Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 07 19

P arents and Guardians,

I imagine that tomorrow will hold mixed feelings for many of you as kids will be heading back to school from the break. Personally, Christy and I really enjoyed the break and the opportunity to have all four of our children home for a portion of the time.  I am hoping all of us will quickly get back into our normal routine. 
 
For the last several years, LHS has held our Advanced Academics Banquet on the Sunday night before the beginning of the spring semester. Last night, we continued that tradition and spent the evening honoring the 283 students who were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars based on their performance on AP Exams last May. It was a great evening as we celebrated the success these students have achieved through their hard work and the support of parents and teachers. Congratulations again to this group!
 
I truly hope you and your family were able to spend some quality time together over the break.  I look forward to seeing your students tomorrow for a great beginning to the spring semester.  Please take a few minutes to review the rest of the information that can be found below in this email. We will continue to update the schedule and information throughout the semester to keep you up to date.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 07 19
 

School News          
 

2nd Semester Schedules
Please encourage your students to check PowerSchool for their 2nd semester schedule.  We are not printing student schedules this year. If students are in need of a paper copy, they may go to the library to print a copy on Tuesday morning.
 
Food Drive benefiting ACO
The clubs Young Democrats of America and the Young America's Foundation have teamed up to host a canned food drive for the Allen Community Outreach. The drive will run until January 11th, and the collection boxes will be in the LHS Commons. Any nonperishable items are deeply appreciated. Click here for a list of needed items.

 



 
 
College bound? Tutoring 101 classes starting soon!

Classes starting the beginning of January!  Prep for the SAT/ACT spring tests now, and get your highest score yet. Sign up by 12/21 and get $30 off!

Doing well in high school, getting a great score on the SAT or ACT, and going to college: these are the goals most parents have for their kids. We can help high schoolers get their best SAT/ACT scores, do well on semester exams, and understand subject matter they may be struggling with.
Tutoring 101 has helped scores of students over the past 21 years, and we've seen our graduates get outstanding SAT/ACT scores. Our director and staff of certified educators can advise and support your student, helping them with test-taking strategies, prep on the tough subject matter, do well on their critical semester exams.

Higher test scores mean more college choices and more scholarship offers.
  • 9th-12th grade 1-on-1 tutoring, group, or on-line prep
  • Degreed teachers/professors
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep
  • AP subjects like Chemistry and Calculus
  • Coordinate needs with your child's teachers
  • Tutoring available on Lovejoy Campus
Call for a free consultation with our Director Robyn Mead 972-359-0222.


Fine Arts News
 
 
Lovejoy Performing Arts Presents: Grease
The rock n' roll celebration of growin' up, cruisin' with friends, and goin' steady!
 
The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students are rarin' to go with the 2019 musical with one of the world's most iconic productions, Grease! The show will be presented January 17-19, 2019 at 7 pm.
 
Beginning its life cycle with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is an unforgettable trip back to a simpler time of poodle skirts, drive-ins, and T-birds. In the summer of 1959, bad boy Danny Zuko (played by Junior, Bryce Fuller) had a secret romance with the new-in-town, sweet-girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski (Senior, Adelyn Maruca). Now, school is back in session, and the pressure of friends and cliques is making their love a bit more complicated.
 
As the leader of the too cool for school Burger Palace Boys, Danny needs to maintain his cool guy status. Working alongside him is the second-in-command Kenickie Murdoch (Junior, Luke Wild), and following behind is young Doody (Freshman, Aidan Abramson). There's also the Casanova wannabe Sonny (Junior, Christian Cortez) who can never seem to catch a break with the ladies, and the mischievous, 'anything for a laugh' Roger Jacobs (Junior, Zachary Joyner), who has an unusual hobby.
 
Along for the ride are the gum-snapping Pink Ladies in their bobby sox and pedal pushers. Leading the ladies is the tough and sarcastic Betty Rizzo (Junior, Mikayla Slatten) who has feuded with Danny for ages. Trailing behind is the well-natured dreamer Frenchy (Junior, Claire McLaren) who could use a good pick-me-up, the friendly beauty Marty (Senior, Sylvia Hansen), and the bubbly and energetic Jan Fellopa (Senior, Natalie Edwards).
 
The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy's romance through hit songs such as "We Go Together," "Summer Nights," and "Beauty School Dropout," reminiscent of the generation-defining music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley. In this show, everyone is sure to find their own favorite tune by the end of the night!
 
Due to mature themes, this show is recommended for middle school students and above. Tickets are $15 for students, seniors, and staff and $19 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the online box office at https://tinyurl.com/LovejoyBoxOffice1819 starting Monday, January 7 at 10 am.
 
Come experience the friendships, romances, and adventures that have made Grease a Broadway knock-out and Blockbuster success. We hope to see you "Shakin' at the High School Hop" at the LHS Auditorium.


Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics - January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
 
Girls only - Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Girls and Boys - Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Boys only - Saturday, January 19, 12:00 -1:30 PM           
 
The try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. Kids are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. Lacrosse equipment will be available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information, please see  www.lovejoylacrosse.com .
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys and Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

 


Foundation of Lovejoy Schools          
 
 



Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
We need your help to make this year's Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor - the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.
 
Donate - trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note - the donation deadline has been extended.



Purchase Tickets - Tickets are on sale now for $150. Click here to buy your tickets!

 

Student Recognition
 

 
Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
 
Andrew Parkhurst
Sophomore Andrew Parkhurst spent 171 hours planning and building five bee boxes for Mars Hill Farms For his Eagle project. Mars Hill Farms is a non-profit organization that offers multiple refugee groups affordable food to begin a sustainable new life in the United States.  These bee boxes will allow for the refugees to have a source of honey to sell or to enjoy for their meals.
 
Brandon Garrett
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Senior Brandon Garrett organized and led a group of scouts to build a fire pit for the City of Lucas Community Park, enabling people to better enjoy time outdoors. Below is a photo of Brandon with Lucas Mayor Jim Olk.
 

LHS Volleyball
The following team members have recently been honored by the Texas Girls Coaches Association:
  • Sydney Brand - 2018-19 Volleyball Academic All State
  • Averi Carlson - 2018-19 Volleyball All State
  • Avery Elliott - 2018-19 Volleyball Academic All State
  • Morgan Elvin - 2018-19 Volleyball Academic All State
  • Michelle Foster - 2018-19 Volleyball Academic All State
  • Madison Waters - 2018-19 Volleyball All State
  • Madison Waters - 2018-19 Volleyball Legacy All-Star
  • Emma White - 2018-19 Volleyball Academic All State 
LHS WRESTLING
Our men and women traveled to Austin this past weekend to compete in the CenTex invitational.  The event held at the Delco Center saw 45 men's teams and 39 women's teams from across the state compete over Friday and Saturday.  Our men and women really wrestled well and brought home some serious hardware!  Our men's team finished 2nd overall out of the 45 teams competing while our women's team finished 5th overall out of the 39 teams competing.





Leading our women's team were seniors Lilly Musselman and Morgan Elvin.  Both had dominant tournaments which saw them win gold in their respective weights.  Freshman Avery Ashley broke through with a great tournament, finishing with the bronze medal in her weight class.  Junior Katherine Heath and freshman Elle Foster also won matches to help the team to the 5th place finish.

Freshman Avery Ashley completes a takedown on the way
to one of her four wins in a row and bronze medal finish!
 
Senior Lilly Musselman, below, completes her tournament with another win by pin and a gold medal!!




Senior Morgan Elvin works for the pin on her way to another gold medal performance.

On the men's side, the team was led by senior Johnny Dorlon and sophomore Jakob Underwood.  Both wrestled their way through a tough field to finish as gold medalists in their weights.  Junior Hunter Duncan finished a tough tournament with the bronze medal. Duncan completed his tournament with a 6-1 record.  Junior C.J. Bacon wrestled a strong tournament finishing 5th place in his weight.

Junior C.J. Bacon works to break down his opponent on his way to a 5th place finish.

Junior Hunter Duncan finished off his bronze medal match with a pin.


Senior Johnny Dorlon pins his Austin Anderson opponent
in the gold medal match and tournament championship!


Sophomore Jakob Underwood completes a double leg takedown on is way to a win
during his gold medal championship run!


All 13 men helped contribute to our team finishing so well.  This is the highest finish in a tournament of this size in Lovejoy wrestling history.

A list of all of our placers in this event:  
5th place-C.J. Bacon
3rd place-Avery Ashley, Hunter Duncan
Champions-Lilly Musselman, Morgan Elvin, Johnny Dorlon, Jakob Underwood
For complete results, please click below:

Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Jan 7
All Day
Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 8
8:45 am
1st Day of 2nd Semester:
Students Follow New Schedules
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 8
7 - 9 pm
XC/TF Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 8
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 9
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 10
Lunch rotations
Post-Secondary Presentations
LHS Band Hall
Mon. Jan 14
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 15
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 15
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Thurs. Jan 17
7:00 pm
LHS Musical
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 17
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Jan 18
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Grease
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Jan 19
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Grease
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Jan 21
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 22
8 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Booster Club Meeting
LHS Orchestra Room
Wed. Jan 23
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 23
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Jan 23
6 - 8 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons
Thurs. Jan 24
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Jan 26
8 am - Noon
Mini Majestics Dance Camp
LHS Dance Gym
Jan 29-30
During school
Freshmen Naviance Training
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 29
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 30
6 - 9 pm
Varsity Football Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Jan 30-31
During school
Choir Solo & Ensemble Recitals
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 31
6 - 7 pm
Diamond Club Parent & Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library




SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
  
 
Senior Project Presentations - Judges Needed
Senior Project is quickly approaching. This is an important part of the Senior Project experience, and your participation as a judge truly helps our students grow. Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2018-2019 school year at Lovejoy High School on:
  • January 24 (Tentative Date Change)
  • February 13
  • March 7
Please use this link to sign up to judge: https://goo.gl/forms/Fo106OXmTptOGyyX2
For questions, please email: Mary_shaw@lovejoyisd.net

Lovejoy Mom Selected for 2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy mom, Tracy Sutherlin, is asking for your help in raising money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
 
"Hi Friends, this is Tracy Sutherlin. I know you've seen me running the streets of Allen, Fairview and Lucas for many years and you know that running is my passion. I'm super excited to announce that I've been selected to be the North Texas Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team In Training Representative at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Not only do I get to fulfill a lifelong dream of running the Boston Marathon, I get to do it for a purpose!
 
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone dies from one. More than 1.3 million people are living with, or are in remission from Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma. Sadly, more than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 5 years after diagnosis. LLS fund's research provides patients guidance, education & support. LLS also drives advocacy for policies that protect patients access to life saving treatments.
 
I am running to honor and celebrate two amazing Lovejoy students. Mallory Cass and Austin Bennett. Mallory is a 7th grader at Willow Springs Middle School and was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2014. Austin is a senior at Lovejoy High School and was diagnosed with ALL in 2017. Mallory, Austin and so many others have fought and battled to beat this disease to get across the ultimate finish line of being cancer free!
 
I've been given the opportunity to raise money for LLS that provides funds to champion the fight in battling this disease. As you think about your charitable giving at the end of this year (or even in 2019) and where it can have the most impact, I ask that you consider helping me in this cause by donating to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
 
Please help support me as I run to support LLS and those who have been touched by cancer! Because we all have a finish line to cross!"
 
You may click here to donate.

LHS PTSA
Parents, students and community members, you can join the LHS PTSA, make a donation and sign up to volunteer... all on our website. It's quick and easy. Just click here to visit our website:
 
 
Amy Holden LHS PTSA President

Students Leaving Campus
In the event that students need to leave campus during the school day and they drive themselves, we need parents to send an email to  student_signout@lovejoyisd.net Please include the student's name, the date and time they need to leave, the reason, and a phone number to be used to contact you. Once we have received the email, we may call you for verification, and the email will provide us with the needed documentation for our records.
 
If your student wants to go home because they are not feeling well, please have them to go the school clinic to be checked out by the school nurse. This is regardless of whether they are being picked up by a parent or driving themselves.

Student Parking
Student drivers must have a parking permit to park at LHS. If your student needs to purchase a permit,  click  here  for detailed instructions.

VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students should request a VOE through Naviance by 12:00 pm daily for same day processing, and the form can be picked up from Ms. Bock, the lobby receptionist, after 3:00 pm. Requests made after 12:00 pm will be processed the following day.

Driver's Ed Classes
The 4-week sessions run continuously from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School in room B104. Please click  HARMONY  for more details.

Volunteer Background Application Now Available
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
 
Please  click here  to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
 
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
 
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003