Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
January 20, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your student enjoyed the holiday weekend. Although we have only been back in school a couple of weeks, I know our students and staff were glad to have it. 

If you haven't gotten your tickets to this year's LHS Musical, you will want to hurry up before they are gone. The Lovejoy High School Theatre and Choir students will be performing  Pirates of Penzance  this Thursday through Saturday (January 23-25) at 7 pm in the LHS Auditorium. More information about the Musical as well as a link to purchase tickets can be found below in this email.

I also want to say a special congratulations to our LHS Cheer and Wrestling programs on their State competitions this past weekend. Cheer had a 2nd place overall finish at the State UIL Spirit competition this past weekend and our Boys Wrestling Team had a 4th place finish at the State Dual Meet. 

Please take a few moments to read below about some of the other great things our students are doing. There is also information regarding important dates and events coming up in the near future. Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
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

Voter Registration - Wed, 1/22/20
Students who have not registered to vote, will have the opportunity to sign up at a voter registration table during all lunches.

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

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Reminder! Yearbook Order Deadline - Fri, 1/31/20
Deadline approaching to guarantee you have a yearbook in May.
Please go to our website:  leopardyearbook.com ." 
Campus and District News
New! PTSA LHS Hospitality Opportunity - Be Unique, Be You
Our Student Council is bringing awareness to valuing diversity and sponsoring “Be Unique, Be You” activities every Friday of January. As part of this effort, they are showing the many different languages & countries our Lovejoy students are from. They are encouraging students to share what makes them unique and bring foods from different countries or areas of the United States to share with other students during lunch.

This is where they need our help. The PTSA is reaching out to our membership to bring a cultural dish to share with students on Thursday, January 30th from 11:30 am to 12:55 pm. Here is the sign up:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45a9a82ea4fd0-beunique
Please drop off on January 30th by 10:30 am at Lovejoy High School. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Jennifer Meldrum, Hospitality,  mamameldrum@gmail.com  & Maria Ritchie, Programs,  Ritchie_Maria@yahoo.com  

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New! SAT Testing for LHS Juniors - March 4
Lovejoy ISD has designated March 4 as a schoolwide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Additional information may be found here
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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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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 sure to get in on the Early Bird Special" for a ticket price of $50! Information regarding dates and ticket sales are below!

February 3-7    $50 *Early Bird Special*
March 16-20    $70
March 23-27    $80
March 30-April 3 $90
At the door      $100

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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! 1st Annual Baseball/Softball Meet the Leopards!
See the attached flyer and join the baseball & softball programs as they kick-off their 2020 seasons with this fun community event! We hope to see you there!
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New! Leopard Soccer Finishes Tourney Season in Heath, North Forney
While not the results that the boys have become accustomed to, the North Forney tournament was a great experience for a squad that is starting to gear up towards the 2020 district slate. The tourney starting Thursday AM in the rain against a much improved Rockwall side that were able to sneak in a goal with 2 minutes left to better our boys by a score of 2-1. The Leopards spent much of Thursday afternoon regrouping and used the quality time to put together a 3-0 thrashing of Mesquite Horn to get back in the win column. Friday brought another challenge in the form of a scrappy Garland Lakeview team that was able to find a tying goal again with less than 3 minutes left. While the draw was not enough to put the boys through the group stage, it was a well played match that saw our side create many chances to put the Patriots away. The program will take some much needed recovery time over the next 36 hours and get back to training this week in preparation for Friday, when the Leopards will travel to Denton Ryan in a non district matchup. 

The Junior Varsity spent the weekend in Heath, TX at the Rockwall Heath tournament Thursday through Saturday night. While competing against some of the area's top programs, the boys were able to finish second in their group to move on to a final against a solid Lakeview Centennial team Saturday night at Cain Middle School. In the final, the boys used great ball movement and effort to come out victorious by a score of 3-1. The boys will be back in action next Friday at Denton Ryan, that game starts at 5:30.

Varsity Girls Soccer Finish 3-0 in the Georgetown Tournament
This past week, the Girls Varsity Soccer Team went 3-0, beating three playoff teams from last year, in the Georgetown Governor's Cup. Thursday afternoon, the Leopards beat Rouse High School 5-1 after a dominating performance in the first half. Goals were scored by Emmy Wood, Hannah Dunlap, Tatum Chester (2), and Reagan Matacale. Assists by Reagan Matacale (2), Hannah Dunlap, Callan Snider, and Amiya Callicutt. Friday morning, in wet conditions, the Leopards beat Whitehouse 1-0 after scoring an early goal and staying strong defensively to keep the clean sheet. The lone goal in the game was scored by freshman Emmy Wood (unassisted). Hailey Downing was in goal to preserve the clean sheet with help from defenders Jordan Watson, Katie Irby, Avery Templin, Callan Snider, and Maggie Manders. Saturday morning the Leopards beat College Station 1-0 with a great performance in the second half going against strong winds. The lone goal was scored by Emmy Wood again and assisted by Katie Welch. Hailey Downing picked up her 4th clean sheet of the season with help from defenders Jordan Watson, Amiya Callicutt, Katie Irby, Callan Snider, and Maggie Manders. First home game of the season is Friday night, 1/24, at 7:15 PM vs. The Colony at Leopard Stadium.

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New! Lovejoy Track & Field
On Saturday, 1/18/20, the Lovejoy Boys and Girls Track & Field Teams competed at the Arkansas High School Indoor Invitational in Fayetteville, AR. Both teams had strong performances on the day and three school records were broken. A summary of performances are below.

Girls School Record
4X800M Relay - 4th - 9:59.97
Amelia Carothers, Zoe Bessa, Amy Morfield, and Katie Armstrong
Boys School Records
4X800M Relay - 1st - 8:00.24
Whit Bedell, Will Muirhead, Grant Gueller, and Trevor Malik
3000M- 3rd- 8:45.90
Will Muirhead

Girls Top 20 Individual Finish Results
1 Mile - 3rd - 5:17.14 - Amy Morfield
1 Mile - 5th - 5:18.44 - Amelia Carothers
1 Mile - 20th - 5:38.10 - Katie Armstrong

Boys Top 20 Individual Finish Results
1 Mile - 3rd - 4:22.01 - Will Muirhead
1 Mile - 11th - 4:29.57 - Trevor Malik
1 Mile - 17th - 4:31.60 - Matthew Murray
The Leopards will kick off their season on February 6th at the Lovejoy Early Bird Meet held at the Lovejoy High School Stadium.

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New! Cheer Competition
The cheerleaders competed at the State UIL competition and came in 6th place for Crowd Leading, 5A State Champions in the Fight Song and 5A State Champions in the Band Dance category. The UIL team finished 2nd overall. Congratulations!!
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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.
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.