Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 25 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
Thanks to everyone who organized and participated in Leopard Friday this past week. We had a great turnout of kids and adults for a fun evening of face painting, games, candy, and lots of other activities. Leopard Friday is one of our unique Lovejoy traditions, and I hope you were able to attend.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information and recognitions below. Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 25 17

School Pictures
School Pictures and ID's are being distributed in Social Studies classes today and tomorrow.
 
It's not too late to order! Simply go to www.bephoto.com, click "Online Ordering", and use your student's ID # to view the proofs.
 
Please be aware School Picture Makeup Day is this Wednesday, September 27th during all lunches for 9th-11th graders only. If your student was absent on the previous picture days, or you would like to have a retake, please make sure your student goes to the Auditorium Lobby during lunch!!


Lovejoy Performing Arts Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
LHS Theatre is proud to present our first mainstage show of the year with one of the most beloved Shakespeare classics, A Midsummer Night's Dream , on September 28 and 30 at 7pm.
A Midsummer Night's Dream is about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. On one such midsummer's night, Hermia (played by junior, Marcie Sawyers) escapes from her arranged marriage with her lover Lysander (sophomore, Cy Feagin). They are followed by Demetrius (sophomore, Bryce Fuller), who Hermia is being forced to marry, as well as Helena (senior, Hannah Hansen), who is hopelessly in love with Demetrius. These four lovers become entangled in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites rule, all while being caught in a mess of love potions and plays within plays.
From humorous lines to memorable scenes, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a performance for everyone featuring characters that audiences will adore such as Oberon (sophomore, Joey Chavez) and Titania (senior, Raegan Vaughn), the forest trickster Puck (senior, Jess Luce), and the ill-fated weaver Bottom (junior, Austin Keefer).
 
Tickets are $7 for students, seniors, and staff, and are $10 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at https://tinyurl.com/MidsummerLHS .
 
Parent Technology Session: October 4
Google Boot Camp - Calendar and Classroom
Would you like to access course calendars to see due dates and other information? Do you have questions about Classroom or Guardian Email Summaries? Bring your lunch or dinner and join us for a Parent Tech session on Wednesday, October 4th, at either 11:00 AM or 6:30 PM in the Lovejoy High School Library. We will take a look at where you can find course calendars and subscribe to them, how your teen turns in work on Google Classroom, and what is included in the Guardian Email Summary. There will be a Question/Answer session at the end.  We hope to see you there.
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lovejoy High School Library (2nd Floor)
11:00 AM - Lunch and Learn
6:30 PM - Dinner and Learn
 
PTA Reflections: Within Reach
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy High School PTA, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works.  This years' contest theme is "Within Reach".  We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition.  For rules and entry forms click here .  The deadline is Friday, October 27th.
   
You may contact Kelli Litchenburg with questions at alnkelli@purelyonline.com .
 
Student Nutrition
Click NUTRITION  for the September issue of Nutrition News.
 
Eagle Project:  Hurricane Harvey Relief
A message from Hunter Kight, WSMS 8th grader:
 


"My name is Hunter Kight, I am an 8th grader at Willow Springs, and I've just started my eagle project. I have chosen to help the Hurricane Harvey victims for my project. Many of the victims did not have flood insurance and this looks to be the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history. The clean-up and rebuild effort will take more than a year. There is a time during disasters like this that charities experience donor fatigue. This is where donations drop to their lowest. Through my project I am trying to reduce donor fatigue, by collecting basic essential items. I have partnered with the Salvation Army to collect supplies like canned goods, baby food/formula, hygiene items, diapers and cases of water. Large donation boxes are located at each school to collect these items. I will leave these boxes out until November 3, 2017. Please consider supporting this effort by filling the boxes and helping the victims."
 
Click here  for additional information.

 
 
 
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Tournament: October 6
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6th at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Allen.  Registration will begin at 7:30 AM with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM.  Click here for the registration form and for additional information.

 
   
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 Mums
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch from Monday, September 25th through October 12th between  11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the high school between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM beginning September 26th through October 12th.  
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  The Majestics thank you for your support. 
 
New This Year:  Name loops, braids and bases to buy to help you make your own.  
 
 

Homecoming Offer
The Men's Wearhouse in Allen is offering rental packages for Homecoming. Click here for details and use discount code: HC2017.

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21



Join the LHS PTSA Today!!
Parents, we currently have 430 PTSA members at the High School. We are so close to our 500 member goal. If you have not had an opportunity to join and donate to the PTSA, please do so today. If you have a graduating 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:


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


 
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 Tennis
The Lovejoy tennis team recently defeated Wylie East 18-1. The Leopards are now 3-1 in district play and ranked #6 in the State.
 
LHS Band
Every member our LHS Jazz Band recently competed in the Region 25 All Region Jazz Audition. We are proud to say that we had 6 players make the band and a 7th that was alternate, but still will be able to audition for State next Wednesday. The All Region Jazz Band is comprised of 20 of the best players in the Region and 6 of them came from one school...ours! No other school can say that..Go Band!

Please congratulate the following students...

Joel Reaves: Trumpet (first chair!!)
Patrick O'Brien: Trumpet
Sam Oates: Trumpet
Charis Vela: Vibes
Jack Supan: Guitar
Luke Prins: Trombone
Kyle Easley: Trombone (first Alternate but qualified to tape for State next week!)
 
LHS Cross Country
The Lovejoy cross country program hosted the 2017 Lovejoy XC Fall Festival at Myers Park in McKinney, TX on Saturday. The Lovejoy XC Fall Festival is regarded as one of the most competitive and largest cross country meets in the state of Texas. A total of 78 high school teams, 26 middle school teams, and over 2,600 runners competed in the event.
 
The Lovejoy Boys' top 10 squad won the overall title in the Elite Boys division They beat #8 (6A), Flower Mound Marcus, #2 (5A) Grapevine, #5 (5A) Frisco Wakeland, #8 (5A) and State Runner Up Donna North, and #10 (5A) Prosper. Several other top 10 ranked 4A and 3A teams also competed in the Elite Boys division. Brady Laboret and Will Muirhead became the first Lovejoy duo to run under 16 minutes in the 5K. A total of 9 Lovejoy runners ran 16:43 or faster in the 5K!

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The next 10 boys for Lovejoy competed in the Big School Varsity Boys division placing 2nd overall to Highland Park's top squad by only 8 points. Lovejoy JV Boys placed 3rd overall out of 43 teams.
 
The Lovejoy girls' top 10 girls competed in the Elite Varsity Girls division placing 9th out of 19 top ranked teams in the state. Lovejoy girls beat #10 (5A) Grapevine. Lovejoy girls' 2nd top 10 squad placed 17th out of 30 teams in the Big School Girls division. The JV girls' team placed 25th out of 36 total teams.

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Full results can be found here: http://mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=10646
 
Lovejoy Elite Varsity Boys Team Interview with Tx.Milesplit: http://tx.milesplit.com/videos/230422
 
Lovejoy Elite Varsity Girls Team Interview with Tx.Milesplit: http://tx.milesplit.com/videos/230423
 
Lovejoy Drumline
The Lovejoy Drumline recently competed in the Plano Drumline Contest at Clark Stadium in Plano.  The Drumline placed 6th, the highest they have ever received at this contest, and one of the judges had them ranked 3rd!  The Drumline was also considered for the Best Front Ensemble Caption Award.



Video of the LHS Drumline Performance: https://youtu.be/QV6_BDLSgH8

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Sept 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Bowling Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 27
DURING LUNCHES
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
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
Twin Creeks, Allen
Fri. Oct 6
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mock ACT Test
LHS Room D114
Sat. Oct 7
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Oct 9
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Oct 10
6:30 - 8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 11
8:45 am
PSAT Test for 9th, 10th & 11th Graders
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
Mon. Oct 16
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Oct 16
7:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Meetings
LHS Room B100
Tues. Oct 17
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Mon. Oct 23
6 - 8 pm
TAFE Showcase
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Oct 24
11 am - 6 pm
Graduation Orders
LHS Commons
Tues. Oct 24
6 - 7 pm
Improv Show
LHS Blackbox Theatre
Wed. Oct 25
8:15 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Oct 26
6 - 8 pm
D-up Potluck Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. Oct 26
7 - 8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Oct 27
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Pink Out
LHS Main Gym
Sat. Oct 28
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Oct 28
5 - 8 pm
LHS Choir Coffee House Concert
LHS Courtyard/Commons
Mon. Oct 30
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100


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!!

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.  

Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/ Guardians
Lovejoy has been sending invitations for Google Classroom email summaries for parents/guardians over the last week; however, Google is having some technical issues with the invitations to all parent/guardian email addresses. We continue to work with Google to resolve this problem. Please continue to watch for your invitation for Google Classroom email summaries.
 
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.