Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
October 15, 2019

Parents and Guardians,
It's Homecoming Week at LHS, and kids are set to have a fun and busy four days of school. Along with each of our themed dress-up days for the week, students will have their annual Powder Puff and Mr. Lovejoy competitions on Thursday (details below). On Friday, the festivities continue with a pep rally and students will have the opportunity to wear their Homecoming Mum to school. We know these kinds of events are what students remember after they graduate and are excited for this week!
 
Also, all 9th-11th grade students will be taking the PSAT tomorrow. All 9th -11th grade students will report to their assigned rooms to take the PSAT test at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow, and they are typically finished around 12:30 p.m. Please have your student bring a couple of sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator for the test. Since our Seniors are not testing tomorrow, they will not need to attend school until their first class begins at 1:00 p.m. Seniors who have Dual Credit in the morning will be responsible to coordinate with their professors about class expectations.
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below about important dates and events.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Start of 2nd Quarter - Tuesday, 10/15/19

Homecoming Week - Tuesday, 10/15/19 - Saturday, 10/19/19
Tuesday, 10/15/19:
  • Dress up Day: Country vs. Country Club

Wednesday, 10/16/19:
  • Dress-up Day: Welcome to the Jungle - Safari Day

Thursday, 10/17/19:
  • Dress-up Day: Class Colors
  • Mr. Lovejoy Contest/Powder Puff - 10:45 am - 2:30 pm (LHS Auditorium/Indoor facility)

Friday, 10/18/19:
  • Dress-up Day: Homecoming Shirt - Black Out
  • Homecoming Pep Rally - 9:15 am (LHS Main Gym)
  • Homecoming Football Game - 7:00 pm (Lovejoy HS Stadium)

Saturday, 10/19/19:
  • Homecoming Dance - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm (LHS Cafeteria)

PSAT - Wednesday, 10/16/19
All 9th -11th grade students will report to their assigned rooms to take the PSAT test at 8:45 am. Seniors will have late arrival and report to LHS at 1:00 p.m.

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

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 Reminder! Homecoming Mums and Garters on Sale
Reminder! Senior Ads Deadline - Friday, Oct. 18
Class of 2020 parents: Senior ads for next year are on sale now. Please go to  2020seniorads.leopardyearbook.com  for ad purchasing information. All ad orders are due Friday, October 18. We look forward to working with you!
Please direct your questions to  Rebecca_Pollard@lovejoyisd.net.
Campus and District News
New! PTSA Volunteers Needed - Dude Be Nice Week
Our Parent, Teacher, Student Association is supporting our Student Council this month as they prepare for Dude Be Nice Week Nov. 4th- Nov. 8th . They are focused on continuing to enhance a supportive and kind culture in our high school. We are pleased to announce that the PTSA will be:

  • Providing the Keynote Speaker, Brent Camalich CEO of Dude be Nice on October 30th
  • Hosting a Post-It Pizza Event in which Student Council will be reaching out to the student body in helping write positive messages and developing the Positive Post It Wall!
  • Collecting Post Its
 
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Maria Ritchie, PTSA Programs at 214.957.9676 or  Ritchie_Maria@yahoo.com

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2020 High School Yearbooks on sale now!

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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

For additional information, please visit the LISD Community News Page.

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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:

  • November 13th
  • 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 link https://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! 4th Annual Running Over Depression
Please join us for the 4th Annual Running Over Depression Run on Saturday, November 16th at Lovejoy High School. The 1K Fun Run will begin at 8:00 AM and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 AM at Lovejoy Leopard Stadium.  Running Over Depression is an event being organized by Lovejoy Seniors  Zane Edwards, Shalin Mehta, and Thomas Michal  for their Senior Projects. The goal of this run is to raise awareness about teenage depression and suicide prevention. All proceeds from the run will be donated to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To register please  CLICK HERE .
If your business is interested in sponsoring Running Over Depression
please email  runningoverdepression@yahoo.com
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New! Dallas Mavericks Teacher Appreciation Night
Come join the Dallas Mavericks for Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday, November 8 and 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 .

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Varsity Football Tickets available at the LHS School Store
General admission football tickets are available at the LHS Store each week from Monday until 1:00 on game day. Avoid the lines on Friday night and save money by taking advantage of buying tickets early! Students K-12 $3.00, Adults $6.00. All general admission tickets are $8.00 at the gate.
 
Regular Tickets:
The LHS Store is open for ticket sales M - Th 8:30 - 4:15 / Fri 8:30 - 1:00

Reserved Tickets:
Please see Robin Bass at the Admin Bld. Tues - Thurs 8:30 - 4:30
Reserved tickets not picked up before Thurs at 4:30 will be at the gate beginning at 5:30 pm the night of the game.
For information regarding stadium parking and shuttle services for Varsity Football home games, please  click here.  
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.