Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 11 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope you will be able to make it out to LHS for tonight's Open House. Our teachers are eager to meet you and share a little about their classes and what your student will be learning this year. The event begins at 6:30 (and lasts until 8:00), but I encourage you to arrive around 6:15 to pick up a copy of your student's schedule. We will follow a bell schedule to give you an opportunity to meet each of your student's teachers as well as see what your student's day is like. We appreciate your partnership with us, and look forward to seeing you tonight.
 
For those of you who had a Senior that graduated in the Class of 2017, we recently received an update from ACT on their performance as a class. According to the report, 232 out of 323 LHS Seniors took the ACT last year and had an average Composite Score of 25.7. With a State average Composite Score of 20.7 and a National average Composite Score of 21.0, your students showed they were ready to take on the challenges ahead of them.
 
One of the pillars of the Lovejoy Graduate Profile is, "Working for justice through community service." Our Lovejoy Visual Art AP Studio students are doing just that as they host a charity exhibition and fundraiser this week to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The exhibit will feature over 30 pieces created by AP Studio artists and will be sold through silent auction. The event will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. this Thursday, September 14th in the Visual Arts Gallery located inside LHS. This is a great opportunity to support our fellow Texans and to see some amazing art work done by our students. I hope you have the opportunity to join us for this meaningful event.
 
There are lots of great things going on at LHS, and I encourage you to read through the rest of the email below to make sure you have all the information you need. Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 11 17

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.

For parents with students in Athletics, UNLESS YOUR COACH HAS COMMUNICATED OTHERWISE, please be aware that during the athletic periods (1st, 4th, and 8th period), coaches will be meeting in the following areas:
  • Football - Cafeteria
  • Indoor Sports - Main Gym
  • Outdoor Sports - Auxiliary Gym
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.

College Fair - WEDNESDAY
LHS will host our Fall College Fair on Wednesday, September 13, 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!

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.
 
Visual Arts

Leopard Bowling
Do you like to go bowling? The Leopard High School Bowling Team is gearing up to start our 2017-2018 season, and we have openings for more team members! We are looking for bowlers of all skill levels. Don't know how to bowl? NO PROBLEM! We have excellent coaches that will teach you how to bowl!
 
We are having a bowling information meeting for parents and students on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm in the Lecture Hall at Lovejoy High School. Please visit our website for more information at www.tinyurl.com/lovejoybowling. Come join us for another fun filled season!!
 
UT Dallas Offers After School Coding Clubs -  September through December
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Computer Science is offering After School Coding Clubs for 5th - 9th graders at Willow Springs Middle School.  Click here for detailed information.

HELP for Houston
Special thanks to Inga Van Wagoner for leading the HELP for Houston drive which yielded over $50,000 in donations. Special thanks also goes to the Lovejoy community for your overwhelming support and generosity. You may click here for detailed information regarding the successful drive, and for photos.  



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:


 
For additional information regarding Google Classroom email summaries for guardians, please click here .  If you have questions, please contact the Library Media Specialist for your campus:
 
Lovejoy High School
 
Willow Springs Middle School
 
Sloan Creek Intermediate School
 
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 Independent School District will host a free community event on September 22nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Leopard Friday.
 
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone:
 
  • Face Painting
  • Candy and tattoo prizes
  • Cotton candy and popcorn
  • Instrument "petting zoo"
  • Try out multiple sports
  • Spirit Wear for purchase
  • And much more!
  We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:30 in the LHS Courtyard. All Leopard fans will be invited onto the field to form a spirit line just prior to kick off.
 
A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center , or at the LHS school store. The ticket order deadline is September 20, 2017. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

ACT Practice Exam
Revolution Prep will be offering a free full length ACT practice exam at LHS on 
Friday , October 6, 2017 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
 
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 - THIS Thursday!
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.

 
Brandy Carll, Annual Appeal chair, delivers a sign to Kasey Havens.

Donor Signs
Soon, #WeLoveLovejoy 2017 Donor signs will be showing up in yards all over the district. As a way of saying thank you, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools gives each donor, a yard sign once a donation has been made to the campaign. If you have made a donation to Annual Appeal we will be bringing your sign to you soon.

 

 














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
Results from the Grapevine HS Tournament for Speech and Debate:
 
LD Debate - Collins Morgan - octo-finals (top 16 of 120)
HI: Joe Cross (semi-finals)
OO:  Anna Rouse (semi-finals)
DX: Anna Rouse (semi-finals)
DUET:  1st Place - Grant Dennis & Clay Parker
DUO:  3rd Place - Grant Dennis
DI:  Grant Dennis (semi-finals)
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
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
Wed. Sept 13
1:00 - 3:00 pm
LHS College Fair
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Sept 14
11 - 11:25 am
Junior Class Ring Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Sept 14
6 - 8 pm
Visual Art Exhibition & Fundraiser
LHS Gallery
Thurs. Sept 14
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Hole-in-One Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Thurs. Sept 14
7 - 8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 18
4:30-6 pm
College Essay Workshop (Make-up)
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Sept 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
Wed. Sept 20
11 am - 1 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Thurs. Sept 21
11 am - 6 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
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
Mon. Sept 25
6:30 - 8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
5 - 7 pm
NHS Bash
LHS Courtyard/Aux Gym
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


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.