Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 04 10 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
With only seven weeks of school remaining, it would seem like the school year should be winding down. Instead, the next several weeks will include Relay for Life, Prom, AP Exams, Pop Show, EOC Testing, banquets, and too many other things to name. Even though this time can be extremely busy, it is very rewarding and exciting. Please take a few minutes to read the important information below to make sure you know what events are coming up.
 
Also, don't forget this Friday, April 14th is a school holiday for students and staff. I hope you have a great week, and enjoy the long weekend.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 10 17

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night:  April 11
Lovejoy Orchestra will host a spirit night at Zoe's Kitchen (Fairview) on Tuesday, April 11th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Please join the Orchestra for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in and take out.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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.

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.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet:  April 30
An Oxfam Hunger Banquet is a memorable, interactive event which brings hunger and poverty issues to life. After 40 years, this volunteer-led effort is still going strong and has changed hundreds of thousands of lives.
 
Draw a ticket and expand your world by attending Carrie Duke's Oxfam Hunger Banquet.  
WSMS Independent Studies student, Carrie Duke, is planning this hunger banquet for her 2nd semester project.
 
Participants will choose an income card which will depict what they will have for dinner. Depending on the income card, attendees will receive either a more nutritious and a higher quantity of food or a less nutritious meal.
 
Join Carrie on Sunday, April 30th from 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the WSMS Cafeteria (1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX, 75002) for a learning experience which will change your outlook on world hunger. See hunger in a whole new way.
 
For additional information, please visit Carrie's website by clicking here .

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.

 
 

Summer Camps!
 
 
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.
 
Kids 1st



 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Cheer
Congratulations to Emilee Gant and Carson Harrington for receiving the Tom Landry Scholarship for their outstanding leadership. Only 15 exceptional students in the metroplex were chosen for this award.  They will be honored at the Tom Landry Scholarship Banquet on April 24th.
 
Boys Varsity Soccer
The boys' varsity soccer playoff run came to an end on Friday.  The Leopards lost 2-1 to Midlothian in the Regional semifinal.  Cal Cranfill scored the Leopards' goal with the assist coming from Grant Lange.  While we are disappointed, the coaching staff is so proud of the boys for reaching the sweet 16!  The Varsity team would like to thank everyone who came out to support them on this wonderful journey.  We will be back!
 
Computer Science Team
The Computer Science Team took first place in the Team Programming competition at Regionals on Saturday.  The team event is composed of two competitions, a written 40-question test and a 2-hour programming competition.  The results of the written test, below, put the team in a solid first place going into the programming round.
 
Written CS results:
1st place -- Samuel Bell
2nd place -- Marcus Mao
5th place -- Ben Buhse
9th place -- Tommy Rousey
 
The programming competition consisted of a packet of 12 problems.  Lovejoy solved 8 of the 12 in two hours, which combined with the written tests, placed us 1st in the team event; and when all the Regions had posted scores, Lovejoy had the highest score in the State!
 
Sports Medicine
The Student Athletic Trainers participated in the North Texas Athletic Training Symposium on Saturday at UT Arlington. The SATs participated in learning labs about upper extremity anatomy and injuries. They also competed in a video, taping and Quiz bowl contest.
 
Click here to view the Video Commercial about LHS Sports Medicine:  1st place
Ankle Taping:   Lauren Payne, 3rd Place
Quiz Bowl:  Logan Meyers & Olivia Bullock, 1st place
 
LHS JV Track and Field
The Leopards Junior Varsity track and field team wrapped up their season at the 15-5A District Meet at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite last Wednesday.
 
Our JV Girls team placed 4th overall. Keep in mind, they did not have a very deep team for JV this year, since they are loading up almost every spot for the Varsity District Meet so the coach was very happy with how the girls competed with a small team. The following girls placed in the top 6 of their event to score points for the team:
 
Oliva Bullock 6th Place - 400M
Oliva Bullock 4th Place - 800M
Paula Delfin 4th Place - 1600M
Evi McGowan 1st Place - 3200M
Katherine Heath 4th Place - 300M Hurdles
Jessie Maashio 6th Place - High Jump
Jessie Maashio 3rd Place - Long Jump
Abigail Xue 1st Place - Pole Vault
4X100M Relay - 3rd Place - Macee Farkas, Grace Bennett, Siobhan Pitan, Jessie Maashio
4X200M Relay - 4th Place - Macee Farkas, Grace Bennett, Siobhan Pitan, Jessie Maashio
4X400M Relay - 2nd Place - Olivia Bullock, Grace Bennett, Jackie Albers, Jessie Maashio
 
For the boys' team, the distance group scored 52 of the team's 62 points.
  • Freshman, Whitson Bedell led the group by winning both the 3200m (10:30.28) and the 1600m (4:51.16).
  • Bedell, William Godfrey (10:37.62), and Michael O'Brien (10:44.53) each finished 1,2,3 in the 3200m.
  • In the 1600m, Bedell, Chayden DuBois (4:53.98), and Godfrey (4:54.75) each earned points.
  • Preston Tiff won the 800m with a time of 2:11.68.
 
The Leopards' other points came from the vertical jumps.
  • Michael Desjardins (10' 0") and Clayton Houts (10' 0") each earned points in the Pole Vault.
  • Harper Pool cleared 5' 2" in the High Jump to finish 5th.
For more details, click boys.
Click here for complete meet results.
 
LHS Tennis
Girls Doubles - 2nd Place - Samantha Hayward/Daniela Benigno - Regional Qualifiers
Boys Doubles - 2nd Place - Jack Bennett/Chris Sun - Regional Qualifiers
Mixed Doubles - 3rd Place - Abby Sibson/Brandon Su
Girls Singles - 3rd Place - Sydney Wong
Boys Singles - 4th Place - James Hourihan
Boys Doubles - 4th Place - Carson Zimmermann/Caiden Tays

LHS Journalism
Members of The Red Ledger placed at the Dallas Morning News High School Journalism Day contest on Wednesday at Union Station in Dallas. Students across the Metroplex submitted more than 1,200 stories, photos and videos to be judged by the Dallas Morning News staff. The top three entries in each category were recognized with gold, silver and bronze awards. Finalists also attended sessions with Morning News and WFAA staffers and were treated to a lunch catered by Wolfgang Puck. Freshman Gaby Garcia received silver for short feature story. Junior Hannah Ortega took silver for sports feature. Seniors Hallie Fischer and Matthew Cinquepalmi and junior Mary Catherine Wells received silver for Best Series or Project. And Hallie Fischer also took the bronze for columnist portfolio.
LHS UIL Academics - Regional Results
LHS took 4th place overall as a team in UIL Regional Competition.  Congratulations to the following students who competed in UIL Regional Competition this weekend, and all of those students and their coaches that are advancing to UIL State at UT Austin.  
 
Advancing to State
Computer Applications - Coach: Pam Ford
Ma, Samuel
7th Place
Computer Science - Coach: Pam Ford
Bell, Samuel
Buhse, Ben
Mao, Marcus
Rousey, Thomas
Editorial Writing: Coach: Corey Hale
Carroll, Kelsey N.
Ortega, Hannah N.
Feature Writing - Coach: Corey Hale
Carroll, Kelsey N.
1st Place
X
Ortega, Hannah N.
2nd Place
X
Headline Writing - Coach: Corey Hale
Carroll, Kelsey N.
Ortega, Hannah
5th Place
Informative Speaking - Coach: Tami Parker & Jake Cosio
Golden, Mason
Rouse, Anna
5th Place
Lincoln Douglas Debate - Coach: Tami Parker & Jake Cosio
Hager, Elizabeth
Johnson, Kaitlyn
5th Place
Morgan, Collins
News Writing - Coach: Corey Hale
Carroll, Kelsey N.
Ortega, Hannah N.
Poetry Interpretation - Coach: Tami Parker & Jake Cosio
Dennis, Grant
Kokoricha, Ariel
8th Place
Prose Interpretation - Coach: Tami Parker & Jake Cosio
Ahmed, Raheel
Ready Writing - Coach: Cheryl Anderson
Ortega, Hannah
Stockton, Anna
1st Place
X
Social Studies - Coach: Jason Taylor
Corbitt, Noah
1st place
X
Spelling and Vocabulary - Coach: Roxann Ward
Chang, Andrew
Team Results
Computer Science
1st place team
X
Journalism
3rd Place Team
 

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Apr 10-13
7:45 am - 5 pm
Spring Book Fair
LHS Library
Apr 11-13
10:40 am
(3rd period)
AP Pre-Registration Sessions:
Apr 11 - Seniors
Apr 12 - Juniors (A-K)
Apr 13 - Juniors (L-Z)
(Freshmen through AP HuGAP)
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 (Sophs)
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
Lunch Rotations
Suicide Prevention Presentations
LHS Auditorium
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

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.

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.

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.