LHS Families,


I hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer, but also starting to get excited about the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. We are thrilled to share the first edition of The Leopard Link with you and will be sending out weekly editions of this newsletter throughout the year. As you will see below, the newsletter is a great resource for our families and will be filled with important information. With that said, as you scroll through, you will have the chance to get to meet our administrators and counselors. Please take time to note their alpha assignments and campus oversights, as well as read their bios. Our new team is looking forward to building positive relationships with all of our LHS Leopard families and can't wait to meet you. Please take advantage of the many back to school events that are advertised below, including the Admin/Counselor Meet and Greet in the HS Lecture Hall on July 26th.

Sincerely,

Dr. Travis Zambiasi

Principal

ALL LEOPARDS

MICHAEL MONTAGUE


ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL


  • Special Education
  • Business/Electives/Career and Technical Education
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Safety and Security
  • Truancy


LINK TO BIO

SARAH THRASH


COLLEGE, CAREER & MILITARY READINESS COUNSELOR


  • 504 Coordinator
  • College Applications
  • Naviance Coordinator
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 
  • Dual Credit


LINK TO BIO

LEOPARDS A-GW

DAKOTA NGUYEN


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


  • Dual Credit and AP Course Contact
  • NHS Oversight
  • Prom and Homecoming Dance (Assist)


LINK TO BIO

CARRIE ROBBINS


LEAD COUNSELOR


  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
  • PSAT/SAT

  • Recommendation Letters
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Student Schedules


LINK TO BIO

LEOPARDS GX-O

FERNANDO OCAMPO


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


  • English and World Languages Department Supervisor
  • Gifted/Talented (GT) / Advanced Academics
  • Booster Clubs
  • Athletics / University Interscholastic League (UIL) Oversight
  • Textbooks
  • Facilities Use


LINK TO BIO


MELISSA FLETCHER


COUNSELOR


  • AP Testing Assistant
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 
  • Student schedules


LINK TO BIO


LEOPARDS P-Z

CAITLIN ELDREDGE


ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL


  • Fine Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Stucco
  • Clubs & Organizations


LINK TO BIO

NATALIE COONROD


COUNSELOR


  • STAAR Testing Assistant
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 
  • Student schedules


LINK TO BIO

BELL SCHEDULE INFORMATION

Leopard Time


One exciting change in the bell schedule from previous years will be the addition of an advisory period. This advisory period will be referred to as Leopard Time. LHS and WSMS are both implementing a version of Leopard Time and requested 5 additional minutes to our school day. This additional 5 minutes, which was recently approved, will benefit our campus in numerous ways. -Instructional time for each of our 8 class periods will be able to remain the same at 45 minutes, passing periods will stay at 5 minutes, and Leopard Time (advisory) will be 25 minutes per day. We also wanted to let you know that the additional 5 minutes of instruction in the bell schedule did not lengthen or extend the basic (daily) work time of our teachers.


Further Leopard Time Details:

Each LHS student will have a Homeroom Leopard Time on their actual schedule. The teacher and classroom on their schedule will be where they report for the first few weeks of school during Leopard Time. At the beginning of the year, students will report to Homeroom Leopard Time and complete different activities each day (rules presentations, safety protocol training, beginning of the year presentations, and team building activities). Towards the middle of the second week of school (date TBD), all of our students will receive training on Leopard Time procedures from their Homeroom Leopard Time teachers. Students will have a total of 2 days of training during Homeroom Leopard Time and be given a chance to ask questions before our first actual day of non-homeroom Leopard Time. With that said, our typical Leopard Time structure (90% of typical school days) will not have students reporting to their Homeroom Leopard Time on their Schedule. After reporting to Leopard Time Homeroom for the first week and a half of school, students will only report to their Homeroom about 10% of the remaining school days. After students have been trained, -they will follow a published Homeroom Leopard Time schedule (will be available on the website) when they need to report to their Homeroom for SEL, approved character trait lessons, and other district/state mandated lessons throughout the year.


What does Leopard Time look like when students aren’t required to report to their Homeroom Leopard Time?

Approximately 90% of the time, when the bell rings at the end of 6th period (at 2:10PM), our 1,600+ Leopards will be able to practice voice and choice during Leopard Time. Our students may choose from activities such as tutoring, project collaboration, gym time (aux. gym), library (coding, Makerspace, real world application), café/courtyard, and they may attend any course/teacher on their current year’s schedule (excluding athletics). Leopard Time offers our students the opportunity to complete classwork, seek tutoring from any teacher on their schedule, and strengthens their ability to both prioritize their needs and manage their time. Leopard Time also offers teachers valuable time within the school day to address and help all types of student needs (which would typically have to be addressed in before or after school tutorials in previous years). While before and after school tutorials will still be an option for our students, Leopard Time will offer our students another tool to be successful, and we are looking forward to partnering with each LHS family to ensure we have a great year. In future newsletters, we will share the Leopard Time training slides, which go into even more detail. -This will allow all of our stakeholders the chance to ask questions and have conversations with their students regarding how they are utilizing Leopard Time.  

DATES TO REMEMBER

Admin and Counselor Meet & Greet

Tuesday, July 26th 4:00 pm - 5:30pm


Join us in the Lecture Hall on Tuesday, July 26th at 4:00-5:30 and meet the LHS Admin and Counseling staff.  



LHS Choir Director Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 28th 6:00 pm - 7:00pm



Please welcome our new LHS Choir Director, Mrs. Kelly Martin to Lovejoy High School. All Choir students and families are welcome to stop by the LHS Choir Room between 6pm to 7pm on Thursday, July 28th. This will be a come and go evening. Mrs. Martin is looking forward to meeting the choir family and preparing for the 22 - 23 school year. If you are not able to attend the Meet and Greet, you are encouraged to send a note to say hello and introduce yourself, her email address is kelly_martin@lovejoyisd.net. We look forward to seeing our Singing Leopards!

Freshmen Founder's Day/New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 11th 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

 

We will be hosting Founder's Day for all incoming freshmen as well as any high school students new to Lovejoy this year. Students will be given a brief overview of what to expect at LHS and tour the school building.



9th Grade Parent & New to LHS Parent Meeting

Thursday, August 11th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium

 

We welcome all freshmen parents, as well as those parents new to Lovejoy High School, to join us in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm for helpful information for parents to know as their student transitions to the high school.


CALENDARS

Academic Calendars for 2022-2023



To access the 2022-23 Academic Calendar, please click here.


LHS Fall Timeline of Events



Click here to view 2022-2023 Fall Semester Events. 

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