Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 26 16

Parents and Guardians,  
 
What a Homecoming week and weekend! We had a full schedule of events, and I know for many of our students, this is a memorable part of their high school experience. I hope this past week was enjoyable for you and them, and that they had a great time participating in the week's activities.
 
Please take a few minutes to look at the information listed below so you are aware of upcoming events and important information.
 
Sincerely, 

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 26 16

School Picture Make-up Day TOMORROW
Students needing a retake or who missed the August picture day should go to the Main Gym Lobby during lunch tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th. School pictures can be viewed at http://www.bephoto.com using the student ID number as the access code. Orders can be placed now at the same prices, no late fees. Since pictures will not be processed as a batch order, the mailing fee will apply.
 
School pictures and ID's were distributed today for all underclassmen in their English classes. Senior ID's will be available for pickup during all lunches tomorrow.
 
Mock ACT and SAT Exam Opportunity
Revolution Prep is offering a practice ACT exam on October 1st and a practice SAT exam on October 15th. Students can expect to be on campus from 9 am - 1 pm.
Please click on the following links to register.

For the ACT:
 
For the SAT:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic Advisor with Revolution Prep, Wendy Ward at 512-994-6550. She will be happy to assist.
 
Community Band Performance TONIGHT
After getting rained out over the weekend, the LHS band will be giving a community performance tonight under the lights at 7:45 PM. They will be going through the whole process as if it is a contest, complete with some guest judges. If you are free and want to see and hear the show in a quiet environment (except for the applause of course!) please come out this evening. The show is 8 minutes long so it will be short and sweet.
 
Parent Google Boot Camp
Join us on Wednesday, September 28th from 7-8 pm in the LHS Library to learn the basics of Google Classroom, Drive, and Docs. We will start with Classroom so those who are familiar with the other features of Google can sneak out early. Please register by clicking on the link below:  https://goo.gl/forms/g2wgr4BOknRDWuj62 


Join us for our 1st High School Book Fair!
September 26 - 30
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
In the Library
Some required reads for the year will be available. New releases, hot YA books, Cookbooks & Adult selections, Origami & Adult Coloring Books, Lego sets and more will all be available for purchase. Get a head start on holiday or birthday gifts and support the library!
 
Parent Volunteers are needed. If you can help volunteer, please click on the link below:
 
Progress Reports
Please be aware that progress reports were distributed on Tuesday, September 20th during 2nd period homeroom classes.
 
Parking for Daytime Events
This is a reminder that we have changed our parking policy in regards to campus events that are scheduled during school hours. Due to the increase in the number of student-assigned parking spots in the back parking lot, we ask that parents park in the front, and we will have a sign-in table just inside the cafeteria.
 
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament:  October 7
The 8th Annual LLI Golf Tournament will be held on October 7th, 2016, at Heritage Ranch with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. Lunch will be served.  Raffle items and other fun prizes will be available.  The tournament was sold out last year so register early. Please click here for additional information.  To register, visit:  www.lovejoyfootball.com/Paypal.html .   The deadline to register is October 3.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Jazz Band
Congratulations to Jazz Band members at All-Region Jazz auditions. Lovejoy HS band members will be making up one fourth of the All Region Band with us landing 5 of the sought-after 20 positions available in the group! We had more students chosen than all other 5A schools in the region, and all but one large 6A school!
 
Congrats to the following students:
Jack Supan: Guitar (1st Chair!)
Ethan Etchieson: Vibes (1st Chair!)
Garrett Martin: Trombone
Sam Oates: Trumpet
Joel Reeves: Trumpet
 
A special recognition to Leo Dobson, Kainoa Keolakainoa, Megan Taylor, and Patrick O'Brien for all being alternates and having at least one first place vote from a judge. They were all among the best in the room, which is all we can ever ask for!
 
LHS Drumline Contest Results
The LHS Drumline placed 9th recently at the HEB Drumline Contest. One of the judges, 16 time DCI Gold Medalist Scott Johnson, had the Lovejoy Drumline in 4th place for General Effect. Click here to enjoy the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Wu2UK4oUc.
 
LHS Cross Country Fall Festival
Varsity Girls   finished 15th in a 21-team race with a top-5 average time of 21:21.04 Sophomore Carson Hockersmith (20:09.86, 31st in scoring) led the group followed by senior Shaelyn Ballard (21:15.12, 70th), sophomore Avery Silliman (21:40.10, 87th), freshman Lacey Pelkowski (21:49.13, 93rd), junior Emily Gueller (21:50.00, 94th), senior Noelle Franz (21:50.67, 96th), freshman Sophia Estes (21:52.59, 98th), and freshman Andrea Richardson (21:57.86, 114th overall). This gave Lovejoy 8 runners under 22 minutes, with a 3-8 split time of only 17.86 seconds. Well done.

Varsity Boys   race, a true black-and-blue event - extremely challenging competition. Plano West (a 6A powerhouse) eked out the victory over 2nd and 3rd place finishers Lovejoy and El Paso Americas (6A) by a slim 96-99-103 score. The squad was again led by senior Grant Tiff (16:12.51,12th place in scoring) who bettered his best Myers Park time from last fall of 16:28.00, followed by freshman Brady Laboret (16:17.23, 13th place), sophomore Brett Pedersen (16:21.31, 16th place), junior Ryan Brands (16:40.90, 24th place) and junior Bradley Davis (16:43.41, 34th place) concluded Lovejoy's scoring. The remaining 5 Lovejoy runners ... junior Ryan Spruell (16:37.40, 42nd overall), senior Nate Hartter ( went under 17:00 for his first time @ 16:47.43, 43rd overall), freshman Will Muirhead ( is on the threshold @ 17:06.17, 63rd overall), junior William Godfrey (17:07.15, 66th overall), and junior Christian Sutter (18:05.10, 135th overall). So 9 of Lovejoy's runners were at 17:07 or better, which is incredible on the Myers Park course.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Sept 27
7-8 pm
Hole-in-One Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
LHS Main Gym
Wed. Sept 28
7-8 pm
Google Boot Camp for Parents
LHS Library
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
Sat. Oct 1
9:00 am
Rev Prep Mock ACT Exam
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
6:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Potluck
and Meet the Coaches
LHS Cafeteria/Library
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
Sat. Oct 8
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Jr Leopard Cheer Camp
LHS Gymnasiums
Tues. Oct 11
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 12
6:00 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons near School Store
Wed. Oct 12
7-9 pm
FCA Fields of Faith
LHS Leopard Stadium
Wed. Oct 12
7:00 pm
Parent Workshop with Dr. Hughes
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Oct 14
5:00 pm
Leopard Friday
LHS Cafeteria/Courtyard
Sat. Oct 15
9:00 am
Rev Prep Mock SAT Exam
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Oct 17
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Tues. Oct 18
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Oct 19
TBD
Senior Meeting
LHS Main Gym
Sat. Oct 22
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Oct 22
9 am - 1 pm
Softball Flats for Bats Pickup
LHS Parking Lot near Tennis
Sat. Oct 22
5 - 7:30 pm
LHS Choir Coffee House
LHS Courtyard/Cafeteria
Mon. Oct 24
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Tues. Oct 25
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Oct 26
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 26
6 - 8 pm
Girls Basketball Potluck Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. Oct 27
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Oct 28
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Senior/Pink Out
LHS Main Gym


Lovejoy Events and Activities
 
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!
 
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. 

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".

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.