Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 05 20 19

P arents and Guardians,

Ready or not, summer is almost here!  It's hard to believe we have less than 2 weeks of school to go! I truly hope it has been a great school year for you, and your student and that you both enjoy the upcoming summer. 
 
This week, we will host our grade level assemblies for underclassmen.  9th grade will take place Tuesday, 10th grade is on Wednesday, and 11th grade will be Thursday. All assemblies will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the LHS Auditorium.  Letters were mailed to parents whose students are receiving an award.  If you plan to attend, please park in the front of the school and enter through the main entrance.  Individual parking spaces in the back of the school are numbered and reserved for students.  
 
We also invite you to attend our annual Senior Signing Day this Friday, May 24th in the LHS Main Gym. This is a fun event with scholarship presentations, college announcements, military recognitions, and an opportunity to celebrate our graduates. The program will begin promptly at 2:30 pm, and we hope you can join us.  
 
Lastly, don't forget that LHS will be closed next Monday, May 27th for a staff and student holiday.  We hope you enjoy the day with your student.
 
Below you will find more details about upcoming events and opportunities.  Please take a few minutes to read through them to ensure you have all the information that applies to 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 05 20 19

Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events

New! A Great Inaugural Season for the Lady Leopards Lacrosse Team
The Lovejoy Lady Leopards high school lacrosse team wrapped up a successful first season. The team entered its inaugural season as a Junior Varsity team with the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. Under first year coach, Rainey Hodgson, the team finished the season with a 5-3 record, which included wins over varsity level teams. Next year, the Lady Leopards will move up and compete at the Division II Varsity level of the TGHSLL. With every player expected to return next year, the Lady Leopards lacrosse team are looking forward to another successful year.
 
 
New! Lovejoy Lacrosse Ends Season Ranked 2nd in the State of Texas
The Lovejoy Lacrosse boys' varsity team wrapped up another successful lacrosse season. They ended the regular season ranked 2nd in the State of Texas for D2 Varsity teams. The team finished the regular season with a 10-4 overall record (7-1 district record), which included a 7 game win streak. The team made the Texas High School Lacrosse League State Playoffs for the second straight year. In the playoffs, the team beat Plano East (18-6) in the first round. They then traveled to Houston for the Super Regionals, where they beat St. Michaels (25-5) in the Round of 16. The team ended up losing a heartbreaker in the final seconds against Klein (10-11) in the Elite 8.
 
Several varsity players were also awarded individual honors by the Texas High School Lacrosse League for their accomplishments this season.
 
Junior Trevor Batastini
All-State Midfielder Honors
 
Sophomore Garrett Haas
All-State Attackman Honors
 
Freshman Kendall Carll
All-State Defenseman Honors
 
Junior Caden Buckner
All-District Midfielder Honors
 
Junior Sam Rouse
All-District Defenseman Honors
 
Junior Josh Carnes
All-District Defenseman Honors
 
Freshman Dillon Magee
All-District Attackman Honors
 
Senior Conor Beckett
Honorable Mention All-District Midfielder Honors
 
Head Coach Andrew Hodgson was named the 2019 North District Coach of the Year.


 
Lovejoy Tennis Junior Development 2019:  June 3 - July 15
Class Description:
JD 1-Beginner tennis instruction for Elem/MS students-minimum 2nd grade
JD 2/3-Instruction for experienced Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School players
JD ADV - Instruction for experienced Middle School and High School players  
 
"Instructors reserve the right to move students to appropriate levels"
 
Goal of all Sessions:   Focus will be on teaching fundamental tennis skills and rules. Individual instruction, match play and games will be provided in each session.   Level of technical instruction will be geared toward specific age group.
 
Classes will be managed by Coaches Adam Cherry, Will Davis, Lou Hervey and staff. All coaches have extensive teaching experience.  Both Coach Cherry and Davis played #1 for McMurry University and coach at Lovejoy High School. Cherry was 3A 2012 coach of the Year. Davis was 2009 conference player of the year. Coach Hervey has been directing the LJ JD program for 12 years.
 
$50 per week JD 1 (2x per week)
$75 per week JD 2&3&ADV (3x per week)
 
To reserve your spot email Lou Hervey at louhervey@sbcglobal.net or mail check to:
 
Lou Hervey
300 Hampton Ct
Fairview TX, 75069
 
Click here for additional information.
 
This Junior Development Tennis Program is supervised by Lou Hervey, Adam Cherry and Will Davis who have successfully completed an SB 9 criminal background check including fingerprinting. Other instructors within this program have completed at minimum the name-based local background check which is the same as for all Lovejoy ISD Volunteers.
 
Summer Athletic Camp Schedule




Fine Arts News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 

New! 10th Annual LJVA AP Studio Art Exhibit
Join us May 25th from 5 to 9 pm as we celebrate the 2019 AP Studio Artists work in the Fairview Town Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the LJVA AP Exhibit, and this years artists have continued to push the LJVA Legacy and speak confidently and innovatively with their work. Artists will have work for sale at the show, and we will be auctioning work to benefit the visual art students at Burks Elementary. Join us for an incredible evening of celebration and charity, May 25th 5-9 pm, 183 Town Place, Fairview Town Center.


School News          
 

New1 Summer Enrichment Camps - Enrollment Now Open!
Click here to register now!
 
 
 
New! Double Checking Course Requests
Students and Parents:

Please carefully review your high school course requests before leaving for summer break. Instructions are attached and are included in your Class of 2020, 2021, and 2022 Google Classroom. Besides AP courses, this is your last opportunity to make any changes. Make sure your alternates are courses in which you are committed to taking as well.
 
 
For courses which require an audition (band, choir, orchestra, etc.), we will place you in the correct level following auditions. We will get a list from your directors, you do not need to contact us.
 
The final day to drop an AP course  is July 19. After that date, you are committed to taking an AP course listed in your course requests.   Please reference the AP Exit Policy for more details.   Remember, if you enroll in an AP course, you are required to pay for and take the AP exam.   
 
Please reach out to your counselor if you have any questions.
 
Mary Shaw A-F:   mary_shaw@lovejoyisd.net
Janet Dickerson G-K:   janet_dickerson@lovejoyisd.net
Janet Richardson L-Pa:   janet_richardson@lovejoyisd.net
Nancy Schweikhard Pe-Z:  nancy_schweikhard@lovejoyisd.net
 
New! Messages from the Yearbook Adviser
  • Yearbook distribution is Wednesday during all lunches in the commons. If you want to verify if your son/daughter has a book to pick up, please access our list at 2019paid.leopardyearbook.com. We are sold out, but you can sign up on our waiting list at leopardyearbook.com. In the event we have press overruns to sell, we will contact those on the waiting list regarding purchasing information.
  • Class of 2020 parents: Senior ads for next year are on sale now. Please go to 2020seniorads.leopardyearbook.com for ad purchasing information. All ad orders are due Friday, October 18. Please get your senior photos taken this summer if you want them included in your ad. We look forward to working with you!
  • Please direct your questions to Rebecca_Pollard@lovejoyisd.net.
Medications at School
If your child has medicine in the school clinic, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicine home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer. Some of these medications may not have been picked up after a field trip.

Please remember, if your child is going to continue being medicated at school during the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to complete a new medication sheet at that time and bring a SMALL or travel size bottle of medicine that is not expired.
 
New! Turn Lucas Green
The First Saturday of every month, Turn Lucas Green hosts a Styrofoam drop-off event in the parking lot of the Lucas Starbucks (next to the Lucas Walmart) from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Please rinse, clean, and collect your Styrofoam throughout the month and bring it to the drop-off event.
 
Acceptable Styrofoam items are marked #6 and include:
 
Egg Cartons
Meat Trays
Fast Food Clam Shell Containers
Cups
Packing Materials
 
*Packing Peanuts Will Not Be Accepted
 
You are invited to join Turn Lucas Green Facebook and Twitter groups for up-to-date reminders and news regarding recycle events in Lucas. Make a difference & recycle ♻️ .  


       
 
Mock Exams with Revolution Prep
Revolution Prep will be providing a full-length ACT and SAT practice exam this summer. If interested, every exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review with Revolution Prep's testing expert to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement.
 
Step 1:
To enroll, please visit  https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/5962/ .
 
SAT Practice Exam: Tuesday, June 4th from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Deadline to enroll: Sunday, June 2nd
 
ACT Practice Exam:  Tuesday, June 18th from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Deadline to enroll:   Sunday, June 16th
 
Step 2:
Schedule a Time with Your Testing Expert, Jayme Wakefield:
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jayme Wakefield @ 972-535-5596 or email her at jayme.wakefield@revolutionprep.com .

Student Nutrition News
Click here to view the May edition of the newsletter which includes 8 Tips on Traveling Lite This Summer.

Important News from Student Nutrition Regarding Student Meal Accounts
This is a courtesy message from Lovejoy Student Nutrition Services to inform households of an upcoming change in student meal accounts. In an effort to minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, beginning Wednesday, May 8 and for the remainder of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which will result in the student incurring a negative balance to their meal account. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have money in the account. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please make arrangements to remit payment for any negative lunch accounts your child may have incurred.
 
All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form located on the Student Nutrition website. For assistance, please contact Student Nutrition at 469.742.8041.
 
Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.

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.

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 are offering 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!
 
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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Prep for the SAT/ACT spring tests now, and get your highest score yet. 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
Celebrating 21 years of educating students in Allen!
Visit tutoring101.com. Call for a free consultation with our Director Robyn Mead 972-359-0222.  



Foundation of Lovejoy Schools
 

New! Estate Life Magazine Golf Scramble Benefiting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools - June 28
The first annual Estate Life Magazine Golf scramble will be held on June 28 at 1:00 PM at Heritage Ranch to benefit the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools. Registration is only $75 per player. There will be a putting contest and a Hole in One prize. This will be a fun event for a golfing family. Registration is now open at https://estatelifegolf.com/



Foundation Awards $403,593 in Classroom Grants
Because of the generosity of the Lovejoy community, the Foundation is awarding $403,593 in classroom grants to the Lovejoy teachers and staff for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Forty-four grants were awarded last Friday at Puster, Hart, Lovejoy, Sloan Creek, and Willow Springs. Another 12 grants will be announced on Friday, May 24 at the Lovejoy High School Senior Signing Day.  These grants cover all grades and all subject areas and support professional development for the staff. They will impact the education of each child next year. A list of everything granted will be found soon on our website. And check out our Facebook page for some live footage of the grant patrol.

Each and every one of you, our Lovejoy Community, who supported the Foundation this year, are the reason this is possible. The Foundation directors would like to congratulate and say thank you for making 2018 - 2019 a successful year.
 


 

Student Recognition
 

LHS Fishing
Five Leopard Fishing teams qualified for the state fishing tournament at Cedar Creek Lake. Congratulations Coale Barr and Ben Burns finishing 14th out of 283 boats.  Competing against the best in Texas they caught two days of limits for a total of 23.02 lbs, this finish earned them each $1000 scholarships.  Congratulations to all the qualifying teams:   Josh Bittlestone & John Armstrong 14.12 lbs, Max Nwanebu & Connor Dunn 14.06 lbs,  Clayton Underwood & Jay Pabin 4.39 lbs, Nathan Van Riper & Josh Windsor
 
 
Presidential Gold Service Award
Sophomore Stone Scalf has continued his dedication to service and has earned the Presidential Gold Service award. Trusted World is an organization that really stands out to him. "They help other organizations get much-needed food and clothing to the communities' most needy individuals, their motto is, "Helping people help people". Trusted World is in Allen and they have a large warehouse in Garland with lots of opportunities for us to help out. He challenges us to sign up at  Volunteer Opportunities - Trusted World . He is also very involved with the Buddy League. They have games every Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm until June 8th and he encourages Lovejoy classmates and families to come join him on the ball field -  http://buddyleague.org/volunteerregistration.html
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
One Act Play Home Show
LHS 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 - 7:30 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
Tues. June 4
9 am - 1 pm
Revolution Prep Mock SAT Exam
Lovejoy High School
Sat. June 8
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Tues. June 18
9 am - 1 pm
Revolution Prep Mock ACT Exam
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