Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
April 26, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

This week marks the end of April and the start of the last five weeks of school for students. For those of you who have a Senior, it is likely you are wondering how the last four years went by so quickly. I encourage all of us to enjoy this time with our student and cherish each moment between now and Graduation on May 29th. 
 
This week we take a break from exams, but Advanced Placement testing will begin next Monday, May 3rd and continue through May 17th (see more information about updated exam schedule below). We will also have End of Course Exams beginning the week of May 17th. Some great reminders for your students during these weeks include getting a good night's sleep and eating a healthy breakfast. 
 
Please take some time and review the information below about important dates, events, and student recognition. May is an incredibly busy month and we hope this helps you know what is happening.

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,

Medications
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.

If your child has been exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case, please keep them home and email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.

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
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
*UPDATED* AP Testing Dates
Monday, May 3rd - Monday, May 17th

This year Lovejoy High School will be administering Advanced Placement exams between May 3rd and May 14th. All students will be required to take their AP exams in this testing window.

Exams will be the traditional paper and pencil exams and will follow the exam schedule that can be found HERE. Please note that the testing on Thursday May 13th has been moved to May 17th.
 
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
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. 
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
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
Gamers Club 

Are you interested in an all-inclusive gaming group? Please join the Gamers Club, we will meet this Wednesday 5/5 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
LHS Track & Field

This past weekend our Track and Field team competed at the Region II Track and Field Championship in Arlington, TX. Our Boys and Girls teams both finished 5th overall.
 
Full Meet Results 
 
State Qualifiers
Tate Barr - REGIONAL CHAMPION in the 3200M and 2nd in the 1600M 
Kailey Littlefield - REGIONAL CHAMPION in the 800 Meter Run (Kailey ran 2:10.7 and broke the 30 year old Regional 800 meter record), 3rd in the 1600 Meter Run, Regional Runner-up in the 4x400 Meter Relay

Amy Morefield - 3rd place in the 3200 Meter Run, Regional Runner-up in the 4x400 Meter Relay

Bella Landrum - Regional Runner-up in the 4x400 Meter Relay

Chloe Schaeffer - Regional Runner-up in the 4x400 Meter Relay
Regional Results
Mason Wallace - 11th Overall in Prelims of the 100M 
Matthew Murray - 3rd Place in the 1600M
Mason Stein - 7th Place in Shot Put
Colston Adamson - 4th in High Jump and 7th in Long Jump
Reid Westervelt - 10th in Long Jump
Trey Pugh - 9th in High Jump 
Lance Stubbs - 9th in Pole Vault 
Audrey Bensmiller - 5th in Pole Vault 
Katie Armstrong - 12th in the 800M 
 
State Championship - May 7th 
LHS State Qualifiers will compete at the UIL State Championship on Friday May 7th in Austin, TX. State Meet info can be found HERE
Golf

The boys played the district golf tournament Monday and Tuesday at Watters Creek, May 29/30. After day 1, the "Black" team was in first place with a 17 shot lead. We shot a team total 324. The guys carded a 311 to win by 31 shots.  Jay Pabin set a new single day school record shooting 6 under par, 66. He totaled 1 under par, 143 for the tournament, which was good for the individual silver medal. Mason McClure shot 155 total, and finished 4th. Jake Franklin shot 159, good for 5th overall. Pete Peabody shot 163, good for 7th place overall. Jay, Mason, and Jake earned 1st Team All District Honors. Pete earned 2nd Team All District Honors. Good performance guys.
The boys competed at the Region 2 5A Golf Tournament April 21/22. We finished 4th overall shooting a team total 632. Jay Pabin and Mason McClure qualified for the state tournament shooting a 2 over par 146, and finished t-6. The boys will travel to White Wing GC, May 16-18.
The girls district tournament was Wednesday and Thursday, at Westridge. As expected, the girls dominated. The "Black" team won by 57 shots over 2 days. The girls shot 339, good for a 31 shot lead, in very windy conditions day 1. Meghan Spencer was low for the Leopards, carding an 80. 
Day 2 the girls shot 337 to bring home the district championship. Senior Meghan Spencer totaled 165 for 2nd place overall. Senior Aurea Carlisle shot 166 to finish 3rd. Senior Julia Brochu had an excellent tournament with 171, and 4th place. Sophomore Mia Roepsch was solid again and finished 5th with 173. Sophomore Emma Blair finished 7th shooting 186. Senior Caroline Sessions finished 10th carding a 190.
Meghan, Aurea, Julia, and Mia all earned 1st Team All District Honors. Emma and Caroline were awarded 2nd Team All District Honors. Emma Blair qualified for the regional tournament as an individual medalist. The girls competed in the Region 2 5A Golf Tournament and finished 4th. The girls had a great season winning 9 tournaments this year.
Lovejoy Wrestling
 
Results from the 5A State Championship:

What a weekend it was in Cypress for our men at the State Championship.  Once again, our 2021 team broke multiple all-time records for our program—we had the most men ever qualified (8) and wrestling (7) in the tournament in history.  We had the most placers in our history (3).  We finished with our highest placement to date as a team—6th place overall in the state!  Finally, Lovejoy wrestling crowned its first every men’s individual STATE CHAMPION—Jakob Underwood.
Jakob capped off a brilliant career at Lovejoy with the championship.  Jakob wrestled a smart tournament culminating it with a pin in the finals.  He finished with a season record of 31-1 and pinned three of his four opponents at the state tournament!  He finishes his career as the Lovejoy all-time leader in wins with a career total of 122! 
Jakob finishes off his finals opponent with a pin to capture gold!
Sophomore Jackson Lambert and Junior Austin Blair both finished their seasons as state placers, each finishing in 6th place.  Lambert wrestled a great tournament, avenging a loss from his district final to earn his first all-state placement.
Blair also wrestled a great tournament, defeating multiple opponents on his way to his all-state placement. 
Sophomore Jaden Bennett and Senior Dalton Braun both lost tough matches in the blood round to narrowly miss placing.  Both wrestlers finished the tournament with two wins a piece.  Braun completes his Lovejoy career with his best year yet, finishing the season with 27 wins, pushing his career total to 57, top ten all-time in Lovejoy wrestling history.
Sophomore Corey Soliz and Junior Isaiah Hunter also wrestled very well in their respective brackets.  Both fell short of placing but will be poised to come back next year and improve upon this finish.
Senior Jack McKinney did not get the chance to wrestle as the alternate this year.  He finished his Lovejoy career with a stellar season with 27 wins and a career record of 78 wins, 5th all-time in Lovejoy wrestling history.
Both of our women were dominant again, both earning state medals.  Senior Charis Vela caps her career off with her first top-4 finish, placing 4th in the state!  Vela finished the season with 18 wins, pushing her career record to 55 wins.  She will graduate as one of our all-time greats.
Junior Avery Ashley finishes the season with a 3rd place finish and 21 wins against only one loss.  She once again shows us why she is such a special talent.  Avery no doubt will come back for her senior season stronger than ever and on a mission to dominate. 

Here are the individual placers:

6th—Jackson Lambert, Austin Blair
4th—Charis Vela
3rd—Avery Ashley
State Champion—Jakob Underwood
For complete match results to both the men and women state tournaments, please click the links below:

Lovejoy Fishing

On Saturday, April 16th, the Leopard Fishing team competed on Lake Lewisville for the Texas High School Bass Association Regionals with eight teams representing Lovejoy High School.

Connor Dunn – Ian Nash
Ben Burns – Aidan Abramson
Mason Muller – Chaney Kelly
John Armstrong – Josh Bittlestone
Max Nwanebu – Will Branum
Izak Lenart – Cole Miller
Nathan Van Riper – Josh Windsor
Evan Shriver – Avery Conn
 
After a tough day on Lake Lewisville, five of the Leopard fishing teams will be going to state on May 15 and 16 on Lake Texoma.

Congratulations to:

Mason Muller – Chaney Kelly
Izak Lenart – Cole Miller
Connor Dunn – Ian Nash
Ben Burns – Aidan Abramson
Max Nwanebu – Will Branum

The Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA) Regular Season results are out, and Leopard Fishing wins Team of the year!
 
Congratulations, THSBA North Division Angler of the Year Connor Dunn and Ian Nash!
In the top 10 of Angler of the Year points are Ben Burns - Aidan Abramson (2nd) and Mason Muller - Chaney Kelly (6th). These three teams will be competing in an Angler of the Year showdown later in the summer.
Tennis

The Leopard tennis team took down 3 out of 5 draws - bringing home District Championships in Girls' Singles, Girls' Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. 

In Girls' singles, Kelly Zhang won the championship 3,0 against Wylie East. In Girls' doubles, Taryn Sutherlin / Sara Omobogie took down McKinney North 1,3 in the championship. 

Our mixed doubles team, Seth Henegar / Madeline Smith, defeated Prosper Rockhill 0,1 in the championship match. 

All 5 players are District Champions and will be representing Lovejoy on April 27 and 28 @ the UIL Regional Tennis tournament. 
Signing Day

Congratulations to our twelve Leopards across five different sports who signed their commitments to play college sports. Please join us in celebrating these outstanding athletes!

Carson Holden, Basketball – University of Central Missouri
Gavin Moore, Boys Soccer – DBU
Michael Myers, Boys Soccer – The University of Texas at Tyler
Austin Marshall, Baseball – Central Christian College
Jay Pabin, Golf – Colorado State University
Ralph Rucker, Football – Oklahoma
Trent Robinson, Football – Tulsa
Reid Westervelt, Football – Rice
Isaiah Smith, Football – SFA
Chief Collins, Football – Texas Tech
Blake Slaughter, Football – UNT
Shawn Robertson, Football - SMU
Recognitions
College Board Recognized Counselor
Congratulations to Mary Cabrera, Lovejoy High School Lead and 12th Grade Counselor, for being named a 2021 College Board Recognized Counselor!

The College Board Recognition program honors innovative counselors whom their peers nominate for being dedicated and going above and beyond for their students.
LHS Computer Science Team

On April 24, this past weekend, the LHS Computer Science Team competed in the annual Lockheed Martin national programming competition -- Code Quest. This year, because of COVID, the competition was held virtually and they combined the DFW area and Fort Worth area competitions. Lovejoy won first place in the Advanced programming competition with a team consisting of Mark Wen, Nathan Fowler, and Kevin Xu. Lovejoy also took second place in the Novice contest for first year competitors. The novice team consisted of Hannah Mao, Samatha Belatur, and Cameron Coleman.
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021

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