Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
December 16, 2019

Parents and Guardians,

With just a few more days until the end of the semester, students and staff are finishing up semester exams 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 and to give them experience in preparing for Finals in college. 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.

Lovejoy High School will be closed beginning Friday, December 20th and will reopen at our regular time on Monday, January 6th.   

As a reminder, Monday, January 6th is LHS Staff Professional Development Day and LHS students have a holiday. LHS is the only LISD campus with a student holiday on Monday and our students will return to school on Tuesday, January 7th. Students will need to check PowerSchool for their 2nd semester schedule before reporting to classes on January 7th. We will have staff available in the Commons and the Library on that Tuesday to support students who have questions about their schedule or were unable to access it online. 

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

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
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Upcoming Events and Reminders
Finals Week and Early Release - Mon, 12/16/19 - Thurs, 12/19/19
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 12:30 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.
Our exam schedule is as follows:

Mon. 12/16
3rd -  8:45 - 10:20
7th - 10:25 - 12:00
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
Tues. 12/17
2nd - 8:45 - 10:20
6th - 10:25 - 12:00
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
Wed. 12/18
1st - 8:45 - 10:20
5th - 10:25 - 12:00
Bus routes run at 12:30 pm
 
Thur. 12/19
4th - 8:45 - 10:20
8th - 10:25 - 12:00
Bus routes run at 1:00 pm

Advanced Academic Banquet - Sun, 1/5/20
We will be honoring our AP Scholars along with our National Merit Commended and Semifinalist Students at our Lovejoy ISD 10th Annual Advanced Academic Banquet.

Winter Break - Fri, 12/20/19 - Sun, 1/5/20
School will be closed for all staff and students


LHS Student Holiday - Mon, 1/6/20
Monday, January 6th is LHS Staff Professional Development Day and LHS students have a holiday. LHS is the only LISD campus with a student holiday on Monday and our students will return to school on Tuesday, January 7th.


Activity Timeline
Click  here for a an extended timeline of important dates

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Reminder! Lost and Found Items
Lost and Found items are set up in the Commons this week. Any items left after dismissal on Wednesday will be donated.


Reminder! Lovejoy High School School Store
Open December 16 – 19 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Campus and District News
Inclement Weather
School closures will be determined based on safety. In the event of a school closure, notifications will be announced on the district’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We will also announce any closure through the media and through a special edition of Message from Mike. Links to our social media accounts are listed at the end of this communication.

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Senior Projects
The Senior Project is a culminating high school initiative that demonstrates a student’s ability to write, speak, acquire and apply knowledge, solve problems, and apply a variety of skills, including time management and task analysis. It is intended to demonstrate what students know and can do as they prepare to graduate. It prepares them for college and/or the workplace and can help them transform their senior year into one that is uniquely challenging and stimulating. The Senior Project is performance based and adaptable to most topics of interest. We would love to have Junior and Senior parents judging projects this year.
 
Senior Project Presentations will take place during the 2019-2020 school year at Lovejoy High School on the following dates:

  • January 14th
  • February 12th
  • March 5th

If you are interested in supporting/judging senior projects this year, please use the Google Form to sign up for any date(s) that you are available: 

For Senior Project Information, please have students check the CLASS OF 2020 page, and all templates are included in the classwork section. Any additional questions for parents, please use this linkhttps://lhs.lovejoyisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=383740&type=d&pREC_ID=872503

For further questions, please email Mary Shaw Cabrera at mary_cabrera@lovejoyisd.net
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VOE (Verification of Enrollment)
Students needing a VOE for their DL or permit can pick them up in the counselor's office during school hours.

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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, Fine Arts and Athletics
New! Girls Basketball
The girls basketball program honored a group of very special teachers at their last home game. Each student invited a teacher that has made a significant impact on their experience at Lovejoy High School. Each player wrote a short explanation as to why the teacher was chosen which was read as they were announced with their player.

Lovejoy Basketball would like to thank all LHS teachers for their hard work, dedication, and support of the program and each individual girl in the program. You are appreciated!

#OneHeartOneLovejoy

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New! HOSA
Congratulations to our students going to the HOSA Area Competition in January and to those that placed extremely well in the HOSA Competition.
Students are from left to right:
 
Front Row:
Pahul Ghumman
Claire George
Gabby Tillinghast
Anna Fairchild
 
Second Row:
 Sanjana Jacob
Prachi Saxena
Aaron Johnson
Ailsa Kokoricha
Daiyan Chowdhury
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New! Lovejoy High School Band
Congratulations to the Lovejoy High School Band on their great showing at Phase two of All Region band auditions. Every student that made it to Phase 2 came away with a spot in the band and/or qualified for AREA…that is 100% retention "among the best!!"  It does not get better than that.  
 
Greyson Monroe
First chair, Bass Clarinet, AREA
 
Kyle Easley
First Chair, Trombone, AREA
 
Catherine O’Brien
Piccolo
 
Shane Uhl
Eb Clarinet, AREA
 
Joel Reaves
Trumpet (Already made first chair All State in Jazz!)
 
Sam Lamping
Horn, AREA
 
Chris Dechant
Clarinet, AREA
 
Jonah Hicks
Tenor Sax
 
Joe Harris
Horn, AREA
 
Neelesh Iyer
Euphonium, AREA
 
Emma Ball
Oboe, AREA
 
Samir Mehta
Oboe, AREA
 
Brandon Kofahl
Horn, AREA
 
MJ Dear
Euphonium
 
Brynne Davies
Flute, AREA
 
Andrew James
Percussion
 
Michael Harris
Horn, AREA
 
John Hanchey
Percussion
 
Lauren Dumin
Flute, AREA
 
Landon Snow
Trombone
 
Sophia Pitkin
Flute
 
Lily Hager
Flute
 
Kylee Tyra
Clarinet
 
Bryce Bobo
Tuba, Freshman Band

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New! Lovejoy High School Varsity Football Honors
Congratulations to the following athletes on their 2019 District 7-5A All District Awards:

RW Rucker
Offensive MVP

Tyler Loop
Special Teams MVP

Dillon Magee
Defensive Newcomer of the Year

1st Team Offense
Reid Westervelt , WR
Trent Robinson , C
Tyler Beidleman , T

1st Team Defense
Tyler Beidleman , DT
Austin King , LB
Quinn McDermott , FS

2nd Team Offense
Harper Pool , TE
Luke Mayfield , WR
Leighton Archer , WR
Grant Sessions , G
Will Carder , T

2nd Team Defense
Sean Sumners , DE

Honorable Mention – Offense
Chief Collins , WR
Bo Allen , WR
Noah Naidoo , RB
Parker Braithwaite , G

Honorable Mention – Defense
Marco Dieterle, DT
Philip Jost, LB
Blake Slaughter, LB
Ryan Scott, C

Congratulations to the following athletes on their Texas High School Association Academic All-State recognitions:

John Ponder
2nd Team

Mason Melendez
2nd Team

MJ Dear
Honorable Mention

Quinn McDermott
Honorable Mention

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Dallas Mavericks Teacher Appreciation Night
Come join the Dallas Mavericks for Teacher Appreciation Night on Wednesday, January 8. All educators, friends, and family can enjoy a special discount on tickets by going to www.mavsgroup.com/mavsteach1920 !
 
For more information, contact Breanna Kellogg at 214-658-7643  or  Breanna.kellogg@dallasmavs.com .
Event Calendar
New! Calendar Of Events
For your convenience, we have added links below to view, print or download the following events to your personal calendars.



Academic Calendars for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
The LISD School Board approved the academic calendars for the 2 upcoming school years. You may click  here  to access them.