovejoy Centennial Logo Design Contest
Lovejoy ISD is accepting original artwork for the Centennial Logo Design Contest.  This contest is open to all Lovejoy ISD students.  Details may be found by clicking here .  Original work should be submitted by Friday, March 10th.

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.
 
Tutoring 101
Juniors: Spring PSAT/SAT/ ACT Prep: Classes and 1 on 1 tutoring for the upcoming tests is available at Tutoring 101 in Allen. We've helped scores of students get the score they need for scholarships and acceptances to their colleges. Classes meet twice a week or 1 on 1 appointments are available at more flexible times. Our instructors are trained teachers and Collin College instructors. We can help you figure out which test is best and when to prepare. Call for a free consultation with the director Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222. www.tutoring101.com Celebrating 20 years in the business of education. Allen Best Tutoring Business Reader's Choice Award winner for the 4th time.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Orchestra - UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest Results
 
Class 1 Solo
Superior Rating and Qualifying for Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest
Andrew Chang - Violin
Gabriella DiLiegro - Violin
Sarah Dunham - Violin
Anthony Tang - Violin
Carol Xu - Violin
Daniel Xue - Violin
John Reaves - Viola
Blaine Britton - Cello
Katrina Leslie - Cello
Abigail Xue - Cello
 
Class 1 Ensemble
Superior Rating and Qualifying for Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest
String Duet
Anthony Tang - Violin
Daniel Xue - Violin
 
String Quartet
Lauren Bradshaw - Violin
Gabriella DiLiegro - Violin
Tyler Gassman - Viola
Weston Hall - Cello
 
String Quartet
Sarah Dunham - Violin
Anthony Tang - Violin
John Reaves - Viola
Abigail Xue - Cello
 
String Quintet
Leslie LaTour - Violin
Lauren Bradshaw - Violin
Meredith Ehlmann - Viola
Katrina Leslie - Cello
Veronica Hanson - Bass

Class 1 Solo
Superior Rating
Sarah Parkinson - Violin
Sophie Starnes - Cello
 
Class 1 Solo
Excellent Rating
Sariah Baggs - Violin
Weston Hall - Cello
 
Class 2 Solo
Superior Rating
Autumn Purcell - Violin
Arlissa Rodriquez - Violin
Blake Hinton - Bass
John Stallings - Bass
 
Class 1 Ensemble
Excellent Rating
String Quartet
Sariah Baggs -Violin
Sarah Parkinson - Violin
Shelby Hughes - Viola
Katie Williams - Cello
 
Class 2 Ensemble
Superior Rating
String Duet
Victoria Miller -Viola
Lindsey Toft - Viola
 
Class 2 Solo
Excellent Rating
Keirsten Burno - Violin
Samantha Carter - Violin
Turner Thompson - Violin
Adelyn Maruca - Bass
Jarod Costello - Bass
 
Class 3 Solo
Superior Rating
Allie Bianchi - Violin
Lauren Hammond - Violin
Emma Smith - Violin
Naomi Thadikonda - Viola
 
Class 3 Solo
Excellent Rating
Elliana Brown - Violin
Sofia Estes - Violin
 
LHS Choir
UIL Solos and Ensembles are organized into classifications. Class 1 being the most advanced and generally reserved for upperclassmen at the varsity level. Class 1 solos and ensembles that receive a "superior" rating also qualify for UIL State Solo & Ensemble contest.
 
In all, 74 students received superior designations, 9 students earned an excellent rating, and 26 students qualified for UIL State Solo & Ensemble.
 
Class 1 Solo - Superior
Rachel Bradley
Hannah Hansen
Mallory Immel
Zoe Kahana
Mandy Rickett
Marcie Sawyers
Catherine Stewart
Katie Strand
Leta Sullivan
Brady Bardwell
Danny Finn
Reed Fraser
Trace Glorioso
Noah Johnson
 
Class 1 Ensemble - Superior
Linday Haden
Alison Jobes
Lauren LaTour
Allie Straeck
Grace Kirby
Katrina Leslie
Kaitlin Nunn
Marcie Sawyers
Chase Barajas
Brady Bardwell
Reed Fraser
Dane Locklear
 
Class 1 Solo - Excellent
Meg Fuentes
Jay Genovese
Grant Durow
Jerad King
Dalton Walker
 
Class 1 Ensemble - Excellent
McKay Collyer
Noah Johnson
Connor Martin
Samuel Phillips
 
Class 2 Solo - Superior
Katie Bardwell
Julia Dobbs
Faith Ortegon
Marsella Palmer
Hallie Steadman
Shalin Mehta
Luke Wild
 
Class 2 Ensemble - Superior
Emma Allen
Sarah Collins
Emily Rippy
Aubrie Shinedling
Madison Valdez
Sydney Brand
Alison Jenkins
Ashlyn May
Kendall Vaughn
Elizabeth Weichel
 
Class 3 Solo - Superior
Colette Brooks
Sarah Collins
Kyra Jacobs
Elle Mendelson
Joey Chavez
Stephen Godfrey
Nathan York
 
Class 3 Ensemble - Superior
Sophia Foster
Kyra Jacobs
Autumn Krisher
Sunessa Madhav
Emmy Straeck
Stephen Godfrey
David Gold
Mason Hutchins
Gideon Jowers
Shalin Mehta
Nathan York
 
A Cappella - Superior - Pop/Swing Ensemble
Ryan Allen
Chase Barajas
Brady Bardwell
Rachel Bradley
Cole Egger
Danny Finn
Reed Fraser
Pierce Goddard
Hannah Hansen
Mallory Immel
Dane Locklear
Catherine Stewart
Hallie Steadman
Katie Strand
 
LHS Tennis
Another spring tournament completed and another Championship for the Leopards! Congrats to Jack Bennett and Chris Sun for capturing the Boys Doubles Title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Texas High in the finals. Congrats also to Daniel Xue for winning the boys' singles title at the McKinney J.V. tournament last week.
 
Varsity Results
Boys Doubles - Jack Bennett/Chris Sun - Champions
Mixed Doubles - Cole McCurry/Polly Roth - 2nd Place
Girls Singles - Kate Flaggert - Semi-finalist
Boys Singles - James Hourihan - Consolation Champion
 
J.V. Results
Boys Singles - Daniel Xue - Champion
Boys Doubles - Ty Johnson/Garrett Beard - Semi-Finalist
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
6:30-7:30 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
Feb 22, 23, 24
During SS Classes
Student Registration for 2017-18
Lovejoy High School
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
Wed. Mar 1
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 1
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Thurs. Mar 2
During lunches
Healthy Relationships Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Mar 3
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Black Light
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Mar 3
7:00 pm
LHS Percussion Concert
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Mar 4
6 - 10 pm
Decades Dance
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Mar 6
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. Mar 6
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Mar 7
TBD
AP Art History Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Mar 7
TBD
AP Music Theory Mock Exam
TBD
Tues. Mar 7
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Mar 11
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School


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.

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.