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

P arents and Guardians,
 
It's Homecoming Week at LHS, and kids are set to have a fun and busy four days of school. Along with each of our themed dress-up days for the week, students will have their annual Powder Puff and Mr. Lovejoy competitions on Thursday (details below). On Friday, the festivities continue as students will have the opportunity to wear their Homecoming Mum to school. We know these kinds of events are what students remember after they graduate and are excited for this week!
 
A few other important things happening this week are PSAT testing tomorrow, and the end of the 1st Grading Period on Friday. All 9th -11th grade students will report to their assigned rooms to take the PSAT test at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow, and they are typically finished around 12:30 p.m. Please have your student bring a couple of sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator for the test.
 
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 10 17

Important Details regarding Tomorrow, PSAT Testing Day

Attention 9th through 11th graders:
  • Students MUST bring some #2 pencils and a calculator to the test tomorrow.
  • Rosters are posted in the commons with testing room assignments
Attention Seniors:
  • unless they have a dual credit class, seniors do not need to report to school until 12:15 p.m. Seniors should eat lunch before coming to school. When getting to school, they should enter at the auditorium lobby to sign-in for attendance and proceed into the auditorium to hear a presentation from Josten's about ordering your cap & gown and graduation announcements.
  • All Dual Credit classes will be held at their regularly scheduled time.
All students should expect to attend their 5th through 8th period classes as usual tomorrow.
 
Homecoming Activities
 
Thurs. Oct 12
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest/
Powder Puff - Seniors vs. Freshmen
LHS Auditorium/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest/
Powder Puff - Juniors vs. Sophomores
LHS  Auditorium/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Oct 12
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Oct 13
9:15 am
Homecoming Pep Rally
LHS Main Gym
 

All grade levels will eat lunch from 12:45 - 1:30 pm. We invite you to go grab some lunch and come back for the Homecoming Games and the Powder Puff Playoff Game.
 
NOTE : For Friday's Pep Rally (and all Pep Rallies), 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 beyond the Lobby.
 
Homecoming Dress-up Days
Tuesday - Past vs. Future (Dress throwback or futuristic)
Wednesday - Country vs. Country Club
Thursday - Grade Level Rep. (9th - Pink, 10th - Yellow, 11th - Blue, 12th - Black)
Friday - Black out shirts and your mum/garter
 
Hurricane Maria Relief
A message from Enrique Vega, Lovejoy High School Senior:
 
"My name is Enrique Vega. I am a Senior at Lovejoy High School and have decided to help victims affected by Hurricane Maria. On September 20th, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 4 hurricane. This powerful hurricane has left millions without power, little access to water, dwindling food supplies, and no place to call home. I have partnered up with the Salvation Army to collect items to help relieve some of the stress put onto the US territory of Puerto Rico. Some of the most essential items needed include food, water, hygiene supplies, and baby supplies. Large donation boxes will be located at the front of Lovejoy High School from October 10th - 13th. There will also be donation boxes at all entrances to the Homecoming pep rally and the Homecoming game. Please help those affected by this tragedy by donating items."
 
Supporting LHS Students through Senior Project Judging
It is difficult to believe how quickly the school year is flying by. At the high school, this means that some LHS Seniors are nearing the time for their Senior Project Presentations.
 
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.
 
We want to extend to you the invitation to share in this experience as a Senior Project Judge. Presentations will take place at Lovejoy High School on November 14th, December 6th, January 18th, February 16th and March 7th. Presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and should conclude by 8:30 p.m. at the latest. Judges training begins at 5:30 p.m. for those who have never judged Senior Project presentations. Those who judged in past years may arrive at 6 p.m. A light meal is served each night.
 
Click here to sign up to be a Senior Project Judge.  


 
Lovejoy High School Student Council
Pink Out Football Game:  October 27
Every year, Lovejoy Student Council makes a donation to help beat breast cancer. The LHS Student Council members invite you to purchase Pink Out t-shirts to raise money and spread awareness for the cause. The t-shirts are $16 and may be purchased through the Online Payment Center .
 
This year's fundraiser will benefit a local non-profit organization. Check out www.breastcancercanstickit.org , and the organization April Samuels has built to help fight breast cancer. Her story is amazing and her family lives in the Lovejoy district. Orders will be delivered to campuses October 25th and 26th.
 
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day: October 16
If you love Chick-fil-A and Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse stop by Chick-fil-A on Stacy Road on Monday, October 16th to show your support of the Lacrosse teams.  Chick-fil-A, on Stacy Road, is a sponsor of the Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse program for the 2017-2018 season. 
 
Before you place your order let the cashier know you are supporting Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Invite your family, friends, and co-workers. We hope to see you on the 16th.

 
Senior Project 5K - Running Over Depression
This year for their senior projects, Bradley Davis, James Ayers, and Jonah Barton will be organizing the 2nd Annual Running Over Depression 5K and 1K event. Last year, the run had over 360 participants and raised over $8,000 to donate to AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). This year, they want to improve on those numbers, and would love to get more involvement from the Lovejoy Community. The event is on Saturday, November 11th. Costs to race are $20 for the 1K and $30 for the 5K with all proceeds being donated to AFSP. Sign up at Running Over Depression 5K & 1K Fun Run registration information . Be sure to register early, as prices jump after November 3rd."


 

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.  




Exciting News from the LHS PTSA!
Parents, we are so excited to launch our new LHS PTSA Website! If you have not had an opportunity to donate to the LHS PTSA this year, please consider donating and helping us to continue to bring meaningful programing to our students. Click here now to donate online on our website, where you can also access the membership and volunteer form, Reflections and TXPTA information. If you have not had the chance to join the PTSA, please do so. We are so close to 500 members and would love to achieve that goal. We appreciate your donations.

Amy Holden
LHS PTSA President
amyholden@sbcglobal.net

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 soon.

Driver's Ed Classes
The next session begins Monday, October 16th. The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click   HARMONY  for more details.
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Fishing
Congratulations to Leopard Fishing for their Team Title at Ray Roberts! What a way to start the season! 242 teams took to the water for the first event.
  • Tied for 10th - Freshman Phenoms Josh Bittlestone and John Armstrong.
  • Sophomore tandem Keegan Reck & Austin Paxton dominated with a 3rd place finish.
  • Senior Leadership anchored the team title - Kellen Worley & Trey Johnson finished 4th.
 
LHS Golf
Our varsity boys recently took on Tanglewood Resort and Golf Club in the Denison High School Stinger Classic. This was the first tournament of the year for the guys, and they played well enough to bring home the win. The Leopards shot a team total, 332 for 1st place, Pottsboro shot 334, and Plano East shot 337. Leading the Leopards was Freshman Jay Pabin. In his first high school tournament he finished 3rd individually, shooting a 77. He started a bit nervously going 6 over after his first 7 holes. He settled down nicely to play his last 11 holes in 1 under par. Senior Will Fairchild shot 83 in his first Lovejoy High School tournament. Senior Jonah Barton shot 85, Junior Matthew Welch shot 87, Senior Weston Ludlow shot 90, and Junior Brian Wolfe shot 91.

 


Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Oct 10-13
During lunches
Black Out HOCO Shirt Sales
LHS Cafeteria
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/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Jrs vs. Soph
LHS Auditorium/Indoor Facility
Thurs. Oct 12
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Oct 12
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS Main Gym
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
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
Mon. Oct 23
7:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Meeting
LHS Room B100
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
Wed. Oct 25
6 - 8 pm
Orchestra Concert
LHS Courtyard
Thurs. Oct 26
8:15 - 8:45 am
Jazz Band Morning Concert
LHS Commons
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
Mon. Oct 30
6:30 - 7:30 pm
College Admission Panel - Ranking Discussion
LHS Main Gym



Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association Community Pancake Breakfast: October 21


 

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

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 .

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.

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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