Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 03 16

Parents and Guardians,  
 
What a beautiful weather weekend. It is finally beginning to feel like fall, and the heat of summer is hopefully gone until next year!
 
With only two weeks left in the 1st Nine Weeks, we are quickly coming to the end of the first quarter of the school year. I hope it has been a smooth transition for you and your student, but as always remember to reach out to teachers if you have questions or concerns about your student's academic performance. We place a high value on the partnership between teachers, parents, and students as we work together for student success.
 
Below you will find important information as well as a schedule of upcoming events. Please take a few minutes to review them and have a great week!
 
Sincerely, 

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 03 16

Class Ring Orders for Juniors (and Seniors if interested)
Jostens - the largest and oldest provider of class rings - will be in the LHS Commons to take ring orders on:
  • Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 5 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Have fun and save time by designing your ring online at http://www.texasgradshop.com.
Bring a copy of your order with you along with the $50.00 deposit .
 
Lady Leopards Volleyball
Come out and support the Lady Leopards Volleyball teams as they play Highland Park at Home on October 11th. Freshman/JV 5:30, Varsity at 6:30pm. We will also recognize our Willow Springs Middle School Volleyball Teams. There will be some fun giveaways in the stands for our fans. Currently our Varsity has a season record of 28-7 and is ranked 9th in the Texas. See you on October 11th!!
 
Lovejoy Women's Lacrosse Try It Days:  October 8, October 22 and November 12
Lovejoy senior Kennedy Miller has taken on the challenge of launching the Lady Leopard Lacrosse program as her 2017 Senior Project. Please join Kennedy, Coach Shannon, and the rest of the Lovejoy student volunteer coaching staff for one of the free Try It Days scheduled this fall:
 
October 8, 2016                       SCIS                10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 22, 2016                     LHS                 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
November 12, 2016                 WSMS             10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
All grades are welcome and loaner sticks will be available on a first come, first served basis. For additional information contact Kennedy Miller at ksmillerlacrosse@gmail.com or visit the website at:  www.leopardlacrosse.com .
 
Senior Project Judges Needed
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. This school year, we will host four presentation evenings - November 15th, December 7th, January 17th and February 16th.
 
If you have never judged before, judges training will begin at 5:30 pm in the Lovejoy High School Library. Dinner will be provided. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. and should conclude by 9:00 p.m. at the latest.
 
If you would like to sign-up to judge please complete the google form below:
 
 
Please contact Sara Seoighe (sara_seoighe@lovejoyisd.net) with questions.
 
Parent Workshop: Building Resilience in Youth
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Hughes on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 pm in the LHS Lecture Hall. Understanding the nature of resilience, both its development and how to foster resilience in those youth at risk for or already having depression or anxiety, is an important goal of the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRCC; Director, Madhukar Trivedi, MD) Risk and Resilience Network (RRN). Dr. Jennifer Hughes, a clinical psychologist and the head of the RRN, will discuss resilience in youth, focusing on the role of stress and adverse life events in developing resilience, sharing how coping skills, social support, and mastery relate to resilience, and discussing how parents can foster resilience in youth. Additionally, Dr. Hughes will discuss an exciting new mental health promotion program, Youth Aware of Mental Health, which will be delivered in 9th grade health classes at Lovejoy High School this academic year.
 
Mock ACT and SAT Exam Opportunity
Revolution Prep is offering a practice SAT exam on October 15th.
Students can expect to be on campus from 9 am - 1 pm.
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.

Leopard Friday - Deadline Approaching
The Lovejoy ISD will be hosting this FREE community event on October 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
 
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community and organizations. There will be something for everyone, regardless of age.  We are offering a BBQ dinner and more details will be coming next week.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Thurs. Oct 6
During lunches
Collin College Presentation for Jrs.
LHS Main Gym
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
 
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.

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.

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.