Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 17 18

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you will be able to make it out to LHS for tonight's Open House. Our teachers are eager to meet you and share a little about their classes and what your student will be learning this year. The event begins at 6:30 (and lasts until 8:00), but I encourage you to arrive around 6:15.  This year we are "Going Green" and are encouraging all parents to log into PowerSchool before coming this evening so they will know their student's schedule.  Instructions for this can be found below in the body of this email.  If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, or simply prefer a hard copy of your child's schedule, we will have staff available to support you in the LHS Library beginning at 6:00 p.m.  During tonight's Open House you will follow a bell schedule to give you an opportunity to meet each of your student's teachers as well as see what their day is like. Thank you in advance for your partnership with us, and we look forward to seeing you tonight.  
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 17 18

LHS Open House - TONIGHT
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
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 P owerSchoo l to view student's schedule.

What if I haven't set up my PowerSchool Parent account?
  •  Click the "Create Account Tab"

 
  • Fill out Account Details to complete setup. *Note how to answer 1 and 2.

 

 
  1. Access ID = student's first name_last - - Example: Sally_Jones
  2. Access Password = student's first initial and last initial followed by last four digits of student's social security number
    - - Example: SJ9806
What if I am unable to print my student's schedule?
  • One of our administrators or counselors will be on hand to assist
  • The library will open at 6pm for those that need assistance in setting up their PowerSchool account, or printing a schedule in the library.  

NEW! Voter Registration Table
We will have a voter's registration table in the LHS Cafeteria on Thursday, September 20th during all lunches.
 
Requirements to register:
  • registered is a US citizen
  • a resident of Collin County
  • at least 17 years and 10 months of age
  • Applicants will need their Texas Driver's License (or Permit) number
  • if not a driver, he/she must have their Social Security number 
Leopard Friday
The Lovejoy Independent School District will host a free community event on September 28th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Leopard Friday.  
On Leopard Friday, the Courtyard at Lovejoy High School will be transformed into a showcase of our students, clubs, community, and organizations. There truly is something for everyone:
  • Choir Karaoke
  • Rubber duck game
  • Baked goods
  • Try out multiple sports
  • Spirit Wear for purchase
  • And much, much more! 
We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:00 in the LHS Courtyard. All Leopard fans are invited onto the field to form a spirit line just prior to kick off.

A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center, or at the LHS school store. The ticket order deadline is September 26, 2018. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.

New! Senior Project - To Raise Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, is asking for your help with his senior project:
 
"Hi!  My name is Zachary Taylor and I am a senior at Lovejoy High School.  My senior project is on the topic of Autism.  There are 2 events I would like to bring to your attention.
 
The first event is Leopard Friday on September 28th.  I will have a table in the Lovejoy High School courtyard with information on Autism as well as selling the Autism Awareness ribbon for $1 each.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to Autism Speaks.  Their mission: "Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."  More information can be found on their website .
 
The second event is the Autism Walk I will be participating in on Saturday, September 29th in Richardson.  My goal is to raise $500 for the walk.  Please consider donating to this great cause by clicking here . Please search for my name under the "Search for a participant" tab to ensure your donation is counted toward my goal of $500. If you would like to participate in this walk, you are welcome to join my team (Team Draeven) or create your own team.
  
Autism is on the rise. Together we can help work toward a great cause. Thank you for your time and donations."



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.
 
 
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.
 
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
 
   
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.

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.
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

 

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.
 
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.
 
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.

New! PTA Announces Reflections Contest - Heroes Around Me
Heroes don't always wear capes! The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, Lovejoy Local and Council PTAs, and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works. This year's contest theme is "Heroes Around Me".  We hope all Leopards will submit an entry in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Photography, Visual Arts, and Music Composition - reflecting on the specific theme. There is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful . For rules and entry forms,  click here  .  The deadline is Friday, November 2nd.
   
Please contact Lindsay Thomas with questions.




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! 3rd Annual Running Over Depression - Saturday, November 10th
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 10th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Leopard Stadium. Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors Brett Pedersen, Michael O'Brien and Carson Hockersmith for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Please click here to register. If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression please email runningoverdepression@yahoo.com
 

 
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
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:
 
Thank you to those who have taken the opportunity to join and donate to the LHS PTSA. We currently have 287 members signed up (we are working towards our goal of 100% participation) and we have received 73% of our donation goal of $5,000. The money that we raise this year will help go towards meaningful programs our children will experience such as: Red Ribbon Week, AIM for Success, Dude Be Nice, Love Yourself Week, and Stress Busters those are to just name a few. Please join today! Come by and see us at our table at Open House to receive more information. 
We will have our first Membership PTSA meeting of the year on September 18th at 10:45am at the Red Schoolhouse in the boardroom. 
 
Congratulations to our Lovejoy Council of PTA's Citizenship Award recipients for the month of September: Theresa Dollinger, Elvie Trevino and Kathy Pitkins. Thank you for all you do for our kids.
 
Thank you,
Amy Holden
LHS/PTSA President 2018/19





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!


Save the Date! Men's Tailgate Tournament - Wednesday, October 24th
The Foundation's annual Men's Tailgate Tournament will be held on Wednesday, October 24th. Save the date and join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. This is always an enjoyable evening. Registration and additional information will be provided soon. Please contact Laura Berend , Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.


Student Recognition

Lovejoy Cross Country
Come out and watch your leopards run in the Lovejoy XC Fall Festival on Saturday September 22nd! Both the boys and girls cross country teams are currently ranked in the top 10 in the state of Texas. Lovejoy's home meet is one of the largest cross country meets in the state of Texas with an average of 3,400+ registered runners over the past two years. The Willow Springs Cross Country teams will also be competing in the middle school division.
Racing will start at 7:30 AM
Location: Myers Park in McKinney, TX
Full Information can be found HERE


Lovejoy Band
The  Lovejoy High School  and  Willow Springs Percussion Ensembles , under the direction of Nathan Lewis, are both  National Winners  in the 2018 Mark of Excellence / National Percussion Ensemble Honors project!
 
The Mark of Excellence is a national music competition that recognizes music programs and their ensembles for high standards in performance.
 
The Foundation for Music Education sponsors this project. Ensembles are judged by nationally respected adjudicators, with the top 25% being named as National Winners and the second 25% named as Commended Winners. The project received 279 entries in all classifications this year, and has had entries from 38 states.

Lovejoy Drumline
Come out and support the LHS Drumline as they compete in the Plano Drumline Contest on Saturday, September 22nd! They will be performing their 2018 Marching Show, "Silent Night".

When: 11:12 AM
Where: John Clark Stadium, 6600 Stadium Dr., Plano, TX, 75023
Cost: $3 for Students, $5 for Adults

LHS Speech & Debate
Results from the Plano and Grapevine Speech & Debate Tournaments
 
At Plano Sr. High School on 8/31-9/1:
 
LD: 2nd - Collins Morgan
PF: 2nd - Shalin Mehta and Pierce Richardson
 
As a result of their efforts at Plano Sr. High School, all of these students have earned 6 of the 12 points required to qualify for TFA State.
 
At Grapevine High School on 9/7-9/8:
DI: 6th - Luke Wheatley
Prose: 5th - Luke Wheatley
 
As a result of his efforts at Grapevine High School, Luke received 1 bid in both DI and Oral Interpretation to attend the Tournament of Champions in Lexington, KY in April. He also received points toward his qualification to TFA State.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Sept 18
7 - 8 pm
Hole-in-One Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture 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
 
 
 
 
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 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
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
Oct 9-24
During lunches
& 5-7:30 pm T/Th
Majestics Mum Sales
LHS Commons
Mon. Oct 1
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Oct 2
7 - 9 pm
XC/TF Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 3
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club/Pot Luck/Coach Parent Meeting
LHS Cafeteria/Lecture Hall
Fri. Oct 5
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Oct 8
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
 

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.

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


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!