Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 12 03 18

P arents and Guardians,

I hope you had a chance to make it up to LHS this past weekend to attend our K-12 Fine Arts Festival. It was a great event that showcased the incredible work our students, teachers, and directors do each day. A special thanks to all of our parent volunteers who helped make this weekend possible. It truly is a blessing to have the parent and community partnership that makes Lovejoy special. 
 
This Friday, we will have a pep rally to honor several groups of LHS students including our Advanced Placement Scholars. Last school year, LHS had 828 students take 1,592 AP exams. Of those 828 students, 284 have achieved recognition for their cumulative success on AP exams over their high school career. Although some of those 284 students graduated last year, we will honor our current Juniors and Seniors and recognize them for their achievements. Our pep rally will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Friday in the Main Gym.
 
Below you will find important announcements as well as details about upcoming events. Please take a few moments to read through them and let us know if you have any questions.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 12 03 18

Fine Arts News
 
     
Upcoming Events  

Majestics' Coat Drive


 
Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Boys' Basketball Spirit Night at Chipotle
No need to cook Monday Night, December 10th when you can eat at Chipotle and support the Lovejoy Boys' Basketball Teams! Please show this flyer at Chipotle in Allen between 4-8 pm when ordering. Thank you for supporting Lovejoy Basketball. 
 

 

School News          
 

Stress Busters Week


 
New! PSAT Score Release: December 10th
When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores. Collegeboard is not sending paper score reports this year. You are able to print your scores from your desktop. Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores

New! BrightBytes Survey
Lovejoy ISD is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students' school and home technology use and the impact it has on instruction. We are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. This is a semi-annual initiative, and your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of the role technology plays in your students' learning. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy Click here to complete the LHS questionnaire.
 
New! School Store - Special Holiday Shopping Night
Are you needing spirit wear for some people on your holiday shopping list, but you don't have time during school hours to get here? You're in luck! The LHS School Store will be open from 6 - 8 pm on Wednesday, December 12th. And don't forget... 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.
All Gildan and Comfort Color Short-Sleeved T-Shirts - 50% off!

New! Lovejoy Mom Selected for 2019 Boston Marathon
Lovejoy mom, Tracy Sutherlin, is asking for your help in raising money to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
 
"Hi Friends, this is Tracy Sutherlin. I know you've seen me running the streets of Allen, Fairview and Lucas for many years and you know that running is my passion. I'm super excited to announce that I've been selected to be the North Texas Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) Team In Training Representative at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Not only do I get to fulfill a lifelong dream of running the Boston Marathon, I get to do it for a purpose!
 
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 9 minutes someone dies from one. More than 1.3 million people are living with, or are in remission from Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma. Sadly, more than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 5 years after diagnosis. LLS fund's research provides patients guidance, education & support. LLS also drives advocacy for policies that protect patients access to life saving treatments.
 
I am running to honor and celebrate two amazing Lovejoy students. Mallory Cass and Austin Bennett. Mallory is a 7th grader at Willow Springs Middle School and was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2014. Austin is a senior at Lovejoy High School and was diagnosed with ALL in 2017. Mallory, Austin and so many others have fought and battled to beat this disease to get across the ultimate finish line of being cancer free!
 
I've been given the opportunity to raise money for LLS that provides funds to champion the fight in battling this disease. As you think about your charitable giving at the end of this year (or even in 2019) and where it can have the most impact, I ask that you consider helping me in this cause by donating to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
 
Please help support me as I run to support LLS and those who have been touched by cancer! Because we all have a finish line to cross!"
 
You may click here to donate.

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! Tutoring 101 - Classes starting soon!
Prep for the SAT/ACT spring tests now, and get your highest score yet. 
Doing well in high school, getting a great score on the SAT or ACT, and going to college: these are the goals most parents have for their kids. We can help high schoolers get their best SAT/ACT scores, do well on semester exams, and understand subject matter they may be struggling with.
Tutoring 101 has helped scores of students over the past 21 years, and we've seen our graduates get outstanding SAT/ACT scores. Our director and staff of certified educators can advise and support your student, helping them with test-taking strategies, prep on the tough subject matter, do well on their critical semester exams.

Higher test scores mean more college choices and more scholarship offers.
  • 9th-12th grade 1-on-1 tutoring, group, or on-line prep
  • Degreed teachers/professors
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep
  • AP subjects like Chemistry and Calculus
  • Coordinate needs with your child's teachers
  • Tutoring available on Lovejoy Campus
Call for a free consultation with our Director Robyn Mead 972-359-0222.

Lovejoy GT Holiday Social - December 10th





Circle of Partners          
 
 




 

On behalf of Lovejoy ISD we would like to thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for participating in the Lovejoy ISD Circle of Partners . We thank  Jones Solar and Roofing for their support of Lovejoy ISD and the important value they place on the education of our children.
 
Chadd Jones of Jones Solar and Roofing is pledging 10% of their profits on roofing and solar work completed in the Lovejoy ISD. Jones Solar and Roofing provides free inspections of your residential or commercial roof and property. They also offer free estimates on Solar/ Battery and Energy Efficiency upgrades to your home or business. Their website is: https://jonessolar.com/ or you may reach them by phone at 214.412.7444 for residential or commercial properties. Members of his family have been supporters of the Lovejoy ISD since 1979. Chadd and Liesl Thompson Jones are the proud parents of Puster Elementary 1st grader Maxwell.
 






Foundation of Lovejoy Schools          
 
 



New! Foundation's Annual Appeal Reaches $185,200
If you have not yet made your gift to the Foundation, please help us close the gap to reach our $200,000 goal. The money raised impacts the education of every Lovejoy student. You may click here to donate. All gifts are tax deductible.


 
Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
Donations are needed for the silent and online auctions. The online auction will be different this year. A few of the big items will be in the silent auction at the event, but most of the items will be online, so that everyone will have the opportunity to bid. What can you donate?  Here are some ideas:

-Perhaps you have a vacation home that you could share for a week,
-Create a fun experience - in the past we have had Crawfish boils, private dinners with live entertainment, fishing excursions, hunting excursions, etc. 
-A business service,
-Restaurant gift cards (over $25 please)
 
You may click here for the donation form. Donation form. For questions, please contact Kelli Litchenburg or Vicki Deerman.
 
Don't miss The Party. Click here to purchase tickets.


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

 


Student Recognition
 

LHS Fishing
Leopard Fishing stepped back into their role as a force in high school fishing in the recent tournament on Lake Texoma.  The Leopards took 2nd in the overall school title.  Coale Barr and Ben Burns won the tournament with 22.2 lbs. Ben Burns broke his own Jr. State Record Smallmouth in the process.  The Leopards had 7 teams fish their way to spots in the top 50 out of 194 boats highlighted by Sam Harrison-10th, Keegen Reck-Austin Paxton 13th and Brant Corley-Will Branum 18th.
 
 
LHS Wrestling
 
Frisco Reedy Dual 11/28:
Our men's varsity opened the dual season with a well fought win over Reedy by a score of 42-27!  The Leopards were led by three outstanding wins by Johnny Dorlon, Hunter Duncan, and Dillon Hebert.
 
For a complete list of all the matches from the dual, click on the following  here.

Coppell Cowgirl Classic 11/30:
Our women's team was led by five wrestlers this past Friday in Coppell!! Lilly Musselman, Avery Ashley, Katherine Heath, Haley Bennett, and Morgan Elvin represented the Leopard Women's wrestling team well Friday night. Despite missing some wrestlers due to the Fine Arts Festival, our team finished 5th out of 15 teams!!
All of our women wrestled great and once again, with three placing in the top 4 of their weights:
3rd place - Katherine Heath
2nd place - Morgan Elvin
Champion - Lilly Musselman


Above, Morgan Elvin, Haley Bennett, Lilly Musselman, and Katherine Heath
 
For the results from this tournament, please click on here.
 
Colleyville Heritage Invitational 11/30:
JV division: This was another good event for our JV with 14 of our men wrestling in this division on Friday. All wrestled well and showed some great potential. It is great having the addition of our multi-sport athletes (football players) into our program.  Several got their first taste of wrestling this season and really competed well. Below are those men who placed in the top four in their weight classes:

1st place - Alec Viel, Braydon Thompson
3rd place - Luke Thomas, Dalton Braun, Will Adam



For the results from this tournament, please click on this  here.
 
Cougar Classic 12/1:
 
Varsity division: We only wrestled four men out of the possible 14 weights on Saturday due to the Fine Arts Festival and we still managed to place 5th overall as a team out of 15 teams and bring home three gold medalists. Our men are getting better which gives us much excitement thinking about when we can fill the whole lineup in the near future! Below are our three gold medalists from the tournament:
 
 
Below, Hunter Duncan, Johnny Dorlon, Jakob Underwood, and Dillon Hebert.



Champions-Johnny Dorlon, Hunter Duncan, Jakob Underwood


Sophomore Jakob Underwood throws his final opponent on his way to his gold medal finish!


Senior Johnny Dorlon waits for the fall to be called in his gold medal match!


Junior Hunter Duncan turns his opponent on way to his championship.


Junior Dillon Hebert shown working to pin his opponent from Woodrow Wilson.
For the results from this tournament, please click on this here.
Girls Basketball
The Varsity team went 4-1 in the Buda Hays Tournament to win the silver bracket championship.  The team lost the first game of the tournament to Connally (63-40) and then went on to win four straight over Poth (55-39), San Antonio Johnson (53-34), Bastrop (55-35), and Rouse (52-50).  The Leopards were led in the championship game by Julia Brochu with 15 points and Grace Bennett with 13 points. Carsen McFadden was named to the All Tournament Team.


Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
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
Sheraton McKinney Hotel
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




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."

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:
  • January 24 (Tentative Date Change)
  • 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