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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-September 30, 2022
LEOPARD SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The Leopard Spotlight Award for 9.30.22 goes to Mr. Emmit Payne and Mr. James Small. Mr. Payne works extremely hard to keep our building clean and safe. We are very appreciative of his dedication to our students, staff, and school. Additionally, Mr. Small goes above and beyond to ensure his students are successful. Both of these staff members were also recently named recipients of The Heart of a Teacher/Support Award (Identified as excellent educators by Lovejoy High School and Lovejoy ISD). Mr. Payne was honored with The Heart of Support Award and Mr. Small was given The Heart of a Teacher Award. Please join us in congratulating them!
PSAT & Upcoming Dates
Jostens Junior Meeting - October 5th at 2:15 PM
PSAT Day for grades 9-11 -October 12th
Jostens Senior Meeting - October 18th at 2:15 PM
Leopard Friday -October 21st
The LHS grades 9th-11th will have PSAT Testing on October 12th. All seniors will have late arrival on that day and should report to the auditorium at 12:15 PM.
More information regarding directions will be sent out in an email next week.
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!!
National Custodian Day
October 2, 2022 is National Custodian Day! LHS and our wonderful PTSO wanted to make sure our amazing custodians were shown how much we appreciate all the hard work they do for us everyday.
We thank each of them for all their hard work, commitment, and invaluable contributions to the Lovejoy High School staff, students and community!
Leopard Swim and Dive
The Varsity Swim Team competed at the Frisco Sprint Invitational this past weekend. Overall the girls came in 4th place and the boys came in 5th place. What a great way to start the season!
Top finishers include:
Maria Faoro - Diving 1st place
Kyra Chagarlamudi, Julia Stall, Grace Hu, Isabella Iannarelli - 50 Medley Relay 6th place
Austin Stone, Chris Pages, Sam Reagan, Beau Rice Boys 50 Medley Relay 3rd place
Austin Stone - 25 Free 6th place
Chris Pages - 50 Free 6th place
Camryn Sperling, Heidi Porter, Devon Karras, Julia Stall -100 Free Relay 4th place
Julia Stall, Camryn Sperling, Grace Hu, Heidi Porter - 200 Free Relay 6th place
Austin Stone, Beau Rice, Sean Easley, Chris Pages - 200 Free Relay 5th place
LHS Marching Contest
The Lovejoy Band participated in the Golden Triangle Marching Contest in Denton this past Saturday. The band won their class and placed second overall in prelims, moving up to finals. The LHS Band won at finals in competition and the overall music caption.
This is the second time The Lovejoy Band has been named grand champion at the Golden Triangle Marching Contest since 2019. Go band!
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, except for Friday night Varsity Football games. This is the band practice lot for their competitive season and has recently been upgraded with new markings and parking bollards for parking safety. The lot will be opened again in early November.
Sophomores and Juniors interested in NHS!
Attention current Sophomores and Juniors interested in NHS.
Students with at least a 3.8 GPA will receive an invitation via their Lovejoy email account to apply for membership in the Spring of 2023. Part of the application process will be submitting service hours. A minimum of 3 hours with an organization is recommended. Service hours are defined as donating your time outside of the normal school day and must benefit a group or organization. Parents may not sign for hours their student performs.
The following are examples of "Acts of Kindness" and not considered service hours - babysitting for a neighbor, mowing your neighbor's lawn, walking the neighbor's dog, cleaning out the neighbor's garage or helping a neighbor with a garage sale, cleaning out your closet to donate items or tutoring another student unless it is part of an organized group project.
Students that have questions regarding what counts as service may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lovejoy Theatre Presents: All In The Timing
Lovejoy High School Theatre is thrilled to present their production of All in The Timing, by David Ives. The show will be performed on September 30 and October 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm.
Wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun! This production features nine diverse and interesting one-act comedies. They range from the sentimental to the absurd, but are all equally hysterical. Every scene focuses on the way that people utilize language, and deconstruct the perspectives people have on life and meaning.
All in the Timing uses inspired language and word play to examine various attempts at relationships and communication with comical results. It will push your smart buttons, tease your brain, and tickle your heart!
Tickets are $7 for students, seniors and staff, and $10 for adults. Tickets will be on sale beginning September 19 at the online box office at https://tinyurl.com/LHSBoxOffice22-23.
Join us for an evening of laughter and an experience that breaks all the rules of Theatre. Come join us for All In The Timing at the Lovejoy High School Auditorium at: 2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, Texas.
Senior Projects - Class of 2023
Attention Senior Class of 2023!
Our 2022-2023 LHS Seniors will submit a video presentation for their senior project this year.
While some areas of the senior project website are currently being updated, some additional information has been posted. Dates for senior video submissions and grading timelines are posted, along with a senior project form to submit questions.
Seniors who wish to have their project evaluated during the December dates, should select December 1st as a submission date. Seniors who wish to have their project evaluated in March, should select the submission date of March 1st. Here is the sign-up link (please see the link below and each Senior can pick their preferred submission date).
We look forward to seeing the amazing things our seniors have been working on as a capstone to their senior year!
Attendance Reminders and Updates
All families should have received their campus’ Beginning of Year Truancy Letter, via Bright Arrow. We felt that it was important to follow up with additional information.
In addition to the Compulsory Attendance Law that was addressed in the letter, there is also the 90% law; state law mandates that a student is in attendance at least 90 percent of the academic year.
In order to receive credit for a final grade in a class, a student is required to attend 90% of the days a class is offered, regardless of whether the student’s absences are excused or unexcused.
All absences count towards the 90% law and Truancy, except for the following absences with the proper documentation:
- Religious Holidays with written request prior to the absence
- Attending a required court appearance
- UIL eligible absences- Educational Competition administered by school staff
- Academic, Athletic, and music contests (uiltexas.org)
- Medical-Related absences, when the student attended a portion of the school day and presents documentation from the health care professional for the same day
- All day Medical-Related absences do NOT exempt a student from the 90% law or Truancy. Medical Documentation for a full day absence is only used in consideration by the Attendance Committee)
- Sounding “Taps” at a military honors funeral held in Texas
Attendance notes for an absence must be submitted to your student’s campus no later than 5 school days after the absence. Notes will NOT be accepted after the 5th day, and your student’s attendance will not be changed.
Absence notification timeline, all absences are counted, (excused and unexcused):
- A letter will be sent home if your student is absent 3 times in a 4 week period
- Another letter will be sent home once the student has accrued 6 absences
- Intervention will begin with the campus attendance committee
- A 10 day letter will be sent home once the student accrues 10 absences
- Your student can be referred to Truancy Court
Although we know that students will get sick or other challenges may arise during the school year, consistent and timely school attendance is of the utmost importance. We all share the goal of enabling the students to reach their full potential and achieve all of their educational goals. The way to allow a student to reach their full potential and educational goals starts with consistent and timely attendance.
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.
Orchestra Spirit Night
JOIN OUR FUNDRAISER
AT RAISING CANE’S
Mention the fundraiser at the register and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to:
Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club
The Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club is having a Spirit Night at Raising Cane's located at 190 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75002 on October 12th, Wednesday from 10 am to 11 pm.