Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 12 17 18

P arents and Guardians,

With just a few more days until the end of the semester, students and staff are finishing up semester exams and getting excited about the holiday break. As you can imagine, nobody needs reminding about how many more days of school we have. 
 
Although semester exams can add to the stress level of students, they also provide an opportunity for students to show their teachers what they have learned and to give them experience in preparing for Finals in college. To assist students in their preparation, we schedule exams out over four days to help balance the number of tests they take each day. Students began testing on Friday, and will continue this week.  Today, students took their Semester Exam in their 2nd and 6th period classes. On Tuesday, they will take 1st and 5th period exams, and conclude with their 4th and 8th period exams on Wednesday. 
 
Wednesday is an Early Release Day with bus routes running when the school day ends at 1:00 p.m. All students will be dismissed for lunch at 12:00, and students who have transportation will be allowed to leave at that time.  Wednesday, December 19th is the last day of school for students, but Lovejoy High School will also be open Thursday, December 21 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and on Friday, December 22 from 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon. LHS will reopen at our regular time on Monday, January 7th. 
 
As a reminder, January 7th is LHS Staff Professional Development Day. Students have a holiday on Monday and return to school on Tuesday, January 8th.  In years past, we have asked students to pick up a fresh copy of their semester schedule when they arrive at school on their first day back. We have decided to go digital this year, so students will be notified after the first of the year to use a laptop or the PowerSchool app on their phone to confirm their 2nd semester schedule before reporting to classes on the 8th.
 
I truly hope you and your student enjoy this holiday season and have the opportunity to spend meaningful time with family, friends, and each other.
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
NOTE:
In an effort to be as efficient as possible, we prioritize our parent email as follows:
* New or time-sensitive topics of interest are at the top of the list
* Followed by the Calendar of Events and Activities
* Older items appear below the calendar until they become obsolete
 
If you would like to update your district/campus email preferences or change your email address, please click on the  Update Profile link at the footer of this email. You will receive an email from Constant Contact which will allow you to update your information and campus news preferences.
 
Lovejoy High School News and Information 12 17 18
 
Athletics News
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse High School Team General Information Meeting - TONIGHT
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.
 
New! Lovejoy Lacrosse Free Try-It Clinics - January 9, 12 and 19
Lovejoy Lacrosse will host lacrosse try-it clinics on three upcoming days at Willow Springs Middle School:
 
Girls only - Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Girls and Boys - Saturday, January 12, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Boys only - Saturday, January 19, 12:00 -1:30 PM           
 
The try-it clinics are free and are open to all grade levels - kindergarten through high school. Kids are welcome to attend one or both of the clinics. No registration is required. Just come on out to the field ready to have fun. Lacrosse equipment will be available to borrow.
 
No lacrosse experience is necessary. There will be drills for players of all skill and experience levels. The clinics will be a fun, no pressure environment where girls and boys can try lacrosse and parents can learn about the Lovejoy Lacrosse program.
 
For additional information, please see www.lovejoylacrosse.com .
 
New! Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
 
Register now for Boys and Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
 
Visit www.lovejoylacrosse.com for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
 
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!




School News          
 

This week's schedule:
 
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 Wednesday 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.
 
Lovejoy High School Admin offices will be open until 4:15 pm on Thursday, December 20th and 12:00 Noon on Friday, December 21st.
 
Documents Needed Before Winter Break??
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.

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
 
Tues. Dec 18th
 
 
Wed. Dec 19th
 

New! Food Drive benefiting ACO
The clubs Young Democrats of America and the Young America's Foundation have teamed up to host a canned food drive for the Allen Community Outreach. The drive will run until January 11th, and the collection boxes will be in the LHS Commons. Any nonperishable items are deeply appreciated. Click here for a list of needed items.
 
Senior Project benefitting the Samaritan Inn
LHS Senior James Rainey is asking for your help with his Senior Project.
 
"Hi, this is James Rainey I'm a senior at Lovejoy. I am currently working on my senior project, which is a gift card drive for the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn 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. I've talked to the directors and they've told me that this would be a big help for them and would allow for parents to purchase gifts for their children during this Christmas time. A collection box will be located at each school through December 19. A drawing will be held for those who make a donation. The winner of the drawing will receive an autographed football from Cowboys starting safety, Kavon Frazier."

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.

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.


 
 
College bound? Tutoring 101 classes starting soon!

Classes starting the beginning of January!  Prep for the SAT/ACT spring tests now, and get your highest score yet. Sign up by 12/21 and get $30 off!

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!

 

Student Recognition
 

LHS Speech & Debate
The LHS Speech & Debate team has earned membership in the NSDA's prestigious "200 Club". To reach this honor, the team achieved a total of 200 or more degrees last year, ranking it among the top 5% of schools nationwide. It demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essentials life skills including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.

LHS HOSA - Future Health Care Professional of America
Lovejoy HOSA students competed in Round One of Area Contest last week. The following students will move on to the skill testing the first weekend in February.
 
Andrea Richardson    Junior         8th place Clinical Nursing
Marlee Jenkins           Senior         3rd place Home Health Aide
Sydney Fluker            Junior         8th place Home Health Aide
Grayson Ream          Senior         1st Sports Medicine
Kylie Joest                 Junior         8th place Sports Medicine
Emily Orr                  Senior        8th place Veterinary Science
Olivia Bullock & Hannah Karst   Seniors         1st place EMT
 
Congratulations! Lovejoy HOSA had over 40 students complete in the first round. These students took the time to study for Medical Math, Medical Terminology, Pharmacy,  Medical Law and Ethics, Pathophysiology, Nutrition, and Human Growth and Development. We appreciate your dedication to furthering your medical studies.

LHS Wrestling
 
High School results from this past weekend:
 
Prosper Eagle Duals:
 
Men:  Our men's team finished 4th overall out of 10 teams in this dual tournament.  The men finished with 2 dual wins and 2 narrow dual losses.  
 
Individually, the following wrestlers stood out with some outstanding performances:  Going undefeated on the day were Senior Johnny Dorlon, Juniors Hunter Duncan and Dillon Hebert, all finishing the day with 4-0 records!


Junior Dillon Hebert cradles his Boyd opponent to finish off his 4-0 day!


Senior Johnny Dorlon works for a takedown leading to his undefeated day.


Junior Hunter Duncan secures the takedown in the first of his four wins!
For all four individual dual results, please click on the scores below:
Women:  Our women also wrestled in a dual format and finished in 6th place out of 11 teams despite only competing with half the team.  
The team was led by undefeated performances by Senior Morgan Elvin and Freshman Avery Ashley, both finishing 3-0 on the day!


Freshman Avery Ashley lifts her opponent on the way to a nice takedown.


Senior Morgan Elvin works for her third pin of the day!

For all individual results for our women, please click here.
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Dec 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
8:45 am
1st Day of 2nd Semester:
Students Follow 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 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

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.

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