Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
April 19, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

We are down to the final six weeks of school. Even as I write this, I can't believe how quickly the end of the school year is approaching.
 
Tomorrow we will be administering the English I End Of Course (EOC) exam that was rescheduled from April 6th. This test is primarily for 9th graders and will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. in their assigned room. Exam room assignments will be posted in the Commons tomorrow morning, and all exams will be given on-campus. Students do not need to register for the exams.
 
In just a few weeks we will begin the next round of state and national testing. Advanced Placement exams will begin on Monday, May 3rd and continue through Friday, May 14th. End of Course exams will take place on Tuesday, May 18th (US History), Wednesday, May 19th (Biology), and Thursday, May 20th (Algebra 1). Friday, May 21st will be the make-up day for students who are absent from their regularly scheduled EOC exam. Even though these are still a couple of weeks away, I wanted to make sure you had them on your calendar.  
 
Thank you for helping ensure LISD receives the maximum amount of funding for student attendance. As a reminder, if your child is signed up for on-campus instruction learning during Q4, they should be present every day on campus, unless they are officially quarantined or are absent for other valid reasons such as illness, doctor's appointments, etc…. 
 
Below you will find more information about upcoming events as well as student recognitions. Please take a few minutes to review them.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

2021 LHS Senior Events
Please click HERE for the most up-to-date information regarding all 2021 Senior Activities.

Lovejoy ISD COVID Information
The LISD Covid Cases dashboard includes active cases of both on-campus students/staff and virtual students/staff. If a student /staff member is participating virtually and/or has NOT come to campus for any class or activity, the dashboard will include the case, but the campus will NOT notify parents or staff.

The COVID Case Dashboard is accessible from the main district website, each campus website and accessed here.

For our complete 2020-2021 website with the Planning Guide and COVID procedures, click here.

Helpful Links

Notes from the Nurse
Parents,
If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms below or has is exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case, please keep them home and email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose

UIL requires that a student who has been diagnosed with COVID - 19 must receive a clearance from a physician prior to participation in athletics.

COVID Return to Athletics Form can be found HERE. For questions regarding this Athletic Form, please contact Susan Smiley, our Head Athletic Trainer at susan_smiley@lovejoyisd.net.
 
If you would like your student's records to reflect that they have received their Covid vaccinations, please send proof of completed immunization to the nurse.

Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Earth Week
Monday, April 19th - Friday, April 23rd

Students will celebrate Earth Day this week by participating in different activities on campus and virtually.
 
Monday: Students will be posting their favorite place on earth
Tuesday: Recycle Day
Wednesday: Students will be enjoying some fresh air during lunch
Thursday: Save the Earth competition
Friday: Dress blue and green like the earth
ELA 1/EOC Testing Make up Day
Tuesday, April 20th

The English I End Of Course (EOC) exam has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 20th. This was the EOC exam that many districts had to cancel from April 6th when there were server issues at the state level. This test is primarily for 9th graders and will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. in their assigned room. Exam room assignments will be posted in the Commons on the morning of the 20th, and all exams will be given on-campus. Students do not need to register for the exams.
Superhero Day
Wednesday, April 28th

Don your capes and other superhero attire to pay tribute to the patients and care teams at Children’s Health!
Superhero Day is an opportunity for Lovejoy High School to honor the patient superheroes who fight courageously against illness and injury every day.  All students are encouraged to wear a cape or other superhero attire (no eye masks please) to school on April 28. 

NHS members are seeking donations to become sponsors of Children's Health Cape Day.  NHS has set a goal is to raise $5000.  If you would like to help, please click here.  With a $20 donation, you will sponsor a cape for a patient and help fund efforts that go above and beyond for Children’s Health patients, such as:

  • Enhancing critical patient and family support services
  • Investing in life-saving research
  • Proving new equipment and supplies

Any donations will be appreciated and will help NHS achieve our goal.  We thank you in advance for your support!
LHS Orchestra Spring Concert
Wednesday, April 28th
A Cappella Garden Show
Friday, April 30th
2021 Denim and Diamonds
Saturday, May 1st
AP Testing Dates
Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 14th

This year Lovejoy High School will be administering Advanced Placement exams between May 3rd and May 14th. Exams will be the traditional paper and pencil exams and will follow the exam schedule that can be found HERE. All students will be required to take their AP exams in this testing window.
 
If you have questions about Advanced Placement Exams please contact Mary Cabrera at Mary_Cabrera@lovejoyisd.net or Bruce Coachman at bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net.
EOC Exams/Make-up Exams
Tuesday, May 18th - Friday, May 21st

End of Course exams will take place on Tuesday, May 18th (US History), Wednesday, May 19th (Biology), and Thursday, May 20th (Algebra 1).

Friday, May 21st will be the make-up day for students who are absent from their regularly scheduled EOC exam. 
Campus and District Information
Practice ACT Exams
 
This is a great chance to get started on your testing plan, or if you have already started, it will provide additional practice. Taking practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give a real-time snapshot of his or her testing performance. 

Dates:   Saturday, June 5, 2021 (ACT)
             Saturday, June 26, 2021 (ACT)
Time:   8:00am – 12:00pm (Live Online)
Materials will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.
 
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. We highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Schedule your consultation to review the score report with our school’s dedicated advisor, Jayme Wakefield, who will help you interpret the results and develop a customized plan to prepare for the official exam. Schedule your review session now:  http://www.revolutionprep.com/jayme-wakefield
NHS Annual Service Project to Support Children's Health

This year Lovejoy High School National Honor Society has selected to partner with and support Children's Health for our annual service project.  Children's Health is a pediatric healthcare system that is devoted to caring for the medical needs of children.   The LHS NHS will not be sponsoring a single event, but will, instead, provide several opportunities for the NHS members and Lovejoy community to honor and support the patients of Children’s Health.  NHS members are making cards, blankets, and fabric hearts to donate and will also be hosting “Superhero Day” at LHS. 
Sewing Camp  2021
Join the fun at the 14th annual Summer Sewing Camps to be held at Lovejoy High School. Sewing Basics 101 teaches machine and tool basics while making a pillowcase and PJs. Sewing Skills Builder 201 continues to develop your skills with your choice of an individualized project. Choose 1, 2 or all 3 sessions, which will take place in June. To reserve your spot; Click the QR code on the form attached and fill it out. Your registration will be confirmed by a return email.  Space is limited, sessions fill quickly, and I do maintain waitlists.  

Can’t wait to sew with you!
LHS Summer Health/Leadership Course

Please complete this google form if you are interested in having your student take the LHS Summer Online Signature Course for Lovejoy Leadership and/or Health in Summer 2021. There will be a fee of $350 for each course. Priority will be given to current 11th and 10th grade students first. Current 9th and 8th grade students will be put on a Wait List. If space is available, you will be notified via email if you made the course in May.


For any questions, please notify our Counseling Office at mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net
PTO Scholarship Application Available
 
The Parent-Teacher Organizations in the Lovejoy Independent School District each will award one $500 scholarship to a college-bound senior graduating from Lovejoy High School in 2021. This centralized application means that each student completes the application ONCE, but is eligible for PTO scholarships through the Lovejoy schools they attended (plus the Lovejoy Council and Preschool PTO).
All student applicants (a) must have attended LHS during their sophomore, junior, and senior years; (b) belong to the LHS Parent-Teacher-Student Organization; (c) complete the online scholarship application, including the essays; (d) upload a resume; and (e) have one letter of recommendation submitted.
To begin the application process, students must complete a brief survey, located online at 2020-21 Scholarship INTENT TO APPLY. This survey, which requests their name and email address, indicates their intent to apply.
 
Once the above Intent to Apply survey is received, we will send the student a link to the online scholarship application via email. This link will allow students exit and return to the application in case they cannot complete it in one sitting.
 
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2021.
 
Please email Shannon Verschage at LJCouncilScholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this application.
Gamers Club 

Are you interested in an all-inclusive gaming group? Please join the Gamers Club, we will meet this Wednesday 4/21 at 4:20 in B216 and on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

Letter Jacket Patch Order Deadline

Letter Jacket Patch order deadline for this year is May 1st. Please reach out to the School Store for details.

Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! Click here for great deals!
AP Exam Payments

If you have not paid for AP Exams, please do so now through Revtrak at https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/lhs-ap-exams/#/list
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email the receptionist at rodricka_taylor@lovejoyisd.net.
Community News

Please see the link below for information on LHS senior projects, news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more!

Athletics
Lovejoy Varsity Baseball
 
The Lovejoy Baseball team improved to 21-6, 8-2 in district last week with big wins over Wylie East and Princeton.  
We beat Wylie East Tuesday night behind the strong pitching performance of Adam Eschler.  Eschler threw 6 innings and gave up only 2 hits.  Dylan Collins led the way at the plate with a couple of hits.
We beat Princeton on Saturday 7-0 behind a combined no-hitter from Brandt Corley and Cade Hill.  Corley went 5 innings and struck out 5 while Cade Hill finished the last 2 innings striking out 3.  The Leopards were led at the plate with Adam Eschler’s 3RBIS and Dylan Collins 2 hits, 3RBIS.
 
Up next this week will be Sherman on Tuesday at Lovejoy (Teacher Appreciation Night) and Mckinney North on Friday at North.  Keep it rolling Leopards!
Track and Field

The Boys and Girls Track & Field teams competed in Area 9-10 5A UIL Track and Field Championship on Wednesday 4.14.21 in Frisco, TX. Both teams finished third overall out of 18 teams in the Area Meet. 

Results
Sarah Salsgiver - 5th in Pole Vault 
Sarah Morefield - 8th in the 3200M Run
Leila Ngapout - 7th in the 100M Dash
Bella Landrum - 5th in the 400M Dash
4x200M Relay - 6th place - Lauren Dolberry, Madeline Smith, Leila Ngapout, Kendell Coppinger

Colston Adamson - 5th in Triple Jump
Triton Freels - 6th in Triple Jump 
Trey Pugh - 5th in High Jump 
Alex Pedersen - 7th in Pole Vault 
Jaxson Lavender - 5th in the 400M Dash 
4X400M Relay - 8th place - Jaxson Lavender, Riley McGowan, Kyle Sheehan, Trevor Malik

Regional Qualifiers
Kailey Littlefield - 1st in the 800M Run, 1st in the 1600M Run, and 1st in the 4x400M Relay 
Amy Morefield - 4th in the 3200M Run, 3rd in the 1600M Run, and 1st in the 4x400M Relay 
Katie Armstrong - 4th in the 800 Run 
Audrey Bensmiller - 2nd in Pole Vault
4x400 Relay - 1st place - Chloe Schaeffer, Bella Landrum, Amy Morefield, Kailey Littlefield

Tate Barr - 1st in the 3200M Run and 2nd in the 1600M Run
Matthew Murray - 3rd in the 1600M Run
Mason Wallace - 4th in the 100M Dash 
Mason Stein - 1st in Shot Put
Colston Adamson - 2nd in High Jump and 3rd in Long Jump
Reid Westervelt - 4th in Long Jump
Lance Stubbs - 4th in Pole Vault 

To view the full results, visit: https://www.friscoisdsports.com/2021-area-track-meet
Girls Basketball

We are excited to announce that four of our Senior student-athletes have earned Academic All-State honors from 3 different institutions.
Avae Odza: Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association (Elite Team), Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. For THSCA she qualified for the "Elite" team...only 12 athletes from the state earned this award.  
Katie Dolberry: Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association (Honorable Mention), Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Maddie Clancy: Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association (Second Team), Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Soli Stubbs: Texas Girls Coaches Association, Texas High School Coaches Association (First Team), Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Recognitions
National French Contest

On March 25-26, 2021, all 82 students who are enrolled in Lovejoy's French program throughout all three levels participated in the Grand Concours, the National French Contest, hosted by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). This test occurs annually and consists of about 65 reading and listening comprehension questions. This year, we had 6 students perform above average, 10 earn Honorable Mention Certificates, 1 Bronze Award and 2 Silver Awards.

We are immensely proud of all of the students for challenging themselves in a second language and for ranking nationally among about 6,500 students per level.
  
35th to 40th Percentile (they scored higher than 35-40 percent of the student who took that test)
Hunter Hayward
Chayse Taylor
Kiera Watson
Isabella Zinn
Lauren Hathaway
Amanda Karras

Honorable Mention (50th-70th percentile)
Madeleine Hays
Katelyn Helfand
Samad Mirza
Bridget O'Dowd
Julia McPherson
Leila Ngapout-Lamé
Sydney Chapman
Emma Gapp
Lydia Ma
Kristina Marshall

Bronze Award (80th percentile)
Carlee George

Silver Award
Sofia Rodas (85th percentile)
Myra Khan (90th percentile)
The Leopard - Yearbook

Congratulations to the "The Leopard" yearbook for winning the second Columbia Scholastic Press Association's (CSPA) Silver Crown for their print yearbooks. This is an amazing award, and we are especially proud of this team for working through the final book while in shutdown through Zoom. Please join us in congratulating these students from last year on their success!

Amelia Flinchbaugh
Anna Beard 
Jude Wheatley 
Sydney Chapman
Adeenah Choksi
Lauren Hathaway
Maya Ashfour
Kylie Cass
Emma Landry
Kailey McDonald

Lovejoy Graduates
Allie Conrad
Andrew Khalil
Sunessa Madhav
Karleigh McGrath
Marisa Medrano
Melissa Morales
Mia Montemayor
Makell Olsen
Sophia Pitkin
Olivia Porsch
Darby Price
Rebecca Rockenbach
Gabby Stall
Lovejoy Fine Arts - Youth American Talent Exhibition

Please congratulate the following Lovejoy Visual Artists for being selected to exhibit in the 2021 Young American Talent art competition and exhibition. This regional high school art competition is organized by the Visual Arts Guild of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts & H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College as a celebration and exhibition of the highest caliber of high school visual art in the DFW area for the past 30 years. Of the 65 North Texas schools and over 1120 student submissions, 134 works were selected for the exhibit. 

Of the 12 Lovejoy artworks selected for the exhibit, 5 won category awards and cash prizes! We are incredibly proud of all LJVA students selected for this honor and applaud the 3 LJVA artists awarded as exemplars in their media category. Please check out the LJVA Instagram (@lovejoyvisualart ) to see these works and hear more about the planning, process, and content behind all of our incredible artists' work.  To see all of the winning artwork, visit https://www.youngamericantalent.com/

Kiley Boots, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Quilted Drawing, 2nd Place - Fiber
Kiley Boots, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Pillar, 1st Place - Printmaking
Grace Flinchbaugh, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Mobile, Selected Finalist
Grace Flinchbaugh, AP Studio Art - Drawing, Reliquary 1, Selected Finalist
Molly Gornell, AP Studio Art - Drawing, New York Self Portrait, Honorable Mention - Mixed Media
Molly Gornell, AP Studio Art - Drawing, New York Jacket, 1st Place - Fiber
Keira Ho, AP Studio Art – 2D Design, Paper Room, Selected Finalist
Kristina Marshall, AP Studio Art - Drawing, False God, Selected Finalist
Ella Reaugh, AP Studio Art – 2D Design, Burden, Selected Finalist
Madi Stutler, AP Studio Art – 2D Design, Laundry, Selected Finalist
Madi Stutler, AP Studio Art – 2D Design, Fast Food, Selected Finalist
Karlee Williams, AP Studio Art – 2D Design, Forewarning, 2nd Place - Drawing
Lovejoy Band

The Lovejoy HS Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony competed this week at the Region 25 UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Both ensembles received a "Superior" rating from all six judges. This is the second year in a row that all LISD bands have received unanimous first division ratings. 

Please join us for our final concert and awards presentation, May 7th at 6:30 PM
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021

To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.