Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 29 16

Parents and Guardians,  
 
I hope you and your student had a good first week of school. It was a week of transition for students as they were learning their schedules, finding new classrooms, and waking up earlier than their normal summer schedule. They did a great job managing the change, and it already feels like we are in the normal routine of school.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the items below including times and locations for our Jr. and Sr. Parent Meetings tonight. Also, don't forget that next Monday, September 5th is Labor Day and a holiday for students and staff.
 
Have a great second week!

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 29 16

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.

School Pictures
  • Images have been uploaded for online ordering.
  • Use your student's ID# for the online code.
  • https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000446548#login
  • 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 K-4, please contact Caroline Garcia at caroline_garcia@lovejoyisd.net or via phone 469.742.8310.
For questions about services in grades 5-12, please contact Brie Smith at brie_smith@lovejoyisd.net or via phone- 469.742.8032
 
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 jason_taylor@lovejoyisd.net

Academic Decathlon:
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. 

UIL Academics:
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
*       Twelfth Night by Shakespeare
            * 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:
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.

Tutoring 101
Now Enrolling Juniors and Seniors to Prep for the Sept/Oct PSAT/SAT and ACT Tests!
JuniorsStart 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.
 
Student Recognition
 
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: http://lovejoyathletics.com/2016/08/28/plano-isd-xc-recap/
 
Grant Tiff placed 2nd overall and was named txrunning.com 5A Boys Runner of the week: http://www.txrunning.com/archives/8322 ;
 
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
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Aug 29
6:00 - 8:00 pm
MANDATORY Junior/Senior Parent Evening:
6:00 pm - Junior Parents/College 301
6:45 pm - Junior/Senior Meeting
7:15 pm - Senior Parents/College 401
LHS Main Gym
Tues. Aug 30
8:00 AM
Make-up - MANDATORY
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Aug 30
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 1
5:30-8:30 pm
Orchestra Registration Meeting
Orchestra Room/Band Hall
Fri. Sept 2
9:15 am
Pep Rally - 1st Home Game
LHS Main Gym
Wed. Sept 7
6:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Sept 7
7:00 pm
Annual Booster Club UIL Compliance Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 8
7:00 pm
Leopard Lacrosse Mandatory Parent/Player Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Sept 10
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Sept 12
4:30-6 pm
College Essay Workshop (Make-up)
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 12
6:00 pm
10th Grade Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Sept 12
6:30 - 8 pm
LHS Open House - All Grade Levels
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Sept 13
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 13
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Sept 14
1:00 - 3:00 pm
LHS College Fair
LHS Main Gym
Sat. Sept 17
7:30 am - 9 pm
Leopard Leap Speech & Debate Tournament
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Sept 19
7 - 8 pm
LHS Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Sept 20
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Fri. Sept 23
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Homecoming
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Sept 23
5:30 - 6:30 pm
LHS Choir Tailgate Party
LHS Courtyard/Cafeteria
Fri. Sept 23
5:30 - 7 pm
Mini Majestics - Evening with the Majestics
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Sept 24
8 - 11 pm
Homecoming Dance
LHS Cafeteria
Sept 26 - 30
All Day
LHS Book Fair
LHS Library
Mon. Sept 26
6 - 7:30 pm
Bowling Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 26
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Sept 27
11:25 am - 1:00 pm
School Pictures Make-up Day
LHS Main Gym Lobby
Wed. Sept 28
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Sept 30
5:30 - 8:30 pm
NHS Back to School Bash
LHS Courtyard/Commons/Aux


Lovejoy Events and Activities
 
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.

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".

Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse:  Registration Now Open
Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country. Registration is now open for the fall season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse, grades 1 - 12, boys only.   Click here   to view additional information regarding registration.  Rosters are filling fast-register now! For additional information regarding the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program, visit their website at:   www.leopardlacrosse.com .
 
Lovejoy Ice Hockey
Calling all skating Leopards entering grades 8-12 this school year. Lovejoy Ice Hockey is holding open tryouts  for the 2016/2017 season on August 23rd from 7:30pm - 8:45pm at the  Dr. Pepper Star Center in Richardson .  Please be there 45 minutes early for registration and packet pickup.  If  you have any questions please email lovejoyhockey@gmail.com. See you on the ice!
 
Gus Macker Basketball Tournament:  September 10 - 11
The 2nd Annual Gus Maker Basketball Tournament will be held September 10-11, 2016 at The Village at Fairview.  For general tournament information,  click here .  You may register a team at:   www.macker.com

Varsity Football Game at The Ford Center at the Star
Friday, September 9, 2016
Lovejoy vs Frisco Lone Star, 7:00 p.m.
Fans may purchase tickets for the Sep. 9th game at the following link (
http://tickets.friscoisd.org/ ) at the pre-sale price until the day before the game.
For more information regarding varsity football tickets, please visit this site: http://lovejoyathletics.com/varsity_football_tickets
 
Volunteer Application Process 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.