Softball Spirit Night - TONIGHT
Lovejoy Softball will have a "Chipotle Night" on Monday, February 27th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. The Chipotle in Allen at 75 & McDermott will give 50% of all proceeds that evening to the Grand Slam Booster Club! All you have to do is show this
& write "Lovejoy Softball" on your receipt!
Mock ACT Exam
Lovejoy High School has 2 upcoming opportunities for students to take a Mock ACT Exam:
- LHS Band is sponsoring a Mock ACT as a fundraiser on March 4th.
- Click HERE for more details.
- Rev Prep is offering a Mock ACT Exam on April 8th.
- Click HERE for more details.
LGA Speaker Event
Topic: Thoughts on the Gifted - Talent Development and Real World Achievement
Wednesday, March 1st
LHS Lecture Hall
Tanya Donaghey will present an overview of recent scholarship on the subject that some very gifted students flounder during and after college without forging a meaningful application for their talent. As parents, we can provide opportunities for talent development, but the individual with talent must be guided to accept responsibility for their own development. Mrs. Donaghey will also share some tips and scenarios from families that she has encountered in her professional capacity.
Tanya Donaghey has 30 years experience in education as a teacher and private tutoring business administrator and consultant. She has a B.S. of Education from Baylor University, a Master's from SMU, and a Principal certification from UNT (2015).
LHS Percussion Concert
The Annual LISD Percussion Concert will be on Wednesday, March 8th in the LHS Auditorium at 7 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. We will be playing classical and contemporary music ranging from Joplin style ragtime music to heavy metal music. This is the highlight of the year for these students and they would love to see you there!
Give Glasses and Give the Gift of Sight
LHS Junior Eleise Brooks will be assisting her father, Dr. Dain Brooks, MD, on medical missions to Mexico (March), India (July), and Africa (2018) to help cure the world's blind. Their main focus will be performing cataract surgeries; however, they will also be providing glasses to those in need. You may help by donating new or used glasses. There will be marked boxes available at each campus.
To learn more please
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
With summer quickly approaching, students are anxiously awaiting its arrival and parents are searching for a safe environment for their children to learn and have fun during the summer break. Lovejoy ISD is pleased to continue to offer summer enrichment opportunities for students through summer camps.
Are you interested in serving as a camp instructor? All camp ideas are welcome...from dodgeball to robotics.... rainbow loom design to astronomy. This is your opportunity to develop a camp which will enrich the lives of students.
Please submit your proposal
by February 27, 2017. You will be contacted after the approval process is completed on March 3, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact
Spring Star Party: March 6
Puster Elementary, along with the Texas Astronomical Society, will host a star party on Monday, March 6. Viewing will begin at 6:30 PM and end at approximately 8:30 PM. The Lovejoy community is invited to attend. Parking will be available in the front parking lot. You may enter through the front doors where signs will direct you to the courtyard and into the back parking lot where viewing will take place. Access to the back parking lot will not be available via the driveway.
Student Nutrition News
Please click here for the February newsletter.
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins TODAY - Monday, February 27th. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click
for more details.
Our Junior World Affairs Council had 8 students travel to UT Arlington to compete in the Dallas World Affairs Council's Academic WorldQuest Competition. In our second year of attendance, we expanded to two teams and improved our ranking. Team 1 (Noah Corbitt, Zach Brown, Meredith Ehlmann, Jerad King) finished 17th of 77 teams, and Team 2 (Ben Armistead, Ben Carder, Taite Borozny, Austin Spruell) finished 37th of 77 teams. These students collaboratively worked through 100 multiple-choice questions over the following topics: current events, peace and conflict in today's world, combating infectious disease, European Union, countering violent extremism, Turkey, global megacities, China, and women in technology. All eight student represented themselves and LHS very well, even during the mile walk back to the bus. Lastly, we have to profess thanks to LHS graduates Ian Raybon and Kerry Joiner for their warm welcome upon our arrival to the UTA campus.
One more result from the State Swimming Meet: Emma also placed 19th in 100 fly (1:00.12)
LHS State Swimmers:
Front row from left to right: Sloan Carevic, Natalie Womack, Brady Duke
Back row from left to right: Sarah Wallaert, Juliette Pages, James Vaughn, Genevieve Pages, Emma Ream
1st Team All-District Honors
Girls 200 Medley Relay (Juliette Pages, Sloan Carevic, Natalie Womack, Emma Ream)*
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Genevieve Pages, Sarah Wallaert, Sydney Myers, Monica Malik)
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay (Natalie Womack, Juliette Pages, Sloan Carevic, Emma Ream)*
Sydney Myers (200 Free*, 100 Free)
Sloan Carevic (200 IM*, 100 Breast*)
Genevieve Pages (200 IM, 100 Breast)
Emma Ream (50 Free*, 100 Fly)
Ashlynn Sullivan (1m Diving)
Natalie Womack (100 Fly, 100 Back*)
Juliette Pages (100 Back)
Zoe Dickerson (100 Breast)
Boys 200 Medley Relay (Lucas Scroggins, Samuel Ma, Brady Duke, Efe Sahin)
Boys 200 Freestyle Relay (Sam Veitch, Jakob Feldman, Grant Stout, James Vaughn)
Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (Jakob Feldman, Sam Veitch, Grant Stout, James Vaughn)
James Vaughn (200 IM*, 100 Fly)
Efe Sahin (50 Free)
Grant Stout (100 Free)
Jakob Feldman (500 Free)
Lucas Scroggins (100 Back)
The * denotes district champion
Girls 200 Medley Relay (Juliette Pages, Sloan Carevic, Natalie Womack, Emma Ream)
Girls 200 Freestyle Relay (Genevieve Pages, Juliette Pages, Sydney Myers, Sarah Wallaert)
Girls 400 Freestyle Relay (Natalie Womack, Juliette Pages, Sloan Carevic, Emma Ream)
Emma Ream (50 Freestlye, 100 Fly)
Natalie Womack (100 Fly, 100 Back)
James Vaughn (200 IM, 100 Fly)
LHS Wrestling - State Meet
We had two men and two women wrestle in this year's state tournament. Dylan South was our lone senior of the four Lovejoy wrestlers to compete at the state tournament, along with sophomores Lilly Musselman and Morgan Elvin, and freshman Hunter Duncan.
Lilly and Morgan both wrestled well in their second consecutive trip to the state tournament. They both lost to eventual state placers in their matches and were unable to come away with a victory. Both will be back for their junior campaign, and we are very excited about their potential next year!
Hunter Duncan became the first freshmen in Lovejoy history to wrestle in the men's state tournament. He finished with a 1-2 record, recording a clutch come from behind win in his second match.
Senior Dylan South also finished the tournament with a 1-2 record, notching an exciting :22 pin in his second match for his lone victory. Dylan finishes his Lovejoy wrestling career as a two-time state qualifier, only the second male to wrestle in two state tournaments to date.
For complete match results, please go to the following two links: Women and Men
The Lovejoy High School Robotics Team competed against the top 42 robots in the State this past weekend. Robots 1082A and 1082B were paired together and made it to the quarterfinals, finishing in the top 24 in the State. Congratulations to the following Robotics team members:
Chase Barnes, Johanna Belk, Matthew Franks, Max Hooper, Madison Hubbard, Ryan Luther, Brock Mordecai, Connor Redding, Jonathan Tiner, Hunter Tombaugh, and Ross Walenciak.
Congratulations to the staff of the The Red Ledger for 30 winning entries in this year's Texas Association of Journalism Educators Clips Contest. The TAJE contest rates entries from across the state in a number of writing, photo and graphics categories. Awards are given for superior, excellent and honorable mention. Seven of our entries earned superior ratings: Anna Stockton for
; Caleb Kwon, Nick Smith and Matthew Fisher for
; Hannah Ortega for
; Matthew Fisher for
; Nick Smith for
In-Depth News Story
; Parker Nolan for
Sports Feature Photo
; and Sydney Wong for
A complete list of winners can be found
The boys had a very successful tournament at Squaw Valley. Finishing 5th out of 15 was quite an accomplishment! Friday's team total was 332. This was an accomplishment with the cool weather and wind howling at 20+ mph.
We believe Saturday's team total of 322 is a new school record, as well as the 2-day total of 654.
Last week was another great week for the Leopard Tennis team! Congrats to Carson Zimmermann and Caiden Tays for winning the Boys Doubles Championship at Corsicana and becoming 3X Champions this spring. Lovejoy also brought home medals in girls doubles and girls singles.
Top Results from Corsicana
3X Tournament Champions - Carson Zimmermann/Caiden Tays - Boys B Doubles
2nd Place - Sydney Wong/Polly Roth - Girls' B Doubles
3rd Place - Caroline Burkhart/Abby Sibson - Girls' A Doubles
Consolation Champ - Daniela Benigno - Girls' A Singles
4th Place - Chris Sun/Brandon Su - Boys' A Doubles
LHS Winter Guard
2017 Lovejoy Winter Guard delivers excellence!
Lovejoy Winter Guard competed for the first time in NTCA Winter Guard competitions and brought home two 1st Place trophies for Lovejoy! Hard work, discipline and perseverance are paying off.
Then last weekend, they competed at the North Texas Color Guard Association show at Wakeland High School. They had an amazing show and earned 1st place in their classification. They were also recognized by the judges and promoted to the next highest classification of competition.
Congratulations to the JV Black team for winning the Denton JV Tournament over the weekend. The Leopards went 5-0 and defeated Lake Dallas in the Championship game!
The JV Red team went 0-2 on the week losing to Rockwall and Richardson. They look to get back on track this weekend in the Lewisville 9th grade tournament.
The Varsity Baseball team went 1-5 in the Prosper/McKinney Boyd Tournament over the weekend. Despite, the win-loss record, the boys were very competitive against very strong teams including Coppell, Houston Clear Springs, and Abilene Cooper. The Leopards had strong pitching performances from Brandon Merrill, Jacob Terwilliger, Matt Almy, and Michael Difiore. The Leopards will try to get their bats going this week as they head to the very tough Jesuit Varsity Tournament this week.
The Leopard Softball team traveled to the Lone Star Dodge, Lindale ISD Tournament this past weekend. They finished in 2nd Place out of 16 teams. They were able to beat Paris North Lamar 8-3 in the First Round, but ended up losing the Championship to the 2016 State Runners Up by a score of 2-1. The Leopards are set to play in the McKinney ISD Tournament this Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.
LHS Boys Soccer
The boys' junior varsity team went 2-0 this past week with wins over West Mesquite and Forney to remain in first place.
The varsity boys' team also went 2-0 this past week with wins over West Mesquite and Forney and remain in first place. The varsity team was voted in this week as the #10 team in the Top 10 in Region 2.
LHS Girls Soccer
The girls soccer team went 1-1 on both JV and Varsity this past week as we faced West Mesquite and Forney. This week the girls host Little Leopards night on Tuesday as they face Wylie East and are away to North Forney on Friday.
Congratulations to the girls Varsity team for finishing 3rd in district play and advancing to the regional playoffs. They will be bowling on Sunday, March 5th at Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama from 9am - noon. Please congratulate the following ladies on a job well done!
The boys Varsity team finished 4th in district play, just missing a regional playoff spot. Please congratulate the following gentlemen on setting a school record for a
high team game, known as a Baker Game,
with a 254.
LHS Track and Field
The Lovejoy Boys Track team scored 76.5 points finishing 2nd overall at the McKinney Boyd Relays at Ron Poe Stadium. Here are some varsity highlights:
- Chase Van Wagoner competed in five events, winning the Long Jump, setting a new school record with a jump of 22'2.5".
- Ryan Gordon, Jake Chamberlin, Van Wagoner, and Landon McDermott finished 4th in the 4x100m Relay, setting a new school record with a time of 43.11.
- James Rainey finished 2nd in the Shot Put, setting a new school record mark of 48'3.5" and 6th in the discus (137'6").
- Colin Engbrock finished 2nd in Pole Vault with a vault of 14'.
- Jeremy Young finished 4th with a vault of 13'.
- All three runners placed in the 3200m Run: Bradley Davis, 9:46.97 (3rd), Brady Laboret, 10:01.16 (5th), and Brett Pedersen, 10:02.55 (6th).
- The Distance Medley Relay team (Davis, Chamberlin, Ryan Brands, and Ryan Spruell) finished 5th with a time of 10:57.35.
- The 4x800m Relay team (Christian Sutter, Will Muirhead, Laboret, and Spruell) finished 4th with a time of 8:37.58.
- In the 100m Dash, Van Wagoner finished in 11.09 (2nd) and McDermott in 11.34 (tied for 6th)
- Brands finished the scoring for the Leopards finishing 2nd in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:33.80.
In the Boys JV division:
- William Muirhead finished 1st in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:48.09
- Jack Victor won the High Jump, clearing 6'.
The Lovejoy Varsity Girls scored 49 points and finished 5th overall out of 18 teams.
- Grace Ridgeway won the girls pole vault division clearing 12' 6".
- Grace Ridgeway also placed 3rd in the 100M dash with a time of 12.41 seconds and 3rd in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 46.62.
- Carson Hockersmith placed 3rd in the Girls 1600M with a time of 5:36.
- Juliet Franz placed 6th in the 300M Hurdles with a time of 47.90.
- The 4X800M relay consisting of Lacey Pelkowski, Olivia Bullock, Noelle Franz, and Avery Silliman placed 4th with a time of 10:31.
- The Sprint Medley Relay consisting of Grace Ridgeway, Carsen McFadden, Lacey Pelkowski, and Carson Hockersmith placed 3rd with a new school record! Their time is currently ranked 7th in the nation.
In the Girls JV Division:
- Noelle Franz placed 3rd in JV High Jump with a jump of 4'10".
- Carsen McFadden placed 3rd in JV Girls Pole Vault clearing 8'.
- Cameron Stapleton placed 5th in JV Girls Shot Put with a personal best throw of 28'.
At the recent Power Lifting Tournament at Highland Park, Ryan Collins competed for the first time and won 1st place in his weight class!
This past Thursday night, our Boys Powerlifting team competed at the Elk Powerlifting meet in Burleson, Texas. The following young men placed in their weight classes:
placed 1st place in the 114 lbs weight class.
placed 3rd place in the 220 lbs weight class.
placed 2nd place in the SWT weight class.
to all of our powerlifters!!
James Ayers, Kade Ashley, and Zac Brooks
qualified for regionals this next week at Keller Central High School.