Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 12 16

Parents and Guardians,  
 
I hope you will join us tonight for Open House. The event will begin at 6:30 pm, and parents will have the opportunity to follow their student's schedule and hear a short presentation from their teachers. The event will conclude at 8:00 p.m. There is also a 10th Grade Informational Parent Meeting in the Main Gym that begins at 6:00 and will last approximately 20 minutes.
 
As you enter the center entrance of LHS over the next few days, please take a few minutes to notice the work Dayton Thompson, Brandon Merrill, Andrew Grissom, and our LHS Student Council did to honor the individuals who lost their lives during the attack on 9/11. Through their own initiative and the support of many other students and parents, this group spent most of Sunday placing 2,977 flags in their grassy area immediately south of LHS as a way of representing each life that was lost. I am so proud of their leadership in remembering and honoring those who died.


 
I hope to see you this evening.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 06 16

LHS Open House - TONIGHT
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place on Monday, September 12th from 6:30 - 8 pm. Please arrive a little early to pick up your student's schedule from the Cafeteria/Commons.  
There will be a 10th Grade Parent Meeting from 6 - 6:30 pm in the LHS Main Gym to start the evening.
 
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 - Lecture Hall
  • Indoor Sports - Main Gym
  • Outdoor Sports - Auxiliary Gym
During the Open House, parents will walk their student's schedule with about 7-8 minutes in each class. We conduct this style of open house to support our newest parents, so they can experience the school day as their son or daughter would. If you have multiple students, feel free to switch schedules to meet you and your family's needs. We are aware that some parents would like a more come-and-go approach so that they can spend more time with teachers to discuss their child's individual needs and interests. If you would like to spend more time with a teacher, feel free to set up a meeting time, make a phone call or at the very least communicate via an e-mail. One of our core values at LHS is to work with parents and establish a partnership with them throughout the year so that we can best serve your student(s) and their needs.
 
College Fair - WEDNESDAY
LHS will host our Fall College Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 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!
 
LHS Orchestra Spirit Night - TUESDAY
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.
 
Lovejoy Preschool PTA
Please click PRESCHOOL for the September newsletter.
 
Red Out Spirit Shirts
Be a part of our Homecoming tradition and wear our Red Out Spirit shirts. To place an order, click SHIRT to download the form and turn them in by Friday, Sept. 16 at the Band table during lunch or at the lobby desk. T-shirts will also be sold during lunch time (11:30am-1pm) at WSMS and LHS through next Friday, Sept. 23. T-shirts are $10 each.
 
Majestics Mum Sales
Homecoming is just a few short weeks away! The Majestics, our high school dance team, will once again be selling mums for Homecoming. Year after year this proves to be a huge, successful fundraiser for the Majestics! Our Mum team has been working diligently for the past several months, and with hundreds of product completed, we are ready to SELL!
 
Our sale dates and times are:
 
For Senior Garters/Mums and Underclassmen Garters/Mums
Lovejoy High School Cafeteria
Sept 1-Sept 21 (Mon-Fri) 11am-1pm
Beginning Sept 6 - Sept 20 every Tues and Thursday evening
6-8:30pm
 
We will also be selling Junior Mums, Mini Mums, and Mum Rings at the elementary, intermediate, and middle schools the week of Homecoming which is Sept 19-23 during lunch time.
 
When it comes time to buy a mum or garter, please stop by and see our selection before purchasing anywhere else! You won't be disappointed!
 
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 469-742-8703.
 
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 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 visit the website below.
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
 
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!
 
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 vs. Highland Park
Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Fans can buy general admission tickets for Friday's game at www.hpquiktickets.com
Prices are $6 adult and $3 student through noon Friday.  After 12:00, all tickets are $8. Printed tickets will be scanned at the gate. General admission tickets ($6/$3) are also available at the LHS School Store through 1:00 pm on Friday.
 
Varsity Football Parking
For information on parking for Varsity home football games, please click PARKING. http://lovejoyathletics.com/hq/leopard-stadium-parking-plan/ .
 
Introduction to BYOP® (Volleyball) Meeting and Presentation:  October 3
BYOP® Program Overview:   This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
 
BYOP® Program Details: Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
An informational meeting and presentation will be held at Willow Springs Middle School on October 3 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  Additional information may be found by clicking here.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Cross Country
Lovejoy Cross Country teams competed at the UTA Gerald Richey Invitational on Saturday. The Varsity Boys team won with only 29 points over 6A Coppell (68 Points - 2nd Place), #8 CCCAT 5A Ranked Dallas Conrad (112 Points - 3rd Place), and #7 CCCAT 5A Ranked The Colony (136 Points - 5th Place). The JV Boys team placed 2nd overall with 44 points behind 1st Place Coppell (22 Points).
The Varsity Girls team competed well, without 3 of its top 7 girls due to the ACT, placing 4th overall (114 Points). #3 CCCAT Ranked Prosper won the meet and #8 CCCAT Ranked The Colony placed 3rd overall. The JV Girls team placed 4th overall with 103 points.


Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Sept 13-23
During lunches
Red Out Spirit Shirt Sales
LHS Cafeteria
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
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Srs vs. Frosh
LHS Main Gym/Stadium
Thurs. Sept 22
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Jrs vs. Soph
LHS Main Gym/Stadium
Thurs. Sept 22
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Stadium
Thurs. Sept 22
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS Stadium
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
Sat. Oct 1
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Oct 3
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Oct 3
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. Oct 3
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Oct 3
7-8:30 pm
D-up Booster Club Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Oct 4
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 5
5:30 pm
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Oct 5
6:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Oct 8
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Jr Leopard Cheer Camp
LHS Gymnasiums


Lovejoy Events and Activities
 
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.
 
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.
 
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".




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  
 
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.