Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 04 15 19

P arents and Guardians,

Last week was a busy week at LHS as almost all of our 9th and 10th grade students took the End of Course (EOC) Exams for English I and English II. LHS staff administered almost 800 tests on Tuesday and Thursday, and your students did a great job of being flexible with the testing schedule and the changes to their normal school routine. We have a break for a couple of weeks, but will continue EOC and AP Exams in early May.
 
It is my great pleasure to share some recent news from CollegeBoard about two LHS students' performances on last year's AP Exams. Mark Wen and Emma Wigginton both earned every point possible on an AP Exam. Mark was one of only 193 students around the world who received a perfect score on his Computer Science A Exam.  Emma also had a perfect score on her Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio Exam and was one of the only 18 in the world. Congratulations to both of these students as well as Pam Ford and Brice McCasland who taught Mark and Emma in these courses.
 
Don't forget that this Friday, April 19th is a school holiday for staff and students. LHS offices will be closed but will reopen on Monday, April 22nd.  
 
Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 15 19


Fine Arts News
 
 
Upcoming Events


LHS One Act Play
Our Lovejoy High School One Act Play students have advanced to the Regional UIL Competition on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 with their performance of The Anatomy of Gray. The competition will be held at Prosper High School and is the final competition prior to the State UIL One Act Play Meet   State. The LHS O.A.P. show should begin around 3:30; but is dependent on how well the other shows stay on schedule that day. They would love your support if you are able to attend.








Lovejoy High School Band - ACT Mock Exam
The Lovejoy Band, in partnership with C2 Education in Allen, will be hosting a practice ACT test on April 27th from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Click here for more details and to register for one of both of the exams.

Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events

LHS Softball
WHO : Support LHS Softball for  RED OUT NIGHT  
WHEN:   Tuesday, April 16 - Varsity 6:00 (JV has been canceled). 
HOW : Buy a $5 raffle ticket or 5 tickets for $20 and you could win Whataburger for a year! Find any LHS softball girl or email  lovejoysoftball@gmail.com
 
Winners will be announced towards the end of the varsity game! You don't have to be present to win. Don't forget to wear  RED!!
 
Senior Night - Thursday, April 18
JV game 5:00 pm
Senior Night Ceremony 6:30 pm
Varsity game 7:00 pm
 
Summer Athletic Camp Schedule


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          
 

Letter Jackets Deadline
The last day to order letter jacket patches is May 1st. Please direct your questions to the LHS School Store.

New! News from the LHS PTSA
The Nominating Committee submits the following nominees for the LHS PTSA Executive Board for the year 2019-2020:
 
President - Cheraina Dunn 
First VP - Amy Bell
2nd VP Programs - Maria Richie
3rd VP Membership - Stephanie McGowan
4th VP Ways & Means - Cindy Bittlestone
Secretary - Kathy Pickens 
Treasurer - Nicole Hathaway
 
Our member meeting has been moved to Tuesday, April 23rd at 10am at the Red Schoolhouse. 
 
PTSA scholarships  now available online
The PTAs in Lovejoy each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School. 
 
Criteria to apply : All applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS PTSA; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a high school transcript; and (e) have two letters of recommendation (one from Lovejoy High school, one from the community) submitted.
 
Access to the online application : Please email your name plus the name of two recommenders (one from LHS, one from the community) to Andrea Warner-Czyz at  warnerczyz@yahoo.com . She will then email you a unique link to the PTA scholarship application, in addition to sending links to your named recommenders. 

Deadline to receive all materials: Monday, April 22, 2019
 
New! Student Nutrition Newsletter
Click here to view the April edition - this month's topics are Navigating around the Grocery Store and The Power of Protein.   
 
New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Presents: The Little Engine That Wouldn't - April 16
 


Summer Hiring Event for City of McKinney
The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for various positions at their different facilities and is hosting a hiring event on April 27th. Click here for more information.
 
Summer Enrichment Camps 2019 - Register Now


 
Rice's STEM camp can help your students get ahead
This summer,  Rice University is offering week-long residential camps for rising 8th-12th graders who have an interest in STEM.  Say STEM Camps engage students of diverse backgrounds in a college-ready experience featuring a challenging curriculum, interactions with award-winning professors and current Rice University STEM students, and skills development in teamwork and communication. Click here for more information.
 
Of 132 recently surveyed Say STEM Camp alumni:
  • 89% reported that the program helped them feel more confident working in groups and presenting
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that camp allowed them to meet and have meaningful conversations with new students and professors
  • 78% plan to pursue education beyond a bachelor's degree

AP Exam Schedule
Click here to view the 2019 Advanced Placement Exam dates, locations and special details.

Spring Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, 5/28/19
3rd Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
 
7th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
 
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Wednesday, 5/29/19
2nd Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
 
6th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
 
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Thursday, 5/30/19
1st Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
 
5th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
 
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Friday, 5/31/19
4th Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
 
8th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
 
Bus Load Time
12:45 pm
 
*Students are dismissed at 12:00 PM.
Lunch will be served until 12:30 PM.
Buses will begin routes according to the schedule above.
 
Calling All Survivors
On April 26th, LHS will hold our annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer.
 
If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to participate in a survivor dinner, including a meal provided by the LHS RFL committee as well as special recognition to celebrate your fight, please contact porsch_olivia@lovejoyisd.com for more information.

A Message from the LHS PTSA
The LHS PTSA is proposing to revise our standing rules to include verbiage that Texas PTA is recommending for the Scholarship Application Process.  We are proposing to strike the existing language and replace it with the updated language that Texas PTA recommends.
 
Click here to review the proposed revisions that will be voted on at the Lovejoy PTSA Membership Meeting on April 16, 2019 at the Administration Building at 11 am. We will also be conducting the elections of the Lovejoy PTSA board for 2019/2020.  
 
Please direct your questions to Amy Holden, LHS PTSA President, at amyholden@sbcglobal.net.
 
Summer Sewing Camp - June and July Offerings
Join the 12th year of summer sewing fun at a new location: Lovejoy High School! Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJ's. Sewing Skill Builder 201 will continue developing your sewing skills with an individualized project. Sessions are available for two weeks in June and one week in July. You may choose one, two or three sessions! Spots fill quickly. Email louisekingtx@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Click SEWING for details about the camp as well as details about a special project option: T-shirt quilt.

Lovejoy High School Store Sale
The Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School stores will host a sale beginning on March 18. The entire stores will offer items at 50% off. Some exclusions may apply.
 
Lovejoy High School School Store Hours
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
 
Willow Springs Middle School Store Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
During Lunch  

2019 Spring Dates - Mark your calendar!
 
Testing Dates
May 6-17: AP Testing
May 7: Biology EOC
May 8: US History EOC
May 9: Algebra 1 EOC
May 17: EOC Makeups
 
Important Upcoming Dates
April 19: Student/Staff Holiday - Good Friday
May 21: 9th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 22: 10th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 23: 11th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 30: 12th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • All awards ceremonies will take place at 9 am in the LHS Auditorium
  • Parents will receive a letter if their student is receiving an award
May 31: Graduation Practice & Senior Walk
 Last Day of School/Early Release
June 1: Class of 2019 Graduation
            10:00 am at the Allen Event Center
             No tickets necessary.  



   
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Student Recognition
 

LHS UIL Academic Regional Results
 
Computer Science
The Computer Science team won the Regional competition at Prosper as well as the top three individual spots for the written test.  The results were as follows:

 
Written test :
1st place -- Mark Wen
2nd place tie -- Will Pearl
                        Will Guo
 
Team Programming - 1st Place Team :
Mark Wen
Will Guo
Will Pearl
Andy Pottinger

Journalism
The Journalism team placed 2nd at the regional competition with the following students earning medals and state qualifications:
 
Editorial Writing :
3rd Place - Kelsey Carroll (State Qualifier)
 
Feature Writing :
1st Place - Kelsey Carroll (State Qualifier)
 
Headline Writing :
3rd Place - Arushi Gupta (State Qualifier)
 
News Writing :
4th Place - Kelsey Carroll
6th Place - Lily Hager
 
Speech Team - Regional Champion!
 
LD Debate :
Collins Morgan - 3rd Place (State Qualifier)
Ashley Rihani - 5th Place
 
Poetry :
Ariel Kokoricha - 3rd Place (State Qualifier)
 
Prose :
Luke Wheatley - 1st Place (State Qualifier)
 
Informative :
Tajvir Singh - 2nd Place (State Qualifier)
 
Other winners on the day included:
 
Current Issues and Events :
Zach Farrell - 5th Place
 
Ready Writing :
Kelsey Carroll - 6th Place
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Apr 16
8 - 8:40 am
NHS Induction Ceremony Rehearsal
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
11:30 am
Shakespeare Presentation for 9th Graders
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
4:20 - 5 pm
NHS Induction Ceremony Rehearsal
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Tues. Apr 16
7 - 8 pm
G/T Speaker
LHS Library
Wed. Apr 17
7 - 8 pm
Golf Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 17
7 - 9 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Blackbox
Thurs. Apr 18
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 18
During school
Intro to Senior Projects
LHS English Classes
Thurs. Apr 18
4:30 - 9 pm
Majestics Officer Tryouts
LHS Dance Gym
Thurs. Apr 18
7 - 8:30 pm
NHS Induction Ceremony/Reception
LHS Auditorium/Commons
Fri. Apr 19
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 8:30 pm
Bowling Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 8 pm
Choreography Night
LHS Choir, Orch & Dance Gym
Tues. Apr 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Apr 23
8 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Booster Club Meeting
LHS Orchestra Room
Wed. Apr 24
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 24
5:30 - 7 pm
Independent Studies Showcase
LHS Library
April 24-26
4 - 6:30 pm
A Cappella Auditions
LHS Choir Room
Thurs. Apr 25
7 - 8 pm
Band Spring Concert
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Apr 25
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Apr 26
6 pm - Midnight
Relay for Life
LHS Stadium
Sat. Apr 27
9 am - 12:30 pm
Band Booster Mock ACT Exam
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Apr 27
12:30 - 5 pm
AP Biology Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Sun. Apr 28
6 - 9 pm
Soccer Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 29
6 - 8 pm
Choreography Rehearsal
LHS Choir Room & Dance Gym
Tues. Apr 30
6 - 9 pm
Tennis Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 30
6 - 9 pm
Volleyball Parent Info Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 30
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall


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.

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.
 
  
 
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