Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 16, 2019
Parents and Guardians,
Thanks to everyone who organized and participated in Leopard Friday this past week. As far back as I can remember, it was the largest turnout of kids and adults we have had. It was a great afternoon of face painting, games, candy, food trucks, and lots of other activities. Leopard Friday is one of our unique Lovejoy traditions, and I hope you were able to attend.

I also want to share some fantastic news about six LHS students who were recently named 2020 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Brendan Dunleavy, William Guo, Shalin Mehta, Arianne Ohman, Collin Thomson, and Stephanie Zhou all earned that distinction for their performance on the PSAT test last year. The National Merit Semi-Finalist distinction is awarded to students who scored in the top 1% out of approximately 1.6 million 11th graders who participate. This is the largest number of National Merit Semi-Finalists that LHS has had, and these students and their families deserve a big congratulations for this accomplishment!
Have a great week!

Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Jr. Ring Orders Due - Tuesday, 9/17/19
Jostens will be at LHS tomorrow taking class jewelry orders from 11:25 am to 6:00 pm. Receive a FREE Companion ring AND a FREE Adidas Backpack with any jewelry purchase on IN-SCHOOL ORDER DAYS ONLY. You can also save time by designing your jewelry online at<> Just print a copy of your online order and bring it with you along with the deposit when they return to take orders.  

The Latest Trends on Adolescent Substance Abuse – Tuesday, 9/17/19
Lovejoy ISD will host  "The Latest Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse"  at Lovejoy High School on September 17, 2019 at 6:00pm. There will be a separate parent and student session presented by staff of the Collin County Substance Abuse Program.   Click here  for more details. 
School Picture Make-up Day – Thursday, 9/26/19
Picture make-up day will be on September 26, 2019 for any students that have not had their school picture taken or need to have a re-take. Students will need to go to the auditorium lobby during their lunch.

Community Pep Rally – Thursday, 10/3/19
Pink Out/Black Light Community Pep Rally will be October 3 rd with the LHS Pep Rally and football game on October 4. We are inviting everyone to purchase a shirt and wear to the pep rally and game to promote awareness for the cause. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Deadline to place your order is Monday, September 23rd.

Activity Timeline
For planning purposes, click  here  for a an extended timeline of important dates
Reminder! LHS PTSA
As another school year rolls around, we are asking our parents, students, teachers, and community members to join the LHS PTSA. We appreciate everyone's support; please consider joining and donating. Your support helps us to continue bringing meaningful programs to all of our students and have a voice in state and national PTA issues.

Click the below link for a google form to volunteer at LHS

Click the below link for LISD Volunteer Application
Campus and District News
New! 2019-2020 Reflections
The LHS PTSA is pleased to announce that the theme for this year's Reflections contest is "Look Within". We encourage students to participate in this annual competition which promotes the creation of student works of art. The categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories. The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 31st.
In order to participate, students must complete an  entry form  

For official entry requirements and program  participation rules  

For any further questions regarding Reflections, please contact Kari Harris-  [email protected]
New! PowerSchool Parent Portal for Student Absences
A new feature has been added to the PowerSchool   Parent portal   where parents can enter the excuse notes for a student absence. Parents can do multiple students at the same school with one entry. This does not supersede sending in appropriate documentation but it does allow parents to skip phone calls and/or   parent notes in the case of illness, vacation, etc.
This does not automatically mark the student absent; however, it does alert the attendance clerk to this absences to be approved and changed to the appropriate code. The app does not have this feature; however, parents can log onto the Browser from a phone   and have this feature. For Instructions, please click on the links below.

New! Foundation For Lovejoy Schools
For more information regarding Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, please see the links below:

New! Lovejoy Gifted Association Meet and Greet
The Lovejoy Gifted Association will be hosting a Meet and Greet next Thursday for parents who are interested in learning more about LGA and GT services at LISD.
Digital Citizenship
Lovejoy ISD's Instructional Technology Team has created a Digital Citizenship Curriculum Course for each campus in the district. Student progress will be tracked over the next four weeks through embedded assignments. Topics include: The Acceptable Use Policy, Device Care, Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property, and Digital Etiquette.  
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.

Senior Ads
Class of 2020 parents: Senior ads for next year are on sale now. Please go to  for ad purchasing information. All ad orders are due Friday, October 18. We look forward to working with you!
Please direct your questions to  [email protected].

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. 
Recognition and Athletics
Congratulations LHS Cross Country!
Lovejoy Cross Country competed in the UTA Gerald Richey Invitational on Saturday 9/14/19. Lovejoy won all four divisions at the meet including Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys, JV Girls, and JV Boys. Full Results from the meet can be found HERE .
The team will host the 2019 Lovejoy XC Fall Festival at Myers Park in McKinney, TX on 9/21/19. This will be one of the largest and most competitive meets in the state of Texas. You don’t want to miss it! Come out and support the Leopards this Saturday! Meet information for the Lovejoy XC Fall Festival can be found HERE
Buddy League Service Project
Play ball! #OneHeartOneLovejoy

Eagle Scouts and Girl Scouts!

Misty Gueller is organizing a photo of all 2020 Senior Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts that have achieved the highest rank in their organizations for a senior ad in the yearbook. Please contact Misty Gueller by email at [email protected] or 214-504-5708 by Sunday, September 22nd if you would like to pariticipate in the senior ad. The cost of the ad will be split among all participants, and a date for the photo shoot will be set once all the names are received.
Stand Up to Cancer-Senior Project!
Tyler Loop is teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand to stand up against cancer! Tyler has chosen to do his senior project through "Kick-It Champions". 

Kick-It Champions is a program that raises money for Pediatric Cancer Research by turning Tyler's upcoming season stats into lifesaving research dollars. Here is how it works. Supporters can pledge a dollar amount for every kicking point scored by Field Goal and Extra Point. At the end of the season, supporter pledged donations are calculated and processed based on results via the secure “Kick-it Champion” website. Example: $2 per point X 50 points = $100 donation! Join Tyler this season to help KICK away Pediatric Cancer.
Last year, he raised $1000. This year, Tyler is aiming to score 75 points and raise $7500! 

Instructions : 
In order to make a pledge, you must go to the  PLEDGE  link below. You will then be asked to enter your pledge amount and billing information (credit card). At the end of the season, your pledge will be processed automatically. All donations go directly to Alex's Lemonade Stand!

Pledge Link: 

One time donation link : 
Lovejoy Bowling
Team and Parent Meeting
Tuesday, Sept 24th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture Hall

For more information, please contact Ms. Smith at [email protected]  

LHS Football Tickets
For Football Ticket Information click  here
Event Calendar
Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board recently approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click  here  to access them.