Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 07 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
The summer is flying by, and we are only a couple weeks away from the first day of school. Every year, the summer seems to go by faster, and this one is no exception. For the past 2 weeks, teachers and administrators were engaging in some professional learning during our Learning @ Lovejoy conference at LHS (you may have seen our parking lot full of cars). We have been hosting all LISD teachers, as well as some from other districts, for presentations and workshops from notable speakers as we work to improve as educators. It is a great time of learning and growth for all our staff.
 
With the start of school, there is a lot of information in this email that will help answer questions for students and parents. Please take a few minutes and read through the information below to help you and your student be ready for their return on August 21st.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 07 17

Summer Office Hours
Lovejoy High School will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily.
 
New Front Office Staff
Please join us in welcoming our two new assistant principals, Julie Hirsh and Jeff Roberts. Julie comes to us from Plano ISD where she has served as an assistant principal for the past 13 years at Jasper High School and Plano West Senior High. Jeff has taught and coached here at LHS for the past three years and will be moving into an assistant principal role while still continuing as our Head Softball Coach.
 
Assistant principal alpha splits and roles with students have changed this year and are the following:

Bruce Coachman - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters A-K

Julie Hirsh - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z

Jeff Roberts - Assistant Principal for Behavioral Support of all students

Teresa Dodson - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction

We're also pleased to welcome Natalie Buster in her new role as the Administrative Assistant to the Principals and Tori Fritzler as our new School Resource Officer.
 
Student Schedules
Students will be able to access their schedules in PowerSchool on Monday, August 14th. This will also be the time for parents to update their information and complete their waivers and authorizations.
 
Schedule Changes
If students want to request an elective schedule change, they will be able to make a request through a Google Form on the following dates.
  • Seniors - August 22
  • Juniors - August 23
  • Sophomores - August 24
  • Freshman - August 25
Schedule change requests will not be accepted before school begins or by email.  If students want to request a change, they will have to fill out the Google Form.
 
The link to the Google Form will be available on the LHS Website and in your student's grade level Google Classroom (ex: Class of 2018).  Changes will only be made if space is available.
Founder's Day
Freshmen (as well as any students new to Lovejoy) are encouraged to attend our Founder's Day on Thursday, August 17th from 8:45 am - Noon. We'll start the day in the Auditorium so feel free to enter through the Auditorium Lobby. Join us as we introduce you to the LHS campus, faculty and staff. This will be a great morning of fun that will include time with your friends, games, a school tour and important information that you need to know for your freshmen year!
**School appropriate attire is required and closed toe shoes are suggested for our activities.

New/9th Grade Parent Meeting
We welcome all freshmen parents as well as those new to LISD or new to the high school to join us on Wednesday, August 17th at 6:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium.
 
School Supplies
Compiling a list of common items needed for Lovejoy High School is a bit difficult considering the diversity of classes that a typical student can take. Knowing that many of you may want to shop for school supplies before you receive the complete list from teachers on the 1st day of school, we invite you to click SUPPLIES to consult a spreadsheet that details what items are needed for each department. Please note that there are 5 tabs, one for each of the core subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and LOTE.
 
Parking Permits 2017-18
The schedule for purchasing a parking permit for the 2017-18 School Year is as follows:
 
Wednesday, August 9th - Seniors only
Thursday, August 10th - Juniors only
Friday, August 11th - Sophomores and Freshmen
 
The purchase window will open at 9:00 am each day.
 
Walk-up sales for purchases by cash or credit card will also begin at 9:00 am at the LHS School Store.
 
NOTE : Complete the purchase process FIRST, then fill out the online parking application. This will ensure that you have your parking permit # for the form.
 
Click here for the detailed instructions.
 
Summer Assignments
Please have your student(s) click HERE to check for summer assignments!

Volunteer Application Process Now Open for 2017-2018
The volunteer application process for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. Please  click here  to begin the process. If you submitted an application prior to July 20, 2017, you will need to complete another application. Should you have any questions, please contact Gina Ellis , Volunteer Coordinator, 469-742-8000.
 
Attention: Seniors
The College & Career Office will host some programs next week to aid students with applications and essays. The schedule is as follows:
 
Common Application Workshop -- Tuesday, August 8, 9-11AM (LHS Lecture Hall)
College Essay Workshop -- Friday, August 11, 9-11AM (LHS Lecture Hall)
 
Feel free to bring your own laptop, but we will also have the Chromebook cart on-hand, so you'll have resources on-hand either way. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule an appointment with your college counselor before school starts, the alpha breakdown is:
 
Ms. Shaw -- A-K
Mr. Trevino -- L-Z
 
Tutoring 101
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.
GPA Matters: Turn those C's into B's!

Tutoring in K-College subjects available. Algebra, Chemistry, English and more. Call for a free consultation with the director Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222 . www.tutoring101.com Allen Best Tutoring Business Reader's Choice Award winner for the 4th time.

Counselors' Office
The counselors' office will be open on August 8 & 10 from 9 am - 4 pm for new student enrollment. To set up an appointment or inquire about enrollment, please contact Wendy Herring at 469-742-8711.
 
Transcript Requests
Students will need to request their transcripts through Naviance. If you need assistance, please email  Wendy_Herring@lovejoyisd.net .
 
Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
If your student needs a VOE for drivers' ed courses or renewing their license, please come to the front office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and we'll be happy to provide one.
 
Driver's Ed Classes
The 1st session at the start of school will be from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School from August 21-September 14. Please click HARMONY  for more details.
 
Attention Seniors - Class of 2018!
It's time to start making your appointments to have your Senior Portrait taken over the summer.
1. Begin at  www.bephoto.com
2. Click the link for "Senior Yearbook Session Sign-up".
3. Before clicking the link to sign up, please read all of the details on the information page.
4. On the information page, there is a link for a pdf document that contains helpful tips/info.
Call B & E Photography at 972-429-1613 if you have any questions. Here is a schedule of upcoming picture days:
 
DAY
DATE
LOCATION
Wednesday
August 9
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thursday
August 10
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Friday
August 11
LHS Auditorium Lobby
 
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS HOSA
Lovejoy had two students qualify to compete at the Health Occupation Students of America
40th International Leadership Conference (HOSA ILC). Lauren Payne and Taylor Carty worked hard to prepare for several levels of written and skills tests throughout the year. Even after graduation, they met up to practice skills and continued to work through the text books for the written tests. Their hard work and dedication paid off with both girls getting called up to the stage for recognition as top ten finalist.
 
Lauren Payne earned 5th place in Sports Medicine (also 2016 HOSA ILC Sports Medicine 5th place finish)
Taylor Carty earned 2nd place in Clinical Nursing
 
Lauren will be attending Rice University and Taylor will be attending Pepperdine University this fall. Both are planning on going on to medical school once they graduate.
 
 
LHS Softball
Congratulations to the following team members:
 
2016-17 Softball Academic All-State
 
Alex Bellows
Taylor Dunagan
Kallie Killingsworth
Mallory Lusby
JoJo McRae
Kylee Ramos
Emily Weichel
 
2016-17 Softball All-State
 
JoJo McRae
Alyssa DiFiore
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Aug 8
9 am - 4 pm
New Student Enrollment
LHS Room B204
Wed. Aug 9
9:00 - 11:00 am
Common App Workshop
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Aug 9
9:00 am
Senior Parking Permits
Online
Wed. Aug 9
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 10
9 am - 4 pm
New Student Enrollment
LHS Room B204
Thurs. Aug 10
9:00 am
Junior Parking Permits
Online
Thurs. Aug 10
11 am - 6:30 pm
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 10
6 - 7:30 pm
Lacrosse Coaches Meet & Greet
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Aug 10
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Fri. Aug 11
8 am - 5 pm
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Fri. Aug 11
9:00 am
Sophomore & Freshmen Parking Permits
Online
Fri. Aug 11
9:00 - 11:00 am
College Essay Workshop
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Aug 12
8 am - 4 pm
LHS Band Registration
LHS Band Hall
Tues. Aug 15
6 - 7 pm
Freshman Choir Student/Parent Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Aug 15
7 - 8:30 pm
"Learn the Notes" Region Rehearsal
LHS Choir Room
Thurs. Aug 17
8:45 am - Noon
Freshmen Founder's Day/New Student Orientation
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Aug 17
6:30 pm
New / 9th Grade Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Aug 18
7 - 8:30 pm
End of Summer Band Preview Concert
LHS Main Gym/Cafeteria
Mon. Aug 21
8:30 am
Senior 1st Day Breakfast
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Mon. Aug 21
9:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Tues. Aug 22
All Day
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Tues. Aug 22
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Aug 23
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 24
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 24
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Aug 26
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Aug 28
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Aug 29
During lunches
Senior App Orientation
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Aug 29
 
6:30 - 7:15 pm
7:30 - 8:15 pm
MANDATORY Jr/Sr Parent Night:
Junior Parent Meeting
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Aug 30
7:45 am
Make-up - MANDATORY
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall


2017-18 REQUIRED FORMS FOR ATHLETICS
2017-18 LISD-issued Student Athlete Information Packet
ALL LISD-issued Athletic forms will be online this year.
The LISD-issued Athletics forms online will include the following:
  • UIL Acknowledgment of Rules
  • UIL Steroid Acknowledgment
  • UIL Concussion Acknowledgment
  • UIL Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
  • LISD Athletic Policies, Residency Verification, and Waivers
  • LISD Athletic Travel Release
  • LISD Media Release