Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 04 24 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
It is difficult to believe we are in the final week of April, and there are only five weeks left in the school year. This week, we have two big events for LHS students. First, this Friday our NHS is hosting its annual Relay for Life event at the LHS Stadium that begins at 6:00 p.m. and will last until midnight. The other is the 2016-17 Prom that will take place at Southfork Ranch from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
 
As a reminder, next week begins our AP Exams (May 1 through May 12) and our EOC exams (May 2-May 5). As a staff, we are excited about our students having the opportunity to show what they have learned. Please read below for more information about student successes and upcoming events.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 24 17

Attention: Cancer Survivors
Relay for Life will be hosting a survivors' dinner during their event for those who have beat cancer. They would like to invite all cancer survivors to participate in a dinner catered by Dickie's.
 
Date: Friday, April 28th
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Leopard Stadium
RSVP required: Email wallaert_sarah@lovejoyisd.com by Thursday at 8:00 pm

Prom Tickets
All students attending Prom need to pick up their tickets at the School Store. Ticket are still available for purchase!!




LHS One-Act-Play Home Performance
Lovejoy's 2017 submission for UIL One-Act Play was named Alternate to state, ranking among the top 12 schools in Texas.
 
This is your chance to see the final performance of this incredible production of a Pulitzer Prize winning script that is suitable for all audiences. Wit tells the story of Dr. Vivian Bearing, a stern English professor, who struggles to leverage the questions of life and death, using both her knowledge of 17th century poetry and her experiences in battling Stage 4 ovarian cancer.
 
Wednesday April 26, 2017
7:00pm
LHS Auditorium
$5 General Admission - tickets sold at the door
 
Lovejoy Country Run: May 6
Online Registration Ends:  April 28
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. invites you to join them for a morning run or walk in the country surrounding Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 7:30 AM, followed by the 5K at 8:00 AM. The certified 5K course is a fast course or, if you prefer, you may choose the 1K Fun Run. Races will be chip-timed by Race Chip Timing.
 
After running, enjoy a pancake breakfast which is included in the race entry fee. Non-race participants may buy tickets at the door ($7 for adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and children 5 years and younger eat free) for breakfast.
 
 
Sorority Information Session - Lunch & Learn
If you are planning to participate in Sorority Rush in the fall or spring of next year, bring your lunch to the Library Collaboration Space this Thursday for a sorority information session. During all three lunches on Thursday, Judy Hise will present information and practical tips to help you prepare your sorority packets. Many schools have a June 1st deadline for sorority packets, so don't delay! If you plan to attend, stop by the library and let Mrs. McDonald know so that we can be sure we have enough room for everyone who is interested.
 
AP Exam Volunteers Needed
We have just a few more slots to fill for AP testing volunteers. Please see the details below, and if you could spare a half day, we would really appreciate it!!

Date
Exam
Link to Volunteer
May 10 - Wed AM
AP English Language
May 11 - Thurs AM
AP World History
May 12 - Fri AM
AP Human Geography
 
 



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

Student Recognition
 
The Red Ledger online student newspaper and the Lovejoy News Network broadcast program totaled more than 50 individual and staff awards at the Interscholastic League Press Conference [ILPC] State Convention this weekend at the University of Texas at Austin.
 
The Red Ledger
The newspaper staff received the Gold Star, ILPC's highest award as one of the top five online newspapers in Texas this year. They also received a plaque for ILPC's highest rating, the Award of Distinguished Merit.
In the individual awards competition, Red Ledger staffers placed first in the state in Class 5A-1 in 21 of 28 categories. The staff also earned 13 silver medals, four bronzes and five honorable mentions for a total of 43 individual winners in categories for writing, graphics, photos, illustration, multimedia and social media.
Two staff members, juniors Nick Smith and Hannah Ortega, also received the Tops In Texas award for the best overall winner in the state, regardless of division. Smith won for sports news story for his coverage of volleyball playoffs. Ortega won for feature writing for her story on biology teacher Sadaf Syed. Both stories will be published in the Tops In Texas booklet next year.
Smith, Ortega, sophomore Parker Nolan and freshman Kelsey Carroll also earned enough total points to qualify for the UIL all-state journalism staff.
Click here for a complete list of winners.
 
Lovejoy News Network
Lovejoy was one of 13 schools in the state to earn the ILPC Award of Distinguished Merit for its new broadcast program, Leopard Spotlight.
 
The staff also earned seven individual achievement awards in the 5A-6A division. Juniors Grant Dennis and Bradley Davis placed first in General News Story. Senior Patrick Compton, junior Falyn Brothers and sophomore Parker Nolan took second in the graphics category.
 
A complete list of winners can be found here.

Computer Science Team
The LHS Computer Science Team placed 2nd in the UIL State Team Programming competition last Friday.  Four students earned the right to represent Lovejoy High School by consistently performing well in previous competitions throughout the year.   They are:
 
  • Samuel Bell
  • Ben Buhse
  • Marcus Mao
  • Tommy Rousey
The students also competed in the State Computer Science individual competition:
 
  • Samuel Bell -- STATE CHAMPION 5A
  • Marcus Mao -- 4th place State 5A
The final competition for computer science is next weekend at Lockheed Martin's Code Quest.
 
UIL Academics - Writing
Lovejoy High School had 3 students finish in the top 12 in the State for Writing:
 
  • Kelsey Carroll and Hannah Ortega in Feature Writing
  • Anna Stockton in Ready Writing
National History Bowl and Bee
Noah Corbitt and Zachary Brown recently competed in Nationals against some very strong competition and represented LHS well.
 
LHS Choir
LHS Choir students recently competed at the Region 25 UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest.
We have a new LHS Choir record....SIX choirs received Sweepstakes (ratings of 1 - Superior in Concert and Sight-Reading)! We are so proud of all that these students have accomplished: they sang with detail, musicality, and heart. Some of the judges' comments included:
 
*   "Beautifully expressive and technically pristine"
*   "You all gave me goosebumps...Thank you for letting me sit back and enjoy your incredibly musical and artistic sight-reading today."
*   "Just a ton of fun! Thank you for showing us the versatility in your singing today."
 
If you would like to read more judges' comments or listen to any of the performances, you can access them by clicking HERE .
 
Pharmacy Technician (IV Certification)
The following students have been working hard on mastering the Sterile Products and IV Technique section of the Pharmacy Technician class. This six-week program provides comprehensive instruction for the successful preparation of compounded sterile parenteral preparations, a major responsibility of the pharmacy personnel in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare. This important work requires mastery of aseptic technique, the procedures that ensure patient safety and consistent, pathogen-free products.
 
  • Kennedy Miller
  • Connor Carnes
  • Chloe Harris
  • Jonathan Zhou
  • Luke Parker
  • Katherine Vo
  • Omar Bouafif
LHS Band Trip
The LHS Wind Ensemble and LHS Wind Symphony swept their respective classes in California at the Worldstrides Anaheim Heritage Festival this past Friday. In addition, the Wind Symphony was named outstanding Instrumental Ensemble at the entire festival, regardless of class. The program also received a "Program Award" for both ensembles scoring in the top percentage in the country.  Go Band!!
 
LHS Track & Field
Lovejoy hosted the Area 15-16 5A Track and Field Championship this past Thursday. The Lovejoy Boys' team won the Area Championship, and the Lovejoy Girls' team placed 3rd overall.
 Athletes qualifying for the Regional Championship this weekend at UT-Arlington include:
 
  • Girls 4X100M Relay - JoJo McRae, Kassidy Litchenburg, Carsen McFadden, Grace Ridgeway, Alaina Pierce, and Taylor DeCarlo
  • Carson Hockersmith - 800M and 1600M
  • Juliet Franz - 100M Hurdles
  • Grace Ridgeway - 300M Hurdles and Pole Vault
  • Girls 4X400M Relay - Kassidy Litchenburg, Carsen McFadden, Emily Piccirillo, Carson Hockersmith, Grace Ridgeway, and Lacey Pelkowski
  • Katie Hale - Shot Put
  • Ryan Brands - 3200m and 1600m
  • Jake Chamberlin - 400m and 200m
  • Bradley Davis - 3200m
  • Colin Engbrock - Pole Vault
  • James Rainey - Shot Put and Discus
  • Chase Van Wagoner - Long Jump and 100m
  • Tyler Van Wagoner - 110m Hurdles
  • Jeremy Young - Pole Vault
  • Boys 4X100 M Relay - Jake Chamberlin, Beau Iovinelli, Landon McDermott, Chase Van Wagoner
  • Boys 4X200 M Relay - Ryan Gordon,  Beau Iovinelli, Landon McDermott, Chase Van Wagoner
LHS Fishing
Lovejoy High School sent six qualifying teams to the THSBA Regional Championship last weekend on Lake Palestine. Out of the 259 teams competing, four Leopard teams were able to punch their ticket to the State Championship to be hosted on Ray Roberts on May 19-21. Look for big things from the Leopards as this is one of our home lakes.
 
  • Coale Barr / Trent Martelloni led the Leopards with a 4th place finish taking home $2,000 in scholarship money.
  • Ian & Caleb Toomey make their first trip to the State Championship.
  • Daniel Helsley & Ethan Legare return to defend the title.
  • Hank & Sam Harrison return to defend back to back State Championships.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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 - 9 pm
Tennis Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Apr 26
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Apr 26
7 - 8 pm
One-Act-Play Performance "Wit"
LHS Auditorium
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 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Black Box Theatre
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


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



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 .

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.