Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 10 15 18

P arents and Guardians,

With temperatures in the 40's over the next few days, I think it is safe to say that Fall has arrived.  I hope you and your student had a chance to enjoy the warm temperatures yesterday because it looks like it may be a while before we see those again.
 
This Wednesday, October 17th is the first LHS Professional Development day of the school year.  All other campuses in the district will have a normal school day for students and staff, but it will be a holiday for LHS students. Administrative staff will be answering phones and available at the front desk if you need anything from the campus on that day.
 
Our PTSA membership drive is well into the fall semester, and we want to encourage parents and students to join.  The PTSA helps support and fund many of the programming events and initiatives that occur throughout the year for students.  Seniors who are part of PTSA are also eligible for one or more of the scholarships that the campus PTA organizations give at the end of the year.  Please consider joining the LHS PTSA by clicking here - if you have not already done so.  
 
It is hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from Homecoming events.  The Homecoming football game will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26th, and the Homecoming Dance will be from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the LHS Cafeteria on Saturday, October 27th. More Homecoming Week details can be found below. You may have noticed there is a student holiday on the Friday of Homecoming, and wonder why we scheduled it for that day. We debated on where to place each of the themes (Leopard Friday, Pink Out, Homecoming, Senior Night) for our 4 home games. We chose this date for Homecoming because it was instructionally the best option for students considering the 4-day holiday, the PSAT test and the end of the grading period.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below about upcoming dates and events.
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 10 15 18

Fine Arts News
 
        
Recognitions
 
LHS Majestics
Each week during football season, the Majestics Dance Team select one girl who has demonstrated outstanding dance technique, rehearsal dedication, strong performances, and overall program growth. Congratulations to the Majestic of the Week, Sydney Spors.
 
   
 
Upcoming Performances & Galleries
 
LHS Theatre Presents
The Orphan Train
October 18 and 20
The Lovejoy High School Theatre Arts Department is pleased to invite you to their production of The Orphan Train. The show will be held in the Lovejoy High School Black Box Theatre at 7:00 PM on October 18 and 20. Learn more about Orphan Train by clicking here. Tickets are on sale now. https://tinyurl.com/LHSOrphanTrain
 
 
 
WSMS and LHS Orchestra -  Thursday, October 25
Please join the WSMS and LHS Orchestras for a Courtyard Concert at Lovejoy High School on Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 PM.
 
Special Events
   
LHS Band - Have you purchased your Red Out Homecoming Shirt?
Lovejoy Homecoming is October 26. Be a part of the Homecoming Tradition by wearing the Red Out Spirit Shirt. Click  here for more information and a printable order form. The deadline to order is Friday, October 12. Shirts are $10 each. Red Out shirts will be sold during the lunch periods at both WSMS and LHS during Homecoming Week.
 


LHS Majestics Dance Team - Mums the Word!
The Lovejoy Majestics will be selling mums in the high school commons area during A, B and C lunch beginning Tuesday, October 9 through October 22 between  11:25 AM and 1:00 PM; and in the evenings, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
 
Majestic Mums are a great Lovejoy tradition with all profits supporting the Majestics Dance Team. A dazzling array of mums and garters will be offered to suit any taste and budget.  Unique custom designs are available for mums and garters with numerous decorative ribbons, bling, and sports specific trinkets from football, basketball, baseball, band, theater, choir, fishing, wrestling and so much more.  Come by the LHS Commons Area to see the offerings.  
 
NEW THIS YEAR : Give back to the community by purchasing a teal colored ribbon to place on your mum representing Allen Community Outreach (ACO).  $10 for every ribbon purchased will go to support ACO's ongoing efforts to help serve its neighbors and friends facing financial crisis in Allen and the surrounding communities.  
  • Why purchase your mum from the Majestics?
  • Mums are reasonably and competitively priced beginning at $50
  • Your support helps the Lovejoy Majestics fund their Spring Show
  • You have an opportunity to serve our community by purchasing an ACO ribbon
  • The selection process is easy because each basic mum has a variety of ribbons/trinkets- all you do is personalize
  • Convenience!  Select at school & pick it up there a few days later
  • Each of our mums is unique; no two are alike


LHS Band Spirit Day -  Tuesday, October 23
The LHS Band will host its second Spirit Day on Tuesday, October 23 from 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM at Kelly Family Farms Burger Stand, located at 1989 W. Lucas Road.

Just mention you are there for the Lovejoy High School Band and Kelly Family Farms will donate a percentage of their sales to the band.

 
Join the Band for the Lovejoy Community Garage Sale on October 27 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. The event will be held in the back parking lot of Lovejoy High School by the tennis courts. You rent a spot, you keep the profits!  Click here to rent a spot or click here for additional information. 
 



Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival - Save the Date! November 30 and December 1
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more!
 



Athletic News          
 
 
Road to Power Showcase
Luke Stine has been invited to represent Texas at the World Power Showcase - Home Run Derby in December held at the Miami Marlins Stadium.  Go Fund Me  account has been setup to help him get there!  Please consider donating to help him fulfill his dream.

 
School News          
 

Homecoming Week

Dress-up Days
Monday:  Movie Monday - dress like your favorite actor, famous person or movie character
Tuesday:  Tacky Tuesday - dress in Hawaiian gear or like a tourist
Wednesday: Class Wars - dress in your class powderpuff color
Freshmen - Grey
Sophomores - Red
Juniors - White
Seniors - Black
Thursday:  RED OUT - dress in red or Homecoming shirt

Activities

Wed. Oct 24
10:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest/
Powder Puff - Seniors vs. Freshmen
LHS Auditorium/Indoor Facility
Wed. Oct 24
11:45 am
Mr. Lovejoy Contest/
Powder Puff - Juniors vs. Sophomores
LHS Auditorium/Indoor Facility
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
9:15 am
Homecoming Pep Rally
LHS Main Gym
 
All grade levels will eat lunch from 12:45 - 1:30 pm. We invite you to go grab some lunch and come back for the Homecoming Games and the Powder Puff Playoff Game.
 
NOTE : For Thursday's Pep Rally (and all Pep Rallies), we ask that parents park in the front, and we will have a sign-in table just inside the Lobby.

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

Student Nutrition Newsletter
Click here to view the October edition. Their topic this month is 8 Fall Produce Picks.

Majestics Dance Team
Interested in trying out for the Majestics Dance Team?  A very important candidate and parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm in the LHS Library.  You can find the tryout packet and more information on the Majestics website (www.majesticsdance.org) in mid October.  For any questions, please contact Jen Morrow at Jen_Morrow@lovejoyisd.net 
 
Revolution Prep Mock ACT Exam - This Saturday
Revolution Prep is offering 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.

Senior Project - To Raise Funds for SPCA of Plano
For Grace Broussard's senior project, she is hosting a sand volleyball tournament on Saturday, October 20th to benefit the SPCA of Plano. Please click here for more information.

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.


2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament - Friday, Nov. 2nd
The Lovejoy Professional Network is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Lovejoy Professional Network Golf Tournament on Friday, November 2 from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Heritage Ranch. This year the proceeds will benefit the Lovejoy family of Casey and Jamie Sullivan. Casey passed away earlier this year.  He was an avid golfer, music lover, coach and proud father of Ainsley (9th), Ryder (8th) and Piper (4th).

The Lovejoy Professional Network's goal is to fill the course with 144 golfers. The event will include a dinner with a silent auction and raffle giveaway. If you are unable to attend the tournament, you are invited to attend the celebration dinner for Casey. You may click here for details. Please contact Mark Urbin for additional information. 

   
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

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
 
 


LHS PTSA
Parents, students and community members, you can join the LHS PTSA, make a donation and sign up to volunteer... all on our website. It's quick and easy. Just click here to visit our website:

   
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




Lovejoy ISD is pleased to welcome Tutoring 101 to the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have formed a revenue generating/sharing partnership to bring their services to Lovejoy families. Please see below for several offerings.
 
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 one letter grade or more. Turn those C's into B's.
 
What is your SAT/ACT score? Want a better one? What do you need it to be?
Invest in a PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep program not just a class. Tutoring 101 helps high scorers get top scores, average students raise their scores and poor test takers achieve the scores colleges want. Tutoring 101 students have earned admissions and scholarships, and have saved thousands of tuition dollars every year. 
  • Specialize in working with individual students and their specific needs
  • Day-of-test strategies
  • One-on-one/small groups
  • PSAT/SAT Classes: Tues or Thurs or Saturdays
  • ACT Prep Classes: Mon/Wed or Sat
  • One on One and Online Prep also available
  • School District Employee Discount
Learn about Tutoring 101's all-inclusive PSAT/SAT/ACT programs:  
  • 11th-12th Grade SAT/ACT  
  • 10th-12th PSAT/SAT/ACT 
  • 9th-12th Grade PSAT/NMSQT/SAT/ACT 
  • Duke Tip (7th Grade) 
Classes are conveniently located at Lovejoy High School. Call 972.359.0222 or email Robyn@Tutoring101.com for additional information.

On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Reinhard Real Estate for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Reinhard Real Estate for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Reinhard Real Estate pledges 10% of gross commission to several non-profits including Lovejoy ISD. Their website can be found at Reinhard Real Estate. Jeff and Terri Reinhard own Reinhard Real Estate. They are proud Puster parents to fourth grader Ben, and second grader Max.


Foundation for Lovejoy Schools




 
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, Chick-fil-A Stacy Road and Twin Creeks Village, and Lovejoy HVAC. Click here to register now.
 
Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.




 
Student Recognition
 
LHS Cross Country




The Cross Country teams competed in the UIL District 10-5A Cross Country Championship this past week. Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, JV Girls, and JV Boys all won their respective team district championship. This marked the 12 th consecutive year that the boy's team has won the district title for Varsity and JV divisions. In addition, this was the 5 th district title for the girl's team in program history. Both teams have now qualified for the regional championship for 12 consecutive years. Lovejoy Boys are currently ranked #1 and Lovejoy Girls are currently ranked #4 in 5A according to the most recent Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas Poll. The Varsity teams will compete next at the UIL Region II 5A Championship on 10/22/18.  

Complete meet results can be found HERE
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Mon. Oct 15
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
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
Mon. Oct 22
7 - 9 pm
StuCo Powderpuff VB Tournament
LHS Main Gym
Tues. Oct 23
8:20 - 8:45 am
Morning Jazz Concert
LHS Commons
Tues. Oct 23
7 - 8 pm
Hole-in-One Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Oct 24
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Homecoming
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
Fri. Oct 26
All Day
Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Oct 27
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Oct 27
8 am - 1 pm
Band Garage Sale and Bake Sale
LHS Back Parking Lot
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
Mon. Oct 29
7 - 9 pm
FCA Fields of Faith
LHS Stadium
Tues. Oct 30
6 - 8 pm
Band Halloween Social
LHS Band Hall
Sat. Nov 3
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Nov 5
6:30 - 8 pm
AIM for Success Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Nov 6
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 7
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 8
6:30 - 7:30 pm
LHS Majestics Parent/Candidate Tryout Meeting
LHS Library
Fri. Nov 9
9:15 am
Pep Rally - Seniors
LHS Main Gym
Sat. Nov 10
8:30 - 10 am
Running Over Depression Run
LHS Courtyard
Mon. Nov 12
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Nov 13
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 14
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Nov 15
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 15
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Nov 19-23
All Day
Thanksgiving Break
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Nov 27
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. Nov 28
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Nov 28
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
Room B100
Fri. Nov 30
6 - 9 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 1
10 am - 9 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
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.

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.

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