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

Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope you and your student enjoyed the long weekend. Christy and I felt very fortunate to have our two adult sons home for the weekend as we were able to spend time together as a family. Those times are becoming more rare, and we relish them when they occur. I am sure many of you with adult children can relate to this.
 
Please take a few minutes to look over the information below. With May coming quickly, there are many important events and items coming up over the next six weeks. Have a great week!

Sincerely ,

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


LHS Majestics Spring Show
Simply the Best highlights the 10th Anniversary of the Majestics Dance Team. From its earliest beginnings with 14 members, to its largest team of 40 girls - the Majestics have always sparkled and smiled their majestic red lips at sporting events, campus activities, and performance venues. Come celebrate with us as we mingle the past with the present and deliver a show-stopping dance revue!  Click here to purchase tickets. Show dates are April 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium.

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.

LHS Letter Jacket Patches
The deadline for purchasing letter jacket patches is Friday, May 5th.

Softball Senior Night/Last District Game
The Lady Leopards would love to have Leopard Nation's support on Friday Night, 4/21, for Senior Night and their last district game at Leopard Park! Senior Night activities to begin approximately at 6:45 with game start time approximately 7:05. "PACK THE PARK!"
 
LHS Spring Volleyball Meeting
Wednesday, May 3rd
6:00 pm in the LHS Cafeteria (just inside the main entrance)
 
If you have a daughter that is interested in trying out for Volleyball for the fall of 2017, your attendance is requested at the spring volleyball meeting. The meeting will cover important dates and details of the 2017 Volleyball season. We will also be covering booster club specifics about Ad sales and support roles for all teams. If you have any questions or concerns regarding volleyball, feel free to email Coach Nicholson at jason_nicholson@lovejoyisd.net.

 
High School Volunteers Needed
Lovejoy Cub Scout Pack 358 is looking for high school volunteers, in need of volunteer hours, to help with the annual Blue & Gold banquet event on Saturday, April 22nd at Lovejoy Elementary from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.   
 
Blue & Gold is a celebration of the accomplishments of the Cub Scouts who have earned their next rank. Each scout will "crossover" a bridge and be welcomed into their next rank. The Webelos 2 will hold a special ceremony called the Arrow of Light and will be received into their new Boy Scout Troop. This is a big accomplishment for the Scouts who have worked hard all year.
 
Cub Scout Pack 358 serves all three Lovejoy elementary schools. We appreciate the help of our High School friends to assist in making this event a big success.
 
Interested volunteers: please email Michelle at mra777@msn.com  with "B&G volunteer" in the subject line or text 214.801.3505.  Michelle will contact you with the event details. The deadline to respond is April 20th.
 
Student Nutrition News
Please click here for the April newsletter.

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 its 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 to foundational programs.  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
 
The Red Ledger
The Red Ledger was recently honored with a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the CSPA Spring National Convention. The Crown awards are the highest honors given by CSPA, and The Red Ledger was one of just 13 high schools in the nation to receive a crown in the digital news category.
 
The Red Ledger is also a finalist for the Online Pacemaker from the National Scholastic Press Association. The Pacemakers are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards in scholastic journalism, with some people unofficially referring to them as "the Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism." The Red Ledger was one of 50 finalists for online newspapers this year. The winners will be announced at the NSPA National Convention in April.
 
The Red Ledger is one of just eight publications in the nation to be named a finalist for both an Online Pacemaker and a Digital Crown. Special recognition goes to the outstanding leadership of editors-in-chief: Julia Vastano, Jillian Sanders and Hallie Fischer, and managing editor Caroline Smith.
 
LHS Yearbook
Our yearbook, The Leopard, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Leopard was one of only 418 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2017 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 296-page 2017 Look Book.
 
Also, congratulations to Eric Miller who won First Place in the 2017 Photo Contest sponsored by Jostens. The judges held the photographs to professional standards, and his photo won the "Yearbookers in Action" category and will be seen by thousands of schools across the country.


 
LHS Signing Day
The following Lovejoy athletes recently signed college athletic letters of intent:
  • Chad Hesson, Football - Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
  • George Butler, Lacrosse - Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA
  • Cole Griffin, Lacrosse - University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Logan Nitschke, Lacrosse - Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
LHS Band Success
Please congratulate LHS Band Students on their two day success at UIL last week. This is the first time since 2012 that both performing bands received unanimous Division 1 ratings from all judges on Stage and in Sight Reading. Lovejoy Band is one of only two bands this year in the
Region to achieve this goal out of all 6A and 5A programs in the area.
 
LHS Varsity Baseball
The Varsity baseball team split 2 games last week with North Forney.  We lost 2-1 on Tuesday night and then bounced back with a 4-0 win over them on Friday night.  Jacob Terwilliger and Jacob Eschler were outstanding on the mound in the shutout.  The win pulls the Leopards to 5-5 in District.  We are currently in 4th place with 4 games left to play.  We will play Mesquite Poteet at Lovejoy this Tuesday, April 18th and then travel to Poteet on Friday.  Both games are at 7:30.
 
LHS Track & Field
Our Lovejoy Leopards are District Champions!
  • Lovejoy scored in each event
  • 22 of 26 athletes scored points
  • 16 athletes (including all relay teams) qualified for the Area Meet in 15 of the 17 events
  • We won 5 of the 11 running events, 2 of the 6 field events, and broke 1 school record (4x100m Relay).
Thanks for all the support each week, and especially to those who were able to stay until the meet was over to see us raise our first-ever Boys' Track and Field District Championship trophy.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Apr 19 - 20
4:30 - 6:30 pm
APUSH Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 20
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Thurs. Apr 20
7:30 pm
Majestics Spring Show:
SIMPLY THE BEST
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Apr 21
7:30 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
9 am - 1 pm
APUSH Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Apr 22
7:30 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
May 1-12
7 am - 4 pm
AP Testing/STAAR EOC Testing
Lovejoy High School
Mon. May 1
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. May 1
6:30-8:30 pm
LISD Spring Orchestra Concert
LHS Auditorium
Mon. May 1
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. May 2
6-7:30 pm
LHS Speech & Debate Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. May 2
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. May 3
6 - 7 pm
Volleyball Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. May 3
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 4
6:30-8:30 pm
Golf Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. May 5
6 - 10 pm
Orchestra Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Sat. May 6
7-10:30 pm
Majestics Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. May 8
6-8 pm
LHS Baseball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. May 8
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. May 9
6:30-8 pm
Academic Reception
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. May 10
6-8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 11
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Fri. May 12
2:30 pm
Graduation Regalia Pick-up
LHS Main Gym
Fri. May 12
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Sat. May 13
7:00 pm
LISD Band Solo Contest
Lovejoy High School
Sat. May 13
6-9 pm
Theatre Banquet
LHS Auditorium
Mon. May 15
6:30-10 pm
Softball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. May 16
9:00 am
9th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 16
During lunches
Yearbook Distribution
LHS Commons
Tues. May 16
6:00 pm
A Cappella Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. May 16
6:30-9 pm
Track Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. May 16
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. May 17
9:00 am
10th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Wed. May 17
6:30-8:30 pm
Sports Medicine Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Thurs. May 18
9:00 am
11th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. May 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Independent Studies Showcase
LHS Library
Thurs. May 18
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. May 19
2:30 pm
Senior Signing Day
LHS Main Gym
Fri. May 19
6-11 pm
Band Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Sat. May 20
6-10 pm
LHS Choir Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Sun. May 21
3:00 pm
Baccalaureate Ceremony
Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
Mon. May 22
7:00 pm
Class of 2017 Senior Dinner
Embassy Suites, Frisco
Tues. May 23
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. May 23
8:45 am
Special Olympics
LHS Main Gym
Wed. May 24
8:45 am
Senior Six Flags Trip
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. May 25
9:00 am
12th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Fri. May 26
8:45 am
Graduation Practice
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Fri. May 26
10:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Fri. May 26
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Sat. May 27
10:00 am
Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Allen Event Center
Sat. June 3
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. June 10
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School


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 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.