Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 02 19 19

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student had a great four-day weekend. Christy and I took the opportunity to spend some time with my parents in Oklahoma. It was a fun (and cold) weekend of staying warm by the fireplace, watching some movies, and spending time with family. 
 
I enjoyed seeing so many of you at our Showcase event last Monday. Attendance at both the parent information sessions and the Showcase was strong. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue our work to improve our communication about opportunities available to students at LHS. As our counselors begin registration this week, we believe efforts like Showcase will help students make informed choices about which classes they select for next year. 
 
Please take a few minutes to read below about student successes and important events. Have a great week.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School


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Lovejoy High School News and Information 02 19 19


Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
New! Boys' Basketball Playoffs
The boys' basketball team will play the Frisco Raccoons on Tuesday, February 19 at Plano East High School at 7:30 pm. (This will be a double-header game with McKinney North playing Wakeland at 6:00 pm.)
 
Game Details
At Plano East High School:  3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, Texas
Game Time:  7:30 PM
Ticket Prices:  $3 for Students, $5 for Adults - Senior Citizens Free - District 10-5A passes
If you are unable to come to Plano East, click here for a broadcast of the game.
 
New! Boys' Soccer Nights
Both Varsity and JV Boys' soccer teams are continuing their winning streaks in Soccer District games. Varsity is 3-0 and JV is 2-0! This Friday, we take on McKinney North at our home stadium. Please come out and cheer them on as we honor our favorite teachers at 6:40 pm and allow all Future Leopard Soccer Stars to shoot on the goal during halftime of the Varsity game, around 8:00pm. Bring out your younger siblings and neighbors and let them take a shot!
   
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!

 


Fine Arts News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
New! Java & Jazz - March 1
The Lovejoy High School third annual " Java  and  Jazz " joint concert with the Lovejoy Jazz Band and LHS vocalists will be here before you know it. Join us for an evening of great music starting at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 1. The musicians are sounding great and have a huge program to perform.  

Admission is just $5.00. Coffee and dessert items will be available for a small fee. There will be an open dance floor for students and parents alike. The musicians and vocalists will perform a combination of classic swing-era classics and slow ballads. We hope to see you on the dance floor.
 



School News          
 

New! HOSA Spirit Night
This Friday (Feb.22), Lovejoy HOSA is having a fundraiser at Wild Salsa in Fairview Town Center ALL DAY! HOSA will receive a percentage of the total proceeds to help send our students to the international competition this June! Please come support Lovejoy HOSA, please be sure to bring this flyer with you or have it on your phone (disregard the date).
 
New! 2019-20 Course Registration
 
Parents:   Please review your student's Course Selection and  Personal Graduation Plan  i n their Google Classroom (Class of 2020Class of 2021Class of 2022).  There is a space on the forms for you to digitally sign giving your approval.
 
PowerSchool is open this week for students to enter their course selection by clicking on Class Registration.  This feature is available on a laptop or desktop, not on a phone or tablet. 
 
Counselors will be meeting with current freshman and sophomores to review their course selection on Feb 20-22.  Counselors will be meeting with current juniors from February 25 - March 8.
 
All forms and the Course Catalog are also available on the LHS Website under Departments / Counseling / Class of 2020 / Class of 2021 / Class of 2022.
 

Junior-Senior Prom 2019
Prom 2019 will be held at the Perot Museum on Saturday, March 30th from 8 - 11 pm. 
 
Ticket prices:
February 11-22 $70
February 25-March 8 $80
March 18-29 $90
A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door for $100.
 
Tuxedos:
If you are wanting to purchase or rent a tuxedo, we have a limited number of 40% off and $40 off coupons for Men's Wearhouse (one per person) that can be picked up at Ms. Buster's desk. LHS receives a $5 commission for every tux rented at Men's Wearhouse.
 
Prom Dresses:
New York New York dress shop in the Allen Premium Outlet Mall is offering a $5 commission to LHS for each prom dress purchased. Click here for the flyer to be presented at time of purchase and to also receive a 10% discount!

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:  
  • Cold and flu symptoms: PLEASE keep your student home until they are symptom free! 
  • 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.

Can you please help?? We have depleted our supply of tissues, Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer. If you happen to be out shopping and would like to donate some of these supplies, we would be so appreciative! Thanks, in advance, for your generosity.
 
Lovejoy STEM Festival CANgineering Competition - March 2
Lovejoy is pleased to announce the first ever CANgineering Competition at the Lovejoy STEM Festival on March 2. Form a team and get creative. Your team will compete to build a structure made entirely of canned and non-perishable foods. The best in show will win a prize.
 
Click here for detailed information regarding the CANgineering Competition. Gather your family and friends and join us for this exciting competition!  


Student Nutrition
Click here to view the February edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter. The topic this month is Dish Up Heart-Healthy Fats for American Heart Month.

AP Seminar Team Presentations
You are invited to attend the AP Seminar Team Presentations in the LHS Lecture Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m. each evening.
 
Presentations on Thursday, February 21 are:  
  • Educating the Deaf in Uganda - (Tyler Brucher, Lily Hager, Matthew Poteet, Kylee Reinke)
  • Reducing Plastic Waste in the Ocean - (Madeline Carlson, Sanjana Jacobs, Norachase Prom, Crystal Sanders)
  • Mitigating Damages of the Heroin Epidemic - (Alexandria LeFort, Jessica Luck, Cooper Meldrum, Joe Ridgeway)
  Presentations on  Friday, February 22  are:
  • Reducing Plastic Bag Usage (Garrett Beard, Mark Henderson, Carol Xu, Abigail Xue)
  • Preventing JUUL Use among Youth (Reagan Dowdall, Reagan Matacale, Blake Rasmussen, Alejandra Rodriguez)
  • Combating the Negative Stigma of GMOs (Lauren Gardner, Arianne Ohman, Amber Taylor, Stephanie Zhou)
  • Mitigating the Damage Caused by Feral Pigs in Texas (Elliana Brown, David Logan, Emmy Straeck, Maximus Vawter)
As a reminder, for the Team Presentation, three to five students collaborate as a team to identify a problem or issue. Team members work together to develop a research question; they then identify approaches, perspectives, or lenses for examining the question and divide responsibilities among themselves for individual research. Individually, students investigate their assigned approach, perspective, or lens on the issue or topic of the team research question.
 
Each student presents his or her findings and analysis to the group in a well-written individual report that:
   * identifies the area of investigation and its relationship to the overall problem or issue;
   * summarizes, explains, analyzes, and evaluates the main ideas and reasoning in the chosen
sources;
   * identifies, compares, and interprets a range of perspectives about the problem or issue; and
   * cites all sources used and includes a list of works cited or bibliography.
 
Working collaboratively, the team considers all the research and analyses from individual team members for the purpose of proposing one or more solutions or resolutions. The team:
   * collaboratively synthesizes and evaluates individual findings and perspectives to create a
collective understanding of different approaches to the problem or issue;
   * considers potential solutions or resolutions and conducts additional research in order to
evaluate different solutions within the context of the problem; and
   * proposes one or more solutions or resolutions and prepares an argument to support their
proposal.
 
The team develops an 8-10 minute presentation that presents a convincing argument for the proposed solutions or recommendations. The team should ensure the claims made are supported by evidence and that they have considered different perspectives and the limitations and implications of their proposed solutions or recommendations. The presentation and the media used to enhance the presentation should consider audience, context, and purpose. Following the presentation, the team will defend its argument, with each student responding to a question posed by the teacher. Each team member should be prepared to answer questions about any part of the presentation. Once the recording for College Board is turned off, audience members may ask questions of the team.
 
Hop Into Spring Chess Tournament - March 30
This annual Lovejoy Tournament continues to be a hit around the metroplex.  Come join your fellow chess players on March 30 at Sloan Creek for a wonderful day of chess play. This five round tournament awards the top three players in each section a trophy and fourth place receives a chocolate bunny. Gather up a team from your school and compete together.  Registration is going on now.  Please visit North Texas Chess Academy's website to register.
 

Gifted and Talented Referral Window Open -  February 1 - March 8
The referral window for students in grades 1-11 for gifted and talented services is open February 1 - March 8. Referral forms are located online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, March 30 and April 6. Appointments will be sent via email after the referral window closes March 8.
 
Please note: Kindergarten students will not be tested during the spring window.
 
Gifted and Talented Information Sessions -  February 20 and 25
Looking for More Information about G/T Services? Brief information sessions will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
February 20 at 9:00 AM
February 25 at 9:00 AM or 6:30 PM
(Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation is available on the gifted and talented webpage .
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith (469.742.8032 ) .  
 
Lovejoy Gifted Association Announces Rocket Build and Launch Events
3...2...1... Lift-off!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first people to land on the moon with the Lovejoy Gifted Association's Rocket Fest.  The Lovejoy Gifted Association is partnering with the Dallas Area Rocket Society (DARS) for their annual LGA Rocket Fest. This event is suitable for students in grades 3 thru 6.  Participants may choose between a basic and an advanced rocket model.
 
There will be a Rocket Build Party in the Sloan Creek Cafeteria  on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm where a volunteer from DARS will talk the junior rocket scientists through building the basic rocket step-by-step. Participants purchasing the advanced rocket may pick up their build package that same evening and are welcome to start building at SCIS or build at home.
 
The rocket launch will be held  on Sunday March 24  in the front parking lot of Lovejoy High School  at 12:00 noon , where volunteers from DARS will provide the launch equipment and make sure the launch process happens in a safe and orderly fashion.
 
You may reserve a spot and purchase your rocket kit from the Lovejoy Gifted Association Store at  https://my.cheddarup.com/c/rocket-fest-2019  no later than  Feb 17th, 2019 . Each rocket package comes with rocket engines for two launches. Please note that junior rocket scientists must be accompanied by an adult at both events. The Lovejoy Gifted Association is a non-profit organization that supports the G/T programs across all schools in Lovejoy ISD. The LGA Rocket Project is a fundraiser and proceeds will flow back into Lovejoy ISD. If you have questions, contact Jay van Rijn at  jeroen.van.rijn@gmail.com .  
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.

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)




 
 
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.

Student Recognition
 

Junior World Affairs Council
JWAC students attended the Dallas World Affairs Council's annual World Quest competition at UT Arlington on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.  Teams answered 100 multiple choice questions covering the following topics: Country in Focus: Qatar, How to Deal with North Korea, Global Refugee and Migration Crisis, #WeAreNATO - The Alliance at 70, Great Decisions, Japan-U.S. Relations, Space Policy, World Trade Organization, Bridging Divides to Build Peace, and Current Events.  Out of 94 registered teams, we placed 21st and 32nd. Please congratulate Daniel Xue, Abigail Xue, Katherine Guo, Maddie Roth, Joe Ridgeway, Ethan Ohman, Andrew Godipelly, and Sam Norris.



LHS Speech and Debate - NSDA District Tournament
This tournament serves as the qualifying tournament for NSDA Nationals - the national championship for speech and debate. In order to qualify, students must finish in the top two of their event. Pictured below are the national qualifiers.



LD Debate:     Collins Morgan - National Qualifier
                        Kaya Czyz - National Qualifier

PF Debate:      Shalin Mehta and Pierce Richardson - National Qualifier
                        Brianna Kim and Kendall Carll - National Qualifier

CX Debate:     Tajvir Singh and Andrew Mao - Semi-Finalist
                        Jack Czyz and Mitch Laman - Quarter-Finalist

POI:    Luke Wheatley - National Qualifier
            Garrett Beckman - Finalist

Domestic Extemp:       Tajvir Singh - National Qualifier
                                    Chase Stevens - Finalist
                                    Kaya Czyz - Semi-Finalist
                                    Kendall Carll - Semi-Finalist

Foreign Extemp:          Zach Farrell - Finalist
                                    Brianna Kim - Semi-Finalist
                                    Garrett Larson - Semi-Finalist
                                    Shalin Mehta - Semi-Finalist

Duo:    Alex McCaffity and Sarah Michal - Finalist
            Ryan Wang and Chris Abdalla - Semi-Finalist

HI:       Melody Quintero - Finalist

DI:       Luke Wheatley - Finalist
            Dinah Thadikonda - Semi-Finalist

INFO: Melody Quintero - Finalist

OO:     Raheel Ahmed - Semi-Finalist
 
LHS Wrestling

Results from the Regional Championships:
Our men and women battled it out in Pflugerville with the rest of the tough Regional competition. We had 8 men and 5 women who wrestled in the tournament. We had 10 wrestlers who placed within the top 5 qualifying them for the state tournament. Our men's team ended up finishing 5th overall out of 36 teams and our women's team finished 4th overall out of 31 teams.



The five women who will be advancing are Lilly Musselman, Avery Ashley, Katherine Heath, Charis Vela, and Morgan Elvin.  

Sophomore Charis Vela put together a gutty performance on her way to a 5th place finish.  Vela wrestled up two weight divisions, with her opponents having a considerable weight advantage and still battled her way to her placement.

Charis Vela works for one of her pins on her way to a top 5 finish!



Senior Lilly Musselman also fought through some tough circumstances due to illness and injury to place 5th. Musselman becomes one of only two four-time state qualifiers for the Leopards. Musselman (below) works to break down her opponent.



Freshmen Avery Ashley continued to perform beyond her years and placed 3rd in her weight to advance to the state tournament.  Avery won all three of her matches with bonus point victories - by fall and two major decisions.



Avery Ashley stops her opponent from scoring in her bronze-medal winning match!
 
Junior Katherine Heath continued her dominant year by advancing all the way to the Regional championship match to finish 2nd in her weight. Heath lost a narrow decision in the final and will wrestle in her first state tournament next week. Heath pinned her way to the championship match, dominating her side of the bracket.
 
Katherine Heath turns her opponent in the semifinal match on her way to a silver medal!



Senior Morgan Elvin capped off another record-setting day by winning her second consecutive regional championship!  Elvin won all four of her matches by pin.  She will be a #1 seed next week at the state tournament looking to win her first state championship.  Elvin, like Musselman, advanced to her fourth straight state championship tournament!
 
Senior Morgan Elvin turns her finals opponent on her way to her 4th pin and second consecutive Regional Championship!



On the men's side, six of the eight wrestling advanced to the second day, with five placing in the top 3 of their weights.



Freshmen Trent Rucker and Senior Austen Shelley both won matches, but fell short of placing in the tournament. Sophomore Dalton Braun wrestled well but also did not place. Trent had a very strong first year and has great potential for his next three years. Austen finished his senior season wrestling very well.  His work ethic and leadership will be missed.
 
Trent Rucker looks to turn his opponent to his back.





Senior Austen Shelley, above, works for a pin in his opening round match.
 
Junior Alex Vislosky came back strong after a tough semi-final loss to finish in 3rd place and earning the bronze medal and a state birth.  Alex will wrestle in his first state tournament next week.


Alex Vislosky using his signature chicken wing series to turn his opponent.
 
Lovejoy had a solid semifinal round otherwise, winning four of five and putting four men in the regional championship match.  This was the most in our history.  Sophomore Jakob Underwood, Junior Hunter Duncan, and Senior Johnny Dorlon all three finished as silver medalists in their respective weights.
 
Dorlon and Underwood will wrestle in their first state tournament this week while Duncan makes it three straight years to reach this event. 



Johnny Dorlon, above, works for a cradle in his semifinal match.

Jakob Underwood, below, finishes one of his takedowns on his way to one of his three wins.



Hunter Duncan puts pressure on his opponent in attempt to turn him.



Sophomore Ralph Rucker was the fourth finalist for the Leopards and he wrestled a great match to finish as Regional Champion!  Rucker avenged an earlier loss from the district finals to earn his first gold medal and a #1 seed at state this week.  Rucker becomes only the second male to become a regional champion in Lovejoy history.  Thomas Kotecki (class of 2013) was the first.



Ralph Rucker controls his opponent in the region final to finish as Regional Champion!

Good luck to all of these wrestlers this week at the Berry Center in Cypress at the State Championships! Here is a list of all of our Leopard individual placers:
 
5th - Lilly Musselman, Charis Vela
 
3rd - Avery Ashley, Alex Vislosky
 
2nd - Katherine Heath, Johnny Dorlon, Hunter Duncan, Jakob Underwood
 
Champion - Morgan Elvin, Ralph Rucker
 
For our complete team results from the regional tournament please click on the link below:
 
 

Just another quick FYI, the state championship is held in Cypress this year. We would love to have your support at this event. If you are interested in attending, please take a look at the schedule for the event on the UIL site:
 
 
If you are unable to attend in person, you can once again follow along on Track Wrestling with live updates and results.  The State tournament can be followed by going to this link:
 
Women's Tournament:
 
 
Men's Tournament:
 
 
LHS Men's Soccer
On Friday night, the Varsity Leopard soccer team defeated the pesky Bearcats from Sherman 1-0. Weather conditions kept both teams off a tick as the blustery wind was tough to judge. Staying true to the last 4 games, the Leopards struck first, using a long pass from Trey Reiner to Max Pabin, who connected with Caleb Toomey for what turned out to the game winner. In the 2nd half, the boys knocked it around well while attacking into the wind, but failed to connect on several attempts into the box to secure the precious 2nd goal. Jackson Diamond played well in net, getting the clean sheet.
 
The JV Men's soccer team also defeated Sherman by a score of 4-2, going up 2-0 in the first half, and adding two more in the second. The JV boys are 3-0 in District play now.
 
The boys are back on the pitch after a holiday weekend on Tuesday, in Princeton. Kickoff is set for 5:30/7:15.
 


Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
8 am or 6 pm
Dual Credit Registration:
Coffee with the Counselors
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Feb 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Library
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
Fri. Mar 1
7 - 9 pm
Java & Jazz Concert
LHS Cafeteria/Commons
Sat. Mar 2
9 am - 4 pm
Lovejoy Spring STEM Festival
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Mar 4
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Dude. Be Nice
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Mar 4
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Mar 4
6:30 - 7:30 pm
PTA Life Membership Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Mar 5
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 6
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Mar 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Mar 7
7 - 9:30 pm
LHS Percussion Concert
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Mar 8
5:30 pm
Boys' Soccer Senior Recognition Night
Leopard Stadium
Mar 11-15
All Day
Spring Break
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Mar 18
7 - 9 pm
Girls' Basketball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Mar 19
4:20 pm
Site-Based Decision Making Meeting
LHS Room D103
Tues. Mar 19
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Mar 20
12 - 5 pm
AP Mock Exams
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Mar 20
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Mar 20
All Day
Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Lovejoy High School
Sun. Mar 24
12 - 2 pm
LGA Rocket Launch
LHS Front Parking Lot
Mon. Mar 25
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Spring Trip Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Tues. Mar 26
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. Mar 27
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Mar 27
6:30 - 8 pm
Spring College Fair
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Mar 28
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Mar 28
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Swim & Dive Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Thurs. Mar 28
7 - 8 pm
Band Pre-UIL/Carnegie Send-off Concert
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Mar 30
8 am - 3 pm
Band Mattress Fundraiser
LHS Band Hall
Sat. Mar 30
8 - 11 pm
Junior/Senior Prom
Perot Museum





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.

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:
  • 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