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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-October 28, 2022
LEOPARD SPOTLIGHT AWARD
Deborah DiMarco joined LHS in the special education department last year. We are thrilled to welcome her to our social studies team this school year. She jumped right in to teach AP European History AND AP Human Geography! She is dedicated to the success of her students and brings a caring and positive spirit to the team. Thank you for all that you do Ms. DiMarco!
October is Principal Month
Sending a shout out to our wonderful Principal!! Dr. Zambiasi is a wonderful leader and works hard at making sure all the students and staff at Lovejoy High School know how valuable they are. His knowledge in the educational field is an asset to this campus! This month some folks said "Thank you" with dinner, lunch and a fun door from our PTSO!
Thank you Dr. Zambiasi for all you do for us and the community at Lovejoy!
Leopard Friday Success!
Leopard Friday was a great success! Hundreds of our leopards came to LHS and enjoyed activities for children, games, food trucks, dessert trucks, and purchased Lovejoy spirit wear. Lovejoy High School clubs and organizations ranging from athletics, student led-clubs, and performing arts filled the courtyard. In addition, local community service organizations and PTSO groups joined in on the Lovejoy ISD family-centered fun. Lovejoy Visual Arts also hosted our second Gallery opening of the year, which was a huge success. Thank you to all staff members, students, and parents who made this event possible.
Dude, Be Nice!
This is our annual kindness matters event that will start October 31st. We’ll be spreading positive messages and doing fun activities all week. There is also a Pep Rally that Thursday, 11/3, where you can wear your favorite positive vibes shirt. Don’t have one yet? There are some on sale at the school store.
Construction on Estates Pkwy
We wanted to share some information with our Lovejoy parents and students regarding road construction that will take place on Estates Pkwy in November. We hope that having the following information will allow you to be prepared and cautious when you travel on this road.
· Construction will begin on November 5
· 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 on 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
If your student is interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Security, Military,
Law Enforcement (federal, state or local), or Fire/Emergency Management, please click on the link below to find out more information about a discussion at Lovejoy High School. This discussion will take place on November 1st!
LOVEJOY LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
It’s that time of year again to celebrate our amazing teachers and staff with our Lovejoy Letter Writing Campaign! Many of you are familiar with this beloved tradition, but for those of you who are not, it is the time of year when current and past students and parents write appreciation letters for each of our teachers and staff members across the district.
The letters do not have to be elaborate or lengthy. The goal is just for people to write a note of thanks to show gratitude to their teachers, the staff and administration in our district. It is an opportunity for us to take the time to let each person who makes a difference for us throughout the school day know how much we value them.
Please clearly label the envelope with the staff/teacher’s name and LLC (Lovejoy Letter Campaign) and return the letter to the box located in the designated area at your school no later than Friday November 11th.
The letter writing campaign has become such a meaningful tradition in our district. We really appreciate your time and effort to help us tell our teachers and staff thank you for all that they do!
2023 YEARBOOK AND SENIOR ADS!
The 2023 yearbook and Senior Ads are now on sale!
You can purchase the 2023 book online at jostensyearbooks.com
Senior ads can be purchased at jostensadservice.com
Student Parking Information
For any student that has not received a parking spot and would like to purchase one, please visit our school store.
The back parking area behind the home side of the football stadium will be closed to all parking 24 hours a day until November 1st. Besides Varsity Football (certain Thursdays and Fridays), this is reserved as the band practice lot for their competitive season. The area has recently been upgraded with new markings and parking bollards for parking safety. The lot will be opened again in early November.
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.
SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS DEADLINE!
TO ALL LOVEJOY HS SENIOR PARENTS: FRIDAY 11-11 IS THE DEADLINE FOR 2023 SENIOR YEARBOOK RECOGNITION ADS!
All senior recognition ads must be paid for, created, and submitted online by Friday 11-11. You can use the direct link below to purchase and create a senior yearbook recognition ad.
With your student’s recognition ad in mind, now is the time to start collecting photos and preparing a plan for your senior recognition ad.
For more information please see link below
Positive Behavior Traits: RESPONSIBILITY (1st 9 weeks into October)
This year, the counseling department will be focusing on the four core Positive Behavior Traits from the Texas Education Agency TEKS. In addition to placing posters that use language from the TEKS outside of our counseling office to identify the current behavior trait we are focusing on, we have provided the presentation (linked below) as an extra resource. The slides in the presentation outline what responsibility looks like in a variety of ways for our Lovejoy Leopards. This is an optional resource for you to review and/or use with your 9th-12th grade student. We encourage you to connect this with your family's expectations as well!
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. There should be one icon for each AP course.
The cost for most AP exams is $97.00 per test. Capstone courses- AP Seminar and AP Research- are $145.00 each.
Students must be registered by November 15, 2022. Any student adding an exam after this date will be charged a $40 late fee by the College Board. This fee is not controlled by Lovejoy HS.
Payment options will be available after the November 15 deadline.
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.
Upcoming Powerlifting Season
Calling all Boys and Girls Powerlifters. There will be a meeting on Nov. 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm in the cafeteria at LHS. Important information will be covered about the upcoming powerlifting season. Please see Coach Shawn Lewis if you have any questions.
Girls Soccer Open Roster Spots
LHS girls soccer has about eight open spots on their rosters for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be held Monday-Thursday, 11/28-12/1, from 3:45-5:00 or you can come out during 8th period anytime between now and Thanksgiving.
If you are interested in trying out or if you have any questions please contact Coach Keeble - email@example.com.
Aerospace Student Field Trip
One of our wonderful teachers, Ms. Gaddie, took her students on a field trip to the Richardson RC Club where Aerospace students were able to fly RC Airplanes to put their knowledge of flight controls and aerodynamic forces into practice.
Historic Tennis Season
The Leopard Tennis Team finished the Fall team season with an 11-3 record. The Leopards won District 13-5A with a 6-0 record and moved on to win bi-district and area championships. The Leopards fell in the regional quarter-finals to the Corsicana Tigers 10-9 in a 5 hour marathon match. The Leopard Tennis Team finished with the best record and furthest run in school history. Congratulations Leopards on a great season!!!
The Lovejoy Runnin' Leopards are REGIONAL CHAMPIONS! The boys have won 7 consecutive Regional titles and the girls have now won 3 in a row. The boys team had an outstanding race putting 2 guys in the top 10. The girls team put 6 runners in the top 10 and scored an impressive 18 points! (15 is a perfect score). The squads will compete in Round Rock at the State Championship on Saturday, November 5th at 10:00 and 10:40 AM. The girls are looking to defend their state title and they guys will hope to earn the top spot this year as well. We would love to have Leopard fans lining up around the course in Round Rock!
Lovejoy Swim and Dive Team
Tuesday the Lovejoy Swim and Dive Team had the opportunity to compete against two 6A teams in the Allen Tri meet! The girls competed against Ursuline and Allen, tying Ursuline 88 to 88 and losing to Allen 125 to 60. The MVPs on the girl's side were Maria Faoro in diving, Julia Stall and Heidi Porter for placing 1 and 2 in the 100 Breaststroke, and Ava Easley for securing 2nd place in both of her individual events, the 100 Freestyle and Backstroke. The boys competed against Allen and Jesuit, losing to Allen 98 to 78 and losing to Jesuit 104 to 76. Chris Pages secured 1st place in the 50 free and brought our A relay to first place in the 200 Freestyle with Chris Wang, Austin Stone, and Grant Hu. Grant was also a big player securing 2nd in the 500 Freestyle and 200 IM. Last, but not least, Beau Rice, a mid distance swimmer, secured first place in the 100 Freestyle!
For more information please click on the link below:
Donate to Sock - Tober!
Please consider Donating new socks for Allen Community Outreach. We have boxes set up around the school (front office, teachers' rooms, etc.).
To donate: Place socks in a plastic bag, write your name on it and place in a designated box. For every 5 pairs of socks you donate, you will get 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card! Sponsored by the LHS WE Club.
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!!