Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 11 27 17

P arents and Guardians,
I hope you and your student enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break last week and had the opportunity to spend some time together. Christy and I were fortunate to have all four of our kids home for the holiday and enjoyed every minute of it.
One of the unique things about Lovejoy High School is our school and parent partnership. An example of this is our latest PTA Membership numbers. Currently at LHS, we have a membership of 541 (up from 478 last year), and have qualified for several awards from Texas PTA including the Fall Increase Award and the Student Membership Award. A special thanks goes out to our LHS PTSA Board and the work they do for our kids and community. If you are not a member of PTSA and would like to join, you can click here. Also, as a reminder for those of you with students who are members of PTSA, the applications for the Texas PTA High School Senior Scholarship ($1000) is due Friday, December 1st and can be found here .
Below you will find information about upcoming events and activities. I want to specifically highlight our annual Fine Arts Festival which will take place this Friday and Saturday at LHS and showcases our students K-12.  I hope to see you there!


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 27 17

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.
Open House for Prospective Families
Do you have friends, family members, or co-workers interested in Lovejoy ISD?  Lovejoy ISD will host an Open House for prospective families in conjunction with the annual Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 2nd. Open House events will be held at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  Interested families can:
  • Learn about the Lovejoy K-12 academic, fine arts and athletic programs.
  • Visit with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Meet personally with elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school principals.
  • Tour Lovejoy High School.
  • Enjoy our Fine Arts Festival with our award-winning visual and performing arts students and teachers.
We hope you will help us share this information. Any family interested in attending the Open House may email Stacey Dillon , Assistant to the Superintendent, for additional information, or to register for the event.  You may also contact Stacey by phone at 469.742.8003.
Yearbook Wall of Faces
The yearbook staff needs your student's help. In the commons this week, they will see the portraits of the student body displayed directly across from the Library staircase. Please ask your son/daughter to check their name and photo to make sure they are in the right grade level, their name and photo match, and their name is spelled correctly. If there are any corrections to report, they can fill out a correction form and submit to the yearbook staff. The deadline to submit corrections is this Friday, December 1st.

Relay for Life Luminarias
Relay for Life is selling Luminarias for the Relay for Life event on April 6th at Lovejoy High School. Luminarias honor those whose lives have been affected by cancer. You may dedicate a Luminaria to a loved one who lost their battle with cancer, someone currently battling cancer, or anyone who has overcome cancer. When you attend the Relay event, you will see the Luminarias placed around the track, decorated with names and sometimes messages to whom they are dedicated. Luminarias are $10. If you would like to purchase one, please click here .  

Final Exam Volunteers
Help is needed in the LHS Testing Center during final exam week. Please review the dates below for your availability. Also, please make sure you are a cleared volunteer with LISD.  You may click here  if you need to complete a volunteer application.
Fri. Dec 15th
Mon. Dec 18th
Tues. Dec 19th
Wed. Dec 20th

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 ) .  

Driver's Ed Classes
The next session begins Monday, January 8th. The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click  HARMONY for more details.

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
2017 Annual Appeal Ends December 31
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you for your generosity to the annual appeal campaign. We have received donations from 542 donors totaling $177,977. This is just shy of our goal of $200,000 and 650 donors. If you have not yet donated or you wish to make a final end of year tax-deductible donation, please click here . Without you, we could not carry out our mission to enhance the educational experience for Lovejoy students and staff.

Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out
Join us for a Lovejoy Ladies' Night Out to raise funds to award grants to Lovejoy ISD. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Cross Creek Ranch in Parker. This event sold out last year. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 1st at 10:00 AM.
For pricing and ticket information, click here or contact Cindy Booker at 469.742.8043 .

Give to the Foundation via AmazonSmile
If you plan on purchasing items from, 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 Thank you for your support of the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools.

Driver's Ed Classes
The next session begins Monday, January 8th. The class is held from 4:15-6:15 pm in room B104 at Lovejoy High School. Please click  HARMONY for more details.

Student Recognition
LHS Wrestling
Our high school men and women competed at Rockwall Heath this past weekend with our JV men wrestling on Friday and our Varsity men and women on Saturday.  Here are some results from the tournament.

We brought five JV wrestlers to the event, all of whom had some good matches and wrestled well.  We had all five place in the top four in their weight class:
4 th place:  Guy Nowak, Gunner Peschke
3 rd place:  Kyle Ross, Daniel Schmidt, & Jakob Underwood
For a direct link on Track Wrestling to all of our JV results, click below:

James Ayers, Johnny Dorlon, Alex Vislosky, Hunter Duncan, Michael Shaw, Joe Ridgeway, and Morgan Elvin all wrestled in the varsity tournament yesterday.  All wrestled well and three of the seven came home with medals!
Joe Ridgeway finished the day with a bronze medal and a 2-1 record.  James Ayers won the silver medal and Morgan Elvin finished a perfect 3-0 with three pins and the gold medal!
3 rd place:  Joe Ridgeway
2 nd place:  James Ayers
Champion:  Morgan Elvin
For a direct link to both the men and women's tournament results, please click on the link below:

LHS Choir
Pre-area, the toughest round of auditions in the all-state choir process, took place before Thanksgiving break. In order to advance to the next round of auditions, students place in the top 5 chairs in their respective voice parts.

We are excited to share that we have 8 students advancing, along with 4 alternates:

Hannah Hansen
Noah Johnson
Andrew Mao
Mandy Rickett
Mikayla Slatten
Hallie Steadman
Katie Strand
Jack Supan
Alison Jobes, alternate
Connor Martin, alternate
Catherine Stewart, alternate
Luke Wild, alternate

Lovejoy High School had the most students advance to the final round of auditions, and we could not be more proud!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 
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
8 - 8:40 am
Relay for Life Meeting
LHS Room B100
Thurs. Dec 7
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.  

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 with your questions, or enroll online.

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: 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 . 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".