Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 13 18

P arents and Guardians,

One week and counting! Monday, August 20th is the first day of the 2018-19 school year, and our LHS staff is excitedly preparing for your student's arrival. There are several dates and items that you and your student will want to know. I have included them in the email below but want to remind you that you can also reach us at 469-742-8700 with any questions you may have. I want to specifically highlight the 9th Grade and New Student Parent Meeting this Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.
 
I hope you and your student have a great final week of summer!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
NOTE:
In an effort to be as efficient as possible, we prioritize our parent email as follows:
* New or time-sensitive topics of interest are at the top of the list
* Followed by the Calendar of Events and Activities
* Older items appear below the calendar until they become obsolete
 
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 13 18

Schedule Change Requests
At this time, counselors will be accepting change requests by completing the Schedule Change Request form if:
 
1.  Senior missing a required course for graduation
2.  Schedule has two of the same course
3.  Course taken previously
4.  Missing a core subject
5.  Missing a requested AP course
 
Elective change requests  will be reviewed on August 21 - August 24.   
 
Please know that schedules were created based on student course requests.  Due to course conflicts, some of your alternate courses were selected. We will honor as many change requests as possible, but please keep in mind that many electives are full or may conflict with your current courses.
 
Priority for schedule changes will first be given to upperclassmen based on space availability.


 
New! Back to School: Important Transportation News
The Transportation Department is looking forward to welcoming your students to the 2018-2019 school year. Important news regarding requesting bus service, bus routes, stop locations, time, and the SafeStop School Bus Tracking App is now available. Click here for this important news.

Parking Permits 2017-18
Seniors may pick up their hang tags at the school store starting tomorrow - Tuesday, August 14 between 10 am - 2 pm.  All students are eligible to start picking up their hang tags on Aug. 15 through 17 between 10 am - 2 pm.
 
Please bring the following items with you:
  • Proof of purchase
  • Proof of the auto insurance
  • Completed parking application
  • Take a picture of your bumper showing your license plate
  • Bring your driver's license with you
    • If someone other than the student is picking up the hang tag, bring a picture of the student's license
If your student still needs to purchase their parking permit, click  here  for the detailed instructions.
You must have a driver's license to be eligible for a parking permit.  
 
Start of School Timeline
Click here to view a list of upcoming important dates.
 
Founder's Day
Freshmen (as well as any students new to Lovejoy) are encouraged to attend our Founder's Day on Thursday, August 16th from 8:45 am - Noon. We'll start the day in the Auditorium so feel free to enter through the Auditorium Lobby. Join us as we introduce you to the LHS campus, faculty and staff. This will be a great morning of fun that will include time with your friends, games, a school tour and important information that you need to know for your freshmen year!
**School appropriate attire is required and closed toe shoes are suggested for our activities.
 
**Please note that busses will NOT be running for Founder's Day
   
New/9th Grade Parent Meeting
We welcome all freshmen parents as well as those new to LISD or new to the high school to join us on Thursday, August 16th at 6:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium.
 
Senior Walk
This annual event will take place at 9:30 am in the LHS Courtyard. We invite you to join us as the Class of 2019 enters LHS for their "Last 1st Day".

 
 
LHS PTSA
Exciting news! You can now join the LHS PTSA, make a donation and sign up to volunteer... all on our website. It's quick and easy. Just click to visit our website:
 
As another school year rolls around, we are asking our parents, students, teachers, and community members to join the LHS PTSA. Last year, we had over 560 members join. We received many distinguished awards from Texas PTA and look forward to exceeding this number this year. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to join and to donate. Your support helps us to continue bringing meaningful programs to all of our students and have a voice in state and national PTA issues.
 
Thank you,
Amy Holden
LHS/PTSA President 2018/19

Summer Assignments
Please click here to find the 2018 LHS Summer Required Reading and Assignments.
 
School Supplies
Compiling a list of common items needed for Lovejoy High School is a bit difficult considering the diversity of classes that a typical student can take. Knowing that many of you may want to shop for school supplies before you receive the complete list from teachers on the 1st day of school, we invite you to click SUPPLIES to consult a spreadsheet that details what items are needed for each department. Please note that there are 5 tabs, one for each of the core subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and LOTE.

While you're shopping for your school supplies, if you feel so inclined, we would welcome some contributions to a general supply of kleenex and hand sanitizer that can be shared campus-wide. We will place a collection box in the LHS Commons, and we appreciate for your generosity.

Student Nutrition Information 2018-2019
Click here to view the Student Nutrition information for the upcoming school year.



Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms will be available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning August 13th. The window for referrals will close September 7, 2018.
 
Testing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th and 22nd for students in grades 1-12. Please note: Kindergarten students will be tested at a later date.
 
Looking for More Information about G/T Services?
 
A brief information session will review the gifted and talented referral process and services offered in Lovejoy.
 
Lovejoy ISD Administration Building
Board Room
August 23 or August 30, 2018
9:00 AM or 6:30 PM (Session Information Repeats)
 
If you are unable to attend and would like more information, a slideshow presentation will be available on the gifted and talented webpage after the August 30 presentation.
 
For questions regarding referrals, please contact Kari Lockhart (469.742.8015) or
Brie Smith ( 469.742.8032) .

 
Lovejoy Ice Hockey Registration Now Open
The Lovejoy Ice Hockey Club is forming teams for this upcoming season.  Any 7th-12th grade hockey players who would like to join the team are encouraged to reach out to lovejoyhockey@gmail.com.
 


Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2018 Fall season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys: Grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Register now for Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Fall season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Thurs. Aug 16
8:45 am - Noon
Freshmen Founder's Day/New Student Orientation
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Aug 16
9 am - 4 pm
New Student Enrollment
LHS Room B204
Thurs. Aug 16
6:30 - 7:30 pm
New / 9th Grade Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Aug 16
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Cross Country Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Fri. Aug 17
7 - 8:30 pm
End of Summer Band Preview Concert
LHS Main Gym/Cafeteria
Mon. Aug 20
8:30 am
Senior 1st Day Breakfast
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Mon. Aug 20
9:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Tues. Aug 21
TBD
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Wed. Aug 22
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 23
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 23
5:30 - 7:45 PM
Orchestra Registration Night
LHS Orchestra Room/Band Hall
Thurs. Aug 23
7 - 8 pm
Softball Mandatory Parent/Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Aug 25
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Aug 27
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Aug 27
7 - 8:30 pm
Athletic Parent Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Aug 28
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Aug 30
During lunches
College App/Sr Proj Orientation to Srs
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Aug 30
 
6:30 - 7:15 pm
7:30 - 8:15 pm
MANDATORY Jr/Sr Parent Night:
Junior Parent Meeting
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Aug 31
8:00 am
Make-up - MANDATORY
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Aug 31
9:15 am
Pep Rally - 1st Home Game
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Sept 3
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Sept 4
7 - 9 pm
XC/TF Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 4
7 - 9 pm
Boys' Lacrosse Varsity Player Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 5
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 6
7 - 9 pm
Girls' HS Lacrosse Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Sept 8
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Sept 10
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 12
11 - 11:25 am
Jostens Presentation to Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Sept 12
1:00 - 3:00 pm
LHS College Fair
LHS Main Gym
Wed. Sept 12
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 17
6:30 - 8 pm
LHS Open House - All Grade Levels
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Sept 12
11 - 11:25 am
Junior Class Ring Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Sept 18
11 am - 1 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Thurs. Sept 19
11 am - 6 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Thurs. Sept 19
7 - 9 pm
Leopard Fishing Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 24
All Day
LLI Golf Tournament
Stonebridge Country Club


New Counselor
Please join us in welcoming our new counselor, Janet Richardson. Janet has over 20 years of experience in private practice as well as school counseling. We're also pleased to welcome Gina Ellis in her new role as the Administrative Assistant to the Counselors. You may have seen her before at the receptionist desk at the Central Administration Building.
 
With the addition of a new counselor, our alpha splits have been adjusted accordingly:
 
Amanda Breeden (A-F)
Lissa Testa (G-K)
Janet Richardson (L-Pa)
Nancy Schweikhard (Pe-Z)
 
As a reminder, here are the roles of the rest of our administrative team:
Teresa Dodson - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction
Bruce Coachman - Assistant Principal for Academic Support (A-K)
Julie Hirsh - Assistant Principal for Academic Support (L-Z)
Jeff Roberts - Assistant Principal for Behavioral Support of all students
 
Mary Shaw - Lead Counselor, College & Career Counselor (A-K)
Randy Trevino - College & Career Counselor (L-Z)
 
Lynda Fleming - Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Natalie Buster - Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principals
Gina Ellis - Administrative Assistant to the Counselors

Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
If your student needs a VOE for drivers' ed courses or renewing their license, please come to the front office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and we'll be happy to provide one.
 
New Student Enrollment
New student enrollment dates are August 7th, 9th and 16th. To make an appointment, please contact Gina Ellis at 469-742-8711.
 
Schedule Changes
The deadline for schedule change requests was in June and the AP Drop Deadline has passed, so NO requests are being taken at this time.

Transcript Requests
Students will need to request their transcripts through Naviance. Instructions for requesting a transcript through Naviance are posted on the Naviance home page.  If you need assistance, please email: Mary_Shaw@lovejoyisd.net .

Student Withdrawals
For those students in grades 9-11 who will not be returning to LHS for the 18/19 school year, please complete this Summer Withdrawal Form and return by email to Jan_McGill@lovejoyisd.net or have your student drop it off at the counselors' office as soon as possible.

Driver's Ed Classes
The final summer session will take place July 30 - August 16 from 1 - 3 pm Monday - Thursday at Lovejoy High School in room D133. The 1st session at the start of school will be from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School in room B104 from August 20-September 13. Please click  HARMONY  for more details.

Rev Prep Summer Webinars
Rev Prep is having a free informative summer webinar series. Click  here for their schedule.