Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
December 14, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

With just a few more days until the end of the semester, students and staff are taking semester exams this week and getting excited about the holiday break. As you can imagine, nobody needs reminding about how many more days of school we have.  

Although semester exams can add to the stress level of students, they also provide an opportunity for students to show their teachers what they have learned. We schedule exams out over four days to help balance the number of tests they take each day and to assist students in their preparation. Students began testing today and will continue through Thursday. Although your student may ask you to check them out early this week, please only do this if it is absolutely necessary. Calling classrooms to release students usually interrupts other students that haven’t finished their exam yet. We want every student to have the opportunity to complete their exams with as little distraction as possible. Please also review the Fall Semester Exam schedule below to see when students will be released from school each day.

Lovejoy High School will be closed beginning Friday, December 18th and will reopen at our regular time on Wednesday, January 6th. If you will need a transcript or VOE during the break please let us know this week so we can process those prior to closing on Friday.

As a reminder, Monday, January 4th and 5th are LHS Staff Professional Development Day and LHS students have a holiday. Students will need to check PowerSchool for their 2nd semester schedule before reporting to classes on January 6th. We will have staff available in the Commons and the Library on that day to support students who have questions about their schedule or were unable to access it online.

Also, We anticipate some student schedules will change as we adjust for the numbers of students on and off campus based on Learning Environment selections for Q3. Changes in these requests will be processed over the break and impacted students will receive communication from their counselor or principal prior to our return in January. 

I truly hope you and your student enjoy this holiday season and have the opportunity to spend meaningful time with each other.
 

 Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Lovejoy ISD COVID Information
Information regarding new quarantine guidance from the CDC can be found here and is effective immediately for close contacts who are on quarantine. 

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.

Helpful Links

Notes from the Nurse
As we move into the holiday season, this year will need to look a little different to help keep our families and community safe. The CDC has provided some suggestions on how to celebrate while being mindful and careful during this pandemic. The following information reminds us that we can all do our part to help each other.

Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Finals and 1/2 Day Early Release
Monday, December 14th - Thursday, December 17th
Each of the Final Exam days are half days for LHS students. Students are released for lunch at 12:00, and lunch will be served in the LHS Cafeteria until 12:30 PM. Bus routes will begin at 12:40 pm, EXCEPT for Thursday when they will run at 1:00 pm like a regular Early Release Day. Students who have their own transportation will be able to leave at 12:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Festival Performances and Galleries
Saturday, December 12th - Thursday, December 17th
Winter Break
Friday, December 18th - Tuesday, January 5th

LHS campus will be closed beginning Friday, December 18th - Tuesday, January 5th for Winter Break. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021.
Dual Credit Registration Deadline
Monday, January 4th

Final Day to register and pay for all dual credit is January 4th! Students need to submit their permission form through google classroom by Friday, December 18th. All forms will be processed in time to allow students to register by the January 4th date. Instructions are in the Class of 2021 Google Classroom!
Campus and District Information
AP Registration

AP Exam Payments through Revtrak are now available. Parents can make payments for AP exams now. https://lovejoy.revtrak.net/lhs-ap-exams/#/list

All students were to register with their myap portal. Instructions were given by each AP teacher about their respective AP codes. If you have questions, please contact: Mary Cabrera (mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net) or Bruce Coachman (bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net)
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email the receptionist at rodricka_taylor@lovejoyisd.net. Please make sure you get your request in by Wednesday, December 16th. Requests after that date will be filled after the winter break on Wednesday, January 6th.
SAT Prep Registration 

District-Led SAT Prep is open for registration. Classes start in January! For more information or to register, visit the district's test prep and tutoring site. Registration is limited to 10 participants. 
School Store 
Looking for some new Leopard gear to keep you warm this holiday season? Check out the Leopard Online Store for some BIG Holiday sales! With great new items and curbside pick up, you don't want to miss out on getting new Lovejoy gear! https://bit.ly/346RTKM


Orders can be placed on the yearbook website at leopardyearbook.com.
Community News

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

Athletics
Volleyball - State Champions!!


Congratulations to our State Champion Volleyball Team!!!! They finished an undefeated season by beating Fulshear High School in 3 sets and brought home Lovejoy’s 8th VB State Championship Trophy!
Undefeated Football Champions in the Playoffs!
Our Football team defeated Greenville Friday night to advance to the 2nd round of the UIL playoffs. Our next game will be Friday, December 18th at 11:00 a.m. against Everman High School in Globe Life Park.
Recognitions
Computer Science Team takes 1st place
in Cy Wood’s Virtual Programming Contest!!!

The Computer Science Team took first place in Saturday’s 5 hour programming contest hosted by Cy Woods on HackerRank. The final positions of each team are yet to be determined but what we have so far.

Advanced teams 2 and 3 ended up in a tied position with 2,000 points each.
First place Team with 3,100 points: Nathan Fowler, Mark Wen and Kevin Xu
Team #2) Joshua Lass, Neelesh Iyer, Lucas Ramirez 

Team #3) Marissa Liebl, Alexandra Perry, and Cameron Coleman

The Novice Team’s ranking is unknown but finished with 1,600 points. The team consisted of Hannah Mao, Samatha Belatur, and Amber Liu.
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.