Lady Leopards in the Volleyball Playoffs
Congratulations to the Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball team for winning district last week in a win over Royce City. The Varsity team has an overall season record so far of 36-7, with a 13-1 victory in district 5A-2.
Bi-District match-up vs Longview Pinetree
Tuesday, November 1st, 6pm at Willis Point High School
1800 W South Commerce Willis Point, TX 75169
Sportsgram.net will cover our playoff game with a Live Broadcast. Please go to www.sportsgram.net, click on a green button that says "live broadcast", and select Lovejoy Volleyball.
The Lovejoy Men's and Women's Golf team is hosting the Lovejoy Invitational tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, at Heritage Ranch. They are offering live scoring for this event. If you are interested, you may follow the tournament online at:
Click on live scoring, located at the top of the page, then click on high school and you will see Lovejoy Invitational listed.
Best wishes to our Leopard golfers!
Veterans' Day Dinner
How is the library helping students and parents? Read our newsletter and find out!
for the October issue of Nutrition News.
Open auditions are scheduled for November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Fine Arts Rehearsal Facility. No experience necessary.
LHS Girls Soccer Presents Parent's Night Out: November 4
The LHS Girls Soccer Team is hosting a community Parent's Night out on November 4th from 6-9 pm.
for additional information.
Study Abroad in Spain
Summer in Sevilla is a 2-week study abroad program for Lovejoy Spanish students. The program includes local host families, cultural excursions, and intensive classes with AP Spanish teacher Seth Sartain.
If your student is interested, join us for an information session on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7-8pm in the Lecture Hall.
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next 2 drivers ed sessions begin Monday, November 14th and Tuesday, January 3rd. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click
for more details.
Senior Project Judges Needed
We are still in need of a few judges for the November 15th Presentation Night!
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.
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:
Parent Tech Session
Wednesday, November 30th
Session Times: 11:30 am & 7:30 pm
LHS Lecture Hall
Do you know the difference between Snapchat, Twitter & Instagram? Worried about what your teen might be doing on social media? Come to our Parent Tech and learn the difference between these 3 social media platforms as well as tips to talk with your teen about their digital footprint. Social media posts can impact a teen's future in ways they may not quite understand. Learn how you can help them stay away from mistakes that might hurt them in the future.
Tutoring with teachers and professors in most subjects: Chemistry, Precalculus, Geometry, Spanish, Study Skills, and more.
Now Enrolling Juniors and Seniors to Prep for the December/January SAT and ACT Tests! Duke Tip review also.
Juniors: Start 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 $129! (Students love this program)
Discount for Lovejoy ISD employees
to enroll or call Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222.
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. 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 lobby receptionist by Friday, November 11th. The letter campaign has become such a meaningful tradition, and we really appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make again to this year's letter campaign.
After a slow start at the season's first tournament on Lake Lewisville, Leopard Fishing returned to its winning ways with individual and team victories on Lake Granbury!
Daniel Helsley & Ethan LeGare took top honors besting 271 other teams. Their first place finish included big bass for the tournament. The victors took home scholarship money and prizes.
Coale Barr & Trent Martelloni finished 3rd overall.
Hank & Sam Harrison rounded out the top teams finishing 11th.
This led to a resounding Team Title for the Leopards!
Honorable mention goes to Ian & Caleb Toomey who pounced into the prized bracket of the top 50.
LHS Cross Country
This past Saturday, the Lovejoy Boys' Cross Country team competed at the UIL Region II Cross Country Championship in Grand Prairie, TX. The boy's team won the Regional Title with 41 points over defending state and Region II champion Frisco Wakeland (116 points). This is the second Regional Championship for the boys' team in program history. The boys' team last won the Regional Championship in 2010. With the Regional win, the Lovejoy boys have qualified for the State Cross Country Meet for the ninth year in a row.
The boys' team placed 4 runners in the top 10 and 6 runners in the top 25. Leading the way for the Leopards was senior Grant Tiff with a 4th place finish in a time of 16:16. Also finishing in the top 10 and earning All Region Honors was Brady Laboret (5th- 16:19), Bradley Davis (7th- 16:23), and Brett Pedersen (9th- 16:24). Rounding out the boys' team was Ryan Brands (16th- 16:39), Ryan Spruell (22nd- 16:51), and Nate Hartter (56th- 17:55).
The Lovejoy Girls' Cross Country team placed 6th overall with 178 points. Teams qualifying for the state meet included Prosper, Frisco Liberty, Frisco Wakeland, and Highland Park. This was the 10th year in a row for the girls' team to compete in the Regional Championship. The girls' team was led by sophomore Carson Hockersmith placing 14th overall with a time of 19:49 and earning the 5th out of 10 individual spots to qualify for the State Meet. In addition to Carson's state qualifying spot, the Lady Leopards had some great performances for the day. Sofia Estes placed 28th(20:48), Emily Gueller placed 34th(21:10), Avery Silliman placed 45th(21:18), Lacey Pelkowski placed 59th(21:43), Shaelyn Ballard placed 78th(22:29), and Andee Richardson placed 80th(22:30).
Carson and the boys' team will compete at the UIL 5A State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 12th at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX. 5A Girls race will start at 9:40 AM and the 5A Boys race will start at 10:20 AM.
LHS Computer Science
At the UTD "The Battle of the Brains" this weekend, Lovejoy placed in this event for the 1st time!
Lovejoy was the only school to place in the top three in both Novice and Advanced divisions. There were over 100 teams competing in both categories from all of the metroplex and the Austin Area. For reference, all top 3 finishers in both divisions solved the same number of problems, the #1 novice team beat us by seconds.
3rd place -- Marcus Mao, Sam Bell, Brice May
2nd place -- Andy Pottinger, Matthew McLaren, Hudson Samuels