Loveland High School News
January 2020
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Welcome Back LHS Families
We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday break, and wish you all a successful second semester. Welcome back!

Remember: There is no school on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Don't Miss Out on 2020 Yearbook
The yearbook staff is excited about the 2020 yearbook and has been working hard to include all of the great stories and students of Loveland High. We will soon be finalizing the number of books that we will be ordering, but there is still time to order your yearbook if you have not done so already. From  January 20th through January 31st  the yearbook will be on sale for  $75 . You can place your order online at  jostensyearbooks.com   or with our school bookkeeper. Don’t miss out on your last chance to  guarantee and personalize  a 2020 yearbook for your child. If you have already purchased a book, thank you! This year’s book is one you won’t want to miss!
FRCC Career Pathways Programs Important Dates Approaching
Career Pathway Programs:   Programs available through Front Range Community College during the 2020-2021 school year are: Automotive Technology, Welding, and Medical Careers Exploration.

Applying for a Career Pathway Program is a 3-step process:
 
1) Attend the FRCC recruiting event on Friday, January 10th from 10-11 a.m. in the LHS small gym.
 
FRCC will be presenting information to 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in Career Pathway programs for next school year. Students will sign up for the event in the counseling office and go directly to the gym at the beginning of 3rd period that day. Teachers will receive a list of students prior to the event. They will return to 3rd period with a pass.
 
2) Attend the FRCC Career Pathway Program Preview Day.
 
Students will take a field trip to Front Range Community College on January 31, 2020 to explore a year-long Career and Technical Education program. Field trip will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Permission slips are available in the counseling office. Students should pack their own lunch.
 
3) Schedule interview for program with your LHS counselor.
Thanks To LHS Student Council
The LHS staff wishes to thank our student council, STUCO adviser Molly Davies, and the STUCO parents for all of the wonderful surprises before holiday break. The coffee bar, lunch, gifts, and letters were such welcome treats, and we are all so grateful for your generosity. Thank you for making us all feel appreciated!
Class Registration for 2020-21 Starting Soon
Registration for 2020-2021 is about to begin. 
Counselors will be informing students of their class opportunities for the next school year based on the following schedule. Registration forms will be due on the dates indicated by grade level and must be signed by a parent before submission to the student's counselor. Please work with your student to make wise decisions about their academic selections.

Juniors:
  • 1/21/20 - Presentations during 1st-4th periods
  • 1/27/19 - Requests due during history classes

Sophomores:
  • 2/10/19 - Presentation during periods 1-4 in auditorium
  • 2/18/19 - Requests due during math classes

Freshmen:
  • 2/10/19 - Presentation periods 5-8 in auditorium
  • 2/14/19 - Requests due during math classes

Counselors will be available in the cafeteria during ACCESS on Thursday, February 13 to answer questions for current sophomores or freshmen.

Incoming Freshmen:
  • 1/29/19 - Incoming 9th grade registration night.
LHS The PEAK Podcast Studio Open to Students and Staff
What happens when students design and own their own learning? A Podcast Studio. At the start of December 2018, four sophomore students had a vision of a podcast studio with technical equipment and recording and editing capabilities. This fall, Loveland High School welcomed the opening of The PEAK, a studio open to staff and students to record, host, and produce podcasts as authentic assessments for students and where  The Peak of Existence  Podcast is recorded and produced by a fellowship of student-producers.  The Peak of Existence  Podcast is where students tell stories that capture the invisible aspects of Loveland High School. You can download and subscribe to this podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or anywhere you stream your podcasts for listening. Currently streaming is a discussion with the Superintendent, Dr. Marc Schaffer on the future of education; a discussion with Principal Todd Ball on project-based learning; and student stories centering on Sign Language and a heartfelt series opener on a female student's story and triumph over Physical Abuse and Mental Health in hopes of helping others. The PEAK is a beacon of opportunity for our students and staff.
AP Gov, AP Macroeconomics Exam Registration Opens Soon
The REGULAR registration window for FIRST semester AP classes has closed. Any student who wishes to register for an AP test for a FIRST semester class will be charged a late fee of $40, totaling $138 per exam. Payments can be made online or mailed to Total Registration (further information will be provided upon registration).

Any exams that are cancelled at this point will incur a $40 cancellation fee.

  AP US Government and AP Macroeconomics:
The registration window for AP US Government and AP Macroeconomics will be from January 10 through March 1, 2020. The fee for each of these exams is $98. 

All AP test registration will be closed on March 1, 2020 at 10 p.m.

How to register for AP Exams:
Step 1: Indicate whether or not you will be taking the AP Exam in May on YOUR COLLEGE BOARD
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Create or log into your College Board Account
Use the JOIN CODE provided by your teacher to join the class - this gives you access to indicate if you are taking the exam.
Indicate yes or no in regard to taking the AP exam in May - DEADLINE TO MAKE INDICATION IS March 1st.
Step 2: Select exams you are taking and make your payment in Total Registration
Select the exams you are taking in May.
Pay your exam fees (can make partial payments**)

Payment Information:
The fee for each exam is $98 . Payments can be made online or mailed to Total Registration (further information will be provided upon completing registration). Any late registration for 1st semester classes, each exam is $138.00.
Payment plans (due by March 1st) will be accepted - please see Ms. Anderson to arrange. 
ANY EXAMS THAT ARE CANCELED AFTER NOVEMBER 15TH WILL INCUR A $40 CANCELLATION FEE.
All AP test information is also available on the Loveland High School Counseling webpage: https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/13200
LHS Community Dinner & Dialogue
  • Feeling frustrated over homework?
  • Trying to figure out competency-based grading?
  • Does your student need help getting organized?
  • Trouble signing in or understanding Infinite Campus?

Join us for dinner! We will kick off the 2 nd semester together and answer your questions about life with our high school students. The primary focus will be for families of freshmen, but everyone is welcome!

We’ll provide the food and drinks, you bring the questions!!

When: Wed., Jan 15 th , 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: LHS cafeteria

Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/36Ne4Ux or call Aviva at 613-5271 by January 10 th so we can be sure to have enough to eat and provide childcare for younger siblings if needed.

Translators will be available on site.
All Juniors Will Take Practice SAT This Month
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All juniors in the state of Colorado will take the SAT on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. In preparation, a full-length SAT practice test for juniors is scheduled for  Tuesday, January 14 . Students will be split into two groups due to seating/space limitations, and testing will be in the small gymnasium at the following times:

8:30 a.m. - 11:49 a.m.: Juniors with last names A-K
12:31 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. : Juniors with last names L-Z

Following the practice test, score reports will be returned to all students as a means to prepare for the SAT in April. 

Students who are unable to test during their assigned time are asked to see Brett Cain in the counseling office to change testing sessions.
LHS Teacher's Art Featured in Local Exhibit
The Practice What You Teach Art Exhibit, featuring the work of many Thompson School District art teachers including Loveland High's own Jennifer Hall, is taking place now through this Saturday, January 11. Art will be on display at the Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Matthews Street in Fort Collins, which is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Click here for more information.
Athletes Can Start Clearing for Spring Sports Later This Month
Spring sports will officially start on March 2. If your student is planning to participate in baseball, girls' golf, girls' soccer, boys' swimming, girls' tennis, or track, they need to get their clearance paperwork in by that date - earlier would be even better. Students can start clearing January 27. Paperwork is available in the LHS athletic office or at  lovelandindians.com . Please do not print a clearance packet from another website. Students planning to participate in lacrosse will need to clear through Thompson Valley High School.
School of Mines to Host Girls Lead the Way Conference
Registration is open for the Girls Lead the Way Conference, hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) collegiate section at the Colorado School of Mines.

This conference allows high school girls to interact with current Mines students and faculty in three hour-long engineering and applied math and science activities designed to engage students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. This event also includes a majors panel, where girls will hear from department representatives about each major, a parents/guardians’ information session hosted by Mines Undergraduate Admissions and the Mines Financial Aid Office (optional), and a campus tour (optional).

This year’s theme, “The New Wave of Discovery,” helps reflect the conference’s goal of encouraging young women to pursue a degree in STEM and help them discover they are capable of pursing and thriving in STEM education and careers.

Event Details:

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Colorado School of Mines, Green Center, 924 16th St., Golden
Register today! Open until February 10th or when 250 registrants is reached. A waitlist will be added once capacity is met.

Cost is $30 per student, which covers a continental breakfast, lunch, and activity supplies. There is no charge to parents/guardians for the optional sessions. Lunch is not included for parents/guardians.
Colorado School of Mines' Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program Application Now Open
The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) is an engineering, science and technology program designed for rising juniors and seniors who are from underrepresented populations, including ethnic/racial minority, women and prospective first-generation college students.

SUMMET combines course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, team building activities and social events. SUMMET is a two-week residential program, allowing participants to live on campus for the duration for the program, experience life as a college student, and participate in STEM related curriculum instruction.

The program is available at no cost to participants, with the exception of a $50 confirmation fee for students accepted into the program. Transportation to and from the program is not included in the cost and is the responsibility of participants. 

SUMMET Session Dates
May 31 - June 12, 2020: Session I
June 14 - June 26, 2020: Session II
July 5 - July 17, 2020: Session III


Three Step Application Process
1. Students must click the application link below and submit an application by 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2020.


2. Student must meet a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.3, and upload their current, unofficial transcript to their application. 

3. Students must answer prompts included in the application.
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