Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
February 8, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

It seems hard to believe, but over the next several weeks we will begin the 2021-2022 Course Registration process for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. This process begins each year in February and will continue with students being able to edit or change their requests through the end of the school year. LHS Counselors will be working with your student throughout the process to answer questions and provide guidance.
 
To help parents with the process, LHS Counselors will be hosting a Course Registration Webinar this Thursday, February 11th. The webinar will contain general information about course selection, transcript information, and graduation requirements for LHS students. More information along with the link to the webinar can be found below.
 
As a reminder, this Thursday, February 11th is an Early Release day and the school day will end at 1:00 p.m. All students will begin lunch at 12:15 and are able to leave campus at that time if they have transportation. Also, this Friday, February 12th and next Monday, February 15th are student holidays. Lovejoy High School will be closed on both of those days. I hope you and your student have a great four-day weekend.  
 
Please take a few minutes to review the information below regarding important dates and events that are coming up here at LHS.

Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

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,

Please note that any student or student with a family member waiting on results of a COVID test, due to being symptomatic, must remain at home.

If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home and allow them to attend school virtually. This also includes not participating in any on-campus athletic practices or other events. Please see pages 25 and 26 in the LISD Planning Guide 2020-21

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 your child is exposed to a positive lab confirmed COVID case or experiences symptoms, please email the school nurse at amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net.

Symptomatic students should not be at school. If they become symptomatic at school, they must check in with the nurse before leaving campus.
 
Stay safe and healthy,

Amy Dresser RN
School Nurse
Lovejoy High School

Upcoming Events
Early Release
Thursday, February 11th
Students will be released at 12:15 pm. Lunch will be served in the LHS Cafeteria for those riding the bus. Bus routes will begin at 1:00pm. Students who have their own transportation can leave at 12:15 p.m.
2021-22 Course Selection Parent Webinar
Thursday, February 11th

Please join the counselors for a parent webinar with information on selecting next year's courses for students. The link and times to the parent webinar can be found below.

6pm- Rising 9th grade parents (current 8th grade students)
7pm- Rising 10th-12th grade parents (current 9-11 grade students)

Zoom webinar link:

Virtually tour the LHS campus, and learn about elective opportunities available to students next year in the "Bump-Up Day" videos below:


Student Holiday
Friday, February 12th

LHS will be closed for Professional Development
Holiday/Bad Weather Make-up Day
Monday, February 15th
Course Selection
Tuesday, February 16th - Thursday, February 18th

Throughout the month of February, counselors will meet with students, capture their course selections, and hold meetings to make sure we get student's classes of choice selected.
 
February 16th - 18th
February 15th- course selection/PGP selections due in google classroom
9th & 10th grade course selections
Virtual College Fair
Tuesday, February, 16th
Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse 
Thursday, February 25th
Connecting the dots of comorbidity in adolescence 

“The rule of thumb is that almost half of kids with mental health disorders if they’re not treated, will end up having a substance use disorder” - Sarper Taskiran, MD, child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Child Mind Institute.

Date: February 25th at 12:00-1:00 PM. 

Zoom Link:

We invite parents to join us virtually as the Collin County Substance Abuse Program presents Teen Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Topics discussed include: 
What is comorbidity? 
Statistics of teen mental health and substance use disorders
Understanding the teen brain
Risk factors and symptoms of co-occurring disorders
What to do and how to help


Presenter: John-Mark Meulman is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. He serves as program administrator for Collin County Substance Abuse Program. In his role, he performs hundreds of substance abuse evaluations per year, educates adults and adolescents about substance abuse, and supports drug and veterans courts as well as serving on the adult fatality review board with the medical examiner. 
SAT School Day
Wednesday, March 3rd

Lovejoy ISD has designated March 3rd as a school wide testing day for all eleventh-grade students to take the SAT college entrance exam at no cost. Please note that all Jrs. have automatically been registered for the SAT.
9th Grade PSAT Testing Day
Wednesday, March 24th
AP Testing Dates
Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 14th

2020-21 AP Exam Dates and Locations can be found here.
Campus and District Information
Ready to stock up on Lovejoy gear? You are in luck! A BIG sale is happening at Lovejoy High School! Click here for great deals!
Senior Legacy Bricks

Legacy Bricks are now on sale through April 8, 2021. A legacy brick is the perfect way to honor your Senior. Orders made before April 8, will be in place by graduation. More information can be found on the Foundation website: https://bit.ly/3a41q6J
LOVE and JOY this Valentines Day

The Lovejoy High School PTSO needs your help to show our Teachers and Staff some LOVE and JOY this Valentines Day. We will distribute treats to the teachers and staff on February 10th. Please sign up today to provide a sweet.
Practice SAT Exam
 
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. 

Date:   Saturday, February 20, 2021 (SAT)
Time:  8:00am – 12:00pm (Live Online)
 
Materials will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.

SAT Prep Registration 

District-Led SAT Prep is open for registration. Classes start March 23! For more information or to register, visit the district's test prep and tutoring site. Registration is limited to 10 participants. 
AP Exam Payments

AP Exam Payments through Revtrak are now available. Parents can make payments for AP exams now. 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
Basketball
Girls Basketball

The Varsity Girls Basketball team finished their 2020-2021 season with a 4-17 record and a District 10-5A record of 3-11. We are #LovejoyProud of all their hard work!
Boys Basketball

The Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated Princeton on Monday in Princeton 57-44. The Boys won an exciting game on Tuesday defeating Prosper Rock Hill with .40 seconds left in the game to win 49-47. The Leopards also defeated The Colony on Friday night to win 56-50!
Soccer
Varsity Girls Soccer

Friday night the varsity girls soccer team came from behind to beat McKinney North 2-1 for the first time in program history. In the first half, Callan Snider scored the tying goal finding the top corner after a cross from Hannah Dunlap. Cambry Patrick slotted home the winner after a cross from Taylor Person. Next game up for the varsity team is at home vs. Denison at 4:30 PM on Tuesday.
JV Girls Soccer

The JV team came up short vs. a good McKinney North team 2-0. The JV will look to bounce back vs. Rock Hill on Friday night at home at 5:15.
Varsity Boys Soccer

This past week the Leopards took on Sherman on Tuesday and McKinney North on Friday. The JV group beat Sherman 5-0. The goals were scored by Will Drescher, Adam Greenwald, and Will Greenwald (3). The assists were credited to Ethan Williams, Sebastian Vizcaino, and Sam Walton. The JV then faced a tough test against McKinney North on Friday night. The boys did not disappoint with a 2-1 victory. The goals were scored by Nico Aguilar and Adam Greenwald. The lone assist was credited to Will Drescher. The boys are now 3-0-2 in district.  
 
The Varsity boys also took on Sherman on Tuesday night and won a tough game 1-0. The goal was scored by Cade Novicke with the assist credited to Luke Hopkinson. In a battle for the top spot the Leopards knew they were also in for a tough game against Mckinney North on Friday night. The Leopards showed their grit and character in a 1-0 win. The goal was scored by captain Michael Myers. With the win the Leopards currently sit on top of the district with a 4-1 record.
 
The coaching staff is very proud of both groups and the work they have been putting in at practice. On Tuesday we will celebrate our Senior Recognition Night. This day will be a triple header at LHS as the varsity girls will play at 4:30 followed by the jv boys at 6:00 and the varsity boys around 7:30 after the senior festivities. This will be a great night to celebrate the Leopard Family.
Varsity Girls and Boys Swim

Congratulations to our Varsity Swimmers on a great regional weekend. Not only did Varsity Girls place 3rd and Varsity Boys place 2nd, but 5 school records were broken. Throughout the season there have been almost 200 lifetime best performances. A very special congratulation to Emmerson Dingwerth who broke the 100 freestyle, Grant Hu who has now broken the 100 breastroke record 3 times in the last two weeks, and the boys team for breaking the Medley relay record, not once, but twice over the weekend, with two completely different orders! Grant Hu, Jackson Willard, Jacob Pierce and Max Mueth broke the record in the morning and after Jackson suffered an injury, we were forced to reorder the relay for finals. Max Mueth, Grant Hu, Jacob Pierce and Chris Pages stepped up and broke the hours old record again!

Moving on to the State Swim meet is Emmerson Dingwerth in the 200 free and the 100 free and Grant Hu in the 100 Breast Congratulations to all of our swimmers.
Recognitions
Mock Trial

The Mock Trial team competed virtually at the end of January and performed very well with Jannat Verma named one of the top six attorneys in the Region 10 competition. Unfortunately the team did not advance to the quarterfinals but we are so proud of their performance!
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021

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