Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 04 08 19

P arents and Guardians,

If you enjoy basketball and all-things Texas, this has been a great weekend for you. With UT Men's Basketball winning the NIT on Thursday, Baylor Women's Basketball winning the Women's National Championship last night, and Texas Tech Men's Basketball playing for the National Championship tonight, it has definitely been an exciting past few days.  Christy and I are especially excited for our son Jake (LHS Class of 2016) who is a Senior at Texas Tech.  He has been keeping us up to date on all pre-game info as well as the "fandemonium" happening in Lubbock. 
This week, many of our students will be taking their End of Course (EOC) Exams. The English I EOC Exam will primarily include 9th graders and will be administered on Tuesday, April 9th. On Thursday, April 11th, our 10th grade students will take the English II EOC Exam. Both exams will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. and will conclude for most students by 1:00 p.m. Plenty of sleep and a good breakfast will be a great way to help your student be ready for these days. 

Don't forget that next Friday, April 19th is a school holiday. Students and staff have the day off and Lovejoy High School will be closed.  

Please take some time and review the information below regarding some of the important dates and events that are coming up. Have a great week!


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 04 08 19

Fine Arts News
Upcoming Events

Lovejoy High School Band - ACT Mock Exam
The Lovejoy Band, in partnership with C2 Education in Allen, will be hosting a practice ACT test on April 27th from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Click here for more details and to register for one of both of the exams.
LHS Choir Booster Club Spirit Night - TOMORROW
The Lovejoy Choir Booster Club is hosting a spirit night on Tuesday, April 9th between 4:00 and 8:00 PM at the Chipotle located on 103 Central Expressway North. Please let the cashier know you are supporting the Lovejoy Choir Booster Club when you place your order.

Athletics News
Upcoming Events

LHS Softball
WHO : Support LHS Softball for  RED OUT NIGHT  
WHEN:   Tuesday, April 16 @ 5:15 (JV) and 7:00 (Varsity). 
HOW : Buy a $5 raffle ticket or 5 tickets for $20 and you could win Whataburger for a year! Find any LHS softball girl or email
Winners will be announced towards the end of the varsity game! You don't have to be present to win. Don't forget to wear  RED!!
New! Summer Athletic Camp Schedule

Lovejoy Hockey
Lovejoy Hockey is looking to grow. All interested players who are currently in grades 6 and up are encouraged to reach out so we can share information regarding the upcoming spring and fall seasons. Spring registration is right around the corner! Contact the board at
Lovejoy Lacrosse - Boys' and Girls' Teams Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the boys' and girls' 2019 Spring season of Lovejoy Lacrosse. Join the most exciting, fastest-growing sport in the country.
Register now for Boys and Girls: Grades Kindergarten through High School
Visit for information regarding the program and the upcoming Spring season.
Hurry, as rosters are filling quickly!

School News          

New! Junior Parent Night - April 11th
Parents of Juniors - Join the LHS Counselors in the LHS Auditorium at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 11th for an important meeting about post-secondary options, college visits, and college application timelines.

New! Letter Jackets Deadline
The last day to order letter jacket patches is May 1st. Please direct your questions to the LHS School Store.

New! Summer Hiring Event for City of McKinney
The City of McKinney Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for various positions at their different facilities and is hosting a hiring event on April 27th. Click here for more information.
Other Summer Employment Opportunities
City of Lucas
The City of Lucas is excited to offer a Temporary Summer position working with the Public Works Department. This position consists of, but not limited to the following functions:

Mowing, use of power tools, minor maintenance of public buildings and recreation facilities, keep roadways and city right-of-way free of liter and debris and performs related worked as required. Some of these tools require you to be 18 years or older to operate. 

For more information about this position please go to the City of Lucas website  to apply. A completed application must be submitted to be considered for this position. 
Lifeguards Needed
Seis Lagos Community is currently hiring Summer Lifeguards for our community pools.  Lifeguards will start Memorial Day weekend and go through  the second week of August.
Lifeguards must be Lifeguard Certified and completed the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training.  The certification must include First Aid, CPR, and AED training.    Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM.  Pools are open seven days a week.
If interested, please call Christi Davidson in the Seis Lagos HOA office at 972-442-3000.  
Lifeguards do not need to live in Seis Lagos.  
New! Summer Enrichment Camps 2019 - Register Now

New! Lovejoy Special Olympics Need Volunteers
New! Rice's STEM camp can help your students get ahead
This summer,  Rice University is offering week-long residential camps for rising 8th-12th graders who have an interest in STEM.  Say STEM Camps engage students of diverse backgrounds in a college-ready experience featuring a challenging curriculum, interactions with award-winning professors and current Rice University STEM students, and skills development in teamwork and communication. Click here for more information.
Of 132 recently surveyed Say STEM Camp alumni:
  • 89% reported that the program helped them feel more confident working in groups and presenting
  • 94% agreed or strongly agreed that camp allowed them to meet and have meaningful conversations with new students and professors
  • 78% plan to pursue education beyond a bachelor's degree

AP Exam Schedule
Click here to view the 2019 Advanced Placement Exam dates, locations and special details.

Spring Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, 5/28/19
3rd Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
7th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Wednesday, 5/29/19
2nd Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
6th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Thursday, 5/30/19
1st Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
5th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
Bus Load Time
12:30 pm
Friday, 5/31/19
4th Period Exam
8:45 - 10:20
8th Period Exam
10:25 - 12:00
Bus Load Time
12:45 pm
*Students are dismissed at 12:00 PM.
Lunch will be served until 12:30 PM.
Buses will begin routes according to the schedule above.
Calling All Survivors
On April 26th, LHS will hold our annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer.
If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to participate in a survivor dinner, including a meal provided by the LHS RFL committee as well as special recognition to celebrate your fight, please contact for more information.

Parent-Teacher Association scholarships now available online
The Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA) in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2019.
Criteria to apply:  All applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS PTSA; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a high school transcript; and (e) have two letters of recommendation (one from Lovejoy High school, one from the community) submitted.
Access to the online application: Please email your name plus the name of two recommenders (one from LHS, one from the community) to Andrea Warner-Czyz at . She will then email you a unique link to the PTA scholarship application, in addition to sending links to your named recommenders.
Deadline to receive all materials:  Monday, April 22, 2019
A Message from the LHS PTSA
The LHS PTSA is proposing to revise our standing rules to include verbiage that Texas PTA is recommending for the Scholarship Application Process.  We are proposing to strike the existing language and replace it with the updated language that Texas PTA recommends.
Click here to review the proposed revisions that will be voted on at the Lovejoy PTSA Membership Meeting on April 16, 2019 at the Administration Building at 11 am. We will also be conducting the elections of the Lovejoy PTSA board for 2019/2020.  
Please direct your questions to Amy Holden, LHS PTSA President, at
Summer Sewing Camp - June and July Offerings
Join the 12th year of summer sewing fun at a new location: Lovejoy High School! Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJ's. Sewing Skill Builder 201 will continue developing your sewing skills with an individualized project. Sessions are available for two weeks in June and one week in July. You may choose one, two or three sessions! Spots fill quickly. Email to reserve your spot. Click SEWING for details about the camp as well as details about a special project option: T-shirt quilt.

Lovejoy High School Store Announces Sale
The Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School stores will host a sale beginning on March 18. The entire stores will offer items at 50% off. Some exclusions may apply.
Lovejoy High School School Store Hours
8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Willow Springs Middle School Store Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
During Lunch  

2019 Spring Dates - Mark your calendar!
Testing Dates
April 12: Make-up Testing
May 6-17: AP Testing
May 7: Biology EOC
May 8: US History EOC
May 9: Algebra 1 EOC
May 17: EOC Makeups
Important Upcoming Dates
April 19: Student/Staff Holiday - Good Friday
May 21: 9th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 22: 10th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 23: 11th Grade Awards Ceremony
May 30: 12th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • All awards ceremonies will take place at 9 am in the LHS Auditorium
  • Parents will receive a letter if their student is receiving an award
May 31: Graduation Practice & Senior Walk
 Last Day of School/Early Release
June 1: Class of 2019 Graduation
            10:00 am at the Allen Event Center
             No tickets necessary.  

College bound? Tutoring 101 c lasses starting soon!
Prep for the SAT/ACT spring tests now, and get your highest score yet. Doing well in high school, getting a great score on the SAT or ACT, and going to college: these are the goals most parents have for their kids. We can help high schoolers get their best SAT/ACT scores, do well on semester exams, and understand subject matter they may be struggling with. Tutoring 101 has helped scores of students over the past 21 years, and we've seen our graduates get outstanding SAT/ACT scores. Our director and staff of certified educators can advise and support your student, helping them with test-taking strategies, prep on the tough subject matter, do well on their critical semester exams.

Higher test scores mean more college choices and more scholarship offers.
  • 9th-12th grade 1-on-1 tutoring, group, or on-line prep
  • Degreed teachers/professors
  • AP subjects like Chemistry and Calculus
  • Coordinate needs with your child's teachers
  • Tutoring available on Lovejoy Campus
Celebrating 21 years of educating students in Allen!
Visit Call for a free consultation with our Director Robyn Mead 972-359-0222.

Foundation of Lovejoy Schools

Ladies Night Out
Tuesday, April 9th is the deadline to purchase tickets.  A few seats remain for this fun event.  Purchase now so you don't miss out.  Click here for the reservation page and here for the Foundation's website.


Student Recognition

LHS Girls' Soccer


Girls Soccer All-District Honors
After finishing 3rd place in District 10-5A many of the girls received All-District Honors. Congratulations to the team and all the girls who received honors.
Midfielder of the Year
Freshman Tatum Chester was named Midfielder of the Year. She was a constant threat playing down the right side of midfield. Her ability in 1v1 situations and her shooting led the way for the team. Tatum scored 10 goals and had 4 assists in district.
1st Team All-District
Sophomores Sadie Dale and Hannah Dunlap, Junior Reagan Matacale, and Senior Jessie Maashio earned 1st Team All-District honors. Coming off ankle surgery, Sadie Dale did an excellent job for the team as a center midfielder and a center back. Hannah Dunlap scored a goal and had five assists in district; her vision was a danger for opposing defenses all district season. Captain Reagan Matacale had 5 goals and 6 assists in district; her leadership, passion, and creativity were instrumental to the team's attacking success. Jessie Maashio, leading the line as a center forward, had 6 goals and 3 assists; her determination, love for the game, and senior leadership were invaluable to the team all year.
2nd Team All-District
Sophomores Katie Welch, Jordan Watson, Hailey Downing, and Junior Andee Richardson earned 2nd Team All-District honors. Playing center midfield for the first time, Katie was consistently our link between our defense and attack all season. Jordan played solid and led our back line during district and took countless throw-ins and set pieces for the team. Our starting goalkeeper, Hailey Downing, saved us on numerous occasions with some outstanding saves during the district season. Coming over from Cross Country, Andee Richardson started and played almost every minute during the district season at right back, she has really made that position her own.
Honorable Mention
Sophomores, Bella Kusgen and Chloe Brown, received Honorable Mention honors. Bella did an excellent job transitioning to a new position and played solid at left back all season. Playing as a holding center midfielder the defensive work Chloe did for the team allowed our attacking players to do what they do best.
Academic All-District
The following players received District 10-5A Academic All-District honors: Tatum Chester, Maya Hignite, Khloe Litchenburg, Conley Miller, Bella Ospina, Jessie Maashio, Kamri McKnight, Katie Welch, Sydney Fluker, Avery Templin, Chloe Brown, Jordan Watson, Emma Landry, Reagan Matacale, Andee Richardson, Sadie Dale.
Congratulations to all the girls on such a fantastic first season together!!

LHS Boys' Soccer

Congratulations to the LHS Boys' Soccer team
for making it into the quarterfinal rounds and a fantastic season!!  
LHS Golf

Lovejoy Black District 10-5A Champions, Shot 326-319 total 645
Lovejoy Red 3rd place, shot 369-358 total 727
Jay Pabin, 147 total, District Champion, 1st Team All District
Mason McClure, 165 total, 4th overall, 1st Team All District
Brian Wolfe, 166 total, 5th overall, 1st Team All District
Jack LeGare, 170 total, 7th overall, 2nd Team All District
Trent King, 173 total, 12th overall, Honorable Mention
District 10-5A Champions
Absolutely dominated.  Won by 137.
Lovejoy Varsity Girls set a new school record for 2 day tournament performance.  We shot 342-342 for a 684 team total. This is also the best district tournament performance in school history.
Allie Bianchi, 149 total, District Champion, 1st Team All District
Marta Moreno, 172 total, 2nd overall, 1st Team All District
Aurea Carlisle, 181 total, 3rd overall, 1st Team All District
Meghan Spencer, 182 total, 4th overall, 1st Team All District
Caroline Sessions, 197 total, 8th overall, 2nd Team All District
The Red Ledger/Lovejoy News Network
Numerous staff members for The Red Ledger online newspaper staff and the Lovejoy News Network broadcast staff won awards in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators' Best In Texas contest.
The statewide competition awarded students for work produced in the past 12 months with the ratings of superior, excellent, and honorable mention.
The Red Ledger placed 74 entries, most of any online newspaper in the state, with 26 entries receiving the top rating of superior. LNN placed 14 entries in the contest, with eight receiving a rating of excellent.
The Red Ledger also received a special judges' award, the Best of the Best award, for online newspaper concept. Only three entries in the online contest were selected to receive a Best of the Best medal. Senior Alexis Russell, juniors Grace Nguyen, Lily Hager, Kelsey Carroll, Jackie Carroll, and freshman Joeley Hedgcoxe combined to win the prize for their package, Trick or Treat on the Midway.
Several staff members received multiple awards, including Grace Nguyen (12 each), Lily Hager (10), Kelsey Carroll (9), Shae Daugherty (9), Alexis Russell (8), Austin Keefer (6), Jackie Carroll (5), Nnenna Nchege (5), Grant Vogel (5), and Abigail Lund (5).

Lovejoy Events and Activities 

Tues. Apr 9
8:45 am
Lovejoy High School
Tues. Apr 9
6 - 8:30 pm
Debate Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 9
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community Meeting for Supt Search
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 10
11 am - 5 pm
Graduation Announcements Pick-up
LHS Commons
Wed. Apr 10
7 - 9 pm
Wrestling Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
April 10-11
4 - 6 pm
Pop Show Specialty Auditions
LHS Choir Room
Thurs. Apr 11
8:45 am
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Apr 11
6:30 - 8 pm
Junior College Night
LHS Auditorium
April 12-13
All Day
2019 Special Olympics Spring Games
LHS Stadium
Sat. Apr 13
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Apr 15
6 - 7 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Mon. Apr 15
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Band Trip Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Mon. Apr 15
7 - 9 pm
Fishing Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 16
8 - 8:40 am
NHS Induction Ceremony Rehearsal
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
11:30 am
Shakespeare Presentation for 9th Graders
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
4:20 - 5 pm
NHS Induction Ceremony Rehearsal
LHS Auditorium
Tues. Apr 16
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Tues. Apr 16
7 - 8 pm
G/T Speaker
LHS Library
Wed. Apr 17
7 - 8 pm
Golf Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 17
7 - 9 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Blackbox
Thurs. Apr 18
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. Apr 18
During school
Intro to Senior Projects
LHS English Classes
Thurs. Apr 18
4:30 - 9 pm
Majestics Officer Tryouts
LHS Dance Gym
Thurs. Apr 18
7 - 8:30 pm
NHS Induction Ceremony/Reception
LHS Auditorium/Commons
Fri. Apr 19
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 8 pm
Bowling Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. Apr 22
6 - 8 pm
Choreography Night
LHS Choir, Orch & Dance Gym
Tues. Apr 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Apr 23
8 - 8:30 pm
Orchestra Booster Club Meeting
LHS Orchestra Room
Wed. Apr 24
8:15 am or 4:15 pm
NHS Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Apr 24
5:30 - 7 pm
Independent Studies Showcase
LHS Library
April 24-26
4 - 6:30 pm
A Cappella Auditions
LHS Choir Room
Thurs. Apr 25
7 - 8 pm
Band Spring Concert
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. Apr 25
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. Apr 26
6 pm - Midnight
Relay for Life
LHS Stadium
Sat. Apr 27
9 am - 12:30 pm
Band Booster Mock ACT Exam
Lovejoy High School
Sat. Apr 27
12:30 - 5 pm
AP Biology Mock Exam
LHS Lecture Hall
Sun. Apr 28
6 - 9 pm
Soccer Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Mon. Apr 29
6 - 8 pm
Choreography Rehearsal
LHS Choir Room & Dance Gym
Tues. Apr 30
6 - 9 pm
Tennis Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 30
6 - 9 pm
Volleyball Parent Info Meeting
LHS Cafeteria
Tues. Apr 30
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall

Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board recently approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click here to access them.

Lovejoy Offers Group Counseling
Lovejoy is offering group counseling for students for a variety of areas. The groups will meet weekly, during school hours, and will be facilitated by Lovejoy's Social Worker, Noelle Gove, LCSW. The overall goal of the counseling groups is to address student's social/emotional needs that may be impacting their experience and success at school. Groups are being offered, based on need, to every campus in the district, grades K-12.
If you are interested in your student participating in a group, please click here to complete the interest form. Noelle Gove will be in contact with parents regarding further details of the group and to obtain consent for student participation. This form is not a consent for counseling, but rather a survey of interest.

SafeSchools App Now Available
SafeSchools has launched their new mobile application for anonymous reporting. You may click here for the SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions.
Parents, students and community members, you can join the LHS PTSA, make a donation and sign up to volunteer... all on our website. It's quick and easy. Just click here to visit our website:
Amy Holden LHS PTSA President

Students Leaving Campus
In the event that students need to leave campus during the school day and they drive themselves, we need parents to send an email to Please include the student's name, the date and time they need to leave, the reason, and a phone number to be used to contact you. Once we have received the email, we may call you for verification, and the email will provide us with the needed documentation for our records.
If your student wants to go home because they are not feeling well, please have them to go the school clinic to be checked out by the school nurse. This is regardless of whether they are being picked up by a parent or driving themselves.

Student Parking
Student drivers must have a parking permit to park at LHS. If your student needs to purchase a permit,  click  here  for detailed instructions.

VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students should request a VOE through Naviance by 12:00 pm daily for same day processing, and the form can be picked up from Ms. Bock, the lobby receptionist, after 3:00 pm. Requests made after 12:00 pm will be processed the following day.

Driver's Ed Classes
The 4-week sessions run continuously from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School in room B104. Please click  HARMONY  for more details.

Volunteer Background Application Now Available
For the safety of our students, a criminal history record is obtained annually for every person interested in volunteering at a LISD campus. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will be notified of approval to volunteer.
Please  click here  to access the Online Volunteer Application. The online application is a secure link.
All information regarding volunteer applications received for the 2017-2018 school year has been deleted. If you submitted an application prior to August 2018, you will need to complete another application.
Thank you for your assistance with this very important matter. Your interest in serving as a volunteer is appreciated. Should you have any questions, or require assistance, please contact:
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent