Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 11 26 18

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student enjoyed the Thanksgiving Break last week and had the opportunity to spend some time together. Christy and I were fortunate to have all four of our kids home for the holiday and enjoyed every minute of it. We also got to spend some time with both sides of our extended family and were reminded of the many things we have to be thankful for.
 
Below you will find information about upcoming events and activities. I want to specifically highlight our annual Fine Arts Festival which will take place this Friday and Saturday at LHS and showcases our students K-12.  I hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 11 26 18

Fine Arts News
 
     
Upcoming Performances & Galleries
 


Lovejoy Fine Arts K.12
This Weekend! November 30 & December 1, 2018
On Friday and Saturday, our Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Department will host its 9th Annual Fine Arts Festival!  Our students have worked hard over the course of this semester to prepare performances and visual art for this very special celebration of the Performing and Visual Arts in our school.  We invite you to join us for a truly extraordinary weekend!
 
For those of you new to Lovejoy ISD, every student involved in the Fine Arts, from kindergarten to the varsity level, is represented this weekend.  Our Fine Arts parents also provide delicious treats, beverages, and homemade chili to purchase for a nominal fee.  There is also a Children's craft area - and Santa Claus even makes a stop to visit with our Lovejoy students!  It is a wonderful event for our Lovejoy family and community.
 
I hope you will find time to stop by, visit the Festival, see your students perform, or stroll through the galleries of art and enjoy the amazing talent we have to share.  
 
For a listing of our performances & gallery times, click Friday and Saturday.

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.
 
 
 

Local Performance
Congratulations to freshman Lauren Utley who was cast with the Collin County Ballet Theatre as the lead role of Clara in the Nutcracker. She will be performing with the Plano Symphony Orchestra at the Eisemann Center on December 2nd. Lauren has been dancing since she was 3, a competitive dancer since she was 6, and transitioned to classical ballet 3 years ago. CCBT is also hosting a Sugar Plum Fairy Tea on Sunday, December 9th. At both events, they are asking guests to please bring an unwrapped, new toy benefitting Toys for Tots and the Collin County Children's Advocacy Center. Click here for more details and to receive a code for discounted tickets.  

School News          
 

New! Yearbook Group Pictures  
Please be aware that campus clubs and organizations are scheduled to have group pictures taken throughout the day tomorrow and Wednesday November 27-28 (no make-ups). Please remind your student that they need to be in the Auxiliary Gym at the time(s) listed for their group(s). The schedule can be found here .

New! Fall Semester Exam Schedule 2018-19
 
Friday, 12/14  3rd       8:45 - 10:20
                                    7th       10:25 - 12:00
 
Monday, 12/17            2nd      8:45 - 10:20
                                    6th       10:25 - 12:00
 
Tuesday, 12/18           1st       8:45 - 10:20
                                    5th       10:25 - 12:00
 
Wednesday, 12/19      4th       8:45 - 10:20
                                    8th       10:25 - 12:00
 
*Students are dismissed at 12. Lunch will be served until 1 PM. Buses will begin routes at 1 PM.
 
New! Lovejoy Family Requests Assistance in Remembering Our Troops
The Heckman Family, with students at Puster Elementary and Sloan Creek Intermediate, is requesting your assistance in providing stuffed stockings to a military intelligence unit deployed in the Middle East. Click here for full details regarding how you may help.
 
New! School Store T-Shirt Sale
The school stores, located at Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School, are getting ready for the cooler weather.  Don't miss special sales as they make room for the new season. Be sure to stop by the LHS Store on December 1st during the Fine Arts Festival. The store will be open 10:00-2:00.
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!

School Store - Patches Deadline
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.

New! Lovejoy GT Holiday Social - December 10th



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.
 
 
 
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."


Circle of Partners          
 
 




 

Lovejoy ISD is pleased to have Tutoring 101 as a member of the Circle of Partners . Tutoring 101 and Lovejoy ISD have 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          
 
 



New! Shopping Benefits the Foundation
Friday, November 23
Did you know your purchases could make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0625033.

New! Giving Tuesday - Tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 27
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, which is a perfect time to give a gift to the Foundation's Annual Appeal campaign. If you haven't made your gift this year, now is the time. Help us close the gap between the $181,500 already given and the $200,000 goal. Only $18,500 is needed. Follow the #GivingTuesday link to make your generous donation.
 
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 Wrestling
Our high school men and women competed at Rockwall Heath ON November 16-17, 2018. Here are some results from the tournament:
 
JV:
We brought seven JV wrestlers to the event, all of whom had some good matches and wrestled well.  We had four place in the top four in their weight class:
4th place:  Hunter Kight
2nd place:  Zack Valentine, Jacob Leirer
Champion:  Braydon Wright
 
For a direct link on Track Wrestling to all of our JV results, click below:
 
 
Varsity:
Johnny Dorlon, Hunter Duncan, Alex Vislosky, Jakob Underwood, Colby Bacon, Lilly Musselman, Avery Ashley, and Katherine Heath all wrestled in the varsity tournament yesterday.  All wrestled well and five of the eight came home with medals!
 
Freshman Avery Ashley, above, works to counter her opponent.
 
Senior Johnny Dorlon works to pin his opponent.
 
Sophomore Jakob Underwood led the way for the men, placing second in his bracket.  Underwood knocked off one state placer on his way to the finals. Fellow Juniors Alex Vislosky and C.J. Bacon both finished 4th place in their respective brackets.


Junior Colby Bacon finishes his takedown and looks to turn his opponent on his way to a 4th place finish.
 
Senior Lilly Musselman led the women's team with her runner-up finish.  Lilly had a dominant semifinal match to propel her to the finals.
 
Junior Katherine Heath finished a strong tournament with a bronze medal.  Heath closed the day out with four straight wins, avenging her only loss in the bronze medal match!  Freshman Avery Ashley wrestled well, winning a match in her first ever high school tournament.
 
4th place:  Alex Vislosky, C.J. Bacon
3rd place:  Katherine Heath
2nd place:  Lilly Musselman, Jakob Underwood
 
For a direct link to both the men and women's tournament results, please click on the link below:
 
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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 - 9 pm
LISD Fine Arts Festival
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Dec 1
10 am - 9 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
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Volleyball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Thurs. Dec 6
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Library
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
Sun. Jan 6
5:30 pm
Advanced Academic Banquet
TBD
Mon. Jan 7
All Day
Student Holiday/Staff PD Day
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 8
8 - 8:45 am
1st Day of 2nd Semester:
Students Pick up New Schedules
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:
  • 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