Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 18 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity to host representatives from over 140 colleges at our annual Fall College Fair. The event took place during the school day and students were provided a time to visit with the college representatives and ask about their school, majors, and other information they might be interested in. Our College and Career Counselors organize this event as part of the college education experience for LHS students of all grades, and will provide many opportunities for students to connect with college representatives throughout the year. You and your student can stay up to date with college representative schedules as well as other college information through your student's Naviance account.

I want to share some fantastic news about five LHS students who were recently named 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Grant Dennis, Noah Johnson, Bretton Laboret, Clay Parker, and Brandon Su all earned that distinction for their performance on the PSAT test last year. The National Merit Semi-Finalist distinction is awarded to students who scored in the top 1% out of approximately 1.6 million 11th graders who took the exam last year. Congratulations to these young men and their families!

This Friday, LHS will have our first Early Release Day of the school year. On each of our early release days, students will go to class periods 1-4 and all students will begin lunch at 12:15 pm. Buses will run at 1:00, but students who have alternate transportation will be allowed to leave at 12:15 when lunch begins.

Friday is also our Leopard Friday community event. Festivities will begin at 5:00 in the LHS Courtyard, and there will be something for everyone as our student organizations, clubs, and community groups provide a fun and carnival-type atmosphere for both kids and adults. We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:30 in the LHS Courtyard, and all Leopard fans are invited to meet on the field to form a spirit line just prior to kick off of the football game against Highland Park.

A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's as a high school fundraiser in the LHS cafeteria that evening. If you would like to purchase tickets you can do that through our online payment center at: https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/leopard-friday-bbq-dinner/ . The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 . A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday. Have a great week.

 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 18 17

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.

Class Ring Orders
Jostens will be coming to Lovejoy High School to take class jewelry orders in the cafeteria:
 
  • Wednesday, September 20 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 21 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Receive a FREE Companion ring with any jewelry purchase on IN-SCHOOL ORDER DAYS ONLY. Have fun and save time by designing your jewelry online at www.jostens.com  and bring a copy of your order with you along with the $60.00 deposit. Extra ring packets are available in the front office.
 
Lovejoy Homecoming "Black Out" Shirt Order Form:  Deadline is September 29
Lovejoy Homecoming is Friday, October 13th.  Be a part of the Homecoming tradition by wearing the "Black Out" spirit shirt.  The deadline for orders is Friday, September 29th.   Click here to print your order form. T-shirts are $10 each.
 
Additionally, "Black Out" spirit shirts will also be available during lunches at WSMS and LHS from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM during Homecoming week.
 
Homecoming Offer
The Men's Wearhouse in Allen is offering rental packages for Homecoming. Click here for details and use discount code: HC2017.
 
The Lovejoy Running Club
The Lovejoy Running Club will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:00 PM near the Duck Pond at Celebration Park. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend from novice walkers looking to shed a few pounds, to elite runners gearing up for the next race. If you have questions regarding the running program you may contact: greg_christiansen@lovejoyisd.net P.S.  Dogs are welcome.  
 
Hurricane Relief
In light of the devastation caused by Harvey, Anthony Tang (LHS Senior) is leading the way to help those affected by the hurricane. From sorting toothbrushes to organizing fundraising drives in the district, Anthony has been doing anything he can to help the cause.
 
Anthony, a senior at Lovejoy High, first learned of the traumatic impacts of the storm when he contacted a childhood friend who lives in Houston. "My buddy's family was fortunately not severely affected because his house is on higher ground, but many other houses in surrounding neighborhoods were flooded and ruined. I can't imagine the troubles those families are facing, but I want to help in any way I can." Anthony has reached out and partnered with Trusted World and Salvation Army and has delivered boxes of donations to be transported from their warehouses. "It makes me smile to see how genuinely cooperative people are in this time of need. Everyone I have worked with seems so willing to help."
 
Anthony is requesting the help of fellow Leopards.  There is a need for clothes and shoes, especially for youth. Other supplies in need include Adult X-Large T-Shirts and undergarments, as well as Women's Sports-bras. If you wish to donate supplies or help pack donations to support this cause, please contact Anthony at: tang_anthony@lovejoyisd.com .
 
Thanks from the Visual Art Department
The show and fundraiser were a huge success, with the students raising $2,854.00 to aid hurricane relief efforts through the sale of their work. If you did not get a chance to attend the opening last night, feel free to come by the gallery during school hours from now until October 10th to peruse the INCREDIBLE work that the AP Studio artists put into this exhibition. We could not be more proud of their willingness to give of themselves, their time, and their work to help others. Thank you from all of us in Lovejoy Visual Art for supporting our artists and their efforts to give back.
 
Gifted and Talented Meet & Greet:  September 28
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will host an informal Meet and Greet on Thursday, September 28th from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the Board Room of the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen, TX 75002.  Please join us for a "light" breakfast and coffee and 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), Kari Lockhart (LISD Advanced Academics Coordinator), and other GT parents. For additional information please visit the LGA website at www.lovejoygifted.org .


 

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!!
 
Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21



Join the LHS PTSA Today!!
Our 2017/18 Membership and Donation drive is off to a great start. Thank you to those who have already paid for their PTSA membership and have made a donation. We currently have 225 PTSA members and have received $3,200 of our $5,000 donation goal. All money raised goes towards providing meaningful student and parent programs throughout the school year.
 
Did you know last year we had a total of 480 PTSA members? Please help us reach our goal of over 500 members by joining today!! If you have a senior and they will be applying for the Lovejoy PTSA Scholarship they will need to be a PTSA member. If you have any questions please email me. Thank you again for your support.
 
Amy Holden
LHS PTSA President
amyholden@sbcglobal.net
 
Use the following links to find out more about how you can donate, become a member and volunteer for the PTSA today:


There will be a PTSA General Meeting on September 19th at 11:00 am at the Red Schoolhouse Building.

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 .

Driver's Ed Classes
The next three sessions are:
 
9/18-10/12
10/16-11/9
11/13-12/14
 
The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click HARMONY for more details.




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: Thank You
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $108,000 from 402 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their goal of receiving donations from 650 donors totaling $200,000 by December 31st. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.


 
Men's Tailgate Tournament:  October 11
It is time for the men to sign up for the Men's Tailgate Tournament. Join us for food, beer, and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed to play two games. The tournament will be held at the home of John and Kris Dunaway in Lucas. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Nine Band Brewing, Tom Grisak Estate Homes Realtors, Estate Life Magazine - Lucas and Fairview, Chick-fil-A of Allen, and the Dunaway Family. For more information and to register to for the event click on the following link: Men's Tailgate Registration .
 
Wednesday, October 11
6:30 PM
120 McMillen, Lucas, Texas


Student Recognition
 
LHS Band
The Wind Symphony's recording from last year has been recognized in a national competition. Their recording of "Danzon No. 2" and "Wild Nights" was placed in the Commended Category in the National Wind Band Honors Contest sponsored by the Foundation for Music Education. 278 bands entered this competition from 38 different States and we were chosen among the best! These results will be featured in a number of national publications.

Lovejoy Cross Country
On Saturday, the Lovejoy Cross Country team competed at the UTA Gerald Richey Invitational held at Lynne Creek Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Both the varsity boys and JV boys won their respective divisions beating 6A Coppell. The varsity girls and JV girls teams placed 2nd overall.
 
Complete race results can be found here:

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Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Sept 18
7:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Meetings
LHS Lecture Hall
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
Tues. Sept 19
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band 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
Sept 25 - Oct 12
During lunches
and 6 - 8 pm
Majestics Mum Sales
LHS Commons
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
Thurs. Sept 28
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show - Midsummer Night's Dream
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Sept 30
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show - Midsummer Night's Dream
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Oct 2
7 - 8 pm
Women's Choir Concert for Breast Cancer Awareness
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Oct 2
6:30 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Oct 4-5, 10-13
During lunches
Black Out HOCO Shirt Sales
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Oct 4
6 - 9 pm
Upper 90 Potluck Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Oct 4
7 - 9 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Oct 6
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Oct 6
8:30 am
LLI Golf Tournament
LHS Room D114
Fri. Oct 6
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mock ACT Test
Twin Creeks, Allen
Sat. Oct 7
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Oct 9
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Oct 11
12:30 - 1 pm
Senior Graduation Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Oct 12
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Srs vs. Frosh
LHS Main Gym/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Jrs vs. Soph
LHS Main Gym/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Main Gym or Stadium
Thurs. Oct 12
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS Main Gym or Stadium
Fri. Oct 13
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Homecoming
LHS Main Gym - park in front
Fri. Oct 13
4:30 - 7 pm
Mini Majestics - Evening with the Majestics
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Oct 14
8 - 11 pm
Homecoming Dance
LHS Cafeteria


Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/Guardians
You should have received 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

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.
 
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".

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.