Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 05 18

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student enjoyed the extra hour of sleep this weekend.  My kids certainly love it, but I must admit I don't like it getting dark earlier.
 
Congratulations to our Boys' Cross Country Team for their 3rd place finish at the UIL Cross Country State Championship this past weekend. The team had another dominant year and has so much to be proud of.  Both our Boys' and Girls' programs are some of the strongest in the state, and our coaches and athletes are incredible representatives of LHS.
 
Don't forget that tomorrow is Election Day, and I encourage everyone to get out and vote! Regardless of your political views, I hope you will take the opportunity to vote tomorrow if you haven't done it already.  
 
This week is Red Ribbon Week at LHS and our theme is "Above the Influence." Programming this week is focused on encouraging students to make healthy choices and avoid the dangers of drug and alcohol use.  On Wednesday, LHS students will attend a presentation by AIM for Success as part of our ongoing student programming around making healthy choices. This program educates teens about the dangers associated with tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other common street drugs, while the illustrations and true stories motivate them to avoid experimenting with drugs.  We are especially thankful to our PTSA for their financial support in helping us secure our speaker, as well as providing many of the resources we will be using this week.
 
Please take a few moments to review the information below about upcoming events.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 05 18


Athletic News          
 
 
Volleyball Playoffs
Lady Leopard vs. Frisco Liberty
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Berkner High School


Fine Arts News
 
     
Upcoming Performances & Galleries
 
2nd Annual Lovejoy Visual Art - LHS Campus Exhibition
You are cordially invited to this juried exhibition which showcases 45 works from LHS that demonstrate a breadth of student voice, processes, and approaches. Work selected for this show spans all visual art courses at LHS and provides a first-hand glimpse of the artistic investigation across our student body.
 
Please join us on November 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 for an opening celebration with all of our selected artists and light gallery fare.

If you are unable to attend our opening, we would love for you to tour the exhibit during school hours until November 16th.
 

   
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Bernstein Beat
Saturday, November 10
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites all staff, students, and families to a special Leonard Bernstein concert on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 AM at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  You may reserve up to 4 free tickets by using the promo code LOVEJOYBEAT. Click here to reserve your tickets. This promo code is valid only for the November 10 performance of The Bernstein Beat.

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!
 
 
 

School News          
 

 
NEW! Veterans Appreciation Dinner - Monday, November 12
 
 
NEW! Senior Project - Donations Request
For her Senior Project, Amanda Gibson is making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. She is looking for donations of 1-2 yards of fleece fabric. They can be dropped off at Lovejoy High School or brought to Mrs. McClelland's room B124.
 
NEW! School Store News
If you are ready to add new patches to your letter jacket, stop by the school store and let us help you.  If you would like to receive your patches before the Winter Break, your order must be placed by November 28th.


Lovejoy Letter Campaign
A Message from the Lovejoy Letter Liaison
 
Dear Campus Families:
 
We need your help to let our teachers and staff know how much our Lovejoy ISD community values them and the impact they have on our children! Teachers' salaries include a 1 ½% payment (annual compensation) on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. In addition to the payment the staff receives, we would like to include a handwritten letter from Lovejoy families expressing gratitude and appreciation to each teacher and staff member on our campuses.
 
We would be so grateful if you would write a letter or letter(s) to any teacher(s) or staff member(s), either current or past, who have played a valuable role in your child(ren)'s educational experience. Please clearly label the envelope with the teacher's/staff name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return it to the front office of the applicable school by Friday, November 9.
 
The letter campaign has become a meaningful Lovejoy tradition. We appreciate the time and effort your contributions will make to this year's letter campaign. Remember #shortandsweet #showappreciation.
 
Sincerely,
Lovejoy Letter Liaison

 
Lovejoy High School Thirst Project Hosts Fundraiser - TOMORROW!
The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the world water crisis. They raise money to provide clean and safe drinking water to those in developing countries, like Africa, India, and the Philippines.
 
The Lovejoy High School chapter of the thirst project is dedicated to helping out the millions of people facing the world water crisis. Throughout the year, the Lovejoy High School chapter will host events to raise money for the Thirst Project's mission and raise community awareness.
 
You are invited to join the Lovejoy High School Thirst Project on Tuesday, November 6 at Wild Salsa for a fundraiser. Click here to access the flyer to present at Wild Salsa. 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Lovejoy Thirst Project.
 
You may click here for additional information regarding the Lovejoy Thirst Project, and to donate.
NEW! Lovejoy High School Fall Blood Drive - Tuesday, November 13
Lovejoy High School will host a blood drive on November 13. The Blood Drive will be run by the Red Cross and is open to LHS students (16 and older), staff members, parents, and community members. The drive will be held from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. Pre-registration is not required. A parent signature is required for 16 and 17 year olds to donate.
 
Every person who donates blood has the potential to save three lives.



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 


 
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 PedersenMichael 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


Circle of Partners          
 
 








On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank Accent Landscape Management for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners. We thank Accent Landscape Management for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Accent Landscape Management pledges 10% of gross revenues on work performed within Lovejoy ISD. Accent provides landscaping, irrigation and lawn maintenance services for commercial and residential properties. Their website may be found at Accent Landscape Management. Owners, Phillip and April Sheppard, are proud Hart parents of second grader, Kaiser, and Kindergartener, Sebastian, with two-year-old Charlotte soon to follow.  

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.


Foundation of Lovejoy Schools          
 
 



 
Denim and Diamonds
The Party
Saturday, February 2
The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools is planning a great party on February 2. Everyone is invited to participate. The Party is being held at the Marriott Legacy in Plano at 7:30 PM. There are no reserved tables this year. Buy your ticket and come have fun trying our new food stations, music, drinks, a poker tournament, casino games and live and silent auctions. Click here for additional information.
 
We need your help to make The Party a success. Sponsorships are needed to pay for the cost of the venue, food, etc. so that proceeds from the event will go directly to support Lovejoy schools. Click here and here for details. Your donations are needed for the silent and live auctions. Vacations, parties, fun items, restaurant gift cards, etc. are needed. Click here for details. You may visit the Foundation website for additional information.
 
Thank you in advance for making this the best Denim & Diamonds party we've ever had.
 


 
New Date! Men's Tailgate Tournament
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 PM
Tickets on sale now!
Gentlemen, please plan to join the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools for food, beer, and a double elimination cornhole tournament, guaranteeing all players two games. The tournament will be at the home of John and Kris Dunaway on Wednesday, November 7. 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 for additional information and click here to register.
 
Please contact Vicki Deerman, Interim Executive Director of the Foundation with any questions.




Kendra Scott Gives Back Party
Thursday, December 13
Benefitting the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
 

 


Student Recognition
 

LHS Journalism
 
The Red Ledger
The online newspaper staff had student entries place in five different categories in the National Scholastic Press Association's prestigious individual awards ceremony in Chicago this weekend:
In the on-site competitions, seniors Abby Lund and Gaby Garcia both earned excellent ratings for feature writing and cell phone photography, respectively. The newspaper and broadcast programs also combined to take third place for Lovejoy in the overall "sweepstakes" competition.
 
Lovejoy News Network
The Lovejoy News Network was recognized this weekend in Chicago as one of just 14 high school broadcast programs in the country to be a finalist for the Pacemaker, the top award given by the National Scholastic Press Association. LNN was recognized for their flagship program "Leopard Spotlight," which was one of eight Pacemaker winners last year.
 
Two Leopard Spotlight stories were also recognized among the tops in the nation during Saturday's awards ceremony at the JEA/NSPA National Convention:
Junior Jackie Carroll and the team of senior Parker Nolan and sophomore Chaney Kelly also earned Superior for video sports and feature stories, respectively. Seniors Sylvia Hansen and Preston Conn took home an honorable mention for video news story. Leopard Spotlight received honorable mention best of show at the TAJE convention. In the on-site broadcast package competition, the team of Kelly and Khalil received the convention's only superior rating.
 
LHS Cross Country
The Cross Country team competed at the UIL 5A State Championship on Saturday, November 3rd in Round Rock, TX. Carson Hockersmith and Amelia Carothers competed as individual qualifiers and finished 44th (19:21) and 120th (20:51) respectively.




The boys team finished third overall with 91 points behind 2nd Place Austin Johnson (87 Points) and State Champion El Paso Eastwood (62 Points). Will Muirhead finished 7th overall with a time of 15:16 earning CCCAT All State Team honors. Other members who contributed to the third place finish included Brady Laboret 17th (15:40), Trevor Malik 28th (15:55), Whitson Bedell 31st (15:58), Grant Gueller 60th (16:25), Brett Pedersen 72nd (16:35), and Michael O'Brien (16:40). Complete state meet results can be found  HERE




LHS Girls Basketball
 
JV Red
The JV Red Girls Basketball team opened up the 2018-2019 season with an easy win over South Garland, Friday night at home. Lovejoy came out with high energy and an aggressive full court defense that gained them an early 13-0 in the first half of the first quarter. They pulled back the defense, but did not let up on the energy and continued to stay aggressive. Soli Stubbs led the team in steals and also had 9 points for the Lady Leopards. Molly Gornell led the team in scoring with 12 points. Kailyn Allen chipped in 9, Logan Rose and Salena Jacob each added 5, Hallel Pang had 4, and Maddie Clancy had 2.
 
JV Black
The Lady Leopards opened the season with a big win against South Garland, 66-5 at home. Leading scorers were Abigail Omobogie with 23, Katie Dolberry with 12, and Avae Odza with 9.
 
Varsity
The Lady Leopards began the season with a hot start putting up a 28 point first quarter on their way to a 79-11 victory over South Garland. The 11 points given up on defense is a new school record for the fewest points allowed in a game. Lovejoy was led in scoring by Carsen McFadden with 19 points. Other scorers included Julia Brochu 14 points, Alex Brungardt 12 points, Addison Hand 10 points, Grace Bennett 8 points, Carly Ludlow 6 points, Ireland Miller 6 points, and Mallory Adamson 4 points. Other statistical leaders were Alex Brungardt 9 rebounds, Mallory Adamson and Carsen McFadden with 6 assists apiece, Carsen McFadden 5 steals, and Addison Hand 3 blocks. The Lady Leopards will be back in action on Tuesday, November 6th as they host Wakeland at 5:30/5:30/7:00 pm. On November 8-10, the JV Black will play in a tournament at McKinney, while the Varsity will compete in the Eaton Tournament.

Lovejoy Events and Activities 


DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Nov 6
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Nov 8
6:30 - 7:30 pm
LHS Majestics Parent/Candidate Tryout Meeting
LHS Library
Thurs. Nov 8
7 - 10 pm
Cross Country Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
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
5:30 - 7 pm
Veterans' Banquet
LHS Commons
Mon. Nov 12
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Nov 12
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. Nov 13
9 am - 3 pm
Student Council Blood Drive
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Tues. Nov 13
4:20 pm
Site-Based Decision Making Meeting
LHS Room D103
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 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
Room B100
Fri. Nov 30
6:30 - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 1
10 am - 9:30 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Dec 3-5
4 - 7 pm
Majestics Tryout Workshops
LHS Dance Gym
Dec 3-4
6 - 9 pm
Choir Carol-o-Grams
LHS Choir Room
Mon. Dec 3
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Dec 3
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Dec 3
6 - 9 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Wed. Dec 5
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Dec 6
4 - 8 pm
Majestics Tryout Workshops
LHS Dance Gym
Thurs. Dec 6
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Dec 7
9:15 am
Pep Rally - AP Scholars
LHS Main Gym
Mon. Dec 10
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Dec 13
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Fri. Dec 14
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Dec 14,17,18,19
All Day
Final Exams
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Dec 18
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Dec 20 - Jan 4
All Day
Winter Break
Lovejoy High School

  

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 3
  • January 14
  • February 13
  • March 7
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:
 
 
Amy Holden LHS PTSA President

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