Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 10 11 16

Parents and Guardians,  
I hope you and your student enjoyed our holiday weekend. It came at a good time as this is the last week of the 1st 9 Weeks of school. This week, we will also be hosting Leopard Friday at LHS from 5-7 p.m. It is a fun community event for all ages, and I hope you will come out and join us. Along with the booths and activities on Friday, there is a BBQ fundraiser taking place in the cafeteria. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the BBQ before the deadline of Midnight tomorrow, please use the Leopard Friday BBQ button at .
Please take a few minutes to review the other events and information listed below.

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 11 16

Leopard Friday - October 14, 2016
We are hosting Leopard Friday on Friday, October 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  This annual event, held in the Courtyard of Lovejoy High School, will showcase our students, clubs, organizations, and community.  The LHS Courtyard will be transformed into a setting which truly has something for everyone.
Tickets for the Leopard Friday BBQ Dinner are available until midnight on Wednesday, October 12th.  Please click here for additional information.
E-Waste Recycling Event
We have arranged for an e-waste recycling day on Saturday, October 29 from 9 am - Noon in the LHS parking lot. It is the perfect time to start gathering electronic items that you would like to dispose of. Please click RECYCLE  for more information about the e-waste collection
Pink Out Day and Football Game:  October 28
This year, Lovejoy's annual Pink Out football game and fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 28th. Lovejoy is proud to support this cause to help beat breast cancer. If you would like to support breast cancer research and a local non-profit, you are invited to purchase Pink Out t-shirts to help raise money and spread awareness for the cause. Money raised will benefit Breast Cancer Can Stick It!, a local non-profit created by a breast cancer survivor and rock drummer dedicated to fighting cancer. 
You may order your t-shirts now by clicking here .  The deadline for orders is October 18.  T-shirts will be delivered to your home campus.
Additionally, you may click HERE or visit: for information on April Samuels, the founder of Cancer Can Stick It!
PSAT Testing
All 9th-11th graders will be taking the PSAT test at LHS next Wednesday, October 19th. Students should bring their own pencils and calculators. All testing should be finished by 12:30 pm, and we will follow our regular schedule for all afternoon classes. Seniors should report to school in the Main Gym at 10:30 am. Seniors that have Dual Credit courses will attend those classes as usual.
What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT test measures the skills and knowledge that students learn in high school. The PSAT is aligned with the SAT. It measures the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels. Students taking the PSAT/NMSQT will be automatically screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. PSAT 8/9 is not eligible for entry.
Looking for extra PSAT practice?
Students may access free practice material through College Board. Personalized study is also available through Khan Academy. Visit Lovejoy's PSAT, SAT, and ACT Resource page for additional information:
Grown-ups dread it. Kids need it. It's time to have The Talk.
When it comes to navigating social media, online games, smartphones, and the Internet, it's best for kids to get their info from a trusted source. With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 1-8 using apps, having The Talk is an essential rite of passage.
As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital world. Giving kids a solid understanding of how we expect them to behave -- both online and off -- starts everyone off on the right foot.
Lovejoy students will participate in Digital Citizenship Week October 17-21, 2016. Activities will focus on how to be safe and to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Digital literacy skills are essential for students to leverage the full potential of technology for learning. We encourage you to engage in conversations with your student about making great choices in their digital lives.
Parent Workshop: Building Resilience in Youth - Tomorrow
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.
Lovejoy Preschool PTA
Please click PRESCHOOL for the October newsletter.
Orchestra Spirit Day/Night - October 18
Please join us for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra next week at Kelly's Burger Stand on Lucas Road, Parker: Tuesday, October 18th from 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 10% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra.
Lady Leopards Volleyball
The Lady Leopards Volleyball Teams will verse the Highland Park Scots Tuesday, October 11th at HOME!! Freshman/JV 5:30, Varsity/6:30pm. Come out and support your Leopards. We will have hot dogs, pizza, and Chick-Fil-A is providing some nugget trays beginning at 5pm in the Lovejoy High School Cafeteria while it lasts. See you Tuesday Night!! It's a BLACK OUT!! Go Leopards!!
3....2....1.... Blast Off.....It's ROCKET LAUNCH TIME!
Rocket Build Party:  November 2; Rocket Launch:  November 6
The Lovejoy Gifted Association and the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) will be sponsoring the ROCKET PROJECT again this year due to the overwhelming success of last year's event! The Rocket Project is an extracurricular STEM activity at which your child builds a rocket one evening, then launches it another day -- all with the assistance of the professionals from DARS. Demonstration launches will be held behind SCIS during lunch periods Wednesday, October 12th. Please join us for the fun:
What:      Rocket Build Party*
Where:    SCIS cafeteria
When:     Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:00-7:30
Who:      Skill level geared toward 3rd-6th graders, but all ages are welcome with an adult.   
Launch: Sunday, November 6th at LHS -- time TBD*
Cost:       $12 for LGA members and $22 for nonmembers.
Click here to order your rocket kit .  The deadline for orders is:  October 19
*Parental supervision is required at both the Build and Launch events.
LGA Rocket Launch Video:

Lovejoy Women's Lacrosse Try It Days:  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 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  or visit the website at: .
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools - Men's Tailgate Tournament - October 26, 2016
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is pleased to announce the annual Men's Tailgate Tournament.  Join the Foundation for food, beer, and a cornhole tournament. The tournament is double elimination, so everyone is guaranteed to play two games. The event will be held at the home of Chris and Kim Collier in Lucas. Sponsors for the event are Owens Realty and Capacity Lending, Nine Band Brewing, Chick-fil-A of Allen, and the Collier Family. For additional information and to register for the event click on the following link:  Men's Tailgate Registration.
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins Monday, October 17th at 4:15 pm in room B104.
The session runs through November 10th. Please click HARMONY  for more details.
Mock SAT Exam Opportunity
Revolution Prep is offering a practice SAT exam this Saturday, 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.
Revisiting Diversity:  More than a Buzzword:  November 17
You see it sprinkled in college catalogs, corporate mission statements, and in employee training seminars:  Diversity.  A New York Times piece recently made the claim that the ubiquitous word has all but lost its meaning.  This lecture, presented by Dr. Salena Brody, will revisit what diversity really means for our schools, workplaces, and communities, focusing on social science research from the past half century.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building/Training Room
Dr. Salena Brody is a professor of Psychology at Collin College.  She earned her doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studying intergroup contact and attitude change.  Her research focuses on identifying the conditions under which contact between groups leads to prejudice reduction and other positive outcomes.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa member and has received numerous teaching awards including being named the 2016-2017 Outstanding Professor of the Year at Collin College.  She is a proud Lovejoy parent and active member of the community, serving on the Friends of Fairview Fire Board of Directors.
Kindergarten Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services
The online referral window for gifted and talented services for kindergarten is open. All referrals are processed online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal, located at .
Kindergarten referrals will be accepted through October 14, 2016. Kindergarten testing will begin in November.

For questions regarding Gifted and Talented services in grades K-4, please contact Caroline Garcia, Elementary G/T Coordinator, at:   or via phone 469.742.8310 .
Student Recognition
LHS Cross Country
At the Southlake Meet on Saturday, our varsity Boys placed 2nd overall against some tough 6A teams. Our 2nd group of boys demonstrated the depth of our team by dominating the 6A JV division with 25 points! Our 3rd group of runners also did an outstanding job in the 5A and Under JV division placing 3rd overall. Full results can be found here:
Despite the muddy conditions and narrow course - we had several runners PR on this course - very impressive! Runners that set a new PR include Michael O'Brien 18:05, Whit Bedell 18:20, Thomas Michal 18:50, Kyle Easely 19:21, Colin Jones 19:31, Sam Mena 20:14, Shalin Mehta 20:29, Chris Dun 20:42, and Jason Abernathy 20:48. 

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
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
8:45 am - 12:30 pm
PSAT Test (9th through 11th graders)
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Oct 19
10:30 am
Senior Meeting
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Oct 20
9:55 am, 1:35 pm
Mike Smith Presentations (9/10,11/12)
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
Mon. Oct 24
6:30 pm
Fall Orchestra Concert
LHS Courtyard
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
Mon. Oct 31
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205

Lovejoy Events and Activities

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 ( ) with questions.
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 . 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 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.