Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 10 18

P arents and Guardians,

This Wednesday, students will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from over 160 colleges and universities at our annual Fall College Fair. The event will take place during the school day, and all students will have a pre-determined time to visit with the college representatives that are present.  We encourage them to ask representatives about their school, majors, and other information our students are interested in. Our College and Career Counselors organize this event as part of the college education experience for LHS students of all grades.  Wednesday's event will be one of many opportunities for students to connect with college representatives throughout the year. You and your student can stay up-to-date with college representative schedules as well as other college information through your student's Naviance account.
 
As a reminder, we will host our annual Open House Night next Monday, September 17th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  During that time, you will have the opportunity to follow your child's daily schedule and meet their teachers.  More information about next Monday is below including how to access your child's schedule through PowerSchool, Open House room assignments for Athletics, and much more. 
 
Please take a few minutes and review the important information below about upcoming events.
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 10 18

NEW! LHS Open House
Join us for Open House on Monday, Sept. 17th from 6:30 - 8 pm as you follow your student's schedule. It is a fast-moving evening, but will give you the chance to meet the teachers, and get a small taste of what your student's day is like.
 
Coaches will be in the following areas during their athletic periods:
  • Football - Cafeteria
  • Indoor Sports - Main Gym
  • Outdoor Sports - Auxiliary Gym
NEW! Going Green for Open House
New this year... in an effort to save paper and be good stewards of the district's funds, we will not be printing student's schedules. Please come prepared with a copy of your student's schedule by following the instructions below.
 
Access your student's schedule digitally, via PowerSchool:
1. Point your phone's camera toward the QR code and follow the prompt, or use the tiny url: https://bit.ly/2wZrQne.
2. Log into PowerSchool to view student's schedule.
 
 
 
NEW! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Day/Night - September 11th
Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night is at Kelly Family Farms: Tuesday, September 11th, from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This is an all-day event, so if you are unable to join us for dinner you may meet a friend for lunch, pick up lunch and bring to your kids, or bring back lunch to your office and still support the Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club. Please plan to join us for delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra.  Ten percent of the proceeds from your visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. This giveback includes dine in and take out. You may call 972-754-7974 to place an order for pick up. Click Orchestra Spirit Night at Kelly Family Farms for additional information.


NEW! Red Out Homecoming Shirts - Available from LHS Band - Order Now!
Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt? Click here for more information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is October 12, 2018.
 
 
NEW! Academic Decathlon
Do you like competitions? Are you interested in earning awards and possibly even scholarship money? Academic Decathlon might be perfect for you!
 
The United States Academic Decathlon® is a ten-event scholastic competition for teams of high school students. Students compete in science, math, history, art, music, speech, interview, writing, language and literature, and economics. The theme for the 2018-2019 Academic Decathlon is The 1960s: A Transformational Decade.
 
Mrs. Diena is hosting an Academic Decathlon meeting in B102 on Friday, September 21. Interested students should attend one meeting: 8:15 AM or 4:20 PM.
 
NEW! Google Classroom Email Summaries for Parents/Guardians
In the next few days, you may receive an invitation to subscribe to summaries from your student's Google Classroom classes if your email address is in PowerSchool. As a parent/guardian, you may receive email summaries showing your student's progress in Google Classroom. You may choose daily or weekly emails, and unsubscribe or remove yourself from Google Classroom anytime. Guardian summaries include missing work, upcoming work, and class activity. As a parent/guardian, you must receive and accept an email invitation before you receive email summaries. If you accepted an invitation last year, you will have remained connected to your student and continued to receive email updates. When accepting the invitation if you are logged into Google on the web browser, the Google account logged into will be accept the invitation instead of the email address the invitation was sent to. Please make sure you are not logged into a different Google account than the email was sent to when accepting the invitation. Following is a sample of the email invitation you may receive:

 
 
For additional information regarding Google Classroom email summaries for guardians, please click here . If you have questions, please contact the Library Media Specialist for your campus:
 
Lovejoy High School
 
Willow Springs Middle School
 
Sloan Creek Intermediate School
 
   
New! Tutoring and Test Prep Now Enrolling
ACT and PSAT/SAT classes will be starting soon. Private tutoring is available for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Tutoring 101 recommends once a week tutoring for an hour to increase grades and learn subject matter more deeply. A once a week appointment usually results in an increase of 1 letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's. Click here: Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information.

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.

Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet - Wednesday, September 19th
Are you interested in learning more about the Gifted and Talented program in Lovejoy?  Click here for details regarding the Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet.
NEW! Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club Host Spirit Night - Thursday, September 20th
The Lovejoy Lady Leopard Softball Boosters are hosting a Lady Leopard Softball Night at Panera Restaurant on Thursday, September 20th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Bring the following flyer to Panera's for redemption and a portion of the bill will go to the Grand Slam Club. Please come out, enjoy some great food, and help support our Lady Leopard's Softball Team.


Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament - Monday, September 24th
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 24th at "The Dye Course" at Stonebridge Country Club. This is a new tournament venue.  Registration opens at 7:00 AM. The tournament begins at 8:00 AM and the cost is $150 per player, which includes green fees, cart, gift bag and awards luncheon.
 
The Tournament is limited to 144 golfers.  Golfers should indicate the booster club they are playing in support of and LLI will return 90% of the net after expenses to that booster club.  Golfers may also purchase a Super Ticket for $50, which includes 10 raffle tickets and all games on the course. The deadline to register is September 17th. To obtain a registration form and pay online, golfers may access the LLI Golf Tournament Flyer by  clicking here .

 
 
Lovejoy Bowling - Boys' and Girls' Teams Forming Now!
Leopard bowling season is right around the corner and our team is looking for new members. Come join the most played sport in the country. Mark your calendars! Visit www.tinyurl.com/lojobowling for more information.
 
Parent Meeting for new high school bowlers
Tuesday, September 25th 
6pm-7pm in the LHS Lecture Hall

 

NEW! LHS Theatre
Save the Date! The first show of the Lovejoy Theatre Season, Hot Topic, will open on Thursday, September 27th. Please click here for more information about this beloved theatre tradition.
 
NEW! Lovejoy Preschool PTA Open House - Sunday, September 30th
The Lovejoy Preschool PTA invites you to join them for their open house on Sunday, September 30th. Click here for details.
 
NEW! Lovejoy Upper 90 Soccer Boosters Host Juggling-A-Thon - Saturday, October 13th
The Upper 90 Soccer Booster Club will host a "Juggling-A-Thon" to help raise money for the program. Each Soccer player will have 30 minutes to get his or her highest number of consecutive ball touches. Prior to this event, the players will be seeking sponsorships for the number of touches they complete during their 30-minute juggling drill. Please help support our 2019 Boys and Girls Soccer program with a sponsorship.
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Alex Duran, Head Boys Soccer Coach
Ian Keeble, Head Girls Soccer Coach
 
The team will perform their juggling drills for funds on Saturday, October 13th. Additional information will be made available as the event nears.

10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament - Saturday, November 3rd
Register now for Lovejoy's 10th Annual Turkey Chess Tournament. This is a five round USCF (United States Chess Federation) event that will be held at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Click  here  to register.
 
NEW! Tutoring for Students
Lovejoy teachers provide tutoring for students as the need arises. However, there are times you may decide an outside tutor would be helpful for your child. We are pleased to announce that Lovejoy ISD and Tutoring 101 formed a partnership to bring Tutoring 101 services to Lovejoy High School. Tutoring 101 will offer tutoring for K - 12 students in any subject area needed. This partnership is a revenue generating relationship for Lovejoy as we have signed a revenue sharing model. Click here: Tutoring 101@Lovejoy High School for additional information.
 










 

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:   www.lovejoyhsptsa.wixsite.com/lovejoyhsptsa/membership  

We appreciate everyone who takes the time to join and to donate. Your support helps us to continue to bring meaningful programs to all of our students throughout the school year and have a voice in state and national PTA issues. 
 
Thank you,
Amy Holden
LHS/PTSA President 2018/19

Girl Scout Troops Now Forming
New Girl Scout troops are forming for girls in K-12th grade - and you and your daughter are invited to join us to learn more about Girl Scouting. All Girl Scout activities are 100 percent girl-led and girl-focused.  Join us for information events on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Bethany Lakes Park (731 Bethany Lake Blvd, Allen) or Monday, September 17th at 7:00 PM at Marion Elementary School (1595 Stablerun Drive, Allen) or contact us at  serviceunit101@yahoo.com  for additional information.







Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
North Texas Giving Day
The Foundation for Lovejoy School's Annual Appeal, #WeLoveLovejoy, is underway. Our goal is to raise $200,000 with remarkable community support and 100% Lovejoy family participation. The Foundation Board of Directors asks you to join them in giving to the Foundation on North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM - midnight.

Schedule Your Pledge to Give!
If you are unable to give on September 20th, you may schedule your gift during this year's 10 Days of Giving, from September 10th - 19th. Visit Northtexasgivingday.org for additional information regarding scheduling your gift, and donate. Every gift, big or small, is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. Let's keep those campus thermometers rising!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Sept 10
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 12
11 - 11:25 am
Junior Class Ring Presentation
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
Tues. Sept 18
11 am - 1 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Tues. Sept 18
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Sept 19
11 am - 6 pm
Class Ring Orders
LHS Commons
Thurs. Sept 20
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA 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
LHS 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
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Sept 25
7 - 8:30 pm
Girls Basketball General Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Sept 26
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS 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
Thurs. Sept 27
7 - 9 pm
Fall Theatre Show - Hot Topics
LHS Auditorium
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
Sat. Sept 29
7 - 9 pm
Fall Theatre Show - Hot Topics
LHS Auditorium


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


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."

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.

 
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!