Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 28 16

Parents and Guardians,
 
I hope you and your student had a great Thanksgiving Break this past week. Christy and I enjoyed getting our two oldest boys home from college for several days and having the entire family together for the first time in a while. It was a great opportunity to stop and remember all the things we have to be thankful for including the Lovejoy Community.
 
Incredibly, we only have three weeks left in the fall semester. Please take a few minutes to review the upcoming events and dates listed below to ensure you are up-to-date on the many events in December. Have a great week.
 
Sincerely,  

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 28 16

Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Hosting 2nd Annual "LLI Gives Back" Drive
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. is hosting their 2nd annual "LLI Gives Back" drive benefiting Allen Community Outreach.  The drop off location is the Lovejoy High School indoor practice facility on Monday, November 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Click here for details.
 
Parent Tech - Social Media: What's the Difference?
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.
 
Senior Project Judges Needed
We are still in need of a few judges for the December 7th 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 here.
 
Please contact Sara Seoighe ( sara_seoighe@lovejoyisd.net ) with questions.
 
Lovejoy Cheerleaders Host Parent Night Out
Do you need someone to watch the kids so you can do some holiday shopping? Bring them to the Lovejoy Cheerleaders Shop 'N Drop event for a pajama party.  There will be games, crafts, movies, and more. The event will be held on Friday, December 9th from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School gym.  The cost is $25 for the first child, and $15 per each additional child. Proceeds will help support the cheerleaders' upcoming UIL cheer competition. The kids will have a great time, and you will have a few kid-free hours to run your holiday errands. RSVP or email questions to Head Coach Shelly Wiggins
Click here for additional information.
 
BYOP® (Volleyball Winter and Spring Sessions): Pre-registration ends December 15
BYOP® Program Overview:    This training program is designed for any volleyball player, no matter what skill or ability level, as long as their goal is to become the best they can be. Parents must be fully dedicated to being actively involved in this program. BYOP® will provide excellent volleyball fundamental skills training, as well as life lessons to both player and parent.
 
BYOP® Program Details:  Each training session will build upon a solid foundation of all fundamental skills needed to participate in the sport of volleyball. Parents must be engaged in every training session and involved in the home training program involving physical and skills activities.
 
Click here for full details regarding Session 1 and Session 2.
 
Powerlifting Meeting
Any boy or girl interested in powerlifting this year should attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, November 30th at 4:30 pm in the weight room in the indoor field house.
 
LEGO Drive for Puster Elementary
Round up your LEGO bricks to benefit the Puster Makerspace.  LHS sophomore Collins Morgan is collecting LEGOs for a new LEGO wall he is constructing in the Puster Makerspace, as part of his Eagle scout project for Troop 224. A collection bin will be in the Puster lobby November 28th - December 16th for donation of new and used bricks. Thank you for supporting this project which enhances STEM education at Puster.
 
Student Nutrition
Click here for the November Student Nutrition Newsletter filled with the latest announcements, nutrition news, recipe of the month, and what's new in our kitchens. Stay up to date with Student Nutrition by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Our social media links are included on the first page of the newsletter.
 
Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy Arts will kick off its annual district event, the Fine Arts Festival, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Lovejoy High School.  Featured performances include concerts by the Lovejoy Band program, a preview of the Varsity Cheerleaders UIL performance, and a performance by the WSMS Cheerleaders. The Visual Art galleries will be open for touring between concerts and performances.
 
The Festival continues all day on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with the first performances beginning at 10:00 AM at Lovejoy High School. This year's Festival will feature artwork from students from all campuses participating in visual art courses.  The newly renovated LHS Visual Arts Gallery will be open for public tours.  We will host performances from the elementary music programs, choir, Color Guard, orchestra, studio dance, Majestics, and theatre programs throughout the day.
 
Please come support our Lovejoy Arts programs and see the amazing works being presented.  For a complete Fine Arts Festival schedule please click here.
 
We hope to see our Lovejoy Arts parents involved in donating or volunteering to help make the Festival a success. 
 
To make a donation, please click here .  
 
To serve as an adult volunteer, please click here .
 
For additional information, please contact Fela Mathy , Director of Fine Arts.
 
Join the Lovejoy Arts Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the Festival.
 
Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse - Boys and Girls Teams
 
Registration Open Through January 6
Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring season of Lovejoy Leopard Lacrosse.  Join the most exciting, fastest growing sport in the country.  Register for:
 
Boys:  Grades 1st through 12th
Girls:  Grades Kindergarten through 8th
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are quickly filling!
 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Choir
The Lovejoy Choir had an amazing showing at Pre-Area auditions! Of the 25 students who auditioned from Lovejoy, 13 of them are advancing to the Area audition - the final audition in the All-State Choir process! (To put that number into perspective, we had 4 audition at Area last year.) Lovejoy dominated Region 25; the next school closest to us has 7 advancing to the Area audition.
 
Congratulations to the following students:
 
Soprano 1: Catherine Stewart (2nd chair)
Soprano 2: Zoe Kahana (3rd chair), Hannah Hansen (4th chair)
Alto 1: Mandy Rickett (1st chair), Katie Strand (3rd chair)
Alto 2: Rachel Bradley (1st chair), Mallory Immel (2nd chair), Pierce Goddard (3rd chair)
Tenor 1: Jack Bennett (3rd chair), Noah Johnson (5th chair)
Tenor 2: Reed Fraser (5th chair)
Bass 1: Brady Bardwell (2nd chair), Trace Glorioso (1st alternate)
Bass 2: Chase Barajas (4th chair)
 
LHS Majestics
Two Majestics, Emily Ottinger and Lauren Willman, traveled to New York City over the Thanksgiving break to participate in Spirit of America's performance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Spirit of America invites dancers from drill teams all over the country to  be part of the performance in the parade).

 
LHS Wrestling
Our high school men and women recently competed at Rockwall Heath.
 
JV:
We brought 15 JV wrestlers to the event, all of whom had some good matches and wrestled well. We had nine place in the top four in their weight class:
4th place: Austin Bennett, Will Floyd, Ross Walenciak, Chris Repak
3rd place: Johnny Dorlon, David Gold,
2nd place: Mitchell Howell
Champion: Hunter Duncan, Joe Ridgeway
 
For a direct link on Track Wrestling to all of our JV results, click below:
 
Varsity:
James Ayers, Zach McCormick, Jackson Rexford, Parker Rexford, Garreth Ayres, Lilly Musselman, Katharine Heath, Abby Eaton, Haley Bennett, and Morgan Elvin all wrestled in yesterday's varsity event. With 23 teams present, the tournament was a great test for our team.
 
Zach McCormick wrestled well on his way to a 3-2 record and a 4th place finish. On the women's side, Morgan Elvin capped off a great day with a 3rd place finish! Morgan finished the day with 5 wins, all by pin!
 
For a direct link to both the men and women's tournament results, please click on the link below:

Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Wed. Nov 30
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 30
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session:  The difference between Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Dec 2
6:30 - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 3
10 am - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Dec 5
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Dec 5
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Dec 5-6
6 - 8:30 pm
Choir Carol-o-grams
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Dec 6
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Dec 6
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Dec 7
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Dec 7
6-9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Dec 8
6-8 pm
Diamond Club Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Dec 9
9:15 am
Pep Rally - AP Scholars
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Dec 9
6-10 pm
LHS Cheer Shop -n- Drop
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Sat. Dec 10
7-10 pm
Wrestling Quarter Auction
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Dec 12
4:15 pm
Chess Club
LHS Room E205
Mon. Dec 12
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Dec 13
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. Dec 15
4:30-6 pm
Library Winter Break-Out Event
LHS Library
Fri. Dec 16
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 3
7-8:30 pm
XC/Track Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 4
7:00 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Jan 9
6:00 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Jan 9
7:00 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Mon. Jan 9
7-8 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 11
11:30 am & 7:30 pm
Parent Tech Session:
Student Digital Footprint
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 12
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 17
6-9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 17
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Jan 18
8 am - 4:30 pm
UIL CX Districts
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Jan 19
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Jan 20
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Jan 21
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Jan 21
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Fiddler on the Roof
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Jan 25
8:00 am or 4:30 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 25
6:00 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons near School Store
Fri. Jan 27
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Spring Sports
LHS Main Gym
Sun. Jan 29
9 am - 2 pm
Senior Project Yard Sale
LHS Front Parking Lot


Lovejoy Events and Activities

Parent Tech Survey - Tell Us Your Opinion
What kind of topics would you like to see for future Parent Tech sessions? Are you interested in learning technology tools you can use, technology tools used by your teen, general topics about cyber safety and the internet, or something else? Kindly let us know by filling out this very short survey : https://goo.gl/forms/BoET9WZmBlDQ7o6z2 .
 
Lovejoy Preschool PTA
Please click PRESCHOOL for the November newsletter.
 
Drivers' Ed Classes
The next drivers ed session begins Tuesday, January 3rd. Classes take place at 4:15 pm in room B104. Please click HARMONY for more details.

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
www.tutoring101.com to enroll or call Tanya Donaghey at 972-359-0222.

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.
 
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.