Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 01 18

P arents and Guardians,

Thanks to everyone who organized and participated in Leopard Friday this past week.  As far back as I can remember, it was the largest turnout of kids and adults we have had. It was a great afternoon of face painting, games, candy, and lots of other activities.  Leopard Friday is one of our unique Lovejoy traditions, and I hope you were able to attend.

Don't forget that this upcoming weekend is a four-day weekend for students and teachers. Friday, October 5th and Monday, October 8th are holidays, and LHS will not have school on those days. Dual Credit students may have class and will need to communicate with their professors to find out specific scheduling information for those days.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information and recognitions below.
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 01 18

LHS Choir Presents "War & Peace: a Fall Choir Concert" - TONIGHT!
The LHS Choir Department invites you to attend a multi-disciplinary concert of songs about war and peace on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM in the LHS Auditorium.  All choirs will be featured along with the Majestics officers, flautist Wendy Hebert, and pianist Rebecca Baker. The concert will include songs by Mendelssohn, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Craig Hella Johnson, among others.
 
Arrive early to view the artwork of LHS senior Evie McGowan with a personally curated music playlist beginning at 6:30 PM in the LHS Auditorium.
 
Admission is free.
 
 
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club - TONIGHT!
The Grand Slam Booster Club will host a "Good Eats for a Good Cause" fundraiser at the Allen Chili's on Monday October 1. Chili's will donate 20% of your ticket to the Grand Slam Softball Booster Club when you bring this flyer to the restaurant. Come out to Chili's on October 1 and help support the Softball program.
 
 

NEW! Senior Project Presentations - Judges Needed
Senior Project is quickly approaching. This is an important part of the Senior Project experience, and your participation as a judge truly helps our students grow. Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2018-2019 school year at Lovejoy High School on:
  • November 14
  • December 3rd
  • January 14th
  • February 13th
  • March 7th
Please use this link to sign up to judge: https://goo.gl/forms/Fo106OXmTptOGyyX2
For questions, please email: Mary_shaw@lovejoyisd.net
 
NEW! Senior Project - To Raise Funds for SPCA of Plano
For Grace Broussard's senior project, she is hosting a sand volleyball tournament to benefit the SPCA of Plano. Please click here for more information.

   
Senior Project - Funds for Autism
Zachary Taylor , a senior at Lovejoy High School, would like to thank you for your help with his senior project:
 
"Hello! I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ribbon or two at Leopard Friday and to those who donated online for the Autism Walk this past weekend.  We had a great turnout and the weather was perfect during the walk.  We finished just in time before the rain started to come down on us.  Not only did I meet my goal of raising $500 toward the walk, the donation total was over $700. If you would still like to donate, the deadline is 10/29/2018. The combined donations from the ribbons sale and the walk was over $850.  We had a fun time walking for such a great cause. Thank you everyone for your love and support of Autism Awareness!
More information can be found on their website.

 
NEW! Revolution Prep Mock Sat and ACT Exams
Revolution Prep will be offering a free full length SAT practice exam on Friday, October 5th and a free full length ACT practice exam on Saturday, October 20th at Lovejoy High School. Click here for more information.
 
 
Feel free to call Academic Advisor, Jayme Wakefield at 972-535-5596 or email her at jayme.wakefield@revolutionprep.com to set up a score report review or schedule a 30 minute free session directly @: www.revolutionprep.com/jayme-wakefield.  Jayme is also happy to assist if you have any problems registering for the practice exam.
 
All Revolution Prep practice exams are followed by a free score report review with Rev Prep's Academic Advisor, Jayme Wakefield.   During the session, she will help you navigate through the score report to help you determine strengths and weaknesses, and develop a custom program to help your student prepare for the official exam.
 
Lovejoy Softball Grand Slam Club - Flats for Bats
The annual "Flats for Bats" fundraiser is underway. The sale will be held through October 11. Anyone interested in having flowers delivered to them please email lovejoysoftball@gmail.com. For additional information, please contact Tien Nguyen at lovejoysoftball@gmail.com.
 
Checks should be made payable to the Grand Slam Booster Club. Flowers will be delivered on October 20 or 21.
 
 


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.

Homecoming Offer from Men's Wearhouse
Click here to view their offer for a Homecoming rental package.
 






Tutoring 101
We are pleased to share that Lovejoy ISD and Tutoring 101 have formed a partnership to bring Tutoring 101 services to Lovejoy ISD. This partnership is a revenue generating relationship for Lovejoy as we have signed a revenue sharing model.
 
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.

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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.

Lovejoy Leopards, Inc. Annual Golf Tournament - Date Change: Mon. 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.

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


 


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. We currently have 320 members signed up (we are working towards our goal of 100% participation). We have many great programs that our kids will experience this year such as: Red Ribbon Week, AIM for Success, Dude Be Nice, Love Yourself Week, and Stress Busters, Environmental Programs, Reflections, those are to just name a few. Please consider joining and donating today! 
 
Please remember if you have a Senior and they would like to apply for the $500 Lovejoy PTSA Scholarship they need to be a PTSA member. 
 
Thank you,
Amy Holden, LHS PTSA President






Foundation for Lovejoy Schools

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
North Texas Giving Day: Thank You!
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools would like to say thank you to the Lovejoy Community for raising over $114,000 from approximately 450 donors on North Texas Giving Day. The Foundation is well on their way to reaching their $200,000 goal by December 31 with great support from Lovejoy families and the community. Every gift is valuable to the mission of enhancing education in Lovejoy. If you are considering making a donation to the Foundation, please click here for more information.


 
Men's Tailgate Tournament - Tickets are On Sale NOW!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for food, beer, and a double elimination corn hole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, October 24. Sponsors for the event are Renfrow Dunaway Group, Lee Lewis, Fable Security, and Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village. Registration and additional information to be announced at www.foundationforlovejoyschools.com. Please contact Laura Berend, Executive Director of the Foundation for additional information.



Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Oct 1
6 - 7:30 pm
Boys Basketball Parent Meeting
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Oct 1
7 - 8 pm
Choir Fall Concert
LHS Auditorium
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
Fri. Oct 5
9 am - 1 pm
Rev Prep Mock SAT Test
LHS Room D114
Mon. Oct 8
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Oct 9-24
During lunches
& 5-7:30 pm T/Th
Majestics Mum Sales
LHS Commons
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 - 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
Sat. Oct 13
5 - 8 pm
Coffee House Concert
LHS Courtyard and Commons
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
9 am - 1 pm
Rev Prep Mock ACT Test
LHS Room D114
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
Wed. Oct 24
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Homecoming
LHS Main Gym - park in front
Wed. Oct 24
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Srs vs. Frosh
LHS Auditorium/Main Gym
Wed. Oct 24
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest
Powder Puff - Jrs vs. Soph
LHS Auditorium/Main Gym
Wed. Oct 24
1:35 pm
Homecoming Games
LHS Main Gym
Wed. Oct 24
1:45 pm
Powder Puff Playoff Game
Mr. Lovejoy Winner announced at Halftime
LHS Main Gym
Thurs. Oct 25
6 - 8 pm
Orchestra Concert
LHS Courtyard
Thurs. Oct 25
6 - 7 pm
Girls Basketball Potluck
LHS Cafeteria
Thurs. Oct 25
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Sat. Oct 27
8 am - 1 pm
Band Garage Sale and Bake Sale
LHS Back Parking Lot
Sat. Oct 27
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Oct 27
8 - 11 pm
Homecoming Dance
LHS Cafeteria
Mon. Oct 29
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
Room B100
Tues. Oct 30
6 - 8 pm
Band Halloween Social
LHS Band 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.