Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 05 08 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Today marks the last week of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for students. This year, we will have 840 students take almost 1,650 exams over the two-week span. It can be a stressful time for students taking the exams, but it marks the opportunity for students and teachers to reap the rewards of their hard work. These statistics are not accidental; they are the result of a strong school partnership between supportive parents, hardworking students, and teachers who work to provide a strong educational experience in the classroom.
 
Thank you for all you do for our kids.

Sincerely ,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 05 08 17

LHS launches Online Leadership Course for LHS students this summer
This summer, LHS will launch the first of many Online Signature Courses as part of their move into the secondary school online course market. A 7-week long Leadership course will be the inaugural LHS Online Signature Course offered to Lovejoy High School students. Successful completion of the course will satisfy the .5 credit speech graduation requirement. The course will be facilitated by LHS Leadership instructor, Jenay Sherman, and will feature many engaging aspects not regularly found in the standard secondary school online course. Students should check with their guidance counselor for enrollment requirements as space is limited. Click here for more information.

BrightBytes
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning.
 
Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.
Click here to take the survey.  

Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show:  May 11-12
 
The Lovejoy High School Choir Pop Show: Legends will be presented Thursday and Friday, May 11th and 12th at 7:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium. Join the Choir as they present legendary songs by Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Barbra Streisand, and more.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students, staff, and seniors.  Click here to purchase your tickets.

WSMS Choir Pop Show:  May 15
Join the WSMS Choir for their Pop Show on Monday, May 15th in the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.  The Pre-Show will begin at 6:45 PM, with the main show beginning at 7:00 PM.  General admission is $5.00.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Kendra Scott - Allen, Gives Back to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
   
Just in time for Mother's Day: Kendra Scott in Watters Creek will hold a "give back" event which will give the Foundation 20% of sales on May 11th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. We hope you will join us on the 11th for this special event. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages.

Online Payment Center Has New Look
The Lovejoy Online Payment Center has a new look. You are able to log on to the Online Payment Center from any mobile device and make a payment. There is no need to download an app, just visit the Online Payment Center through the internet browser on your mobile device. It's that easy. In addition to the mobile-friendly update, you will enjoy the following features:
  • Quick, two-step checkout process
  • Convenient login window
  • User-friendly design
  • And more
Keep an eye out for additional updates regarding the Online Payment Center.
 
Student Nutrition
Click here for the May issue of Nutrition News.
 
Senior Project - Children's Miracle Network
Ashton Franquiz, a Junior at Lovejoy High School, will be competing in the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen pageant. She is the reigning Miss Hunt County's Outstanding Teen 2017.  Ashton is a philanthropist at heart and feels blessed to be raised in North Dallas and in the Lovejoy District. She is part of the Majestics leadership team, choir, theatre program, and NHS. She dances outside of school and finds time to give back through the National Charity League. Ashton feels "To much is given, much is required." Ashton believes we all can make a difference, even if it is 1 hour serving somewhere.  Some are called to serve and some are called to give, but by doing something, we can all make a difference.
 
Over the next several weeks, Ashton is raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Would you help her in this campaign?  "Your spare change can make a change."  Containers to collect change will be located at each campus.
 
Puster Star Party: May 9
Puster Elementary School will host a Star Party on Tuesday, May 9th from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM on the playground east of Puster Elementary School. This event is open to the public.  We hope you will join us and bring your friends and family.

We'll be out observing stellar constellations, the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and its Galilean moons, star clusters, and a few other interesting objects in the Milky Way.

AP Exam Volunteers Needed
Only 2 more spots!  Please see the details below, and if you could spare a half day, we would really appreciate it!!

Date
Exam
Link to Volunteer
May 12 - Fri AM
AP Human Geography
 
 

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.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Student Council
StuCo has been recognized for the following achievements for the 2016-17 School Year:
  • Outstanding Student Council
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health
  • Energy and Environment
  • Pride and Patriotism
  • Community Service
  • Sweepstakes
Fewer than 20% of the schools within the Texas Assoc. of Student Councils are recognized in one or more areas, so this is quite an accomplishment to be proud of!
 
LHS Boys Soccer
Congratulations  to Cal Cranfill on being named to the TASCO Region 2 All-Star Senior Showcase Team! The games will be held at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor soccer stadium in Belton, TX on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00.
 
LHS Wrestling
Our freestyle wrestling club recently competed in the Women's Freestyle State Championship and the Men's Team Texas National Duals qualifier. To date, this was our largest group of competitors, with four women and five men wrestling! There were over 600 wrestlers competing in this event from across the state and five of our nine placed in the top four of their division!
 
Wrestling for Lovejoy High School were:
  • James Ayers
  • Austin Bennett
  • Johnny Dorlon
  • David Gold
  • Lilly Musselman
Ayers (11th grade) won the 100 lb. crown and will represent Team Texas in the Junior national duals in Tulsa, OK in June.
 
LHS Quiz Bowl
The quiz bowl team finished their season this past weekend after competing in the Texas State Championship tournament. Teams had to earn a bid to the tournament by either winning a tournament this year, or accumulating enough wins to earn the requisite number of points. The LHS team qualified by winning the "Alamo City" tournament in San Antonio back in October.
 
The LHS team finished the year with a 15th place finish in the state. Their final record on the year is 29-30 which is the highest number of wins in school history. Congratulations on a strong season!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
5:30-6 pm
French Honor Society Ceremony
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. May 18
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room D103
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
Wed. May 24
6:30-7:30 pm
Gridiron Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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.