Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 05 01 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
We are officially entering the last month of school. It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming our Seniors into LHS, and now we are quickly approaching graduation.
 
As a reminder, we began AP testing today and will continue each day through next Friday, May 12. Students will also be taking STAAR tests this week. On Tuesday, all Algebra I students will be taking their EOC exam, followed by US History students on Wednesday, and Biology students on Thursday. Friday will be the make-up date for EOC exams that were missed earlier in the week.
 
As we enter this incredibly busy month, I want to encourage you to check my weekly email as a source for information about upcoming events. Please take a few minutes to review the email, so you are aware of what is happening over the next four weeks.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
NOTE:
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* New or time-sensitive topics of interest are at the top of the list
* Followed by the Calendar of Events and Activities
* Older items appear below the calendar until they become obsolete
 
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 05 01 17

Denim and Diamonds - Last Chance Auction Now Open
The last chance auction is now open.  There are a few items still available from Denim and Diamonds. The auction will close on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:00 PM. The auction may be found by clicking here .  Click on "Start Bidding" to create your account.
 
LHS Letter Jacket Patches - DEADLINE
The deadline for purchasing letter jacket patches is Friday, May 5th.

 
LHS Choir
The event everyone has been waiting for is finally here!  The Lovejoy HS Choir Pop Show: Legends will be presented Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lovejoy HS Auditorium.  Join us as we present legendary songs by Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, and more!  Tickets are available for sale online at http://www.lovejoychoir.com/lhs-pop-show-2017.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.  Thank you so much for your support.  See you at the show!
 
LHS Softball
The Lady Leopards have advanced to the Area Round of the UIL State Playoffs after defeating a very solid Sulphur Springs High School squad, by scores of 17-7 (6) & 12-4. The Lady Leopards hit multiple home runs in the Bi-District Series, and welcomed back Mattison Boyd to the pitching circle.
 
15-5A Lucas Lovejoy Lady Leopards (27-5) vs. 14-5A The Colony Cougars (25-6)
 
This is a 1-Game Winner-Take-All playoff game! Both of the teams in this series are probably in the Top 10 in the state of Texas. The winner of this game will move into the 5A Region 2, Regional Quarterfinals against the Winner of Frisco Wakeland & Mesquite Poteet.
 
LHS Baseball Playoffs
Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team as they clinched a playoff spot in the Texas Baseball State Playoffs. They are the District 15-5A 4th seed and will take on Hallsville.
 
Game 1
Friday, May 5th
Lovejoy at Hallsville, 7:05
 
Game 2
Saturday, May 6th
Hallsville at Lovejoy, 3:30
 
Game 3- If necessary
Hallsville at Lovejoy, 30 minutes after Game 2

 
Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show:  May 13
The Lovejoy AP Studio Art Show will be held on May 13th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Villages of Fairview.  This is always a great show.  We hope to see you there.
 
Sports Physicals and Cardiac Screenings:  July 22
 
 
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Willow Springs Middle School
$20 for physicals, payable to Lovejoy Athletics
$15 for cardiac screen, payable to WHO WE PLAY FOR

The Lovejoy Sports Medicine Department is offering sports physicals and hosting WHO WE PLAY FOR for cardiac screenings. Physicals and cardiac screens are open to all 2017-18 incoming 7th - 12th grade student-athletes. A parent or guardian should attend with the student to sign permission forms.

The physical examination consists of the parent or guardian completing a medical history followed by a thorough medical and orthopedic assessment by a host of qualified nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and physicians.

Please RSVP for each student attending physicals and/or cardiac screenings by
clicking here.   Payment is due at WSMS on July 22nd. Payment must be made by checks or cash as no credit cards will be accepted. 

Lovejoy ISD requires every 7th - 12th grade student-athlete receive an annual physical prior to participation in sports.

The cardiac screen is not required for participation in athletics at Lovejoy ISD but it is highly recommended. WHO WE PLAY FOR recommends testing at least once during high school.

This is a fundraising event for our Sports Medicine Department.  We appreciate your support.

Additional information regarding sports physicals may be found by
clicking here.
 
Lovejoy Country Run: May 6
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.
 
 

 
 
AP Exam Volunteers Needed
Only 4 more spots open! 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 atjason_nicholson@lovejoyisd.net.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Health Science
They have a 100% pass rate for the C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Aide) State exam. Congratulations to the following students who completed 100 hours of classroom and nursing home training.
 
Hayley Ansley CNA
Noel Augustine CNA
Meghan Blumenthal CNA
Drew Dismukes CNA
Mikayla Dohmann CNA
Abigail Eaton CNA
Michael Franks CNA
Mona Habibi CNA
Nessa Habibi CNA
Jennifer Johnson CNA
Leslie LaTour CNA
Theodora Omotayo CNA
Grace Purcell CNA
Dominique Silva CNA
Jenny Walsh CNA
Sophie Whitehead CNA
 
LHS Boys Soccer
Because of their dedication and consistent play, the following Leopards were selected to the All Region Team:
  • Center-back Grant Lange was named to the 2nd team
  • Center-back Kyle Fisher was selected to the 1st team
    • o   Grant and Kyle led the back line this year to seven clean sheets
  • Forward Bretton Laboret (15 goals and 9 assists) was selected to the 1st team
  • Midfielder Cal Cranfill (14 goals and 13 assists) was named to the 2nd team.
Lovejoy Track and Field
The Lovejoy Boys and Girls track teams competed in the Region II 5A Championship.
 
Lovejoy qualified two athletes to the State Track and Field Championship:
  • Grace Ridgeway - Girls Pole Vault - Region II 5A Champion
  • Chase Van Wagoner - Boys Long Jump - Region II 5A Runner-Up
 
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Grace Ridgeway - Region II 5A Girls Pole Vault Champion
 
Competing for the Girls Team:
  • Girls 4X100M Relay - Lacey Pelkowski, Kassidy Litchenburg, Taylor DeCarlo, Carsen McFadden
  • Girls 4X400M Relay - Kassidy Litchenburg, Carsen McFadden, Emily Piccirillo, Carson Hockersmith
  • Juliet Franz - 4th overall in Girls 100M Hurdles

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Katie Hale - 3rd Overall in Girls Shot Put
  • Grace Ridgeway - 5th overall in Girls 300M Hurdles
  • Carson Hockersmith - 7th overall in Girls 800M and 10th overall in Girls 1600M
Competing for the Boys' team:

Individual Events
Ryan Brands - 3200m (10.02.30 - 12th)
                       1600m (4:33.14 - 4th)
Jake Chamberlin - 400m (49.49)
                             200m (Prelims 21.84, Finals 22.51 - 7th)
Bradley Davis - 3200m (9:46.54 - 7th)
Colin Engbrock - Pole Vault (13' 6" - 6th)
James Rainey - Shot Put (43' 11.5" - 10th)
                         Discus (137' 3" - 10th)
 
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Chase Van Wagoner - 2nd in Long Jump (New School Record 23' 2.75") 

Chase Van Wagoner -  100m (Prelims 10.85)
Tyler Van Wagoner - 110m Hurdles (Prelims 15.49)
 
Relay Events
4x100m Relay- (New School Record Prelims - 42.02, Finals 42.43 - 6th)
Beau Iovinelli
Jake Chamberlin
Landon McDermott
Chase Van Wagoner
 
4x200m Relay - (New School Record Prelims - 1:28.43, Finals 1:30.21 - 6th)
Beau Iovinelli
Ryan Gordon
Landon McDermott
Chase Van Wagoner
 
Final Results from the Region II 5A Championship can be found HERE

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
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
Mon. May 15
6-7 pm
Basketball Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
6:30-7:30 pm
D-up Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Thurs. May 18
5-9 pm
Health Sciences Night
LHS Lecture Hall
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.
 
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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.

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.