Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 09 24 18

P arents and Guardians,

This Friday, LHS will have our first Early Release Day of the school year. On each of our early release days, students will go to class periods 1-4 and all students will begin lunch at 12:15 pm. Buses will run at 1:00, but students who have alternate transportation will be allowed to leave at 12:15 when lunch begins.
 
Friday is also our Leopard Friday community event. Festivities will begin at 4:30 in the LHS Courtyard, and there will be something for everyone as our student organizations, clubs, and community groups provide a fun and carnival-type atmosphere for both kids and adults. We will end the event with a community pep rally at 6:00 in the LHS Courtyard, and all Leopard fans are invited to meet on the field to form a spirit line just prior to kick off of the football game against Denton Braswell. (In the event of inclement weather, the booths will be moved to the auxiliary gym.)
 
A BBQ dinner will be catered by Sonny Bryan's as a high school fundraiser in the LHS cafeteria starting at 4:30 pm. If you would like to purchase tickets, you can do that through the Online Payment Center . The deadline for purchasing tickets is 10:00 am on Wednesday. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door. I look forward to seeing you on Friday.
 
I want to share some fantastic news about four LHS students who were recently named 2019 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Samantha Carter, Andrew Chang (Class of 2018), Andrew Godipelly, and Katherine Guo all earned that distinction for their performance on the PSAT test last year. The National Merit Semi-Finalist distinction is awarded to students who scored in the top 1% out of approximately 1.6 million 11th graders who took the exam last year. Congratulations to these students and their families!
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 09 24 18

Leopard Friday
The Lovejoy Independent School District will host a free community event on Friday, 
September 28th from 4:30 PM - 6:00 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, regardless of age. Join us for choir karaoke, the rubber duck  game, baked goods, the opportunity to try multiple sports, and much more. (In the event of inclement weather, the showcase will be moved to the auxiliary gym.)
 
A community pep rally will be held at 6:00 PM in the Lovejoy High School Courtyard. All  Leopard fans are invited to form a spirit line on the field prior to kick off.
 
Sonny Bryan's will cater a BBQ dinner. Tickets may be purchased via the Online Payment Center, or at the LHS School Store. The ticket order deadline is 10:00 am on September 26th. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.
 
Financial Aid Night
LHS is hosting a  Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, September 26, from 6:30PM-7:30PM in the LHS Lecture Hall.  With the FAFSA opening on October 1, this program will serve as good timing for financial aid expectations, forms, deadlines, etc.  We have Bill Mack, the Associate Director of Financial Aid at the University of Texas at Dallas, coming to present to parents and students.  Please join us for an informative evening.  Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
 
New! Senior Class Council - Collecting for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence
The Senior Class Council is accepting donations for those affected by Hurricane Florence. Collection boxes will be located in each school from September 19th - September 28th. Requested items include:
 
Deodorant
Diapers
Baby Wipes
Travel Size Shampoos/Conditioners
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Soap
Other Hygienic Items
 
The Senior Class Council thanks you for your support and for your assistance in helping those in serious need.  

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.
 
Student Nutrition
Click here to view the September Nutrition Newsletter. The topic this month is Tailgating Tips for a Healthy Season.
 

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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.

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Lovejoy Youth Wrestling Club - Tuesday, September 25th
Lovejoy wrestling is excited to announce the first ever Youth competitive team. The Lovejoy youth wrestling team is open to all boys and girls, grades K-6. A registration/information meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 PM in the Sloan Creek Intermediate School Wrestling Gymnasium. Please click here for additional information. If you would like to be added to the Lovejoy Youth Wrestling, email list, please click here.
Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament - Date Change: Monday, October 15th
The 10th Annual Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. (LLI) Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, October 15th at Stonebridge Country Club. 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.
 
 
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.

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.

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:   www.lovejoyhsptsa.wixsite.com/lovejoyhsptsa/membership  
 
Thank you to those who have taken the opportunity to join and donate to the LHS PTSA. 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. 

Thank you,
Amy Holden
LHS/PTSA President 2018/19





Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 
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 Drumline
The Lovejoy High School Drumline competed in the Plano Drumline Competition on Saturday, September 22nd. They placed 5th and were considered in the captions of Most Outstanding Snareline and Most Outstanding Front Ensemble!  Congratulations to these students for their excellence in music making!
Leopard Fishing
The team will take to the water on September 29th at Lake Lewisville to kick off the 2018-2019 season.  The largest Leopard Fishing Team yet (36 members) will take to the water in defense of last year's Team of the Year Title. Tight Lines!
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Tues. Oct 9
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 10
8:45 am
PSAT Test for 9th, 10th & 11th Graders
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Oct 10
12:15 - 12:55 pm
Senior Graduation Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Oct 10
6 - 8 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons
Thurs. Oct 11
During school
Suicide Prevention Presentation
LHS Auditorium
Oct 11-12
4 - 6 pm
Musical Auditions
LHS Choir Room
Fri. Oct 12
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Pink Out
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Oct 15
All Day
LLI Golf Tournament
Stonebridge Country Club
Mon. Oct 15
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Oct 16
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Tues. Oct 16
11 am - 6 pm
Graduation Orders
LHS Commons
Wed. Oct 17
All Day
Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Oct 18
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Oct 18
During lunches
Collin College Presentation to Juniors
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Oct 20
1 - 4 pm
Junior Cheer Clinic
LHS Gyms
Tues. Oct 23
8:20 - 8:45 am
Morning Jazz Concert
LHS Commons
Wed. Oct 24
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
 

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
 
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!