Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 02 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
October is here, but temperatures still don't feel like Fall has arrived. Today's forecast calls for temperatures and heat indexes in the 90's. I imagine our extra-curricular groups with outdoor activities are ready for the switch to milder temperatures.

I am sure it is already on your calendar, but students have a school holiday this Friday, October 6th and next Monday, October 9th. I hope your students have a great 4-day weekend and enjoy their much deserved break.

A few weeks ago, I recognized our 5 five LHS students who were named 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists in my weekly email. This year's Junior Class will get their chance to compete and be part of the 2019 group next Wednesday, October 11th when they take the PSAT. All students in grades 9-11 will take the exam on that day, but only 11th graders are eligible to be named National Merit Semi-Finalists. The exam will be begin around 9:00 a.m. and will conclude around 12:30.

Please take a few minutes to review the information below about important dates and events.

 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 02 17

School Pictures
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. Pictures from Retake Day should be posted in about 2 weeks.
 
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

An Important Message from the Student Nutrition Department
Families who wish to apply for free or reduced priced meals need to complete a new income application every school year. The free/reduced price eligibility of our returning students rolled over to this school year for the first 30 school days. However, last school year's Free/Reduced Priced School Meal Applications are set to expire on October 2, 2017. Students who currently receive free or reduced price meals but whose family have not yet submitted an application for the 2017-2018 school year or who have not received an eligibility letter from the Student Nutrition Office will be changed to full pay status on October 2, 2017. Households will be responsible for the cost of school lunch until a new application is submitted and processed. If you have not already completed a 2017-2018 Free/ Reduced Income Application you can pick one up at your school's office, cafeteria, or download one from our website at www.lovejoyisd.net . To download an application from the website click on Departments, Student Nutrition, then Free/Reduced Income Applications. Once completed please return the application to the Student Nutrition Office.
 
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 .
 

 
 
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.  


 

Evening with the Majestics
Deadline to Register is Friday, October 6th
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 for additional information.  Click here to complete the registration form and to be a part of the Homecoming tradition.

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

Join the LHS PTSA Today!!
Parents, 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 .



ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open
Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K - 12.  Click here for additional information.
 

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

Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21




Student Recognition

LHS Senior Project
Lovejoy senior Savannah Roulette recently conducted her charity golf tournament, "Tee It Up Fore MS" in honor of her mother, Trish Roulette, and golf coach, Kevin Johnson at WestRidge Golf Course in McKinney. Savannah took the spirit of Senior Project's growth and experience mindset and ran with it! Through her activities, Savannah developed and utilized outstanding networking skills to obtain corporate sponsors for the event and gained regional publicity from FOX 4 and other news publications. She also organized a prize structure for tournament winners and held a silent auction with prizes including a set of golf clubs, golf lessons, a weeklong stay at a condo on the Comal River in New Braunfels, a round of golf at Cowboys Golf Club, and of course, an autographed Jamie Benn game jersey. Through her months-long and tireless effort, Savannah raised over $100,000 for her tournament and made a countless number of connections through sponsorships and visibility. Her biggest sponsor was the Dallas Stars, and Jamie Benn himself agreed to donate $10,000 to Savannah's cause.
 
Savannah Roulette's project is not only exemplary, it's also a shining example of personal growth and development, love for humankind, spirit of interest, and general passion for the greater good. Lovejoy is proud to recognize Savannah for her work.

Click here to view a video from Jamie Benn, the captain of the Dallas Stars. He has become well-acquainted with Savannah Roulette as part of her fundraiser drive for Senior Project.

LHS Journalism
The Leopard Spotlight broadcast from the Lovejoy News Network has been named as one of 15 finalists for the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker award.
"The Pacemaker is the association's preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic journalism," said Laura Widmer, NSPA executive director. "NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best."
Last year was the debut of Leopard Spotlight as LNN's flagship broadcast. Seven episodes of the monthly magazine-style show were produced last year under the direction of executive producer Matthew Cinquepalmi, a 2017 graduate.
 
Five students have also been selected as national finalists for NSPA's prestigious individual awards. Only 10 finalists were selected in each category.
 
Senior Hannah Ortega of The Red Ledger is a finalist for story of the year in the category of sports for her human interest feature on former Leopard baseball player Jacob Parrott.
 
Junior Parker Nolan of The Red Ledger is a finalist for photo of the year in the category of environmental portrait for his photo of 2017 graduate John Reaves for a story on Reaves' senior project.
 
Ortega and Nolan, along with senior Nick Smith and sophomore Kelsey Carroll were also named as members of the UIL all-state journalism staff over the summer.
 
Two LNN entries were named finalists for broadcast story of the year: seniors Bradley Davis and Grant Dennis in the category of news, and senior Clayton Houts in the category of sports.
Link to finalists (with videos): http://studentpress.org/nspa/awards/bsoy17/
 
Pacemaker and individual award winners will be announced at the JEA/NSPA National Convention to be held in Dallas in November.
 
LHS Cross Country
The Varsity Cross Country team traveled to compete in the Arkansas Chili Pepper Festival held in Fayetteville, AR. Lovejoy had many personal best times and a strong race overall heading into the District Championship next week.

Boys Team and Carson Hockersmith's Open 10K Results can be found here: http://www.chilepepperfestival.org/docs/results/2017/open10k.pdf
Girls Team Open 5K Results can be found here: http://www.chilepepperfestival.org/docs/results/2017/open5k.pdf
 
The JV teams competed at the Ken Gaston Invitational in Grand Prairie, TX on Thursday. Lovejoy had several personal best times at the meet. Full results can be found here: http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/285555/results#.WdI_JWhSzIU  

LHS Band
The Lovejoy HS Band competed at the Mansfield Preview of Champions Marching Contest this past weekend. The contest is a prelims/finals format and the LHS Band was placed in the top 10 out of almost 30 groups from the entire DFW area and were chosen to perform in the finals that evening. They stepped it up a notch in the finals competition and moved up to 8th place above 2 6A sized schools. Go Band!!
 
Please check out the link below to see the entire show from finals including the Pre-Show that is not seen at football games. The band's next contest performance is on Saturday, October 14th at Wylie Stadium at 12:45pm.
 

LHS Speech & Debate
 
Results from the Newman Smith HS Tournament
September 29 & 31

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3rd Place Sweepstakes Team
 
LD Debate - Collins Morgan Semi Finalist (Top 4 Debaters)
PF Debate
Garrett Larson/Shivani Radhakrishnan - Quarter Finalist (top 8 teams)
Duo
Ariel Kokoricha/ Melody Quintero - 6th
Grant Dennis/ Clay Parker - 3rd
Humorous Interp
Clay Parker - 2nd
Shivani Radhakrishnan - 4th
 
Dramatic Interp - Grant Dennis - 6th
 
Duet - Dennis/Parker - 4th
 
Prose
1st Place - Raheel Ahmed
4th Place - Luke Wheatley
 
Novice Extemp
Tajvir SIngh - 5th
Sara Michals - 6th
Kaya Czyz - Semi Finals
Alex McCaffity - Semi Finals
 
Original Oratory - Anna Rouse 2nd
 
The following Debate team members qualified for State this weekend!
Duet - Clay Parker and Grant Dennis
Humorous Interp - Clay Parker
LD Debate - Collins Morgan

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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 - 7 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
12:15 - 1 pm
Senior Graduation Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Oct 12
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Srs vs. Frosh
LHS Auditorium/Stadium
Thurs. Oct 12
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Jrs vs. Soph
LHS Auditorium/Stadium
Thurs. Oct 12
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Stadium
Thurs. Oct 12
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS 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


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.

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_christensen@lovejoyisd.net P.S.  Dogs are welcome.

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.

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
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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 .

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