Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 10 31 16

Parents and Guardians,  
I hope you had a great weekend with your student. With the unseasonably warm temperatures in late October, it makes me wonder how cold our Winter will be this year....
Don't forget that this Wednesday, November 2, will be an Early Release day for students. The day officially ends at 1:00 PM but students will be able to leave at 12:15 when they are dismissed for Lunch in the cafeteria.
Please take a few minutes to review the information below, and have a great week.

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 31 16

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 will cover our playoff game with a Live Broadcast. Please go to, click on a green button that says "live broadcast", and select Lovejoy Volleyball.
Leopard Golf
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

Library Newsletter
How is the library helping students and parents? Read our newsletter and find out!
Student Nutrition
Click NUTRITION for the October issue of Nutrition News.
Lovejoy Winterguard
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.  Click here 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.
For more information, visit or contact Mr. Sartain with your questions at .
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 HARMONY 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:
Please contact Sara Seoighe ( ) with questions.
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 101
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
Visit 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.
Student Recognition
LHS Fishing

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.

Full Boys Re cap  can  b e found here:
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.
Advanced Team:
3rd place -- Marcus Mao, Sam Bell, Brice May
Novice Team:
2nd place -- Andy Pottinger, Matthew McLaren, Hudson Samuels
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
Tues. Nov 1
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 2
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Nov 3 & 5
7:30 pm
Theatre Fall Show
"Attack of the Pom Pom Zombies"
LHS Commons
Sat. Nov 5
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sun. Nov 6
12-3 pm
LGA Rocket Launch
LHS Front Grass
Mon. Nov 7
7:00 pm
Choir Trip Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Nov 8
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Mon. Nov 7
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Nov 7
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Nov 9
During lunches
Bullying Presentation
LHS Main Gym
Wed. Nov 9
7:30-9 pm
Wrestling Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 10
6 - 8 pm
Veterans' Day Dinner
LHS Commons/Cafeteria
Thurs. Nov 10
7 - 8 pm
Spain Trip Info Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Nov 12
8 am - 5 pm
Quiz Bowl Tournament
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Nov 14
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Nov 14
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Nov 15
6-9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Nov 17
During lunches
Admissions Committee Game
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Nov 17
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Nov 28
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Nov 28
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. Nov 28
6:30 pm
Girls Track Parent/Athlete Meeting
LHS  Cafeteria
Tues. Nov 29
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Nov 30
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall

Lovejoy Events and Activities

We are excited to be kicking off another year of celebrating arts in education with participation in the national PTA REFLECTIONS COMPETITION. All students are encouraged to get in touch with their inner artist by interpreting the 2016-2017 theme:  "What Is Your STORY?"
The National PTA Reflections Program encourages students to explore their artistic talents for fun and recognition at the local, council, state and national levels. Students may submit work(s) in:
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Musical Composition
Visual Arts
Participation is a privilege of local PTA membership. One member of the student's primary household must be a current Lovejoy High School PTSA member.  General participation rules and critical category specific submission guidelines should be reviewed by visiting the Texas Reflections site at
Click HERE for an entry form. Entries are due to the high school office on Friday, November 4, 2016. Please email Kelli Litchenburg @  if you have any questions.

Rudolph Run: December 3/ School Registration Deadline:  November 1
The Rudolph Run is one of Allen's most exciting holiday 5Ks and takes place on Main Street in downtown Allen.  The event begins with a non-competitive, one-mile run and concludes with the USATF-registered 5K Rudolph Run.  Chip timing is used to determine race results of participants.  Also, there is an overall male/female Master's division for 50+ winners.  This is a family-friendly event open to all ages and skill levels.
You may help a Lovejoy PE department earn money by registering through the Rudolph Run's "School Registration Only" page.  For each registration, $5.00 will be donated to the Lovejoy campus (PE department) of your choice.  Click here to register.
STAR PARTY: November 7
Puster Elementary, along with the Texas Astronomical Society, will host a star party on November 7th. Viewing will begin at 6:00 PM and end at approximately 9:00 PM.  Join us as we explore the stars, moon, planets, the Andromeda Galaxy, and many exciting objects in the Milky Way. Parking will be available in the front lot. You may enter through the front doors where signs will direct you to the courtyard and back parking lot where viewing will take place. Access to the back parking lot will not be available via the driveway. The Puster PTA will provide hot chocolate. In the event the skies are overcast on the 7th, a back-up date of November 11th is planned.

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.

Lovejoy Women's Lacrosse Try It Day:  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 a free Try It Day on November 12th at WSMS from 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: .
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".
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.