Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 06 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
I hope you and your student enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this weekend. My kids love the time change in the fall, but I must admit I don't like it getting dark earlier.
 
Congratulations to our Boys' Cross Country Team for repeating as 5A State Champions. The team had another dominant year as they finished undefeated for the season. More details about the Leopards performance at the state meet can be found here.
 
On Tuesday, LHS students will attend a presentation by AIM for Success as part of our ongoing student programming around making healthy choices. Their program '"Focus on Success" looks at the positive and negative aspects of technology along with the dangers of sexting and pornography. Ultimately, students will be encouraged to pursue behaviors to help foster healthy relationships.
 
Please take a few moments to review the information below about upcoming events.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 06 17
 
Lovejoy Letter Campaign - Deadline is Friday!
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.


 
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Day/Night: November 7
Join the Lovejoy Orchestra for their spirit day/night at Raising Cane's on Tuesday, November 7th, from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This is an all-day event so if you are unable to stop by for dinner, you may pick up lunch and still support the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. 15% of the proceeds will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order, please let them know you are with the Lovejoy Orchestra. This includes dine in, drive thru and take out.
 
We look forward to seeing you at Cane's for a great combo of delicious food and good company in support of the Lovejoy Orchestra.  Raising Cane's is located at 190 E. Stacy Road in Allen.












Lovejoy Boys Basketball Fundraiser: November 16
On Thursday, November 16th, the Lovejoy Boys Basketball team will host a fundraiser at the Chipotle located at 103 Central Expressway North in Allen.
 
You may show this flyer to the cashier on your smartphone, or simply tell the cashier you are supporting the Fastbreak Club. 50% of the proceeds will go to the Lovejoy Fastbreak Booster Club. This promotion is open from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The team hopes to see you, your family, and your friends for a great time of fellowship and support of the program.




 
Lovejoy High School Theatre Presents Almost, Maine: November 9 and 11
Prepare to fall in love with Lovejoy High School Theatre's second fall show of the year with the critically acclaimed play Almost, Maine to be presented on November 9th and 11th at 7:00 PM in the new LHS Black Box Theatre. We hope you will join us for this inaugural performance in this beautiful space.  Tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, November 5th through the Fine Arts Box Office . Tickets are $7 for students, seniors, and staff, and are $10 for adults.

It's love. But not quite.
 
Welcome to the town of Almost, Maine: where everything almost happens the way it should. It's almost not in the United States, it almost doesn't exist. Its residents never really got around to getting organized, so it's just... "Almost."
 
On one cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, Almost, Maine tells nine separate stories of love and how it can fall apart or be put back together. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken, and love is lost, found, and confounded. With a perfect combination of laughter, love, and awkward run-ins with exes, Almost, Maine epitomizes the human relationships in surprising, poignant, and often hilarious ways.
 
Take a journey through Almost, Maine, a performance suitable for adults through middle schoolers that features lovable characters such as Pete (played by Freshman, Landon Kerr) and his girlfriend Ginette (Junior, Riley Bergwall), who have only dated for a little while; longtime boyfriend Lendall (Junior, Alec Welhouse) and girlfriend Gayle (Senior, Katherine Carter); the tough woman Rhonda (Senior, Jessica Luce) and her not-so-tough admirer Dave (Sophomore, Bryce Fuller).
 
Almost, Maine is a funny and moving play that families will most certainly love.
 

 
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.
 
Nutrition News
Click here to view the November edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter.




AIM for Success - Tomorrow
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



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 .

To view a Dallas Morning News article about the race, click here.

 
 
Lovejoy High School Honors Veterans
On November 13th at 6:00 PM, Lovejoy High School will host its annual Veterans Day Banquet. The event, catered by Rudy's Barbecue, is open to all veterans and their families. Please share this information with friends and family members, and click here to RSVP. 


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.


 
 
School Bus Safety Practices
We would like to remind everyone of the following school bus safety practices:
 
*When you see a school bus, assume children will be in the area, and take extra care: leave lots of space around the bus.
 
*When the bus turns on its flashing yellow lights, the bus is either preparing to stop at a railroad crossing or preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children.  Please slow down and prepare to stop. 
 
*When the bus turns on its flashing red lights traffic must stop in both directions.  Never pass a school bus with flashing red lights. 
 
Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our students safe.


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools


 
Kendra Scott Gives Back - this Thursday!
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.

NOTE If you are unable to attend the event, you can call 469-795-0988 to place an order between 5-8 PM and mention Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.

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 Fishing
Lovejoy takes Team Title for 2nd straight tournament! 254 boats hit the water on the heels of an arctic front with pre-dawn temperatures dipping low enough for frost to form on the boats. Perseverance paid off as the Leopards had highlight finishing teams in 2nd and 3rd place!
  • The team was anchored by the seniors Trey Johnson & Kellen Worley with a salty, 2nd place finish.
  • The Freshmen Phenons John Armstrong & Josh Bittlestone stayed hot with a 3rd place finish.
  • Sam Harrison & Jacob Guzinski anchored the team title with 21st place.
Other Leopard teams bringing fish to the scales were:
Trent Martelloni / Coale Barr
Daniel Helsley / Ethan LeGare
Chaney Kelly / Cale Roberts
Luke Krisher / Chief Collins
Keegan Reck

Trevor Joyner
 
 
Lovejoy Cross Country
The Lovejoy Boys won the 5A Boys State Cross Country Championship today in Round Rock, TX. This is the first time in program history for the boy's team to win back to back state championships and is the third state championship for the boys program. The team finished its 2017 UIL season undefeated beating 99 total teams in all regular season, district, regional, and state competitions.
 
The Boys team scored a total of 69 points to win the title. The State Runner-Up and Region I Champion, Grapevine, scored 91 points. Finishing third overall was the Region III Champion, Cedar Park, with 112 points.

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Leading the way for the boy's team was Brady Laboret, with a time of 15:47 and placing 13th overall. Next was William Muirhead, with a time of 15:52 and placing 17th overall. Coming in third was, Bradley Davis, finishing 23rd overall with a time of 15:58. Laboret, Muirhead, and Davis were all named to the CCCAT All State 5A Boys team with their respective finishes. Closing out the win for the boys team included Brett Pedersen (41st - 16:12), Ryan Spruell (51st - 16:16), Ryan Brands (57th - 16:25), and Whitson Bedell (90th - 16:48).
 
Click HERE for complete 5A Boys State Meet Results
 
Click HERE to see list of Lovejoy Cross Country Program History
 
Click HERE to view the boys team post race interview with Tx.MileSplit.com
 
The boy's team will compete next at the Nike South Regional Championship in The Woodlands, TX on November 18th. The top two teams at the Nike South Regional meet will qualify for the Nike National Championship in Portland, OR on December 2nd.
 
LHS Speech and Debate
Results from the Keller HS Tournament, November 3-4, 2017
 
2nd Place Sweepstakes Team
 
PF Debate - Seth Roundtree/Rithik Tangella - Semi Finalist (top 4 teams)
 
Duo - Grant Dennis/ Clay Parker - 1st
 
POI - Clay Parker 6th
 
Duet - Grant Dennis/Clay Parker - 1st
 
DI - Grant Dennis - 7th
 
Prose
Luke Wheatley - 3rd
Raheel Ahmed - Semifinalist
 
Poetry - Grayson Mousavijam - 7th
 
Domestic Extemp
            Anna Rouse - 1st
Collins Morgan - Semi-finalist
            Pierce Richardson - Semi-finalist
Rithik Tangella - Semi-finalist
 
Foreign Extemp
            Shalin Mehta - Semi-finalist
 
Novice Extemp
Tajvir Singh - 1st
John Wallaert - 2nd
Darby Price- 6th
Jack Czyz - Semi-finalist
Mark Wen - Semi-finalist
Marcus Tsai - Semi-finalist
 
Novice CX Debate
            Jack Czyz/John Wallaert - 1st
            Marcus Tsai/Mark Wen - 2nd
            Mark Wen - Top Speaker
 
NLD Debate
            Sarah Michal - Quarter Finalist (top 8)
            Kaya Czyz - Quarter Finalist (top 8)
 
Students must earn 12 points to participate in this state competition.  Congratulations to Clay Parker and Grant Dennis who have earned their TFA State Qualification in Duo Interpretation this weekend at Keller.
 
Texas All State Orchestra Results
We are very proud to announce that 2 orchestra students have achieved the highest level of individual success that can be obtained in the state of Texas.
 
Senior violinist Anthony Tang and Junior violinist Andrew Chang both made the All State Symphony Orchestra which is the highest level all state orchestra.
 
Out of over 330 violinists who qualified to audition, Anthony finished 7th overall and Andrew finished 36th overall. We congratulate Anthony and Andrew on their hard work and dedication.
 
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Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Wed. Nov 8
3:30 - 5 pm
NCAA Signing Day
LHS Main Gym
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 - Almost, Maine
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 - Almost, Maine
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
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.



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.

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.

 

ASA Winter Basketball Registration Now Open
Registration for ASA Winter Basketball is now open for grades K - 12.   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".