Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 23 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
This week, LHS will be participating in Red Ribbon Week. Our PALS students have organized activities to encourage students to say "No" to using drugs. It is an important message for our students and I hope you will partner with us by engaging in dialogue with your student about the dangers and potential consequences of drug use, as well as the benefits of making good choices.
 
I also wanted to highlight a couple of upcoming events. Next Monday, October 30th, we will be hosting a College Admission Rank Discussion at LHS. Admissions officials from UT, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UTD and UNT will be on hand to share important information about their process for making admissions decisions for students. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted in the LHS Main Gym.
 
Wednesday, November 1st is an Early Release Day for LISD. School will officially end at 1:00 p.m., but all Lovejoy HS students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:15 and are able to leave school at that time. Buses will run their normal routes and will leave LHS shortly after 1:00 p.m.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 23 17

Yearbook Deadlines - THIS Friday!
 
Senior Ad Deadline
The yearbook senior ad deadline is this Friday. Complete orders which include the payment, photos and message must all be received by this week. If the order is not complete by the deadline, it will not be placed in the book and money will be refunded. We also can't receive late orders.
 
Your senior ad can be purchased online here . If you pay online, please note that this transaction is the purchase only, and materials will need to be sent in to the yearbook business editors by the aforementioned date.
 
For further instructions and information on ad sizing, pricing, and how to send in materials, please see the PDF here . If you would prefer to physically send in the payment, the PDF  can be used as a form to turn in with the payment to Rebecca Pollard in room E109. Note that all checks will need to be made out to Lovejoy High School.
 
Yearbooks at the cheapest price until this Friday
The 2018 LHS yearbooks are available for sale at their lowest price from now until this Friday. Books can be ordered from the Jostens website through the link here  or you can use the order form  and submit it with your payment to Rebecca Pollard, the yearbook adviser in room E109.
 
Red Ribbon Week - Dress Up Days
Monday - Red Out - Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free
Tuesday - Pajama Day - Put Drugs to Rest
Wednesday - Jersey Day - Team Up Against Drugs
Thursday - Hawaiian Day - Lei off Drugs
Friday - Pink Out
 
College Admission Panel - Ranking Discussion
Please join us in the LHS Main Gym on Monday, October 30, at 6:30PM for a panel discussion with directors/assoc. directors of admission from the schools listed below. This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the source how ranking outside the Top 10% is viewed and how class rank is measured in the overall admissions process. We look forward to having a thoughtful discussion. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
 
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
University of North Texas
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
 
School Store T-Shirt Sale
The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don 't miss their special sale as they make room for the new season.
 
All Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off
 
Hurry, as the t-shirts will go quickly at this special price.
 
The LHS Store is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  The WSMS Store is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM.
 
AIM for Success
AIM for Success is presenting information to our students on November 7th with the program entitled "Focus on Success." Today's technology brings a host of opportunities to our young people- opportunities to make a positive difference in the world, and at the same time, opportunities to greatly harm themselves and others. This practical program looks at the rewards and the dangers of technology- including sexting and pornography. A focus on healthy relationships- both in person and online- gives students freedom to reach their dreams and goals.
 
9th and 10th grade rotation- 10:00-11:25 am
11th and 12th grade rotation- 1:10-2:23 pm
 
Parents are invited to preview the presentation on November 1st at 6:30 PM in the Lecture Hall.
 
Student Nutrition
Click here to view the October Student Nutrition Newsletter filled with announcements, nutrition news, and our recipe of the month.



Update from the LHS PTSA
Parents, we are at 499 PTSA members. Our goal is 500!! If you have not had an opportunity to join, please do so today. You can download the form on our new website by clicking the graphic above. 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 the students. You can now donate online on our website - we appreciate your donations. Please go to www.lovejoyhsptsa.wixsite.com/lovejoyhsptsa. On  our website, you can also access the membership and volunteer forms, Reflections, and TXPTA information. Thank you for your continued support!



PTA Reflections: Within Reach - Deadline is Friday!
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 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.  

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 are now available on the website.

Driver's Ed Classes
The next session begins Monday, November 13th. . The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click   HARMONY  for more details.

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  www.mydso.com 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.


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
Kendra Scott Gives Back
Kendra Scott is hosting a "give back" event with 20% of the sales going to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Kendra Scott will provide snacks and beverages. We hope you will join us for this special event.
 
Thursday, November 9
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kendra Scott in Watters Creek
888 Watters Creek Boulevard
 
Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from Amazon.com, please consider visiting Amazon Smile. Amazon established AmazonSmile to give back 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations. When you are ready to shop, log in to your Amazon account by visiting the AmazonSmile website for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Once you have logged in, you will have access to the same products, same prices and same service you find at amazon.com. Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.

Student Recognition
 
LHS Computer Science
Computer Science took 7 teams to Frisco "First Bytes" programming contest - 3 advanced teams and 4 novice teams. Congratulations to LHS team members Katie Rink, RuiYi He and Katherine Guo who took 1st place in the novice division!
 

 
LHS Band
The LHS Band performed Saturday at the Region 25 UIL Marching contest in Wylie.  The band was given a unanimous first division rating from all three judges and were moved on to Area level competition.  Some comments on the critique sheets from the three judges included praise for "high demand" and "great design of the show". Other notable quotes were, "Great players!", "Great brass and woodwind sounds", and 'Fantastic Band!"  We will take it!
 
The band performs next at Area contest this Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 am at the Little Elm Athletic Complex, 1151 East Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, Texas 75068.  Please come out and let us hear you in the stands!   
 
LHS Speech and Debate
Here are the results from the Naaman Forest HS Speech and Debate Tournament:
 
1st Place Sweepstakes Team:
 
LD Debate - Collins Morgan - 2nd
PF Debate - Garrett Larson/Shalin Mehta- Quarter Finalist (top 8 teams)
 
Duo
Grant Dennis/ Clay Parker - 3rd
Andrew Evins/Shivani Radhakrishnan - 6th
 
Humorous Interp
Clay Parker - 7nd
Shivani Radhakrishnan - 8th
 
Congressional Debate - Gavin George - Finalist
 
POI
            Grant Dennis - 5th
            Luke Wheatley - 6th
Duet
Grant Dennis/Clay Parker - 1st
Matthew Johannsen/Sean Gassman - 7th
 
Prose
Kaeli Wilburn - 2nd
Raheel Ahmed - 6th
 
Poetry - Kaeli Wilburn - 5th
 
Domestic Extemp
            Collins Morgan - 1st
            Dayton Thompson - 5th
            Garrett Larson - Semi-finalist
            Seth Roundtree - Semi-finalist
 
Foreign Extemp
            Zach Farrell - 6th
            Ashley Rihani - Semi-finalist
 
Novice Extemp
Kaya Czyz - 1st
Alex McCaffity - 2nd
Justin Maroney - 4th
Jack Czyz - Semi-finalist
Tajvir Singh - Semi-finalist
John Wallaert - Semi-finalist
Chris Abdalla - Semi-finalist
Kunal Kapur - Semi-finalist
Nia Marwaha - Semi-finalist
Arturo Yundt-Pacheco - Semi-finalist
 
Novice CX Debate
            Jack Czyz/John Wallaert - 1st
            Justin Maroney/Tajvir Singh - 2nd
            Alex McCaffity - 2nd Speaker
 
LHS Tennis
The Lovejoy tennis team is Bi-District Champions and Area Champions.  The tennis team defeated Greenville 10-0 last Tuesday and defeated Frisco Heritage 10-7 on Thursday to advance to the Regional Quarter-Finals vs Frisco Independence.  The match will be played Tuesday, October 24th at Allen High School starting at 4:00 p.m.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
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
8:15 - 8:45 am
Jazz Band Morning Concert
LHS Commons
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
Mon. Nov 13
6 - 7 pm
Veterans' Day Dinner
LHS Commons
Mon. Nov 13
7:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Meetings
LHS Room B100
Tues. Nov 14
6 - 9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Nov 14
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Nov 15
6:30 - 8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 16
During lunches
College Admission Game - Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Nov 16
6 - 8 pm
Lovejoy Gifted Association Program
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 16
7 - 8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. Nov 28
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. Nov 28
During lunches
Mindfulness/Stress Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Nov 29
8:15 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall



 

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.

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.
 
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
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 .

  www.tutoring101.com Allen Best Tutoring Business Reader's Choice Award winner for the 4th time.