Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 04 03 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Students did a great job with our first round of state testing last week. Even though the change in our daily schedule can be a challenge, students managed the disruption very well. Our next set of state tests will occur in early May and will coincide with the beginning of AP Exams.
 
This week, we have an Early Release scheduled for Wednesday. The school day actually ends at 1:00 p.m., but students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:15 and are free to leave campus at that time. Also, I wanted to remind you that next Friday, April 14th is a holiday for students and staff.
 
Lastly, I wanted to say "Thank You" to the Lovejoy Community in general, and specifically to the many parents and supporters who helped make Denim and Diamonds a great success this past Saturday . I am continually amazed at our community's commitment to our student's education as evidenced by your generosity with your time, skills, and financial resources. It is what makes Lovejoy unique, and I am thankful to be part of it.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 03 17

Vote for LL
The Lovejoy Leopards Logo has made it to the Final Four in the SportsdayHS Logo tournament! Please click on the link and vote to send Lovejoy to the Championship round. Voting closes at midnight tonight.  Vote for Lovejoy
 
LHS Boys Varsity Soccer
The boys varsity soccer team played an Area playoff game on Friday night.  The Leopards defeated Prosper in an exciting game that went to a penalty shootout.  With Jackson Diamond making three saves and Bretton Laboret, Enrique Vega, and Kishan Vasal all converting their penalty kicks, the boys earned their victory. Click here to enjoy a highlight video from Friday's game.
 
Regional Quarterfinal
Leopard vs. Mount Pleasant
Tuesday April 4th at 7:00 pm
T.A "Cotton" Ford Stadium in Greenville.
Please come out and support!
 
E-Waste Recycling Event: April 22
In conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day, Lovejoy High School will host an e-waste recycling day on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM - Noon in the LHS parking lot. Please click here for additional information regarding the e-waste collection.
 
Student Nutrition
Click here to view the March edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter filled with the latest announcements, nutrition news, and the recipe of the month.

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
Lovejoy ISD is accepting applications for tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten. This comprehensive program will be staffed by credentialed teachers and housed on the Puster Elementary School campus.  This program will offer enhancements in music, fitness, art, library, science, technology, engineering, and math. We are enthusiastic to provide a Lovejoy education for community members looking for a rich learning experience which will provide a firm foundation for kindergarten and beyond. 
 
To apply, please click here .  To schedule a tour of the Pre-Kindergarten program, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 
Pictured below:  Kevin Parker, Principal of Puster Elementary School, "shoots hoops" with incoming Pre-Kindergarten student, Crew Thomas.

 
 
LHS Choir Pre-UIL Concert - Tonight
Monday, April 3
7:00 pm
Custer Road United Methodist Church (6601 Custer Rd, Plano, 75023)
 
PTSA Parent Workshop: Suicide Prevention
Wednesday April 5th @ 7pm in the LHS Library
One of the most difficult challenges of parenting is realizing that you don't always know what our children are thinking and feeling. You might even be aware that suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents, but you can't imagine your child might become one of those statistics. When do normal ups and downs of adolescents become something to worry about? And if you are worried about it, what can you do?
 
Although adults don't often know about it many of our kids experience symptoms of depression, think about suicide, make plans to die by suicide, and even make a suicide attempt each year.
 
During the day on Wednesday, April 5th, our students at Lovejoy will be presented with a suicide prevention program. However, at night we will be offering a PTSA parent prevention workshop. We will be having a guest speaker, Bobbi Gilbert (former Lovejoy parent,) whose own son committed suicide 23 months ago. Our goal is to help parents equip themselves with signs to be aware of, and how we can help our children!
 
The first step is to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. The more you know, the better you'll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk.
 
Relay for Life - Volleyball Match
The Lovejoy boys' volleyball team will be competing against Prosper this Friday in a "Revive the Rivalry" game to benefit Lovejoy's Relay for Life.
 
Lovejoy vs. Prosper
Friday, April 7th
7:30 pm at Prosper High School
 
$3 pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the School Store
Tickets at the door: $5 students, $7 for adults
 
Book Fair and Summer Reads
Spring Book Fair
April 7th - April 13th, 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
LHS Library
 
Theme: It's No Puzzle to Find a Great Book for Summer
Parents are welcome to visit the book fair too!
We will have a wide collection of books available, including adult books. Come on by and find a great book for yourself.
 
Some Required Summer Read book options will be available for sale at the Book Fair.
Get your teen's summer required reading book before school is out!
 
Please click on the links below to see the PDF flyer and reserve your student's copy today. Print and return to the library.
 
English II GT - https://goo.gl/jIKN0Y (PDF) print, fill out, & return to the library by April 7th
English II - https://goo.gl/xlSw8S (PDF) print, fill out, & return to the library by April 7th
English III - https://goo.gl/HlgFfE (PDF)print, fill out & return to the library by April 7th
English IV - https://goo.gl/tDKzqa (PDF) print, fill out, & return to the library by April 7th

 
 
Summer Enrichment Camps
The Summer Enrichment Camps have been finalized, and we are excited to offer opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade.  You will find everything from dodge ball to robotics, and cooking to coding.
 
Summer Enrichment Camps will be offered in three sessions:
 
Session I:  June 12-16
Session II:  June 19-23
Session III:  July 10-14
 
Click here to see all of the exciting summer enrichment camp offerings.  Registration is open. 
 
With a few exceptions (athletic camps and Lovejoy theatre camp), information for all enrichment camps is available through this link.  If there is a need to register through the camp provider, the link will be provided with the session description for each session (e.g., PSAT Prep from Princeton Review).
 
Please review the enrichment camps, and consider one or more of these excellent opportunities for your children this summer.

Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps and Performance Course
Registration is now open for Lovejoy ISD Athletic Summer Camps.   Click here  for details.
 
Lovejoy Athletics is pleased to announce their partnership with Geno Pierce's Performance Course for the 2017-2018 school year.  Performance Course brings with it a proven track record of championship success.  Performance Course offers many different courses from high intensity programs for males to foundational courses for 1st graders.  There is something for everyone.   Click here  for details and registration links.

Sewing Camp
A summer sewing camp is being offered at WSMS.  Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJ's. Sewing Skill Builder 201 will continue developing your sewing skills with an individualized project. There are three weeks in June from which to choose.  Spots fill quickly.  For questions, or to reserve a spot, please contact louisekingtx@gmail.com Click here for camp information as well as details regarding a t-shirt quilt option.
 
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Junior Parent Night / Dual Credit Information
Parents of Juniors - Join the LHS Counselors and Collin College for an important meeting.
 
Wednesday, April 12th
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
in the LHS Auditorium
 
6:30 pm - Preparing for Senior Year (LHS College & Career Counselors)
7:15 pm - Dual Credit Information (Collin College Admissions Coordinator)
 
During the first half of the presentation, LHS College & Career Counselors will be speaking about post-secondary options, college visits, registration procedures for the ACT / SAT and college application time-lines. Beginning at 7:15 pm, a Collin College Admissions Coordinator will be presenting information on dual credit including eligibility, course options, application process, course registration, tuition, and transfer of credits.
 
Dual Credit Registration Meetings for Juniors
Monday, April 17 @ 4:15 pm
or
Tuesday, April 18 @ 8:15 am
Both meetings will take place in LHS Lecture Hall
 
Attention Juniors - If you are planning to take dual credit courses senior year, please attend one of the two meetings with LHS Counselors. You will be receiving important dual credit information, checklists, permission forms and time-lines for enrolling in dual credit courses.
 
Lovejoy Hockey Players Wanted
The 2016-2017 varsity hockey season has wrapped up and the team is now looking forward to the summer and fall seasons. Registration will end soon for the summer season and the 2017-2018 season signups are around the corner. Any incoming 8th - 12th grade students who love to play hockey and are interested in joining the team please contact, lovejoyhockey@googlegroups.com .
 
Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast: April 22
The Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00 - 11:00 AM at Fairview Fire Station #2.  Click here for details.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Hockey
The AT&T Metroplex HS Hockey League has announced their Varsity All Academic players.  With 28 varsity teams in the league, Lovejoy Ice Hockey is proud to share that 3 of our players have earned All Academic honors!  Congratulations to Junior Sydney Jones and Sophomores Matthew McLaren and Andy Pottinger. Their dedication in the classroom and on the ice is to be commended!


 
LHS Studio Dance
Thursday, April 6th is the Annual Studio Dance Spring Concert. We will be showcasing multiple genres of dance, student choreography, and even have a guest appearance from the Willow Springs Dancers. The concert is free and will be held in the LHS auditorium at 7pm. Please come out and support our dancers!
 

 
(Studio 2,3,4 at SMU March 6th.)
   
LHS Lady Leopard Golf
The Leopard Women's Golf Team competed in the Regional Preview Tournament, March 28th, at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.  The team finished 2nd overall out of 12 teams competing.  We did well, scoring a team total 370.  This was great for us to get to see the course one extra time before the district tournament.  I believe our girls are ready to put their best rounds of the year together for the district tournament, April 10th and 11th.
The ladies were lead by Sophomore Allie Bianchi.  Allie finished 1st overall, winning the tournament with her season best score of 77 this year.  She is playing very well.  Other scores:  Kendall Sailer, 96.  Mallory Sailer, 97.  Sophie Starnes, 98.  Katie Dragoo, 100.  Jazmine Veatch, 105.  Callie Mayfield, 106.
 

 
Leopard Softball
The Leopards have moved to 20-3 overall, and are tied for First Place in District 15-5A at 6-1. In one of their last outings, Alyssa DiFiore led the team with 7 RBI's, including a Grand Slam to help the Leopards defeated Royse City 15-3.
 
Leopard Volleyball
Post season accolades continue to mount up for the 2016 Leopard Volleyball team. Seniors Taylor Carty and Paige Becker have been recognized for not only their success on the court but more importantly their accomplishments in the classroom by Prep Volleyball
Taylor Carty was selected to Prep Volleyball Academic All-American 2nd Team
Paige Becker was selected to Prep Volleyball Academic All-American Honorable Mention
 
Leopard Fishing
The Regular season finished up with a tournament on Lake Whitney this past Saturday.
With the end of the season results being tallied, 6 of the 11 Lovejoy teams punched their tickets as Regional Championship qualifiers!
 
Congratulations to the following Regional qualifying teams:
Trent Martelloni / Coale Barr
Kellen Worley / Trey Johnson
Hank & Sam Harrison
Daniel Helsley / Ethan LeGare
Ian & Caleb Toomey
Jacob Guzinski / Dayton Thompson
 
The Regional Championship will be fished against the Central Division on Lake Palestine April 22.
 
The top 50% of Regional finishers will move on to the State Tournament to be held in May on our home waters of Ray Roberts. The State Championship is a two-day event where qualifiers from all 4 divisions duke it out for over $30k in scholarship money.
 
Lovejoy Environmental Club
Members of the Lovejoy Environmental Club worked collaboratively to clear flood debris at Clear Lake Park which is a multi-use park at the northern end of Lake Lavon near Princeton. The event was organized by junior Jerad King who has revitalized the club and plans to provide additional volunteer opportunities in the future. Follow on Twitter @LojoEnviroClub for updates.
 
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LHS HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
This past weekend the HOSA students were in Corpus Christi competing against 3,000 other HOSA members at the State level.  The Lovejoy students did an amazing job; all five competitors placed in the top ten and two will move on to Nationals on June 20-25 in Orlando Florida!  Each competitor had a written test and skills section in their event.
 
HOSA State results are:
 
Lauren Payne placed 1st in Sports Medicine
Taylor Carty placed 2nd in Clinical Nursing
Kennedy Miller placed 4h in Home Health Aide
Paige Christiansen placed 5 in Home Health Aide
Olivia Bullock placed in the top 10 for Sports Medicine
 
We would like to Congratulate all of our 2016-2017 Lovejoy HOSA Competitors.
 

 
LHS Colorguard
Congratulations to the Lovejoy HS Color Guard on their Scholastic A 4th place finish at the NTCA State Championships - this is the highest placement for the Color Guard in the program's history!  This has been an amazing season for the students, and we are so proud of their dedication, drive and passion for performing.
 
We are gearing up for our auditions next week, and hope everyone is excited about where we can grow next year!  Auditions are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 pm.
 

 


Click here to view their performance from Saturday
 
LHS Track and Field
The Lovejoy Track and Field teams performed very well this past week at the Texas Relays in Austin. The girls 4X400M relay team consisting of Kassidy Litchenburg, Grace Ridgeway, Carsen McFadden, and Carson Hockersmith ran the fastest time of the year with a time of 4:00.21.

Grace Ridgeway placed 3rd overall in the Girls Pole Vault B division clearing 11' 10". Juliet Franz and Grace Ridgeway also represented Lovejoy well running neck and neck in the 100M Hurdles to send them into district looking strong and ready to compete. Ryan Brands ran a time of 4:33 in the 1600M and our boys Distance Medley Relay team consisting of Bradley Davis, Ryan Brands, William  Muirhead and Brett Pedersen ran a time of 11:03.

 
All other track athletes competed in the Allen Eagle Relays on Friday. Our boys 4X100M Relay team broke a school record with a time of 42.16. Chase Van Wagoner jumped a new school record in the Long Jump with a mark of 23' 2.5". Alaina Pierce once again tied our school record in girls high jump with a mark of 5'0". Full Results can be found here:  http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/264020/results/506227/raw
 
Lovejoy Baseball
The Lovejoy Baseball team currently sits in 4th place with a District record of 3-3. Unfortunately, we lost 2 hard fought games vs Forney last week. We played very well and made a couple of mistakes each game that cost us the game. Mason Marsh and Jacob Terwilliger were outstanding on the mound holding a very good Forney offense down for most of the games.
 
We will look to bounce back against Wylie 4-2 in district this week. We play Tuesday at home at 7:30 and head over to Wylie East Friday night at 7:30.
 
Please come out to the games and support the teams!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Apr 3
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Apr 3
7-9 pm
Wrestling Parent Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Apr 4
11 am - 5 pm
Graduation Announcements Pick-up
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 4
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 5
2nd & 4th Periods
Suicide Prevention Presentations
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Apr 5
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Apr 5
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Apr 5
7:00 pm
Suicide Prevention Parent Presentation
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 6
7 - 8 pm
Studio Dance Concert
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Apr 7
7 pm - 7 am
Varsity Women Choir Lock-in
LHS Choir Room
Sat. Apr 8
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Apr 8
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rev Prep Mock ACT Test
LHS Room D114
Sat. Apr 8
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
AP Biology Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Apr 10-13
7:45 am - 5 pm
Spring Book Fair
LHS Library
Apr 11-13
10:40 am
AP Pre-Registration Sessions
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 10
6 - 8 pm
Football Spring Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 10
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Apr 11
7 - 8:30 pm
LGA Speaker Event - John Mead
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Apr 12
6:30 - 8 pm
Jr Parent Night/Dual Credit Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Apr 13
7 - 9 pm
Wrestling Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Apr 14
All Day
School Holiday/Bad Weather Day
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Apr 17
10:40 am
AP Pre-Registration Sessions
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 17
6 - 8:30 pm
Bowling Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 18
10:40 am
AP Pre-Registration Make-up Session
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 18
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Apr 19
During 6th period
Lip Dub
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Apr 20
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Thurs. Apr 20
7:00 pm
Majestics Spring Show:
SIMPLY THE BEST
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Apr 21
7:00 pm
Majestics Spring Show:
SIMPLY THE BEST
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Apr 22
9 am - Noon
E-Waste Recycling Event
LHS Front Parking Lot
Sat. Apr 22
7:00 pm
Majestics Spring Show:
SIMPLY THE BEST
LHS Auditorium
Sun. Apr 23
6 - 9 pm
Boys and Girls Soccer Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 24
6:30 pm
PTA Life Membership Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 25
8:45 am
Senior Panoramic Picture
LISD Admin Building
Tues. Apr 25
6-7:30 pm
Open Mic Poetry/Reading Night
LHS Library
Tues. Apr 25
6 - 9 pm
Tennis Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Apr 26
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Apr 26
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 27
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 27
7:00 pm
Band Spring Concert
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Apr 28
6:00 pm - Midnight
Relay for Life
LHS Stadium
Sat. Apr 29
8 - 11 pm
Junior/Senior Prom
Southfork Ranch


Fantastic Fossils: April 11
Join John S. Mead -- passionate Biology Teacher, Origins Explorer, and Nature Photographer -- as he takes us through his exciting participation in Dr. Lee Berger's excavation of a new human species, Homo naledi, from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. This species of human ancestor is believed to be 900,000 to 2 million years old and was an incredible find. The discovery of Homo naledi is featured on the October 2015 cover of National Geographic Magazine, and in a current exhibit at the Perot Museum. Mr. Mead will share stories about the discovery, as well as his outstanding photos. This event is sponsored by the Lovejoy Gifted Association (LGA). LGA members and families may attend free. All middle school and high school students may attend the event for free with a current student ID. There is a $5 admission fee for adults who are not LGA members.
 
Fantastic Fossils
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Auditorium
 
Summer Job Opportunity
Big Arms Swimmers is looking to hire swim instructors in the Lucas area. Some details of the position include: 1.) Pay of $25 an hour, 2.) Training provided, 3.) Swim lessons at clients pools. Click HERE if you are interested in applying.
 
Revolution Prep
Rev Prep is offering small group courses in preparation for the May and June SAT and June ACT. Click here for more details.

Spring Sale at LHS and WSMS Stores
The school stores at LHS and WSMS are offering 50% off the entire store.  The LHS store is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM.  Please check with WSMS for store hours.

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

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.