Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 10 16 17

P arents and Guardians,
I hope you and your student had a great Homecoming Week. Students had a great time with the activities last Thursday and Friday as well as at our dance on Saturday night. We had over 700 students attend the HOCO Dance, and many students told me that they really enjoyed the event.
It is hard to believe, but this past Friday marked the end of the first grading period. Students will be receiving a hard copy of their Report Card on Wednesday here at school and should bring it home to you.
Please take few minutes to review the information below for important dates and events.


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 16 17

Lovejoy Lacrosse Spirit Day: October 16 - Today
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.

Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Day/Night: October 17 - Tomorrow
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night will be held at Kelly Family Farms on Tuesday, October 17th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This is an all-day event. We hope you will join us for a great combination of delicious food, good company, and support of the Lovejoy Orchestra. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Orchestra Booster Club. When placing your order, please let the cashier know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra for both dine-in and take-out orders.  You may place an order for pick up at 972.754.7974 .

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Discount
Thomas Mears, Group Sales Education Specialist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, has arranged for Lovejoy families and staff members to receive a 20% discount for all DSO Concerts, with the exception of Beethoven's 9th in May. When purchasing tickets online at , type LOVEJOYISD20 at checkout to receive your 20% discount (you will be charged a $7 fee).  If you call the box office at 214.849.4376, you will receive the 20% discount, and will not be charged the $7 fee.
Lovejoy Letter Campaign
We need your help for an upcoming opportunity to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and what an impact each one has on our children! The district provides an extra check for teachers the day before Thanksgiving break. In addition to those checks, again this year we would love to include a hand written letter from Lovejoy ISD families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff on your campus. Letters should simply be a #shortandsweet note of thanks that expresses how much #weloveourteachers.
We would be so grateful if you could write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher or teacher(s)/staff, either current or past, that have been valuable to your child(ren)'s educational experience. Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher's name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the front office by Friday November 10th.
The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition. We really appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign.

Drug Awareness Parent Presentation: October 24
Our Unexpected Journey - Helping Parents Be Prepared
Susa'n Hoemke will be sharing her son Hayden's story and their dark journey through his downward spiral into drug use, addiction and legal issues. Their seemingly perfect family life came to an abrupt end when they found themselves uneducated about - and unprepared for - managing these issues. They lost their sweet, beloved son Hayden in 2014 just before his 23rd birthday. The Hoemke's experience was tragic, and one they wish no parent would have to experience. Sadly, many will and are today.
Mrs. Hoemke will bring some light to this darkness by sharing her experience in hopes of providing some information about how drug abuse can start, what to watch for, and tools to handle these situations, if they do occur.  All parents in the district are encouraged to attend the presentation at Willow Springs Middle School on Tuesday, October 24th at 10:30 AM.

Safe!: November 8
Issues Affecting Today's Teens and How You Can Help
We all want to keep our teens safe.  Join Vanita Halliburton and Dr. Ray Levy on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:30 AM in the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building Board Room to learn how to:
  • Recognize signs of distress in teens
  • Promote brain health
  • Foster resiliency and positive coping skills
  • Know the warning signs of suicidal behavior
  • Find help for a struggling teen
  • Implement protective measures to keep teens SAFE!
Vanita Halliburton is president of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness and understanding of adolescent mental health and suicide prevention.  She speaks from the heart about her son's battle with depression and bipolar disorder and his suicide at the age of 19.
Ray Levy, Ph.D., LSSP is in private practice in Dallas, TX and works extensively with high risk children, children with ADHD and strong-willed behaviors.  He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows discussing various psychological issues.  Dr. Levy travels throughout the country giving workshops and talks on therapy, and child and adolescent issues.


Gold Award: First Aid Donations for ACO
A message from Neha Kapur:
"My name is Neha Kapur. I am a senior at Lovejoy High School and an ambassador in Girl Scouts. I am working on my Gold Award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts.
For my service project, No Fear First Aid Is Here, I am creating awareness among kids regarding the importance of first aid in their lives. Knowing what to do when you or someone else is hurt can be very valuable information. I am going to have workshops for children to teach them about first aid, and also to let them practice skills. I feel every child should have at least a basic knowledge of First-Aid.
Additionally, I am holding donation drives at all Lovejoy schools to create first aid kits to donate to Allen Community Outreach (ACO). Items requested for donation are band aids, antiseptic wipes, crepe bandages, cotton balls, gloves, gauze, and any other supplies you would typically find in a first aid kit.  All donations are appreciated and will be accepted through Friday, October 27th. "

Running Over Depression 5K and 1K Fun Run: November 11
Bradley Davis, James Ayers, and Jonah Barton are organizing the second annual Running Over Depression 5K and 1K event for their Senior Projects. Last year, this event had over 360 participants, and raised over $8,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). This year, the organizers are looking forward to increasing the number of participants and involvement from the Lovejoy Community. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th. The entry fees are $20 for the 1K and $30 for the 5K, with all proceeds donated to the AFSP. You may register by clicking here .  Register early, as prices increase after November 3rd.
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 , 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.

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

School Pictures
It's not too late to order! Simply go to , 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 TODAY - 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 Choir
The Lovejoy Choir had a terrific day at Region Choir auditions! 26 students from LHS auditioned, and 26 LHS students earned a place in one of the Region Choirs!  Several students placed in the top 5 in their rooms which is especially exciting!  This is another record breaking year for the choir program with students earning a spot in the region choirs.
Region 25 Mixed Choir and advancing to the Pre-Area audition
Colette Brooks
Stephen Godfrey
Hannah Hansen - #3 Soprano 2
Alison Jobes - #5 Alto 1
Noah Johnson - #1 Tenor 2
Andrew Mao
Connor Martin - #5 Bass 1
Claire McLaren
Mandy Rickett - #1 Alto 1
Marcie Sawyers
Mikayla Slatten - #4 Alto 1
Hallie Steadman
Catherine Stewart - #5 Soprano 1
Katie Strand - #2 Alto 1
Jack Supan - #2 Bass 2
Paige White
Luke Wild - #4 Bass 2
Region 25 Treble Choir
Caroline Dobbs
Julia Dobbs
Jacqueline Genovese
Katherine Guo
Kyra Jacobs
Elle Mendelson
Kennedy Trythall
Region 25 Honor Choir
Shalin Mehta
Nathan York
Lovejoy Color Guard
The Lovejoy Band and Color Guard competed this Saturday at the Wylie Marching Invitational. The Color Guard did a great job and received first place in the 5A Classification!
Lovejoy Cross Country
The Lovejoy Boys Cross Country team won its 11th consecutive UIL District Championship! Both the Varsity and JV boys teams have won the district team title since 2007. This also marks the 11th consecutive year that the Varsity boys team has qualified for the Regional Championship.

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The Girls Cross Country team finished 2nd overall (43 Points) to Highland Park (24 points). Forney placed 3rd overall with 101 points. This marked the 11th consecutive year that the Varsity Girls team has qualified for the Regional Championship. The JV Girls team also placed 2nd overall to Highland Park.
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The Varsity Boys and Girls teams will compete next at the Region II 5A Championship at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie, TX on 10/23/17.

Full Results from the District 15-5A Championships can be found here:
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
Mon. Oct 16
7:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Meeting
LHS Room B100
Tues. Oct 17
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Thurs. Oct 17
During lunches
Collin College Presentation to Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Oct 23
6 - 8 pm
TAFE Showcase
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Oct 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
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
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
Wed. Nov 1
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Nov 1
6:30 - 7:30 pm
AIM for Success Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 1
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Parent/Candidate Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Nov 4
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Nov 6
7 - 8 pm
Choir Trip Student & Parent Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Mon. Nov 6
6:30 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Nov 7
10:00 and 1:10 pm
AIM for Success Programming
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Nov 7
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Nov 7
7 - 8:30 pm
XC/T&F Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Nov 7
7 - 8 pm
Musical Parent Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Nov 7
7 - 8 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Blackbox
Nov 9 & 10
1-3:30 pm
5-6:30 pm
Running Over Depression
5K Packet Pickup
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 9
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show #2
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Nov 10
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Seniors
LHS Main Gym
Sat. Nov 11
8:30 - 10 am
Running Over Depression Run
LHS Courtyard
Sat. Nov 11
9 am - Noon
E-Waste Recycling Event
LHS Front Parking Lot
Sat. Nov 11
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show #2
LHS Auditorium

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 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 .

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: 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 . 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
PSAT/SAT/ ACT Prep : Classes and 1 on 1 tutoring for the upcoming tests is available at Tutoring 101 in Allen. We've helped scores of students get the score they need for scholarships and acceptances to their colleges. Classes meet twice a week or 1 on 1 appointments are available at more flexible times.

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 . Allen Best Tutoring Business Reader's Choice Award winner for the 4th time.