Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 12 10 18

P arents and Guardians,

Each semester seems to go by faster and faster, and this year is no exception! With only a week and a half to go, Semester Exams begin this week at LHS. In order to spread out the exams for students, we will be testing over the final four days of the semester. We kick off our exam days this Friday morning with our tradition of Flapjacks for Finals. LHS Staff will be cooking for students before school starts, and chocolate chip pancakes will be in high demand as we start exams with a little fun. Our exam schedule is as follows:
 
Fri. 12/14
3rd       8:45 - 10:20
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
7th       10:25 - 12:00
Mon. 12/17
2nd      8:45 - 10:20
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
6th       10:25 - 12:00
Tues. 12/18
1st       8:45 - 10:20
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
5th       10:25 - 12:00
Wed. 12/19
4th       8:45 - 10:20
Bus routes run at 1:00 pm
 
8th       10:25 - 12:00
 
Each of the Final Exam days are half days for LHS students. Students are released for lunch at 12:00, and lunch will be served in the LHS Cafeteria until 12:30 PM. Bus routes will begin at 12:30 pm, EXCEPT for Friday when they will run at 1:00 pm like a regular Early Release Day. Students who have their own transportation will be able to leave at 12:00 p.m.

If your student needs a VOE for their driver's license renewal or driver's permit, or if they need a transcript, please have them take care of that before leaving for Winter Break.

I hope you have a great week.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 12 10 18

Fine Arts News
 
     
Upcoming Events  

Majestics' Coat Drive


 
Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Boys' Basketball Spirit Night at Chipotle - TONIGHT
No need to cook tonight, 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. 
 
 
New! Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse High School Team General Information Meeting - December 17
Lovejoy Lacrosse has a girls' high school lacrosse team and are looking for some Lady Leopards to join the team. The team will begin their spring season in January as part of the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League. 
 
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host a general information meeting on Monday, December 17 at 7:00 PM in the LHS cafeteria/commons area. All high school girls from 9th-12th grade and their parents are invited to attend. Come meet the coaches and ask questions.  
  • Can my daughter get P.E. credit for playing lacrosse?
  • My daughter attends Lovejoy, but currently plays for another program. Can she play for Lovejoy?
  • What are the practice and game schedules?
  • How do I sign up to play?
  • These and many more questions answered.
  Lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer, and field hockey. Lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport for young women at both the high school and college levels. Now girls' lacrosse is at Lovejoy High School.

School News          
 

NEW! Volunteers Needed in the Testing Center
Help is needed in the LHS Testing Center during final exams. Please review the dates below for your availability. Also, please make sure you are a cleared volunteer with LISD - click here if you need to complete a volunteer application. Check in at the front office when you arrive.
 
FINAL EXAMS:         1st exam time is from 8:45 am - 10:20 am
                                    2nd exam time is from 10:25 am - 12:00 Noon
 
Fri. Dec 14th
 
 
Mon. Dec 17th
 
 
Tues. Dec 18th
 
 
Wed. Dec 19th
 


New! Collection benefitting the Samaritan Inn
For his senior project, James Rainey is conducting a gift card drive for the Samaritan Inn which is a housing center for homeless families that are trying to get on their feet and for parents that are trying to provide for a better future for their children. Your donation of gift cards would allow these parents to purchase gifts for their children during this Christmas time. The receptionist at each campus will have a collection box through Dec 19th.  
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

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.
 
School Store - Special Holiday Shopping Night
Are you looking for spirit wear for people on your holiday shopping list, but don't have
time to shop during school hours? You are in luck! The LHS School Store will be open
from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, December 12. We hope you will join us for the
special shopping event.
 
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! Student Nutrition Newsletter
Click here to view the December edition. The topics this month are 7 Simple Steps for a Healthy Holiday Season and 5 Fabulous Holiday Herbs.

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.



 
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.



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          
 
 



Denim and Diamonds
The Party - We Need Your Help
We need your help to make this year's Denim and Diamonds the best yet. How can you help?
 
Sponsor - the goal is to raise $100,000 in sponsorships. There are many levels available. Click here for options and/or contact The Party Chairperson, Kelli Litchenburg for additional information.
 
Donate - trips, parties, and fun items are needed for the silent and live auctions. Click here for the donation form. Please note - the donation deadline has been extended.



Purchase Tickets - Tickets are on sale now for $150. Click here to buy your tickets!


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

 


Student Recognition
 

LHS Newspaper
The Red Ledger is one of just 18 high schools to be named a 2019 Digital Crown Finalist from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The CSPA Crown award is one of the top two honors a publication staff can receive nationally. The Red Ledger will be honored and receive either a Silver or a Gold Crown at the CSPA National Convention awards ceremony in March at Columbia University in New York. Editors in chief are Lily Hager and Madeline Sanders. The Red Ledger previously won Gold Crowns in 2015 and 2017, along with Silver Crowns in 2014 and 2016.   You can find out more about the award here.
 
LHS UIL Journalism
The LHS UIL journalism team opened its season with a strong performance at the TAJE/ILPC Centex Invitational meet this weekend. The virtual meet which attracted more than 1,400 entries from across the state was divided up into 13 "regions." Lovejoy placed 13 entries in the 5A-2 region, the second most winners of any school. Here are the results:
 
Copyediting
5. Kelsey Carroll
8. Ariel Kokoricha
10. Lily Hager
 
Editorial Writing
4. Lily Hager
6. Kelsey Carroll

Feature Writing
5. Abby Lund
6. Ryan Wang
8. Kelsey Carroll
 
Headline Writing
3. Lily Hager
8. Hannah D'Iorio
9. Kelsey Carroll
 
News Writing
3. Kelsey Carroll
7. Abby Lund


Lovejoy Baseball Gives Back
On Thursday, December 6th, Lovejoy Baseball athletes volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Richardson.   Together the group packed approximately 15,000 meals, which provides one meal a day to 42 children for an entire year.   
 
 
LHS Football
Ben Mason's Jersey presentation at AT&T Stadium for his All American Blue Grey game to be played December 17th at 6:00 pm. 
 
 
LHS Computer Science
Keller Computer Science Contest:
On Saturday, Lovejoy took 3 advanced and 2 novice teams to compete in the Keller CS contest.  Kevin Xu took 6th place in the written portion of the contest.  



In the programming competition, LHS placed 2nd in Novice with the team of 1) Kevin Xu, 2) Sebastian Ramirez, and 3) Nathaniel Heinrich-Barna. The advanced team took home a 4th place finish with the team of 1) William Pearl, 2) Andy Pottinger, and 3) William Guo.



LHS Girls' Basketball

JV Black
The JV Black pushed their overall record to 7-4 this past weekend as they placed second in the Princeton JV tournament. Lovejoy kicked things off by defeating Krum, 43-23 on Thursday.  Later that afternoon the Leopards beat Grapevine 35-28.  The JV Black ran into a very good Dallas Thunder team on Saturday in the championship game.  The Leopards came up short, 34-14.  Members of the JV Black are:

Kylie Bayrd
Sydney Chapman
Mackenzie Cooper
Katie Dolberry
Lily Herran
Victoria LaFon
Melissa Morales
Avae Odza
Abigail Omobogie
Graciella Tillinghast




JV Red
JV Red went 2-1 this past weekend at the Princeton Tournament. They competed against a tough Krum team in their first match up and lost 41-21. Soli Stubbs led the team with 7 points. They took on Greenville Friday afternoon and took an easy win, 45-20, led by Kailyn Allen with 13 points. Saturday morning, the Lady Leopards beat HSAA, 24-20, to secure 5th place in a close game. Soli Stubbs led the team with 8 points. The JV Red Lady Leopards improve to 6-4 for the season. Members of the JV Red are:  

Kailyn Allen
Maddie Clancy
Molly Gornell
Salena Jacob
Darby Manning
Isabel Martinez
Hallel Pang
Logan Rose
Maddi Rumsey
Soli Stubbs




LHS WRESTLING
Lovejoy men's varsity defeats Plano East, 47-36:
Our men's JV and Varsity travelled to Plano East on Wednesday night and wrestled very well.  Both teams defeated Plano East with our JV team putting together a dominant dual to set the tone for our varsity.  The JV won by a score of 72-34. For a complete list of the results from this dual, please click  here.


Freshmen Hunter Kight cradles his opponent for his win by pin!


Freshmen Keeten Levin breaks down his opponent in his win.



Freshmen Daely Phillips controls his opponent.



Senior Johnny Dorlon executes a perfect fireman's carry for his takedown.


Junior Grant Sessions throws his opponent as he clinches the dual win for the Leopards with the pin!

For complete results from this dual, click on the link below:
Texas Ladies Classic:
We had six girls wrestle this past weekend at the Texas Ladies Classic and once again, we saw some great improvement and great competition.  Senior Morgan Elvin led the team with her first tournament championship of the year. Elvin went 4-0 on the weekend on her way to a gold medal. Sophomore Charis Vela also wrestled a great tournament on her way to a bronze medal finish. Charis ended the day with a 5-1 record and a win by fall to clinch the bronze medal!
If you would like to view the results of all of our matches, click here.
Warrior Games:
Our Varsity men wrestled at Memorial high school in Frisco.  We had 15 men wrestle in this Varsity only tournament and our team showed some great potential.  Sophomore Ralph Rucker led the group with his first individual championship, winning four matches on the way to his gold medal performance.

Senior Johnny Dorlon and Junior Hunter Duncan both reached the final at their respective weights, winning the silver medal.  Sophomore Jakob Underwood finished the day with a bronze medal as well.

For results of all of our wrestlers from this tournament, please click here.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
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
Mon. Dec 17
7 - 8:30 pm
Girls' Lacrosse Team General Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
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
Tues. Jan 8
7 - 9 pm
XC/TF Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 8
7 - 8 pm
Grand Slam Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 9
7 - 8:30 pm
Upper 90 Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 10
Lunch rotations
Post-Secondary Presentations
LHS Band Hall
Mon. Jan 14
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 15
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Jan 15
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Thurs. Jan 17
7:00 pm
LHS Musical
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 17
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Jan 18
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Grease
LHS Auditorium
Sat. Jan 19
7:00 pm
LHS Musical - Grease
LHS Auditorium
Mon. Jan 21
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Jan 22
8 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Booster Club Meeting
LHS Orchestra Room
Wed. Jan 23
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 23
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Wed. Jan 23
6 - 8 pm
Letter Jacket Fitting
LHS Commons
Jan 23-24
During school
Freshmen Naviance Training
LHS Science Classes
Thurs. Jan 24
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Jan 24
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Senior Project Presentations
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Jan 26
8 am - Noon
Mini Majestics Dance Camp
LHS Dance Gym
Tues. Jan 29
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Jan 30
6 - 9 pm
Varsity Football Banquet
LHS Cafeteria/Auditorium
Jan 30-31
During school
Choir Solo & Ensemble Recitals
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Jan 31
6 - 7 pm
Diamond Club Parent & Booster Club Meeting
LHS Library




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