Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 12 18

P arents and Guardians,

On behalf of the staff at LHS, I want to say a big "Thank You" to all of you who are veterans.  My father was a career Navy pilot, and I am genuinely thankful for the sacrifices that military individuals and families make to serve our country.  Please know you are truly appreciated!
 
Congratulations also to our Volleyball team for advancing to the State Tournament this weekend at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.  The semi-final game is at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, and students will be able to attend the game and receive an excused absence.  To do this they must:
  • have a parent send an email to student_signout@lovejoyisd.net giving the student permission to leave campus to attend the volleyball games
  • check out after 2nd period (10:35)
  • bring their ticket stub from the game, and submit it to the attendance office when they return to school after the Thanksgiving Break.  
More details about the UIL State Volleyball Tournament can be found below.
 
Next week, students will have the entire week off from school to celebrate Thanksgiving.  I hope it is a special time for you and your student.  Please know that as an LHS Staff, we are thankful to get the opportunity to serve you and your students each day.  Have a great break!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Athletic News          
 
 
Volleyball - State Playoffs
Lady Leopards vs. Dripping Springs
Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Curtis Cullwell Center, Garland, TX
 
Please pay special attention to the venue guidelines regarding parking prices, ticket prices, clear bag policy, etc.
 
Lovejoy ISD Athletic Signing Day Athletes
  • Allie Bianchi, Golf - Henderson State University
  • Jake Chamberlin, Track - US Military Academy at West Point
  • Rebecca Holiman, Softball - Ouachita Baptist University
  • Celeste Soliz, Softball - Arizona State University
  • Michelle Foster, Volleyball - Texas State University
  • Liana Guillemaud, Volleyball - Southern Mississippi University
  • Madison Waters, Volleyball - University of Cincinnati
  • Emma White, Volleyball - Southwestern University
The Lovejoy Athletic Department congratulates the following student-athletes for all of their accomplishments.  They all have the opportunity to continue their academic studies and to compete in the sport they have dedicated so much time in. The Lovejoy student-athletes listed above will be signing collegiate letters of intent on Wednesday, November 14th at 3:30 pm in the Lovejoy High School Main Gym.
 
Lovejoy Girls High School Lacrosse
On October 20, 2018, history was made as the first ever Lovejoy Lacrosse girls' high school lacrosse game was played. The team came away with a 6-1 victory. They followed that up with a 19-2 victory over Prosper on November 6. The team began practicing in September and are taking part in the Fall Ball season as they gear up and get ready for their inaugural season this Spring as part of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. The team finishes out the Fall Ball season this weekend at the Turlaxin tournament in McKinney.



New! Lovejoy Gridiron Club Play-off T-Shirts
The Lovejoy Football Gridiron Club is selling 2018 Leopard Football play-off t-shirts. The deadline to order is Tuesday, November 13 at noon. The shirts will be distributed on Thursday at the multi-purpose building turf area at 5:30 PM. You may pay by (check, cash, paypal). You may turn in the order form to the LHS School Store or to any Gridiron Club Officer (Nate Rainey, Tony Iovinelli, Lauri Pool and Travis Droupy). You may email gridironclub13@gmail.com with question. The PayPal link is: http://lovejoyfootball.com/index.php/gridiron-club/paypal.




Fine Arts News
 
     
Upcoming Performances & Galleries

New! LHS Choir Provides Carol-O-Grams
Carol-O-Grams are singing telegrams provided by the LHS Choir. Lovejoy residents absolutely love and look forward to this event. Purchase a Carol-O-Gram as a holiday gift for someone within the Lovejoy ISD boundaries. Purchase one for your neighbor, or have your neighbor purchase one for a neighbor...Share a random act of kindness! Each Carol-O-Gram is $26 and you can order online by clicking here or by going to www.lovejoychoir.com/carol-o-grams. The order form and payment button is located on the webpage. Orders and payments must be received by Friday, November 16.
 
2nd Annual Lovejoy Visual Art - LHS Campus Exhibition
If you are unable to attend our opening on November 8th, we would love for you to tour the exhibit during school hours until November 16th.
 


 
Lovejoy Fine Arts K.12
Save the Date! November 30 & December 1, 2018
The Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival is around the corner. The Festival team will need a great deal of donations and volunteers to make this year's event a success. If you have a student in the visual or performing arts, please take time to review the following and lend your support.
 
 
 
Student Volunteers: Sign up will begin on November 26.
 
Click here for updates on performance schedules, art galleries, and more.

 
 
 

School News          
 

 
New! SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
 
 
 
New! Senior Project Benefitting Archway Hospice Center
LHS Senior Amanda Gibson is asking for your help with her Senior Project:
 
"Hi, my name is Amanda Gibson and I am currently looking for donations. For my Senior Project, I am making fleece blankets for the Archway Hospice Center in Prestonwood. I am looking for fleece donations for blankets preferably 1 to 2 yards long. The donations may be dropped off at Lovejoy High School, attention Mrs. McClelland's room B124."
 
New! Student Nutrition
Click here to view the November edition of the Student Nutrition Newsletter containing the Top 8 Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas.
 
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.
 
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 Fall Blood Drive - TOMORROW!
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.


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.
 



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

 


Student Recognition
 

LHS Journalism


"Dancing" by Kelsey Carroll


"Doc Martens" by Kelsey Carroll


ATPI Fall Photo Contest
The Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Photo Contest attracted more than 7,400 entries in 27 categories from 99 schools in five states. Only 600 entries (8 percent) received awards. Competitors are divided into categories for advanced and beginning based on whether or not the student has completed a high school photography class.
 
Kelsey Carroll placed first in the categories beginning advertising and beginning student life. She also placed third in beginning student life and honorable mention in beginning advertising, as well as two honorable mentions in beginning sports action. Grace Nguyen was also awarded honorable mention in beginning sports action.
A complete gallery of all winners will be posted online soon on the ATPI contest page.
Both Grace and Kelsey are members of the The Red Ledger newspaper staff.
 
A Heart for Service
Over the past year, sophomore Stone Scalf has been dedicating a fair amount of his free time to provide volunteer hours to various organizations across the DFW area. So much so that he has earned the President's Volunteer Service Award Bronze level. This award is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) a federal U.S. government agency that engages more than five million Americans in service initiatives and The Points of Light organization. Stone said some of his favorite and most memorable experiences volunteering was teaching fundamentals of hitting to students at the Hitter's Discipline Baseball Camps over the summer, serving as an assistant coach on the WSMS 8th grade Middle School Match Up team and working with The Buddy League in Garland. Sharing in their overwhelming joy that he too could feel for them as he helped his many "Buddies" run across home plate was an unexpected highlight.

LHS Wrestling
Lovejoy wrestling competed in our annual Pin Cancer Charity Dual this past Friday night with Rockwall HS. Our young wrestlers really competed well in this exhibition. We had 17 men and women compete Friday night, with the majority of our wrestlers being underclassmen. With that said Juniors Katherine Heath and Alex Vislosky led the team with two wins a piece!  Jakob Underwood won a well contested match by pin to kick of his sophomore campaign. Freshmen Luke Thomas and Braydon Wright also picked up wins in their first high school competition.

Junior Alex Vislosky, below, finished the night with two pins over very good opponents and a great start to his season!


Junior Katherine Heath in route to one of her two wins Friday night.




Sophomore Jakob Underwood brings his opponent back to mat on his way to a third period pin.
Come see our wrestlers in action this Wednesday night at 6:30 pm at Sloan Creek when the team hosts its RED vs. BLACK scrimmage and "How to watch a wrestling match" clinic. Lovejoy will then compete in its first tournament of the season at Rockwall Heath Friday and Saturday November 16-17.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Thurs. Nov 15
7 - 9 pm
Lacrosse Varsity Team Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
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
Thurs. Dec 13
6 - 9 pm
Sub-Varsity Football Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
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