Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 30 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
This week, students will have an Early Release Day on Wednesday, November 1st. Students will attend periods 1 through 4 and be released for Lunch at 12:15. Students are welcome to leave LHS at lunch, or they can eat lunch in the cafeteria. The day officially ends at 1:00 p.m. and buses will run at that time.
 
Although it creates a change to student schedules, these Early Release Days provide LHS teachers with an opportunity to improve their skills as educators through professional development. I hope you and your student enjoy the early dismissal and the slight change in their normal routine.
 
Have a great week and thank you for your partnership.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 30 17
 
College Admission Panel - Ranking Discussion - TONIGHT
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

 
E-Waste Recycling Event
Lovejoy High School has arranged for an e-waste recycling day on Saturday, November 11th from 9 am - Noon in the LHS front parking lot. Now 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.
 
VOTE for Carson!
Carson Collins, our LHS QB, is a candidate for  Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week. Click here  to vote as many times as you would like. The polls close at noon on Friday.

Boys' Cross Country - State Bound
The Boys' Cross Country team will compete on Saturday 11/4/17 in Round Rock, TX. Make the trip down to Round Rock to see the boys' team try to defend its State Championship title and bring home the State Championship trophy!
 
state xc promo.jpg
 
9:10 AM - 5A Boys 5K Race Start Time

Ticket Information
  Student (age 5 and up) - $7.00
  Adult - $10.00
  On-site ticket sales will be CASH ONLY 
Public Parking
  Parking and shuttle service available at the Dell Diamond parking area for $5.00.
  CASH ONLY

Full Meet Information  HERE


Lovejoy Gifted Association Parent Panel: November 16
The Lovejoy Gifted Association invites you to join them for an evening of wit and wisdom shared by parents of recent Lovejoy GT graduates. This is an opportunity to receive answers to questions you may have.  The Parent Panel members will share their stories and perspective on how to help you and your children get the most from the GT programs in LISD. It's a great opportunity for families who are new to GT to get a head start, as well as for families who have been with GT and are looking to reconnect as their children's interests continue to evolve and change. The event is sponsored by The Lovejoy Gifted Association and is open to all parents, teachers and students who are interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented programs. You do not have to be a member to attend. Please contact Piritta van Rijn with questions. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Parent Panel: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mix and Mingle: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School
Lecture Hall
 
You may click here for additional information.

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.



Thank You from the LHS PTSA
Parents, thank you for supporting the LHS PTSA during our membership and donation drive. We reached our goal and have 509 members!!
 
If you have not had a chance to sign up and become a PTSA member you can click the banner above to go to our website. We will accept memberships and donations all year. Thank you again - we appreciate your generosity.

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.

Tutoring 101

We'll teach the TRICKS... to improve your Scores!

We've helped many students since 1997 achieve better test scores, improve their skills, and get better grades. Better scores and better grades give you more choices when it comes to college opportunities: more colleges will admit you, invite you into their honors program, or offer you scholarship money. Be ready!
 
  • PSAT and SAT Prep Classes: T/Th or Th/Sat
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat/Mon
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about our all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT program!
11th-12th Grade SAT or ACT
9th-12th Grade PSAT/SAT/ACT
NMSQT Program
Duke Tip (7th Grade) $699

Call Robyn or Tanya at 972-359-0222, email robyn@tutoring101.com with your questions, or enroll online.
Madagascar Live Tickets on Sale Now!
The animals are escaping from the Central Park Zoo.  Join the WSMS Musical Theatre Cast for an enjoyable evening of fun as they proudly present Madagascar Live on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium.  All seats are reserved. Tickets may be purchased online at the Fine Arts Ticket Box
 
If you like to Move It, Move It - we hope to see you at the show.
 
Mini Madagascar Live! VIP Party: November 2
Are you a VIP? Join us for a Mini Madagascar Live! VIP Party on Thursday, November 2nd, at 6:15 PM.  November 2nd is opening night of the Willow Springs Middle School musical, Madagascar Live!. The animals are escaping from the Central Park Zoo, and you are invited to experience it firsthand.  If you like to Move It, Move It, we hope to see you at this exclusive engagement to meet the zoo animals, and experience a Crack a Lackin good time.
 
This experience includes a special pre-show backstage tour with a Madagascar Live! character, signed show poster, t-shirt, 1 adult ticket and 1 child/student ticket, a goody bag and special reserved seating. Tickets are $50 and are available at this link .  Tickets to this special event are limited to the first 50 students.  Tickets are available only online .



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.


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.
 

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
 
A message from Stone Scalf:
"On Saturday, October 21st, I was introduced to a service organization called the Buddy League. It pairs able-bodied teammates with a special-needs teammate. Together, these athletes play in baseball tournaments in the fall and in the spring. I was paired with a different teammate each game, and I was a part of their experiences throughout the game, whether it was helping them hold a bat, swing, run the bases, or field balls. The Buddy League was a great experience for me, and during the entire day the players' faces lit up with excitement, whether it be hitting or fielding, or just talking to a buddy in the field. However, the Buddy League doesn't have enough volunteers to help out for this weekend's tournament, and I think it would be a really good idea to invite students to come help volunteer on the 28th. This would be a great experience for a lot of the students to help kids who don't necessarily have the capability to play the game by themselves.

For the fall season, the Buddy League has one more tournament scheduled on October 28th. Games start at 9:00 AM and are located at Bradfield Park, 1220 Castle Drive, Garland, Texas, 75040. Games will begin again in the spring.

Click here for additional information.

LHS JWAC
Last Wednesday, Lovejoy Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC) students (Clay Parker, Gabs DiLiegro, Chris Sun, Zach Brown, Anthony Tang, Lauren Bradshaw, Anna Stockton, and Katrina Leslie) attended the Dallas World Affairs Council's International Career Day at UT Arlington. These students attended various sessions on the topics of technology, international education, oil and gas, human rights, global business consulting, national security and intelligence, military service, diplomacy and economic development, international banking and finance, and social entrepreneurship. Students gained a perspective on the global landscape including international careers, what they entail, and how to pursue their desired career path.
 

 
LHS Band
The LHS Band competed in the Area B round of the state marching band competition this past Saturday in Little Elm.  The band drew an early time in the cold but pulled out a great final performance for the season.  Three of the five judges had the band moving on to the next level and out of 24 bands, the Lovejoy Band finished 12th in the Area.  The band will perform their 2017 Show, "Metalmorphosis" two more times at the remaining regular season football games if you have not caught a show yet..
 
LHS Tennis
The Lovejoy Tennis team advanced to the Regional Finals last Friday after defeating Frisco Independence in the Regional Quarter-finals and Midlothian in the Regional Semi-finals.  The tennis team finished 14-3 and their only losses were against #1 ranked Highland Park and #2 ranked Amarillo.  The Lovejoy tennis team is currently ranked top 10 and is expected to finish the 2017 team season ranked top 5 in the State!
 

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Wed. Nov 8
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Junior World Affairs Council:
Documentary Screening, "Not My Life"
LHS Lecture Hall
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 - 9 pm
FCA Fields of Faith
LHS Stadium
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
During lunches
College Admission Game - Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Nov 15
6:30 - 8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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


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.

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.
 

 

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

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".