Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 05 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope you and your student enjoyed the 3-day weekend. At the Mayfield house, it was a welcome break after the busyness of the first couple of weeks of school.
 
Even though adjusting to the first few weeks of a school year can be challenging, there are several things that have happened over this time that make me thankful for our LISD family. From seeing our community participate in relief efforts for the people of Houston, to our returning students seeking out new students to connect with them and help them feel welcome. It truly makes me proud to be a Leopard.
 
Although the rest of this email contains important dates and information about upcoming events, I want to specifically highlight LHS Open House next Monday, September 11th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please join us here at LHS as you follow your student's schedule. It is a fast-moving evening, but will give you the chance to meet the teachers and get a small taste of what your student's day is like.
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 05 17

Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/Guardians
In the next few days, you will receive an invitation to subscribe to summaries from your student's Google Classroom classes if your email address is in PowerSchool. As a parent/ guardian, you may receive email summaries showing your student's progress in Google Classroom. You may choose daily or weekly emails, and unsubscribe or remove yourself from Google Classroom anytime. Guardian summaries include missing work, upcoming work, and class activity. As a parent/ guardian, you must receive and accept an email invitation before you receive email summaries. Following is a sample of the email invitation you may receive:


 
Updated Academic Calendar
Click here to view the updated 2017-2018 calendar which was approved at the August School Board meeting.

LHS Open House
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place on Monday, September 11th from 6:30 - 8 pm. We encourage you to arrive early to pick up your student's schedule in the Cafeteria.

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.
 
Lovejoy Orchestra Fundraiser:  September 11
Please join the Lovejoy Orchestra for a spirit night at Chipotle:
 
Monday, September 11
Chipotle
103 Central Expressway North, Allen
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Orchestra and 50% of your purchase price will be donated to the Orchestra. The Lovejoy Orchestra program appreciates the support of the community.
 
Lovejoy Running Club:  September 12
You are invited to attend the organizational meeting for the newly forming Lovejoy Running Club. The first meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday September 12th, in the Lovejoy High School Library. 
 
We will be meeting to discuss the formation, purpose, and workout schedules for the running club, which will be open to adults and children of all ages and levels of fitness, who are interested in participating in group runs/walks on Tuesday/Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. Training assistance and guidance will be provided with the goal of preparing members for participation in road races throughout the year.
 
Our first organized run/walk will be Tuesday, September 19th at Celebration Park. We will meet by the southeast parking lot closest to the duck pond.
 
If you have questions, please email Greg Christensen .  We look forward to seeing you.
 
Leopard Friday
The Lovejoy ISD will be hosting this FREE community event on September 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community and organizations. There will be something for everyone, regardless of age.

We are offering a BBQ dinner catered by Sonny Bryan's. Tickets can be purchased via the Online Payment Center or at the LHS school store. The ticket order deadline is September 20, 2017.

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 - THIS SATURDAY !
Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
 
ACT  Practice Exam
Friday, October 6, 2017 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
 
Click here to register. 

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 .

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:


There will be a PTSA General Meeting on September 19th at 11:00 am at the Red Schoolhouse Building.
 
Girl Scouts Meetings:  September 12 and 17
At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you will discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in you, and watch her shine, again and again. Would you like to learn more about Girl Scouts? Join us for our information events:
 
Tuesday, September 12
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenville Oaks Church of Christ
703 S. Greenville Avenue
 
Or
 
Saturday, September 17
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Watters Creek
970 Garden Park Drive
 
Click here for additional information or email serviceunit101@yahoo.com .


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.



Evening with the Majestics:  October 13, 2017
The annual Evening with the Majestics will be Friday, October 13th. All Lovejoy ISD students in grades K-6 are invited to join the Majestics as we celebrate Homecoming. "Mini Majestics" (grades K-4) and "Majestics in Training" (grades 5-6) will perform the pre-game Fight Song in the Victory Lines on the field, and will then sit with the Majestics and participate in "stand routines" in the bleachers.  Click here to complete the registration form and be a part of the Homecoming tradition.

 
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".

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

Student Recognition
 
LHS Speech & Debate
1st Tournament of the 17-18 season. Results from Plano Senior/Clark High School Swing Tournament:
 
Plano Side of Swing:
 
LD Debate - Katie Johnson - Semi-Finals (top 4)
HI: 2nd Place - Clay Parker; 3rd Place - Shivani Radhakrishnan; 4th Place - Joe Cross
Prose:  1st Place - Kaeli Wilburn
OO:  6th Place - Kaeli Wilburn
DUET:  1st Place - Grant Dennis & Clay Parker
DUO:  4th Place - Andrew Evins- Shivani Radhakrishnan
DI:  6th Place - Grant Dennis
 
Clark Side of Swing:
 
LD:  Quarter-Finals  (top 4)  - Collins Morgan
PF:  Quarter- Finals (top 8) - Seth Roundtree & Rithik Tangella
Prose:  5th Place - Kaeli Wilburn
DUO:  5th Place - Ariel Kokoricha & Melody Quintero
DI:  Semi Finalist (top 12) - Ariel Kokoricha
HI:  2nd Place - Clay Parker  3rd Place - Andrew Evins
DUET:  2nd Place - Grant Dennis & Clay Parker
 
Texas Forensics Association State Tournament: Students must earn 12 points to participate in this state competition.  Congratulations to the following students who have earned points towards the honor of participating in the TFA State Tournament in March:
 
LD Debate
Kati Johnson - 4
Collins Morgan - 4
 
PF Debate
Seth Roundtree & Rithik Tangella - 2
 
Dramatic Interp
Grant Dennis - 1
 
Duet Interpretation
Grant Dennis & Clay Parker - 10
 
Duo Interpretation
Andrew Evins- Shivani Radhakrishnan - 5
 
Humorous Interpretation
Clay Parker - 8
Andrew Evins - 3
Shivani Radhakrishnan - 3
Joe Cross - 2
 
Public Forum Debate
Seth Roundtree & Rithik Tangella - 2
 
National Individual Events Tournament of Champions: Students must earn 2 bids at qualifying tournaments to earn the privilege to compete at this national tournament.
 
Earned both bids and are qualified to attend NIETOC
Grant Dennis & Clay Parker - Duet Acting
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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 pm
Organizational Meeting for Running Club
LHS Library
Tues. Sept 12
7 - 8:30 pm
XC/T&F Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room D114
Tues. Sept 12
7 - 8 pm
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 - 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
Mon. Sept 18
7-8 pm
Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Sept 19
During lunches
Bullying/Suicide Prevention Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Sept 19
6:30 - 8 pm
D-up Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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 - 7 pm
Leopard Friday
LHS Courtyard/Cafeteria
Mon. Sept 25
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Sept 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Bowling Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 27
11:25 am - 1:00 pm
School Pictures Make-up Day
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Wed. Sept 27
8:15 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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


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.
 
If you were unable to attend the August 29th meeting and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the  gifted and talented webpage .
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact  Kari Lockhart  (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith  ( 469.742.8032 ) .

Attendance
Please direct your attendance questions or concerns to Tanya_Barger@lovejoyisd.net.

Student Nutrition 2017-18
The LISD Student Nutrition Department invites you to click  HERE  to view the updated materials regarding school lunches.

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.
 
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.

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.