Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
September 30, 2019
Parents and Guardians,

This Wednesday, October 2nd is the first LHS Professional Development day of the school year. All other campuses in the district will have a normal school day for students and staff, but it will be a holiday for LHS students. Administrative staff will be answering phones and available at the front desk if you need anything from the campus on that day.
 
Also, next Thursday, October 10th marks the end of the first grading period.   As you review your student’s current academic progress please encourage them to finish the next two weeks strong and to reach out to their teachers for extra help if they need it. 

The next few weeks have quite a few important dates and events for our LHS students including several student holidays, PSAT test, and Homecoming activities. Please take a few minutes to review the information  below to stay informed.
 
Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Senior Cap and Gown Presentation - Tuesday, 10/1/19
Seniors! Jostens will be coming to Lovejoy High School to do a presentation to the senior class on October 1 from 1:15-1:45 in the auditorium. Packets will be distributed October 1 and extra packets will be available in the main school office.

Student Holiday - Wednesday, 10/2/19
Student holiday for LHS students only. Teachers and staff will be on campus for Professional Development.

Community Pep Rally – Thursday, 10/3/19
Pink Out/Black Light Community Pep Rally will be October 3rd with the LHS Pep Rally and football game on October 4. 

End of 1st Quarter - Thursday, 10/10/19

Senior Cap and Gown Orders Due - Thursday, 10/10/19
Seniors! Jostens will be at LHS to take graduation orders in the cafeteria on October 10 from 11:25 to 6:00. Packets will be distributed October 1 at the Senior Cap and Gown presentation and extra packets will be available in the main office.

Fall Break - Friday, 10/11/19 - Monday, 10/14/19
Lovejoy High School will be closed for fall break. All staff and students will return on Tuesday, October 15.

Start of 2nd Quarter - Tuesday, 10/15/19

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.

Homecoming Activities - Thursday, 10/17/19 - Saturday, 10/19/19
Thursday, 10/17/19 - 10:45 am -2:30 pm:
Mr. Lovejoy Contest/Powder Puff
LHS Auditorium/Indoor Facility

Friday, 10/18/19 - 9:15 am
Homecoming Pep Rally
LHS Main Gym

Friday, 10/18/19 - 7:00 pm
Homecoming Football Game
Lovejoy HS Stadium

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

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

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Reminder! Homecoming Blackout Shirts - Deadline to Order - October 3
The Lovejoy High School Band is proud to introduce the 2019 Homecoming BLACK OUT Spirit shirt. Place your order today to be a part of this time-honored tradition at Lovejoy celebrating Homecoming on October 18th, 2019. New this year are two shirt options: traditional black or tie-dye! Deadline to order shirts is October 3rd, 2019 so don’t delay... Order today! 
Use the link below and we will deliver the shirts to your student. Shirts will also be available at Leopard Friday and at all home football games!  
Campus and District News
New! 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


New! Lovejoy High School Teacher Breakfast
As the school year is in full gear, the Lovejoy High School PTSA will be treating the teachers to a breakfast on Monday, October 7th and would like Lovejoy parents to provide breakfast items to show appreciation for our teachers. Please see the link below to sign up.Thanks for your help!


New! Homecoming Mums and Garters on Sale

Lovejoy ISD Student Email
Students in grades 9-12 are provided with email access as part of their Google Apps for Education accounts. High School student email accounts are enabled to send and receive emails to internal and external email addresses. The primary reason for supplying students with these tools is to help students better engage, share, and participate collaboratively with each other, with outside experts, and communicate with dual credit course providers. Student email accounts are not considered private and may be accessed by authorized staff to ensure appropriate use.

Using online tools responsibly is an important part of the learning experience. Please take time to discuss with your child the importance of responsible internet and email usage. Lovejoy ISD has filtering enabled to help protect students from inappropriate content.

Thank you for your support as we work to leverage these powerful collaboration tools for 21st-century teaching and learning.

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-  karikharris@yahoo.com

Senior Ads
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.

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.

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! 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Recognition Program
Lovejoy ISD is proud to announce 27 students have been recognized in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million students took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The NMSC identified the 50,000 highest scores nationwide as commended scholars with 16,000 of those students identified as Semifinalists. The Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the Merit Scholarship competition and advance to Finalist by meeting a number of additional requirements. Furthermore, the National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes approximately 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school juniors who achieve the required PSAT/NMSQT cut score for their region and meet additional requirements to include a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
 
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School National Merit Semi-Finalists:
 
Brendan Dunleavy
William Guo
Shalin Mehta
Arianne Ohman
Collin Thomson
Stephanie Zhou
 
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School National Merit Commended Scholars:
 
Jacob Bluestein
Jacklyn Carroll
Kelsey Carroll
Nikith Dodda
Stephen Godfrey
Grant Gueller
Liliana Hager
Blake Hinton
Kyra Jacobs
Emma Johnson
Kira Johnson
Claire McLaren
Samir Mehta
Olivia Porsch
Melody Quintero
Hudson Samuels
Crystal Sanders
Hasif Shaikh
Carol Xu
Abigail Xue
Nathan York
 
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School National Hispanic Recognition Scholars:
  Paula Delfin
Alexandria LeFort
Cade Muizers
Aidan Turnbow

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New! Four LHS Students Named to Congressional Youth Advisory Council
Congratulations to Lovejoy High School students  Sierra Rodriguez John Stevens Tajvir Singh  and  Alison Johnson  on their selection as a member of Congressman Van Taylor's Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Forty-five Collin County high school students were accepted into the program.

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New! LHS Speech and Debate Wylie Tournament Results
Team: 2nd Place Sweepstakes

Dramatic Interp:
Garrett Beckman - 1st Place
Ryan Wang - 2nd Place

Prose Interp:
Luke Wheatley - 1st Place
Ryan Wang - 6th Place
Jude Wheatley - 7th Place

Program of Oral Interpretation:
Luke Wheatley - 2nd Place
Garrett Beckman - 6th Place
Ryan Wang - 7th Place

Humorous Interp:
Melody Quintero - 5th Place

Duo Interp:
Ryan Wang and Sydney Stout - 5th Place
Informative Speaking:
Taryn Sutherland - 4th Place

Original Oratory:
Taryn Sutherland - 5th Place
Ryan Wang - Semifinals

International Extemp:
Shalin Mehta - 4th Place
Sydney Stout - Semifinals

Domestic Extemp:
Kendall Carll - 4th Place
Lincoln-Douglas:
Ashley Rihani - 1st Place
Kaya Czyz - Quarterfinals (top 8)

Policy:
Andrew Mao and Tajvir Singh - 2nd Place
Jack Czyz and Mitch Laman - Quarterfinals (top 8)
Sebastian Ramirez and Jannat Verma - Quarterfinals (top 8)
Mitch Laman - Top Speaker (tie w/ Taj)
Tajvir Singh - Top Speaker (tie w/ Mitch)

Congress:
Chase Stevens - 8th Place
Chisom Okorafor - Finals


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New! Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit Night
Our Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit night is at Chipotle  Wednesday, October 9th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm .  Please plan on joining us for a great combo of delicious food, good company and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra.   33%  of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club!   When you order, please let them know you are with the Lovejoy Orchestra.   Online orders are not included in the fundraiser total.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
103 Central Expressway North, Allen

We hope to see you there!


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New! Lovejoy Soccer Fundraiser

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New! Golf Tournament
The Leopard Kickoff Tournament was a big success.  The Varsity Black team shot a solid 314 total to win the tournament.  Jay Pabin won the tournament, shooting 73, which he felt the need to apologize about for some reason.  He said he should have shot 67. The Red team finished t-4 with 366, and the White team shot 367 to finish 6th.  The varsity girls shot 347 to win the tournament. Freshman Mia Roepsch shot 79 and finished 2nd. Aurea Carlisle had her best hs tournament, shooting 83.  Great 1st tournament for us this year.

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New! Lovejoy Bowling
TRYOUTS ARE HERE!!  
If you are interested in joining our team, bring $15 cash to Allen Bowl on
Tuesday, Oct 1st or Monday, Oct 7th
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

See you there!!

For more information, please contact Ms. Smith at crystal_smith@lovejoyisd.net  

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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.
 
The LHS Store is open M-F 8:30-4:15. 
For information regarding stadium parking and shuttle services for Varsity Football home games, please  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.