Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 03 06 17

Parents and Guardians,
As I am sure your students have told you, this Friday marks the end of the grading period as well as the beginning of Spring Break. The school year seems to be flying by, and it is hard to believe we are 75% of the way through. Please let us know how we can help you and your student as we finish out the 9 weeks, and I hope you and your student have a great week off.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 03 06 17

First Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts Portrait Show
Opening Reception:  March 7th
It is a pleasure to invite you and your family to attend the 1st Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts Portrait Show in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery on March 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  If you were unable to attend the Fine Arts Festival in December, the new gallery at the high school was unveiled with an inaugural K-12 Evolution show, focusing on the experience and growth students take on as a part of the art community in Lovejoy ISD. The exhibition was an incredible showcase of every age group and was curated by a Lovejoy senior. Following this idea of transformation in our students' artistic language and personal voice from kindergarten to 12th grade, the next opening is a showcase of how our young artists represent themselves and others through portraiture. The concept of identity, both through representation and abstraction, is a core thread in every Lovejoy art studio, and is explored through a plethora of media and art forms. This exhibition celebrates the range of approaches used to explore identity at all age levels, and is a spectacular body of work to begin the tradition of a yearly Portrait Show.
Please join us in the Lovejoy High School Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 7th to celebrate the work of some of Lovejoy's many fine artists. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, the show will be open daily during school hours from March 6th - April 7th.
Spring Star Party - Postponed
The Spring Star Party at Puster Elementary scheduled for March 6 has been postponed until Friday, March 10 due to weather predictions. 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 long will not be available via the driveway.
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!
Flats for Bats
Lovejoy Baseball has begun their annual flower sale. Please help support Lovejoy Baseball and buy your spring flowers from one of the high school players. Flowers will be delivered to your house on April 8th. Find any Lovejoy Baseball player and place your order or email and we will have a player come by and take your order. Orders will be accepted through March 21st.
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 click here .
Lovejoy Centennial Logo Design Contest - Deadline is Friday!
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.
Job Opportunity
The City of Lucas has posted an opportunity for an engineering summer internship. While the internship is geared towards a college student, 18-year-old high school students are also welcome to apply. For more info, visit "Job Opportunities" on the City website at or contact Human Resource Manager Cheryl Meehan at 972.912.1204 or
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.
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
March 8, 2017
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, or 6:00 PM (Session Information Repeats)
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the March 8th presentation.
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 .
Student Recognition
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Sophie Herran has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence as well as a President's Volunteer Service Award granted on behalf of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. This signifies that she is among the top 10 percent of all applicants from across the state. Sophie's volunteer focus is training service dogs in association with "Guide Dogs for the Blind".
LHS Speech and Debate
Ellie Hager has earned the Academic All American award from the National Speech & Debate Association. This coveted award recognizes academic rigor, competitive success and personal excellence. Out of over 141,000 student members, fewer than 500 students earn this award. This places Ellie among the top half of one percent of all student members across the country. This distinguished award recognizes students who have earned the degree of Superior Distinction (a total of 750 or more merit points); achieved rigorous criteria for GPA and/or test score requirements; and demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.
LHS Student Council
LHS StuCo recently attended their District meeting and were awarded the "Sweepstakes" award by TASC. This means the student council met or surpassed the criteria for all 5 categories: Outstanding Student Council, DASH, Energy and Environment, Pride and Patriotism, and Community Service. The students earned points in these categories by hosting various events like Homecoming, Founder's Day, Shattered Dreams, Blood Drives, Kids against Hunger, Teacher Appreciation gifts and many other projects.

LHS Journalism
The Red Ledger student newspaper received seven digital Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York City. Given since 1984, the Gold Circles are a national journalism competition for media "published in schools or colleges throughout the United States and in overseas schools following an American plan of education." The awards recognize "superior work," placing students first, second, third or with a certificate of merit in various categories. According to CSPA, in recent years, only about 1,200 awards have been given out from more than 15,000 entries.
This year's winners:

LHS Hockey
Lovejoy's Varsity hockey team wrapped up the regular season with a 9-3 win over Jesuit. They are playoff bound! Senior Bryce Branch, the captain, led the Leopards in both goals and assists, while sophomores Ryan Raineri and Cyrus Mortazavi also had hat tricks. Sophomore Andy Pottinger finished the regular season with 4 shutouts. Lovejoy with face Richardson/Rockwall in the playoffs on Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm in Euless.
LHS Speech & Debate
The following students will be participating at the Texas Forensic Association State Speech & Debate Tournament starting this Thursday, March 9th - Saturday, March 11th, which will be held this year at Plano West High School. If you would like to come watch any of the events our students are participating in please cut and paste the link below to your browser for a schedule  Admission is always free to the public. You are welcome to follow our updates during the tournament by downloading our app.  On your smartphone through Google Play or the App Store search for and download Team App and then search for LHSSpeechDebate, link to our team and you will be kept up to date on our results.   
  • Zachary Brown (Senate-Congress)
  • Joe Cross (DUO Interpretation)
  • Grant Dennis (DUET Interpretation)
  • Mason Golden (Congress)
  • Ellie Hager (LD Debate)
  • Kaitlyn Johnson (LD Debate)
  • Collins Morgan (LD Debate)
  • Clay Parker (DUO, DUET Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation)
  • Rithik Tangella (PF Debate)
  • Dayton Thompson (PF Debate)
  • Kaelie Wilburn (Poetry)
The following students participated in the Fairview Rotary Speech Contest at the end of February:
  • Ellie Hager
  • Grant Dennis
  • Rithik Tangella
  • Claire Ridgeway
  • Joe Cross
  • Ashley Rhiani
  • Garrett Larson
  • Raheel Ahmed
  • Anna Rouse
**Grant Dennis & Anna Rouse tied for 2nd place both earning a $200 scholarship.  Ellie Hager took first earning a scholarship for $500.
**Ellie was then eligible to participate in the District Rotary Speech Contest which took place this Saturday.  She took 2nd place in the district earning an additional $750 scholarship.  Congrats Ellie!
LHS Bowling
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity team!!  They competed in the regional tournament last weekend and finished in 3rd place, advancing the team to the State Tournament.  This is the 3rd year in a row that the Lady Leopards have advanced to state...WELL DONE LADIES!!!
This year's state bowling tournament will be held at City View Lanes, 6601 Oakmont Blvd, Fort Worth, 76132 on Sunday, March 26th at 8:30am.
From left to right: Alex Wingard, Sarah Nash, Katie Williams, Kat Kelly, Kaitlyn Cinek, Kiersten Esposito, Katherine Carter, & Sydney Sleeper.
This weekend, the LHS and WSMS Percussionists traveled to Forney HS to compete in the North Texas Percussion Festival.  Lovejoy High School percussionists placed 5th, 7th, and 8th place out of the 5A schools with their pieces Fandango 13, Teamwork, and Sharpened Stick.  Willow Springs Middle School percussionists placed 2 nd , 3 rd and 5 th place out of the 2C middle schools with their pieces Log Cabin Blues, Mercury Rising, and Fortress of the Prince.
Please join me in congratulating these students, and support them on Wednesday, March 8 th @ 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium at the LISD Percussion Concert. This concert is FREE and open to the public.
LHS Computer Science
The computer science team traveled to Round Rock, Texas to compete in Hewlett Packard's Code Wars programming competition.  LHS took two advanced and one novice team.  Your LHS Novice team took first place.  Please congratulate these students on a job well done!
Novice Team -- First Place
  • Zoe Kahana
  • Abhinav Devalla
  • Hudson Samuels
Advanced Team
  • Marcus Mao
  • Samuel Bell
  • Ben Buhse
Advanced Team
  • Brice May
  • Tommy Rousey
  • Kyle Sorstokke


LHS Boys Soccer
The JV boys went 2-0 this past week with wins over Wylie East and North Forney to claim the JV District Championship!

The varsity boys also went 2-0 this past week with wins over Wylie East and North Forney. The varsity boys have an opportunity to also win a district championship on Tuesday with a win over Mesquite Poteet!  Playoff t-shirts can be ordered at the school store for all those interested.  Go Leopards!
LHS Boys Powerlifting - Regionals
The following members of the boys' Powerlifting team traveled to Keller Central High School this past Saturday and gave a great showing competing against the top lifters in the region:
Cade Ashley
James Ayers
Zac Brooks
James Ayers placed 5th while acquiring most outstanding squat and bench press lifter.
Cade Ashley placed 3rd in the region also acquiring most outstanding bench press.

LHS Softball
The Leopards attended the McKinney ISD Tournament this past weekend and went 5-0. They defeated: 6A McKinney, 4A Paris North Lamar, 5A Red Oak, 5A Greenville, & 5A Frisco Reedy. Throughout the weekend, the Leopards scored 64 runs while only allowing 7!
This is the first week of play in District 15-5A. The Leopards will travel to Highland Park on Tuesday Night, and then will host their first HOME GAME of the year on Friday. They will play host to the West Mesquite Wranglers at 5:30 & 7:00.
LHS Theatre- UIL One Act Play
Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year's UIL One Act Play entry, Wit by Margaret Edson for advancing on to Bi-District!
In addition to advancing, the team earned the top placement from all three judges and the following awards:
  • Best Technical Crew - Mason Taylor Long, Katherine Carter, Devyn Veitch, Claudia Campbell, Kiersten Esposito
  • All Star Technical Crew - Mason Taylor Long
  • All Star Cast - Morgan Riddle
  • Best Actress - Rachel Bradley
This company will compete again March 21st at Poteet High School.  We wish them the best!

Chemistry Olympiad
Every year, the DFW chapter of the American Chemical Society sponsors an Olympiad in order to identify the top chemistry students in the metroplex.  The area's top chemistry students gather at UTA and UNT to take a grueling, 60-question exam in hopes of qualifying to go sit for the National-level exam.  From this pool of students nationwide, the top 20 will ultimately be selected in represent the USA in the International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand this summer.   
This past weekend, the LHS AP Chemistry students traveled to UTA to take their shot at advancing to the national exam.  Students will be anxiously awaiting results over the next couple of weeks, but all did a great job in preparation.  
LHS Varsity Girls' Golf
The Varsity Girls Golf team competed in the "Lady Pirate Classic" this weekend in Granbury.  We were very pleased with the overall finish of 7th out of 15 teams.  The competition there was as tough as any tournament we have played.  The girls finished Friday with a team total 366, good for 7th, and held the same position on Saturday with a team total 381.  Total individual scores:

Allie Bianchi 173 - 12th overall
Katie Dragoo 189
Mallory Sailer 191
Callie Mayfield 199
Jazmine Veatch 200
Sophie Starnes 203
Kendall Sailer 204

Lovejoy Baseball
Congrats to both the JV Black and Varsity Baseball teams on winning the tournaments that they played in over the weekend.
The JV Black remained undefeated with an 8-0 record as they took 1st place in the McKinney North JV tournament.  The Black team got strong pitching performances from Jordan Yoder, Will Strickland, Cade Smitherman, and Teagan Carlock.
The Varsity Baseball team won the Jesuit Classic over the weekend with a 5-1 record.  They had big wins over defending State Champion Jesuit Thursday night 5-3 and beat perennial power Rockwall on Friday 5-1.   The Leopards had strong pitching performances from Jacob Eschler, Mason Marsh, Brandon Merrill, Jacob Terwilliger, Hank Harrison, Matt Piccirillo, and Michael Difiore over the weekend.

The JV Red will play in the Little Elm Tournament this week.
The JV Black will head to Denton for the Denton JV Tournament.
Varsity will play in the Frisco Rough Riders Invitational Tournament this week.

LHS Track and Field
The Lovejoy Leopards used a balanced team to win the 2017 Lovejoy Invitational Track and Field meet. The Leopards sprinters, led by Chase Van Wagoner (20 points), scored 67 points. In the field events, Colin Engbrock cleared 14' 4" in the pole vault, raising his own school record. Jahi Rainey won the inaugural Javelin event and led the Leopards in the field events with 22 of the team's 57 field event points. The distance athletes, led by Will Muirhead (14 points), also scored 57 points, highlighted by a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place finish in the Steeplechase event. The Leopards 4x400m Relay team (Blake Pfaff, Jake Chamberlin, Jake Iovinelli, and Beau Iovinelli) improved the team's season best time by 11 seconds to complete the scoring of 179 points. Lewisville Hebron finished 2nd with 176 total points.
In the Boys JV division, Whitson Bedell and Michael DesJardins took home gold medals in the 800m and Pole Vault, respectively.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Online Auction:  Closes Tomorrow!
The Denim and Diamonds Online Auction runs 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. Be sure and check out the Name a Grant section to see grants submitted by teachers/staff $5000 and under.  Click here  for additional information.

Click here and select "Start Bidding" to create your account!
FLS 2017 DandD
2017 Denim and Diamonds Gala and Auction
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 , 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.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
Mar 6 - 10
During lunches
StuCo Blood Drive Registration
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Mar 6
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Mar 7
1:00 - 4:15 pm
AP Art History Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Mar 7
1:50 - 4:15 pm
AP Music Theory Mock Exam
LHS Room F105
Tues. Mar 7
6 - 8 pm
1st Annual Portrait Show
LHS Art Gallery
Tues. Mar 7
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 8
7:00 pm
LHS Percussion Concert
LHS Auditorium
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
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
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Mar 30
6 - 8 pm
Spring College Fair
DARS & ACCESS Presentations
LHS Main Gym
LHS Library
Fri. Mar 31
7 - 10 pm
Swim & Dive Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria

Mock ACT Exam
Rev Prep is offering a Mock ACT Exam on April 8th. Click  HERE for more details.

Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins Monday, April 3rd. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click  HARMONY  for more details.

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 . 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.

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 . 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.