Loveland High School

September 30, 2021

Message from Mr. James


Loveland High School Community,


I can’t believe that we are in week 7 already! Loveland High School already has so much to be proud of in a very hectic year. I have truly enjoyed getting to know as many of our students as I can – I’m still reaching out and learning names daily. Loveland students are kind, compassionate, determined, and filled with enthusiasm – I love this about every one of our students. I have also appreciated the numerous opportunities that I have had to engage with parents. Thank you for including me in many relevant and “real” conversations about our students and school practices. I feel confident that we have been able to celebrate the accomplishments of our students while also working through some tough conversations and school decisions. I would love for parents/guardians to engage with me during our monthly School Accountability Committee (SAC) Meetings coming up. I will host two SAC meetings in October:


  • Wednesday, October 6th, from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., virtual meeting using the following link: meet.google.com/kdc-kqjd-hya
  • Thursday, October 7th, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., in-person meeting in the Library at LHS.


(Both meetings will have the same content – you only need to attend one of them if interested.)


During the SAC Meetings, we will be discussing how the year is going, what is coming up for LHS, and answering any questions that you might have. In future meetings I will need parent feedback on major school decision items based on the time of the year. If you cannot make the October meeting, please look for future dates as these meetings will take place monthly.


Thanks again for all that you do! I look forward to collaborating with you in order to make LHS a great place for our students!


Thank you,

Michael James

LHS Attendance

When reporting an absence, please email lhsattendance@tsd.org with the following:


  • Student's Full Name
  • Parent/Guardian's Full Name
  • Date and/or Time(s) of Absence
  • Reason for Absence
  • Phone Number for absence verification


Parents may also call the Attendance Line at 970-613-5290. Specific questions may be directed to Lindsey Maddox, our new Attendance Clerk, at 970-613-5202, or via email at lhsattendance@tsd.org.

Masks

Please make sure that your student has a mask upon arrival to the school, and urge them to wear the mask appropriately throughout the day. Masks are required for all indoor instruction and activities being held at LHS.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please come and meet with teachers about your student’s academic progress! Appointments are not required, and teachers will be available at the times listed below. If you would like to schedule a Google Meet or phone conference, please contact the teacher directly via email.

  • Wednesday, October 13th, 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Arena-style; locations available upon arrival.)

  • Thursday, October 14th, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in teachers' classrooms.

LHS International Baccalaureate

Congratulations to the class of 2021 and 2022 on outstanding IB results in 2021. More than 35 students participated in the IB program either as full diploma candidates (DP students) or as certificate students (opting into at least one IB Diploma class). Many of the subjects scored well above the world average and the full DP pass rate for Loveland High was 85%.


Students who participate in the IB program may receive college credit (up to 24 credits for a full DP student) and have a higher acceptance rate at universities. Our 2021 graduates were accepted into a variety of prestigious institutions such as Northwestern, Colorado School of Mines, and MIT. They also felt fully prepared with excellent research and other fundamental skills necessary to succeed in college. The class of 2022 will take their exams in May and we anticipate another round of impressive results!


Now is the time to register for the 2022 IB exams. Students who are currently taking one or more IB courses and wish to receive college credit will take exams in May. Please email Michelle Ray, IB DP Program Coordinator, at michelle.ray@tsd.org for more information about testing or to learn more about the life-long benefits of this amazing program.

LHS Clubs & Activities

Looking for ways to get involved in clubs or activities at school? Please take a look at the new LHS Clubs & Activities listing. Bring a friend and join any group you'd like!

Senior Update

Tuesday Oct. 5th - Senior Meeting during Period 5. Report to the Auditorium at the end of lunch (12:30). We will review the English and Math State Benchmarks and Community Service requirements for graduation. Seniors who are full-time remote (TOL, SOARS, or TCO) are invited to attend in person; however, there will be a separate session via Google Meet at a later date for online learners. Counselors will email their seniors after this meeting regarding each student’s benchmark status. There will be an opportunity to take the ACT WorkKeys test to meet the benchmarks if needed on October 14.


Please contact your student’s Counselor with any questions.

Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic

Thompson School District and Sunrise Community Health will host an Open House at the new Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic on Monday, October 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a school-based student wellness center that serves the students and siblings of Thompson School District. It is located between Mary Blair Elementary School and Conrad Ball Middle School in Loveland.

Teen Self Care

Join us for the third Teen Self Care Fair on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 408 Mason Ct., Fort Collins, CO 80524. Hosted by Imagine Zero, the Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the Teen Self Care Fair creates a space for youth to learn new coping skills and join the conversation around suicide prevention through experiential learning.


This event is for youth (13-18) to explore new ways to practice self-care, including yoga, medieval long sword, art, skateboarding, aerial silks, music jam sessions, qigong, poetry & rap, herbs, and much more. Also enjoy music, therapy dogs, community resource booths, free food, and giveaways!


This year we will be adding parent sessions: Question Persuade Refer, The ABCs of LGBTQ+, Changing Minds & the impact of drugs on the developing brain and the Role of Medications with Youth. Here is a link to register (not mandatory, but appreciated).

Thompson School District is Hiring Custodial Staff!

Important Dates:

  • October 4 - EVEN classes only (block schedule)

  • October 8 - No School for Students

  • October 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00 - 8:00

  • October 14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-4:00

  • October 14 - No School for Students
  • October 15 - No School

  • October 21 - Picture Retakes