Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 06 16

Parents and Guardians,  
 
I hope you and your student enjoyed yesterday's holiday weekend. Whether you spent the weekend relaxing, taking a trip, or gathering with friends, Labor Day often feels like a welcome break from the rush of starting a school year.
 
Please take a couple of minutes to review the items below to ensure you know about the many events going on at LHS. One of those events is scheduled for next Monday night, September 12th, as we host our annual Open House for parents from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. You will be following your child's schedule and meeting their teachers. We invite all parents of sophomores to join us in the LHS Main Gym for a 10th Grade Parent Meeting from 6 - 6:30 pm.
 
Thank you for your continued partnership.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 06 16

Parent Parking
Parents who need to park at LHS (even for a short time) should use the front parking lot. Parking spaces in the back of LHS are numbered and assigned to students and should be left open. If you have any questions about parking, please contact Sara Seoighe at 469-742-8700.
 
Football Game at Ford Center this Friday
Administrators from Frisco Lone Star HS have shared some helpful information for parents about Friday night's game. They are encouraging everyone to arrive early to ensure fans have time to pass through the security screening when entering the facility. The Ford Center uses NFL Standards (which can be seen here http://www.nfl.com/qs/allclear/index.jsp) for determining what items will be allowed in the stadium. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the game has a start time of 7:00 p.m.

College Fair
LHS will host our Fall College Fair on Wednesday, September 14th from 1-3PM in the LHS Main Gym. We expect around 140-150 colleges and other entities to attend the event. All grade levels at LHS will attend the event based on the rotation below:
 
Seniors: 1:00-1:45
Juniors: 1:30-2:15
Sophomores: 2:00-2:30
Freshmen: 2:30-3:00
 
Parents are welcome to attend. Let's have a great fair!
 
Volleyball Spirit Night
Show your team spirit, Thursday, September 8th between 5pm-7:30pm at the Chipotle in Allen at 103 Central Expressway North. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the LHS Volleyball Booster Club. You need to show this flyer when ordering either on your phone or have it with you. Thank you again for supporting the LHS Volleyball Booster Club.
 
Lovejoy Volleyball Opening Night is September 9th. Come out and support the ladies in the stands as we start district play against Mesquite Poteet at HOME - Varsity 5:30/Fresh,JV 6:30.

LHS Orchestra Spirit Night
Spirit Day/Night for the Lovejoy Orchestra is next week at Panda  Express on Stacy Road in Allen: Tuesday, September 13th from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Please plan on joining them for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra. 20% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club.  Includes dine in, take out, and drive thru.
When you order, please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra.
 
LHS Open House
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place next Monday, Sept. 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.
 
If you are available to assist with distributing class schedules from 6-6:30 pm in the cafeteria, please click HERE to sign-up.
 
Homecoming Dance
Saturday, September 24 from 8 - 11pm in the LHS Cafeteria
Tickets are on sale NOW and will continue to be sold up to the event.
Ticket prices are as follows:
September 5th - 9th: $25 per ticket
September 12th - 16th: $30 per ticket
September 19th - 23rd: $35 per ticket
At the door: $40 per ticket
 
Sign-Up to be a Senior Project Judge
Senior Project is an exciting part of every LHS senior's experience as they explore topics of their choice and share what they learn with members of the community. There are different components of the project including creating a proposal, writing an annotated bibliography, and completing an activity. As the culminating event of their Senior Project, students give an 8-10 minute presentation about their experience to a panel of adult volunteer judges. These judges score students on their presentation skills and give them feedback designed to help them in their future pursuits. As the Senior Project Coordinators, we want to extend to you the invitation to share in this experience as a Senior Project Judge. Presentations will take place this year at Lovejoy High School on November 15th, December 7th, January 17th and February 16th. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. and should conclude by 9:00 at the latest. Dinner will be provided each evening.
**Please note: There are only 4 opportunities to serve as a Senior Project judge this year. As a result, we will require more judges per evening than we traditionally needed in the past.
 
If you would like to sign up, please click here.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!
 
FLS Annual Appeal
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to receive donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000. This year's campaign slogan "#addaHamilton" is inspired by the popular musical Hamilton. Click HERE to see a promotional video. We are asking our donors to consider increasing their giving by adding an extra $10. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. The Foundation board of directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving day, Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00 am - midnight. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for more information and to donate.

Library News
Click Library for the most recent edition of the Library Newsletter.
 
Spreading Lovejoy
We have 2 opportunities for our community to spread the LOVE and bring JOY to those affected by the 2016 Louisiana Flooding. Please click SUPPORT to see how you can help.
 
Yearbook 16-17
The last day to order a yearbook for only $65 is Friday, September 16th. Order yours today at jostensyearbooks.com or click here for a yearbook order form and return it along with payment to Jennifer Holcomb. With any personalized order, four icons are included free. This is the best price of the year, don't miss out!
 
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. 
Register to Vote
If you, your student or someone you know is not registered, we will have a Deputy Voter Registrar on campus during lunches on Tuesday, September 13th to register citizens to vote. Requirements are that the person to be registered is a US citizen, a resident of Collin County and at least 17 years and 10 months of age. Applicants will need their Texas Driver's License (or Permit) number; if not a driver, he/she must have their Social Security number.
 
Varsity Football Parking
For information on parking for Varsity home football games, please click PARKING .
 
Gifted and Talented Meet & Greet
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will host an informal Meet and Greet on Tuesday, September 20 from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Board Room of the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002.  Please join us to learn more about the Gifted and Talented program at LISD, as well as The Lovejoy Gifted Association.  This is an opportunity to meet Brie Smith (LISD Director of Advanced Academics), Caroline Garcia (LISD Elementary GT Coordinator), and other GT parents. For additional information please visit the LGA website at www.lovejoygifted.org .
 
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 .
 
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  
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Tennis
The Lovejoy varsity tennis team bounced back quickly from our loss against Highland Park by dominating West Mesquite 19-0 last night. Looking over the scores we only lost 4 total games out of 19 matches.
 
LHS Speech & Debate
Please join us in congratulating the following students in an outstanding performance at the Midway HS Speech & Debate Tournament this past weekend:
 
LHS Speech & Debate Team - 1st Place Sweepstakes Award
 
Prose: Grant Dennis 1st
Kaeli Wilburn 2nd
 
DUO: Joe Cross & Clay Parker 1st
Connor Redding & Daniel Keywork 2nd
Zach Brown & Kaeli Wilburn 3rd
Pierce Richardson & Collins Morgan 4th
Rithik Tangella & Dayton Thompson 5th
Ellie Hager & Ariel Jacobs 6th
 
DUET: Grant Dennis & Clay Parker 1st
Zach Brown & Joe Cross 2nd
Collins Morgan & Pierce Richardson 3rd
Rithik Tangella & Dayton Thompson 4th
Daniel Keywork & Connor Redding 5th
Ellie Hager & Ariel Jacobs 6th
 
DI: Grant Dennis 1st
Kaeli Wilburn 2nd
Connor Redding 5th
Joe Cross 6th
 
HI: Joe Cross 1st
Clay Parker 2nd
Grant Dennis 3rd
Collins Morgan 4th
Pierce Richardson 5th
Kaeli Wilburn 6th
 
LD Debate: Ellie Hager 1st
Connor Redding 4th
 
PF Debate: Collins Morgan & Pierce Richardson 1st
Rithik Tangella & Dayton Thompson 2nd
 
As always thank you for your support of our program.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Sept 6 - 21
During lunches
Majestics Mum Sale
LHS Commons
Sept 6 - 20
6-9 pm
Majestics Mum Sale - Tuesdays & Thursdays
LHS Commons
Tues. Sept 6
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 7
6 - 7 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Sept 7
6:30 pm
Fishing Team General Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. Sept 7
7:00 pm
Annual Booster Club UIL Compliance Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 8
During lunches
Senior App Orientation
LHS Aux Gym
Thurs. 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
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
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
During lunches
Voter Registration
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Sept 13
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Sept 13
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
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
Tues. Sept 20
7 - 8 pm
Spanish NHS Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 22
7 - 8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture 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
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
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
Wed. Sept 28
11:00 am
Jostens Ring Presentation to Juniors
Lovejoy High School
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".


 
 
Varsity Football Game at the  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
 
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 .
 
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
 
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.
 
Volunteer Application Process Now Open 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.