Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 01 28 19

P arents and Guardians,

This past Friday, we had the opportunity to host our WSMS 8th graders for "Bump Up Day". Those students got to tour parts of the high school and hear from LHS staff and students about courses and opportunities available at LHS.  They also encouraged our 8th graders to pursue their passions and be open to taking classes they may not have considered before. With registration for 8th graders coming in the next few weeks, "Bump Up Day" was developed to help incoming 9th graders as they make selections for their 2019-20 class schedules. We will also have our annual Showcase on Monday, February 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the LHS Commons. This event is for parents and students to get more information about course offerings in addition to the different clubs and extra-curricular opportunities available at LHS. See the details below regarding some parent registration meetings as well.

This Saturday, February 2nd is our annual Denim and Diamonds fundraising event hosted by the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. I want to personally invite you to come out to the event and support the Foundation as they work to raise funds to enrich the school experience of our students. Click here to purchase tickets since today is the last day to do so. I hope to see you there!
 
Please take a few minutes to review the important information and upcoming events listed below. I hope you and your student have a great week.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 01 28 19
 

School News          
 
 
An Important Message from the School Nurse
Cold and flu season is in FULL swing! Please remember to follow these guidelines set by the Texas Administrative Code:  
  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more: Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea: student must be symptom free form 24 hours, without medication, before returning to school.
If your student is concerned about missing a quiz or test, please consider that they are not performing at their best when they are not feeling well. Arrangements can be made with their teacher or in the Testing Center when they come back to school.

Yearbook Deadline
Friday, February 1st is the final day to guarantee your son/daughter has a yearbook in May. Due to high demand on our inventory, we cannot guarantee that we will have extra yearbooks to sell during at distribution in May. Order now at leopardyearbook.com . Want to check and see if you have already ordered? You can verify with the yearbook adviser at rebecca_pollard@lovejoyisd.net.

New! LHS Showcase
Mark your calendars for Monday, February 11th from 6 - 8 pm for the LHS Showcase.
 
Teachers, coaches and sponsors will be available to answer questions about classes, electives, clubs & organizations, and extracurricular activities.
 
LHS Registration Parent Meetings
Monday, February 11th in the LHS Auditorium
6:00 pm - all current 8th grade parents
7:00 pm - all current 9th - 11th grade parents

New! Community Service Opportunity
Lovejoy Elementary is hosting a Mother - Son Night on February 22nd from 5:30 - 8 pm. They are looking for high school students interested in helping with science stations that are being setup by the Perot Museum. Click here if you'd like to help with this fun night! 

New! Save the Date - March 2
STEM Festival and Open House for Prospective Families
Save the date! Lovejoy ISD will host the second annual STEM festival on March 2 at Lovejoy High School. The event will be held from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. We hope you will join us for an exciting day filled with fascinating speakers, hands-on experiments, Makerspace, student exhibits, robotics lab, cool contests with prizes, food trucks, and much more. Check out this  video to see all the fun events and activities coming to the STEM Festival. 

An Open House for prospective families will be held during the STEM festival. We hope you will invite your friends and family members who are interested in Lovejoy to join us for this event.

Look for more details in the next edition of Email Express.


New! STEM Festival T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all students! Submit your entry for the design of the STEM Festival 2019 t-shirt. Click here for details.

LHS Online Signature Courses
It is time to make those summer plans for getting ahead or catching up by taking a LHS Online Signature Course.  This summer we are offering a Leadership course and a Health course.  Interested parents or students should contact their LHS counselor to obtain approval and entry into the course. Seats are limited, so reach out to your LHS counselor early.
Mary Shaw (A - F)
Nancy Schweikhard (G - I)
Janet Richardson (J - Pa)
Nancy Schweikhard (Pe - Z)
 
Student Nutrition
Click here to view the January Nutrition Newsletter that has 10 Simple Tips for a Healthy 2019.

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.


Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
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
Saturday, February 2



Denim & Diamonds - The Party is presented by Lee Lewis Construction and sponsored by Corgan Architects, Grateful Lovejoy Family, Michael & Roxana Denham, Jones Carr McGoldrick LLP, JCM Mediation, Homes by J. Anthony, Tim Jackson Custom Homes, Al and Kelli Litchenburg, Owens Realtors, William Anthony Homes, Renfrow Dunaway Group, Glenn and Ashley Shooner, Cleve Adamson Custom Homes, Stephanie and Sean McCaffity, Dale Carnegie Training - Ryan Akins, Fairway Independent Mortgage and Henri and Allison Friloux, Samantha and Matthew Poulton, The Walker Group - Coldwell Banker Apex, Commercial Bank of Texas, Estate Life Magazines, GolfSwing.com, RBFCU, Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson LLP, Carey Lynn Photography, Matlock Real Estate, Reinhard Real Estate, Missy Hobgood Fournet and spot1media.
 
 
and join us at the event to have the opportunity to bid on these fabulous items:
 
Audi for All Seasons
 
Bird Hunt at Bethel Ranch for Four Hunters
 
Lovejoy Football Game - Dinner in the Press Box
With Autographed Lovejoy Football Helmet
 
Christmas in Orlando, Florida (Condo for Eight)
 
Seagrove Beach Cottage for Six
 
Christmas Break Skiing in Angel Fire (Condo for Six)
 
Wine Dinner at Waterboy Farm for Ten
 
Royal Chef Dinner for Ten in Your Home
 
Maggiano's Wine Dinner for Fifteen
 
Two Orchestra Section Tickets to Hamilton at Dallas Music Hall with Hotel Stay
 
Allen American's Premium Luxury Suite for Ten+
 
Delta Charlie's Dallas Sightseeing Flight and Dinner for Two
 
Fogo de Chão Experience for Lovejoy
 


Student Recognition
 

LHS Speech and Debate

UIL CX District Results (1/23)
 
On Wednesday of last week, we hosted the UIL 5A District 10 Cross Examination Debate tournament here at Lovejoy High School. We are incredibly proud of the students that competed. Here are the results:

1st Place - Andrew Mao and Tajvir Singh
4th Place - Jack Czyz and Mitch Laman
5th Place - Sebi Ramirez and Jannat Verma
 
Andrew and Tajvir qualified for the UIL CX State Championship to be help at the University of Texas at Austin in March.
 
Flower Mound Swing Results (1/25-26)
 
Since this is a "swing" tournament there are effectively two tournaments ran in the same building at the same time. Students are allowed to enter both "sides" of the tournament to compete. The exception to this is CX, where only one side of the tournament offers it.
 
LD Debate: Ashley Rihani: semifinals on one side
Kaya Czyz: octofinals on one side, quarterfinals on the other

CX Debate:  Quarterfinals: Tajvir Singh and Andrew Mao
Semifinals: Jack Czyz and Mitch Laman
 
PF Debate: Matthew Sipes and Garrett Larson: quarterfinals on one side
Shalin Mehta and Pierce Richardson: quarterfinals on one side
 
Domestic Extemp: Geneva Miller: semifinals on one side

Original Oratory: Ryan Wang: semifinals on one side
Geneva Miller: semifinals on one side
 
Student Congress: Chase Stevens: 5th place on one side, finals on the other side

LHS Wrestling

Women's District 9-5A matches 1/23:
 
Our women competed at home on Tuesday and all wrestled very well.  Lilly Musselman, Elle Foster, Avery Ashley, Charis Vela, Katherine Heath, and Morgan Elvin finished a combined 7-3 on the night.
 
Senior Lilly Musselman turns her Melissa opponent en route to another pin.


Senior Morgan Elvin gets the fall, one of her three wins by pin on the night.


For results from these matches, please click on the link below:
District 9-5A Dual Championship 1/25:

Our men won Lovejoy's first ever District Dual Championship this past Friday night with a dominant performance in the semifinal match over Highland Park backed up by a strong Championship match against Creekview.  It is worth noting that Highland Park and Creekview finished runner-up and 3rd place, respectively in the recent state dual tournament, making these wins much more meaningful in the state-side rankings!

In the semifinals, the Leopards were led with the opening match win by Jakob Underwood.  The sophomore pinned the Scot in the first period.  The Scots proved to be a worthy opponent, winning the next five matches in a row to lead the dual by a score of 27-5.
Senior Johnny Dorlon turned it around for the Leopards, winning the next match by fall and setting off what would be an 8-match win streak for Lovejoy to close out the match!  Notable wins in this stretch were earned by sophomores Dalton Braun and Zack Valentine, freshmen Trent Rucker, and junior Dillon Hebert.

Senior Johnny Dorlon works his signature chicken wing series to pin his HP opponent.



Sophomore Zack Valentine (above) controls his HP opponent on his way to a key win for the Leopards.  Freshman Trent Rucker (below) works to turn his HP opponent for the pin.


In the championship match, the Leopards raced out to an early 18-6 lead thanks to solid matches by senior Austen Shelley, freshmen Braydon Wright, and junior Grant Sessions.
Freshman Trent Rucker and sophomore Jakob Underwood once again had dominant wins
to help the Leopards finish off the dual!


Senior Austen Shelley (above) opens the championship dual for Lovejoy with a pin of his Creekview opponent.  Freshman Braydon Wright (below) follows up with another pin and a key win for the Leopards.




Junior Grant Sessions (above) works a solid hammer series to pin his Creekview opponent.
Sophomore Jakob Underwood (below) caps off the championship for Lovejoy with a throw and a pin!


To see the complete results from each dual, please click on the links below:
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Lunch Rotations
11th Grade Registration Meetings
LHS Auditorium
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
Wed. Feb 6
6 - 9 pm
Softball Season Kick-off Dinner
LHS Cafeteria
Feb 7, 8, 11-14
During lunches
Orchestra Valentines Sales
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. Feb 7
Lunch Rotations
10th Grade Registration Meetings
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Feb 8
Lunch Rotations
9th Grade Registration Meetings
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Feb 11
6 - 8 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
(Time Change)
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
Tues. Feb 12
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Orchestra Trip Meeting
LHS Orchestra Room
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
Tues. Feb 19
7 - 8 pm
Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Feb 19
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Feb 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 21
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 21
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Pre-UIL Concert
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Feb 21
6 - 8 pm
AP Seminar Team Presentations
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Feb 22
5:30 pm
Boys' Soccer Future Leopard Night
Leopard Stadium
Fri. Feb 22
6 - 8 pm
AP Seminar Team Presentations
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Feb 23
8 am - 1 pm
LISD Ensemble Contest
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Feb 22
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Blacklight
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Feb 25
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Feb 26-27
During school
Sophomore Naviance Training
LHS Science Classes
Wed. Feb 27
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Feb 28
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria




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