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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-November 11, 2022
LEOPARD SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The winner of this week's Leopard Spotlight Award is Mr. Matthew Schmidt! Mr. Schmidt is an experienced and high level Science teacher who positively impacts the entire school. Through both his words and his actions, he puts the needs of the students, his colleagues, and the school first. His attitude and team spirit really impact LHS in a great way. Please join us in congratulating him!
LHS Student Council Honor Local Veterans
With the help of Mr. Owens, Ms. Kordel and Dr. Zambiasi, the Student Council honored our local Veterans for their service. It was a small token of our appreciation for their commitment to our community and to our country. We hope that they enjoyed the feast as much as we enjoyed their conversation, and we’re looking forward to next year!
Aerospace Engineering Class Field Trip
Aerospace Engineering attended their Southwest Airlines training facility field trip on Thursday, November 10 and learned a lot about what it takes to work for Southwest Airlines. We toured the facility, learned about pilot training and flight attendant training.
Lovejoy AP Art Studio Trip
LJVA's AP Studio artists, Independent study students, and Gallery Curators spent last Wednesday on a field study exploring three amazing collections of work. They started the day with an incredible tour of the Rachofsky Warehouse to experience some of the vast collection of work they have acquired in the past 25 years. The students also traveled to the Fort Worth Modern to further analyze and discuss the synthesis between works materials, processes, and ideas. The tour of museums ended at the Kimbell where we spent time outside reflecting on the day and how the experience would serve as a catalyst for their own artistic practice.
All Things Pumpkin
Our Nutrition Department would like to share the Nutrition Newsletter. The topic this month is 6 ways to savor pumpkin this season.
AP Registration (due on or before 11/15/2022)
If your student is enrolled in AP courses, they should be registered on the College Board’s myAP website for each AP course for which they are enrolled. Most students have already successfully registered for the AP exams at school. Please help us ensure your student is properly registered for the exam by having them log in to their College Board account and verifying each of their courses are displayed.
Students must be registered by November 15, 2022.
AP Exam Payment
Students who did not register for an exam by November 15 will be charged a $40 late fee by the College Board. This fee is not controlled by Lovejoy HS. The cost for most AP exams is $97.00 per test. Capstone courses- AP Seminar and AP Research- are $145.00 each.
Payment information and options will be communicated to students/families early in the second semester.
*Students enrolled in a second semester AP course will not be charged a late fee and will have options to enroll after the start of the second semester.
In the event that the cost of these AP exams is a financial hardship, please contact Michael Montague at 469-742-8712 or email@example.com to obtain a financial assistance application.
Lovejoy Gifted Association
Please join the Lovejoy Gifted Association for a day of lunch & learn. This will be held on November 17th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Please click on the invitation below for more information.
Choir will soon be selling Carol-o-grams.
Student Parking Information
For any student that has not received a parking spot and would like to purchase one, please visit our school store.
If your student purchased a parking spot that was not going to be available until November, please start parking in your paid spot. Those students were asked to park in the front of the school until the back lot reopened. The lot is now open and available to those students who purchased a parking spot. If you have any questions please see the school store.
Thank you so much for your patience during this time.
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.
Boys Soccer Tryouts 2022-2023
Tryouts will be held Monday-Thursday, 11/28-12/1, from 7:00 a.m. -8:20 a.m. at the (LHS football fields or indoor facility). Make sure all the required paperwork is on file prior to the tryouts.
If you are interested contact Coach Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a current athlete and your physical is up to date you are good.
If you are currently not participating in another sport and are not in the boys off season soccer class please complete the required paperwork. All athletes must be cleared in order to tryout.
Audition Information for the 2023-2024 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 and an IMPORTANT parent & candidate information meeting is next Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00pm in the LHS Lecture Hall. You and a parent or guardian will want to attend this meeting to obtain an audition packet and receive important information and requirements for the upcoming auditions. We hope to see you there! ***Please note, if you are unable to attend the informational meeting on November 15th, you are still eligible to audition. Audition packets will be available to parents/students following the meeting beginning on November 15th. 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
Lovejoy Volleyball Area and Regional Tournaments
The Lovejoy Varsity Volleyball team is working hard to achieve their goals of returning to the UIL State Tournament this year. They took on the Whitehouse Wildcats during the Area Playoff Round and swept the Wildcats in three sets! Tuesday night they battled the Forney Yellowjackets in four sets to secure their spot in the Regional Tournament this weekend! These athletes will take on the Wakeland Wolverines Friday night at Rock Hill High School, game time is 7:00pm! The girls are asking fans to wear Red, White and Blue to Friday's game to honor our Veterans! We hope to see you there! Follow us on Twitter (@leopardvb) and Instagram (lovejoy_leopardvb) for game updates!
We also want to recognize some of our players for their achievements this past week! Hannah Gonzalez was chosen for the AVCA All-Region Team as well as the AVCA All-American 3rd Team. Charlotte Wilson was chosen for the AVCA All-Region Team and Bethanie Wu achieved a career milestone of 1,000 assists!!
LJVA Artist creates ornament to hang in State Capitol
Each year, House Members are invited to select a constituent to create an ornament to hang on the christmas tree that stands in the House chamber of the Texas Capitol. We are honored that LJVA AP Studio artist and Gallery Curator, Makenna Ford, created the ornament for District 89's State Rep, Candy Noble. We were glad for Rep. Noble to stop by to get a picture with Makenna and the ornament before she travels to Austin for the tree decorating ceremony on Dec. 3rd. Congratulations on this honor Makenna!
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The girls Cross Country team won the State Championship title for the second year in a row. Amy Morefield, Sara Morefield, Camryn Benson, Peyton Benson, Kailey Littlefield, Kate Carlson and Jocelyn Chapman made up the championship squad who crushed their competition and set a new UIL STATE RECORD for lowest points scored in 5A girls history! (28 points) They achieved this by placing 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th in the race. This is a huge accomplishment!
These young ladies are a special team and have worked relentlessly to achieve this goal.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Our boys Cross Country team had phenomenal success bringing home the State Runner-Up Title last weekend! Will Carlson, Joe Bluestein, Caden Gary, Devin Muaina, Henry Bennion, Andrew Poulton, and Nick Yared fought hard and earned the silver! We are proud of these young men for this great achievement!
SAY THANKS WITH PIE!
The Lovejoy High School PTSO, with your help, is planning to provide a delicious bundt cake or pie for each staff member at Lovejoy High School. Along with our amazing letter writing campaign, what a great opportunity to give thanks and appreciation to each staff member that touches the lives of our children. Please sign up to help below!
Thank you in advance for your help. We would not be able to do this without the generous donations of our Lovejoy Community!
Hello Parents! If you like to hang out with some amazing students, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Please see description and openings in the sign up link below.
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!!