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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - September 1, 2023
September 1st & 4th: Student Holidays - LHS will be closed
September 6th: AP Class Drop Deadline
September 8th: Early Release (LHS Only) Lunch Dismissal at 12:35, Busses will pick up at 1:05
Half Day Bell Schedule: 9.8.23 Schedule
September 8th: Leopard Friday 5:00-7:00pm
September 14th: Underclassmen Photo Make-up Day during lunches in Auditorium Lobby
September 22nd: Homecoming Game
September 23rd: Homecoming Dance 7-10pm
September 28th: LHS Open House 6-7:30pm
October 18th: PSAT (9th-11th graders), 12th graders will have late arrival on this day
New Afternoon Traffic Procedures
Parents: Please see the bullet points below regarding the upcoming traffic pattern change at LHS. Both district and campus officials have worked with local governmental agencies in an effort to evaluate and adjust processes to help create a safe environment for drivers in and around Lovejoy High School. In addition to these initial changes, please know we will continue to collaborate with our local partners in an ongoing effort to promote driver safety at our campus. This change will begin starting Tuesday, September 5th.
- The west entrance of LHS will be shut down beginning at 3:50 p.m. After 3:50 p.m., parents can no longer use the west entrance to enter into the pickup line.
- All parents entering the pick-up line should enter through the center entrance of LHS, and should follow the directional signage, ropes and cones.
- The front of LHS should not be used to pick up your student. Students must be picked up at the back of LHS in the pickup area. (Note: The front rope line is used to move parents off of Estates and onto LHS property. This ensures that no one is staging on Estates or the shoulders of Estates. Parents should not use this staging area as an opportunity to pick up their student and leave out of the front center lot. Again, this is simply a designated staging area to get parents off of Estates and into the pickup line that goes to the back of LHS.
- Students and parents that exit on the west side of LHS must turn right onto Estates. There will no longer be a turn lane to make a left hand turn out of LHS. If students and parents desire to go east (left) on Estates when leaving LHS, they should exit the parking lots on the east side of the campus.
- Please note, we will continue to only have one way traffic at the back of the school at student dismissal. This change began at the beginning of the school year and is working well.
- Lastly, the Texas Department of Transportation has agreed to reduce the school zone speed limit in front of Lovejoy High School to 35 MPH.
Why the changes
- By using the center entrance when entering the pickup line, vehicle staging on Estates will be eliminated.
- By eliminating vehicle staging on Estates, student drivers exiting LHS will have more visibility when making the right turn.
- By forcing a right turn only from the west exit, student drivers will not have to contend with east bound traffic.
Thank you for your support and attention to this change. Safety is of the utmost importance to Lovejoy ISD and Lovejoy High School. We look forward to the positive impact this change will have on both student safety and our afternoon dismissal procedures. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Michael_Montague@Lovejoyisd.net (Associate), Fernando_Ocampo@Lovejoyisd.net (Asst. Principal), or Travis_Zambiasi@Lovejoyisd.net (Principal).
Lovejoy vs. Argyle Varsity Football Game
Friday, September 1st at 7:00pm - Argyle Eagle Stadium
Stadium Address: 191 South Hwy 377 Argyle, TX 76226 (Located at Argyle Middle School)
Ticket Link: General Admission Tickets - https://www.argyleisd.com/tickets
Tickets: All tickets must be purchased online or from the HomeTown Fan app. Varsity football general admission presale tickets are $6 (adults) and $4 (students) until noon on game day. The general admission price is $8 for all tickets beginning at noon on game day.
General Admission Parking: General Admission parking is located to the east of the stadium in the Argyle Middle School Parking lots. Overflow parking can be found in the tennis parking lot northeast of the stadium. Handicapped parking spots are available near the home gate.
Game will be Live-streamed: https://www.youtube.com/@TheTalonNews/streams
Eagle Stadium adheres strictly to a clear bag policy. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Unopened sealed water bottles will be permitted.
Leopard Friday - Join in the Fun - September 8th
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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)
Today, September 1st, is the last day to purchase student device insurance through iTurity. The $25 policy covers any repair associated with a student's device, no matter how many times it is damaged throughout the school year. Visit https://buff.ly/47QqpYh to purchase this insurance.
Also, refer to our FAQ regarding student devices located here.
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.
AP Class Drop Window
CCMR stands for college, career, or military readiness! This means being fully prepared for your future, no matter which path you choose to take. Whether considering college, starting a career, or joining the military, it's important to be fully prepared for the challenges ahead.
I'll be sharing a weekly tip to help guide you on your path to CCMR. If you have any questions or need guidance, don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I can help you navigate your desired pathway!
-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
The Lovejoy Visual Arts program is thrilled to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual AP Summer Assignment Show on September 18th, from 5-7! This selection of work from our AP Studio 2D Design and Drawing artists shows the experimentation, practice, and development that each of our artists took on over the summer to continue to grow their personal voice and technical skill in a wide array of media. Each piece selected by our own LJVA Gallery Managers serves as a wonderful example of the creative risk-taking, intentional practice, and commitment that these artists employ on their creative journey as the leaders of our program. Please join us to celebrate their work and witness the beginning of their 23/24 AP Studio Art Portfolios!
2nd Annual LJVA AP Summer Assignment Show
Monday, September 18th from 5-7 pm
2350 Estates Pkwy, Lucas, TX 75002
*Light refreshments will be served
Texas Thespians Recognizes Senior Zoe Nolan
Texas Thespians would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the impact that Zoe Nolan has and will have throughout this school year as a member of the Texas Thespians Ambassadors. Zoe is an invaluable member of the group and their dedication to participating in the multiple Texas Thespians events impacts theatre education across the state. Zoe’s dedication to our organization is an integral piece of the larger puzzle of Texas Thespians’ year-round programming.
Zoe’s leadership skills in communication, strategic planning, and effective collaboration paired with her outstanding academic status, enable her to serve as an outstanding role model for the students of Texas. Without a doubt, Zoe has helped grow Texas Thespians into the premier chapter of the Educational Theatre Association and we are eternally grateful for her involvement in our organization.
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!!
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Community News Webpage: https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1601749&type=d&pREC_ID=1729844