Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 04 29 19

P arents and Guardians,

This week marks the end of April and the last five weeks of school for students.  If you have a Senior, this last month of school is bittersweet, and I am sure you are wondering how the last four years went by so quickly. I encourage you to enjoy this time with your student and cherish each moment between now and June 1st. 
 
This past Friday, the LHS National Honor Society hosted their annual Relay for Life event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This year's community event raised over $15,000 and more than 590 students participated.  A special thanks goes out to all of the students and adults that made the evening such a great success!
 
As I mentioned last week, Advanced Placement testing will begin next Monday and continue for two weeks. We will also have End of Course Exams next Tuesday (Biology), Wednesday (US History), and Thursday (Algebra 1). A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast would be helpful for students on test days.
 
Please take some time and review the information below about important dates, events, and student recognition. May is an incredibly busy month, and we hope this helps you know what is happening.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 29 19

Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events

New! Lovejoy Country Run - May 11
Join us for the 13th Annual Lovejoy Country Run on Saturday, May 11 at Lovejoy High School. This event benefits the Lovejoy athletic teams of LLI (Lovejoy Leopards, Inc.).
 
The 1K Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM and will take participants around the Lovejoy High School track. The 5k will take place on a certified course beginning at 8:00 AM. The 5K will start in the LHS courtyard, to Estates Parkway, down Rock Ridge Road, with the finish at the LHS courtyard. This is a great family event which will be followed by a delicious pancake breakfast hosted and served by the LLI booster clubs with generous donations by local businesses. Register today for some family fun and support our Lovejoy Athletic programs.
 
Go to :  http://getmeregistered.com/LovejoyCountryRun  to register to participate in "Running with the Leopards" and to support your Lovejoy Leopard Athletes.

And... if you're coming to the Lovejoy Country Run, we'd love for you to bring your e-waste recycling and paper shredding to drop off in the front parking lot while you're here!
 
 
 
New! LHS Baseball Playoffs
Lovejoy vs. Frisco Reedy
Location: Princeton High School
Game 1- Thursday, 7:30 pm
Game 2- Friday, 7:30 pm
Game 3- Saturday, 1:00 pm
 
New! LHS Fishing- State Bound!
Congratulations to the four Leopard Fishing teams who qualified for the State Championship!

Max Nwanebu & Connor Dunn - Stepping into a leadership role,  the freshman duo had a team leading, 20th place finish out of 208 qualifying teams.

Ben Burns & Coale Barr - qualified with another clutch performance in a season that had them neck and neck or leading the Angler of the Year (AOY) standings for most of the season! 

Nathan Van Riper & Josh Windsor - punched their ticket to State which helped solidify their role as upper-classmen leaders! 

John Armstrong & Josh Bittlestone - Last year's AOY winners, struggled a bit out of the gates this year.  With the help of their volunteer captain, Chris Parks, they were able to regroup to both make Regionals and a State Championship berth!

Clayton Underwood & Jay Pabin - a grind would describe their season for these talented anglers.  With Jay unable to fish, Clayton took the reins and punched his ticket to State!
 

Max Nwanebu & Connor Dunn
 
New! Lovejoy Athletes Selected to Play in U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament
Freshmen Catherine Evins (23) and Josie Young (66) were selected to the 22-player roster of Team North Texas, which will play in the U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament in Baltimore this Memorial Day weekend. Try-outs were held on April 14. The team will represent North Texas in this marquee annual event. The U.S. Lacrosse Women's National Tournament is one of the largest recruiting events in women's college lacrosse and features 60 teams from 27 states whose rosters include the nation's top high school women's lacrosse players. The two-day tournament begins May 25.
 

 

 
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. Contact the board at lovejoyhockey@gmail.com.
 
   


Fine Arts News
 
 
Upcoming Events

New! WSMS & LHS Dance Department - May 7
You are invited to join the WSMS and LHS Dance departments as they present their final showcase on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM in the LHS auditorium.  From contemporary, hip hop, and jazz - these students have been working hard putting together choreography and perfecting dance pieces.  Admission is free.  
 
 
New! LHS Jazz Ensemble - May 6
The Lovejoy High School Jazz Ensemble welcomes two guests - The Texas Instruments Jazz Band and Sal Lozano. The concert will be held Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium. Proceeds benefit the Lovejoy Band Boosters. Click here for more information.
 
Special guest Sal Lozano is based in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Grammy Award Winning Big Phat Band. Sal has recorded with many artists including Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lalo Schifrin, Brian McKnight, Michael Buble, Keely Smith, Barbra Streisand, Joey DeFrancesco, and Maynard Ferguson.
 
The Jazz Ensemble at Lovejoy High School is one facet of the Lovejoy High School Band Program and meets each day during the academic school day. Recent successes of the ensemble and its members have included multiple All-Region and All-State awards and the band was also most recently named an Outstanding Ensemble at the 2017 and 2018 Collin Jazz Festival.      
 
The Texas Instruments Jazz Band is a full 18-piece big band organized through the Texins Association (Dallas, Texas) of Texas Instruments. The group formed in the summer of 1986, sparked by an ad placed in a TI company newspaper. The band quickly reached a sustainable level and has remained active since it's inception. The group has performed at The Meyerson Symphony Center, the Texas Jazz Festival, the Cancun Jazz Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. The band has hosted dozens of great guest artists including Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and John Pizzarelli.  




An Invitation from the LHS Orchestra
The Lovejoy High School Orchestra is excited to tell you about an opportunity for our students! They are extending an invitation to selected special education students to join the United Sound Club. Members of the club will have the opportunity to learn an instrument with the help of peer mentors, and to perform with the Lovejoy High School Orchestra. This is an amazing opportunity for our students! We would love for you to join our amazing crew. For more information, please contact us Mary_Winkler@lovejoyisd.net or Tracey_Snyder@lovejoyisd.net.   


School News          
 



LHS Recycling Event - Saturday, May 11
Lovejoy High School, in partnership with Renewed Solutions, invites you to clean out your closets and file cabinets to participate in an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Saturday, May 11th from 9 - 11:30 am in the front parking lot. Click here for more details.

Letter Jackets Deadline - this Wednesday!
The last day to order letter jacket patches is May 1st. Please direct your questions to the LHS School Store.
 
Lovejoy Students Seeking Assistance with Birthday Party Project
 
 
Student Withdrawals
For those students in grades 9-11 who will not be returning to LHS for the 19/20 school year, please complete this  Summer Withdrawal Form  and return to Jan_McGill@lovejoyisd.net or have your student drop it off at the counselors' office as soon as possible.

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.

The application deadline is May 1st.
 
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.

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
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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  • Degreed teachers/professors
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Student Recognition
 

TMEA All-State
More than 70,000 students audition from across the state, and only 3% earn the achievement.  The Texas Music Educators Association has bestowed this honor on the following students:
 
Joel Reaves - 2019 All-State 5A Symphonic Band
Hallie Steadman - 2019 All-State Treble Choir
Marcie Sawyers - 2019 All-State Treble Choir

LHS Theatre
The LHS One Act Play took fourth place at the State UIL One Act competition where they performed The Anatomy of Gray . Luke Wild received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Marcie Sawyers received All-Star Cast. We are Lovejoy proud of the cast and crew on their incredible accomplishments.
 

LHS Speech and Debate
Sophomore Luke Wheatley represented LHS at the Tournament of Champions hosted at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  This tournament is one of the most prestigious speech and debate competitions in the country and has an extremely difficult qualification process. There were students from over 300 schools and 4 countries competing. After two full days of preliminary competition in both Dramatic Interpretation (DI) and Oral Interpretation (OI), Luke qualified for the quarterfinal round of DI. This places him among the top 30 competitors in one of the most difficult tournaments for the year. We could not be more proud!



LHS Golf
The District 10-5A Leopard Girls finished 5th overall as a team at the Region 2 5A Golf Tournament Monday and Tuesday. Girls competing included Allie Bianchi, Meghan Spencer, Marta Moreno, Caroline Sessions, and Aurea Carlisle. Day one, the girls set a new single day scoring record for Lovejoy shooting a team total 338. Day 2 proved very tough.  We shot a total 356 on the day.  Team Captain, Allie Bianchi 75-76/151 to finish 4th overall, 1st Team All Region, and qualified for the 5A State Golf Tournament as the 2nd medalist.  This is her 2nd year to qualify for state. We are ready for the chance to go compete again.  Allie will play White Wing GC, May 13 and 14.  
The District 10-5A Leopard Boys finished 5th overall at the Region 2 5A Golf Tournament. This is the 1st time the boys have won district and attended the Regional Tournament as a team. Wednesday and Thursday had plenty of difficulty with the rain soaked conditions. Day one the guys shot a team total 310 in the rain.  Round 2 proved to be difficult to make up any ground on the leaders. We shot 304 as a team. Jay Pabin shot 74-66/140 to finish 3rd overall, and qualified for the 5A State Golf Tournament. Jay will play White Wing GC, May 20 and 21.





Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Wed. May 1
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Wed. May 1
7 - 8 pm
ASL Honor Society Induction Ceremony
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm
LJVA Travel Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 2
6:30 - 8 pm
Spring Orchestra Concert
LHS Auditorium
Fri. May 3
See invitation
Senior Breakfasts at Elementary Schools
Lovejoy, Hart, & Puster Campuses
Fri. May 3
6 - 10 pm
Choir Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Commons
Sat. May 4
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. May 4
6:30 - 10 pm
Majestics Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. May 6
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. May 6
6 - 8 pm
Choreography Rehearsal
LHS Choir Room & Dance Gym
Mon. May 6
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Golf Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. May 6
7 - 9 pm
Jazz Concert with TI Band
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 7
8:45 am
Biology EOC
Lovejoy High School
Tues. May 7
7 - 8 pm
Dance Dept Showcase
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 7
7 - 8 pm
Cross Country Summer Training Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. May 7
6 - 8 pm
Special Olympics Banquet
Lovejoy Elementary
Wed. May 8
8:45 am
US History EOC
Lovejoy High School
Wed. May 8
6:30 - 7 pm
Choir Booster Club Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Wed. May 8
TBD
Golf Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 9
8:45 am
Algebra I EOC
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. May 9
6 - 9 pm
LHS Orchestra Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Thurs. May 9
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Boys' Basketball Parent/Booster Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. May 10
6 - 11 pm
LHS Band Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Sat. May 11
8 am - 2 pm
LISD Solo Contest
Lovejoy High School
Sat. May 11
TBD
Theatre Banquet
LHS Auditorium
May 6-17
All Day
AP Testing
Lovejoy High School
Sat. May 11
7:30 am 1K Fun Run
8:00 am 5K
Lovejoy Country Run
Lovejoy High School
Mon. May 13
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. May 14
6:30 - 8 pm
Academic Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. May 14
7 - 8 pm
Cheer Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. May 15
6 - 9 pm
Softball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. May 15
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Statistics Pizza Party Review
LHS Library
Thurs. May 16
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 16
6:30 - 10 pm
Track & Field Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. May 17
2:30 pm
Graduation Regalia Pick-up
LHS Main Gym
Fri. May 17
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Sat. May 18
8 am - Noon
Band 1st Rehearsal & Show Reveal
LHS Main Gym
Sat. May 18
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Mon. May 20
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. May 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. May 21
9:00 am
9th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 21
6 - 9 pm
Baseball Banquet
LHS Cafeteria & Auditorium
Tues. May 21
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. May 22
9:00 am
10th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Wed. May 22
During lunches
Yearbook Distribution
LHS Commons
Wed. May 22
6 - 9 pm
Sports Medicine Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Thurs. May 23
9:00 am
11th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. May 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm
EMT Pinning Ceremony
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 23
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. May 24
2:30 pm
Senior Signing Day
LHS Main Gym
Sat. May 25
5 - 9 pm
AP Art Show
183 Town Place, Fairview
Sun. May 26
3:00 pm
Baccalaureate Ceremony
Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
Mon. May 27
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Mon. May 27
7:00 pm
Class of 2019 Senior Dinner
Embassy Suites, Frisco
Tues. May 28
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. May 29
8:45 am
Senior Six Flags Trip
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. May 30
9:00 am
12th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Fri. May 31
8:45 am
Graduation Practice
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Fri. May 31
10:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Sat. June 1
10:00 am
Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony
Allen Event Center
June 3-6
8 am - 6 pm
Majestics Line Camp
LHS Dance Gym
Sat. June 8
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School


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