Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 21 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Happy 1st Day of School! Whether this was your student's first day of high school, first day of their Senior year, or somewhere in-between, I truly hope that you and your student had a great day.
 
One of my favorite things about our first day of school is the Senior Breakfast and Senior Walk. The event is a great way to honor our Seniors, and this morning was no exception. Lovejoy parents are an amazing group who give their time and resources so that our students have an incredible experience. I want to say a special "Thank You" to all who helped make this morning such a memorable one.
 
Another unique thing about today was the opportunity to view a solar eclipse. We rotated sending students out into the courtyard between 12:45 and 1:35 to get a chance to view the event. We had certified safety eclipse eyeware for students and took multiple opportunities to share the procedure for safely viewing the event. Students really appreciated the chance to see it, and I doubt they will forget their first day of school in 2017-18.
 
As you visit with your students tonight, please don't hesitate to share with us any concerns you may have, or positive feedback to know what we are doing is working. Student principals and counselors are:
 
Bruce Coachman - bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters A-K
Julie Hirsh - julie_hirsh@lovejoyisd.net  - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z
Jeff Roberts - jeff_roberts@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for Behavioral Support of all students
Teresa Dodson - teresa_dodson@lovejoyisd.net - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction
Amanda Breeden - amanda_breeden@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters A-Go
Lissa Testa - lissa_testa@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters Gr-O
Nancy Schweikhard - nancy_schweikhard@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters P-Z
 
With the start of school comes many events and lots of details to share with you (including a Digital Bootcamp for our 9th and 10th graders tomorrow during school). Please take a few minutes to review the email below to ensure you have all the information you need.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 21 17

School Pictures
The schedule for school pictures is below. School pictures for grades 9-11 are being taken through Social Studies classes.
 
  • Tuesday, August 22nd
  • Wednesday & Thursday, August 23rd & 24th - Underclassmen (grades 9-11)
    • Wednesday - Barter, Bellar, Coachman, Lewis and Wilson
    • Thursday - Bonilla, Dillow, Gore, O'Bryant, Venkataraman and Yaeger
 
School Picture flyers with instructions for online ordering will be distributed to students in their SS classes or click here to view it.
 
Digital Boot Camp for 9th and 10th Graders - BRING HEADPHONES
Tomorrow is the first Digital Boot camp for 9th & 10th grade students. 10th grade students should go straight to the cafeteria & auxiliary gym at 8:45, and 9th grade students will be dismissed from classes @ 1:30 pm.
 
PLEASE send headphones or earbuds with your student if you have them!!
 
LHS Open House
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place on Monday, September 11th from 6:30 - 8 pm.
 
Schedule Change Information
Students who would like a schedule change will need to fill out a Google Form to submit their request. The link to the form is available on the LHS Website by clicking the dropdown "Departments" then "Counseling" then "Guidance Counseling." It may also be available in your student's grade level Google Classroom (ex: Class of 2018). Changes will only be made if space is available. Students will not be able to request dropping an AP Course , a specific teacher, or a specific lunch period.
 
Freshmen Founder's Day and Parent Meeting
If you or your student were unable to attend the freshmen events last Thursday, the student handout can be picked up at the lobby desk, and the parent presentation can be found here.
 

 














Parent Portal
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".
 
Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2017-2018
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Click here for referral forms which are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  The window will close September 8, 2017.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 16 and 23 for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 29, 2017
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 4:30 PM, or 6:00 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 29 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032) .
 
Lovejoy Hockey Fundraiser:  August 31
Please join the Lovejoy Hockey Team at Chipotle on Thursday, August 31st from 4:00 -8:00 PM.  Let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Hockey and 50% of your purchase price will be donated to help the team pay for their banquet, scholarships for seniors, and equipment.  The Lovejoy Hockey program appreciates the support of the community. Click here for additional information.
 
School Messenger Text Messaging
Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. Please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below.
In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device.
 
You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587.
 
The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.
 
To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here . If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at  469.742.8003 .
 
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.

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.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Aug 22
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Tues. Aug 22
8:45 am and 1:30 pm
Digital Boot Camp for 10th & 9th Grade
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Tues. Aug 22
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Senior College & Career Presentations
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Aug 22
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Golf Parent Meeting
LHS Library
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
Wed. Aug 23
6 - 9 pm
Softball Mandatory Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Aug 24
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 24
5:30 - 8 pm
Orchestra Registration Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Thurs. Aug 24
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Sports Medicine Parent Meeting
LHS Library
Thurs. Aug 24
7-8 pm
Cross Country Team/Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
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
 
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
Fri. Sept 1
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Fall Sports
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Sept 1
7 pm - 7 am
Varsity Women's Choir Lock-in
LHS Choir Room
Wed. Sept 6
4:30 - 6 pm
Lovejoy Lacrosse Team Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 6
7 - 9 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Sept 9
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Sept 18
4:30-6 pm
College Essay Workshop (Make-up)
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 11
6:30 - 8 pm
LHS Open House - All Grade Levels
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Sept 12
6 - 7 pm
Improv Show: Lovejoy, Unscripted
LHS Blackbox Theatre
Tues. Sept 12
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 13
1:00 - 3:00 pm
LHS College Fair
LHS Main Gym
Sept 15-16
All Day
Leopard Leap Speech & Debate Tournament
Lovejoy High School


Off Campus PE
Lovejoy High School is accepting applications for Off Campus PE. OCPE allows students to participate in individual fitness activities that are not offered by the district physical education program.
 
Level I includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intense, professional, supervised training. Level I students may be dismissed up to two periods per day (one period for OCPE & one period for travel).
 
Level II includes a minimum of 5 hours per week of high quality and well supervised by trained instructors. Level II students may not be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.
 
Activities Approved for OCPE: Leopard Lacrosse, Leopard Hockey, Gymnastics, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Ballet, Martial Arts, and LHS Bowling.
Activities Not Approved for OCPE: Fitness Centers, Home Fitness Training and any other sport offered by Lovejoy ISD.
 
 
Please have all applications completed by Wednesday, October 16 and return to OCPE Coordinator Kyle Herrema at kyle_herrema@lovejoyisd.net
 
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.

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.

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
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