Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
April 6, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that it has been a month since we left for Spring Break. I know it has been an incredibly tough time for many of you and your families. Please know that Christy and I think about our LHS family daily and pray for you often. 

You have probably noticed that I stopped sending out my weekly emails. This has been intentional knowing you are inundated with digital communication and we want to centralize it through Dr. Goddard. I encourage you to follow his daily communication to stay up to date with the latest information from the district.

With the recent extension of school closures until May 4th and Dallas County shelter in place until May 20th, I am cancelling this year’s Prom. We had been in communication with the Dallas Museum of Art to look at moving the event to May but now are unable. I know how important Prom is and had postponed making this decision with the hope that it could happen. I am truly sad about this for our kids. As I shared in a communication earlier to our Seniors, although we cancelled Prom we are hoping to create alternative experiences for our students if we are able to return to school in May.

I will be sending information later this week about refunds for students who had already purchased their Prom tickets. 

Please take a few minutes to see some other information specific to LHS below.

I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Event Updates
Advance Placement Updates

CollegeBoard has made adjustments to this year’s AP tests due to school closures and student health concerns. You can visit the site  https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students to read about these changes and stay up to date with information on test dates, test formats, times, and resources.
2020 Senior Panoramic Photo

The senior panoramic photo that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at the Administration Building, has now been rescheduled for possible dates in May or June. More information to follow.
Campus and District Information
2020 Yearbook

Have you purchased a 2020 Leopard Yearbook?  Check this link to see if you are on the paid list.

The yearbook staff has finalized the book! Now we await the return of our pride and joy to share with you. But we aren't done yet! Staff members are still working on our spring supplement that will feature coverage of how students are handing, coping and learning through the pandemic. 

We only have 44 more inventory copies available for purchase first come first served. When we are out of these, we will have no more left to sell. You can purchase these few remaining copies at  leopardyearbook.com . Thank you for your support!
2020-2021 Student Council

Student Council applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available on students' Google classroom. Applications are due April 17th. Spots are limited. 
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their DL can email Tanya Barger at tanya_barger@lovejoyisd.net
Community News

Lovejoy ISD Webpage will share news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more on the Lovejoy ISD Community News Page . Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
Recognitions
LHS Heart of the Teacher - Ashley Bonilla

Congratulations to Ashley Bonilla, Lovejoy High School AP World History Teacher! Ashley is the recipient of Lovejoy High School's March
Heart of the Teacher Award! This award is presented to an educator who displays great evidence of exemplifying our core value of One Heart One Lovejoy and the pillars of our Educator/Graduate Profile in an educator role:

Intellectually Equipped
Open to the Challenges of Learning
Well-Rounded
Engaged in a Healthy Lifestyle
Fair and Respectful of Others
Works for Justice in the Community

Serving our students, parents and community is truly one of the greatest callings of a lifetime. Congratulations Ashley!
The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network Awards

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown Award- The Red Ledger
While we couldn't attend the convention, we are so proud of The Red Ledger staff for receiving the Silver Crown this year from CSPA. The Crown Awards honor top student publications. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,145 publications were up for judging, and we were one of the 13 publications to receive a crown in the digital news category. 

Texas Association of Journalism Educators Best in Texas Awards- The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network
Each year, TAJE honors the best student journalistic work in Texas. The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network received 16 awards for photography, news writing and broadcast videos. A full list of the awards and honors can be found here:  https://www.taje.org/3411/news/best-in-texas-newspaper-awards-announced/?fbclid=IwAR1NQewuIU7NsUr5TjpGOn_zGNj1BJ8VPQfBnym5fZj4DUWost_n1wOdFwg

Press Women of Texas High School Communication Contest- The Red Ledger and Lovejoy News Network
There is no time like the present for good news. The Press Women of Texas High School Communication results are in, and Jackie Carroll placed first in the video news category, second in video feature story category and third in video sports story category. Additionally,   Kelsey Carroll placed 2nd in the sports story category and news photo category, and Lindsey Hughes received honorable mention in the feature story category! We are so proud of them!  
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
The LISD School Board has approved the academic calendars for the 2020-2021 school year. You may click here to access them.