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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - March 24, 2023
Zachary Hevron is the Leopard Spotlight winner for 3.24.23. Mr. Hevron has done an amazing job for us in Physics this year. He recently has stepped up in a huge way to support multiple LHS Physics courses. Mr. Hevron is truly an example of a teacher going above and beyond to do what's best for our students. He also recently won the award of Assistant Coach of the Year in Debate! Thank you Mr. Hevron!
Tickets for the 2023 LHS Junior and Senior Prom have officially gone on sale. You can use the link or QR code below to purchase your tickets now. Prices will go up periodically as we get closer to the event, so make sure to get your tickets early.
If your student is bringing a visitor to Prom that does not attend Lovejoy High School, you will need to fill out this visitor form. The form needs to be signed by an administrator if the student attends another school or attach a photocopy of the visitor's driver's license if they are out of high school (but under 21). You will also need to fill out this digital form IN ADDITION to the form that needs to be filled out. These forms need to be turned into Ms. Martinez in the AP's office by April 6th.
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.
The cost for most AP exams is $97.00 per test. Capstone courses- AP Seminar and AP Research- are $145.00 each.
To verify the payment amount, please click here and enter your student's id number. Anyone choosing to pay with a credit card through this link will incur a 4.16% service charge.
To avoid fees, you may mail a check payable to:
Lovejoy High School
2350 Estates Pkwy
Lucas, TX 75002
You can also have your student drop off a check or cash at the LHS School Store. Please ensure that your child’s name is in the memo line of the check followed by AP Exam.
Ex. Memo Sam Smith - AP Exams
Deadline for payment is: Monday, May 1, 2023
In the event that the cost of these AP exams is a financial hardship, please contact Michael Montague at 469-742-8712 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a financial assistance application.
Navigating the College Admissions Process with Sarah Thrash
March is National Athletic Training Month
As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Our high school and middle school athletic trainers, as well as our student athletic trainers, devote their time and energy to ensuring the health and safety of our student athletes throughout the year.
Denim & Diamonds Ticket Information
Tickets for the Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala and Live Auction are now available. Please click on the link below for more information or to purchase a ticket.
Now Taking STUCO Applications for 2023-2034 School Year
Applications for the 23-24 Student Council are now available. Click the link or use the QR code to access the Google Form and start the process. https://forms.gle/uLLYbKLZSetn2J3p8
Majestics Spring Show
SAVE THE DATE! You do not want to miss this year's highly anticipated Majestics Spring Show - The Vision - April 13, 14 & 15, 2023 @ 7:00pm in the LHS Auditorium. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, April 3rd. Join us as we celebrate 16 years of being Majestic!
Volleyball Spring Clinic
Join Lovejoy Volleyball on April 30th for a spring clinic to raise funds for the prestigious Ann Kang Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. This clinic will be run by National Gatorade Player of the Year, Averi Carlson and our 2023 Varsity Team. K-6th grade will go from 1:00-3:00 and 7th and 8th grade will for from 3:30-5:30, both at LHS. Spots will be $125 each with a t-shirt included. Be sure to sign up quickly as there are limited spots for each session.
for any further questions.
The Lovejoy High School Store is having a sale. 50% off select items and 20% off select Nike and Under Armour. Come see us!! Monday-Friday 8:45-4:00.
Two nights only-All apparel 50% off at the school store.-April 6 and April 11, 6-8 PM
Also, the deadline to order patches for letter jackets is May 1st.
Message from the Registrar
If you haven't already, please complete our Intent to Return to Lovejoy ISD form, this information will help plan for a successful school year and prepare for adequate staffing. The form can be found here.
We are looking for responses from all Lovejoy ISD families.
Thank you for your help and support. It’s great to be a Leopard!
Parking at Lovejoy High School
Just a reminder, if you are a student driver and have not purchased a parking pass, please make sure to stop by the school store. All student drivers must have a pass to park at LHS. There should be no students parking in the front of the school. Thank you
Attendance Task Force Weekly Report
Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).
Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences. This information can be found below:
Dancing with the Majestics
If you are K - 8th graders and are interested in dancing with the Majestics, please click on the link below for more information regarding the Majestics Dance Clinic.
Special Education Parent Connect Newsletter
Save the Date - Athletic Physicals
It's never too early to start thinking about the 2023-2024 school year! If you are interested in trying out for the 23-24 Leopard Golf Team, register or sign up to receive information for tryouts in MAY 1-4 by completing the google form: https://forms.gle/BsWqKszBLchMGJxY6
Lost and Found
We have accumulated a good amount of both water bottles and jackets, as well as other items here at the high school. If your student has lost something lately, please have them stop by the shelf outside of the Assistant Principals' office, or check in with Deborah Martinez. We would love to reunite these lost belongings with their owner.
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
If your student needs a VOE for driver's permit or license, please send requests to Marisa_Davis@lovejoyisd.net
and pick up at the front desk.
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.
Free ACT and SAT Practice Exam
Dear Lovejoy High School Families,
We are working hard to support our families this school year with additional resources. Revolution Prep is offering our students the opportunity to take a free online ACT practice exam, see below to register:
ACT Practice Exam
Saturday April 1, 2023
8:00 am to 12 :00 pm
Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/5962/
Positive Behavior Traits: TRUSTWORTHINESS (3RD 9 weeks)
This year, the counseling department will be focusing on the four principal Positive Behavior Traits from the Texas Education Agency TEKS. Please use the slides linked below to review what caring looks like in a variety of ways during high school for Lovejoy Leopards . We encourage you to connect this with your family's expectations as well!
Cap & Gowns from Jostens
If you ordered your cap and gown and missed Jostens last week, please stop by the School Store to pick it up.
Today is the Deadline - Senior Pictures Needed!
SENIOR parents, we need your help with the SENIOR VIDEO
The Senior Booster Club creates a slideshow of submitted senior pictures which is played at graduation and baccalaureate. Please submit FOUR pictures of your senior as soon as possible. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2023. (NO EXCEPTIONS). SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTOS, CLICK HERE
SENIOR WEBSITE & BOOSTER CLUB CONTACTS - CLICK HERE
Community Service Green Cord Deadline
Seniors who are attempting to earn the Green Service Cord, must have all 400 hours of community service submitted to Mrs. Vaughn in room B112 no later than May 5.
Attention Class of 2023 Seniors
Please click on the link below to view information regarding seniors from our senior boosters!
Senior Exam Exemption Information
The Lovejoy Gifted Association (LGA) will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School. Application closes April 30th, 2023 at midnight. https://form.jotform.com/220774849610158
Keynote Speaker Selection
Lovejoy High School is proud to announce that Mrs. Cheryl Anderson has been selected as the 2023 AP Seminar Professional Night keynote speaker this June at the yearly AP Capstone Reading in Salt Lake City, UT. Every year during AP readings, each AP subject has a “Professional Night” with a speaker who has distinguished himself or herself as a driving force and influencer in the AP curriculum and program. This year, Mrs Anderson presents “Conquering ChatGPT, Crash Course In Seminar Skills, and Captivating Communication” on AP Seminar’s Professional night, where she will share her perspective, wisdom, and experience with the attendees. Congratulations!
Girls Soccer in the Playoffs!
Last night the girls soccer team beat Corsicana in the first round of the playoffs 8-0. Goals were scored by Emma Nelson (hat trick), Lainey Pierce (2), Ella York (2), and Natalie Burns. Assists were by Emma Nelson, Lainey Pierce, Ella York, Callan Snider (3), Natalie Knight, and Kate Carlson. Kenlea Swadener and Natalie Lenart earned the clean sheet in goal with help from defenders Margo Chester, Bailee Neatherlin, Maggie Manders, Katie Manders, Callan Snider, Gianna Lutcza, and Nicole Young. The Leopards will play the Kingwood Park vs. Mount Pleasant winner on Tuesday the 28th at a time and location TBD.
Boys Soccer in the Playoffs!
Your Leopards Boys Soccer Team were crowned District Champions and will have the number one seed for district 13-5A heading into playoffs.
Speech & Debate
Paari Palani and David Wise competed at the UIL State Competition for Policy Debate last weekend! While they didn't win the whole thing, they did advance to Day 2 of competition and David Wise brought home 2nd Speaker overall, so it was still a big success. Good job boys!
Our softball season is off and running, Varsity has a 15-9 overall record (with tournament road trips to Houston and College Station to play the top 6a competition in Texas), and 4-1 in the district. Our next home game is Friday @ McKinney North 3/24/23. The following week we play @ Melissa March 31st 2023. Jade Owens has also reached 300 career strikeouts and currently has 303 with another 7 district games left plus playoffs. Jade had 130 her sophomore year, 104 Junior, and at 69 today.
Congratulations to the Lovejoy basketball team and Karson Templin for being named to the TABC All-State team for the 22-23 season. Karson was one of 20 players named to this prestigious list and is the first player named to the list since Joseph Gonzalez earned honors in 2012. The Utah State signee was also named to the Dallas Morning News 3rd team All-Area squad for his work this season. Templin averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks this year.
Link to the DMN All-Area team: https://www.dallasnews.com/high-school-sports/basketball/2023/03/23/2022-23-all-area-boys-basketball-meet-the-best-players-in-dallas/
Other accolades for the Leopards this week include Akshat Saini and Parker Patel being named to the THSCA Academic All-State teams. Patel made the Honorable Mention team while Saini was named to the Elite Team. Academic All-State honorees must have an overall GPA of 92 or better for courses from grades 9-12. The committee also weighs class rank and SAT scores. Congratulations to both student-athletes for earning this incredible honor!
Congratulations to our teams that qualified to VEX Worlds (AKA: The VEX Robotics World Championship) at the Texas Region 2 Championship back on March 4th! - Team 1082X won the Innovate Award and Team 1082E won the Create Award- which are both big accomplishments! A few more Lovejoy Robotics teams qualified to VEX Worlds through their excellent Skills scores.. Teams 1082C, 1082J and 1082V all advanced to the World Championship thanks to high scores and their many hours of dedication and hard work. Teams 1082C, 1082J and 1082R were also Quarterfinalists! Congratulations teams!!! Every team that attended state did a great job and I’m so thankful for every students' hard work and dedication!
Medal of Merit
LHS Junior David David received the Medal of Merit this week during the Boy Scouts of America ceremony at the Plano Events Center. This medal is awarded to a Scout who has performed meritorious service above and beyond that normally expected of a youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. This honor is rarely and selectively bestowed. He is receiving this award for putting out the fire at Lovejoy High School on February 14, 2022. You may find more information about the medal here: http://usscouts.org/awards/medalofmerit.asp#:~:text=The%20Medal%20of%20Merit%20is,is%20not%20confined%20to%20lifesaving
LISD PathFinder Prgram
Thank you so much to our guest speaker Special Agent in Charge Mamie K. Kinzig for her great support of the LISD PathFinder Program and her willingness to speak to our awesome LHS students!! And a special thanks to Lucas Fire Chief Ted Stephens for his ongoing support and involvement with LISD's Safety and Security Programs!
LISD needs your input!
As part of the Lovejoy 2030 Future Ready Strategic Target, Lovejoy ISD is seeking your input regarding College, Career, and other vocational/professional opportunities. Data collected is anonymous, and will be used for the specific purpose of analyzing interest/need for College, Career, and other vocational/professional opportunities. Completing the feedback form is completely voluntary.
Student College and Career Feedback
Parent College and Career Feedback
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
The Parent-Teacher Organizations in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2023. This centralized application means that each student completes the application ONCE, but is eligible for PTO scholarships through the Lovejoy schools they attended (plus the Lovejoy Council and Preschool PTO).
All student applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) be a member of the LHS Parent-Teacher-Student-Organization (PTSO); (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a resume; and (e) have one letter of recommendation submitted.
To apply for the scholarship, students must complete the application by clicking on the link button below.
The form at the link will allow students to exit and return to the application in case they cannot complete it in one sitting.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2023
Outstanding Service Awards
The Lovejoy Council of PTOs will be recognizing two special individuals at Lovejoy High School who have given outstanding service to our children this year. This recognition is one of the highest honors which can be bestowed upon an individual by our PTSO. The only requirement for receiving this honor is that the recipient has promoted students’ well-being and demonstrated care for children.
A nominee for recognition may be a parent, volunteer, teacher, administrator, or a community leader. The recipient is not required to be a PTSO member.
If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please fill out the form below. The recognition committee will carefully consider each candidate. Recipients can only receive this honor one time. A list of people who have previously received this honor can be found at http://bit.ly/LovejoyPTORecipients.
Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 31, 2023.
Click on the following link to obtain the nomination form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmC2tt12ct7idNDsEmQfr8cS42UTxkSpS3i80kf7iew_9GlA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link
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Community News Webpage: https://www.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1601749&type=d&pREC_ID=1729844
LHS SPRING TIMELINE OF EVENTS
to view the 2022-2023 Spring Semester Events