Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 03 04 19

P arents and Guardians,

I want to say a big "Thank You" to all the staff, parent, and student volunteers who made this past weekend's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Festival a great success. We had the opportunity to host several hundred people here at LHS who listened to presentations, engaged in competitions, and participated in demonstrations that highlighted many of the different possibilities for students and adults who are interested in STEM. This has now become an annual event at LHS as we continue our focus on becoming a lighthouse for STEM education.
 
One more reminder of how fast the school year is moving is that this week is the final week in the 3rd Quarter Grading Period.  Please reach out to your student's teachers, counselors, or principal for any questions or concerns you may have with their progress.
 
As a reminder, LHS will be closed Monday through Friday of next week (March 11th - 15th) for Spring Break. If you or your student needs any paperwork, like a VOE for a driver's license or a transcript sent to a university, please let us know as early as possible this week so we can make sure and take care of that for you.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information and events listed below. Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 03 04 19


Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
New! Girls' Soccer Future Leopard Night - Tuesday, March 5th
The Lovejoy girls Varsity and JV soccer teams are hosting FUTURE LEOPARD NIGHT. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Lovejoy High School stadium.  Please come cheer on the Lady Leopard Varsity girls as they take on Sherman. All future leopards will be invited to take the field during halftime and try to score against the Lady Leopards JV girls team and will receive a special treat for joining us at the game! We look forward to seeing everyone on March 5th! 
 
Lovejoy Hockey
Lovejoy Hockey is looking to grow. All interested players who are currently in grades 6 and up are encouraged to reach out so we can share information regarding the upcoming spring and fall seasons. Spring registration is right around the corner! Contact the board at lovejoyhockey@gmail.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!

 


School News          
 

PALS Applications - Due by Friday!
Lovejoy High School is looking for incoming Juniors and Seniors to apply for the PALS program.  The PALS program is a year-long course that uses the potential of youth to make a difference in the lives of schools and communities.  PALS will mentor students in the elementary and middle school programs.  
 
For those interested, please click here to apply by Friday, March 8th.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Herrema or Mrs. Pollard.  

New! StuCo Blood Drive
The LHS Student Council invites you to participate in their mobile blood drive on Wednesday, March 6th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. No sign-up necessary, simply walk onto one of the buses in the front parking lot of LHS.

Congratulation Texas PTA Life Member Honorees
The Texas Life Memberships are one of the highest honors that may be presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth.  Life memberships are awarded by local, council, district, or state PTAs to worthy individuals.  For 2019, we are proud to recognize the following:
 
Lovejoy High School PTSA
   John Baker
   Cole Kiefer
 
Lovejoy Council of PTAs
   Jessica Brewster
   Stacey Dillon
 
Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board recently approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click here to access them.
 
New! AP Research Presentations
You are invited to attend any of the AP Research presentations in the Lecture Hall on Friday, March 8 and Monday, March 18.  Times, student names, and topics are listed below:
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 8:
 
11:00
Cayden Tays
Kindergarteners' Performance When Testing on Different Colored Paper
11:30
Sydney Wong
Matriarchy and Patriarchy among Modern Family, Black-ish, and Fresh Off the Boat in explaining the path to spousal unity
12:00
Max Jostrand
A Comparative Analysis of Social Media Use and its Effect on Political Views
12:30
Andy Pottinger
A Meta Analysis Of Student Engagement With Suicidal Humor
1:00
Nathaniel Williams
Ex Post Facto Analysis of Students' Math Grades and Music Classes
1:30
Raheel Ahmed
An Experiment Observing Generation Y and Z's Reaction to Generational Horror Movies
2:00
Preston Nicol
Differences between the Thematic Evolution of Artists of Pop and Hip-Hop
2:30
Surya Manikhandan
Impact of Media Multitasking On Cognitive Control Performance
3:00
Tessa Salcedo-Garcia
Correlational Analysis between Mental Fatigue Induced by Cognitive Tasks and the Overall Performance of High School Volleyball Athletes
 
MONDAY, MARCH 18:
 
11:30
Rithik Tangella
A Comparative Analysis of Pharmaceutical Company Trends
12:00
Pierce Richardson
AP Capstone's Effect on Students in an Academic Setting
12:30
Jordan Grebe
Comparing the Selective Laziness of Reasoning of Adults and Teenagers
1:00
Sam Norris
The Effect of Self-Efficacy on Academic Performance in Teenage Students
1:30
Kiersten Esposito
Literary Analysis of Society's Fear of Technology Through Westworld and "San Junipero"
2:00
Collins Morgan
Effective Campaign Strategies to Increase Youth Voter Participation
2:30
Lauren Mural
Historical Comparative Analysis of Animation Style and Musical Composition in Pixar's Short Films
 
New! Lovejoy Esports Club
The growing popularity of E sports, competitive video gaming , is definitely on the rise, and there is local evidence of that with the arrival of our very own Lovejoy Esports team. The LHS Esports Club was started by sophomore Lauryn Watanabe this school year with multiple teams in different games, including Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rainbow Six Siege. They currently compete with other high school teams in the Hig h School Esports League (HSEL). The Lovejoy Esports team finished their first season by just narrowly missing the playoffs with a top 10 finish in Overwatch and Hearthstone.  The Winter Season just finished , and a Hearthstone team qualified for the national playoffs. As E sports continues to gain mainstream momentum, the team has its sights on continuing its expansion.  If you are also interested in joining the team , please  email watanabe_lauryn@lovejoyisd.com  for more information.

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.

Counselors will be meeting with current juniors from March 4-8.
 
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 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!

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.

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)




 
 
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Foundation of Lovejoy Schools
 

Denim & Diamonds - The Party!
Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Denim & Diamonds a fun and successful party. Sponsors, donors, auction bidders, LISD staff and volunteers all came together to make it happen. $322,000 was raised to support education in LISD. The new format was a big hit, so we will make some tweaks and do it again next year. Mark your calendars - February 22, 2020.  
 
Ladies Night Out
Tickets go on sale starting TOMORROW, March 5 at 10:00 AM. Click here for the reservation page and here for the Foundation's website.


 

Student Recognition
 

LHS Girls' Soccer
As you can see below, the Girls' Soccer team recently celebrated Teacher Appreciation Night. Varsity lost to Wylie East 2-0 Tuesday night. After an early deficit, the Leopards fought back for an equalizing goal but couldn't find the back of the net. The Varsity team remain in 3rd place in district and are 10-6-1 overall. Junior Varsity lost to Wylie East 2-1. Sawyer Greek scored the lone goal for the Leopards from distance. The Junior Varsity team are also in 3rd place in district and are 10-5-2.

 
LHS Fishing
Leopard Fishing fished their 4th out of 5 regular season tournaments this past Saturday on a cold Lake Texoma. With morning temps in the 30's, Sam Harrison led the Leopards with a 3rd place finish out of 171 teams. Ben Burns & Coale Barr locked down a solid 10th place. This more than ensures Regional Championship berths for these two teams. Max Nwanebu and Connor Dunn also had a solid showing with a top 25 finish. Next up for the Leopards is Ray Roberts on March 23rd.

 
LHS Color Guard
The LHS Color Guard competed at Saginaw High School on Saturday, and we came in 1st place in the National A Classification!   This was their first time competing in this class, and the kids put on another beautiful show!  Their next show will be on March 22 at Juan Seguin High School in Arlington, TX
 
 
LHS Percussion
This weekend, LHS and WSMS percussionists traveled to Forney HS to compete in the North Texas Percussion Festival against 18 other schools. The LHS percussionists placed 3rd out of the 5A Small Ensembles, as well as 4th and 6th
place out of the 5A Large Ensembles.
 
Please join me in congratulating these students, and come out to support them on Thursday, March 7th @ 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium at the LISD Percussion Concert. This concert is FREE and open to the public. The concert will also be streamed on YouTube, here.
 
LHS Track & Field







Lovejoy hosted the Lovejoy Invitational on Saturday 3/2/19 and won the Varsity Girls and Boys divisions. Five school records were broken at the meet! Read full summaries below:

 
Sprinters and Field event athletes will compete next at the Big Green Relays in Waxahachie, TX on Friday 3/8/19. Distance Runners will compete next at the Lovejoy Spring Distance Festival on Saturday 3/9/19 at LHS Stadium.
 

 












Success for Former LHS Student
Alexandria LeFort recently competed in the Canada Winter games.  She had a wonderful performance at the team competition winning 3 out of her 3 matches earning the bronze medal for Team Ontario.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Mar 5
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Mar 5
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. Mar 6
8 am - 3 pm
StuCo Blood Drive
LHS Front Parking Lot
Wed. Mar 6
7 - 8 pm
Hole-in-One Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Thurs. Mar 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Mar 7
7 - 9:30 pm
LISD 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
Mar 19 & 21
During school
Sophomore Naviance Training
LHS Science Classes
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 at Lovejoy High School on  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