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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-October 20, 2022
EARLY RELEASE FRIDAY!
We will have early release for all students on Friday, October 21, 2022. Please see below for the schedule that will be followed.
One of our favorite traditions is Leopard Friday which will occur on Friday, October 21 in the Lovejoy High School Courtyard. Lovejoy Friday is a community celebration that allows our programs at LHS to highlight and promote their groups to you. Bring the family and enjoy what makes Lovejoy special......YOU!!! There will be food trucks along with a BIG district volleyball match at 5:00 PM. A community pep rally will take place at 6:30 PM before everyone moves to Leopard Stadium for the 7:30 PM football game. Keep in mind there is overflow parking at Hart Elementary beginning at 5:00 PM and additional overflow parking at Grace Church and Willow Springs Middle School beginning at 5:30 PM. More information is included in the Leopard Friday flyer. We hope you can join us. Go Leopards!
Red Ribbon Week
October 24-28 is Red Ribbon Week, and Willow is having dress up days to support their drug awareness themes. In solidarity, the high school is dressing up, too, because being drug free is a healthy choice for us all.
Dude, Be Nice!
This is our annual kindness matters event, and it starts October 31st. We’ll be spreading positive messages and doing fun activities all week. There is also a Pep Rally that Thursday, 11/3, where you can wear your favorite positive vibes shirt. Don’t have one yet? There are some on sale at the school store.
Construction on Estates Pkwy
We wanted to share some information with our Lovejoy parents and students regarding road construction that will take place on Estates Pkwy in November. We hope that having the following information will allow you to be prepared and cautious when you travel on this road.
· Construction will begin on November 5
· Work will take place on Estates Pkwy from Angel to Country Club
· They will be doing base repair and widening the road by ensuring the shoulder of the road is the same width for the entirety of Estates Pkwy
· General work hours will be from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, so there should not be much if any imposition on the school day.
· There will be some night work performed from time to time.
· Completion of the project is expected to be June/July 2023
If your student is interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Security, Military,
Law Enforcement (federal, state or local), or Fire/Emergency Management, please click on the link below to find out more information about a discussion at Lovejoy High School. This discussion will take place on November 1st!
LOVEJOY LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
It’s that time of year again to celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with our Lovejoy Letter Writing Campaign! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when current and past students and parents write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district.
The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show gratitude to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is an opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them.
Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located in the designated area at your school no later than Friday November 11th.
The letter writing campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our district. We really appreciate your time and effort to help us tell our teachers and staff thank you for all that they do!
2023 YEARBOOK AND SENIOR ADS!
The 2023 yearbook and Senior Ads are now on sale!
You can purchase the 2023 book online at jostensyearbooks.com
Senior ads can be purchased at jostensadservice.com
Student Parking Information
For any student that has not received a parking spot and would like to purchase one, please visit our school store.
The back parking area behind the home side of the football stadium will be closed to all parking 24 hours a day until November 1st. Besides Varsity Football (certain Thursdays and Fridays), this is reserved as the band practice lot for their competitive season. The area has recently been upgraded with new markings and parking bollards for parking safety. The lot will be opened again in early November.
Student Sign-Out (Driver and Parent Pick Up)
If your student needs to leave campus for any reason, please send sign-out requests to LHSSignout@lovejoyisd.net. Your student will get a slip and be dismissed at the specified time. Please include the student's name, time they need to be dismissed, and any details we may need. We kindly ask that the requests are submitted as far in advance as possible.
SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS DEADLINE!
TO ALL LOVEJOY HS SENIOR PARENTS: FRIDAY 11-11 IS THE DEADLINE FOR 2023 SENIOR YEARBOOK RECOGNITION ADS!
All senior recognition ads must be paid for, created, and submitted online by Friday 11-11. You can use the direct link below to purchase and create a senior yearbook recognition ad.
With your student’s recognition ad in mind, now is the time to start collecting photos and preparing a plan for your senior recognition ad.
For more information please see link below
Positive Behavior Traits: RESPONSIBILITY (1st 9 weeks into October)
This year, the counseling department will be focusing on the four core Positive Behavior Traits from the Texas Education Agency TEKS. In addition to placing posters that use language from the TEKS outside of our counseling office to identify the current behavior trait we are focusing on, we have provided the presentation (linked below) as an extra resource. The slides in the presentation outline what responsibility looks like in a variety of ways for our Lovejoy Leopards. This is an optional resource for you to review and/or use with your 9th-12th grade student. We encourage you to connect this with your family's expectations as well!
If your student is enrolled in AP courses, they should be registered on the College Board’s myAP website for each AP course for which they are enrolled. Most students have already successfully registered for the AP exams at school. Please help us ensure your student is properly registered for the exam by having them log in to their College Board account and verifying each of their courses are displayed. There should be one icon for each AP course.
The cost for most AP exams is $97.00 per test. Capstone courses- AP Seminar and AP Research- are $145.00 each.
Students must be registered by November 15, 2022. Any student adding an exam after this date will be charged a $40 late fee by the College Board. This fee is not controlled by Lovejoy HS.
Payment options will be available after the November 15 deadline.
In the event that the cost of these AP exams is a financial hardship, please contact Michael Montague at 469-742-8712 or email@example.com to obtain a financial assistance application.
Come out for a very special evening with the Lovejoy High School Choir this Saturday evening!
Please click on the link below for more details.
Let's Support the Majestics!
Support the Majestics Dance Team by going to Swig this Friday, October 21st and ordering your favorite drink or treat. Just tell them you are there to support the Majestics and we will receive a portion of your order back to our organization!!! Treat yourself and your Leopard before attending the Leopard Friday festivities!!!
Girls Soccer Open Roster Spots
LHS girls soccer has about eight open spots on their rosters for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be held Monday-Thursday, 11/28-12/1, from 3:45-5:00 or you can come out during 8th period anytime between now and Thanksgiving.
If you are interested in trying out or if you have any questions please contact Coach Keeble - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leopard Fishing finished their 2nd tournament of the season at Lake Lewisville this past weekend. We had one team that placed in the top 34 out of 240 boats, with Grant Pursifull and Izak Lenart placing 31st with 6.81lbs. An additional 5 Leopard Fishing teams were able to weigh in fish as well. Great job Anglers!"
Region 25 UIL Band Contest
The Lovejoy Band Competed in the Region 25 UIL Band Contest this past Saturday in Murphy. After fighting through some very hot conditions on the field, the band came away with unanimous first division ratings from all judges. The band will now move on to Area UIL competition this Saturday at the new McKinney stadium at 3:00pm.
For The Love of Bots
Congratulations to ALL Lovejoy Robotics students that competed this past Saturday in the For The Love of Bots Tournament. We had many successes! We also couldn't have held such an amazing tournament without the amazing parent and community support and our Signature Sponsors i2i and Arista! Huge congratulations to 1082E for winning the Excellence Award and qualifying for state- more of our accomplishments are ...
Region 25 Choir
Congratulations to the following students for making the Region 25 Region Choir: Sarah Jane Hanchey, Katy Nuckels, Romi Kahana, Reese Robinson, Ryder Sullivan, Kynan Lowrance, Zoe Reed, Daniel Lamping, Katy Payne, Michael Yu, and Emily York.
For more information please click on the link below:
Donate to Sock - Tober!
Please consider Donating new socks for Allen Community Outreach. We have boxes set up around the school (front office, teachers' rooms, etc.).
To donate: Place socks in a plastic bag, write your name on it and place in a designated box. For every 5 pairs of socks you donate, you will get 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card! Sponsored by the LHS WE Club.
LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL PTSO
Consider joining LHS PTSO this year. Our goal is to ENRICH, CONNECT and SERVE the staff, parents and students of Lovejoy high school. As a PTSO, we try to show the staff of LHS our appreciation and gratitude for their hard work everyday. Your membership dues and leopard donations go directly to to helping our teachers know they are appreciated. It's an easy way to show the staff THANK YOU. Scan the QR code on the graphic or click on this link: http://www.ptolhs.membershiptoolkit.com
PTSO Social Media
The Lovejoy High School PTSO is now on Social Media. Check it out!!