Junior/Senior Parent Meeting - TONIGHT
This is a friendly reminder that the Mandatory Junior/Senior Parent Meeting is scheduled for tonight in the LHS Main Gym.
Junior parents will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. Senior parents will join the meeting at 6:45 pm and can expect to be done at 8:00 pm.
6:00 - 6:45 pm - College Counselors meet with Junior Parents only
6:45 - 7:15 pm - Academic Counselors meet with Junior & Senior Parents
7:15 - 8:00 pm - College Counselors meet with Senior Parents only
A copy of your junior's or senior's transcript can be picked up in the Main Gym Lobby before the meeting so we encourage you to arrive early to allow time for this.
Please be aware that there is a Make-up meeting for the Senior Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 8:00 AM in LHS Lecture Hall.
- Images have been uploaded for online ordering.
- Use your student's ID# for the online code.
- All orders received by September 6 have the option of having their order returned to the school for the student to bring home.
- Orders placed after September 6th will need to pay for mailing.
LHS Open House
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place on Monday, September 12th from 6:30 - 8 pm. There will be a 10th Grade Parent Meeting from 6 - 6:30 pm in the LHS Main Gym to start the evening.
Lovejoy Bowling Team
Time to get pumped up for another amazing year for our bowling team...and we are looking for YOU to come join us! Regardless of your skill level, if you are in 9th-12th grade and like to bowl, come join the team!! Fill out an interest form at tinyurl.com/lhsbowling.
Parent Bowling Meeting will be on Monday, Sept 26th from 6:00pm to approximately 7:30 pm in the LHS Lecture Hall. See you there!!!
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services
The online referral window for gifted and talented services for grades K-12 is now open. All referrals are processed online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, located at https://powerschool.lovejoyisd.net/public/.
The referral window for grades 1-12 will close
Friday, September 16, 2016
. Testing for grades 1-12 will be Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Kindergarten referrals will be accepted through October 14, 2016. Kindergarten testing will begin in November.
For questions about services in grades 5-12, please contact Brie Smith at
or via phone-
LHS Academic Competitions Need You!
We would like to invite students to join one or more of our academic competition teams. Academic competitions are an excellent way for students to put their education to use and become more proficient in their area of study. These competitions often give students the motivation needed to learn and supplement their classroom experience. Additionally, students may earn scholarship money through their participation. For more information about the competitions listed below, please contact Jason Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academic Decathlon is a prestigious team competition that encourages students to dive deeply into an annual topic. This year's overall theme is "World War II". The decathlon consists of 10 events including: Mathematics (algebra I and trigonometry), Music of WWII era, Art of WWII era, Language and Literature (Transit by Anna Segher), Economics, Science (nuclear chemistry and physics), Speech, Interview, Social Studies, and Essay. The Academic Decathlon encourages students of all achievement levels to participate. Each team is made up of 9 students - 3 students each from the Honors (3.75-4.00 unweighted GPA), Scholastic (3.00 - 3.74 GPA), and Varsity (0.00 - 2.99 GPA) levels. Grade point averages are determined only by core classes plus foreign languages and AP Computer Science, and no extra weight is given for PAP or AP classes.
The Academic Decathlon competition will be Jan. 20-21 at Coppell HS, and the State competition will be held in El Paso Feb. 24-26. Top performers at the State meet (top 6 per division) can earn scholarship money, and the winning team can advance to the National meet in Madison, WI.
The University Scholastic League offers contests in several academic areas. These contests give students a chance to explore academic topics that are designed to complement the high school curriculum. Most of the competitions consist of 4-person teams, so students have a chance to advance as either a team member or an individual competitor. Contests offered include: Accounting, Current Events, Science, Social Studies, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Literary Criticism, Spelling and Vocabulary, Journalism, Ready Writing, Number Sense, Calculator Applications, and Mathematics. Some events have different topics each year. Those contests this year are:
* Literary Criticism
Novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan;
Poetry, Poems by Rudyard Kipling
* Social Studies - The US Constitution
Practices for each contest will begin after Labor Day. Students are expected to attend 1 of 2 invitational meets in January and February, respectively. The District meet this year will be held at Highland Park HS on March 23-25, and the Regional meet will be held April 7-8.
Students that advance to the UIL State meet just once during their high school career have the opportunity to apply for TILF scholarships. A complete list and eligibility requirements can be found at https://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/list/
Quiz Bowl is a trivia competition that serves as an outlet for students to apply what they have learned in school. All topics are covered in quiz bowl including sports, entertainment, mythology, music, art, and all other school-related topics. Quiz bowl tournaments are team competitions held in a game-show style format. Each school has 4 players compete per team, but each team member contributes independently to buzz in and win toss-up questions that allow the team to work together for bonus points. The tournament format varies between 20-question NAQT style and the 4-quarter format that includes a bonus round and lightning rounds. Schools may enter multiple teams, and there is usually a junior varsity division for new players. Students typically attend one tournament per month from September through February. Teams can earn bids to the Texas State Championship as well as the National tournament.
Practices for quiz bowl begin on Monday, 8/29/16 in room D222, and the first tournament will be September 24 at the Greenhill School in Dallas.
TACS Academic Challenge:
The Texas Association of Community Schools offers a scholarship competition to member school districts. The TACS is in a format similar to the Academic Decathlon. Instead of a 9-person team, however, schools are allowed to enter up to three teams of 3 students each. Each team consists of one Honors student, one Scholastic student, and one Varsity student. The TACS competition questions are based on the state TEKS that students learn throughout high school. Scholarships can be earned at both the regional and state level competitions that take place in the Spring.
Now Enrolling Juniors and Seniors to Prep for the Sept/Oct PSAT/SAT and ACT Tests!
Juniors: Start now to prepare for these important tests!
Seniors: Raise your score to qualify for in-state tuition or better tuition packages at your chosen colleges.
Online Prep also available starting at $69! (Students love this program)
Visit www.tutoring101.com to enroll or call Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222
Junior Cheer Camp
The LHS Cheerleaders are hosting their annual Junior Leopard Mini Cheer Camp for kids 4 years through 4th grade! Come and join the LHS cheerleaders on October 8th to learn cheers, chants, and jumps! Then cheer with the cheerleaders during the first quarter of the Varsity game on Leopard Friday October 14th! A free T-shirt is included in the cost! Click CAMP for more details and FORM to register.
LHS Cross Country
On Saturday, the Lovejoy Cross Country teams competed in the Plano ISD Cross Country Invitational. The Varsity boys finished 1st overall, Varsity Girls 9th overall, JV Boys 2nd overall, and JV Girls 8th overall. The Varsity Boys 1st place finish (40 Points) beat 6A Allen (63 Points), 6A Plano West (66 Points), and defending 5A State Champs Frisco Wakeland (124 Points). Other Top 10 5A ranked teams in the field included #6 The Colony (7th Overall - 232 points) and #10 McKinney North (9th Overall - 287 points). Full re-cap and results can be found here:
LHS Speech & Debate
The LHS Speech and Debate team had a great weekend competing at the Conrad HS TFA Tournament. They were very successful for the first tournament of the season. Congratulations to the following students:
Clay Parker and Grant Dennis placed 3rd in Duet Acting
Grant Dennis placed 3rd in Prose Interpretation
Grant Dennis broke semi-finals in Dramatic Interpretation