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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - January 13, 2023

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Leopard Spotlight!

The Leopard Spotlight for 1/13/23 goes to Brandon Barter. Mr. Barter serves as the Department Lead in History and is an excellent teacher. He has strong organizational skills and is able to design lessons that enable students to reach higher levels of learning and comprehension. Being able to take the curriculum and design learning experiences which gradually releases students to lead the learning is a strength of his. Thank you for all you do Mr. Barter and congratulations!
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Addams Family Musical

Lovejoy High School Performing Arts is delighted to announce their upcoming musical of the year, Addams Family!

The show will premiere on January 19 and continue through until January 21, 2023 at 7 PM.


Tickets go on sale beginning January 9, 2023. For tickets and info visit us at www.lovejoyfinearts.org

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Annual Bump Up Day is to take place on February 3, 2023.

Sloan Creek Intermediate, Willow Springs Middle School, and Lovejoy High School will host 4th, 6th, and 8th graders on Friday, February 3, 2023, for Lovejoy ISD’s Annual Bump Up Day. Bump Up Day was created to assist students with transitioning to a new campus and to help generate excitement for the new experiences they will have. Students will travel to the campus they will be attending for the 2023-2024 school year and have the opportunity to tour the campus, ask questions, and eat lunch. Students will be able to charge lunch and any a la carte/snacks purchases to their lunch account during their visit to their Bump Up school. Please make sure funds are available in your student's lunch account. Lunch prices for students visiting Sloan Creek Intermediate School or Willow Springs Middle School will be $4.00 for a regular meal or $4.75 for a premium meal. Lunch prices for students visiting Lovejoy High School will be $4.50 for a regular meal or $5.25 for a premium meal. A la carte/snack prices vary. Please refer to this document for specific pricing.
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Senior Exam Exemption Information

Please click on the link below to view the Senior Exemptions for Exams in the spring.


Senior Exam Exemption Policy
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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:

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January Nutrition Newsletter

Hope your New Year is off to a great start! Our January Nutrition Newsletter is ready to be viewed. The topic this month is 6 Weeknight Meals The Whole Family Will Love.



https://4.files.edl.io/7e69/01/12/23/144040-3cfd88d2-708c-4956-b453-f751927e04eb.pdf

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Special Education Parent Connect Newsletter

Check out the Special Education Parent Connect Newletter by clicking the link below!

https://www.smore.com/nqmr9

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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.

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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.

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Texas Bluebonnet Girls State

All junior girls interested in applying for 2023 Texas Bluebonnet Girls State can review the application requirements in the Class of 2024 Google Classroom. The application deadline is Thursday, January 19. Please return the completed application to Mrs. Robbins in the counseling office.
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Junior boys interested in applying for Texas Boys State, please complete the application using the link https://www.texasboysstate.com/ The application is due no later than January 13.

Positive Behavior Traits: CARING

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!

Caring Presentation

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Golf Tryouts!

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.


23-24 Leopard Golf Tryouts

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Cheer Tryouts Coming Soon!

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Lovejoy Cheer Squad? We will be having our first parent meeting regarding tryouts, for our 2023-2024 squads and much more! We will be meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 in Room B124 at the high school. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email shelly_wiggins@lovejoyisd.net or michelle_mcclelland@lovejoyisd.net. Look forward to meeting you all soon!
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Girls Soccer Open JV Spots

LHS girls soccer have started their season and we still have one or two spots open on our JV team. If you are interested in playing soccer or if you have any questions you can find Coach Keeble in room B230 or you can email him at ian_keeble@lovejoyisd.net.
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TMEA All-State Treble Choir

Congratulations to Romi Kahana for being selected for the 2023 edition of the TMEA All-State Treble Choir. This is a 4 round process and she has worked diligently to see it happen. She will travel to San Antonio in February to take part in an intensive 3-day rehearsal clinic that will culminate in a concert.

Career Exploration in CTE

Career Exploration in CTE classes is opening new opportunities with real world applications and VR headsets. Mrs. Lynch's students are learning about different trades, such as welding, crane operations, and changing oil in a car to extend student learning.

LHS Band

The Lovejoy Band had a record 21 students advance to the area round of the Texas Music Educator Association All-State Process. The following 5 students have earned a spot in the All State Bands and will travel to San Antonio in February to perform with the best young musicians in the state. Go Band!!


Lauren Dumin Flute

Reagan Wagner Trumpet

John Hanchey Percussion

Max Rattleff Percussion

Davis Miller Jazz Baritone Saxophone

Lovejoy Swim Team vs. Highland Park

On Tuesday, January 10, the Lovejoy Swim Team competed against Highland Park. While Highland Park won the meet overall, there were a lot of outstanding swims. Below are the results


Girls 200 Medley Relay

2nd place - Camryn Sperling, Grace Hu, Julia Stall, Ava Easley

3rd place - Violet Almazan, Devon Karras, Heidi Porter, Natalie Yarad


Boys 200 Medley Relay

3rd place - Beau Rice, Maddox Willard, Sam Reagan, Pablo Duran De La Vega

4th place - Sean Easley, Frank Portera, Chris Want, Ben Hansen


Girls 200 Free

2nd place - Emma Pierce

5th place Helen Miller


Boys 200 Free

3rd place - Sean Easley

4th place - Beau Rice

5th place - Pablo Duran De La Vega

6th place - Frank Portera


Girls 200 IM

2nd place - Julia Stall

3rd place - Heidi Porter

4th place - Devon Karras


Boys 200 IM

5th place - Sam Reagan


Girls 50 Free

1st place - Ava Easley

2nd place - Camryn Sperling

4th place - Grace Hu

5th place - Isabella Iannarelli


Boys 50 Free

1st place - Chris Pages

4th place - Austin Stone

7th place - Ashton Moon

8th place - Tyler Wilson


Girls 100 Fly

2nd place - Grace Hu

5th place - Emma Pierce

6th place - Jasmine Gasser


Boys 100 Fly

1st place - Grant Hu

4th place Sam Reagan

7th place - Steven Chang

8th place - Bruno Caretti


Girls 100 Free

1st place - Ava Easley

3rd place - Violet Almazan

5th place - Isabella Iannarelli

7th place - Natalie Yarad


Boys 100 Free

3rd place - Chris Pages

4th place - Sean Easley

5th place - Beau Rice

7th place - Hunter Hedges

8th place - Chris Wang

11th place - Maddox Willard

12th place - Josh Pappen

13th place - Jackson Vondersaar

14th place - Sunil Dandora

15th place - Deen Choudhry


Girls 500 Free

3rd place - Devon Karras

5th place - Sarah Gable


Boys 500 Free

3rd place - Frank Portera

4th place - Ben Hansen

6th place - Tyler Wilson


Girls 200 Free Relay

1st place - Camryn Sperling, Julia Stall, Grace Hu, Ava Easley

3rd place - Natalie Yarad, Emma Pierce, Sarah Gable, Isabella Innarelli

5th place - Maya Jezin, Emilia Ziukas, Taylor Barney, Trinity Mcwhorter


Boys 200 Free Relay

1st place - Chris Pages, Austin Stone, Chris Wang, Grant Hu

4th place - Tyler Wilson, Ashton Moon, Frank Portera, Ben Hansen

7th place - Maddox Willard, Connor Agnew, Austin Hummel, Bruno Caretti


Girls 100 Back

2nd place - Camryn Sperling

3rd place - Violet Almazan

6th place - Helen Miller

7th place - Taylor Barney


Boys 100 Back

1st place - Austin Stone

3rd place - Pablo Duran De La Vega

5th place - Varad Tiwari

7th place - Austin Hummel

8th place - Connor Agnew

9th place - Deen Choudhry


Girls 100 Breast

2nd place - Julia Stall

3rd place - Heidi Porter

6th place - Jasmine Gasser

8th place - Maya Jezin


Boys 100 Breast

1st place - Grant Hu

3rd place - Chris Wang

5th place - Maddox Willard

6th place - Carter Heckman

7th place - Jackson Vondersaar

8th place - Diego Salvo


Girls 400 Free Relay

3rd place - Emma Pierce, Jasmine Gasser, Devon Karras, Helen Miller


Boys 400 Free Relay

1st place - Chris Pages, Beau Rice, Austin Stone, Grant Hu

3rd place - Sam Reagan, Tyler Wilson, Pablo Duran De La Vega, Sean Easley

5th place - Nathan Koonce, Josh Pappen, Carter, Heckman, Hunter Hedges

Lovejoy Boy's Basketball

Basketball season is in full swing and the Leopards are off to another hot start! Our Lovejoy boy's basketball team is currently 16-6 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in District games. This past Friday the Leopards defeated Princeton 60-42 thanks to a thrilling second half comeback, and they followed it up on Tuesday by grinding out a close 45-40 victory in Overtime at McKinney North. The Leopards will travel to Melissa next Tuesday and will be back at home on Friday, January 20th vs. Greenville. Our fan support this season has been phenomenal and we look forward to seeing the Lovejoy community pack the gym at our remaining games. Come out and support this exciting team!
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Club Photo Day!

Club Photo Day will take place Jan 18 and 19 in the Aux Gym. Please notify Clarissa Shirley (clarissa_shirley@lovejoyisd.net) if your group needs to be added or removed. Be sure to arrive 5 minutes before your designated time. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14HilLSIsGIDc-nDXwRACMoBlMmhoA6fYhnjTuJkrIiE/edit?usp=share_link

The Hour of Code

Our entire school will be joining in on the largest learning event in history. The Hour of Code! Please click on the link below for more information.

Parent Communication

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Lovejoy Gifted Association Presents:

Dr. Matt Zakreski, PsyD will be at Lovejoy High School at 10:00 am to discuss The Performance Cliff. Please click on the link below for more information.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EXxQAK97oLtO_eYE95ZAZcHTAw-P-AFw/view?usp=sharing

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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

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Welcome back, LHS! Your LHS PTSO has a few opportunities in the next few weeks for you to help serve and donate to the happenings at LHS! We have transferred all of our signups to be active in our Membership Toolkit software, please note you do not have to be a member of pto to volunteer or donate but will need to log-in for the first time to donate.

LHS PTSO is hosting a staff and teacher luncheon on Wednesday, January 18th, we would appreciate any support you can provide to help us welcome them back and into 2023!

Please sign up in our new format here: https://ptolhs.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/103684

STUCO and LHS PTSO as part of Diversity Week we will be serving our students multi-cultural dishes. To provide a dish or to help serve, please sign up here:

https://ptolhs.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/103779

Volunteer Opportunties

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0445ACAF2EA75-lovejoy3

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

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LHS SPRING TIMELINE OF EVENTS

Click HERE to view the 2022-2023 Spring Semester Events