Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
January 13, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student had a good transition back to school last week. The first week of any semester can be challenging, but I hope things are getting back in a routine and have smoothed out for you. One of my favorite things about the first week of the spring semester is seeing our recent alumni who come back to LHS while on break from college. I love hearing about their first semester out of high school, and they are usually quick to tell me that their LHS experience has prepared them for where they are now.

I sometimes get questions about programs that LHS has in place to support all types of learners. If you have questions about this, or just want to hear more about it, I would like to invite you attend a Principal's Coffee on Friday, January 17th at 9:30 a.m here at LHS. Administrators will share information about many of these programs at this event including supports provided through PST, 504, and Special Education.

As a reminder, next Monday, January 20th, LISD will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
 
Please take a few minutes to review the rest of the information that can be found below in this email. We will continue to update the schedule and information throughout the semester.  

Also, please note that TEA has released the 2018-19 school report card for Lovejoy High School and can be accessed here . Have a great week!


Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
School Board Appreciation Month
Al Litchenburg

January is National School Board Appreciation Month. This year in Lovejoy ISD, each campus will be recognizing one of our school board members for the entire month of January. LHS is excited to honor LISD School Board-Trustee
Al Litchenburg.

Al Litchenburg was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2012. Mr. Litchenburg has lived in the Lovejoy district since July 2003. He and his wife, Kelli, have five children, three of which currently attend Lovejoy schools. Mr. Litchenburg serves as Chief Development Officer for Pizza Hut, Inc. and is responsible for all U.S. store development, including asset investment, real estate, architecture, construction, facility management, and franchise recruiting & development. He has been with the company for over 20 years and has held a number of positions throughout his career. Mr. Litchenburg earned his Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s degree from The University of Oklahoma.

In the community, Mr. Litchenburg is a member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church and volunteers regularly in the children’s department. Mr. Litchenburg is also active in youth sports and has coached a variety of youth sports for 13 years. He enjoys teaching kids the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and the privilege of being able to participate in sports.

“I am fully vested in this community and enjoy giving back by being a part of the LISD School Board,” notes Mr. Litchenburg. “This is a terrific and rapidly growing district, and I enjoy using my knowledge and background to add value to the work we do. The world is changing faster than ever before, and we must have a strong vision with committed community leaders to help our students achieve their maximum potential”.

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Senior Project Presentations - Tues, 1/14/20
 Assigned seniors will be presenting their projects in a round of presentations from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.


Club/Organization Photos - Tues, 1/14/20-Thurs, 1/16/20
The photo schedule for clubs and organization can be accessed at https://bit.ly/36AGq4G


Principal's Coffee - Fri, 1/17/20
Principal's Coffee will be held at 9:30 a.m here at LHS in the Lecture Hall. Administrators will share information about programs including supports provided through PST, 504, and Special Education.


ASVAB Test - Fri, 1/17/20
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple choice test used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed forces. It will be offered to students in grades 10-12 on January 17 th  from 1-4:30 PM in the Lecture Hall. Please sign up here at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRBDppcvnF4QIQmA2FcpuHq0GiYojsJju3P-bTk6Bt7EiDZA/viewform  


School Holiday - Mon, 1/20/20
LISD will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Dual Credit Classes Begin - Tues, 1/21/20
Dual Credit classes will begin on January 21 st . If your students have questions, please email Mary Cabrera.  Mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net


LHS Musical Pirates of Penzance - Thurs, 1/23/20 - Sat, 1/25/20
Please click  here  to purchase tickets.

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Reminder! ReSAT Test Prep 
Lovejoy ISD is pleased to offer SAT test preparation. Enrollment is open to any interested LHS student. Class size is limited to 12 students. Don't delay!  
It is recommended to have completed Algebra II.

Spring 1 - Tuesday, January 21 - Tuesday, March 3, 2019
Classes meet at LHS 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM T, W, Th
Campus and District News
New! SAVE THE DATE - STEM 2020
The district is excited to announce the 3rd Annual STEM Festival to be held on February 29th from 10:00am - 3:00pm at Lovejoy High School. We hope you will mark this date on your calendar and make plans to attend this STEMtastic event with your family. The STEM Festival also offers extra opportunities, like the CANgineering Competition and T-Shirt Design Contest, in which students and families can participate. All information about the STEM Festival is linked below. 


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New! 2020 Prom
Prom season is coming soon and we couldn’t be more excited! This year we’ll be hosting prom at the Dallas Museum of Art, a new location that will give it a different and unique feel. Prom will be held on April 4, from 8 - 11 PM. We’ll be offering snacks and refreshments, excellent DJs, and a photo booth where prom-goers can take unlimited photos. Be on the lookout for information regarding ticket sales very soon!

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New! Lovejoy's COOL Club
Hi everyone! Lovejoy's COOL Club (Charity Out of Love) is hosting a donation drive this month, and we'd love to have your help. We are partnering with VSPglobal's Eyes of Hope® program and collecting used eyeglasses to provide the gift of sight to those in need. Over 2 billion people globally need glasses, but are unable to access them. Allowing children to succeed in school or adults to care for their families, seeing clearly provides endless opportunities. We are simply asking you to donate any used pairs of glasses instead of throwing them away so that someone else can be given the same privilege of seeing that you had. 

The collection box will be located in the commons throughout the month of January - Just look for the gold box with a dog on it and drop the glasses in!

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Yearbook
Deadline approaching to guarantee you have a yearbook in May.
Please go to our website:  leopardyearbook.com ."
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Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.

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VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students needing a VOE for their DL or permit can pick them up in the counselor's office during school hours.

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Community News
Lovejoy ISD Webpage will share news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more on the Lovejoy ISD Community News Page . Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
Recognitions, Fine Arts and Athletics
New! Lovejoy Softball Tryouts!
The Lovejoy Softball program will be hosting tryouts for the 2020 season on January 24th (4:30-6:30pm) and January 25th (9:00-11:30am). Any athlete interested in joining the softball program should contact Coach Lee ( brittany_lee@lovejoyisd.net ) for additional information. Tryouts will take place at the softball field, behind the tennis courts, at the back of the high school campus. All athletes interested in trying out should bring a glove and cleats and wear softball pants and Lovejoy t-shirt for tryouts. Lovejoy Softball will host their home-opener against Plano East on February 25th.

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New! TMEA All State Band
This past Saturday LHS had 13 students compete at the Area Band auditions in Richardson. We are excited to announce that we had 6 students place in the TMEA All State Band!! That is a school record number for one group to place in the All State process and many others were just one away. We tied for the most of any 5A and bested all 6As in our region. Go Lovejoy!!
Congrats to the following students that will perform in San Antonio in February.
Chris Dechant, Clarinet
Shane Uhl, Eb Clarinet
Emma Ball, Oboe
Greyson Monroe, Bass Clarinet
Sam Lamping, Horn
Joel Reaves, Jazz Trumpet

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New! The Red Ledger
The Red Ledger competed in the first UIL invitational of the year. We were lucky enough to have students place in each competition. Congratulations to all the students that competed!
      
Editorial
2nd place: Kelsey Carroll   
6th place: Lily Hager
     
News 
2nd place: Kelsey Carroll
        
Copy Editing
6th place: Maddi Linsteadt
       
Headline 
2nd place: Arushi Gupta 
       
Feature
3rd place: Kelsey Carroll
5th place: Lily Hager

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New! Girls Varsity Soccer Compete in Princeton Tournament
This past weekend the Girls Varsity Soccer team competed in the Princeton Tournament, going 1-2 over the weekend. On Thursday, the Leopards lost to Mabank 2-1 despite dominating possession and creating many chances. The goal was scored by Tatum Chester and assisted by Callan Snider. In the second game on Thursday, the Leopards bounced back to beat Royse City 1-0. Freshman, Emmy Wood, scored her Varsity goal after an assist by Reagan Matacale. Hailey Downing was in goal to provide the clean sheet. On Friday, vs. McKinney High School, the Leopards came up just short, losing 1-0, despite creating several chances going forward. The game on Saturday was canceled due to the weather. Next up for the Leopards is the Georgetown Tournament.

New! Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Finish 2nd in Berkner JV Cup
The Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team finished 2nd place in the Berkner JV Cup for their second tournament of the season. On Thursday, the Leopards beat McKinney 1-0. The lone goal was scored by Eleanor Koehn and assisted by Lia Hopkinson. Due to the weather games were canceled on Friday but the girls game back strong on Saturday beating WT White 4-0 to secure their spot in the Championship Game. Goals were scored by Kailey McDonald (2), Natalia Duran De La Vega, and Eleanor Koehn. Assists were by Aubrey Goff (2), Eleanor Koehn, and Natalia Duran De La Vega. In the Championship Game of the weekend, JV lost to Richardson 1-0. The Leopards dominated the majority of the game, just couldn't find the back of the net. We would like to recognize Morgan Paharik, Eleanor Koehn, Kailey McDonald, Brianna Fuqua, and Natalia Duran De La Vega for being named apart of the All Tournament Team! Next up for JV is our first home game of the season vs. The Colony, Friday January 24th at 5:30pm.

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New! Lovejoy Computer Science Team
On Saturday, the Lovejoy CS team entered 4 teams in the Princeton UIL Inv A Programming contest.  The top-level team took first place in the competition, sweeping the packet of 12 problems, programming all 12 in under 2 hours and on the Written portion of the contest Mark Wen had a perfect 240 point score, followed very closely with Kevin Xu scoring 224 points.  The results are as follows
Team #1)  Mark Wen, Ian Carroll, and Will Guo (1st place team)
Team #2)  Kevin Xu, Katie Rink, and Joshua Lass (9th place team)
Team #3)  Noah Fornero, Nathan Fowler, and Hasif Shaikh
Team #4)  Alexandra Perry, Noah Brown, and Carson Diamond

Individual results from the written test:
1st place) Mark Wen (240)
3rd place) Kevin Xu (224)
8th place) Ian Carroll (202)

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New! LHS Soccer
Event Calendar
Calendar Of Events
For your convenience, we have added links below to view, print or download the following events to your personal calendars.



Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click  here  to access them.