Lovejoy High School
A Message from the Principal
Lovejoy HS News 05 13 19

P arents and Guardians,

We had a great week of EOC and AP testing last week.  Both students and staff worked hard, were flexible, and truly did an awesome job.  Although EOC tests are complete, we continue with AP testing this week and give our last set of exams on Friday. I know it can be a stressful and difficult time for students and teachers, but they have done a fantastic job preparing all year.  I look forward to exam scores being posted and students getting to see their hard work pay off. 
With graduation less than three weeks away, there are still lots of activities going on at LHS. Please take a few minutes to read through the email below for important upcoming events and dates.


Chris Mayfield
Lovejoy High School

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Lovejoy High School News and Information 05 13 19

Athletics News
Upcoming Events
New! LHS Baseball Playoffs
Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team on winning the Area Championship vs Highland Park over the weekend!  That was an awesome experience for the boys to play at Globe Life Park, and something they will always remember.  The fan support was fantastic last week and is truly appreciated by our team. Thank you to everyone that made it out to the games!  Let's keep it rolling this week vs. Frisco Lone Star!
Regional Quarterfinals-  Lovejoy 25-9 vs. Frisco Lone Star 30-6
Game 1- Thursday, May 16th, 7:30 at John Paul HS (in Plano)
Game 2- Friday, May 17th, 7:30 at John Paul HS 
Game 3- Saturday, May 18th, 1:00 at John Paul
See you at the park this week!  Let's go Leopards!
Lovejoy Tennis Junior Development 2019:  June 3 - July 15
Class Description:
JD 1-Beginner tennis instruction for Elem/MS students-minimum 2nd grade
JD 2/3-Instruction for experienced Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School players
JD ADV - Instruction for experienced Middle School and High School players  
"Instructors reserve the right to move students to appropriate levels"
Goal of all Sessions:   Focus will be on teaching fundamental tennis skills and rules. Individual instruction, match play and games will be provided in each session.   Level of technical instruction will be geared toward specific age group.
Classes will be managed by Coaches Adam Cherry, Will Davis, Lou Hervey and staff. All coaches have extensive teaching experience.  Both Coach Cherry and Davis played #1 for McMurry University and coach at Lovejoy High School. Cherry was 3A 2012 coach of the Year. Davis was 2009 conference player of the year. Coach Hervey has been directing the LJ JD program for 12 years.
$50 per week JD 1 (2x per week)
$75 per week JD 2&3&ADV (3x per week)
To reserve your spot email Lou Hervey at or mail check to:
Lou Hervey
300 Hampton Ct
Fairview TX, 75069
Click here for additional information.
This Junior Development Tennis Program is supervised by Lou Hervey, Adam Cherry and Will Davis who have successfully completed an SB 9 criminal background check including fingerprinting. Other instructors within this program have completed at minimum the name-based local background check which is the same as for all Lovejoy ISD Volunteers.
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. Contact the board at

Fine Arts News
Upcoming Events
LHS Choir Pop Concert - May 17 and 18
Tickets are on sale now at the Lovejoy ISD Box office:
WSMS Choir Pop Concert - May 20
Tickets are on sale now at the Lovejoy ISD Box office.

An Invitation from the LHS Orchestra
The Lovejoy High School Orchestra is excited to tell you about an opportunity for our students! They are extending an invitation to selected special education students to join the United Sound Club. Members of the club will have the opportunity to learn an instrument with the help of peer mentors, and to perform with the Lovejoy High School Orchestra. This is an amazing opportunity for our students! We would love for you to join our amazing crew. For more information, please contact us or   

School News          

DATE CHANGE: E-Waste Recycling/Paper Shredding Event - May 18th!
Due to the stormy weather last weekend, we postponed the recycling event to this Saturday. Lovejoy High School, in partnership with Renewed Solutions, invites you to clean out your closets and file cabinets to participate in an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Saturday, May 18th from 9 - 11:30 am in the front parking lot. Click here for more details.
NEW! Medications at School
If your child has medicine at school, please make sure your child has exactly enough medicine to finish the school year. You are responsible for picking up any extra medicine as the school district has a policy against sending medicines home with students. At the end of this school year, any remaining medicines, including inhalers, will be thrown out. The school cannot store these for you during the summer. Some of these medications may not have been picked up after a field trip.

Please remember, if your child is going to continue being medicated at school during the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to complete a new medication sheet at that time and bring a SMALL or travel size bottle of medicine that is not expired.
New! Turn Lucas Green
Did you know that it is estimated to take 500+ years for one styrofoam item to decompose in our landfills?  In an effort to keep styrofoam out of our landfills, the Turn Lucas Green group would like to bring awareness to the Lucas community about our Styrofoam Recycling Program!  

The First Saturday of every month, Turn Lucas Green has a Styrofoam Drop Off Event in the Lucas Starbucks parking lot (next to the Lucas Walmart) from 1:00-3:00pm!  Please rinse, clean, and collect your Styrofoam throughout the month and bring it to the drop off.

 Acceptable Styrofoam items are all marked #6 and include:
-egg cartons
-meat trays
- fast food clam shell containers
-packing materials
We CANNOT accept packing peanuts

Please join Turn Lucas Green Facebook and Twitter groups for up-to-date reminders and Recycle Events going on in and around Lucas!!

Make a difference & Recycle
New! Mock Exams with Revolution Prep
Revolution Prep will be providing a full-length ACT and SAT practice exam this summer. If interested, every exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review with Revolution Prep's testing expert to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement.
Step 1:
To enroll, please visit .
SAT Practice Exam: Tuesday, June 4th from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Deadline to enroll: Sunday, June 2nd
ACT Practice Exam:  Tuesday, June 18th from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Deadline to enroll:   Sunday, June 16th
Step 2:
Schedule a Time with Your Testing Expert, Jayme Wakefield:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jayme Wakefield @ 972-535-5596 or email her at .

New! Student Nutrition News
Click here to view the May edition of the newsletter which includes 8 Tips on Traveling Lite This Summer.

Important News from Student Nutrition Regarding Student Meal Accounts
This is a courtesy message from Lovejoy Student Nutrition Services to inform households of an upcoming change in student meal accounts. In an effort to minimize negative balances at the end of the school year, beginning Wednesday, May 8 and for the remainder of the school year, students will no longer be able to charge meals which will result in the student incurring a negative balance to their meal account. Students may continue to use their lunch accounts as long as they have money in the account. Households with students who currently have negative balances will receive reminder emails and phone calls. Federal regulations prohibit us from rolling over negative balances to the next school year. Please make arrangements to remit payment for any negative lunch accounts your child may have incurred.
All positive balances will be rolled over to next school year. If you have a graduating senior, funds may be transferred to any sibling in the school district. To request a meal account refund, please complete a refund request form located on the Student Nutrition website. For assistance, please contact Student Nutrition at 469.742.8041.
Student Nutrition Services thanks you for your understanding and for allowing us to serve your student(s) this school year.

Student Withdrawals
For those students in grades 9-11 who will not be returning to LHS for the 19/20 school year, please complete this  Summer Withdrawal Form  and return to or have your student drop it off at the counselors' office as soon as possible.

Summer Enrichment Camps 2019 - Register Now

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.

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 Sale
The Lovejoy High School and Willow Springs Middle School stores are offering 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
May 13-17: AP Testing
May 7: Biology EOC
May 8: US History EOC
May 9: Algebra 1 EOC
May 17: EOC Makeups
Important Upcoming Dates
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

Foundation Awards $403,593 in Classroom Grants
Because of the generosity of the Lovejoy community, the Foundation is awarding $403,593 in classroom grants to the Lovejoy teachers and staff for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Forty-four grants were awarded last Friday at Puster, Hart, Lovejoy, Sloan Creek, and Willow Springs. Another 12 grants will be announced on Friday, May 24 at the Lovejoy High School Senior Signing Day.  These grants cover all grades and all subject areas and support professional development for the staff. They will impact the education of each child next year. A list of everything granted will be found soon on our website. And check out our Facebook page for some live footage of the grant patrol.

Each and every one of you, our Lovejoy Community, who supported the Foundation this year, are the reason this is possible. The Foundation directors would like to congratulate and say thank you for making 2018 - 2019 a successful year.


Student Recognition

Lovejoy High School is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the Tom Landry Scholarship:
McKinley Chaney
Carson Collins
Landry Droupy
Sarah Jahnke
Kendall Vaughn

LHS Track & Field

Ryan Gordon Runner-up at UIL 5A State Track and Field Championship

Ryan Gordon earned a silver medal at the UIL 5A State Track and Field Championship held at Mike A. Myers Stadium on Friday, May 10th. Gordon came into the meet with the 4th fastest 200m qualifying time and came away with a 2nd place finish. His time of 21.14 broke his previous school record time of 21.26 set at the UIL Region II-5A meet. Gordon also competed in the 4x200m Relay with teammates Beau Iovinelli, Jake Chamberlin, and Hunter Smith. The 4x200m Relay Team finished 5th overall with this season's second-best time of 1:26.80. Will Muirhead and James Rainey competed in the morning events for the Leopards. Muirhead finished 7th in the 3200m with a time of 9:21.78, breaking his own school record by over 4 seconds and Rainey completed his season with an 8th place finish in the Shot Put with a throw of 52'3.5". Alaina Pierce competed for the girls' team. She finished 7th in the High Jump, clearing 5'2".

4 x 200 Relay Team

Will Muirhead

Jahi Rainey

LHS Journalism
ILPC State Convention

The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network recently won a number of awards in state competition at the Interscholastic League Press Conference Spring Convention in Austin.

The Red Ledger was one of only two online newspapers in Texas to receive ILPC's highest honor, the Gold Star. It was the third consecutive Gold Star for the newspaper and the fifth in six years. Both LNN and TRL also received the organization's top rating, the Award of Distinguished Merit.

The Red Ledger also totaled 34 online Individual Achievement Awards (IAAs) in class 5A, more than any other online paper in that classification. Each school is allowed to submit up to two entries per category for the contest. The Red Ledger placed in 23 of 24 categories entered, with both entries placing in 11 different categories.

The Red Ledger took the gold medal in five categories, 12 silvers, seven bronzes, and nine honorable mentions.

Three of the gold medalists also won for Tops In Texas as they were named the overall champion of that category across all first place winners in the state from all classifications, middle school to 6A. Tops in Texas winning entries will be compiled in a book to be distributed statewide next year.
Tops in Texas winners were:
The Lovejoy News Network totaled six broadcast IAAs in the highly competitive 5A-6A division, totaling three silver medals and three bronzes.

ATPI Imagemakers

Juniors Kelsey Carroll and Grace Nguyen were two of 10 student photographers in the state of Texas named to the Association of Texas Photography Instructors Texas Imagemaker team.  They are the first two Lovejoy HS students to make the exclusive team which the ATPI website describes as "the top ten students in the state based on awards received in state and national photo contests during the current school year."
Lovejoy Events and Activities 

Tues. May 14
6:30 - 8 pm
Academic Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Tues. May 14
7 - 8 pm
Cheer Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. May 15
6 - 9 pm
Softball Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Wed. May 15
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Statistics Pizza Party Review
LHS Library
Wed. May 15
7 - 8 pm
Theatre Booster Club Meeting
LHS Blackbox
Thurs. May 16
8:15 am or 4:20 pm
HOSA Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 16
6:30 - 10 pm
Track & Field Banquet
LHS Cafeteria
Fri. May 17
2:30 pm
Graduation Regalia Pick-up
LHS Main Gym
Fri. May 17
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Sat. May 18
8 am - Noon
Band 1st Rehearsal & Show Reveal
LHS Main Gym
Sat. May 18
7:00 pm
LHS Choir Pop Show Performance
LHS Auditorium
Mon. May 20
6 - 7 pm
Leopard Aces Booster Club Meeting
LHS Room B100
Mon. May 20
6:30 - 8:30 pm
LLI Board Meeting
LHS Library
Tues. May 21
9:00 am
9th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 21
6 - 9 pm
Baseball Banquet
LHS Cafeteria & Auditorium
Tues. May 21
7 - 8 pm
One Act Play Home Show
LHS Auditorium
Tues. May 21
7 - 8 pm
Band Booster Club Meeting
LHS Band Hall
Wed. May 22
9:00 am
10th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Wed. May 22
During lunches
Yearbook Distribution
LHS Commons
Wed. May 22
6 - 7:30 pm
Sports Medicine Banquet
SCIS Cafeteria
Thurs. May 23
9:00 am
11th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. May 23
6:30 - 7:30 pm
EMT Pinning Ceremony
LHS Lecture Hall
Thurs. May 23
7 - 8 pm
Swim & Dive Booster Club Meeting
SCIS Cafeteria
Fri. May 24
2:30 pm
Senior Signing Day
LHS Main Gym
Sat. May 25
5 - 9 pm
AP Art Show
183 Town Place, Fairview
Sun. May 26
3:00 pm
Baccalaureate Ceremony
Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church
Mon. May 27
All Day
School Holiday
Lovejoy High School
Mon. May 27
7:00 pm
Class of 2019 Senior Dinner
Embassy Suites, Frisco
Tues. May 28
7:45 am
Flapjacks for Finals
LHS Cafeteria
Wed. May 29
8:45 am
Senior Six Flags Trip
LHS Auditorium
Thurs. May 30
9:00 am
12th Grade Awards Ceremony
LHS Auditorium
Fri. May 31
8:45 am
Graduation Practice
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Fri. May 31
10:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Sat. June 1
10:00 am
Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony
Allen Event Center
June 3-6
8 am - 6 pm
Majestics Line Camp
LHS Dance Gym
Sat. June 8
7:00 am
ACT Test
Lovejoy High School

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