Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
November 11, 2019

Parents and Guardians,

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams for their success at the UIL Cross Country State Championships this past weekend. Amy Moreland placed 3rd individually in 5A and led our girl’s team to a 6th place overall finish. The boys were led by Will Muirhead who placed 4th individually and the team was 5th. Both teams had another dominant year and have so much to be proud of. Both our Boys' and Girls' programs are some of the strongest in the state, and our coaches and athletes are incredible representatives of LHS.

Please take a few moments to review important information about upcoming dates, events, and student success below. 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Veterans Day Dinner - Mon, 11/11/19
The Lovejoy High School Student Council is pleased to invite you to their annual Veterans Day Banquet:
 
November 11, 2019
5:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Commons
 
Dinner will be catered by Rudy’s Barbecue. The student council would love for all veterans to attend as their guests.
 
Please RSVP to:


LJVA Gallery Show - Mon, 11/11/19
Join us to celebrate our fourth annual LHS Campus Exhibition Monday, November 11th. We are excited to celebrate 55 thoughtfully selected works that exemplify the variety of vision, voice, and process our students take on in our LJVA studios. The work juried for this show was chosen from all levels of study in the LHS Visual Art program as examples of excellence and innovation by our LJVA Gallery Managers; Kiley Boots, McKenna Christiansen, Grace Flinchbaugh, and Hunter Ruiz. We invite you to come and see this wonderful selection of works and meet the artists from 6 - 8 pm Monday, November 11th in the LHS Gallery. If you are unable to join us on the 11th, we would love for you to come by and see the exhibition during school hours until November 18th.  
Morning Jazz Concert - Tues, 11/12/19
Join us for a morning LHS Jazz Ensemble Concert, Tuesday November 12 at 8:15am in the commons. Bring your coffee and/or breakfast and start your day with some music.  


Senior Project Presentations - Wed, 11/13/19
Assigned seniors will be presenting their projects in the first round of presentations from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.


Thanksgiving Break - Mon, 11/25/19 - Fri, 11/29-19


Activity Timeline
Click  here for a an extended timeline of important dates

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Reminder! 2020 Majestics Dance Team Auditions
 Have you ever been interested in being a member of the Majestics Dance Team? Dance Team auditions for next year’s team are coming up and an IMPORTANT parent & candidate information meeting is Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00pm in the LHS Library. You and a parent or guardian will want to attend this meeting to obtain an audition packet and receive important information and requirements for the upcoming tryouts. We hope to see you there!

***Please note, if you are unable to attend the informational meeting on November 12th, you are still eligible to audition. Audition packets will be available to parents/students following the meeting beginning on November 13th. For more information, or to pick up a packet please see Ms. Simone in the dance gym, room E130 OR email your request to jacklyn_simone@lovejoyisd.net  
 Visit our website www.majesticsdance.org
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Reminder! S tudent Portrait "Wall of Faces" Corrections Due Friday 11/15/19
This week, students can check their portrait that will be featured in the 2020 Leopard Yearbook just inside the wall in the Commons. Please encourage your student to check to make sure their name and portrait match, they are in the right grade level, and that their name is spelled correctly. There are forms near the wall where they can submit a correction by Friday, Nov. 15.

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Reminder! Lovejoy Letter Campaign Ends November 15!
The 6th annual Lovejoy Letter Campaign is currently underway. Our goal is to have our community write appreciation letters for each teacher and staff member in Lovejoy ISD before the Thanksgiving break.

We would be grateful if you would write letters to any teacher or staff member who has been valuable to your child's educational experience. It can be from this current year, or someone who has made an impact in the past. Please label the envelope with “LLC” and the staff or teacher's name, then drop off the letter to the front office of your school by Friday, November 15th.

The letter campaign has become a meaningful tradition in our community. We appreciate your time and effort to this year's letter campaign. Also, don’t forget the kids! The teachers and staff love to hear from the students they are impacting.

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 Reminder! Safety and Security Training
Lovejoy ISD is offering “Stop the Bleed” and “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” trainings during the month of November. You are invited to join us for this training which is applicable and practical for all community members.

Stop the Bleed
November 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
November 21, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Lovejoy High School Lecture Hall

Campus and District News
New! LISD Volunteers
Anyone seeking to volunteer at any of the Lovejoy campus’ needs to submit an online volunteer application. This process is completed on an annual basis. Volunteer applications approved for the 2019-2020 school year will expire on July 31, 2020. Renewal applications can be submitted 60 days prior to expiration. Please click here for the application.

If anyone has any questions regarding the application process please contact Hannah O’Connor at the Admin Building.   

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Dual Credit Registration
Dual Credit Registration is online. If students need help registering, they can stop by the dual credit labs in the library for help November 12th (9 - 1pm). Please click here for more information. December 4th will be the payment deadline and last day to register.

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SAT Prep Class - October 22 – December 3
Enrollment is limited to 12 students.
 
 
More information and class schedules can be found at:   https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=926531&type=d&pREC_ID=1261545  
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Senior Projects
The Senior Project is a culminating high school initiative that demonstrates a student’s ability to write, speak, acquire and apply knowledge, solve problems, and apply a variety of skills, including time management and task analysis. It is intended to demonstrate what students know and can do as they prepare to graduate. It prepares them for college and/or the workplace and can help them transform their senior year into one that is uniquely challenging and stimulating. The Senior Project is performance based and adaptable to most topics of interest. We would love to have Junior and Senior parents judging projects this year.
 
Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2019-2020 school year at Lovejoy High School on the following dates:

  • December 2nd
  • January 14th
  • February 12th
  • March 5th

If you are interested in supporting/judging senior projects this year, please use the Google Form to sign up for any date(s) that you are available: 

For Senior Project Information, please have students check the CLASS OF 2020 page, and all templates are included in the classwork section. Any additional questions for parents, please use this linkhttps://lhs.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=383740&type=d&pREC_ID=872503

For further questions, please email Mary Shaw Cabrera at mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net
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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! 2019 Leopard Yearbook Staff 
Congratulations to the 2019 Leopard Yearbook staff, as they have been named as a Crown Finalist by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Only 78 yearbooks nation-wide were bestowed this honor for their outstanding work in scholastic journalism. This is also a first yearbook crown for LHS! Gold and silver crowns will be presented in March 2020 at ceremonies in New York City.

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New! Girls Basketball
In the Lovejoy VS Plano Senior High School November 9, 2019, the JV Red Lady Leopards fought the entire game, but came up short in their first game of the season with a score of 29-36 against Clark. Lovejoy came out with a strong first half, but a scoreless third quarter put the Leopards behind Clark. The game was back and forth in the last quarter, but Lovejoy struggled to regain momentum. Margo Friloux led all scorers with 10 points. Linnea Maddux added 6, Annalysa Ritchie had 5, Shelby Tokarz had 4, and Ava Bouldin and Audrey McCaffity reached chipped in 2. 

The JV Black fell short in their first game of the season on the road at Plano Senior High School. After falling behind early, the Leopards were never able to recover and eventually fell to Plano, 44-26. Leading scorers for the Leopards were Avae Odza with 8 points, followed by Soli Stubbs with 5. Logan Rose and Sydney Chapman chipped in 4 points. Rounding out the scoring were Katie Dolberry (3) and Hallell Pang (2).   

The Varsity Lady Leopards were defeated by Plano Senior High School in the first game of the season by a score of 60-35. Lovejoy was led by Carsen McFadden with 12 points. Other scorers included Samantha Basson 9 points, Grace Bennet 6 points, Addison Hand 4 points, Carly Ludlow 2 points, and Abigail Omobogie 2 points. Carsen McFadden tied her own school record with 19 rebounds in the game. Other statistical leaders were Mallory Adamson 3 assists, Samantha Basson and Carsen McFadden with 5 steals apiece, Addison Hand and Carsen McFadden with 1 charge apiece, and Mallory Adamson, Samantha Basson and Addison Hand with 1 block apiece. All three teams will be back in action on Tuesday night as they will host Ursuline at 5:00/5:00/6:30pm.


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New! Computer Science Team
The Computer Science Team traveled to Richardson on Saturday to compete in the “Frozen Eagles” computer programming competition.  The three-hour competition was divided into a novice and advanced division. Lovejoy entered 4 teams (2 advanced and 2 novice). 
The novice team consisting of Neelish Iyer, Marissa Liebl and Nathan Fowler
took second place!!!!

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New! Lovejoy Robotics
All 6 teams from LHS went to Southlake to compete in the Tower Takeover competition and we had many great successes throughout the day. Every team made it to the elimination rounds, which is a fantastic accomplishment, and team 1082B made it to the finals. 1082B (finalists) won the Amaze Award for the best overall design and build. 1082A (semifinalists) won the Innovate Award for best use of the engineering design process. 

1082Y, Lovejoy’s first all girls competitive robotics team, did an incredible job at their first full-day competition. They worked hard the entire day revising, building, persevering and they truly showed the heart of a Lovejoy Leopard in how they worked together and battled through the day. We are honored and proud of the great example they set today and we are excited to follow their journey throughout the season. 

We are super proud of every team for their accomplishments and efforts at the Southlake competition.
1082B - David Logan, Chase Barnes, PK Kotra
1082A - Ross Walenciak, Anthony Ciletti, Jake Bluestein, Brenden Diaz
1082Y - Emily Perry, Avery Durham, Mac Van Benthuysen, Abby Carraway, Jordyn Watanabe, Not Pictured: Leonna Madrid,Mikailey LaGrace

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New! LHS Orchestra Spirit Night

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LHS Soccer Booster Club

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Dallas Mavericks Teacher Appreciation Night
Come join the Dallas Mavericks for Teacher Appreciation Night on Wednesday, January 8. All educators, friends, and family can enjoy a special discount on tickets by going to www.mavsgroup.com/mavsteach1920 !
 
For more information, contact Breanna Kellogg at 214-658-7643  or  Breanna.kellogg@dallasmavs.com .
Event Calendar
New! 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.