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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter - February 24, 2023

Leopard Spotlight!

The Leopard Spotlight for 2/24/23 is Grazyna Czarneck. Grazyna works hard to keep our school environment clean and safe. She makes sure teachers and staff have what they need when they need it. She is always kind and ready to help in any way possible. We are so fortunate she is part of the Lovejoy team!

School Day SAT testing

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, our 11th graders will be taking the School Day SAT. The test was funded through the legislature and will be given at no cost to your student. All testing will take place at LHS and students should arrive no later than 8:45 am. Students who are testing should also bring a pencil and their own calculator. We will have classes for 9th, 10th, and 12th graders and students should report to campus at their regular time.

Class assignments will be posted in the Commons and outside the Library when students arrive.


Last Week for Senior Projects!

Attention Senior Class of 2023!

Our 2022-2023 LHS Seniors will submit a video presentation for their senior project this year.

Seniors who did not submit their project in December will need to submit their Senior Project presentation on or before March 3rd. Parents may access additional information about the senior project here. Seniors have been receiving periodic reminders of the deadline through Google Classroom.

We look forward to seeing the amazing things our seniors have been working on as a capstone to their senior year!


TXDOT Construction on Estates Pkwy Has Begun

Texas Department of Transportation has started construction on Estates Pkwy. We hope that having the following information will allow you to be prepared and cautious when you travel on this road.

· Work will take place on Estates Pkwy from Angel to Country Club

· They will be doing base repair and widening the road by ensuring the shoulder of the road is the same width for the entirety of Estates Pkwy

· General work hours will be from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM, so there should not be much "if any" imposition during the school day.

· There will be some night work performed from time to time.

· Completion of the project is expected to be June/July 2023

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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.
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School Store Sale

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.

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


Need to register to vote?

We are excited to provide eligible high school students with the opportunity to register to vote under Section 13.046(a) of the Texas Election Code. We will have voter registrar applications available to students that are 18 years of age. You can pick up an application at the LHS Library or from Deborah Martinez in the AP Office.


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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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.

Dance Clinic


Special Education Parent Connect Newsletter

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

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VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

If your student needs a VOE for driver's permit or license, please send requests to 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 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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Scholarships for Seniors

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.
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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
Live Online

Register here:

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!


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Interested in Athletic Training?


If you are interested in athletic training at LHS, please click the link below to see more information.

Athletic Training Program


Lovejoy Softball Bat Girls!

Lovejoy Softball Bat Girls!

Is your daughter interested in softball? Does she play softball? Have her come and join our JV or Varsity teams as a Lovejoy Bat Girl for a game! Please sign up for our softball season using the QR code or signup genius link below! Girls need to be dressed in softball attire and have a batting helmet to wear. Each girl will receive a t-shirt as a thank you for their participation! Please sign up by March 7th! Come and support your Lady Leopards! Play Ball!

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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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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: MARCH 24, 2023. (NO EXCEPTIONS). SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTOS, 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 Information

Senior Exam Exemption Information

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

Senior Exam Exemption Policy
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.
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LHS Wrestling Wins 2nd Place at State!

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Speech & Debate Compete

Congressional Debate students competed at the National Speech & Debate Association district competition Wednesday. Andy Choy brought home a win and will move on to the NATIONAL competition in June! We hope to bring home a few more qualifications over the next few days of the tournament!

Track & Field Invitational

The Girls Track and Field team had a dominating performance at the McKinney Boyd Invitational last week. They won the meet defeating 21 teams - most of which were 6A! The quartet of Leila Ngapout, Bella Landrum, Mia Reaugh, and Kailey Littlefield also won the Sprint Medley Relay and set a new school record of 4:07.

Varsity and JV Girls Soccer

Last Friday night the varsity girls soccer team beat Melissa 2-0. Goals were scored by Emma Nelson and Nicole Young. On Tuesday, for senior night, the girls beat Greenville 10-0. Goals were scored by Emma Nelson (hat trick), Paige Young, Callan Snider (2), Ella York, Mia Reaugh, and Kate Carlson. Assists were by Alexa Paharik, Callan Snider (2), Emma Smith, Morgan Paharik, Ella York, Kiera Watson, and Natalie Burns. Natalie Lenart and Kenlea Swadener were in goal for both games for our 9th and 10th clean sheet of the season.

Last Friday night the JV girls soccer team beat Melissa 6-1. Goals were scored by Maria Arlaban, Lauren Gonzales, Rachel Dobbs, Izzie Stein, Sophia Johnston, and Kate Call. Assists were by Mia Lutcza (2), Izzie Stein, and Maria Arlaban. On Tuesday the girls beat Greenville 10-0. Goals were scored by Izzie Stein (2), Anna Frost, Sophia Johnston (2), Mia Lutcza, Lauren Gonzales, Kate Call, Galilea Cardenas Ramirez, and Matea Wadjinny. Assists were by Rachel Dobbs (2), Lauren Gonzales, and Kate Call.

Computer Science Competes in Programming Contest

The computer science team participated in Plano West's Programming contest last Saturday. LHS blew away the competition and took 1st and 2nd place in the Advanced division and 1st place in the Novice division. The teams were:
1st place Advanced: Hannah Mao, Joshua James, Sharon Chen
2nd place Advanced: Brady Kofahl, Lauren Dumin
1st place Novice: Neola Edwin, Auburnae Williams, Shilohk Navaneethakrishnan
Also competing in Advanced: Edina Odza, Emily Noack, Jonah Vuong
Also competing in Novice: Nolan Finnigan, James Bognot, Lucas Liu
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LHS Swim & Dive Compete at State!

This past weekend, the Lovejoy Swim and Dive team competed at the State Meet. Congratulations to the following

1st place - Maria Faoro (two years in a row)

TISCA Diver of the Meet - Maria Faoro

TISCA Coach of the Meet - Jay Bolinger

2nd Place - Grant Hu 200 Free and 500 Free

School record setters

Grant Hu - 200 Free (set in Prelims and then again in Finals)

Grant Hu - 500 Free

Boys 200 Free Relay - Grant Hu, Austin Stone, Chris Wang, Chris Pages

Also swimming in both prelims and finals were

Girls 200 Medley Relay - Camryn Sperling, Grace Hu, Julia Stall, Ava Easley

Boys 200 Medley Relay - Austin Stone, Grant Hu, Chris Wang, Chris Pages

Girls 100 Free - Ava Easley

Girls 200 Free Relay - Camryn Sperling, Julia Stall, Grace Hu, Ava Easley

Girls 100 Back - Ava Easley

Girls 100 Breast - Julia Stall

Overall the Boys team got 17th and Girls Teams got 16th place. Congratulations to our athletes.

Colorguard Competes

This past Saturday, Lovejoy ISD Colorguard groups competed in the North Texas Colorguard Association show at Richardson HS. Our middle school group that is actually competing in a high school level class came in 2nd overall, our HS JV group came in 6th in the mix with other district's Varsity groups and our Varsity group won their class over two other large 6A schools. Go guard!!!

These students have been working hard on their shows and it is paying off!!

The next opportunity to check them out will be on Friday night, March 24th at the Colony HS.

Chamber Orchestra Wins Sweepstakes Trophy!

On Wednesday, the Chamber Orchestra competed at UIL Concert and Sightreading and received all Superior ratings from the judges and were awarded the Sweepstakes Trophy. Congrats to all members of the Chamber Orchestra!

LHS Robotics - Tournament Champions & TSA

Lovejoy Robotics team 1082K ( Eight Figures ) recently competed and walked away Tournament Champions and the winner of the Design Award! This team is composed of some of the hardest workers and most loyal teammates. They have overcome many obstacles and have risen to the challenge numerous times this season to prove how great they are. Congratulations on a strong finish to the season! We are #LovejoyProud and we can not wait to see what y'all accomplish next in your future! 1082K is composed of (from left to right): Steven Chang, Garrett Payne, George Lewis, Arthur He, Jackson Delaney, David Carias ( and Adam Kent not pictured ).
For the first time in Lovejoy ISD history, we have our very own Chapter of the Technology Student Association (a nationally recognized organization) and these 4 young men made up our first-ever Engineering CAD team. They did a phenomenal job with their CAD (Computer Aided Design [3D modeling] ) contest in which they solved 3D modeling problems and submitted to judges their designs. We also want to recognize the President of the LHS TSA Chapter, Emily Perry (not pictured), and Vice President Gregory Powers who have both been very instrumental in launching this new club. Pictured from left to right are: Gregory Powers, Ace Ernst, Frankie Portera and Carson Dykstra.
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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


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.


Stem Festival T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all students to submit design entries for the 2023 STEM Festival T-Shirt Contest! Click here for more information: Stem Festival T-shirt Design Contest

Entries Due by Friday, March 17th at 5:00 pm

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February Nutrition Newsletter

Please see the link below for the latest nutrition newsletter from LISD.
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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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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:

PTSO Social Media



Click HERE to view the 2022-2023 Spring Semester Events