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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - September 15, 2023
September 18th: College Fair
September 22nd: Pep Rally at 10:20am (Homecoming Schedule) & Homecoming Varsity Game at 7:30pm
September 23rd: Homecoming Dance 7-10pm
September 28th: LHS Open House 6-7:30pm (8 period bell schedule)
September 29th: Student Holiday
October 18th: PSAT (9th-11th graders), 12th graders will have late arrival on this day
October 27th: Early Release Day & Leopard Friday (new date)
Homecoming Activities September 18th-23rd
Enter the student's ID number for the passcode. The price increases as we get closer to the date. Students are limited to 2 tickets.
For student guests that are not a LHS student, two forms will need to be filled out (one is paper, the other electronic), due to Ms. Martinez by 9/13. Guests cannot be in middle school nor can they be 21 years or older.
Yearbooks on Sale
Starting September 18th, you can buy this year's Pink Out shirt! All proceeds go towards helping fight Breast Cancer and Student Council matches the funds raised!
Sales end September 25th. We'll wear our new shirts during school on October 6th and during the football game on October 13th.
Update HB 114
There has been a significant change in the law that directly impacts our school district’s approach to addressing e-cigarette usage on school premises. Recently, the Texas legislature passed a new law, House Bill 114, that requires school districts to implement mandatory Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) placement for students found in possession of, using, selling, giving, or delivering e-cigarettes on school grounds or at a school-related event.
Effective September 1, our school district will be enforcing this new state law, and any student violating the new law related to e-cigarettes will be subject to a DAEP placement. Our primary goal is to ensure the well-being and academic success of all students. By enforcing the DAEP placement for e-cigarette violations, this law aims to discourage the use of harmful substances and create a safer environment that supports the overall health and development of our students.
As we navigate this new legal requirement, we value your partnership and input as parents and guardians. If you need assistance in talking to your child about the dangers of vaping, or your child is in need of support to quit vaping, the linked resources provided by the Anti-Vaping Truth Initiative are available.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
MAP Growth Assessments
LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND COUNSELORS
Principal – Dr. Travis Zambiasi, Ed.D. – Travis_Zambiasi@lovejoyisd.net
Associate Principal – Michael Montague – Michael_Montague@lovejoyisd.net
Assistant Principal – Heather Bosworth (A-Gr) – Heather_Bosworth@lovejoyisd.net
Assistant Principal – Fernando Ocampo (Gu-O) Fernando_Ocampo@lovejoyisd.net
Assistant Principal – Elyse Pollard (P-Z) – Elyse_Pollard@lovejoyisd.net
Carrie Robbins – Lead Counselor – Carrie_Robbins@lovejoyisd.net
Curtis McCarthy (A-D) & Carrie Robbins (E-Gr) – Curtis_McCarthy@lovejoyisd.net
Melissa Fletcher – (Gu-O) – Melissa_Fletcher@lovejoyisd.net
Natalie Coonrod – (P-Z) – Natalie_Coonrod@lovejoyisd.net
Sarah Thrash – CCMR/AP Testing – Sarah_Thrash@lovejoyisd.net
Andria Harris - 504/Testing Facilitator - Andria_Harris@lovejoyisd.net
Notes from Nurse
All needed forms can be found at LHS Clinic.
All medication must be dropped off by a parent/guardian to the nurse in the original unexpired bottle with the required paperwork. Medication cannot be left at the front desk. Please schedule an appointment for medication drop off.
Student Sign Outs
Student Signout Email: email@example.com
*Please use this email to sign your student out of school. We will be using the pass system again this year to release students from the classroom for appointments. Sending the request in early will ensure the student is released on time and with less interruption to classroom instruction.
*When sending us an email, please specify how your student will be picked up and who will be picking them up.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
To purchase your $65 parking permit click here.
Stickers will be picked up at LHS in the School Store
Please bring your valid Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance with you at time of parking sticker pick up. Students will sign the Parking Expectations agreement at this time. The sticker must be placed on the passenger side lower front windshield. This google form with vehicle information will also need to be completed: Parking Google Form.
Please call Deborah Martinez at 469-742-8703 with questions. For more information on student parking click here.
Message from Collin College
Seniors! I hope you're having a great start to the school year. I'm Ms. Carr, the College and Career counselor at Lovejoy. I am passionate about working with students to successfully transition from high school to college through dual credit. If you're interested in attending Collin College after high school, please complete the request form below. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Dual Credit - Save the Date
Take advantage of every opportunity to connect with people who could impact your future; Monday's college fair is a perfect opportunity! I understand that it can be nerve-wracking to approach a stranger and introduce yourself, but remember that they could be the ones reading your application and making admission decisions. If it comes down to you and another candidate, you want them to remember your name! So, introduce yourself and make those important connections. It could make all the difference down the road!
-Ms. Sarah Thrash
Please consider donating to sponsor-a-bin or donate towards the purchase of a bin. Thank you for helping to make Lovejoy Cleaner and Greener. 100% of donations directly support Green Team programs and your donation is tax deductible.
Buy-a-bin link: https://bit.ly/lj-buybin
Program details: https://bit.ly/LJGreenTeam
Wrestling Team - 9/11 Remembrance
Super proud of our Leopard Wrestlers as they did their first 9/11 workout this week. They worked extremely hard and understood the meaning behind it. It was great to see multiple Administrators, Parents, and Fire Fighters there just to support our kids. Below is the workout they accomplished based on the lives lost.
1402 North Tower - 1402m run
125 Pentagon - 125 Frogs/Turtles
351 FDNY - 351 stairs
40 Flight 93 - 40 Hammer
65 Police - 65 Ball slams
614 South Tower - 614m run
Lovejoy High School PTSO
The PTSO Hospitality team welcomed LHS staff back to school with a Grab and Go style lunch and stocked their lounge full of treats and drinks!
100% of membership dues and Leopard Drive donations go towards events like this! We love to show our staff just how much we appreciate all they do.
To contribute to the LHS Leopard Drive, please go to: https://ptolhs.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/243306
PTSO Social Media
The Lovejoy High School PTSO is now on Social Media. Check it out!!
Community News Webpage: https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1601749&type=d&pREC_ID=1729844