Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 13 17

P arents and Guardians,
 
Believe it or not, we are in the final week of school before the Thanksgiving Break. I know kids are excited about the break from school, and I hope you and your student have an opportunity to spend some meaningful time together next week.
 
As a reminder, LHS will be closed while students and staff are on break from Monday, November 20th through Friday, November 24th. If there is something you will need during that week (VOE's - required paperwork for student driver permits, transcripts, etc...), please let us know this week so we can assist you before then.
 
I am sure your schedules will be busy over the next several weeks, but I wanted to invite you to attend our Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival. The event takes place here at LHS on December 1st and 2nd, and showcases the work of LISD students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the Performing and Visual Arts. It is a fun event for the whole family and an amazing display of the great work our students are doing in these programs. More details about the event can be found below.
 
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching next week, I am reminded of how thankful I am for our Lovejoy community. This is a unique place, and I am grateful to be part of it. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends and have the opportunity to celebrate the things you are thankful for.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 13 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 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 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.

Student Nutrition News
LHS students and staff can enjoy the Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 16th in the Cafeteria.

Driver's Ed Classes
The next session begins TODAY - 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.
 



Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival will be held December 1st and 2nd at Lovejoy High School. There will be band, choir, and orchestra concerts. You may attend plays and short productions by our middle school and high school theatre programs. Our dance department will perform two concerts. Every student enrolled in a visual art course will have one or more works on display. In addition, volunteers from the High School Fine Arts Booster Clubs and district fine arts parents will provide homemade baked goods and beverages for purchase, as well as the infamous Fine Arts Festival Chili luncheon. This event is truly a wonderful showcase of the incredible fine arts programs in Lovejoy ISD. Please click here for additional information to include schedules, maps, and details.
 

 
Drop N Shop Fundraiser: December 8
Pajama Night with the LHS Cheerleaders
Kids, wear your pajamas and join the LHS Cheerleaders for a holiday fun-filled night while your parents shop or enjoy a night out. Play games, color, craft, and watch a holiday movie with the LHS Cheerleaders. Click here for additional information and to register.

Friday, December 8
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Auxiliary Gym
$30 first child; $20 each additional child

Kindergarten Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals for kindergarten Gifted and Talented services will be available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal from December 1, 2017 - January 12, 2018.
 
An information session for the parents of kindergarten students will review the referral process, as well as the G/T services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
December 4 or 15, 2017
9:00 AM or 4:30 PM (Session information repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the Gifted and Talented webpage after the December 4th presentations.
 
All kindergarten students will be tested at their home campuses in January. Additional testing for referred students is scheduled for both Saturday, February 10th and 24th. Services for identified kindergarten students begin March 1, 2018.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032 ) .

 
Offer from Rev Prep
Revolution Prep is offering $250 worth of free tutoring or other services to every family at Lovejoy High School Revolution is launching new prices with tutoring at $39/hr in any subject and Private 1:1 tutoring offered at $69/hour. Winter break is a great time to catch up on a difficult academic subject, to get ahead before spring semester, or to prepare for the SAT or ACT. Click the graphic to view more details. To redeem the gift card, please contact Rev Prep Academic Advisor, Jayme Wakefield at 972-535-5596 or jayme.wakefield@revolutionprep.comGift cards must be redeemed by 12/31/17 .


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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
 
Congratulations to the following athletes who recently signed college athletic letters of intent:  
  • Annabelle Archer, Volleyball - North Carolina University
  • Shanel Bramschreiber, Volleyball - Baylor University
  • Rachel Langs, Volleyball - University of Kansas
  • Allie Moger, Volleyball - University of Colorado
  • Lexie Parks, Volleyball - Simpson College
  • Emily Gueller, XC & Track - Colorado State Pueblo
  • Grace Ridgeway, Track & Field - University of Arkansas
  • Alyssa DiFiore, Softball - University of Nebraska, Omaha
LHS Speech and Debate - Results from the Hockaday Tournament
This is both a Tournament of Champions and National Individual Events Tournament of Champions tournament, which meant that we faced not only our usual competition, from the very difficult Dallas Circuit, but also the schools that attended from across the nation.  Congratulations to all of our students that competed this weekend.  We are so proud of your continuing effort and thirst for excellence.

LD Debate - Collins Morgan - Semi Finalist (Top 4 speakers)
 
Duo - Finals - Grant Dennis/ Clay Parker - 1st Place
 
Duet -  Finals - Grant Dennis/Clay Parker - 1st
                        Sean Gassman - Matthew Johannsen - 6th
            Semi- Finals (top 12) - Raheel Ahmed - Shivani Radhakrishnan
                       
DI - Semi-Finals - Grant Dennis
 
HI - Finals -Clay Parker - 3rd
Semi-Finals - Shivani Radhakrishnan
 
Original Oratory - Semi Finals - Anna Rouse
 
POI - Finals - Clay Parker - 6th
Semi-Finals - Luke Wheatley
           
Prose - Finals - Raheel Ahmed- 4th
  Semi Finals (top 16)
Grant Dennis
 
International Extemp - Rithik Tangella - Semi-Finalist
 
US Extemp - Semi-Finalist - Dayton Thompson
 
Speaker Awards - Given to students who earn high speaking points during the tournament.  Speaker points are awarded on the clarity with which one speaks and the clarity of each of their arguments.  We are very proud of the following students who earned this award at this tournament:
VLD Debate: Collins Morgan - 9th Place Speaker Award
Novice LD - Chase Stevens - 10th Place Speaker Award
 

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Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE)
On November 8th, the Ready, Set, Teach students competed at the Texas Association of Future Educators Regional Competition in Mesquite, Texas. All thirteen students who competed at regionals advanced to state. Great job ladies!
Researching Learning Challenges: Alyssa Watson, Nikki Sorenson, Jacquelyn                                 Tadvick,  and Lindsay Call
            Inside Our Schools: Bella Gaccione, Devin Werner, Tara Tawater, Kathleen Willis
            Children's Literature Pre-K: Devin Werner & Allie Karnes
            Middle School Bulletin Board: McKinley Chaney & Julia McKinley
            Elementary Bulletin Board: Faith Keane & Amanda Gibson
 



 
Leopard Bowling
The Leopard Bowling team had their first match of the season against Wylie High School on Saturday, November 11th at Plano Super Bowl.  
 
The Varsity Boys started out strong but unfortunately lost their match overall 5-10.  The Varsity Girls came out strong and finished even stronger winning their overall match 12-3.  
 
The following bowlers won their individual matches:
Seniors:  Michael Stephens, Katherine Carter, Allie Straeck, and Alex Wingard
Juniors:  Sydney Sleeper, Kaitlyn Cinek, and Kiersten Esposito
Sophomores:  Noah Cooper and Mason Melendez
Freshman:  Lauren Perry
 
Congratulations Bowlers!!  And a special congratulations to Kiersten Esposito for bowling her personal high game of 183.
 
Computer Science
This past Saturday, the LHS Computer Science Team competed in Richardson's Frozen Eagle programming competition at Richardson High School.  LHS took 7 teams - 3 advanced and 4 novice.  Of the 175 students, 45 novice teams and 23 advanced teams that competed, and Lovejoy CS did extremely well! Here are the results:
 
Written test, 1st place: Sam Bell
Novice Programming, 2nd place team: Will Guo, Andrew Chang, Tiwa Aina
Novice Combined (programming and written), 2nd place team: Katherine Guo, Katie Rink, Mark Wen
Advanced Programming, 4th place team: Sam Bell, Will Pearl, Andy Pottinger
Advanced Combined, 8th place team: Kyle Sorstokke, Matthew McLaren, Hudson Samuels
 
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Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
8 - 8:40 am
Relay for Life Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Nov 15
6:30 - 8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 16
9 am - 3 pm
StuCo Blood Drive
LHS Auxiliary Gym
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
Fri. Dec 1
6:30 - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 2
10 am - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Dec 4
6:30 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Dec 4-5
6 - 9 pm
Choir Carol-o-grams
LHS Choir Room
Wed. Dec 6
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Dec 6
6 - 9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Dec 7
TBD
Mindfulness/Stress Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Dec 7
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Volleyball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Dec 8
9:15 am
Pep Rally - AP Scholars
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Dec 8
6 - 10 pm
Cheer Shop-N-Drop
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Mon. Dec 11
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Dec 13
6 - 9 pm
Sub-Varsity Football Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Dec 15
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Dec 15,18,19,20
All Day
Final Exams
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 16
8 - 11:30 am
Girls Basketball Shoot-a-thon
LHS Cafeteria/Gyms
Tues. Dec 19
7 - 8:30 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Dec 20
12:00 pm (1:00 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School


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 December 6th, January 18th, February 13th 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.  

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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".