Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 02 21 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope you enjoyed this past holiday weekend with your student. It is difficult to believe that we are only three weeks away from the end of the 3rd Quarter. Please let us know how we can support you and your student as we finish out this grading period. Don't hesitate to contact your student's teachers or principals with questions or concerns.

Have a great week!

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 02 21 17

Boys' Basketball Playoffs
The Leopards will play the Mt. Pleasant Tigers in the first round of the playoffs:
 
Tuesday, February 21st
Game time - 7:00 pm
Rains High School Address
1651 US-69, Emory, TX 75440
 
Ticket prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and Senior Citizens are free.
 
Mt. Pleasant fans are supposed to travel well so we want to show them who has the best fans!
 
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night
The Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night will be held at Palio's Pizza Café (431 E. Stacy Road, Fairview) on Tuesday, February 21st, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Please plan on joining us for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. Spirt night includes dine in and take out. We hope to see you there.
 
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!
 
From the College & Career Office
LHS Seniors, as of today, there are 66 active scholarship listings posted on Naviance. More will be posted in the coming weeks.
 
The LHS Spring College Fair on Thursday, March 30, 6-8PM, already has 43 schools that have submitted an RSVP. Notable schools include A&M, UT, OU, OSU, LSU, Texas Tech, SMU, UTD, and so on. Students and parents of all grades are eligible to attend, but we especially encourage our Juniors!
 
Impactive
Lovejoy High School Junior Matt Harris (pictured at the far right) is helping deliver 300 duffle bags for the Impactive Foundation. 
 
Impactive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering duffle bags to foster children in need.  Please click here to learn more about Impactive and to learn how you may help.
 

 
 
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.
 
Lovejoy Children's Choir:  February 28
The students and staff of the Lovejoy Children's Choir cordially invite you to attend their Spring Concert on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM in the Sloan Creek Intermediate School Cafeteria. The concert will feature 31 students singing music from various genres of choral literature, and will last approximately 30 minutes .

Color Guard Auditions

 
 
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.

Student Recognition
 
LHS Gymnastics
Phillip Myers, a first year level 10 gymnast, recently competed in the Bart Conner Invitational in Oklahoma City. He placed Gold in Parallel Bars, High Bar, and Floor, Silver on Rings, and Gold overall. Nice job, Phillip!
 
LHS Tennis
At the McKinney Invitational, which included three 6A schools - Plano West, Allen, and South Lake Carroll all ranked inside the top 10 - Lovejoy finished 6th out of 16 teams and finished as the top ranked 5A school. Congrats to our mixed doubles team - Jack Bennett/Samantha Hayward for winning all 3 matches on Friday and finishing 4th. We also had multiple players/doubles teams that managed to win 3 matches including Daniela Benigno in girls singles who finished 6th.
 
Animation UIL Success
Please congratulate Lovejoy High School's 11th grade student Animator and Filmmaker, Carly Johnson! Earlier this month, Carly had two videos place in the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival. Both videos made it all the way to the State Quarter-Finals round, and we are so proud of her efforts!
 
You can check out her entries below:
 
Animation Demo Reel 2016
(Category 3: Computer/Digital Animation)
 
Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win
(Category 2: Documentary)
 
LHS HOSA ( Health Occupations Students of America)
Please help me congratulate the following HOSA members, the top three in their event will advance to state.
 
Taylor Carty placed 2nd in Clinical Nursing
 
Paige Christiansen placed 2nd in Home Health Aide
Kennedy Miller Placed 3rd in Home Health Aide
 
Lauren Payne Placed 1st in Sports Medicine
Olivera Bullock placed 2nd in Sports Medicine
Logan Meyer placed 4th in Sports medicine
 
Noel Augustine placed 4th in Nutrition
Miranda Perry placed 4th in Epidemiology
 
LHS Computer Science
Please congratulate these students on a job well done in computer science contests this week at Plano West. We are consistently seeing good results in our advanced and novice teams.

Advanced Team, 2nd place
1) Samuel Bell
2) Marcus Mao
3) Ben Buhse

Advanced Team, 5th place
1) Brice May
2) Kyle Sorstokke
3) Samuel Ma

Novice Team, 4th place
1) Zoe Kahana
2) Hudson Samuels
3) Matthew McLaren
 
 
LHS History Bowl and History Bee
This Saturday, the Quiz Bowl team traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in a regional qualifier for the History Bowl and the History Bee. Competitors were attempting to earn a bid to the National tournament in Washington, DC later this spring. History Bowl is a team trivia competition covering all areas of history including art, music, literature, science, and entertainment. The History Bee is a similar competition, but students compete as individuals instead of a team. Additionally, competitors took a qualifying exam for the US History Bee which will also be held at the National tournament.
The LHS team had another strong showing this year.
 
The following students placed in the History Bee and qualified for the national tournament:
Noah Corbitt - 2nd place
John Reaves - 5th place
 
The following students qualified for the US History Bee:
Noah Corbitt - 1st place
John Reaves - 2nd place
Zach Brown - 3rd place
 
Finally, the History Bowl team finished in 2nd place with both losses to eventual champion Wichita Collegiate High School (KS). The Quiz Bowl team also qualified for the national tournament.
 
 
LHS Speech and Debate
Congrats to all the students who attended the Berkeley tournament this weekend. We had several students that broke out of preliminary rounds:
  • Octo Finalist in OO: Anna Rouse & Kati Johnson
  • Quarter Finalist in DUO Interpretation: Andrew Evins and Shivani Radhakrishnan
  • Finalist in Humorous Interpretation: Clay Parker - 4th place. Clay's win earned him a bid to the Tournament of Champions held in late April at the University of Kentucky. This will be Lovejoy's first appearance at this national tournament.
 
LHS Majestics
The Majestics Dance team competed in its first competition of the season, and they will now prepare for Nationals in March.
 
Please congratulate the girls for a job well done over the weekend. While our team and officer categories are the most important areas of competition for the Majestics Dance Team, we had girls choose to prepare a trio as well as individual solos in addition to the team events. These individual dance scores do not count toward overall team success, but these individuals represented our school well in this aspect of competition.
 
Team Events:
Super Sweepstakes for 95's & above on all three dances
Choreography Awards for Hip Hop, Contemporary & Novelty
Technique Awards for Hip Hop & Novelty
High Point Award in Novelty
 
Officer Events:
Super Sweepstakes for 95's & above on three performances
Choreography Awards for Lyrical, Modern, & Jazz
Technique Awards for Lyrical, Modern, & Jazz
 
Senior Ensemble, 17/18 division - Imperials - Winner
 
17/18 Senior Trio - 1st Runner Up
JoJo Bennett, Chloe Harris, Ashlynn Gaines
 
Individual Solo Awards:
15/16 Seniors
4th Runner-Up (tie) - Alyssa Watson
3rd Runner-Up - Debbie Montalvo
 
17/18 Seniors
3rd Runner Up (tie) - McKenzie Hodge
2nd Runner Up (tie) - Lauren Willmann

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


 
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.
 
  Taste of Fairview
 
The 2nd Annual Taste of Fairview:  March 3rd
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.
 
  FLS 2017 DandD
 
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
Your Support is Appreciated
 
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.
 
Tickets are now on sale, 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 469.742.8043 or email .   You may also click here to purchase tickets to the gala.

Raffle Tickets
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.
 
Online Auction:  Opens February 28
The Denim and Diamonds Online Auction will open February 28th and run through March 7th at 10:00 PM. Check out the auction for the opportunity to win great items for your family and students. Various members of the Lovejoy staff have donated unique and special experiences for the online auction.  Class Masterpieces, created by our K-5th grade students are also available.  Click here for additional information.
 
Click here and select "Start Bidding" to create your account.  Remember, the auction opens on February 28th at 8:00 AM.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Feb 28
6:30 - 8 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Black Box Theatre
Wed. Mar 1
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 1
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LHS Cheer Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Mar 1
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Mar 1
7 - 8:15 pm
LGA Speaker Event - Ann Batenburg
LHS Lecture Hall
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
8:30 am - 2 pm
Mock ACT - Band Fundraiser
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Mar 4
6 - 10 pm
Decades Dance
LHS Cafeteria
Mar 6 - 10
During lunches
StuCo Blood Drive Registration
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
Mon. Mar 20
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Mar 21
8:45 am
AP Human Geography Mock Exam
LHS Main Gym
Tues. Mar 21
12:00 pm
AP English Language Mock Exam
LHS Main Gym
Tues. Mar 21
4:15 pm
NHS Induction Rehearsal
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Mar 21
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Mar 21, 23, 24
All Day
Sophomore Naviance Training
In Chemistry Classes
Wed. Mar 22
All Day thru ELA
Senior Project Presentations to Juniors
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Mar 23
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mar 27, 28, 29
All Day
Senior Booster Club Surveys
LHS Library
Mon. Mar 27
6 - 9 pm
Girls Basketball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Mar 27
7 - 8:30 pm
NHS Induction Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Mar 28
8:45 am
STAAR ELAR I
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Mar 28
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Mar 28
7:00 pm
Band Pre-UIL Concert
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Mar 29
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 29
6 - 9 pm
Boys Basketball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Mar 29
6:00 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons near School Store
Thurs. Mar 30
8:45 am
STAAR ELAR II
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Mar 30
6 - 8 pm
Spring College Fair
DARS & ACCESS Presentations
LHS Main Gym
LHS Library



2017-18 LHS Cheer Tryouts
 
 
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.

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.

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.