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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - November 15, 2023
The Leopard Spotlight award for 11.15.23 goes to Deborah Martinez! Deborah did an incredible job of organizing our Leopard Friday event! We are so grateful for the detail that she put into making the event special for our community and building partnerships with several different businesses and sponsors. Additionally, Mrs. Martinez works daily with our substitute teachers and continuously builds positive relationships with them. Without her support, our campus would not be the same. We are appreciative of all she does to keep LHS running!
November 16th & 17th: Student Holiday
November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break
November 27th - December 5th: Fine Arts Festival
December 11th-14th: Fall Semester Exams/Early Release Days
December 15th-January 3rd: Winter Break
*Don't forget to pick up VOEs needed for driver's license and permit appointments that you may have during the breaks
Volleyball State Semi-Finals!
The Lovejoy Leopards Volleyball team will take on the Fulshear Chargers at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland in the State Semi-Final game on Friday, November 17th at 1:00pm!
STATE SEND OFF for the girls on Thursday at 4:00 PM in the back courtyard of Lovejoy High School. We hope to see you there! Lastly, please note the Finals Game will also be played at Curtis Culwell on Saturday, November 18th at 3:00pm.
Pack the Stands!
Use this link to purchase game and parking tickets:
Clear Bag Policy:
Live Streaming Link:
Football - Round 2 Playoff Game!
The Leopards are now 10-1 on the season and will face the Ennis Lions this Friday, Nov. 17th at 7:30pm at Wildcat-Ram Stadium in Dallas.
Clear bag policy:
23-24 K-12 Art Evolution Opening
Lovejoy Visual Art would like to invite you to experience our students' journey through art from Kindergarten to 12th grade at this year's K-12 Art Evolution Exhibit on Nov. 30th from 5-8 pm. This annual exhibit in the Lovejoy High School gallery is a collection of work from grades K - 12 that represents the practice, process, work ethic, personal voice, and care that lies at the core of our visual art program. This beautifully-curated exhibition of selected student work showcases our students' first year in the studio to their last; providing an incredible picture of the intentional experience our artists take on while in our Lovejoy studios. As part of the celebration of the artistic journey through our K-12 studios, we will have live music performed by the Lovejoy Orchestra and a hot chocolate and cookie bar. We hope that you can join us for this special exhibit of over 130 artists from all grade levels!
Students should begin carrying their student IDs with them while on campus. Whether it is on a lanyard or in a wallet, backpack, etc, the expectation will be that a student will be able to produce their Lovejoy student ID card upon request. More information will follow regarding replacement cards/cost. Thank you for your partnership.
Lovejoy Council PTO
Join us on November 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Lovejoy Child Development Center Library for a panel discussion on Achieving Accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Join Stephani Kranz, Brie Smith, Allison Claunch, Heather Fisher and Eva Pearl as we talk about understanding accommodations beyond the walls of Lovejoy, talking about ACT/SAT accommodations, how colleges work with accommodations, the differences of what is allowed and then job accommodations.
LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND COUNSELORS
Principal – Dr. Travis Zambiasi, Ed.D. – Travis_Zambiasi@lovejoyisd.net
Associate Principal – Michael Montague (A-Gr) – Michael_Montague@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 Sign-out 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)
If your student needs a VOE for driver's permit or license, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and your student can pick up at the front reception desk. The VOE expires in 30 days after the request.
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.
LHS COUNSELING OFFICE
PSAT scores will be released on Thursday, Nov. 16th. Students must have a College Board account to view PSAT/ NMSQT Scores.
PSAT/NMSQT Digital Resources:
The PSAT score release is right around the corner! To see scores, students must log into their College Board account. If your student still needs to create their College Board account, they can easily do so at https://www.collegeboard.org. It's recommended that students use their personal email addresses when creating this account, as they may need access to it after graduation.
In addition to the score report, the College Board has introduced a new feature called Career Insights on the PSAT score report. This tool provides a brief overview of in-demand jobs in their state, which can help them explore their interests and aspirations. It's important to note that the jobs listed are not the only available options and don't necessarily represent the ideal Career for everyone. However, they can be a starting point to explore various career options that align with interest areas, such as doers, thinkers, creators, helpers, persuaders, and organizers. All jobs listed require some form of education after high school, and the pay wage varies widely. You can learn more about this tool by following this link: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/what-are-career-insights.
-Ms. Sarah Thrash
Seniors! Class of 2024
Senior Cap and Gown Orders
Click here to be taken directly to our school’s homepage at Jostens. If you have any questions or cannot find what you are looking for, please call the Jostens' office BEFORE placing your order.
Audition Information for the 2024-2025 Majestics!!!
Have you ever been interested in being a member of the Majestics Dance Team? Dance Team auditions for next year’s team are coming up. Audition packets are now available to parents and students. For more information or to pick up a packet please see Ms. Simone in the dance gym, room E130 OR email your request to email@example.com
Visit our website www.majesticsdance.org
MCCU Debit Card Design Contest
Lovejoy ISD recently entered into a partnership with My Community Credit Union. This partnership is intended to enhance student opportunities in the areas of financial literacy and provide hands-on learning experiences for future careers related to finance. An MCCU branch is scheduled to open at Lovejoy High School in the fall of 2024.
On Friday, October 27th, MCCU kicked off their Debit Card Design Contest. The contest is open to all Lovejoy ISD students. Three debit card design winners will be selected representing grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. The winners will have their designs on our Lovejoy Leopard MCCU Debit Cards and will receive a $100 gift card!
Must be an original image/design/artwork.
Participants may submit up to 2 designs.
Parent consent is required.
Submissions are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on January 26.
Winners will be announced on March 1.
Recognitions & Celebrations!
Your Lovejoy Leopards defeated Longview Pine Tree Friday night 34-6 to claim the Bi-District Championship and advance to the Area round of playoffs. The Leopards are now 10-1 on the season and will face the Ennis Lions this Friday, Nov. 17th at 7:30pm at Wildcat-Ram Stadium in Dallas. The support this season from our Lovejoy community has been second to none. Be sure to continue supporting our Leopards this Friday in Dallas as we fight to keep this special season going!
At the THSBA tournament this past Saturday, November 11th, there were 239 boats at Lake Texoma. Leopard Fishing took home 1st Place with a weight of 29.95 lbs!!! We had 12 teams that weighed in, but awards were handed out to those placing in the top 34.
One of our Anglers, Senior and Captain Grant Pursifull won the Big Bass Award of the tournament, with one fish weighing in at 5.37 lbs.
Great job to all our Anglers!
2nd Place - 14.01lbs - Izak Lenart/Grant Pursifull (Captains)
14th Place - 9.59lbs - Grady Boots/Nick Rowe
26th place - 6.35lbs - Grayson Cox/Carsten Dunn
This past Saturday we took 3 teams to Abilene, TX for the Battle in the Big Country Tournament- and we walked away Champions!
1082G worked extremely hard, ranked 6th out of all teams and finished as Quarterfinalists. Great job 1082G! 1082S ended as Quarterfinalists and they won the Design Award! This is the top award for the engineering notebook, engineering design process and team interview. Finally, team 1082T won the Tournament Championship, almost won the Skills Championship (we ended 2nd place in skills), and won the highest honor at a tournament- the Excellence Award! The Excellence Award is given to teams that are highly ranked in skills, qualification ranking, their engineering notebook, and team interview. Congratulations to all 3 teams on a strong showing at this tournament!
Pies from PTSO & Letter Campaign
We are so grateful for our PTSO and community for providing a pie for each staff member before the break! Staff members were also surprised with messages and letters of support from the Lovejoy Letter Campaign. Thank you!
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PTSO Social Media
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