Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 28 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Week One is in the books! I hope you and your student had a good first week, and you are beginning to settle back into your school year routine.
 
As a school, we are beginning to settle in as well. Students are beginning to memorize their schedules and figure out the fastest way to get to classes. After school traffic for student pickup also typically begins to improve this week as after-school schedules become more predictable. The first week always seems to have the most bumps, but this week should see things smoothing out.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the important dates and information below.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 28 17

Junior/Senior Parent Meeting - TOMORROW
This is a friendly reminder that the Mandatory Junior/Senior Parent Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th in the LHS Auditorium.
 
6:30 - 7:15 pm - Junior Parents
7:30 - 8:15 pm - Senior Parents
 
Please be aware that there is a Make-up for the SENIOR Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 7:45 AM in LHS Lecture Hall. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the powerpoint presentation will be posted on College Counseling webpage once the meetings take place.
 
Attendance
Welcome to Tanya Barger, our new attendance clerk! Please direct your attendance questions or concerns to Tanya_Barger@lovejoyisd.net.
 
Join the LHS PTSA!
We welcome everyone to join the LHS PTSA! Use the following links to find out more about them, how you can donate, become a member and volunteer:


Student Nutrition 2017-18
The LISD Student Nutrition Department invites you to click HERE to view the updated materials regarding school lunches.
 
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.
 
St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show:  Deadline is September 1
The St. Jude Parish Carnival Art Show is an annual event in conjunction with the St. Jude Church Family Carnival.  There is no cost to enter the art show and it is open to all ages.  Click here for additional information.


 
Tom Landry Classic:  September 2
Lovejoy will open the 2017 football season in the Tom Landry Classic against the #2 state
ranked Argyle Eagles on Saturday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM at Allen Eagle Stadium.
 
Founded in 2000, the Tom Landry Classic was created to honor the legacy of legendary NFL Coach, Tom Landry.  This scholarship event awards students for their commitment to academic excellence, leadership among their peers, and service to their community. 
 
Leopard fans are invited to bring their extended family, friends, and neighbors so we can fill our side of the stadium and support all of the students participating in the event.  The greater the number of attendees, the more scholarships Lovejoy students will receive.  We hope to see you on the 2nd.
 
Chess Club Enthusiasts
Lovejoy Chess Club registration is going on now and we hope many of you can join us for our first session on September 16. Yes this is a Saturday! This year the high school will have a wonderful opportunity. Two Saturdays a month Northwest Chess Academy will be offering a coaching session AND a monthly tournament. To register please visit https://northtexaschessacademy.com/lovejoy-isd-chess-classes or email Chris Toolin at ctoolin@northtexaschessacademy.com with any questions. A copy of the flier for the list of dates can be found at http://bit.ly/2wc5SNZ
 
Mock SAT and ACT Exams
Revolution Prep will be offering a free full length SAT and ACT practice exam at Lovejoy High School this fall.
 
SAT Practice Exam
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
 
ACT  Practice Exam
Friday, October 6, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
 
The exam will be followed by a free individualized score report review. Feel free to call the Rev Prep Academic Advisor, Jayme Wakefield at  972-535-5596 or e mail her @  jayme.wakefield@revolutionprep.com to set up a score report review or schedule directly @  www.revolutionprep.com/jayme-wakefield.
 
AP Drop Date
The AP Drop Date is September 14th. Forms will be available at the Counselors' table in the cafeteria during lunches on September 11-13.


Junior Cheer Camp:  September 16
The Lovejoy High School Cheerleaders will host a Junior Leopards Mini Cheer Camp for ages 4 through 4th grade.  For detailed information, and to register, please click here .  The registration deadline is Friday, September 1st.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 14th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.
 
New This Year: Scheduled Giving
If you are unable to give on September 14th, you may schedule your gift between September 7th and 13th. 
 
Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information, to schedule your gift, and to donate. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy.

 

 














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 ) .
 
Student Recognition
 
Boys/Girls State
A few weeks ago, we shared an article about a student attending Boys' State, and we would like to take the opportunity to share some quotes from several other students who also participated in this week-long experience:
 
Zach Brown :  I t was a life changing experience and I made lifelong friends.
 
Katrina Leslie I learned more than I could remember about government positions, practiced proper parliamentary procedure in the Senate, and even submitted a concurrent resolution on the Texas Senate Floor. Girls State was also a place that was truly accepting and supportive of everyone. The state may be mythical, but the friendships I made will last a lifetime.
 
Clay Parker Coming into the week, I was already interested in the political field as a future career path, and by serving as a state delegate, I was able to achieve a greater understanding of what to expect in a political role. The new, fantastic friendships I was able to create within my assigned city undoubtedly justified the early mornings and late nights, and I will never forget those memories I created with my fellow Statesmen.
 
Anna Rouse I was the House Committee Chairwoman for Defense and Veterans Affairs, the Tejas County Chair for the Federal Party, and the Tejas County Sheriff. I wrote and submitted five pieces of legislation to the House, including a bill that would lower the annual fee paid by nuclear facilities. It was great to be a part of a group of like-minded young women who are going to shape the future of the world.
 
Dayton Thompson :  Although I wasn't initially interested in the political field, the program certainly left an impact on me. From giving speeches to over 600 high school students and running committee meetings, the experiences I gained in pursuit of the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court resulted in an improvement in both speaking skills and understanding how to lead.
 

 Anna Rouse, Dayton Thompson and Katrina Leslie 
being honored by the American Legion.
 
 
LHS Cross Country
The Lovejoy Cross Country team competed in the Plano ISD Invitational on Saturday. This marked the second year in a row that the team has competed in the Plano ISD Invite. The Varsity Boys, JV Boys, and JV Girls teams took home the championship trophies. The Varsity Girls claimed the Runner Up title to Dallas Ursuline. The Leopards had many personal best times at the meet. Please click here for full results and story.
 




Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Sept 12
6 - 7 pm
Improv Show
LHS Blackbox Theatre
Tues. Sept 12
7 - 8 m
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
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
6:30 - 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
Mon. Sept 18
7-8 pm
Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Sept 19
During lunches
Bullying/Suicide Prevention Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Sept 21
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Sept 22
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Sept 22
5:00 pm
Leopard Friday
LHS Courtyard/Cafeteria
Mon. Sept 25
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Sept 27
11:25 am - 1:00 pm
School Pictures Make-up Day
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Wed. Sept 27
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Sept 27
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 28
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show - Midsummer Night's Dream
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Sept 30
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show - Midsummer Night's Dream
LHS Auditorium


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.
 
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 at469.742.8003.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Driver's Ed Classes
The next session starts September 18th. The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click HARMONY for more details.
 
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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