Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 20 18

P arents and Guardians,

Happy 1st Day of School! I know today can bring excitement, angst, and a whole spectrum of other emotions both for parents and kids.  Whatever you and your student were feeling this morning, I truly hope that both of you had a great day. 
 
One of my favorite things about our first day of school is the Senior Breakfast and Senior Walk. The event is a great way to honor our Seniors, and this morning was no exception. Lovejoy parents are an amazing group who give their time and resources so that our students have an incredible experience. I want to say a special "Thank You" to all who helped make this morning such a memorable one. 
 
In addition to students going to their new classes and meeting their new teachers, we engaged in a couple of drills today to promote student safety.  This morning we had a fire drill, and this afternoon teachers practiced an informal lock down drill in their 5th period class.  Both of these were done as first day practices to make sure students know these safety procedures.  Teachers and students did a great job, and we will continue to teach and practice these throughout the school year.
 
As you visit with your students tonight, please don't hesitate to share with us any concerns you may have, or positive feedback to know that what we are doing is working. Student principals and counselors are:
 
Bruce Coachman -  bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net  - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters A-K
Julie Hirsh -  julie_hirsh@lovejoyisd.net   - Assistant Principal for Academic Support of students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z
Jeff Roberts -  jeff_roberts@lovejoyisd.net  - Assistant Principal for Behavioral Support of all students
Teresa Dodson -  teresa_dodson@lovejoyisd.net  - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction
Amanda Breeden -  amanda_breeden@lovejoyisd.net  - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters A-F
Lissa Testa -  lissa_testa@lovejoyisd.net  - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters G-K
Janet Richardson -  janet_richardson@lovejoyisd.net  - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters L-Pa
Nancy Schweikhard -  nancy_schweikhard@lovejoyisd.net  - Counselor for students whose last name begins with letters Pe-Z
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 20 18

Schedule Change Information
Students who would like a schedule change will need to fill out a Google Form which was distributed today at 4:15 pm through grade level Google Classrooms (ex: Class of 2020). The link to the form is also available on the LHS Website by clicking the dropdown "Departments" then "Counseling". Changes will only be made if space is available, and priority will be given to seniors on down to freshmen. Students will not be able to request dropping an AP Course (  AP Drop Policy ), a specific teacher, or a specific lunch period.
 
School Pictures
All School pictures will be taken in the Auditorium Lobby.
  • Senior Portraits are by appointment on Tuesday, August 21st
  • Underclassmen pictures will be taken in Social Studies classes as follows:
    • Wednesday, August 22nd
      • Baker, Barter, Bonilla, Coachman
    • Thursday, August 23rd
      • Bracey, Daugherty, Dillow, Hogan, Jones, Lewis, O'Bryant, Wilson
Please click here for ordering instructions. There will be a make-up day in September.
 
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.
 
Volunteer Application Process
The volunteer application process for the 2018-19 school year is open. Please click here to complete the form. Should you have any questions, please contact Stacey_Dillon@lovejoyisd.net.  
 
Parent Drop Off and Pickup
The drop off and pick up point for students is on the North side (or rear) of LHS. There is no student pick-up in the front of the school as this area is for buses only. Please do not park in the front LHS parking area to pick up your students. Click here for the Traffic Flow Diagram.
 
Parents should enter using the West entrance (closest to Angel Parkway) and proceed around the back of LHS. Traffic during the first few days of school is always heavier so please be patient as you wait in line.
 
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.
 
New! Lovejoy Senior Requests Assistance with Senior Project
A message from Lovejoy Senior, Alexandra Brungardt:
 
"As an incoming senior, I have selected a project that is close to my heart. There is a "Toy Closet" at the Cancer Hospital from which patients can choose an item to help during their stay. I want to stock the Closet with as many toys as possible.  In order to purchase toys for the closet, donation bins will be placed at each of the schools and the red building. These bins will be collecting gently used Lovejoy Spirit Wear. Once collected, the spirit wear will be sold and the money used to buy Toys for the Closet.
 
The toys will be donated in memory of Walker Jack Rainey.
 
I can be reached at brungardt_alexandra@lovejoyisd.com with any comments or questions.  Thank you for your generosity."

 
Tom Landry Classic - Saturday, September 1st
The Lovejoy Leopards will play Frisco Heritage in the Tom Landry Classic on September 1st at Allen Eagle Stadium. Proceeds from this game will go towards scholarships for students at Lovejoy High School. Come to the game and bring 5 of your friends.  Click here for details.

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.
 
 
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

Driver's Ed Classes
The 1st session of this school year started today and runs from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School in room  B104 from August 20-September 13. Please click  HARMONY for more details.
 
New! Chess Club for Elementary and Intermediate Students
Chess Club Enthusiasts : Lovejoy Chess Club registration is now open. The first session will be held the week of September 10th. You may  click here  for additional information and to register. If you have any questions, please email  Miles Knight .

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.



Gifted and Talented Referrals for 2018-2019
The referral window for gifted and talented services is now open. Referral forms are available online in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, and 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!

New! Girls Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host 2 girls' lacrosse try-it clinics on August 25th and September 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Willow Springs Middle School. The try-it clinics and introduction to girls' lacrosse is open to Lovejoy ISD and surrounding communities.
 
Both try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kinder through high school. Girls are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. There will be lacrosse equipment available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lady Leopards Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information click here . For questions, click here.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Aug 28
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
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 Cafeteria
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
Tues. Sept 18
11 am - 1 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Wed. Sept 19
11 am - 6 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Wed. Sept 19
7 - 9 pm
Leopard Fishing Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 20
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Sat. Sept 22
7 am - 1- pm
LHS Speech & Debate Tournament
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Sept 24
All Day
LLI Golf Tournament
Stonebridge Country Club
Mon. Sept 24
6 - 7 pm
Diamond Club Parent & Booster Club Meeting
Lecture Hall
Mon. Sept 24
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
Room B100
Tues. Sept 25
6 - 7 pm
New Bowler and Parent Meeting
Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 26
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Financial Aid Night
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Sept 27
DURING LUNCHES
School Pictures Make-up Day
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Fri. Sept 28
1:00 pm (12:15 pm)
Early Release Day
Lovejoy High School
Fri. Sept 28
5 - 7 pm
Leopard Friday
LHS Courtyard/Cafeteria
Thurs. Sept 27
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Sept 29
7 - 9 pm
Fall Show
LHS Auditorium