Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 14 19

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student had a good transition back to school last week.  The first week of any semester can be challenging, but I hope things are getting back in a routine and have smoothed out for you.  One of my favorite things about the first week of the spring semester is seeing our recent alumni when they come back to LHS while on break from college. I love hearing about their first semester out of high school, and they are usually quick to tell me that their LHS experience has prepared them for where they are now.
 
If you haven't gotten your tickets to this year's LHS Musical, you will want to hurry up before they are gone.  The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students will be performing Grease this Thursday through Saturday (January 17-19) at 7 pm in the LHS Auditorium.  More information about Grease as well as a link to purchase tickets can be found below in this email.
 
As a reminder, next Monday, January 21st, LISD will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
 
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.  Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 14 19
 

School News          
 

New! Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling
Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy's Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student's social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.
 
If you are interested in your student participating in a group, please click here to complete the interest form. Noelle Gove will be in contact with parents regarding further details of the group and to obtain consent for student participation. This form is not a consent for counseling, but rather a survey of interest.
 
Toy Drive Benefiting the Children of Little Leopards


The Lovejoy High School Work-Based Learning program is accepting new to gently used toys for children birth - 5 years of age. Examples of items needed are as follows:
 
Play Food
Outside Toys
Musical Toys
Books
Legos
K'nex
Kinetic Sand
Sports Balls
Dolls
Dollhouses
Shopkins

Toys may be delivered to any Lovejoy campus or the Administration building until February 15. To request a donation pick-up, or for additional information, please contact sancy_fuller@lovejoyisd.net.




 
 
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 High School Choir and Theatre Present Grease



The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students are rarin' to go with one of the world's most iconic productions, Grease! The show will be presented January 17-19, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium.
 
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. Click here for more information regarding the cast.
 
Tickets are on sale now! Prices are $15 for students, seniors, and staff and $19 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the online box office:
 
 
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 Lovejoy High School Auditorium.

Due to mature high school themes, this show is recommended for middle school students and above.


Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics - January 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host a boys' lacrosse try-it clinic on Saturday, January 19th from 12:00 -1:30 pm at Willow Springs Middle School:           
 
The clinic is free and open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. 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 clinic will be a fun, no pressure environment to 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

Click here to purchase your tickets today!



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.

 

 

Student Recognition
 

 
LHS Baseball - Luke Stein
Congratulations to Senior  Luke Stine for advancing to the championship round of the National Home Run Derby Power Showcase in Miami. Luke hit the furthest home run in the preliminary rounds at 421 feet, competing with top players from around the world. Luke received the Colossus of Clout Award and a bat signed by Babe Ruth's granddaughter for having the Longest Wood Bat Home Run. You may  click here  for additional information.
 
 
LHS Wrestling
Our high school men and women wrestled our first district dual on Wednesday night and out of the 20 matches we won 17 of them!
 
It was great to honor our four seniors, pictured below:  Johnny Dorlon, Morgan Elvin, Austen Shelley, and Lilly Musselman.




When hearing about all of their accomplishments-on the mat, in the classroom, and in their other extra-curricular lives, I can't help but think these four really epitomize what it is to be a Lovejoy student-athlete. These four are well-rounded, hard-working, and respectful individuals.  We will certainly miss them next year.
 
Varsity men:  Our men's team thumped Newman Smith by a score of 63-12.
 
Sophomores Daniel Schmidt and Jakob Underwood and juniors Dillon Hebert and Grant Sessions led the team with some key wins.
 
Junior Grant Sessions works a chicken wing in route to his win against Newman Smith.



Sophomore Jakob Underwood (above) looks to pin another opponent for the Leopards.



Sophomore Daniel Schmidt gets a big win for his team pinning his opponent.


Freshman Luke Thomas works to pin his opponent to start the varsity dual with a win.


Junior Dillon Hebert picks up the first period fall for the Leopards.

On the JV side, all four JV men won their bouts. Freshmen Alec Viel, Will Adams, Philip Joest,
and Brian Kotecki all pinned their opponents to sweep all the bouts for Lovejoy.


Freshmen Will Adams works for his pin on Thursday night.


Freshmen Philip Joest pins his opponent.
Freshmen Brian Kotecki hits the move to take his opponent to his back and get the pin.

For the complete dual results please click below:
TCA Invitational:
JV division:  We had 13 young men wrestle in the JV division of this event and were able to bring back 10 medals!!  Freshmen Philip Joest and Brian Kotecki led the group both finishing with the gold medal, winning championships at their respective weights.
A list of all of our placers are:
4th place:  Garrison Alling, Collins Archer, Jake Chacko
3rd place:  Hunter Kight, Keeten Levin, Luke Thomas, Kaden Yow
2nd place:  Will Adams, Daniel Schmidt, Zack Valentine, Alec Viel
Champion:  Philip Joest, Brian Kotecki
For complete results, please click TCA JV results
Varsity division:  Our varsity men wrestled a little bit short-handed but really wrestled well.  The team placed 5th overall out of 12 teams.    We only wrestled 10 wrestlers and six placed in their respective weight classes.
Once again, sophomore Jakob Underwood put together a very good tournament, pinning all of his opponents on his way to the gold medal.
Sophomore Jack McKinney built on his momentum from last week and wrestled to the finals match, winning the silver medal.  Fellow sophomore Ralph Rucker and junior Alex Vislosky also won silver at their respective weights.
Junior Dillon Hebert won the bronze medal and Junior Colby Bacon placed 4 th .
A list of our placers are:
4th place:  Colby Bacon
3rd place - Dillon Hebert
2nd place - Jack McKinney, Ralph Rucker, Alex Vislosky
Champion - Jakob Underwood  
For the complete team results click TCA varsity results





Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
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
Thurs. Jan 24
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Track & Field Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Fri. Jan 25
10:45 am - 1:30 pm
LHS Bump Up Day
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
Fri. Feb 1
9:15 am
Pep Rally - GO RED & Special Olympics
LHS Main Gym
Fri. Feb 1
4 - 9 pm
Girls' Basketball Senior Night
LHS Cafeteria
Fri. Feb 1
6:30 - 8 pm
Band Side-by-Side Concert & Info Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Feb 2
8 am - 5 pm
UIL Region 25 Solo & Ensemble Contest
for Choir and Orchestra
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Feb 2
6:30 - 11:30 pm
Denim & Diamonds
Marriott at Legacy Town Center
Mon. Feb 4
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Feb 5
TBD
Ditch the Technology Week Speaker
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Feb 5
4:20 pm
Site-Based Decision Making Meeting
LHS Room D103
Tues. Feb 5
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Feb 6
6 - 9 pm
Softball Season Kick-off Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Feb 6
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Feb 8
5:30 pm
Boys' Soccer Teacher Appreciation Night
Leopard Stadium
Mon. Feb 11
6 - 8 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
LHS Showcase
Current 8th Grade Parent Meeting
Current 9th-11th Grade Parent Meeting
Lovejoy High School
LHS Auditorium
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Feb 12
7 - 8 pm
LHS Band Mid-Winter Concert
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Feb 13
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Feb 14
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Feb 15
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Feb 15-16
7 am - 10 pm
LHS Speech & Debate Tournament
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Feb 18
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School




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 (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